A silly article makes it appear as though Walgreens is contributing to the heroin addiction problem. But all the company is doing is making the life-saving antidote, naloxone, available in its stores. Continue reading →
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In a surprising report, researchers using data from the long-term Framingham, MA study have shown that the age-specific incidence of new cases of dementia have actually fallen by 44 percent since 1977. The number of overall new cases, however, will continue to rise as the population ages. Continue reading →
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Until recently, it looked like the African AIDS epidemic might finally be controlled, with the widespread use of anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs. But poor compliance has caused HIV to mutate in a way such that tenofovir, one of the most important ARV drugs, often no longer works, threatening not only Africa, but world as well. Continue reading →
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When it comes to the Zika virus, a quaint anomaly for decades, those who live in rural areas have much different ideas than urban dwellers on how to prevent the mosquito-transmitted infection from becoming a major health problem in the United States. Continue reading →
A large segment of health-conscious Americans avoid foods that are deep fried, for fear that it may clog their arteries or lead to certain cancers. But countering these ideas, some recent studies show that deep frying with olive oil may actually provide health benefits. Continue reading →
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With the uncertainty surrounding the Zika virus, which could turn to panic if it reaches epidemic proportions in the U.S., mosquito control may become more important than ever. Although it hasn't been used here since 1972, DDT is creeping into discussions about how to contain the virus. It's unlikely to be used, but in the meantime we ask: What is DDT? And is it really poisonous? Continue reading →
The National Academy of Medicine conservatively approved studies to be conducted, on a limited basis, to evaluate the safety and efficacy of mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) in women with mitochondrial disease – allowing them to have their own genetic children. Continue reading →
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Too many pregnant women in America still smoke, with major consequences for their offspring. A new CDC report illustrates the extent of the problem, but says nothing about how to ameliorate it, such as by providing more effective cessation methods. Continue reading →
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Although obesity is linked to a myriad of negative health effects, there are some obese people who still seem to escape these impacts. But a new study from South Korea suggests that there may be hidden health impacts even in these people with so-called "healthy obesity." Continue reading →
In trying to become the best team in NBA history, the Golden State Warriors instituted a ban on all sugar during team flights. But when this pursuit of health excellence included their beloved peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, the players stormed the trainers' gates in revolt, and won back their prized snack. And so we learn that even in the quest for sports immorality, food moderation plays a part, too. Continue reading →