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Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Monika Fischer, MD, talks about focusing research on patients with more severe IBD symptoms at 2014 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Monika Fischer, MD, discusses the outcomes of a study assessing fecal microbiota transplantation for c. difficile infection at the 2014 ACG Annual Scientific Meeting in Philadelphia, PA.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Jacqueline Gray
A collaborative effort from researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Florida has yielded plant leaves as a viable treatment for pulmonary hypertension.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Jacqueline Gray
Among Latinos, a Native American heritage was linked to a lower rate of asthma development, while an African lineage resulted in an increased asthma risk, researchers at University of California San Francisco found.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Jacqueline Gray
By comparing healthy and asthmatic lung cells post-infection, Imperial College London researchers believe they have discovered a new treatment target for asthma.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
By Jacqueline Gray
Prenatal exposure to phthalates, a chemical commonly used in cosmetics, increases children’s asthma risk, according to study results published in Environmental Health Perspectives.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Americans are less trusting of the medical profession than people in many other countries -- even though they often like their own doctor, according to a new report. The findings were published in the Oct. 23 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Two-thirds of dietary supplements recalled by the US Food and Drug Administration because they contained banned ingredients remained on store shelves at least six months after they were recalled, according to a research letter published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A team-based approach using evidence-based principles can be incorporated into practice workflow to improve hypertension control, according to a practice story published by the American Medical Association.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Coping strategies are frequently adopted for financial distress associated with cancer care, according to research scheduled to be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's inaugural Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium, held from Oct. 24 to 25 in Boston.
Physician's Money Digest
Dollar bulls have hit a rocky patch. Buying the US currency has been the favored trade of currency investors since last year's taper tantrum, when the Federal Reserve said it would ease its bond-buying scheme as the economy showed signs of improvement.
Hospital quality data could have a big impact on how patients consume healthcare, but in a report released alongside the search revamp, Healthgrades makes the case that steering patients to only the most competent physicians can have wider implications for the healthcare system.