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Nixing latex: Building the perfect condom with hydrogel, plant-based antioxidants

Texas A&M researcher sets out to create better condom—one that prevents HIV transmission and enhances sexual experience.

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Finding new uses for old drugs: Fighting pain with “club drug” ketamine

Many scientists across the nation have begun rethinking the approach to pharmaceutical creation. Rather than starting from a blank slate, it has become much more efficient—in both time and money—to repurpose drugs that have already been approved by the FDA, using them in novel ways to fight disease. And it’s one of the reasons researchers at the Texas A&M Health Science Center are using ketamine, a drug that already exists as an anesthetic, to treat pain.

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You Asked: What does Adderall do to your body?

As the school year gets into full swing and midterms approach, students may be tempted to use prescription drugs like Adderall to help them study, but taking stimulants without the supervision of a physician can be dangerous.

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Men: Is your prescription affecting your libido?

Approximately 2.4 million men in the United States live with androgen deficiency – known as low levels of male hormones, specifically testosterone (below 300 ng/dl). While many components impact testosterone levels, some prescription meds may be a sneaky culprit.

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Surge in heroin use tied to prescription opioid abuse, according to CDC

Heroin use has increased a staggering 63 percent over the last 10 years according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). That increase, according to the agency, is closely tied to the growing abuse of prescription opioids; an alarming 45 percent of Americans addicted to heroin are also addicted to prescription opioids.

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How generic drugs save Americans $3 billion a week

For many consumers generics are a cost-effective alternative to pricier brand-name prescription drugs. But are they as effective?

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Addressing public health abroad: Aggies team up to provide health services in Ecuador

This summer, an interdisciplinary group of Aggies - composed of students from the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health, College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy - spent a week abroad providing basic health services to residents of Guamaní, Ecuador.

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Texas A&M Health Science Center celebrates largest graduating class in history

Texas A&M Health Science Center graduated 639 students at commencement ceremonies across the state last month. This is the largest graduating class to date, and is indicative of Texas A&M’s commitment to educate exceptional health care leaders in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and medical sciences.

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Advil, Aleve and Tylenol: What’s the difference?

Advil, Aleve and Tylenol are all common over-the-counter pain-relievers and fever-reducers that are often viewed as interchangeable. However, there are certain situations when one medication may work better than the others. To help navigate when to choose which of these common over-the-counter medications, Dr. Potter offers some information about each pain and fever-reducer.

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