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Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Doctors Aren't Taking Young People's First Mental Breakdowns Seriously

quote [ People under 30 who have experienced first-time psychosis are 24 times more likely than their peers to be dead within a year. ]
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by XregnaR@3:26pmGMT] [2 comments]

Monday, 24 April 2017

Malaria: Kenya, Ghana and Malawi get first vaccine

quote [ The pilot will involve more than 750,000 children aged between five and 17 months. Around half will get the vaccine in order to compare the jab's real-world effectiveness.

In this age group, the four doses have been shown to prevent nearly four in ten cases of malaria.

This is much lower than approved vaccines for other conditions. ]

Far from perfect, but way better than the alternative, which is nothing.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Good]
[by HoZay@6:50pmGMT] [2 comments]

W. B. O?Shaughnessy and the Introduction of Cannabis to Modern Western Medicine

quote [ Cataleptic trances, enormous appetites, and giggling fits aside, W. B. O'Shaughnessy's investigations at a Calcutta hospital into the potential of medical marijuana ? the first such trials in modern medicine ? were largely positive. Sujaan Mukherjee explores the intricacies of this pioneering research and what it can tell us more generally about the production of knowledge in colonial science. ]
[SFW] [health]
[by ScoobySnacks@9:01amGMT] [0 comments]

Friday, 21 April 2017

I used to support legalizing all drugs. Then the opioid epidemic happened.

quote [ It all seemed so obvious to me. Prohibition had failed. Over the past decade, millions of Americans had been arrested and, in many of these cases, locked up for drugs. The government spent tens of billions of dollars a year on anti-drug policies ]

Prohibition is still a mistake. I wonder how you all feel about it.
[SFW] [health] [+3 Interesting]
[by bbqkink@1:09amGMT] [22 comments]

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

What It's Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory

quote [ I am surprised, every time, when the hamburger arrives at the table, because I do not remember having ordered it. ]
[SFW] [health] [+5 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@4:07pmGMT] [3 comments]

Friday, 14 April 2017

FGM charge for Detroit doctor Jumana Nagarwala in US first

quote [ Jumana Nagarwala could face life in jail if convicted of mutilating young girls over more than a decade. ]
[SFW] [health] [+4 WTF]
[by XregnaR@3:48pmGMT] [43 comments]

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Is Komodo dragon blood the key to new antibiotics?

quote [ Scientists find a compound based on a molecule in dragon blood helps heal infected wounds in mice. ]
[SFW] [health] [+2 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@8:26pmGMT] [7 comments]

Monday, 10 April 2017

Maryland becomes first state to cover Planned Parenthood proposed cuts

quote [ Following the failure of the Republican ?American Health Care Act,? an attempt to repeal fomer President Obama?s health care law, Democrats have regained confidence. On the state level, many Democratic lawmakers have taken precautionary action to protect access to birth control and preventive care in the event of future federal cuts to Planned Parenthood. ]

I'm happy to live in a State with a reasonable legislature, although this is exactly what the conservative Congress wants: States footing the bill for what really should be a national healthcare issue.
[SFW] [health] [+6 Good]
[by midden@5:34pmGMT] [0 comments]

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Rules of memory 'beautifully' rewritten

quote [ Everything you know about memory may be wrong. ]
[SFW] [health] [+5 Interesting]
[by XregnaR@4:52pmGMT] [4 comments]

Thursday, 6 April 2017

Double hand transplant patient writes letter of thanks

quote [ Chris King lost both hands, except his thumbs, in a metal pressing machine. ]
[SFW] [health] [+2]
[by XregnaR@12:16pmGMT] [0 comments]

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