A new study in the American Journal of Medical Quality shows that consistent discharge education and hand-off to non-hospital physicians can decrease the likelihood of the premature readmission to the hospital after discharge by 48%.
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The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has cracked its oldest case yet after using forensic DNA evidence on a 4,000-year-old human head, answering a centuries-old question to whom exactly it belonged.
Researchers from the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) have shown the large potential impact of a completely new type of antimalarial drug that kills mosquitoes, as opposed to existing drugs that target the parasite, to reduce the spread of malaria.
According to a study, researchers determine that abnormal brain development is evident among medication-naive preschoolers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study was published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society.
India recently announced an ambitious plan called the National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS) to provide government-sponsored insurance to roughly 500 million people or nearly 40% of India’s population.
Since the announcement, there has been much debate about two issues. First, does this plan make sense? Second, if it is a good idea, what should the design of NHPS look like? In this op-ed, we use insights from our prior studies and those of other experts to inform the debate on both of these questions.
Female ice hockey players from North America have better financial conditions as well as greater leg strength and running acceleration than female ice hockey players from Sweden, who in return have less body fat. This according to Tommy Henriksson in his doctoral dissertation at Umea University in Sweden.
One in 10 electronic dance music (EDM) party attendees have misused opioids in the past year, exceeding the national average, finds a study by the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) at NYU Meyers College of Nursing.
Indiana University researchers have made an important step forward in the design of drugs that fight the hepatitis B virus, which can cause liver failure and liver cancer.
MicroRNA-17-92 is required for the T-cell and B-cell pathogenicity that drives chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD) after allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT), report investigators.
Data from cGVHD mouse models showed that, by determining T-cell and B-cell differentiation and function, miR-17-92 is responsible for cGVHD development. Inhibiting miR-17 is a potential therapeutic strategy for preventing cGVHD in BMT patients.
By taking a high-cost drug with a low-fat meal—instead of on an empty stomach, as prescribed—prostate cancer patients could decrease their daily dose, prevent digestive issues and cut costs by 75%, according to a new study in the issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JCO).
Present study reports, age-adjusted death rates for overdoses involving synthetic opioids other than methadone doubled from 2015 to 2016, and death rates from prescription opioids, heroin, cocaine, and psychostimulants also increased