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Worse Survival Seen for Alternative Vs Usual Cancer Rx

August 18, 2017. 12:00 PM EST. Alternative medicine independently tied to greater mortality risk compared to conventional treatment Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Psychosocial Intervention App Feasible in Serious Mental Illness

August 18, 2017 High level of usability for those with limited technical abilities

Oral Contraceptive Use Linked to Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

August 18, 2017 Risk of RA down, especially ACPA-positive RA, where interaction with smoking was seen

Studies Often Fail to Include Info on T2DM Medication Adherence

August 18, 2017 Relative risks of good versus poor adherence to meds reduced for all-cause mortality, hospitalization

Candida Antigen Safe, Effective for Treating Common Warts

August 18, 2017 IFN-γ may serve as a good predictor of its therapeutic response

Online Nursing Education Can Up Patient Use of VTE Prophylaxis

August 17, 2017 Online training aims to make sure those hospitalized get treatment to prevent venous thromboembolism

Increase in Survival Without Severe Disability for Preemies

August 17, 2017 However, children born preterm still have high risk for developmental delay

Increasing Physical Activity, Function Can Decrease Fall Fears

August 17, 2017 Activities of daily living and mobility among predictors of fear of falling in geriatric patients

Families Shoulder Majority of Costs Related to Dementia Care

August 17, 2017 Reducing functional decline or behavioral and psychological symptoms leads to lower lifetime costs

Dietary Energy Density May Up Risk of Obesity-Linked Cancers

August 17, 2017 DED linked to 10 percent increase of any obesity-related cancer among normal-weight women

Opioid Rx Frequently Issued for Nonspecific, Spinal Conditions

August 17, 2017 Spine, orthopedic disorders most prominent among categories of conditions linked to initial opioid Rx

Coping Support Assists Parents of Hospitalized Children

August 17, 2017 Meta-analysis: coping support interventions can reduce anxiety and stress, but not depression

Evolocumab Doesn’t Affect Cognition When Added to Statins

August 17, 2017 No significant between-group difference for patients receiving evolocumab or placebo added to statins

Intensive Blood Pressure Tx Aids Those With Prediabetes

August 17, 2017 Beneficial effects seen for cardiovascular disease outcomes, all-cause mortality

Electrotherapy, Acupuncture Ease Post Knee Arthroplasty Pain

August 16, 2017 Meta-analysis shows drop in use of opioids for electrotherapy; delayed opioid use with acupuncture

Frequency, Degree of Pubic Hair Grooming Linked to Injury Risk

August 16, 2017 Men and women who removed all their pubic hair 11 times during their life had increased risk for injury