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Prescription weight-loss medication helps with opiate addiction recovery, study confirms

A prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone, new research confirms. The researchers found that the drug, lorcaserin, reduced the use and craving for the opioid oxycodone in preclinical studies...

The “Night-Before” Feels

“One day or day one. You decide” March 2016: I was sitting in my 250 person auditorium classroom  watching 2016 AT Tru Hikers depart from Springer Mountain in hopes to become part of the 25%. Days/ weeks go by and I remember watching...Show More Summary

Team identifies mechanisms behind resistance to FGFR inhibitor drug

The first genetic mechanisms conferring acquired resistance to a promising group of targeted cancer drugs have now been identified by researchers.

Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone to all patients who meet evidence-based criteria

Pharmacies should proactively offer naloxone, a drug that blocks or reverses the effects of overdose, to patients taking opioid medications through universal opt-out strategies in an effort to get the life-saving drug into the hands of more people who need it, according to a new study.

Some Lawmakers Now Look to Bipartisanship on Health Care

4 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

In the wake of the Republican failure to make good on the vow to repeal the Affordable Care Act, President Trump and congressional leaders find themselves at a crossroads.

Medical News Today: What is cholesterol ratio and why is it important?

In this article, learn about the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol. How do they affect the body? How can you manage high cholesterol?

I almost quit today.

Hey, I’m laid up in bed, enjoying a nice zero at St. Luke’s Hostel in Virginia, when it dawned on me: “I almost quit today.” That phrase. That simple little, four-worded sentence was my first journal entry on the AT. Now, I think back to that day and laugh, but it was anything but funny at the time. You see, it was February 1st, 2017. Show More Summary

Fight Aging! Newsletter, March 27th 2017

4 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Fight Aging! provides a weekly digest of news and commentary for thousands of subscribers interested in the latest longevity science: progress towards the medical control of aging in order to prevent age-related frailty, suffering, and...Show More Summary

Last Minute Advice for PCT Thru Hikers

A thru hike is a once in a lifetime experience. It’s special. It’s a break from the normalcy of city life – an opportunity to find your soul and enjoy a 6 month love affair with Nature. Start Slow If you blitz through the trail you will go back to ‘normal life’ sooner. Show More Summary

Rise of the biohackers

As fears of gene-editing technologies in the hands of amateur scientists grow, we should focus on genuine risks and not overreact to speculative threats The post Rise of the biohackers appeared first on Macleans.ca.

Are tree nut allergies diagnosed too often?

(American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology) A new study in Annals of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology shows about 50 percent of those who thought they were allergic to all tree nuts were able to pass an oral food challenge without a reaction.

Q&A with DoubleTap

I thought I’d do something a little different for this blog post and do a Q & A with Matt Parker, aka DoubleTap, one of the many PCT Trail Angels. For those that don’t know, a Trail Angel is a volunteer who supports hikers on their journey,...Show More Summary

Sniffing out a new strategy against Alzheimer's disease

Neurologists are conducting an 18-month clinical trial testing a type of insulin delivered in a nasal spray – which is used to treat diabetes in some patients – in the Study of Nasal Insulin to Fight Forgetfulness (SNIFF).

How to Crowdfund Your Hike

10 tips for launching a successful crowdfunding campaign to fund your long-distance hike AND inspire your community to pursue their dreams! The post How to Crowdfund Your Hike appeared first on The Trek.

Novel gene therapy experiment offers hope for people with certain hearing loss and dizziness disorder

Gene therapy was able to restore balance and hearing in genetically modified mice that mimic Usher Syndrome, a genetic condition in humans characterized by partial or total hearing loss, dizziness, and vision loss that worsens over time, report investigators.

Using a smartphone to screen for male infertility

Investigators set out to develop a home-based diagnostic test that could be used to measure semen quality using a smartphone-based device. New findings by the team indicating that the smartphone-based semen analyzer can identify abnormal semen samples based on sperm concentration and motility criteria with approximately 98 percent accuracy.

2-Week Total-Body Challenge - Just a Few Minutes a Day

If you enjoyed toning your legs with our Squat Challenge, your core loved the Crunch Challenge, and your upper body felt pumped doing the Push-Up Challenge, get ready for a total-body fitness challenge that combines exercises from all three of these challenges to strengthen and firm your entire body. Show More Summary

Are right-to-try laws a last hope for dying patients — or a false hope?

4 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The battle over access to unapproved treatments moves from the states to Congress.

The Top 25 Reasons You Aren't Losing Weight

Even if you follow a fitness routine and you often choose healthier foods, you may not be seeing the weight come off the way you hope. While there are plenty of other healthy accomplishments to celebrate on this journey, it can be frustrating to not see results when you step on the scale. Show More Summary

I did everything the doctors said, but for 20 years my symptoms only got worse

4 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

I had headaches, fatigue, depression and joint pain. It sure didn’t feel like normal aging.

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