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Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 11:59 am
City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.
Posted: August 18, 2018, 9:00 am
According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”
Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:00 am
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:38 pm
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 2:01 pm
Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 11:52 pm
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients worried that success will not last.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 8:51 pm
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 3:03 pm
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 7:40 pm
Flushing disposable contacts down the toilet or washing them down the drain may contribute to the problem of microplastic pollution, researchers said.
Posted: August 19, 2018, 1:48 pm
Babies who got solid food early were sleeping 17 minutes longer per night than those that had breast-fed through 6 months of age.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 7:36 pm
Though survival rates have improved markedly, a variety of problems can cause death.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 9:00 am
The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 9:00 am
The herbicide glyphosate is the world’s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 2:00 pm
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:45 pm
The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man’s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story.
Posted: August 16, 2018, 2:07 pm
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 8:35 pm
Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you’re sitting for hours.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:00 am
Researchers say that singing is among the most meaningful activities we share with children.
Posted: August 15, 2018, 9:00 am
African-American boys “will expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting as they traverse whiter spaces,” researchers at Ohio State University found.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 7:46 pm
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
Posted: August 17, 2018, 6:14 am
It was vividly clear, in every touch and gaze, that a patient’s family had made the right decision.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 9:36 am
First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 8:28 pm
Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in.
Posted: August 14, 2018, 2:03 pm
Premiums have risen very little in the years since Medicare Part D was introduced. But the same cannot be said of the burden on taxpayers.
Posted: August 13, 2018, 9:00 am
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