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Surgeons develop a guide for fewer opioid use

Surgeons develop a guide for fewer opioid use

How many prescription pain pills should a patient receive after breast cancer surgery? Or hernia repair? Or gallbladder removal? With the country facing an epidemic...
These brains cells don’t die, but they do move

These brains cells don’t die, but they do move

Scientists have thought for decades that one area of the brain simply disappears during human development. Now, genetic similarities between cells in the subplate and...
These risk factors mean you need a test for liver disease

These risk factors mean you need a test for liver disease

The health of your liver is rarely top of mind, but it should be in a couple of cases, says Elliot Tapper, M.D., an...
Why are hep C infections skyrocketing

Why are hep C infections skyrocketing? Opioid abuse to blame

The opioid epidemic claims 91 American lives each day, particularly young adults. It also has catapulted a form of liver disease back into the spotlight:...
This drug could protect heart health in people with type 2 diabetes

This drug could protect heart health in people with type 2 diabetes

New research shows that treatment with albiglutide could result in fewer heart disease events in people with type 2 diabetes and existing cardiovascular disease. Albiglutide...
Technology used to map Mars now measuring effect of treatment on tumours

Technology used to map Mars now measuring effect of treatment on tumors

A machine learning approach for assessing images of the craters and dunes of Mars has now been adapted to help scientists measure the effects...
Top 10 most unnecessary medical treatments

Top 10 most unnecessary medical treatments

A recent literature study on medical care in the US has put forward ten diagnostic procedures and treatments that were overused in 2016, with...
Eczema drug could restore hair growth in patient with alopecia

Eczema drug could restore hair growth in patient with alopecia

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) physicians are reporting an unexpected side-effect from treatment with dupilumab, which is FDA approved for the treatment of moderate to...

Exercise … it does a body good: 20 minutes can act as anti-inflammatory

It’s well known that regular physical activity has health benefits, including weight control, strengthening the heart, bones and muscles and reducing the risk of...
6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

6 things you should know about the opioid crisis

While opioid drugs play an important role in pain management, an alarming increase in opioid diversion, opioid use disorder, and opioid-related mortality and morbidity...