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Doctors May Not Be Informing of Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Only 45 percent of people with Alzheimer's or their caregivers say they were told of the diagnosis
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Electronic Solutions Underway for Rx Prior Authorizations
Two technology companies offering solutions that embed electronic PA in e-prescribing process
Friday, March 20, 2015

Dietary Omega-3 Supplements Improve ADHD Symptoms
Improvement in parent-rated attention for boys with ADHD and typically developing controls
Friday, March 20, 2015

Antipsychotics May Up Risk of Premature Death in Dementia
Risk dose-dependent among patients taking newer, more commonly used antipsychotics
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Workplace Suicides Up Sharply Since 2007
Highest rates seen in men; older workers; and those in farming, fishing, forestry, protective service jobs
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Jyoti Meditation Program Effective for Chronic Neck Pain
Reductions in pain, pain-related bothersomeness with meditation versus exercise control
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

More Than 16 Million Americans Have Gained Coverage Under ACA
White House announces historic drop in number of uninsured Americans
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Emotional Intelligence Peaks in Middle Age
Overall knowledge base highest for seniors
Friday, March 13, 2015

Getting Heard May Be Key to Getting New Job
Pitch for job was more convincing when evaluators heard it than when they read it
Friday, March 13, 2015

Clinical Trial Data Often Not Reported in Timely Manner
Delays in filing findings on new treatments mean patients aren't informed, researcher says
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Powdered Alcohol Approved by U.S. Regulators
Freeze-dried alcohol can be mixed with water to create an alcoholic drink
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Physicians Should Plan Exit Strategy in Advance
Planning 3 to 5 years in advance recommended; practice can be transitioned rather than closed
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Melatonin Use in Children Raises Safety Concerns
Reproductive effects in animal models; long-term endocrine effects have not been assessed in children
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Stress + Depression = Deadly Combo in Heart Disease
Significant risk of heart attack or death in the short term
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Psychosocial Phone Counseling Aids Cervical Cancer Survivors
Improvements in depression; lasting improvement in gynecologic and cancer-specific concerns
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Subthreshold Mania May Mean Bipolarity in High-Risk Youth
Subthreshold episodes are a diagnostic risk factor in offspring of parents with bipolar disorder
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Paternal, Maternal Depression May Up Asthma Risk for Baby
And older, but not newer, antidepressants in pregnancy showed similar increased odds
Monday, March 09, 2015

National Hospital Rating Systems Rarely in Agreement
None of the hospitals rated as high performer on all four national rating systems
Friday, March 06, 2015

Psychotherapy for Child Anxiety Offers Long-Term Benefits
Responders less likely to endorse lifetime, past-month, past-two-week suicidal ideation
Friday, March 06, 2015

Extended Pre-Cessation Bupropion Helps Smokers Quit
Reduces smoking behavior during the pre-quit period; improves short-term abstinence rates
Friday, March 06, 2015

ACC: Antidepressants May Help Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Reduced risk of death, heart disease, stroke in patients with moderate to severe depression
Friday, March 06, 2015

FDA Launches First App to Identify Drug Shortages
App IDs shortages, resolved shortages, product discontinuation; can be used to report shortages
Thursday, March 05, 2015

Coping With Stress May Be As Key to Heart Health As Exercise
Teens who lack coping skills face raised heart risks that physical fitness does not counter
Thursday, March 05, 2015

AHA: Midlife Fitness Equates to Better Cognition Decades Later
Tests show higher midlife fitness levels tied to greater brain volume, function decades later
Thursday, March 05, 2015

Many PCPs Not Using Rx Drug Monitoring Programs Routinely
Barriers to use include time-consuming nature of information retrieval; lack of intuitive format for data
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

CDC: Heroin Overdose Mortality Nearly Tripled 2010 to 2013
While lethal overdose from opioid analgesics leveling, U.S. report says
Wednesday, March 04, 2015

Suicidal Ideation Prevalent in Patients With Fibromyalgia
Strong correlations with depression, anxiety, sleep quality, and global mental health
Monday, March 02, 2015

Hospital Design Has Little Effect on Patient Satisfaction
Aesthetics aren't as important as care from doctors, nurses, and staff, researchers note
Monday, March 02, 2015

Mitral Valve Repair Could Improve Mental Health
Researchers find procedure leads to reduced depression and anxiety
Monday, March 02, 2015

AMA: Key Steps for Minimizing Liability Risk in Telemedicine
Include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship
Friday, February 27, 2015

CBT, Sertraline Insufficient in Diabetes and Depression
Improvement in depression, with advantage for sertraline, but glycemic control remains unchanged
Thursday, February 26, 2015

Suicide Deemed Public Health Concern in Genitourinary Cancers
Risk factors include male gender, distant disease, increasing age, race/ethnicity
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Essential Role for Pediatricians in Care of Sexual Exploitation Victims
Roles can include working to increase recognition of commercial sexual exploitation of children
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Noncancer Pain Patients Commonly Use Benzodiazepines
High prevalence of benzodiazepine use is inconsistent with guidelines
Monday, February 23, 2015

Patients Say Cost Matters Greatly in Choosing Doctor
Reasons to leave include unprofessional staff, difficulty getting scheduled, long wait to see doctor
Friday, February 20, 2015

Doctors, Pharmacists Least Likely Health Pros to Divorce
But women physicians 1.5 times more likely than male counterparts
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Fear of Discrimination Keeps Many LGBT Med Students Silent
Thirty percent of LGBT surveyed said they didn't reveal sexual identity in medical school
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Article Emphasizes Importance of Apology in Medical Error
Apology laws unnecessary if physicians understand the importance of offering accountability
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Sleep Guidelines Issued by National Sleep Foundation
Biggest changes for infants, elderly
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Varenicline May Help Smokers Not Yet Ready to Quit
But drug's side effects still worry some doctors
Wednesday, February 18, 2015

High Deductible Plans Factor Into Physician-Patient Relationship
Physicians may want to be proactive by detailing costs and options for patients
Monday, February 16, 2015

Hot Flashes Linger Long After Final Menses in Many Women
More than half of women experience these symptoms for seven years or more
Monday, February 16, 2015

Antipsychotic Rx Often Relates to Non-Approved Indications
Major categories of reasons for medication use are behavioral, psychiatric, emotional states, cognition
Monday, February 16, 2015

More Rapid Refeeding Protocol Seems Safe in Anorexia Nervosa
2 kg/week weight gain appears safe for patients; low hypophosphatemia rates seen
Monday, February 16, 2015

Picky Eating Usually Transient Among Preschool Children
High remittance among picky eaters; group of persistent picky eaters still picky at age 6 years
Friday, February 13, 2015

Patients Tend to Prefer Formal Physician Attire
Patient preferences influenced by age, geographic location, context of care
Friday, February 13, 2015

Risk of Psychiatric Disorders Up for Children With T1DM
Increased risk of psychiatric morbidity most pronounced in six months after diagnosis
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Americans' Complementary Health Approaches Changing
Yoga practice and fish oil use up, some other supplement use down
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Health Benefits of Moderate Drinking May Be Overestimated
Not all factors considered in previous studies, researchers say
Wednesday, February 11, 2015

IOM Proposes New Criteria, Name for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
IOM committee proposes name change to 'Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease'
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Naps Counteract Negative Effects of Sleep Deprivation
Naps appear to restore norepinephrine and interleukin-6 levels to normal
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Mental Stress Adversely Affects MI Recovery in Younger Women
One month after acute myocardial infarction, women were more likely to have a poorer recovery
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Research Misconduct ID'd by FDA Often Unreported in Literature
Only three of 78 published studies mentioned issues of concern uncovered by FDA
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Confidence Not Accurate Measure of Prescribing Competence
Fourth-year medical students show lack of insight into their own prescribing strengths and weaknesses
Monday, February 09, 2015

Oxytocin in Labor Not Linked With Later ADHD in Child
Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection
Monday, February 09, 2015

Review: Some Nonpharmacologic Tx Effective in Peds GI Disorders
Improvements with hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, probiotics in AP-FGIDs
Monday, February 09, 2015

Elevated Risk of Psychiatric Dx in Adults Born Very Premature
Greater risks seen for those exposed to steroid drugs in the womb
Monday, February 09, 2015

Motivational Interviewing Can Help Reach Nonadherent Patients
Although working with patients to set personal goals may take more time, the investment pays off
Friday, February 06, 2015

Meaning-Centered Group Therapy Beneficial in Advanced Cancer
Improvements in patient quality of life, reduction in psychological distress
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Perspective on Dr. Davidson: 'Be Like Mike'
Michael Davidson took on highest risk patients, sought to extend lives in cases deemed 'hopeless'
Thursday, February 05, 2015

Many Scientifically Inclined Prefer Certain Religious Accounts
Those with post-secular perspective view science and religion favorably
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Patient Engagement Can Cut Costs, Improve Outcomes
Initiatives can decrease hospital visits, cut morbidity and mortality, up treatment adherence
Monday, February 02, 2015

Non-Pharmacological Options Efficacious in Treating Delirium
Simply reminding patient each morning of date, place can help, researchers found
Monday, February 02, 2015

Maternal Depression Up at Four Years Postpartum
Women with one child more likely to report depressive symptoms at four years postpartum
Monday, February 02, 2015

Estrogen May Lessen Cognitive Effects of Lead Exposure
May explain why lead exposure is less likely to cause brain damage in girls than in boys
Monday, February 02, 2015

CDC: ~8 Percent of U.S. Adults Nonadherent Due to Rx Costs
Patients skipping doses, taking less medication or delaying filling prescriptions
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Liberals, Independents Found to Have Greater Longevity
But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlive Republicans, Democrats over 30 years
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Anxiety Moderates Amyloid-β Association With Cognition
Correlation moderated by elevated anxiety symptoms; greater decline in high-anxiety group
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Benefits Package Important for Attracting, Retaining Staff
Key benefit options include vacation days, sick leave, attendance bonuses, paid time off
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sleeping Well in Middle Age May Pay Off Later in Life
Better functioning reported decades afterward, researchers find
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Cumulative Use of Anticholinergic Medication Tied to Dementia
Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study doesn't prove cause and effect
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Childhood Neglect Appears to Affect White Matter Integrity
Changes less significant in children placed in high-quality foster care at an early age
Monday, January 26, 2015

Smaller Goals to Start Could Boost Activity in Sedentary
For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none
Friday, January 23, 2015

Self-Management Program Cuts Depressive Symptoms in Diabetes
DIAMOS program also linked to significant reduction in risk of incident major depression
Friday, January 23, 2015

Physicians Rank the Best EHR Systems of 2014
EHRs ranked in five performance areas, including quality of care, patient portal, technical support
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Reviews Summarize Efficacy of Depression Tx in Primary Care
Sets stage for implementation leading to successful clinical improvement in primary care
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bullying Linked to Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Children
Vancouver Symptom Score linked to bullying victimization and perpetrator scores
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mindfulness Intervention De-Stresses Cancer Survivors
Positive short-term effects seen in younger breast cancer survivors
Monday, January 19, 2015

Review: Venlafaxine May Be Effective for Fibromyalgia Tx
Studies limited by small sample size, inconsistency of outcomes, methodological concerns
Friday, January 16, 2015

Impact of Medical Scribes on EHR Advancement Discussed
Use of medical scribes should not be replacement for improvement of EHRs
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Binge Eating Curtailed by Higher Doses of ADHD Medication
Lisdexamfetamine helps lessen excessive food consumption that characterizes binge-eating
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Epidemic of Rx Opioid Abuse May Be Waning in U.S.
Heroin abuse/overdoses on the rise may be one reason prescription-drug abuse is down
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Working Long Hours? Beware Risky Alcohol Consumption
Researchers find link between long hours on the job and excess alcohol consumption
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Providers Urged to Address Patient Fears in Chronic Fatigue
Many with condition are afraid exercise will make the condition worse
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Major Risks of Long-Term Opioid Rx Deemed Dose-Dependent
In review, serious harms of long-term therapy seemed to depend on opioid dose
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Guidelines Presented for Clinical Documentation in 21st Century
Recommendations provided for clinicians, provider institutions, government regulators, payers
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Brief Well-Child Visit Inadequate for ID of Autism Risk
Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments
Monday, January 12, 2015

Providers Urged to Address Patients' Post-Cancer Concerns
Many U.S. survivors have unresolved physical, mental health issues long after cancer
Monday, January 12, 2015

High Rates of Missed Diagnoses of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
Of youth with fetal alcohol syndrome disorders, 86.5 percent had not been diagnosed, been misdiagnosed
Monday, January 12, 2015

CDC: Occupationally Acquired HIV Now Rare
Few confirmed cases reported in the United States health care workers since the late 1990s
Friday, January 09, 2015

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Tied to Development of T2DM
Obesity, antidepressants could play a role in the connection seen in women
Thursday, January 08, 2015

Ebola, ACA, VA Scandal Top U.S. Health News for 2014
Enterovirus illnesses, surge in e-cigarette use also made headlines this year
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Older Women Restrict Driving More Than Older Men
Findings independent of distance previously driven, physical health, cognitive status
Monday, December 22, 2014

Sedatives Still Prescribed for Elderly Despite Risks
Benzodiazepines tied to confusion and falls
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Digital Self-Scheduling Set to Increase Considerably by 2019
By the end of 2019, 64 percent of patients expected to book appointments online
Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Support for Electronic Health Information Varies With Use
Most support for research use when consent is obtained; least for marketing use without consent
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Methylphenidate Use Tied to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
Older teens experience the greatest drop in injury risk while taking the medication
Monday, December 15, 2014

In Nursing Homes, Statins Often Continued in Advanced Dementia
Most residents taking statins continue after progression to advanced-stage disease
Monday, December 15, 2014

ICU Diaries May Aid Survivors in Recovery After Discharge
Patient diaries commonly used in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe
Monday, December 15, 2014

FDA: Ziprasidone Can Cause Rare, Serious Adverse Drug Reaction
Label must carry warning for Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS)
Friday, December 12, 2014

Peer Education Helpful for Diabetes Patients in Distress
Preferred model for delivering care in diabetes patients with emotional disorders
Friday, December 05, 2014

Running Linked With Lower Alzheimer's Death Risk
Higher fruit intake, cholesterol-lowering drugs also associated with reduced risk
Thursday, December 04, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Tx for Insomnia Assists CA Survivors
Significant and durable improvements in insomnia and sleep quality, with and without armodafinil
Thursday, December 04, 2014

CDC: Nearly 1 in 12 Americans Struggle With Depression
Only about a third with severe symptoms have sought mental health consultation
Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Midlife Diabetes Linked to Greater Cogntive Decline Later
Those with poorly controlled diabetes found to be at highest risk
Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Health Care Organizations See Value of Telemedicine
Almost all health care leaders see importance of development of telemedicine services
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Rx for Better Health Care: Kindness and Compassion
Data suggest that gentler, thoughtful approach helps boost patient outcomes
Monday, November 24, 2014

Psychosocial Therapy Linked to Lower Suicide Risk
Danish study finds multiple sessions help prevent repeat attempts at ending life
Monday, November 24, 2014

AMA: Gender Inequality Still Exists in Medicine
Article describes challenges for women in medicine, highlights things that need to be changed
Friday, November 21, 2014

Severe Mental Illness Linked to Increased Mortality After MI
Increased odds of 30-day, one-year mortality; highest mortality for patients with schizophrenia
Friday, November 21, 2014

Being the Boss Tied to Depression Risk for Women
Link not seen in men; women in powerful positions may be judged harshly, researcher says
Friday, November 21, 2014

Prosocial Internet Support Group Not Beneficial for Breast Cancer
Participants in prosocial versus standard group have higher level of depression, anxiety after intervention
Friday, November 21, 2014

Effect of Interventions to Improve Meds Adherence Vary
Characteristics and effects of interventions vary; few trials show improved adherence and clinical outcome
Friday, November 21, 2014

Could Occupation Help Preserve the Aging Brain?
Mentally stimulating work may keep mind sharp, researchers say
Thursday, November 20, 2014

AHA: Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind
But in-hospital workouts don't produce same results
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Psychological Intervention Beneficial for Dementia Carers
Intervention shows clinical and cost-effectiveness for family carers for dementia patients
Wednesday, November 19, 2014

AHA: Trans Fats May Sap Memory
Researchers report that men who consumed more of them did worse on word recall test
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

AHA: Could A-Fib 'Overtreatment' Up Dementia Risk?
Researchers found patients who showed signs of overtreatment were twice as vulnerable
Monday, November 17, 2014

FDA: Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not As Effective
In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta
Friday, November 14, 2014

Triple Aim Should Be Expanded to Address Physician Burnout
Provider burnout linked to lower patient satisfaction, reduced health outcomes; may increase costs
Friday, November 14, 2014

Catastrophizing Linked to Pain, Disability in Low Back Pain
Second review shows fear-avoidance beliefs may be linked to poor treatment outcomes
Thursday, November 13, 2014

ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults
Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work
Thursday, November 13, 2014

U.S. Prices Soaring for Some Generic Drugs
Supply and manufacturing problems, plus fewer companies in the market among causes
Thursday, November 13, 2014

B Vitamins May Not Boost Cognitive Performance
Folic acid and vitamin B12 reduce homocysteine, but don't improve recall
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Pain, Depression Tied to Delirium Risk Post-Surgery
Findings in elderly patients who had orthopedic surgery
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Want to Be a Leader? Cultivate a Healthy Look
The appearance of fitness trumps a look of intelligence, researchers say
Friday, November 07, 2014

Better Physician Communication at Shift Change Reduces Errors
Detailed 'handoff package' helps remind physicians about patient needs
Friday, November 07, 2014

Predictors of Insomnia ID'd in Long-Term Care Facilities
Independent predictors include age, depression, hypnosedatives, and stressful life events
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Collaborative Care Cuts Depression With Diabetes
Results seen with nurse case-manager-based primary care team model
Thursday, November 06, 2014

ADHD Linked to Expectant Mothers' Pollution Exposure
Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, researchers suggest
Thursday, November 06, 2014

Psychosocial Interventions Tied to Telomere Length Maintenance
Findings show trend toward telomere length maintenance for distressed breast cancer survivors
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

'Purpose in Life' a Boon to Seniors' Health
Sense of purpose linked to more preventive screenings, fewer nights in hospital
Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Nearly 75% of Patients With No CAD Have Persistent Symptoms
Testing may worsen anxiety and perpetuate physical pain, researchers say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Many Americans May Get Hospice Care Too Late
A third die within a week of beginning palliative care, experts say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Long-Term Shift Work May Drain the Brain
Rotating shifts for more than 10 years seem to have the biggest impact, researchers say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Better Detection Major Factor Behind Rise in Autism Cases
But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say
Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement
Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up
Monday, November 03, 2014

Resilience Training Could Help Prevent Burnout in ICU Nurses
Significant reduction in PTSD symptom score seen in treatment group and control group
Monday, November 03, 2014

AMA: Absence of Health Insurer Competition in Many Areas
Significant absence of health insurer competition in 72 percent of the metropolitan areas studied
Monday, November 03, 2014

Cosmetic Camouflage Benefits Youth With Visible Skin Issues
Improved quality of life for children and teens with visible vascular and pigmentary anomalies
Friday, October 31, 2014

Almost One in Five Americans Plagued by Constant Pain
Older people, women more likely to struggle on daily basis, researchers note
Friday, October 31, 2014

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States
Award amounts also declining, according to new study
Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMA Code of Ethics Offers Guidance for Physicians
Code and physician-authored articles offer guidance for dealing with public health emergencies
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?
Research favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Depression Influences Post-Op Satisfaction in Older Patients
Findings in a cohort of patients aged 65 years or older who underwent revision lumbar surgery
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters' Views on Affordable Care Act Split Along Party Lines
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
Survivors found more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants than cancer-free women
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs
Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk
Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs
More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Illnesses
Only half of campus clinics feel they can handle diabetes care; many don't ID students with needs
Monday, October 27, 2014

New York, New Jersey Ease Ebola Quarantines
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
Monday, October 27, 2014

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance on Ebola
Revised guidance offered for the monitoring and movement of people with exposure to Ebola virus
Monday, October 27, 2014

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children
Monday, October 27, 2014

ESC: Depression After MI May Be More Common for Women
Researcher believes issue has been 'largely unnoticed'
Friday, October 24, 2014

New York City Health Officials Confirm First Ebola Case
Doctor worked with Doctors Without Borders, had just returned from Guinea in West Africa
Friday, October 24, 2014

Airborne Transmission of Ebola Highly Unlikely
No threat foreseen from public sniffles, coughs
Friday, October 24, 2014

Coworker Response 'Crucial' in Workplace Bullying Resolution
Coworker response plays role in narrative development
Thursday, October 23, 2014

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Health Care Access
Survey conducted prior to implementation of Affordable Care Act, however
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Recalled Supplements Linger on U.S. Store Shelves
Researchers say many products with banned substances for sale six months later
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

U.S. Residents Back From Ebola-Affected Areas to Be Tracked
Travelers will have to take own temperatures, report to local health officials for 21-day incubation period
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Americans Report Distrust of Medical Profession
But many happy with their own doctors, research indicates
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Drug Coupons Shrink Patients' Costs Considerably
May undermine benefit managers' attempts to select cost-effective drugs
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

APIC Provides Resources for Ebola Management
Resources include tools for correct use of personal protective equipment, guidance webinar
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Hospital Conversion to For-Profit Status Ups Financial Margins
No differences seen in quality metrics or mortality rates for converting hospitals, controls
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Depression Tied to Worse Lumbar Spine Surgery Outcomes
Poorer functional ability observed in depressed patients at five years after decompressive surgery
Wednesday, October 22, 2014

CDC: 'Think Ebola' and 'Care Carefully'
Reminder issued along with updated preventive gear guidelines
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Parkinson's Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors
Compulsive behaviors include impulsive gambling, shopping, hypersexuality
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Medication Errors Occur Every 8 Minutes in U.S. Children
Researchers find that liquid drugs are the most commonly misused at home
Monday, October 20, 2014

Viewpoint: Getting United States Prepared for Ebola Outbreak
Controlling Ebola in West Africa represents best way of minimizing international spread
Monday, October 20, 2014

Volume of Patient-to-Doc E-mails Up From 2001 to 2010
Volume of e-mails nearly tripled, but number of messages per 100 patients stabilized from '05 to '10
Friday, October 17, 2014

Obama Appoints Ron Klain As 'Ebola Czar'
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to ban on travelers from West Africa
Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care
Most apps related to diet and fitness, do not require published evidence on clinical effectiveness
Friday, October 17, 2014

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola
Conventional U.S. medical centers not prepared to manage Ebola patients
Friday, October 17, 2014

'Lost Pleasure' From Smoking Not a Cost in Economic Analyses
Authors question the FDA's inclusion of consumer surplus in economic analyses of tobacco regulation
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Getting an Appointment With a Psychiatrist Often Difficult
Of 360 U.S. doctors called in study, only one-quarter agreed to see 'patient'
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
ER charges haven't declined in three states with legislative reforms
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Experts and policymakers will discuss the public health response to Ebola virus disease in the U.S.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Change in Doc, Public Attitudes Needed to Cut Overtreatment
Reform of malpractice laws, inclusion of patients in medical decision making could be helpful
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Takes Steps Toward Hospital Preparedness for Ebola
CDC providing opportunities for U.S. health care providers to receive additional training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

FDA: Weak Evidence for Removing Chantix Warning
Pfizer wants the black box warning removed
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
Unidentified woman reported fever Tuesday, was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Mental Stress Affects Heart Differently in Men, Women
Physical differences in cardiovascular and platelet reactivity seen
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Exercise May Not Ward Off Teen Depression
U.K. research finds no apparent link, but U.S. experts are not convinced
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

AAP: Today's Teens Can Be Adept Multitaskers
Some kids do just fine juggling multiple forms of media throughout the day, research suggests
Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Procedures at Dallas Hospital
CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Monday, October 13, 2014

Love Your Coffee? You May Have Been Born That Way
Research identifies genes linked to the body's response to caffeine in coffee
Monday, October 13, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

Specialty Drugs May Be Worth the Higher Costs
Greater benefits offered by specialty drugs may offset the difference in costs over traditional drugs
Friday, October 10, 2014

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola
Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds more people viewing virus as 'major threat' to the United States
Friday, October 10, 2014

Cardiometabolic Risk Factors in Early Schizophrenia ID'd
Presence of risk factors in first-episode schizophrenia reflects need for early intervention
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Reducing Residency Work Hours Doesn't Affect Patient Outcomes
Findings based on patients' mortality, length-of-stay under junior, senior physicians
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers for Ebola
Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Thursday, October 09, 2014

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Officials Confirm
CDC begins screening at five U.S. airports for all people entering from Ebola-affected countries
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

AAFP Urges Docs to Check Accuracy of Open Payments Data
First set of data released Sept. 30 by CMS Open Payments transparency program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Tips Provided for Maximizing Use of Patient Portals
Portals should meet patient priorities; portals should be promoted at each patient encounter
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Cancer Diagnosis Can Take Toll on Mental Health
Patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer, and malignant melanoma particularly at risk
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers
And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Chasm Exists Between Cultural, Medical Definitions of Obesity
Gap may serve as barrier to communication about health risks of large body size for black women
Monday, October 06, 2014

CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
Investigation of first U.S. Ebola case underway; CDC issues reminders to providers
Monday, October 06, 2014

Impact of Physician Payments Sunshine Act Discussed
Manufacturers and providers concerned about reporting burden; patient interpretation of data
Monday, October 06, 2014

Physician Payments Found Not to Favor Procedures
Findings based on analysis of relative value units for procedures, management
Friday, October 03, 2014

Transient Ischemic Attacks May Lead to PTSD
Fear, depression, and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say
Friday, October 03, 2014

Medical Errors Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Doc says understanding that mistakes happen can help physicians determine processes to improve
Thursday, October 02, 2014

CDC: Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.
Deaths from heroin overdose vary by age
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Hydrocodone Combo Products Reclassified As Schedule II
New rule from DEA, taking effect Oct. 6, will impact prescribing practices for these products
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Providers Received Billions From Drug/Device Companies
Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug, device makers in second half of 2013
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Burnout on the Job Isn't Just About the Work
Individual factors explain considerable proportion of mental distress, depression, emotional exhaustion
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in U.S.
Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

American Academy of Neurology Issues Opioid Guidelines
Opioids for chronic noncancer pain too risky in many cases, AAN says
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Just-in-Time' Methodology Can Reduce Patient Waiting Times
Improves patient flow through clinic without reducing patient/physician interaction time
Monday, September 29, 2014

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese
Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people
Friday, September 26, 2014

Experiences Trump Things, Even Before Purchase
Researchers say anticipation of purchase is of value, more so for experiential vs material
Friday, September 26, 2014

Depression Linked to Worse Bypass Grafting Outcomes
Higher rates of death, rehospitalization for heart failure, myocardial infarction, or stroke
Friday, September 26, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Beats Tai Chi for Insomnia
CBT performs better than tai chi, sleep seminar education for insomnia remission
Friday, September 26, 2014

Yoga Offers Benefits to Patients With Bipolar Disorder
Survey of self-identified yoga practitioners reports positive emotional, cognitive, physical effects
Friday, September 26, 2014

Behavioral Therapy Deemed Best for Social Anxiety Disorder
SSRIs also help, but cognitive behavioral therapy shows even bigger 'effect sizes'
Friday, September 26, 2014

Targeted Therapy May Help Relieve 'Complicated Grief'
Standard depression treatment is less successful after a loved one dies
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Memory Slips in Senior Years May Signal Dementia Risk
Study found 80 percent of those who complained of forgetting things had Alzheimer's 12 years later
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Family-Based Therapy Can Aid Those With Anorexia
Teaching parents to help their children with eating behaviors may lead to faster weight gain
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Most Doctors Are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity
Only 19 percent have time to see more patients; many docs want to cut patient access to services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Meditation May Benefit Those Who Suffer From Migraines
Pilot study explores use of mindfulness-based stress reduction for adults with migraines
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Few Children Taking ADHD Drugs Also Getting Psychotherapy
Researchers find rates vary widely by county in United States
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Generic Discount Drug Program Use Has Increased Over Time
Use more likely among elderly, sicker, uninsured groups, and those in rural areas, central regions
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

FDA Warns Doctors of Danger From 'Fake' Drugs
Health care providers ordering meds should view 'too good to be true' offers with suspicion, agency says
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
Strategic investments help incorporate gender into existing funded studies, health officials say
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Health Conditions Expected to Worsen Due to Climate Change
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections, and food shortages
Monday, September 22, 2014

Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended
Monday, September 22, 2014

Unsolicited Job Leads May Negatively Impact Mental Health
Impact contingent on economic strain and financial dissatisfaction
Monday, September 22, 2014

E-Cigarettes Don't Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking
Long-term safety, effectiveness of the devices still unclear, researchers caution
Monday, September 22, 2014

Systemwide Changes Needed to Restrain Health Care Spending
Access to tools and information will allow families to make better, more informed medical choices
Friday, September 19, 2014

Family Squabbles Can Derail Recovery From Cancer Surgery
Researchers note infection, other complications more likely for patients with difficult lives
Friday, September 19, 2014

Presence of Peers Ups Health Workers' Hand Hygiene
But, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish
Friday, September 19, 2014

Strategies Can Help Docs Lower Their Tax Burden
Seven strategies include contributions to health savings, of securities, and to retirement plans
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Study Explores Link Between PTSD and Food Addiction
Women with most severe PTSD more likely to be addicted to food; not clear if one causes the other
Thursday, September 18, 2014

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connectivity
Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't
Thursday, September 18, 2014

CDC: Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot
Vaccine recommended for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Internists Report Considerable EMR-Linked Time Loss
Attending physicians report 48 minutes time loss per clinic day, while trainees report 18 minutes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths Quadrupled in Past Decade
Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive
Most defensive costs due to potentially unnecessary hospitalization
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Illegal Drugs and Alcohol
Plus, teen tobacco use fell to new low in 2013, government statistics show
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New Role of Patient As Consumer Requires Market Changes
As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions deemed crucial
Monday, September 15, 2014

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature
Errata in 4.2 per 100 original and review articles; major errata in 24.2 percent of articles with errata
Monday, September 15, 2014

Mechanism Proposed for Nicotine Gateway Hypothesis
Nicotine seems to exert priming effect on cocaine via histone deacetylase inhibition
Friday, September 12, 2014

AAFP Joins Coalition to Prevent Misuse of ADHD Meds
Coalition initially focusing on ADHD medication misuse among college students
Friday, September 12, 2014

Opioid Overdose Prevention Needed in Young Adult Users
Nonmedical prescription users uniformed about overdose awareness, avoidance, response strategies
Friday, September 12, 2014

Adding Antipsychotic Med May Improve Behavior in ADHD
Additional findings reported for the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression study
Friday, September 12, 2014

AB Blood Type May Be Linked to Risk of Memory Loss
High levels of factor VIII are also tied to higher risk of cognitive impairment
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Reanalyses of RCTs Can Lead to Different Conclusions
Thirty-five percent of published reanalyses led to changes in findings that implied different conclusions
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Increased Alzheimer's Risk
Increased strength of association observed with exposure density, drug half-life
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For Some, Health Insurance More Costly Than Uninsured Penalty
Young people with low incomes often pay as much as or more than older individuals for bronze plans
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Meds of Questionable Benefit Often Prescribed to Elderly
Many nursing home patients with dementia receive expensive drugs that may not be beneficial
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Stopping SSRI Use Not Found to Cut Risk of Miscarriage
Increased risk of miscarriage seen whether women are exposed to SSRIs or discontinue use
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Report Explores Patients' Portal Preferences
Most requested features include making appointments, viewing test results, checking prescriptions
Monday, September 08, 2014

Sibling Bullies May Leave Lasting Effects
Study links harassment at home to higher levels of depression, anxiety
Monday, September 08, 2014

Health Care Spending Expected to Rise in 2014 Through 2023
Insurance coverage under ACA, aging, economic growth driving future spending increases
Monday, September 08, 2014

Serious Childhood Burns Tied to Long-Term Mental Health Risks
Adults injured by fire when young are at increased odds of depression, study finds
Friday, September 05, 2014

Nearly 10 Percent of Americans Admit to Illicit Drug Use
Marijuana tops list of substances, federal report says
Friday, September 05, 2014

Blog: Seven Most Common Physician Social Media Misses
Author writes that doctors can and should take advantage of social media marketing opportunities
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Sleep Quality Tied to Brain Atrophy Over Time
Association largely seen in patients over age 60 years
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Cannabis Withdrawal Common in Substance Abusing Teens
Findings among teen marijuana users treated for substance use disorders
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Family Meals May Defuse Cyberbullying's Impact
Support, communication appear to be buffers
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Health IT
Progress made toward widespread adoption of EHRs; barriers to adoption of advanced EHR use
Friday, August 29, 2014

Overconfident People May Blind Others to Their Real Abilities
'Self-deception' can lead to risk taking, problems for institutions that promote such people
Friday, August 29, 2014

AMGA: Physician Turnover Still High in 2013
More physicians retiring; retirement as a reason for separation increased to 18 percent
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Cancer Patients With Depression Often Untreated
Studies show integrated program effective for depression in patients with cancer, lung cancer
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Age Doesn't Impact Deep Brain Stimulation Complications
For patients with Parkinson's, increasing age does not impact 90-day overall complication rates
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Team Approach Improves Practice Efficiency
For team-based care to succeed, physicians must be willing to delegate
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Collaborative Intervention Benefits Teens With Depression
Greater improvements in depressive symptoms for teens with collaborative care versus usual care
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Confusional Arousal Common, Linked to Other Disorders
Confusional arousals may be associated with medications, sleep disorders, or mental disorders
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Obesity in Early Primary School Ups Risk of Bullying Involvement
Increased risk to be victim or perpetrator in early primary school based on child and teacher reports
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cognitive Impairment May Increase Subsequent Stroke Risk
Pooled results from 18 studies show increased risk of stroke; increased risk of fatal, ischemic stroke
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

State Medical Cannabis Laws Cut Opioid Overdose Mortality
Laws are associated with significantly lower mean annual opioid overdose mortality rate
Monday, August 25, 2014

State of the Art Review: Eating Disorders in Children, Teens
Second study highlights increasing prevalence of eating disorders not otherwise specified
Monday, August 25, 2014

U.S. to Tighten Access to Certain Narcotic Painkillers
Drugs containing hydrocodone, which include Vicodin, would be affected
Friday, August 22, 2014

Breastfeeding Moms Have Lower Depression Risk
Risk of depression more than double for women who plan to breastfeed but are unable to do so
Thursday, August 21, 2014

ASA: Nurses Most Motivated to Help More Likely to Burn Out
Those who also have extrinsic motivations, such as wages, have better health and job outcomes
Tuesday, August 19, 2014

EHR Adoption Increasing, But Stage 2 Criteria Often Not Met
Second study shows most office physicians have EHR, but gaps persist in adoption
Monday, August 11, 2014

Issues to Consider With Integration of Telemedicine
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues
Friday, August 08, 2014

AADE: Mindfulness Beneficial for Veterans With Diabetes
Improvements seen in diabetes-related distress, diabetes control, AADE-7 self-care behavioral goals
Friday, August 08, 2014

VA Health Care Reform Bill Signed Into Law
To provide easier access to care, make it easier to fire senior VA officials who perform poorly
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Low Vitamin D May Up Risk of Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease is markedly increased for vitamin D <50 nmol/L
Thursday, August 07, 2014

U.S. Hospitals See Big Rise in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts
Spikes noted among young and middle-age adults; experts cite easy access to prescription meds
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Coaching Helps Diabetes Patients Cope With the Disease
Mental health sessions allow patients to manage depression, blood glucose levels more effectively
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Clues to How Heavy Drinking in Pregnancy Harms Child's Brain
May explain why attention, behavior problems persist in kids with fetal alcohol disorders
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

More Young Adults Getting Mental Health Care Under ACA
Increase was slight, but a good sign that law is working, researchers report
Monday, August 04, 2014

Hx of Alcohol Use Disorder Ups Odds of Memory Impairment
Disorder linked to more than double the odds of severe memory impairment in middle-aged adults
Monday, August 04, 2014

Job Strain Can Raise Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes
Work stress is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes in men and women, regardless of lifestyle factors
Monday, August 04, 2014

CMS Recognizes Telehealth in New Physician Fee Schedule
Proposal includes code for chronic care management reimbursement, telehealth
Friday, August 01, 2014

Each Chronic Condition Further Reduces Life Expectancy
Average marginal decline in life expectancy for each additional chronic condition is 1.8 years
Friday, August 01, 2014

Depression Independent of Neuropathology of Dementia
Tie between neuropathologic markers and cognitive decline not modified by depressive symptoms
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

SSIB: Early-Age Dieting Tied to Negative Health Outcomes Later
Earlier age tied to greater likelihood of overweight, obese and alcohol misuse
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Caffeine Intake Tied to Menopausal Symptoms
Limiting caffeine may aid with hot flashes, night sweats
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Low Trust in Physician Tied to Distress in Cancer Patients
Findings only seen in more anxiously attached patients in year following diagnosis
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Access for Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Continuing to Decline
Decrease in overall access to physicians, even in previously rep-friendly specialties
Monday, July 28, 2014

FDA Approves Tough-to-Abuse Formulation of Oxycodone
Targiniq ER includes naloxone, which blocks euphoric effect if pill is crushed or broken
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Prenatal Maternal Smoking Ups Risk of ADHD in Offspring
Similar association found for women who use nicotine replacement during pregnancy
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Number of Uninsured Down After ACA Open Enrollment
Decrease in number of uninsured; gain in coverage leads to improvements in access
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Use of Growth Hormone Surges Among U.S. Teens
Many young people are ordering dubious, hazardous products off of the Internet
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Persistent Symptoms After Mild TBI Should Be Considered PTSD
Symptoms lasting three months after traumatic brain injury do not represent postconcussion syndrome
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Physician Offices Investing in Patient Portals for EHRs
More resources being spent on patient portals than other EHR applications
Tuesday, July 22, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Text Message + Feedback Alcohol Intervention Beneficial
Reduction in self-reported binge drinking, number of drinks per day with intervention
Monday, July 21, 2014

Daily Stressors Alter Metabolic Response to High-Fat Meals
Greater numbers of stressors tied to lower postmeal resting energy expenditure, lower fat oxidation
Friday, July 18, 2014

Brain Damage Seen Even With Mild Head Injury
Those with injuries showed damage in brain white matter, disrupting nerve axons
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AAIC: A Healthy Lifestyle May Deflect Dementia
At-risk seniors who began eating right, exercising did better on memory/problem-solving tests
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increased Stroke Risk With Stress, Hostility, Depression
Correlations seen in middle-aged and older adults, even after adjustment for risk factors
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Social Integration Inversely Linked to Suicide Risk for Men
Strongest protective associations for marital status, social network size, religious service attendance
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

AAIC: Alzheimer's Rate Falling in the United States
Improved heart health may be one reason for decline seen in some developed countries
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

AAIC: Cataract Surgery a Plus for Patients With Dementia
Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life
Monday, July 14, 2014

Interrupted Sleep May Be As Bad As Too Little Sleep
Those with interrupted sleep functioned as poorly as people who got only four hours of sleep
Friday, July 11, 2014

Stimulant Use Ups Subsequent Cardiovascular Event Risk
Stimulant use in children or adolescents with or without ADHD linked to increased risk
Friday, July 11, 2014

Mental Health, Low Vision Program Cuts Depression in AMD
Behavioral activation plus low vision rehab linked to reduced risk of depressive disorders
Thursday, July 10, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Efavirenz Tied to Increased Suicidality
Doubled risk based on composite of suicide, as well as attempts and ideation
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Mental Stress Affects Ischemia Prognosis in Patients With CAD
Risk of adverse CV events is approximately doubled in patients with coronary artery disease
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Injuries, Violence Top Causes of Death for Young Americans
CDC researcher calls for broader preventive measures
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

ACA Offers Opportunities for Prevention, Public Health
In addition to increasing health insurance coverage, law promotes use of clinical preventive services
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

A Physician's Ability to Empathize May Be in the Genes
Increased activation seen in brain areas associated with awareness, attention, action planning
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Children With ADHD Prone to Substance Use Disorders
Stimulant medications used to treat ADHD also pose risk of misuse, diversion, and abuse
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Guidance Issued for Addressing Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Adolescents should be offered counseling, hormonal therapy, referral to specialists if needed
Monday, June 30, 2014

UnitedHealth Cutting More Docs From Medicare Advantage
New cuts seen in at least five states and affecting up to 10 percent of physicians
Friday, June 27, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Productivity
Steps include workflow map, effective delegation, establishing patient portal, motivating staff
Thursday, June 26, 2014

CDC: One in 10 Deaths Due to Excessive Drinking
Findings among all deaths in U.S. working-age adults, although rates vary by state
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk
Suicidal ideation/attempts up, especially if depressed
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

IOM: Too Little Known About PTSD Treatments for Veterans
Therapies are costing federal agencies millions, but it's unclear which work best
Monday, June 23, 2014

Depression Ups Risk of Death in Women With Heart Disease
In women aged 55 years or younger, depression adds to risk of coronary artery disease
Friday, June 20, 2014

Antidepressant Use Doesn't Up Congenital Cardiac Defect Risk
Association between antidepressant use, cardiac defects attenuated with increasing adjustment
Friday, June 20, 2014

NCHS: Insurance Coverage Expands, Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-ACA health status and health-care coverage
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Sharp Rise in 'Meth'-Linked ER Visits in U.S.
Resurgence in abuse cases reverses a decline noted between 2005-2007
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Docs Asked to Judge Patients' Competency to Carry Guns
Many don't feel qualified to make those decisions, survey finds
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Teen Suicide Attempts Up Post-Antidepressant Warnings
Overreaction to FDA warning may have led to undertreatment of depression, experts say
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Text Message Program Seems Effective for Smoking Cessation
Higher biochemically-confirmed, self-reported repeated point prevalence abstinence with Text2Quit
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ACA May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests
Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

ADA: New Instrument Validated for Diabetes Distress
Second study shows depressive symptoms can predict mortality in adults with type 1 diabetes
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

Depressive Symptoms Tied to Incident T2DM in Black Women
Depressive symptoms and antidepressant use linked to increased incidence rate ratios
Monday, June 16, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Inverse Link for Cognitive Impairment, Heart Health
Life's Simple 7 scores in middle or highest versus lowest tertile linked to reduced cognitive impairment
Friday, June 13, 2014

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Ups Risk of Preterm Birth
Risk in pregnant women appears to be independent of antidepressant and benzodiazepine use
Friday, June 13, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Recession Linked to >10,000 Suicides in N. America, Europe
But countries can take steps to reduce self-harm cases during economic downturns
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mindfulness, Cognitive Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes
Improvements in depressive symptoms, anxiety, well-being, diabetes-linked distress with MBCT, CBT
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

Depression With Atypical Features Tied to Obesity
Atypical subtype of major depressive disorder strongly predictive of obesity, even after adjustment
Monday, June 09, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

Antidepressants Vary in Contribution to Weight Gain
Absolute differences in weight gain small, but may lead to patient preferences
Friday, June 06, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Pot Isn't Harmless, Top U.S. Health Official Says
Addiction, brain changes are proven concerns, says head of National Institute on Drug Abuse
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Significant Posttraumatic Stress in Youths After Boston Marathon
Kids affected not only by the attack itself but also by the subsequent manhunt
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Midlife HTN Affects Late-Life BP, Brain Pathology Link
Correlation of late-life blood pressure to brain measures dependent on midlife hypertension history
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

One in Eight U.S. Children Will Be Maltreated by Age 18
Prevalence of maltreatment higher for black, Native American, Hispanic children than whites
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Holistic Exercise Program Seems Feasible in Dementia
Feasibility study demonstrates psychological and physical benefits of holistic exercise program
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Intensive Lifestyle Changes Lead to Lasting Improvement in T2DM
Reduction in incidence of mild or greater depression symptoms; improved physical function
Monday, June 02, 2014

Negative Social Interactions Linked to Incident HTN in Women
Effects seen for women, not men, and for those aged 51 to 64 years, but not those aged 65+
Monday, June 02, 2014

Demographic Shift in Heroin Users Seen Over 50 Years
Recent users tend to be more white, older, living outside of urban areas
Friday, May 30, 2014

Prenatal Chemical Exposure Affects Child Neurodevelopment
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers widely used as flame retardants in the past three decades
Friday, May 30, 2014

Inflammation Tied to Depressive Symptoms in New T2DM
Correlations for inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein, interleukin-1β
Friday, May 30, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

ECO: Stress in Children Impacts Hormones, Diet, Adiposity
Sweet food consumption, emotional eating, external eating, restrained eating up with a high stress score
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Docs Must Consider Legal Issues Relating to Text Messaging
Information sent by text message should be included in medical records, accorded privacy
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Cynical Distrust in Late Life May Be Linked to Dementia, Death
Dementia link seen after adjustment for confounders; tie to mortality attenuated after adjustment
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment Concerns States
Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Cognition Affected in Subgroups of Breast Cancer Patients
Greater tumor, comorbidity burden tied to more pretreatment impairment
Friday, May 23, 2014

HFC: Sleeping Pills Up CV Events in Heart Failure Patients
Authors call for monitoring of heart failure patients with sleep-disordered breathing
Friday, May 23, 2014

E-Cigarette Awareness High, Many Perceive Less Harm
Just over half believe them to be less harmful than cigarettes; no link for awareness and quit attempts
Friday, May 23, 2014

Sharp Rise in ER Visits Tied to Abuse of Alprazolam
Alprazolam was the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medication in 2011
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

National Summit Addresses Rx Drug Abuse Crisis
Holistic approach encompassing both prevention and treatment called for
Thursday, May 15, 2014

FDA: Start Sleep Medication Lunesta at Lower Dose for Safety
Agency points to studies showing daytime drowsiness that could interfere with driving
Thursday, May 15, 2014

CDC: Prescription Drug Use Continues to Climb in U.S.
Report indicates most common medications are for heart disease and high cholesterol
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Decades Old Solvent Exposure Still Tied to Cognitive Problems
Those with high lifetime exposure and most recent exposure have the highest risk of impairment
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Acamprosate, Naltrexone Comparable in Alcohol Use D/O
No significant differences seen between the two drugs in adults with alcohol use disorders
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Collaborative Depression Care Beneficial in Ob-Gyn Clinics
Evidence-based intervention improves depressive symptoms and functional outcomes
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Smoking Rates Are Lower in ADHD Patients on Stimulants
Treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder may have implications for smoking prevention
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Direct Pay Reduces Practices' Administration Hassles, Costs
Patients' payment of retainer fee guarantees increased access, higher level of service
Monday, May 12, 2014

Stressful Social Relations Tied to Higher Mortality Risk
Frequent conflicts with any type of social relation linked to two- to three-fold increased risk
Monday, May 12, 2014

Antipsychotics Cut Violent Crime in Psychiatric Disorders
Compared with periods when patients are not medicated, violent crime down with meds
Monday, May 12, 2014

Specialty Care Shortage Leads to Lower Perceived Need for It
Those with high, low access to specialty care have no differences in disease burden
Friday, May 09, 2014

Physicians Have Multiple EHR Documentation Strategies
Pros and cons seen with typing, scribe, voice recognition software, and later transcribing notes
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid ACA Premiums
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Chronic Stress Ups Metabolic Risk From Unhealthy Diet
High-fat, high-sugar food especially harmful for highly stressed people
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Teen Sport, Energy Drink Intake Tied to Unhealthy Behaviors
Sports drink intake also linked to higher moderate-to-vigorous physical activity, sport participation
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

PAS: Parasomnias Could Indicate a Child Is Being Bullied
Children who are bullied at ages 8 or 10 have increased risk of nightmares, night terrors at age 12
Monday, May 05, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Review: Room for Improvement in Psychiatric Care
Combined modality research needed; well-designed direct comparisons need public funding
Friday, May 02, 2014

Media Coverage of Suicide, Teen Suicide Clusters Linked
More newspaper stories published after index suicide in cluster; stories are more detailed
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Laughter Therapy Could Combat Memory Loss in Seniors
Study suggests that humor helps improve recall, reduces stress hormone
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

U.S. Children Experiencing Less Violence
School shootings, bullying make the headlines, but they're the exception, expert says
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

High-Dose Antidepressants Tied to Increased Self-Harm
Findings seen in children and young adults, compared to matched patients taking modal dose
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain
Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos
Monday, April 28, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Tx Beats Relaxation Tx in Childhood OCD
Use of family-based cognitive behavioral tx superior to relaxation therapy for children aged 5 to 8
Monday, April 28, 2014

FDA: Psychiatric Side Effects of Chantix to Be Reviewed in Fall
Mental health risks associated with Chantix will be reviewed at public meeting scheduled for October
Monday, April 28, 2014

One in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Take Psych Meds
More than half of parents say the drugs are helpful
Friday, April 25, 2014

Benzodiazepines May Worsen Respiratory Outcomes in COPD
Caution is advised for new use of benzodiazepines in older adults with chronic obstructive lung disease
Friday, April 25, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Irrational Health Beliefs Predict Adherence to Cardiac Rehab
No correlation between depression and adherence to cardiac rehabilitation
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

AAN: Mild Cognitive Impairment May Hasten Death
Higher mortality risk seen in those over 70 years with either amnestic, non-amnestic impairment
Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Low Glucose Tied to Higher Aggressive Impulses, Behavior
Low glucose levels might contribute to intimate partner violence through low self-control
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Cancer Patients Need Anxiety, Depression Screening
American Society of Clinical Oncology has adapted pan-Canadian guidelines
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

Most Adolescents Sleep Six to Seven Hours on Week Nights
Blacks and males sleep less, have more fragmented sleep; females have poorer sleep quality
Monday, April 21, 2014

Most People Experience Thoughts Associated With OCD
It is reactions to the thoughts that distinguishes OCD patients, the general population
Friday, April 18, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

Indoor Tanning Tied to Unhealthy Weight Control Behavior
Teens who indoor tan, especially males, more likely to fast, vomit, or take laxatives to lose weight
Friday, April 18, 2014

Trust in Provider Improves Antidepressant Adherence in DM
Patients with diabetes who perceive lack of shared decision-making found less adherent in Rx strategy
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

Collaborative Care Improves Mental Health in Cardiac Patients
Telephone-based intervention with social worker used to manage depression and/or anxiety disorders
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Informed Patients Question Unnecessary Prescriptions
Educated sleeping pill users more likely to discuss quitting potentially harmful meds
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Work-Home Interference Key Contributor to Burnout
Impact of work-home conflicts felt more strongly by women
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

ILAE Updates Definition of Epilepsy
Update considers outgrowing epilepsy, diagnosis after first unprovoked seizure with continuing risk
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Extensive Atypical Antipsychotic Use in Medicaid-Insured Youth
ADHD-diagnosed foster care youth have increased odds of atypical antipsychotic use
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

Prenatal SSRI Exposure May Up Odds of Autism in Boys
Strongest correlation seen for first trimester; link also seen for developmental disorder
Monday, April 14, 2014

Elderly African-Americans May Have Higher Alzheimer's Burden
More research needed to understand pathology and unique disease risks in African-Americans
Monday, April 14, 2014

Insight Into One's Own Abilities Only Moderate
Insight in self-evaluation better for more specific performances rather than broad tasks
Friday, April 11, 2014

Does Facebook Make Women Feel Bad About Their Bodies?
More time on the social networking site tied to greater likelihood of negative self-image
Friday, April 11, 2014

Surgical Decisions for High-Risk Patients Needs Overhaul
New model includes multidisciplinary team and information about less invasive options
Friday, April 11, 2014

Abuse Not Tied to Pain Severity in Chronic Pelvic Pain
Sexual abuse linked to pain-related disability; sexual, physical abuse linked to depression
Friday, April 11, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

AANS: Subclinical Head Impact Still Impacts Brain
Single season of concussion-free football still leads to brain changes witnessed on MRI
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Financial Incentives Improve Completion of HBV Vaccination
Significant improvement in vaccine adherence seen in patients receiving heroin treatment
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cortisol Response Associated With Crash Risk in Teen Drivers
Teenaged drivers with a higher cortisol response to stress less likely to be in an automobile crash
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk
Elderly with faster cognitive decline found to have lower risk of cancer mortality
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Men With Eating Disorders Face Delayed Symptom Recognition
Lack of cultural awareness of eating disorders in men poses barrier to diagnosis, treatment
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Depression, Functional Disability Common Post-ICU
More than one-third of survivors experience mild depression at three and 12 months
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Parental Addictions Linked to Arthritis in Adulthood
Association remains after adjusting for demographic and other clusters of risk factors
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Perceived Stress Positively Linked to Allergy Flares
Positive correlation for allergy flares with negative mood, but not depression symptoms
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Newly Eligible for Expanded Medicaid Are Healthier
Findings based on comparisons between newly eligible under ACA and pre-ACA enrollees
Monday, April 07, 2014

Few Good Resources on Self-Harm Exist Online
Misleading information could affect treatment decisions, researchers say
Monday, April 07, 2014

Paternal Obesity Linked to Elevated Autism Risk in Children
Weak association seen for autism spectrum disorder risk and maternal obesity
Monday, April 07, 2014

Vitamin D Supplementation May Be Beneficial in Depression
Review shows no overall effect on symptoms, but may have effect in clinically significant depression
Monday, April 07, 2014

Sexual Coercion Commonly Experienced by Teen Males
Perpetrators are most often women who use verbal, substance, seduction, and physical tactics
Friday, April 04, 2014

Mental Work Demands Affect Later Cognitive Functioning
Decline in cognitive functioning in retirement slowed by work with higher mental demands
Friday, April 04, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Modifiable Factors Predict Sexual Dysfunction in Aging Men
Range of risk factors identified for incidence and remission of ED, dyadic and solitary sexual desire
Friday, April 04, 2014

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Impacts Later Cognitive Function
Increased fitness linked to better verbal memory, faster psychomotor speed 25 years later
Friday, April 04, 2014

Memory Impairment Prevalent in Elderly With Heart Failure
Severity of memory impairment increases with increasing severity of heart failure
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

More Than One Million Americans Caring for Injured Veterans
Few public or private programs offer direct support to these caregivers, researchers say
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

CMS: Medicare Beneficiaries Saved $3.9B on Meds in 2013
In addition to savings on prescription drugs, preventive service use up for Medicare beneficiaries
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Screening
Insufficient evidence to assess benefits and harms of universal screening for older adults
Monday, March 24, 2014

Practices Can Take Steps to Improve Care Transitions
Financial incentives exist, including reimbursement and avoiding hospital readmissions
Friday, March 21, 2014

Alzheimer's Strikes Women Harder Than Men: Report
And those over 60 twice as likely to develop Alzheimer's as breast cancer
Thursday, March 20, 2014

Personality Measures in Young Patients Predict Later Health
Personality ratings useful regardless of differences in level of acquaintance of informant
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

APS: Mindfulness Meditation Beneficial for Teens With Cancer
Trend toward significance for reduction in depressive symptoms, improved sleep quality for girls
Friday, March 14, 2014

CDC: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds
Friday, March 14, 2014

IOM Recommends Definitions for 'Gulf War' Multisymptom Illness
CDC and Kansas definitions recommended for identifying cases among Gulf War Veterans
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Review: Peer Victimization Ups Child Suicide Ideation, Attempts
Cyberbullying more strongly linked to suicide ideation than traditional bullying
Thursday, March 13, 2014

TV Viewing Time Linked to Sleep Duration in Children
Long periods of TV viewing linked to shorter sleep duration in cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

About One-Quarter of Patients With MCI Progress to Dementia
Risk of progression increased for patients with depression, those with more severe impairment
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Medicare Drug Plan Changes Withdrawn by White House
Proposal met heavy resistance from patient groups
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Family Routines Aid Emotional Health of Preschoolers
Higher number of routines (family dinners, singing, storytelling, and playing) found beneficial
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Drug Use Interventions
Insufficient evidence for primary care interventions to cut illicit, nonmedical rx drug use
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

AAPM: Benzodiazepine Rx Increasing in Primary Care
Patient visits involving opioid prescriptions more likely to also have benzodiazepine prescriptions
Monday, March 10, 2014

Marijuana Use Up, Cocaine Use Down, U.S. Report Finds
Review covered 2000 to 2010, so doesn't reflect suspected increase in heroin use
Monday, March 10, 2014

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems
Monday, March 10, 2014

Parental Death Increases Odds of Lower Grades, School Failure
Correlations persist even after adjustment for socioeconomic position, psychosocial factors
Monday, March 10, 2014

Hearing Impairment in Adults Linked to Depression
Increased odds of depression in older women, even after adjustment for multiple covariates
Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Concern Over Facebook Photos Tied to Eating Disorders
There is a positive correlation between increased Facebook time, decreased body image in women
Monday, March 10, 2014

Consultant Offers Tips for Evaluating Staff Pay
Geographic factors, professional determinations, and state labor laws all factor into discussions
Monday, March 10, 2014

FDA: Pfizer Voluntarily Recalls Certain Lots of Antidepressant
Action taken after pharmacist found a heart drug among Effexor/venlafaxine, FDA says
Friday, March 07, 2014

Higher Cardiovascular Events Risk After Outbursts of Anger
Findings show that, compared to other times, the two hours after an outburst have heightened risk
Friday, March 07, 2014

Women More Sensitive Than Men to Sublingual Zolpidem
Greater impact on females not accounted for by drug dose, body weight
Friday, March 07, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Web-Based Mental Health Screening Feasible, Acceptable
Routine screening administered to patients waiting for appointments IDs anxiety, depression
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Yoga May Improve Menopausal Quality of Life
Modest effects of yoga observed for scores in quality of life, vasomotor symptoms, and sexuality
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Value-Based Insurance Plans Can Up Rx Adherence
Along with lower cost sharing, plans target high-risk patients, use mail-order drugs
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

Indoor Tanning Common Among High School Students
Prevalence higher for female, older, non-Hispanic white students; linked to other risky behaviors
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

Excessive Tanning May Reflect Psychiatric Distress
Frequency of tanning is associated with problematic tanning and tanning dependence
Friday, February 28, 2014

Cardiovascular Risk Increased in Month After Partner Death
Elderly men and women have increased risk of MI, stroke in 30 days after partner death
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity Up for Offspring of Older Dads
Offspring of older fathers have increased risks of autism, ADHD, low educational attainment
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review: AHA Should Include Depression As Risk Factor in ACS
Evidence shows consistent link for depression, adverse outcomes in acute coronary syndrome
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Low-Normal TSH Deemed Risk Factor for Depression in Elderly
More concurrent depression, risk of developing depressive syndrome up with low-normal TSH
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Children's Behavior Problems Tied to In Utero Acetaminophen
Higher risk seen for ADHD-like behavioral problems and hyperkinetic disorders
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Research Agenda Developed for Teen Antipsychotic Rx Use
Second prioritized research agenda focuses on management of ductal carcinoma in situ
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

Obese Patients Affected by Perceived Judgment of Doctor
Those who feel judged are more likely to attempt weight loss, but not more likely to be successful
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

Psychological Factors Affect Skeletal Trauma Recovery
Catastrophic thinking in particular linked to follow-up pain intensity, disability
Friday, February 21, 2014

Health Reform Associated With Fewer Behavioral Admissions
Emergency department visits increased less than other states after Massachusetts reform
Friday, February 21, 2014

Concurrent Opioid Prescribing by Multiple Providers Common
More than three-quarters of Medicare beneficiaries with four or more providers have concurrent rx
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Smoking Cessation Leads to Better Mental Health
Improvements observed in both healthy and clinical populations
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Citalopram Cuts Agitation Associated With Alzheimer's
Cognitive and cardiac adverse effects may limit citalopram dosage maximums per day
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Concerns include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Neurofeedback Superior to Cognitive Training for ADHD
Fewer symptoms seen in children at the time of the intervention and six months later
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Adverse Health Effects of Bullying Linger
Worse health outcomes with chronic bullying, especially bullying in both past and present
Monday, February 17, 2014

Non-Traditional Office Hours Can Reap Big Financial Benefits
Once practice overhead costs are met, patients seen in extended hours increase profitability
Monday, February 17, 2014

AAFP: Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Docs
Telemedicine can save time for patients, reduce ER visits, allow docs to see more patients
Monday, February 17, 2014

Importance of Sex Tied to Maintaining Sex Life in Midlife
Those placing greater importance on sex more likely to maintain sexual activity
Friday, February 14, 2014

Women Have Worse QOL Than Men Up to 12 Months Post-Stroke
Link seen after ischemic stroke, with adjustment for sociodemographics, disability, stroke severity
Friday, February 14, 2014

Global Prevalence of Non-Partner Sexual Violence 7.2 Percent
Estimates range from 21 percent in central sub-Saharan Africa to 3.3 percent in south Asia
Thursday, February 13, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Imaging May Show Alzheimer's Decades Before Symptoms
Findings on imaging of cognitively normal individuals with two-parent history of late-onset disease
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Minor Infections May Be Linked to Cognitive Decline
Exposure to certain pathogens linked to decreased performance on cognitive tests years later
Thursday, February 13, 2014

U.S. Officials Target Escalating Drug Overdoses
Deadly epidemic is driven by abuse of narcotic painkillers and heroin
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Health Benefits for Condemnation of Behavior, Not Self
Negative health outcomes for patients who have physician interaction involving self-condemnation
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Teens Who Consume Energy Drinks at Risk for Substance Use
Prevention efforts should include education on masking effects of caffeine in energy drinks
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fertility Rates About Three Times Higher in Mentally Ill Teens
Fertility rate not declining as much over time in teen girls with major mental illness versus unaffected girls
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Collaborative Depression Care Cuts CVD Event Risk
Among older patients without baseline CVD, collaborative care halves risk of hard CVD events
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Perceived Control Reduces Mortality Risk for Lesser Educated
But similar effect not observed for higher educated individuals
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Smartphone Use at Night Could Impair Work the Next Day
Smartphone use linked to morning depletion, diminished work engagement via effect on sleep
Monday, February 10, 2014

Study Quantifies Childhood ASD-Linked Economic Burden
Higher health care costs, non-health care costs, including school costs, after adjustment
Monday, February 10, 2014

Uneven Effects for Minimum Unit Pricing for Alcohol
Moderate drinkers little affected by pricing, with greatest effects seen for harmful drinkers
Monday, February 10, 2014

Cognitive Tx Beneficial in Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorder
Cognitive therapy reduces psychiatric symptoms among patients who chose not to take meds
Friday, February 07, 2014

Drugs Increasingly Detected in Fatally Injured Drivers
Positive results for non-alcohol drugs rose from 16.6 to 28.3 percent from 1999 to 2010
Friday, February 07, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

EHR Use During Patient Visit May Mean Missed Non-Verbal Cues
Physician-patient eye gaze patterns differ with use of electronic health records versus paper charts
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Intensive BP Reduction Doesn't Prevent Cognitive Decline
Findings in older patients with existing type 2 diabetes mellitus
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Rates of Steroid Use High in Gay, Bisexual Adolescent Boys
Rates of misuse much higher than in heterosexual boys in the United States
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Medicating Drivers for ADHD May Cut Risk of Traffic Accidents
Significant link observed for male, but not female, drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Expressive Writing May Benefit Renal Cancer Patients
Benefits in cancer-linked symptoms mediated by lower Impact of Event Scale one month after intervention
Monday, February 03, 2014

Many Adults Report Minor Subjective Memory Problems
Memory impairment linked to health measures, education; more men report memory problems
Monday, February 03, 2014

Pediatric Anxiety Remission Up With Acute Treatment Response
Remission more likely for acute treatment responders, regardless of assigned treatment arm
Monday, February 03, 2014

Specific Psychiatric Symptoms Impact Work Functioning
Specific symptoms identified for major depressive episodes, generalized anxiety disorder
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Androgen Deprivation Therapy Can Take Emotional Toll
But no clinically meaningful decline in quality of life seen in prostate cancer patients at 24 months
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

High Estradiol Levels Linked to Dementia in Women
Risk even higher in women who also have diabetes
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Fear of Violence Hinders Women's Attempts at Safer Sex
Fear of intimate partner violence linked to inconsistent condom use
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Therapeutic Music Video Beneficial for HSCT Recipients
Positive resilience outcomes for adolescents/young adults undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplant
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Yoga Provides Health Benefits for Breast Cancer Survivors
Twelve-week intervention linked to improved fatigue, vitality, lower levels of proinflammatory cytokines
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Children Resilient When Dealing With Cancer Experience
Although challenged, youth with cancer do not have higher rates of posttraumatic stress disorder
Monday, January 27, 2014

'Buzzed' Drivers More Likely to Be Blamed for Crashes
Even minimal blood alcohol levels, well below the U.S. legal limit of 0.08 percent, impair driving
Monday, January 27, 2014

Online Fitness Tool Users Want Images Similar to Themselves
Findings based on recommendations from young overweight African-American women
Friday, January 24, 2014

DSM-5 Criteria Likely to Lower ASD Prevalence Estimates
About 80 percent of those with ASD under the DSM-IV-TR criteria classified with ASD under DSM-5
Friday, January 24, 2014

Stimulant, Antipsychotic Combo Improves Aggressive Behavior
Improvement for children with ADHD, aggressive disorder with stimulant, parent training, risperidone
Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Postpartum Depression Often Becomes Chronic
May become chronic in up to 50 percent of women with postpartum depression
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Concussion Common Among Young Female Soccer Players
Most players continue to play with symptoms; fewer than half seek medical attention
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Phase 3 Studies Fail to Show Benefit of Drugs in Alzheimer's
No improvement in cognition in randomized trials of bapineuzumab and solanezumab
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ALA: Much More Must Be Done to Lower Smoking Rates
American Lung Association points to legislative inaction by states, stronger push by Big Tobacco
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Larger Brain Volume
In postmenopausal women, higher omega-3 index tied to brain, hippocampal volume eight years later
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

ACA Impact on Primary Practice May Depend on Location
Practices in states with expanded Medicaid may see more new, chronically ill patients
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

More Federal Funding of Health Centers Mitigates Access Issues
Findings among low-income, uninsured adults from 2002 to 2007
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Enjoyment of Life Tied to Functional Impairment in Elderly
Lower enjoyment of life linked to increased odds of impaired activities of daily living, gait speed
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Medication Synchronization Program Ups Adherence
Community pharmacy-based program projects increase of 20 med fills per patient per year
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Firearm Access in Home Ups Suicide, Homicide Risk
Increased odds of suicide, homicide based on pooled data from 15 observational studies
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Multiple Medications Increase Odds of Hospital Admission
Link modified by number of long-term conditions, with reduced effect for multiple conditions
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Single Questions Screen for Alcohol and Drug Dependence
Asking primary care patients about alcohol and drug use in the past year helps identify problems
Monday, January 20, 2014

Subjective Well-Being Similar for Those With, Without Children
After adjustment for background variables, having a child has little effect on life evaluation
Friday, January 17, 2014

Body Image Distortion Linked to Depression in Teen Boys
And, depressive symptoms, victimization predict steroid use in self-perceived underweight teen boys
Friday, January 17, 2014

Primary Care Docs Rarely Advise Antidepressants for Teens
Depression severity doesn't influence likelihood of recommendation; does affect child psychiatry referral
Friday, January 17, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Heavy Drinking Speeds Cognitive Decline in Middle-Aged Men
Faster decline in global cognitive score, executive function, memory with intake of ≥36 g/day
Thursday, January 16, 2014

NCPA: Access to Controlled Substances Often Delayed
Most pharmacists report three or more delays in past 18 months, usually lasting at least one week
Thursday, January 16, 2014

FDA Warns Against Rx With High Levels of Acetaminophen
Agency recommends that physicians cease prescriptions of drugs in excess of 325 mg
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Late Pregnancy SSRI Exposure May Up Newborn Pulmonary HTN
Review shows significantly increased risk, although absolute risk remains low
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Beliefs About Safety May Spark E-Cigarette Use in Young Adults
Those who believe e-cigarettes are less harmful are more likely to experiment with them
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Drug Testing Does Not Deter Substance Abuse in High School
Perceived positive school climate may reduce substance use, but not alcohol use
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Weight Stigma May Have Negative Consequences
Self-perceived obese women exposed to weight-stigmatizing article consume more calories
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Access to Medicaid-Accepting Substance Use Tx Centers Varies
Counties with more blacks, uninsured lowers likelihood of a Medicaid-accepting center
Monday, January 13, 2014

Suicide Risk Equal for Children Taking Single Antidepressant
Users of multiple antidepressants concomitantly have increased risk for suicide attempt
Monday, January 13, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

Extended Varenicline Use Ups Smoking Abstinence Rates
Findings in mentally ill patients achieving initial smoking abstinence with 12-week treatment
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Occupational Therapy Aids Kids With Autism, Sensory Issues
Improvements seen in completing tasks, caregiver assistance, and socialization
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Best for Cancer Patients With Insomnia
Remains a better choice versus mindfulness-based stress reduction for nonpharmacologic treatment
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Drug Labeling Linked to Drug, Placebo Efficacy in Migraine
Effect of placebo and active drug increased with progressively positive drug information
Thursday, January 09, 2014

No Long-Term Benefit Seen for Smoking Cessation Combo Rx
Although combination varenicline-bupropion initially more effective than varenicline alone
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Administrative Demands Hurt Patient-Doctor Relationship
Extensive charting, preauthorizations, high volumes all cut time doctors spend with patients
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Review Suggests Psychological Benefits of Meditation
Moderate evidence for improvements in anxiety, depression, pain with mindfulness meditation
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Importance of Religion Linked to Cortical Thickness
Effects of importance on cortical thickness stronger in participants at high familial risk of depression
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Preemie Crying Linked to Later Behavioral Problems
Second study shows educational intervention can reduce postnatal depression, sleep, cry problems
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Hypothyroidism Not Tied to Cognitive Impairment in Aged
Authors urge validation in another cohort and over a longitudinal period
Friday, January 03, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Emotions Tied to Topographically Distinct Bodily Sensations
Bodily sensation maps are consistent among samples from West Europe, East Asia
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Alpha Tocopherol Seems Beneficial in Alzheimer's
Slower functional decline and least increase in caregiver burden for those taking alpha tocopherol
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

What Yoga Can and Can't Do for You
A stress-buster, it can also help with anxiety, depression, back pain, and other ills, experts say
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost
Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say
Monday, December 30, 2013

Acupuncture Improves Breast Cancer Treatment Symptoms
No significant difference in outcomes seen for patients treated with real, sham acupuncture
Monday, December 30, 2013

Inactivity Linked With Depression After Cardiac Surgery
Physical inactivity also linked with pre-op depression in cardiac patients
Monday, December 30, 2013

Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy May Up Risk of Autism
Women with infections diagnosed during hospital stay at higher risk of delivering a child with autism
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

Exposure Therapy Superior to Counseling in Girls With PTSD
Adolescent girls with PTSD related to sexual abuse benefit from prolonged exposure therapy
Friday, December 27, 2013

Most Dementia Patients Living at Home Have Unmet Needs
Levels of unmet needs even higher among minority and low-income residents
Friday, December 27, 2013

Performance-Enhancing Drug Use Widespread in U.S.
Use of PEDs more widespread than thought; can have adverse health consequences
Friday, December 27, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Most 12th Graders Don't Think Marijuana Use Is Harmful
Only 39.5 percent perceive regular use as harmful; 6.5 percent use marijuana on a daily basis
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Sporting Success Can Have Demographic Repercussions
Spain saw a significant uptick in births nine months following a major soccer victory
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

Revised Checklist Improves Detection of Autism in Toddlers
Study validates modified version of the M-CHAT screening tool for children at low risk
Monday, December 23, 2013

Cardiovascular Disease Linked to Cognitive Decline in Older Women
Highest risks for myocardial infarction, other vascular disease; no link for a-fib, heart failure
Monday, December 23, 2013

Longer Maternity Leave May Reduce Postpartum Depression
U-shaped correlation with lowest postpartum depressive symptoms for six months of leave
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Higher Levels of Anxiety Linked to Incident Stroke Risk
Findings are independent of other risk factors, including depression
Friday, December 20, 2013

CDC Measures Fathers' Involvement With Their Children
Fathers living with their children have greater participation in their lives
Friday, December 20, 2013

Pre-Op Depression Linked to Narcotic Use Before Spinal Sx
Patients categorized as depressed or anxious have higher preoperative narcotic use
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Deep Brain Stimulation Aids Driving With Parkinson's
Benefit may potentially be because of nonmotor driving-relevant aspects
Thursday, December 19, 2013

Maternal Antidepressant Use Not Significantly Linked to Autism
No significant increase in offspring autism risk linked to SSRI use during pregnancy
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Exercise Ups Sexual Function in Women on Antidepressants
Improves sexual desire and global sexual function
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Screening Tools ID Postnatal Depression in Teen Moms
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale and two subscales accurate for use in adolescent mothers
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gene Expression Changes Seen After Mindfulness Meditation
Experienced meditators have changes in histone deacetylase gene expression, histone modification
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

No Cognitive Benefit for Long-Term Multivitamin Supplement
Findings in cohort of older male physicians randomized to multivitamin or placebo
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Determinants of Patient Loyalty to Provider Identified
More than 15 percent of patients at high risk for leaving their current physician, practice
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

Social Pressure Drives Teens to Sext Despite Personal Attitude
Social pressures outweigh adolescents' own attitudes about sexting
Friday, December 13, 2013

Deployment-Related Brain Injury Predicts PTSD Risk
Findings based on pre- and post-deployment interviews with Marines and Navy personnel
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

Race Affects Risk of Dementia in Older Diabetes Patients
Age-adjusted risk of dementia highest among Native-Americans and African-Americans
Friday, December 13, 2013

FDA Approves Generic Cymbalta (Duloxetine)
Labeling states drug/other antidepressants could up risk of suicidal thoughts/action
Thursday, December 12, 2013

Factors in Choice of Opioid for Abuse Analyzed
Three-quarters of opioid-dependent individuals use oxycodone or hydrocodone
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

Most Teens With Psychiatric Disorders Don't Receive Care
Black youth less likely to get specialty mental health, general medical services for mental disorders
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Exercise May Improve Cognition in Dementia
May also improve ability to perform daily tasks
Thursday, December 05, 2013

ER Visits Involving Ecstasy Up 128 Percent From 2005 to 2011
Each year about one-third of visits involve alcohol among patients younger than 21 years
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Skills Training Doesn't Impact Quality of Communication, Care
Trainee intervention doesn't improve communication, end-of-life care; patient depression higher
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

CDC: Over 6 Percent of Teens Take Psychotropic Meds
Antidepressants and ADHD drugs are most commonly used psychotropic medications in teens
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Recent Rapid Increase in Mental Health Care for Youth
More rapid increase in visits resulting in mental disorder diagnosis for youth versus adults
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Optimal Testosterone Levels Tied to Survival in Older Men
Men with non-optimal levels tend to have higher all-cause, ischemic heart disease mortality
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

CDC: More Than One in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD
Nearly one in five currently diagnosed with ADHD not receiving medication, counseling
Monday, November 25, 2013

Recession-Linked Losses Impact Alcohol Outcomes
Severe economic loss linked to negative drinking consequences, alcohol dependence
Friday, November 22, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

Rape, Sexual Assault Likely Underestimated by Crime Survey
Errors in samples, response, specification and measurements; new survey should be developed
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Recessions Linked to Worse Cognitive Function Later
Critical age range differs for men and women
Thursday, November 21, 2013

PTSD Linked to Overweight, Obesity in Women
Faster rise in BMI for women with at least four symptoms of PTSD; independent of depression
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Short-Term Aerobic Exercise Improves Memory in Older Adults
Older sedentary adults also have improvements in parameters of cardiovascular health
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

USPSTF Identifies High Priority Evidence Gaps for Older Adults
Gaps include screening for cognitive impairment; physical, mental well-being; vision, hearing problems
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Surgeons Emotionally Affected by Surgical Complications
Surgeons feel institutional support following complications is generally inadequate
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Effect of Statins on Cognitive Function Unclear
Despite FDA warning, further evidence is needed to establish an effect
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In-Bedroom Media Access Tied to Sleep Problems in ASD
Link stronger for boys with ASD versus ADHD; time spent playing video games also tied to less sleep
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Cognitive Strategy Cuts Stress in Mothers of Children With Autism
Cognitive intervention reduces stress and depression in parent after child is diagnosed
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Teen Bullies, Bullied Engage in More Sexual Risk-Taking
Bullies and bully-victims more likely to engage in casual sex, sex under the influence
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Depression Linked to Accelerated Cellular Aging
Patients with depression have shorter telomeres
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Gun Violence in PG-13 Movies Has Tripled Since 1985
Since 2009, PG-13rated films contain as much or more violence as R-rated movies
Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

For Hospitalized Adults, Light Inversely Tied to Fatigue, Mood
Pain level positively associated with fatigue, but not directly linked to light exposure
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bilingualism Delays Onset of Dementia, Even in Illiterate
Delayed onset of different types of dementia; education doesn't account for difference
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Interactive Computer Program Beneficial in Depression
Tailored program ups antidepressant recommendations, mental health referral, or both
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Physique Concerns Linked to Adverse Outcomes for Teen Boys
Males with high concerns about thinness more likely to develop depressive symptoms
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Chronic Condition Prevention Urged for Better Life Quality
Numbers of chronic conditions at baseline, follow-up linked to limitations in activities of daily living
Friday, October 25, 2013

FDA Approves Brain-Imaging Drug for Alzheimer's Detection
Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia
Friday, October 25, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Many Interns Don't Practice Etiquette-Based Communication
Interns overestimate the extent to which they introduce themselves and their role, sit with patient
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

FDA Urges Tighter Controls on Certain Prescription Painkillers
Changes would decrease number of refills before returning to doctor; supplies lasting ≤90 days
Thursday, October 24, 2013

State Parity Laws Increase Access to Substance Use Tx
Substance use disorder treatment rates higher in states with full parity legislation
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blood Glucose, HbA1c Levels Linked to Memory Performance
Beneficial effects of HbA1c on memory partly mediated by hippocampal volume, microstructure
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sunny Regions Have Lower ADHD Prevalence
No association seen between sun and autism or depression
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Modest Survival Benefits Seen for Family Caregivers
Caregivers to chronically ill family members have slightly reduced risk of death
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Exercise Boosts Academic Performance in Adolescents
Beneficial effects observed with both cross-sectional and longitudinal measurements
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BP Drugs Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia
For older adults with mild cognitive impairment, only diuretics linked to lower risk
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Anti-Obesity Messages May Inadvertantly Up Eating Disorders
Overweight feeling pressure to lose weight, often using extreme measures
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Study Probes Why Truckers Use Booze, Illicit Drugs
Use of psychoactive substances associated with poor working conditions
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Short, Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Increased β-Amyloid Burden
Shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality associated with β-amyloid in older adults
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Testing
Instruments can detect dementia, but insufficient evidence for benefit of screening or interventions
Monday, October 21, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Psychotropic Drugs Commonly Prescribed to Children With ASD
Polypharmacy also common in autism spectrum disorders
Monday, October 21, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

ACEP: Characteristics of Patients With Opioid Overdose
Second study identifies factors associated with doctor-shopping
Friday, October 18, 2013

Behavioral Therapy Effective for Health Anxiety
Treatment cost at two years similar to standard care
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Negative Affectivity Linked to Alcohol Use During Pregnancy
Association includes light alcohol use and binge drinking in first and second trimesters
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Arterial Stiffness Linked to β Amyloid Plaques in Elderly
Arterial stiffness associated with plaque deposition in brain of dementia-free older adults
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Algorithm Developed to Guide Physicians in Obesity Care
Algorithm emphasizes patients' overall health and reducing their risk of obesity-linked conditions
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CBT Equal to Intensive Medical Care for Peds Abdominal Pain
No significant difference in effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy, intensive medical care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Irregular Bedtimes Linked to Behavioral Difficulties
Behavior improves after switching to regular bedtimes
Monday, October 14, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Smoking Cessation Meds Don't Increase Suicidal Behavior
Risk of self-harm, depression not up with varenicline, bupropion versus nicotine replacement tx
Monday, October 14, 2013

Gene Variant Linked to Marital Satisfaction
Alleles of the serotonin transporter associated with sensitivity to emotional behavior
Friday, October 11, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

Maternal Antenatal Depression Tied to Offspring's Depression
Maternal education moderates the effects of postnatal, but not antenatal depression
Thursday, October 10, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Public Insurance Up for Those With Mental Illness
Cost barriers to care rise among the uninsured and those with private insurance
Thursday, October 10, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
Meta-analysis shows pooled odds ratio of 1.37 for metabolic syndrome among those with PTSD
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Nearly One in 10 Young People Perpetrate Sexual Violence
Males are younger perpetrators, with first perpetration occurring most often at 16 years old
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Depression Linked to Higher Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Risk about three times higher than that seen in individuals without depression
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Midlife Stress May Up Risk of Later Dementia for Women
Psychosocial stressors may have long-lasting physiological and psychological effects
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Tools to Lower Teen Drug Use
For adolescents, evidence lacking for primary care-based interventions to prevent, cut drug use
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Acupuncture, Counseling Improve Depression Symptoms
Both interventions reduce depression at three months better than usual care
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

FDA Approves Brintellix for Major Depressive Disorder
Clinical trials show drug is effective in treating depression and preventing future episodes
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ASTRO: Two Questions Can ID Depression in Cancer Patients
Two-item Patient Health Questionnaire detects major depression in patients receiving radiotherapy
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

Trends in Psychotropic Med Use in Young Children Explored
Likelihood of use peaked in 2002 to 2005; more likely for boys, those lacking private insurance
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Health Worker Roles Impacted When 'Undervalued' by Patients
Frustrations can affect both performance and pay
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

Obesity Gene Testing Offers Psychological Benefit
Genetic testing results reduce self-blame, don't seem to undermine importance of lifestyle choices
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Dementia Needs to Become a Government Priority
Ten-fold funding increases suggested to address issues related to long-term dementia care
Thursday, September 26, 2013

No Cognitive Protective Role Seen for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
No effect on age-associated cognition or rate of cognitive decline in older dementia-free women
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Early Screening Tool IDs PTSD in Preschool-Aged Children
Pediatric Emotional Distress Scale-Early Screener has good sensitivity, acceptable specificity
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

Metformin May Increase Risk of Cognitive Impairment
Calcium supplementation may ameliorate this risk
Friday, September 20, 2013

CDC: Evocative Campaign Motivates Smokers to Quit
Calls and visits to Tips website surges during anti-smoking campaign
Thursday, September 19, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Analysis Confirms Bullying, Health Issues Link in Children
Meta-analysis quantifies association between peer victimization and psychosomatic complaints
Monday, September 16, 2013

Stress Reduction Program Reduces Teacher Burnout
Stress reduction translates into improved teacher well-being, greater classroom effectiveness
Friday, September 13, 2013

IOM Urges Coordinated Research Enterprise for Child Abuse
Rates of physical and sexual abuse have declined since 1993, but considerable underreporting
Friday, September 13, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs Drops in Young Adults
SAMHSA issues its annual report on substance use in the United States
Monday, September 09, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

E-Cigarettes Modestly Effective for Helping Smokers Quit
Second study shows increase in population-level quit attempts with TV advertising campaign
Monday, September 09, 2013

Obese Teens Can Also Develop Eating Disorders
Case report presents two cases of long-undetected eating disorders in obese adolescents
Monday, September 09, 2013

Parental Tongue-Lashing Aggravates Teen Misbehavior
Yelling at or insulting a child also linked to increase in depressive symptoms
Friday, September 06, 2013

Maternal PTSD Tied to Increased Risk of Child Abuse
Children experience more traumatic events than those whose mothers have depression
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Intervention for NICU Moms Reduces Their Trauma, Anxiety
Improvements in mothers' distress, parenting expectations may better infant outcomes
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Continuation Phase Cognitive Therapy Beneficial in Depression
Second study shows lasting benefits of cognitive behavioral prevention program for at-risk teens
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Parental Goals Impact ADHD Treatment Preference
Medication for academic achievement, behavior therapy for behavioral compliance
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Moderate Drinkers of Wine Less Likely to Be Depressed
About two to seven glasses of wine per week linked with lower rates of depression
Friday, August 30, 2013

New Diagnostic Criteria Reduce Sex Disparity in Depression
In analyses including traditional and alternative symptoms, same prevalence for men, women
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Prevalence of Rx Sleeping Aid Use 4 Percent for U.S. Adults
Prevalence increased for women versus men and with age, education; varies with sleep duration
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Global Burden of Substance Use, Mental Disorders Quantified
Second study quantifies global prevalence and burden of illicit drug dependence
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Use of Antipsychotic Meds Down in Nursing Homes
At least eleven states have already met or exceeded goal of 15 percent reduction in use
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Report Discusses Caregiver-Fabricated Illness in Children
Rare but serious form of child maltreatment can result in significant morbidity and mortality
Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Development Normal to Better in Children Who Stutter
Verbal and nonverbal skills better than non-stuttering children
Monday, August 26, 2013

Autistic Traits More Common in Children With ADHD
About 20 percent of children with ADHD show signs of autism
Monday, August 26, 2013

Heroin Incidence Up for Those Using Non-Medical Pain Relief
3.6 percent of non-medical pain reliever initiates progress to heroin use within five years
Monday, August 26, 2013

Hispanic Teens More Likely to Engage in Substance Abuse
More likely to have used marijuana, ecstasy, cocaine, and to have abused Rx meds
Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

Controversy Surrounding 'Fat Letters' Discussed
Screening letters raise awareness, promote discussion about healthy eating, exercise, weight
Monday, August 19, 2013

Children's Soda Consumption Tied to Behavior Problems
Higher levels of daily soda consumption tied to higher aggressive behavior
Friday, August 16, 2013

Osteoarthritis Pain Negatively Impacts a Spouse's Sleep
Greater pain linked to spouses' poorer overall sleep quality, feeling less refreshed after sleep
Friday, August 16, 2013

Childhood ADHD Linked to Atopic Diseases, Impetigo
Independently increased odds of asthma, impetigo, antihistamine drug prescriptions
Friday, August 16, 2013

Depression Up in Post-Radiation Head & Neck Cancer Survivors
Depression is fairly consistent through five years post-radiotherapy; treatments are underutilized
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

NIH Produces Online Course for Teen Alcohol Screening
Course includes quick two-question screening tool, risk estimator, overview of intervention
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Facebook Usage Linked to Worse Well-Being
Site makes people feel less satisfied with their lives
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Estimated Costs of Excessive Alcohol Use in the U.S. Are High
In 2006, median state cost of excessive drinking was $2.9 billion
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Depression Linked to Cognitive Decline in Type 2 Diabetes
Over 40-months, patients with depression showed greater cognitive decline on multiple tests
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Famous Faces Help Identify Young-Onset Dementia
Aphasia associated with cortical atrophy in particular brain areas
Monday, August 12, 2013

In Teens, ADHD Linked to Impaired Driving Outcomes
Texting while driving negatively impacts driving performance in teens with/without ADHD
Monday, August 12, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

Medical Center Farmers Market Aids in Medical Home Goals
Medical center-based farmers market can contribute to patient-centered care
Monday, August 12, 2013

Childhood Functional Stomach Pain Ups Risk for Later Anxiety
Even if abdominal pain resolves, vulnerability to anxiety persists into adolescence, early adulthood
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

ER Visits Related to Use of CNS Stimulants Up From '05 to '11
Among 18- to 34-year-old adults, increase in visits related to CNS stimulants with, without alcohol
Monday, August 12, 2013

Depression Modifies Type A Behavior, Mortality Link in T1DM
Type A behavior inversely linked to all-cause mortality in those with low BDI scores
Monday, August 12, 2013

Wide Treatment Variances Seen With ADHD Drugs
Variation signals disparity in how clinicians are utilizing clinical practice guidelines, authors say
Friday, August 09, 2013

Greater Risk of Postpartum Depression in Urban Areas
Women in rural areas with less connection to larger urban centers also at greater risk
Thursday, August 08, 2013

Tool Developed for Predicting Delirium During Hospitalization
AWOL tool predicts likelihood of developing delirium in hospitalization at time of admission
Thursday, August 08, 2013

Cocoa Improves Neurovascular Coupling, Cognition in Elderly
Neurovascular coupling linked to cognition; cocoa beneficial in those with impaired coupling
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Higher Glucose Levels Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Significantly increased risk of dementia seen for older adults with and without diabetes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Deployment-Linked Factors Don't Increase Suicide Risk
And, prolonged exposure therapy doesn't exacerbate alcohol use in patients with concurrent PTSD
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Systematic Approach Needed for Post-Disaster Mental Health
Systematic approach needed to ID, appropriately triage those requiring mental health services
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Meditation Reduces Smoking by 60 Percent
Brain scans show improved self-control
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Diet Encouragement Linked to Disordered Eating in Youth
Behaviors more common for those encouraged to diet by significant others, particularly in females
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Overnight Custody Creates Attachment Issues in Children
Frequent overnights away from primary parent tied to greater attachment insecurity among infants
Friday, August 02, 2013

Electrical Lighting Alters Human Circadian Clock
Changes in constructed environment affect timing of sleep and wakefulness
Friday, August 02, 2013

Fighting-Related Injuries Harm Intelligence in Adolescents
Findings, particularly strong in female teens, independent of race, socioeconomic status
Friday, August 02, 2013

Employees Less Depressed, More Anxious in 2013
One-third of employees feel tense, anxious much of the time; 24 percent often worry about finances
Friday, August 02, 2013

Firearm Homicide Rates Down from 2006-2007 to 2009-2010
Rate in large metropolitan areas drove national decrease but still remained above national average
Friday, August 02, 2013

Happiness Affects Genes, but Source of Happiness Matters
People happy due to a sense of purpose have a lower stress-related expression profile
Friday, August 02, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

APA: iPad Use in Classroom Ups Communication in ASD
Handheld touch devices beneficial for communication, social skills for children with ASD
Thursday, August 01, 2013

APA: About One-Third of Teens Perpetrate Dating Violence
And, children who bully in middle school are more likely to perpetrate adolescent dating violence
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Mandated Mental Health Treatment Programs Save Money
State-funded outpatient programs cut hospitalizations, costs among severely mentally ill
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Alcohol Use Down, Drug Use Up Among Pregnant Women
From 2000 to 2010, percentage of pregnant women reporting drug abuse up from 51.1 to 63.8
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Anemia Linked to Elevated Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Findings remain significant after adjustment for demographics, anemia measures, comorbidities
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Glucose Intolerance Not Linked to Alzheimer's Pathology
Measures of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance not tied to AD pathology, in vivo β-amyloid burden
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Veterans Benefit From Group Outdoor Recreational Activities
Significant improvements in psychological well-being, social functioning, life outlook
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Breastfeeding Duration Linked to Intelligence in Childhood
After adjustment, breastfeeding linked to better receptive language at age 3; intelligence at age 7
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Functional Issues Up in Siblings of Children With Disability
Parent-reported functional impairment increased versus siblings of typically developing children
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Problematic Video Game Use Up in Boys With ASD, ADHD
In multivariate models, inattentive symptoms predicted problematic game use in ASD, ADHD
Monday, July 29, 2013

Centrally Acting ACE Inhibitors Slow Decline in Dementia
Rate of cognitive decline slowed, especially during first six months of treatment
Monday, July 29, 2013

U.S. Marriage Rate Is Lowest in More Than 100 Years
Almost 60 percent decrease in rate since 1970; decrease noted in marriage rates across races
Friday, July 26, 2013

Study Examines Addictiveness of Menthol Cigarettes
May be due to the interaction of menthol with nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Smoking in Pregnancy Linked to Offspring Conduct Problems
Based on three studies, link seen in children reared by genetically related, unrelated mothers
Thursday, July 25, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

High-Quality Early Intervention Key to Aiding Children With ASD
Common elements of quality interventions, rather than specific model likely benefit children
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Self-Help Program Ups Mental Health in Rheumatic Disease
Depression, anxiety down; coping self-efficacy strengthened with cognitive-behavioral program
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Transcranial Ultrasound Seems Beneficial in Chronic Pain
Significant improvements in subjective mood after TUS; slight improvement in pain versus placebo
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

HHS Awards $12 Million to Support Primary Care Training
Funding will support training for more than 300 residents in community-based settings
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Psych Comorbidity Contributes to Premature Death in Epilepsy
Most of those with epilepsy who die from external causes have comorbid psychiatric disorders
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Antipsychotics Induce Insulin Resistance Without Weight Gain
Drugs also do not affect mechanisms regulating eating behavior
Thursday, July 18, 2013

AAIC: Population Screening for Dementia Has No Benefit
Would also require substantial resources
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

FDA Approves First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD
Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

Liver Failure Via Acetaminophen OD Tied to Worse Outcomes
Lower quality of life than other liver failure patients may be due to psychiatric, substance abuse disorders
Monday, July 15, 2013

AAIC: Metformin Treatment Linked to Lower Dementia Risk
Initiating treatment with sulfonylureas, thiazolidinediones, and insulin does not lower risk
Monday, July 15, 2013

AAIC: Older Retirement Age Protects Against Dementia
Findings consistent with the 'use it or lose it' theory favoring mental, social stimulation
Monday, July 15, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Teen Health, Mental Health Has Declined in Last Decade
Self-rated health decreased from 2004; self-rated mental health declined significantly from 2006
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Docs Don't Often Talk to Patients About Dietary Supplements
Primary care docs discuss dietary supplements with patients in about one-quarter of visits
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Low-Income Patients Prefer Hospital to Outpatient Care
Urban patients cite lower cost, ease of access, and better care as reasons for using hospital care
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvement Needed in Drug Post-Marketing Studies
Many studies have not yet been started and studies with delays have doubled
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvements Noted in U.S. Health From 1990 to 2010
Improvements seen in age-standardized death rate, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Dose Reduction Ups Recovery After First-Episode Psychosis
Reduction or discontinuation of antipsychotics associated with better long-term recovery
Monday, July 08, 2013

About One-Quarter of Assault-Injured Youth Own a Gun
Firearm possession linked to socioeconomic status, male gender, drug use, retaliatory attitudes
Monday, July 08, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Media Health Warnings Trigger Symptoms From Sham Exposure
Those who saw film on the dangers of WiFi were more likely to have symptoms after sham exposure
Friday, July 05, 2013

Cognitive Activity Throughout Lifetime Slows Later Decline
More frequent early-life and late-life cognitive activity each linked to slower cognitive decline
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Diabetic Retinopathy Severity Inversely Tied to Cognition
Lower cognitive impairment scores, less dementia for patients with no/mild retinopathy
Monday, July 01, 2013

Volunteer Work Cuts Risk of Hypertension in Older Adults
Volunteering four hours a week or more for a year linked with lower risk of developing hypertension
Friday, June 28, 2013

Avoidable Health Care Costs Exceed $200 Billion in 2012
Progress being made, with increases in meds adherence, use of generics, drop in antibiotics Rx
Friday, June 28, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

Adults With Chronic Conditions Earn C+ for Meds Adherence
Twenty-four percent completely adherent; about half have two or more non-adherent behaviors
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Prenatal Smoke Exposure Impacts Reward Processing
In exposed teens, weaker response observed in ventral striatum during reward anticipation
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

AHRQ Offers Strategies to Prevent Adverse Drug Events
Strategies provided for stages of ordering, transcribing, dispensing, administration of meds
Friday, June 21, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

ACOG Recommends Screening Women for Elder Abuse
Early identification, prompt referral should be part of preventive health care for women ≥60 years
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

FDA Investigates Deaths of Patients on Antipsychotic Drug
Two patients died days after receiving Zyprexa injections
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sibling Aggression Linked to Mental Health Distress
For mild physical assault, greater mental distress for those aged 0 to 9 versus 10 to 17 years
Monday, June 17, 2013

Racial Differences Seen in Use of Pediatric Specialty Care in Autism
Most striking differences seen in use of nutrition, gastroenterology specialty providers, studies
Monday, June 17, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

Father-Child Relationship Linked to Marital Quality
Marital quality of both spouses also up with wives' perception of father participation in child rearing
Friday, June 14, 2013

New Treatments Outperforming Placebo Becoming Less Common
Comparative effectiveness studies may be needed
Friday, June 14, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Two-Way Tie for Hypoglycemia, Dementia in Diabetes
For older adults with diabetes, bidirectional association seen after multivariate adjustment
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Depression, Antidepressant Use Linked to Future CVD Risk
For participants with type 2 diabetes, correlation seen with development of CVD risk over four years
Monday, June 10, 2013

Marriages That Start Online May Be More Successful
Slightly higher satisfaction, lower rate of marital break-up found among spouses who met online
Friday, June 07, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Cognitive Decline
Findings based on longitudinal assessments of older adults without stroke
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Mindfulness Exercises May Reduce PTSD Symptoms
Stretching, deep breathing normalize cortisol levels and reduce symptoms of posttraumatic stress
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Compassion, Altruism Can Be Taught
Altered neural responses to suffering may further increase altruistic behavior
Friday, May 31, 2013

Acute Coronary Syndrome-Related PTSD Impacts Sleep
In post-ACS recovery period, important to consider sleep for cardiac prognosis, treatment strategy
Friday, May 31, 2013

No Effect of Attention Deficit Drugs on Substance Abuse
Childhood treatment with psychostimulants does not increase or decrease risk
Friday, May 31, 2013

Patients Who Share in Care Decisions May Up Costs of Care
Hospitalized patients who preferred to be involved in care decisions had longer stays and higher costs
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Emotions in Alzheimer's Linked to Changes in Brain Size
Disease progression associated with increases in emotional contagion
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Comparable Benefits for Psychotherapies in Depression
Meta-analysis of seven types of treatment show comparable benefits
Thursday, May 30, 2013

One-Third of Medical Students Have Implicit Anti-Fat Bias
Most are unaware of their significant implicit bias, although it could affect quality of care
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Majority of Clinicians Support Medicinal Marijuana Use
Based on votes and responses to interactive feature, 76 percent support use of marijuana
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Billions Can Be Saved With Pharmacy Benefit Management
Strategies include use of generic drugs, affordable brands, negotiation of pharmacy dispensing fee
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Not All Parents Think They Can Influence Teen Drug Use
More than 90 percent of parents of 12- to 17-year-olds report discussing substance use in past year
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

Pain Conditions Linked to Increased Risk of Suicide
Back, migraine, and psychogenic pain increases risk of suicide in patients using VHA services
Monday, May 27, 2013

Depression Linked to Severe Hypoglycemia in Diabetes
Shorter time to first episode, higher number of severe episodes in depressed versus non-depressed
Friday, May 24, 2013

Comorbidities Common With Alopecia Areata
Including autoimmune diagnoses, mental health, GI reflux, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia
Friday, May 24, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

For Mentally Ill, Gap in Life Expectancy Up Since 1985
Most excess deaths due to physical health conditions, with only 13.9 percent due to suicide
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Preserves Cognition in the Aging Brain
Diet enhanced with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts better than low-fat diet for global cognition
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Parents Unaware of Scope of Teens' Use of 'Study Drugs'
One in 100 parents believe their teens use study drugs, while one in eight 12th graders report use
Thursday, May 23, 2013

Stimulant Normalizes Brain Activation in Youth With ADHD
Methylphenidate ups brain activation in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Systematic Screening of Med Adherence Will ID Barriers
Tailored interventions will be feasible following systematic monitoring of adherence
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

Boyhood ADHD Tied to Obesity in Adulthood
Higher rates of obesity, BMI found in men with remitted ADHD versus men with no ADHD history
Monday, May 20, 2013

DSM-4 Task Force Chairman Advises Caution With DSM-5
Diagnostic changes are likely to lead to overdiagnosis, unnecessary treatment, high costs
Friday, May 17, 2013

Review: Exercise Indeed Beneficial for Major Depression
Exercise beneficial as monotherapy or adjunct tx; maximum effect with 10 to 12 weeks exercise
Friday, May 17, 2013

Study Reviews Readmissions in Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
Study finds most Medicare beneficiaries treated in IPFs exhibit characteristics linked to readmission
Friday, May 17, 2013

Depression Doubles Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women
Association is partially attenuated with adjustment for lifestyle, physiological factors
Friday, May 17, 2013

CDC: Mental Disorders on the Rise in U.S. Youth
CDC calls for more comprehensive surveillance
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Same association not seen with Alzheimer's and other diagnosis or with all-cause dementia
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Traumatic Brain Injuries May Up Suicide Risk in U.S. Troops
Multiple traumatic brain injuries increase suicidal ideation in deployed military personnel
Thursday, May 16, 2013

ASH: Practicing Yoga May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Yoga two to three times a week on average lowers both systolic and diastolic BP by three points
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Insomnia Tied to Greater Health Care Utilization
More hospitalizations, home health care, nursing home use with increasing insomnia symptoms
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cognitive Health Info From Doctors Found to Be Lacking
Most patients get info from TV, magazines; only 7.8 percent report receiving info from physicians
Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Creative Arts Therapies Up Mental Health for Cancer Patients
Review shows significant reductions in anxiety, depression, pain; improved QoL during treatment
Monday, May 13, 2013

Social Considerations Not Accounted for in DSM-5
Other forces that drive the diagnosis of mental disorders not adequately considered, editorial says
Monday, May 13, 2013

Self-Image Worse for Teens With Untreated Scoliosis
Also report worse pain, but difference is not clinically significant from unaffected
Monday, May 13, 2013

New FDA Survey to Assess Doc Attitudes on DTC Advertising
New survey will examine attitudes among non-physicians, including nurses, physician assistants
Monday, May 13, 2013

Depression Overdiagnosed, Overtreated in the Community
Those more educated, with poorer overall health were more likely to meet major depression criteria
Friday, May 10, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Poor Service, Bedside Manner Top Patients' Online Complaints
Review of 'rate-your-doctor' websites reveals patients' most common gripes
Friday, May 10, 2013

One in Eight Over Age 60 Reports Memory Loss, Confusion
Study provides baseline estimate of those who might require services, support in the future
Friday, May 10, 2013

Antidepressants Benefit Post-CABG Mental Health Recovery
Escitalopram doesn't affect mortality, morbidity, but improves depression, mental health
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

PAS: Childhood Disability Rates Up 16 Percent in Past Decade
Lower rates of physical disability but higher rates of mental disability
Monday, May 06, 2013

PAS: Cyberbullying Common Among High School Students
Prevalence found to be highest among females
Monday, May 06, 2013

Belief in God Tied to Greater Psychiatric Treatment Response
Belief in God linked to reduced depression, self-harm even after controlling for age and gender
Monday, May 06, 2013

Self-Medicating With Alcohol Linked to Later Dependence
Self-medicating for mood disorders linked to subsequent incident and persistent dependence
Friday, May 03, 2013

Patients Most Annoyed by Long Waits, Unclear Test Results
Survey regarding doctor's office grievances identifies patients' top pet peeves
Friday, May 03, 2013

Video Games Improve Cognition in Older Adults
Games improve visual speed of processing
Friday, May 03, 2013

Medicaid Coverage Doesn't Lead to Better Physical Health
After two years, no reductions noted in measured BP, cholesterol, or glycated hemoglobin levels
Thursday, May 02, 2013

CDC: Big Increase in Middle-Aged Suicides Seen 1999-2010
Suicide rate increased nationally, particularly among whites, American Indian/Alaska Natives
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Prevalence of Prolonged Fatigue 3 Percent in U.S. Teens
More than half of teens with prolonged fatigue have comorbid depressive or anxiety disorder
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

IMFAR: Sex Difference in Visual Scanning Patterns in ASD
Second study shows females with ASD have increased risk-linked de novo variants than males
Thursday, May 02, 2013

IMFAR: Robot Co-Therapist May Be Beneficial in ASD
And child communication can be improved with augmentative alternative communication devices
Thursday, May 02, 2013

SAMHSA: Sharp Rise in ER Visits Due to Zolpidem
Emergency department visits up over 200 percent from 2005 to 2010
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Breath Test Can Detect Illicit Drug Use Up to 24 Hours Later
Simple, commercially available breath sampler can detect 12 analytes
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Renewed Efforts From AAFP to Repeal OTC Provision in ACA
Provision will increase costs to health care system; add to burden on physician offices
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Multicenter Study Links Peri-Op SSRI Use to Adverse Outcomes
Increased odds of in-hospital mortality, bleeding, 30-day readmission, after adjustment
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Mediterranean Diet Adherence Cuts Cognitive Impairment
Lower likelihood of incident cognitive impairment, especially among individuals without diabetes
Monday, April 29, 2013

Hawaii Is Least Stressed State With Highest Enjoyment Levels
Based on Gallup-Healthways poll, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, Iowa, Wyoming are least stressed
Monday, April 29, 2013

FDA Announces New Network to Focus Exclusively on Patients
Interactive tool designed to educate patients and advocates about processes of drug development
Monday, April 29, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Improves PTSD
Results based on an eight-week pilot program involving veterans seeking outpatient treatment
Friday, April 26, 2013

Saturday Marks Sixth Annual Rx Drug Take-Back Day
Collection sites will be available around the country
Friday, April 26, 2013

Physicians Less Empathetic in Talking to Heavy Patients
Patient weight plays no role in quantity of physicians' biomedical communications
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Insurance Prior Authorization Doesn't Up Psych ER Stay
Average of 38 minutes needed to receive insurance authorization for admission
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Brain Stimulation Reduces Smoking Cravings
Reduction in craving temporary, but greater in those with greater nicotine dependence
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Parental Permissiveness Linked to Rx Drug Abuse, Misuse
About one-quarter of teens report abuse, misuse of prescription meds; about half use pot, alcohol
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

USPSTF: Primary Care Screening Can Help ID Suicide Risk
Based on limited evidence, tools could probably identify adults at risk; limited ability for teens
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

Docs' Role in Gauging Fitness for Concealed Weapons Queried
Standards, guidelines needed for ethical, legal, policy issues related to assessment of competency
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Patients Can Become Leaders on the Health Team
Communities can raise their own leaders; may be key approach to change at community level
Monday, April 22, 2013

Genetics Linked to Abnormal Alzheimer's Markers
Family history of late-onset Alzheimer's disease associated with abnormal cerebral markers
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Essay Questions Conventional Etiology of Obesity
To make progress in fight against obesity it is necessary to accept alternative hypotheses
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

FDA Warns Consumers of Dangers of the Stimulant DMAA
Attempt to halt marketing of dietary supplements with DMAA after reports of illness, death
Monday, April 15, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fish Oil Has No Effect on Depression in Pregnancy
Does not prevent depression during pregnancy or post-partum for at-risk women
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Mental Health Seaches on Web Follow a Seasonal Pattern
Monitoring queries on Google showed peaks in the winter and troughs in the summer
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Teens With Gynecomastia Have Lower Psychosocial Well-Being
Abnormal development of breast tissue in males associated with poorer health, social functioning
Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Former College Athletes Don't Have Increased Depression Risk
Current sports athletes have a greater risk of unhappiness than former, graduated competitors
Monday, April 08, 2013

Annual Cost of Dementia About $200 Billion in U.S.
In 2010, annual costs between $157 and $215 billion; $11 billion of cost paid by Medicare
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Regional Variation Noted in Prevalence of Delayed Care
Populations in counties with high prevalence likely to be Hispanic, have low income, chronic disease
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Social Isolation, Apart From Loneliness, Can Harm Health
Just living alone is tied to mortality even after adjustment for demographics, baseline health
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Unintended Harmful Effects of Mammography Studied
False-positive screening mammography can result in long-term psychosocial harm
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

AHA: Active Docs More Likely to Advise Patients to Be Active
Review sees link between health care providers' physical activity level, counseling offered
Friday, March 22, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Suicide Ideation, Attempts Higher in Children With Autism
Demographic risk factors, predictive comorbid psychological problems identified
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

ER Discharge Dx/Disposition Discordant With Chief Complaint
Presenting complaints don't differ amongst patients needing primary care, urgent care, hospital admission
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

One in Three U.S. Seniors Dies With Alzheimer's or Dementia
More than five million have Alzheimer's in 2013; estimated $203 billion in direct costs to society
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Barrier Assessment Improves Care for Elderly With Diabetes
Assessment of barriers to self-care, development of strategies to cope beats usual care
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Pharmaceutical Companies Are Reducing Promotional Spending
Much less spent to promote biologics compared with small molecule drugs, study finds
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

About 14 Percent of Moms Face Postpartum Depression
Major depressive disorder with comorbid anxiety was the most common diagnosis, study finds
Friday, March 15, 2013

Family-Centered Advanced Care Planning Benefits Ailing Teens
Greater agreement is found on end-of-life issues after counseling for adolescents with cancer
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Rules Must Evolve to Allow New Drugs for Early Alzheimer's
Use of single scale combining cognition, function could allow drugs to be approved for early disease
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Self-Reported Vision Loss Is Associated With Depression
Study finds loss of function rather than loss of visual acuity a factor in emotional well-being
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Psycho-Oncologic Interventions May Be Beneficial for Adults
Various interventions linked to significant, small-to-medium effects on emotional distress, QoL
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

More Gun Laws Linked to Fewer Gun Deaths
Association observed for both suicides and homicides
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

ACC: Patient Preference-Based Treatment Improves Depression
Findings in patients following post-acute coronary syndrome; program could be cost-neutral
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Acute Physical Exercise Improves Executive Function
Chronic physical exercise has no significant effect for children, teens, young adults
Monday, March 11, 2013

ACC: Stressful Events Up Incidence of Acute MI
Three studies show increased incidence after hurricane Katrina, earthquakes, in financial crisis
Friday, March 08, 2013

Sleep Meds Up Hip Fracture Risk Among Nursing Home Residents
New users with mild cognitive impairment and those needing limited aid are most affected
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Improving Eating Habits Cuts Depression in Dementia
Spaced retrieval and Montessori-based activities improve dementia patients' eating habits, BMI
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

White Matter Integrity Varies With MS Cognitive Impairment
Diffusion tension imaging shows differences between cognitively preserved, impaired MS
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Common After Lung Injury
Risk factors include earlier depression, time in ICU, and use of high-dose opiates
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Atrial Fibrillation Associated With Cognitive Impairment
In pooled risk analysis, increased risk found independent of stroke history
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Exercise Tied to Mental Health in Bariatric Sx Candidates
Physically active bariatric surgery candidates are less likely to have depression and anxiety
Monday, March 04, 2013

Panel Recommends 10 Patient Safety Strategies
Ten strategies strongly encouraged for adoption; a further 12 strategies encouraged
Monday, March 04, 2013

Childhood ADHD Has Adverse Impact Lasting Into Adulthood
ADHD cases at increased risk of suicide; majority have other psychiatric disorders as adults
Monday, March 04, 2013

Postpartum Anxiety More Common Than Depression
Anxiety more common through six months postpartum; linked to reduced breastfeeding
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Computerized Provider Order Entry System Cuts Rx Errors
Given effect size, CPOE use, estimated reduction of 12.5 percent in medication errors each year
Monday, March 04, 2013

Death of Sibling Boosts Heart Attack Risks for Adults
Highest rates of increased mortality occur if the relative also died from myocardial infarction
Monday, March 04, 2013

Sports, Other Shared Activity Aids Father-Daughter Bonding
Fathers and daughters agree on many of the events that affect their perceived closeness
Friday, March 01, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Childhood Bullying Linked to Adult Psychiatric Outcomes
Effects for both victims and bullies, with worst effects seen for those who are victims and bullies
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Low-Intensity Interventions Beneficial in Severe Depression
Small but significant interaction between baseline depression severity, treatment effect
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

FDA Approves Osphena for Dyspareunia Post-Menopause
Once-daily pill carries boxed warning regarding risk of unusual endometrial bleeding, stroke, DVT
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sleep Restriction Impacts Gene Regulation
Affects genes associated with circadian rhythms, sleep homeostasis, oxidative stress, metabolism
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Preparation Underway for Implementation of ACA in 2014
Medicaid and CHIP are still main source of insurance coverage for children, pregnant women
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Benefits Expanded
New rule from HHS outlines standards for essential health benefits
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Antioxidant Capacity of Diet Not Tied to Dementia, Stroke Risk
In older adults, total antioxidant capacity of diet not linked to dementia, stroke, brain tissue volume
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Opioids Involved in Most Medical Overdose Deaths
Frequently involve drugs prescribed for mental health conditions
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Online Bullying Just As Harmful for Children As Offline
Children as likely to skip school, consider suicide in response to cyber, mobile phone bullying
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Watching More TV As Child Tied to Adult Antisocial Behavior
And, preschool children who watch high-quality prosocial TV have improved behavior outcomes
Monday, February 18, 2013

Vicarious Abusive Supervision at Work Has Negative Impact
Significantly impacts job frustration, coworker abuse, and perceived organizational support
Monday, February 18, 2013

Parity Does Reduce Families' Mental Health Expenditures
However, study finds spending reductions smaller than anticipated
Monday, February 18, 2013

Shifts in Threat-Related Attention Linked to PTSD
Genetic and environmental factors also linked to PTSD risk among Israeli combat soldiers
Friday, February 15, 2013

Depressed Patients Less Likely to Complete Cardiac Rehab
Significant improvement in multiple risk factors for all who complete exercise-based rehab program
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Emergency Room Crowding Tied to ACS-Induced PTSD
In uni- and multivariate analysis, increasing tertiles of crowding exposure tied to PTSD symptoms
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Study Explores Attachment Anxiety, Health/Well-Being Link
People with high attachment anxiety have high cortisol levels and suppressed immunity
Thursday, February 14, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ADHD Symptoms Stable From Preschool Diagnosis to Year Six
Medication status does not predict change in symptom severity from years three to six
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

In Veterans With RA, PTSD Worsens Disease Activity
Worse patient-reported outcomes, higher tender joint counts in rheumatoid arthritis plus PTSD
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Best Strategy for Easing Child Post-Traumatic Stress Unclear
Little insight into how interventions might influence healthy long-term development
Monday, February 11, 2013

Increasing Patient Activation Tied to Lower Health Care Costs
Having a higher score on the Patient Activation Measure linked to improved outcomes, lower costs
Monday, February 11, 2013

Alzheimer's Projected to Affect 13.8 Million in U.S. in 2050
Represents dramatic increase over the 4.7 million seniors with Alzheimer's dementia in 2010
Thursday, February 07, 2013

ECT + SSRI Better for Major Depression Than Either Alone
Electrical current therapy plus sertraline more effective than either treatment alone
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Antipsychotic Rx for 22 Percent of Nursing Home Residents
Based on prescribing patterns, off-label indications related to dementia likely
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Children of Battered Parents More Likely to Have ADHD
Children of parents with depression more likely to be prescribed psychotropic meds later in life
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Higher Midlife Fitness Linked to Lower All-Cause Dementia Risk
People with highest cardiorespiratory fitness 36 percent less likely to have all-cause dementia
Monday, February 04, 2013

Adiposity, Hyperglycemia Tied to Cognitive Performance
For middle-aged adults, high BMI and high HbA1c linked to poor cognitive performance
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Intervention Helps Mothers of Children Diagnosed With Cancer
Bright IDEAS problem-solving skills training improves mood, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Brain Activity Predicts Response to Scopolamine
Neural response in visual cortex after emotional stimuli predicts response in major depression
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Yoga Shown to Reduce Clinical Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation
Benefits also seen with significant improvements in quality-of-life scores, depression, and anxiety
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Study Confirms Prolongation of QT Interval With Citalopram
Dose-response association with QTc prolongation for citalopram, escitalopram, amitriptyline
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Some Dietary Interventions Improve ADHD Symptoms
Fatty acid supplementation, elimination of artificial food colorings have positive effects
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Physicians Commonly Report Unsafe Hospital Workloads
Findings from an online survey of hospitalists show excess workload affects patient outcome
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Brain Scans Show Doctors Empathize With Patients
Regions associated with pain relief and reward activated
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

ER Visits Up for Misuse of ADHD Stimulants by Young Adults
Increase in number of visits among young adults, visits involving nonmedical use for ADHD meds
Tuesday, January 29, 2013

CDC: Bisexual Women at Higher Risk of Intimate Partner Violence
Report finds intimate partner and sexual violence common regardless of sexual orientation
Friday, January 25, 2013

FDA Panel Votes for Tougher Restrictions on Hydrocodone
Panel votes in favor of moving hydrocodone combo products into Schedule II category
Friday, January 25, 2013

Marked Geographic Variation in Mental Health Medication Use
Clusters identified with elevated likelihood of antidepressant, antipsychotic, stimulant use
Friday, January 25, 2013

Psychological Factors Impact Upper-Extremity Disability
Catastrophic thinking, kinesiophobia important predictors of upper-extremity-specific disability
Thursday, January 24, 2013

School Program Selects At-Risk Kids for Alcohol Prevention
Personality-targeted approach seems effective during two years, with evidence of herd effect
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Multi-Taskers Often Bad at Multi-Tasking
But have an inflated sense of their multi-tasking abilities
Thursday, January 24, 2013

Physician Education Ups Communication for New Meds
Patients rate the new medication information transfer higher for docs in intervention group
Thursday, January 24, 2013

IOM Urges Coordinated Care for Multisymptom Illness in Vets
Individualized treatment plans, improved communication, team approach to care needed
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Care Transition Initiative Decreases Rehospitalizations
However, no significant reduction in 30-day rehospitalization as percent of hospital discharges
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Large Teaching Hospitals Face More Readmission Penalties
After adjustment, likelihood of being penalized highest for safety-net hospitals
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Poor Sensitivity for Clinician Suspicion of Alcohol Problem
Suspicion has sensitivity of 27 percent, specificity of 98 percent, positive predictive value of 62 percent
Tuesday, January 22, 2013

USPSTF: Younger Women Should Be Screened for Partner Violence
But USPSTF finds insufficient evidence for screening vulnerable, elderly for abuse and neglect
Monday, January 21, 2013

Hearing Loss Linked to Cognitive Impairment in Elderly
And, prevalence of dual sensory impairment is 11.3 percent among those ≥80 years
Monday, January 21, 2013

Diagnosis of ADHD Has Increased Over Last Decade
Increases observed in whites, blacks, and Hispanics; notable increase among black girls
Monday, January 21, 2013

Accelerated Cognitive Decline Seen With T2DM in Middle Age
Cognitive decline seems to increase with increased time with diabetes
Monday, January 21, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

Marriage Protects Against Premature Midlife Death
Those never married more than twice as likely to die early as those in a stable marriage
Thursday, January 17, 2013

AAN: White Matter Damaged in Depressed NFL Athletes
Second study shows that a history of concussion correlates with depression for retired NFL athletes
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Energy Drink-Linked ER Visits Up From 2007 to 2011
Most ER visits among those aged 18 to 39, but 279 percent increase seen for adults over 40 years
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

AAN: Mortality Up for Stroke Survivors With Depression
Increased risk of all-cause, stroke mortality for those with both versus neither condition
Friday, January 11, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

Teen Rates of Suicidal Behaviors Similar to Adults
Majority of adolescents with suicidal behaviors have pre-existing mental disorders
Friday, January 11, 2013

Post-Op Mortality Up for Elderly With Pre-Heart Op Anxiety
Elderly patients with high anxiety pre-cardiac surgery at higher risk of major morbidity, death
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Rate of Non-Medical Use of Rx Pain Meds 4.6 Percent
Considerable variation seen between states, from 3.6 percent in Iowa to 6.4 percent in Oregon
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

AAN: Drinking Sweetened Beverages Linked to Depression
Association, observed among older adults, is stronger for diet drink consumption
Wednesday, January 09, 2013

CDC: One in Eight U.S. Women Report Binge Drinking
Such drinking even more prevalent in high school girls
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to Autism
Children with autism significantly more likely to live at residences with high exposure to pollution
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Reduced Penile Size Linked to Prostate Cancer Treatment
Low incidence, but more likely after surgery or radiotherapy plus ADT versus radiotherapy alone
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Impaired Cognition, Depression Common in Aging NFL Players
Linked to changes in white matter structure and cerebral blood flow
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Health Care Use Dropped Among All During Recession
Little evidence of racial or ethnic disparities, except for fewer physician visits for Hispanics
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Paternal Mental Health Affects Child Behavioral Development
Dad's distress during pregnancy linked to some behavioral and socioemotional problems at age 3
Monday, January 07, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Strong Genetic Selection Against Some Psych Disorders
Significantly lower fecundity seen in patients with schizophrenia, autism, and anorexia
Friday, January 04, 2013

Distributing Naloxone to Heroin Users Likely Cost-Effective
Scenarios show lay administration would be cost-effective, even under conservative assumptions
Friday, January 04, 2013

Neural Responses Measured As Children Watch 'Sesame Street'
Brain responses while watching the educational TV show predict their verbal and math abilities
Friday, January 04, 2013

Program Benefits Children With Functional Abdominal Pain
Short intervention with social learning and cognitive therapy still effective a year later
Friday, January 04, 2013

Functional MRI Can Improve Prediction of CBT Success
Findings in patients with social anxiety disorder receiving cognitive behavioral therapy
Friday, January 04, 2013

Measures Recommended to Prevent Gun-Related Injuries
Decrease guns in the community, collect public health data, limit viewing of violent material
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Social Withdrawal, Isolation Should Be Addressed in Young
Behavior includes range of developmental trajectories; early ID could improve outcomes
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Prior Brain Injury Linked to Re-Injury Later in Life
Higher re-injury risk in elderly with history of traumatic brain injury/loss of consciousness
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

No Significant Link for Stillbirth, Maternal Antidepressant Use
Certain maternal characteristics can account for increased deaths seen with SSRI use
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Type of Involvement in Gaming Impacts Perceived Social Support
High levels of perceived social support for gamers who view video games as forum for social bonding
Monday, December 31, 2012

Low Insulin Secretion Tied to Depressive Symptoms in Women
Risk of new-onset depressive symptoms up for middle-aged women with lowest insulin secretion
Friday, December 28, 2012

Weight-Based Victimization Common Among Heavy Teens
Perpetrators most frequently peers and friends, but also sport coaches, parents, teachers
Friday, December 28, 2012

Elevated C-Reactive Protein Linked to Distress, Depression
In cross-sectional analysis of 73,131 adults, level tied to psychological distress, depression
Friday, December 28, 2012

Most Dermatologists Able to Spot Psychocutaneous Disease
But few start antidepressants or antipsychotics, or think they are successful in treating conditions
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Topics of Sibling Conflict Have Distinct Effects on Teens
Equality and fairness conflicts versus invasion of the personal domain affect teens differently
Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Internet Use Cuts Cancer Fatalism in Poorly Educated
Effect of health-related Internet use seen for those with average or less education, health knowledge
Monday, December 24, 2012

High Perceived Stress Related to Incident CHD
People with high perceived stress have a moderate, 27 percent increased risk of incident CHD
Friday, December 21, 2012

AAP to Obama: Make Safety of Children a National Focus
AAP urges introduction of federal firearm laws, improved access to mental health services
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Meds Adherence Self-Report Valid in Type 2 Diabetes
Bias from depression severity found in some types of self-reporting
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Alzheimer's Trial Participation Linked to Study Partner
Patients with non-spouse caregivers participate less frequently; have higher dropout rate
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Childhood Abuse Tied to Adult-Onset Asthma in Black Women
Asthma associations weaker for childhood sexual abuse and any abuse during adolescence
Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Workplace Bullying Linked to Psychotropic Medication Use
Experiencing or observing workplace bullying increase need for subsequent psychotropic meds
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Suicide Risk Highest Shortly After Parental Psychiatric Event
Strongest effect sizes within two years after exposure to maternal event, particularly for girls
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Significant, Complex Link ID'd Between Sleepiness, Vitamin D
For individuals with vitamin D deficiency, relationship is affected by race
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Health Care Satisfaction Rated As High by Unacculturated Hispanics
Unacculturated or biculturated Hispanics give higher ratings for health care experiences
Monday, December 17, 2012

For Elderly, Stroke Risk Up With Psychosocial Distress
Increased risk linked to both stroke mortality and incident stroke in older black, white adults
Friday, December 14, 2012

Exposure to Nature Improves Creative Thinking
Effect observed after several days without electronic devices
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Adults With Autism Report Worse Health Care Experiences
More likely to report unmet physical and mental health needs, use emergency department
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy Beneficial in Diabetes
MBCT improves emotional distress, quality of life for patients with low emotional well-being
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Benzodiazepines Linked to Higher Risk of Pneumonia
Benzodiazepine use also linked to increased 30-day and long-term mortality following pneumonia
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Loneliness Linked to Increased Dementia Risk
Social isolation not associated with dementia risk
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Neuroplasticity Reduced in Teens Born Prematurely
Preterm adolescents also have low salivary cortisol levels in response to brain stimulation
Friday, December 07, 2012

Concerns for Long-Term Safety of Antipsychotics in Over 40s
Lack of effectiveness, high incidence of side effects found for four common atypical antipsychotics
Friday, December 07, 2012

Health Care Law Boosts Savings on Meds for Medicare Recipients
Savings on prescription drugs has reached $5.1 billion; for more than 5.8 million beneficiaries
Friday, December 07, 2012

Study Confirms Benefit of Adjunct CBT in Med-Resistant Depression
Cognitive behavioral therapy plus usual care efficacious in medication-resistant depression
Friday, December 07, 2012

Emerging Risk Factors ID'd for Postpartum Depression
Both serotonin transporter genotype, omega-3 PUFA status correlate with risk, and may interact
Thursday, December 06, 2012

Wealth Affects Link Between Psychological Stress, Mortality
Low socioeconomic status exacerbates effect of psychological distress on mortality
Thursday, December 06, 2012

FDA Requests Removal of Generic Budeprion XL 300 mg
In head-to-head study, Budeprion XL 300 mg not bioequivalent to brand-name Wellbutrin XL 300 mg
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Stimulant Still Available for Sale Despite FDA Action
DMAA marketed as a dietary supplement
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

SAMHSA: Prevalence of Mental Illness in U.S. Stable in 2011
Nearly one in five adults has any mental illness; substance abuse up for those with mental illness
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Psychotropics Seem to Be Appropriately Prescribed to Teens
14.2 percent of sample of U.S. teens report being treated with psychotropic meds in past year
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Predictors of QoL ID'd for Long-Term Lymphoma Survivors
Older age, comorbidity, negative perception of cancer's impact predict poor quality of life
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

SAMHSA: >11,000 ER Visits for Synthetic Marijuana in 2010
Seventy-five percent of visits among those aged 12 to 29 years; no follow-up care for most
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Smoking, Depression Tied to Lower Bone Accrual in Teen Girls
Alcohol intake found to be unrelated to bone outcome
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

AES: Brain's Stress Response Differs Among Epilepsy Patients
Differences in brain activation for those believing stress is an important factor in seizure control
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Final Diagnostic Criteria for DSM-5 Approved by APA
After several overall changes and changes to specific disorders, Board of Trustees approved DSM-5
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Possible Link for Autism, Traffic-Related Air Pollution
Association identified with autism and pollution exposure in utero and during first year of life
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Pediatricians Play Collaborative Role in Bipolar Management
AAP recommends pediatricians have familiarity with diagnostic criteria, adverse effects of meds
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

U.S. Suicides Increased 16 Percent From 2000 to 2010
Increase primarily attributable to suicide by hanging/suffocation and by poisoning
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Growing Number of Drugs Possibly Inhibited by Grapefruit
All drugs orally administered; have low-to-intermediate bioavailability; metabolized by CYP3A4
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

AAP Provides Grief Counseling Guidance for Pediatricians
Report guides pediatricians in order to prevent problems for parents, siblings after death of child
Monday, November 26, 2012

Growth in Health Benefit Cost Per Employee Slowed in 2012
Workforce health management is strategy to cut costs, with incentives offered to up participation
Friday, November 23, 2012

For Patients With ADHD, Lower Criminality Rates With Med Use
Rates significantly down for men, women with ADHD receiving meds versus nonmedication periods
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Obama Administration Moving Forward With Health Care Law
From 2014, insurance companies prohibited from discrimination based on pre-existing conditions
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Study Assesses Bidirectional Link for Diabetes, Depression
Stronger association seen for depression predicting onset of type 2 diabetes
Monday, November 19, 2012

Personality Traits Explain Some of Placebo Analgesic Effect
Resilient people have activation of endogenous painkillers in response to placebo after pain
Monday, November 19, 2012

Decreased Renal Function Linked to Cognitive Decline
Change in renal function tied to changes in global cognition, verbal memory, abstract reasoning
Monday, November 19, 2012

Relative Student Age Affects Academic Performance, ADHD Rx
Younger students in each grade 50 percent more likely to be prescribed ADHD meds
Monday, November 19, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Gender Influences Mental Health Literacy, Depression Perception
Males less likely to be perceived as having mental health disorder or ID depression in other males
Friday, November 16, 2012

Aberrant Light Schedules Could Directly Impair Mood, Learning
In experimental study, impairment occurs despite no effect on sleep and circadian rhythms
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Child Prodigies Show Links with Autism
Also show elevated attention to detail and exceptional working memory
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Meditation Linked to Lower Mortality, Heart Attack, Stroke
Transcendental meditation also lowers blood pressure, anger in African-Americans with CHD
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Patients With Mental Illness Do Not Receive Slower Care in ER
Patients wait less time under crowded conditions; slightly longer under non-crowded conditions
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Communication Dilemmas ID'd Within Alzheimer's Care
Informational support from nurses, care assistants perceived as useful, but dilemmas arise
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

ACR: Depression Linked to Increased Mortality in RA
Worsening of depression symptoms also tied to mortality risk; associations stronger in men
Monday, November 12, 2012

Community Treatment of Psych Patients Tied to Less Mortality
Greatest effect seen for death from physical illness such as cancer, cardio, CNS disease
Monday, November 12, 2012

Study Looks at Autism and Possible Pregnancy Risk Factors
Some evidence suggests flu, long fever, or antibiotic use in pregnancy could increase risk of autism
Monday, November 12, 2012

Pregnancy Risks Up for Women With Bipolar Disorder
Risks of C-section, preterm birth, microcephalic and hypoglycemic infants up for treated, untreated
Friday, November 09, 2012

Socially Anxious Parents Show Specific Parenting Pattern
Parents with social anxiety disorder show less warmth, more criticism, child competency doubts
Thursday, November 08, 2012

Guideline-Concordant Tx Cuts Mortality in Schizophrenia
Mortality also decreased with use of anti-Parkinson's medications, mental health visits
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Combo Therapy Can Be First-Line Approach in Manic Episodes
Combination therapy superior for efficacy, relapse prevention, with acceptable safety profile
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Antidepressants Linked to Pregnancy Risks in Infertility Tx
No evidence of improved pregnancy outcome; counseling may be effective for depressive symptoms
Thursday, November 01, 2012

Early Behavioral Intervention 'Normalizes' Brain Pattern in ASD
Early intervention linked to shorter latency, increased cortical activation when viewing faces
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Genetic Marker Associated With Smoking Linked to ADHD
C* risk allele of SNP from LOC100188947 significantly over-transmitted to children with ADHD
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Children With Autism Have Normal Development at 6 Months
Suggests that autism has an undetectable preclinical phase of varying duration
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Quality of Life for Cancer Survivors Depends on Type
Survivors more likely to have poor physical and mental health-related quality of life; varies by type
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

U.S. Medicare Spending on Elderly Has Outpaced Canada's
Growth three times faster in the U.S., while Canada offers more comprehensive benefits
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ApoE ε3 Is Most Common ApoE Among Oldest Old
No association found between ApoE ε4 and quality of life
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Hypnosis Cuts Hot Flashes in Postmenopausal Women
Reduction in hot flash frequency and score compared with structured-attention control
Monday, October 29, 2012

Brain Volume Rebounds Within Days of Alcohol Abstinence
Rate and onset of recovery diverges for different brain regions
Friday, October 26, 2012

Prevalence, Risks for Sexual Dysfunction Vary by Veteran Age
Discrepancy observed between documented erectile dysfunction, prescriptions for ED
Friday, October 26, 2012

High Reliability for Hypersexual Disorder Diagnostic Criteria
Hypersexual disorder DSM-5 criteria stable over time; accurately reflect presenting problems
Friday, October 26, 2012

Timing of Hormone Therapy Use Impacts Alzheimer's Risk
Women who start hormone therapy within five years of menopause have 30 percent reduced risk
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Single Bout of Exercise Benefits Children With ADHD
Improved neurocognitive function after 20-minutes of exercise for children with, without ADHD
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Risk of Suicide Ideation Up for Recently Victimized Teens
Risk significantly up with peer victimization, sexual assault, maltreatment from parent or caregiver
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

CHEST: Novel Stress Reduction Method Can Improve Sleep
Ten-minute tension tamer technique linked to less perceived stress; improved sleep quality, fatigue
Monday, October 22, 2012

Social Outcomes Good for Most Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors
Majority exhibit positive social adjustment over long term; risk factors ID'd for lasting issues
Friday, October 19, 2012

Children With Autism Lack Language to Explain Behavior
Are able to recognize socially inappropriate behavior but do not use language areas
Friday, October 19, 2012

Stroke Risk Up With Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Use
Risk of intracerebral and intracranial hemorrhage is increased with exposure to SSRIs
Thursday, October 18, 2012

Alzheimer's Symptoms Relapse Risk High After Halting Drug
Psychotic or aggressive patients responding to antipsychotic drugs at risk if drug is discontinued
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Excess Mortality for Alcohol-Dependent, Especially Women
Predictors of time-to-death include detox treatment, dependence severity, self-rated health
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Women With RA Report Lower Sexual Function
Sexual dysfunction related to depression, disease severity, and rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Increased Substance Use Seen After Weight Loss Surgery
Frequency of alcohol use up 24 months after laparoscopic Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Even Modest Sleep Increase Improves Child Behavior
Improvement seen in alertness and emotional regulation; sleep restriction has opposite effects
Monday, October 15, 2012

Impact of Negative News on Stress Reactivity Explored
Women exposed to negative news excerpts have better memory for them than men
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Interventions Helpful for Breast Cancer-Induced Menopause
Cognitive behavioral therapy, exercise alleviate symptoms of treatment-induced menopause
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Diverse Forms of Distress Have Distinct Impact in Diabetes
Depressive symptoms affect self-care behaviors; diabetes-related distress impacts glycemic control
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Relocation Offers Mental Health Benefit for Some Teen Girls
Housing mobility program not beneficial for boys and teens with family health-related vulnerability
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Low-Dose Aspirin Use Shows Neuroprotective Effect in Women
In older women at high risk for cardiovascular disease taking daily low-dose aspirin over five years
Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Prenatal Psychotropic Meds Affect Infant Language
Maternal mood, exposure to SRIs affect development of infant speech perception
Monday, October 08, 2012

Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander
Risk of wandering tied to severity of autism; one-quarter missing long enough to cause concern
Monday, October 08, 2012

Thin-Ideal Internalization Influenced by Genetic Factors
Significant genetic, non-shared environmental influences; shared environment has minimal effects
Friday, October 05, 2012

Deployment Affects Mental Health of Relief Workers
Significant increase in anxiety, depression; social support linked to lower levels of depression
Friday, October 05, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Insomnia Linked to Costly Workplace Accidents, Errors
An estimated 274,000 costly insomnia-related accidents cost the U.S. $31.1 billion annually
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Observation Units Could Save $3.1 Billion Nationally Per Year
Hospital observation units could save $1,572 per patient; $4.6 million annually per hospital
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Patients Benefit From Access to Physician Notes
Patients frequently access visit notes; almost all patients want open note policy to continue
Monday, October 01, 2012

Melatonin Effective for Sleep in Patients Taking β-Blockers
No rebound sleep disturbance observed after discontinuing melatonin
Monday, October 01, 2012

History of Sexual Abuse Slows Response to Bariatric Surgery
Systematic review suggests less initial weight loss, but increased weight loss seen over time
Friday, September 28, 2012

Benzodiazepine Use Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Link robust after adjustment, across pooled studies over time, in nested case-control study
Friday, September 28, 2012

Much of Intellectual Disability Not Genetically Inherited
Study links de-novo point mutations and small indels to non-syndromic, sporadic intellectual disability
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Being Deemed 'Unfit to Drive' Cuts Subsequent Road Crashes
Physicians' warnings contribute to decrease in road crashes, but affect doc-patient relationship
Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Guidelines Issued for Improving Outcomes for ICD Recipients
AHA scientific statement addresses educational, psychological outcomes for patients and families
Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Effect of Behavioral Intervention on Alcohol Misuse Evaluated
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force conducts systematic review and meta-analysis of the evidence
Monday, September 24, 2012

Leadership Inversely Associated With Stress Levels
Dose-response pattern seen within leaders; lower anxiety mediated by sense of control
Monday, September 24, 2012

Limited Evidence on Medication Use for Youth With Autism
Review IDs lack of evidence on medication use for 13- to 30-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder
Monday, September 24, 2012

Simple Tool Helps Psychiatry Residents ID Risk of Violence
Use of tool improves accuracy of residents' assessment to that of attending physician
Friday, September 21, 2012

Stress-Reducing Effect of Acute Exercise Persists
Anxiolytic effects of exercise resistant to exposure to negative or arousing emotional stimuli
Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quitting Smoking Is Tough for Teens, Too
One-day abstinence causes withdrawal symptoms, smoking urges, negative mood, cravings
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Premature Death Rate Higher in People Who Self-Harm
Death rate higher from both natural and external causes
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Health Ambiguity Linked to Depression in Stroke Survivors
Correlation is stronger for male than female survivors of a first stroke
Monday, September 17, 2012

Antipsychotic Use Up Among U.S. Medicaid-Enrolled Youth
By 2007, youth with ADHD accounted for half of total antipsychotic use
Friday, September 14, 2012

Risk of Car Accidents Up With Antidepressant Use
Benzodiazepines and Z-drug use also increases odds of car accidents, but not antipsychotic use
Friday, September 14, 2012

Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease Ups Maternal Depression
After prenatal congenital heart disease diagnosis, mothers have stress, depression, and anxiety
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Impact of Exposure to Road Traffic Noise Quantified
Noise-impact indicators can be useful metrics for comparing noise equity
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Less Alzheimer's Pathology With Angiotensin Receptor Blocker Use
Autopsies show less amyloid deposition markers for angiotensin receptor blocker-treated patients
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

PTSD Seen in Nearly 20 Percent of Young Children With Cancer
Maternal posttraumatic stress disorder, older age at diagnosis up risk of PTSD for children
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Link to ADHD Strengthened
Study confirms previous associations; suggests protective effect of breastfeeding
Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Describing Fear May Regulate Emotional Aspects of Fear
Spider-fearful individuals have reduced skin conductance response with affect labeling
Monday, September 10, 2012

Mother's Depression During Infancy Affects Child's Growth
Children of depressed mothers at nine months postpartum have increased odds of being small
Monday, September 10, 2012

No Long-Term Effects Seen for Letting Infants Cry Before Sleep
Five-year follow-up shows no differences in child-parent relationship, child behavior, parent stress
Monday, September 10, 2012

Disengaged Preschoolers at Academic Risk
Preschoolers classified as socially and academically disengaged have lowest academic skills
Friday, September 07, 2012

Teens More Likely to Smoke if They Think Their Friends Smoke
Friend self-reported smoking has less impact; smoking significantly linked to popularity
Friday, September 07, 2012

Genetic Counseling Doesn't Affect Pre-Diabetes Behavior
Doesn't significantly alter motivation, prevention program adherence for overweight at-risk adults
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Nearly Half of Teens With Autism Are Victims of Bullying
Correlates for victimization include non-Hispanic ethnicity, comorbid ADHD, and lower social skills
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Maternal Smoking Link to Teen Obesity Mediated by Fat Intake
Teens exposed to prenatal smoking have increased fat intake; lower amygdala volume
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Combat Stress Affects Soldiers' Cognitive Function
Some functional and structural brain changes reversible, but others persist over the long term
Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Gene Variant More Common in Internet Addicts
Effect seems to be driven by females not males
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Sleep Problems in Young Children Tied to Special Ed Need
Children in the worst symptom cluster 60 percent more likely to have special education needs
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Stressful Lifestyle, Type A Behavior Linked to Stroke
Odds of stroke up for current, ex-smokers; high consumption of energy drinks; Type A behavior
Monday, September 03, 2012

'Temper Loss' Model Defines Spectrum of Child Tantrums
Most preschool tantrums constitute normative misbehavior, not clinically concerning behavior
Friday, August 31, 2012

Little Evidence on Efficacy of Interventions in Autism
Some studies suggest improvements with specific interventions; most studies poor in quality
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cognitive Decline Worse for Women vs. Men in Alzheimer's
Male patients perform better on verbal, visuospatial tasks, and memory tests
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Dual Effects Noted for Alcohol and Energy Drink Co-Ingestion
Energy drinks up alertness, negate some sedation effects of alcohol; can cause overstimulation
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Teenage Pot Use Linked to Neuropsychological Decline
More persistent use linked to greater decline, which is not fully restored even for those who quit
Monday, August 27, 2012

Mild Cognitive Decline in Nearly Half Lacunar Stroke Patients
Mild cognitive impairment also seen in those with minimal or no physical disabilities
Monday, August 27, 2012

Stress Causes Lower INR in VTE Patients Not on Blood Thinners
Direction of effect on specific clotting factors varies with anticoagulation status in previous DVT patients
Friday, August 24, 2012

Psychological Consequences Up for Spouses of MI Victims
Higher risk of depression than for those whose spouses experience other illnesses
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mindfulness Stress Reduction Reduces Loneliness in Elderly
Mindfulness-based stress reduction training also reduces pro-inflammatory gene expression
Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Prior Substance Abuse Linked to Opioid Abuse in Young Men
In young women, only prior marijuana use is associated with prescription opioid abuse
Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Brain Damage Linked to Believing Misleading Ads
Those with damage to ventromedial prefrontal cortex more likely to believe ads, buy products
Monday, August 20, 2012

2012 Indicators of Well-Being for Older Americans Issued
Indicators of population, economics, health status, health risks, and health care described
Monday, August 20, 2012

ASA: Binge Drinking Confers Social Status at College
Binge drinking elevates prestige of lower status groups, increases social satisfaction
Monday, August 20, 2012

Study Shows 'SuperAgers' Have Thicker Cortex, No Atrophy
Thicker cerebral cortex than aged-matched controls; no atrophy versus middle-aged controls
Monday, August 20, 2012

Delayed Gratification at Age 4 Predictive of BMI in Adulthood
Performance on preschool delay-gratification task accounts for 4 percent of variance in BMI
Friday, August 17, 2012

Catastrophizing Doesn't Predict Low Back Pain Evolution
In routine practice, assessing baseline catastrophizing score not helpful
Thursday, August 16, 2012

Addiction Tx Implementation Up With Pay for Performance
But rate of remission at end-of-treatment does not improve
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

2008 to 2010 U.K. Recession Linked to Excess Suicides
About two-fifths of the recent increase in suicide in men likely attributable to rise in unemployment
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Universal Domestic Violence Screening Not Beneficial
No improvement in physical or mental quality of life, health, or further partner violence
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Cognitive-Behavioral Couple Therapy Reduces PTSD Severity
And, integrated treatment for PTSD and substance dependence reduces PTSD symptom severity
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Poor Follow-Up of Hospital Tests Often Due to Late Orders
Tests performed on day of discharge represent 6.8 percent of all tests, 46.8 percent of missed results
Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Self-Perceived Overweight in Teens Impacts Weight Gain
Normal-weight teens who feel overweight have larger weight gain in early adulthood
Friday, August 10, 2012

Behavior Therapy for Tics Improves Tourette's Symptoms
Continued benefit of behavior therapy seen in patients at six months post-treatment
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Ups Cognition in Elderly
Findings applicable to both healthy older adults and those with mild cognitive impairment
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Abnormal Brain Activity Seen in Hoarding Disorder
Decision-making brain activity in the anterior cingulate cortex and insula distinct from OCD
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Social Connectedness in Teens Better Predicts Adult Well-Being
Teen social connectedness has more of an impact than academic achievement on adult well-being
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Learned Helplessness Linked to Arthritis Disease Outcomes
Significantly linked to inflammatory polyarthritis outcome; mediates impact of socioeconomic status
Monday, August 06, 2012

Healthy Media Leads to Fewer Sleep Problems for Children
Healthy media intervention versus violent or age inappropriate media cuts odds of sleep problems
Monday, August 06, 2012

APA: Fitness Predicts Academic Achievement in Middle School
For boys and girls in middle school, fitness predicts reading and math scores
Friday, August 03, 2012

Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline Slows in Advanced Age
Increasing cognitive decline for cognitively healthy results in convergence of several measures
Friday, August 03, 2012

Exercise, Drugs Compared for Depression Tx in CHD Patients
Both exercise and sertraline effective; both tend to reduce heart rate variability
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Pets May Be Beneficial for Individuals With Autism
Individuals with autism more likely to offer to share and offer comfort after pet arrival
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Clinicians Can Unintentionally Prompt Nocebo Effect
Negative expectations, being informed about complications up likelihood of adverse effects
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Exercise Linked to Less Depression in Heart Failure
Lower depression scores at three and 12 months for patients randomized to exercise training
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Helps Nurses Manage Stress
Once-weekly sessions significantly reduce nurses' occupational stress and fatigue
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Donepezil Found Helpful in Dementia With Lewy Bodies
Improvement seen in cognitive, behavioral, global function when treated for 12 weeks at 5, 10 mg/day
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Depression Triples Between Ages 12 and 15 in Girls in U.S.
Twelve percent of girls age 12 to 17 experience major depressive episode versus 4.5 percent of boys
Monday, July 30, 2012

Women With Diabetes Report Low Sexual Satisfaction
Insulin-treated women more likely to report difficulty with lubrication and orgasm
Monday, July 30, 2012

Self-Efficacy Predicts Fibromyalgia Symptomatology
And, physical function at six months predicts self-efficacy at one year
Monday, July 30, 2012

Emotional Abuse of Children Prevalent, Yet Hard to Prevent
New guidance for pediatricians highlights importance of assessment, potential interventions
Monday, July 30, 2012

Quality of Life More Affected in Female Stroke, TIA Patients
Female stroke, transient ischemic attack patients more negatively affected than male patients
Monday, July 30, 2012

Low-Dose Duloxetine Deemed Safe for Urinary Incontinence
Low incidence of adverse events in study of more than 12,000 women; no suicide attempts reported
Friday, July 27, 2012

Breast Cancer Doesn't Affect Sexual Function in Women
Sexual function and body image stable over 18 months for women with ductal carcinoma in situ
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Wives of Patients With Severe Sepsis at Risk for Depression
Depression up independent of bereavement; more likely for wives of survivors who are disabled
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Younger Cancer Patients' Psychosocial Needs Unmet
Findings worse among adolescents and young adults treated in adult care settings
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Father-Infant Interactions Predict Behavior Problems
Disengaged and remote interactions at 3 months of age predict behavior problems at 1 year
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Altered Brain Structure Seen in Institutionalized Children
White matter, but not gray matter, returns to normal in children who go into foster care
Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Peri-Op Antidepressant Use Safe for Face-Lift Surgery
Serotonin reuptake inhibitor use in perioperative period safe; does not adversely affect outcome
Friday, July 20, 2012

High-Strain, Active Jobs Up Cardio Disease Risk for Women
Women with high job strain or active jobs more likely to experience cardiovascular disease event
Friday, July 20, 2012

Animal Study: Long-Term Ritalin Doesn't Impact Growth
Chronic methylphenidate treatment has no significant effect on growth measures, dopamine system
Friday, July 20, 2012

AAIC: Care Coordination Ups Care of Dementia Patients at Home
Intervention improves quality of life, safety issues in dementia patients living at home
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Intervention to Prevent Stroke, Dementia Cuts Long-Term Care
Multidomain prevention program focusing on vascular risk factors lowers long-term care dependence
Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Physical Abuse Doubles Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Women
Risk up in midlife women with childhood physical abuse history, after adjusting for covariates
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Child Abuse Admissions Up During Mortgage Crisis
Hospital admissions of children due to abuse, TBI increased 1, 3 percent per year over last decade
Monday, July 16, 2012

Physical Illness Hospitalization Found to Increase Suicide Risk
Approximately one-quarter of all suicides in Denmark attributable to hospitalization for physical illness
Monday, July 16, 2012

Macromastia Has Substantial Negative Impact on Teens
Survey finds detrimental effects on self-esteem, quality of life, and eating habits
Monday, July 16, 2012

High Phobic Anxiety Linked to Relative Telomere Length
The most phobic women have relative telomere length comparable to women six years older
Friday, July 13, 2012

Vaginal Dilation Outcomes Equivalent to Vaginoplasty
After two years, nearly half of patients still have sexual dysfunction, distress regardless of therapy
Friday, July 13, 2012

Less Stress Prevents Brain Lesions in Multiple Sclerosis
Fewer new gadolinium-enhancing, T2 MS brain lesions on MRI with 24 weeks of stress therapy
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Erectile Dysfunction Prevalence Higher in HIV-Infected Men
HIV is strongest predictor of erectile dysfunction for young and middle-aged men
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Children With Disabilities More Likely to Experience Violence
Increased risk of physical and sexual violence; lack of robust evidence leaves unanswered questions
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Considerable Variation in Weight Gain for Those Who Quit Smoking
Mean 4 to 5 kg gained in first year, mostly in first three months
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Current Resources Inadequate for Geriatric Mental Health
Increased funding, more resource training, research necessary to deal with growing population
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Quality of Life Deteriorates Before Parkinson's Diagnosis
Decline in physical function noted years pre-diagnosis; post-diagnosis decline also increased
Monday, July 09, 2012

Anxiety, Depression Common in Adults With Arthritis
Anxiety found more often than depression; one-third of patients have one of the two conditions
Monday, July 09, 2012

Gestational Diabetes Risk Up With Antipsychotic Use
Risk of similar magnitude but not significant for those taking olanzapine and/or clozapine
Friday, July 06, 2012

Medicare Part D Gap Lowers Maintenance Antidepressant Use
Elderly with generic coverage reduce just their use of brand-name antidepressants
Friday, July 06, 2012

Sadness Increases Subjective Experience of Pain
Larger desynchronization of lower beta bands post-pain stimuli in sad emotional context
Friday, July 06, 2012

Self-Directed Violence, Suicide Up in Parasite-Infected Women
Women infected with Toxoplasma gondii at increased risk of self-directed violence and suicide
Friday, July 06, 2012

Intermittent Explosive Disorder Is Prevalent Teen Mental Issue
Disorder significantly comorbid with mood, anxiety, and substance disorders
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Oxytocin Levels Linked to Behavior in Williams Syndrome
Levels of oxytocin and arginine vasopressin increased on exposure to emotional triggers
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Early Start to ADHD Meds Lowers Risk of Academic Decline
Early initiation of stimulants linked to reduced academic decline in math, particularly for girls
Monday, June 25, 2012

Cannabis Use for Fibromyalgia Linked to Poor Mental Health
Mental illness, opioid drug-seeking behavior, male gender linked to herbal cannabinoid use
Friday, June 22, 2012

Living Alone Linked to Higher Mortality in Older Adults
Second study shows increased functional decline, risk of death for elderly who report loneliness
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Parents Overestimate Deformity-Related Stress in Scoliosis
Patients, parents perceive treatment-related stress in idiopathic adolescent scoliosis in same way
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Eating Disorder Symptoms Evident in Women Over 50
High endorsement of eating disorder symptoms, dieting, and body checking behaviors
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Genetic Contribution Detected in Responses to Opioids
Twin study shows significant inherited component for nausea, depressed breathing, drug liking
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Psychological Distress Increases Cerebrovascular Death Risk
Simple General Health Questionnaire may have value in screening for psychological distress
Monday, June 18, 2012

ASMBS: Alcohol Use Disorder Up Post-Bariatric Surgery
Increase in second year post-surgery; linked to Roux-en-Y gastric bypass, male sex, younger age
Monday, June 18, 2012

A Shift in Pediatric Drug Utilization Seen 2002 to 2010
Increased utilization of ADHD medication; decreased antibiotic, allergy medication use
Monday, June 18, 2012

Mental Health Disorders Up Long-Term Opioid Use in Youth
About two-fold risk of long-term opioid use for youth with preexisting mental health disorders
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cognitive Benefit of Omega-3s in Older Adults Questioned
Review finds that direct evidence on the effect of omega-3 PUFA on incident dementia is lacking
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Female APOE ε4 Carriers Have Preclinical Signs of Alzheimer's
Changes in brain's memory network can be seen in female carriers before symptoms appear
Thursday, June 14, 2012

SLEEP: Sleep-Disordered Breathing Affects Youth Behavior
Increased odds and greater rates of impairment on behavior and adaptive functioning scales
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Short-Term Meditation Improves Brain Function
Dynamic pattern of change seen around anterior cingulate cortex, involved in self-regulation
Tuesday, June 12, 2012

~8 Percent of Children Engage in Nonsuicidal Self-Injury
Prevalence highest among ninth-grade girls; girls tend to cut or carve skin while boys hit themselves
Monday, June 11, 2012

Antidepressants Affect Emotional Temperament
Effects on emotional temperament contribute to effectiveness of antidepressants
Friday, June 08, 2012

Treating Teen Depression May Reduce Subsequent Drug Abuse
Positive response to treatment tied to lower rate of substance use disorder; no impact on alcohol use
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Telephone Therapy Effective for Treating Depression
Reduced attrition; but patients who undergo face-to-face therapy are less depressed at six months
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Gene Variants Impact Smokers' Response to Cessation Therapy
High-risk haplotypes predict later age of smoking cessation; interact with treatment to affect success
Friday, June 01, 2012

Depression Found to Increase Risk of Death in Diabetes
Effect of depression independent of previous cardiovascular events, glycemia control assignment
Friday, June 01, 2012

PTSD Linked to Urinary Incontinence in Female Veterans
But, depression not found to be associated with urinary incontinence in female vets
Friday, June 01, 2012

Cardiovascular Risk Counseling Improves Statin Adherence
Nurse-led counseling reduces anxiety; improved lipid profile seen for primary prevention patients
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Neural Link Between Resiliency and Alcohol, Drug Use Identified
Coupling strength between subthalamic nucleus, median cingulate cortex differs with resiliency
Thursday, May 31, 2012

White Matter Integrity Linked to Intelligence in Elderly
Integrity markers partially explain variance; effect mediated by information-processing speed
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Online Adderall May Contain Wrong Active Ingredients
FDA warns that counterfeit drug may be ineffective and potentially harmful
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

AAP Cautions Against Diagnosis of Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory-based therapy can be integrated into comprehensive plan; limited data for effectiveness
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fever During Pregnancy Linked to Autism in Offspring
Use of antipyretic medication attenuates the fever-associated risk of autism spectrum disorders
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Solvent Exposure Tied to Lower Cognition Among Less Educated
Dose-response association seen between lifetime exposure and relative risk of poor cognition
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Video Games Positively Impact Variety of Health Outcomes
Systematic review suggests video games can improve psychological and physical therapy outcomes
Monday, May 28, 2012

Family History of Alzheimer's Affects Functional Connectivity
Effect on default mode network functional connectivity seen in APOE ε4 allele noncarriers
Friday, May 25, 2012

Oncologists Grief at Patient Loss Affects Treatment
Can also affect relationships with other patients and spills over into their personal lives
Thursday, May 24, 2012

School-Aged Children With ASD Usually Identified At Age 5
Ninety percent use services to meet developmental needs; more than half use psychotropic meds
Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Estimates Up Dementia Rates in Mid-Income Countries
Incidence of dementia higher using 10/66 diagnostic criteria; increased death for those with dementia
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

For Older Women, Saturated Fats Linked to Worse Cognition
Higher intake of monounsaturated fats linked to improved cognition, verbal memory trajectories
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

White Matter of Abstinent Alcoholics Recovers Over Time
Microstructural changes in genu and body of corpus callosum improve after a year of abstinence
Monday, May 21, 2012

Higher Pain Tolerance for Athletes Than Active Controls
Impact of exercise on pain perception suggests potential of physical activity in pain management
Monday, May 21, 2012

IMFAR: Genetic Variants Predict Autism Risk in Siblings
Gender-specific genetic score based on single nucleotide polymorphisms can predict risk
Friday, May 18, 2012

IMFAR: Shared Decision Making in Autism Is Challenging
Role of pediatrician, treatment choices, barriers to care, and stress identified as areas to address
Thursday, May 17, 2012

IMFAR: Oxytocin Nasal Spray Promising in Youth With Autism
Functional MRIs show increased activity in brain regions known to process social information
Thursday, May 17, 2012

U.S. Lifetime Prevalence of Sleep Walking ~30 Percent
More frequent episodes linked to obstructive sleep apnea; alcohol abuse; use of sleeping pills, SSRIs
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Trail Making Test Performance Predicts Post-Stroke Mortality
Pre-stroke executive performance, as measured by TMT-A and -B, linked to long-term risk of death
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Youth With ASD Have Poor Postsecondary Outcomes
In two years post-high school, more than 50 percent do not take part in education, employment
Monday, May 14, 2012

Psychiatric Patients Wait Average of 11.5 Hours in ER
Wait time even longer for those who are older, uninsured, or intoxicated
Monday, May 14, 2012

Brain Stimulation Improves Brain Function in Alzheimer's
In a related study, a greater purpose in life reduces the effect of Alzheimer's pathology
Friday, May 11, 2012

Glycemic Variability Affects Mood and Quality of Life
In women with type 2 diabetes, glycemic variability associated with negative mood and lower QoL
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Team-Centered Multicondition Care Deemed Cost-Effective
Collaborative care intervention lowers outpatient costs for comorbid psychiatric, medical disease
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mid- and Late-Life Depression Tied to Dementia Risk
Symptoms also tied to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Nonmedical Prescription Pain Medication Use Peaks at Age 16
Smaller peaks in pain med use to get high or for nonmedical purposes seen at 12-14, 19-21 years
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Health-Related QoL Evaluated for Children With Brain Tumors
Patient and parent assessments correlate well; affected by disease type and treatment intensity
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Poor Health Status Indicators ID'd for Patients With ICDs
Shock, Type D personality linked to poor health after implantable cardioverter defibrillator placement
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Self-Disclosure Linked to Activation of Reward in Brain
Individuals are willing to forgo money to self-disclose; doing so activates reward mechanisms
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Screening for Intimate Partner Violence Proves Beneficial
Review indicates potential benefits and minimal harm to health care screening of women for IPV
Monday, May 07, 2012

Computer Use + Exercise Lower Mild Cognitive Impairment Risk
Combined effect of the two activities linked with decreased likelihood of MCI among elderly
Friday, May 04, 2012

Problem Behavior Up Among Children Born Post-Term
Children born post-term have increased risk of problem behavior, ADHD at age 1.5 and 3 years
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Antipsychotic Maintenance Rx Aids Schizophrenia Patients
But benefits of antipsychotic maintenance therapy need to be weighed against risk of side effects
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Peers Influence Both Pro- and Anti-Alcohol Behavior
Adolescents are very adaptable to changing their alcohol norms based on those of their peers
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Generally No Link Between Prenatal Smoking and Autism
Association suggested between maternal smoking and risk of developing high-functioning autism
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Omega-3 Intake Linked With Reduced Plasma β-Amyloid 42
Inverse association between omega-3 fatty acids and Aβ42; no association for other nutrients
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Methodological Heterogeneity Seen in Clinical Trials
Trials registered with from 2007 to 2010 mainly small, single-center
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

A Third of Adults With Arthritis Have Anxiety, Depression
Anxiety more prevalent than depression among U.S. adults with arthritis
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Indirect Link ID'd Between Pain Catastrophizing, Severity
Pain catastrophizing, especially ruminating, linked to pain severity via sleep disturbance
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

PAS: Depressed Mothers More Likely to Overfeed Infants
Infants with a high-intensity temperament are also much more likely to be overfed
Monday, April 30, 2012

Prenatal Insecticide Exposure Alters Developing Brain
Chlorpyrifos exposure tied to brain region anomalies; cortical thinning; disruption of sex differences
Monday, April 30, 2012

PAS: Maternal Opioid Use, Neonatal Withdrawal Rising
Increase in neonatal abstinence syndrome from 2000 to 2009 accompanied by increase in hospital costs
Monday, April 30, 2012

Sleep Measures Do Not Predict Clinical Pain in Fibromyalgia
Spatial extent of pain, pain aftersensation, negative mood make up about one-third of pain variance
Friday, April 27, 2012

Stress Reduction Ups Health Status in Type 2 Diabetes
Intervention lowers depression, improves health, has no effect on albuminuria at one year
Friday, April 27, 2012

Cancer Worry Linked to Continued Symptom Burden
Age, fatigue, and risk perception also significantly associated with lingering cancer worry
Friday, April 27, 2012

About Half of Teens Who Self-Harm Were Frequently Bullied
Self-harm more likely in those with mental health problems or the physically abused
Friday, April 27, 2012

Berries May Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Women
Greater consumption of blueberries, strawberries linked to slower rate of cognitive decline
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Accelerated Aging Evident in Cocaine-Dependent Individuals
Age-related gray matter volume loss occurs at twice the normal rate
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Modulator of mGluR5 Improves Features of Autism in Mice
GRN-529 reduces repetitive behaviors and partially reverses lack of sociability
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Hyperalgesia Similar With Drug Therapies for Heroin Addiction
Once stabilized in treatment, no difference in pain response for methadone or buprenorphine
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Exposure to Violence Wears on Children's DNA
Shortened telomere length seen in children exposed to abuse and domestic violence
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Anatomic Existence of the G-Spot Reported
G-spot is distinguishable anatomic structure, located on dorsal perineal membrane
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Resistance Training Aids Memory in Senior Women
Twice-weekly resistance training improves cognition compared with balance, tone exercises
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Efficacy of Serotonin Receptor Inhibitors in Autism Unclear
Meta-analysis finds evidence SRIs help repetitive behaviors; results may be due to publication bias
Monday, April 23, 2012

Pain Coping Ability Impacts Lupus Symptomology
Modifiable pain coping strategies impact physical symptoms and psychological distress of SLE
Monday, April 23, 2012

AHA: Depression, Peripheral Artery Disease Linked
Patients with depression significantly more likely to have PAD, PAD-related events
Friday, April 20, 2012

Marijuana and Tobacco Co-Use Common in Young Adults
Co-use on nearly half the days either substance is used; more frequent in Caucasians, nonstudents
Friday, April 20, 2012

Novel Balanced Chromosome Abnormalities Found in Autism
Disruptions ID'd in 33 loci, including genes implicated in neurodevelopment, psych diseases
Friday, April 20, 2012

Computerized Therapy Equal to Usual Care for Depressed Teens
Computerized cognitive behavior therapy program promising for teens with depressive symptoms
Friday, April 20, 2012

Letting Go of Regret Linked to Healthy Aging
Emotionally healthy aging associated with reduced response to missed opportunities
Friday, April 20, 2012

Speed, Ecstasy Use in Teens Predicts Future Depression
Use of one or both drugs in grade 10 linked to increased depressive symptoms in grade 11
Thursday, April 19, 2012

AAN: Volumetric Brain Changes Seen in Fighters' Brains
Impaired memory and processing speed seen for those who fought for nine or more years
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blood Test IDs Depressive Disorder in Adolescents
Panels of transcriptomic markers can be used to distinguish early-onset MDD
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Higher Daily Physical Activity Reduces Alzheimer's Risk
Total daily physical activity also associated with the rate of change in cognitive function
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Addicted Teens Benefit From 12-Step Meetings Attendance
Approximately one-quarter attend meetings; attendance correlates with greater abstinence
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Depressed Moms May Trigger Infant Night Waking
Maternal depression and dysfunctional cognition impacts behavior at bedtime, affects infant sleep
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

AAN: Florbetaben-PET Detects β-Amyloid Plaques During Life
Comparison of results from end-of-life patients, postmortem reveals high specificity, sensitivity
Monday, April 16, 2012

Chronic Depression Patients Pick Acupuncture Over Counseling
Patients choosing acupuncture likely to have long-standing, severe, treatment-resistant illness
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Antidepressants Don't Worsen Parkinson's Symptoms
Paroxetine and venlafaxine XR effectively treat depression in Parkinson's patients
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Increased Risk of Fatal Road Crashes on Tax Day in the U.S.
Small, but significant increase yields risk equivalent to 13 individuals per average tax day
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Lowers Health-Related QoL
Effects of lumbar spinal stenosis on health-related quality of life compounded by comorbidities
Friday, April 06, 2012

Cognitive Therapy Has Little Effect on Psychosis Risk
However, therapy reduces symptom frequency and severity for those who develop psychosis
Friday, April 06, 2012

Early Exposure to Interpersonal Trauma Harms Cognition
Harm from exposure in the first two years of life persists at age 8
Friday, April 06, 2012

Physical Activity Predicts Functionality in Older Adults
Those seniors remaining physically active have fewer functional limitations
Friday, April 06, 2012

Immunotherapy Tied to Lower Alzheimer's CSF Biomarkers
Anti-β-amyloid monoclonal antibody, bapineuzumab, linked to decreases in T-tau, P-tau
Friday, April 06, 2012

Studies Investigate Role of De Novo Mutations in Autism
Exome sequencing used to describe de novo mutations, their origin, contribution to ASD risk
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Esophageal Cancer Surgery Has Lasting Effects on QoL
Major postoperative complications predictive of parameters of poor health-related quality of life
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Prenatal Antipsychotics Impact Infant Neuromotor Function
Exposure to antipsychotics adversely affects neuromotor function in 6-month-old infants
Thursday, April 05, 2012

End-of-Life Decline of Cognitive Functions Are Correlated
Second study shows cognitive activity, function linked; predictive of cognitive decline
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Cancer Diagnosis Linked to Higher Immediate Suicide Risk
Also linked to a higher risk of cardiovascular death during the first week and month after diagnosis
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Alcohol, Drug Use Prevalent Among U.S. Adolescents
Onset of alcohol abuse seen at median age of 14 years; drug abuse onset at 14 or 15 years
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Inflammatory Regulation Plays Role in Stress, Illness Link
Stress induces glucocorticoid receptor resistance; GCR increases likelihood of developing cold
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Sleep Apnea, Snorting Linked to Probable Major Depression
Apnea, related symptoms of snorting/stopping breathing tied to depression in men, women
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

School Environment Has Little Effect on Teen Mental Health
However, student perceptions of teacher support, school connectedness can improve emotional health
Monday, April 02, 2012

Six Developmental Trajectories ID'd in Children With Autism
About 10 percent of children have rapid gains; socioeconomic factors tied to trajectory outcomes
Monday, April 02, 2012

Room for Improvement in Ob-Gyn Communication About Sex
Most ask patients about sexual activities; few discuss orientation, satisfaction, or pleasure
Friday, March 30, 2012

Similar Rates of Depression After Stroke and TIA
High frequency of newly identified depression; many with depression not appropriately treated
Friday, March 30, 2012

911 Operators May Experience Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Telecommunicators experience peritraumatic distress, which is positively associated with PTSD
Friday, March 30, 2012

Stigma Affects Depression Among Lung Cancer Patients
Perceived stigma accounts for significant amount of variance in depressive symptoms
Thursday, March 29, 2012

CDC: Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Increasing
Disorders more prevalent in boys; data show ASDs up 23 percent since 2006, 78 percent since 2002
Thursday, March 29, 2012

Diagnosis of ADHD Has Risen 66 Percent Over Last Decade
More than 10 million children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD in 2010 in the United States
Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Child Coordination Disorder Ups Risk of Mental Health Issues
Verbal IQ, social communication, bullying, self-esteem impact odds of mental health difficulties
Monday, March 26, 2012

Seeing a Human Infant Face Induces Brain Activation
Species-specific brain responses may underlie responsiveness, caring inclination toward infants
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

'Mindfulness' Stress Reduction Helps Breast Cancer Survivors
Improves mood, breast- and endocrine-related quality of life, and well-being
Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Study Validates Perimenopausal Memory Complaints
Memory complaints linked to working memory and complex attention/vigilance performance
Monday, March 19, 2012

Jobs, Earnings Affected for Mothers of Children With Autism
Mothers of children with ASD earn significantly less than mothers of those with no health problems
Monday, March 19, 2012

Synthetic Cannabinoid Toxicity Among Teenagers on the Rise
Case reports describe signs, symptoms, and treatment in teen patients
Monday, March 19, 2012

Prenatal Meth Exposure Linked to Behavioral Problems
Emotional reactivity and anxiety/depression evident in children as young as 3 years
Monday, March 19, 2012

Study Looks at Effect of Emotions on Pain and Itch Intensity
Negative emotions can lead to higher levels of itch and pain in women
Friday, March 16, 2012

Communication Can Ease Mental Health Burden of Deaf
Use of medically skilled interpreters, health care providers who can sign, improves care
Friday, March 16, 2012

Poorer Health Literacy Linked to Increased Mortality
About one-third of older adults in England have medium or low functional health literacy
Friday, March 16, 2012

Peer-Led Parenting Classes Benefit Parents and Children
Improvements seen in children's disruptive behavior and positive parenting practices
Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Parental Psych Well-Being Impacts VLBW Child Behavior
More problems for very low birth weight children with poor parental psychological well-being
Monday, March 12, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Surrogates Tend to Misinterpret Poor Prognosis Information
Statements about low risk of death interpreted accurately; poor prognosis viewed optimistically
Friday, March 09, 2012

Four or More PMDD Symptoms Linked With Impairment
Study results inform definitional criteria for PMDD in DSM-IV with relevance for DSM-5
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Increased Cognitive Decline One Year After Mild TBI in Children
Reliable increases in cognitive symptoms persist to 12 months; symptoms linked to lower health-related QoL
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Prenatal SSRI Use Impacts Fetal Head Growth, Preterm Birth
But untreated maternal depression also affects fetal growth pattern
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Cognitive Benefits With Continued Donepezil in Alzheimer's
For moderate or severe disease, benefits seen with continued treatment, alone or with memantine
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Veterans With Mental Health Issues Receive More Opioids
Risks of opioid use and adverse clinical outcomes especially high in veterans with PTSD
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Electronic Test Result Access Does Not Reduce Test Ordering
Office-based physician access to computerized images may up image ordering by 40 to 70 percent
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Genetic, Environmental Factors Affect Drug Abuse in Adopted
For adopted children, risk of drug abuse predicted by genetic and environmental risk indices
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Depression, Cognitive Decline Linked in Elderly With CAD
Depression in adults treated for coronary artery disease linked to higher risk of cognitive decline
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Viewing Alcohol Use in Movies Tied to Teen Binge Drinking
Finding consistent in students throughout six European nations
Monday, March 05, 2012

Children's Snoring May Predict Behavioral Problems
Early snoring tied to increased risk of hyperactivity, peer difficulties, and conduct issues
Monday, March 05, 2012

Parent Training, Meds Combo Improves Behavior in PDD
Modest extra benefit for children with pervasive developmental disorders, behavioral problems
Friday, March 02, 2012

Sleep Quality Found to Actually Improve With Age
Those over 80 complain the least about sleep disturbances and daytime fatigue
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Phobias Can Magnify Perception of the Feared Object
When afraid, people with spider phobias perceive spiders to be larger than they actually are
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Internet-Based Program Treats Chronic Fatigue in Teens
Therapist e-consults reduce fatigue, improve school attendance and physical functioning
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Nicotine Patches Don't Help Pregnant Women Stop Smoking
User compliance is low and rates of smoking abstinence do not increase with the patch
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inactivity and Obesity Relate to Cognitive Impairment in Lupus
Executive functions impaired in inactive and obese women with systemic lupus erythematosus
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Statin Users Less Likely to Suffer From Depression
Patients with coronary heart disease who use statins have a lower risk of depression
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Group Art Therapy Not Found to Be Helpful in Schizophrenia
No significant improvement in global functioning, mental health, or health-related outcomes
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Sleeping Pill Use Linked to Greater Mortality Risk
Greater than three-fold higher risk even for fewer than 18 pills a year
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Cognitive Development Stable for Low Birth Weight Infants
Strong correlation found between cognitive assessments at 2 years corrected age and at 5 years
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Adults With Disabilities at Increased Risk of Violence
Prevalence of any recent violence as well as risk of violence higher in those with mental illness
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Bidirectional Causality for Attention Issues, Video Games
Violent video games impact attention problems, but time spent playing is more robust predictor
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Chemo for Breast Cancer Tied to Long-Term Cognitive Issues
Neuropyschological problems observed decades after breast cancer treatment
Monday, February 27, 2012

Combo of Diabetes, Depression Increases Post-MI Mortality
Increased risk exceeds the risk of either condition alone in years following a heart attack
Monday, February 27, 2012

ASD Meds More Commonly Used by Teens With Comorbid ADHD
Teenagers with autism more likely to use psychotropic medication if they also have ADHD
Friday, February 24, 2012

Variable Mortality Risk for Antipsychotic Use in Elderly
Effect strongest soon after start of treatment; dose-response relationship for most drugs
Friday, February 24, 2012

Pseudo-Prospective Analyses ID Alcohol Recovery Correlates
As valid as prospective analyses; but cross-sectional data analyses open to misinterpretation
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Women With Migraine Have Increased Risk of Depression
Risk increased for migraine, with or without aura, and for current or past history of migraine
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Teenage Drinking Influenced by Media Exposure to Alcohol
Family drinking characteristics associated with age of alcohol onset, but not binge drinking
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Study IDs the Rationalizations of Social Smokers
Social smokers still view themselves as nonsmokers, but conform to peer behavior
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Alcohol Dependence Significant Problem for U.S. Surgeons
Surgeons who report major medical error more likely to exhibit alcohol abuse, dependence
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Group-Based Lifestyle Program Beneficial in Prediabetes
Improves healthy eating, physical activity, motivation, mood; reduces waist and weight
Monday, February 20, 2012

White Matter Changes Precede Manifestations of Autism
Development of white matter pathways aberrant before symptoms of autism spectrum disorders
Monday, February 20, 2012

Psychiatric History Common in Gender Identity Disorder
Second study shows gender nonconformity in youth is indicator of childhood abuse
Monday, February 20, 2012

Smoking Cessation Drug May Also Reduce Drinking
Varenicline increases alcohol's aversive effects, including dysphoria and nausea
Friday, February 17, 2012

Overdose Prevention Programs Using Opioid Antagonist
Naloxone use, however, not sufficient to address high overdose death rates
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Smoking Bans Lead to Less, Not More, Smoking at Home
In countries with smoke-free legislation, rate of home smoking has decreased, not increased
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Brief Cognitive Screens at Primary Care Visits Effective
Screening increases diagnosis of cognitive impairment and dementia in older patients
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Behavioral Therapy Safe and Effective for Hot Flashes
Significant improvement observed after education and strategies to manage problem
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pollutant Exposure Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Long-term exposure to particulate matter linked to faster cognitive decline in U.S. women
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Mediterranean Diet Linked to Healthier Brain Matter
Mediterranean-style diet associated with lower burden of white matter hyperintensity volume
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big Waistline in HIV Tied to Neurocognitive Impairment
Centrally-located obesity, but not body mass, linked to neurocognitive decline in HIV patients
Monday, February 13, 2012

Mindfulness Therapy Improves Bipolar Disorder Symptoms
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy treatment an option for patients with residual mood symptoms
Monday, February 13, 2012

Testosterone Patches Improve Low Sexual Desire Disorder
Transdermal testosterone patches relieve symptoms in postmenopausal women
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Neuropsychiatric Events Have No Long-Term Impact in Lupus
Not linked to long-term disease activity, organ damage, or overall health-related quality of life
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Cognitive Impairment Criteria Impact Alzheimer's Diagnosis
Vast majority of mild Alzheimer's dementia would be reclassified as mild cognitive impairment
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Fluoxetine, Venlafaxine Tied to Drop in Adult Suicide Behaviors
For youth, no difference in suicide thoughts or behavior with antidepressant treatment
Monday, February 06, 2012

More Than 4,500 Children Hospitalized for Abuse in 2006
Incidence of abuse highest in infants, particularly those covered by Medicaid
Monday, February 06, 2012

Startle Response Up in Early-Onset Alcohol Dependence
Increased startle reactivity may be trait marker for early-onset alcohol dependency
Monday, February 06, 2012

Social Exclusion Impacts Child Physical Activity Behaviors
Brief simulated ostracism in a video game tied to subsequent reduction in physical activities
Monday, February 06, 2012

Many Self-Harming Youth Get Inadequate Mental Health Care
Most adolescents treated in ERs for deliberate self-harm don't get follow-up mental health care
Friday, February 03, 2012

Increased ADHD Rates in Children Exposed to Anesthesia
Multiple anesthesia exposures before the age of 2 increase ADHD incidence
Friday, February 03, 2012

β-Amyloid Deposition Seen in Some Healthy Older Adults
Greater amyloid burden associated with APOE status; linked to poorer cognitive performance
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Occasional Hard Drug Use in Mid-Life Hikes Mortality Risks
Trajectory analysis shows significantly increased risk for early frequent/later occasional users
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Heart Failure Linked to Loss of Cerebral Gray Matter
Patients with heart failure also score lower on cognitive function tests
Thursday, February 02, 2012

National Suicide Guidelines Help Cut Suicide Rates
Implementation of recommendations, particularly in large, deprived catchment areas, lowers rates
Thursday, February 02, 2012

AHA: Faster Pre-Stroke Memory Decline for Stroke Decedents
Stroke survivors and stroke-free adults have similar pre-stroke rate of memory decline
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Exercise Aids Health, Well-Being of Cancer Survivors
Physical activity improves physical functions and quality of life after cancer treatment
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Early Maternal Support Ups Hippocampal Volume in Children
Positive effects on hippocampal volume found to be highest in non-depressed children
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

A Child's Family Should Be Integral to Health Care Team
New statement says patient- and family-centered approach is critical to pediatric care
Monday, January 30, 2012

Family Teamwork Gives Valued Boost to Senior Care
More family companions accompany older adults to physician visits and assist in daily tasks
Monday, January 30, 2012

Long Working Hours Linked to Increased Risk of Depression
Working 11 hours or more daily associated with doubling in risk of a major depressive episode
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Low Birth Weight May Be Risk Factor for Autism
In ASD-discordant twin pairs, lower birth weight tied to triple the risk of meeting ASD criteria
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Neurologists Should Routinely Assess Patients for Abuse
Position statement from the American Academy of Neurology endorses assessment of abuse
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

More Adverse QOL Issues in Young Breast Cancer Patients
Including psychological distress, fertility-related concerns, and decreased physical activity
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Reduced Brain Activity Seen in Prereaders With Dyslexia Risk
Reduced activity in bilateral occipitotemporal and left temporoparietal regions
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Unemployed Have Poorer Mental and Physical Health
And are less likely to receive needed medical care and prescriptions
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reduced [11C]PiB Uptake in Cognitively Active Elderly
Elderly with lowest levels of cognitive activity have [11C]PiB uptake similar to Alzheimer's patients
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Unhealthy Narcissism Linked to Elevated Cortisol in Men
No association seen for gender, narcissism, and their interaction on self-reported stress
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Negative Social Interactions Linked to Inflammation
Negative and competitive interactions associated with elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Effects of Severe, Childhood Brain Injury Long Lasting
Pre-injury ability and familial factors contribute to long-term recovery
Monday, January 23, 2012

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in ~4 Percent of U.K. Troops
Posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse tied to mTBI in troops back from Iraq/Afghanistan
Monday, January 23, 2012

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
Disturbed sleep tied to elevated risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke, MI, coronary artery disease
Monday, January 23, 2012

Co-Occurring Conditions Impact Change in Autism Disorders
Distinct patterns of co-occurring psychiatric and neurodevelopmental conditions exist by age
Monday, January 23, 2012

SSRIs Increase Fall Risk in Elderly Dementia Patients
Even at low doses; higher doses increase risk three-fold and hypnotics/sedatives increase further
Friday, January 20, 2012

Sleep Tied to Maintenance of Emotional Reactivity
Emotional reactivity to negative images reduced after wake time, preserved over sleep time
Friday, January 20, 2012

Cognitive Impairment Seen in Overweight Retired NFL Players
Overweight retired football players have decreased blood flow in certain areas of the brain
Thursday, January 19, 2012

SAMHSA: One in Five U.S. Adults Has Mental Illness
Prevalence of substance abuse or dependency higher in those with mental illness
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Age-Related Intelligence Changes Linked to Genetics
Genetic factors contribute to changes in intelligence from childhood to old age
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Pain and Depressive Symptoms Linked in Arthritis
Previous pain, depression are strongest predictors for change in pain and depression symptoms
Monday, January 16, 2012

Integrated Diabetes-Depression Treatment Improves Outcome
Improved glycemic control, depression remission with integrated primary care treatment approach
Monday, January 16, 2012

Cut Points Established for the Diabetes Distress Scale
Three patient subgroups ID'd based on associations between diabetes distress scale, diabetes variables
Friday, January 13, 2012

Young Women Often Perceive Their Weight Gain Inaccurately
Race/ethnicity, contraception impact perception, which is frequently inaccurate in young women
Friday, January 13, 2012

Impaired White Matter ID'd in Internet Addiction Disorder
Reductions in fractional anisotropy seen in many areas of the brain of affected teens
Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

Maternal Antidepressants Up Infant Pulmonary Hypertension
Similar risk found across the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of antidepressants
Friday, January 13, 2012

Erectile Dysfunction Linked to Previous Psoriasis Diagnosis
Men with erectile dysfunction more likely to have been previously diagnosed with psoriasis
Thursday, January 12, 2012

CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates
Homicide no longer in top 15 causes of death; replaced by pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

CDC: Binge Drinking Prevalence High in United States
Those who binge drink do so frequently and intensely
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dementia Associated With More Hospital Admissions
Admission rate up for all-cause, ambulatory care-sensitive conditions for those with dementia
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Occasional Marijuana Use Not Tied to Adverse Lung Function
Nonlinear association for marijuana exposure and lung function; no adverse effects for low exposure
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Broken Heart Does Increase Heart Attack Risk
Heart attack risk is significantly heightened in the first week after the death of a significant other
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Memantine Has No Impact on Cognition in Down's Syndrome
Adults older than 40 with Down's syndrome do not benefit from treatment with memantine
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Transdermal Nicotine May Benefit Cognitive Impairment
Cognitive test improvement, but no significant change in clinical global impression
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Adiponectin Tied to Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk in Women
Women with baseline adiponectin values above median have higher risk of all-cause dementia, AD
Monday, January 09, 2012

Brain Changes Seen After First-Episode Psychosis in Teens
Increased gray matter volume loss and frontal lobe CSF volume found in adolescents with schizophrenia
Monday, January 09, 2012

Evidence Suggests Limited Benefit of Dietary ADHD Therapy
Supplements may be useful for select patients; education in healthy dietary patterns recommended
Monday, January 09, 2012

Cognitive Decline May Begin As Early As Age 45
With evidence of faster cognitive decline among older people
Friday, January 06, 2012

Expected Body Weight's Role in Eating Disorder Treatment Studied
BMI percentile best for determining expected body weight for adolescents with eating disorders
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Half of Older Women Report Sexual Activity
Sexual desire decreases, but sexual satisfaction increases with age
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Infarcts, Hippocampal Volume Independently Linked to Memory
Brain infarcts, hippocampal volume independently tied to poor memory in dementia-free elderly
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Psych Symptoms Affect Key Subset With Celiac Disease
Despite gluten-free diet adherence, some women report symptoms of depression, disordered eating
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Maternal Diabetes, Low Income Up ADHD Risk in Children
Maternal gestational diabetes, low socioeconomic status combo increases ADHD risk 14-fold
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Music May Lower Pain and Anxiety During Prostate Biopsy
Music-induced attention shift beneficial during transrectal ultrasound-guided prostate biopsy
Monday, January 02, 2012

Early Palliative Care Improves Quality of Life in NSCLC
Palliative care improves timing of final chemotherapy and transition to hospice services
Thursday, December 29, 2011

School Absenteeism Linked to Mental Health Problems
School absenteeism and psychopathology are reciprocally associated, especially in adolescence
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Postmenopausal HRT Improves Sexual Function
HRT, dehydroepiandrosterone, tibolone all improve quality of sexual function and frequency
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Mindfulness Program Curbs Distress in Rheumatic Disease
Better than individual practice for reducing pain, fatigue in rheumatoid joint disease
Thursday, December 22, 2011

NCHS: Poisonings Are Leading Cause of Injury Deaths
In 2008, poisoning deaths were main cause of injury death, with almost 90 percent due to drugs
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Sleep Disorders Tied to Adverse Health Outcomes for Police
Higher rate of errors or safety violations, falling asleep while driving, adverse work outcomes
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Sunless Tanning Product Use Tied to Reduced UV Exposure
Women who use sunless tanning products report less intentional sun exposure, use of tanning beds
Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Physician Opinions on Benefits of Open Visit Notes Vary
And, 79 percent of patients are interested in sharing their personal health record information
Monday, December 19, 2011

Quitting Smoking Improves Happiness, Quality of Life
Findings could be used to motivate individuals attempting to quit
Friday, December 16, 2011

Patient Isolation During Hospitalization Tied to Delirium
But no increased risk for patients who start their hospital stay under contact precautions
Friday, December 16, 2011

Sexual Problems Highly Prevalent Among Older Men
At least one sexual problem reported by 72 percent of men aged 75 and older
Friday, December 16, 2011

School-Based Clinics Feasible for ID'ing Chronic Fatigue
Children with CFS/ME detected through school-based clinics do well once treated
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Sexual Function in Young Men
Young, healthy men with sedentary lifestyles have increased dysfunction in validated questionnaire
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivors Prefer Oncologist Follow-Up
Most are also reasonably comfortable with PCP and NP follow-up, but not with virtual visits
Monday, December 12, 2011

ADHD Med Use Not Tied to Increased Cardiovascular Risk
Current, new ADHD medication users do not have higher risk of MI, sudden cardiac death, stroke
Monday, December 12, 2011

Family Program Deters Problem Behavior Among Black Teens
Intervention also attenuates substance use, substance use problems, depressive symptoms
Monday, December 12, 2011

Chemo, Radiation Worsen Cognition in Breast CA Survivors
However, hormonal therapy does not predict changes in cognitive functioning over time
Monday, December 12, 2011

Depression, Physical Impairment Common After Lung Injury
Highest incidence 3 months after acute lung injury; modal duration of more than 21 months
Friday, December 09, 2011

Circadian Activity Rhythms Tied to Cognition in Older Women
Low circadian rhythm amplitude and robustness ups risk of dementia, mild cognitive impairment
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

Risk of Dementia Up in Patients With Depression, Diabetes
Significantly increased risk of dementia for patients with type 2 diabetes, comorbid depression
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Behavioral Problems ID'd in Moderately Preterm Children
Higher scores on all syndrome scales, internalizing, externalizing, total problems versus term-borns
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury Linked to Headaches
Prevalence of headache related to patient's gender, age, time after injury, and injury severity
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Reduced Gray Matter Volume
Association affected by gender, subtypes of exposure to childhood maltreatment
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Spending on Depression Up From 1996 to 2005
Increased Florida Medicaid spending but minimal improvements in quality of care
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Postpartum Psychiatric Episodes Predict Bipolar Disorder
Psychiatric episode in postpartum period predicts conversion to bipolar affective disorder
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Gender Impacts Chronic Pain Adjustment in Couples
Context, timing of validation and invalidation also affect patients' adjustment
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Similar Efficacy Among Second-Generation Antidepressants
But different onset of action and adverse events in adults with major depressive disorder
Monday, December 05, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Fluoxetine Improves Repetitive Behaviors in Adult ASDs
Improvement in Yale Brown Obsessive Compulsive subscale, Clinical Global Impression scale
Monday, December 05, 2011

Aggravating Circumstances in Most Youth Sexting Police Cases
Also, only 1 percent of youth creates or features in sexually explicit nude pictures or videos
Monday, December 05, 2011

AES: Prenatal Valproate Exposure Tied to Autism Risk
More than double risk of autism spectrum disorder; more than four-fold risk of childhood autism
Monday, December 05, 2011

Childhood Risk Exposure Tied to Weight Gain in Adolescence
Reduced self-regulatory capacity, seen in children exposed to risks, mainly accounts for weight gain
Monday, December 05, 2011

Risk Factors Identified for Pregnancy-Associated Suicide
Mental health, substance use, intimate partner problems influence pregnancy-related suicide
Friday, December 02, 2011

Racial Disparities in U.S. Diet, Exercise, Weight Explained
Socioeconomic status, not nutrition-, health-related psychosocial factors contribute to disparity
Friday, December 02, 2011

Snack Timing Affects Fruit, Vegetable Intake, Weight Loss
Lower weight loss in mid-morning snackers; higher fruit, vegetable intake in afternoon snackers
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Objective Physical Activity Impacts Sleep Variables
Physical activity inversely tied to daytime overly sleepiness, concentration problems when tired
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

U.S. Patients Highly Satisfied With Outpatient Medical Care
Patient satisfaction scores tied to waiting time, time spent with provider, and age category
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Abnormal Brain Enlargement in Boys With Regressive Autism
Head circumference normal at birth, diverges from other groups at around 4 to 6 months of age
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

Chronic Disease Management Ups Smoking Abstinence
And, nicotine therapy during practice quit attempt linked to increased incidence of quit attempts
Monday, November 28, 2011

RSNA: Brain's Functional Connectivity Impaired in ADHD
Functional MRI detects impaired brain activity, functional connectivity in children with ADHD
Monday, November 28, 2011

Substance Abuse Health Programs Benefit Surgeons
Recovery, completion, and extension of monitoring period similar for surgeons, non-surgeons
Friday, November 25, 2011

Default-Mode Brain Network Deactivation Seen in Meditators
Less mind-wandering in experienced meditators tied to deactivated default mode network
Thursday, November 24, 2011

SAMHSA: Energy Drink-Related Emergency Visits Up in U.S.
In about half of visits by 18- to 25-year-olds, energy drinks are combined with alcohol, drugs
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Behavioral Therapy Effective in Juvenile Fibromyalgia
Cognitive-behavioral therapy superior to fibromyalgia education for reducing disability
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Adverse Effects of Pediatric Acupuncture Usually Mild
Mild adverse effects include pain, bruising, bleeding, and worsening of symptoms
Monday, November 21, 2011

Presence of Alzheimer's Biomarkers, Low BMI Linked
Strongest association seen in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and no dementia
Monday, November 21, 2011

African-American Women Lose Less Weight in Trials
Most promising results offered by well-designed, intensive trials with medically at-risk population
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Text-Messaging-Based Negative Experiences Up 2006 to 2008
However, Internet violence exposure rates remained constant from 2006 through 2008
Monday, November 21, 2011

Pain, Function Key Factors in Elective Amputation Decision
Satisfaction with outcome linked to patient's expectation of life after amputation
Monday, November 21, 2011

Restrictive Policies Push Gene Influence on Smoking Behavior
Monozygotic twins more likely to quit smoking within a similar time frame than dizygotic twins
Monday, November 21, 2011

Self-Reported Eating Rates, Lab-Measured Rates Concur
And, food type affects eating rates, which remain consistent between subjects
Friday, November 18, 2011

Drinking Age Law Impacts Adult Women's Suicide Risk
Women exposed to permissive drinking before 21 years have higher risk of suicides, homicides
Thursday, November 17, 2011

SNP on OXTR Impacts Behavioral Prosociality Displays
Homozygotes for the G allele on rs53576 observed to be more prosocial than A allele carriers
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sleep Problem Severity Tied to Fibromyalgia Risk in Women
Sleep problem severity has dose-response link with fibromyalgia, especially in older women
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Self-Harm Frequency Reduces From Adolescence to Adulthood
Adolescent depression and anxiety symptoms tied to incident self-harm in young adulthood
Thursday, November 17, 2011

Breast Cancer Survivors Have Impaired Neurological Function
Additional reductions in prefrontal function, decreased executive function post-chemo
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Patients Without Insurance Have Shorter Hospital Stays
Uninsured have shorter stays for ambulatory care-sensitive conditions, or non-ACSCs
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AHA: IQ in Male Teens Tied to Waist-Hip-Ratio in Adulthood
High waist-hip-ratio predictor of cardiovascular disease and associated with low IQ in adolescence
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AHA: ICDs Up Shock-Related Anxiety, Lower Sexual Function
Inverse relationship seen between shock-related anxiety and sexual function
Monday, November 14, 2011

AHA: Childhood Abuse Predicts CVD Risk in Adult Women
Severe abuse during childhood tied more strongly to stroke than myocardial infarction
Monday, November 14, 2011

SfN: Exercise Tied to Neuronal Changes in Fibromyalgia
Increased pain sensation following medication withdrawal is improved by aerobic exercise
Monday, November 14, 2011

Methamphetamine Linked to Increased Schizophrenia Risk
Increased risk with methamphetamine-use disorder; similar to risk for cannabis-use disorder
Friday, November 11, 2011

Brain Hypoxia Tied to Poor Post-Traumatic Injury Outcome
Indicative of poor prognosis independent of intracranial, perfusion pressures, severity of injury
Friday, November 11, 2011

Child Abuse Underreported by Primary Health Care Providers
Although experts, primary care providers agree about the suspicion of abuse in 81 percent of cases
Friday, November 11, 2011

About 15,000 Intentional Poisoning ER Visits in 2009
Alcohol and drug combinations involved in 60 percent of these emergency department visits
Friday, November 11, 2011

Half of U.S. Adult Smokers Tried to Quit Last Year
Cessation services, however, tend to be under-utilized
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Childhood ADHD Tied to Adult Anatomic Brain Changes
Thinner cortex, less gray matter in adults with childhood ADHD, regardless of current diagnosis
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Indoor Air Laws Up Adoption of Smokefree-Home Policy
But, only half of U.S. households with children and smokers have complete home smoking bans
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

C-SSRS Useful for Assessing Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating Scale is suitable for use in clinical and research settings
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Male Children With Autism Have More Prefrontal Neurons
Children with autism have 67 percent more neurons in dorsolateral, mesial prefrontal cortex
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

SNP in TBL1X ID'd As Candidate Gene for Male Autism
Strong X-chromosome-wide association revealed on meta-, joint, replication analyses
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Clinical Diagnoses of Autism Spectrum Disorders Vary Widely
Clinical distinctions in diagnostic subtypes of autism spectrum disorders vary between sites
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Substance Use, Abuse Highest Among Native American Teens
Marijuana, then analgesic opioids most commonly used illegal drugs in all racial/ethnic groups
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Paternal Depression Tied to Child's Emotional Behavior
Paternal depression, mental problems associated with child's emotional, behavioral problems
Monday, November 07, 2011

Receptionists Contribute to Safety of Repeat Prescriptions
Clinicians often unaware of input of receptionists and administrative staff in repeat prescribing
Friday, November 04, 2011

Perceived Distortion in Scoliosis Tied to Quality of Life
Non-braced patients perceive their body appearance to be significantly less distorted
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Factors Influencing Smoking Cessation Post-Stroke ID'd
Smoking cessation at one year more likely with insular cortex lesion, prestroke intention to quit
Friday, November 04, 2011

Carisoprodol-Related Emergency Visits Up in United States
Most ER visits involving carisoprodol involve another drug; usually narcotics or benzodiazepines
Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Medicare Savings From Disease-Management Hotline
Modest improvement in quality of care, but no reduction in costs of care or acute care utilization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

APHA: Emotional Distress More Common in Sexting Students
Sexting victims more likely to report depression, suicide attempts than non-victims
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

ACG: Childhood and Adult Traumas Linked to Adult IBS
Individuals with IBS report more traumas before and after the age of 18 than controls
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Poor Sleep Quality in Early Pregnancy Tied to Preterm Birth
Effect on preterm birth is largest in early pregnancy, more modest in later pregnancy
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Loneliness Significantly Linked to Sleep Fragmentation
But is not associated with sleep duration or subjective sleep quality or daytime sleepiness
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Momentary Positive Affect Tied to Improved Survival
High positive affect measured over a single day predicts long-term survival in women, older men
Monday, October 31, 2011

Universal Teen Substance Use Approach Recommended
Pediatricians should recommend screening, brief intervention, and/or referral to treatment
Monday, October 31, 2011

Symptom Profiles Identify Unmet Child Mental Health Needs
Fewer than 25 percent of children with at least one symptom profile received services in past half year
Monday, October 31, 2011

Switching From IV to Oral Meds Cuts Health Care Costs
In patients eligible for oral intake, switch from IV to oral equivalents cuts hospital costs
Monday, October 31, 2011

IBS Patient-Reported Outcomes Tied to Symptom Severity Ratings
Psychological factors of pain catastrophizing, somatization affect patient-reported outcomes
Friday, October 28, 2011

Weight Loss in Obese Tied to Low-Order Cognitive Upturn
Study heterogeneity, but low-order effect seen on executive/attention function, memory
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nonclinical Factors Impact Back Pain Treatment Decisions
Patient presentation, socioeconomic status, gender influence physician treatment decisions
Friday, October 28, 2011

Cannabinoid Receptor Tied to Cognitive Chaos
Disrupted hippocampal and mPFC coordination may induce impaired memory and cognition in rats
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bedside Geriatric Assessment Feasible in Elderly With AML
Adds information to standard oncology assessment in older patients with acute myelogenous leukemia
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gene Variation Tied to Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline
Decline tied to valine-to-methionine substitution at position 66 in brain-derived neurotrophic factor
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Long-Term Moderate, High Stress Ups Male Mortality Rate
Increased mortality rates are independent of demographics and health behavior habits
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Similar Clinical Impairments for Men, Women Who Binge Eat
Men and women who binge eat have substantially higher clinical impairment than those who do not
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Drinking Non-Diet Soda Tied to Violent Behavior Among Teens
Teens who drink more than five cans per week more likely to carry a weapon, behave violently
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Mortgage Default Associated With Worse Health Status
Elevated incident depressive symptoms, food insecurity, cost-related medication nonadherence
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Insomnia Moderately Raises Risk of Myocardial Infarction
Risk rises with difficulties in sleep initiation and maintenance, feeling of nonrestorative sleep
Monday, October 24, 2011

First Versions of Generic Zyprexa Approved
To treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder
Monday, October 24, 2011

Breast Reconstruction Ups Psychosocial, Sexual Health
However, improvements are offset by abdominal donor site physical well-being deterioration
Monday, October 24, 2011

Dopamine Polymorphisms Tied to Methylphenidate Response
Dopamine transporter and receptor polymorphisms associated with variability in dose-response
Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Network Size Associated With Brain Structure
Three sites show increased gray matter density with increased online social network size
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Antidepressants Used by About 11 Percent of Americans
Use varies by sex, age, race and other variables
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Nicotine Dependence Underdiagnosed in U.S. Vets
Vets without diagnosis less likely to be diagnosed and treated
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Autism More Prevalent in Low Birth Weight Individuals
Prospective study's findings add clout to suspected association
Monday, October 17, 2011

AAP: Pediatric Emergency Room Psychiatric Visits Up
Underinsured population increased from 46 percent in 1999 to 54 percent in 2007
Friday, October 14, 2011

Pediatric MRI Meets Minimum-Risk Standards
Physical and psychological risks meet minimal-risk standards, but contrast, sedation up risks
Thursday, October 13, 2011

One in Five With Cerebral Glioma Develops Depression
Major depression disorder predicted by functional impairment and previous history of depression
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PTSD Symptoms Persist in Some Long-Term NHL Survivors
Persistence, worsening seen in more than one third of long-term non-Hodgkin's lymphoma survivors
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Men With Disabilities More Likely to Be Sexually Abused
Men with disability are four times more likely to report lifetime or past-year sexual victimization
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Women Remain Distress-Free Long After Genetic Test Results
But BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers are significantly more likely to experience distress
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Prevalence of Sexual Abuse ID'd in Urological Patients
More than 70 percent of abused participants support screening for abuse in urological practice
Friday, October 07, 2011

Plasma Sphingolipids Predict Alzheimer's Progression
Sensitive blood-based biomarkers indicate disease progression in a dose-dependent manner
Friday, October 07, 2011

Adults With Mental Distress More Likely to Be Uninsured
Uninsurance more common in those with mental distress only, or mental and physical distress
Friday, October 07, 2011

Prolonged Exposure, Cognitive Therapy Prevent Chronic PTSD
Prolonged exposure, cognitive therapy, delayed PE, but not escitalopram, placebo prevent chronic PTSD
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Psychotherapy Service Cuts Health Care Use, Sick Leave
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies beneficial for common mental health problems
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Self-Rating of Health As Poor, Fair Ups Risk of Dementia
Poor self-reported health also correlates with vascular dementia and Alzheimer's disease
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Head Circumference Growth Up in Infancy in Boys With Autism
Boys with autism also have increased height and weight compared with typically developing controls
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Eating Disorders in Children Tied to Serious Health Consequences
Early-onset restrictive eating disorders result in growth delay, unstable vital signs in children
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

5-HTTLPR Gene Linked to Positive Affect in Youth
Youth homozygous for short allele of 5-HTTLPR susceptible to parenting as environmental context
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Alcohol-Impaired Driving Down by 30 Percent in U.S.
Number of episodes, however, still quite substantial
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Clinically Meaningful Weight Loss From Behavioral Therapy
Compared to controls, 3 kg more weight loss with behavioral treatment, with or without orlistat
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Early Anesthesia Exposures Tied to Learning Disabilities
Multiple exposures before age 2 does not increase need for individualized education programs
Monday, October 03, 2011

Flibanserin Effective Therapy for Hypoactive Sexual Desire
Superior for change in the number of sexual satisfying events, desire in premenopausal women
Monday, October 03, 2011

Position in Social Networks May Predict Adolescent Alcohol Use
Having more popular, more connected friends who drink ups adolescent risk of alcohol use onset
Friday, September 30, 2011

Topiramate Effective in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Re-experiencing symptoms, avoidance/numbing symptoms improve significantly with topiramate
Friday, September 30, 2011

Parents of Children With Down Syndrome Happy and Proud
Also, vast majority of siblings express love, pride; individuals with Down syndrome are happy
Friday, September 30, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Excess Eating Via Executive Function
Physical activity enhances executive function, may help suppress drive to overeat
Friday, September 30, 2011

Doctors, Patients Identify Tacit Clues in Their Interactions
Non-verbal tacit clues most common, but interpretation differs for doctors and patients
Friday, September 30, 2011

U.S. Nonelderly Mental Health Disability Up 1997 to 2009
More so in adults with disability due to chronic cause, psych distress but no mental health care
Thursday, September 29, 2011

SSRI With Antiplatelet Therapy Ups Post-MI Bleeding Risk
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors with ASA tied to higher bleeding risk than ASA alone
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Slow, Steady Rise in Stimulant Use for ADHD Since 1996
Adolescent use up, decrease in preschoolers, with variations in gender, geography, racial group
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cytisine More Effective Than Placebo for Smoking Cessation
Higher 12-month abstinence rate with cytisine; cheaper than other pharmacotherapies
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fear of Childbirth Tied to Higher Odds of Cesarean Section
Elective and emergency cesarean sections more frequent despite psychological counseling
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Benefits, Harms With Off-Label Atypical Antipsychotic Use
Adverse events common; favorable response varies with drug and off-label condition being treated
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Caffeinated Coffee Reduces Women's Depression Risk
Dose-dependent decrease in depression risk with increasing caffeinated coffee consumption
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Evidence for Nondrug Childhood Constipation Therapies Limited
Some evidence for effectiveness of fibers, but not for fluids, biotics, behavioral therapy
Monday, September 26, 2011

Racial Discrimination Tied to RBC Oxidative Stress Levels
African-Americans who face racial discrimination have higher levels of oxidative stress than whites
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Schizophrenia, Epilepsy Share Bidirectional Relationship
Higher incidence of schizophrenia in patients with epilepsy and vice-versa
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Group Living Homes Provide Good Care for Patients With Dementia
Despite residents' improved well-being, taking responsibility and providing care creates tension
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

ADHD Symptoms Increase Injury Risk in Fifth Graders
Symptoms found to increase injury risk among fifth graders more than conduct disorder symptoms
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Depression Significantly Ups Stroke Morbidity, Mortality
Association between depression and total stroke consistently raised across most subgroups
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Model Predicts Erectile Function After Prostate Cancer Therapy
Patient, treatment characteristics used to predict erectile function two years post cancer treatment
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cognitive Behavior Therapy, SRIs Improve OCD Treatment
Better response in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder than medication management alone
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Diabetes Ups Risk of All-Cause Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Postload but not fasting glucose levels tied to higher Alzheimer's, all-cause, and vascular dementia risk
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

No Long-Term Cognitive Effect of Fatty Acids Found in Infants
Yet high breastfeeding, LCPUFA exposure during first 14 months tied to benefits in mental development
Monday, September 19, 2011

Female Genital Stimulation Acts on Distinct Sensory Areas
fMRI shows specific cortical regions activated by clitoral, vaginal, cervical, nipple stimulation
Monday, September 19, 2011

Physical Activity Ups Teen Smoking-Cessation Success
Adding physical activity to youth smoking-cessation program ups success, especially for boys
Monday, September 19, 2011

Higher BMI Tied to Peer, Emotional Problems in Children
Higher body mass index at ages 4 to 5 years tied to peer, emotional problems at ages 8 to 9 years
Monday, September 19, 2011

Child Abuse Head Trauma Rates Increase During Recession
But unemployment rates are not associated with the rate of abusive head trauma
Monday, September 19, 2011

Treatable Disorders Often Misdiagnosed As Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Patients with Alzheimer's, vascular dementia most frequently misdiagnosed with CJD
Friday, September 16, 2011

Child Self-Exposure to Meds Explains Most Drug Poisoning
Child self-exposure accounts for 95 percent of emergency visits from 2001 to 2008 in U.S.
Friday, September 16, 2011

Subjective Memory Complaints Herald Cognitive Issues in Elderly
Each additional subjective memory complaint raises odds of cognitive impairment by about 20 percent
Friday, September 16, 2011

Erectile Dysfunction Ups Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
Increased risk of cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, stroke, all-cause mortality
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Many Mistakenly Believe FDA OKs Only Safe, Effective Drugs
Consumer explanations about safety, efficacy of drugs help public make better decisions
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mortality Gap Widening for Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder
Mortality ratios nearly double the population average by 2006, gap widening over time
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Abnormal Hippocampal Blood Flow Persists in Gulf War Vets
Veterans with confusion-ataxia, central neuropathic pain have abnormal regional blood flow
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Depression Nondisclosure to Primary Care Doctor Common
Major reason for nondisclosure is patient's concern that physician will recommend antidepressants
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fatherhood Decreases Waking, Evening Testosterone Levels
High testosterone levels predict mating success; levels decline rapidly during fatherhood
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Insulin Therapy May Slow Alzheimer's Progression
Pilot study shows intranasal delivery of the agent to be beneficial
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hospitalizations for Eating Disorders Up Over Last Decade
Increase due to secondary diagnoses; decrease in primary diagnoses of eating disorders
Monday, September 12, 2011

Fast-Paced TV Impairs Executive Function in Prechoolers
Significantly worse performance on executive function tasks immediately after fast-paced TV
Monday, September 12, 2011

Psychosocial Variables Affect Weight Loss in Children
Insecure attachment attitudes, depression, psychosocial family risks predict weight loss failure
Monday, September 12, 2011

Competitive Video Games Increase Aggressive Behavior
Video game violence alone doesn't increase aggressive behavior versus nonviolent games
Monday, September 12, 2011

Child's Death Ups Mortality Risk in Bereaved Parents
Stillbirth or infant death significantly increases parents' mortality risk for up to 25 years
Friday, September 09, 2011

SAMHSA Assesses Recent Trends in Illicit Drug Use
Illicit drugs and alcohol use in 2010 similar to that in 2009, but higher than in 2008
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Prenatal Program Reduces Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Lower levels of obsessions and compulsions observed after cognitive-behavioral program
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Children's Social Goals Predict Response to Peer Aggression
Development, demonstration-approach, demonstration-avoidance goals predict behavior
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms Tied to 9/11 Exposure
Presence of comorbid asthma, PTSD among those exposed to 9/11 attacks increases incidence of GERS
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Cognitive, Not Bio, Markers Predictive of Cognitive Decline
Cognitive markers predict conversion of cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's better than biomarkers
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Comparative Efficacy Proposed for European Drug Approval
Superiority, equivalence, inferiority of new drugs should be compared with existing therapies
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Psychogenic Seizure Diagnosis Often Delayed in U.S. Veterans
Delayed psychogenic nonepileptic-seizure diagnosis linked to cumulative antiepileptic treatment
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Physical Activity in Adulthood Ups Midlife Performance
Physical activity across adulthood has cumulative benefits on physical performance in midlife
Monday, September 05, 2011

FDA: Antipsychotic Drug May Cause Severe Allergic Reaction
FDA advises of updated label for Saphris reflecting risk
Friday, September 02, 2011

Sexual Satisfaction, Quality of Life Tied to Successful Aging
Successful aging, quality of life, sexual satisfaction stable for postmenopausal women aged 60 to 89
Friday, September 02, 2011

Researchers Ponder 9/11 Health Impact a Decade Later
The disaster may have had lasting, multiple effects on those exposed
Friday, September 02, 2011

Child Marriage Tied to Higher Risk of Psychiatric Disorders
Women who marry before 18 years have increased lifetime, 12-month rates of psychiatric disorders
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Childhood Delayed Gratification Tied to Later Impulse Control
In functional imaging, prefrontal cortex differentiates no-go and go trials in high delayers
Thursday, September 01, 2011

Counseling Helps Smokers With Comorbid Disorders Quit
Counseling by primary care providers beneficial for those with alcohol, drug, mental disorders
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Self-Efficacy Tied to Achieving Physical Activity Goals in RA
Achieving physical activity goals lowers pain and increases quality of life in rheumatoid arthritis
Monday, August 29, 2011

Loss of Jobs Means Loss of Health Coverage for Many in U.S.
Majority report delay in getting needed healthcare and financial difficulties paying medical bills
Monday, August 29, 2011

High Demand, But Minority of Ob-Gyns Provide Abortions
Obstetrician-gynecologists with high religious motivation less likely to perform abortions
Friday, August 26, 2011

Being Happily Married Ups Survival 15 Years Post Bypass
Men, women in satisfying marriages have increased survival post coronary artery bypass grafting
Friday, August 26, 2011

Complementary Medicine Used More by Health Care Workers
U.S. health care providers use complementary, alternative medicine more than support workers
Friday, August 26, 2011

At-Risk Youth ID'd in School-Based Mental Health Screening
Larger proportion of school referrals successfully access services than community referrals
Friday, August 26, 2011

Pharmaceutical Ads Often Don't Adhere to U.S. FDA Guidelines
Only 18.1 percent of advertisements fully adhere to FDA guidelines, over half do not quantify serious risks
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Firazyr Approved for Acute Hereditary Angioedema
Most common side effects: injection site reactions, fever, increase in liver enzymes, dizziness, rash
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Prevalence of Mental Disorders Linked to Gender Differences
Anxiety or depression more prevalent in women, substance abuse or antisocial disorders in men
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

ADHD Tied to Risk of Written-Language Disorder in Children
Girls have higher risk of written-language disorder with reading disability than boys
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

CDC: 2010/2011 Flu Vaccination Coverage Studied
Coverage in health care personnel and pregnant women remained stable versus previous season
Thursday, August 18, 2011

UVR Exposure From Tanning Beds Ups Cerebral Blood Flow
Frequent exposure to UV radiation may reward central nervous system, encourage over tanning
Monday, August 15, 2011

Distance Caregivers Face Lack of Communication, Control
Geographical distance adds unique stressors to distance caregivers of patients with cancer
Monday, August 15, 2011

Cognitive Function Tied to Markers of Cognitive Reserve
Cognitive decline higher in high occupation group, did not differ between other reserve groups
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Physical Activity Ups Satisfaction With Body Image, Function
Improved satisfaction also tied to greater reductions in BMI and depressive symptoms
Monday, August 08, 2011

Certain Suicidal Behaviors Differ for Early, Late Teens
But medicine ingestion is the most frequent method for all teens on antidepressant medication
Monday, August 08, 2011

Cost of Interacting With Payers Higher in U.S. Than Canada
U.S. physicians and nursing staff spend more time and money interacting with health plans
Friday, August 05, 2011

Lifetime Eating Disorders Tied to Fertility Problems in Women
Women with both anorexia and bulimia nervosa more likely to see a doctor for fertility problems
Friday, August 05, 2011

Antidepressant Prescriptions for Non-Psych Disorders Up
Non-psychiatrists' antidepressant prescriptions without psych diagnosis rise from 1996 to 2007
Friday, August 05, 2011

Child's Temperament Impacts Susceptibility to Parenting
More symptoms of negative or poor parenting in children with low effortful control
Friday, August 05, 2011

APA: Suicidal Thoughts Common Among U.S. Student Veterans
Nearly half the student veterans thought about suicide, with 20 percent having a suicide plan
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Specific Criteria Beat DSM-IV in ID of Bipolar in Major Depression
Use of bipolarity-specifier criteria is valid; identifies more cases than DSM-IV-TR criteria
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

High Risk of Adverse Outcomes Tied to SSRI Use in Elderly
Increased risk with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, other drugs than tricyclic antidepressants
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Risperidone Not Effective for Military-Related PTSD
Side effects occur without reduction in posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in veterans
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Gender-Based Violence Tied to Women's Mental Health Disorders
Women who experience three or more types of GBV have increased mental, mood, substance use disorders
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Parental Deployment Tied to Impaired Adolescent Well-Being
Higher odds of low quality of life, depressed mood, thoughts of suicide in 10th-, 12th-grade boys
Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crossing Environment Tied to Pedestrian Injury Rates in ADHD
Children with ADHD-combined type chose riskier pedestrian environment to cross street
Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Personality Traits Predict BMI Changes Across Adulthood
Low agreeableness, impulsivity-related traits associated with greater adulthood BMI increase
Monday, July 25, 2011

Disrupted Thalamic MRI Patterns in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Resting-state MRI patterns show increased thalamic resting-state networks, reduced symmetry
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Cognitive Decline Risk
Greater activity energy expenditure tied to reduced cognitive impairment incidence in older adults
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prenatal Partner Violence Tied to DNA Methylation in Offspring
Maternal gestational intimate-partner violence linked to GR promoter methylation in teens
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bed-Sharing With Children Not Linked to Cognitive Outcomes
No negative impact of mother-child bed-sharing on behavior and cognition at age 5 years
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Antidepressants Found Lacking for Seniors With Dementia
Research findings suggest rethinking prescription practices for these patients
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

AAIC: Alzheimer's Prevalence Tied to Modifiable Risk Factors
Identifying predictors of resilient cognition is associated with cognitive stability in elderly
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Prior Brian Injury in Older Veterans Tied to Dementia Risk
Also, former football players with brain injury at higher risk of cognitive impairment
Monday, July 18, 2011

Age-Associated Health Decline Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
Each health deficit accumulated increases risk of dementia significantly by 3.2 percent
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Unhealthy Lifestyle Factors Linked to Sexual Problems
Men with unhealthy lifestyles significantly more likely to have sexual dysfunctions
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Low Positive Affect in Childhood Factors Into Eventual Depression
More important factor than high negative affect for children with maternal history of depression
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Mobile Sensor Device Effectively Monitors Sociability
Mobile sensors' data for behavior correlate highly with results of established questionnaires
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Child Neurobehavioral Issues
Children exposed to postnatal secondhand smoke have increased risk for neurobehavioral disorders
Monday, July 11, 2011

Satisfaction With Life Linked to Reduced Heart Disease
Reduced coronary heart disease risk primarily mediated by decreased risk of angina
Monday, July 11, 2011

Prenatal Distress Tied to Higher Risk of Childhood Wheeze
Prenatal demoralization linked to childhood wheeze among low income urban minorities
Friday, July 08, 2011

Dignity Therapy Benefits Terminally Ill Patients
But no significant difference observed in mitigating primary outcome of distress
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Conservative Scoliosis Treatment Tied to Lower Self-Concept
Teens with mild or moderate Cobb angles have lower self-concept score post-conservative therapy
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Parental Deployment to War Takes Mental Toll on Children
More diagnoses seen in older children within gender groups, and in boys within age groups
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

High Risk of Rereport in Child Abuse Cases
Rereports higher in children with behavioral problems and families with lower income
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Eating Disorders Associated With High Mortality Rates
Individuals with anorexia nervosa have the highest mortality rates
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

First Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Childhood ASD
Prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors use associated with autism spectrum disorders
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Shared Environment Tied to Autism Risk in Healthy Twin
Environmental factors account for more variance in liability to autism than genetic factors
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Late Talking Does Not Impact Later Behavioral Problems
Late talkers have poorer behavior at age 2, but problems do not persist later in childhood
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Memory Blackouts Predictive of Alcohol-Related Injury
Dose-response relationship between number of memory blackouts, odds of alcohol-related injury
Monday, July 04, 2011

Underage Men Drink More During Holiday Weekend
Emergency department visits by young men increase over the July fourth weekend
Friday, July 01, 2011

Pain Is a Public Health Issue and Economic Burden in U.S.
Integrated approach and research needed to treat, manage, and prevent chronic pain
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Text Messaging Can Help Smokers Stop Smoking
Automated text messages can significantly increase continued abstinence in smokers
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Most Addicted Americans Start Using Before Age 18
Substance use in adolescents predictive of addictive problems later on
Thursday, June 30, 2011

Evening Media Use Affects Sleep in Children
Daytime violent media exposure also correlated with increase in sleep problems in children
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Higher Prevalence of Autism Disorders Seen in IT Regions
But prevalence of dyspraxia and ADHD remain similar in IT-rich and control regions
Monday, June 27, 2011

Home Stress Adds to Child's Lung Damage by Air Pollutants
Stress increases susceptibility to lung function deficits caused by traffic-related air pollution
Friday, June 24, 2011

Obese Teen Girls Have Higher Nicotine Addiction Risk
Family smoking is strongest predictor of nicotine addiction in obese adolescent girls
Friday, June 24, 2011

Disordered Eating Persists From Adolescence to Adulthood
Disordered eating and dieting behaviors track within individuals from adolescence to adulthood
Friday, June 24, 2011

Motivational Interviewing May Improve Post-Stroke Mood
Improved mood, reduced mortality seen for patients with motivational interviewing intervention
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Perinatal Depression Care Influenced by Care Providers
Internal factors strongly influence perinatal depression care by prenatal care providers
Thursday, June 23, 2011

No Conclusive Evidence for Use of Psychosis Interventions
Early psychosis may benefit from specialized early interventions and phase-specific treatment
Monday, June 20, 2011

Childhood Asthma Linked to ADHD in Adolescence
Risk of hyperactivity-impulsivity increases in children with asthma, independent of medication
Friday, June 17, 2011

Caregiver Support May Reduce Psychological Distress
Direct caregiver support was found to be more beneficial than providing patient care support
Friday, June 17, 2011

FDA: Smoking Cessation Drug Tied to Cardiac Issues
Varenicline (Chantix) associated with small but increased risk of cardiac problems
Friday, June 17, 2011

Unequal Care Access for Children With Public Insurance
Disparities exist in providers' acceptance of public insurance compared to private insurance
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Life Expectancy in U.S. Counties Below Many Nations
Women, and black men and women have lower life expectancy in all U.S. counties
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Psychiatric, Substance Abuse Disorders Common in Homeless
Increased mortality risk in Danish homeless people with registered substance abuse disorders
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Women Soldiers As Resilient As Men to Combat Stress
Impact of combat stressors on mental health may be similar for female and male U.S. soldiers
Monday, June 13, 2011

Recurrent Maternal Depression May Affect Child's Behavior
But formal child care at age 2 years positively impacts behavior problems at age 5
Monday, June 13, 2011

Age of Epilepsy Onset Linked to Cognitive Impairment
Half of preschool children with epilepsy have some degree of cognitive function retardation
Friday, June 10, 2011

Mindfulness Program Helps Reduce Bother of Hot Flashes
After stress-reduction program, women are significantly less bothered by hot flashes
Friday, June 10, 2011

Childhood ADHD Tied to Substance Use Issues in Adults
ADHD linked to substance use disorder and cigarette smoking in adults, regardless of gender
Friday, June 10, 2011

Despite Psychiatric Care, Youths Continue to Visit ERs
Most youths who present to psychiatric pediatric ERs have an outpatient mental health provider
Thursday, June 09, 2011

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Ease Depression Symptoms
Patients with depression in residential substance abuse treatment benefit from CBT
Wednesday, June 08, 2011

School Bullies More Likely to Commit Partner Violence
And, violent behavior linked to increased gray matter volume in the mesolimbic reward system
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Youth Bear Large Burden of Global Death, Disease
Higher rates of disability-adjusted life-years in Africa compared to high-income countries
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

CDC: More Risky Behaviors Seen in Gay, Bisexual Teens
They are more likely than heterosexual students to engage in most health-risk behaviors
Monday, June 06, 2011

Paroxetine With Pravastatin Raises Blood Glucose Levels
Combination causes considerable increase in blood glucose levels in patients with diabetes
Monday, June 06, 2011

Fear of Dying Tied to TNFα Levels in Cardiac Injury
Most patients experience intense or moderate fear of dying after acute coronary syndrome
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Functional MRI May Indicate Language Disability in Autism
Difference in activation within the superior temporal gyrus in children with and without autism
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Effect Estimates May Be Inflated in Biomarker Studies
Highly cited studies overestimate biomarker effect compared to meta-analyses
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stress and Abuse Not Linked to Multiple Sclerosis
Stress at home, physical or sexual abuse not found to increase multiple sclerosis risk
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Phone Counseling Improves Outcomes in Diabetes Patients
Patients also had depressive symptoms; treatment included a walking program
Friday, May 27, 2011

Health-Related Quality of Life Lower in Arthritis Sufferers
Low income, inability to work, diabetes associated with worse HRQOL
Friday, May 27, 2011

Peripheral Nerve Injury May Cause Substantial Disability
Patients report disability, pain, and cold sensitivity six months or more after nerve injury
Friday, May 27, 2011

Lateral Violence Affects Health Care Work Environment
Education, effective leadership, and appropriate strategies help eliminate lateral violence
Thursday, May 26, 2011

More Psychiatrists Believe in Clinical Value of Placebos
More than 60 percent of psychiatrists agree that placebos have therapeutic effects
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Contact With Drug Industry Linked to Positive Attitudes
Substantial proportion of medical students believe gifts from drug industry affect prescribing
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Cultural Participation Linked to Better Health Outcomes
Receptive cultural activities affect health outcomes more strongly than creative activities
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Access to Medical Records Not Linked to Increased Anxiety
Majority of patients who are given the opportunity to access their full medical record do so
Monday, May 23, 2011

Psychological Distress Tied to Risky Driving in Youth
Youth who experience psychological distress report higher levels of risky driving
Monday, May 23, 2011

Increase in Developmental Disabilities in U.S. Children
Decrease in hearing loss; increased prevalence of autism, ADHD, and other disabilities
Monday, May 23, 2011

Tai Chi May Prevent Falls and Improve Mental Health
Tai chi may improve general health of seniors, not effective for treating cancer or arthritis
Friday, May 20, 2011

Looking After a Spouse With Dementia May Affect Cognition
Spouse caregivers of those with dementia at higher risk of cognitive problems than noncaregivers
Friday, May 20, 2011

Violent Death Rates for Infants, Children Have Dropped
Violent death rates for adolescent males have risen, but are stable for females
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Binge Drinking Linked With Poor Declarative Memory
Impact of binge drinking on verbal declarative memory is independent of gender
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Free Gracilis Transfer in Children Improves Smile
Free gracilis muscle excursion in children has lower failure rates than in adults
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

No Evidence of Skin Infestation in Delusional Infestation
Although dermatitis seen in 61 percent of skin biopsies from patients with delusional skin infestation
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

APA: Psychiatric Emergency Department Visits Up in Elderly
Length of hospital stay also found to be longer in elderly than younger patients
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

APA: Parental Deployment Tied to Psychiatric Hospitalization
Children of active duty personnel at higher risk of being hospitalized
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Physician Advice May Improve Teen Smoking Behavior
Screening and advice linked with healthier attitude toward smoking and knowledge about dangers
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heart Disease Risk Similar in Children Treated for ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs not associated with cardiovascular events
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Atypical Early-Onset Alzheimer's Often Misdiagnosed
Many early-onset Alzheimer's patients have no memory loss, may be incorrectly diagnosed
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Early Diagnoses of Autism Increasing in Massachusetts
Odds of having an early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder linked to maternal age
Monday, May 16, 2011

Prenatal Partner Violence Tied to Postpartum Depression
Screening pregnant Latinas for intimate partner violence may help reduce postpartum depression
Monday, May 16, 2011

Firearm Homicide Rates Higher in Metropolitan Areas
And rate in youths usually higher than all-ages rate; suicide rate often lower in cities
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Marital Instability May Predict Sleep Problems in Children
Marital instability at 9 months predicts sleep problems at 18 months, but not the reciprocal
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Boys With Autism More Likely to Be Bullied
Deficits in social and cognitive functioning may place them at higher risk
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Difficult Labor and Fever Tied to Autism Risk
Yet influenza during pregnancy and non-elective cesarean itself not linked to autism spectrum disorders
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Families With Autistic Children Have Lower Earnings
And mothers of children with autism are less likely to be employed
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Breast-Feeding May Lower Odds of Behavioral Problems
Breast-feeding for four months or more may lower odds of behavioral problems in term children
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Blacks Screened More Often Than Whites for Opioid Misuse
More regular office visits and restricted early refills for black patients treated with opioids
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Medical Education Participants Recognize Funding Bias
Yet most are unwilling to pay more for continuing medical education registration to overcome bias
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DDW: Meditation May Improve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Mindfulness training helps with bowel symptom severity, quality of life, psychological symptoms
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Underestimated
A total of 2.64 percent of South Korean school children found to have autism spectrum disorders
Monday, May 09, 2011

Gay Men May Have Increased Cancer Prevalence
Lesbian and bisexual female cancer survivors have worse self-health perceptions
Monday, May 09, 2011

Residual Depressive Symptoms in Responders to Citalopram
Depressed patients who respond to citalopram but don't remit report residual depressive symptoms
Monday, May 09, 2011

DDW: Digestive Problems Tied to Somatoform Disorder
Lactose intolerance may not be linked to lactose malabsorption but to a psychological disorder
Monday, May 09, 2011

Being Social in Old Age May Prevent Cognitive Decline
Most social individuals have 70 percent reduction in cognitive decline compared to least social
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Autism Prevalence in England Similar in Adults and Children
Prevalence not found to be related to age in survey respondents
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Cerebral Cortex Enlargement Found in Children With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder have large cerebral cortex with bigger temporal lobe
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

PAS: Media Exposure Common in Child Care Centers
Less than one-half of child care centers compliant with AAP media exposure guidelines
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Midlife Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Twin study shows genetic and early-life environmental factors involved in the association
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Baseline Psychiatric Status Tied to Postdeployment PTSD
Posttraumatic stress disorder more likely in those with mental health disorder, severe injury
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Maternal Age Is One Predictor of Child's Poor Development
Mother's education, finance and partner status, smoking, and depression also affect development
Monday, May 02, 2011

ASBS: Women Content With Mastectomy Decision
20 years after surgery, vast majority of women would undergo prophylactic mastectomy again
Monday, May 02, 2011

Large-Scale Autism Screening at 1 Year of Age Feasible
Widespread early screening may lead to early insights into autism, other developmental problems
Friday, April 29, 2011

Children of Depressed Parents Experience More Stress
Stress response elevated if mother has history of depression and negative parenting behaviors
Friday, April 29, 2011

Obese White Teens May Have Increased Risk of Depression
Majority of severely obese youth do not have increased likelihood of high-depressive symptoms
Friday, April 29, 2011

SBM: VEGF Expression Tied to Poor Psychological Function
Increased VEGF expression in cancer patients related to shorter disease-free survival
Friday, April 29, 2011

Autism Treatment Program May Help Toddler Subset
Toddlers' interest in toys prior to program may predict effectiveness of treatment
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Monthly Injection Effective for Opioid Dependence
Naltrexone superior to placebo in improving abstinence, retention, and relapse rates
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Regulatory Problems in Infancy Tied to Behavioral Issues
Children with multiple regulatory problems are more likely to have behavioral problems
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Post-Vietnam-Era Vets Have Highest Substance Use Rate
Veterans diagnosed with serious mental illness more likely to have substance use disorder
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Lower Antidepressant Efficacy
In mice, humans, anti-inflammatories attenuate effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tai Chi Benefits Heart Failure Patients
Associated with improvements in mood, quality of life, exercise self-efficacy
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Persistent Poverty Undermines Cognitive Function at Age 5
In contrast, family instability is not independently correlated with cognitive function
Monday, April 25, 2011

Risk Taking Similar in Very Obese, Normal Weight Teens
But extremely obese high school students have higher rates of some risky behaviors
Monday, April 25, 2011

Autism Diagnosis Marginally Affected by Income
Prevalence of autism in wealthy neighborhoods stable, but slowly increasing in poorer areas
Monday, April 25, 2011

Getting Right Amount of Sleep May Help With Weight Loss
Lower baseline stress associated with success in intervention program, increased weight loss
Monday, April 25, 2011

Tooth Loss Not Independently Linked to Cognitive Function
Periodontitis along with older age, low socioeconomic status tied to poor cognition
Friday, April 22, 2011

Children and Parents Have Similar Responses to Pain
Children's pain experience shaped by family, sociodemographics
Friday, April 22, 2011

CDC: Family Violence Associated With Bullying
Bullies, victims of bullying more likely to witness family violence, be hurt by relative
Friday, April 22, 2011

Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury Common
But little evidence available to guide decision making in treatment
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Restricted Life Space Tied to Increased Alzheimer's Risk
Those in smallest living space have twice the risk compared to those in largest living space
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Alcohol, Energy Drink Mix Impairs Behavioral Inhibition
More studies needed to determine the risks of mixing alcohol with energy drinks
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimers Disease Updated
Updated guidelines describe three stages of disease and potential use of biomarkers
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Preterm Birth May Raise Attention Deficit Disorder Risk
Stepwise association between degree of immaturity and risk of receiving ADHD medication
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Maternal Obesity Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Offspring of obese pregnancies may be at higher risk in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
Monday, April 18, 2011

Injecting Facility Reduces Illicit Drug Use Overdose Deaths
Mortality rate from drug overdoses falls after supervised injecting facility opens
Monday, April 18, 2011

Post-Cancer Fatigue Linked to Autonomic Nervous System
Fatigued breast cancer survivors have higher sympathetic and lower parasympathetic activity
Monday, April 18, 2011

Societal Support Lowers Suicide Among Gay Youth
Lesbian, gay, bisexual teens in negative social environments more likely to attempt suicide
Monday, April 18, 2011

U.S. Suicide Rates Rise During Recessions
Association between suicide rate, business cycle seen only in those aged 25 to 64
Friday, April 15, 2011

Psychiatric Symptoms More Common in Youth With Epilepsy
Multiple risk factors contribute to psychiatric symptoms, including gender differences
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Self-Rated Health Predicts Outcomes of Joint Replacement
Health outcomes after surgery predicted by mental well-being and self-rated health
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hookah Use Widespread Among College Students
Hookah users believe waterpipe tobacco less harmful than cigarettes
Thursday, April 14, 2011

AANS: Non-Accidental Head Traumas Up in Recession
Non-accidental head traumas in infants doubled from non-recession to recession periods
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

EB: Omega-3 Fatty Acid Reduces Postpartum Depression
Intake of docosahexaenoic acid during pregnancy may decrease postpartum depression symptoms
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Future-Directed Therapy a New Option to Treat Depression
Future-oriented group therapy reduces depression, anxiety and improves quality of life
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Other-Sex Friendships Early Predict Substance Use in Girls
Faster pace of mixed-sex networks may indicate risk of alcohol, drug use later
Monday, April 11, 2011

Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis Worsens Quality of Life
Smoking linked with worse mental quality of life in lung and colorectal patient-caregiver dyads
Monday, April 11, 2011

Teens Born Preterm Have Less White Matter, Lower IQ
Reduced brain white matter also linked to cognitive, behavioral, and academic difficulties
Friday, April 08, 2011

Abused or Bullied Youth at Greater Risk of Obesity
Risk may be due in part to "negative affect" and disordered eating associated with violence
Friday, April 08, 2011

'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
New tool identifies many more adverse events in hospital admissions compared to other methods
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Electronic Systems Reduce Drug Errors in Psychiatry
Computerized prescription and error reporting systems dramatically reduce most types of errors
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Respiratory Distress Syndrome Tied to Long-Term Problems
Five years after discharge, many ARDS survivors have physical, psychological issues
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Controlling Behavior Tied to Violence in Relationships
Female victims of physical or sexual violence more likely to experience controlling behavior
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Migration May Spur Depression, Anxiety Disorders
Higher risk seen in Mexicans who migrate to U.S. than in nonmigrants in Mexico
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Music May Increase Risk of Depressive Disorder in Teens
While exposure to print media associated with decreased risk of major depressive disorder
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Maximum Daily Opioid Doses Increase Mortality Risk
But opioid overdose death risk is not affected by regular or as-needed dosing schedule
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Little Support Found for Medication of Autism Symptoms
Behavioral and developmental interventions may be of some benefit
Monday, April 04, 2011

ACC: Yoga Helpful for Atrial Fibrillation Patients
And lifelong exercise found to preserve heart mass
Monday, April 04, 2011

Medication, Communication Alleviate Latino Depression
Stigma related to antidepressant use and poor communication linked to persistence of depression
Friday, April 01, 2011

Autoimmune Diseases Number Two Cause of Chronic Illness
Major burden on all U.S. health care costs, patient expenses, and loss of earnings
Friday, April 01, 2011

Race/Ethnicity Linked to Risk of Antenatal Depression
Black and Asian/Pacific Islander women likelier than whites to suffer from antenatal depression
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Unmet Health Care Needs in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
Of adult survivors, 41 percent report an unmet current health care need
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Online Health Records Less Used by Minorities, Poor
Low-income patients, blacks, and Hispanics less likely to use Internet personal health record
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ethnicity Tied to Worry About Breast Cancer Recurrence
Less acculturated Latinas worry more about cancer recurrence than African-Americans or whites
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Cannabis Use Tied to Poor Cognitive Function in MS
Associated with worse working memory, executive function, information processing speed
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Decline Seen in Global Youth Mortality Over Last 50 Years
Smaller decline seen for young men aged 15 to 24, with injury being the main cause of deaths
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Citalopram, Finasteride Potentially Mislabeled
Recall issued because bottles of citalopram may contain finasteride
Monday, March 28, 2011

ADHD Linked to Greater Creative Achievement
Adults with ADHD may be better at generating ideas and have more verbal originality
Monday, March 28, 2011

New Report Issued on Impact of Teen Social Media Use
Guidelines advise parents to become acquainted with social media, provide active supervision
Monday, March 28, 2011

Poorer Health Outcomes for Elderly in Public Housing
Increased prevalence of fatigue and comorbid conditions compared to community-dwelling elders
Monday, March 28, 2011

Mild Psychological Distress Associated With Disability
Those with even mild distress more likely to receive disability pensions within five years
Friday, March 25, 2011

Use of Strategies to Reduce Risk of Opioid Misuse Is Low
At-risk patients are not monitored closely and are more likely to receive early opioid refills
Friday, March 25, 2011

Libido Unaffected by Endocrine Therapy in Breast Cancer
But chemotherapy-induced menopause reduces breast cancer patients' sexual desire
Friday, March 25, 2011

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.
Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Bariatric Surgery in Youth Warrants Caution
Studies suggest surgery may be effective in older children but long-term data are still lacking
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AHA: Sleep Deprivation Tied to Higher Calorie Intake
Normal-weight adults consume more calories after shorter sleep duration
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Atomoxetine of Limited Value in Young Children With ADHD
Drug reduces core ADHD symptoms but significant clinical and functional impairment persists
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mental Health Negatively Affected by Poor-Quality Jobs
Mental health of unemployed similar or superior to those with poor psychosocial quality jobs
Friday, March 18, 2011

Professional Values of U.S. and U.K. Doctors Examined
Nearly one-third of doctors fail to report inadequate colleague, often for fear of retribution
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Depression in Blacks Varies With Socioeconomic Status
African-American men at both ends of socioeconomic spectrum at greater risk
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Short Nurse Staffing Linked to Higher Patient Mortality
More deaths seen when shifts fall eight or more hours below target
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Death Rate Reaches All-Time Low
In 2009, death rate hits 741 per 100,000 population, a 2.3 percent decline
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavy Smoking Prevalence Decline Greatest in California
Decrease in heavy smoking prevalence also seen in remaining states between 1965 and 2007
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Post-Stroke Depression Severity Increases Dependency
Comorbidities, stroke severity, baseline depression severity linked to dependence after stroke
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fathers' Negative Parenting Behavior Linked to Depression
Depressed fathers less likely to read to their 1-year-olds and more likely to spank them
Monday, March 14, 2011

Drug-Related Poisonings Highest in Young Children
Poisonings with suicidal intent seen most often in young women
Monday, March 14, 2011

Daytime Sleep Offers Cardiovascular Benefits
Daytime sleep facilitates cardiovascular recovery after mental stress and improves sleep scores
Friday, March 11, 2011

Menopausal Symptoms Improve After Acupuncture Treatment
Serum estradiol levels increase, luteinizing hormone levels decrease following acupuncture
Friday, March 11, 2011

Depression Linked to Adverse Renal Disease Outcomes
Depressive symptoms independently associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Friday, March 11, 2011

Depression Care in Hospital May Improve Cardiac Outcomes
Initiating depression intervention during admission improves medical outcomes six months later
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ethnic Differences Seen in Academic Measures for U.K. Docs
Gap exists in academic performance of white versus nonwhite medical students and doctors
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Most Youth With Chronic Illness Finish High School
Young adults with chronic nonasthmatic illness have worse educational and vocational outcomes
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

International Similarities Reported in Bipolar Disorders
Treatment needs for bipolar spectrum disorders often unmet, especially in low-income countries
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pharmacological Meta-Analyses Rarely Report Disclosures
Meta-analyses of pharmacological interventions rarely disclose funding or conflicts of interest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Link Found Between Cognitive Function, Neighborhood
Psychosocially hazardous area may negatively affect functioning in those with genetic variant
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Cereal Tastes Better When Box Features Cartoon Characters
Children's taste is influenced by recognizable characters and nutritional cues on packaging
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Higher Than Expected Eating Disorders Prevalence in Teens
Eating disorders correlate with other psychiatric disorders, role impairment, and suicidality
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Abuser's Gender Affects Head Trauma Outcome in Youth
Male perpetrators of abusive head trauma more likely to confess and be convicted
Monday, March 07, 2011

Widespread Communication Technology Use Before Sleep
A large number of Americans are not getting enough sleep and are trying to find ways to cope
Monday, March 07, 2011

Majority of Locked-In Syndrome Patients Happy
Only 7 percent of chronic locked in syndrome patients wish for euthanasia
Monday, March 07, 2011

Growing Up With Illness Impairs Education and Income
But childhood chronic illness gives equal odds for normal social development
Friday, March 04, 2011

Depression Tied to Lower Priority of Care in Heart Attack
Patients with documented history triaged to longer waits for care
Thursday, March 03, 2011

CDC: More Than One-Third of Americans Lack Sleep
Sleep-related difficulties more likely among those getting less than seven hours of sleep
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Sexual Behavior in U.S. Adults Little Changed Since 2002
Though younger adults more likely to have had no sexual contact
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Injectable Risperidone No Better Than Oral Antipsychotics
Does not reduce hospitalization rates or improve other outcomes in schizophrenia patients
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Proxy Decision Makers May Have Lasting Emotional Burden
Knowing the patient's treatment preferences helps ease long-term negative emotions
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Cannabis Use in Youth Ups Incident Psychosis Risk
Study also finds that continued cannabis use may increase risk of persistent psychotic symptoms
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Role of Diabetes in Premature Death Is Substantial
Risk of death from many nonvascular causes higher in people with diabetes
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Peer Support Services Improve Depressive Symptoms
Peer support proves better than usual care alone, comparable to group psychotherapy
Friday, February 25, 2011

Distress Before Fertility Treatment Not Tied to Outcome
Likelihood of pregnancy not influenced by earlier depression or anxiety
Friday, February 25, 2011

Bupropion Improves Sexual Function in Type 2 Diabetes
Mean sexual energy scale scores improve in some patients with hyperglycemia or depression
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

FDA Issues Label Changes for Antipsychotic Drug Class
Labels outline the risk to newborns whose mothers took the drug in third trimester
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

AAN: Cardiac Risk Factors Tied to Cognitive Problems
Cardiovascular risk factors linked to higher risk of early cognitive and memory issues
Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Nonsuicidal Self-Injury Videos Accessible on YouTube
YouTube footage of nonsuicidal self-injury is novel way to reach youth with these tendencies
Monday, February 21, 2011

Teen Drinking May Lead to Adult Alcohol Dependence
More studies needed to prove direct causal link between teen drinking and other consequences
Monday, February 21, 2011

Insomnia in Arthritis Tied to Pain, Depression Ups Risk
Adults with arthritis having depression and anxiety are at highest risk of sleep disturbance
Friday, February 18, 2011

Alcohol Intoxication Increases Sleep Disruption in Women
Alcohol linked to sleepiness and sleep disruptions, regardless of family history of alcoholism
Friday, February 18, 2011

Analgesic Efficacy Altered by Patient Beliefs
Subjective pain relief and pain-related brain activity affected by patient expectations
Thursday, February 17, 2011

New U.S. Report on the Nation's Health 2010 Released
The 34th annual CDC report includes a special feature on death and dying
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Most Recalled Medical Devices Given Lenient Approval
Over 70 percent of the medical devices recalled were considered low or moderate risk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Researchers Explore Nature of Difficult Clinical Encounters
Patients, physicians both contribute characteristics; difficult patients have worse outcomes
Monday, February 14, 2011

Children in Kinship Care May Fare Better Behaviorally
But their caregivers get fewer support services than foster caregivers; pregnancy risk higher
Friday, February 11, 2011

Post-High School Adults With Autism Use Fewer Services
Almost 40 percent of young adults receive no services after high school; lower use in poor
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Alcohol Use Tied to Later Marriage, Earlier Separation
Genes may influence links between alcohol use and later, shorter marriages
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Criminal Prosecution Linked to Increased Suicide Risk
Highest risk for women offenders, those sentenced to psychiatric treatment, and those acquitted
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Public Sector Plays Big Role in Drug Research
Role of public-sector research institutions larger than previously thought
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Earlier Onset of Psychosis Linked to Cannabis Use
Age of onset nearly three years younger for cannabis users than nonusers
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Preterm Birth Linked to Impaired Memory
Deficits in executive function and memory persist into adolescence
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

ADHD Often Linked to Other Mental Health Disorders
Steady functional decline with increasing number of comorbidities seen
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome May Hasten Cognitive Decline
Global cognitive function and cognitive components show negative impact in older adults
Monday, February 07, 2011

Research Highlights Disordered Eating in Native Americans
Diagnosis rate equally high among Native American, white women; more common in females
Monday, February 07, 2011

More Than 5 Percent of Elderly Have Cognitive Disorders
Those with less than a high school education, lower income more likely to report a disorder
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Pediatric Stroke Survivors Have Lower Quality of Life
Overall well-being reduced in all, friend-related well-being reduced in older stroke survivors
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Long-Term Sequelae Affect Childhood Meningitis Survivors
Almost 50 percent of bacterial meningitis survivors have long-term consequences
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Exercise May Reduce Memory Loss in Older Adults
Aerobic exercise appears to increase hippocampal volume, reversing age-related decline
Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Childhood Trauma Indirectly Tied to Obesity in Women
Children who suffer abuse may benefit from intervention to prevent weight problems as adults
Monday, January 31, 2011

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Reduce Heart Disease
Intervention programs decrease risk of recurrent MI and cardiovascular disease
Friday, January 28, 2011

Abortion May Not Increase Psychiatric Problems
Psychiatric contact rate about the same before and after first-trimester procedure
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Care Quality
Use with clinical decision support not tied to better quality of care
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

False-Positive Mammogram Results Affect Quality of Life
Women should be warned of the potential emotional side effects of breast cancer screening
Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Suicide Risk, Accidental Death Increased in Fibromyalgia
Fibromyalgia patients not at increased risk for mortality but risk of suicide, accidents increased
Friday, January 21, 2011

Predeployment Screen Linked to Fewer Mental Health Issues
Predeployment mental health screening may reduce incidence of combat stress, other disorders
Friday, January 21, 2011

Maternal Grief May Predict Infant Attachment Security
Mothers who have resolved their grief are 2.94 times more likely to have securely attached infants
Thursday, January 20, 2011

Pathological Gaming Tied to Depression, Anxiety in Kids
Pathological gaming may cause poorer functioning and can last for years
Monday, January 17, 2011

Exercise Helps Patients With Heart Failure Fight Depression
Structured exercise training may also decrease mortality rates in heart failure patients
Friday, January 14, 2011

CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities
Outlines disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, income, and other social characteristics
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Spine Specialists May Not Recognize Patients' Distress
Sensitivity for identifying patients with high levels of distress is below 30 percent
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Optimism May Protect Teens From Depression
Positive thinking may also impact substance abuse and social behavior
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Mom's Depression Lowers Epileptic Child's Quality of Life
Family resources moderate, and family functioning and demands mediate, negative impact
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cancer Patients' Sleep Issues Linked to Smoking, Anxiety
Forty-two percent of lung cancer patients continue to smoke during treatment
Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents
High percentage of anesthesiology chairs also meet criteria for high or moderately-high burnout
Monday, January 10, 2011

Bright Light Treatment Improves Nonseasonal Depressive Disorder
But donepezil added to pharmacotherapy may not prevent progression of cognitive impairment
Thursday, January 06, 2011

Back Pain Tied to Psychological Well-Being in Teens
Exercise, control of psychological profile can reduce frequency, intensity of lower back pain
Thursday, January 06, 2011

Depression/Diabetes Combo May Raise Mortality Risk
Combined presence in older women tied to higher all-cause, cardiovascular disease mortality risk
Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Familial Alcoholism Risk May Be Linked to Obesity
Association more prominent among women than men; has emerged since early 1990s
Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Concussion May Have Little Long-Term Effect on Soldiers
After adjustment for PTSD, concussion has little impact on psychosocial outcomes
Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Alcohol Consumption Tied to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
Increases in alcohol consumption and SIDs occur on New Year's Day and weekends
Friday, December 31, 2010

Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions Vary Regionally
Overall rate stable from 1998 to 2008, but report reveals large variations between regions
Thursday, December 30, 2010

Collaborative Intervention May Trump Usual Care
Patients with chronic disease, depression benefit from guideline-based care by nurse
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Prepregnancy Overweight May Not Lead to Behavior Issues
Maternal prepregnancy weight does not appear to be tied to child behavioral or cognitive issues
Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Prevalence of Adverse Childhood Experiences High
More than half of adults report having at least one ACE; 8.7 percent report five or more
Friday, December 17, 2010

Rates of Drunk, Drugged Driving in U.S. Decline
But they still stand at 13.2 and 4.3 percent; rates highest in youngest age group
Friday, December 10, 2010

Dating Violence Among Youths Tied to Peer, Sibling Violence
Substance use, weapon carrying, delinquency also linked to dating violence
Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Gay Youths at Higher Risk for Criminal, School Sanctions
Study finds risks higher for being stopped by police, convicted of a crime, or expelled
Monday, December 06, 2010

Primary Ovarian Insufficiency Tied to Depression Risk
Women with POI have a higher lifetime risk for major depression
Monday, December 06, 2010

Sensation Seeking, R-Movies Jointly Affect Youth Smoking
Both can increase risk of beginning to smoke; their relationship is bidirectional
Monday, December 06, 2010

Sexual Function Same in OCP, Injectable Progestin Users
Users' hormone levels are different, but desire and arousal similar
Friday, December 03, 2010

High Stress of Crohn's Disease Associated With Flare-Ups
Exacerbations much more likely for patients with disease-related posttraumatic stress disorder
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Mental Health Conditions Prevalent in Young Women
Many not clinically diagnosed or treated, especially nonwhite, employed women
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
French study finds work-family conflicts, poor teamwork associated with burnout
Thursday, December 02, 2010

New Report Focuses on Eating Disorders in Children and Teens
AAP committee provides recommendations for identifying, managing the disorders
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverage Consumption Increasing
Use in young adults emerging as a public health issue; paper recommends further research
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Surgery to Remove Ingested Foreign Bodies Safe But Costly
Procedures to remove deliberately ingested items result in minor complications in only a few cases
Friday, November 26, 2010

Diabetes-Depression Link Appears Bidirectional
Study in women finds that each is tied to a higher likelihood of the other
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Retirement May Ease Fatigue, Depression
But it does not appear to have any effect on the prevalence of chronic disease
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Depressive Disorders Prevalent in Pregnant Women
Psychosocial stress, chronic medical conditions among identifiable risk factors
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Privacy in Health Care Important to Adolescents
Informational privacy most important; psychological, social, physical privacy also valued
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

U.S. Health Insurance Compared to 10 Other Nations
U.S. adults spend more time, money on insurance; have more coverage denials
Friday, November 19, 2010

Survey Finds High Mental Illness Burden in U.S.
SAMHSA: Roughly 45 million American adults experienced mental illness in prior year
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Young Adult Cancer Patients Do Not Cope As Well
Quality of life decreased by more frequent pain, financial concerns
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Fraud in Scientific Literature Appears Intentional
Characteristics of articles retracted for fraud versus error suggest deliberate effort
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Social Status May Affect Depression Treatment Outcome
Working class, poor with depression see less improvement in work function after treatment
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Smoking in Pregnancy, Criminal Behavior Link Confirmed
Adult offspring's criminal behavior risk higher if mother smoked heavily during pregnancy
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Longer Surgery, Night Duty Tied to Stress Among Surgeons
Longer surgery linked to higher mental workload scores; night duty linked to stress marker
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Energy Drinks Linked to Alcohol Problems in College Students
High-frequency energy drinkers have doubled risk of alcohol dependence versus nonusers
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Poor Handwriting in Autism Persists Into Adolescence
Reasoning ability is better predictor of handwriting than motor skills in adolescents
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD
Previously sanctioned for ADHD in adults and children
Monday, November 15, 2010

Problematic Teen Gamers Few; Adverse Effects Serious
No problems seen for moderate play, but problematic gamers fight, use drugs, smoke more
Monday, November 15, 2010

Patients Treated for Severe Acne Have Higher Suicide Risk
Those treated with isotretinoin have increased risk up to six months after treatment
Friday, November 12, 2010

Childhood, Teenage Abuse Linked to Diabetes in Adulthood
Moderate to severe physical and sexual abuse associated with higher risk of diabetes in women
Friday, November 12, 2010

Physician-Industry Financial Ties Decreased Since 2004
But 83.8 percent of physicians still have some type of industry financial relationship
Friday, November 12, 2010

APHA: Hyper-Texting Tied to Poor Health Outcomes in Teens
Heavy use of social network sites also associated with negative health behaviors
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Prevalence Up
Prevalence in children aged 4 to 17 years increased 21.8 percent between 2003 and 2007
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Parent's Deployment Linked to Child's Mental Health Visits
Visits for mental and behavioral health increase by 11 percent when military parent is deployed
Monday, November 08, 2010

Rural Teens More Likely to Abuse Prescription Drugs
Non-medical use of prescription drugs 26 percent more likely in rural teens than urban teens
Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Teens Recover From Depression With Short-Term Treatment
Recurrence of depression, however, is quite high, especially in females
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Childhood Sexual Abuse May Raise Risk for Psychosis
Abuse involving penetration associated with higher risk, especially for schizophrenic disorders
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

CHEST: Technology Use at Night Tied to Daytime Problems
Children's use of communication technology before bed may be related to cognitive, mood issues
Monday, November 01, 2010

PHQ-9 Effectively Screens Adolescents for Depression
Sensitivity and specificity similar to that for adult population
Monday, November 01, 2010

Video, TV, Gamer Violence Desensitizes Teenage Boys
Aggressive shows, video games could lead to more aggressive attitudes, behaviors
Friday, October 29, 2010