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Dangerously Addictive Painkiller Prescribed for Patients Who Shouldn't Have Received It, Says Whistleblower

It's called Subsys and it's a painkiller 100 times more powerful than morphine that was approved by the FDA for cancer patients whose agony can't be relieved by other narcotics alone.<p>But despite the fact that what's known as "breakthrough cancer pain" is uncommon, Insys Therapeutics — the …

Corruption

Cyclic vomiting syndrome: It's as terrible as it sounds

Whether it was the latest stomach bug or a bout of food poisoning, most of us are unfortunate enough to have had at least one epic vomiting episode. And if you’re like me, you’re probably queasy just thinking about it. For most of us, vomiting lasts a day or two and might be followed by a few days …

New Jersey

3 videos that describe what it's like to have anxiety and depression when our own words don't suffice

Having anxiety is tough. For everyone, it is a slightly different beast, but many of the core aspects are the same. One of the most frustrating parts …

Place These 5 Plants Near Your Bed to Sleep Better Than You’ve Ever Slept Before

Do you often feel too tired to fall asleep? Do you drink several cups of coffee during the day just to keep you awake and able to finish your …

2 factors affect whether antidepressants will work for you — and scientists have finally put them together

But even when my depression threatened to cut me off completely from the world around me, I struggled with the decision to take antidepressants. It wasn't just that I'd been taught to believe that "going on meds" was giving up. No, what really worried me was how I'd cope if the drugs didn't …

Depression

The On-The-Rise Autoimmune Diseases That Every Woman Needs To Know About

<i>(Photo: Unsplash/Kyle Broad)</i><p><b>By Erin Magner for Well+Good</b><p>Sore joints, eczema, headaches, low energy, digestive issues -- if you suffer through any of these on the regular, you're probably tempted to brush them off as annoying but not that big of a deal.<p>Yet if your symptoms are chronic or don't have …

Samsung offers U.S. Note 7 owners $100 to buy another Samsung

After the flaming disaster of the defective Galaxy Note 7, which earlier this week drove Samsung to nix production of the device for good, the South Korean electronics giant is upping its damage limitation strategy by offering a larger credit note for consumers who do not abandon its brand.<p>In a …

Galaxy Note

Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration

It's been a wild ride for kratom lately.<p>Since Aug. 31, when the Drug Enforcement Administration announced its intention to classify the plant as a Schedule I substance, a group of kratom vendors filed a lawsuit against the government to block the move, angry advocates took to social media in …

Cannabis

Doctors Can Predict If Antidepressants Will Work For You

Antidepressants can be very effective in treating depression, but the drugs are often a hit or miss; of the 10% of Americans diagnosed with …

The Brain

Why the 'Happiness Hormone' Serotonin May Actually Make You Scared

The science of happiness is getting complicated.<p>Serotonin was supposed to be our friend. Though often referred to by science blogs as the "happiness hormone," in recent years, serotonin's role in making us happy has come into question.<p>If you've ever taken selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors …

Neuroscience

Samsung stops shipping new Note 7 smartphones after a couple of them blew up

The news comes from the <i>Korea Herald</i>, which states that Samsung stopped shipping the new devices earlier this week. <b>At least two Galaxy Note 7 owners posted images and video of the new device burnt to a crisp after the battery blew up.</b><p>“Shipments of the Galaxy Note 7 are being delayed due to …

Galaxy Note
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Galaxy Note

The Photos of This Naturally Pink Lagoon in Mexico Are Out of This World

BRB, booking a trip ASAP.<p>In a small fishing village off the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in Mexico is Las Coloradas, which is essentially one of the most picture-perfect destinations on the planet.<p>There, you'll find a lagoon with water in the prettiest pink hue you've ever seen. But the color …

Those chip and PIN cards aren't as secure as we thought

Chip and PIN cards and readers are finally rolling out in the United States. Unlike traditional magnetic cards, which use static information to make a transaction, these pieces of plastic create a new key with each purchase, based on a standard by Europay, MasterCard and Visa. That should make …

Adding Years to Your Life Through Prayer and Meditation

Buyer Beware: You Might Be Eating Food From Cans Lined With Toxic BPA

By Tony Iallonardo, Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families<p>Take a moment to think about what canned foods you use. True to my Italian-American roots, I …

8 Ways To Turn Instant Ramen Into A Gourmet Meal

Those cheap little packages of dried noodle blocks that totally sustained you while writing your thesis? (Postmodern feminist theory FTW!) Well, turns out that there are plenty of delicious ways to cook them. Here, eight of our favorite recipes that go way beyond the microwave.<p><b>15-Minute Ramen and</b> …

Cooking

Experts say phones need a 'bedtime mode' to fix our sleep

We've all done it: you've gone to bed early in order to catch up on some much needed sleep, only to lay there for hours staring at your phone until you're no longer tired. Some reports believe handsets shouldn't get all the blame for our poor sleep schedules, but we've known for some time that …

Sleep apnea tied to gout flares

Sleep apnea may increase the risk of developing gout and experiencing flare-ups, according to a new study.<p>Gout’s intense pain and swelling of a joint, often a big toe, results from the deposit of uric acid crystals in joints and tissues. The study team found that sleep apnea, a condition that …

Sleep

Whole Foods' Recall; Bacon, Red Meat Causes Cancer; Starbucks' Scary New Drink

— Whole Foods markets in Massachusetts, Maine, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey have recalled several salad items that tested positive for Listeria. The recall affects "bulk and packaged" Curry Chicken Salad and Deli Pasta Salad — including wraps and sandwiches …

Food

Who’s that with Pope Francis? The seven kinds of people you meet in a papal entourage.

The pope’s entourage is about 100 people, which makes it less of a flock and more of a herd. No, His Holiness is not trailed by a stylist and personal trainer, although there <i>is</i> a papal physician and a few attendants in charge of wardrobe. When you’re traveling as both a head of state <i>and</i> the leader …

This Is What It Feels Like to Treat Depression with Magic Mushrooms

We spoke to a woman who's been trialling a psilocybin micro-dose treatment for a month, and the doctor who devised the method.<p>When Sue* greets me, she's all sparkly eyes and smiles. Beaming, she shakes my hand firmly and, as she sits, talks animatedly about her dash from the office to our meeting. …

Depression

How a Bloody Railroad Strike Paved the Way for Labor Day

William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>William Vandivert—The LIFE …

Labor Day

New renders show ‘Moto 360 Sport,’ purportedly coming in November

The Moto 360 is set to get a complete refresh at IFA later this week, and up to this point we’ve only seen what look to be two variants of the device. There’s apparently a smaller watch and a larger watch (reportedly called Moto 360S and Moto 360L, respectively). Now, well-known leakster Upleaks is …

The IRS hack may have hit another 220,000 accounts

Reports of a security breach at the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) last May stated that roughly 100,000 taxpayers’ sensitive information was stolen. However, the agency said on Monday that the attackers may have actually gained access to 330,000 households’ records.<p>The IRS added that further …

Identity Theft

The Speedo Shine is a Misfit by another name

An activity and sleep tracker that also monitors laps in the pool<p>Wearables company Misfit has partnered with Speedo to create a new activity tracker designed with swimmers in mind. The Speedo Shine is functionally and aesthetically similar to the earlier Misfit Shine, but incorporates a new …

Swimming

How To Get An 86 Percent Bigger Chipotle Burrito For Free

Sadly, Chipotle's chips and guac will probably never be free. But Apartment List's Dylan Grosz says a super-sized, overstuffed mega burrito can be yours for the cost of a standard order if you follow his 6 genius hacks. The prospect is thrilling, to say the very least.<p>Bigger is better -- especially …

Burritos