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Month: August 2018

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Preemptive analgesia may cut post-op pain in anorectal surgery

Preemptive analgesia may cut post-op pain in anorectal surgery(HealthDay)—Preemptive pain medication is safe and reduces pain in the early postoperative period for patients undergoing anorectal surgery, according to a study published in the July issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

Mindfulness training acceptable among surgical interns

Mindfulness training acceptable among surgical interns(HealthDay)—Formal mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) appears to be both feasible and acceptable to surgical interns, according to a pilot study published online Aug. 29 in JAMA Surgery.

Pediatric revisits, admissions for UTI similar with oral or IV meds

Pediatric revisits, admissions for UTI similar with oral or IV meds(HealthDay)—Very young children with urinary tract infections (UTIs) who receive parenteral antibiotics before emergency department discharge do not have lower rates of revisits leading to admission than children receiving oral antibiotics, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in […]

Medicaid expansion ups access to family planning services

Medicaid expansion ups access to family planning services(HealthDay)—One-third of women of reproductive age report better ability to access birth control and family planning services with Medicaid expansion coverage, according to a study published online Aug. 31 in JAMA Network Open.

Excess cardiac risk varies with age of onset of T1DM

Excess cardiac risk varies with age of onset of T1DM(HealthDay)—Excess cardiovascular risk varies with age at diagnosis of type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in The Lancet.

14.6 percent of U.S. adults used marijuana in past year

14.6 percent of U.S. adults used marijuana in past year(HealthDay)—Overall, 14.6 percent of U.S. adults report marijuana use in the past year, according to a research letter published online Aug. 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

An allergy to red meat may be tied to heart disease

An allergy to red meat may be tied to heart disease(HealthDay)—An allergen in red meat may be tied to heart disease, according to a study published in the July issue of Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology.

UN: ‘Substantial risks’ remain in Congo’s Ebola outbreak

UN: ‘Substantial risks’ remain in Congo’s Ebola outbreak The World Health Organization says “substantial risks” remain in the ongoing Ebola outbreak in northeastern Congo, noting that while control measures appear to be working, health officials are still unable to track exactly where the deadly virus is spreading.

Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probiotics

Cryptosporidiosis worsened in mice on probioticsIn an unexpected research finding infections with the intestinal parasite, Cryptosporidium parvum, worsened in mice that had been given a probiotic. The research was published in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Concussion screenings before the first fall whistle

Concussion screenings before the first fall whistleHigh school sports are gearing up for the fall season, and, with that, comes the risk of concussions. If a child gets a concussion, removing him or her from play is a key part of treatment and recovery. Mayo Clinic experts have developed a […]

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