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The New York Times reports that recent increases in drug costs have caused Americans to turn to illegal purchase of drugs from other countries. One American purchased a year's worth of Vagifem estrogen tablets for $100 from Canada, a dosage that would cost close to $1,000 in the United States. The FDA...
Maximum heart rate (mHR) decreases as we get older and also decreases our capability for aerobic activity, The New York Times reports. A new study published in PNAS compared young and old mice and looked at the decline in intrinsic heart rate (iHR) as a function of the excitability of sinoatrial myocytes...
Reuters reports that most doctors do not discuss the risks of cancer screening. Risks of cancer screening include what is known as "over-diagnosis," which can be diagnosing a tumor that is not present or diagnosing a tumor that is so small and slow-growing that it wouldn't cause a problem. This...