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A compelling new report from the Orange County Register profiled one such example of a person whose Down syndrome may have predicated future incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth Russi, who was born in 1959 with Down syndrome, was not expected to live past her fifth birthday. While manifesting the classical symptoms of the disease, she

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rubber stamped a potentially revolutionary alternative to conventional treatment methods for opioid addiction. A possible answer to the growing epidemic of addiction plaguing the United States, the implant called Probuphine releases measured doses of buprenorphine from within the patient’s arm and has shown great potential in

The Canada-based study suggests that depression was the reason for the antidepressant prescription slightly more than half of the time, based on records from Quebec physicians over the past decade. When not prescribed for depression, antidepressants were prescribed to patients suffering from an array of conditions including anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraine, obsessive compulsive

Following the Obama administration’s release of new electronic record keeping rules, union groups and other industry organizations raised their concerns about possible loopholes in the new OSHA rules on electronic record keeping. Chief among the concerns is how the rules allegedly don’t do much to improve worker safety. The rule published Wednesday by the Occupational

With the United States still waging a losing war against opioid painkiller and heroin addiction, a relatively new threat is emerging in the form of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a painkiller that first emerged in the 1960s, and is still mainly prescribed to cancer patients. It has been cited as a very effective aid to those

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Experts offer tips for reducing skin cancer risk

Each day, about 8,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. That’s a figure that doesn’t include the rest of the world, as more and more people suffer from melanoma, often when they least expect it. But when it comes to avoiding the disease, it’s not as simplistic as applying sunscreen whenever you go to the

Upcoming study delves on link between Down’s syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease

A compelling new report from the Orange County Register profiled one such example of a person whose Down syndrome may have predicated future incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth Russi, who was born in 1959 with Down syndrome, was not expected to live past her fifth birthday. While manifesting the classical symptoms of the disease, she

FDA Greenlights Implant to Treat Opioid Addiction

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rubber stamped a potentially revolutionary alternative to conventional treatment methods for opioid addiction. A possible answer to the growing epidemic of addiction plaguing the United States, the implant called Probuphine releases measured doses of buprenorphine from within the patient’s arm and has shown great potential in

Antidepressants shocker almost 50% used for other conditions

The Canada-based study suggests that depression was the reason for the antidepressant prescription slightly more than half of the time, based on records from Quebec physicians over the past decade. When not prescribed for depression, antidepressants were prescribed to patients suffering from an array of conditions including anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraine, obsessive compulsive

Unions raise concerns on new OSHA record keeping rules

Following the Obama administration’s release of new electronic record keeping rules, union groups and other industry organizations raised their concerns about possible loopholes in the new OSHA rules on electronic record keeping. Chief among the concerns is how the rules allegedly don’t do much to improve worker safety. The rule published Wednesday by the Occupational

Fentanyl works like heroin, and kills like heroin

With the United States still waging a losing war against opioid painkiller and heroin addiction, a relatively new threat is emerging in the form of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a painkiller that first emerged in the 1960s, and is still mainly prescribed to cancer patients. It has been cited as a very effective aid to those

Heartburn drug Nexium could be harmful to arteries

The antacid esomeprazole, which is sold under the brand name Nexium, may have a negative effect on the arteries, raising the risk of heart disease and stroke. A team of researchers associated Nexium with the faster aging of blood vessel cells, which may hamper these cells from performing their usual tasks, thus making those who

Biotech firm gets thumbs-up to reverse brain death

Brain death may be considered irreversible, and death may be thought of as the end of it all, but a Philadelphia biotech firm has gotten green-lighted to attempt to reawaken the nervous systems of patients otherwise classified as clinically dead. An exclusive report from The Telegraph says that a total of 20 patients will be

Common Skin Condition Linked with Elevated Alzheimer’s Risk

New research suggests that a common skin condition that affects millions of adults of all ages may be directly linked with an elevated risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases in later life. A possible connection between rosacea and the respective person’s likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease was pinpointed some time ago – new

Patients feeling crunch due to higher oral cancer drug prices

A study published Thursday in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows how patients are staggering under the immense weight of oral cancer prices. The study claims that certain oral medications for cancer have increased at unbelievably high rates since 2000, with the average cost for some of these treatments still making

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Each day, about 8,500 Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer. That’s a figure that doesn’t include the rest of the world, as more and more people suffer from melanoma, often when they least expect it. But when it comes to avoiding the disease, it’s not as simplistic as applying sunscreen whenever you go to the

A compelling new report from the Orange County Register profiled one such example of a person whose Down syndrome may have predicated future incidence of Alzheimer’s disease. Ruth Russi, who was born in 1959 with Down syndrome, was not expected to live past her fifth birthday. While manifesting the classical symptoms of the disease, she

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has rubber stamped a potentially revolutionary alternative to conventional treatment methods for opioid addiction. A possible answer to the growing epidemic of addiction plaguing the United States, the implant called Probuphine releases measured doses of buprenorphine from within the patient’s arm and has shown great potential in

The Canada-based study suggests that depression was the reason for the antidepressant prescription slightly more than half of the time, based on records from Quebec physicians over the past decade. When not prescribed for depression, antidepressants were prescribed to patients suffering from an array of conditions including anxiety, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, insomnia, migraine, obsessive compulsive

Following the Obama administration’s release of new electronic record keeping rules, union groups and other industry organizations raised their concerns about possible loopholes in the new OSHA rules on electronic record keeping. Chief among the concerns is how the rules allegedly don’t do much to improve worker safety. The rule published Wednesday by the Occupational