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Month: May 2018

One in four intensive care patients return to hospital, study shows

One in four intensive care patients return to hospital, study showsA quarter of intensive care patients are readmitted to hospital shortly after returning home and some of these readmissions are avoidable, research suggests.

Many breast cancer survivors not getting needed mammograms

Many breast cancer survivors not getting needed mammograms(HealthDay)—After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren’t getting the mammograms they need, a new study finds.

Pot, opioids now rival alcohol as factor in driver deaths

Pot, opioids now rival alcohol as factor in driver deaths(HealthDay)—Pot and opioids have become almost as deadly as booze for drivers, a new report shows.

Asthmatic teens even more likely to vape than those without the illness

Asthmatic teens even more likely to vape than those without the illness(HealthDay)— Perhaps assuming that e-cigarettes are “safer” than tobacco, teens with asthma now vape at higher rates than those without the respiratory condition, new research shows.

Health concerns haunt Puerto Rico as new hurricane season begins

Health concerns haunt Puerto Rico as new hurricane season beginsHospitals and clinics in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the massive destruction Hurricane Maria left throughout the island last year.

Bigger human brain prioritizes thinking hub—at a cost

Bigger human brain prioritizes thinking hub—at a costSome human brains are nearly twice the size of others—but how might that matter? Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and their NIH grant-funded colleagues have discovered that these differences in size are related to the brain’s shape and the […]

Study examines concerns of living kidney donors

Study examines concerns of living kidney donorsIn a new study that examined living kidney donors’ concerns about their decision to undergo kidney removal, long-term kidney health, aspects of surgery and recovery, and impacts on life satisfaction were among those that donors felt were most important. The findings appear in an […]

Handgun purchaser licensing laws linked to fewer firearm homicides in large, urban areas

Handgun purchaser licensing laws linked to fewer firearm homicides in large, urban areasState laws that require gun purchasers to obtain a license contingent on passing a background check performed by state or local law enforcement are associated with a 14 percent reduction in firearm homicides in large, urban counties, a […]

‘Throwdown’ focuses on healthy, cheap school lunches

‘Throwdown’ focuses on healthy, cheap school lunches Some top chefs are converging in Connecticut to help answer a question being asked every day in school cafeterias across the country.

Discovery reveals how cells try to control levels of key HIV protein

Discovery reveals how cells try to control levels of key HIV proteinOne of the many challenges in treating HIV is that the virus can lie dormant in cells, quietly evading immune detection until it suddenly roars to life without warning and begins replicating furiously. Salk Institute researchers discovered a small […]

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