Are dentists hooking patients on opioids? – MarketWatch

Are dentists hooking patients on opioids? – MarketWatch

Wisdom tooth extractions might lead to more suffering that could, in theory, last years. That’s according to new study that says the procedures may end in opioid abuse for some patients. The study released this week found an almost 7% increase in the risk of persistent opioid use after reviewing 2015 prescription records for dental […]

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test – CNN

Australian researchers develop 10-minute cancer test – CNN

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Cyborg Houseplant Can Drive Itself Toward the Light It Craves – Gizmodo

Cyborg Houseplant Can Drive Itself Toward the Light It Craves – Gizmodo

Elowan in action. GIF: MIT Media Lab/Gizmodo During the impending robopocalypse, humanity will have to ward off freakishly agile androids, robotic dogs, whatever the hell this is, and, as new research from MIT suggests, quasi-autonomous, mobile robot-plant hybrids. Introducing Elowan, a robot-plant hybrid designed by Harpreet Sareen and Pattie Maes, both from MIT Media Lab. […]

You should only eat 6 fries at a time as proper portion – KTRK-TV

You should only eat 6 fries at a time as proper portion – KTRK-TV

Bad news for those who love fries. A Harvard professor says you should only eat six fries at a time as a proper portion. Eric Rimm made the declaration in an article for the New York Times. Rimm, who works at Harvard’s Nutrition Department, says fries are “starch bombs.” A recent study found that people […]

Private Hospital kicks out sick mother of man who broke KATH 'HIV blood' saga on facebook – GhanaWeb

Private Hospital kicks out sick mother of man who broke KATH 'HIV blood' saga on facebook – GhanaWeb

General News of Monday, 3 December 2018 Source: mynewsgh.com 2018-12-03 The blood was reported to be unfit for transfusion when it was tested at the private clinic The 46-year-old woman (name withheld) who was supposed to be transfused with blood bought from the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital Blood Bank which further test revealed was contaminated, […]

Why Is Gene Editing in Dispute? – Voice of America

Why Is Gene Editing in Dispute? – Voice of America

A Chinese researcher’s claim of creating the world’s first genetically edited babies is considered “irresponsible” by many scientists. The researcher’s employer, Southern University of Science and Technology of China, said it did not know about the activities. China’s government ordered a halt to the work on Thursday. The researcher, He Jiankui, said he had edited […]

Type 2 diabetes: NHS to offer 800-calorie diet treatment – BBC News

Type 2 diabetes: NHS to offer 800-calorie diet treatment – BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Thousands of people with type 2 diabetes in England are to be prescribed a very low-calorie diet in the hope of reversing their condition. Under the pilot they will be restricted to 800 calories a day, in the form of soups and shakes, for three months. When the diet was trialled […]

A 'party drug' with potential to be the next blockbuster antidepressant is edging closer to the mainstream, but it could set you back $9,000 – Business Insider

A 'party drug' with potential to be the next blockbuster antidepressant is edging closer to the mainstream, but it could set you back $9,000 – Business Insider

Ketamine, a drug once associated with raucous parties, bright lights, and loud music, is increasingly being embraced as an alternative depression treatment for the millions of patients who don’t get better after trying traditional medications. The latest provider of the treatment is Columbia University, one of the nation’s largest academic medical centers. Starting this month, […]

Sudden death of baby elephant leaves Oregon Zoo staff heartbroken – Fox News

Sudden death of baby elephant leaves Oregon Zoo staff heartbroken – Fox News

FILE: A baby Asian elephant is seen in Myanmar in an undated photo. Lily, a baby Asian elephant at the Oregon Zoo, died Thursday night.  (U.S. Fish and Wildlife) The Oregon Zoo in Portland was closed Friday following the unexpected death Thursday night of Lily, a 6-year-old Asian elephant who was considered “the darling of […]

Should You Red-Shirt Your Kindergartener? – Lifehacker

Should You Red-Shirt Your Kindergartener? – Lifehacker

For parents of kids with birthdays close to the cut-off date for kindergarten registration, the debate can start almost as soon as they’re born: Should we red-shirt him? Will she be ready for kindergarten that soon? Red-shirting, which was originally coined as a term for college athletes who were kept from competing for a year […]