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FDA approves pill with digital tracking device you swallow

<b>(CNN) —</b> A psychiatric medication system in the form of a pill with a built-in digital tracking device gained approval from the US Food and Drug Administration on Monday.<p>Abilify MyCite, a form of aripiprazole and a first-of-its-kind product, has an embedded ingestible sensor that records when the …

Medicine

10 Signs and Symptoms of Iodine Deficiency

Iodine is an essential mineral commonly found in seafood.<p>Your thyroid gland uses it to make thyroid hormones, which help control growth, repair …

What Are Pre-Workout Supplements—and Do You Need Them?

It used to be that you ate a banana or piece of toast before a tough workout, and that was sufficient. But now, it seems like everyone in the gym is …

What Is Tofu—and Is It Good for You?

Stroll into any trendy, health-conscious eatery in any major city, and you’ll find an array of menu items using that classic meat-free staple: tofu. …

Why eating two burgers could be healthier than adding a side of fries, according to a nutritionist

Instead of adding fries to that order, you might want to consider a second burger.<p>While conventional wisdom might tell you that eating a second …

Nutrition

Pharmacists warn against overuse of antibiotics

The public is being warned that overuse of antibiotics is now one of the biggest threats to patient safety in Ireland.<p>As a winter cold snap kicks in, …

Medicine

Why does my body ache?

Body aches are extremely common and can be a symptom of many underlying conditions. While usually harmless, it is helpful to understand the cause of …

Medicine gets personal

Why personalised medicine is coming, and how it’s going to help us beat disease.<p>Modern medicine, for all its wonders, has a rather large blind spot. …

Medicine

The dangers of counterfeit medication

According to Unicef, 438 000 people died from malaria in 2015, 80% of whom were under five years old. That’s more than 800 children a day.<p>One third …

Identity Theft

Opioid commission's anti-marijuana argument stirs anger

<b>(CNN) —</b> New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, head of the presidential commission on opioids, warned of the dangers of marijuana in a letter to President Donald Trump earlier this month about the panel's findings, saying the current push for marijuana legalization could further fuel the opioid …

Cannabis

E-cigarettes may slow down your heart rate

The results of some new research, to be presented at the 2017 American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions, reveal how electronic cigarettes …

Bill Gates' newest mission: Curing Alzheimer's

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer's. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that.<p>"I believe there is a solution," he told me without hesitation.<p>"Any type of treatment …

Dementia