Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Vast majority of dementia patients don’t receive specialty diagnosis and care, study finds

In the first large study to examine the diagnosis of dementia in older Americans over time, researchers found the vast majority never meet with a…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

80% cut in antibiotics entering Thames is needed to avoid surge in superbugs

The amount of antibiotics entering the River Thames would need to be cut by as much as 80 per cent to avoid the development and…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Champalimaud Vision Award: Recognizing institutions combating blindness in Brazil

4 September 2019 - Lisbon, Portugal - The 2019 António Champalimaud Vision Award is presented to the Instituto da Visão - IPEPO, the Altino Ventura…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Many older adults aren’t fully prepared for emergency situations, poll finds

Most people over age 50 say they're ready for natural disasters and emergency situations, but a new national poll shows that many haven't taken key…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Emergency department openings and closures impact resources for heart attack patients

A new study has found that hospital emergency room closures can adversely affect health outcomes for heart attack patients at neighboring hospitals that are near…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Emoji buttons gauge emergency department sentiments in real time

Simple button terminals - featuring "emoji" reflecting a range of emotions and sentiments -- stationed around emergency departments (EDs) are effective in monitoring doctor and…

Updated : Sep 04, 2019 in Uncategorized

Depression breakthrough

Major depressive disorder - referred to colloquially as the 'black dog' - has been identified as a genetic cause for 20 distinct diseases, providing vital…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Heart failure care must address patients’ broader health if survival rates are to be improved

Findings show that a decline in cardiovascular deaths has been offset by an increase in the number of deaths from infections and respiratory problems, highlighting…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Winners of ESMO 2019 awards announced

Lugano, Switzerland, 3 September 2019 - The European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), the leading organisation for medical oncology, has revealed the 2019 winners of…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

World-first cardio trial shows shorter wait times and admissions

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: A major new study led by Flinders University Professor Derek Chew shows that up to 70% of patients presenting to Australian hospital emergency…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Use of medical imaging

Bottom Line: This observational study looked at patterns of use for computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine imaging in the…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

PrEParing family planning clinics in Kenya to prevent new HIV infections

In sub-Saharan Africa, many young women and adolescent girls are at high risk of HIV infection. In a new research paper published in the open…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Social network interventions can lead to potential health benefits

Social network interventions can have a significant effect on a range of health behaviors and outcomes both in the short and long term, according to…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Achieving zero harm from healthcare — new collection comments on 20 years of research

September 3, 2019 (Thousand Oaks, CA) Over the past 20 years, has the U.S. made significant progress to improve preventable medical errors? A new special…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

In Health Affairs: Moving deliveries to hospitals in low- and middle-income countries

In many low- and middle-income countries, maternal and neonatal mortality remains high. To overcome this problem, in 2005 the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Bigger spend, same end: Post-hospital care study suggests ways to save Medicare money

Picture a woman in her 60s, in the hospital after a heart attack or a hip replacement. As her hospital stay nears its end, her…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Finding an effective way to reduce pressure ulcers

Expensive high-tech air mattresses are only marginally better at preventing pressure sores and ulcers than a specialist foam mattress, according to the results of a…

Updated : Sep 03, 2019 in Uncategorized

Prescription drug monitoring program mandates

States that require prescribers to register with and use prescription drug monitoring programs in most clinical circumstances saw notably fewer opioid prescriptions and reduced opioid-related…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Poor diet causes blindness in a young ‘fussy eater’

Below please find summaries of new articles that will be published in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine . The summaries are not…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

The Lancet: Non-physician health workers lead new approach to lowering risk of world’s number one ca

A substantial reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease, the world's leading cause of death, can be achieved in a year with a new comprehensive…

Updated : Sep 02, 2019 in Uncategorized

Novel molecules designed by artificial intelligence in 21 days are validated in mice

Highlights: The traditional drug discovery starts with the testing of thousands of small molecules in order to get to just a few lead-like molecules and…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Does appointment time influence primary care opioid prescribing?

Bottom Line: Physicians at primary care appointments were more likely to prescribe opioids for pain later in the day and as appointments ran more behind…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Providing more testing choices does not increase colorectal cancer screening rates

Offering patients the choice between home screening or in-office colonoscopy does not increase participation in colorectal cancer screening, according to a new Penn Medicine study.…

Updated : Aug 30, 2019 in Uncategorized

Eliminating visual stimulation may help counter symptoms of spatial neglect after stroke

East Hanover, NJ. August 30, 2019. A recent report by Kessler researchers and clinicians described the effects of binocular occlusion in a patient with spatial…

Updated : Aug 29, 2019 in Uncategorized

Inflammation triggers silent mutation to cause deadly lung disease, Stanford study shows

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that inflammation in the lungs of rats, triggered by something as simple as the flu,…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Researchers develop new information tool to standardize clinical outreach to unsheltered homeless an

LOS ANGELES -- Researchers from the street medicine team at the Keck School of Medicine of USC have developed "HOUSED BEDS," the first published tool…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Little-used drug combination may extend the lives of lung transplant patients

Baltimore, Md., August 28, 2019 - Lung transplantation can prolong the lives of patients with end-stage lung disease, but the median survival rate after lung…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Music-based biofeedback shows promise in improving deadlift technique

A study of 31 recreational weightlifters suggests that a real-time, music-based feedback system helps improve deadlift technique. Valerio Lorenzoni of Ghent University, Belgium, and colleagues…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Some vaccine doubters may be swayed by proximity to disease outbreak, study finds

An individual's trust in institutions such as the CDC, and how close they live to a recent measles outbreak, may affect their attitudes on measles…

Updated : Aug 28, 2019 in Uncategorized

Giving trauma patients blood pressure stabilizing hormone cuts transfusions by half

PHILADELPHIA - Giving trauma patients with severe blood loss the hormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) cut the volume of blood products required to stabilize them by…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Cardiology compensation continues to rise; first heart failure compensation data reported

MedAxiom, an American College of Cardiology Company, the nation's leading cardiovascular health care performance community and top cardiovascular-specific consulting firm, has released its seventh annual…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Dr. Xuan Liu receives Switzer Research Fellowship for mobility research in cerebral palsy

East Hanover, NJ. August 27, 2019. Xuan Liu, PhD, in the Center for Mobility and Rehabilitation Engineering Research at Kessler Foundation, was awarded a 2019…

Updated : Aug 27, 2019 in Uncategorized

Red wine benefits linked to better gut health, study finds

A study from King's College London has found that people who drank red wine had an increased gut microbiota diversity (a sign of gut health)…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Both talk therapy and medications show some efficacy for reducing suicide risk

Below please find summaries of new articles that will be published in the next issue of Annals of Internal Medicine . The summaries are not…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Rates of colonoscopies boosted by text reminders, instructions

Having simple text conversations with patients one week before they are scheduled for a colonoscopy dramatically decreased the "no-show" rates, according to a recent study…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Shingles vaccination of older adults cost-effective in Canada

Vaccinating older adults against shingles in Canada is likely cost-effective, according to a study in CMAJ ( Canadian Medical Association Journal ) , and the…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Physicians slow to use effective new antibiotics against superbugs

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 26, 2019 - New, more effective antibiotics are being prescribed in only about a quarter of infections by carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a family…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

One-third of pre-approved prescription drugs have not completed the FDA approval process

CATONSVILLE, MD, August 26, 2019 - The Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Accelerated Approval Program was created in 1992 to significantly accelerate the ability to…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Japanese trees synchronize allergic pollen release over immense distances

Tokyo, Japan - Complaints of allergic rhinitis (hayfever) are common worldwide, affecting around 17% of the Japanese population in spring and summer (around 20 million…

Updated : Aug 26, 2019 in Uncategorized

Elderly have poor prognosis after recovery in long-term acute care hospitals

While long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are designed to help patients recover and regain independence, fewer than 1-in-5 older adults who were transferred to such…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Child death rate linked to hospital preparedness for pediatric emergencies

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 23, 2019 - Critically ill children brought to hospital emergency departments that are ill-prepared to care for pediatric emergencies have more than three…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

Addressing causes of mortality in Zambia

Despite the fact that people in sub-Saharan Africa are now living longer than they did two decades ago, their average life expectancy remains below that…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

The technology behind Bitcoin may improve the medications of the future

BLOCKCHAIN. Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have developed a prototype of an app that may potentially prescribe the optimal dose of medicine for the…

Updated : Aug 23, 2019 in Uncategorized

New center to address health disparities in inland Southern California

RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The University of California, Riverside, has received a grant of $16 million from the National Institutes of Health, or NIH, to focus…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Listening to the ‘patient voice’ can drive improvements in hospital care for patients undergoing hea

Philadelphia, August 22, 2019 - Patient-reported experiences have potential for driving improvements in the quality of hospital care, according to a new study in the…

Updated : Aug 22, 2019 in Uncategorized

Yet another way dogs help the military; aeromedical patient evacuations

They're physically and emotionally wounded - most likely suffering from post-traumatic stress. Members of the United States military who serve abroad often return to the…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

CNIO discovers a connection between nutrients and follicular lymphoma

Cancer deploys a vast array of resources to grow: from instability in its genome to inflammation, as well as the creation of new blood vessels,…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

New clinical data highlight unique enzymatic activity of B. infantis EVC001 in infant gut

Evolve BioSystems, Inc. today announced new data published this week in Journal of Functional Foods , showing for the first time that term, breastfed infants…

Updated : Aug 21, 2019 in Uncategorized

Patient charges mean young people visit doctor less

When young adults pass the age limit for paying patient co-payments, or out-of-pocket prices, their medical consultations in primary care decrease by 7 percent, a…

Updated : Aug 19, 2019 in Uncategorized

Gastroesophageal reflux associated with chronic pain in temporomandibular joint

Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) is associated with chronic, painful temporomandibular disorder -- pain in the temporomandibular joint -- and anxiety and poor sleep contribute to this…