No matter which treatment they get, only 20 percent of young people diagnosed with anxiety will stay well, researchers report. The study followed 319 young people aged 10 to 25 who had been diagnosed with separation, social, or general anxiety disorder…
State laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties.
Some human brains are nearly twice the size of others — but how might that matter? Researcher have discovered that these differences in size are related to the brain’s shape and the way it is organized. The bigger the brain, the more its additional ar…
The FDA approved estradiol vaginal inserts (Imvexxy, TherapeuticsMD) for moderate to severe dyspareunia. FDA Approvals
The U.S. Transportation Department is repealing a rule, finalized in the closing days of the Obama administration as part of the fight against global warming, requiring states to track greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles on the nation’s highways. …
Fewer people are smoking worldwide, especially women, but only one country in eight is on track to meet a target of reducing tobacco use significantly by 2025, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday. Reuters Health Information
Cut-price copies of expensive biotech drugs promise to slash the cost of treating serious diseases, including cancer, in rich and poor countries alike – but uneven regulation has created a lopsided market. Reuters Health Information
President Donald Trump on Wednesday said he expects major drug companies to cut prices on their products in two weeks, but did not provide details on which companies would do so or the means by which they would provide such reductions. Reuters Health…
Injections of the calcitonin-gene-related peptide (CGRP) monoclonal antibody galcanezumab reduce monthly headache days in patients with episodic migraine, according to results from the EVOLVE-1 phase 3 study. Reuters Health Information
Evidence is lacking for alternative treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new review suggests. Reuters Health Information
(Reuters Health) – Despite much evidence that getting lots of physical activity bodes well for long-term health, when it’s physical labor on the job, the opposite might be true.
(Reuters Health) – Although government measures and healthcare industry initiatives have tried to make prices more accessible to U.S. patients recently, researchers say there has been little improvement.
High-dose vitamin D supplementation does not improve bone strength or reduce infection risk compared with standard-dose vitamin D in healthy term infants. Medscape Medical News
New guidelines developed by the American Cancer Society recommend that screening for colorectal cancer for average-risk adults begin at age 45, five years earlier than the previous recommendation.
Scientists studying worms have discovered a group of cells that help the body transition from wakefulness to slumber.
Children in Southern Europe have the highest rates of overweight and obesity in the region, underlining the almost compete loss of the much-lauded Mediterranean diet, a WHO survey reveals. Medscape Medical News
With more than 30,000 Americans dying from gun violence and firearm-related accidents each year, the time to act is now, according to the president of the American Medical Association (AMA). Medscape Medical News
A one-year-old girl who had her limbs amputated after contracting meningitis C has been allowed home.
A small, randomized double-blind study suggests that repeated daily sessions of transcranial direct-current stimulation may help improve affective symptoms of chronic low back pain. Medscape Medical News