Plenty of websites promise to help people with health issues — but many lack gold-standard testing or public access. Research highlights the right resources for those in need.
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Veterans already have an increased risk of suicide. Those with substance use disorders or mental health conditions are in particular need of help, a new study asserts.
In a randomized controlled trial, a brief talk with a counselor helped ER patients reduce drug misuse, and a “virtual therapist” on a tablet also showed promise.
Research suggests that patients and physicians should be aware of opioid use before elective operations such as hysterectomy and bariatric surgery.
A new mathematical model aims to combine the “beauty” of mathematics with biology to set the stage for future discovery.
Doctors are ordering too many liver-related blood tests at the same time, new research shows, which may lead to unneeded worry, biopsies and costs.