MRI Can Be Painful, Disruptive with Cochlear Implants

Some people with cochlear implants experience pain, discomfort, and problems with the implant's internal magnet when they undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

"Exercise-Resistant" Genes May Prevent Glucose Control in Some T2DM

Certain genes might prevent regular exercise from improving glucose control in up to a fifth of people with type 2 diabetes.

How Your Job Could Boost Your Memory

Jobs requiring intellectually challenging tasks may help preserve thinking skills and memory as workers age, according to a new study.

Prediabetes, Undiagnosed Diabetes Driving Up Care Costs

The cost of diabetes care in the United States has increased 48% in recent years, climbing to more than $322 billion annually.

AMA: Hospital Staff Should Consider Impact of CMS Rule

Hospital medical staff members need to consider the impact of a final rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that revised the conditions of participation for hospitals and made two major changes to the hospital governance, according to an article published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Cardiovascular Rx Adherence Improved with Phone Reminders

A low-cost telephone reminder intervention can improve adherence to cardiovascular disease medications.

Drug Poisoning Deaths Quadruple, While Other Causes of Injury Deaths Down

A recent Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report (MMWR) reported the death rates for the three most frequently occurring causes of injury death: drug poisoning, motor vehicle traffic, and firearm.

Obesity Costing the World $2 Trillion Annually

In a new McKinsey Global Institute discussion paper, obesity interventions from around the world are evaluated for evidence of overall impact in reducing the burden of health associated with this disease.

Triple Combination Therapy More Effective for Tension-Type Headache

Compared to acetaminophen monotherapy, the combination of acetylsalicylic acid, caffeine and acetaminophen is more effective in treating episodic tension-type headaches, says a new study.

Quinolone Use During Pregnancy: Is It Safe?

Quinolones and fluoroquinolones are effective broad-spectrum antibiotics that are used to treat numerous infections; however, concerns about possible teratogenic effects seen in animal studies have limited their use during pregnancy.