Health&Fitness

Researchers block cocaine craving and addiction with a special skin graft

Lines of cocaine. Christopher Slesarchik/Shutterstock.com Qingyao Kong, University of Chicago Addiction to any drug – be it alcohol, tobacco, opioids or illicit drugs, like cocaine – is a chronic disease that causes a compulsive drug-seeking behavior individuals find difficult or impossible to control even when they are aware of the harmful, often deadly consequences. Long-term use changes the structure of ...

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‘LUTH Is In crisis’, SERAP  Alleges

A new report by the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has revealed the “humanitarian crisis, manifestations of corruption and mismanagement at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, (LUTH) Idi Araba and how unhygienic conditions, severe shortages of medicines and medical supplies in the hospital and two other Federal Government owned hospitals in Lagos make it extremely difficult for many Nigerians ...

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Just 6 Hours Of Sleep Loss Increases Diabetes Risk

The importance of sleep is well-known. A recent study enforces this by demonstrating that sleep deprivation might increase diabetes risk — after losing just 1 night of sleep. Sleep is undoubtedly one of physiology’s most mysterious but essential functions. We all need it, yet the exact reasons why it’s so important are still being debated. What we do know is that sleep ...

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Serious Genital Infection Linked To Certain Diabetes Drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Wednesday a serious genital infection has been reported in patients taking a certain class of diabetes drugs, with one death and 11 others hospitalized. The warning pertains to a class of medicines called SGLT2 inhibitors, first approved in 2013 to lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes. The U.S. ...

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Natural Ways To Prevent Prostate Cancer

There is no single best way to prevent prostate cancer, but several natural methods can help. These include maintaining a healthful weight, exercising, and eating plenty of fruits and vegetables. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the type most common among American men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For the majority, prostate cancer is not fatal. The American Cancer ...

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WHO Expects More Ebola Cases In Congo, Over 1,500 People Exposed

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that at least 1,500 people had been potentially exposed to the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s North Kivu region, where insecurity prevents aid workers from reaching some areas. But it expected more people to become infected and could not be sure that it had identified all chains by ...

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Blood Pressure Medication Recalled For Giving Cancer Instead

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. However, some patients with heart issues have recently found themselves trading one life-threatening condition with the risk of another. An FDA investigation has triggered a recall of over 50 different medications which contain ...

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Getting Too Little Sleep May ‘Age’ The Heart

Adults who sleep too little or too much may have an increased risk of heart attack or stroke, say researchers who argue that the best way to think of the harmful effect is in terms of “excess heart age.” In a nationally representative sample of U.S. adults, those who slept seven hours a night had the lowest heart risk on ...

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Even Light Drinking May Make Fatty Liver Disease Worse

People who have fatty liver disease that wasn’t caused by heavy drinking may still need to avoid alcohol if they want to prevent their liver damage from getting worse, a Korean study suggests. Most people have a little bit of fat in their liver, but fatty liver disease can be diagnosed when more than 5 percent of the liver by ...

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Sleeping For More Than 10 Hours Can Kill You

While everyone loves a lie in, those who do it often have a bigger chance of dying, experts have warned. A major study has found getting more than 10 hours of sleep a night increased the chances of death from stroke by 56% and heart disease by 49%. ALSO READ: Not having a good night’s sleep can leave you at risk ...

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