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Hair Follicle Drug Tests Can Lead To A False Positive, Thanks To Secondhand Traces Of Marijuana

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Hair strand drug tests detect the presence of drug metabolites in the follicle. While any discovery of metabolites in hair tests is believed to be undeniable proof of marijuana use, a new study from the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Freiburg, Germany finds that it’s possible to get a false positive. “Our studies show that [the main […]

People With Anorexia Show Different Brain Activity, Which May Explain Why They Can’t Just Eat Healthy

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When choosing food, anorexia nervosa patients who took part in a recent study showed significantly greater activity in a brain region associated with habitual behavior, the dorsal striatum, compared to healthy people. All too many of us make poor choices even when we know negative consequences will result — exactly how much did you drink […]

General Anesthesia: 8 Interesting Facts About The Procedure That Puts You To Sleep

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If you’ve had surgery, your anesthesiologist has probably told you to count backward from 100 in order to be “put to sleep.” Anesthesia is administered in hospitals, and has been for almost 200 years, to block pain or the memory of pain. But despite its widespread use, doctors still don’t know exactly how it works. While […]

Surgery Better Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Than Conventional Methods: Study

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Diabetes Treatment,  those struggling with type 2 diabetes know the daily struggle of living with it — the glucose meter, the insulin, the meal monitoring. Finding better ways to combat diabetes has been a medical issue for a while now, and bariatric and weight-loss surgeries have been tested as possible candidates. Studies have shown these surgeries can […]

Drinking Water Without Caffeine

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From Funny Cat Videos To Drinking Water: 4 Science-Backed Ways To Stay Wide Awake, Without Caffeine Drinking Water Without Caffeine, most of us have our first dose of caffeine with our a.m. coffee followed by the p.m. coffee for an afternoon pick-me-up. Let’s not forget the two additional coffees in between, which every coffeeholic is less than willing […]

Blood Transfusions

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New Virus Similar To Hepatitis C Can Be Transmitted Through Blood Transfusions; It’s Probably Not Harmful Blood Transfusions, Scientists recently discovered a new virus that can be transmitted through blood transfusions,but the jury is still out on how dangerous it is. So far, the researchers claim the virus resembles both hepatitis C, a serious infection […]

Brain-To-Brain Communication

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Brain-To-Brain Communication Made Possible For The First Time, Allowing A Person To Guess What’s On Another’s Mind   Brain-To-Brain Communication ,Can your brain communicate with someone else’s without you speaking, gesturing, or using any other part of your body to communicate with them? Though it may seem like the stuff of science fiction movies, a […]

Fight Against Cancer

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Experimental New Drug Enlists Your Immune System In The Fight Against Cancer Fight Against Cancer,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that there are around 650,000 cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in the U.S. annually. Chemotherapy drugs lower the body’s white blood cell count and block cell growth and replication, which halts cancer cells from […]

Precision Medicine

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Precision Medicine Exposes Patients’ Genetic Information; Sharing And Protecting Data With Google Precision Medicine, Since the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003, medical science has struggled with how best to use genomic testing to customize an individual’s health care. There is a palpable excitement about the possibility that comes from unearthing genomic differences […]

5 Healthy Foods

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5 Healthy Foods That Turn Deadly If Prepared Incorrectly 5 Healthy Foods ,“Cooking is like love; it should be entered into with abandon or not at all,” said Harriet Van Horne, the 20th century American journalist, when she so eloquently highlighted the importance of  taking time to prepare a meal. In an age where Americans spend […]