November 14, 2019

Ezra raises $4M to diagnose cancer with MRIs, not painful biopsies

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By Josh Constine From TechCrunch 1 in 41 men will die of prostate cancer. But sticking a needle through your rectum into your prostate to screen for cancer brings along a ton of bacteria and terrible side effects like pain, infection, urinary trouble, and even erectile dysfunction. It turns out you can detect cancer with […]

Cellphone radiation causes cancer in rats, US Government study finds

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From Newsmax The debate over whether cellphones can cause cancer is sure to reignite as a new government report says that rats developed cancer after being exposed to high levels of cellphone radiation. The report also says that the radiation levels were much higher than what people are exposed to when using their cellphones. When […]

First US drug with marijuana-derived ingredient goes on sale

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From Newsmax The first Food and Drug Administration-approved drug containing an ingredient derived from the marijuana plant went on sale Thursday in the United States. Epidiolex is a twice-daily oral solution — a cannabidiol, or CBD liquid — made by Britain-based GW Pharmaceuticals. It is approved for use in patients 2 years old and older […]

Are generic drugs as good as brand name drugs?

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From Newsmax Generics make up 80 percent of drug prescriptions filled in the United States and are a big cost savings for consumers. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration mandates that they perform the same way and are as safe and effective as brand-name drugs. However, makers of generics don’t have to repeat the clinical […]

Beware: Your dog’s food may be deadly

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By Lynn Allison  From Newsmax It’s been a “ruff” time lately for the pet food industry. Celebrity chef Rachael Ray was slapped with a $5 million lawsuit against her dog food brand, Nutrish, claiming that it contains harmful chemicals. According to reports, the food allegedly contains glyphosate, a herbicide found in common weed killers like […]

Monk Fruit vs. Stevia: Which sweetener should you use?

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From Health Line What is monk fruit? Monk fruit is a small, green gourd that resembles a melon. It’s grown in Southeast Asia. The fruit was first used by Buddhist monks in the 13th century, hence the fruit’s unusual name. Fresh monk fruit doesn’t store well and isn’t appealing. Monk fruit is usually dried and […]

Key marijuana drug approval looms as cannabis goes mainstream

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From Newsmax Evidence that cannabis can ease epilepsy and other conditions is building as a British company counts down to what would be the first U.S. government approval for a prescription drug derived from the marijuana plant. GW Pharmaceuticals, which has spent 20 years developing medicines from cannabis, is hoping for a Food and Drug […]

Glassbeam adds Calamed as New Healthcare Service Partner for the Caribbean and Latin America

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Expands Artificial Intelligence Application with Anomaly Detection Model Exhibits at the AAMI 2018 Conference and Expo NEWS PROVIDED BY Glassbeam, Inc. SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Glassbeam, Inc., the premier machine data analytics company focused on supporting medical device OEMs, independent service organizations (ISOs) and healthcare delivery organizations, announced today that Calamed LLC […]

Pills can be effective past expiration dates

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From Newsmax Just how firm are expiration dates on bottles of allergy or pain pills? Probably not as crucial as the “Best By” date on milk cartons. Medicines are expensive, and amid occasional shortages, some people are tempted to use expired pills. After all, a pill good till May 31 can’t be useless on June […]

A powerful drug derived from marijuana just got a major green light on its way to FDA approval

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By Erin Brodwin From Business Insider An experimental cannabis-derived drug has gotten a unanimous approval vote from a group of scientists convened by the Food and Drug Administration. The committee concluded that the drug, called Epidiolex, is safe and effective. That vote will play a key role in the FDA’s final approval decision, which is […]