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26

Aug

Medical marijuana may reduce painkiller-related deathsResearchers think that marijuana is being used in lieu of or in conjunction with opioids, lowering the doses patients self-administer.

Medical marijuana may reduce painkiller-related deaths
Researchers think that marijuana is being used in lieu of or in conjunction with opioids, lowering the doses patients self-administer.

06

Aug

How do people survive Ebola?Certain genetic markers that bolster patients’ immune systems can help them outlast the deadly virus.

How do people survive Ebola?
Certain genetic markers that bolster patients’ immune systems can help them outlast the deadly virus.

05

Aug

Which OTC pain reliever should you use?From acetaminophen to anti-inflammatories, not all nonprescription pain drugs are created equal. Here’s how to choose from the confusing array, plus natural alternatives.

Which OTC pain reliever should you use?
From acetaminophen to anti-inflammatories, not all nonprescription pain drugs are created equal. Here’s how to choose from the confusing array, plus natural alternatives.

25

Jul

Your cat’s poop could one day treat cancerThe Toxoplasma gondii parasite could be used by jump-starting certain immune system cells that are normally shut down by cancer cells.

Your cat’s poop could one day treat cancer
The Toxoplasma gondii parasite could be used by jump-starting certain immune system cells that are normally shut down by cancer cells.

18

Jul

12 illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosedSo what’s the moral of the story? Never be afraid to ask for a second opinion.

12 illnesses that are commonly misdiagnosed
So what’s the moral of the story? Never be afraid to ask for a second opinion.

15

Jul

Mother Nature offers a bounty of helpful and healing plant life, and the leaves, flowers, bark and berries of plants have been used for centuries to cure everything from hunger to headaches. The next time you’re in the great outdoors and find yourself in need of anything from aspirin to toilet paper, take a look around and help yourself to some of the Earth’s most useful wild plants.10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

Mother Nature offers a bounty of helpful and healing plant life, and the leaves, flowers, bark and berries of plants have been used for centuries to cure everything from hunger to headaches. The next time you’re in the great outdoors and find yourself in need of anything from aspirin to toilet paper, take a look around and help yourself to some of the Earth’s most useful wild plants.
10 remarkably useful plants you can find in the wild

10

Jul

How to treat a bee sting naturallyPesky insects can be a real pain during summer outdoor activities, but these simple remedies ease the aftermath of a close encounter.

How to treat a bee sting naturally
Pesky insects can be a real pain during summer outdoor activities, but these simple remedies ease the aftermath of a close encounter.

10

Jun

Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida’s oranges.

Could a medicine used to treat gout also save our citrus?
New research could stop the spread of citrus greening, a disease that is killing Florida’s oranges.

20

May

Dogs know you have cancer before you doStudies show that man’s best friend can detect cancer with surprising accuracy. Researchers hope to one day develop an electronic nose that mimics canines’ extraordinary noses.

Dogs know you have cancer before you do
Studies show that man’s best friend can detect cancer with surprising accuracy. Researchers hope to one day develop an electronic nose that mimics canines’ extraordinary noses.

08

May

Lungs from genetically modified pigs could soon be used to save human livesBiologist Craig Venter’s company has received $50 million in funding to develop ‘humanized pig organs.’

Lungs from genetically modified pigs could soon be used to save human lives
Biologist Craig Venter’s company has received $50 million in funding to develop ‘humanized pig organs.’