For US health care facilities, participation in the World Health Organization global campaign to improve hand hygiene practices is associated with improved hand hygiene, according to a study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
For adults with type 2 diabetes and depression, cognitive behavioral therapy for adherence and depression is associated with enduring benefits for diabetes self-management and glycemic control, according to a study published in the March issue of Diabetes Care.
Human subjects protections policies do not provide regulatory coverage for all clinical trials, while up to about a quarter of trials are considered overlap trials, according to a research letter published in the March 5 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Myalept, a drug form of the hormone leptin, for the treatment of lipodystrophy.
Aveed (testosterone undecanoate), an injection drug designed to combat hypogonadism, has been approved by the FDA after being rejected 3 times.
Two new studies suggest that obesity and the use of hormonal contraceptives both increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis rises.
For children and adolescents, having a television in the bedroom is associated with increased body mass index, while active video gaming can increase physical activity and weight loss, according to two studies published online March 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Although less than 2.4% of end-stage renal disease patients are expected to experience renal recovery, a research team found sustained recovery occurs more often than previously believed.
The top U.S. internal medicine residency programs have been ranked by physicians and include Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and the University of California in San Francisco, according to an article published by U.S. News & World Report.
Low prepregnancy sex hormone-binding globulin concentrations correlate with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, according to a study published online Feb. 21 in Diabetes Care.