New Drug Offers First-Ever Treatment For Common Anemia

By | Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:15

An experimental drug called lexaptepid showed success at keeping iron levels steady in people's bloodstreams.

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Xenon Gas May Be 'Breakthrough' PTSD Cure

By | Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:00

Xenon gas, used in anesthesia, body imaging, and doping, may be a breakthrough treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, researchers say.

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What A Bunch Of Scientists Hiking Everest Learned About Blood Pressure

By | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:00

Italian researchers precisely demonstrate how blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes.

Teens Love Smoking E-Cigs And Rates Have Increased Rapidly

Teens E-Cigarette Smoking Rates Triple In 2 Years

By | Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:15

Teens love electronic cigarettes, and the numbers have shown an increase that's hooking more into nicotine addiction for a whole generation.

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Here's What Could Happen If We Replaced Pain Meds With Marijuana: Study

By | Mon, 08/25/2014 - 16:00

Opioid overdose deaths decreased in states that implemented medical marijuana laws between 1999 and 2010. Could these reductions be a result of pain patients switching to weed?


Mom Who Treated Her Son With Medical Marijuana Faces Jail Time [VIDEO]

By | Sat, 08/23/2014 - 17:13

After giving her teenage son medical marijuana oil to help with seizures and other symptoms from a traumatic brain injury, Minnesota mom Angela Brown is facing jail time.


Thank You For Smoking... Less? Low-Nicotine Cigarettes May Actually Help

By | Sat, 08/23/2014 - 16:12

New research debunks the idea that low-nicotine cigarettes are worse for smokers.


Heart Drug Gets Thumbs Up As Alternative Treatment For Blood Clots

By | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:03

Bristol–Meyers Squibb Co. and Pfizer's Eliquis was approved for use as an alternative to warafin to reduce the risk of recurrent blood clots in patients following initial treatment.


DEA Puts Heavier Restrictions On Painkillers, May Increase Illicit Drug Use As A Result

By | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 13:31

The DEA has announced its plan to move opioid painkillers from a Schedule III drug classification to the more restrictive Schedule II.


Experimental Drug Proven Effective In Getting Rid Of Pesky Cellulite

By | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:33

Xiaflex, an experimental cellulite drug from Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, satisfied 68% of women in a clinical trial.


Law Tries To Stop Ecstasy Use At Parties, But Does More Harm Than Good

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 15:15

A law that attempts to stop the use of drugs at raves and dance parties isn’t helping, and instead might make matters worse.


Those Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Target More Than Your Headache

By | Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:00

Long-term use of prescription-level NSAIDs may produce wide-ranging and unwanted side effects.


A Gel Designed To Target Superbugs May Soon Be Available At Your Local Hospital

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 17:32

Researchers in Northern Ireland have developed antibacterial gel for hospitals that is specially designed to target drug-resistant super-bugs.

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Antidepressants Aren't Enough To Treat Severe Depression

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 16:00

A new study finds a more effective way to treat patients suffering from severe depressive disorder.


5 Health Myths About Marijuana, Debunked

By | Wed, 08/20/2014 - 09:30

In the war on drugs, there are many who oppose marijuana on grounds that it's not healthy in certain ways. Here are five health myths debunked.