Even though the active ingredient in marijuana can be associated with memory impairment, it may slow or halt Alzheimer’s disease.
Gastroparesis, or delayed gastric emptying, remains misunderstood despite rising prevalence, according to a news release from the International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders (IFFGD), a nonprofit research and education organization addressing issues surrounding gastrointestinal and motility disorders.
While the US Preventive Services Task Force does not recommend screening for hepatitis B virus infection in asymptomatic persons in the general population, a recent update focuses on identifying those who are high risk and should be screened.
More than 90% of children 19 to 35 months of age are getting the vaccines that prevent measles, mumps, and rubella; polio; hepatitis B; and varicella, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new findings were published in the Aug. 29 issue of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
For the second year running, physician turnover remains at the highest rate since 2005, according to a report published by the American Medical Group Association.
For physicians trying to balance various financial and time pressures, ethical dilemmas are common, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.
Analysis of fatal cases of anaphylaxis in Canada uncovers several trends that point to a need for more effective monitoring and treatment strategies in high-risk patients.