Daily Archives: October 22, 2010

Aqueous Cream For Eczema: Good or Bad? Side Effects?

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Aqueous cream may have been traditionally prescribed by doctors to reduce the discomfort caused by eczema. But now a new finding opposes this, saying the cream even aggravates the skin condition.

Researchers from University of Bath explained that aqueous cream can make the skin thinner when used regularly. According to them, the cream contains sodium laurel sulphate detergent which makes skin susceptible to irritation by chemicals.

“So to use this cream on eczematous skin, which is already thin and vulnerable to irritation, is likely to make the condition even worse,” Professor Richard Guy who supervised the research told BBC.

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Vitamin A Drug (Fenretinide) Can Prevent Blindness for Older People?

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A drug based on Vitamin A, the vitamin found in carrots, shows promising results in preventing the loss of eye sight due to old age.

The drug Fenretinide was able to stop the advance of dry age-related macular degeneration during the preliminary clinical trial, researchers announced.

During the trial, almost 250 men and women with dry AMD took a Fenretinide pill a day or a placebo. Results show that in the highest dose, the drug has halted visual deterioration after a year.

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Reboxetine is Ineffective and Harmful?

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Reboxetine is Ineffective and Harmful? Pfizer’s anti-depressant drug Reboxetine is ineffective and potentially harmful, a report published in the British Medical Journal claimed.

The report also accused the drug company of hiding some information regarding the drug’s clinical trial results.

The published report from German Institute for Quality Efficiency in Health Care states that Pfizer disclosed evidence on 1, 065 patients with overstated benefits and understated risks.

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