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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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Sprout Pharmaceuticals Trying Again with “Female Viagra” by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Even though it’s been rejected twice, Sprout Pharmaceuticals is giving their female libido booster another shot at approval by the Food and Drug Administration. Aided by a r ... Read on »
Comedian Takes on Big Tobacco by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Comedian John Oliver, host of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, is taking on one of the largest tobacco companies in the world, Philip Morris International. On his show, Oliver outli ... Read on »
Teen Marijuana Use Linked To Heavy Sleepiness During Daytime by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study showed that 43 percent of adolescents who tested positive for cannabis were likely to have excessive daytime sleepiness, a symptom of narcolepsy. Read on »
Senators Renew Push for Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015 by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Two United States senators, Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.),  have renewed their push for legislation that would provide incentives and resources design ... Read on »
Study: Vegan Diet Lowers Risk Of Cardiovascular Diseases in Obese Kids by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Treating obese children to a diet consisting of plant-based food may decrease their risk of developing cardiovascular diseases, according to a recent study. Read on »
Smoking Has Lasting Negative Effects On The Brain by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study discovered evidence that smoking may cause accelerated thinning of the cortex, the brain's outer layer that handles perception, memory and language. Read on »
Psychedelic Drug May Help Asthma Patients by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A drug known more for its psychedelic properties than its medicinal properties may help asthma patients. (R)-DOI has been identified as a drug that can promote powerful anti ... Read on »
Another New Drug Emerges in Fight Against Ebola by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Another drug has emerged that shows promising signs of being useful in the battle against ebola. The experimental drug, currently called AVI-7537, comes from Sarepta Therape ... Read on »
US Schools Switch Focus of Anti-Drug Programs to Prescription Drugs by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Anti-drug programs in United States schools are switching things up, focusing more on prescription drugs than illicit drugs and focusing more on the science of addiction tha ... Read on »
Study Confirms E-Cigarette Components Toxic To Lungs by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine E-cigarettes produce aerosols and flavor components that contain free radicals, which may destroy lung cells and cause tissue inflammation. Read on »
Type 1 Diabetes Female Patients At Double The Risk of Heart Disease Than Men by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A new study from The University of Australia revealed that female Type 1 Diabetes patients were twice more likely to die of heart ailments than men. Read on »
Obama Sets $100 Million in 2016 Budget To Address Prescription Drug Abuse by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine President Barack Obama's budget for 2016 includes more than $100 million to be invested in programs of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read on »
Second-Hand Smoke Gets Electronic Upgrade by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Call it second-hand smoke 2.0. Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that exposing mice to e-cigarette vapor results in a compromised immu ... Read on »
Newark, Delaware Opens Group Home for Pregnant Offenders by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A group home in Newark, Delaware houses pregnant, drug addicted offenders so they can give birth while in custody and bond with their babies after they are born. New Expecta ... Read on »
Top Doc in the US Says Marijuana May Have Medical Uses by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently said “marijuana can be helpful” for some medical conditions and symptoms. “We have to see what the science tells us about the effica ... Read on »
Study: Nonsmoking Diabetes Patients Have Lower Risk of Lung Cancer, Thanks to Metformin by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Diabetic nonsmokers who regularly took the diabetes drug metformin had lower likelihood of developing lung cancer, according to a new research. Read on »
Food Products With Added Sugars Increase Risk of Type 2 Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine A recent study suggests that processed foods containing added sugars -- fructose in particular -- has become a major factor in the heightened risk of diabetes. Read on »
Middle-Aged Drinkers At Higher Risk of Stroke Than Diabetes by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Results showed that those who drunk alcohol heavily were 34 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than those who drank light, with the risk increased by age. Read on »
WHO Declares Ebola Epidemic Dead, But Scientists Investigate Possible Virus Mutation by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine The World Health Organization (WHO) may have declared the worldwide Ebola virus epidemic good as dead, but many scientists think that the virus could mutate. Read on »
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Pushes For Drug Testing Of FoodShare Recipients by Lena Butler Posted in: Blog Posts in General Medicine Walker proposed a budget bill to require BadgerCare Plus recipients to undergo drug testing. Those who test positive for drugs will be sent to free treatment. Read on »