• Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading Across U.S.

    Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea Spreading Across U.S.

    With experts warning of a future where antibiotics may not be effective, another antibiotic-resistant infection seems to be spreading across the United States. New numbers show cases of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea are rising, and treatment options may be running out. The data comes from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the

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  • Weight Loss Pills Show Promise in Curbing Obesity

    Weight Loss Pills Show Promise in Curbing Obesity

    Obesity is a modern epidemic. In a 2011 to 2012 assessment of body mass index (BMI), statistics showed over two thirds of American adults were overweight or obese and over one third were obese. Experts consider 18.5-24.9 to be a healthy BMI, BMI over 27 “overweight”, and BMI over 30 “obese”. There are currently 1.9

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  • Immunotherapy Drugs Offer Hope for Cancer

    Immunotherapy Drugs Offer Hope for Cancer

    The medical community is watching a new development in the fight against cancer. The latest cancer-fighting drugs are anti-PD-1 drugs called pembrolizumab with the brand name Keytruda, and nivolumab with the brand name Opdivo, along with the CIMAvax vaccine, which is currently only available in Cuba. These new drugs are all immunotherapy treatments. Research has

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  • Canada’s Growing Fentanyl Problem

    Canada’s Growing Fentanyl Problem

    “There is a dark side to everything”. – Prince The Purple Rain hitmaker and legendary artist died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, a powerful opioid medication that is approximately 100 times more potent than morphine and 40 times more potent than heroin. While the United States has its own problems with fentanyl, it is

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  • CDC Recommends Getting Flu Shot, Avoiding Nasal Spray

    CDC Recommends Getting Flu Shot, Avoiding Nasal Spray

    When given a choice, most parents would prefer seeing their child get their flu vaccine through a nasal spray than a poke in the arm. However, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending against using the nasal flu vaccination this flu season since it does not seem to be effective.

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  • Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Unlikely to Cause Skin Cancer

    Erectile Dysfunction Drugs Unlikely to Cause Skin Cancer

    There have been worries that Viagra and similar erectile dysfunction medications, called PDE5 inhibitors, could increase the risk of developing skin cancer. However, a recent study has found that these medications do not significantly increase the risk of melanoma, putting many men at ease about this possible side effect. The study comes from Dr. Anthony

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