Over the course of the last three decades, the opioid epidemic has cut a wide swath through American society, from the rural heartland to the largest cities, from suburban middle America to urban neighborhoods.
Staggering numbers of opioid epidemic in US
Type 2 diabetes affects over four million people in the UK and those numbers are growing every day. Lifestyle plays a huge role in developing the condition and with obesity at an all time high, a new UK National Health Service (NHS) backed app hopes to get Britons healthier and reduce their risk of developing the condition.
NHS app dedicated to weight loss could help prevent type 2 diabetes in UK
Mostly suffered by people above 40, cataracts is one of the most common types of eye disorders in the world.
Signs you might suffer from cataracts
A team of UC Davis Health scientists and physicians has identified a cellular connection between diabetes and one of its major complications — blood vessel narrowing that increases risks of several serious health conditions, including heart disease and stroke.
Discovering how diabetes leads to vascular disease
A biologist at Louisiana State University conducted a pioneering research study that could help us to better understand the role of dopamine in stress resilience in humans through analyzing wild songbirds. This study could lead to increased prevention and treatment of stress-related disorders.
Biologist leads pioneering study on stress
New research explains the potential benefit of an omega-6 fatty acid for heart health.
How an omega-6 fatty acid may keep heart disease at bay
Kratom, or mitragyna speciosa, is an equatorial tree part of the coffee family which can be found predominantly in Southeast Asia. Since the 19th century, kratom has been utilized as medicine because it is assumed to have opioid properties. People have used this tincture to alleviate chronic pain, to minister opioid withdrawal symptoms or, as of recent years, for recreational purposes.
Kratom is unsafe for people’s health: Study
Health systems in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are poorly prepared for the increasing number of people with high blood pressure, with more than two-thirds of people affected going without treatment, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in collaboration with colleagues from more than 40 institutions around the world, including several ministries of health.
Hypertension poorly managed in low- and middle-income countries
Listening to the ‘world's most relaxing song’ before an operation could be just as good at calming patients' nerves as medication, US researchers said.
Music 'calms nerves before surgery' as well as sedative
Tooth decay and other oral diseases present a major global public health crisis with sugar as the main culprit, according to a Series on oral health published in The Lancet medical journal on Friday.
Oral health in crisis due to sugary foods

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