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Prescription monitoring may curb inappropriate drug use, but what happens to those denied a script?

Restricting access to high-risk medications via a real-time prescription monitoring program such as Victoria’s SafeScript may help reduce inappropriate use, but integrated mental health and drug treatment services may be necessary to offset the risk of increased mortality, according to the authors of a letter published online by the Medical Journal of Australia. Researchers from

15 Slow-Cooker Chicken Recipes That Are Anything But Boring

Two things are more central to weeknight cooking than chicken and slow-cookers. A slow-cooker takes much of the work out of cooking more involved meals, and chicken is the most popular and affordable kind of meat out there. So, what better way to ease your weeknight cooking load than to add a few more crowd-pleasing

Parenting While Sick Is the Worst — But It IS Possible

As if raising small humans wasn’t challenging enough, sometimes, we also have to do it while we’re feeling our absolute worst. But how are you supposed to keep your kids alive — and entertained! — when you feel like you can barely keep your head above (the toilet bowl) water? Parenting while sick seems like

Immunotherapy for peanut allergy provides protection but not a cure

Researchers from King’s have found that a potential treatment for peanut allergy provides some degree of protection but does not cure an allergic patient and this could explain why allergic reactions are still observed during treatment. In the study, published today in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, researchers tested samples from patients who

Are Trader Joe’s Everything But the Bagel Potato Chips in the Works?

Trader Joe’s is no stranger to developing, testing and releasing new, improved, and soon-to-be-cult-favorite products. And, undoubtedly, the Trader Joe’s product with the most acclaim since it hit shelves in 2017 — one that gained popularity seemingly overnight — is Everything But the Bagel Seasoning. And while the grocer has capitalized off the popularity of

We have a vaccine for hepatitis B, but we still need a cure

Hepatitis B is blood-borne virus that packs a punch. Worldwide, more than 1.3 billion people have been infected with hepatitis B, and 257 million people have developed a life-long infection. This includes 240,000 Australians, many of whom are Indigenous. Globally, transmission most commonly occurs from mother to baby or in early life. But it’s possible

Exam stress may not be fun, but it can help you get better grades

Two-thirds of young people experience levels of exam stress that mental health organization ReachOut describes as “worrying.” Research shows high levels of exam stress can interfere with attention and reduce working memory, leading to lower performance. Early experiences of anxiety and stress can also set a precedent for mental-health problems in adulthood. But how we

CF patients experience improved lung health with lumacaftor-ivacaftor but with caveats

In adolescent and adult patients with cystic fibrosis taking lumacaftor-ivacaftor (ORKAMBI), the combination drug appears to improve lung function and body weight and reduce the need for intravenous antibiotic treatment, according to a French study published online in the American Thoracic Society’s American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. However, nearly one in five

Sorry To Break It To You, But Not All Pretzels Are Vegan

If you’re vegan, you already know to scrutinize labels for hidden animal products. (Hello, sneaky additions of eggs and dairy.) Some foods are pretty clear-cut—that handful of raw almonds is a solid bet. But others…not so much. Take pretzels for example—are they vegan? Well, the short answer is: yes. And the longer answer is: sometimes