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An Eye Drop Has Been Developed To Dissolve Cataracts

A new study conducted by researchers in the US has found that a new drug that can be delivered directly into the eye via an eye dropper can shrink …

Biochemistry

New Cannabis Capsule is So Effective That It's Replacing Big Pharma Painkillers

 Listen to Article<p>If you know any female cannabis users, you may have heard that it can be very effective at relieving menstrual cramps. Now, a …

Benzodiazepine overdose deaths soared in recent years, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> The use of benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Valium, is on the rise, and the number of overdose deaths related to them soared in recent years, new research says.<p>Benzodiazepines are a class of medication with sedative properties that are prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and other …

Medicine

Your Cells Are Listening: How Talking To Your Body Can Help You Heal

By Therese Wade, MSc, Wake Up World where this was originally featured.<p>“Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.” These …

Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

Can You Die From a Broken Heart?

NFL star Doug Flutie’s parents died of heart attacks within an hour of each other. Doctors say you can, indeed, die of a broken heart.<p>Hollywood glam …

Medicine

Could You Have Lyme Disease and Not Even Know It?

Lyme disease can easily go undiagnosed, mainly because the symptoms are diverse and easily misattributed. When this happens, you can develop what Gaito calls "late-stage or chronic" Lyme disease, which is less likely to respond to antibiotics, resulting in ongoing, potentially debilitating …

BioDelivery's opioid treatment wins FDA approval | Reuters

(Reuters) - BioDelivery Sciences International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its opioid treatment for chronic pain, sending the drugmaker’s shares up 23 percent in premarket trading on Monday.<p>Endo International Plc licensed the worldwide manufacturing and marketing …

Biotechnology

The Scary Way Your Cat Could Be Changing Your Personality

<b>How Toxoplasmosis Affects Your Mood</b><br>When the parasites get in your body (leading to an infection called toxoplasmosis), they like to hang out in your brain and actually change your behavior, says Philip Tierno, Jr., Ph.D., director of clinical microbiology and immunology at New York University's …

Will Huge Batteries Save Us From Power Blackouts?

In projects across the United States, batteries are providing backup power and integrating renewable energy into the nation's electric grid.<p>Glacier, Washington, is the final stop for coffee and treats on the Mt. Baker Highway, which ends at a ski area holding the world record for most snowfall in a …