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New drug relieves acute migraine in clinical trial
The results of a large phase III trial show that the novel drug rimegepant can relieve pain and other symptoms of acute migraine with minimal side effects. (Medical News Today)

Switching off this enzyme reversed prediabetes in mice
A new study shows that deactivating an enzyme that alters ceramides can prevent insulin resistance and fatty liver as well as reverse prediabetes in mice. (Medical News Today)

How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer
Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows. (Medical News Today)

Why scientists are searching the ocean for new drugs
Medical researchers are increasingly turning their attention to the ocean in their search for new drugs. In this Spotlight, we ask why. (Medical News Today)

What are the side effects and risks of Ritalin?
Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a stimulant medication for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy. Ritalin can cause side effects and has the potential for misuse and addiction. Researchers are investigating the long-term safety and effectiveness of this drug in children and adolescents. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Synthetic CBD may be a safe treatment for seizures
A nonintoxicating, synthetic CBD that is not easy to convert to THC and comprises inexpensive, noncannabis ingredients treated seizures safely in rats. (Medical News Today)

What to know about clindamycin
Clindamycin is an antibiotic drug. This article provides an overview of clindamycin, including what it can treat, how much doctors recommend taking, and possible adverse effects and interactions. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover anti-aging potential in old drug
The discovery of a second cell target for the immunosuppressant rapamycin could help its development as an anti-aging, neuroprotective drug. (Medical News Today)

Novel Alzheimer's drug passes first phase of human testing
A drug that tackles toxic protein buildup in Alzheimer's disease in a novel way has passed phase 1 of clinical trials, which tests safety in humans. (Medical News Today)

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson's?
At blood levels that are typical in humans, an approved high blood pressure drug was able to clear toxic proteins of Parkinson's disease from mouse brains. (Medical News Today)

Seaweed extract may help design new drugs
Drug resistance is a large and growing problem. On the hunt for fresh sources of drugs, scientists have turned to the seaweed in underwater forests. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?
Could targeting the protein neuronostatin prevent or treat dangerous low blood sugar in people with diabetes who use insulin? A new study investigates. (Medical News Today)

Fish slime: An answer to antibiotic resistance?
Antibiotic resistance is an increasingly pressing issue for humanity. A recent study dives into the constituents of fish slime to hunt for new antibiotics. (Medical News Today)

Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function
A molecule that stops two proteins from interacting and impairing heart function halted heart failure and improved heart pumping capacity in rats. (Medical News Today)

93 percent of medications contain 'potential allergens'
Many of the so-called inactive ingredients present in medications could have the potential to cause allergic reactions in some people. (Medical News Today)

IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising
Blocking a protein associated with blood clotting reduced IBD symptoms in mice, offering a promising alternative to therapies that target inflammation. (Medical News Today)

New drug limits damage to heart muscle from heart attack
Cell death from a heart attack damages heart muscle. Blocking MAP4K4 — a protein that is key to this process — greatly reduced heart injury in mice. (Medical News Today)

Pancreatic cancer: Two-hit treatment approach shows promise
Autophagy inhibitors could be more potent against pancreatic cancer by first applying a drug that makes the cancer cells dependent on autophagy for energy. (Medical News Today)

Alzheimer's: 'Holy herb' extract shows promise as future treatment
A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells. (Medical News Today)

Bacteria living on insects could provide new antibiotics
Insects harbor bacteria that protect them from infection. Tapping this source could yield new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of drug resistance. (Medical News Today)

Simple drug formula regenerates brain cells
Scientists have shown how a drug cocktail of four compounds can convert glia, or support cells, next to damaged neurons into new working neurons. (Medical News Today)

Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds
Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells. (Medical News Today)

What types of HIV medications are there?
There are many types of HIV medications, including antiretroviral drugs, which stop the virus from replicating. Learn more about the variety of HIV medications here. (Medical News Today)

Antibiotics disrupt gut bacteria, impact bone health
According to one intriguing new study, antibiotics may disrupt bone health by interacting with gut bacteria and the immune system. (Medical News Today)

Multiple sclerosis: Small molecule could delay onset
Neuroprotective treatment with the small molecule Sephin1, significantly delayed loss of myelin and damage to cells in a mouse model of MS. (Medical News Today)

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