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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Bacterium That Causes Q Fever Linked to Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Oct. 13, 2015 — The bacterium that causes Q fever, an infectious disease that humans contract from animals, is associated with an increased risk of lymphoma, according to a ... read more

Social Media Content May Hold Keys to Important Health Information

Oct. 13, 2015 — Language used in everyday social media posts may have a strong connection to an individual’s health. In the first study of its kind, the new results suggest that not only are many adult Facebook ... read more

Health Care, Research Failing to Adapt to US's Growing Multiracial Population

Oct. 13, 2015 — Health care and research are failing to adapt data collection methods to the growing multiracial population in the US, an author suggests in a new ... read more

Video Conferencing Could Increase Shared Decision-Making in Hospice Care

Oct. 13, 2015 — Shared decision-making, although beneficial, could be enhanced in hospice care, say authors of a new report. The researchers recommend that health care workers employ measures such as video ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Scientists have analyzed the effectiveness of its beauty patch, using a technique for imaging live tissue to demonstrate the patch's beneficial effects on the skin. Preliminary results show that ... read more

Oct. 12, 2015 — Researchers are using a high-precision instrument to inject toxins that alleviate migraine attacks. This means even better needle guidance and ... read more

Lithium Safe, Effective for Children With Bipolar Disorder, Study Suggests

Oct. 12, 2015 — A multicenter study of young patients with bipolar disorder provides what may be the most scientifically rigorous demonstration to date that lithium -- a drug used successfully for decades to treat ... read more

Study Finds Significant Decrease in Hospitalization of Older Nursing Home Residents With High Dose Influenza Vaccine

Oct. 10, 2015 — Researchers found that flu immunizations with four times the strength of standard flu shots significantly reduced the risk of being hospitalized during the influenza season. The group that received ... read more

Exercise and Stop Smoking to Improve Depression After Heart Attack

Oct. 10, 2015 — Exercise and stop smoking to improve depression after a heart attack, experts ... read more

Researchers Study Costs of Integrating Genetic Sequencing Into Clinical Care

Oct. 9, 2015 — Integrating whole genome sequencing into primary care and heart disease care is unlikely to substantially increase the costs of health care utilization and follow-up tests, according to new research. ... read more

A New Way to Fight Against Antibiotic Resistance

Oct. 9, 2015 — The aim of Uppsala Health Summit, this summer’s international summit about antibiotic resistance, was to make real progress in combatting this threat to public health. The conclusions have now been ... read more

UV Light Robots Cut C. Diff Transmissions by 25 Percent on Cancer Patient Floors

Oct. 9, 2015 — New research from infection control specialists found that ultraviolet robots helped reduce the rates transmission of the common bacterial infection known as Clostridium difficile among cancer ... read more

Tripped Up by a Bug: Infection May Cause Falls, Especially in Older People, Study Suggests

Oct. 9, 2015 — People who end up in the emergency room because of a fall often are tripped up by an infection, rather than a loose throw rug or poor eyesight, suggests a new ... read more

Antibiotic Stewardship Reduces C. Diff in Hospitalized Children

Oct. 9, 2015 — Hospitalized children were three times less likely to become sick with Clostridium difficile (C. diff), a serious bacterial infection that can occur after prolonged antibiotic use, following ... read more

Teens Value Results of Genetic Tests to Inform Future Life Decisions

Oct. 9, 2015 — Most teens in grades 7-12 would prefer to know the results of unanticipated findings found in whole exome sequencing genetic testing, even if the findings are not medically actionable until ... read more

Oct. 9, 2015 — Treatment patterns for ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) have shifted since the 1990s, with more U.S. women opting for lumpectomy in combination with radiation rather than single-breast mastectomy, ... read more

Magnet Hospitals Better Patient Experiences May Positively Enhance Reimbursement

Oct. 9, 2015 — A new study shows that Magnet hospitals nationally accredited for nursing excellence have higher patient ratings of care than other hospitals. The study suggests that hospitals seeking to improve ... read more

Adoption of Streamlined Breast Cancer Treatment Has Stagnated, Study Finds

Oct. 9, 2015 — It was hoped that the development of accelerated partial breast irradiation would increase the number of early-stage breast cancer patients getting radiation treatment. A new study, however, has ... read more

When Should Pediatric Residents Consult Supervisors on Issues That Come Up After Hours?

Oct. 9, 2015 — While resident physicians responsible for the care of hospital patients are always able to call a supervising senior physician for advice on handling situations that may come up, which situations ... read more

Dying at Home Leads to More Peace, Less Grief, but Requires Wider Support

Oct. 9, 2015 — Dying at home could be beneficial for terminally ill cancer patients and their relatives, according to research. The study shows that, according to questionnaires completed by their relatives, those ... read more

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