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People Have Reported Millions Of Bad Drug Reactions To FDA — Here Are The Most Common

Women, on the other hand, report nausea most frequently, and make more reports in general.<p>The FDA collects data on every adverse reaction to prescription drugs reported by pharmaceutical companies, doctors, and the general public. This analysis is based on a new FDA initiative called OpenFDA that's …

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Someday Soon You May Swallow A Computer With Your Pill

What if you could swallow a computer the size of a poppy seed, and it could report back exactly if and when you took a medicine while recording how your body responded to the drug?<p>It sounds crazy, but the tiny computers exist. It sounds dangerous, but they were approved by the Food and Drug …

'Trust hormone' oxytocin helps old muscle work like new, study finds

The new study determined that in mice, blood levels of oxytocin declined with age. They also showed that there are fewer receptors for oxytocin in …

A low-tech breakthrough promises test-tube babies on the cheap

Alka Seltzer's chemistry could put in vitro fertilization in reach for millions<p>In 2008, two doctors approached Dr. Jonathan Van Blerkom, a professor at the University of Colorado and longtime embryologist, with an audacious proposal: bring in vitro fertilization, the groundbreaking but expensive …

Gene editing tool can write HIV out of the picture

Take a hot new method that’s opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem cells that in 2012 won their discoverer a Nobel …