Why do doctors choose a $2,000 eye drug when an effective $50 alternative is available?

There are two eye drugs that have been declared equivalently miraculous. Tested side by side in six major trials, both prevent blindness in a common old-age affliction. Biologically, they are cousins. They’re even made by the same company.

 

 

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When is the most effective time to drink coffee?

Some desperately need–their morning coffee.

When is the best time to drink your cup of coffee? it is probably not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially if you have problems sleeping. But, have you ever drink your cup of coffee and felt like it just didn’t work?

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New drug cures mice of Down Syndrome in a single dose

With one dose, the brains of the mice grew normally and those mice showed learning abilities like that of their un-affected peers.

There has been good news in medicine recently. Not only is there a vaccine to prevent HIV/AIDS in the works, but scientists at John Hopkins University and the National Institutes of Health have also recently used a new drug to cure Down Syndrome in baby mice with just one dose. And although the drug has not yet been tested on humans, it still qualifies as an amazing achievement.

 

 

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Is juicing cannabis better for you than smoking it?

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Cannabis is known to most of us as either a drug, a plant, or simply a flower. But now it’s being regarded as a vegetable, particularly because of the double whammy of health benefits not only from consuming the plant but also juicing it.

 

 

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News is bad for your health

Giving up reading the news will make you happier.

Some of us have learned to recognize the hazards of living with an overabundance of food and have started to change our diets. But, did you know that news is to the mind what sugar is to the body? The media feeds us small bites of trivial matter, tidbits that don’t really concern our lives and don’t require thinking. That’s why we experience almost no saturation. Unlike things that require thinking like reading books and long magazine articles, we can swallow limitless quantities of news flashes, which are bright-colored candies for the mind. Today, we have reached the same point in relation to information that we faced 20 years ago in regard to food. We are beginning to recognize how toxic news can be.

 

 

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‘Stay sober’ pill – drink as much as you want without getting tipsy

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“Stay-sober” pill will let you drink as much as you want.

Scientists are developing a “stay sober” pill.   The pill will allow people to drink as much as they want while limiting the effects of alcohol on their brains.  In tests for the drug, mice given the drug did not even display signs of getting tipsy, despite being fed enough alcohol to make them stumble and fall over.

New antiviral drug could destroy nearly any viral infection

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Scientists have come up with a brand new drug called DRACO that seems to be able to hunt down and destroy any and all viruses.

Antibiotics, such as penicillin, can treat most bacterial infections.  But when it comes to viral infections, including  influenza, the common cold, and deadly hemorrhagic fevers such as Ebola, antibiotics are useless.

 

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Babies to be Given Anti-obesity Drugs in the Womb

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Doctors hope it will prevent the birth of oversized babies.

In a trial described as ‘disturbing’ by weight loss groups, babies will be given a diet drug in the womb to stop them being born overweight.  One hundred obese moms-to-be will be given Metformin as part of a three-year study to tackle obesity rates and reduce the number of difficult births.

Taking Ibuprofen Could Help Fight Off Parkinson’s Disease

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Ibuprofen could reduce risk of Parkinson’s Disease.

Taking ibuprofen just two or three times a week could reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by a third, scientists have found.  Researchers discovered that adults who regularly take the painkiller are significantly less likely to go on to develop the debilitating condition.

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