A spike in suicide rates in the US has cast fresh light on the need for more effective treatments for major depression, with researchers saying it is a tricky development area that has largely been abandoned by big pharmaceutical companies.
Researchers from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital have discovered that inhibiting an enzyme called cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) protects mice and rats from noise- or drug-induced hearing loss.
Patients could face long delays obtaining new drugs or be denied access to them altogether as a result of Brexit, a coalition of doctors, UK’s National Health Service (NHS) bosses and pharmaceutical firms warned.
Iran’s anti-narcotics police forces have managed to capture about 1,800 kilograms of various kinds of illicit drugs in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan, a provincial police commander announced.
Research led by Chinese scientists may lead to a potential new therapy for the currently untreatable delayed neuropathy caused by acute exposure to insecticides or chemical weapons that attack the nervous system, a study published in the journal Cell Discovery revealed.
Police in the southern Philippines say they fatally shot 15 people, including a city mayor who was among the politicians President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked to illegal drugs, in the bloodiest assault so far in Duterte's anti-drug crackdown.
Philippine police fatally shot a city mayor who was among the politicians the president publicly linked to illegal drugs and at least 13 others in gun battles that erupted Sunday in the south, police said, in one of the bloodiest anti-drug assaults so far under his crackdown.