Medications

Many oral anticancer drugs require prior authorization

(HealthDay)—For adult oncology patients receiving oral anticancer drugs (OACDs), almost three-quarters of prescriptions require prior authorization (PA), according to a study presented at the annual ASCO Quality Care Symposium, ...

Neuroscience

Study: Measuring brain waves could diagnose dementia early

Our visual memory system has a phenomenally large capacity. Flick through the image gallery on your phone, or fast forward through a previously watched movie, and notice how the briefly presented images trigger memories with ...

Oncology & Cancer

A pair of proteins control the supply lines that feed cancer cells

In human cancer cell and mouse studies, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine have found that a set of proteins work in tandem to build supply lines that deliver oxygen and nutrients to tumors, enabling them to survive ...

Addiction

One in four older adults not asked about alcohol use

(HealthDay)—More than one-quarter of older adults who use alcohol are not asked about their drinking by their physician, according to a study published online July 29 in Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

Medications

Thailand takes kratom off illegal drug list

Thailand on Tuesday decriminalised kratom, a tropical leaf long used as a herbal remedy but which some health regulators around the world have criticised as potentially unsafe.

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