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A new study reveals that physicians who admit to abusing prescription drugs report that the top reason for doing so is to self-medicate in an effort to help them cope with pain and emotional issues.
A physician's group has issued an advisory for Princeton students who have been recommended to received type B meningitis vaccine. The vaccine could have serious side effects, may not even be effective and is not approved by the U.S. FDA.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) says the specially imported meningitis vaccine that is recommended after seven cases of meningococcal meningitis, type B were discovered o
Do we have the tools to manage avian influenza, MERS coronavirus and other diseases that can easily spread from animals to humans to cause pandemic?
A strain of Avian flu has been reported in a woman for the first time. Research recently shows MERS coronavirus can spread directly from bats to humans. EmaxHealth interviewed Dr. Richard Stein to find out how easily viruses can jump from animals to humans and what is needed to protect public health.
November is National COPD Awareness Month. Seeing that COPD is on the rise, it is important to recognize what the symptoms are, what the risk factors may be and what the current research is saying about it. Recent observations actually suggest that a sense of humor may help reduce symptoms.
From cannibalism-related Kuru to water allergies, where once some diseases were commonplace, they have now regressed to rarity, while others have reared their ugly heads due to genetic mutations and unholy habits. Many are not only rare, but also fantastically bizarre. After all, real life vampires are hard to imagine, wouldn't you agree?
For women who have lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE), the often devastating symptoms of this autoimmune disease are all too familiar. Now a new study warns that young black women should be especially aware of this condition, and here’s why.
If you have ever suffered through sleepless nights due to uncontrollable itching, you know how excruciating it can be, and that not all itching is the same. Chronic itching, which can occur in medical conditions ranging from eczema and psoriasis to kidney failure and liver disease, is very different from the temporary urge to scratch after a mosquito bite - and now researchers say they have uncovered the reasons why.
Every bit of science fiction has some basis in reality and vampires are no exception, especially when a genetic disease known as ectodermal dysplasias currently exists. These are no blood-sucking, melting under the sun type of vampires though. Nor is it the syndrome Turkish scientists had published about, not to mention the new fad of teen biting during love-making. They are simply people who are born with certain conditions that mark them as rather vampiric.
While most viruses manifest and are tackled rather overtly, one rather devious disease likes to lie dormant and circumvent the immune system until this defense is weakened and an attack will not fa
As Americans start shopping for insurance under President Obama’s new health care law, many are concerned whether the plans will cover the medications they take – and how much they will have to pay