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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.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
For military service members with persistent postconcussion symptoms, both treatment with hyperbaric oxygen and a sham procedure improve outcomes compared with standard care, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
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.
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.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Half of children who experience a severe abusive head trauma before the age of 5 will die before they turn 21, and among those who survive severe injuries, quality of life will be cut in half, according to new research.
Physician's Money Digest
The issue of transparency in healthcare, particularly where pricing and payment information is concerned, has been widely debated for years. Is there a benefit to making this information readily available to the general public?
This week’s list of must-read stories includes a book excerpt on pinpointing the moment death occurs, a call for docs to join the Twittersphere, and a look at drug companies’ new emphasis on digital marketing.