• A Mishap Sheds Light on an Ebola Vaccine – New York Times

    The moment he felt a needle jab into his thumb in September on an Ebola ward in Sierra Leone, Dr. Lewis Rubinson knew he was at risk of contracting the deadly disease. What could he do but wait to see if he got sick, and hope that treatment would pull him through? Dr. Rubinson, an …

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  • FDA Approves First Of New Type Of Generic Drugs

    Swiss drugmaker Novartis’ logo is seen behind scaffolding at the company’s plant in the northern Swiss town of Stein, shown in January. The company’s “biosimilar” drug Zarxio has received FDA approval. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Landovhide caption itoggle caption Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters/Landov The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first in a class of generic drugs that are …

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  • Depression – Does Alcohol Help or Hurt?

    by Fredrik Olofsson There are a couple of problems that seem to go hand in hand, usually one being done for the other. These problems are the over consumption of alcohol and clinical depression. Many people who are depressed and drink on a regular basis in order to help to numb the depression to a …

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  • Autism is largely down to genes, twins study suggests – BBC News

    By Michelle RobertsHealth editor, BBC News online Individuals with autism have less activity in the amygdala (shown in red), which plays a key role in processing emotions Genetic influences on autism are estimated to be between 74-98%, a Medical Research Council study of 258 twins suggests. The King’s College London team said 181 of the …

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  • The Supreme Court and the Fate of American Health Care – New York Times

    In 2012, the chief justice of the United States, John Roberts Jr., saved the Affordable Care Act by a single, surprising vote. On Wednesday morning, the chief justice was again expected to hold the decisive vote as the Supreme Court heard extended oral argument in the latest assault on President Obama’s signature health care law. …

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  • Another Study Confirms The Beauty Of The Mediterranean Diet. So Why Are We … – Forbes

    If we didn’t quite believe that the Mediterranean diet was one of the best ones for heart health – not to mention a slew of other areas of health, and longevity – a new study offers even more evidence. People in Greece who adhered strongly to the diet had almost half the risk of developing …

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  • Arsenic Antidote Hidden In Our Genes

    i At more than 12,000 feet above sea level, the town of San Antonio de los Cobres sits on volcanic bedrock, which leeches arsenic into the drinking water. Guigue/Wikimedia hide caption itoggle caption Guigue/Wikimedia For centuries, arsenic was the go-to poison for murder. If you wanted to knock off an heir to the throne or …

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  • New procedure promises to ease back pain – Local 10

    THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THAT, WE CAN’T ENJOY MORE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL WEATHER. Victor Oquendo: BACK PAIN IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON HEALTH CONDITIONS IN THE COUNTRY AND ONE THAT’S VERY TREAT PANEL USUALLY YOU DON’T EVEN NEED SURGERY TO GET RELIEF BUT WHEN ALL ELSE FAILS, LOCAL10 NEWS HEALTH SPECIALIST KRISTI KRUEGER SAYS …

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  • A Ruling Against Obamacare Would Have Broad Implications

    4 min 18 sec Download Supporters of the Affordable Care Act gather in front of the U.S Supreme Court during a rally Wednesday. The court heard arguments in the case and is expected to announce its decision in June. Alex Wong/Getty Imageshide caption itoggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images The Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in …

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  • Depression and Meditation

    by laerpel In the early days, people have mistakenly perceived depression to be a sin. But with the help of science, people were able to understand that this is indeed a psychological condition, wherein anyone who develops it must be treated instead of persecuted. Depression, according to science, is a mental state wherein a person …

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