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Medications

New study explores opioid pain medication theft in long-term care homes

Theft of controlled substances like opioid pain medication (OPM) has been studied in health care settings such as hospitals, pharmacies, hospice, and pain clinics. However, while state officials, pharmacists, and care advocates ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study reveals that much still not known about cognitive decline

The risk factors linked to cognitive decline in older adults explain a surprisingly modest amount about the large variation in mental abilities between older people, according to a new national study.

Medical research news

Medical research

A new cell model for the human lung

Before new drugs can be tested in animal experiments and later in clinical trials, they must undergo a large number of laboratory tests. This involves the use of so-called cell lines, i.e., human or animal cells of a specific ...

Genetics

Examining the causal mechanism behind rare hereditary diseases

Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG), and the University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) have investigated in detail how BPTA syndrome, an extremely rare hereditary condition, ...

Pediatrics

Digital program gets school kids moving

Every parent worries about how much time their child spends on screens, but what if screens could also provide the answer to growing levels of inactivity in Australian kids?

Genetics

Researchers clarify role of blood cell mutations in disease

More than 10% of older adults develop somatic (non-inherited) mutations in blood stem cells that can trigger explosive, clonal expansions of abnormal cells, increasing the risk for blood cancer and cardiovascular disease.

Neuroscience

MRI scans reveal changes in brains wiring after cold water shock

For the first time, a team of researchers has observed changes in how different parts of the brain interact with each other after a person's body is immersed in cold water. The findings explain why people often feel more ...