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Drugs and Devices

On Feb. 6, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement that included: “There is no evidence to indicate that kratom is safe or effective for any medical use.” The statement further noted that kratom, which has opioid properties shouldn’t be used as an alternative to . . .

The SPARTAN (Simple Periodic ARray for Trapping And IsolatioN) device may improve success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) be creating an “obstacle course” to select healthier sperm cells used in the IVF process.

Read more via Wpi.edu . . .

Ginkgo biloba extract plus aspirin, compared to aspirin alone, is associated with less cognitive decline after stroke and doesn’t increase the incidence of vascular events, according to a study in Stroke and Vascular Neurology.

Read more via Svn.bmj.com . . .

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