(Reuters) – Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday.
Psilocybin, the active compound in ‘magic mushrooms,’ has been shown to improve a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression. A study focuses on the neurobiology underlying its effect. Medscape Medical News
(Reuters Health) – Frail older people don’t live as long as their stronger peers, and loss of mental function further increases their risk of death, recent research shows.
There are more treatment options than ever before, but guidelines only go so far when the patient is 90-something, frail, and with multiple chronic disorders, for example. Medscape Medical News
Many home remedies are suggested for treating burns, but which ones work? We look at which home remedies can help and which ones should be avoided.
Taking aspirin every day could help to lower the risk of liver cancer for patients infected with hepatitis B, a new study suggests.
States with Medicaid expansion see biggest decreases in uninsured patients with newly diagnosed cancer. Medscape Medical News
(Reuters) – The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said the agency was working with several pharmaceutical and medical device companies in Puerto Rico to prevent shortages of medical products in the United States as it joins a massive effort…
What are some helpful ways of coping with PTSD symptoms? In this article we take a closer look at emerging strategies and effective techniques.
Advances in molecular biology are bringing the possibility of editing the human genome ever closer. But do we think this is ethical?
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) continues to be used in England without comprehensive national auditing.
Multi-omics profiling, the measurement and analysis of a person’s genome along with other biomolecular traits, is an important step toward personal health management that provides valuable, actionable information, according to new findings.
E-cigarettes appear to trigger unique immune responses as well as the same ones triggered by regular cigarettes, according to new research.
Is sexting just a harmless form of sexual expression, or is this widely prevalent phenomenon causing irreparable damage to adolescents? Medscape Medical News
Findings are a cause for concern and symptom of the ‘over-medicalising of human distress’, says co-author of report using NHS dataThe use of electroconvulsive therapy to treat serious mental health problems is more prevalent in women and older individu…
A main cause for spinal disc degeneration is thought to be a change in the water content in the intervertebral disk. A research team used a novel magnetic resonance imaging technique, called apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps, which directly ass…
Researchers have revealed that RANKL expressed by osteocytes is essential for the bone remodeling during orthodontic tooth movement. This result can facilitate the development of novel therapeutic strategies in orthodontics.
Obesity leads to the release of cytokines into the bloodstream which impact the metabolism of breast cancer cells, making them more aggressive as a result. The research team has already been able to halt this mechanism with an antibody treatment.
Despite their relatively small genome, mycoplasmas can cause persistent and difficult-to-treat infections in humans and animals. A study has shown how mycoplasmas escape the immune response. Mycoplasmas ‘mask’ themselves: They use their small genome in…
Little is known about the structures of our genetic material, chromosomes, which consist of long strings that — according to our experience — should be likely to become knotted. However, up to now it has not been possible to study this experimentally…