Drug overdose deaths from highly addictive synthetic opioids, including fentanyl, soared last year in Oregon, according to preliminary estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released last week.
University of Minnesota researchers have broken new ground in the rapidly advancing field of 3D printing: Creating stem cell-infused scaffolds that could be implanted in spinal cords to repair nerve damage.
SAN DIEGO — Women whose mothers lived to 90 years have a 25 percent greater chance to also live that long, compared with those whose mothers didn’t, according to a new study led by University of California, San Diego researchers.
You want to know what happens when you drink? Kristi Coulter can tell you, because she has had to deal with glugging, glassy-eyed folks at work parties and hotel pools, at holiday events and airport lounges, all while being stone-cold sober.
Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an increase of more than 6,000 deaths, or 9.5 percent, over the estimate for the previous 12-month period.
WASHINGTON — What kind of heart checkup do young athletes need to make the team? A large study of teenage soccer players in England found in-depth screening didn’t detect signs of trouble in some athletes who later died — yet allowed others at risk to get treated and back in the game.