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Anti-Cocaine Vaccine

A vaccine developed at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian to blunt the effects of cocaine has advanced to clinical trials for testing in humans. After demonstrating that the vaccine prevented cocaine from reaching the brain in earlier animal studies, investigators...

Caffeinated Energy Drinks Linked to Diabetes

Peter Russell December 07, 2015 Young people who consume caffeinated energy drinks can experience a spike in their blood insulin levels. This could make them more prone to a condition which increases their susceptibility to type 2 diabetes later in life, according to early...

‘Female Viagra’: Libido pill Addyi approved by US drug agency

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved a libido-enhancing drug for women dubbed the “female Viagra”. Flibanserin, a drug produced by Sprout Pharmaceuticals and marketed as Addyi, recently passed an FDA advisory committee meeting. It has been criticised as...

Fluoride UPDATE

HHS recommends less fluoride in drinking water. NBC Nightly News (4/28, story 7, 0:30, Holt) reported, “Federal health officials are lowering the recommended level of fluoride in drinking water for the first time in more than 50 years.” The CBS Evening News (4/27, story 13, 0:30,...

This protein can block HIV

A novel drug candidate against HIV has been created by a joint team led by researchers at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL. The scientists consider it to be so potent and effective that it could form the basis of a vaccine alternative. “Our compound is the...