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About Laura Parvan

Medical professional, blogging passionate, with a high interest in social media impact on health-care information.
  • Ketamine could reduce suicide rates in people affected by severe depression

    The common anesthetic was found to diminish suicidal thoughts by scientists from Columbia University Medical Center in New York City As suggested by latest study in NY city, ketamine could be a fast and effective suicide thoughts...

    • Posted December 18, 2017
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  • Rumor: Amazon prepares selling prescription drugs

    According to St. Louis Post-Dispatch paper citing public records, Amazon “has gained approval to become a wholesale distributor from a number of state pharmaceutical boards” In translation, there’s a chance that Amazon will be authorized to sell...

    • Posted November 8, 2017
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  • “Zombie Hands” puzzles doctors in the U.S.

    As million of Americans suffer from this condition, the medical community tries to discover the mysteries behind the symptoms People with fingers that turn white, then blue and red, when cold or even stressed are known to...

    • Posted September 27, 2017
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  • Philippines: House of Representatives approves bill on medical cannabis

    The measure aiming to help patients alleviate chronic conditions by using medical marijuana was approved by House body The Bill No. 180, also known as Philippine Compassionate Medical Cannabis Act, was approved by the health committee yesterday,...

    • Posted September 26, 2017
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  • Medical devices manufacturer in China to buy American company

    The US-based Argon Medical Devices Holdings Inc will be bought by Shandong Weigao Group Medical Polymer Co for $850 million The decision comes as a part of the expansion plan the Hong Kong-based manufacturer has considered for...

    • Posted September 25, 2017
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  • New research focuses on dietary supplements market

    Herbal, non-pharmaceutical remedies have been assessed in latest report by the Transparency Market Research (TMR) As the customer demand for herbal remedies in on the rise, in order to keep optimal health levels naturally, the global dietary...

    • Posted September 22, 2017
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  • Parkinson’s disease could be predicted by new algorithm

    Medical history might be the starting point the latest algorithm can asses in order to help patients maximize their chances to a better life According to new research, the progressive degenerative neurological disorder affecting motor skills could...

    • Posted September 21, 2017
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  • A medical first to take place in 2018

    A Chinese patient will benefit the world’s first head transplant As the procedure has been delayed from December 2017 until the first quarter of 2018 and the Russian volunteer Valery Spiridonov announced that he decided not to...

    • Posted September 20, 2017
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  • Peru – medical marijuana closer to being recognized as a legal remedy

    The legalization of weed is one step closer with the latest proposal soon to be debated by the congress The first steps of making cannabis a legal medicinal plant were taken when officials here decided to allow...

    • Posted September 19, 2017
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  • Alzheimer disease tackled by American researchers

    New potential vaccine and treatment for Alzheimer’s enters the human trial phase According to top-researchers from the University of Southern California, the best approach for finding a solution in order to help people affected by Alzheimer’s disease...

    • Posted September 18, 2017
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