Archive | April 2017

Utah launches campaign to fight opioid abuse, overdoses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews and approves new medicines in a shorter timeframe than its peer agency in Europe, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), says a Yale researcher. This finding, which comes …

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Campaign takes aim at opioid abuse, overdoses in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – Utah pharmacists will start putting red stickers on bottles of opioids that warn patients about the risk of overdose and addiction as part of a new awareness campaign to combat painkiller abuses and deaths.Deaths from opioid epidemic may be underestimatedThe Utah Department of …
Source: Campaign takes aim at opioid abuse, overdoses in Utah

Depression Impacts Twice As Many Females As Males

A new meta-analysis confirms that depression affects twice as many females as males, and this gap appears as early as age 12. The results, published in the journal Psychological Bulletin, are based on existing studies involving more than 3.5 million people in more than 90 countries.
“We found t…
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Florida Deal Would Reverse Key Part of Obama’s Medicaid Expansion

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Team eradicates hepatitis C in 10 patients following lifesaving transplants from infected donors

Electron micrographs of hepatitis C virus purified from cell culture. Scale bar is 50 nanometers. Credit: Center for the Study of Hepatitis C, The Rockefeller University.

Ten patients at Penn Medicine have been cured of the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) following lifesaving…
Source:Team eradicates hepatitis C in 10 patients following lifesaving transplants from infected donors

Pet therapy with a twist: Capybara, kinkajou and owls soothe stressed students

We’ve all heard about pet therapy — bringing a gentle Labrador or friendly golden retriever into a school, hospital or nursing home to provide relaxation to people who are stressed out or lonely.
But what if you replaced that dog with a 100-pound giant rodent?
It’s called “exotic pet therapy…
Source:Pet therapy with a twist: Capybara, kinkajou and owls soothe stressed students