Medications

Could time limits on opioid prescriptions reduce misuse?

Most people who get a prescription for opioid painkillers to ease the pain of an operation or dental procedure fill it right away. But a new study shows that some fill these prescriptions more than a month later—long after ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Five ways to manage your doomscrolling habit

Doomscrolling, according to Merriam-Webster, is "the tendency to continue to surf or scroll through bad news, even though that news is saddening, disheartening, or depressing." For many it's a habit born of the pandemic—and ...

Pediatrics

'Wait-and-see' approach to COVID vaccine can be risky

As a parent, you want to make the best choices for your child, especially when it comes to their health. And while many parents are following the advice of health experts to get kids ages five and older vaccinated against ...

Diabetes

Insulin is necessary for repairing olfactory neurons

Researchers have known for some time that insulin plays a vital role in regeneration and growth in some types of neurons that relay environmental sensory information to our brains, such as sight. However, they know relatively ...

Neuroscience

Exercise aids the cognitive development of children born preterm

A premature start in life can cause problems even into teenage years. A study by the University of Basel and the University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB) indicates that training motor skills in these children helps even ...

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