Health

Drone Pilots Suffer PTSD Just Like Those in Combat
MQ-1 Predator Drone
August 20th, 2014
Military personnel who fly drones, and may be stationed far from the battlefields and bloodshed of war, may still suffer PTSD after their tours of duty, a new study finds.
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Stop Testing 'Alternative' Treatments, Some Researchers Say
reiki healing therapy
August 20th, 2014
Trials that test some types of alternative medicine, such as homeopathy and Reiki, should be stopped because the therapies are not grounded in science, some researchers argue.
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The New Street Drug to Watch: Acetyl Fentanyl
heroin, drugs, addiction, narcotics
August 20th, 2014
Emergency doctors may soon see more cases of what appears to be a heroin overdose but is actually related to the deadly and relatively new designer drug acetyl fentanyl, a researcher says.
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Will New 'Lab Rat' Ads Stop Teens from Smoking Pot?
A marijuana cigarette
August 20th, 2014
A new ad campaign in Colorado that likens people who smoke marijuana to "lab rats" is intended to steer teens away from using pot, but some communication experts say the campaign is unlikely to be effective.
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Ecstasy Law Does More Harm Than Good, One Researcher Argues
People listening to music at a rave.
August 20th, 2014
The 2003 RAVE Act has made club promoters reluctant to take safety measures such as offering water or having medics at electronic music dance parties.
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Memory Making Linked to Gene and Protein, Research Shows
brain’s hippocampus with fluorescent lighting agent

August 20th, 2014
Discovery of the Arc gene and its like-named protein is leading to breakthroughs in how memories form and are recalled as well as giving hope to developing treatments for memory disorders like Alzheimer’s.
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Bored with Your Fitness Tracker? Better Devices Are on the Way
A pile of fitness trackers
August 19th, 2014
About a third of people who buy a smart wearable, such as a fitness tracker or smartwatch, abandon the device after six to 12 months, according to a recent poll.
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New Wrinkle for Botox: Drug May Treat Stomach Cancers
Botox and a needle
August 20th, 2014
The toxin used commonly for beauty treatment may prove useful in treating stomach cancers, new research in mice suggests.
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Teen Birth Rate Hits New Low
A teen looks at her pregnancy test result
August 20th, 2014
The birth rates of U.S. teens continues to decline, and hit a new historic low in 2013, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Ten Questions to Ask Your Doctor After a Cancer Diagnosis
man, doctor, questions, cancer, diagnosis
August 19th, 2014
If diagnosed with cancer, these questions can help you "prepare for battle."
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