Younger Women Experience Less Pain Relief With Opioids - But Why?

A new study in the Journal of Women's Health has found that younger women are less likely to experience pain relief with long-term use of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain compared to men of the same age.

Carotenoids in Fruits, Vegetables May Lower Risk of Advanced AMD

A greater intake of bioavailable carotenoids, particularly lutein/zeaxanthin and beta-carotene, has been linked to a reduced risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) based on two prospective cohort studies. The research appears in JAMA Ophthalmology.

Potentially Problematic Drugs for the Elderly: Beers Criteria Updated

The American Geriatrics Society (AFS) has released its second updated and expanded Beers Criteria, including alternative therapies for potentially inappropriate medications and more detailed guidance on best practices for implementing AGS recommendations.

Safety Concerns Raised for Antioxidant Use in Melanoma

The antioxidant N-acetylcysteine appears to accelerate the spread of skin cancer in mice, raising questions about its safety in humans.

Even With Breast Cancer Tx Advances, Early Detection Still Key

Even with recent strides in breast cancer treatment, a woman's chances of surviving the disease still partly depend on early detection.

The Obesity Survival Paradox in Heart Failure

Overweight and mildly obese women with heart failure may live significantly longer than similarly heavy men with the progressive disease.

CDC: Hospitals Doing Better Job of Promoting Breastfeeding

U.S. hospitals have made significant improvements to breastfeeding support programs in recent years, providing better help to new mothers, federal health officials reported.

Over 700 Sickened by Latest Salmonella Outbreak

A Salmonella outbreak that has been linked to contaminated cucumbers imported from Mexico has now caused 732 illnesses in 35 states, U.S. health officials reported.

No Improved Outcomes Seen With Therapeutic Hypothermia in TBI

For patients with traumatic brain injury, therapeutic hypothermia plus standard care does not improve outcome over standard care alone, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Ovarian Tissue Transplant Can Up Fertility Post Cancer Tx

For cancer survivors, ovarian tissue transplants are safe and effective and pose little risk of cancer recurrence, according to a report published in Human Reproduction.