Medications

Telemedicine RTI visits shorter when antibiotic prescribed

(HealthDay)—In a direct-to-consumer (DTC) telemedicine setting, respiratory tract infection (RTI) encounters in which antibiotics are prescribed are shorter than other encounters, according to a research letter published ...

Health

What kind of sex do German men have at 45?

In a study by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), 12,354 men at the age of 45 spoke about sex. The study makes some discrepancies statistically tangible for the first time: for example, about 10 percent of gay men have ...

Diabetes

1996 to 2013 saw large increase in diabetes spending

(HealthDay)—In 2013, $101 billion was spent in the United States on diabetes, almost a three-fold increase since 1996, according to a study published in the July issue of Diabetes Care.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Big rise seen in U.S. kids, teens attempting suicide

(HealthDay)—In a troubling sign that anxiety and depression are taking hold of America's youth, new research shows a doubling since 2008 in the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or ...

Ophthalmology

EHRs take up substantial time for ophthalmologists

(HealthDay)—A substantial portion of the time that ophthalmologists spend with patients is spent on electronic health record (EHR) use, according to a study published online Oct. 12 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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