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Emergency--Management-of-Sepsis

New Study Highlights Fatal Risks of Sepsis | News Brief

A new study from researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham analyzing three different methods for characterizing sepsis has helped to illustrate the risk of death or severe illness attributable to the condition.

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ear-children-kid-exam-doctor-pediatric-pediatrician

Quality of the Inpatient Experience at US Children’s Hospitals | News Brief

According to a survey, pediatric inpatient family experience scores vary across hospitals, showing room for improved communications and more family engagement in safety.

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heart-rhythm.1.147911596-2

New Study Finds Potential Breakthrough in Determining Who’s at Risk for Heart Attacks | News Brief

Findings of a new study by researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute may be a “game-changer” for determining who’s at risk of a heart attack, they say.

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Opioids-FutureUse-Adolescents-Feature

Prescription Weight-Loss Medication Helps with Opiate Addiction Recovery, Study Confirms | News Brief

Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have confirmed that a prescription weight-loss pill decreases the urge to use opiates such as oxycodone.

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Women Have a Statistically Significant Lower Incidence of Severe Psoriasis Compared to Men | News Brief

Special issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine reviews the current landscape of primary care innovation.

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tuberculosis-asthma-lungs-pulmonology-breathing

Global Rise of Multidrug Resistant Tuberculosis Threatens to Derail Decades of Progress | News Brief

New antibiotics are becoming available for the first time but without accurate diagnostics, clear treatment guidelines, and improved control efforts, their effectiveness could be rapidly lost.

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Disability-Cognition-MI-Stroke-Feature

Insulin Resistance May Lead to Faster Cognitive Decline | News Brief

Executive function and memory are particularly vulnerable to the effects of insulin resistance, Tel Aviv University researchers say.

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wound-cut-bandage-older-elderly-geriatric

Hospice Care in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living Facilities and Patient Homes Compared in New Study | News Brief

"It has been a concern that patients who live in nursing homes or assisted living facilities may be getting potentially less hospice care than people receiving hospice care at home."

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Sleep-Duration-Recommendations-FEATURE-IMAGE

Sleep Deprivation Impairs Ability to Interpret Facial Expressions | News Brief

When you're tired, your ability to interpret subtle expressions of happiness and sadness can begin to deteriorate, University of Arizona researchers found.

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survey-tablet-feedback-questions

New Survey Tool May Reduce Rates of Malnutrition in Hospitals | News Brief

University of Waterloo researchers have created a tool aimed at decreasing the rate of malnutrition in hospitals.

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Tuberculosis/HIV Co-Infections Up 40% Across Europe Over the Last Five Years | News Brief

New data released by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the WHO Regional Office for Europe ahead of World TB Day show that

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Intensive Medical Treatment Outlined To Reverse Type 2 Diabetes | News Brief

Intervention induced several months of remission in up to 40% of clinical trial participants. Type 2 diabetes can be reversed with intensive medical treatment using oral medications,

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New Drug Evolocumab, Alongside Statins, Can Significantly Cut Cholesterol, Study Says | News Brief

A new class of cholesterol-lowering drug has been found to help patients cut their risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke and heart attack. In a trial of more

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Cholesterol plaque in artery

New Blood Thinner Better at Preventing Recurrent Blood Clots than Aspirin | News Brief

An international research team with prominent Canadian leadership has found that the blood thinner rivaroxaban is as safe as aspirin, and more effective at preventing recurrence of

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SS36070

Drug Shown to Reduce New Attacks/Symptom Progression in Some Multiple Sclerosis Patients | News Brief

In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression

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Appropriate-StatinUse-Feature

Statin Timing and Dosage May Improve Heart Surgery Outcomes | News Brief

Cholesterol-lowering drugs are important, especially on the day of coronary bypass surgery. Patients on statins should not stop taking the cholesterol-lowering medication before heart surgery — even

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4.1.1

Low Gluten Diets Linked to Higher Risk of Type 2 Diabetes | News Brief

Study participants who ate less gluten tended to eat less cereal fiber, a known protective factor for developing type 2 diabetes. Eating more gluten may be associated

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Burden-Atrial-Fibrillation-Feature

Most Atrial Fibrillation Patients Don’t Get Preventive Drug Before Stroke | News Brief

Anticoagulants were not used according to guidelines, despite evidence they prevent strokes. More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of atrial fibrillation either received

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Men Face Greater Risk of Death Following Osteoporosis-Related Fractures | News Brief

Men face a greater risk of mortality following a fracture related to osteoporosis, a common disease where the bones become weak and brittle, according to new research

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Hip-Fractuce-Adults-Feature

Less Than Half of Elderly Hip Fracture Patients Take Vitamin D Supplements | News Brief

Despite national recommendations for daily vitamin D intake, a new study presented today at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found

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