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No Cataract Protection with Vitamin E, Selenium for Men

Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men.

Family Conflict Can Derail Cancer Surgery Recovery

Cancer patients burdened by stress and family conflicts before surgery may face a higher risk for complications following their operation.

Routine Pneumococcal Vaccine Now Advised for Older Adults

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have released a Category A recommendation for revised routine pneumococcal vaccination in older adults.

Health Workers More Likely to Wash Hands in Prescence of Peers

The presence of other health care workers improves hand hygiene adherence, but, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish.

VKAs + Clopidogrel Better for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

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.

Electronic Health Records Tied to Shorter Time in ER

Length of emergency room stay for trauma patients is shorter with the use of electronic health records, which could affect patient outcome.

Docs' Roles in End-of-Life Hospitalizations Explored in Study

Family physicians have several distinct roles in preventing and guiding hospitalization at the end of life.

Breast Cancer Subtype Affects Survival with Spinal Metastasis

For patients with breast cancer with spinal metastases, estrogen receptor (ER)/hormone receptor (HR)-negative status is associated with worse survival.

Government Plan to Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Announced

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.

AACE/ACE Position Statement: Obesity is a Chronic Disease

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.