Opioid prescriptions decline while addiction therapy drugs double

As the number of opioid prescriptions written by doctors is decreasing, the amount of medications handed out to treat pain killer addictions is on the rise, according to new research. The report conducted by the IQVIA Institute for Human Data Science — which studies prescription drug use – found that prescriptions for opioid […]

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Immune therapy key to extending lung cancer patients’ lives

Immune-boosting drugs given in conjunction with chemotherapy significantly extended life for people with the most common type of lung cancer, according to clinical trials. In the study of 616 patients, pembrolizumab (Merck’s Keytruda) combined with standard chemotherapy halved the risk of death or having the cancer compared to chemo alone after nearly […]

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Paralyzed man feels 'pinching, squeezing' after brain stimulation

A paralyzed man was able to move his arm and hand thanks to a few teeny electrodes implanted in his brain. Scientists at California Institute of Technology stimulated the somatosensory cortex, part of the nervous system that oversees sensations in the body related to movement and touch, with multiple tiny electrodes. The […]

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If you have prediabetes, here's how to prevent getting diabetes

If you are among the 84 million people in the United States who have prediabetes, there is one important thing to know: Developing diabetes is not inevitable. Those who learn they have prediabetes can often reverse their condition and prevent diabetes through lifestyle changes alone, or with medication. Diabetes is […]

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