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Princeton Patients Untreated after HCV Diagnosis
Why didn't dozens of young patients diagnosed with hepatitis C get treatment in Princeton, NJ? New CDC study offers reasons.
More than 1,000 people are treated in the emergency room for misusing prescription drugs every day, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN). But a low-cost approach to preventing the misuse from turning into an overdose appears effective in a new study.
Researchers in the UK analyzed the genomes of heavy drinkers and found that those who had liver disease had variants in two genes, a condition not shared by heavy drinkers who did not get liver disease.
Heavy, persistent pot use is bad news for those who hope to be financially and socially successful by midlife.
As opioid addiction remains an area of concern in medicine, measures to combat the epidemic are urgently needed.
As cannabis use (for both medicinal and recreational purposes) becomes more popular, it’s important for women and healthcare professionals to know the risks during pregnancy.
Patients afflicted with staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) skin and soft tissue infections only take about 57% of their prescribed antibiotic doses upon leaving the hospital.
Faced with a heroin epidemic that has addicts dying in public places one city considers European-style "safe injection facilities."
Non-pharmacologic approaches to pain relief are always welcome, but options are limited, and those that are available do not always provide adequate analgesia.

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