Researchers at Wake forest Baptist Medical Center have announced that a $3.3 million National Institutes of health grant is enabling an expansion of their investigation of the effects of head impact on high-school level football players. Principal investigator Christopher Whitlow, MD, PhD, associate professor and chief of neuroradiology at Wake Forest School of Medicine, noted that...Read More
Confirmation of the effectiveness of naloxone availability in forestalling opioid overdose deaths, a crowdfunded study at University of Alabama, Birmingham reports successfully preventing nine fatalities among its study population. Karen Cropsey, PhD, associate professor in the UAB Department of Psychiatry, commented, "That's nine lives saved, and nine people who...Read More
In what are described as groundbreaking findings, a research team led by members from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine has identified new factors associated with the development of Crohn's disease. The discoveries could enable...Read More
Results of research conducted at Johns Hopkins Medicine suggest that testosterone levels may play a role in the incidence of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury to the knee. In a study on rats, the researchers found that male rats with normal testosterone levels had stronger ACLs than did castrated rats who no longer produced the hormone. The findings may explain why women...Read More
In the United Kingdom, some members of parliament, calling themselves The All Party Parliamentary Group on Drug Policy Reform, want legalized access to medical marijuana, calling it a matter of "compassion and human rights." Citing the evidence that cannabis can help relieve chronic pain, anxiety, and...Read More
Researchers from the Krembil Research Institute at Toronto Western Hospital report the identification of 2 tissue biomarkers that...Read More
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