New allergy pills, designed to be taken under the tongue, have been approved ...
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 »
Some say migraines are just really bad headaches. Imagine a world where you ...
The Obamacare deadline is right around the corner, but should the poor be worried while the rich can simply laugh it off? In a related report by The Inquisitr, the Obamacare approval rating reached an all-time low just as the deadline started approaching. But those who fear the Obamacare penalty may get to laugh it… Read more »
Marijuana legalization in Alabama just took a big leap forward as a bill allowing legal weed for medical purposes is about to be signed by Governor Robert Bentley. In a related report by The Inquisitr, country star Merle Haggard says legal weed could save the US economy. For example, a girl scout selling cookies outside… Read more »
The prostate cancer rectal exam has become infamous over the years and has even become a staple in movies and TV comedies. But recent advancements in prostate cancer MRI scans may cause patient anxiety to drop while the resolution of the results have increased. In a related report by The Inquisitr, prostate cancer has been… Read more »
Migraine headaches cures probably wouldn’t bring caffeine to mind as your first solution. But apparently coffee could significantly reduce the pain. In a related report by The Inquisitr, studies have shown that frequent migraine headaches are linked to higher stress levels and also to plastic bottles. Women sufferers run the risk of having heart disease… Read more »
Drug company, Pfizer, has recalled two lots of their drug, Effexor due to contamination that may lead to health complications and even death. Effexor XR (venlafaxine HCI) is a very popular antidepressant drug. However, some of the bottles may be containing the drug called Tikosyn (dofetilide), which is used to treat heart rhythm disorders. The… Read more »
A second baby with HIV has been put into remission and possibly even cured, ...
A prevention shot has been developed which may be able to provide protection against acquiring the HIV virus.. One injection every one to three months may be all that is necessary, and would provide an alternative to the daily pill regime. So far, tests have only been undertaken on monkeys, but the results were considered… Read more »
A new painkiller could be developed from a most unexpected source – the venom of a tarantula! Fox23 News reports that a specific protein has been discovered in the venom of the Peruvian green velvet tarantula by researchers at Yale University. This protein has the ability to block the activity in the nerve cells that… Read more »
Diabetes. Nearly one in ten Americans suffers from the condition that affects the body’s ability to regulate and produce the right levels of insulin and glucose. There is currently no cure for diabetes, but researchers from Harvard and Boston University have developed a bionic device that could make life much easier for diabetes sufferers as… Read more »
Off grid medical preparedness education can mean the difference between life and death. Folks living on a homestead or in rural areas often have less access to healthcare facilities on a typical day, and during a major disaster, the options for aid become even fewer. During massive natural disasters such as Hurricane Sandy, even urban… Read more »
Womb transplants are now being tested in Sweden on nine different women with the hopes that they will soon be able to get pregnant. The nine women who have successfully received the womb transplants in Stockholm are all in their 30s. They were either born womb-less or had their wombs removed due to cervical cancer…. Read more »
Marijuana legalization in 2014 is about to hit yet another important threshold in Colorado and Florida. But while some states are starting legal marijuana sales, other states are arguing over marijuana legalization, and still others are arresting people. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, fake pot is actually more dangerous than real marijuana leaves, according… Read more »
Plantar Fasciitis treatment via adult stem cell is proving to be a productive line of medical research. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Plantar fasciitis unfortunately affects many sports stars, even in the Chicago Bulls. For example, the latest sports star to suffer from Plantar fasciitis is Nene of the Washington Wizards. Despite suffering from… Read more »
The AIDS vaccine turned out to be a fake, but what you might not know yet is that the professor who claimed to have found it had knowingly committed fraud. Dr. Dong-Pyou Han faked the results in order to gain millions of dollars in grant money for Iowa State University. How did the professor fake… Read more »
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Hydrocodone painkillers could see tighter control from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The drug, an opioid painkiller, is found in vicodin and other commonly prescribed medications. Vicodin and other products that have less than 15 milligrams of hydrocodone are classified at Schedule III controlled substances. However, the FDA is considering reclassifying them as… Read more »
Medical researchers believe they have discovered the world’s first PTSD vaccine. The vaccination works by regulating one of the body’s own hormones. Developed by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the vaccine focuses on the hormone known as ghrelin. That hormone is produced during stressful situations, and therefore makes it a prime candidate for… Read more »
The Epinephrine pen stocked in schools may not work on obese children because of an issue with the Epi-Pen injectors. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Tennessee is the latest state to pass an Epinephrine law requiring school systems to stock the drug. Politicians are passing Epinephrine laws because many schools are more than 30… Read more »
Breast cancer in a man is less common than it is in women, and for one southwest Florida resident, that has posed a life-threatening issue. According to Fox4Now.com, Donald Mudd developed a painful lump in the last several weeks. The lump had grown to the size of a golf ball. When Mudd went to see… Read more »
As for Obamacare rates, 2014 is a critical year because we will see how many people will sign up for the Obamacare exchange set up by the Affordable Car Act. But will the Obamacare exchange rates be affordable for the young? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the Obamacare exchange rates have a variety of… Read more »
A Healthcare.gov security questions glitch is preventing many from using the Obamacare exchange rates system after the launch of the Affordable Care Act yesterday. So is there a quick fix? As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Healthcare.gov asks you wait in line because of the high traffic volume. Just yesterday more than 2.8 million people… Read more »
A new breast cancer drug has been approved by the Food Drug Administration, the first of its kind on the market for treatment ahead of surgery for breast cancer. The new breast cancer drug approved for use before surgery is Perjeta (pertuzumab), and the FDA detailed the drug’s release and approval in a press announcement… Read more »
An Asthma drug called Relva has been approved for Europe and Japan. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a new flu vaccine is more effective yet still more profitable. The new Asthma drug Relvar is a combination of the “inhaled corticosteroid (ICS), fluticasone furoate, and the long-acting beta2 agonist (LABA).” Combined, these Asthma drugs reduce… Read more »
Navy Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis may have been taking psychiatric ...
New Tylenol warnings will use a bright red cap to alert consumers of the ...
Sarah Murnaghan is going home from Children’s Hospital in Philadephia on Tuesday. Janet Murnaghan, Sarah’s mother, revealed the good news on Monday in a Facebook post that exclaimed, “WE ARE GOING HOME TOMORROW!” She has frequently used Facebook to let well-wishers know how Sarah is doing. As we reported yesterday, she previously revealed that Sarah… Read more »
Sarah Murnaghan, the double-lung transplant pioneer from Newton Square, Pennsylvania, is off supplemental oxygen for the first time in two-and-a-half years. Her mom, Janet Murnaghan, announced the exciting step in Sarah’s recovery on Saturday in a Facebook post. The Murnaghans often use Facebook to help keep well-wishers informed of the brave 11-year-old double-lung transplant patient’s… Read more »
The CDC has said Lyme disease is much more common than most doctors had previously believed. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) spoke out on Sunday night in Boston, Massachusetts at the 2013 International Conference on Lyme Borreliosis and Other Tick-borne Diseases. The CDC gets 30,000 reports of Lyme disease cases each year…. Read more »
Gabby Williams is 8-year-old, but looks the same as she did she when she was born, she hasn’t aged. Doctors say it could reveal biological immortality. And it’s not only her looks that are those of an infant, her needs are also affected, she still wears diapers and her mother has to change her, feed… Read more »
Bee sting acupuncture is getting some buzz this week. According to Fox News, up to 27,000 people have undergone the painful form of acupuncture in just one specialist’s clinic in Beijing, China. Wang Menglin told reporters that he underwent two years of training in order to learn how to hold and manipulate the bee to… Read more »
A snake bite victim was jolted with a $55,000 bill for treatment this week. ...
A 68-year-old British stroke victim said that he’s unable to feel sad. ...
A new malaria vaccine has proven successful in protecting 100 percent of people who were given five doses of the vaccination. The study only involved a very small trial of people but is already being deemed as a breakthrough. Malaria, a product of Plasmodium parasites, affects more than 200 million people each year and killed… Read more »
Autism and the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine are being linked by US court decisions. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, autism and marijuana are an interesting combination, with tests on mice showing “dramatic behavioral improvements in maze tests measuring anxiety and open-space acceptance.” Back in 1996, Dr. Andrew Wakefield released a paper declaring stomach… Read more »
Ear wax marijuana may make lawmakers want to rethink the whole push to legalize the popular recreational and medicinal drug. In a recent report from the San Jose Mercury News, the news site detailed one 17-year-old user’s experience. According to Josh — last name not given — two minutes after taking a five-second vaporizer hit,… Read more »
A brain-eating amoeba has targeted 12-year-old Kali Hardig. ABC News reported that the girl was in critical condition after being diagnosed with primary amoebic meningoencephalitis, which is known to be a rare form of meningitis brought on by the Naegleria fowleri amoeba. She is said to have contracted the brain-eating amoeba at Willow Springs Water… Read more »
A new study has revealed that the herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV 1) actually blasts its way into the cells it infects under a high pressure measuring tens of atmospheres. The study called Herpes Virus Genome, The Pressure Is On was published this month in the Journal of the American Chemical Society. The American… Read more »
Moldovan surgeons must work in an ill-equipped operating room using construction tools like cordless drills and wrenches during surgery. That’s the claim made in graphic surgical footage posted Tuesday to YouTube which you can see right here by hitting that button. It was previously aired several times Monday on Moldovan TV. But before you watch… Read more »
Teens inhaled homemade blowgun darts and then ended up in the doctor’s office — where two of the three teen boys in question initially fibbed about what was causing them to cough and wheeze. That’s the rather startling case report published yesterday in Pediatrics by a team of doctors from Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus,… Read more »
Blindness may be cured with stem cells in the future. And that includes age-related macular degeneration, which AMD Awareness has called the leading cause of blindness in people over 60. A new study published Sunday in Nature Biotechnology has been called a big leap forward and an important milestone. The University College London scientists announced… Read more »
A new study is showing that hormone therapy, estrogen in woman, could have ...
A new study evaluates a new tool used to detect drug-seekers who venture into the ER in order to obtain prescription medications. Emergency room department staff and physicians do encounter the occasional so-called patient complaining of pain who is actually a prescription painkiller addict seeking a fix. Therefore, clinicians have been trying to establish an… Read more »
An interspecies transplant of islets, the cells that produce insulin, has been reportedly achieved for the first time — and without the use of immunosuppressive drugs. It’s the first step on the long road to the ultimate goal of being able to transplant the insulin-producing cells from pigs into people with type 1 diabetes. The… Read more »
The Food and Drug Administration (The FDA) is shutting down shop for ...