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Can moderate alcohol consumption reduce hospitalisation?

Can moderate alcohol consumption reduce hospitalisation?

Moderate alcohol consumption can reduce the risk of hospitalisation for cardiovascular diseases and other conditions. According to new research from the Department of Epidemiology and Prevention...
Your pupil dilation shows how stressed you are when multi-tasking

Your pupil dilation shows how stressed you are when multi-tasking

Stress during multi-tasking can be measured by a person's pupil dilation, according to new research from the University of Missouri, Columbia. Using a formula called...
The neural mechanism underlying anxiety disorders has been discovered

The neural mechanism underlying anxiety disorders has been discovered

The discovery of the neural mechanism underlying anxiety disorders could lead to the development of new therapies to treat anxiety. Up to one in three...
Inhaled chemotherapy: a promising solution to treat lung cancer

Inhaled chemotherapy: a promising solution to treat lung cancer

A new team with complementary expertise is currently working on a Belgian spin-off project, InhaTarget Therapeutics, to develop innovative dry powders for inhalation to...
Oxytocin: why feelings of empathy could cause a drug relapse

Oxytocin: why feelings of empathy could cause a drug relapse

Feelings of empathy could lead to a drug relapse for drug users, according to new research from the University of Minnesota. It suggests that empathy,...
Eliminating latent HIV in cells to eradicate HIV

Eliminating latent HIV in cells to eradicate HIV

A future HIV cure may be possible, after scientists have found out that the genetic switch which causes latent HIV inside cells to replicate...
Polypharmacy: the benefits of reducing medications for older adults

Polypharmacy: the benefits of reducing medications for older adults

There are benefits associated with reducing the number of medication prescriptions for older adults to tackle the issue of polypharmacy. The research from The Gerontological Society...
Breast cancer: black women have worse treatment outcomes

Breast cancer: black women have worse treatment outcomes

Even with equivalent treatments, the statistics show that black women have worse breast cancer treatment outcomes than white women. The data has been presented at...
Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin for heavy users

Providing supervised access to medical-grade heroin for heavy users

A new RAND corporation study found that providing supervised access medical-grade heroin for heavy users who continue after trying multiple traditional treatments has been successful in...
Medical device developers tackle the opioid addiction crisis

Medical device developers tackle the opioid addiction crisis

The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) in Washington, DC launched an Innovation Challenge for medical device developers to address the opioid...

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