August 2014


litecigarette130x100.jpg“Light” Tobacco Products No Less Harmful

You may be wondering where your “light,” “low,” and “mild” cigarettes are, as they rapidly disappear from retailer’s shelves.

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Study Indicates Intense, Passionate Love May Act as Potent Painkiller


Sometimes, love hurts. But sometimes, a new Stanford University study suggests, intense, passionate love might actually be able to provide you with pain relief - perhaps even as much as morphine does!

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Buprenorphine Expands Access to Addiction Treatment
Drug May Help Many Painkiller Addicts Break Their Addiction


In 2010, addicts' drugs-of-choice are often found in a bottle with a child-safety lid and a local drug store label.

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Medical Milestone: Genetics Company Begins First Embryonic Stem-Cell Treatment on Patient
First Study to Focus on How Patient With Spinal Cord Injuries Will React to Treatment


For years, scientists have held out the promise that embryonic stem cells could repair damaged spinal cords and cure other serious ailments.

To read the full article Genetics Company Begins First Embryonic Stem-Cell Treatment on Patient, click here.

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Taking Early Retirement May Retire Memory, Too

The two economists call their paper “Mental Retirement,” and their argument has intrigued behavioral researchers.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

When you think of October images of pumpkins, spider webs, ghosts, ghouls, and goblins often spring to mind.

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Almost Half of Women Have Sexual Problems
But study found only 12% are upset about it.


In a double whammy for the female gender, new research shows that 40 percent of women report sexual problems, but only 12 percent are distressed about it.

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Female Sexual Dysfunction -- Medical Fiction?
Experts Debate Existence, Prevalence and Treatment of FSD

Many doctors have critiqued the over-medicalization of female sexual dysfunction by the pharmaceutical industry, but journalist Ray Moynihan, author of "Sex, Drugs, and Pharmaceuticals", goes so far as to argue that drug-makers helped to create the disorder.

To read the full article Female Sexual Dysfunction -- Medical Fiction?, click here.

job130x100.jpg7 Ways to Work Yourself to Death
Research Reveals Several Surprising Ways Your Job Could Shorten Your Life


It turns out your job might be a double-edged sword when it comes to your health.

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camemoryproblems130x100.jpgCancer Survivors May Be at Risk for Memory Problems
40% of patients with history of disease reported forgetfulness, confusion


Memory problems are common among people who have a history of cancer, new research reveals.

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