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Study: Twenty-five Percent of Cancer Patients Using Marijuana

Study: Twenty-five Percent of Cancer Patients Using Marijuana

The use of medical marijuana in alleviating symptoms related to the treatment of cancer is one of its most well-known uses, and a recent study has found that the use of the drug amongst patients with cancer has become more and more... 
Self-Powered Wearable Sensor Acts as Body Glucose Monitor

Self-Powered Wearable Sensor Acts as Body Glucose Monitor

Scientists in New York have developed a new paper-based, self-powered wearable sensor that allows people with diabetes to measure their levels of glucose from sweat during their exercising. The most widespread current methods for self-testing... 
Anthem Pulling Out Of More ACA Exchanges

Anthem Pulling Out Of More ACA Exchanges

Anthem Inc. (NYSE:ANTM) has announced that it is exiting more Affordable Care Act markets. The company has already announced it is withdrawing from Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, and much of California. Anthem is providing Affordable Care... 
U.S. Travelers To Mexico Warned About Counterfeit Alcohol

U.S. Travelers To Mexico Warned About Counterfeit Alcohol

The U.S. State Department has issued a warning to tourists to be careful what they drink while visiting Mexico. The agency updated the Safety and Security section of its Mexico country page with a warning to travelers that there have... 
Snortable Chocolate May Soon Be Under FDA Scrutiny

Snortable Chocolate May Soon Be Under FDA Scrutiny

Federal regulators are being urged to look into a “snortable chocolate” powder that is now being sold. Food and Drug Administration has been asked to investigate the use of caffeine in inhalable food products, such as a... 
Legionnaires Outbreak Confirmed At The Guest House At Graceland

Legionnaires Outbreak Confirmed At The Guest House At Graceland

A Legionnaires outbreak at The Guest House at Graceland hotel has been confirmed by health officials at the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD). The hotel, managed by Pyramid Hotel Group, is located at Graceland, the Memphis, Tennessee... 
Wisconsin And Indiana Losing Anthem As ACA Insurer

Wisconsin And Indiana Losing Anthem As ACA Insurer

Health insurer Anthem (NYSE:ANTM) is almost completely withdrawing from the Affordable Care Act markets in Wisconsin and Indiana in 2018. The company said, “After significant dialogue with state leaders and regulators Anthem has... 
FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opioid Painkiller

FDA Requests Endo Pharmaceuticals Withdraw Opioid Painkiller

The Food and Drug Administration has requested that Endo Pharmaceuticals withdraw its Opana ER painkiller from the market. The request shocked lawmakers, advocates and the pharmaceutical industry. This is the first time the agency... 
WHO Commits to Biosimilar Medicine Prequalification Program to Encourage Competition (and Lower Prices)

WHO Commits to Biosimilar Medicine Prequalification Program to Encourage Competition (and Lower Prices)

The World Health Organization (WHO) has plans to launch, later this year, a new pilot program to more accurately assess cheap copies of expensive biotech cancer drugs as a means to make these medicines more widely available to those... 
Can An Artificial Thymus, Made from Stem Cells, Pump Out Enough T-Cells To Fight Cancer?

Can An Artificial Thymus, Made from Stem Cells, Pump Out Enough T-Cells To Fight Cancer?

A team of scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles has been able to synthesize an artificial thymus, a human organ that is important to the body’s immune system. An artificial thymus, they say, could produce... 
World Health organization Reports More than 300 Million People Suffer Depression, Globally

World Health organization Reports More than 300 Million People Suffer Depression, Globally

According to the World Health Organization, more than 300 million people all over the world are trying to overcome those long-term blues known as “depression.”  As a matter of fact, the WHO says that this is the leading cause... 
Dietary Analysis Links Processed Meats and Excess Sugar to Massive Number of US Deaths

Dietary Analysis Links Processed Meats and Excess Sugar to Massive Number of US Deaths

It would come as no surprise to you that a study says that bacon and soda—and processed foods, in general—are bad for your health. But there is a new study that actually recommends eliminating these very things from your diet,... 
Study Confirms Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Are linked to The Same Neurotransmitters that Elicit Pleasure

Study Confirms Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll Are linked to The Same Neurotransmitters that Elicit Pleasure

According to researchers at McGill University, the same brain chemical system that regulates pleasurable feelings that accompany sex, recreational drugs, and even food is the very same system which generates pleasure from music. “This... 
Roche RA Drug Gets Priority Review Designation To Treat Giant Cell Arteritis

Roche RA Drug Gets Priority Review Designation To Treat Giant Cell Arteritis

On Tuesday, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted the Supplemental Biologics License Application from the Roche Group’s Genentech for priority review designation for a new rheumatoid arthritis drug... 
Could There Be A New, Completely Free EpiPen Alternative On the Horizon?

Could There Be A New, Completely Free EpiPen Alternative On the Horizon?

One of the biggest controversies of 2016 was the Mylan price increase of the EpiPen allergy intervention that many people cannot live without. You may recall that EpiPen maker, Mylan, drastically increased the price of the adrenaline... 
Skin Cancer Rates Drop in New England

Skin Cancer Rates Drop in New England

Skin cancers continue to be a concern in the United States and across the world, particularly as global warming and pollution rates continue to increase. If you happen to live in the Northeastern United States, though, you may have... 
Can Swimming and Racquet Sports Keep You Young?

Can Swimming and Racquet Sports Keep You Young?

As the New Year approaches, most everyone will claim they are going to commit to their resolution to improve their health: after all, it is among the most commonly—and uniformly—made resolutions every year. Of course, everyone... 
Could A New Pill Change The game for Malaria Treatment?

Could A New Pill Change The game for Malaria Treatment?

A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Massachusetts, have just announced progress on a new malaria treatment. This is a pill that remains in the stomach to release... 
Does your Birth Date Affect Your Flu Risk?

Does your Birth Date Affect Your Flu Risk?

Researchers are suggesting that the year in which you were born could be a predictor of your flu risk. A new study looked at 1,400 people born in the year 1968 to find that they were less susceptible to a specific flu strain than those... 
Verily Teams up with Sanofi to Develop New Diabetes Treatments

Verily Teams up with Sanofi to Develop New Diabetes Treatments

Google’s parent company Alphabet has made a major investment in developing new technologies for the millions of people across the globe living with diabetes. Alphabet has a life sciences arm—known as Verily—which announced,... 
Lift the LGBT Blood Ban in the US – Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado)

Lift the LGBT Blood Ban in the US – Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado)

Rep. Jared Polis has called the attention of Food and Drug Administration to lift the ban against the blood donation of gay men in the US, after the disapproval of the blood bank in receiving donations for the Orlando mass shooting. A... 
Pregnant Brazilian Woman Faces Deportation in the United Kingdom

Pregnant Brazilian Woman Faces Deportation in the United Kingdom

A pregnant Brazilian woman is facing a deportation in the United Kingdom. She has to leave the country as soon as possible as her Visa has expired 2 months ago. Deiseane Santiago is a 22-year-old Brazilian who visited her fiancé,... 
New Blood Test for Accurate Depression Medicines

New Blood Test for Accurate Depression Medicines

Researchers from King’s College London has announced that they have found a way to test people going through depression that could help them prescribe the right medicine to treat the condition. The researchers have gone through... 
Should People Worry about the Cancerous Effects of Mobile Phones?

Should People Worry about the Cancerous Effects of Mobile Phones?

90% of Americans own a cellphone. With the increasing popularity of this innovative communication solution, there are several risks medical practitioners look at. One of the studies being conducted today is how this tiny mobile unit... 
First Antibiotic-Resistance Case in USA, Found in Pennsylvania

First Antibiotic-Resistance Case in USA, Found in Pennsylvania

The United States of America has their first case of antibiotic resistance. A 49-year-old woman from Pennsylvania was recorded to have the “superbug” which even colistin failed to cure. The woman, whose personal information was...