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Smart Shirt Can Track Your Activity, Vitals

Ralph Lauren's new Polo Tech smart shirt can track heart and respiration rates, caloric expenditure, and steps taken per day.

Do Oral Contraceptives Have Mental Health Benefits?

Oral contraceptives have been linked to a decreased risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colorectal cancers, but the evidence for mental health benefits has been inconsistent.

Rivaroxaban and Liver Injury: Case Studies Add to Safety Questions

A case study reports on two patients that experienced severe liver injury onset during treatment with the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban.

Prognostic Model for T1DM Major Outcomes Developed

A prognostic model has been developed and validated which has adequate discrimination for major outcomes in type 1 diabetes.

Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Ups Decisional Conflict

For economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, poor knowledge about prostate cancer is associated with increased decisional conflict and lower perceived effectiveness of decision-making.

Multiple Sclerosis and Salt: Symptoms May Worsen with High Intake

High sodium intake is associated with increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS), with exacerbated disease activity and a higher risk of new lesions on MRI observed in the high-sodium group.

Surgery for Spinal Metastasis Up From 2000-2009

From 2000-2009 there was an increase in surgical treatment for spinal metastasis in the United States, which was accompanied by increased complication rates and costs.

Factors ID'd for Late Hospice Admission for Cancer Patients

For patients with cancer, factors associated with late admission to hospice have been identified, including age, marital status, and hematologic malignancies.

Gestational Weight Gain in Obese Cut with Group-Based Intervention

A group-based weight management intervention can reduce gestational weight gain for obese women.

For Pediatric Leukemia, Worse Outcomes During Weekend Admission

Children with newly diagnosed leukemia with an index admission on the weekend have an increased length of stay and risk for respiratory failure.