A study by a team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center shows that pregnant women are commonly being prescribed opioids -- narcotic pain relievers such as hydrocodone -- which results in an increased likelihood of NAS. In addition, the study found...
13-Apr-2015 1:05 PM EDT
The relatively new synthetic drug 251-NBOMe, or “N bomb,” has been associated with the deaths of at least 17 people in the United States since 2010, when it first became available over the Internet, often marketed as “legal” or “natural”...
9-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Vanderbilt University researchers have joined a multi-center effort led by Pennsylvania-based Inovio Pharmaceuticals Inc. to accelerate development of potential antibody therapies against the often-lethal Ebola virus.
8-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT
A particular genetic mutation combined with an urban environment increases the risk of severe disease in children infected with respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), an international team of investigators has found.
7-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT
One of the most common questions pediatricians hear about fevers is “How high is too high?” The answer: A fever in itself is not dangerous, but may be an indication of something else that needs medical attention, said Mary Kay Bartek, M.D., a...
24-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EDT
The green of St. Patrick’s Day is a symbol of the luck of the Irish, and Vanderbilt nutrition educator Stacey Kendrick says when it comes to good food, green can bring good luck to our health, too.
13-Mar-2015 3:05 PM EDT
Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy — a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
13-Mar-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Researchers at Vanderbilt University and in Germany have found that sodium – salt – accumulates in the skin and tissue in humans and mice to help control infection.
3-Mar-2015 2:05 PM EST
Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. As clocks turn back one hour, we gain an hour of sleep but often still feel groggy and sluggish.
Vanderbilt Sleep Disorders Center specialist Kelly Brown, M.D., says this change in sleep...
30-Oct-2014 3:00 PM EDT
Ghosts, skeletons, zombies and vampires will emerge this Halloween to strike fear into the hearts of trick-or-treaters, all in good fun. But for some children, one of Halloween’s most exciting traditions presents an issue that can strike true...
30-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT
Cars Hit More Children in September Than Any Other Month; Vandy Experts on School Transportation Safety
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches from Nutrition Experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt Offer
Today, in America, one in three children is considered overweight or obese. Now is a good time to start the school year off right with healthy eating habits. Nutrition experts at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are offering...
12-Aug-2014 2:00 PM EDT
Cold Weather Increases Chances of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning; Vanderbilt Toxicologist Offers Prevention Advice
Temperatures in the next few days are predicted to be the coldest of the winter so far, and people using space heaters to get some extra warmth into their living and working spaces need to be aware of a potential “silent killer” inside their...
7-Jan-2014 10:00 AM EST
“Between Hallmark and Heartache”: Vanderbilt Psychiatrist Offers Tips for How to Avoid Holiday Stress and Unhappiness
During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with...
20-Dec-2013 11:00 AM EST
When daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3, that extra hour of sleep comes at the price of early evening darkness.
As we set clocks back one hour, we essentially gain an extra hour of sleep. But a Vanderbilt University Medical...
31-Oct-2013 9:00 AM EDT
As tailgating time moves into full swing, there are great chances to visit with friends in the crisp fall air and enjoy the ambiance of the season.
Of course, nobody wants to get sick while out having a good time, and by taking a few precautions,...
4-Oct-2013 10:25 AM EDT