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Certain process measures may lower mortality in opioid addiction

June 27, 2017

Recent findings indicated several process measures were associated with lower mortality among individuals with opioid use disorder, including psychosocial treatment and quarterly physician visits.

“We know from other research that medication-assisted therapy can help people stay off drugs, get jobs and lead more productive lives,” Katherine Watkins, PhD, of RAND Corporation, Santa Monica, California, said in a press release. “But in this study, the treatment strategy was not associated with lower mortality.”

Suspected cholera cases in war-torn Yemen exceed 200,000

June 27, 2017
The cholera outbreak caused by Yemen’s bloody civil war continues to grow, with health officials saying the number of suspected cases now exceeds 200,000…
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Women lack education on harms, benefits of breast cancer screening

June 27, 2017
Women are more likely to know of the benefits of mammography screening, but are not aware of the potential harms, indicating that they lack balanced information from…
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Pregnancy complications increase risk for premature CHD in adults

June 27, 2017
Babies born to mothers with pregnancy complications had an increased risk for premature CHD as young adults, according to a study in Heart Asia. “These recent…

Biocodex launches organizations for gut microbiota awareness, research

June 27, 2017
Biocodex announced the launch of two international programs focused on research and awareness of gut microbiota: the Biocodex Microbiota Institute and Biocodex…
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Bridging the Gap from Knowledge to Practice in CRPC

This activity is supported by educational funding provided by AbbVie Inc.; Astellas Scientific and Medical Affairs, Inc. and Medivation; and Sanofi US.

The selection of therapy for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) remains challenging. Review…
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Tibiofemoral Instability After Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty: Posterior-Stabilized Implants for Obese Patients

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Online Advanced Release, June 15, 2017
Tibiofemoral instability is a common complication after total knee arthroplasty (TKA), accounting for up to 22% of all…
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VIDEO: Amniotic membrane speeds healing

June 23, 2017
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