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What Exactly Am I Supposed To Do With Unused Prescription Drugs?

Unused Prescription Drugs

Consuming prescription drugs is fairly easy to do. You open up wide, toss the drugs into your mouth and swallow. Voilà! However, while everybody knows how to consume prescription drugs, very few people seem to know what to do if and when they need to dispose of them. Adding to the complication is the fact… Read more »

Ebola In Sacramento? New Mexico? Know The Symptoms

Ebola Virus strikes Sacramento?

The Ebola outbreak continues, but not in Sacramento. So keep calm, everyone. Health officials announced Thursday night that a Sacramento patient feared to have Ebola has tested negative for the virus. Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Health, said in a press release: “We are pleased with the negative outcome of the… Read more »

Baldness Cure: New Drug Could Help Patients Regrow Hair

Baldness Cure May Be Legit

Baldness cure hopes have been high since we first learned to take pride in our appearance; but to date, all of the treatments for losing one’s hair are average to suspect at best. Enter new research from Columbia University scientists, who’ve discovered the a twice-daily pill could help restore hair growth in five months or… Read more »

FDA Approves Multiple Sclerosis Drug Plegridy

Multiple Sclerosis

On Friday, health regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new multiple sclerosis drug called Plegridy. The drug, created by Biogen Idec, is a long-acting multiple sclerosis formula that will likely replace the company’s Avonex treatment. Plegridy is meant to slow the progression of multiple sclerosis and reduce relapse rates. Plegridy is… Read more »

What is Depression? Symptoms In Plain English

What is Depression? Find out what symptoms are classified here.

In the wake of Robin Williams’ suicide and revelation of his struggle with depression, the Inquisitr recently reported that he was one of 16 million people in the U.S. who experience such symptoms. The National Institute of Mental Health also reports that depression is the most common of all the mental and behavioral disorders–more common… Read more »

Dr Kent Brantly Contracts Ebola Virus: What Happens Next?

Dr Kent Brantly Of Fort Worth Gets Ebola

Dr. Kent Brantly, a Fort Worth, Texas-based doctor treating Ebola patients in Liberia, has contracted the disease himself, according to a new report from the New York Daily News. North Carolina-based Samaritan’s Purse issued a news release saying that Dr. Kent Brantly tested positive for the disease and was being treated at a hospital in… Read more »

Free Marijuana To The Poor Passes Berkeley City Council

Free Marijuana To Low Income Households

Free marijuana for medical purposes is now a reality in Berkeley, California, if you fall below a certain income threshold. The town’s city council voted unanimously for an ordinance to “provide free medical marijuana to patients with low incomes,” reports the New York Times. Should the ordinance pass its second reading in August — and… Read more »

Red Cross Won’t Reveal How It Spent $300 Mil In Hurricane Sandy Funds

Red Cross Says No To Request For Spending Info

The American Red Cross has long been known for its efforts to dispense relief in times of disaster alongside the federal government, but denial of a recent public records request has drawn criticism. Of particular interest: the organization sought exemption for disclosing how it spent Hurricane Sandy relief funds in excess of $300 million in… Read more »

Miracle Cure For Knee Pain Available Soon

knee-pain

Knee pain, especially in the old age, is a near certain ailment, and millions are desperate for a treatment. For people who are looking for a much more stable form of treatment than popping pain killers, one is right around the corner. Medically referred to as osteoarthritis, knee pain is the most common type of… Read more »

Health Care Data Hacked: Montana Breach Affects ‘Up To’ 1.3 Million

Health Care Hacked Under Government Watch

Health care records were hacked for “up to 1.3 million,” according to a new report emanating from the Department of Public Health and Human Services in Montana. The state’s public health department noted that health care information and bank account info may have been exposed after a server was tapped by hackers in May. The… Read more »

Want To Know How Michael Schumacher Arose From His 6-Month Long Coma?

Michael Schumacher

Michael Schumacher recently woke-up from a coma that had lasted for more than six months. The recovery is nothing short of a miracle. Michael’s medical team and the hospital certainly deserve a medal for bringing back the world’s greatest Formula 1 racer. In case you are wondering how he got better from a condition that… Read more »

Liposuction Goes Nano: Gold Nanoparticles Could ‘Melt’ Away Fat

Gold nanoparticles, when exposed to infrared light, can be used to melt fat

A technique currently being tested in animals could utilize gold nanoparticles for wight loss, literally melting unwanted fat away. As unusual as it sounds, gold nanoparticles are already utilized in medical treatments. In some cases, the nanoparticles have even been used to attack and kill malignant tumors. According to Gizmodo, USCD professor Adah ­Al­mutairi and… Read more »

Penis Amputation Left This Veteran Furious: You Will Be, Too

Penis Amputation Targets Vet

The penis amputation of a Vietnam veteran has heaped more bad press on the already flailing VA in the wake of former Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki stepping down in disgrace on Friday (Fox News). According to an ABC 6 report, Dayton, Ohio, veteran Bill Kessler received a faulty diagnosis, which led to delays that… Read more »

Colorado Expands ‘Right To Try’ Experimental Drugs

New legislation in Colorado aims at expanding access to experimental drugs

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed a first-of-its kind piece of legislation on Saturday, designed to allow terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs awaiting federal approval. The law, dubbed “Right To Try,” is one of several being advanced in state legislatures by patient advocates who say they are frustrated by the lengthy FDA approval process… Read more »

Deadly MERS Virus Detected In Egypt: First Cases Of 2014 Surface

MERS Epidemic

The potentially deadly MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) virus has made a comeback in the region after a hiatus, it seems. The SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) like disease was detected in a 27-year-old Egyptian civil engineer who was returning from Saudi Arabia, reports Fox News, citing a release by Egyptian news agency MENA. Saudi… Read more »

Lab Grown Vaginas Offer Hope For Girls Born With Rare Disorder

Lab Grown Vaginas

Lab grown vaginas surgically implanted in four teenage girls between six and nine years ago are now functioning well, and allowing the girls — who are now adult young women — to lead normal sexual lives, even though they all previously suffered from a rare birth defect causing them to be born without vaginas. The… Read more »