Lead Found to Be Common in Baby Foods

We all know that sources of lead exposure like peeling paint and contaminated drinking water should be avoided by all, especially children. Lead causes problems with attention and behavior, cognitive development, the cardiovascular system, and immune system. Even low levels can cause damage. A new report finds that baby food may be a problem also. … Continued

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Sandwich Shop Offers Side of Opioid Addiction Kicker

Who doesn’t like a good hoagie or cheesesteak? The secret is all in the bread, you know. East Coast Super Subs in Tucson, Arizona is offering up a little something extra with your lunch special. Sub shop owner, Keith McNesby, came from a South Jersey town where his family ran a sandwich shop, Italian eatery, … Continued

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Increasing Mental Health Options for Veterans

This Memorial Day weekend we remember those who lost their lives while serving their country in the military. Those service men and women who did return from conflict bear battle wounds, both on the outside and inside. Those who suffer from mental issues, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, sometimes suffer in silence, while their issues … Continued

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Does Poppyseed Oil Aid in Conception?

Poppy seeds are normally found in muffins, on bagels, and sprinkled in salads. They have certain nutritional value, but have you ever considered injecting them into yourself? A new study finds that flushing a woman’s fallopian tubes with a poppyseed oil solution might help a woman conceive. A standard part of infertility evaluations include a … Continued

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Human Sense of Smell Deficiency Debunked

Since I was a kid, I’ve had a good sniffer. I grew up reading Scratch n Sniff books, which I read over and over again. Some of those smells I still detect in my memory today. I also would go in the candle aisle and smell every single scent on the shelf while my mom … Continued

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Common Orthopedic Procedure May Not Be Beneficial

Performed more than two million times per year around the world, knee arthroscopy is the most common orthopedic procedure. An international panel has released a new guideline in the British Medical Journal recommending that patients with degenerative knee disease should not waste their time on this procedure, which offers only minimal benefits. This overuse of … Continued

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Sobriety checkpoint sign with vehicle light trails approaching on road

DUIs Include More Than Alcohol Impairment

As the Cinco de Mayo weekend comes to a close, so do the special holiday DUI checkpoints. Hopefully all of you made the smart choice not to drink and drive. However, not all traffic accidents and fatalities are caused by drunk drivers. Drug-impaired driving is a growing concern. A recent report by the Foundation for … Continued

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Sad man addicted to Cocaine, sniffing cocaine at home on his own on the couch

Bringing Drug Treatment into the Home

Don’t try this at home. This could refer to knife-swallowing, gall bladder removal, or dropping a transmission out of a pickup. We will leave those to the professional magicians, surgeons, and mechanics. It would be impossible for the average Joe to safely attempt or succeed at any of these activities. Likewise, the world of drug … Continued

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Using a Video Game to Advance Neuroscience

Over the last 30 years, video games have evolved from Pong to Atari to Nintendo to Playstation. Children of all ages have wasted away numerous hours with the fun characters and a competitive spirit. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the video games developed our minds rather than melting them? Zoran Popovic, a professor of computer … Continued

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Fishermen Cutting the Nets of Opioid Dependence

New England is known for the Patriots, fall foliage, and a variety of fresh seafood. Commercial fishing keeps seafood in abundant supply, but is physically taxing, with long days to weeks out to sea. When fishermen come in to port, they are exhausted and looking for some relaxation. While you enjoy your clam chowder or … Continued

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