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Lena Butler

I can give you the basics. My name is Lena Butler. I live in San Diego, California. I work as a customer service representative for TestCountry.com. I enjoy spending time at home, working on my painting and playing with my two pet rabbits, Carl and Lenny. I attended the University of San Diego... Full Bio
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Latest Ebola Outbreak in Africa Heightens Risk of Entering U.S. Soil by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Several reports revealed the outbreak of the Ebola virus not only in the confines of Liberia, but also in its neighboring regions in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Read on »
Run Your Way To Longer Life, Says Study by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Researchers from the Iowa State University discovered that people who engage in running just 5 minutes a day tend to live three years longer than those who don't run. Read on »
Scientists Devise a Way to “Snip” HIV from Immune Cells by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine For the first time ever, researchers have succeeded in removing HIV from infected human cells. When HIV infects a human cell, the virus integrates its own DNA into that cell ... Read on »
Major American Newspaper Backs Marijuana Legalization by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The New York Times editorial board is on board for marijuana legalization. The newspaper’s editorial board released an editorial announcing its position on marijuana legaliz ... Read on »
Prenatal Smoking Leads To Higher Risk of Child ADHD by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The study said that smoking has long been known to be a factor for pregnancy-related complications and a number of abnormalities in the infant. Read on »
Study: Fish Oil Compound May Protect Brain From Alcohol-Related Damage by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The breakthrough ingredient, called omega-3 docosahexaenoic acid, was found to reduce damage of brain cells by up to 90 percent. Read on »
Drug Tests that Avoid Testing for Marijuana Gaining Popularity by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Marijuana used to be at the very top of the list of drugs to test for in the workplace. It was virtually impossible to find a drug test that tested for any combination of th ... Read on »
Majority of Seniors Support Medical Marijuana Legalization in Florida: Report by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The senior population in Florida is overwhelmingly in favor of legalizing medical marijuana, according to a Quinnipiac University poll conducted this past spring. About 84% ... Read on »
Missouri Continues to Baffle Law Enforcement by Refusing to Keep Prescription Drug Database by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Missouri is the lone state in the country that refuses to keep a database of the drugs that are prescribed to patients, much to the chagrin of the people who are tasked with ... Read on »
Humor Article Exposes Dark Side of Addiction for Nurses by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine An article on the humor website Cracked.com sheds light on the terrifying reality of drug-addicted nurses. Told from a first-person perspective by former registered nurse Jo ... Read on »
WHO issues warning about HIV by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Failure to provide adequate HIV services for key groups  of people will threaten the global progress on the HIV response, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.  Th ... Read on »
New research explains how marijuana may fight tumor growth by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine New research published in in the Journal of Biological Chemistry shows how a compound derived from marijuana might be used to fight cancerous tumors.  The research reveals t ... Read on »
Marijuana Causes Users To Be Paranoid by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Marijuana use seems to introduce alterations in how people perceive the world, thereby leading to a heightened sense of fear, according to a recent study. Read on »
Physician calls for quicker process for approving epilepsy medication by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The United States needs a faster process for approving medication, particularly epilepsy medication, Dr. Nathan Fountain said in a post for Kevin MD. Fountain said he sees a ... Read on »
Secure texting could save hospitals thousands by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Secure text messaging could save the average U.S. hospital $358,598 a year in time savings, reveals a new report conducted by the Ponemon Institute. The time savings would b ... Read on »
Caribbean nation mulls marijuana reform by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The Caribbean nation of Dominica is the latest country to take a long, hard look at its drug laws to see if it would be better to change them. Dominica Prime Minister Roosev ... Read on »
New post gives parents much needed information on Spice by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Synthetic marijuana has been a scourge for years now and a recently published post gives parents the definitive information they need to know about this dangerous drug. The ... Read on »
Study Shows 1 in 5 High School Seniors Have Tried Hookah by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine About 18% of high school seniors, or one in five, have tried smoking tobacco through a hookah pipe, a new study has found. The study, performed by New York University resear ... Read on »
Washington’s Weed Rollout Hampered by Lack of Supply by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Because of the way Washington’s marijuana distribution system is set up, the state will likely see a shortage of marijuana to meet expected consumer demand.  Unlike in Color ... Read on »
Scientists Discover New Activator Molecule for Breast Cancer by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Scientists from the Breast Cancer Campaign in UK have identified a molecule named alpha-v-beta-6, which when attacked can limit the spread of cancer cells. Read on »