Articles tagged with: Medical Research

Understanding Clinical Research

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Understanding Clinical Research

You hear about the results of clinical research all the time. You’ve probably made a few changes to your behavior—what you eat or how much you exercise—based on some study. Whether you want to understand how to put those news reports in perspective or are thinking of participating in a clinical study yourself, it’s time you learned more about clinical research...

Qnexa – Combination Weight-Loss Drug Meet Challenges to FDA Approval

 Qnexa – Combination Weight-Loss Drug Meet Challenges to FDA Approval

Vivus Inc has released promising results for their Phase 3 clinical trial CONQUER which was designed to evaluate the safety and efficacy of their new investigational weight loss drug Qnexa. Despite Qnexa’s promising results, the FDA is fearful of unpredictable and dangerous side effects and has been hesitant to approve many weight loss products, including Qnexa...

The Best Sleep Position for Your Brain

The Best Sleep Position for Your Brain

Getting enough deep sleep helps the brain clear out waste products that could lead to Alzheimer’s disease. New animal research reveals that one particular sleeping position may also help flush harmful substances out of the brain.

Lying on the side is the most common sleep position for humans. Interestingly, it’s also the most common sleep position for animals in the wild. Fascinating new research from Stony Brook University may explain why: A side-sleeping position seems to improve waste clearance from the brain, which could prevent Alzheimer’s disease and neurodegenerative diseases.

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