I wanted to alert you to two interesting papers from our researchers on opioid use. One focuses on overdoses among Massachusetts adolescents while the other is a data analysis that found prescription opioids dispensed to children/adolescents have steadily decreased since 2012.
As prescriptions for psychotropic drugs increase, researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that prescribed access to anti-anxiety and anti-psychotic medications may make it easier for some patients to use the drugs in attempted suicides.
Nearly two thirds of Americans (65 percent) say antibiotic resistance is a public health problem and a strong majority (81 percent) say they are concerned that antibiotic resistance will make more infections difficult or impossible to treat and even deadly, according to a national public opinion survey commissioned by Research!America in collaboration with the Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA).
There is a tremendous disparity between the need for home-based medical care and the number of frail seniors actually receiving it, a new study finds. In many rural areas, the problem is so great that the researchers label it 'remarkable.'
A neonatal intensive care unit nurse's ability to provide optimal patient care is influenced by a variety of factors -- not just how many babies he or she is caring for or how sick they might be, a new study suggests.
An analysis of major health research prizes, including the Canada Gairdner International Award, found that few Canadian-based scientists are winning these prestigious prizes. The article is published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
People who experience major injuries requiring hospital admission, such as car crashes and falls, are at substantially increased risk of being admitted to hospital for mental health disorders, found a study in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). As well, they are at much higher risk of suicide than people without such injuries.
Part-time clinicians may be less able to offer timely appointments to their patients than their full-time counterparts, according to a new study.
An ongoing patient-physician relationship is strongly associated with lower total health care costs and decreased hospitalization rates.
For patients who take medication to treat hypothyroidism, being treated with too much medication can lead to an increased risk of atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder associated with stroke, a new study of more than 174,000 patients has found.