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Chronic Pain Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia in Study of Older Adults

Chemist IDs possible addiction-free pain reliever

An estimated 1.7 million Americans suffer from substance abuse disorders related to opioid use for pain relief, according to the National Institute on Drug...

Fecal microbiota transplant found safe and effective in children with C. difficile

Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT), or the transfer of stool from a healthy donor to a patient, has been found highly effective in reversing severe...

Faster walkers more likely to live longer

People who report that they have a slower walking pace have a lower life expectancy than fast walkers, according to a new study conducted...

Weight loss medicines underutilized by veterans

Despite the availability of new weight management medications and several clinical guidelines recommending their use as part of a comprehensive treatment plan for obesity,...

It’s not just fish, plastic pollution harms the bacteria that help us breathe

Ten percent of the oxygen we breathe comes from just one kind of bacteria in the ocean. Now laboratory tests have shown that these...

Probiotic-derived molecule may suppress fatal brain inflammation

The existence of certain microorganisms in your gut may bolster the immune system's ability to fend off a herpes viral attack that can cause...

Measuring chromosome imbalance could clarify cancer prognosis

Most human cells have 23 pairs of chromosomes. Any deviation from this number can be fatal for cells, and several genetic disorders, such as...

New Salvage System Could Recondition Severely Damaged Lungs

Lung transplantation, the only life-saving therapy for an increasing population of patients with end-stage lung disease, is severely limited by the number of available...

Flu virus’ best friend: low humidity

Yale researchers have pinpointed a key reason why people are more likely to get sick and even die from flu during winter months: low...

Biomarker reveals PTSD sufferers at risk of suicide

The risk of suicide among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is much higher than the general population, but identifying those individuals at greatest...

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