Some hospital emergency departments are giving people medicine for withdrawal, plugging a hole in a system that too often fails to provide immediate treatment.
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City health workers are handing out buprenorphine prescriptions to homeless people in hopes of getting them into treatment.
According to the facility’s “cohabitation policy,” marriage is between one man and one woman, “as it is understood in the Bible.”
Teva Pharmaceuticals will sell a generic copy of Mylan’s EpiPen, which became the target of public outrage over its price.
The only vaccine was taken off the market more than 15 years ago. As reports of the disease skyrocket, researchers are working on a new one.
Studies show that female doctors tend to listen more, and their patients — both male and female — tend to fare better.
Experimental gene therapies have yielded promising results in early trials. But the drugs have left some patients worried that success will not last.
With a sophisticated new algorithm, scientists have found a way to forecast an individual’s risks for five deadly diseases.
The new psychological approach targets anxiety, PTSD and other mental disorders. Fewer people drop out with short-term treatment, and relief is quicker.
Babies who got solid food early were sleeping 17 minutes longer per night than those that had breast-fed through 6 months of age.
Though survival rates have improved markedly, a variety of problems can cause death.
The ancient Greek karate style known as pankration offers time-tested lessons on aging well.
The herbicide glyphosate is the world’s most popular weedkiller. There is widespread disagreement among lawyers, researchers and regulators over any potential links to cancer.
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent.
The study, which looked at nearly 200,000 users, also showed that a man’s desirability increased with greater education. For women, it was another story.
Fentanyl is a big culprit, but there are also encouraging signs from states that have prioritized public health campaigns and addiction treatment.
Taking a walk every 30 minutes can restore blood flow to the brain when you’re sitting for hours.
Researchers say that singing is among the most meaningful activities we share with children.
African-American boys “will expect increased scrutiny, surveillance and even direct targeting as they traverse whiter spaces,” researchers at Ohio State University found.
With such enormous bodies, elephants should be particularly prone to tumors. But an ancient gene in their DNA, somehow resurrected, seems to shield the animals.
It was vividly clear, in every touch and gaze, that a patient’s family had made the right decision.
First-time mothers who had labor induced at 39 weeks were less likely to need C-sections.
Many college-bound students start out with dreadful sleep habits that are likely to get worse once the rigorous demands of courses and competing social and athletic activities kick in.
Premiums have risen very little in the years since Medicare Part D was introduced. But the same cannot be said of the burden on taxpayers.
The early months as a baby grows can be hard on a parent’s muscles, because none of that “weight lifting” is guided by the strengthening — or the safety — of the parent.
Ambassador Todd C. Chapman said that allegations he pressured the country by threatening trade sanctions and withdrawal of military aid were “patently false.”