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Top 200 Drugs Last Year, Part Deux

Last week Airlats brought you a list of the top 200 drugs by US prescriptions, and wow was it popular. Once again, graciously compiled by Njardarson Group is a list of the top 200 drugs by...

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ADHD Medication – Stunts Growth In Males?

Almost 10% of Americans ages 3-17 are diagnosed with the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder today. Males are twice as likely to have ADHD than females. The number of people diagnosed with ADHD has been rapidly...

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What happens to humans without adrenaline

Adrenaline, also known as epinephrine, is a catecholamine that functions as both a neurotransmitter and hormone in humans. Produced by both sympathetic neurons and chromaffin cells in the adrenal medula, adrenaline is released in...

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Sleep deprivation increases brain sensitivity

Busier folks lose a lot of sleep. Consequences include teary eyes, frequent yawning, and inattention during meetings or work. Apparently, not getting enough REM sleep also increases sensitivity to dopamine. Tufic et al. published findings...

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Dust might explain why kids are fat

We run on hormones; they make us hungry, they make us tall, and they make us fat. It’s no surprise that chemicals that mess with our endocrine systems (hormone modulation and release) also mess...

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Top 200 Drugs Last Year

Graciously compiled by Njardarson Group (The University of Arizona): Edon Vitaku, Elizabeth A. Ilardi, Jón T. Njarðarson are the top 200 drugs by total prescriptions written in the United States. Top 200 Pharmaceutical Products by...

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Lasers Create Cancer Cure!

A substantial part of what makes cancer so deadly is that the tools we have to fight specific cancers work for some cases and don’t for others. That’s why despite numerous discoveries that promise...

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Stomach Worms Fight Obesity!

Obesity is an epidemic (in some nations, namely the US). It’s more than a little disconcerting when considering historic obesity trends. Realizing just how quickly we’re getting fatter is more than a little worrying....

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How bad is flu this season?

Google trends is tracking flu term searching as a measure of how many people get sick. They say: We’ve found that certain search terms are good indicators of flu activity. Google Flu Trends uses...

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Bugs under the skin not just psychological? Controversy!

It’s a terrifying nightmare most of us have only heard of in psych class: people become convinced there are bugs on and underneath their skin, and some people take action by mutilating themselves. Experiencing creepy crawlies running amok on...

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Egg Shells hold key to rapid healing

Eggs are great; they’re high in protein and have loads of vitamins and minerals. A clinical study out of Taiwan suggests they just might make the ultimate bandages. Researchers from the Department of Plastic...

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Walking Corpse Syndrome! Zombies Disease!

In the late 19th century in Paris, French neurologist Jules Cotard described a patient under the pseudonym Mademoiselle X, who claimed her organs had died. As she denied increasing numbers of her body parts, she...