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Ardelyx’s kidney disease drug reduces elevated phosphate levels in late-stage study

(Reuters) – Ardelyx Inc said on Tuesday its experimental drug succeeded in regulating elevated blood phosphate levels in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) in a late-stage study. The treatment, tenapanor, showed a greater difference in serum phosphorus levels compared to placebo, the company said. Elevated phosphorus levels are common in CKD patients, especially those… Read More »

In Brief: Pregnancy Reduces Risk of Alcohol Use Disorder in Women and Their Partners

Because even small amounts of fetal exposure to alcohol have been associated with a constellation of adverse effects, women who are pregnant are counselled to avoid all consumption of alcohol.  Women who are pregnant or planning to conceive are highly motivated and often make fairly significant changes in their health behaviors; however, we have seen… Read More »

Gel made from birch bark reduces skin scarring from cuts and burns

Is bark best for burns? Jim Brandenburg/ Minden Pictures/Getty By Alice Klein A naturally-occurring chemical in birch bark helps skin wounds mend faster with less scarring, a clinical trial has found. The bark of birch trees has long been known for its healing properties. This inspired German pharmaceutical company Birken AG – now owned by… Read More »

Medical News Today: Major depression: Existing drug reduces symptoms by 45 percent

For the first time in decades, researchers have identifed a new medication that can successfully treat major depression. An existing oral drug may relieve major depression. Depression affects about 300 million people across the globe, making the condition the “leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide,” according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In… Read More »