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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 »

Obamacare Deadline Only Affects The Poor Due To IRS Enforcement?

Obamacare Deadline Really Only Affects The Poor Due To IRS Enforcement?

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: Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

Marijuana Legalization Alabama To Be Next For Legal Weed In 2014

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 »

Migraine Headaches Cures Include Caffeine: Give Me Coffee Now!

Migraine Headaches Cures Include Caffeine: Give Me Coffee Now!

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 »

Pfizer Recalls Effexor For Latent Fatal Contaminations

Effexor

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 »

Diabetes: New Bionic Device Offers Hope, Uses iPhone App

The new bionic pancreas device uses a smart phone app to monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics.

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 Living Medical Preparedness Tips [Interview]

bugout bag

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 Transplant: Sweden Gives Hope To Nine Women [Video]

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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 2014: Colorado, Florida, Alabama Seeing Sales, Arrests

Marijuana Legalization 2014: Colorado, Florida, Alabama Seeing Sales, Arrests

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 Cells Could Help Athletes Like Nene

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Via Adult Stem Cells Could Help Athletes Like Nene

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 »

AIDS Vaccine: Professor Admits To Faking The Cure For Money

AIDS vaccine a fake, spiked samples point to fraud

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 »

Hydrocodone Painkillers Could Get Tighter FDA Control

Hydrocodone FDA Restrictions

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 »

PTSD Vaccine Could Help Soldiers Avoid Future Panic Attacks

PTSD Vaccine A Possible Reality

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 »

Epinephrine Pen Won’t Work On Obese School Children

Epinephrine Pen Won't Work On Obese School Children

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: Man Denied Mammogram Because Of Gender

Breast Cancer Man Can't Have Mammogram

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 »

First Breast Cancer Drug Perjeta Gets FDA Approval

Breast Cancer Cases Soar Among Those Under 50

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 »

Asthma Drug Relva Approved In Europe, Japan, But Not The United States

Asthma Drug Relva Approved In Europe, Japan, But Not The United States

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 »

Sarah Murnaghan, Lung Transplant Pioneer, Will Go Home Tuesday

Sarah Murnaghan

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: Double-Lung Transplant Pioneer Off Oxygen

Sarah Murnaghan

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 »

Bee Sting Acupuncture Has China Abuzz [Videos]

bee sting acupuncture

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 »

New Malaria Vaccine Offers Full Protection

Malaria Vaccine Breakthrough

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, MMR Vaccine, Measles Linked By Courts

Autism, MMR Vaccine, Measles Linked By Courts

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 »

Brain-Eating Amoeba Infects 12-Year-Old In Arkansas Water Park

Brain-Eating Amoeba Victimizes 12-Year-Old Girl

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 »

Herpes Virus Blasts Infection Into Cells At High Pressure [Study]

Herpes virus

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 »

Blindness Will Be Cured By Stem Cells Therapy, New Study Suggests

blindness stem cells

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 »

New Tool Used To Detect Drug-Seekers In ER

Study evaluates new tool used to detect drug-seekers who venture into the ER in order to obtain prescription medications.

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 »

Interspecies Transplant Of Insulin-Producing Cells Succeeds

interspecies transplant

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 »