Saving Moms' Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier

Saving Moms' Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier

Saving Moms’ Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier  NPR Heat-stable drug could save thousands from post-childbirth bleeding – WHO  Nasdaq WHO study shows drug could save thousands of women’s lives  World Health Organization Development and stability of a heat‐stable formulation of carbetocin for the prevention of postpartum haemorrhage for …  Wiley Online Library Full coverage Source link

Student-peer organization helps erase stigma tied to mental-health issues: Study

Student-peer organization helps erase stigma tied to mental-health issues: Study

With news of rising suicide rates, there is a growing movement to remove the stigma associated with mental health throughout the nation. That effort includes college campuses, where previous national studies showed that 11 percent of students reported suicidal thoughts but only 24 percent got the treatment they needed and that number has since increased. […]

Here Are Ohio's Best Children's Hospitals: US News

Here Are Ohio's Best Children's Hospitals: US News

CLEVELAND, OH — U.S. News & World Report says six children’s hospitals in Ohio are among the best in the country across numerous pediatric specialties. The news organization released its 12th annual “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings Tuesday. The rankings looked at 10 pediatric specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal […]

Study links molecular changes in the brain to key behaviors in addiction

Study links molecular changes in the brain to key behaviors in addiction

June 25, 2018 Changes in a brain signaling system contribute to the development of alcohol addiction-like behaviors in rats, according to a new study led by researchers at Linköping University, Sweden. The findings, to be published in Science, indicate a similar mechanism in humans. The study links molecular changes in the brain to behaviors that […]

E-cigarette use among teens on the rise

E-cigarette use among teens on the rise

Health officials warn they don’t know the damage vaping can do. PANAMA CITY — While the teen cigarette smoking rate has plummeted to its lowest levels ever, e-cigarette use among that same age group has been creeping upward in a trend that’s alarming health officials. According to a report released by the Centers for Disease […]

Psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic

Psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar disorder may be genetic

Scientists have found that some psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder may be genetic, whereas neurological disorders like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s, appeared more distinct. The study indicated that psychiatric disorders are likely to have important similarities at a molecular level, which current diagnostic categories do not reflect. “This work is starting to re-shape how […]

State of Rhode Island Gets More Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Addiction

State of Rhode Island Gets More Federal Funding to Combat Opioid Addiction

NORWICH, CT – MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced guidelines for doctors to reduce […]

Robotic surgery may give better quality of life to bladder cancer patients

Robotic surgery may give better quality of life to bladder cancer patients

NEW YORK: The outcome of robotic-assisted surgery and traditional open surgery are equally effective in treating bladder cancer, say researchers, led by one of an Indian-origin. The results, published in the journal The Lancet, may help patients and doctors to make informed decisions on the use of robotic surgery, which is not cheap, the researchers […]

Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drug maker headquarters

Drug spoon sculpture placed outside drug maker headquarters

An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of a protest against the opioid crisis has been hauled away. Artist Domenic Esposito and gallery owner Fernando Alvarez dropped the sculpture outside the Stamford headquarters Friday. Police arrested […]

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