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Program Cuts Opioid Use in Teens After Spinal Surgery for Scoliosis

An intervention that involves preoperative patient education and smaller prescription quantity successfully reduces opioid use while maintaining pain control...

How Worried Should You Be About New Reports on Polio?

Poliovirus detected in New York City wastewater last week put public health officials on high alert, as it indicates the potentially paralyzing virus is...

Dog Contracts Monkeypox From Owners, Prompting Change to CDC Guidance

Adding yet another wrinkle to the monkeypox outbreak, a new case study suggests that people can pass the virus on to their pet dogs. Therefore, people...

Frequent Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Frequent aspirin use is associated with lower ovarian cancer risk regardless of the presence of most other ovarian cancer risk factors, according to a...

Nerve Block Plus Lidocaine Clears Psoriasis in Small Study

Spinal injections of a common anesthetic may help clear the inflammatory skin condition psoriasis, a small pilot study suggests. The study involved four...

Scotland Becomes 1st Country to Provide Free Period Products

On Monday Scotland became the world's first country to help its residents with what activists supporting the move call "period poverty." The country now...

U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna's Omicron-Targeted COVID Vaccine

A COVID-19 booster that's targeted to the Omicron variant will be available soon — and it's already been approved in Britain. The U.K. Medicines...

U.S. Nursing Homes Are Understaffed, But Minority Communities Have It Worst

Staffing shortages at nursing homes across the United States are severe in disadvantaged areas where needs may be greatest, researchers say. The study...

Anixa Biosciences Announces Treatment of First Patient in its Ovarian Cancer CAR-T Clinical Trial

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 15, 2022. Anixa Biosciences, Inc. ("Anixa") a biotechnology company focused on the treatment and prevention of cancer and infectious...

Mental Health Burden Up for Racial, Ethnic Minorities During Pandemic

The negative impact on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic has been greater for members of racial and ethnic minorities than for White individuals,...

Treatment Needs Often Unmet for Generalized Pustular Psoriasis

There is unmet need for the treatment of generalized pustular psoriasis (GPP) flares, according to a study published online Aug. 10 in JAMA Dermatology. Carla...

Opioid Rx Down for Chronic Noncancer Pain, Cancer Pain in U.S. Adults

Opioid prescribing declined for both chronic noncancer pain (CNCP) and cancer pain between 2012 and 2019, according to a study published online Aug. 10...

Mepolizumab Cuts Exacerbations in Children With Severe Asthma

Asthma exacerbations are reduced for children and adolescents with exacerbation-prone eosinophilic asthma who are living in socioeconomically disadvantaged...

Tabrecta Gains Full FDA Approval for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration granted regular approval to capmatinib (Tabrecta) for adult patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)...

Methamphetamine, Opioid Co-Use Tied to More Nonfatal Overdoses

Methamphetamine and opioid co-users are more likely to have nonfatal overdoses compared with users of either drug alone, according to a study published...

For Self-Measured BP, Smartphone App No Better Than Standard Device

Enhanced self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) paired with a connected smartphone application is not superior to standard SMBP for reducing BP, according...

Text Message Reminders Promote Receipt of Second Flu Shot

Text message reminders effectively promote receipt of a second dose of influenza vaccine among children, according to a study published online Aug. 15...

Multifaceted Approach Urged for Promoting Helmet Use for Children

A multifaceted approach is recommended to promote helmet use among children and youth participating in recreational sports in order to prevent head injuries,...

Scotland Becomes First Country to Provide Free Period Products

On Monday, Scotland became the world's first country to help its residents with what activists supporting the move call "period poverty." The country now...

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Monkeypox could soon get a new name. The World Health Organization announced Friday that it plans to rename the condition to eliminate any derogatory or...

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