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Predicting Postpartum Depression Based on Labor Pain
Brave women who forego epidural anesthesia might not be doing themselves any favors when it comes to their risk of postpartum depression.
About a quarter of stroke patients were diagnosed with depression within two years of their stroke, researchers learned. Additionally, half of the cases of stroke patients who developed depression were diagnosed within the first three months.
One of the biggest safety risks for diabetes patients on insulin is hypoglycemia. As new treatments are developed there is a concerted effort to minimize the risk of this as part of their overall treatment picture.
According to a recently published review, development is proceeding on vaccines that hope to prevent or mitigate asthma, with several approaches advancing to clinical trial,
Behavioral treatment impacted the children's homework completion and accuracy, researchers found, "whereas long-acting stimulant medication resulted in limited and largely nonsignificant acute effects on homework performance."
Innovators have implemented pay-for-performance mandates, value-based purchasing, electronic health systems, and meticulous reporting programs. But has the quality of care or patient satisfaction improved?
Measuring the hepatitis C virus (HCV) antigen in patients who are receiving protease inhibitors (PI) could provide an alternative to monitoring treatment response, according to a recent study.
Age is more than just a number when it comes to stroke risk in pregnant women. It turns out that younger women are at a disadvantage on this one.
Prescription testosterone products have become dramatically more popular over the past decade. The FDA now wants their litany of serious adverse side effects more clearly stated.

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