Tamper-Resistant Opioids May Not Ease Addiction Crisis: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Tamper-resistant opioid pills — one attempt to curb prescription painkiller abuse — aren’t stopping overuse and overdosing, at least in Australia, new research shows. “This formulation was developed with the specific aim of reducing tampering, targeting behaviors such as injection or snorting,” said the study’s lead author, Briony…

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Can Deportation Fears Hurt the Heart?

THURSDAY, Jan. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The threat of deportation may take a toll on the hearts of California’s female farm workers, a new study finds. Researchers evaluated data from 2012 to 2014 on nearly 550 women in California’s Salinas Valley, an area with a large Hispanic immigrant community. Nearly half said they worried…

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Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Allergy Specialist, Dr. Lichtenberger

Piedmont HealthCare Welcomes Frank J. Lichtenberger M.D., Ph.D. Formerly Allergy Partners of Statesville, his practice is now PHC Allergy & Immunology. Dr. Lichtenberger is board-certified in internal medicine and allergy and immunology. He provides services related to allergies, asthma and immune deficiencies including allergy testing, allergy shots, immunotherapy, clinical trials, pulmonary function tests and smoking cessation…

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Astronauts May Get Space Fever

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Weightlessness apparently causes astronauts’ body temperatures to run a little hot while in space, a new study reports. The researchers used forehead sensors to monitor the core body temperature of astronauts on the International Space Station. Measurements were taken before, during and after their venture. When at rest…

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