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Public Health England finds use of such drugs has risen since 2010 while antibiotic-resistant infections continue to increase<p>The use of antibiotics of last resort has risen significantly in England during the last five years as antibiotic-resistant infections continue to grow, posing a threat to …

Microbiology

We are creating a nation of addicts

<b>(CNN) —</b> In my youth, it took me many years of heavy drinking to become a career alcoholic. This year, it took less than eight weeks of medical treatment to become addicted to OxyContin and Percocet.<p>It started in the spring when long-standing pain in my back, dating to my high school football days, …

Seasonal Affective Disorder: The Fake-Sounding Sadness You Can Supposedly Cure By Looking at a Box

Seasonal Affective Disorder is a fake-sounding disorder with a fake-sounding treatment, but they're real.<p>Winter causes depression. If you're just someone who simply prefers it sunny, all that means is you're human. On the other hand, If you're one of the roughly ten million Americans with Seasonal …

Study: Meditation and yoga dramatically cut our need for health care services

Living a healthier life doesn’t have to be hard. That’s the conclusion of a new study, which found that using relaxation techniques such as meditation and yoga can reduce the number of hospital visits you might need.<p>The explanation is simple. Though stress-related illnesses won’t usually kill you …

MDMA Psychotherapy Could Be Legal In Just Five Years

FDA approval of the treatment for PTSD is on the horizon.<p>If you think of MDMA, the drug often cut with other substances and sold as "Molly" or Ecstasy, as just an illicit party drug, think again. A growing body of research suggests that it and other psychedelic drugs can be effective treatments for …

Women urged to wait until 45 for breast cancer screenings

New guidelines suggest women should wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram<p>In a controversial shift, a leading US medical association on Tuesday urged women to wait until the age of 45 before getting an annual mammogram to screen for breast cancer.<p>The American Cancer Society …

Cancer

Stretch Your Potential

If you're confused about stretching, it's easy to see why: There is wide disagreement among experts regarding whether stretching exercises help or …

The Easiest Guacamole Ever, in Two, Three, or Six Ingredients

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sean Hutchinson</b><p>For a relatively simple side-dish to snack on, guacamole sure manages to piss people off. Fortunately it's also idiot-proof, welcoming whatever spices and vegetables you want to Frankenstein around with. I don't know much about food -- a …

FDA Approves Controversial 'Little Pink Pill' But With Restrictions

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pill that aims to increase a woman’s desire for sex — a controversial decision made only after an extended lobbying campaign by the drug’s makers.<p>But the agency’s imposed an unusual number of restrictions on who can prescribe the drug and how they can …

Pharma

Pancreatic cancer urine test hope

<b>A simple urine test that could detect pancreatic cancer much earlier than at present has been developed by scientists.</b><p>They found a protein "signature" only present in people with the disease.<p>Pancreatic cancer is often very advanced by the time it is diagnosed - and only 3% of patients are alive …

Scientists look into why most Alzheimer's patients are women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer's disease are women, and now some scientists are questioning the long-held assumption …

First Case of Diphtheria in Spain Since 1986 After Parents Shun Vaccination

In Spain’s first recorded case of diphtheria since 1986, a six-year-old boy from the Catalan city of Olot was placed in intensive care Wednesday. …

Game-Changing Discovery Links the Brain and the Immune System

Reprinted with permission from Science is Beautiful © 2014 by Batsford, an imprint of Pavilion Books Company Limited<p>Reprinted with permission from …

Heart Patients With Depression Have A Higher Risk Of Mortality, Study Finds

Heart failure patients should also be screened for depression by their doctors, according to a new small study.<p>Researchers found that heart patients who experienced moderate to severe depression faced a risk of mortality five times higher than other patients. The findings were presented this month …

Tylenol During Pregnancy Could Harm Male Babies, Study Shows

Taking too much Tylenol during pregnancy could reduce testosterone levels in male babies, according to a new study.<p>The study, published in <i>Science</i> …

Mindfulness may be as good as meds for staving off depression

<b>THE QUESTION</b> Doctors generally prescribe antidepressants to help people avoid the recurrences that are common with chronic depression. Might mindfulness therapy, which helps people change the way they respond to feelings and experiences that trigger their bouts of depression, offer an alternative …

Pharmacy Startup PillPack Could Change The Way America Takes Its Medicine

<b>A tiny New Hampshire startup is revolutionizing the way millions of patients take their daily medicines–and threatening the business model of titans like CVS and Walgreens in the process.</b><p>Allen Pittinger-Dunham, 51, has been taking HIV medicines since 2003. A few years in, his viral counts started …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Want to Fix Healthcare? Fix Health Literacy First

U.S. Navy<p>When I first started my pediatric practice, I would casually tell mothers of four-to-six-month-olds that they could start with some solid …

Your Mental Health May Benefit with Exercise

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>One in four adults struggles with mental illness every year, and a survey by <i>Employee Benefit News</i> magazine revealed 31 percent of …

How a tetanus shot could help treat a deadly brain cancer

The history of cancer research is one of inevitable hype and dashed hope. Though most people have been primed to believe in elusive ‘cures’, the most important news is usually about slowly strengthening imperfect treatments. Some of the most promising of these involve vaccines.<p>A study published …

Indiana's HIV Spike Prompts New Calls For Needle Exchanges Statewide

Shane Avery practices family medicine in Scott County, Ind. In December, a patient came to his office who was pregnant, and an injection drug user.<p>After running some routine tests, Avery found out that she was positive for HIV. She was the second case he had seen in just a few weeks.<p>"Right then, I …

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