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In Fibromyalgia Patients, Suicidal Ideation Is Prevalent

Strong correlations with depression, anxiety, sleep quality, and global mental health

Two Cases of HCV Transmission During Routine Procedures Highlight Need for Better Infection Control

In both cases, there were breaches in safety rules, CDC reports.

Distinct Immune Changes Seen in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Researchers saw evidence only in first three years of disease; findings could lead to early test.

For 20% of CAD Patients, Statins May Not Be Enough

About one in five patients taking cholesterol-lowering drugs don't benefit, researchers find

Oral Bisphosphonate Use May Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk

Reduction in endometrial cancer risk with ever use in large cohort of postmenopausal women

AMA: How to Minimize Liability Risk in Telemedicine

Include defining minimum requirement necessary for establishing doctor-patient relationship

Limit Daily Use of Headphones, Warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of permanent hearing damage due to unsafe use of personal audio devices, including smartphones, and exposure to damaging levels of sound at entertainment venues like nightclubs, bars, and spring events

Sleep Deprivation Could Derail Healthy Eating Habits

Sleep deprivation may lead to an increase in food intake, including consumption of more fat and less carbohydrates due to changes in brain activity.

Not Enough COPD Patients Receiving Maintenance Tx, Research Suggests

A new study suggests that many patients with COPD may be undertreated (particularly with long-acting maintenance medications), despite recommended treatment guidelines.

Patients Give Epilepsy Surgery Thumbs Up, Reports Survey

More than nine in 10 epilepsy patients who had brain surgery to try to control their seizures are happy they did so, according to new survey findings.