(NEWSER) – It will likely be tougher for people to get their hands on Vicodin and similar painkillers next year. The FDA today recommended tougher restrictions for drugs made with hydrocodone, reports Reuters. Assuming the guidelines are approved by the department of Health and Human Services, patients would get fewer refills, and doctors no longer would be able to phone in prescriptions to a pharmacy. Instead, patients would need to present a written prescription.
(NEWSER) – With flu season upon us, a new study might’ve figured out exactly how the virus infects a person. Researchers at the Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research used mice to examine the immune system’s response to the flu. Typically, the immune system works by identifying a virus when it enters the body and storing information about the virus in the memory B cells of the lungs. But these virus-specific memory B cells can be tough to isolate. Newsy reports:
(New York, NY) -- A new study reveals that five-year-olds who are spanked are more likely to be aggressive later in elementary school. Researchers at New York's Columbia University found that 52-percent of mothers and 33-percent of fathers spanked their kids at the age of five. But experts say there's no evidence that spanking is good for kids. The Columbia study was recently published in the journal "Pediatrics."