While rates of overall use of prescription opioid use among young people for nonmedical reasons either dropped or remained relatively unchanged between 2002 and 2014, the development of use disorders later in life increased dramatically.
“The reason we are talking about vaccinations is that they are some of the simplest interventions we can provide our patients to reduce heart failure (HF) hospitalizations and HF exacerbations,” says Dr. Orly Vardeny, PharmD.
An analysis of data in the Nurses' Health Study found that women who exercised regularly were just as likely as peers who did not to get multiple sclerosis. Exercise is still helpful in managing symptoms.
The fight against the AIDS epidemic has made huge strides in recent years but there is still much more work to be done. What role technology will play in that effort has yet to be determined.
There are several areas of the country with the AIDS epidemic remains to be a problem. Both minorities and those in the southern states are seeing a continued problem with the disease while the northern states are seeing improvements in the numbers.
As the battle against the AIDS epidemic continues a project funded by the National Institutes of Health is looking at different ways to use technology to help in the prevention and care of HIV and AIDS.
Treating prison inmates for hepatitis C infection is a key to ending the spread of the disease. A UK study found treatment works best when it can be completed before a prisoner is released or transferred.
Hepatitis C has seven genotypes. Researchers in China looked at the geographic distribution of genotypes among people co-infected with hep C and HIV.
Asthma patients who are younger, have poor mental health, or are recently diagnosed have greater treatment needs,a German study found.