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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine 13 should be administered to certain children aged 6 through 18 years who are at high risk of invasive pneumococcal disease, according to a policy statement published online Nov. 24 in Pediatrics.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Jackie Syrop
Smoking cessation had long been associated with reduced depression, anxiety, and stress and improved positive mood and quality of life compared with continuing to smoke. Yet many smokers who wish to quit are afraid to do so because they believe smoking decreases their feelings of depression, anxiety, and stress and improves their mood and promotes relaxation. This sentiment is reported by smokers both with and without diagnosed mental disorders.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Adam Hochron
No matter what reason a patient is in the intensive care unit (ICU) of a hospital every moment and medication they take matters in helping them recover. A recent study looked at what dose of systemic corticosteroids should be given to patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) exacerbations during their time in critical care.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Hepatitis C virus, fibrosis, and cirrhosis patients with sustained virological response can have survival rates comparable to the general population, according to research published in JAMA.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
New rules announced Tuesday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will have many restaurant chains posting calorie counts on their menus, and the rules even apply to movie theater popcorn and ice cream parlor fare.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Eating a serving a day of yogurt may lower the risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to new research published online Nov. 25 in BMC Medicine.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A moderate amount of physical activity in daily life may reduce risk of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study published online Nov. 19 in Brain: A Journal of Neurology.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
The number of emergency department visits in the United States rose from 129.8 million in 2010 to a record 136.3 million in 2011, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
For low-income adults with uncontrolled asthma, home visitation by community health workers is associated with improvements in asthma control and quality of life, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Glucose intolerances may be linked to non-caloric artificial sweeteners, according to research published in Nature.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Research teams examining the safety and efficacy of zanamivir and oseltamivir for influenza treatment concluded they are not as effective as popularly believed.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
HDL cholesterol may have atheroprotective qualities, according to a report from The New England Journal of Medicine.
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Americans have long loved their televisions, but the silver screen now plays second fiddle to a decidedly smaller screen.
With the advent of ongoing audits for medical necessity and accurate coding, whose documentation is being scrutinized to ensure that the medical services being provided are reasonable and necessary? The answer: physicians.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genzyme’s application to include new information about its multiple sclerosis drug teriflunomide (Aubagio) on its label. The new labeling content is efficacy and safety data from two Phase III trials of the drug.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the use of an experimental drug to treat patients who have Ebola Virus Disease.
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