Send to KindleTweet The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of the vaccine Menactra in kids as young as nine months old to prevent “invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroups A, C, Y and W-135,” or meningitis. The vaccine already had approval, but only for use in people ages 2 to 55. Meningococcal disease [...]
Send to KindleTweet Amy Winehouse might have a fighting chance thanks to a new drug called Vivitrol. U.S. government agency Food and Drug Administration approved Vivitrol to treat and prevent relapse after patients with opioid addictions complete detox. The new drug is an extended-release formula based on naltrexone that is administered through an intramuscular injection [...]
Send to KindleTweet First Response has announced its patent pending technology, which allows women to detect pregnancy even earlier. Cleared by the FDA, the technology allows FIRST RESPONSE pregnancy tests allow women to detect pregnancy up to six days before a missed period, which is one day before any other at home pregnancy test. FIRST [...]
Blueberry. Skunk Diesel. G-13. These are all different types of grass, the illegal drug New Jersey just legalized for medical use. Weed has been given to cancer patients for years to help with nausea and appetite but recent studies show new pluses and minuses associated with herb.
The green movement is progressing to another level, one that could bring composting and earth-friendly plastic to the mainstream.
Send to KindleTweet Science Implies Love Can Last Past Honeymoon A new study on brain activity implies some people can remain madly in love with each other after years of marriage, Science News reports. The data implied that long-term lovers can exhibit the same brain activity as short-lovers in the “honeymoon” stage. Researchers at the Albert [...]
Send to KindleTweet Lasers are technology’s gift to the beauty industry, as this one group of machines can take care of everything from sagging skin to excess fat. The main laser trends over the last five years have been at-home lasers to treat aging and the addition of lasers to treat patients of all skin [...]
Send to KindleTweet New York City’s Health Department reported that more than 25% of adult New Yorkers have Herpes Simplex Virus-2, the virus that causes genital herpes. Having Herpes facilitates the spread of HIV and doubles the risk a person will get HIV when exposed. The new study suggests that 26% of New York City residents [...]
Send to KindleTweet Some California residents are wondering if the decision to make marijuana legal for medicinal purposes was a mistake, The New York Times reports. Medical marijuana was legalized under state law in 1996. Since then, 11 other states have followed, despite a federal law that bans the sale of any marijuana. Recently, some are [...]
Send to KindleTweet The Brazilian government has opened a £10 million condom factory in the Amazon, in the town of Xapuri, which will use latex extracted from the forests to make around 100 million condoms a year, The Guardian reports. The factory will let allow local rubber tappers profit from the rainforest without destroying it, [...]