Alison Brooks presented a research abstract about the impact of concussions on lower extremity injuries in high school athletes at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine in Lake Buena Vista, FL.
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Walmart, at the beginning of this week announced regulations regarding filling opioid prescriptions in its own in-store and Sam’s pharmacies. The company as part of its Opioid Stewardship Initiative has vowed to curb not only opioid addictions but also prevent their overdosages and prevent the over-prescription of opioids by doctors.
Early during the recent Ebola epidemic in West Africa, scientists speculated that the genetic diversity of the circulating Makona strain of virus (EBOV-Makona) would result in more severe disease and more transmissibility than prior strains.
However, using two different animal models, National Institutes of Health scientists have determined that certain mutations stabilized early during the epidemic and did not alter Ebola disease presentation or outcome. Their work, published in Cell Reports, offers further evidence to support previous findings from molecular sequencing that the diversity of EBOV-Makona did not significantly impact the course of disease.
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Cell Stem Cell how the Spred1 molecule is involved in hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal. Experiments with mouse models show that under normal conditions, Spred1 acts as a negative regulator, while under diet-induced stress, it protects hematopoietic homeostasis.
Salbutamol, also known as albuterol, is a medication that opens up constricted medium and large airways in the lungs and is often used to treat asthma. Because high doses are suspected by some to also have an anabolic effect, its daily dosage is restricted by the World Anti-Doping Agency, which uses urine tests to determine violations. A new British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology study shows that large variability in urine concentrations, however, lead to infeasibility of determining an administered dose from a single untimed urine sample.
Damage to some of the pathways that carry information throughout the brain may be responsible for attention deficit in patients who had a subcortical stroke in the brain's right hemisphere, according to a study published in the journal Radiology.
A new device worn like a visor can detect an emergent large-vessel occlusion in patients with suspected stroke with 92% accuracy, report clinical investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center
Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly found in plant and seafood sources. If you don't have high enough levels of omega-3 in the diet, it's a leading risk factor for death globally, contributing to the development of chronic diseases like cancer.
Prolonged exposure to particulate matter in air pollution in the Los Angeles Basin triggered inflammation and the appearance of cancer-related genes in the brains of rats, a Cedars-Sinai study has found.
A new study by Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) researchers describes how a specific nuclear pore component is critical for the survival of circulating T cells. The findings were published in Nature Immunology.
A report behind studying an increase in rheumatic fever in M?ori and Pacific people has uncovered claims of racism and 'rough handling' of patients suffering from the disease reports academics at the University of Auckland.