Author Archives: Manny Alvarez

Is roadkill a harmless all-you-can-eat buffet or game of Russian roulette

You might grimace at the idea of scavenging roadside meat run down by a car. Yet some people view it as a free, organic source of meat that would be a shame to waste. Continue reading

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Maggots used to treat man’s infected foot: How it worked

Matthew Blurton from Yorkshire was simply doing volunteer work in Africa last December when he experienced alarming symptoms. Continue reading

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New blood test diagnoses preeclampsia faster, reduces risks

Preeclampsia is a potentially life-threatening complication for pregnant women worldwide. Continue reading

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Fish mucus shows promise as antibiotic, even against superbugs

After decades of antibiotic overuse, researchers are open to exploring new options. Continue reading

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Why a teen was diagnosed with hepatitis after adding green tea to diet

A 16-year-old girl developed acute hepatitis about three months after adding Chinese green tea to her daily diet, states a report in BMJ Case Reports. Continue reading

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How an infant’s tumor had fully formed teeth inside

A 4-month-old baby boy was found with a rare brain tumor, but that wasn’t the only unique factor of the situation. Continue reading

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Starvation clinics: The dangerous new trend in Russia

Losing weight is always in vogue in many parts of the world. Continue reading

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Drinking urine: Can it help?

Urine therapy is making a comeback from its centuries-old origins. Continue reading

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Dr. Manny Alvarez: Late term abortion in New York and Virginia — An Ob-Gyn’s take

Politicians advocating for late-term abortion are not thinking about the consequences of their actions. To legislate clinical indications for elective abortion into the third trimester is really political malpractice. Continue reading

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Snapchat dysmorphia: Can I look like my selfie?

A decade or so ago, someone spoke the word selfie as the first reference to a self-made portrait. Continue reading

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You probably shouldn’t buy $80 ‘used’ tissues

The idea here is that you can choose to get sick on your own timetable. Continue reading

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Can you use medical marijuana if you’re a diabetic?

Last year, the FDA recognized a new drug for epilepsy made from marijuana’s own CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol. Continue reading

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Researchers inch closer toward male contraceptive gel — but will men use it?

You’d think male birth control would have progressed a bit farther by now. Continue reading

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Chronic wasting disease spreads in Wisconsin: Should humans be concerned?

Hunters love the thrill of the chase in Wisconsin, but with more deer being infected by chronic wasting disease, should they consider backing off? Continue reading

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Mold in dorms: What should colleges do to protect students

It’s every college’s worst nightmare: mold. Continue reading

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Should US doctors screen for alcohol abuse?

Many Americans have a problem regulating how much alcohol they drink. Continue reading

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How to recognize and treat pancreatic cancer

This year, thousands of people will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. Continue reading

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4/20 and medical marijuana — Now’s the time to unleash the power of pot

I look at 420 Day as an opportunity to call attention to all that we still have to learn about the potential health benefits of marijuana. Continue reading

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Dr. Manny Alvarez: After Florida shooting, we must do something — Students need mental health screenings

Here we are again. Continue reading

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Dr. Manny Alvarez: Government shutdown hurts our veterans — They deserve better

Congressional paralysis has turned America into a deadbeat nation, unable to pay its bills, unable to pay federal employees, unable to provide the American people – including our veterans – with the services they deserve. What a disgrace! Continue reading

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