Insulin Pills: How Close Are We For Diabetes Patients?

Daily insulin shots for the management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes could become a thing of the past, and insulin pills could someday be another option for diabetes patients. In people with Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas does not make insulin — a…

A New Study Links Antidepressants To Weight Gain

A new study published in The BMJ has found that antidepressant use may be associated with weight gain over time. “Patients who were normal weight were more likely to transition to overweight, and overweight patients were more likely to transition to obesity if they were…

More Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

A growing number of American parents are using marijuana when they still have children living at home, according to a new study that suggests cannabis may be complicating efforts to limit kids’ exposure to second-hand smoke. Researchers examined data collected from 169,259 U.S. adults from…

HPV Jab Safe And Effective, Study Finds

The HPV vaccine routinely offered to teenage girls in the UK is safe and protects against a virus that can cause cancer of the cervix, an independent review has found. The analysis by the Cochrane Group provides solid evidence that should reassure parents considering having…

Xanax: Children As Young As 11 Taking Anxiety Drug

Children as young as 11 are being treated for abusing the anxiety drug Xanax, Drugs charity Addaction said it was also aware of 13-year-olds “dealing” the tranquiliser on school premises. One teacher said he feared pupils had made an assumption that taking Xanax was safer…

Fake Cancer Causes Belief ‘Rife’, Research Suggests

Drinking from plastic bottles and using microwave ovens are some of the fake causes of cancer people believe, research suggests. In a survey of 1,330 people in England, published in the European Journal of Cancer, most people correctly said smoking was a cause. But increasing…

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