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Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Could a cannabis substance replace opioid pain relievers?

Researchers have known about the pain relieving potential of cannabis for decades, but they have had to wait until now to determine how the plant creates such effective substances. Their findings may help provide a solution to the opioid crisis. Researchers have finally unlocked the secret behind the pain relieving properties of cannabis. People can […]

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ustekinumab (Stelara)

ustekinumab (Stelara)

What is ustekinumab, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Ustekinumab is an injectable biologic drug that suppresses the immune system and is used for the treatment of psoriasis. It is an antibody that binds to interleukin (IL)-12 and IL-23, two chemicals produced by cells in the body that stimulate immune reactions. Scientists believe […]

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Scorching Pavement Sends Some to the ER With Burns

Scorching Pavement Sends Some to the ER With Burns

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Make sure rubber, not your skin, meets the road: When skin touches sunbaked pavement, serious burns can quickly set in. In sizzling regions like the Southwestern United States, all it takes for a severe burn is 2 seconds of unprotected skin-on-asphalt […]

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Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

Frailty Not a Normal Part of Aging

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s something everyone fears will happen to them as they age: sapped strength, slowed walking, weight loss and an inability to perform daily tasks with ease. But it’s not just a byproduct of aging: Frailty is a standalone medical condition, researchers report. Sadly, the […]

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4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

4 Personal Items You Probably Should Replace Today

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Is your toothbrush more than four months old? And how about your contact lens case? These and other everyday essentials need regular replacing, no matter how comfortable you are with them. At the top of the list is your […]

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New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

New Moms Can Save a Life By Donating Cord Blood

Latest Pregnancy News MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pregnant women should keep in mind that donating their umbilical cord blood could save lives, a clinical cell therapy expert says. Cord blood is the blood collected from the umbilical cord and placenta after the birth of a healthy baby, said Fabio Triolo. He is […]

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interferon beta-1a (Rebif)

interferon beta-1a (Rebif)

What is interferon beta-1a (Rebif), and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Interferon beta-1a (Rebif) is a protein produced by recombinant DNA technology using genetically engineered Chinese Hamster Ovary Cells into which the human interferon beta genes have been introduced. It is used for treating multiple sclerosis (MS). Interferon beta-1a is designed to be […]

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Could a ‘Tickle’ a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

Could a ‘Tickle’ a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A small electric “tickle” to the ear may affect the body’s nervous system, and British researchers claim this can promote overall well-being and may potentially slow down some effects of aging. The tickle treatment is called transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS). […]

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Teens Are Getting Hooked on Leftover Prescription Meds

Teens Are Getting Hooked on Leftover Prescription Meds

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many American teens who misuse prescription drugs get them from a variety of sources, researchers report. They conducted two studies; the first one involved more than 18,000 high school seniors. It found that about 11% of them said they misused prescription drugs in the […]