First 3-D-printed Drug Approved by FDA

An epilepsy drug that is manufactured via 3-D printing was approved by the FDA, the drugmaker announced.

Spritam is an epilepsy drug that is produced with the technology to make a porous formulation that disintegrates quickly with a sip of liquid, according to Aprecia Pharmaceuticals.

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Open heart surgery VIDEO

Heart surgery can be a simple or complex procedure. There are a variety different ways it can be done, for a plethora a reasons. You can receive open heart surgery or you can just have a catheter places up one of your groan area to be treated.

Today, is a video of a rare atrial septal aneurysm. It’s a bit artsy, but interesting to watch them go through all the steps.

Article by: Meddaily

New obesity-related mechanism identified in the development of Type 2 diabetes.

New obesity-related mechanism identified in the development of Type 2 diabetes. Thoughts health innovators?

It’s been known that in the presence of obesity, the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) dysfunction is unable to perform one of its key functions: initiating a cascade of intracellular events called the unfolded protein response (UPR), which relieves ER stress and restores function. While the mechanisms that incapacitate the ER in chronic diseases have remained enigmatic, it was generally assumed that ER…

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Moderate Picky Eating Can Harm Kids’ Health

Picky eating among children is a common but burdensome problem that can result in poor nutrition for kids, family conflict and frustrated parents.

Although many families see picky eating as a phase, a new study from Duke Medicine finds moderate and severe picky eating often coincides with serious childhood issues such as depression and anxiety that may need intervention.

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Almost everyone went to the vet today. Lumpi had his annual physical. Oddly enough, the part he hates most is the stethoscope. I noticed Bella had some flaky skin around her beak, which turned out to be a minor yeast infection, so she’s getting oral meds for a week. I don’t think either of us are looking forward to that. Zipper came along as well to get his sinuses flushed and more meds to hopefully finish out whatever’s going on in his nose!
Having Lunch and Selling Body Parts - Aleteia
How abortionists can do what they do
By Fr. Frank Pavone


A devastating new illness has swept across the globe. Human touch has become impossible. Contact between the flesh of two different people has agonizing, grotesque consequences. As hospitals and hastily set up clinics start to overflow, panic begins to spread concerning the future of the human race.
Ebola vaccine from Canada seems to work in trial in Guinea: WHO
Experimental vaccine from National Microbiology Laboratory '1st ray of hope': Doctors Without Borders

The experimental Ebola vaccine designed by Canadian scientists seems to work, the interim results of a trial in Guinea suggest.

If proven effective, the vaccine could be “a game changer,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, director general of the World Health Organization, which sponsored the trial.

The interim findings were published online Friday in the medical journal The Lancet.

The findings so far are persuasive, Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, a senior author of the trial, told reporters from Geneva.

“The data so far shows that none of the 2,014 persons vaccinated developed Ebola virus disease after 10 days after vaccination,” said Kieny, who oversees research and development related to Ebola at WHO.

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