Care Pharmacies

CARE in the News

View Post

"Antivirals May Help Those With Diabetes and Hepatitis"

Diabetes patients with hepatitis C may improve kidney and cardiovascular results with antiviral Rx (dailyRx News) Patients with the hepatitis C virus (HCV), which primarily affects the liver, face a higher chance of getting diabetes. Antiviral HCV medication, however, may improve diabetes outcomes. About 3.2 million people in the US have chronic HCV, according the…

Read More...
View Post

"Vitamin D Supplements: Bone Health or Bogus?"

Vitamin D supplements did not improve bone mineral density in healthy adults (dailyRx News) Many people start to take vitamin D supplements to keep their bones strong as they age. But do these supplements really work, or are they a waste of money? Researchers recently looked at past clinical trials that tested whether vitamin D…

Read More...
View Post

"Bedtime Aspirin May Keep Heart Attack Away"

Heart attack risk in the morning may be lowered by taking an aspirin at night (dailyRx News) Most heart attacks happen in the morning. For some, a daily low-dose of aspirin may lower this risk. While many take aspirin in the morning, it may be more effective if taken at bedtime. The American Heart Association…

Read More...
View Post

"How Researchers Wiped Out Triple-Negative Breast Cancer"

Triple negative breast cancer responded well to combination therapy (dailyRx News) Triple-negative breast cancer is a fast-growing form of the disease that tends to return (recur). But a fresh therapeutic approach was found to be capable of eliminating the disease altogether. New research demonstrated that a combination therapy involving standard chemotherapy, Paraplatin (carboplatin) and Avastin…

Read More...
View Post

"TB Vaccine May Help Prevent MS"

Multiple sclerosis warded off with vaccine in some patients with clinically isolated syndrome (dailyRx News) Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a tricky disease that’s sometimes difficult to diagnose. Researchers investigated if a vaccine might be helpful in stalling the disease in people who showed signs of MS. A vaccine that’s used to treat tuberculosis (TB) in other…

Read More...
View Post

"Last Season's Vaccines Saved Millions From Flu"

Flu vaccines prevented millions of influenza cases in the US last year says new CDC report (dailyRx News) Americans might get a flu vaccine to avoid getting sick, but they might not consider the large scale outcome of this decision — the millions of flu cases across the country avoided through vaccination. In a new…

Read More...
View Post

"Not Too Old for a Stem Cell Transplant"

Stem cell transplantation may be an effective treatment for elderly patients with myelodysplastic syndromes (dailyRx News) Age can impact a patient’s treatment options, but when it comes to stem cell transplants, a recent study showed that being old may not be something to be worry about. Stem cell transplants may be an effective treatment for…

Read More...
View Post

"Powerwashing HER2+ Breast Cancer"

HER2 positive breast cancer responded to combination therapy (dailyRx News) HER2-positive breast cancer is an aggressive disease that thankfully can be treated with targeted therapies. A new combination regimen was successful in keeping patients in a recent trial disease free. A phase lll trial found that a combination of medications given after surgery was extremely…

Read More...
View Post

"A Knockout Punch for Early HER2 Breast Cancer"

HER2 positive breast cancers responded to Taxol and Herceptin (dailyRx News) About one in five women diagnosed with breast cancer have too much of a protein called HER2, which makes the cancer more likely to grow faster and return. New research has some good news for women with this cancer. In a phase ll trial,…

Read More...
View Post

"Acid Reducing Meds Linked to Low Vitamin B12 Levels"

Proton pump inhibitors and H2RAs associated with vitamin B12 deficiency in new study (dailyRx News) It’s relatively common for older folks to have low levels of vitamin B12. According to a new study, certain medications may contribute to these low vitamin levels. In this new study, two medications commonly used to reduce stomach acid in…

Read More...
View Post

"Study Finds Promising Treatment for Myelofibrosis"

Myelofibrosis treatment with imetelstat led to remission for some patients in small study (dailyRx News) Myelofibrosis is a type of chronic leukemia that attacks bone marrow. Researchers at Mayo Clinic showed promising study results for one treatment for this disease. These researchers found that some patients treated with imetelstat had complete bone marrow recovery, allowing…

Read More...
View Post

"High Blood Pressure Treatment and Swollen Gums"

(dailyRx News) Medication is just one of many causes of gingivitis, and a recent review of studies suggested that calcium channel blockers (CCBs) used to treat high blood pressure may be one of the offenders. Gingival enlargement is a condition in which the gums become red and swollen. In serious cases, oral surgery may be…

Read More...