Opioid epidemic causing rise in hepatitis C infections and other serious illnesses

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Thomas J. Stopka (TC) : Many Americans now know that, over the past decade, opioid addiction and deaths from opioid overdose in the U.S. have skyrocketed. But we don’t hear as often about the other epidemics intertwined with this public health crisis. In rural Scott County, Indiana, for example, prescription opioid injections have been linked to overlapping More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Huge drop in men’s sperm levels confirmed by new study – here are the facts

Chris Barratt (TC) : Sperm count in men from North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand declined by 50-60% between 1973 and 2011, according to a new study from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Surprisingly, More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017
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Indian couple who faked their Everest climb banned from the mountain for 10 years

nsnbc : Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Mt Everest have been banned from the mountain for 10 years after reports of the “fake climb” surfaced. More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust

Jacob Puliyel MD (nsnbc) : Clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of diarrhea instead of decreasing it. The vaccine was field More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, July 10th, 2017

Experts urge WHO to urgently revise its post-vaccination philosophy

nsnbc : Two leading doctors and experts in immunization from India have urged the World Health Organization (WHO) to urgently revise its methodology to classify adverse events following immunization. (AEFI). Research More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Woman in Belgium attacked by wild boar saved by her dog

nsnbc : A woman in the Belgian town of Beringen was attacked by a wild boar and probably protected by her dog. The woman was out jogging and was returning to her car when she was attacked in a car park. The unlucky More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

Erin Conelly (TC) : For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by More...

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By nsnbc On Saturday, February 25th, 2017

Copper is great at killing superbugs – so why don’t hospitals use it?

Bill Keevil (TC) : Fantasilandia in Chile, one of Latin America’s largest theme parks, has replaced its most frequently touched surfaces with copper to help reduce the spread of germs and protect the health of More...

By nsnbc On Sunday, February 19th, 2017

How music benefits children

Dawn Rose (TC) : Popular ideas, such as the “Mozart effect” – the idea that listening to classical music improves intelligence – has encouraged the belief that “music makes you smarter”. Shutterstock This More...

By nsnbc On Monday, February 6th, 2017

Ouch! The drugs don’t work for back pain, but here’s what does

TC : How’s your back? About a quarter of Australia’s population experience a back pain episode at any point in time, and nearly all of us (around 85%) will have at least one lifetime experience with back pain. But More...