Washington, DC - Today in Campinas, Brazil, 3,000 doctors, policymakers, and NGO leaders from 60 countries are convening for a large-scale training on drug treatment and prevention. The International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP), an international NGO, is holding its second International Workshop on Drug Demand Reduction from December 7-11.

West Lafayette, Indiana - Researchers have developed a urine test revealing the presence of a neurotoxin that likely worsens the severity and pain of spinal cord injuries, suggesting a new tool to treat the injuries.

Dallas, Texas - Stroke rates continue to decline in people 55 and older, while more than doubling in those between 35 and 39, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association, the Open Access Journal of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

Washington, DC - National Steak and Poultry, an Owasso, Oklahoma, establishment, is recalling approximately 1,976,089 pounds of ready-to-eat chicken products due to adulteration because of possible undercooking, resulting in the potential survival of bacterial pathogens in the products, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

Rochester, Minnesota - Pancreatic cancer begins in the tissues of your pancreas - an organ in your abdomen that lies horizontally behind the lower part of your stomach. Your pancreas secretes enzymes that aid digestion and hormones that help regulate the metabolism of sugars.