Medications

How gut bacteria affect the treatment of Parkinson's disease

Patients with Parkinson's disease are treated with levodopa, which is converted into dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain. In a study published on 18 January in the journal Nature Communications, scientists from the ...

Medications

Study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: Overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years.

Medications

Drug microdosing effects may not measure up to big expectations

Taking very small amounts of psychedelic substances on a regular basis – called 'microdosing' – may improve psychological and cognitive functioning, but the effects do not exactly match users' expectations, a new study ...

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