Medications News

Many Prisoners Suffer From Untreated Mental Illness

January 17th, 2015
Many individuals in state and federal prisons who suffer from mental illness get no treatment, according to new research by the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health. The study is published in American Journal of Public ...

Little Evidence Opioid Drugs Work for Chronic Pain

January 17th, 2015
New research has found little to no evidence that opioid drugs are effective for long-term chronic pain, despite explosive growth in their use, according to a new paper released by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The findings reveal that many of the ...

Brain Tissue Thickness, Inflammation Tied to Psychosis

January 15th, 2015
A new neuroimaging study finds that as an individual develops psychosis the thickness of brain tissue lessens. The finding comes from a study of a large group of high risk young adults living at multiple sites. Psychosis typically develops during the transition from adolescence ...

Insulin Nasal Spray Shows Early Promise as Memory Treatment

January 10th, 2015
A new study shows that a man-made form of insulin delivered by nasal spray may improve working memory and more in patients with mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease. For the study, 60 adults diagnosed with amnesic mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or mild ...

Mouse Study IDs Protein Driving Circadian Rhythms

January 4th, 2015
A new study has found that a certain protein helps regulate the internal clock of mice, a finding that eventually may aid in the treatment of a number of disorders. For the study, published in Nature Communications, a research team led by Thomas ...

Economic Uncertainty Linked to Poor Diabetes Control

January 3rd, 2015
A new study has found a link between poor diabetes control and a patient’s difficulty in paying for food and medication. For their study, researchers led by Seth A. Berkowitz, M.D., M.P.H., of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston set out to determine the ...

Yoga May Benefit Heart as Much as Aerobics

December 31st, 2014
New research reveals that the ancient mind-body practice of yoga may provide the same benefits for your heart as traditional types of aerobic exercise, such as biking or brisk walking. The similarity of yoga and exercise's effect on cardiovascular risk factors, according to the ...

Rat Study Finds ALS Drug May Prevent Age-Related Memory Loss

December 28th, 2014
A new study on rats suggests an existing drug, riluzole, may help prevent “foggy brain,” characterized by fading memory and clouding judgment as we age. The forgetfulness is caused by lost and altered connections between neurons in the brain. But researchers at Rockefeller ...

Doctors Prescribing Fewer Opioids for Pain

December 27th, 2014
Nine out of 10 primary care doctors say that prescription drug abuse is a problem in their communities, and nearly half say they are less likely to prescribe opioids for pain than they were a year ago, according to a new study ...

Many with First Psychotic Episode Don’t Get Right Meds

December 27th, 2014
Many patients with first-episode psychosis are given medications that do not comply with the recommended guidelines for first-episode treatment, according to a new analysis published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. First-episode patients have different treatment needs than those with multi-episode psychosis. Current guidelines ...