Addiction

Opioid poisoning on the rise in Switzerland

Researchers at ETH have shown that cases of opioid poisoning and the prescription of opioids have increased sharply in Switzerland over the past 20 years. Although the situation is not as serious as in North America, the ...

Health

Q&A: Additional opinions helpful in treating back pain

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am in my late 50s and have an active lifestyle. I have had two prior surgeries for a herniated lumbar disk. Recently, I began to have leg pain, which occurred previously, so I believe I must have another ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Researchers discover pathways to severe COVID-19 in children

Researchers have discovered the blood clotting and immune protein pathways that are activated in severe cases of COVID-19 in children, paving the way for earlier diagnosis and more targeted treatments.

Gastroenterology

Consumer Health: What is IBS?

April is IBS Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn about irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS.

Neuroscience

Alpha brain waves may predict post-surgery pain

Patients who are most likely to suffer severe pain following an operation can be reliably identified using a new technique developed at the University of Birmingham.

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