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Synthetic Pot Has Nothing To Do With Cannabis Plant; Pharmacologist Can Discuss Why It's Dangerous

Synthetic cannabis – called fake weed and sold as K2 or Spice – is back in the news this week as Illinois public health officials blame it for a fourth death. Synthetic cannab...
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Hemp Shows Potential For Treating Ovarian Cancer

Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer. Hemp is part...
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New Drug Therapy Could Lead To More Effective Treatment For Millions With Asthma

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School researchers identified a new treatment that could lead to more effective drug therapy for millions of individuals with asthma and other respi...
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NUS Study: Pharmacist Follow-Ups Cut Diabetes Costs And Reduce Health Risks

Two studies led by Associate Professor Joyce Lee from the Department of Pharmacy at the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Science revealed that pharmacist-ma...
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Almost 1 In 3 Patients Used No Opioids Prescribed After Surgery, Mayo Clinic Survey Finds

Nearly a third of patients responding to a Mayo Clinic survey said they used none of the opioids they were prescribed after surgery. The research findings, presented Thursday,...
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Scientists Identify 170 Potential Lung Cancer Drug Targets Using Unique Cellular Library

After testing more than 200,000 chemical compounds, UT Southwestern’s Simmons Cancer Center researchers have identified 170 chemicals that are potential candidates for develop...
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The Medical Minute: How To Safely Dispose Of Opioids

Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wro...
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One-Stop Shop: New Clinic Bundles Key Services After ICU Discharge

After close observation and treatment in an intensive care unit, patients who have fought through their critical illness are sent home to continue recovery. But then what? F...
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Using A Home Test Kit And Smartphone To Test For Kidney Disease App Review

Today, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Geisinger and Healthy.io announced the launch of a novel clinical trial using a smartphone-enabled home urinalysis device for chro...
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Text Messaging Tool May Help Fight Opioid Epidemic App Review

A new automated text messaging service may curb opioid abuse and reduce the likelihood of relapse while also decreasing treatment costs, according to researchers at Washington...
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New Drugs Using The Body’s Natural “Marijuana” Could Help Treat Pain, Cancer

A new technology developed by Stony Brook University researchers affiliated with the Institute of Chemical Biology and Drug Discovery (ICB & DD) that has identified Fatty Acid...
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Why Don’t Kids Use Their Asthma Medicines? Children, Caregivers And Clinicians Disagree On The Answer

In a new analysis of interviews conducted with children who have asthma, their caregivers and their clinicians, Johns Hopkins researchers found that there was significant lack...
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Study On Arthritis Trends In The US Turns Up Some Unexpected Results

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability and pain in the United States and the impact on individuals is quite significant. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthri...
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Large Aggregates Of ALS-Causing Protein Might Actually Help Brain Cells

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine have made a significant advance in the understanding of the complex and fatal neurodegenerative disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ...
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Music Intensifies Effects Of Anti-Hypertensive Medication

Research shows anti-hypertensive drugs improve heart rate more in patients who listen to music after taking medication. Among musical genres, classical music is the one with g...
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Post-Surgical Opioids Can, Paradoxically, Lead To Chronic Pain

Giving opioids to animals to quell pain after surgery prolongs pain for more than three weeks and primes specialized immune cells in the spinal cord to be more reactive to pai...
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Drug Shortages Threatening Patient Care

A shortage of local anesthetics is threatening patient care and has significant implications for the opioid crisis. ASRA will address this shortage during a late-breaking sess...
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Apps Help Doctors Protect Patients Taking Anticoagulants
App Review

The popular ASRA Coags app has just been updated to combine the latest regional anesthesia/acute pain medicine and chronic pain medicine drugs, procedures, and interventions. ...
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Evidence Mounts That Daily Opioid Users May Fare Worse After Spine Surgery, Study Finds

In a multicenter database study of adults who had undergone surgery for spinal deformities, researchers say that those who had used narcotics daily on average had worse outcom...
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How Do Children Develop Immunity To Malaria As They Become Older?

Across the world, over 200 million cases of malaria and nearly 500,000 deaths from the disease occur annually—more than 90% of which happen in Africa. Children in Africa can b...
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Study: Vaccine Suppresses Peanut Allergies In Mice

A vaccine may successfully turn off peanut allergy in mice, a new study shows. Just three monthly doses of a nasal vaccine protected the mice from allergic reactions upon exp...
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What Does Asthma Have To Do With Your Allergies? Probably A Lot

People who have allergies often also have asthma. And people with asthma often have allergies. While the two may not seem related, studies show about two-thirds or more of tho...
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Early ‘Chemobrain’ Intervention Needed For Breast Cancer Patients Undergoing Chemotherapy: NUS-Led Study

More support is needed to help breast cancer patients and survivors manage ‘chemobrain’ symptoms, such as memory loss, short attention span and mental confusion, according to ...
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NYITCOM Research Suggests Alternative Treatment For Beta Blocker Intolerant Heart Attack Patients

Beta blockers have become a prescription drug staple for recovering heart attack patients. However, these blood pressure-reducing medications cannot be tolerated by many patie...
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