Health

In defense of 'ultra-processed' foods

Ultra-processed foods, a label coined in research by a Brazilian pediatrician, have been targeted as a menace to society for quite some time, mostly by environmental advocates and health professionals.

Health

Early palliative care avoids emergency stress

Cancer patients who receive early access to community-based palliative care are less likely to go to the emergency department coming towards the end of their life, according to Curtin University research.

Other

New, more efficient blood-ordering guidelines issued

(HealthDay)—By extracting blood utilization data from electronic medical records and applying it to a proposed algorithm, a cost-saving, institution-specific maximum surgical blood order schedule (MSBOS) can be created, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Anesthesia assistance used in 8.7 percent of colonoscopies

(HealthDay)—Anesthesia assistance is used in 8.7 percent of outpatient colonoscopies, with wide regional variation, but its use does not affect patient risk or outcomes, according to research published in the February issue ...

Surgery

Factors affecting weight loss after abdominoplasty identified

(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing abdominoplasty, weight loss is associated with having a preoperative body mass index ≥24.5 kg/m² and is attributed to increased satiety in most patients, according to a study published ...

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