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What is a vaccine?

A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease-causing microorganism and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins, or one of its surface proteins. 697 more words

Number of Opioid Deaths Continue to Mount

By Christopher A. Parrella, J.D., CHC, CPC, CPCO

CDC: Number of Opioid Deaths Continue to Mount

Every day an estimated 115 people die as a result of an opioid overdose. 354 more words

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NIH study may help explain why iron can worsen malaria infection

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have a possible explanation for why iron can sometimes worsen malaria infection.

By studying mice and samples from malaria patients, the researchers found that extra iron interferes with ferroportin, a protein that prevents a toxic buildup of iron in red blood cells and helps protect these cells against malaria infection. 667 more words


Would you mind guarding the chickens?

Following on from a post a few weeks ago about the apparent link between alcohol consumption and living into your 90s, I ran across news this week of additional research into the relationship between alcohol and health.  789 more words

A third of young adults have ridden with an impaired driver, NIH analysis suggests

Roughly a third of recent high school graduates have ridden in a motor vehicle with a substance-impaired driver, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. 384 more words

Do Your Research - Search for Articles on Cannabinoids and CBD

At That’s Natural, we believe it is your natural and constitutional right to consume plant-based medicines that have no known negative side effects.  As a consumer, it is up to YOU to do your due diligence and research and decide what is best for you! 2,538 more words

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Who Funds the Opioid Epidemic (and the Subsequent HCV Epidemic)

By: Marcus J. Hopkins, Blogger

Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is planning to introduce a bill into the Senate that would require drug makers to report payments that are made to nonprofit organizations and patient advocacy groups (Silverman, 2018). 745 more words