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Nonmedical Opioid Rx Use: US Trends
When it comes to recent trends of nonmedical prescription opioid use in the US, there's good news and bad news.
For Some Women, Long-Term Opioid Use May Not Help
The use of chronic opioid therapy (COT) has risen dramatically in recent years. But new evidence suggests that COT may not relieve pain in all patients equally.
Combo Rx Quelled Alzheimer's Agitation
Relief for one of the worst symptoms of Alzheimer's disease may soon be on the way.
Hip Fracture Surgery Vs. Total Hip Replacement: The Risks
Like all surgery, hip surgery has its risks. But there may be some important differences between hip fracture and total hip replacement (THR) surgeries.
Growth Hormone May Protect Bones
Women who want to give their bones a break may now have another tool in the toolbox.
Omega-3 Supplements May Not Be Cutting It
Omega-3 pills are among the most popular dietary supplements in the US. But these pills may not be living up to their claims.
'Smart Pill' May Enhance Thinking
Pop a pill to boost your brainpower — it’s been a theory for a while but may now be closer to reality.
Dangerous Weight Loss Linked to Common Dementia Rx
It's probably not your imagination that Grandma is becoming increasingly fragile over time. And her dementia medication may be partly to blame.
Knee Pain? This Common Surgery May Be No Help
A common knee surgery to relieve pain may not be worth the risks for middle-aged and older patients.
Diabetes Rx May Do Double-Duty for Parkinson’s Disease
Sometimes important scientific discoveries occur secondhand. For Parkinson's disease, that may be exactly the case.