Republicans came in claiming a mandate when they tried to “repeal and replace” Obamacare in 2017—but were handed a pretty swift defeat each time they tried to bring the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to the chopping block. Instead of a mandate, Congress found Americans to be spooked about health coverage, and rightly so. We pay more than nearly every other country in the world and by the looks of things, it’s not about to get any more affordable in the coming years.
How's your #BankHolidayMonday going? ... I just asked google why cats sleep so much.
The Campaign for Personal Prescription Importation would like your thoughts on the importance of ordering prescription medications from legitimate online pharmacies in Canada. This input is critical for sharing with policymakers who can make positive changes to lower the exorbitant price of drugs.
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Now that summer is finally here, chances are mosquitos and other pesky summer insects will be on the hunt. As Canadians, we are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the world’s most scenic forests, lakes, and beaches, which unfortunately happen to be breeding grounds for certain insects in the warmer months.
Today I had to ask myself this question: does drinking coffee kill probiotics? This question came to me in particular due to an experiment I’m trying with a well-known nutrition supplement program and shake system. The woman I spoke to about the system was adamant that my daily 2 cups of coffee were the reason I wasn’t seeing the addictionesque results from using their products.
After a rough primary season, the American voters have finally whittled down the contenders for the Presidency to the final two candidates. The Democrats are supporting long time favorite Hillary Clinton, and the Republicans are supporting brash political outsider Donald Trump. While this is a historical and important election for a number of reasons, whoever lives in the White House starting in 2017 will unquestionably affect the future of American health care.
According to the World Health Organisation, The Zika virus is "spreading explosively", particularly in Central and South America. It seems there is not much has been done to stop the spreading of the virus.
SAD, or Seasonal affective disorder has been accepted by medical professionals as a type of mental disorder. But today SAD is not considered as a stand-alone condition, it can be a symptom of major depression or a psychiatric disorder.
The new research provided by the Union nations shows that dating apps can be dangerous as they cause the increase of HIV cases, especially amongst Asian teenagers. The use of dating apps has amplified the opportunity for spontaneous sex. They create networks of men in which infections rapidly spread among users.
Any radiation exposure can have terrible and often lethal affect on human’s body. Not many people keep gas masks at home in case a nuclear incident happens. Luckily a new breakthrough has been reported, which means that soon we can have a single pill or injection that can protect human’s body from potential lethal effects of radiation.
Skipping breakfast is not a good idea at all. If you do it regularly it will eventually affect your health. Why breakfast it so important? Firstly your body and mind needs energy re-fuel after hours of night fasting. Secondary it increases your chance of becoming obese and also developing diabetes and wrist of a heart attack. Having a breakfast makes people less likely to be hungry during the rest of the day, so they do not overeat.
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals’ new 3D printed drug, Spritam, has been FDA approved to treat seizures and is expected to hit the market sometime in early 2016. According to Aprecia, the 3D printing process they used was originally developed at MIT and allows them to get an incredible amount of accuracy in the delivery system of up to 1,000 mg per tablet.
The resent Ebola outbreak has already claimed over 2,000 lives. But it could have been stopped, if a vaccine had been developed and stockpiled sooner. Unfortunately big pharmaceutical companies, which dominate the market, were not interested in investing in vaccine, as the poorest countries in the world can't afford to pay for a new vaccine.
One of the biggest problems in medicine is that people don't consistently take the drugs they're prescribed. A new pill bottle cap connected to wireless network is going to be a solution. The system called "Vitality" will blink and make sound signals to remind a patient to take his medicine and can be set to alert if someone isn't taking medicine.
For people all across the world, shopping is not only an occasional outing, but a daily necessity. From groceries, to clothing, to our daily needs, you probably can't go a week without shopping. But for some, shopping is more than just a way to keep their bellies full. It can become a serious disorder that can leave a person in personal and financial ruins.
Prescription drugs are forever evolving and new therapies are being added to the mix every year to make people's lives just a little bit better. Since August of last year, the FDA has approved five new drug therapies and we think you should know about them. Each offers a unique solution to various diseases or disorders ranging from helping alleviate rosacea to treating epilepsy.
In a sense, we hope you haven't heard of the drugs on this list before now. They make the top 10 most expensive list because they are all combatting rare disorders. Patients utilizing these drugs often have no choice but to rely on these six-figure medications because there are few, if any other, options for treatment.
1. SOLIRIS - $409,500 per patient, per year (You could buy a condo outright in Huntington Beach, California for this price.)
According to recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, as few as 18% of seniors are using smartphones, despite growing popularity and trends. Only 39% of adults age 55-64 have them.
As a daughter of two Baby Boomers, I understand how hard it is for even the most willing older adults to latch on to the latest technology.
Most people generally think of spring as the time for cleaning out those overrun closets, or donating unwanted items to goodwill. But let me ask you this; do you clean out your medicine cabinet, too? If you're like most of us, the answer is probably no.
Out With the Old
Throwing out anything expired, discontinued/recalled, or partially used (including any over the counter medicines) is critical to a healthy medicine cabinet. Medicines lose potency when they have gone past their expiration dates and it is recommended you check your medicine cabinet at least twice a year, getting rid of medications past their prime.
The purpose of the above content is to raise awareness only and does not advocate treatment or diagnosis. This information should not be substituted for your physician's consultation and it should not indicate that use of the drug is safe and suitable for you or your (pet). Seek professional medical advice and treatment if you have any questions or concerns.