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How Easter Helped Bring Down a Medical Myth About Ulcers

Some people will celebrate Easter this Sunday. Some scientists, meanwhile, will celebrate the birthday of the humble bacterium <i>Helicobacter pylori</i>.<p><i>H.</i> …

Sleepy, Stressed, or Sick?

Why thyroid diseases are so common—and still so mysterious<p>When I first suspected I was suffering from hypothyroidism, I did what any anxious, Internet-connected person would do and Googled "dysfunctional thyroid symptoms," and, in another tab, "hypothyroid thinning hair??" for good measure.<p>What …

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How To Install Free, Effective Antivirus Software (For Beginners)

Anyone running a Windows computer knows how important it is to have good anti-virus software -- but you don't need to pay for good protection! If …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

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iChip: The Future of Antibiotic Discovery

Two weeks ago, a team led by scientists from Northeastern University published a study describing a new class of antibiotics called teixobactin, which they found in the soil of a field in Maine. The Internet subsequently lit up with both excitement and criticism (mostly excitement, though). It’s …

This Study Offers a Terrifying Revelation on the Future Cost of Cancer

Cancer drug spending could approach $100 billion by 2018.<p>A recent study by IMS Health estimates that global spending on cancer medication will soar …

Five antivirus scanners for Mac | ZDNet

Introduction<p>Think you don't need an antivirus scanner for your Mac? Get your head out of the sand and get protected! While malware is much rarer on …

PDF Editor Mac v3.0 Free Download

PDF Editor Mac is a free application on Mac OS X that allows users to add text, insert images, put watermarks to label their copyright, changing font …

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The Future of Medicine Is in Your Smartphone

New tools are tilting health-care control from doctors to patients<p>Over the past decade, smartphones have radically changed many aspects of our everyday lives, from banking to shopping to entertainment. Medicine is next. With innovative digital technologies, cloud computing and machine learning, the …

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Why The FDA Panel's Nod To Sandoz's Filgrastim (Zarzio) Is Good News For Patients

<b>Update March 8, 2015:</b> On March 6th the FDA approved this drug for sale in the U.S. with a new brand name, Zarxio.<p>—<p>There’s big news from the FDA today with implications not just for the pharmaceutical industry, but for patients. The U.S. agency’s ODAC unanimously recommended* approval for Sandoz’s …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

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New class of antibiotic could turn the tables in battle against superbugs

Scientists have discovered a new class of antibiotic using a revolutionary procedure hailed as a game changer in the hunt for medicines to fight drug-resistant infections. The antibiotic, called teixobactin, kills a wide range of drug-resistant bacteria, including MRSA and bugs that cause TB and a …

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Google Tracker 2015: Everything we know Google is working on for the new year

2014 included major expansions in home automation and medicine, so what's next?<p>The new year is almost here, and that means it's time for the …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

Teaching Friends And Family How To Reverse A Drug Overdose

When Priscilla Graham-Farmer went to get her hair done in Newark, N.J., recently, she noticed the elevator in the building was broken, so she took the stairs. And that's when Graham-Farmer saw him: a young guy sprawled out, not breathing.<p>"He was literally turning blue," she says. "And everybody was …

Prescribing ever more pills is bad for the public's health

Last week, we learned that 43% of men and 50% of women in England are taking at least one prescription medication. Of those surveyed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, 22% of men and 24% of women are taking at least three.<p>In England alone, 2.7m prescription items are dispensed every …

Researchers Identify a Therapeutic Strategy That May Treat a Childhood Neurological Disorder

Newswise — DALLAS – Dec. 15, 2014 – UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have identified a possible therapy to treat neurofibromatosis type 1 …

The Most Exciting Health Stories Of 2014

While 2014 will forever be known as the year of the world's biggest Ebola outbreak -- and the first cases of Ebola contracted in the United States -- the virus is just one of several impactful changes in our medical and personal health landscape. From cancer research breakthroughs to innovative …