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OTC medications and supplements are most common causes of drug-induced liver failure

Drug-induced acute liver failure is uncommon, and over-the-counter medications and dietary and herbal supplements — not prescription drugs — are its most common causes, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are published in the current issue of Gastroenterology. One of the most feared complications of drugs and medications is acute …

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New Study Shows California Droughts Driven by Climate Change and Here to Stay

The increasingly frequent and severe droughts that have punished California over the past two decades—including the current record-breaking one—are primarily the result of human-caused climate change and will likely grow even worse, scientists at Stanford University warn. Published in Monday’s issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the new research analyzes historical records, as well as computer simulations of global …

Why You Should be More Grateful

I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude ishappiness doubled by wonder.  —GK Chesterton ‘Gratitude’ derives from the Latin gratia, which, depending on the context, translates either as ‘grace’, ‘graciousness’, or ‘gratefulness’. Gratitude never came easily to us men, and is a diminishing virtue in modern times. In our consumerist society, we tend to focus on what we …