DIY Birth Control Patch Being Developed

Tweet A skin patch that provides a month’s worth of birth control for women is being developed by U.S. researchers. The patch, which can be pressed into an arm or leg, has dissolvable microneedles that implant into the skin and slowly dissolve over time, delivering a contraceptive hormone, NBC News reported. No doctor visit is needed, according to the Georgia Tech team. Their research was...
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Pharma Owners Accused of Lying About OxyContin

Tweet The family that owns OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma directed attempts to play down the dangers of the opioid painkiller, suggest previously undisclosed documents included in a court filing by the attorney general of Massachusetts. The filing includes emails and other internal Purdue communications that mention the Sackler family. It’s the first evidence that appears to link the family...
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Diabetes Before 40, Mental Health Stays Linked

Tweet 6 Tips to Help if You’re Tired of Your Diabetes By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who develop type 2 diabetes before they turn 40 are twice as likely to be hospitalized for mental illness as those who develop the blood sugar disease after 40, a new study shows. About 37 percent of all hospitalization...
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Are Some People Using Their Dogs to Get Opioids?

Tweet Slideshow: Self-Care and Recovery After Trauma By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — To fight America’s opioid epidemic, lawmakers and regulators have clamped down hard on doctors’ prescribing practices. But one avenue for obtaining prescription opioids appears to have been overlooked, according to a...
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Infographic: Reducing Your Alzheimer’s Risk

Tweet Article source: https://www.webmd.com/special-reports/confronting-alzheimers/20160225/alzheimers-infographic?src=RSS_PUBLIC
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Judge Blocks Trump Employer Birth Control Rules

Tweet The preliminary injunction against the rules allowing more companies to opt out of providing female employees with no-cost birth control apply to 13 states and Washington, D.C., the Associated Press reported. Judge Haywood Gilliam ruled on Sunday in favor of plaintiffs seeking to prevent the rules from taking effect as scheduled on Monday while a lawsuit against them is before the courts. However,...
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Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Found in 2 U.K. Women

Tweet Jan. 14, 2019 — Two U.K. women in the last 3 months have been diagnosed with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) gonorrhea — the so-called super gonorrhea. Public Health England (PHE) says one case was acquired in the U.K., and the other in Europe, with possible connections to what’s been called a “party destination.” Both women were heterosexual, and their infections were...
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More in U.S. Dying From Opioids Than On the Roads

Tweet MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the first time in history, Americans’ risk of dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk of dying in a car accident, the National Safety Council reported Monday. The chances of dying from an accidental opioid overdose in the United States are now 1 in 96, compared to a 1 in 103 risk of dying in a traffic crash, according to...
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Adult-Onset Food Allergies Increasing, Confusing

Tweet Jodi Duke, Springfield, VA. Lisa Gable, CEO, Food Allergy Research Education, McLean, VA. Ruchi Gupta, MD, pediatrician, Lurie Children’s Hospital; professor of pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago. Katie James, Arlington, VA. Erin Malawer, author, Allergy Shmallergy food allergy awareness blog, McLean, VA. Martin Malawer, MD, oncology surgeon, McLean, VA. Scott...
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Why Your Heart Needs A Good Night’s Sleep

Tweet MONDAY, Jan. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Six hours: That’s the minimum amount of sleep per night you need to help your heart stay healthy, new research suggests. The study found that chronic lack of sleep and poor sleep quality raise the odds of fatty plaque accumulation in arteries — a condition known as atherosclerosis, which increases the odds of heart attack and stroke. There...
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