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  • Safe and Natural Pain Relief

    Headaches, period pains and toothaches can attack you anytime of the day and can really hamper your ability to function optimally. While it could be easier to reach out for a couple of over-the-counter Ibuprofen, there’s nothing that could beat natural and side-effect-free relief for pain and discomfort. Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs)

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  • Why Medical Studies Are Often Wrong

    How Bad Math Haunts Health Research How many times have you heard people exclaim something like, “First they tell us this is good or bad for us, and then they tell us just the opposite”? In case you need more confirmation for the “iffy-ness” of many health studies, Dr. John Ioannidis, a researcher at the

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  • Another way to cut medical costs

    Split your pills More health insurers are endorsing the practice, but some physicians say it’s risky. Smart shoppers can’t resist a two-for-one sale. But should you purchase prescription drugs the same way you buy pizza or canned corn? For years, people who take daily medications have saved money by asking their doctors to prescribe pills

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  • Smaller Tumors Result in Better Breast Cancer Survival

    According to a new study, a lot of the advancement in breast cancer survival in recently is due to average tumor being smaller, not due to treatments being better. Researchers have concluded that smaller tumor sizes account for 61% of the improvement in surviving when cancer had not spread beyond the breast, and 28% when

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  • Improve Memory Naturally with These Brain-Friendly Fats

    You can re-read the title – it did say “fats”. The fact that most people don’t know is that there are two types of fats, the friendly ones and the ones that cause life-threatening conditions. Here’s another fact – the brain actually utilizes 60% of the body’s fats, because thinking needs a substantial amount of

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  • Which Patients Will Not Respond to Treatment with Targeted Cancer Drug?

    By the time the human genome was mapped, cancer researchers had already begun investigating the proteins that were encoded by these newly identified genes. As the molecular engines that control all functions of the body, scientists wanted to find out how proteins work to promote health, or malfunction to cause disease. Subsequently, their discoveries have

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  • Drug addiction – Death by Ecstasy

    Scientists have identified a key protein involved in one of the most lethal side effects of the popular but illegal drug ecstasy. Most ecstasy-related deaths are caused by an increase in body temperature, or hyperthermia, which leads to organ failure. Coroners report: 18-year-old female who attended a RAVE PARTY between the hours of 2230 and

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  • Ecstasy Might Cause Brain Damage

    Ecstacy/MDMA Side Effects There’s more evidence that the wildly-popular, feel-good “rave” drug known as ecstasy can have potentially devastating effects on brain cells. And women who use the drug for extended periods are particularly susceptible to this damage. Also known as MDMA, ecstasy is cheap, relatively easy to get, and seems more innocuous than other

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  • Rhapsody so blue, the downside of ecstasy

    Research suggests designer drug may cause brain damage THE past week has been an important time for both those who study the effects of the drug ecstasy and for those who take it. A British study reported that long-term ecstasy users have poor memories. A German research group has suggested that even infrequent use of

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