Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers from Denmark and France has found that taking regular doses of the pain reliever ibuprofen over a long period of time can lead to a disorder in men called compensated hypogonadism. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the group describes their […]Continue Reading ...
Less than one-third of patients with glaucoma talk to their doctor about the costs of medications needed to control their disease, reports a study in the December issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. High costs are an important barrier […]Continue Reading ...
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) might be the better choice for the coronary revascularization of younger patients, based on better long-term results in one British center’s experience. Those 50 years and younger getting CABG or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) had similar rates of stroke and mortality 5 years later, Wael Awad, MD, of St. Bartholomew’s […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new and relatively simple technique for mapping the wiring of the brain has shown a correlation between how well connected an individual’s brain regions are and their intelligence, say researchers at the University of Cambridge. In recent years, there has been a concerted effort among scientists to map the connections […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Treatment with the nicotine-dependence drug varenicline (Chantix), along with medical management, was associated with reductions in heavy drinking among male, but not female, smokers with comorbid alcohol-use disorder. Note that the finding of a smoking-cessation benefit with varenicline in participants who reported little motivation to quit raises important questions about the current practice […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: stock.adobe.com Only one in three patients who don’t have primary care physicians and visit the Emergency Department (ED) for care can get a primary care appointment within one week of the ED visit, according to a new Yale-led study. Medicaid patients and those with back pain are even less likely to access post-ED primary […]Continue Reading ...
PodMed is a weekly podcast from Johns Hopkins Drugs. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of digital media for Johns Hopkins Drugs, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech College Well being Sciences Heart in El Paso, have a look at the highest clinical tales of the week. This week’s subjects come with headaches […]Continue Reading ...
Just before 3 a.m., the distress call came in to the Coast Guard’s Small Boat Rescue Station in Seattle: A young woman and another person were on a weather-battled paddleboat in the middle of Puget Sound—and they were sinking. The Coast Guard’s Travis Curley, 31, and three other crew members raced their 45-foot response boat […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: Washington University School of Medicine Temporarily shutting off neuronal signals to a healthy part of the brain may aid stroke recovery, according to new research in mice. The findings, from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, are published Jan. 31 in Science Translational Medicine. Mice that had experienced strokes were […]Continue Reading ...
Elementary schools provide excellent targets for interventions to prevent obesity as children spend much of their day and consume many of their calories at school. Credit: Shutterstock Child obesity rates are skyrocketing globally. Young children spend the lion’s share of their time in school, consuming a large portion of their daily calories there and developing […]Continue Reading ...
Presentation Case Findings: A 31-year-old man went to his doctor to ask about a smooth nodule that had developed on his wrist over the last couple of months. At first his wrist had just been a bit painful and seemed to have some swelling. Then slowly the lump had developed. Now it seemed to be […]Continue Reading ...
Action Points Note that this study was published as an abstract and presented at a conference. These data and conclusions should be considered to be preliminary until published in a peer-reviewed journal. BOSTON — Provider education on the dosing and administration of epinephrine improved knowledge among healthcare professionals at three community hospitals in Cleveland about […]Continue Reading ...
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