If prescribed opioids for pain, ask lots of questions: FDA

(HealthDay)—If your doctor prescribes opioid painkillers such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine or morphine for you, there are a number of questions you should ask, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advises. Opioids can be used to treat certain kinds of acute and chronic pain, but can have some serious side effects, most notably addiction. If you’re prescribed opioids, the FDA […]

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Your coronavirus questions answered by our leading health experts

Could I catch coronavirus from my dog or cat? Your coronavirus questions answered by our leading health experts Learn more about how to help people impacted by COVID We are now firmly in week five of lockdown, and questions on how we should go about our daily lives, and the risks we face, remain important. We asked for your queries about […]

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The new coronavirus: Your questions answered

A new coronavirus is spreading around the world, having caused nearly 100,000 illnesses and thousands of deaths globally. Here are answers to some basic questions about the new coronavirus. What is the new coronavirus? Coronaviruses constitute a large family of viruses that can cause respiratory illnesses such as the common cold. The new virus is a type of coronavirus that […]

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Are you in danger of catching the coronavirus? 5 questions answered

The Chinese government has quarantined Wuhan, a port city of 11 million people, and it has restricted travel to and from several other cities, including Beijing, to contain the coronavirus that has sickened more than 800 people and killed at least 25 as of Jan. 23, 2020. A case has been reported in Seattle, and officials are monitoring a patient […]

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All The Most-Googled New Mom Questions, Answered In One Place

Google is a repository of our most burning questions, from “What are brunch spots near me” to “Should I have a baby?” And while most of our search engine queries are closer to meal planning than life-changing decisions, the answers we do find their shape our lives in very real ways, little and big. A time you might find the questions […]

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Pig experiment raises ethical questions around brain damage

The brain is more resilient than previously thought. In a groundbreaking experiment published in this week’s issue of Nature, neuroscientists created an artificial circulation system that successfully restored some functions and structures in donated pig brains—up to four hours after the pigs were butchered at a USDA food processing facility. Though there was no evidence of restored consciousness, brains from […]

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Ethical questions raised on body donation after medically assisted death

The legalization of medical assistance in dying (MAID) in Canada has resulted in some people choosing to donate their bodies to anatomy programs, but it has raised profound ethical issues, says McMaster University’s head of anatomy. Bruce Wainman, director of the Education Program in Anatomy at McMaster, said the anatomical scientist community needs to establish guidelines around these donations. The […]

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ASK THE GP: Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions

ASK THE GP: Has my bowel operation damaged my little finger? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions Shortly after having a bowel operation I discovered that both my little fingers were numb — the one on the right being particularly bothersome. The orthopaedic doctor examined the nerves of the elbow regions for a possible cause, promising further appointments. Is […]

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Eight questions helpful for assessing IBD in primary care

(HealthDay)—The CalproQuest, an eight-item questionnaire, is a feasible instrument for assessing patients for inflammatory bowel disease in primary care settings, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Corinne Chmiel, P.D., Dr.Med., from the University of Zurich, and colleagues evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of CalproQuest for at least two weeks […]

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