Marijuana Could Offer Relief From Migraine Pain

Tweet See the Journey of a Migraine Through the Body By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Headache and migraine patients, take note: medical marijuana may help ease your pain. The findings follow an analysis of data collected by a Canadian phone app that gathered feedback offered by 1,300 headache sufferers and nearly 700 migraine sufferers who...
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Hepatitis A in 6 States Linked to Blackberries

Tweet Dec. 4, 2019 — There have been 16 cases of hepatitis A in six states — Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin — in an outbreak that may be linked to fresh non-organic blackberries from Fresh Thyme Farmers Market grocery stores, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in an update on Dec. 3. The last person to become sick with the contagious virus...
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Program Gives Uninsured Free HIV Prevention Drugs

Tweet Dec. 4, 2019 — A new program to provide free HIV prevention drugs to people who can’t afford them because they don’t have health insurance was announced Tuesday by the U.S. government. Use of these daily drugs — called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) — significantly reduces the risk that a person who is HIV-free will contract the AIDS-causing virus through sex or...
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African Americans Face Unique Mental Health Risks

Tweet Dec. 4, 2019 — When Demetrius Minor left the Army after 12 years in 2013, he went through a standard medical review. Physically fit and seemingly healthy, he breezed through. Nobody caught that he was depressed. Minor says he “passed through [the mental health system] because I looked healthy. They are looking for broken bones and ask you the easy questions, like, ‘Do you feel like...
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Popular Diabetes Drug May Contain a Carcinogen

Tweet Bloomberg: “Diabetes Drugs Latest to Be Targeted for Carcinogen Scrutiny.” Jeremy Kahn, press officer, FDA. David Light, CEO, Valisure. Mayo Clinic: “Type 2 diabetes.” ClinCalc.com: “Metformin Hydrochloride,” “The Top 200 of 2019.” CDC.gov: “Diabetes Quick Facts.” Article source: https://www.webmd.com/diabetes/news/20191205/popular-diabetes-drug-may-contain-a-carcinogen?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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New Results for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

Tweet Dec. 5, 2019 — New study results about an experimental drug its maker claims can slow mental decline in Alzheimer’s disease patients were released Thursday. Studies on aducanumab were halted earlier this year because the drug didn’t appear to be effective. But the new results suggest it’s effective at a high dose, the Associated Press reported. The findings were presented...
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BPA Levels in Humans Are Underestimated: Study

Tweet FRIDAY, Dec. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Levels of the widely used chemical bisphenol A (BPA) in people’s bodies are much higher than once thought, according to scientists who say they’ve created a more accurate way to measure them. BPA is used in many plastic products, including food and drink containers, and animal studies have shown that it can interfere with hormones. Exposure...
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Drug Reduces Delusions in Dementia Patients

Tweet Dec. 5, 2019 — A drug used to reduce delusions in Parkinson’s disease patients does the same for patients with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, a new study shows. Pimavanserin (Nuplazid) was approved in the United States for Parkinson’s-related psychosis in 2016. It blocks a brain chemical that triggers delusions, the Associated Press reported. The new...
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Flesh-Eating Infection Tied to Heroin Kills Seven

Tweet Dec. 5, 2019 — Infections linked to injections of black tar heroin have killed seven people in San Diego County in the past two months, health officials said Wednesday. Nine people, aged 19 to 57, were admitted to area hospitals with “severe myonecrosis” bacterial infections after injecting the drug Oct. 2 and Nov. 24, according to a county health department statement, NBC...
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How Well Are You Aging? A Blood Test Might Tell

Tweet THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Imagine a blood test that could spot whether you are aging too quickly. New research suggests it’s not the stuff of science fiction anymore. The scientists analyzed plasma — the cell-free, fluid part of blood — from more than 4,200 people between the ages of 18 and 95, and found a link between 373 proteins and aging. “We’ve...
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