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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
A prosocial Internet support group that encourages breast cancer survivors with elevated anxiety or depression to help others may not be beneficial, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
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.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
The symptoms of depression were reduced in mice models which had high levels of PGC-1a1 in their skeletal muscle.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Adam Hochron
For patients suffering a first-time cardiac event there could be warning signs in the form of a condition called vital exhaustion. A recent study looked at the causes and signs of vital exhaustion and potential preventive measures and treatments for these patients.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
By Amy Jacob
A study presented at the American Heart Association (AHA) Scientific Sessions 2014 reported home exercise could potentially alleviate feelings of hopelessness in people afflicted with coronary heart disease.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Overtreatment with anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation may double risk for dementia, a new study suggests. The study findings are being presented at the annual meeting of the American Heart Association, held from Nov. 15 to 19 in Chicago.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Two generic versions of the attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drug Concerta may not work as effectively as the brand-name product does, the US Food and Drug Administration said Thursday.
Saturday, November 15, 2014
By Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Thyroid dysfunction causes many well-recognized changes at the level of the brain, and most are reversible with treatment. Patients who have hypothyroidism often have other neuropsychiatric comorbidities, including affective disorders, depression, cognitive function loss, anxiety, or irritability.
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