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Telomere Length May Help Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Telomere Length May Help Predict Lung Cancer Risk

Individuals with long telomeres are at increased risk for lung adenocarcinoma but not other types of cancer, according to a new study.

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Groups Fighting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Led by the American Medical Association (AMA), a group of 27 major U.S. medical organizations are banding together to tackle the continuing epidemic of opioid abuse.

Hippocampal Insulin Resistance Linked to Neuroplasticity

Hippocampal Insulin Resistance Linked to Neuroplasticity

Hippocampal insulin resistance may be a key mediator of cognitive deficits, independent of glycemic control.

Chocolate Consumption, A-Fib Risk Evaluated in Study

Chocolate Consumption, A-Fib Risk Evaluated in Study

Among U.S. male physicians, chocolate consumption is not associated with risk of incident atrial fibrillation (AF).

Cranberry Juice Capsules May Cut UTI Risk After Gynecological Surgery

Cranberry Juice Capsules May Cut UTI Risk After Gynecological Surgery

Cranberry juice capsules may reduce the rate of urinary tract infection (UTI) in women undergoing elective benign gynecological surgery involving urinary catheterization.

Home-Based Device Beneficial for Obese Patients With Knee OA

Home-Based Device Beneficial for Obese Patients With Knee OA

For obese individuals, a novel, biomechanical, home-based gait-training device is associated with improvements in gait parameters at three and 12 months.

LVEF Improvement for Many With Primary Prevention ICDs

LVEF Improvement for Many With Primary Prevention ICDs

Forty percent of patients with primary prevention implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) experience improvement in left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF).

Docs Report Patient Safety Often at Risk in ER to Inpatient Handoff

Docs Report Patient Safety Often at Risk in ER to Inpatient Handoff

Physicians report that patient safety is often at risk during the emergency department admission handoff process due to ineffective communication.

Higher Risk for Depression Seen With Psoriasis

Higher Risk for Depression Seen With Psoriasis

There is an increased risk of depression among women with psoriasis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Costs Could Top $500B by 2025

Autism Spectrum Disorder Care Costs Could Top $500B by 2025

Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending