Alcohol-attributable death rates were highest in Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa, and countries with low human development indices (HDIs). Across countries, alcohol use disproportionately affected young people and men.
Following resuscitation with naloxone, clinicians commonly recommend an observation period to monitor for rebound apnea and other symptoms. Patient refusal of this recommendation is common, although rarely discussed in the literature.
Researchers performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to summarize and update the evidence regarding the effects of lifestyle intervention, including diet, on cardiometabolic risk among overweight and obese women with PCOS.
Deficits in use of sunscreen indicate that people pay little attention to the recommendations of health authorities, regardless of their skin type, and underscore an urgent need for targeted public information on its use.
Caroline O. Pardo, Ph.D., General Manager for Haymarket Medical Education, is pleased to announce that HME, based in Paramus, NJ, has been accredited as a provider of interprofessional continuing education by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education, and the American Nursing Credentialing Center.
Study data demonstrates an early benefit to receiving Japanese Encephalitis vaccination prior to CYD-TDV in terms of higher overall anti-dengue virus neutralizing titers, although this benefit appears to wane after several months.
Active smokers hospitalized for a major surgical procedure who started nicotine replacement therapy within 2 days of admission had similar outcomes as those who were not prescribed nicotine replacement therapy.
The use of percutaneous coronary intervention and coronary artery bypass grafting for the treatment of left main coronary artery disease of low or intermediate anatomic complexity was found to be associated with comparable rates of a composite of death, stroke, and myocardial infarction at 5 years.
Lack of insight acts as a suppressor variable in the relation between negative symptoms and self-appraisals of cognitive deficits (SACD) and as a positive mediator in the relationship between depressive symptoms and SACD.
Poor seizure control, lack of breastfeeding education from a neurologist or lactation consultant, are factors contributing to lower breastfeeding rates in women with epilepsy, compared with the general population.