Opioid use is reduced in patients treated with NSAIDS

BOSTON, MA — Patients receiving a post-surgery prescription of ibuprofen with a rescue prescription of Percocet used less opioids than a group of similar patients who were prescribed just Percocet. The research was presented by a group from the New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases in New York City today at the American Orthopedic…

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Ohio University research helps insulin-producing cells get their groove back

IMAGE: This is Craig Nunemaker, Ph.D. view more  Credit: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine ATHENS, Ohio (July 11, 2019) — A project headed by a faculty researcher at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, investigating a novel way to head off or reverse the development of type 2 diabetes, has been awarded…

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Professor Kristin Myers earns Presidential Early Career Award

IMAGE: Kristin Myers, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the highest honor the U.S. government gives to outstanding young scientists and… view more  Credit: Eileen Barroso/Columbia Engineering Kristin Myers, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has won the Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE), the…

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Clemson researchers tie metabolic enzyme to obesity and fatty liver disease

IMAGE: Clemson University graduate student Melissa Heintz and professor William Baldwin recently published their collaborative research in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. view more  Credit: Pete Martin / College of Science CLEMSON, South Carolina — Researchers from Clemson University’s Environmental Toxicology Program have published research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver…

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Sugary Drinks Linked to Cancer Onset

A new study suggests there may be a link between the consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks and fruit juices and the development of cancer. The study is observational and does not claim that drinking sugary drinks causes cancer. But after controlling for known variables, French researchers did find an association. The study, in BMJ, involved 101,257…

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How to Disclose a Disability to Your Employer (and Whether You Should)

The invisible nature of my chronic illness protects me from a whole universe of discrimination and microaggressions, but it also insulates me from potential support. Of course, I acknowledge that my position is a privileged one. Some disabilities announce themselves as soon as a job candidate enters an interview room, along with all of the…

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This Drug, Underused in the U.S., May Help Make H.I.V. Very Rare in Australia

MELBOURNE, Australia — It took universal health care, political will and a health campaign designed to terrify the public, but nearly four decades into the H.I.V. crisis, Australian researchers say the country is on a path toward making transmissions of the virus vanishingly rare. The fight is not yet won, the experts caution, and the…

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Zosia Mamet Reads ‘A Tattoo for the Living’

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Finishing Thanksgiving dinner, Alana Dakin watched her boyfriend show off his new tattoo: the word “nobody” written in Greek down his forearm. Less than a week later, Ms. Dakin looked for photos of the same tattoo.…

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