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  • 9 of 10 docs unprepared to prescribe marijuana

    September 20, 2017 12:38 AM 79

    "Medical education needs to catch up to marijuana legislation," said senior author Dr. Laura Jean Bierut, a professor of psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. "Physicians in training need to know the benefits and drawbacks associated with medical marijuana so they know when or if, and to whom, to prescribe the drug," she explained

  • Shaken baby syndrome found to be evidence-based diagnosis

    September 19, 2017 5:59 PM 64

    Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Physicians have come to a consensus that shaken baby syndrome is an evidence-based diagnosis, despite controversy in courts and the media. Shaken Baby Syndrome: Science vs. Myth will be presented today at the 2017 American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition in Chicago. According to the Centers for Disease Control

  • Naval hospital removes staff seen in inappropriate pictures with newborns

    September 19, 2017 5:52 PM 54

    Naval Hospital Jacksonville, not pictured here, issued a statement shortly after the images began circulating. (iStock) A hospital in Florida said it has identified and removed the employees who were pictured making inappropriate gestures with a newborn baby and making another one dance to a rap video. The photos, allegedly taken by a nurse employed

  • College footballer dies after complaining of illness following game

    September 18, 2017 6:28 PM 24

    A senior offensive lineman for College of Wooster died suddenly after helping his team to a 38-20 victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday. Clayton Geib, 21, fell ill after joining his teammates in the locker room and was taken to Wooster Community Hospital, The Columbus Dispatch reported. Geib, a chemistry major, died Sunday at the hospital. A cause of death

  • Lady Gaga Put A Much-Needed Spotlight On Chronic Pain

    September 15, 2017 8:55 PM 48

    The singer opened up about living with fibromyalgia. Lady Gaga revealed this week that she’s been living with fibromyalgia, a chronic illness that causes musculoskeletal pain. Shortly after her announcement, she was hospitalized for severe pain and canceled her performance at the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil. It’s unclear if the singer’s hospitalization

  • FDA approves app to help treat substance abuse

    September 14, 2017 7:44 PM 51

    THURSDAY, Sept. 14, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved its first mobile app to help treat substance abuse, the agency said Thursday in a news release. The Reset application is designed to help treat abuse of alcohol, cocaine, marijuana and stimulant medications. But the app is not intended for opioid dependence, the FDA said. Citing

  • Pharmacist accused of trying to kill mother with insulin

    September 14, 2017 4:48 PM 63

    A Pennsylvania pharmacist is accused of trying to kill her own mother with a series of insulin injections. Police claim Donna Horger, 50, attempted to inject her 74-year-old mother with insulin on three separate occasions, Fox 29 reported. The first alleged attempt reportedly occurred at Immaculate Mary Nursing Home in Philadelphia. Horger’s mother

  • Outbreak of disease carried by mosquitoes halts blood donation in Rome

    September 14, 2017 12:45 PM 21

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian health officials have banned residents across half of Rome from donating blood because of an outbreak of the painful, mosquito-borne illness Chikungunya. At least 17 people in southeastern Rome have been diagnosed with the virus since the end of August, and the local health authority decided to suspend blood donations in the affected

  • Halozyme to license drug delivery tech to Roche, Bristol-Myers

    September 14, 2017 12:19 PM 24

    (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Halozyme Therapeutics Inc said on Thursday it would license its drug delivery technology to Bristol-Myers Squibb Co and Swiss drugmaker Roche in separate collaborations. Shares of Halozyme rose 12.7 percent to $14.85 in premarket trading after the company also raised its 2017 revenue forecast as a result of the deals. The company

  • Teva to sell women's health assets to CVC Capital Partners: report

    September 13, 2017 8:40 PM 25

    (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (TEVA.TA) (TEVA.N) is close to a deal to sell its women’s health assets outside the United States to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners, the Fly reported, citing Bloomberg. The assets could be valued at about $800 million, according to the Bloomberg report. ( Israel-based Teva, the world’s