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.
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.
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.
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.
Strategies are presented to help physicians lower their tax burden in an article published Sept. 2 in Medical Economics.
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.