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CDC: Are Efforts to Control Super Bugs Working?

“Nightmare bacteria,” as they’re called, are the bacteria that cannot be treated with common antibiotics. Antibiotic-resistant bugs kill more than 23,000 Americans annually (Fox, 2018). But how did this all start? When did bacteria become so deadly and out of control? Furthermore, is there anything that can be done about it? The Rise of Super …

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pills, medication, health, depression

Study: Prazosin No Better at Helping PTSD Patients with Nightmares

Prazosin is a common drug prescribed for blood pressure, but it is also prescribed to some post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) patients to deal with nightmares. Now, new research suggests that it may not be doing much good. In a recent study known as PACT, researchers looked at Prazosin and how it may affect individuals with …

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peanuts, nuts

Is There Finally an Answer to the Peanut Allergy?

There may finally be a cure for the dreaded peanut allergy, which affects approximately 21 million Americans (“Peanut Allergy Statistics,” 2018). One company called Aimmune Therapeutics claims it has created capsules that can potentially desensitize children to the nut. In a study, the company gave increasingly larger doses of peanut protein powder sprinkled on food …

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brain, health, mind

Study: Trauma Impacts Developing Brains Differently

PTSD is a condition that can affect people from all walks of life, but new research suggests that depending on when an individual experienced traumatic stress and his or her gender, symptoms may differ. (Bostan, 2017) Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine and the Early Life Stress and Pediatric Anxiety Program recently came together …

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