Older Adults at Risk for Opioid Misuse After Hip Surgery

Older Adults at Risk for Opioid Misuse After Hip Surgery

Many seniors who undergo surgery after breaking a hip continue to take opioids long after being released from the hospital, new research indicates. After tracking nearly 30,000 U.S. older patients, investigators found that nearly 17% were still taking opioids as much...
Brain ‘Zap’ Treatment Might Curb Smoking

Brain ‘Zap’ Treatment Might Curb Smoking

A kind of ‘zap’ to the brain – a technique called noninvasive brain stimulation – may help hardcore smokers cut back, a new research review suggests. Nicotine can trigger changes in the brain that make it hard to quit, so researchers have been...