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First Human Injected with Controversial Genetically Modified Genes

First Human Injected with Controversial Genetically Modified Genes

For the first time in history, a human has been injected with genes edited using the CRISPR-Cas9 method. [1] The experiment took place on 28 October 2016, when a team of Chinese scientists, led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu, delivered the genetically modified (GM) cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer […]

FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Ecstasy For PTSD Sufferers

FDA Approves Phase 3 Clinical Trial Of Ecstasy For PTSD Sufferers

The FDA gave permission on November 29 for large-scale, Phase 3 clinical trials of Ecstasy for people suffering with post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Many people swear the currently-illicit street drug has saved their lives, and if the trial is successful, it would establish Ecstasy as a legitimate prescription drug. [1] Preliminary trials of Ecstasy, […]

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The Shocking Reason Many Teenage Girls Are Prescribed Antidepressants

A striking new study published in JAMA Psychiatry links hormonal contraceptives to depression, especially in teenage girls. The findings aren’t surprising to many women. A professor at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark and lead supervisor of the study, Dr. Øjvind Lidegaard said:   “We have known for decades that women’s sex hormones estrogen and progesterone have an influence […]

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The Alcohol Industry Is Funding Anti-Marijuana Efforts

Earlier this month, I wrote about how Insys Therapeutics, a drug company that sells only fentanyl, a powerful and often deadly opioid, has been fighting marijuana legalization efforts in Arizona. Well, it’s not just the pharmaceutical industry that is bankrolling anti-marijuana campaigns; the alcohol industry is in on it, too. Insys donated $500,000 to Arizonans […]

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Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found In A 4th Person In The U.S.

A 4th case of a superbug that is resistant to antibiotics of last resort has been reported in aConnecticut toddler, and health officials are scrambling to figure out where else the superbugs might be lurking. Antibiotic resistance first popped up in the U.S. this past May, when it was discovered that a Pennsylvania woman was harboring a […]

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How Illegal Drugs And ADHD Medications Are Polluting Urban Streams

Both legal and illegal drugs are polluting streams in and around at least 1 major U.S. city, a new study reveals. This includes amphetamines, which are biologically active and highly addictive. [1] The pollution comes at a high cost, ecologically. Areas in some streams have high enough concentrations of amphetamines to alter the bottom of the […]

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Omega-3 Fish Oil May Help People Recover From A Heart Attack

Omega-3 fatty acids are associated with a ridiculous number of health benefits. They’ve been shown to protect against skin cancer and skin infections, and help to protect the brain from various damages. But perhaps the most well-known health benefit associated with omega-3 fats is heart health, with a new study suggesting that omega-3 fatty acids may also […]

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These Contact Lenses Mistakes Could Seriously Damage Your Eyes

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) warns in a new report that people who wear contact lenses and don’t care for them properly risk developing serious infections. About 41 million Americans wear contact lenses, and people get so used to having them in their eyes, they either forget about them or don’t believe they’re at risk […]

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Study: People Save Antibiotics For Later Use, And It Is Not Good

Many people in the United States hang on to leftover antibiotics and say that if they got sick, they’d use them without going to the doctor, a new study finds. The findings are so problematic, it’s hard to even know where to begin. However, one of the main concerns is that this practice leads people […]

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Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania: Latest Updates

In April of this year (2016), medical marijuana became legal in Pennsylvania, and lawmakers said children would get the first crack at obtaining the medication. Let’s take a look at recent developments. Medical Marijuana “Roadmap” Released For Entrepreneurs On August 18, Pennsylvania released a draft of the rules for all would-be marijuana growers and processors to follow […]

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