Drugs used to treat depression, cancer help restores memory, study finds


SEARCHING, AN APARTMENT COMPLEX IS EXPECTED TO BE BUILT THERE.>>Janine: TOPPING TODAY’S HELP HEALTH NEWS A MAJOR LEAP FORWARD IN THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER’S AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE. LOCAL10 MEDICAL SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER HAS DETAILS IN HER HEALTH CAST.>>Kristi: IDENTIFIED TWO EXISTING DRUGS THAT PREVENTED BRAIN CELL DEATH IN MICE. THE BIG QUESTION IS WHETHER WILL THOSE DRUGS WORK FOR HUMANS. RESEARCHERS IN THE UK FOUND THAT A DRUG USED FOR DEPRESSION AND AN ANTI-CANCER MEDICATION BOTH PREVENTED SIGNS OF BRAIN CELL DEATH, AND EVEN RESTORED MEMORY. THE RESEARCH, THOUGH, IS IN THE VERY EARLY STAGES AND HAS NOT YET BEEN TESTED ON PEOPLE, BUT SINCE THE DRUGS CONSIDERED ALREADY EXIST OUT THERE, THE TIME TO GET THEM FROM THE LAB TO YOUR PHARMACY COULD BE REGREATLY REDO YOU UNDERSTAND ALSO IN TODAY’S HEALTH CAST A STUDY OUT JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION SHOWS THAT TAKING A STEROID PILL CAN HELP EASE THE PAIN OF SOREY THROAT WHEN YOU DON’T REALLY NEED ANTIBIOTICS.>>AFTER 24 HOURS WE DIDN’T SEE ANY DIFFERENCE IN THE PROPORTION OF PATIENTS WHO FELT BETTER BETWEEN THOSE TAKING THE STEROID AND THOSE TAKING THE PLACEBO. HOWEVER AT 28 HOURS WE DID SEE A PATIENT. MORE PATIENT IN THE GROUP THAT TOOK THE STEROID TABLET FELT COMPLETELY BETTER THAN PATIENT IN THE PLACEBO GROUP.>>Kristi: WHILE THERE ARE DOWNSIDES TO STEROIDS, INCLUDING LOSS OF SLEEP AND ACID RETHROBBINGS, THE STUDY DOES

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