Doctors prescribe opioids more often to whites who complain of low back pain than to blacks, Asians and Hispanics

According to a UCLA study , physicians prescribed opioids more often to their white patients complaining of new-onset low back pain than to their black, Asian, and Hispanic patients. The study shows that doctors were more likely to prescribe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, a less powerful alternative, to their patients of color who came … Read more

Explain how the human body perceives temperature using the active component of peppers has received the Nobel Prize in Medicine

Americans David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian have separately identified receptors in the skin that respond to heat and pressure. This has been worthy, this Monday, two Nobel prizes in Medicine . Not surprisingly, these findings could lead to new ways of treating pain or even heart disease. Some also hope that the discoveries will eventually … Read more