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Smaller Dose Combos of Blood Pressure Meds May Be Effective with Fewer Side Effects | News Brief

Quarter-dose combinations of blood pressure lowering medications appear to be effective in treating hypertension and result in fewer side effects for patients than a single dose of

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Researchers Develop Game Changing Strategy for Pain Relief | News Brief

More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain and this figure is expected to grow, driven by the increased life expectancy, increasing incidence of diabetes and cancer, combined with better survival rates, often leaving patients with severe and poorly treated pain.

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New Lyme Disease Map Outlines Where Ticks are on the Rise | Feature

New research offers veterinarians a forecasting map that tells them which parts of the country are most at risk of Lyme disease infections in dogs, which could also help track and predict Lyme disease in people.

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Patients in Health Care Facilities at Risk for Legionnaires’ Disease | News Brief

Safe water and water management programs can reduce Legionella in health care facilities.

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Lower Targets for Systolic Blood Pressure Suggested by Study | News Brief

Reducing target systolic blood pressure below current recommendations significantly reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and preventable death, research concludes.

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Anxious People Worry About Risk, Not Loss | News Brief

Life is a series of choices. Every time you make a decision, there is a possibility that things won’t go as expected (risk) or that something bad

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Increasing Susceptibility of Staphylococcus Aureus in the United States | News Brief

Findings from a study that looked at susceptibility trends of Staphylococcus aureus in U.S. hospital patients showed that key antibiotics used to treat the bacteria became more

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Nearly 60 Percent of Seniors Use Cell Phones While Driving | News Brief

The distracted driving habits of young drivers have received a lot of media attention, with reports of Snapchatting, tweeting, texting and other dangerous behaviors. However, there has

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Heart Failure Patients Readmitted to the Same Hospital May Have Better Outcomes | News Brief

When patients with heart failure were re-hospitalized within a month, those who returned to the same hospital were discharged quicker and were more likely to survive, according

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Cooling Down the Body May Reduce Brain Injury for People in a Coma | News Brief

Cooling down the body may reduce brain injury for people in a coma after being revived from cardiac arrest, according to a new guideline developed by the

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Tuberculosis Vaccine Passes Important Milestone | News Brief

Two new studies of DAR-901, an investigational vaccine against tuberculosis (TB), have moved it to the forefront of new vaccines in development for global control of this deadly infectious disease.

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Emergency Room Patients Routinely Overcharged, Study Finds | News Brief

An analysis of billing records for more than 12,000 emergency medicine doctors across the United States shows that charges varied widely, but that on average, adult patients

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Fitness Trackers Accurately Measure Heart Rate But Not Calories Burned, Study Finds | News Brief

Millions of people wear some kind of wristband activity tracker and use the device to monitor their own exercise and health, often sharing the data with their

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Severe Mental Illness Linked to Much Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease | News Brief

There is a substantially increased risk for developing cardiovascular disease when someone suffers from severe mental illness, compared to the general population, an international study of more than 3.2 million people reveals.

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High Levels of Exercise Linked to Nine Years of Less Aging at the Cellular Level | News Brief

Despite their best efforts, no scientist has ever come close to stopping humans from aging. Even anti-aging creams can’t stop Old Father Time. But new research from

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Comparison of Antibiotic Treatments for Cellulitis | News Brief

Among patients with uncomplicated cellulitis, the use of an antibiotic regimen with activity against MRSA did not result in higher rates of clinical resolution compared to an

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Mortality Rates at Teaching Hospitals Lower Compared with Non-Teaching Hospitals | News Brief

Patients admitted to major teaching hospitals are less likely to die compared with patients admitted to minor teaching or non-teaching hospitals, according to a large national study

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New Study Examines Child Death Rates in Motor Vehicle Crashes by State | News Brief

Researchers estimate that 1,100 pediatric deaths could be averted over 5 years with an absolute 10 percent improvement in child restraint use.

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American College of Physicians Gives 7 Recommendations to Improve American Health Care to Congress | News Brief

The American College of Physicians today released a set of recommendations aimed at providing a forward-thinking agenda for health care reform, ‘A Prescription for a Forward-Looking Agenda

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First Study Shows Tie Between Probiotic and Improved Symptoms of Depression | News Brief

Probiotics may relieve symptoms of depression, as well as help gastrointestinal upset, research from McMaster University has found. In a study published in the medical journal Gastroenterology

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