No lotions needed: Many animal species produce their own sunscreen

Some animals apparently have the ability to make their own sunscreen, and with further research it's at least possible that a compound may some day help humans do that as well.

Drug prices to treat multiple sclerosis soar, point to larger problem

The soaring price of drugs used to treat multiple sclerosis may be just one sign of a much larger problem in the pharmaceutical industry, a new study concludes.

Survey shows half of older adults in U.S. now taking aspirin

A majority of older Americans are now taking a daily dose of aspirin, even though its use is not recommended by the FDA for many of them.

Publication bias and 'spin' raise questions about drugs for anxiety disorders

Antidepressant drugs used to treat anxiety disorders may not work as well as published studies would have you believe, raising questions about the process used to inform doctors.

OSU pharmacy students to help address health emergency at the University of Oregon

The students at the University of Oregon are facing a serious outbreak of meningitis, the CDC has called for a massive immunization program, and OSU students are heading south to help out.

Unwanted impact of antibiotics broader, more complex than previously known

New research has helped to explain the megative impact of antibiotics on a wide range of health issues, and suggest the issue is broader than realized.

"Glowing" new nanotechnology guides cancer surgery, also kills remaining malignant cells

A new system developed at OSU may improve the efficacy of cancer surgery through the use of phototherapy and a technique that "illuminates" the tumor.

"Antibiogram" use in nursing facilities could help improve antibiotic use, effectiveness

Research at OSU suggests that "antibiograms" could improve the use antibiotics in an appropriate and judicious manner, and reduce problems with antibiotic resistance.

"Mild" control of systolic blood pressure in older adults is adequate: 150 is good enough

An analysis has found that "mild" control of systolic blood pressure to 150 or below is adequate for older adults - medications to achieve lower levels is unnecessary.

Oral contraception may become renewed option for HIV-positive women

New research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraceptives for birth control.

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