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How opioid addiction alters our brains to want more

How opioid addiction alters our brains to want more

At a hearing on Capitol Hill earlier this year, U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander asked an important question: Why is most of the treatment for...
A way around opioids- Target the type of pain for better pain relief

A way around opioids: Target the type of pain for better pain relief

In the old days, pain was pain, and there was not a lot of differentiating on the best way to treat it. Then came along...
3 big myths about opioid addiction everyone should know

3 big myths about opioid addiction everyone should know

3 big myths about opioid addiction everyone should know Drug overdose has become one of the leading cause of death in the US. Between 2015 and...
4 U.S. states beat all others at cutting opioid dosages

4 U.S. states beat all others at cutting opioid dosages

Prescription drug monitoring programs in Kentucky, New Mexico, Tennessee, and New York have significantly reduced opioid dosages and the number of opioid fills, according...
Health insurance plans may make opioid epidemic worse

Health insurance plans may make opioid epidemic worse

Health care insurers including Medicare, Medicaid and major private insurers have not done enough to combat the opioid epidemic, suggests a study from Johns...
Can you catch germs from a public toilet seat?

Can you catch germs from a public toilet seat?

We've all been there, you're desperate for the loo, and frantically hunting for a toilet, only to find when you get there, that the...
Why your summer might be full of mosquitoes, according to a scientist

Why your summer might be full of mosquitoes, according to a scientist

As you pack your bags for the cottage or campground this weekend, don't forget to bring light clothes with long sleeves—and a truckload or...
More American people use cannabis everyday

More American people use cannabis everyday

Cannabis use may be decreasing among teens, but a new study by researchers at Columbia University showed that American adults have increasingly used cannabis...
California mosquitoes could spread Zika

California mosquitoes could spread Zika

Over the last five years, Zika virus has emerged as a significant global human health threat following outbreaks in South and Central America. Now, researchers...
Why the flu shot doesn

Why the flu shot doesn’t always work

Immune history with the flu influences a person’s response to the flu shot, according to a new study examining why the influenza vaccine was...