Drug News (Medindia)

Scurvy is Still a Threat In Canada

Scurvy, the condition is known as a disease of pirates due to vitamin C deficiency, is still found in Canada.

Racial Differences Seen in Drug Prescriptions for Dementia

Dementia patients from black ethnic groups who are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, take them for around four weeks longer per year compared to white people in the UK, exceeding suggested limits on how long they should be taken for.

Why is Cancer Risk Higher in Men?

DNA differences between men and women can reveal why cancer risk is higher in males. High cancer risk among men may be caused by dysfunction in the Y chromosome, a study finds.

Teens Spend too Much Time Gaming: Study

Neary 86 percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may have been mistaken about the extent of their own child's video game habits, reports a new national poll.

Untreated Sleep Apnea can Affect Your Heart Health

Nearly 30 million American adults are kept from a restful sleep by untreated obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a chronic disease that involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep.

Prepping Patients Mind and Body for Surgery Pays Off

New inexpensive program helps surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation and may reduce overall costs, and get them home faster, reports a new study.