Pharmacy in the 21st century: Transformational change ahead

Medications improve health and saves lives, but they are not risk-free. The modern pharmacist is largely responsible for helping patients navigate an increasingly complex and costly health care system, particularly with respect to medications. And with significant changes in population demographics, technology, and the upsurge in the use of health services across the sector, a…

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Healthy diet can ease symptoms of depression

An analysis of data from almost 46,000 people has found that weight loss, nutrient boosting and fat reduction diets can all reduce the symptoms of depression. Dr Joseph Firth, an Honorary Research fellow at The University of Manchester and Research Fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, says existing research has been…

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Flaxseed fiber ferments in gut to improve health, reduce obesity

Rockville, Md. (February 5, 2019)—Research in mice suggests that fermentation of flaxseed fibers in the gut changes the microbiota to improve metabolic health and protect against diet-induced obesity. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism, was chosen as an APSselect article for February. The organisms that live in…

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The first dexterous and sentient hand prosthesis has been successfully implanted

VIDEO: The patient commanding a virtual arm at the first follow-up after surgery, without training, owing to the fact that control information is extracted as it would be directed to the… view more  Credit: Dr. Max Ortiz Catalan A female Swedish patient with hand amputation has become the first recipient of an osseo-neuromuscular implant to control…

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Wellcome commits £10 million to DNDi to develop new generation of oral leishmaniasis drugs

Geneva/London — 5 February 2019 — Wellcome has committed over £10 million to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), a not-for-profit research and development (R&D) organization, to develop new treatments for leishmaniasis, one of the world’s most devastating parasitic diseases. The three-year partnership will enable DNDi and Wellcome to develop new combinations of entirely…

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Trump Expected to Announce Plan to Stop Spread of H.I.V. in the U.S. by 2030

WASHINGTON — President Trump is expected to announce in his State of the Union speech a national commitment to end transmission of the virus that causes AIDS, with a goal of stopping its spread in this country by 2030. A senior administration official with knowledge of Mr. Trump’s preparations confirmed the plan on Monday, in…

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Bud Light Picks Fight With Corn Syrup in Super Bowl Ad

Bud Light made an enemy of the corn industry on Sunday by boasting in a Super Bowl ad that, unlike its fiercest competitors, it does not brew its beer with corn syrup. While corn lobbyists responded in anger, and competing brands fought back, some viewers were left to wonder: Does it matter if corn syrup…

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The 51 Best Grammys Red Carpet Looks of All Time

The Grammy Awards are an occasion for nominated musicians to not only celebrate their outstanding achievements in music but to also showcase their impeccable sense of style when they grace the red carpet. Ahead of this year’s award ceremony on Sunday, February 10, here are some of the most stunning looks throughout Grammys history.

Medical News Today: Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Some pain and a small amount of spotting are normal during the second trimester. However, it is essential to know when to see a doctor. For many people, the second trimester marks a moment of calm in pregnancy. The intense symptoms of the first trimester often dissipate, and the exhaustion, muscle pain, and anxiety about…

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