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Sleep Issues Tied to Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk in Elderly Men

Insufficient sleep has been linked to brain health in animal and human studies, and new research has found an association between sleep disturbance and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease in older men

Can Minocycline Protect Against AKI After CABG?

While minocycline prophylaxis may be beneficial for further study on recovery from CABG, this study does not support its use in preventing AKI after CABG.

Mini-Stomachs Grown from Stem Cells to Study Cancer, Ulcers

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have grown human pluripotent stem cells to create functional, three-dimensional human stomach tissue and 3D human gastric organoids (aka mini-stomachs) in order to study infection by H. pylori bacteria.

Prevalence, Characteristics of Persistent Pain in U.S. Adults

Estimated rates of chronic pain and measurements for assessment vary significantly in published research, making it difficult to identify potentially unmet needs for pain management.

Would Budgets for Patient Care Cut Medical Bills?

New research supports replacing the traditional way of reimbursing doctors for care -- paying for each service provided - with an alternative system that gives a set amount of money to health care organizations for patient care.

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Re-Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle

New guidelines from the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association reinforce the idea that a healthy lifestyle is key to the primary prevention of stroke. .

Study: Public Misinformed about Dermatology, Especially Cosmetic Procedures

New research suggests that the public believes dermatologists spend more time performing cosmetic procedures than they actually do.

AMA Offers Guidance for Physicians in Public Health Emergencies

The American Medical Association (AMA) Code of Ethics and other articles provide guidance for physicians in relation to public health emergencies, according to a report from the AMA.

Can Oral Bisphosphonate Cut Post-Implant Revision Sx Risk?

For patients undergoing total joint replacement, oral bisphosphonate use is associated with a reduction in the risk of revision surgery.

High-Dose Statins Pre-Angiography May Cut AKI Injury Risk

For patients undergoing coronary angiography, pretreatment with high-dose statins may reduce the risk of contrast-induced acute kidney injury (CIAKI).