Saturday, January 20, 2018
Walgreens Mental Health

Walgreens Partnership Aimed at Identifying, Treating Mental Health Issues

National drugstore chain Walgreens announced it will partner with Mental Health America (MHA) so customers can identify and treat mental health problems. Free resources will include online depression and anxiety screening, follow up notifications so...
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,...
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...
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...
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...
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...
Opioid Epidemic

New York Senate Combating Heroin and 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,...
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...
Animal Interaction

5 Health Benefits of Pets (Plus: What’s Your Spirit Animal?)

  Saturday is International Homeless Animals Day. We thought you should know that. We thought you’d like to be aware that the third Saturday in August is the day designated back in 1992 by the International...