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An Old Drug Sold At A New Price

An Old Drug That Cures Rare Disease Gets A New Price At $89,000: Why Is It Worth Its Price?

By Carrie Winters - Feb 13, 2017 05:30 AM EST

A drug that has been used to medicate an unusual form of muscular dystrophy outside the United States has been approved by the federal Food and Drug Authority recently.

FDA Announces New Regulations For E-Cigarettes

Exploding E-Cigarettes: What Measures Consumers Take? What Imposition Should Government Do?

By Michael Davis - Nov 26, 2016 10:32 AM EST

Proper e-cigarette regulations are not provided for consumers. Any harm it does to consumer’s health is like running a blind eye to any danger it brings. This includes physical harm like the cases reported in the news.

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Sheeps In Wales Went 'Psychotic' After Accidentally Feeding On Cannabis Plant

By Jenn Loro - May 30, 2016 11:03 AM EDT

A flock of stoned sheep reportedly wreaked havoc in a Swansea village in Wales after accidentally feeding on cannabis fly-tipped on the roadside. On the other side of Atlantic, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently announced about a new Probuphine implant that can be potentially used to treat widespread opioid addiction.

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Serena Williams Managed To Beat Christina McHale after Feeling Ill from Eating Dog Food

By Jenn Loro - May 14, 2016 11:25 AM EDT

Serena Williams felt curious over the dog food she ordered for her three-year-old Yorkshire terrier at a hotel she stayed for the Italian Open. She tried it but went to the toilet hours later and despite her condition, she still managed to beat Christian McHale 7-6 (7-5), 6-1.

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Your Elastic 'Second Skin' May Be The Key In Getting Rid Of Pimples, Eczema And Aging!

By Jenn Loro - May 11, 2016 12:27 PM EDT

A group of researchers from Harvard University and MIT has recently developed a ‘second skin’ to make the skin deceptively look younger. Apart from its potential cosmetic applications, the polymer-made film may also have a slew of other medical uses such as protecting the skin from sunburn, preventing moisture loss, and treating skin conditions like eczema.

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New Rules for E-Cigarettes May Create Black Market

By Jenn Loro - May 09, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

FDA’s onslaught of recently published e-cigarette regulations is reportedly going to create a black market given the tons of paperwork involved and the ridiculously expensive approval process for each product that costs around millions of dollars. Meanwhile, UK’s Royal College of Physicians advocate the use of e-cigarettes as tobacco substitutes and a way for smokers to quit smoking.

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Addicts Made Use of Anti-Diarrheal Medicine to Stay High

By Jenn Loro - May 09, 2016 12:08 PM EDT

The abuse of Loperamide, the main ingredient found in anti-diarrheal drugs, is currently on the rise as opioid addicts pop in pills in high amounts in order to get high. Amid a growing opioid addiction in the US, doctors are pressuring US authorities to regulate the sale and distribution of non-prescription over-the-counter medications like Loperamide and even regular painkillers.

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California Raises Legal Smoking Age from 18 To 21

By Jenn Loro - May 06, 2016 10:00 AM EDT

After grueling policy debates, Democratic Governor of California Jerry Brown has just approved a series of regulations that restrict tobacco use statewide. One of these approved measures is raising the legal smoking age from 18 to 21.

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Frozen Foods Recalled Due To Listeria Scare

By Jenn Loro - May 06, 2016 09:58 AM EDT

Frozen food giant CRF is now pulling out 382 of its food items off the shelf after Listeria outbreak caused several people to be hospitalized. Initial reports reveal that most, if not all, of the affected foods are produced at the company’s Paco, Washington facility causing CRF to shut the plant down while investigations are being carried out.

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Pfizer Chantix Not Linked To Suicide and Other Psychiatric Effects

By Jenn Loro - Apr 27, 2016 11:19 AM EDT

FDA-commissioned international study revealed that anti-smoking cessation smoking pills like Chantix are not linked to any suicide risk or psychiatric side effects. Following the published report on the controversial medication for smokers, drug manufacturers like Pfizer hope to have the Black Box warning lifted before their patent expires.

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Pancreas Cell Transplants May Be The New Hope For Treating Type 1 Diabetes

By Jenn Loro - Apr 20, 2016 06:52 AM EDT

Pancreatic cell transplants prevent severe life-threatening hypoglycemia in people with type 1 diabetes, according to new research.

Calorie Information to Be Added by Subway Across All Menus in U.S.

Calorie Information to Be Added by Subway Across All Menus in U.S.

By Kanika Gupta - Apr 06, 2016 03:47 PM EDT

Subway will rework on its menu board to now display calorie detail for all menu items. This is a welcome change after health experts have requested the food industry to give the consumers more information about the food they eat.

“Viagra” for Women is to Undergo FDA Evaluation

“Viagra” for Women is to Undergo FDA Evaluation

By Dustin Braden - Aug 17, 2015 07:01 PM EDT

The drug flibanserin, designed to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), also known as chronic low libido, is on its way to be evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

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What Is Wrong With Manicures And Pedicures?

By R. Siva Kumar - Jun 08, 2015 09:28 AM EDT

Those who work as manicurists and pedicurists face a number of health problems, according to a new study.

Smoking Marijuana Increases Risk For Developing Pre-diabetes, Study Finds

Marijuana Could Cure Cancer And Brain Tumors, Suggests Study

By R. Siva Kumar - Apr 16, 2015 09:36 AM EDT

A study shows that marijuana can attack cancer cells and help to heal patients of brain tumour.

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