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In recent years, the interest in herbal medicinal products, especially in the field of dermatology and cosmetics, has risen enormously. Many plant-derived substances show photoprotective properties in terms of absorption of UV radiation and preventing photodamage to molecular structures of human skin. Modern phytopharmaceutics as well as phytocosmetics… (More)
In recent years, the incidence of skin cancer has risen remarkably. Sun light, especially the included ultraviolet (UV)-radiation, is seen as important trigger for the development of skin cancer. Thus, there is an increasing interest in the development of UV-protective substances to use them as sun care products. One approach is the topical application of… (More)
Ticagrelor is an oral, reversible blocker of the P2Y12 adenosine receptor. In clinical trials the antiplatelet agent reduced significantly vascular mortality and death from any cause when compared to clopidogrel in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
Vernakalant is a new antiarrhythmic drug which is used for rapid conversion of atrial fibrillation. The drug is a relatively atrium-selective K' and Na+ channel blocker, prolonging the atrial refractory period. Clinical trials showed conversion rates of about 50% which is comparable to other antiarrhythmic drugs. Further trials will show if vernakalant is… (More)
The right choices in eating when pregnant may influence the health of mother and child in the short and long term. Recent recommendations emphasize the intake of folic acid and iodide. The reader also obtains advice about the extent of weight gain, avoidance of alcohol and tobacco smoke and how to prevent food-borne infections.
Modern medicine and pharmacy practice has to be based on evidence. However, during the last years some problems have evolved concerning the proper use of the established methods. Some perspectives have been discussed at the annual congress of the German Network for Evidence-based Medicine.