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FDA warns against using kratom for opioid addiction

November 14, 2017, 7:24 am by Reuters Health News

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned on Tuesday about the usage of kratom, citing reports of 36 deaths, and said there is no reliable evidence to support its use to treat opioid withdrawal symptoms.


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Reuters Health News : November 23, 2017, 8:18 am
(Reuters Health) - Fatty liver disease that is not related to excess drinking is associated with greater brain shrinkage than normally happens with age, researchers say.

Pre-surgery cognitive screen can flag elderly complications risk
Reuters Health News : November 23, 2017, 8:16 am
(Reuters Health) - Screening older surgery patients for cognitive impairment can catch undiagnosed problems that raise risk for complications, researchers say.

Pregnant and breastfeeding women travelers underprotected from disease
Reuters Health News : November 23, 2017, 8:15 am
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant and breastfeeding women who travel to places with high risk of diseases like malaria and yellow fever are less likely than other women travelers to be protected by vaccines and drugs, recent U.S. research suggests.