An advisory panel to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recommended prescribing the opioid overdose reversal drug, naloxone, along with addictive painkillers.
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About 3.4 million Americans, or 1.2 % of the population, have active epilepsy. Although the majority respond to medication, between 20 and 40 % of patients with epilepsy, continue to have seizures even after trying multiple anti-seizure drugs.
Psychological aspects, such as optimism, self-esteem, loneliness and depression were closely linked to ability to optimize quality of life and wellbeing in both people with dementia and carers. Experience in other areas of life influences psychological well-being and perceptions of living well. Physical health and fitness was important for both groups. For both carers and people with dementia social activity and interaction also ranked highly.
Researchers have made a discovery about human papillomavirus (HPV) that could lead to new treatments for cervical cancer and other cancers caused by the virus, the most common sexually transmitted disease.
Stormwater from the peaks of the Rwenzori Mountains swells the muddy Lhubiriha River that marks the often porous border between western Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Less than 70 kilometers (40 miles) away, authorities have already confirmed one case of Ebola , part of the second worst outbreak of the virus now spreading in the east of DR Congo.
A number of patients who suffer from asthma are bringing their condition under control, increasing their lung function and decreasing the frequency of asthma attacks—all without going to the doctor's office. The patients involved in a URI College of Nursing professor's study are benefitting from an emerging trend among nurses to increase patient care by treating them through technology.
Purdue University researchers have developed a new approach to treating the fourth-leading cause of death worldwide – lower respiratory infections.
The amount and composition of milk produced by dairy cows appears to be more regulated by internal, annual biological rhythms than by environmental factors such as heat and humidity, according to researchers who studied more than a decade of production records from herds across the country.
New research is first memory study to use intracranial recordings to better understand how maturation of the prefrontal cortex drives memory development.
In genetics, an enhancer is a short region of DNA that can be bound by proteins to increase the likelihood that transcription of a particular gene will occur. These proteins are usually referred to as transcription factors.
Children born prematurely often develop neuromotor and cognitive developmental disabilities. The best way to reduce the impacts of those disabilities is to catch them early through a series of cognitive and motor tests. But accurately measuring and recording the motor functions of small children is tricky. As any parent will tell you, toddlers tend to dislike wearing bulky devices on their hands and have a predilection for ingesting things they shouldn't.
A faster, more cost-efficient, and more accurate method of examining the effectiveness of human pluripotent stem-cell-derived cardiac muscle cells has been discovered, according to researchers from Penn State.