As Opioid Prescriptions Fall, Prescriptions for Drugs to Treat Addiction Rise
New data suggests progress in efforts to curb the epidemic but raises questions about whether tightened prescribing may be leading some people to...
Chinese Doctor Arrested, Then Applauded, for Criticizing a Popular Elixir
A doctor who suggested an alcohol-based tonic was dangerous was detained for 3 months, and then freed as a public hero.
Proposed Illinois ban on youth tackle football dead for now
A proposal aimed at delaying the effects of helmet-banging head trauma by banning Illinois children younger than 12 from playing tackle football...
Curing cancer ‘not a realistic goal,’ doctors focus on managing instead of curing disease
"It’s been a big shift in the last 10 years with thinking about cancer in that way: instead of a cure, treat it like a chronic disease."
Concussions May Increase the Risk for Parkinson’s Disease
Traumatic brain injuries may lead to the development of Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests.
Leptin's Neural Circuit Identified
Scientists identified a neural circuit in the hypothalamus as the primary mechanism mediating the hormone leptin's anti-obesity and anti-diabetes...
Colorado boy, 4, battling cancer named honorary police officer: 'It has answered our prayers'
The Colorado Springs Police Department has a new member: Joshua Salmoiraghi, a 4-year-old boy battling cancer.
Researchers Identified a Protein Associated with Breast Cancer
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein that is strongly associated with metastatic breast cancer and that could...
Delivering Cancer Treatment on a Nanodisc Helps Eliminate Tumors
Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center designed this new delivery system - a drug hidden in a nanodisc - to increase the...
Married People Less Likely to Die From Melanoma
People who were married were more likely than single people to have melanoma detected in the earlier, more treatable, stages.
Characterizing 'Keyhole' Is First Step to Fighting Obesity at Cellular Level
A Vanderbilt team and their international colleagues characterized for the first time a complex, little-understood cellular receptor type that,...
Brain Scans May Help Diagnose Neurological, Psychiatric Disorders
A new study shows that individual brain networks are remarkably stable from day to day and while undertaking different tasks, suggesting that...