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Friday, October 31, 2014
The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amounts and liability insurance costs for many doctors declined in recent years. These findings were published online Oct. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Women who survive breast cancer face a higher risk of depression that can linger and require antidepressants, according to a new study published online Oct. 27 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Competition between medical practices helps keep health care costs lower, according to a study published in the Oct. 22/29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Adoption of noneconomic damages caps reduces average malpractice payments by 15 percent, according to research published in the October issue of Health Affairs.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Pain and depression, but not disability, stem from sleep disturbances in patients with osteoarthritis, suggests a study published in Arthritis Care & Research.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
PET scans can determine if psychodynamic therapy will be an effective treatment for depression patients, according to a study published in Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
A mild concussion after age 65 may increase the risk of developing dementia, according to a new study published online Oct. 27 in JAMA Neurology.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
By HCPLive staff
Research has shown that comorbid epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder is fairly common, with several factors appearing to influence risk.
Monday, October 27, 2014
As many as one in 20 US children may have health or behavioral problems related to alcohol exposure before birth, according to new research published online Oct. 27 in Pediatrics.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Herpes simplex virus infection might increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, two studies by Swedish researchers suggest. The findings were published in Alzheimer's & Dementia.
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