Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Safer Opioid Prescribing

HHS Secretary Calls for Safer Opioid Prescribing

In order to combat opioid overdose, the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently praised efforts by the American College of Physicians (ACP) to better educate doctors about safe prescribing...
narcan to high school students

Opioid Overdose Drug Narcan Offered Free to 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,...
Childhood Depression

Spanking Linked to Future Childhood Depression and More

Today is Childhood Depression Awareness Day, drawing attention to the children who suffer from depression – the most common mental health issue in the United States. A conservative estimate says 1-in-33 children have some...
concussion symptoms

Link Between Blood Tests & Head Trauma to Detect Concussion Symptoms

Concussions are common. They occur when the brain collides with the inside of the skull, and they’re quite possibly the most common sports injury in the world today. But that doesn’t make them any easier...
Urgent Medical Issues

Urgent Medical Issues can Stump Smartphone Voices

Smartphone personal assistants may know who’s fifth on the all-time home run list (Willie Mays), the 1924 Democratic presidential candidate (John W. Davis) and the 74th element on the periodic table (tungsten), but they...
B12 deficiency disorders

Low B12 Levels in Brains of Those with Autism, Schizophrenia

Vitamin B12 shortfalls in the brain may be a contributing factor in autism and schizophrenia, as well as old-age dementia, according to research published in the journal PLOS ONE. Brain levels of vitamin B12 tend...
adult coloring books

Adult Coloring Books Good for Mental Health

Would you like three free coloring pages? Enter your name and email address below and we'll send them straight to your inbox!  When’s the last time you opened a fresh pack of crayons and spent...
Depression Screenings for Pregnant Women

Task Force Recommends Depression Screenings for Pregnant Women and New Mothers

All adults should be screened for depression – especially pregnant women and new mothers. That’s the conclusion of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which recently published its recommendations in The Journal of the American...
Schizophrenia’s Cause

Schizophrenia’s Cause Tied to Molecular Process in Brain

Scientists believe they have located the molecular process in the brain that triggers schizophrenia – a significant finding that may lead to new treatments and earlier detection, The Washington Post reported. The study, which was...