Educating Clinicians on Safe Opioid Prescribing Part of New HHS Program

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced a targeted initiative, including educational initiatives for healthcare professionals, to reduce prescription opioid and heroin related overdose, death, and dependence.

Targeted Immunotherapy for Alzheimer's Could Reverse Memory Problems

Memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease may one day be reversed with targeted immunotherapy, according to a new study appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience.

NIH: HIV Can Evolve, Replicate in Brain During Early Infection

Researchers have found that the HIV virus can evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the process.

Comparing Roseroot Herb, Sertraline for MDD Treatment

The roseroot herb (Rhodiola rosea) may be a beneficial treatment option for major depressive disorder (MDD), a study published in Phytomedicine has shown.

Harmless Bacteria May Help Prevent Meningococcal Spread

A study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases suggests a new way to prevent outbreaks of meningococcal disease through nasal inoculation of the harmless Neisseria lactamica.

Why a Clean House May Not Lower Asthma, Allergy Risk

Despite the widely accepted assumption that the rise in allergic disorders may be due to improved hygiene, a new study has found no connection between development of allergies and asthma and personal hygiene or home cleanliness.

Study: Pregnant, Breastfeeding Women Not Consuming Enough of This Nutrient

Results from a large birth cohort study suggest women may not be consuming enough omega-3 to meet the recommendations for pregnancy and lactation.

First-in-Class Test to Aid IVF Embryo Selection Approved

Auxogyn announced the availability of the Eeva Test to help the embryo selection process by taking images of the embryos during the incubation period.

New CVD Risk Score Can Be Applied Globally

A cardiovascular disease risk equation has been developed that can be recalibrated for application in different countries.

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Up ADHD Symptoms, Depression Risk

Exposure to common air pollutants before birth may make children more likely to have the symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other thinking and behavioral problems