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Monday, November 24, 2014
By Jacqueline Gray
Exposure to animal fur within the first 3 months of life decreases the risk of childhood asthma, according to research presented at the 2014 European Respiratory Society International Congress.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Multiple sclerosis flare-ups in animal models were blocked after a protein treatment, according to a study published in Molecular Psychiatry.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Andrew Smith
Despite much evidence that atrial fibrillation (AF) greatly increases the risk of cognitive decline, a review of research to date finds little compelling support for any particular strategies to minimize that risk.
Monday, November 24, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
The current issue of The Lancet takes a deep dive into the World War I treatment of phantom limb pain and amputated limb patients.
Monday, November 24, 2014
Gender inequality still exists in medicine, according to an article published by the American Medical Association.
Sunday, November 23, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Early reports from the Safety and Appropriateness of Growth hormone treatments in Europe (SAGhE) project noted increased cardiac and cerebrovascular mortality in adults who were treated for stature problems as children. In addition, other studies have linked stroke risk to short stature in general, hypothesizing that shorter people have increased metabolic risks.
Friday, November 21, 2014
The effects of trials to improve medication adherence are inconsistent, with few studies of the highest quality demonstrating improvement in both adherence and clinical outcome, according to a review published online Nov. 20 in The Cochrane Library.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Rare and potentially pathogenic variants in known amyotrophic lateral sclerosis genes are present in a considerable proportion of patients with familial and sporadic disease, and the burden of variants influences disease onset, according to a study published online Nov. 7 in the Annals of Neurology.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in Neurology.
Thursday, November 20, 2014
By Adam Hochron
As hospitals around the country deal with the newly instituted readmission penalties many are having to look at how they will handle providing the same level of care without some of the money they counted on in the past.
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