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The Spice That May Not Be So Nice This Holiday Season

Nutmeg may be a nice addition to your eggnog, but ingesting too much of it may lead to very unpleasant consequences.

A Spoon That Helps Patients with Hand Tremors

Liftware spoons are a new technology funded by Google to help patients with Parkinson's disease and essential tremors to eat without spilling their food.

NPs, PAs Use More Diagnostic Imaging Compared to Physicians

Across all patient groups and imaging services, more imaging for APCs than primary care docs

Hospital Volume Not Linked to Costs of Cancer Surgery

Medicare payments influenced by postoperative complications, cost of index hospitalization

FDA Advisory Panel Votes on Epidural Steroid Shots for Pain

Experts express concern regarding transforaminal cervical injections with particulate steroids

Proton Pump Inhibitors May Disrupt Gut Microbiome

Researchers suggest class of meds upsets healthy balance of bacteria in the gut

Device May Make Mammograms More Comfortable

Less pain was reported in study, while image quality was still preserved

Brain Abnormality Spotted in Many SIDS Babies

But finding is too preliminary to say it causes the deadly condition, experts say

More Patients Meet 2014 BP Goals Than JNC-7 Goals

Of those for whom goal achievement changed, many had prior stroke, TIA or coronary artery disease

PCV13 Recommended for 6- to 18-Year-Olds at High Risk

Vaccine administration recommended for certain children with immunocompromising conditions