'cocaine nose'

Photos Of Patient's 'Cocaine Nose' Prompt Lawsuit Against Plastic Surgeon

By | Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:45

A Chicago woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming her plastic surgeon posted "before" and "after" photos of her facial reconstruction surgery, labeled “cocaine nose” on his website.

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HPV Vaccinations As Important For Boys As They Are For Girls

By | Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:20

Experts urge that the HPV vaccination be equally distributed to young boys.

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'Weed Weddings' Are All The Rage In Colorado And Washington

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 17:17

In states where marijuana is legal, some pot enthusiasts are taking legalization to the next level and introducing it to their wedding ceremonies as a new form of “open bar.”

Alcohol Abuse

More Teens Will Avoid Substance Use Disorders With This Test

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 17:44

In an attempt to catch kids' risk of substance use disorders earlier, researchers have just developed a new, quicker screening test for doctors.


Anesthesia Won't Ruin Your Child's Brain For Good

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 14:59

Cultured tests on rodent brain cells showed general anesthetic washed out in a safe and expected amount of time.

The Pill May Affect How Women Perceive Other Women

Your Birth Control May Affect How You Perceive Other Women

By | Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:32

A new but small study shows that the amount of estrogen in a woman's birth control pill may affect how she perceives other women.


World’s First Malaria Vaccine Submitted For Review

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 17:26

GlaxoSmithKline is applying to the European Medicines Agency for approval of its new malaria vaccine candidate, specifically created for African children.

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EU Says Morning After Pill Still Works, Even In Overweight Women

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 15:20

It's been suggested that the morning after pill is not as effective in women who weigh more than 165 pounds. On Thursday, the EU announced that regardless of weight, the pill's benefits largely outweigh the risks.


Hepatitis C Patients Recognize Benefits Of Super Expensive Solvaldi

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:02

Since gaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December, Sovaldi, the hepatitis C drug, has courted controversy due to its steep $1,000-a-pill price.

Prescription Drug Abuse

Is An Extended-Release Opiod Really The Answer To Curbing Painkiller Abuse?

By | Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:27

The FDA has approved an opioid analgesic that has properties capable of curbing prescription painkiller abuse, but could it lead to an increase in heroin use?

Dust Mite Vaccinations May Be On The Fringe

Vaccination For Dust Mites Uses Cancer Treatment Approach

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 17:41

A dust mite vaccine may be in the future for the millions who suffer from dust allergies.

More Teens Are Using Steroids Than Ever Before

Teen Steroid Use Doubled In 1 Year: Is Anyone Going To Stop The Sharp Rise?

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 13:58

Teen steroid use saw a huge increase from 2012-2013, which is why parents, coaches, teachers, and the FDA need to implement a new prevention plan.

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New Poll Says Most Americans Satisfied With Prescription Drug Prices

By | Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:46

A national poll conducted earlier this month finds more than three-quarters of Americans to be generally satisfied with what they pay for prescription drugs.


Got Chronic Pain? You Can Grow Your Own Weed... In Germany

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 18:13

A German court ruled that some patients with chronic pain could grow their own weed.


Kids In Illinois Can Use Marijuana, Too — Under One Condition

By | Tue, 07/22/2014 - 14:14

Previously one of three states that barred children from participating in medical marijuana programs, Illinois recently passed a bill expanding access to both minors and adults who suffer from seizures.