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Spouses Bereaving Suicides Have Increased Health Risks, Study Shows

Spouses Bereaving Suicides Have Increased Health Risks, Study Shows

There were elevated risks of developing mental disorders and physical disorders relative to the general population.

Norepinephrine Shortage Increased Septic Shock Mortality in 2011

Norepinephrine Shortage Increased Septic Shock Mortality in 2011

Patients with septic shock in hospitals affected by the drug shortage had an increased rate of in-hospital death.

FDA Approves Latest Add-on Drug 'Xadago' for Parkinson's Disease

FDA Approves Latest Add-on Drug 'Xadago' for Parkinson's Disease

This medication aims to help prevent 'off' episodes among users of levodopa/carbidopa.

Infant Mortality Rates Decrease in United States From 2005 to 2014

Infant Mortality Rates Decrease in United States From 2005 to 2014

The largest decreases were seen for infants of Asian or Pacific Islander and non-Hispanic black women.

Autistic Individuals Have Higher Risk of Death From Injuries

Autistic Individuals Have Higher Risk of Death From Injuries

The leading causes of death that attributed to injury include suffocation, asphyxiation and drowning.

Radical Prostatectomy Associated with Decrease in Sexual Function

Radical Prostatectomy Associated with Decrease in Sexual Function

Treatment strategies for localized prostate cancer was linked to distinct pattern of adverse effects.

Increased Diabetes Incidence Associated with Warmer Weather, Study Finds

Increased Diabetes Incidence Associated with Warmer Weather, Study Finds

There was an increased incidence of diabetes in the US and and an increased worldwide prevalence of glucose intolerance.

Guidelines Differ for African-Americans on Statin Eligibility

Guidelines Differ for African-Americans on Statin Eligibility

More African-Americans at high risk of CV events are eligible for statin therapy under ACC/AHA guidelines.

Physician and Patient Co-Washing Approach Increases Hand Washing Compliance

Physician and Patient Co-Washing Approach Increases Hand Washing Compliance

Patients endorsed the importance of hand washing 98.7% of the time.

Writing Informal Prescriptions May Pose Major Risks

Writing Informal Prescriptions May Pose Major Risks

When clinicians write informal prescriptions, their supervising physicians may also suffer the consequences.

Hepatitis C Screening Rates for Baby Boomers Remain Low

Hepatitis C Screening Rates for Baby Boomers Remain Low

Screening rates remain low despite recommendations, researchers say.

Physician Counseling Helps Patients Decide on Lung Cancer Screening

Physician Counseling Helps Patients Decide on Lung Cancer Screening

Patient knowledge of eligibility criteria, benefits and harms of screening was improved.

Brief Interventions by Physicians May Decrease Cannabis Use in Youths

Brief Interventions by Physicians May Decrease Cannabis Use in Youths

Interventions by general practitioners did not cut overall use, but it did reduce use in those younger than 18 years.

Incoming Residents Now Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts

Incoming Residents Now Allowed to Work 24-Hour Shifts

The ACGME announces that residency programs can increase shift hours for first-year residents from 16 to 24 hours.

Cannabis Associated with Higher Risk for Stoke and Heart Failure

Cannabis Associated with Higher Risk for Stoke and Heart Failure

Cannabis is associated with a 26% increased risk of stroke and 10% increased risk of heart failure.

Earlier Readmission Follows Shorter Hospital Length of Stay for Seniors

Earlier Readmission Follows Shorter Hospital Length of Stay for Seniors

The risk of early readmission from post-acute care facility decreases with longer LOS at index hospitalization.

Exploring the Legality of Curbside Consulting in Medicine

Exploring the Legality of Curbside Consulting in Medicine

The answer to the question regarding legal responsibility seems to revolve around the issue of whether or not a physician-patient relationship exists.

Suicide Rates in Rural Areas of United States Steadily Increasing

Suicide Rates in Rural Areas of United States Steadily Increasing

Hanging-type deaths rose more than gun-related suicides since 1999, CDC says.

More Progress Needed to Combat Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

More Progress Needed to Combat Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Identification of missed opportunities can provide insight to improve existing strategies, researchers say.

Understanding CAM Use in Menopausal Women Is Essential

Understanding CAM Use in Menopausal Women Is Essential

An increased provider understanding may improve provider-patient communication.

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