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Why Essential Oils Heal and Drugs Don’t

by Dr. David Stewart, Ph.D.<br>The Chemistry of Essential Oils<p>If you tell most medical doctors that essential oils bring about healing with no negative …

Medicine

Personalized medicine: Will it bend the cost curve down — or up?

Personalized medicine is expected to revolutionize health care by developing new molecular tools to precisely diagnose and treat the problems of …

Medicine

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids - Where Families Find Answers

Host a Community Film Screening<p>Host a film screening in your community and discuss how you can help prevent medicine abuse.<p>Search and Rescue<p>Get …

Health

The Next Billionaire: A Statistician Who Changed Medicine

Over the next few days, Dennis Gillings, a statistician who helped create the multibillion-dollar industry of conducting research studies for drug giants, is likely to enter an exclusive club: those with net worths above $1 billion.<p>Quintiles, the largest clinical research organization and the …

New Nanocapsule Medicine Could Sober You Up in Seconds

Anyone who's ever had a couple of drinks knows that as fun as it can be, sometimes it'd be nice if you could just make all that haze go away, right …

Greece 'facing medicine shortage'

Greece is reportedly facing a severe shortage of medicine, with pharmaceutical companies reluctant to ship drugs to the country due to low profits and unpaid debts.<p>Greece's hospitals and social insurance funds owe around £1.6bn to various pharmaceutical companies, with £434m expected to be paid …

Truth About Your Medicine: Ben Goldacre on How to Reform Pharmaceutical Industry

You would think that your doctor is making decisions about your health based on full clinical results and tests, but that is not the case. Ben …

Medicinal tree used in chemotherapy drug faces extinction

A species of Himalayan yew treethat is used to produce Taxol, a chemotherapy drug to treat cancer, is being pushed to the brink of extinction by …

Biodiversity

Scientists' hope for HIV cure

Researchers are working on "novel strategies" to find a cure for HIV, with the first results expected “within months”.<p>Danish scientists are hoping for results that will show that “finding a mass-distributable and affordable cure to HIV is possible”.<p>They are conducting a clinical trial to test a …

Genetic Engineering

What To Do With Leftover Prescriptions

Find out how to safely spring clean your medicine cabinet<p>You may not have it marked on your calendar, but tomorrow is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) event designed to provide safe and convenient ways to help people get rid of their old Rxs.<p>The FDA …

Obesity could be treated with a pacemaker implanted into the brain, according to new study

A brain implant could become a new tool for treating obesity in patients unresponsive to traditional medications. A new study at the University of Pennsylvania found that by treating mice using a specially tuned brain pacemaker — a device that sends electrical signals to specific areas of the brain …

DNA double helix: how James Watson and Francis Crick cracked the secret of life – video

The secret of life is written in the double helix of DNA. Dr Mark Hirst of the Open University and Prof Robert Budd, curator of medicine at London's …

FYI: How Does A Drug Get Its Name?

Street names aside, who comes up with crazy non-words like Zyrtec, tenofovir and Xeljanz?<p>Say it with me: Xeljanz. OK, at least try and say it with me. <i>Shell</i>-jance? <i>Zell</i>-johns? <i>Ghel</i>-yahns? Who knows. It's a new arthritis drug, and I have no idea how to pronounce it, but one thing is definitely clear: …

FYI: Is Ecstasy Safer When It's Purer?

Is pure MDMA "absolutely" safe, as a Canadian health official claimed last year?<p>Last summer, British Columbia's top health official caused an uproar when he called the risks of MDMA -- the synthetic amphetamine sold as ecstasy -- overblown.<p>According to CBC News:<p>Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry …

Smoking Pot And Popping THC Pills Combat Pain, Study Finds

This is the first study to compare smoking marijuana and pills that contain the psychoactive chemical in the plant.<p>Both smoked marijuana and pills made using marijuana's top active ingredient relieve pain, a new, small study found. Which to choose? Well, smoked pot worked faster, but the pills' …

Entropy law linked to intelligence, say researchers

The tyranny of entropy abounds in everyday examples of disorder - and a tendency toward mess<p><b>A modification to one of the most fundamental laws of physics may provide a link to the rise of intelligence, cooperation - even upright walking.</b><p>The idea of entropy describes the way in which the Universe …

Physics

E. coli bacteria 'can produce diesel biofuel'

<b>A strain of bacteria has been created that can produce fuel, scientists say.</b><p>Researchers genetically modified <i>E. coli</i> bacteria to convert sugar into an oil that is almost identical to conventional diesel.<p>If the process could be scaled up, this synthetic fuel could be a viable alternative to the …

E.coli

It's a gut reaction: how other people's bacteria can cure us – extract

This is a standard party invitation in most respects: there's a map of the neighbourhood, the address and time, and some friendly encouragement to …

Drug sales reps rarely discuss side effects - Futurity

UC DAVIS (US) —Pharmaceutical sales reps often fail to give family doctors information about the …

UC Davis

Gene could rejuvenate old hearts

Old or damaged hearts could be regenerated simply by switching off a gene which prevents cells from dividing, researchers have claimed.<p>The hearts of newborns have the remarkable capacity to heal themselves after injury by generating new heart cells but we lose this ability shortly after birth.<p>Now …

Biomedicine

The ethicality of prescribing placebos

Almost all UK GPs have at some point given a patient a treatment they don't need. This is according to the results of a survey of 783 of them across …

Pharma

Morphine & Heroin - Periodic Table of Videos