Top News: #AlcoholAndHealth

Here are the top read news for #AlcoholAndHealth: Medications Can Help People Stop Abusing Alcohol, But Many Don’t Know That: It is still rare for a person struggling with alcohol to hear that medication therapy exists. This partly reflects the tradition of treating addiction through 12-step programs. It’s also a byproduct of limited promotion by…

Top News: PrescriptionDrugSafety

Here are the top read news for #PrescriptionDrugSafety: Sharing medications happens more often than we think: Women were more likely to share than men, and college students also shared frequently. Among older individuals, sharing was less frequent but carries the risk of polypharmacy and adverse drug interactions. Almost all classes of medications were reported to…

Top News: #Autism

Here are the top read news for #Autism: Cognitive Behavior Therapy Could be Key for Children with Autism Getting Enough Sleep: “Sleep problems for any child, but especially children with ASD, may cause issues in behavior and mood as well as impact learning abilities,” said Christina McCrae, professor of health psychology in the School of…

Top News: #EpiPen

Here are the top read news for #EpiPen: Why Mylan’s ‘savings card’ won’t make EpiPen cheaper for all patients: “These don’t actually do anything about the price itself, because the high price is still being paid by the insurer, which then ends up being reflected in increasing premiums,” Kesselheim said. “This is not a public…

Top News: #KidsHealth

Here are the top read news for #KidsHealth: As More Parents Refuse Vaccines, More Doctors Dismiss Them — With AAP’s Blessing: But doctors’ dismissal of non-vaccinating families has remained controversial because the AAP has not promoted or supported dismissing families who don’t vaccinate for non-medical reasons. The organization instead urges pediatricians to continue providing unvaccinated…

Top News: #SkinHealth

Here are the top read news for #SkinHealth: Cancer-fighting therapy shows promise as treatment to speed up wound healing: The team conducted experiments to demonstrate that local application of the BRAF inhibitor drug vemurafenib (brand name Zelboraf) to the skin could accelerate cutaneous wound healing. The scientists then performed a series of further analyses to…