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Cannabis Use Up in Americans Aged 50 and Up
Americans 65-plus more than doubled their use of cannabis over eight years
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Cannabidiol May Help Treat Intractable Epilepsy
CBD lowers seizure frequency, severity in some patients with Dravet, Lennox-Gastaut syndromes
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fewer School Shootings in States With Tighter Gun Laws
Study also found that states that spent more money on mental health care, education saw less violence
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Measures Sought to ID Epilepsy Patients Who Are Safe to Drive
Those with longer seizures during driving tests more likely to have accidents
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Readings Taken in Clinic May Underestimate Ambulatory BP
Young, lean patients can have hypertension not caught during regular exams, researchers find
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Number of Cancer Cases, Deaths Up Globally
Researchers cite population aging and growth
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Epilepsy Onset Not Uncommon After Stroke
Patients with greater brain damage more likely to have seizures afterwards, researchers find
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

State-Specific Variation in Asthma Rates Among Employed Adults
Highest prevalence for those in information industry in Massachusetts, health care support in Michigan
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pubic Hair Grooming Tied to Heightened Risk of STIs
Researchers find extreme groomers have four-fold risk of contracting sexually transmitted infection
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Patient Mortality Up With End-of-Rotation Team Transition
Adherence to national recommendations regarding ideal rotation policies ranged from 6 to 67 percent
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Diagnosis of Infantile Spasms Too Often Delayed
Parents, doctors may not recognize infantile spasms early enough to prevent brain damage
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Post-Op Readmission Linked to Delays in Functional Recovery
Having two or more readmissions within 18 months linked to elevated risk of dependence in IADL, ADL
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Resistance Band Exercise Aids Nursing Home Residents
Less depression, behavioral problems seen among wheelchair-bound participants
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Clinical Practice Guidelines Cut Pediatric Hospitalizations for DKA
Shorter hospitalizations among children with diabetic ketoacidosis after guideline implementation
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Subclinical Myocardial Injury
Findings based on association between ED, levels of circulating cardiac troponin I
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Low Thromboembolism Risk for Contraceptive Use in Diabetes
Among women with diabetes, lowest rates seen with use of intrauterine and subdermal contraceptives
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Potentially Unsafe Med Scripts Up for Dual Users With Dementia
Rates of PUM are higher among veterans with dementia using VA-Medicare Part D system
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Announcement Training Ups HPV Vaccination for Adolescents
Training providers in announcements can increase HPV vaccination coverage for girls and boys
Monday, December 5, 2016

<900 Steps Tied to Functional Decline in Hospitalized Seniors
Walking <900 steps/day linked to hospitalization-associated functional decline
Monday, December 5, 2016

DASH Diet Reduces Serum Uric Acid in Prehypertension
Greatest decrease in those with hyperuricemia; increasing sodium intake linked to drop in serum UA
Monday, December 5, 2016

Study Explores Factors Linked to Successful Peanut OFC
Higher odds of successful oral food challenge with early introduction, white race, advancing age
Monday, December 5, 2016

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Esophageal Hypersensitivity
Patients with sleep disturbance have enhanced heartburn perception to capsaicin infusion
Monday, December 5, 2016

Strategies ID'd for Integration of Nurse Practitioners Into ICUs
Successful integration requires strategic planning to define their role, develop program for training
Monday, December 5, 2016

Many With Postconcussion Syndrome Don't Recover
Only 27 percent of population recovered; 67 percent of those who recovered did so in first year
Monday, December 5, 2016

Attempted Suicide Rates, Risk Groups Mostly Unchanged
Men more often resort to violent means, while women turn to poisoning, drowning
Monday, December 5, 2016

Multimodal Breast Cancer Tx May Up Cytokines, Comorbidities
Breast cancer survivors treated with multimodalities have greater burden of comorbid conditions
Monday, December 5, 2016

Psychotherapy for Depression Offers Teens Long-Term Benefits
Early treatment of depression may lower risk of future episodes of mood disorder
Friday, December 2, 2016

Walking Provides Physical, Mental Benefits to Dialysis Patients
Even patients with advanced kidney disease can feel better with 'low-intensity' exercise regimen
Friday, December 2, 2016

Three Low-Carb Meals a Day Can Lower Insulin Resistance
However, pre-meal exercising not helpful in reducing evening blood glucose levels
Friday, December 2, 2016

RSNA: Sleep Deprivation Appears to Affect Heart Function
Small study finds lack of sleep affects blood pressure, heart rate in healthy volunteers
Friday, December 2, 2016

Incidence of Hospitalization for Hypoglycemia Decreasing
Annual decrease of 8.4 percent reported; predictors of HH include age, diabetes duration, albuminuria
Friday, December 2, 2016

Alcohol Intake Linked to Increase in Risk of Melanoma
Correlation stronger for melanoma in relatively UV-spared sites versus UV-exposed sites
Friday, December 2, 2016

Delayed Diagnosis for Many Women With PCOS
Minority of women reported being satisfied with their experience of diagnosis, information they received
Friday, December 2, 2016

Acute, Noncardiac Mortality Risk Up for CA Patients With STEMI
But no increased acute or long-term cardiac mortality risk with guideline-recommended cardiac care
Friday, December 2, 2016

Dabigatran May Be Better Than Warfarin After Bleeding Episode
Resuming any anticoagulant found safer than stopping the drugs in these cases
Friday, December 2, 2016

Interrupting Sitting Time Ups Blood Glucose Control in T2DM
Breaking sitting with standing, light-intensity walking may be alternative to structured exercise
Thursday, December 1, 2016

AND: Vegetarian Diet a Healthy, Environmentally Sound Choice
These food plans are safe at all stages of life, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says
Thursday, December 1, 2016

More HIV Patients Exhibiting Multidrug Resistance
Patients resistant to older medications also have problems with newer drugs
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Psilocybin Can Pull Cancer Patients Quickly Out of Despair
Hallucinogenic drug relieves depression, anxiety quickly; effect can last for months
Thursday, December 1, 2016

PCPs Order More Food Allergen Panels Than Allergists
Also order more tests for uncommon causes of food allergy and generate higher costs
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Participation in Specific Sports Tied to Significant Health Benefits
Racquet sports, swimming, and aerobics tied to lower risk of early death in study
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Can Help Prevent HIV-1 Infection
Findings among healthy, sexually active women from South Africa and Uganda
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Frailty Screening Initiative Cuts Mortality After Surgery
Implementation of FSI reduces mortality, with greatest improvement seen among frail patients
Thursday, December 1, 2016

RSNA: Improved Brain Volume With Aerobic Intervention in MCI
Improvement noted in executive function in aerobic exercise group after six months
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Study Supports Smoking Cessation for Smokers of Any Age
Even patients quitting in their 60s can add years to their lives, researchers find
Thursday, December 1, 2016

CDC: Fewer U.S. Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills
More Americans are experiencing relief with medical bills, but gaps remain
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Web-Based Cognitive Therapy Program Effective for Insomnia
Interactive program aims to build better sleep habits, researchers say
Thursday, December 1, 2016


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