Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men.
Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.
The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, but, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish.
Vitamin K antagonists (VKA) combined with clopidogrel may be a better alternative to triple anticoagulant therapy in patients on long-term VKA undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) and stenting.
Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter with the use of electronic health records, which could affect patient outcome.
Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding hospitalization at the end of life.
For patients with breast cancer with spinal metastases, estrogen receptor (ER)/hormone receptor (HR)-negative status is associated with worse survival.
The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) has released the report Combating Antibiotic Resistance to the President in conjunction with the National Strategy on Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria and the Presidential Executive Order on the importance of addressing this concerning issue.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) announced the publication of its position statement that describes its framework for a new diagnosis of obesity as a chronic disease.