While the peak of the opioid epidemic may now have been reached (according to some), we are not out of the woods. Every decision to start or continue opioid therapy must be careful, deliberate, and weigh benefit against risk, while keeping in mind that risk is not constant/static, but dynamic and evolves through time.
After observing a mother and child with the same disabilities, a team of researchers identified a missing section of chromosome, which proves the disabilities are rooted in genetics.
The incidence of head and neck injuries resulting from participation in extreme sports increased from 2000 to 2011, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 11 to 15 in New Orleans.
The number of years of football participation is not associated with neurocognitive function in young athletes, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, held from March 11 to 15 in New Orleans.
Patients undergoing two-year gonadotrophin treatment reported significantly improved physical, social, and psychological quality of life scores.
Prehypertension is associated with increased risk of stroke, according to research published online March 12 in Neurology.
Americans' excessive alcohol use contributes to thousands of deaths each year, and the majority who die are working-age adults, according to a report published in the March 14 issue of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Two definitions for chronic multisymptom illness should be used to identify cases of Gulf War illness among Gulf War veterans, according to a report published by the Institute of Medicine.
For patients with chronic disease, health providers do not routinely provide health education, according to a study published March 6 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
Just a fifth of people older than 75 years who experience "senior moments" of forgetfulness, memory lapses, and poor judgment go on to develop serious brain-related disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.