Study finds alternative to ‘revolving door’ of opioid detox and relapse

In a first-ever randomized trial, patients at a short-term inpatient program began long-term outpatient treatment with buprenorphine before discharge, with better outcomes than detox patients. Three out of four people who complete an inpatient opioid withdrawal management program—commonly known as “detox”—relapse within a month, leading to a “revolving door” effect. Continue Reading

Study finds toolkit could improve detection and management of iron deficiency in pregnancy

Iron deficiency in pregnancy is a common problem that often goes unrecognized and untreated due to a lack of knowledge of its implications and competing clinical priorities. To enhance screening and management of iron deficiency in pregnancy, a research team at Toronto’s St. Michael’s Hospital developed a quality improvement toolkit, Continue Reading

Testosterone has a complicated relationship with moral reasoning, study finds

Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour finds testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms, suggesting that testosterone’s influence on behavior is more complicated than previously thought. Researchers at The University of Texas at Continue Reading

Testosterone has a complicated relationship with moral reasoning, study finds

Although some studies have linked high levels of testosterone to immoral behavior, a new study published in Nature Human Behaviour finds testosterone supplements actually made people more sensitive to moral norms, suggesting that testosterone’s influence on behavior is more complicated than previously thought. Researchers at The University of Texas at Continue Reading

Study finds racial disparities in pregnancy rates for kidney transplant recipients

Among women who are kidney transplant recipients, Hispanic women have a higher likelihood of pregnancy than white women, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati (UC). The study, published in the PLOS ONE journal, demonstrates the importance of understanding the factors responsible for these disparities in pregnancy rates. Continue Reading

Study finds specific microbiome tied to long-term survival of patients with pancreatic cancer

A key difference between the few pancreatic cancer patients who survive long-term and the many whose disease overcomes all treatments is the bacterial signatures on their tumors that either stimulate or suppress immune response, a team led by researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reports in Continue Reading

Study finds changes in mindset key to helping college students exercise more

Viewing physical activity as an outlet for stress can increase college students’ willingness to exercise. However, in order to maintain that routine, students need social support from family and friends, according to research published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. Researchers surveyed 135 college students, assessing their willingness Continue Reading