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Friday, September 19, 2014
Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Less than half of all Americans got a flu shot last year, so U.S. health officials on Thursday urged that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated for the coming flu season. "It's really unfortunate that half of Americans are not getting the protection from flu they could get," said Thomas Frieden, MD, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a morning news conference.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Just a single dose of a common antidepressant can quickly alter the way brain cells communicate with one another, according to early research published online Sept. 18 in Current Biology.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Women who have the largest number of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms are almost three times more likely to develop an addiction to food, according to a study published online Sept. 17 in JAMA Psychiatry.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Strategies are presented to help physicians lower their tax burden in an article published Sept. 2 in Medical Economics.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
Use of electronic medical record systems is associated with considerable loss of free time per clinic day, according to a research letter published online Sept. 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Adverse drug events involving psychiatric medications are not uncommon in emergency departments, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The number of Americans dying from accidental overdoses of opioid analgesics jumped significantly from 1999 to 2011, according to a September data brief published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Illegal drug use among teens in the United States is on the decline, according to a new federal report. Alcohol use, binge drinking, and the use of tobacco products among young people between the ages of 12 and 17 also dropped between 2002 and 2013, according to the report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Gale Scott
Researchers have long known that the risk for schizophrenia is inherited. In new findings published online Sept 15 in The American Journal of Psychiatry, senior investigator C. Robert Cloninger, MD, PhD, of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO, said his team identified distinct gene clusters that contribute to 8 different classes of the disease.
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