News tagged with medical conditions

Medical researchers raise alarm on overdiagnosis

One of the world's top medical journals has launched a campaign against overdiagnosis, where people are diagnosed with medical conditions they don't have and prescribed medicine they don't need.

Feb 27, 2013
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Opioids involved in most medical overdose deaths

(HealthDay)—Opioid analgesics are involved in the majority of pharmaceutical-related overdose deaths, frequently involving drugs prescribed for mental health conditions, according to a research letter published ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Mohs surgery OK in seniors aged 90 years or older

(HealthDay)—Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) is safe in seniors aged 90 years or older, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology.

Feb 08, 2013
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Benefits of CT outweigh cancer risks in young adults

The underlying medical conditions facing young adults who undergo computed tomography (CT) exams represent a significantly greater health risk than that of radiation-induced cancer from CT, according to a new study published ...

Feb 05, 2013
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Readmissions frequent in month after hospital discharge

Following hospitalization for heart attacks, heart failure, or pneumonia, patients are at high risk of being readmitted for a broad spectrum of medical conditions in the month following hospital discharge, research at Yale ...

Jan 22, 2013
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Mozambique doctors strike over pay

Mozambican doctors launched a strike on Monday over pay and working conditions after talks broke down with the government, the country's doctors association said.

Jan 07, 2013
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Improved staffing cuts medicare patient readmissions

(HealthDay)—Hospital nurses with good work environments who are caring for fewer patients have significantly fewer elderly Medicare patients with heart failure, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and pneumonia ...

Jan 04, 2013
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