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Heart. Pets. Medicaid. Can UV Light Fight the Spread of Influenza? Source: Getty Images NEW YORK, NY (Feb. 9, 2018)—Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, according to a new study at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

Can UV Light Fight the Spread of Influenza?

Why No Gadget Can Prove How Stoned You Are. Migraine. Aging. To stay young, kill zombie cells. Ankle sprains. Touch. Herbs & Supplements. OCD. Endometriosis. Sunscreen. Autoimmune disorders. Sexuality. Opioids. Autism.

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Hepatitis. Pharmaceuticals. Excercise. Gut Bacteria. Sleep. Here’s why you feel so crummy when you’re sick... Medical Insurance. Draft CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The Problem Existing guidelines vary in recommendations, and primary care providers say they receive insufficient training in prescribing opioid pain relievers.

Draft CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

It is important that patients receive appropriate pain treatment, and that the benefits and risks of treatment options are carefully considered. 259 million In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain relievers – enough for every American adult to have a bottle of pills.1 300% increase Prescription opioid sales in the United States have increased by 300% since 1999,2 but there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain Americans report.3,4 2 million Almost 2 million Americans, age 12 or older, either abused or were dependent on opioid pain relievers in 2013.5 16 thousand In 2013, more than 16,000 people died in the United States from overdose related to opioid pain relievers, four times the number in 1999.6 Improving Practice.


Obesity and metabolism. Stress. Mental health. PTSD. Mortality. Cancer. Anti-depressants. Alzheimers. Is Depression a Mental or Physical Illness? Unravelling the Inflammation Hypothesis. Most people feel down, tired and inactive when they’re injured or ill.

Is Depression a Mental or Physical Illness? Unravelling the Inflammation Hypothesis

This “sickness behaviour” is caused by the activation of the body’s immune response. It’s the brain’s way of conserving energy so the body can heal. This immune response can also occur in people with depression. This has prompted some researchers and clinicians to hypothesise that depression is actually a side effect of the inflammatory process. But while there may be a connection between inflammation and depression, one doesn’t necessarily lead to the other. The Inflammation Hypothesis University of California clinical psychologist and researcher George Slavich is one of the key recent proponents of depression as a physical illness. Testosterone drugs should warn of cardiac risk, consumer group says. Itching: More Than Skin-Deep.


Itching: More Than Skin-Deep

How often do you really need to shower? If you don't shower much — but generally keep that information to yourself because of the negative stigma — you're not alone.

How often do you really need to shower?

Following hot on the heels of the no-shampooing hair care revolution, some folks are taking the logical next step: If no or reduced shampooing results in healthier, shinier hair, what about skipping soaping up the body? Unlike the modified hair-washing schedule, which tends to elicit commentary about shampoos and parabens, conditioners and hair-drying time, skipping showers altogether seems to bring up plenty of other opinions on the subject.


Dementia: Is Gluten the Culprit? Drinking. Simple Blood Test Could Detect Heart Attacks Before They Happen. A simple blood test developed by scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California could prove effective in predicting a heart attack.

Simple Blood Test Could Detect Heart Attacks Before They Happen

The test, reported on today in the journal Physical Biology, identifies endothelial cells in the bloodstream. Stem-cell. Brain rest after concussion linked to quicker recovery. Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety. But effect appears small to moderate, researchers add WebMD News from HealthDay By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 6 (HealthDay News) -- Daily meditation might help some people relieve anxiety, depression and pain, Johns Hopkins University researchers report.

Meditation May Reduce Mild Depression, Anxiety

Many people meditate in an attempt to reduce stress and stress-related health problems. For this study, published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers reviewed 47 prior studies that looked at meditation's effect on various conditions that included substance abuse, eating habits, sleep, pain and weight in addition to depression and anxiety. "The maximum strength of evidence we found was moderate for anxiety, depression and pain; low for some others and insufficient for the bulk of outcomes we evaluated," said lead researcher Dr.


Molecule from Venom of Chinese Centipede Could Lead to Painkiller as Effective as Morphine. Scientists reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences have discovered a peptide in the venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans, with the potential to be developed into a pain drug as effective as morphine.

Molecule from Venom of Chinese Centipede Could Lead to Painkiller as Effective as Morphine

Chinese red-headed centipedes, Scolopendra subspinipes mutilans. Image credit: Department of Biology, the University of New Mexico. The team studied the venom of the Chinese red-headed centipede in an effort to find better solutions for people who suffer from chronic pain. They found that a peptide, named Ssm6a, from centipede venom blocks the human Nav1.7 channel in pain-sensing nerves. “People without a functioning Nav1.7 channel cannot feel pain, so it’s likely molecules that can block this channel will be powerful painkillers,” said study senior author Prof Glenn King University of Queensland from the University of Queensland.

Bibliographic information: Shilong Yang et al. Coffee Reduces Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Updated Meta-analysis. Published online 08 May 2013.

Coffee Reduces Risk for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Updated Meta-analysis

Background & Aims Coffee consumption has been suggested to reduce the risk for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). We performed a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies to provide updated information on how coffee drinking affects HCC risk. Methods We performed a PubMed/MEDLINE search of the original articles published in English from 1966 through September 2012, on case-control or cohort studies that associated coffee consumption with liver cancer or HCC.

Results. Mental health in prisons: It’s a crime. Originally published October 19, 2013 at 4:04 PM | Page modified October 21, 2013 at 10:29 AM The state prison in Monroe is the largest psychiatric facility in Snohomish County.

Mental health in prisons: It’s a crime

As if that’s not depressing enough, the Monroe Correctional Complex is large enough to rank just behind Western State Hospital as the second largest in the state. Drug-resistant bacteria pose potential catastrophe, CDC warns. Taking antibiotics you don’t really need might kill you. Here's something else to be scared of: drug-resistant superbugs. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "more than two million people are sickened every year with antibiotic-resistant infections, with at least 23,000 dying as a result. " Statins may slow aging process.

Aging process reversed with positive lifestyle changes.