Strategies identified to improve oral contraceptive success with obese women

Oral birth control may not work as well in obese women, but Oregon researchers have found new strategies to help address that concern.

Antibiotic use prevalent in hospice patients despite limited evidence of its value

Research suggests that antibiotics are probably being used more than is appropriate in hospice patients, sometimes making life for the terminally ill worse instead of better.

Research may yield new ways to treat antibiotic-resistant TB

OSU researchers are making progress toward new drugs to treat tuberculosis, which are badly needed as problems increase with antibiotic resistance.

Statin use associated with less physical activity

New research has associated statin use with less physical activity among older men, which could be a significant concern.

Extended-release medication offers promise for alcohol, opioid dependence

A once-a-month injection of a particular drug appears more effective than other medications in treating alcohol and opioid dependence.

Exact outline of melanoma could lead to new diagnostic tools, therapies

OSU pharmacy researchers have discovered a biochemical process that can cause normal skin cells to turn into cancerous melanoma cells.

Proteins discovered in gonorrhea may offer new approach to treatment

OSU pharmacy researchers have discovered a new avenue of attack against gonorrhea, a venereal disease with growing resistance to antibiotics.

One in five older Americans take medications that work against each other

Many drugs taken by older Americans who have multiple health problems actually work against each other, and more work is needed to address this problem.

Low birth weight reduces ability to metabolize drugs

Pharmacy researchers have discovered that low birth weight may be a factor in how a person metabolizes drugs, and could have effects that last a lifetime.

Genetic function discovered that could offer new avenue to cancer therapies

OSU pharmacy researchers have discovered the function of a gene that may offer a new avenue to cancer therapies.

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