What Cooking Chicken in NyQuil Actually Does to Your Body

photo: Rawpixel.com (Shutterstock) The FDA does not want you to cook your chicken in NyQuil. Nobody, in fact, wants to cook their chicken in NyQuil—that’s the whole joke. But the FDA issued a warning about “social media challenges involving medicines” because even shitposts can kill you, if you choose to make shitposts that are dumb … Read more

Netflix’s ‘Running With the Devil’ Exposes Suspected Murderer John McAfee’s Madness

John McAfee became unbelievably wealthy by protecting others’ computers, and yet at a certain point in his life, the notorious antivirus software pioneer decided that the only means of protecting himself was to move overseas, arm himself to the teeth, ingest tons of drugs and booze, and routinely flee from law enforcement and shadowy forces … Read more

Key gene sheds light on how people develop tolerance to pain-relievers over time

UF Scripps Biomedical Research scientists have discovered a key gene that is shedding light on how people develop tolerance to pain-relievers over time, a problem that raises risk of addiction and overdose. The finding could open the door to a new generation of pain medications designed to function differently, and lower the chance patients could … Read more

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Your Medicare Coverage | personal finance

Alex Rosenberg Major changes to prescription drug affordability for more than 50 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D are likely on the way because of a bill headed to the president’s desk. The Inflation Reduction Act “finally delivers on a promise that Washington has made for decades to the American people… We’re giving Medicare … Read more

Scientists create a mathematical model to predict genetic resistance to antimalarial drugs

Researchers have created a mathematical model to predict genetic resistance to antimalarial drugs in Africa to manage one of the biggest threats to global malarial control. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites and spread to humans through infected mosquitos. It is preventable and curable, yet resistance to current antimalarial drugs is causing avoidable … Read more

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Your Medicare Coverage | personal finance

Alex Rosenberg Major changes to prescription drug affordability for more than 50 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D are likely on the way because of a bill headed to the president’s desk. The Inflation Reduction Act “finally delivers on a promise that Washington has made for decades to the American people… We’re giving Medicare … Read more

What the Inflation Reduction Act Means for Your Medicare Coverage | personal finance

Alex Rosenberg Major changes to prescription drug affordability for more than 50 million beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare Part D are likely on the way because of a bill headed to the president’s desk. The Inflation Reduction Act “finally delivers on a promise that Washington has made for decades to the American people… We’re giving Medicare … Read more

Aberrant levels of three microRNAs may impair healing in venous ulcers, study shows

The study, which includes the first resource detailing the role of microRNAs in the wound-repair process, shows that aberrant levels of a trio of microRNAs may impair healing in venous ulcers. The findings suggest that drugs targeting these microRNAs could help facilitate healing in patients. Venous ulcers commonly occur in the legs, caused by poor … Read more

CHOP helps launch new computational platform to harmonize pediatric cancer data

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has helped launch a new computational platform that will harmonize pediatric cancer data, allowing researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and advocacy groups to accelerate the pace of drug development for pediatric cancer. With funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) via a subcontract with Leidos Biomedical Research, current operator of the NCI’s … Read more

Study pinpoints a three-pronged approach that makes liver cancer cells stop growing

Liver cancer’s rapid growth leads to a vulnerability in its energy-production and cell-building processes that may be potentially exploited with a new combination-treatment strategy, according to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In the study, published August 2 in Cell Metabolism, the researchers discovered that the … Read more