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Athens, Ga. - Substance abuse treatments that target main issues such as serious drug and alcohol addiction are not frequently being used to also wean adolescents from tobacco, a University of Georgia study finds. Tobacco addiction in adolescents is oftentimes...
You have probably had the burning sensation of eating a jalapeno or other tear-inducing pepper. What causes this painful fire in your mouth? The short answer is capsaicin. But what exactly is capsaicin? How does it work? Why do...
Whether you're young or old, the right nutrition can make a difference to your bone health and influence your ability to live an independent, mobile, fracture-free life into your more senior years. That's the key message of a new...
(Barcelona, Spain, October 27, 2015) Cancers of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract continue to exert their toll across Europe, with many diagnosed too late for effective treatment. Bowel cancer screening programmes are now underway in most European countries, but screening...
A study led by Dr. Bing Hu at Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and involving other researchers from China and Switzerland, suggests for the first time that the use of local anaesthetic may affect tooth cell...
  The probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri may help treat colicky breastfed babies less than 3 months old, report researchers. An international study has found that a specific probiotic group is twice as likely as a placebo to reduce crying by 50 percent...
Scientists have discovered what they say is a powerful pain reliever that acts on a previously unknown pain pathway. The synthetic compound, known as UKH-1114, is as effective at relieving neuropathic pain in injured mice as a drug widely used...
Fibromyalgia is a difficult condition to manage, and can be quite debilitating, causing acute pain in different parts of the body, digestive issues, headaches, joint stiffness, and severe fatigue. If you have, or think you may have fibromyalgia, it...
By crystalizing a serotonin receptor bound to several common compounds, researchers have discovered how slightly different drugs can cause severe side effects or none at all. The findings should accelerate the design of safer and more effective medications for a...
A team of food scientists has found that most people can’t tell the difference between fat levels in ice creams. In a series of taste tests, participants were unable to distinguish a 2 percent difference in fat levels in two...