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Many Patients Don't Use Inhalers, Epinephrine Correctly

Few people know how to use epinephrine injectors and asthma inhalers as directed, according to a new study.

Airplane Windshields Don't Block UV-A Radiation

Airline pilots get as much exposure to ultraviolet A (UV-A) rays in an hour-long flight as they would during 20 minutes in a tanning bed, according to new research.

Intraarterial Treatment May Reduce Stroke Disability

Intraarterial treatment administered within six hours after stroke onset in patients with acute ischemic stroke caused by a proximal intracranial arterial occlusion is safe and improves recovery, researchers report.

Migraines Linked to Increased Bell's Palsy Risk

People who experience migraine headaches may be at heightened risk for Bell's palsy.

Cannabis Helpful for Cancer-Linked Symptoms, But Quality Studies Needed

Cannabis and cannabinoid pharmaceuticals can be helpful for nausea and vomiting, pain, and weight loss associated with cancer.

Evidence Lacking on PT for Venous Leg Ulcer Healing

Further research is needed to examine the effect of physical therapy or exercise on healing and quality of life in patients with venous leg ulcers (VLUs).

In Cholecystitis, Lap Chole Within 48 Hours Optimal

The first 48 hours appears to be the optimal time for performing early laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) for acute cholecystitis.

Ondansetron, Tramadol Drug Interaction Identified

In the early postoperative period, ondansetron is associated with increased requirements for tramadol consumption, according to a new review and meta-analysis.

Noninvasive Prenatal Testing Leads to Fewer Invasive Procedures

The number of invasive diagnostic procedures, including amniocentesis, is down significantly after the introduction of noninvasive prenatal testing (NIPT).

Metformin for Obese Children: Effects Explored in New Study

For obese hyperinsulinemic children, metformin seems to decrease perceived hunger and increase perceived fullness.