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FDA Issues Influenza Remedy Advisory

FDA Issues Influenza Remedy Advisory

The FDA issued a consumer advisory warning people to use caution when choosing an influenza remedy. As the terrible flu epidemic continues to ravish America, unapproved and fraudulent remedies promising relief began to surface. A record number of flu-related hospitalizations combined with an ever-growing death count has led to internet searches for medications or homeopathic treatments […]

Physical Changes With Daylight Saving Time and How to Combat Them

Physical Changes With Daylight Saving Time and How to Combat Them

March 11, 2018, Daylight Savings Time begins, and millions of people will lose an hour of sleep. When making the jump forward into Daylight Savings Time, people lose an hour of sleep. The loss of an hour may seem insignificant. However, it does affect the circadian rhythms and hormone cycles for a week causing lethargy, […]

Purdue Pharma Begins to Tackle America’s Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma Begins to Tackle America’s Opioid Crisis

Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin®, a semisynthetic opiate, announced they will no longer encourage physicians to prescribe their drug to patients. While their action is a positive move toward tackling America’s opioid crisis, this is but one manufacturer and only one trade name. When not referring to an opioid by its brand name, these highly […]

Fascinating History of Psychosurgery

Fascinating History of Psychosurgery

There are many reasons to surgically modify a person’s cerebrum. The evolution of cranial surgery is fascinating. Archeological finds reflect man’s attempt to fix the brain. Experts have found documents detailing many of these surgeries. Since the 19th-century neurologists have attempted various forms of psychosurgeries for multiple reasons, many were done to correct behavior-related abnormalities. […]

The 2017-18 Flu Epidemic Has Not Peaked

The 2017-18 Flu Epidemic Has Not Peaked

More people have been sent to the hospital with the flu this season than in almost a decade, and in the last week 16 more children have died, according to federal health officials. This year at least 53 children have died from the virus and 80 percent of them had the vaccine. The pace of […]

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