Florida Drug Record Requests Up 61%, Oxycodone Deaths Down 41%

FLORIDAFlorida’s prescription drug monitoring program saw a 61% increase in record requests from 2012 to 2013, while oxycodone-related deaths fell 41% last year, state officials said this week.

The Florida Department of Health released its annual report Sunday on the Electronic-Florida Online Reporting of Controlled Substances Evaluation program. Continue reading

Telemedicine Brings Parkinson’s Care to ‘Anyone, Anywhere’

parkinsonA new study shows that a neurologist in an office thousands of miles away can deliver effective specialized care to people with Parkinson’s disease. For individuals with the condition – many of whom have never seen a specialist – these “virtual house calls” could allow them to live independently while effectively manage the symptoms of the disease. Continue reading

Castor Oil Is Great for Thickening and Growing Hair, Eyelashes and Eyebrows

castorCastor oil is often overlooked for its benefits for the skin and hair because of its extremely thick and sticky consistency.  However, if you’re looking for a cheap, natural remedy for several common skin and hair complaints, then castor oil is definitely worth your time.

Castor oil for regrowing and thickening hair, eyelashes and eyebrows Continue reading

What’s Causing the Rise in ADHD?

adhd2Story at-a-glance

One in 10 American children now has attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—a 22 percent increase from 2003. Boys are twice more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than girls

ADHD involves a cluster of symptoms that include inattention, hyperactivity, Continue reading

Hawaii’s GMO Ban Is Now Official! Mayor Kenoi Signs Bill 113

gmo_banMayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 on December 5, 2013. Below is the message he sent to the Hawai’i County Council:

Aloha, Chair Yoshimoto and Members:

On Nov. 19, 2013 the Hawai’i County Council adopted Bill 113 Draft 3 adding a new article relating to Genetically Engineered Crops and Plants, and on Nov. 21, 2013 delivered the bill to Continue reading