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OCD and Muscular Dystrophy

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is largely characterized by obsessions and compulsions which can overtake a person’s life. While previously labeled as an anxiety disorder, it is now listed in the DSM 5 under the heading of obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. While not technically an anxiety disorder, the majority of people with …

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NVIC Vaccine Updates

By Dr. Mercola Barbara Loe Fisher is the cofounder and president of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC). In this interview, we talk about influenza and pertussis vaccine failures, the business of vaccination and how you can stay healthy this flu season. On the upside, no vaccine exemptions in …

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Cystic Fibrosis: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Mucus, the sticky fluid that your body produces and expels whenever you’re struggling with a cold, actually has multiple purposes. It acts as a protective blanket over tissues to keep them from drying out, traps unwanted substances like dust and dirt before they enter the body, and provides antibodies that …

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Hoisin Sauce Recipe

Chinese cuisine is as diverse as the culture of its citizens. Cantonese cuisine, for example, is known for its steamed and stir-fried dishes. Szechuan cuisine on the other hand, is known for its use of peppercorns that give its dishes a distinct bold and spicy flavor. Popular examples of Chinese …

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Psychology Around the Net: September 22, 2018

Sometimes when you’re stuck in your own stuff, you forget that the world is changing outside you. You zoom into what’s going wrong and that narrow focus prevents you from seeing what’s going right. Like this week, I learned that we’re predisposed to forgive, which one of four personality types …

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Trial, Meet Error: The Story of a Pharmacy Regular

“Why isn’t this medication working?” me in 2002. “Why isn’t this medication working?” me in 2018. When the university nurse first prodded me to consider medication, I hesitated before eventually relenting. My reasoning: While this little white pill may not be my salvation, it surely can’t hurt. Or can it? …

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Sen. Cassidy: We’re working on lowering prices for patients

Healthcare costs are too high. Families are grappling with double- and triple-digit increases in health insurance premiums and rising out-of-pocket expenses. A growing percentage of our nation’s gross domestic product is consumed by healthcare costs—far more than other developed countries. We need solutions. To advance the conversation, in May, I …

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A head-to-head trial comparing decades-old steroid, prednisone, and new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on same pathways involved in controlling inflammation, but vamorolone doesn’t activate pathways involved in prednisone’s undesirable side effects, making it a candidate for long-term use. : Health

The title of the post is a copy and paste from the first paragraph of the linked academic press release here : A head-to-head trial comparing the decades-old steroid, prednisone, and a promising new steroid, vamorolone, finds both act on the same key set of genetic pathways involved in controlling …

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