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GSK’s experimental HIV drug trial produces positive results

GSK’s experimental HIV drug trial produces positive results

U.K.-based GlaxoSmithKline PLC’s ViiV Healthcare on Tuesday announced positive results for its phase-three trial of its experimental HIV drug in a dual-drug regimen.

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Pregnancy causes lifelong changes in a woman’s brain: study

Pregnancy causes lifelong changes in a woman’s brain: study

Pregnancy not only affects women’s body but also causes lasting changes to parts of their brain, a new study conducted by a team of neuroscientists at Leiden University in the Netherlands revealed.

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Colorado’s pot czar may become Massachusetts regulator

Colorado’s pot czar may become Mass. regulator

Andrew Freedman, Colorado’s bespectacled pot czar who is bringing together the state’s bureaucracy, law enforcement, marijuana industry and public health advocates to address the challenges created by marijuana’s legalization, is being seen as possible Massachusetts’ regulator.

According to emerging media reports, Freedman is among the contenders to be one of the three regulators who will be responsible for overseeing Massachusetts’ new recreational industry. However, there is also speculation that he might be appointed as an adviser to the regulators as a paid consultant.

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U.S. overdose deaths rising ruthlessly: CDC report

U.S. overdose deaths rising ruthlessly: CDC report

Driven by heroin and synthetic opioids like fentanyl, overall drug overdose deaths in the United States have jumped by nearly 33 per cent in the last five years, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention's latest report.

At least 30 states saw spikes in overdose deaths resulting from the abuse of drugs like heroin and prescription painkillers or opioids, with some states seeing increases of nearly 200 per cent. For instance, the states of New Hampshire and Maine saw increases of 191 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively.

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Abortion -- a hot topic of debate around the world

Abortion -- a hot topic of debate around the world

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon last month announced that she would explore ways to offer women in Northern Ireland a free and legal means to terminate their pregnancy.

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Abortion doesn’t hurt women’s mental health: study suggests

Abortion doesn’t hurt women’s mental health: study suggests

Pregnant women who undergo the controversial procedure of abortion are not more likely to experience mental health issues than those who don't, a new study suggested.

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Post-outburst stress causes eye damage to ESPN’s Britt McHenry

Post-outburst stress causes eye damage to ESPN’s Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry, the glamorous ESPN reporter who was suspended after being caught on camera cruelly belittling a tow truck employee, has said the stress of that scandal has damaged her eyesight.

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17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

17% of American adults take psychiatric drugs: study

One in six American adults has to take a psychiatric medication to cope with conditions like anxiety, depression and insomnia, according to a new study.

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Scalp Cooling Cap Shows Success in Reducing Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

Scalp Cooling Cap Shows Success in Reducing Hair Loss Due to Chemotherapy

Using scalp cooling cap for chemotherapy patients during a clinical trial, researchers have reported success in reducing hair loss for cancer patients. Scalp cooling caps were approved by the U.S. FDA last year. Cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy face many side effects due to treatment and hair loss is a major blow to body image of cancer patients. The hair loss caused by chemotherapy has been termed as a major concern for female cancer patients.

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‘Super heroin’ becoming more dangerous and fatal

‘Super heroin’ becoming more dangerous and fatal

A strong version of a street drug, which is commonly known as “super heroin,” is becoming even more dangerous, the Cook County medical examiner’s office warned.

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