medication

How to Raise a Happy Child

Little minds can be very complicated minds. The mere fact that you’re young — even extremely young — does not mean that you don’t experience a world of complex feelings and thoughts. That’s one reason so many U.S. kids — …

Surge in hospitalizations for prescription drug abuse

New data from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) shows that the number of hospital admissions for prescription drug-related substance abuse increased 400% between 1998 and 2008. The latest figures add weight to concerns about surging prescription drug abuse in the U.S., and were characterized by Gil

A pill that can tell if it’s been taken?

Imagine a pill that could tell your doctor whether you’ve actually taken it, or tell researchers conducted a clinical trial whether you’re using the medication as instructed. Rizwan Bashirullah, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at the University of Florida, is working to develop exactly that. By applying