April 11, 2011
New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical
A new oral medication for
the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) shows promise in slowing
disease progression, limiting brain atrophy and reducing MS
relapses, a recently completed two-year clinical trial
Experimental Weight-Loss Drug Seems to Work:
Obese patients taking a
high dose of an investigational weight-loss pill called Qnexa lost
an average of 22 pounds over a year, while also lowering their
cholesterol and blood pressure numbers, a new study has found.
Emissions Trap Cuts Harmful Diesel Pollution
A special exhaust filter
for diesel engines cuts emissions of heart-harmful microscopic
particles by 98 percent, which could lead to fewer deaths from
cardiovascular disease, a new study suggests.