In a recent study, external physical signs were absent during the initial examination of women in nearly 50% of nonfatal strangulation cases. Click here to read more...
Musculoskeletal pain is estimated to affect nearly half of adults in the United States. Since pharmacologic treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain can often include opioids, many of these patients may have an increased risk of future persistent opioid use. Click her to read more.
Tobacco users are more likely to receive opioid analgesics with muscle relaxants or benzodiazepines than those who do not use tobacco, according to a recent study. Click here to read more...
Nearly one-quarter of adults with diabetes forget to take medication at least once every 2 weeks, and prospective memory slips are one of the primary causes, according to findings published in Diabetic Medicine. Click here to read more
The study, published Thursday in JAMA Oncology, examined the proportion of cancer cases that could be attributable to excess body weight known as population attributable fraction, or PAF. The researchers focused on adults over 30, in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Click here to read more
Milton Packer describes the slaughter of "academic" medicine Click here to read more
Keeping type 1 diabetes under tight control through medication may help prevent people with the disease from developing an immune reaction to their own bodies, one that specifically attacks the heart, according to new research. Click here to read more
Immature but age-normal behaviors may be taken for ADHD symptoms Click here to read more
You snooze, you lose personal information to insurers.... Click here to read more
Supplemental oxygen is not always indicated for acutely ill patients and may contribute to mortality, according to new recommendations published onlineOctober 24 in the BMJ. Click here for full article