Oramed says oral insulin succeeds in midstage type 2 diabetes trial

Courtesy The News International Tiny Israeli drugmaker Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc on Wednesday said its experimental oral insulin succeeded in significantly reducing night-time blood glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to initial data from a midstage trial. The result is likely to surprise many skeptics who did not believe insulin could be delivered orally…

AstraZeneca’s Lynparza fails in gastric cancer combination test

Courtesy The News International AstraZeneca’s recently approved ovarian cancer drug Lynparza failed to increase overall survival significantly when given with chemotherapy to patients with gastric cancer in a late-stage trial, the drugmaker said on Wednesday. The news is a setback for the British drugmaker, which reported positive results with an experimental acute asthma drug on…

Eating Too Much Meat Could Speed Up The Aging Process

Courtesy Msn Health And Fitness New research suggests eating red meat may increase the body’s biological age, or risk for age-related diseases like dementia. The hamburger is a delicious part of the western diet. And it seems no matter how many health risks it’s associated with, from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease and heart failure, Americans are unwilling to put their beloved sandwich down: They consume…

Magic mushroom ingredient may ease severe depression, study suggests

Courtesy The News International LONDON: Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms, may one day be an effective treatment for patients with severe depression who fail to recover using other therapies, scientists said on Tuesday. A small-scale pilot study of psilocybin’s use in cases of treatment-resistant depression showed it was safe and effective, the British…