Sixty percent of young people exposed to opioids are children 5 years old and below. What can parents do to protect their children from the dangers of prescription drugs?
Medicine March 21, 2017
DNA from dental plaque suggests the Neanderthals may have had knowledge about medicines. The prehistoric humans may have self-medicated using medicinal plants that produce painkiller and antibiotic substances.
Medicine March 9, 2017
Pet medicines must be kept out of reach of children. In Central Ohio, 88 percent of accidental poising cases among children involved medicine for dogs.
Public Health February 12, 2017
The challenges involved in selecting the right and biocompatible nanoparticles for medicinal use have been solved by a team of researchers from the universities of Geneva and Fribourg. They devised a new screening method offering safety, cost efficiency, and speed.
Biotech February 4, 2017
By aligning both natural and man-made bases in the genetic code of single-celled bacteria, biologists at the Scripps Research Institute led by Floyd Romesberg developed the first ever stable semi-synthetic organism.
Biotech January 26, 2017
Kaléo has announced Auvi-Q, a cheaper alternative to Mylan’s EpiPen, will be available throughout the country beginning Feb. 14. With the company's AffordAbility commitment program, patients in the United States will have a chance to get their own epinephrine injections for free.
Medicine January 23, 2017
The scientific community made amazing discoveries and innovations in 2016. What will keep scientists and innovators busy in 2017?
December 31, 2016
Access to life-saving drugs is crucial for astronauts who will be sent for manned mission to Mars. An artificial leaf powered by sunlight may serve as a mini-factory of medicines on the red planet.
Space December 22, 2016
An artificial leaf powered by sunlight copies nature's ability to produce food through photosynthesis. The device can be used to produce drug compounds in remote places such as planet Mars.
Energy December 21, 2016
Most parents in the United States unknowingly give too much or too little liquid medicine to their kids, a new study suggests. Such errors in dosing can have negative consequences, researcher said.
Medicine September 13, 2016
Researchers have developed an analog DNA circuit that can add, subtract and multiply. It is slower compared with silicon-based circuits but may have potential uses in the field of medicine.
Material Science August 23, 2016
MIT scientists developed a compact device that can produce a single dose of biopharmaceutical treatment on demand. The system is based on a strain of yeast called Pichia pastoris.
Medicine August 2, 2016
Are herbal and natural supplements really safe? Consumer Reports just published 15 dangerous ingredients found in these supplements that could actually make you sick and even lead to death.
Medicine July 28, 2016
Thousands of UK patients could suffer delays in the purchase of medicine and services that could save their lives due to the post-Brexit drug price surge. This raised concerns that the NHS might not be able to buy some medicines.
Medicine July 4, 2016
Medical supplies and samples were carried to and from a ship for the first time, as that vessel was docked off the New Jersey shore. What makes this flight so important?
Robotics June 24, 2016
DeCODE genetics, an Amgen-owned company, claimed it has identified a new genetic variant involving the ASGR1 gene, a finding that can reduce heart disease risk by 35 percent.
Medicine May 19, 2016
Oral cancer drugs have become significantly more expensive compared with those from 15 years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into rising drug prices in the U.S., particularly among specialty medications.
Medicine April 29, 2016
AstraZeneca will work with biotechnologist Craig Venter and other companies to incorporate genomics in drug research and development. The bold move is aimed at searching for new medicines that uses the advanced technology of genome sequencing.
Medicine April 22, 2016
The PillDrill is a smart scanning system that tracks prescriptions and reminds users about medication schedules. This also allows caregivers to stay connected and check whether the patient has already taken their medicine.
FUTURE TECH April 21, 2016
A report suggested that hospital software may not be able to flag down unsafe drug prescriptions. Despite having the systems installed in hospital computers, the results are still pretty much the same.
LIFE April 9, 2016
A report has found that drug companies have increased the price of popular medications over the last five years. The increases were said to be 100 percent or more than 50 percent than the previous prices.
LIFE April 4, 2016
NASA and USC will send four strains of Aspergillus nidulans fungus to the ISS. The fungi experiment could pave way for new medicines that can treat cancer, Alzheimer's and osteoporosis.
Space March 30, 2016
A new drug developed by BioMarin Pharmaceuticals showed promise in lowering phenylalanine in the blood of patients with phenylalanine hydroxylase deficiency. However, it failed to show benefit in mood complications and inattention.
LIFE March 24, 2016
More than 150 kids go to the emergency room daily due to accidental medicine overdose. Advocates urge parents and carers to stay alert all the time.
LIFE March 19, 2016
U.S. spending on prescription drugs rose to $457 billion in 2015. A government agency projects that this trend will continue to increase in the coming years.
LIFE March 9, 2016
A renowned Australian scientist dubs homeopathy as a "therapeutic dead-end." Leading an Australian scientific panel's report March last year on the effectiveness of homeopathy, he reminded about the dangers of seeking remedies with "no clear signal of effectiveness."
LIFE February 22, 2016
An 18-year-old from Florida was arrested and booked for practicing medicine without a license. His scheme involved an actual clinic website and a fake medical clinic, according to authorities.
LIFE February 17, 2016
A team of scientists and surgeons has just gotten the go-ahead for a groundbreaking procedure: an organ transplant between an HIV-positive patient and an HIV-positive donor.
February 10, 2016
Artificial intelligence and robots for healthcare use may sound threatening to those in the medical profession, but it is not all that bad. The human touch is still irreplaceable but there's nothing wrong with welcoming robots in the hospital.
FUTURE TECH February 9, 2016
A U.S. government-sponsored agency says the process can be carried out safely and ethically, as long as the parents want boys.
LIFE February 4, 2016
Flint, Michigan, has a lead poisoning problem. But why are the kids so much sicker than the adults?
LIFE February 4, 2016
The decision is the first of its kind in any nation.
LIFE February 1, 2016
The virus has infected millions of people in the Americas, but its effects are still unclear, and a cure is not yet on the horizon.
LIFE January 29, 2016
CVS Pharmacy is facing penalty over expired products it sold in Pennsylvania. This comes after an investigation by the Attorney General's Office in six stores.
LIFE January 23, 2016
To the horror of conspiracy bloggers everywhere, a team of scientists has developed smarter brain implants that dissolve within a few days of implantation.
LIFE January 21, 2016
New research points to the way cocaine destroys healthy brain cells, and suggests potential treatments.
Healthy Living/Wellness January 20, 2016
New study suggests that removing your tonsils may hugely decrease sore throats and doctor visits.
LIFE January 20, 2016
The FDA denied BioMarin's Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug drisapersen, branded as Kyndrisa. DMD is a genetic disease characterized by gradual muscle deterioration and weakness. The disease affects one in every 3,500 to 5,000 male children.
LIFE January 15, 2016
A new child-friendly tuberculosis drug is expected to be released in early 2016. The drug, specially manufactured for children, will come in dissolvable tablets with sweet flavours and accurate dosages.
LIFE January 6, 2016
Is the stethoscope dead and already replaced by high-tech imaging and other heart tests? Experts highlighted the value of auscultation or listening to the body for signs of disease, which this iconic medical tool continues to promote.
LIFE January 5, 2016
Google Life Sciences, the health division that became an independent company as part of Alphabet, is now called Verily.
Business December 8, 2015
The IMS Health predicted that worldwide spending on drugs will hit $1.4 trillion in 2020. This is about $1.07 trillion dollars more than this year's expected expenditure.
LIFE November 19, 2015
A new study found that medicines do not degrade or expire faster in space. After samples were sent back to the Earth from ISS, a scientist discovered that viability of most medicines was still intact and no unusual degradation products were noted.
Space November 11, 2015
A new study found that women are more likely than men to become addicted to painkillers. While these findings may come to no surprise for healthcare professionals working with addicts for the last several years, it could help support the need for developing treatment options geared towards women.
LIFE November 11, 2015
The technology is adapted from a process used to find miniscule impurities in rocket fuel.
LIFE November 10, 2015