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Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective

Opioid crisis breakthrough: Non-addictive painkiller found effective

Scientists have tested a non-addictive painkiller in primates and found it to be safe and effective. The fact that the compound was successful in a species so closely related to humans strengthens the findings, which could help solve the opioid public health crisis. A new and non-addictive painkiller may solve the U.S. opioid crisis. The […]

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How to spot and treat RSV in babies

How to spot and treat RSV in babies

Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a viral infection that can cause significant symptoms in infants under the age of 2 years old. However, most infants who get the virus experience cold-like symptoms and recover without issue. RSV can have serious consequences in certain groups, however, including: babies younger than 6 months babies born prematurely […]

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MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

MS: New drug proven to slow brain shrinkage

A new clinical trial for the drug ibudilast offers much-needed hope for people living with multiple sclerosis — a neurological condition that affects primarily women and has limited treatment options. Using MRI scans, researchers were able to see that the new drug slows down brain shrinkage in people with MS. The results of the trial, […]

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Eight home remedies for bee stings

Eight home remedies for bee stings

A bee sting causes a painful, raised welt to form on the skin. This welt usually disappears after a few days without treatment, but some natural remedies can help to speed healing and reduce pain and swelling. Here, learn about the research behind home remedies for bee stings and when to see a doctor.

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What are the benefits of pistachios?

What are the benefits of pistachios?

Pistachios are a type of tree nut with numerous health benefits. Pistachios are an excellent source of protein, antioxidants, and fiber. Research suggests that people have been eating pistachios for thousands of years. People consume them today in a variety of dishes from salads to ice creams. Here are 10 science-backed benefits of eating pistachio […]

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Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid Artery Disease

What is carotid artery disease? The carotid arteries provide blood supply to the head. There are two common carotid arteries, located on each side of the neck, that divide into the internal and external carotid arteries. The external carotid artery provides blood supply to the scalp, face, and neck while the internal carotid artery supplies […]

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Cauliflower Ear

Cauliflower Ear

A perforated (ruptured, punctured) eardrum (tympanic membrane) is a hole or tear in the eardrum. The eardrum separates the ear canal and middle ear. Most ruptured eardrums do not cause pain, however, the condition can be uncomfortable. Bacteria, viral, and fungal infections are the most common causes a ruptured eardrum. Earwax removal attempts, changes in […]

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Could Too Much ‘Good’ HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for Your Heart?

Could Too Much ‘Good’ HDL Cholesterol Be Bad for Your Heart?

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Cholesterol News MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — When it comes to protecting one’s heart, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol — or HDL — has long had a reputation of being the “good” cholesterol, compared to the “bad” cholesterol — LDL (low-density lipoprotein). But new research suggests that there could be […]