Articles By Matthew Mientka
DEA Asks Public To Report Prescription Drug Abuse Through Text
As America fights a prescription drug abuse epidemic, the Drug Enforcement Administration in Atlanta is testing a new text-message reporting system for illegal sales and use.
Parental Conflict Harms Children's Brain Growth
A mildly bad upbringing has been shown to hamper growth of adolescent brains. Yet, some kids just get stronger, as the brain makes an adjustment associated with improved emotional resilience later in life.
Military's Mental Health Program Doesn't Work
The Army may be wasting $50 million per year on a health and well-being program scientists say does not work.
Obama Seeks To Lower Medicare Payments To Insurers
The Obama Administration proposed to cut Medicare Advantage payments to insurers by six to seven percent, a move Republicans say would hurt only the elderly and disabled. Now, the lobbying begins.
Men's Happiness In Life Increases Only Until Late 60s
A new study suggests that men grow happier with age until their mid to late 60s, when life events pose a challenge to perception.
Suicide Rate Lower In Big Cities
A comparison of deaths from traffic crashes, homicides, and suicides reveals a pattern consistent across Brazilian and U.S. society: Residents of larger cities are much less likely to commit suicide.
FDA Signs 'Statement Of Intention' With Indian Drug Regulators
U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg visited India this month to discuss U.S. regulations with regard to the country's $14 billion in drug exports to America.
Emergency Rooms Less Likely To Send Severely Injured To Trauma Centers... When They Have Insurance
A new study reveals insured patients do not get the best care when headed to the ER, specifically at non-trauma center hospitals that want to profit from reimbursed services.
How Your Brain Prioritizes Information When It's Time To Use It
A new study explains the underlying mechanism of working memory.
Low Blood Pressure Drug May Also Relieve Parkinson's Symptoms
The Food and Drug Administration granted expedited approval to Northera as a new drug treatment for symptoms associated with Parkinson's and other conditions.
New Understanding Of Drug-Resistant HIV May Lead To Better Treatment
A new explanation for drug-resistant HIV mutations may lead to a next-generation of non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitors.
Stress Hormone Cortisol Linked To Financial Market Volitility
Risk-aversion grew by as much as 44 percent among volunteers taking pills to increase their levels of cortisol to match those of traders during an eight-day period in London, perhaps suggesting...