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The million-dollar drug | CBC News
The treatment works, but because it completely cures the patient in a single treatment it is not economically feasible.
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4 hours ago by mcherm
This Chemical Is So Hot It Destroys Nerve Fibers—in a Good Way | WIRED
This plant produces a "hot" chemical thousands of times stronger than the hottest of peppers. It literally overloads and damages pain nerves (and temperature nerves and no others) and a better-than-opioids treatment for pain in extreme cases.
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4 hours ago by mcherm
The Comforting Fictions of Dementia Care | The New Yorker
These days, we lie a lot to dementia patients to keep them happy. It would make for a good sci-fi horror short story.
medicine  ethics  via:HackerNews 
4 hours ago by mcherm
Toothless Texas inmates denied dentures in state prison - Houston Chronicle
In Texas prisons they won't allow toothless inmates to get dentures, claiming that feeding them mush is a cheaper alternative.
prison  medicine  via:reddit 
4 hours ago by mcherm
Superbugs: New strain of 'highly' drug resistant typhoid detected
Each year there are more than 17 million new cases of typhoid, which is a highly contagious disease caused by Salmonella Typhi bacteria. Typhoid spreads through contaminated food and water, and areas with poor sanitation are the worst affected.  via…
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13 hours ago by evansthompson
'Chemo brain' caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells, study finds
More than half of cancer survivors suffer from cognitive impairment from chemotherapy that lingers for months or years after the cancer is gone. In a new study explaining the cellular mechanisms behind this condition, scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have demonstrated that a widely used chemotherapy drug, methotrexate, causes a complex set of problems in three major cell types within the brain's white matter.
science  medicine  cancer  chemobrain 
yesterday by emkay
Engineers repurpose wasp venom as an antibiotic drug
After performing a systematic study of the antimicrobial properties of a toxin normally found in a South American wasp, researchers at MIT have now created variants of the peptide that are potent against bacteria but nontoxic to human cells.
science  medicine  antibiotics  wasps 
yesterday by emkay
How a Huge Blood Clot Took the Shape of a Lung Passage - The Atlantic
Somehow, a man coughed up an intact blood clot shaped like a lung passage.
biology  medicine 
2 days ago by ssorc
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