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Are You Taking Medication as Prescribed?

Medication adherence, or taking medications correctly, is generally defined as the extent to which patients take medication as prescribed by their doctors. This involves factors such as getting prescriptions filled, remembering to take medication on time, and understanding the directions. Common barriers to medication adherence include the inability to pay …

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A Strange Link Between Parasitic Wasp Venom And Parkinson’s Could Lead to New Treatments

Scientists say the venom of the emerald cockroach wasp (Ampulex compressa) – which it uses to control the mind and actions of the cockroaches it preys upon – has an effect that produces similar responses as those in Parkinson’s disease. This could lead to new ways of treating this debilitating neurological condition. Once a …

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This Simple Dye Is Our Best Bet to Finally Stopping Malaria

In the recent study, which was conducted in Mali by scientists at Radboud University Medical Centre, the University of California (UCSF), and the Malaria Research and Training Centre (MRTC), malaria patients were treated with a combination of the blue dye and artemisinin-based combination therapy (a fairly standard treatment). Within two …

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A New Cancer ‘Vaccine’ Wiped Out Tumours in Mice, And Human Trials Are Next

An injectable “vaccine” delivered directly to tumours in mice has been found to eliminate all traces of those tumours, cancer researchers have found – and it works on many different kinds of cancers, including untreated metastases in the same animal. Scientists at Stanford University School of Medicine have developed the …

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Here’s Why Naps Are Really Good For You, According to Science

You may be familiar with that feeling of overwhelming sleepiness during the mid-afternoon. It’s common, occurs whether you’ve eaten lunch or not, and is caused by a natural dip in alertness from about 1 to 3pm. So, if you find yourself fighting off sleep in the middle of the day and you’re …

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Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

We’re not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be. A new study investigating the neurological basis of anxiety in the brain has identified ‘anxiety cells’ located in the hippocampus – which not only regulate anxious behaviour but can be controlled by a beam of light. …

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A Popular, Widely Available Supplement Was Just Officially Declared an Opioid by The FDA

A pill that’s been credited with delivering super-human strength, feelings of euphoria, powerful pain relief, and better focus has now been linked with 44 deaths. Kratom, or Mitragyna speciosa, is a plant in the coffee family that’s native to Southeast Asia. When ingested, the drug taps into some of the same brain …

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Renal Cell Cancer

Renal cell cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in tubules of the kidney. Renal cell cancer (also called kidney cancer or renal adenocarcinoma) is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells are found in the lining of tubules (very small tubes) in the kidney. There are 2 kidneys, one on each side of the backbone, above …

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Adrenal Carcinoma

Adrenocortical carcinomas (ACs) are uncommon malignancies that can have protean clinical manifestations. A majority of cases are metastatic at the time of diagnosis, with the most common sites of spread being the local periadrenal tissue, lymph nodes, lungs, liver, and bone. AC is relatively rare, however, accounting for just 0.02-0.2% …

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Late night snacking increases your risk of heart disease

When it comes to protecting yourself from heart disease, I’m sure you take all the obvious steps like exercising regularly, avoiding low-fat sugar-laden foods, not smoking and following a diet rich in fresh fruit, veg and healthy lean animal proteins. Of course, we are all human so it is only normal to …

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