What makes things truly addictive, according to science

What makes things truly addictive, according to science

CHICAGO — Now that the world’s leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new “gaming disorder” classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the […]

Repurposed drug gives woman with cancer gift of life

Repurposed drug gives woman with cancer gift of life

EMBED </>More Videos <iframe width=”476″ height=”267″ src=”http://abc7chicago.com/video/embed/?pid=3633296″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe> A Northwest Indiana woman told she may never get pregnant again after being diagnosed with cancer is beating the odds. (WLS) Source link

Precision medicine: Where we are and where we're going

Precision medicine: Where we are and where we're going

We’re hearing more and more about precision medicine and how it can positively impact medicine. But what is preventing it from reaching its full potential, and how can everyone from hospitals to startups help scale it? This question will be up for discussion at the MedCity CONVERGE conference in Philadelphia on July 11-12. Prior to […]

Fort Collins kid helped new drug get FDA approval

Fort Collins kid helped new drug get FDA approval

Noah Colbert, 12, of Fort Collins, has cystic fibrosis. He participated in a clinical trial to test Symdeko, a drug designed to help improve lung function. The FDA approved Symdeko February 2018. Thanks to that research, more people will be able to manage their disease. Wochit Source link

Adults at High Risk for HIV Not Testing as Often as Recommended

Adults at High Risk for HIV Not Testing as Often as Recommended

Only about 60% of U.S. adults with recent HIV-related risk behaviors were ever tested for the virus, and those high-risk individuals who have been tested are not getting tested as frequently as recommended, researchers found. A total of 62.2% of adults with HIV-risk behaviors in the last 12 months reported being ever tested for HIV, […]

An Innovative Approach to Fix the Generic Drug Shortage

An Innovative Approach to Fix the Generic Drug Shortage

Most physicians are increasingly forced to grapple with the problem of shortages in generic drugs. These are drugs for which the patent has expired and any company can make them. Certainly for those of us in the PICU, it is a chronic problem because the majority of drugs we use are injectable medications that have […]

Asthma Drug Shows Potential for Alzheimer's Treatment

Asthma Drug Shows Potential for Alzheimer's Treatment

Anyone who’s gone through the pain of watching a loved one endure Alzheimer’s disease knows the importance of hope. Hope that they’ll get better. Hope that a cure will soon be found to stop the degenerative disease. While new research suggests that an old asthma drug could be given a new purpose to help protect […]