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Marijuana-Based Painkillers Could Be The Answer To Nation’s Opioid Addiction

With the opioid overdose epidemic gripping the nation, more and more drug companies are aggressively trying to develop alternative treatments for pain. One particular possibility has both drugmakers and patients excited – marijuana-based painkillers. In the U.S., health experts estimate over 100 million people are addicted to some form of prescription painkiller or illegal opioid like heroin. Data provided by ...

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Snake Venom As Aspirin Replacement: New Protein Could Be Safer For Prevention Of Blood Clot

Snake venom has always been thought as dangerous but scientists have found a protein in venom that could be an important ingredient for making a safer antiplatelet drug. Pretty soon, snake venom could replace aspirin in thinning blood without the side effects. According to the study by National Taiwan University in Taipei researchers, a drug based on a protein from ...

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Animal Testing Suggests Anti-Heroin Vaccine Could Prevent Addicts From Relapsing

A groundbreaking anti-heroin vaccine could help recovering heroin addicts stay clean. Scientists have developed an anti-heroin vaccine capable of blocking the drug from reaching the brain. Scientists believe that the anti-heroin vaccine would help eliminate the urge to take drugs in recovering addicts and thus prevent people in recovery from relapsing. The anti-heroin vaccine, which has been tested in four ...

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Lack Of Sleep Could Make Your Brain ‘Eat’ Itself, Increase Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

It’s long been believed that a lack of sleep could be bad for the brain. But a new study offers a more colorful, yet dire description of this consequence — it could turn the brain into a “cannibal” of sorts, with synapses being “eaten” by other brain cells, and even increase the chances of chronic sleep loss sufferers acquiring Alzheimer’s ...

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CDC Warning: Pool Water Hazardous For Your Health, Dangerous Parasite Could Lurk in Pools And Water Parks

Summer is just around the corner and the weather is warming up. Memorial Day is nearly upon us and families and friends are making plans to enjoy the sun and the pool. Everyone has been vigilant about not letting water stagnate and adhered to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s cautionary admonishments in order to curb the spread of ...

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CDC Warning: Pool Water Hazardous For Your Health, Dangerous Parasite Could Lurk in Pools And Water Parks

Summer is just around the corner and the weather is warming up. Memorial Day is nearly upon us and families and friends are making plans to enjoy the sun and the pool. Everyone has been vigilant about not letting water stagnate and adhered to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s cautionary admonishments in order to curb the spread of ...

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Seed Ticks – A Tick So Tiny You Could Miss 150 On Your Body, As One Mother Discovered

Most people are appropriately alarmed about ticks during the warm months and in warm climates, and some are downright afraid of them. There is good reason for this – ticks carry disease, with some types of ticks carrying Lyme Disease, a systemic infection causing widespread physiological problems in people and animals. In fact, it’s reported that up to 50% of ...

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Rising Deer Tick Populations Could Mean Huge Increase In Lyme Disease Cases In 2017

Medical experts are warning that Lyme disease cases in 2017 may be on the way up in the coming weeks and months, due to a huge rise in deer tick populations. Summer is usually the time when Lyme disease is most common, and a report from Time suggests that Lyme disease may become a bigger problem than it usually is ...

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Rising Deer Tick Populations Could Mean Huge Increase In Lyme Disease Cases In 2017

Medical experts are warning that Lyme disease cases in 2017 may be on the way up in the coming weeks and months, due to a huge rise in deer tick populations. Summer is usually the time when Lyme disease is most common, and a report from Time suggests that Lyme disease may become a bigger problem than it usually is ...

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Why Are Some People ‘Night Owls’? Gene Mutation Could Explain Preferences For Sleeping Late

For some people, waking up in the morning is the ultimate definition of a chore, especially if one tends to be more productive or creative late in the evening. To some, it may seem like personal preference, but a new study suggests that being a “night owl” can be chalked up to gene mutations. Researchers analyzed a total of 70 ...

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