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RESEARCH FINDINGS #49: Pre-COVID-19 Retail Use and Expenditures for Drugs That Were Subsequently Used to Treat COVID-19

New uses may cause shortages, or price increases, that affect people who were using these drugs prior to the pandemic. From the July 2021 Medical Expenditure Survey at AHRQ HighlightsAlbuterol (a respiratory agent) and azithromycin (an antibiotic) were the mostly widely obtained COVID-19-relevant drugs in our study, with an average annual total of 17.2 and … Continue reading “RESEARCH FINDINGS #49: Pre-COVID-19 Retail Use and Expenditures for Drugs That Were Subsequently Used to Treat COVID-19”

Study identifies 579 genetic locations linked to anti-social behavior, alcohol use, opioid addiction and more – VCU News – Virginia Commonwealth University

From the 26 August 2021 Virginia Commonwealth University press release The study, published today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, is one of the largest genome-wide association studies ever conducted. “An analysis of data from 1.5 million people has identified 579 locations in the genome associated with a predisposition to different behaviors and disorders related to … Continue reading “Study identifies 579 genetic locations linked to anti-social behavior, alcohol use, opioid addiction and more – VCU News – Virginia Commonwealth University”

Some brain functions may improve with age | National Institutes of Health (NIH)

From the 31 August 2021 article at NIH Research Matters At a Glance Computer tests of attention and the ability to focus revealed that older adults declined in only one out of three key brain functions. Two of the three functions actually improved during aging, at least until the mid-to-late 70s. The findings suggest that … Continue reading “Some brain functions may improve with age | National Institutes of Health (NIH)”