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Opiate Overdose

Patients At High Risk of Opiate Overdose Do Not Receive Naloxone Rx

Nationally, drug overdose deaths increased 11.4% from 2014 to 2015. Of the more than 52 000 drug overdose deaths in 2015, more than 60% involved opioids. Naloxone, an opioid antagonist, is effective at reversing potentially fatal respiratory depression in individuals who have overdosed. But naloxone is easy to use, safe, and cost-effective. Naloxone training and distribution…

General medicine

KHN’s ‘What the Health?’ Is ‘Medicare

The study shows that the House committee this week held a hearing on proposals for a single-payer health system, such as “Medicare for All;” therefore  featuring experts from the Congressional Budget Office. But it appears the enthusiasm for a dramatic overhaul of the nation’s health system is waning; as even some Democratic supporters clarify that…

E-cigarette

Preventing Alcohol, E-cigarette Use By Children

The bottom line is to help children grow up safer and healthier and to increase parents’ ability; to help them do that, says the investigator leading a $1.4 million; state-funded alcohol and substance abuse prevention program. Investigators at the Medical College of Georgia and Georgia Cancer Center; but are working with Augusta area schools to…

Fish Consumption

Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption For Children

American children eat relatively little fish and shellfish in comparison with other sources of animal protein; despite the health benefits that eating fish and shellfish may confer. At the same time, fish and shellfish may be sources of toxicants. This report serves to inform pediatricians about available research that elucidates health risks; and benefits associated…

Anesthesiology

New Proposal Protects Patients from Surprise Medical Bills

The study shows that the physician anesthesiologists are in-network and do not involve unanticipated bills from out-of-network providers. However; ASA believes additional work is necessary to address those small number of cases where patients receive surprise bills. ASA commends Reps. Ruiz and the cosponsors for their proposal based on the successful New York state model…

Lung Disease

Low Birth Weight Have Risk Of Lung Disease

A global study shows people born very preterm or with very low birth weight have a high risk of lung disease and are not reaching their full airway capacity by early adulthood. The research find those born before 32 weeks of pregnancy or with a birthweight of less than 1501g are four times more likely…

Primary Care

Readmission Rates Vary Little Among Primary Care Doctors

There is minimal variation in readmission rates among primary care providers (PCPs), according to a study publish online May 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Whether readmission rates vary by primary care physician (PCP) is unknow, although federal policy holds PCPs accountable for reducing readmissions. Retrospective cohort study Siddhartha Singh, M.D., from the Medical…

Gonorrhoea And Chlamydia

Gonorrhea And Chlamydia Transmission

N.gonorrhea and C. trachomatis comprise the most common bacterial sexually transmitted infections globally and can present as co-infections. The largest disease burden occurs in developing nations within South and South-East Asia.The Ghanaian Ministry of Health guidelines for sexually transmitted infections management utilizes the WHO recommended syndrome approach to patient evaluation and treatment due to the lack…

Aviation and space medicine

NASA Officially Orders First Segment Of a Lunar Space Station

The researches find that the NASA has chosen its first commercial partner for a proposed space station, know as the Lunar Gateway; to be built near the Moon. But On Thursday; NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said Maxar Technologies would build the first component of the Gateway the power and propulsion element. Because Like the name…

Biologics In RA

Postoperative Infection Rate Similar Across Biologics In RA

For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) undergoing arthroplasty, the risk for postoperative infection is similar across biologics but is increased with glucocorticoid use, according to a study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Michael D. George, M.D., from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia; and colleagues compared the risk…

Fainting During Pregnancy May Cause Problems for Mom and Baby

Fainting During Pregnancy May Cause Problems for Mom and Baby

Pregnant women who faint (syncope) during pregnancy, specially in their first trimester, may have a higher risk of health problems for themselves and their babies according to new research published in Journal of the American Heart Association.Researchers examined 481,930 pregnancies; in Alberta, Canada between 2005 and 2014 for trends in timing; frequency and health complications…

Older Adults

rTMS Improves Memory In Younger And Older Adults

Magnetic stimulation of the brain improves working memory, offering a new potential avenue of therapy for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, according to new research from the Duke University School of Medicine. Healthy younger and older adult participants who receive a therapy called repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) perform better…