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Drug used to treat high blood pressure could relieve Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's

Drug used to treat high blood pressure could relieve Parkinson's, Huntington's and Alzheimer's

2 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

A study by the University of Cambridge found the hypertension medication felodipine reduced the toxic build-up of proteins in the brains of mice and zebrafish with these diseases.
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Prostate Drugs May Raise Diabetes Risk

2 hours ago   |   NY Times

Proscar and Avodart, prescribed for an enlarged prostate, were tied to an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes.
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Rise in Elder Suicide; Drug Marketing Pitfalls; Trust Your Patients

3 hours ago   |   MedPage Today

Plus: How physicians solved a medical mystery
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Leucine-rich Diet may Fuel Breast Cancer's Drug Resistance

Leucine-rich Diet may Fuel Breast Cancer's Drug Resistance

4 hours ago   |   Medindia Health

Unexpected link between levels of the amino acid leucine and the development of tamoxifen resistance in ER+ breast cancer has been discovered.
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FDA's new advisory list receives mixed reactions from industry

FDA's new advisory list receives mixed reactions from industry

5 hours ago   |   NutraIngredients-USA

The Food and Drug administration announced a new ârapid communication tool,â called the Dietary Ingredient Advisory List. Trade groups and industry experts applauded the...
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FDA sends warnings letters on illegal ingredients in sports, weight loss products

FDA sends warnings letters on illegal ingredients in sports, weight loss products

5 hours ago   |   NutraIngredients-USA

The US Food and Drug Administration issued 11 warning letters yesterday to companies that have non NDI ingredients in their products. Eight of the warning letters concerned...
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Balancing consumer access and safety

Balancing consumer access and safety

5 hours ago   |   NutraIngredients-USA

Looking back 25 years, there are several remarkable aspects of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act amendments to the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act , which transformed...
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Consumer Reports: Some bottled water brands have unsafe arsenic levels

8 hours ago   |   Food Safety

Consumer Reports has identified 11 brands of bottled water, out of more than 130 that either self-reported or were tested by the consumer organization, that contain detectable...
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One dead in Listeria outbreak caused by deli-sliced meats, cheeses

One dead in Listeria outbreak caused by deli-sliced meats, cheeses

8 hours ago   |   Food Safety

Deli-sliced meats and cheeses are to blame for a multistate outbreak of Listeria infections involving eight people, one of whom has died. The Centers for Disease Control and...
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60 People Charged For Roles in Illegal Prescription Opioid Crackdown

13 hours ago   |   Time   |   2 articles

Federal authorities said Wednesday they have charged 60 people, including 31 doctors, for their roles in illegally prescribing and distributing millions of pills containing...
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One in Five Children Have Mental Health Problems: Study

One in Five Children Have Mental Health Problems: Study

One in five Ontario children and youth suffer from a mental health problems, reveals a new study. Read more ...

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life'

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life'

A research team led by Yale School of Medicine obtained the pigs' brains from abattoirs and placed them in a system they created called BrainEx. Read more ...

Simple Wedding Skin Care Tips to Make You Glow on Your Big Day

Simple Wedding Skin Care Tips to Make You Glow on Your Big Day

Bridal beauty tips: With the wedding season on in full swing, every bride wants to shine on their big day. So, here are some wedding skin care tips on how to get glowing skin... Read more ...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic'...

Chips Ahoy cookies recalled after furious customers found lumps of 'plastic' baked into them

Mondelēz Global recalled 13-ounce packs of Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies after customers found 'an unexpected solidified ingredient' and experienced choking and even dental injuries. Read more ...

Gene editing could cure cystic fibrosis before birth, study suggests

Gene editing could cure cystic fibrosis before birth, study suggests

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania successfully edited the DNA of embryonic mice just days before birth to get rid of genetic defects that cause fatal lung diseases. Read more ...