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Aptiom Receives FDA Nod to Treat Seizures in Adults – Science World Report

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Friday approved a new drug Aptiom  as an add on medication to treat seizures in adults. Like Us on Facebook Marketed by Marlborough based Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Aptiom (eslicarbazepine acetate) received a green signal from the U.S. FDA as an add-on medication to treat […]

Mental Health Treatment law gets More Teeth in Obama administration – Pentagon Post

Mental Health Treatment law gets More Teeth in Obama administration – Pentagon Post

In a bid to boost mental health treatment, the Obama administration has decided to give more teeth to a 2008 mental health equity law by introducing set of new rules into it. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius made the announcement to applause at the Rosalynn Carter Symposium on Mental Health Policy in Atlanta. […]

FDA moves to all but eliminate trans fats in US – Chicago Tribune

What’s so scary about chocolate frosting on a birthday cake? For one thing, there’s too much artery-clogging fat, according to the Food and Drug Administration, which announced Thursday that it is moving to eliminate added trans fat from use in restaurants and in processed foods such as crackers, microwave popcorn, coffee creamers and ready-to-use frostings. […]

Sleep ‘Detoxes’ The Brain, New Research Suggests – Forbes

Sleep ‘Detoxes’ The Brain, New Research Suggests – Forbes

The brain’s nocturnal cleaning service may protect it from Alzheimer’s, new research suggests (photo: wiki media) When you sleep, your brain undergoes a mop-up process that removes waste products linked to Alzheimer’s and dementia, according to new research published yesterday in the online version of Science. A team of researchers at the University of Rochester […]

Pakistan polio outbreak puts global eradication at risk – Reuters

Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:50am EDT * Taliban attacks, vaccine ban leave many children exposed * With polio virus circulating, disease taking hold again * Dozens of children paralysed in Waziristan outbreak * Dramatic progress towards wiping out polio in jeopardy By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – A Taliban […]

Air pollution causes lung cancer, World Health Organization says – Los Angeles Times

The World Health Organization on Thursday declared air pollution a human carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally. Health experts have known for years that air pollution increases the risk of a wide range of ailments, including respiratory problems and heart disease. Some compounds in […]

Pregnancy by egg donation on the rise, researchers say – Science Recorder

According to a news release from the JAMA Network Journals, pregnancy by egg donation is on the rise in the United States. In fact, the number of donor eggs utilized for in vitro fertilization rose between 2000 and 2010 in the U.S. In addition, results for births from those donor […]

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

Foods every breast cancer survivor should know about – CNN

(CNN) — Women checking in for appointments at the Comprehensive Breast Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York this month are being offered more than a pre-op or post-op surgical visit. On the reception desk, inside a large plastic frame, is a colorful flyer decorated with pictures of luscious-looking fruits and vegetables. It’s […]

Air pollution a leading cause of cancer – UN agency – Reuters

By Kate Kelland and Stephanie Nebehay LONDON/GENEVA | Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:40am EDT LONDON/GENEVA (Reuters) – The air we breathe is laced with cancer-causing substances and is being officially classified as carcinogenic to humans, the World Health Organization’s cancer agency said on Thursday. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) cited data indicating […]

Researchers: Oreos just as addictive as cocaine – natmonitor.com

Connecticut College researchers have found that Oreos may be just as addictive as cocaine or morphine. The researchers found that rats developed an equally powerful association between the delightful effects of consuming Oreos and a specific environment as they did between cocaine or morphine and a specific environment. […]