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First Instant Patch Insulin Pump Launched

Unilife Corporation announced the launch of the Imperium, the first instant patch pump for insulin with Bluetooth connectivity for patients with diabetes.

Seniors Twice as Likely to Receive Psychiatric Meds Than Younger Adults

Research in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society states that older adults have far higher rates of psychotropic use compared to younger adults, but they are also less likely to receive psychotherapy or care from psychiatrists.

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Led by the American Medical Association (AMA), a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of opioid abuse.

Chocolate Consumption, A-Fib Risk Evaluated in Study

Among U.S. male physicians, chocolate consumption is not associated with risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF).

Cranberry Juice Capsules May Cut UTI Risk After Gynecological Surgery

Cranberry juice capsules may reduce the rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) in women undergoing elective benign gynecological surgery involving urinary catheterization.

Docs Report Patient Safety Often at Risk in ER to Inpatient Handoff

Physicians report that patient safety is often at risk during the emergency department admission handoff process due to ineffective communication.

Higher Risk for Depression Seen With Psoriasis

There is an increased risk of depression among women with psoriasis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

ACP Supports Eliminating Non-Medical Exemptions for Immunizations

The American College of Physicians (ACP) expressed support for eliminating currently existing exemptions, except for medical reasons, from immunization laws.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Costs Could Top $500B by 2025

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

New Drug for Myeloid Malignancies Moves to Phase II Clinical Trials

Phase I trial involving 47 patients identified maximum tolerated dose of 400 mg once daily