Opioid Epidemic

Heroin use has more than doubled among young adults since 2006. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 90% of heroin users abuse other drugs, and among those addicted to heroin,...

When you are busy, it often comes with a slew of negative associations. Too busy to finish your work. Too busy to plan for tomorrow. Too busy to stay on top of your tasks. Too...
Health IT Data

Following the 2015 release of its cognitive computing platform, Iris, Silicon Valley based Apixio Inc. is now on the verge of receiving the necessary financial backing to push itself to the forefront of health...
cancer risks

We’ve never had more reason to exercise. Every time you turn on the television, listen to the radio, or surf the web, there’s someone with a PhD and a white coat talking about LDLs, triglycerides,...
Transparent Medical Bill

Healthcare in the United States can produce a number of hurdles that citizens must navigate, but none more challenging than simply understanding the medical bills they receive for treatment. That’s why the U.S. Department of...
Swaddling and SIDS

Generations of parents have swaddled their babies, but a new study concluded that the practice might increase the risk for sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). Or does it? Shortly after the study was published in the...
video games and nutrition

Video games and nutrition are often placed at opposite ends of the spectrum, with most parents envisioning the typical gamer sprawled on a couch with a controller in one hand and a bag of...
regenerate brain cells

A U.S. biotech company has received ethical permission to regenerate the brains of dead people. Yes, you read that right. Bioquark Inc., which works on the development of novel biologics for complex regeneration and disease...
narcan to high school students

An Irish pharmaceutical company will partner with an American distributor to offer a free carton of Narcan nasal spray – a drug which blocks opioid overdose effects – to all United States high schools,...
e-cigarettes

The use of cigarettes by people under the age of 18 is decreasing – in part because the use of e-cigarettes is increasing. That’s why the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new regulations...