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overdose

Fewer Drug Deaths Linked To Overdose-Reversing Drug

The number of naloxone prescriptions dispensed by U.S. retail pharmacies doubled from 2017 to last year; rising from 271,000 to 557,000, health officials reported Tuesday. The United States is in the midst of the deadliest drug overdose epidemic in its history. About 68,000 people died of overdoses last year; according to preliminary government statistics reported…

Pharmacology

Investigates Potential New Treatments For Pancreatic Cancer

The study find that a new treatment for an aggressive form of pancreatic cancer, which may have the potential to increase the survival of patients resistant to currently available cancer chemotherapeutic drugs. The research; published in the Journal of Experimental and Clinical Cancer Research; found a specialised protein in human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) cancer…

Autism

Pivotal Response Training For Kids With Autism To Talk

As children with autism are less socially motivated than typically developing children; parents‘ instincts about how to engage them often do not succeed, said Grace Gengoux, PhD, clinical associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. PRT gives parents a way to breach this barrier. Pivotal response treatment involving parents works better in motivating children with…

Prostate Cancer

Elective Node Radiation Effective For Nodal-Recurrent Prostate Cancer

Elective nodal radiotherapy (ENRT) appears to reduce relapses better than stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) in men with nodal oligorecurrent prostate cancer, according to a retrospective analysis. But ENRT is also more toxic, researchers report in European Urology, online. To compare outcome and toxicity between both treatments. Primary endpoint was metastasis-free survival, adjusted for selected variables.…

Patient Was Suffering From Allergy When Asthma Is Diagnosed

Asthma Was Diagnosed With Risk Of Allergy

In a new study from SciLifeLab at Uppsala University, researchers have found a total of 141 regions (genes) in our genetic material that largely explain the genetic risk underlying asthma, hay fever and eczema. As many as 41 of the genes identified have not previously link to an elevated risk for these diseases. The results…

Emergency Room To Save The Lives Of Rampage Victims

Emergency Room To Save The Lives Of Rampage Victims

The first victim was conscious and described the carnage at the El Paso Walmart to doctors. Within moments, though, the emergency room at University Medical Center of El Paso devolved into controlled chaos: “EMS called two, three, four, five, six” patients en route, emergency medicine doctor Nancy Weber recalled. “At that point, we knew that,…

APOE Variant Increases Risk Of Death

New Study Find APOE Variant That Increases Risk Of Death

A new study of 38,537 persons of European ancestry suggests that a rare variation of a gene called APOE may be protective and prolong life, in sharp contrast to a more widely studied apolipoprotein E (APOE) variant that increases risk of death. The findings by the E2-CHARGE consortium of investigators, led by senior investigator Sudha…

Integrative And Conjugative Element Of Bacillus Subtilis

Integrative And Conjugative Element Of Bacillus Subtilis

The study identification and characterization of an exclusion system in an integrative and conjugative element of Bacillus subtilis. Yet, for single celled organisms like bacteria; that reproduce by splitting into two identical cells, injecting variety into the gene pool is not so easy. Random mutations add some diversity, but there’s a much faster way for bacteria…

Gastroenterology

Links Between Liver Dysfunction And Alzheimer’s Disease

The study find that the Alzheimer’s Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) has uncovered novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), paving a new path toward a systems level view of Alzheimer’s relevant for early detection and ultimately for prevention. Therefore The study; published today in JAMA Network Open…

Myopia

Myopia Is Less In Children Who Spend Time Outdoors

“At night we become a five-star hotel,” said assistant professor Ostrin; good humoredly explaining part of her $1.8 million research grant, sponsored by the National Eye Institute. The goal is to find why an ever-increasing number of youngsters need glasses and, specifically; if exposure to specific types of light might prevent myopia, or nearsightedness. At…

Available Gun Violence Data Does Not Show The Full Picture

Available Gun Violence Data Does Not Show The Full Picture

The Journal of Behavioral Medicine has published its first special issue dedicated to gun violence; featuring research on gun violence data from Lori Ann Post, director of the Buehler Center for Health Policy & Economics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The special issue was created in response to a National Rifle Association tweet telling…

Drug Used To Treat Alcohol Disorder Reduces Craving In Drinkers

Drug Used To Treat Alcohol Disorder Reduces Craving In Drinkers

The study identifying how the naltrexone; a medication using to treat alcohol use disorder, reducing craving and consumption in heavy drinkers. Although naltrexone is an approving treatment for alcohol use disorder; it only works in some people, which has led doctors to stop prescribing the drug. The new findings providing a better understanding of how…