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Cannabis ingredient holds promise as antipsychotic medicine – Reuters

December 15, 2017 12:29:04 am | 0 Comments

LONDON (Reuters) – An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol or CBD has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said on Friday. Marijuana plants are seen in an indoor marijuana plantation of a marijuana smokers club in the outskirts of Montevideo, Uruguay July 16, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Stapff/Files Scientists conducted…

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In state, flu season already ramping up – Arkansas Online

December 15, 2017 12:08:21 am | 0 Comments

A severe flu season in Australia has Arkansas’ state epidemiologist expecting a similar flu season in Arkansas. Dr. Dirk Haselow said Thursday that signs over the past few months are that flu season has started earlier than usual in Arkansas and may be more severe than in the past. Reports show that positive test results…

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Vaccine is lacking but still best shot against flu – North Platte Telegraph

December 15, 2017 12:03:41 am | 0 Comments

By all accounts, influenza is coming on strong this season, including starting roughly a month earlier than it has for the past several years. While predicting the course of a flu season is dicey at best, that early indicator — and some others — has public health officials concerned that the United States may be…

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What Is Misoprostol? Man Feeds Girlfriend Abortion Pills To Kill Unborn Child – International Business Times

December 14, 2017 10:12:00 pm | 0 Comments

A 32-year-old doctor allegedly slipped abortion pills into his pregnant girlfriend’s tea in order to get rid of her unborn child. When Sikander Imran moved from Rochester, New York, to Arlington, Virginia, early 2017, he discovered that his on-and-off girlfriend, Brooke Fiske, was pregnant. An argument ensued between them regarding the pregnancy, Fox News reported. “He…

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This man in Britain was a renowned surgeon — until a doctor found his initials burned on a patient's liver – The Denver Post

December 14, 2017 9:35:21 pm | 0 Comments

Patients often can’t help but wonder what doctors and nurses are doing while they’re sedated. Some suspect trash talking. Others are wary of racially charged comments. On Wednesday, a British surgeon gave patients something new to worry about: Getting their doctors’ initials burned into their organs while they are unconscious. Simon Bramhall, 53, pleaded guilty…

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Arlington doctor accused of spiking pregnant girlfriend's tea with abortion pill –

December 14, 2017 6:11:00 pm | 0 Comments

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A doctor is facing several charges after his girlfriend said he spiked her drink with an abortion pill, causing her to lose her unborn baby, according to WROC. Brook Fiske and Sikander Imran had been dating on and off for three years, when Imran, a doctor, moved from Rochester to Arlington, Va.,…

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Male virgins can still get sexually-transmitted HPV – Infosurhoy

December 14, 2017 3:29:08 pm | 0 Comments

Male virgins can still get HPV, the first study of its kind found. Men who have never had intercourse are still at risk of catching the sexually-transmitted human papillomavirus virus (HPV) if they have oral sex, according to the researchers. Study author Dr Alan Nyitray from The University of Texas in Houston, said: ‘It reinforces…

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The Doctor Who Branded a Patient's Liver With His Initials Just Pled Guilty to Doing It Twice – Gizmodo

December 14, 2017 1:50:00 pm | 0 Comments

Liver Branding: The gift that stays with you Some people commemorate time spent together by etching their names onto an old tree or desk; others might get matching tattoos; and some just send a card. None of these gestures of love and camaraderie were enough for British surgeon Simon Bramhall, who burned his initials into…

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'Man flu' is real, so give the men in your life a break – Mother Nature Network

December 14, 2017 1:46:00 pm | 0 Comments

It might finally be time to simply admit that men are, indeed, the weaker sex. At least, that’s how it seems to be in regards to men’s immune systems. There is growing evidence to suggest that so-called “man flu” — the observation than men tend to complain more when they’re sick — is a legitimate…

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New estimate shows higher global rate of deaths from flu – CIDRAP

December 14, 2017 1:13:26 pm | 0 Comments

About 291,000 to 646,000 people in the world die from seasonal flu each year, higher than an often-used statistic of 250,000 to 500,000 deaths that is has always tilted toward higher-income countries and is based on data thought to reach back to the 1990s. An international team from 47 countries, which included experts from the…

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