How to Obtain and Use Naloxone, the Drug That Can Reverse an Opioid Overdose

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Spread the loveTweet This kind of syringe squirts naloxone up somebody’s nose (no needle). Image by Andrew Burton / Getty Welcome to another one of those posts you hope you…


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This Facebook Bot Will Help You Plan Your Death

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Spread the loveTweet Have you had a conversation with your loved ones about what should happen if you’re ever on life support? Probably not, especially if you’re young. A startup…


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When flatworms go to space, they grow two heads

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 38 Share this story The two-headed worm from space. Here’s a closer look at old Two-Head. You can see both its heads look pretty good.…


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Wireless pacemakers could make life easier for heart patients

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Spread the loveTweet With pacemaker maintenance operations often causing complications like bleeding and infection, this breakthrough could help to make an already difficult condition a bit more manageable. As well…


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This one weird antibody to reduce belly fat (in post-menopausal women)

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 19 Share this story So, you know how some women of a certain age get kind of… well, thick around the middle? This “enhanced visceral…


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What You Need to Know About Pre-Existing Conditions Under Trumpcare

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Spread the loveTweet The current edition of Trumpcare is pretty awful for people with pre-existing conditions, the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis (the “CBO score”) confirmed this week. But do you…


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Virus Hunters Draw a Map of Zika’s Spread With DNA

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Spread the loveTweet In April 2015, researchers in Brazil reported the first case of Zika virus—finally putting a name to the mysterious rash, fever, and joint pain-causing illness that had…


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The Tricky Ethics of Big Pharma Soft-Selling on Soap Operas

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Spread the loveTweet Anna Devane lies in a hospital bed surrounded by doctors, one of whom just told her she has cancer. “It’s a scary word, right? We can all…


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Learning the rules of antibiotics to make old drugs work on new bugs

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Spread the loveTweet reader comments 22 Share this story Bacteria come in two flavors: Gram-positive and Gram-negative. Gram is a violet dye, named for its discoverer, that is more readily…


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AI-equipped Apple Watch can detect the signs of a stroke

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Spread the loveTweet Apple has been pitching the Watch with ResearchKit to doctors and scientists as a serious health tool. Cardiogram initiated the research last year to figure out whether…


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