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

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

Researchers in Canada 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.

Marijuana

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.

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Heroin Overdoses May Not Be From Heroin, But From Something Much Worse

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:36

A synthetic drug is being mixed into heroin supplies, killing people much faster.

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Antibiotic Clarithromycin May Increase Patients' Risk Of Heart Death

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 18:30

Clarithromycin, an antibiotic commonly prescribed to treat bacterial infections, can increase a patient's risk of dying due to an adverse cardiac event.

Pain Killers

New Drug Promises To Help Kill Pain Without Killing You

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 09:35

A breathing stimulant promises to prevent shortness of breath without reducing pain relief in opioid pain killers.

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Turkish Man Admits To Importing Illegal Cancer Drugs Into US

By | Sat, 08/16/2014 - 16:55

The owner of a pharmaceutical company in Turkey has been arrested for selling illegal cancer drugs in the U.S., and bringing harm to cancer patients.

Painkillers

Peers, Not Peer Pressure, Drive Prescription Drug Abuse

By | Sat, 08/16/2014 - 00:00

Although many people believe peer pressure encourages drug use, a study on young adults finds that their influences are way more subtle.

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Experimental Chikungunya Vaccine Has Exciting Results, But It's Not Available To Us Yet

By | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 18:30

A new experimental vaccine against chikungunya has extremely promising results, but until it's available, controling mosquito populations are our best defense against contracting the painful virus.

Bacteria

Bad Gut Bacteria Increases Risk For Disease

By | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 12:51

A new study finds mice grow up to be obese when taking antibiotics during early life, which concerns humans more than you think.

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Aspirin May Keep Obese Breast Cancer Patients Disease-Free For Longer

By | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:32

According to new research, anti-inflammatory painkillers help to reduce breast cancer recurrence in postmenopausal obese patients by up to 50 percent.

Insomnia

FDA Approves Drug To Help Insomnia Sufferers Fall And Stay Asleep

By | Thu, 08/14/2014 - 10:16

A new FDA-approved insomnia drug helps patients fall asleep faster and reduces the amount of time spent awake during the night.

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Shift Workers Take Sleep Pills And Alertness Drugs That May Do More Harm Than Good

By | Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:00

The drugs commonly taken by shift workers to fall asleep or stay awake are under-researched and in some cases may cause more harm than good.

Alzheimer's patient

Could One Man's Rare Condition Open The Door To New Alzheimer’s Drugs?

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

A new study provides evidence suggesting one possible treatment for Alzheimer’s patients would be to eliminate APOE from their brains completely.

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87-Year-Old Gets Kicked Out Of Her House For Using Medical Marijuana

By | Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:03

Colorado residents who live in federally subsidized housing are finding out the hard way that federal laws regarding marijuana are quite different from their state’s “Amsterdam of the West” viewpoint.

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