Although the bite of a brown recluse spider is poisonous, the wounds usually heal well if left alone. However, it is still important to recognize the warning signs of an adverse reaction, warns Donna Seger, MD, medical director of the Tennessee Poison Center, particularly since these potentially dangerous bites are on the rise.
Athletes participating in long-distance races more frequently experience serious events related to heat stroke than serious cardiac adverse events, according to a study published in the August 5 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Over the past several decades, the incidence of human papillomavirus-related noncervical cancers has increased in Canada, according to research published online July 22 in CMAJ Open.
Patients newly diagnosed with diabetes have an increased risk of developing head and neck cancer, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
By B. Eliot Cole, MD, MPA
Abuse-deterrent properties, identical efficacy for pain relief, reversal of opioid-induced constipation, and theoretical tolerance mitigation may give Targiniq ER an interesting advantage over other oral opioids.
Most parents want the doctor to answer their questions about circumcision, but they do not want a specific recommendation for their baby, according to a report published July 21 by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital.
For children with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, early adenotonsillectomy is associated with greater weight gain, according to a study published online July 28 in Pediatrics.
Dieting earlier in life may set young women up for extreme weight control measures and other negative health behaviors later in life, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, held from July 29 and August 2 in Seattle.
Worldwide, genotype 1 is the most prevalent variant of hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections and accounts for almost half of cases, according to research published online July 28 in Hepatology.
Programs to introduce and implement the human papillomavirus vaccine for boys will cut incidence of HPV and several cancers, according to a personal view published online July 29 in BMJ.