FDA urged to investigate use of unapproved anti-opioid implant on prisoners and the homeless

BioCorRx bills itself as a developer of “advanced solutions” for alcohol and opioid addictions. But the California-based company has come under fire for plans to test an unapproved naltrexone implant on Louisiana prison inmates and homeless Philadelphians who are struggling with addiction, in violation of federal laws protecting human research subjects. Only one prisoner actually received the implant before the […]

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Study casts doubt on angioplasty, bypass for many heart patients

Bypass operations, angioplasty and the placement of artery-opening stents: For decades, millions of Americans have undergone these expensive, invasive procedures to help treat clogged vessels. However, the results of a large and long-awaited clinical trial suggests that, in most cases, these procedures may not have provided any benefit over medications and lifestyle changes. In fact, people treated with meds and […]

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My day on a plate: Tim Blackwell

Radio announcer Tim Blackwell, 38, share his day on a plate. Tim Blackwell. 6am A double-shot flat white. 7.45am A poached egg on sourdough with tomato, avo, goat feta, chilli oil and a sprinkling of parsley. 9am Another double-shot flat white and some water. 12.30pm A sushi train lunch: miso soup, edamame beans, salmon nori roll, a fishy thing I […]

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People Are Going on "Dopamine Fasts" to Think More Clearly and Gain Focus—but Does It Work?

Forget going without food for 16 hours. The latest fasting fad, on the face of it, involves depriving yourself of all the stuff that gives you pleasure—like Netflix, online shopping sprees, and even gossiping with your friends. It’s called dopamine fasting, and as far as wellness trends go, it’s a pretty controversial one. It’s not clear who came up with […]

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Moms Strip Down in Stunning Photo Series That Puts Their Stretch Marks and Loose Skin on Full Display

Lately it seems like more mothers are embracing their natural postpartum bodies. Yet the pressure for new moms to “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy size and shape is still hard to escape. Still, there are trailblazers out there—like Canada-based photographer Megan Elemans. She's using her platform to create a dialogue that encourages women to love their after-baby bodies.  Elemans, who is also […]

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On the front lines of mental health care, emergency rooms are adapting

Patients seeking mental health care, sitting in emergency rooms for hours as clinical staff conduct physical tests unrelated to their problem. Case managers making scores of phone calls just to find one spot in an in-patient program. This scenario encountered by mental health patients in their local emergency rooms is less than ideal, experts say, and is even more of […]

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Looks at the clock! Millions of German blood-pressure-lowering drug to swallow at the wrong time

Because the blood pressure is early in the Morning is particularly high, rates Doctors on how to take the lowering drugs when Breakfast. For many patients, this is exactly the wrong time to reduce your risk for heart attack and stroke. Diuretics, ACE-inhibitors or Sartans – the drugs against high blood pressure are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in […]

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Carpenter's condition causes ulcers on his face, chest and arms

Carpenter says he looks like a ZOMBIE because of a rare condition that causes pus-filled ulcers on his face, chest and arms Steve Young, of Devon, was diagnosed with pyoderma gangrenosum in August The carpenter has since had to give up his job because of the ulcers on his body The 32-year-old claims that he spends half-an-hour every day dressing […]

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Gut instincts: Researchers discover first clues on how gut health influences brain health

New cellular and molecular processes underlying communication between gut microbes and brain cells have been described for the first time by scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine and Cornell’s Ithaca campus. Over the last two decades, scientists have observed a clear link between autoimmune disorders and a variety of psychiatric conditions. For example, people with autoimmune disorders such as inflammatory bowel […]

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Point-of-care diagnostic for detecting preterm birth on horizon

A new study provides a first step toward the development of an inexpensive point-of-care diagnostic test to assess the presence of known risk factors for preterm birth in resource-poor areas. The study found that measuring levels of TIMP-1 and D-lactic acid in vaginal secretions may be a non-invasive, cost-effective way to assess the risk for preterm birth due to a […]

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