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Medical errors are third leading cause of death in US

Medical errors are third leading cause of death in US

Heart disease, cancer, and medical errors are the top 3 causes of death in the United States, according to a BMJ study.

COPD may increase risk for chronic renal failure

COPD may increase risk for chronic renal failure

In patients with COPD, chronic renal failure is more likely and can be detected from decreased glomerular filtration rates.

Survival unimproved with deferred second defibrillation

Survival unimproved with deferred second defibrillation

Deferred defibrillation was not associated with improved survival.

Vaccine refusal key factor in measles, pertussis risk

Vaccine refusal key factor in measles, pertussis risk

Of 970 measles cases studied, 574 were eligible to receive the vaccine but chose not to.

Stroke risk reduced with DASH diet

Stroke risk reduced with DASH diet

Researchers found a statistically significant link between modified DASH diet score and risk of ischemic stroke.

Universal screening for autism spectrum disorder leads to more diagnoses at a younger age

Universal screening for autism spectrum disorder leads to more diagnoses at a younger age

A 2007 American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for universal autism screening has led to increased earlier diagnoses of the condition.

FDA approves Bevespi Aerosphere for COPD

FDA approves Bevespi Aerosphere for COPD

The FDA has approved a long-acting dual bronchodilator, Bevespi Aerosphere, for the management of COPD.

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

Rates of asthma, ADHD increasing among children living in poverty

Rates of chronic conditions are on the rise in children, and children living in poverty have a higher risk of ADHD and asthma, compared with wealthier children.

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

Digital mammography plus tomosynthesis linked to increased rate of breast cancer diagnosis

The combination of tomosynthesis and digital mammography screening may benefit women with heterogeneously dense breasts.

Rotating night shift work linked to elevated CHD risk in women

Rotating night shift work linked to elevated CHD risk in women

Study results showed a higher risk of CHD in women who work rotating night shifts.

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