Addiction

More nuance in liquor licensing can serve public health

A new toolkit that provides data on alcohol-related harm and licensed premises helps new liquor license applications be considered within their local health context, a UNSW alcohol policy researcher says.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

These three risk factors may have the biggest impact on dementia cases

Nearly half of all dementia cases in the U.S. may be linked to a dozen modifiable risk factors—most notably high blood pressure, obesity and physical inactivity, according to new research. The findings suggest a large portion ...

Endocrinology & Metabolism

Reducing your risk of pancreatitis

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. The pancreas is a long, flat gland that sits tucked behind the stomach in the upper abdomen. The pancreas produces enzymes that help digestion and hormones that help regulate ...

Gastroenterology

Consumer Health: What do you know about pancreatitis?

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas, a long, flat gland that lies horizontally behind your stomach. The pancreas produces enzymes for digestion and hormones that regulate the way your body processes sugar.

Medical research

Treatment keeps alcoholic monkeys from drinking as much

A hormone produced by the liver called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) suppresses alcohol consumption in primates, finds a study published February 1 in the journal Cell Metabolism. Vervet monkeys with a strong preference ...

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