Acute urinary retention tied to increased risk of certain cancers
November 24, 2021
“Admission with a first-time acute urinary retention could be an opportunity to diagnose an occult cancer.”
Urologic surgery tied to persistent opioid usage, particularly with tramadol
August 23, 2021
“For me, the take-home message is that tramadol should not necessarily be considered less habit forming than other opioids, although further research is needed to substantiate this,” Dr. Sarah Faris said.
Pediatric bronchiolitis admissions to ICU fall during COVID-19
March 29, 2021
It’s unlikely that the reduction in bronchiolitis PICU admissions was due to parents not bringing babies to the hospital or infants not getting admitted.
More U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opiates
September 28, 2016
The proportion of U.S. babies born suffering from withdrawal syndrome after exposure to heroin or prescription opiates in utero has more than doubled in less than a decade, a study suggests.
Stigma Keeps Some Cancer Patients from getting Palliative Care
April 26, 2016
(Reuters Health) - Some cancer patients may turn down care that could ease their pain and improve their quality of life because they think this type of "palliative" treatment amounts to giving up and simply waiting to die, a small Canadian study suggests. Even though the World Health Organizatio
Virtual MDs are No Match for the Real Thing When it Comes to Urgent Medical Problems
April 19, 2016
(Reuters Health) - When it comes to urgent medical problems like ankle injuries or suspected strep, virtual MDs may be no match for the real thing, a new U.S.
Study Suggests Growing Up in a Stress-Free Environment Lowers your Risk of Heart Attacks
March 23, 2016
(Reuters Health) - Kids who live in a stress-free environment may grow up to be adults with a lower risk of heart attacks than their peers who experience social, emotional or financial difficulties during childhood, a Finnish study suggests. Researchers assessed psychosocial factors in 311 kids a
Elderly Patients Hospitalized For Cancer are More likely to Have Complications Afterward Compared to the Middle-Aged
February 26, 2016
(Reuters Health) - Elderly patients hospitalized for cancer surgery are more likely to have complications afterward compared to the middle-aged, particularly when they have several other health problems, a U.S.
Medicaid Coverage Differs in Many States Opposed to Medicare
February 22, 2016
(Reuters Health) - Medicaid, the U.S.
Cause and Warning Symptoms of MI Differentiate Among Men and Women
February 11, 2016
(Reuters Health) - The causes of acute myocardial infarction(MI) and the warning symptoms that can signal the need for immediate medical attention are different in women than in men, according to a scientific statement issued today by the American Heart Association. When women don't recognize thi