Tag: Medicine

Does Exercising More Frequently Really Extend Your Lifespan?

It can be difficult to find time to exercise on a regular basis, but research suggests that doing so can reduce your risk of premature death. That being said, what happens to those who exceed exercise requirements, as stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)? Do they have an even greater chance …

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pregnancy, woman, women

Female Birth Control Goes Digital, Thanks to the FDA

We’ve all heard of the various female contraceptive methods, such as The Pill, but what if the latest form of contraception came in a digital form? This is now the case, thanks to approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Recently, the FDA approved the marketing of a new form of female contraception: an …

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West Nile Virus: A Brief History, Symptoms and Prevention

There are dozens of cities and towns across the country that have their red flags up for one key reason – West Nile Virus. When the virus is detected in mosquitoes, towns and cities have no choice but to launch into action in an attempt to dwindle local mosquito populations, but what is West Nile …

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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: This is Your Brain on LSD

What happens when your brain is on a hallucinogenic drug like LSD? As it turns out, scientists say it can help you achieve a higher level of consciousness. This comes from scientists at the University of Sussex, The University of Auckland, and Imperial College London. The researchers wanted to measure the consciousness levels of humans …

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Project Semicolon: A Movement for Mental Illness

On March 24, Amy Bleuel passed away at the age of 31. Bleuel was the founder of Project Semicolon, a movement designed to help those who are struggling with mental health conditions. She founded the group in 2013 after her father took his own life. In an interview with People magazine in 2015, she explained …

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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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