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Outreach effective for opioid use disorder long-term treatment

Proactive outreach, including knocking on the doors of individuals who recently overdosed on opioids, can be an effective way to engage more people who have opioid use disorder with long-term care, according to researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). In a pilot study, the UTHealth research team measured results […]

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Gold nanoclusters: New frontier for developing medication for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a progressive neurodegenerative disorder characterized by amyloid-β (Aβ) fibrillation and plaque formation. While more than 50 million people are devastated by AD, no treatment is available. Recently, anti-Aβ antibody-based immunotherapy has failed in clinical trials, partially due to the increased cytotoxicity of soluble Aβ oligomers. Therefore, developing a medication for AD […]

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Recommendations Issued for Sleep Disturbance in Pediatric Autism

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2020 — In an American Academy of Neurology practice guideline, published online Feb. 12 in Neurology, recommendations are presented for addressing sleep disturbances in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Ashura Williams Buckley, M.D., from the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, Maryland, and colleagues reviewed pharmacological and nonpharmacological […]

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The Genius Way to Gift a Pet for the Holidays

This time of year, many parents are handed holiday wish lists from their kids—and puppies, kittens, ponies and other animals often make their way to the top of those lists. For some families, a hard “no” is fair! Pets are a big responsibility that may not be suitable to take on for a variety of […]