Double-Team Cancer With Common Drugs
Combining two common drugs might pack a potent one-two punch to kill cancer cells, researchers from Switzerland report. They discovered that a drug cocktail of the diabetes drug Metformin and the blood pressure med syrosingopine effectively wiped out cancer cells while preserving healthy cells. More research must be done to determine its role in clinical cancer treatment.
Guard Your Heart Against Hacking
Many medical devices—think pacemakers—are now connected to the Internet, which increases their vulnerability to getting hacked. Thankfully, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is now recommending that device manufacturers develop processes to detect threats and release firmware updates to fix the problem before the hack can harm a patient, CNET reports.
Wean Off Your Migraine Meds
Botox might not just relieve your wrinkles—it may also soothe migraines, too. A study in the Journal of Headache and Pain found that 62 percent of migraine sufferers who overused headache meds and 49 percent of those taking preventive drugs were able to discontinue their therapies after one year of Botox treatments.
Source: Men’s Health