Medical treatment for addiction that targets the brain cells responsible for drug cravings may be the key to preventing relapse. In the United States alone, almost 20 million adults suffer from addiction to drugs or alcohol. Addiction is a chronic relapsing disorder and preventing relapse is one of the major goals of addiction treatment. Despite
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What is Opdivo? Opdivo is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s approved for use in adults with certain types of the following cancers: Opdivo is also approved for use in children ages 12 years and older with certain types of colorectal cancer. Opdivo contains the drug nivolumab. It’s a monoclonal antibody, which is a drug that’s
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In the first study of its kind, Japanese researchers have found an association between eating mushrooms and a reduced risk of prostate cancer. Although the size of the effect is relatively small, the findings are likely to inspire further investigation. New research suggests that regularly eating mushrooms may reduce a person’s risk of prostate cancer.
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Dental assistant Jessica Buendia looks at a scanned image of patient’s teeth in SmileDirectClub’s SmileShop located inside a CVS store Wednesday, April 24, 2019, in Downey, Calif. CVS Health is venturing into dental care with plans to offer the relatively new teeth-straightening service. Jae C. Hong | AP Online dentistry company SmileDirectClub priced its IPO
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Regular insulin is a short acting, synthetic form of the hormone. The body uses insulin to process sugar that enters the bloodstream as part of the digestive process. In a person without diabetes, the pancreas creates enough insulin to move the sugar, called glucose, from the blood into cells that use it for energy. However,
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Xanax is a benzodiazepine, while Adderall is a stimulant. Under the supervision of a doctor, the drugs may be safe to use together. Benzodiazepines slow down activity in the central nervous system and can help a person feel more relaxed and less anxious. Stimulants, on the other hand, speed up central nervous system activity, helping
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Muscle fatigue is a symptom that makes it harder to move as normal. Some people experience a dull aching in the muscles. They may also feel constantly tired and lack the energy to perform everyday tasks. Exercise is a common cause of muscle fatigue. Some health conditions can also prompt muscle fatigue, including muscle dystrophy.
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New research from Germany has found that taller people have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Height may influence people’s diabetes risk, new research suggests. For every 10 centimeters (cms) of additional height, there was a 41% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes in males and 33% in females, according to the recent Diabetologia
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Research looks at the relationship between childhood experiences and mental health later on in life. Whether we realize it or not, childhood experiences influence beliefs and behavior throughout life.  During childhood, the brain is developing, and this development can be influenced by external factors, such as family, friends, and events.  According to past surveys, 61.5
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A 10-panel drug test is a common way to check for various drugs in a person’s body. The most common 10-panel drug tests use urine to check for many of the legal and illicit drugs people sometimes abuse. Typically, traces of these substances in the urine mean the individual has these substances in their body.
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Peloton Cycle Source: Peloton Interactive Inc. Peloton seeks to raise as much as $1.16 billion in its initial public offering, the company known for its connected at-home fitness equipment said Tuesday in a regulatory filing.  Peloton plans to price its shares between $26 and $29. The company is offering 40 million shares, which would value
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Many cough medicines are not safe or suitable for toddlers to use. Instead, caregivers can use gentle home remedies to help relieve cough symptoms. In toddlers (1–3 years old), having a cough from a common cold can cause sleepless nights and missed school or activities. On average, young children in the United States get around
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New research examines the associations between migraine and Alzheimer’s disease, as well as related forms of dementia. The study finds that migraine is “a significant risk factor” for Alzheimer’s and all‐cause dementia. Could a history of migraine increase dementia risk? New research suggests so. According to the American Migraine Association, about 36 million people of
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Promising test molecule shows potential to reverse neurological damage caused by stroke. Stroke is a hugely significant cause of both global mortality and global morbidity. In 2013, stroke was the second most common cause of death worldwide and the third most common cause of disability (1). Part of the reason for the devastating global impact
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Newly published research in rodents and ongoing research in humans examines the effects of psychiatric drugs, including antidepressants, on the composition of gut bacteria. Scientists are slowly discovering the effects that antidepressants have on various bacterial strains that usually live in the gut. More and more studies are supporting the role of the gut microbiota
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Controversy surrounds the inclusion of nutritional supplements in mental health treatments, with much research proving inconclusive. A major new review now explains which supplements have shown the most promise for specific mental health conditions. Some supplements, such as omega-3s, may indeed benefit mental health, according to a major new review. “While there has been a
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Stuttering is a speech disorder. People who stutter may repeat sounds, syllables, or words, or they may prolong sounds. There may also be interruptions to the normal flow of speech, known as blocks, along with unusual expressions or movements. Stuttering affects more than 70 million people worldwide, including more than 3 million people in the
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Some people believe that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that eating breakfast increases weight loss. But is this true? And, if so, which are the best breakfast foods for weight loss? There is little evidence to support the idea that eating breakfast can increase weight loss. Breakfast is just another
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A study examined the sex-specific molecular changes in neurons of patients with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a complex mental disorder that affects how one thinks, feels, and behaves. Clinical manifestation of schizophrenia typically occurs between late adolescence and early adulthood, with greater prevalence in men than women. While the cause of schizophrenia is not fully understood,
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A recent study has examined social skills and depression among adolescents who date, compared to those who do not date, with surprising results. A study examining 10th graders’ emotional, interpersonal, and adaptive skills has reported interesting results in the Journal of School Health. In this study, 594 students in grade 10 were compared using self-reporting
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Providing people with a safe way to manage their own care could be an effective solution to the healthcare burden of long term conditions. According to researchers in China, this could come in the form of text messages. Motivational text messages could help people living with diabetes better manage their condition. Researchers have found that
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