Medications

Pain clinics could cut down on opioid use, team finds

Chronic non-cancer pain is sometimes managed with high-dose opioids, which has partially contributed to the current opioid epidemic. New research from pain specialists at the University of Arizona and Banner – University ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New hope for cirrhosis of the liver

Decompensated cirrhosis is a chronic disease linked to numerous complications in its final stage. Professor Jonel Trebicka from Goethe University was involved in carrying out a pilot study demonstrating that the long-term ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Prenatal high-dose vitamin D not linked to asthma at age 6

(HealthDay)—High-dose vitamin D supplementation in pregnancy is not associated with a child's risk for asthma at age 6 years, according to a research letter published in the March 12 issue of the Journal of the American ...

Diabetes

Diabetes drug impacts gut microbiome

Acarbose, a drug commonly used to treat type II diabetes, can change the gut microbiome in a reversible and diet-dependent manner, according to new research published in the journal mSphere. The findings highlight the importance ...

Health

Why you should stop buying vitamins and get more sleep instead

Almost half of all Canadians regularly take at least one nutritional supplement such as vitamins, minerals, fibre supplements, antacids and fish oils. Many of these individuals are healthy and hoping to improve general well-being ...

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