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Ketamine shown to reduce suicidal thoughts
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Ketamine, more than other sedatives, was exceedingly more effective in calming and lessening suicidal thoughts in depressed people, a new study found. The drug's effects were felt more rapidly, too, just hours after being administered. "There is a critical window in which depressed patients who are suicidal need rapid relief to prevent self-harm," lead author Michael Grunebaum told Science Daily. "Currently available antidepressants can be effective in reducing su [...]
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One simple blood test could diagnose two types of cancer
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Infrared spectroscopy — used to identify and study chemicals — used in blood tests could potentially diagnose lymphoma and melanoma, a new study found. Researchers at Georgia State University used the technique to analyze blood samples from mice with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and melanoma and found that it was a reliable way to detect changes to the cells caused by the two types of cancer. "Our final goal is to say we can use this infrared technique to id [...]
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Marijuana might help HIV patients’ mental stamina
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The well-known marijuana chemical tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, might have anti-inflammatory properties that could aid in slowing mental decline in up to 50% of HIV patients, according to a new study from researchers at Michigan State University. "It's believed that cognitive function decreases in many of those with HIV partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in the brain," the study's lead author, Norbert Kaminski, told Michigan State University Today. "This (the [...]
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Medical professionals may be unprepared for nuclear attack
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Hollywood and lack of training are causing medical professionals to unfairly fear nuclear attacks, according to a new study. The study from the University of Georgia surveyed over 400 emergency medical workers from the United States and Japan and found that more than half had not received any formal training on radiation-related health issues. The researchers surveyed emergency medical personnel about their training in radiation procedures, whether they would sh [...]
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New York ranks as 10th healthiest state in new report
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The United Health Foundation released its annual report of the healthiest and unhealthiest states in the U.S. and New Yorkers aren’t doing half bad! In its 28th year, the 2017 report analyzes the physical, mental and social well-being of the citizens of the nation and each state, as well as factors like pollution, lack of disease, infant mortality and availability of healthcare providers. Massachusetts leads the country as the healthiest state, followed by Haw [...]
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Dr. Samadi: 12 early signs of cancer men should never ignore
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Men are notorious for avoiding doctors at all costs. At any sign of trouble, men may delay a visit to their doctor as long as possible hoping whatever it is will go away. But ignoring bodily symptoms signaling trouble can often come at a cost to a man's health and well-being. Sometimes symptoms men may be experiencing could be associated with signs of cancer. Men have heard it a million times but ignoring any symptoms of cancer is not a smart thing to do. Cancer is a disease [...]
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Flushable pregnancy test receives FDA approval
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You’ll soon be able to flush away fears of your pregnancy test being discovered. Lia, a startup from Philadelphia, has gotten clearance from the Food and Drug Administration to sell its flushable pregnancy test on the market. The product is the first and only FDA-approced flushable, biodegradable pregnancy test. The test has no glass or plastic and requires no batteries. It is made with a special paper that works long enough to take the test, but [...]
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