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  • Ovarian cancer deaths
    FDA approves new drug for the treatment of ovarian cancer
    On December 19, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Lynparza (olaparib) for the treatment of women with advanced ovarian cancer associated with defective BRCA genes.Ovarian cancer is the 5th leading cause of cancer death in...
  • Ontario to Catholic Doctors: Abort, or else
    Ontario: Catholic doctors need not apply
    The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario released a draft of new policy on Dec. 11 that would require all doctors to provide referrals for abortions, morning-after pills and contraception. And an official of the College of Physicians and...
  • Wild Red Hot Cayenne Pepper
    Natural herbs and holistic medicine are safer than synthetic pharmaceuticals
    As a holistic organic wise Mama, I am very thankful to see a growing renaissance of people with a strong desire to replace their toxic pharmaceutical medications with natural safe herbs and natural remedies. I've read articles and testimonials...
  • Medications prescribed to treat first episode psychosis may not meet guidelines
    Medications prescribed to treat first episode psychosis may not meet guidelines
    Researchers are calling for more prescriber education after a study by the National Institute of Mental Health revealed that many prescriptions for patients with first episode psychosis do not comply with recommended guidelines. This study of...
  • Cure carpal tunnel with chiropractic treatment
    Cure carpal tunnel with chiropractic treatment
    Carpal Tunnel, considered to be one of the most painful medical conditions, is now curable with the near-magical chiropractic treatment! It is a condition that affects the wrist and hand resulting into immense pain during movement. The...
  • Grannies smoking pot is the best thing you'll see today
    Grannies smoking pot is the best thing you'll see today
    A video showing three elderly women smoking marijuana for their first time has started to go viral. The video, entitled “Grandmas smoking weed for the first time,” was uploaded yesterday and is superhilarious. Warning: some parts of...
  • The Flu Vaccine
    Dr. Oz: Should I get the flu shot?
    Dr. Oz Got the Flu ShotAlthough Dr. Oz allowed a Walgreens pharmacist to inject him with a seasonal flu shot on national television, he did admit that the flu shot may not be for everyone. In fact, Dr. Oz is the only member in his household who...
  • The Illness & The Odyssey
    The Roxie announces Science on Screen series -- Connecting Science with Film
    The first season of the Roxie’s Science on Screen series will kick off on Thursday, November 13 with the screening of the documentary film THE ILLNESS & THE ODYSSEY, followed by a presentation and dialogue with professor of neurology at...
  • Mistress of the Art of Death
    Medieval murder: Book review ‘Mistress of the Art of Death’ by Ariana Franklin
    Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin is a novel I had been waiting forever to read thus my expectations were set high unfortunately… It wasn’t as if the book was horrible it just felt as if it was covering ground other...
  • Cannabis Sativa
    Clinical trial of cannabis extract to treat intractable epilepsy announced
    Dravet syndrome, a genetic condition, produces frequent, prolonged and intractable epileptic seizures beginning in infancy. The Examiner was able to conduct an e-mail interview on Nov. 7 with Dr. Angus Wilfong, pediatric neurologist and medical...
  • Your Good Health Depends on Remembering to Take Your Medications
    Your Good Health Depends on Remembering to Take Your Medications
    If you are taking medications for any reason, it is important to always take them when you are supposed to, and not to miss any doses. After all, you are taking medication for a reason, and you may as well do it right so you don’t end up...
  • What are the benefits of having Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
    What are the benefits of having Sacroiliac Joint Injections?
    The sacroiliac joints are located next to the spine and connect the lower portion of the spine, the sacrum (sometimes called the tailbone), to the pelvis. Sacroiliac joint injections, also called blocks, are used to test for and treat low back...
  • West Africa Ebola Cases
    CDC removes Ebola transmission poster
    The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has taken down a poster that indicated that Ebola can be transmitted via a sneeze or cough. At this time there is no comment from the CDC on why this poster was taken down. Here is the actual poster that was...
  • What is Ebola? How is Ebola contracted?
    What is the Ebola Virus: How many people will be infected
    The first recorded discovery of the Ebola Virus occurred in 1976. The virus was named after the Ebola River in the Democratic Republic of Congo, near where the first known outbreak occurred. What is the Ebola Virus? This is a question that will...
  • Ebola
    Ebola threatens Chicago
    Though U.S. cities outside of Dallas have fortunately remained untouched by the mass outbreak of Ebola, recent news cautions us to keep our guard up against the disease. Two patients are currently being held at the Rush University Medical Center...