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You want a description of hell? OxyContins 12-hour problem
by Feux Follets in #medicine   36 comments, latest 2 months ago
Purdue Pharma launched OxyContin two decades ago with a bold marketing claim: One dose relieves pain for 12 hours, more than twice as long as generic medications. Patients would no...
Microbiota - The gut-brain-bone marrow connection
by BayAreaObserver in #Medicine   5 comments, latest 2 months ago
A universe of organisms living inside you may affect every part of your body, from your brain to your bones, and even your thoughts, feelings and your attempts to lose...
Painless way to draw blood for diabetics etc. ?
by BayAreaObserver in #Medicine   Posted 2 months ago
Finding less painful and more efficient ways to draw blood is a holy grail for medical entrepreneurs. Seventh Sense Biosystems, a start-up based in Massachusetts, is among the furthest along...
Republicans and Democrats Continue to Block Drug Reimportation After Publicly Endorsing It
by BayAreaObserver in #Medicine   21 comments, latest 2 months ago
The one true bipartisan instinct in Washington? Caving to rich industries. Amidst all the angst and acrimony of last year's trench-warfare presidential campaign, there was one area in which the...
What Your Blood Type Says About You, In 6 Charts
by BayAreaObserver in #Medicine   3 comments, latest 3 months ago
People with the same blood group have similar risk for various diseases, specifically certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, and increased susceptibility and more adverse outcome to some infectious/communicable diseases. Blood group...
The disturbing reason some people turn red when they drink alcohol
by BayAreaObserver in #Medicine   20 comments, latest 5 months ago
Some people will have their face turn extremely red when they drink alcohol, and it is not a good sign. Those who do turn red after drinking alcohol have a...
A stranger emailed me a warning about blood clots. Days later, my friend died from one. - Kyle Munson
by BayAreaObserver in #Medicine   1 comment, latest 6 months ago
Robertson wrote to me March 1, the start of Blood Clot Awareness Month. He even added bold text for emphasis. “I'm asking for a story,” he pleaded. “A story not...
The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.
by BayAreaObserver in #medicine   5 comments, latest a year ago
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health...

Epigenetic 'tags' linked to homosexuality in men
by BayAreaObserver in #medicine   17 comments, latest 2 years ago
#medicine Twin study reveals five DNA markers that are associated with sexual orientation. The biology of sexual orientation has been one of the most vexing — and politically charged —...
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