A latest study has suggested that the overwhelming majority of people after surviving an overdose of prescription opioids keep on getting prescribed opioids afterward, mostly by the same prescriber.
While speaking to Medscape Medical News, lead investigator Marc Larochelle, MD, MPH, from Boston Medical Center, in Massachusetts, said that they have found the degree of continued prescribing both astonishing and concerning.
Published in the journal JAMA Neurology recently, a study led by Yale University neurologist David Greer has suggested that not all hospitals have adopted the latest guidelines for hospitals for determining brain death.
The American Academy of Neurology issued updated guidelines for hospitals for determining brain death in 2010.
Greer and his colleagues surveyed nearly 500 hospitals during the time period of 3 years, and found that most facilities didn’t require the presence of any expertise in neurology or neurosurgery for determining brain death.
World is smaller than it has ever been. Thanks to planes, trains, automobiles, and sometimes, our feet, humans travel vast distances to grow their businesses, enjoy time off, build new lives, and, as we've seen in the Middle East this year, escape turmoil. A new patent from Ford could transform your car into a unicycle. The patent set forward few weeks ago reveals a rather unorthodox alternative to throwing a bicycle in your trunk. The patent describes how the back wheel of your car could quickly transform into a self-balancing electric unicycle.
Japanese Ph. D. candidates have built a portable sonar device with a 3D printer, an Arduino and a few sensors that can sense underwater objects up to two feet away. The newly developed device looks much like plastic glove covering fingers, but is capable enough to detect terrain changes and obstacles in murky water. Big thanks to the sonar technology that has made the device a reality. On being inspired by the dolphin sonar, two scientists from the Tsukuba University have been able to develop the device that allows users to sense for obstacles with their hands.
Private-sector space firm SpaceX on Tuesday performed an extraordinary feat by successfully returning the first stage booster of an orbital rocket back to Earth and safely landing it vertically on the landing pad.
The video released by the company shows the booster coming in at a slight angle from vertical. Onboard sensors are used to sense the booster’s orientation as well as wind speed and other factors to ensure that it corrects its position and lands vertically.
The Cleveland Circle location of the popular burrito chain reopened last Saturday, around three weeks after Boston’s health authorities ordered it to shut down and stop serving food to customers. The location was forced to shut down after 136 Boston College student and other people fell sick after eating at the restaurant.
On Christmas Eve, fishermen in Toyama Bay of Japan were startled to see a 12-foot huge squid gliding near their marina for many hours, whereas local divers were able to record the cephalopod on video.
While speaking to the Japan Times, Mizuhashi Fisherina manager Tatsuya Wakasugi said that he was surprised to spot a living squid. The sightings of squid weren’t uncommon in the region, but fishermen generally detect dead ones tangled up in their nets when their colors fade.
Researchers, through a recently conducted study, have found that less amount of rainfall in California is causing an irreversible harm to the state’s forests. Previously it has been known that drought in the state has drained lakes and caused landslides.
A team of researchers at Stanford University’s Carnegie Institution for Science in their study concluded that up to 58 million large trees in California have faced loss of water since 2011 due to state’s historic drought.
The U.S. Marine Corps declared on Tuesday that it would not use Google’s robotic mules called “AlphaDogs” or Legged Squad Support System (LS3) on the battlefield anytime soon because the machines were deemed too noisy to be used in a combat situation.
The AlphaDog robots were designed by tech giant Google’s Boston Dynamics to carry up to 400 pounds and provide crucial support to soldiers in battle fields.
Devastated by the sudden death of their dog Dylan, British couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde decided to clone it and finally they managed to receive a clone of their dead pet.
The West Yorkshire couple’s 8-year-old Dylan was diagnosed with a brain tumor in June this year. Doctors said the pet’s tumor was untreatable, and declared that it would not live only for a few months.
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