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Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she prescribed, often in combinations that made up an addict’s “holy trinity” of pills, state investigators said. Oklahoma’s attorney general announced five second-degree murder counts against Regan Nichols, whose patients […]

Nevada’s on-again, off-again marijuana sales back on

CLOSE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NEVADAWatch: “4-20” celebration at Mynt Cannabis Dispensary in Reno | 0:32 The Mynt Cannabis Dispensary hosted its inaugural 420 Reno Fest celebrating the annual “4-20” day on Thursday, April 20, 2017. Jason Bean/RGJ 1 of 3 CLOSE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NEVADAWatch: Do you know what an ounce of marijuana looks like? […]

Lone star tick bite causes allergy to red meat

As if there weren’t enough reasons to avoid ticks, a symptom can develop in which a bite from a certain kind of tick causes an allergic reaction to red meat. A bite from the lone star tick, common accross the eastern half of the United States, can cause severe symptoms to develop after eating mammalian […]

State warns Illinois residents about rabid animals

Illinois residents are being warned to beware of rabid animals after more than two dozen rabid bats have been reported in the state this year. In a news release, the Illinois Department of Public Health is offering tips on what to do to minimize their chances of being bitten by a rabid animal and what […]

Study: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil Consumption Protects against Alzheimer’s Disease | Medicine

In a study published this week in the Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, researchers from Temple University and the Sapienza University of Roma show that the daily consumption of extra-virgin olive oil, a major component of the Mediterranean diet, protects memory and learning ability and reduces the formation of amyloid-beta plaques and neurofibrillary tangles […]

Drop in HIV diagnoses seen in gay men

For the first time, new cases of HIV have fallen among men who have sex with men, according to Public Health England. Diagnoses have decreased from 2060 in 2014-15 to 1700 in 2015-16. And in London, there’s been an even steeper drop. The researchers looked at data from 200 sexual health clinics in the UK. […]

Danger map reveals health threat zone

Image copyright EcoHealthAlliance South America is a hotbed of potential viruses that could be the next major threat to the world’s health, according to “danger maps”. The EcoHealth Alliance in New York looked at mammals, the viruses they harbour and how they come into contact with people. It revealed bats carry more potential threats than […]

FDA Approves Quicker-To-Administer Drug for Blood Cancers – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report FDA Approves Quicker-To-Administer Drug for Blood CancersU.S. News & World ReportU.S. regulators have approved a more convenient version of a blockbuster drug for treating three common blood cancers. June 22, 2017, at 5:48 p.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. FDA Approves Quicker-To-Administer Drug for Blood …Expanded Indication for […]

Health experts warn against coconut oil – The Australian

WSOC Charlotte Health experts warn against coconut oilThe AustralianThe health benefits of coconut oil have been questioned, with US authorities warning it raises cholesterol in the same way as other saturated fats. A new paper released by the American Heart Association urges consumers to ditch coconut oil and instead …The truth about so-called ‘superfood’ coconut […]