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Industry Lags Drug-Development Demand
Scientific advances and regulatory changes in recent years have created an environment of innovation in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries that is "nothing short of remarkable." However, the pace of innovation still can't keep up with the increasingly demanding business of drug discovery and development, a recent report says.
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Nurturing Your Children's Self-Esteem
Helping shape our children's self-esteem takes commitment and knowledge of effective parenting techniques. First, parents need to have a clear understanding of self-esteem, often referred to as the process of setting a value on yourself, appreciating your worth, knowing you are a valued person, and having a quiet sense of self-respect. This article examines common signs of high and low self-esteem in children, and explores ways parents can help their children develop good self-esteem.
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Stronger Marijuania Is Major Health Risk
Claims that marijuania is harmless have been undermined by a new report which warns that the drug is becoming more powerful and can lead to severe long-term health damage. The study, which will give weight to the government's refusal to legalize the drug, says the drug can provoke severe anxiety and mental illness, seriously impairs driving skills, is five times more damaging to the lungs than cigarettes, weakens the immune system and may lead to rare throat cancers or fatal heart attacks...
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Some Chinese Herb Remedies Called Toxic
When a company specializing in Chinese herbal remedies abruptly pulled its pills off the shelves of natural-food stores two weeks ago, there was scant notice. But the company, BMK International, was acting on orders from the FDA, which found that the allergy-fighting compound was contaminated with a toxin shown to damage kidneys severely and possibly cause cancer. The incident was not an isolated event, but the tip of an iceberg that could have serious health consequences for a rapidly growing group of consumers who are turning to Chinese herbalism to ease their pains and soothe their minds...
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It's safe to say that at some point most kids have to deal with peer pressure, but how it manifests itself is what worries parents the most. Frightening statistics show us that children are experimenting with tobacco, alcohol, marijuana and other drugs at ever-younger ages... [You should] approach this topic and talk about it with [your] child. -Amanda Myers, Medical Tribune