Nerf Guns Can Lead To Serious Eye Injuries, Doctors Warn

Bullets from Nerf guns can cause serious eye injuries, doctors from a London eye hospital are warning. They treated three people with internal bleeding around the eye, pain and blurred vision after they were shot with the toy guns by children. Writing in BMJ Case reports, the doctors recommended wearing…

Reaping The Healthy Benefits Of Turmeric

Turmeric, a cousin of ginger, is one of the principal spices in curry powder. Fresh turmeric is a rhizome root, like ginger—though smaller, with a tawny skin and a bright orange interior. You can also find turmeric dried and ground to a bright golden powder. Turmeric has been used for…

How To Keep Your Kids Safe At The Dentist

After the tragic death of 3-year old Daleyza Hernandez Avila earlier this summer, the safety of children undergoing anesthesia for common dental procedures has attracted national attention. This isn’t the first time in recent years that the safety of sedating children at the dentist’s office has made it into the…

Us Heroin Deaths Jump 533% Since 2002, Report Says

The number of heroin users in the United States jumped from 404,000 in 2002 to 948,000 in 2016, a 135% increase, according to the most recent government numbers. But even more striking: The number of people who had fatal overdoses related to heroin has skyrocketed from 2,089 in 2002 to…

Fight Depression By Making These Key Diet Changes

Depression can trigger a host of feelings from agitation and insomnia to poor appetite, or just the opposite—excessive hunger. It’s the hunger feeling some may use as a crutch or coping mechanism to comfort the feelings of hopelessness or despair. This may work temporarily, but depending on food choices, it…

Breakthrough Cancer Drug Could Be Astronomical In Price

A new leukemia drug being hailed by doctors as a breakthrough could prove among the most expensive therapies ever on the market: For a single treatment, the price is expected to reach hundreds of thousands of dollars. “It is a revolutionary treatment,” said Dr. Prakash Satwani, a pediatric hematologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University…

Plants ‘Hijacked’ To Make Polio Vaccine

Plants have been “hijacked” to make polio vaccine in a breakthrough with the potential to transform vaccine manufacture, say scientists. The team at the John Innes Centre, in Norfolk, says the process is cheap, easy and quick. As well as helping eliminate polio, the scientists believe their approach could help…

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