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.

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Antipsychotics Cause Loss Of Brain Volume In Schizophrenics

By | Sun, 07/20/2014 - 21:22

A slight but noticeable loss of brain volume among patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotic drugs doesn't affect cognitive functioning, researchers say.

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Another Hilarious Viral Post-Op Wisdom Tooth Video Reminds Us How Strong Those Drugs Really Are [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 18:10

Although what people say following surgery may seem funny, in reality it's not actually their fault.

Hereditary Angioedema (HAE).

1st Drug To Treat This Rare Genetic Disease Gets FDA Approval

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 14:22

FDA-approved Ruconest is the first drug of its kind capable of treating acute attacks caused by a potentially fatal disorder, hereditary angioedema, in both adults and adolescents.


Antibiotics Won't Cure A Virus, But Doctors Prescribe Them Anyway

By | Thu, 07/17/2014 - 10:14

Doctors are over-prescribing useless, harmful drugs while under-prescribing effective, harmless ones. Epidemiologists are trying to stop this.


DEA Agents Paid Drug Addict In Crack For His Help In Investigation

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:51

Aaron Romero filed a lawsuit against DEA agents in Las Vegas after they paid the former drug addict in crack cocaine to assist in an undercover drug bust.


Prescribing Niacin As Cholesterol Therapy Could Be Fatal

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 17:25

Prescribing niacin to raise “good” cholesterol levels does not lower heart attack and stroke risk, but it does cause severe side effects and increases a patient’s risk of death.


Suicide Risk Among Smokers Drops 10% With Each Dollar Increase In Cigarette Cost

By | Wed, 07/16/2014 - 15:04

Smoking may increase suicide risk, researchers say, and when policies to limit cigarette smoking have been enacted, suicide rates have declined.


The New Route To Pain Relief Requires No Drugs Or Doctor Visits

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 16:00

Chronic pain patients enrolled in a year-long telecare program were twice as likely to see improvement as patients who received the usual care (and the usual drugs).


Daily Pot Smokers Aren't As Happy As Non-Smokers

By | Tue, 07/15/2014 - 13:34

Regular marijuana users are less able to react to dopamine, suggesting their brains may have damaged reward circuitry.


Patients Decide If They Will Take Medication Based On Shape Of Pills: Study

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 17:13

The size and shape of pills could determine whether the patient will adhere to their medication regimen.

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America's Only Medical Marijuana Researcher Says She Was Fired For Political Reasons

By | Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:34

Dr. Suzanne Sisley, a researcher who had gained federal approval to study medical marijuana, was terminated from her university position in June.


Despite Concerns, Candidate Dengue Vaccine Is “At The Moment, The Best We Have”

By | Sat, 07/12/2014 - 16:15

A new candidate vaccine for dengue fever has proved to be both effective and limited in a recent study.


Tennessee Arrests Mother Under Its Controversial New Pregnancy Law

By | Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:32

Mallory Loyola was first to be arrested on Tuesday under a new Tennessee law allowing prosecutors to charge a woman with criminal assault if she uses illegal drugs during her pregnancy and her baby is harmed as a result.


New Compound May Be First Step Toward Degenerative Disease Treatment

By | Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:34

Researchers from San Francisco have developed a new compound that offers exciting insight into degenerative illnesses and may be the first step into an eventual medication for conditions of this type.