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Binge Drinking in Men May Lead to Hypertension

Binge drinking among young adult men may lead to hypertension.

CDC: 'Think Ebola' and 'Care Carefully'

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated guidelines for the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by health care workers when caring for patients with Ebola, along with a reminder to health care workers to "Think Ebola" and to "Care Carefully."

Researchers Characterize Uveitis With Multiple Sclerosis

Most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and uveitis present with intermediate uveitis.

Medicaid Patients with Spine Surgery: Increased Risk of Infection

Patients with Medicaid undergoing spine surgery have increased odds of having a surgical site infection.

Chia Seeds and Dysphagia: A Cautionary Case Study

Chia seeds, rich in alpha-linolenic acid and high in fiber and protein, have become a popular health food item but should be used with caution by patients with dysphagia or known esophageal strictures.

Vasectomies Climb as the Economy Declines

Rates of vasectomies increased from 2007-2009, coinciding with the Great Recession, reports research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's 70th Annual Meeting.

Viral Mutation May Explain High Flu Rates in Middle-Aged Adults Last Year

A mutation in recent strains of the H1N1 influenza virus may explain why middle-aged adults were particularly impacted by the virus during the 2013-2014 influenza season.

Sleep and Ulcerative Colitis Risk: The Surprising Connection

Both too little and too much sleep may increase your risk of developing ulcerative colitis (UC), suggests a new study.

Do Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Have Antidepressant Effects?

Subgroups may benefit from anti-inflammatory treatment such as patients with elevated inflammatory markers or a somatic comorbidity.

Cardioprotection with an Erectile Dysfunction Drug? Study Says Yes

Phosphodiesterase type 5 inhibitors (PDE5i) have been used to treat erectile dysfunction and pulmonary arterial hypertension but could long-term, continuous administration of these agents provide effective cardiac protection?