Marijuana Still the Most-Used Drug

Marijuana Still the Most-Used Drug

The good news is that an annual study by the National Institute on Drug Abuse conducted by the University of Michigan found that fewer teens overall drink alcohol or use illegal drugs than in past years. The bad news is that some teams are turning to legal drugs such as painkillers, mood stimulants and even […]

Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

Hunter who died of rare disorder may have eaten squirrel brains, doctors say

NEW YORK – A 61-year-old who experienced a severe cognitive decline before his death may have had squirrel brains to blame. A new report on the 2015 death in Rochester, New York, finds that he may have suffered from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), a rare brain condition you’ve likely heard of as “mad cow disease.” […]

Chicago area hospital sending overdose patients home with free Narcan kits

Chicago area hospital sending overdose patients home with free Narcan kits

Please enable Javascript to watch this video OAK LAWN, Ill. – A suburban hospital will now give opioid overdose patients a life-saving drug free of cost. Advocate Health Care announced Tuesday that they have partnered with the Chicago Recovery Alliance to give free naloxone, or Narcan, emergency kits to people who come into the ER […]

FDA: Guess What Is In This Vaping Liquid, Erectile Dysfunction Meds

FDA: Guess What Is In This Vaping Liquid, Erectile Dysfunction Meds

The FDA has raised concerns about vaping liquids sold by HelloCig Electronic Technology. (Photo: EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images) Talk about a stiff warning. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has sent a letter to HelloCig Electronic Technology essentially telling the e-cigarette company to stop putting erectile dysfunction medication ingredients in 2 of its vaping liquids. Here’s a […]

Parents: Getting the HPV vaccine won't make your daughters have risky sex

Parents: Getting the HPV vaccine won't make your daughters have risky sex

Getting an HPV vaccine does not encourage sexual activity among teens, a Canadian study found. (Photo: FatCamera, Getty Images) With all the things that parents worry about when it comes to their teens, having risky sex after getting the HPV vaccine shouldn’t be one of them. So says the latest study published in the Canadian Medical Association […]

Nearly 800 Dietary Supplements Tainted With Unapproved Ingredients Such As Viagra And Steroids

Researchers found that nearly 800 dietary supplements being consumed by Americans are actually tainted with one or more drugs. Experts are calling on the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) to take urgent action to remove the affected products from the market. Adulterated Dietary Supplements Over half of American adults take dietary supplements every day, from […]

Heart valve surgery linked to cognitive decline in older people

Heart valve surgery linked to cognitive decline in older people

A new research found that majority of older patients who underwent heart valve surgery are at risk of cognitive problems till six months after surgery. The research was done at the University of Rochester in the US. According to the News18 report, the researchers have examined whether surgeries on two types of heart valves the […]

Flu shot can alleviate symptoms and complications

Flu shot can alleviate symptoms and complications

Although the flu vaccine may not prevent the flu, medical officials say that it will alleviate symptoms and complications that killed 80,000 people — 180 of them children — across the nation in 2017. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age or older get a flu vaccination — which is […]

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

Thousands of young US children get no vaccines, survey finds

Copyright 2018 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. NEW YORK, N.Y. – (AP) – A small but growing proportion of the youngest children in the U.S. have not been vaccinated against any disease, worrying health officials. An estimated 100,000 young children have not had a […]

This Is a Brain Taken Over by Alzheimer's

This Is a Brain Taken Over by Alzheimer's

The final stages of amyloid beta (orange) and tau (blue) progression in someone with Alzheimer’s. Illustration: Ellen Kuhl (Physical Review Letters) The effects of Alzheimer’s disease on the brain often go unnoticed for years, even decades. But researchers at Stanford University and the University of Oxford believe they’ve found a way to visualize how the […]