Rutgers study finds rise in overdoses from opioids in diarrhea drug

A Rutgers study has uncovered a new threat in the opiate epidemic: Overdoses of loperamide, an over-the-counter diarrhea medication, have been steadily increasing in number and severity nationwide over five years. Misuse of the drug is particularly alarming because non-prescription drugs like loperamide are inexpensive, readily available online and in retail stores, undetectable on routine…

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University spinout receives £1.2 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

IMAGE: This is Mathew Upton, Professor of Medical Microbiology at the University of Plymouth, and Chief Scientific Officer at Amprologix Limited. view more  Credit: University of Plymouth Amprologix Limited, a University of Plymouth spinout company, has won a £1.2 million contract from the Department for Health and Social Care to accelerate development and scale up its…

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Ohio State-led study links protein, clusterin, to cardiac and metabolic diseases

COLUMBUS, Ohio — During a study spanning nearly a decade, researchers at The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Houston Methodist Research Institute and Houston Methodist Cancer Center have linked the protein clusterin — for the first time — to many different facets of cardiometabolic syndrome risk through its actions in the liver. Cardiometabolic syndrome…

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Graphene biosensor could provide early lung cancer diagnosis, research shows

The wonder-material graphene could hold the key to unlocking the next generation of advanced, early stage lung cancer diagnosis. A team of scientists from the University of Exeter has developed a new technique that could create a highly sensitive graphene biosensor with the capability to detect molecules of the most common lung cancer biomarkers. The…

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Meet the Creator of the Egg That Broke Instagram

When Chris Godfrey learned in early January that the record for “likes” on an Instagram post was held by the celebrity and businesswoman Kylie Jenner, he took it as a challenge. He remembers thinking: “Could something as universal and simple as an egg be great enough to beat that record?” It could! Just nine days…

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Greece, 10 Years Into Economic Crisis, Counts the Cost to Mental Health

ATHENS — Greece’s decade-long economic crisis has taken a heavy toll: Hundreds of thousands of jobs were lost, incomes were slashed and taxes were raised. Hopes for the future were dashed. For Anna, 68, the crisis had particularly devastating consequences. Her husband, a retired bus driver, killed himself in a park two years ago at…

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Medical News Today: Are we facing a Parkinson’s pandemic?

According to one new study paper, evidence is emerging that Parkinson’s disease is becoming a pandemic. The authors discuss their concerns and the challenges ahead. Parkinson’s is on the rise, but can we slow its march? Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition. Primarily affecting the motor regions of the central nervous system, symptoms tend to…

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Offers a Tour of a Lost New York

If you ask even a longtime New Yorker for directions to Minetta Lane, you will likely be met with a blank stare. The quaint one-way street, nestled in the heart of Manhattan’s Greenwich Village between Sixth Avenue and Macdougal Street, is only a few blocks from the wonderfully frenetic Washington Square Park, but it remains…

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Medical News Today: UV light could reduce hospital-acquired infections

A new study shows that ultraviolet disinfection technology eliminates up to 97.7 percent of pathogens in the operating room. Using this light wavelength might help defeat superbugs. Could light help lower the risk of dangerous infections in hospitals? The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, examined the effects of a type of…

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Shaina Watrous, Joseph Barrett

Shaina Roet Watrous and Joseph Walzer Barrett were married Feb. 2 at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. Justice Elena Kagan of the Supreme Court, a friend of the groom’s family, officiated. The couple met at Princeton, from which they each graduated. Ms. Watrous, 28, is a third-year law student at N.Y.U. In…

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