News tagged with medical interventions

Preoccupied with life

A side effect of the dramatic increase in lifespan over the last century has been the retreat of death from our daily lives. For many of us, that's meant the luxury not to think about mortality until we have ...

Oct 28, 2014
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Measures to avoid hospital readmission often don't work

(Medical Xpress)—Health care interventions designed to keep patients from having to be readmitted to the hospital are proving unsuccessful, a researcher from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a colleague ...

Oct 22, 2014
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Bariatric surgery not a magic wand to curb depression

Most severely obese people experience much better spirits once they shed weight through a diet, lifestyle changes or medical intervention. This is unfortunately not true for everyone, says Valentina Ivezaj and Carlos Grilo ...

Sep 25, 2014
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Keep calm and don your video glasses

Music may soothe the soul, but it takes video to calm a patient undergoing medical treatment, notes a study in which individuals watched television shows or movies through special video glasses while having a biopsy or other ...

Mar 24, 2014
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Decriminalizing pot may land more kids in the ER

States that decriminalized marijuana saw dramatic increases in children requiring medical intervention, although the overall number of unintentional marijuana exposures among children remained low. The Annals of Emergency Me ...

Feb 05, 2014
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