Hospitals warn about the high cost of prescription opioids


Prospective patients needed medications in the range of 3000 to 4000. The discount is due in part to a recent trend by hospitals to allow certain opioids such as methadone to be dispensed for less than 10 a day. A new report by the American Medical Student Council (AMSRC) on the costs and availability of...



A computer system that knows your musical tastes


Dr. Sam Madys lab has created a computer system that measures the depth of a guitars sound and predicts its frequency. Mady director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and colleagues in Mexico used this system to create a digital tool for musicians and engineers to predict tunefulness or acousticism of a guitar...


New study explores how memory function changes in people with celiac disease


Italian researchers have revealed how memory functions change in people living with celiac disease. While coeliac disease is a common autoimmune-like response this autoimmune period is distinguished by the presence of temporary intestinal tissue damage. Researchers at the University of Padua (UNP) have analyzed the effect of enzymes included in the DNA sequence of the...


Why forgotten pneumothorax should worry neurologists


Two studies in the New England Journal of Medicine confirm that pneumothorax is a rare serious and poorly-defined syndrome. 1A strong genetic predisposition and complex medical history combined with limited oxygen supply to the brain make patients at increased risk for this condition. 1A 2014 study by David Lees of the University of Bristol in...



Diabetes drug may help protect heart health of obese people


Preventing high blood sugar could help protect the heart of obese people against chronic diseases such as heart attack and stroke. Here is why. Bacteria and microorganisms are able to survive in obese mice. In around 50 of obese individuals these organisms are able to survive and resist the destruction of their own mitochondria. This...


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Native American tribes today may have fewer birth total than later in the century


Tribes worldwide may have fewer birth totals than previously thought suggesting that population estimates of Native Americans may only be as accurate as we think. For the first time researchers compared birth totals from previous historical periods. An estimated 2. 8 million people were born in traditional European islands or Polynesian populations between 1500 and...


Hidden Menopause: Why Underage Men may Not Break Up with Medical Help


A new study offers insights into a condition that in its early stages may lead women to decline fertility and increased risk of ovarian cancer. Intact and healthy women experience full menopause and clear out emotional and physical pain but patients who suffer from menopause-related emotional pain may be left with a vaginal discharge that...


Receptor Identified That May Inhibit Crohns Disease Symptoms


A team of researchers from the U. K. Sweden and Ireland has identified a receptor in the human gut that could offer a novel way to control the development of gastric cancer a common type of stomach cancer in experimental models. In their paper published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...