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Drug Chains Restrict
Purchase of Children's Meds
Dec 20, 2022 10:30 AM CST
Drug Chains Restrict Purchase of Children's Meds
Demand as respiratory illnesses thrive forces CVS, Walgreens to limit amount customers can buy
- Parents on the hunt for medication for their sick kids may not be able to immediately find what they need on drugstore shelves, thanks to a spike in various respiratory illnesses and, therefore, higher demand for those meds. CNN reports that the CVS and Walgreens chains have placed limits on...
Think You Know What
Will Help Your Achy
Knees? Think Again
Nov 22, 2022 11:08 AM CST
Think You Know What Will Help Your Achy Knees? Think Again
NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen may actually exacerbate osteoarthritis inflammation: scientists
- When those achy joints start acting up, it seems to be popular wisdom to pop an Advil, Motrin, or Aleve. Now, however, scientists say ibuprofen and naproxen, sold under these brand names and others, may actually exacerbate things for patients suffering from osteoarthritis, worsening their inflammation instead of tamping it...
DNA Task Earns
Him a Nobel
Oct 3, 2022 5:52 AM CDT
'Seemingly Impossible' DNA Task Earns Him a Nobel
Swede Svante Paabo wins prize for physiology or medicine for work on human evolution
- This year's Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine has been awarded to Swedish scientist Svante Paabo for his discoveries on human evolution. Thomas Perlmann, secretary of the Nobel Committee, announced the winner Monday at the Karolinska Institute in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Paabo has spearheaded research comparing the...
Visited Space Station
Apr 24, 2022 5:30 PM CDT
NASA Reveals Hologram Doctors Visited Space Station
They were first humans 'holoported' to space
- While the words "Beam up Schmiddy" probably weren't spoken, NASA flight surgeon Dr. Josef Schmid did give a Vulcan salute as he appeared on the International Space Station through a process called "holoporting." NASA recently disclosed that in October, Schmid and other team members became the...
Nobel Winner 'Unlocks
One of the Secrets of Nature'
Oct 4, 2021 5:33 AM CDT
Nobel Winner 'Unlocks One of the Secrets of Nature'
2 US-based scientists take home medicine prize for discovery of receptors for temperature, touch
- "Exciting news" was delivered Monday to two US-based scientists. The Nobel Prize in the field of physiology or medicine has been awarded to David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, cited for their discovery of receptors for temperature and touch. The winners were announced Monday by Thomas Perlmann, secretary-general of...
Judge Rules Hospital Can
Stop Using Ivermectin
Sep 7, 2021 10:45 AM CDT
Judge Rules Hospital Can Stop Using Ivermectin
An earlier order required its use for a COVID patient in the ICU
- An unusual medical and legal case involving the controversial drug ivermectin appears to be over in Ohio. A judge ruled on Monday that a hospital can stop administering it to a 51-year-old COVID patient in its ICU, reports NBC News . Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Michael Oster Jr. wrote that...
Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes
to Trio Who Discovered Hep C
Oct 5, 2020 6:49 AM CDT
Nobel Prize in Medicine Goes to Trio Who Discovered Hep C
Honor for Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, Charles M. Rice is 'long overdue'
- We've spent most of 2020 in a tangle with one virus , but now, advances regarding another are receiving their due accolades as Nobel Prize week kicks off. The prize for physiology or medicine was awarded to scientists Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton, and Charles M. Rice for their "...
Companies Nationwide Are
Suffering. Not This One
Apr 17, 2020 10:53 AM CDT
Companies Nationwide Are Suffering. Not This One
Procter & Gamble saw biggest quarterly sales in decades thanks to rush on home products
- While many businesses are suffering during the coronavirus pandemic, one firm is seeing a surge—mainly because a good number of its products are household necessities in demand during lockdowns. The
Wall Street Journal
reports that Procter & Gamble saw its biggest quarterly increase in decades, with sales rising 10%...
Family Shocked to Get
Grim News by 'Robot' Video
Mar 9, 2019 4:45 PM CST
Family Shocked to Get Grim News by 'Robot' Video
They were devastated by how the hospital handled it
- Ernest Quintana's family knew he was dying of chronic lung disease when he was taken by ambulance to a hospital, unable to breathe. But they were devastated when a robot machine rolled into his room in the intensive care unit that night and a doctor told the 78-year-old patient...
Nasal Spray Derived From Party
Drug Approved for Depression
Mar 6, 2019 6:21 AM CST
Nasal Spray Derived From Party Drug Approved for Depression
Esketamine, for treatment-resistant depression, to be administered by experts
- The FDA has approved a new fast-acting depression treatment derived from a party drug . Nasal spray esketamine from Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceuticals contains an active portion of the ketamine molecule. As a generic anesthetic, ketamine or "Special K" is increasingly available for depression, but costs a pretty...
Theranos Founder Indicted
on Federal Wire Fraud Charges
Jun 15, 2018 6:38 PM CDT
Theranos Founder Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud Charges
The rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes is a cautionary tale for young tech entrepreneurs
- Federal prosecutors have charged Theranos Inc. founder Elizabeth Holmes and former president and COO Ramesh Balwani with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of wire fraud, reports the Wall Street Journal . They allege Holmes and Balwani defrauded investors, doctors, and patients out of millions of...
Dancing, Rapping Doc
Facing Malpractice Lawsuits
May 25, 2018 4:25 PM CDT
Dancing, Rapping Doc Facing Malpractice Lawsuits
Atlanta plastic surgeon is accused of unsafe, unprofessional procedures
- Since-deleted YouTube videos of Dr. Windell Boutte dancing and singing around exposed patients in her operating room are sending chills throughout the patient community, reports CNN . The Atlanta plastic surgeon can be seen rapping, dancing while holding surgical instruments (minus gloves or mask), and cutting into an abdomen to the...
WHO: Clandestine Factories
Making Fake Drugs That Harm
Nov 30, 2017 2:23 PM CST
WHO: Clandestine Factories Making Fake Drugs That Harm
Agency found that fake or substandard drugs are big problem worldwide
- While some people are getting sick, others are getting rich, NPR reports—and a new World Health Organization study reveals why. It's all linked to counterfeit drugs, notes the report from the WHO, which estimates one in 10 medical products in low- and middle-income nations is either substandard (licensed...
Girl's HIV Drugs Were Halted 8
Years Ago. It's 'Promising'
Jul 24, 2017 7:53 AM CDT
Girl's HIV Drugs Were Halted 8 Years Ago. It's 'Promising'
Researchers point to early treatment that can possibly lead to long-term remission
- A South African girl born with the AIDS virus has kept her infection suppressed for more than eight years after stopping anti-HIV medicines—more evidence that early treatment can occasionally cause a long remission that, if it lasts, would be a form of cure. Her case was revealed Monday at...
Jul 12, 2017 11:48 AM CDT
Ancient Text by Father of Medicine Unearthed
Scientists say medicinal recipe attributed to Hippocrates revealed in Egyptian monastery
- Hippocrates is considered the father of Western medicine, and now researchers in Egypt have found what they say is one of his original texts, reports
. The discovery came during restoration of the library at the ancient St. Catherine's Monastery in South Sinai, and it took some sleuthing....
FDA: Sorry, Camel Milk
Is No Miracle Cure
Jan 17, 2017 9:03 AM CST
FDA: Sorry, Camel Milk Is No Miracle Cure
California company gets a warning to tone down claims
- One of the latest, pricey health fads is camel milk, and the FDA has made clear that it's none too pleased. That's because California company Desert Farms has been boasting that its product can cure (or at least mitigate) all kinds of ailments, from allergies to Crohn's...
Ghost Pepper Puts Hole
in Man's Esophagus
in case you missed it
Oct 22, 2016 2:04 PM CDT
Ghost Pepper Puts Hole in Man's Esophagus
Excessive vomiting tore a hole in his esophagus
- The ghost pepper is one of the world's hottest peppers, with a Scoville rating of more than a million. So it might follow that you shouldn't ingest it in more than tiny quantities. And yet, the
Journal of Emergency Medicine
reports on the unusual case of a man...
Getting Pain Meds
Can Be Difficult—
If You're Black
Aug 11, 2016 5:45 PM CDT
Getting Pain Meds Can Be Difficult— If You're Black
Study finds disparity in how they're doled out
- White people are roughly twice as likely to die from prescription painkillers as black people in the US; now a new study finds that they're also twice as likely to be prescribed them. It's just the latest finding to show that minorities are treated differently when it comes...
The Feds Own
(Maybe 6) Secret
in case you missed it
Jul 2, 2016 6:50 AM CDT
The Feds Own (Maybe 6) Secret Medical Warehouses
The Strategic National Stockpile is designed to counter threats to America's health
- Search Google News for articles on the "Strategic National Stockpile" and you'll get a slim 1,480 , a low quantity befitting a program studded with secrets. The SNS falls under the auspices of the CDC, which was in 1999 given congressional funding in order to stockpile what now...
$3B a Year in
Mar 2, 2016 6:48 AM CST
Hospitals Toss $3B a Year in Cancer Drugs
Non-cancer drugs can be culprits, too
- Some cancer drugs are barely wasted at all. Teva Pharmaceuticals' Treanda, used to treat leukemia and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, comes in four separate dosage packages, so only 1% of the drug is typically thrown away. But with 18 of the top 20 cancer drugs sold in only one or two...
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