Cardiology

Rivaroxaban cuts recurrent blood clots in obese patients

(HealthDay)—Real-world evidence shows that rivaroxaban reduces the risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) in morbidly obese patients, with similar safety and efficacy as warfarin, according to a study published ...

Health

Providing culturally sensitive pregnancy care to black women

In the U.S., infant mortality and health outcomes during and after pregnancy for black women are poor and, in some areas, dip to levels below that of developing countries. One way to improve the health of black women and ...

Medical economics

Benefits of informal health expertise

A helpful reminder – something as simple as "Are you taking your medications?" – could conceivably prolong a life.

Diabetes

Investigators study effect of switching insulin medications

In the United States, the drug price for insulin has skyrocketed over the last two decades. While the price has increased for all forms of insulin, newer, "analogue" insulin medications such as glargine and lispro have become ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

For Americans, understanding money eases old age anxiety

A new household economics study from Hiroshima University suggests that financially literate people are more capable of accumulating wealth and worrying less about life in old age. This study is the first of its kind to examine ...

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