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Cicero receives Pioneer Award

Theodore J. Cicero, PhD, the John P. Feighner Professor of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the 2018 recipient of the Pioneer Award from the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (NCADA). Cicero was honored for his groundbreaking work in the field of substance use disorders. In recent years, […]

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The rise of the conscious carnivore

The August long weekend approaches, and many Canadians will celebrate with picnics and barbecues. Meat often plays a central role when choosing the menu for gatherings among family and friends. But it seems eating meat is becoming increasingly controversial, as is selling it. In foie gras-friendly France, for example, there’s been an increasing number of […]

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‘Vaginal Rejuvenation’ Procedures Are Not Good For You As The FDA Warns Doctors Against Performing Them

Women are urged by the FDA not to get ‘vaginal rejuvenation’ procedures after instances of increased pain afterwards Some women experiencing incontinence or post-menopausal painful sex have been turning to “vaginal rejuvenation” treatments in an effort to alleviate their symptoms. However, a new warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has suggested women stay […]

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New antibiotic found in common weed

Researchers in Switzerland made this suggestion after discovering a compound with a new type of antibiotic activity on the leaf of the thale cress, a common weed. Many of today’s antibiotics stem from natural compounds made by bacteria that live in soil. The bacteria produce them to defend against other microorganisms. But the new study […]

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Bioengineered Lungs Successfully Transplanted Into Pigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 1, 2018 — Lab-grown lungs have been successfully transplanted into pigs with no apparent medical complication for months after the procedure, researchers report. This line of research on bioengineered lungs could eventually lead to more options for people who need a lung transplant, according to the team at the University of Texas Medical […]