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Future PTSD treatments may disappoint growing number of trauma victims

Members of the armed forces and victims of abuse taking medication for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unlikely to see any revolutionary changes to their drug treatment in the near future, despite growing numbers, according to a new report by GlobalData.

The new report* indicates that the current research and development undertaken by drug companies is not likely offer the novel, safe and long-term treatment options sufferers are seeking, or move treatment away from the well-established antidepressants that current PTSD therapies greatly rely on.

Roche’s RoACTEMRA improves rheumatoid arthritis signs and symptoms

Roche has announced data from the ADACTA study which showed that adult rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients who received RoACTEMRA (tocilizumab) as single-agent therapy (without other DMARDs) experienced a significantly greater improvement in disease activity (DAS28 score reduction1) after 24 weeks compared to patients who received adalimumab as single-agent therapy. 

RA patients are often treated with a number of medicines, combining protein-based biologic therapies with methotrexate (MTX). However, about 1 in 3 patients on a biologic treatment such as RoACTEMRA or adalimumab receive it as a single agent, also known as biologic monotherapy, largely due to intolerance to MTX1,2,3,4.

Beaudacious, bountiful and bouncy

Mama Mio BBB kitThese products are the Mama Mio miracles, providing hyper moisture and ensuring yoga-like elasticity for drum tight tummies during pregnancy. The BBB kit contains Tummy Rub Oil for award-winning stretch mark prevention; Boob Tube helps ease the strain of your new profile; and Wonder-Full Balm from lip balm to dry skin, it can fix it.

Osteoarthritis pain medications struggle to impress in advanced cases

Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers are demanding more from their painkillers, as current treatment options fail to alleviate pain in advanced cases, according to healthcare experts GlobalData.

The new report* shows that the chronic nature of OA and the absence of any curative therapies mean that treatments for associated pain, essential to maintain a patient’s quality of life, must be improved to help all stages of cartilage degradation.

NRF Vita-C 2000 & Vita-C 300

NRF-Vita-C-2000--Vita-C-300These Vitamin C variants not only help keep illness at bay, but also address many other health problems. The body cannot manufacture vitamin C on its own, so it is important to complement the diet with a good vitamin C supplement. Besides the common cold and flu, vitamin C plays an important role in helping to prevent other ailments and maintain a healthy lifestyle. It has been established that most body processes and diseases are influenced by vitamin C.

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