Medications

A breath test for opioids

A test to detect opioid drugs in exhaled breath has been developed by engineers and physicians at the University of California, Davis. A breath test could be useful in caring for chronic pain patients as well as for checking ...

Neuroscience

Why do some people stop breathing after seizures?

Could a chemical produced by the brain that regulates mood, sleep and breathing also be protective in people with epilepsy? New research has found that higher levels of serotonin in the blood after a seizure are linked to ...

Health

Dairy intolerance real, "not in people's heads"

For the first time, scientists have shown that dairy intolerance is a physiological condition distinct from lactose intolerance, and not "all in people's heads".

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Breath test may help diagnose irritable bowel syndrome

There is currently no specific diagnostic test for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but now researchers have identified a combination of 16 different substances in the breath that, when measured together, can accurately distinguish ...

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