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Does the Aviation Industry Need Better Mental Health Screening?

Does the Aviation Industry Need Better Mental Health Screening?

The intentional crash of a Germanwings jetliner by a co-pilot on Tuesday has raised concerns about screening for mental illness in the aviation industry, but experts state that rates of suicide and suicide-homicide are extremely low and that screening may not prevent all deaths.

Elderly Patients May Be Better Off With Available Older Donor Kidneys

Elderly Patients May Be Better Off With Available Older Donor Kidneys

Older patients who need a kidney transplant are better off receiving an available organ from an older deceased donor rather than waiting for one from a younger donor, according to a new study.

Study Recommends Discontinuing Statins for Terminally Ill Patients

Study Recommends Discontinuing Statins for Terminally Ill Patients

Discontinuing the use of cholesterol-lowering statins in terminally ill patients may improve their quality of life, according to a new study.

Most Young Pediatricians in Survey Satisfied With First Jobs

Most Young Pediatricians in Survey Satisfied With First Jobs

For pediatricians, most first jobs meet career goals and desired responsibilities, according to a new study.

Laparoscopic, Abdominal Hysterectomy for Fibroid Tumors Compared in Study

Laparoscopic, Abdominal Hysterectomy for Fibroid Tumors Compared in Study

Laparoscopic hysterectomy with morcellation is associated with better outcomes than abdominal hysterectomy for women with presumed fibroid tumors, according to new research.

Fish, Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Survival After Breast Cancer

Fish, Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Survival After Breast Cancer

High intake of fish and long-chain ω-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with reduced all-cause mortality after breast cancer.

Nocturnal GERD Tied to Non-Infectious Rhinitis

Nocturnal GERD Tied to Non-Infectious Rhinitis

Nocturnal gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) appears to be a risk factor for non-infectious rhinitis (NIR), according to a new study.

Improved Survival in Advanced Cancer Seen With Early Palliative Care

Improved Survival in Advanced Cancer Seen With Early Palliative Care

Early initiation of palliative care (PC) interventions could improve survival and caregiver burden in advanced cancer.

Physician/Pharmacist Model Could Improve Mean BP

Physician/Pharmacist Model Could Improve Mean BP

A physician/pharmacist collaborative model could improve mean blood pressure (BP).

Innovative Prototype Presented for Post-ICU Patients

Innovative Prototype Presented for Post-ICU Patients

A collaborative care model, the Critical Care Recovery Center (CCRC), represents an innovative prototype aimed to improve the quality of life of intensive care unit (ICU) survivors, according to a new report.