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Is Imprisonment the Solution to Heroin Addiction?

Posted: June 3, 2016 at 12:16 pm   /   Health

Heroin is derived from morphine, a natural substance that can be taken from opium poppy plants. While opiates can be used medically for severe pain, they can be very addictive when used compulsively and improperly. This is primarily the reason why the federal government classified them as Schedule I narcotic. Heroin appears to be a […]

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The CareKit iOS: An Advancement in Healthcare

Posted: April 29, 2016 at 6:52 am   /   Health

The new Apple CareKit iOS framework has gone live today. This allowed the app developers to create software that helps doctors and patients to monitor and manage medical conditions even better. The open source platform has been announced just last month. It aims to create an easier environment for developers to build health apps through […]

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Zika Viral Infection Increasing, 2 Pregnant Women in Illinois Positive

Posted: January 30, 2016 at 4:11 am   /   Health

In Illinois, two pregnant women tested positive for Zika virus, a rare tropical virus transmitted by mosquitos, which is said to cause birth defects. These two women had traveled recently to countries where the virus is found and they are currently being monitored by physicians, according to the Department of Public Health in Illinois. “There […]

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Water Crisis in Flint: How It Happened and How You can Help

Posted: January 23, 2016 at 9:45 pm   /   Health

It was recently discovered that the residents of Flint, Michigan has been consuming high levels of lead in their water for many years now. During the summer of 2014, LeeAnne Walters noticed that her son would get rashes after swimming in the pool at their home in Flint. By December of the same year, she […]

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More Than 140 Students Were Said To Be Infected By Norovirus According to BC Official

Posted: December 10, 2015 at 1:22 pm   /   Health

Jack Dunn, a spoke person of the Boston College has released a statement to the public regarding the incident that involves Chipotle Restaurant in Cleveland Circle and more than 140 Boston College Students infected by norovirus. There have been complaints coming from the students, residents as well as the non BC patrons against Chipotle Restaurant. […]

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World AIDS Day: Show Support and Be Informed

Posted: December 1, 2015 at 1:40 pm   /   Health

The World AIDS Day is celebrated globally every 1st of December.  The yearly observance was established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1988 as a way to unite communities to fight against the HIV/AIDS stigma, remember those who died due to AIDS, and to show support for those who are suffering from the disease. […]

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World Health Organization on Processed Meat/Cancer Link After ‘Bacon-gate’

Posted: October 28, 2015 at 2:09 pm   /   Health

Bacons and hotdogs have been on headlines for several days after being proclaimed as cancer causing foods. The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement categorizing processed meat as human carcinogen. This classification is the same with other cancer causing substances as tobacco and asbestos. WHO emphasized the report from IACR (International Agency of […]

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The Cause to Defeat ALS

Posted: October 16, 2015 at 11:20 pm   /   Health

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as the “Lou Gehrig’s Disease”, is a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that affects the nerve cells that are found in the brain and the spinal cord. It affects voluntary muscles in the body which would lead to paralysis in the later stages of the disease. It is characterized by muscle […]

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Hayden Panettiere Battles Postpartum Depression, Seeks Help

Posted: October 14, 2015 at 6:33 pm   /   Health

Hayden Panettiere announced that she had sought treatment as she’s struggled with postpartum depression. This has brought new light to the condition as this has affected many women who were supposed to feel happy in this time of their lives. “It’s something a lot of women experience. When [you are told] about postpartum depression you […]

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1.8 Million Cheerios Boxes Pulled Out from the Shelves

Posted: October 7, 2015 at 4:07 am   /   Health

General Mills decided to recall 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios that includes the regular Cheerios and the Honey Nut cheerios, which could put people who are allergic to wheat and those suffering from celiac disease risk. The senior vice president and president of the cereal division for General Mills, Jim Murphy, said in an apologetic […]

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