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Rx Drug Abuse Tied to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Rx Drug Abuse Tied to HIV Outbreak in Indiana

Addicts' use of a powerful painkiller is driving a large HIV outbreak in Indiana, according to health officials.

Struggling With Chores May Predict CHF Outcomes

Struggling With Chores May Predict CHF Outcomes

Heart failure patients who struggle to perform daily tasks could be at an increased risk for hospitalization and death.

Sleeping Longer Hours May Increase Stroke Risk

Sleeping Longer Hours May Increase Stroke Risk

Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke, a new analysis suggests.

Community-Acquired C. Difficile Infections On the Rise

Community-Acquired C. Difficile Infections On the Rise

Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011, and 29,000 died within a month of diagnosis, U.S. health officials say.

Benefits, Risks Seen in Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

Benefits, Risks Seen in Pregnancy After Bariatric Surgery

After undergoing weight-loss surgery, women are significantly less prone to diabetes during pregnancy but twice as likely to deliver smaller-than-normal infants.

Viruses Driving Pneumonia Rates in Young Children

Viruses Driving Pneumonia Rates in Young Children

Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia - but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus.

Why Food Additives May Increase Risk of Inflammatory Diseases

Why Food Additives May Increase Risk of Inflammatory Diseases

Emulsifiers used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and metabolic syndrome.

More Musculoskeletal Pain for Workers in Interventional Lab

More Musculoskeletal Pain for Workers in Interventional Lab

Health care workers who are involved in procedures utilizing radiation more often report experiencing work-related musculoskeletal pain.

Does CBT + Antidepressant Improve Glycemic Control For Patients With Diabetes and Depression?

Does CBT + Antidepressant Improve Glycemic Control For Patients With Diabetes and Depression?

For patients with diabetes and depression, improvements in depression are seen with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) or sertraline, with a significant advantage for sertraline, but glycemic control remains unchanged with both treatments.

Study: Epinephrine Autoinjector Needles Need to Change

Study: Epinephrine Autoinjector Needles Need to Change

Given the increasing epidemic of obesity, epinephrine autoinjectors (EAIs) for anaphylaxis may require longer needles to ensure intramuscular injection.