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'I had my first taste of alcohol when I was probably 14' – Irish college student reflects on Ireland's binge drinking culture

Criodán Ó Murchú Criodán Ó Murchú ‘I had my first taste of alcohol when I was probably 14’ – Irish college student reflects on Ireland’s binge drinking culture Independent.ie I had my first taste of alcohol (beer) when I was probably 14. But I started actually “drinking” when I was 17, I’d tip down the… Read More »

First example of a bioelectronic medicine: Biodegradable implant provides electrical stimulation that speeds nerve regeneration – Science Daily

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an implantable, biodegradable wireless device that speeds nerve regeneration and improves the healing of a damaged nerve. The collaborators — materials scientists and engineers at Northwestern and neurosurgeons at Washington University — developed a device that… Read More »

Study sees limited risk in taking ondansetron during first trimester of pregnancy

Ondansetron (Zofran) is commonly and increasingly prescribed during pregnancy to relieve nausea. In 2014, an estimated 22 percent of pregnant women in the U.S. used the drug at some point during their pregnancy. Despite its prevalence, data on the safety of the drug and any effects on the developing fetus have been limited, with small-scale… Read More »