Latest Articles: Health/Medical
One Dead, Five Seriously Ill in Synthetic Cannabis Alternative Drug Trial Gone Wrong
Post Date: 2016-01-21 15:22:36 by Hondo68
Five volunteers are in serious condition and one is dead after taking an experimental painkiller, which mimics the effects of cannabis, during a clinic trial of the medication in France. Five volunteers have been hospitalized and are in serious condition and another is dead after participating in a clinical trial of an orally-consumed experimental painkiller at the Biotrial laboratory in the French city of Rennes. Though French officials have not yet released the name of the drug, Frances Minister of Social Affairs and Health Marisol Touraine said at a Friday press conference, seen in the above-embedded video, that the drug acts on natural systems which fight pain, a system ...
Lettuce is ‘three times worse than bacon' for emissions and vegetarian diets could be bad for environment
Post Date: 2015-12-15 08:34:59 by Tooconservative
Eating a healthier diet rich in fruit and vegetables could actually be more harmful to the environment than consuming some meat, a US study has claimed. Lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions than eating bacon, according to researchers from the Carnegie Mellon University who analysed the impact per calorie of different foods in terms of energy cost, water use and emissions. Published in the Environment Systems and Decisions journal, the study goes against the grain of recent calls for humans to quit eating meat to curb climate change. Researchers did not argue against the idea people should be eating less meat, or the fact that livestock contributes to ...
Erasing fear: A one-session treatment for phobia?
Post Date: 2015-12-10 14:48:59 by cranky
A new study published in the latest issue of Biological Psychiatry reports the successful and instant reduction of fear in spider-fearful participants following a 2-minute exposure combined with a single dose of a regular pharmacological treatment. Typical behavioral therapies for phobia take many sessions to produce the desired effect. If recovery could be accelerated, it would reduce distress and save time and money. Drs. Marieke Soeter and Merel Kindt, Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Amsterdam, sought to build on the notion of "reconsolidation", identified 15 years ago by Dr. Joseph LeDoux. He and his team discovered that when memories are activated, they may ...
Putin Wants Russia to Become World’s Biggest Exporter of Non-GMO Food
Post Date: 2015-12-03 15:00:40 by A Pole
Russia could become the worlds largest supplier of ecologically clean and high-quality organic food, said President Vladimir Putin on Thursday. He also called on the country to become completely self-sufficient in food production by 2020. We are not only able to feed ourselves taking into account our lands, water resources Russia is able to become the largest world supplier of healthy, ecologically clean and high-quality food which the Western producers have long lost, especially given the fact that demand for such products in the world market is steadily growing, said Putin, addressing the Russian Parliament on Thursday. According to the President, Russia is now ...
Question: What is Medicare?
Post Date: 2015-11-30 21:49:50 by buckeroo
I am not retired nor do I plan to be retired for years to come. I am gainfully employed and have private insurance covering my family through my employer. I am not eligible for Medicare. Yet, I receive all kinds of emails, direct mailings and other advertising about Medicare all the tyme. What is Medicare? Is it another socialistic attempt to destroy my life-style?
The Science of Sugar: Is Corn Syrup the Same?
Post Date: 2015-11-23 08:36:26 by cranky
Scientists are still debating whether there is a real difference between the effects on a person's health of high-fructose corn syrup and those of sugar, even as the issue features in an ongoing lawsuit. An attorney representing sugar companies said in court earlier this month that corn syrup cannot be compared to sugar; meanwhile, another attorney, representing corn refiners, said that corn syrup and sugar have the same amount of calories and the same impact on the body, according to news reports. Each side is suing the other. The suits stem from an earlier lawsuit that sugar refiners brought in 2011 against the corn trade group, claiming that the group's description of ...
Antibiotic resistance: World on cusp of 'post-antibiotic era'
Post Date: 2015-11-19 23:19:28 by Tooconservative
The world is on the cusp of a "post-antibiotic era", scientists have warned after finding bacteria resistant to drugs used when all other treatments have failed. They identified bacteria able to shrug off the drug of last resort - colistin - in patients and livestock in China. They said that resistance would spread around the world and raised the spectre of untreatable infections. It is likely resistance emerged after colistin was overused in farm animals.Bacteria becoming completely resistant to treatment - also known as the antibiotic apocalypse - could plunge medicine back into the dark ages. Common infections would kill once again, while surgery and cancer therapies, which are ...
Darn this - I'm 51 - Major Arthritis In Left Thumb/Hand. (Sports rub & wrap.)
Post Date: 2015-11-13 11:25:03 by Chuck_Wagon
Darn it! OW!
Ben Carson Wants Jail Time For Health Care Fraud -- Except For His Friends
Post Date: 2015-11-12 09:31:56 by Willie Green
"We became friends about a decade ago because we discovered that we were so much alike and shared the same values and principles that govern our lives." WASHINGTON (AP) Republican presidential contender Ben Carson has maintained a business relationship with a close friend convicted of defrauding insurance companies and testified on his behalf, even as the candidate has called for such crimes to be punished harshly. Pittsburgh dentist Alfonso A. Costa pleaded guilty to a felony count of health care fraud after an FBI probe into his oral surgery practice found he had charged for procedures he never performed, according to court records. ASSOCIATED PRESS Ben Carson described ...
10 Illegal Drugs That Used To Be Sold Over The Counter
Post Date: 2015-10-28 07:14:38 by Deckard
The idea of drugs being good or bad depending on whether they are legal or not is a relatively new concept. Most of the laws criminalizing psychoactive drugs only came into effect in the 20th century, and before they were outlawed, a fair number were freely available. As scientific and chemical analysis became more sophisticated, and the effects of drugs were more widely studied, lawmakers deemed it necessary to limit the availability of certain drugs, while taking little or no action against other popular but often just as damaging drugs from which corporations were making a killing (*cough* nicotine, alcohol). Here, then, are 10 drugs that ...
Move Over Big Pharma Amphetamines — Cannabis Successfully Treats ADHD in Clinical Trials
Post Date: 2015-10-27 20:36:02 by Deckard
At an international symposium on cannabinoid therapeutics last month, researchers presented clinical data indicating that the use of herbal cannabis relieves symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults. German researchers selected 30 patients whose condition had proven resistant to conventional drug therapies, to study and evaluate the effects of cannabis on their ADHD symptoms. Test subjects were reported to experience an easing of symptoms, including improved concentration and sleep, and reduced impulsivity, following the cannabis therapy, according to researchers. Of the 30 patients, twenty-two in the study elected to suspend their use of ...
This Man Failed A Paternity Test Due To His Vanished Twin’s DNA
Post Date: 2015-10-25 19:17:54 by cranky
A paternity test swab.How can a man who was never born father a son? When the ghost of his genes lives on in the DNA of his brother, genetics researchers have found.A 34-year-old U.S. man is the first ever reported case of a paternity test fooled by a human chimera someone with extra genes absorbed from a nascent twin lost in early pregnancy.About one-in-eight single childbirths are thought to have started as multiple pregnancies. Cells from these miscarried siblings are sometimes absorbed in the womb by a surviving twin, but are only rarely discovered by surprises such as the paternity test puzzle.Even geneticists are blown away by this, Barry Starr, a ...
Marijuana use in US adults doubles in decade, surveys show
Post Date: 2015-10-21 12:12:38 by misterwhite
CHICAGO (AP) -- Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade. That's according to government surveys showing that almost 10 percent of adults use the drug, or more than 22 million people. Most of that is recreational use. The researchers say the trend reflects a cultural shift and increasingly permissive views about the drug. Recreational use is now legal in four states. Almost 1 in 3 users had signs of marijuana dependence or abuse. That's a slight decline from a decade ago. The results come from a comparison of health surveys from 2001-02 and 2002-13 sponsored by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Results were published Wednesday in the journal ...
Study: RunnerÂ’s High Is Like Weed High (Drug Warriors Immediately Call for Running to be Made Illegal)
Post Date: 2015-10-13 05:54:42 by Deckard
October 9, 2015Runners high is a sense of well-being many of us know well. What we have repeatedly told ourselves is that the high feeling is associated with endorphins, which our body produces during long periods of exercise. But according to a new study, this account of events may not tell the whole story after all. Superficially speaking, the endorphins theory is a convincing tale. But what researchers from the Central Institute of Mental Health of the University of Heidelberg have found by putting the 1980s theory to test is that endocannabinoids may actually play a major role in making you feel high after a long run. ...
Marijuana Kills Cancer Cells, Admits US National Cancer Institute
Post Date: 2015-10-11 13:56:59 by Deckard
States in the US may be one step closer to legalizing the recreational (I think they meant to say "medical") use of marijuana, especially now that the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has updated its website FAQs to include studies proving cannabis as a natural remedy for cancer. As InfoWars reports, NCI updated its page to include various studies revealing how cannabis may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death, blocking cell growth, and blocking the development of blood vessels needed by tumors to grow while also protecting normal, healthy cells. NCI stated: A laboratory study of cannabidiol (CBD) in estrogen receptor positive and estrogen receptor ...
Recent Studies Show That Psychedelic Drugs Are Not Bad For Mental Health — But Alcohol Is [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2015-10-10 12:16:27 by Deckard
It is a matter of provable fact that psychedelics are the safest compounds within the modern drug culture. The strongest hallucinogen known to man dimethyltryptamine is actually less damaging to the human body than Americas favorite fix, caffeine. Many substances that are deeply embedded in American culture such as alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or pharmaceutical narcotics are in fact toxins, while psychedelic compounds are actually physically benign and many times already occur naturally in human chemistry. What this means is that the chemicals which make psychedelics do what they do are actually naturally occurring compounds that are chemically suited for your body. Study after study ...
Since Oklahoma Legalized Cannabis Oil, These Two Children Have Been Seizure Free
Post Date: 2015-10-08 07:09:20 by Deckard
< Oklahoma City, OK Last month, Oklahoma lawmakers came to their partial senses and legalized cannabis oil as a means of medication. HB 2154 or Katies Bill, named after Katie Dodson, was ceremonially signed into to law yesterday by Governor Mary Fallin on Katies 11th birthday. Despite being a staunch advocate against legalizing this part of nature, Governor Fallin finally caved to the pressure and allowed for the legalization of cannabis oil only. Her daily doses of potent pharmaceuticals had put Katie in a daze. She began to regress and barely spoke, according to her family. However, all that changed in May when Katie began taking the now legal CBD oil. ...
Chris Christie Orders NJ National Guard Leader to Lose Weight or Else (Health Nazi)
Post Date: 2015-09-22 18:55:49 by Hondo68
Just imagine, for a moment, being told you need to lose weight by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Well, that is the situation that Air Force Brig. Gen. Michael L. Cunniff finds himself in this week after he reportedly ignored orders from the Pentagon to attend physical-fitness tests and get his weight under control. Christie has given Cunniff, who leads the New Jersey National Guard, 90 days to meet the U.S. militarys fitness requirements. The Governor has expressed directly to the General that his failure to meet that standard or to provide notification of his formal reprimand is both unacceptable and disappointing, Christie spokesperson Kevin Roberts said in a ...
After Decades of Denial National Cancer Institute Finally Admits that “Cannabis Kills Cancer”
Post Date: 2015-08-21 08:32:31 by Deckard
After decades of claiming that cannabis has no medicinal value, the U.S. government is finally admitting that cannabis can kill cancer cells. Although still claiming, there is not enough evidence to recommend that patients inhale or ingest cannabis as a treatment for cancer-related symptoms or side effects of cancer therapy, the admission that cannabis has been shown to kill cancer cells in the laboratory, highlights a rapidly changing perspective on medicinal cannabis treatments. In the most recent update to the National Cancer Institutes (NCI) website included a listing of studies, which indicated anti-tumor effects of cannabis treatment. Preclinical studies ...
Nearly complete human brain grown in US lab
Post Date: 2015-08-20 12:37:11 by Willie Green
An almost complete version of a tiny human brain has been grown in a US lab in a move that could bring major strides to the treatment of neurological diseases, a scientist says. Rene Anand, a professor at Ohio State University, has grown in a dish a brain equal in maturity to that of a five-week-old fetus, his university reported. "It not only looks like the developing brain, its diverse cell types express nearly all genes like a brain," Anand said. Around the size of a pea, the brain in a lab dish includes multiple cell types, all major regions of the brain and a spinal cord, but lacks a vascular system, the university said. It was grown from human skin cells and is claimed ...
The FDA Just Approved OxyContin to Be Prescribed to Children
Post Date: 2015-08-15 21:45:08 by Deckard
By Josh Mur The infamously untrustworthy Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has furthered its reputation as one of Americas most beloved hypocrites with their latest motion. It was reported on Thursday that the FDA has just approved OxyContin prescriptions for children between the ages of 11 and 16 years old. For those unfamiliar, OxyContin is an opiate-based pharmaceutical painkiller used to ease severe pain. Aside from being known for its powerful effects on users, it is also notorious for its widespread abuse. Its effects on the mind and body are strikingly similar to heroin, making it dangerously addictive. It typically contains anywhere between 40-160 milligrams of OxyCodone, ...
Chronically Ill 6-Year-Old Walks for First Time After Medical Cannabis Treatment
Post Date: 2015-08-13 08:35:56 by Deckard
By Josh Mur The medicinal benefits of cannabis used to inspire heated debateused to. With ongoing discoveries and successful treatments, denying the efficacy of cannabis treatment is no longer a matter of opinion but, rather, a complete fallacy. Around 100 years of propaganda, fear-mongering, and criminalization has attempted to not only discredit the plants medicinal value, but to portray the virtually harmless flower as dangerous, as well. Thankfully, those days of irrational fear and denial are slowly coming to an end. In fact, the steady shift in the general publics perspective on cannabis has been significant enough for a growing number of parents to consider cannabis ...
Medical Marijuana States See Painkiller Deaths Drop by 25%
Post Date: 2015-08-12 10:10:43 by Deckard
Throughout the United States, prescription drug overdoses have been a major problem. But now, with the rise of medical marijuana in many states the number of deaths from pharmaceutical painkillers has been plummeting.In states where medical marijuana is legal, deaths have been dropping 25%.This rate is consistent with the growing rate of medical marijuana use. This seems to indicate, to most, that the reason for the decline is due to more and more people abandoning the harsher painkillers, and opting for the plant form of relief. Newsweek reports that overdose deaths from these pharmaceutical opioids have approximately tripled since 1991, and every day 46 people die of such overdoses ...
CVS drops Viagra from insurance coverage
Post Date: 2015-08-06 13:17:10 by Willie Green
Those famous little blue pills will no longer be covered by CVS. Bloomberg reports CVS Health Corp. is dropping Viagra from its coverage next year. The prescription drug, which treats erectile dysfunction, will still be sold at CVS/pharmacy stores but CVS/Caremark insurance won't help with the cost starting in January 2016. Customers are instead being encouraged to get help in the bedroom from Cialis, the yellow ED drug made by Eli Lilly, instead of the Pfizer's brand. The New York Daily News reports CVS wouldn't say why it dropped Viagra, but noted that pharmacy benefit managers sometimes get discounts from drug makers by agreeing to shut out competitors. According to CNN, CVS ...
Too pale to fly? Etihad stops redhead from boarding due to white ‘sickly’ skin
Post Date: 2015-07-31 10:43:33 by Hondo68
Etihad Airways almost stopped a girl from boarding due to her naturally pale complexion. (AP File Photo) Etihad Airways has apologized to a Scottish family after airline staff prevented a redheaded teen with a naturally pale complexion from boarding, saying she looked "sickly." Grace Wain, 14, was traveling with her family to the Maldives for a vacation on Monday, July 6. After arriving at the Manchester airport to catch a connecting flight to Abu Dhabi, the tired teen, who was standing close to her mother, was called out by an agent at the check-in desk. Grace was a bit tired and hot and bothered. She was cuddling into her mum in the line, father Paul Wain ...
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