Dementia Most Costly Terminal Disease, Study Says
November 13, 2015
Families may spend almost twice as much caring for dementia patients at the end of life than they might if their loved one suffered from a different disease, a U.S. study suggests. Costs paid by Medicare, the U.S.
Risk of Diabetes in Ex-Smokers Decreases
November 6, 2015
While smoking is linked to an increased risk of developing diabetes, this risk appears to drop over the long term once cigarette use stops, a review of evidence suggests. Researchers analyzed data on almost 5.9 million people in 88 previous studies examining the connection between smoking, second
30-Day Readmission May Be Due to Income or Education
October 6, 2015
When patients are hospitalized more than once in the same month, it may have more to do with their income or education levels than the quality of care they received, a U.S.
Racial, Economic Disparities in Life Expectancy after Heart Attack
September 28, 2015
After a heart attack, black patients typically don't live as long as whites - a racial difference that is starkest among the affluent - according to a new U.S.
Prevalence of Undiagnosed Diabetes in US
September 21, 2015
Diabetes affects up to 14 percent of the U.S.
E-cigarette Smokers Less Exposed to Carbon Monoxide
September 14, 2015
NEW YORK—Smokers who switch to e-cigarettes - even if only some of the time - may dramatically reduce their exposure to air pollutants including carbon monoxide and acrolein, a British study suggests. Researchers gave e-cigarettes to 40 smokers who said they wanted to quit.