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Pennsylvania Family of Five Dead in 'Murder-Suicide'
Offbeat  (tags: Domestic Incident, Health, Medication, Murder-Suicide, USA )


- 1042 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A Pennsylvania couple, who struggled to find medication after their young daughter received a heart transplant, have been found dead along with their children in an apparent murder suicide.
Alarm' as Patients Shun Flu Jab
Offbeat  (tags: flu-jab, Medication, health care, doctors )


- 1313 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Doctors have expressed alarm at a seemingly sharp fall in the number of people having the seasonal flu jab.
Five Old Remedies That Are Still Healing Us Today
Offbeat  (tags: health, medication, ancient herbal recipes, old remedies )


- 1324 days ago - bbc.co.uk
One of the recent winners of the Nobel Prize for medicine discovered a breakthrough drug after poring over 2,000 ancient herbal recipes.
Why Are Placebos Getting More Effective?
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, medication, clinical trials, placebo, Research, USA )


- 1337 days ago - bbc.co.uk
When new drugs are put on the market, clinical trials determine whether they perform better than inactive pills known as "placebos".
New Drug Screening Tool Reduces Need for Animal Testing
Offbeat  (tags: Animal testing, drugs, invention, medication, health )

Scooby
- 1340 days ago - medicalnewstoday.com
Because their job is to eliminate drugs and other foreign compounds from the body, the kidneys are a main target for any toxic effects. Now, after finding an effective way of producing human kidney cells from stem cells, a team of scientists
Tori Spelling Desperately Searching for Her Missing Pup!
Offbeat  (tags: lost dog, urgent, reward, medication, help needed )

Dianne
- 1363 days ago - cbsnews.com
Tori Spelling is frantically looking for her lost dog Mitzi who is in urgent need of medication. A reward has been offered - no questions asked.
The Promise of Antidepressants in Brain Cancer Fight
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Health, Healthcare, Cancer, Brain )


- 1717 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Brain cancer is one of the least-funded types of cancer in the UK, according to cancer charities, but kills more children and adults under 40 than any other cancer.
The Man Who Helped Save 50 Million Lives
Offbeat  (tags: Medication, Health, kitchen cupboard, Children, Dr Norbert Hirschhorn )


- 1774 days ago - bbc.co.uk
1983: A three-month old Egyptian boy came into a rehydration centre having been been sick with diarrhoea for the past two days; he is obviously dehydrated with sunken eyes and is too weak to even hold his head up
Should Drug Firms Make Payments to Doctors?
Offbeat  (tags: Doctors, Drugs, Medication, Health, Drug Firms )


- 1888 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?
My Doctor Wants Me to Take Premarin, But I Understand It's Made From Horse Urine. Is This True?
Offbeat  (tags: medication, hrt, hormones, women, menopause, estrogen, horses, cruelty, abuse, animal welfare, animal rights, animal advocates, peta )

Judith
- 2064 days ago - peta.org
The estrogen-replacement drug Premarin, prescribed to menopausal women, is made from horse urine; in fact, the drug's name is short for PREgnant MARes' urINe. About 750,000 mares are impregnated each year [to collect] their estrogen-rich urine.
   

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