Safe consumption sites, where people can use pre-obtained drugs with medically trained personnel on hand to treat overdoses, garner higher public support when they are called "overdose prevention sites," according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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Soft corals have been known to be possessing secondary metabolites with high diversity in chemical structures. The cytotoxicity of the isolates toward a limited panel of cancer cell lines and their inhibition of superoxide anion generation was investigated.
GPs referring patients with suspected lung cancer straight for a CT scan have halved waiting times and resulted in 'very significant cost savings' at a London hospital trust.
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy developed a new way to use bioinformatics as a gathering tool to determine how a patient's immune system responds to immunotherapy and recognizes its own tumor.
Cancer physician and researcher Kimmie Ng of Harvard-affiliated Dana-Farber Cancer Institute was senior author of a recent study linking a low-insulin-load diet—fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and healthy protein and fats to a dramatic drop in colorectal cancer recurrence.
New Medicaid rules in several states mean low-income people will have to work or prove they are too unhealthy to work, to receive health coverage. Other states want permission to require the same, which could affect millions of Americans living in or near poverty.
A study reports that the prolonged effects of microgravity raise doubts about the health of astronauts heading to Mars. Artificial gravity has been a highly useful concept for film directors wishing to depict life in space without the need to simulate zero gravity; it may yet prove a necessary technology for humans to venture to Mars and beyond, to overcome what appears an unavoidable neurological barrier to humans spending long periods in the weightless environment of a spaceship.
One blindingly apparent symptom to emerge from astronauts (and cosmonauts) spending prolonged periods in space is damage to their eyesight. Dubbed visual impairment intracranial pressure (VIIP) syndrome, the condition has been thought to be caused by changes in fluid pressure within the skull.
Early results from an innovative new clinical trial led by researchers from Queen's University Belfast have shown that men with prostate cancer could benefit from radical radiotherapy that delivers treatment in just five visits instead of the usual 37.
Each year in the United States, more than 100 million people undergo surgical procedures, including 53 million performed in the ambulatory setting. Findings suggest that nearly all of these patients will receive a postoperative opioid prescription, and 1 study found continued use in 7.7% of opioid-naive patients 1 year after surgery.
Other results have linked the prescription of opioids after short-stay surgery to a 44% greater risk for prolonged opioid use. While judicious management of opioids is warranted in all patients, the current growing opioid epidemic warrants meticulous weaning of pain medications postoperatively.
The study was published in Current Pain and Headache Reports. In the ambulatory surgery settings, such direction is very necessary given limited immediate postoperative follow-up for patients being discharged from the hospital.
Scientists find signs of new brain cells in adults as old as 79. They present new evidence that our brains continue to make hundreds of new neurons a day, even after we reach our 70s, in a process known as neurogenesis. To come to this conclusion, they looked at the brains of 28 deceased people aged 14 to 79. Their goal was to see whether aging affects neuron production. The study was published in Cell Stem Cell.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Poteligeo (mogamulizumab-kpkc) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adult patients with relapsed or refractory mycosis fungoides (MF) or Sézary syndrome (SS) after at least one prior systemic therapy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved several strengths of the potassium chloride oral solution as the first generic drugs to receive a Competitive Generic Therapy (CGT) designation.