The Year of the Tick – Slate Magazine

To give you an idea of just how awesome permethrin is: When members of the German army wore permethrin-treated clothes in tick-infested areas in 2010 and 2011, a single tick bite was reported among the soldiers each year. By contrast, in 2009, when they weren’t wearing treated clothes, they had 262. (And the incidence of […]

Just About Every Major Medical Group Hates the GOP Health Care Plans – NBCNews.com

Senate Health Care Bill: Five GOP Senators Say They Don

Groups representing pediatricians, cancer specialists, heart doctors and family physicians all agree: Both the House and the Senate offerings for fixing health care in the U.S. would make things worse, not better. Within hours of its release, groups representing medical professionals were denouncing the Senate version, called the Better Care Reconciliation Act or BCRA. “The […]

Pharmacy executive tied to 2012 US meningitis outbreak to be sentenced – Reuters

BOSTON A former Massachusetts pharmacy executive who was convicted of racketeering and fraud charges for his role in a deadly U.S. meningitis outbreak in 2012 is scheduled to be sentenced on Monday. Barry Cadden, the co-founder and former president of the now-defunct New England Compounding Center, was convicted in March of those crimes by a […]

Cognitive Decline Delayed By Three Lifestyle Changes – Psychiatry Advisor

Cognitive Decline Delayed By Three Lifestyle Changes – Psychiatry Advisor

A doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she’s been charged with murdering her patients, authorities say – Washington Post

Regan Nichols is charged with five counts of second-degree murder after investigators say she overprescribed powerful opioids to her patients. (Oklahoma County Jail). On Nov.  21, 2012, Sheila Bartels walked out of the Sunshine Medical Center in Oklahoma with a prescription for a “horrifyingly excessive” cocktail of drugs capable of killing her several times over. A short […]

Yemen Now Faces ‘The Worst Cholera Outbreak In The World,’ UN Says – NPR

A Yemeni child suspected of having cholera sits outside a makeshift hospital in the capital, Sanaa, earlier this month. World health authorities say that of the more than 1,300 people who have died of the disease, a quarter have been children. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images A Yemeni child suspected […]

3 lifestyle changes that may help guard against dementia – CBS News

Simple changes to your lifestyle might delay the start of dementia or slow its progression, a new report suggests. Some scientific evidence indicates that keeping your mind active through “cognitive training,” controlling your blood pressure and exercising more may pay dividends in terms of brain health, researchers determined. Although not yet proven to thwart the […]

A doctor prescribed so many painkillers, she’s been charged with murdering her patients, authorities say – Washington Post

Regan Nichols is charged with five counts of second-degree murder after investigators say she overprescribed powerful opioids to her patients. (Oklahoma County Jail). On Nov.  21, 2012, Sheila Bartels walked out of the Sunshine Medical Center in Oklahoma with a prescription for a “horrifyingly excessive” cocktail of drugs capable of killing her several times over. A short […]

Fungal toxins in the home can easily become airborne and be inhaled, says study – Yahoo News

Toxins from household fungi can easily become airborne and cause health problems, a new study has found. A group of researchers found that three types of fungus that can grow on ordinary household wallpaper can spread into the air. They said the effects of the airborne transmission on human health are understudied. Fungal toxins, also […]

Little Rock dental office treats veterans, skips bite – Arkansas Online

Darrel Briley had been dealing with tooth pain on and off for several years when he saw a TV ad for Aspen Dental. The U.S. Air Force veteran was drawn to the Little Rock dental office for its Day of Service, where he had his teeth fixed free of charge Saturday. “A lot of these […]

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