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A safer way for police to test drug evidence

7 minutes ago   |   ScienceDaily

Scientists have demonstrated a way for police to quickly and safely test whether a baggie or other package contains illegal drugs without having to handle any suspicious...
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Yes, cannabis CAN protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage, but it's still no reason to binge

Yes, cannabis CAN protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage, but it's still no reason to binge

1 hour ago   |   Natural News

Stunning new research has confirmed that cannabis has liver-protective benefits, and can even help prevent alcohol-induced liver damage. However, researchers caution that while...
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Long-Term Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Use Associated With Vision-Threatening Maculopathy

1 hour ago   |   Medscape

Long-term use of the interstitial cystitis drug pentosan polysulfate sodium is associated with a vision-threatening pigmentary maculopathy, a case series suggests. Reuters...
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Riociguat fails to improve idiopathic interstitial pneumonia-associated pulmonary hypertension: RISE-IIP

1 hour ago   |   Healio

Among patients with idiopathic interstitial pneumonia associated with pulmonary hypertension, treatment with riociguat was linked to an increase in adverse events with no...
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Nanoscale syringe-like bacterial structures could be used to deliver novel drugs

2 hours ago   |   News Medical

By scraping tubeworms off the bottom of boats in the San Diego harbor to study them, San Diego State University researchers discovered that a beneficial bacterium that aids...
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Sesame allergy may affect more than 1 million Americans

2 hours ago   |   Healio

At least 1 million children and adults in the U.S. are likely affected by a current IgE-mediated sesame allergy, according to findings recently published in JAMA Network...
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Governor Baker, Advocates Celebrate Expanded Eligibility for Medicare Savings Program

3 hours ago   |   Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative

Governor Charlie Baker joined Health and Human Services Secretary Marylou Sudders and leaders of health care advocacy organizations on September 16th for a ceremonial signing...
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Simple Arthritis Drug Can Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers

Simple Arthritis Drug Can Treat Blood Cancer Sufferers

5 hours ago   |   Medindia Health

New study shows a simple arthritis drug can reduce symptoms in sufferers of polycythemia vera and essential thrombocythemia.
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The Story of Harvey Washington Wiley is coming out in paperback

The Story of Harvey Washington Wiley is coming out in paperback

7 hours ago   |   Food Safety

Don't wait - Add ‘The Poison Squad' by Deborah Blum to your reading list BOOK REVIEW “Regulation is bad for business.” It's an all-too-common refrain, but not exclusively a...
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Drug-sparing HIV regimens have become new standards of care, says GlobalData

7 hours ago   |   News Medical

Reductions in pill burden and dosing, improvements in safety and tolerability, and increased barriers to resistance have changed HIV management.
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Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for...

Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for the first time

Researchers led by Hasselt University in Belgium scanned flesh from the placentas of 28 women who lived in areas with varying levels of pollution and found they all had black... Read more ...

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

You might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future while being hungry. Read more ...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of Kids Who Face Trauma

Adverse childhood experience can lead to poor health later in life. Positive experiences could work as an anecdote to counter and overcome trauma. Read more ...

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The survivors, from Lincolnshire, aged from 47 to 81 and including eight blood relatives, won their battle after 15 years. Joyce Waite, 78, was the first to be diagnosed in 2002. Read more ...

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer cells can survive chemotherapy by resorting to cannibalism. This behavior provides them with the energy resources to stay alive and cause tumor relapse after the... Read more ...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals 'initiated a robust... Read more ...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions

Steph Davidson's daughter Adeline relies on blood transfusions while she waits for a bone marrow transplant. Adeline, from Scotland, has low levels of platelets and red and... Read more ...

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Bacteria living in your gut may negatively influence your blood sugar levels, reveals a new study. Read more ...

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New imaging technology uses the way light from lasers communicates with cancerous and healthy tissues to distinguish between them in real-time. Read more ...

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Are you a night owl? Watch out, poor sleep and staying up late at night can cause excess weight gain among teen girls. Read more ...