A prison, in Tokushima, 520 km west of Tokyo, a building to house elderly inmates, putting itself at the forefront of an effort to cope with Japan's gregarious prisoner population. The number of prisoners aged 60 or older has risen 7% from a decade ago to 9,308.
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A new study has added non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to the list of chronic diseases associated with high quality red and processed meat. The study involved a cross-sectional analysis of people aged 40 to 70 years.
A review was conducted for research published on interventions targeting transitions in care for senior persons living with dementia and their caregivers. Little is known about the core elements of successful transitions in care for dementia patients.
The current study does not support the view that, independently of health status, older patients with lower levels of social support place greater demands on ambulatory care. Future research on social relationships would benefit from a consensus on clinically relevant concepts to measure.
Sudden unexpected infant death (SUID) is the leading cause of death among infants one month to one year of age, with more than 3,500 infants dying unexpectedly each year. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is a major contributor.
The emergency patients who are prescribed opioids for the first time in the emergency department were less likely to become long-term users compared to other medical settings. They are prescribed these powerful painkillers in accordance with The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. About 5.2 million prescriptions for opioids were analyzed, the findings are published in Annals of Emergency Medicine ("Opioid Prescribing for Opioid-Naïve Patients in Emergency Department and Other Settings: Characteristics of Prescriptions and Association with Long-Term Use").
Researchers from Yale found that buprenorphine was the most cost-effective treatment for untreated opioid addicts visiting emergency departments (ED). Buprenorphine reduced drug craving and withdrawal. It was also found to be effective ED-initiated medication strategy compared to referrals.
The emergency patients who were prescribed for the first time in the emergency department were less likely to become long-term users compared to other medical settings. They are prescribed these powerful painkillers in accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.