Prescription Drug Problems Among Older Adults

When thinking about prescription drug dependence, one might automatically and understandably envision a young adult. Those “18 to 25 years old are the greatest abusers of medicine… ADHD stimulants, opioid pain relievers, and anti-anxiety drugs,” according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Research indicates that there has been a rush over the earlier decade in opioid misuse that includes prescription heroin in addition to pain narcotics such as fentanyl feeding an overdose plague in older adults.

Actually, between 2002 and 2014 opioid misuse doubled in those 50 and older (from about 1 to 2%), while falling in younger age classes. And a report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released in September discovered that among people …

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Screening Test Available For The UK Public

Screening is a way of trying to find out if people are at risk of certain health conditions. Medical tests are significant since they help the individual to make informed decisions and seek early treatment. In some cases, you may have a disease, but you do not have any symptoms.

The main idea is to find a disease while it is still in its early stages or before it develops. It is possible to treat certain conditions before they start causing severe health problems. It is also possible to prevent some diseases well before they even occur.

However, not all diseases have suitable screening tests that can help early detection. In some instances, not all of the conditions picked up …

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What To Expect From Bowel Cancer Screening In The EU

Cancer, whatever the form, can often strike without warning. A diagnosis can send shock waves through a whole family and put lives on hold. Treatment and management become top priorities as patients figure out their next step.

A positive diagnosis becomes much easier to handle when doctors detect cancer early. This is the aim with current EU guidelines on colorectal cancer, more commonly known as colon or bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is remarkably common to contract, but also easy to overlook. Therefore, medical organisations across Europe need to follow the best practices and guidelines.…

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