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Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales Calls Bullsh*t on Alt-Medicine Petitioners

If you look up “Emotional Freedom Techniques” on Wikipedia, you’ll see that it is “is generally characterized as pseudoscience and has not garnered significant support in clinical psychology.” If you look up “Thought Field Therapy on Wikipedia, you’ll find that “there is no scientific evidence that [it] is effective, and the American Psychological Association has stated that it ‘lacks a …

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Childhood ADHD: Under Or Over Diagnosed

In an ABC News segment titled Missing ADHD Diagnosis, Lost Childhood, interviewers talk to Andrea Frank, a 38-year-old nursing assistant from Wisconsin. While bright, she struggled in school and at work, where she never lived up to her potential. But when she married and had two boys, she noticed signs that they had behavior traits like her and wanted answers. …

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Patient Requests Do Influence Doctors’ Prescriptions, Shows Study

Nearly every commercial break on TV now includes drug ads that list dozens of possible side effects and outcomes. No matter how different these lists may be, though, every ad includes the phrase “ask your doctor.” Now new research is showing that asking doctors about certain medications really can influence their prescription. A new study published in the journal Medical …

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Selfies Causing Lice Epidemic, According to Lice Removal Business

According to the operator of a California-based lice removal spa, your teenagers are going to get lice because they’re taking so many damn selfies. Apparently, the epidemic has already begun. Heads have been pressed together, duck faces have been made, and your kid now has a head full of critters. Gross. “I’ve seen a huge increase of lice in teens …

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New Painkiller Zohydro: What Parents And Patients Need To Know

Painkiller junkies who’ve diligently done research are anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pill called Zohydro. Meanwhile, a well-meaning coalition of health professionals is also anticipating – the imminent demise of such existing abusers and legitimate patients alike. They are trying their hardest to prevent such tragedy from unfolding right up until the last minute, as the drug is set …

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Identical Quadruplets To Stay in NICU for a While

Identical quadruplets were born on February 8 to Kimberly and Craig Fugate, who were surprised to learn that the 42-year-old was pregnant to begin with. The couple was really shocked to learn that the doctor expected triplets. Then the diaper hit the fan when they were in the delivery room, delivering what they thought were triplets at 13 weeks premature. …

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New Pill Camera Could Help Those with Colonoscopy Troubles

Although your dad would argue that there are a lot of terrible things about getting older, it’s hard to deny that the dreaded colonoscopy is one of the most-referenced drawbacks of aging. The American Cancer society recommends that both men and women first schedule the procedure at age 50, and continue to have colon screenings every 10 years. Let’s face …

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Acetaminophen Warning: FDA Says Limit Dose to 325 MG

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an acetaminophen warning on Tuesday and recommends that healthcare professionals stop prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen. Acetaminophen is a pain medicine that you may recognize from taking Tylenol. The FDA says that prescribing more than 325 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit can put people at risk for …

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We Could See A 3D Printed Liver By Next Year

One of the most ambitious uses of 3D printers today is the creation of working organs. Researchers have already come a long way in making organ tissue with 3D printers, but getting it to work is the hard part. One company claims to have overcome this last hurdle. In what could become one of the biggest scientific breakthroughs of 2014, …

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Cough Remedies to Help You Through the Holidays

It’s that time of year and we aren’t just talking about the holidays. It is now cold and flu season, which could certainly put a damper on any holiday festivities you have planned. If you do come down with a cold and need a cough remedy to keep you from hacking all over everyone’s Christmas dinner, check out some of …

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We’re Less Than A Decade Away From A 3D Printed Heart

3D printing and medicine have been best buds as of late with researchers using the technology to print everything from blood vessels to working organs. Now one group of researchers wants to use 3D printers to replicate the heart. A team at Kentucky’s Cardiovascular Innovation Institute is making their own 3D printers in the hope that they can be used …

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New Bird Flu Infects First Human

Zoonosis occurs when a disease or sickness in a non-human animal is transmitted to a human being. Approximately 61% of 1415 pathogenic infections to human beings are zoonotic. The first case of a bird-to-human transmission of infection came in China in 1996. Since its inception, the H5N1 flu strain has killed more than 600 people, most of those residing in …

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