Cardiology

It's taking too long to treat rural Aussies who have a stroke

Addressing inequity between metropolitan and regional acute stroke care requires attention to each component of regional workflow, according to the authors of a Perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia.

Health

Cost saving-related Rx nonadherence found for 7 percent with HIV

Seven percent of persons with HIV infection report cost saving-related nonadherence to prescription medication, according to research published in the Dec. 13 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity ...

Oncology & Cancer

Many cancer patients interested in pathology consultations

(HealthDay)—When surveyed, a majority of cancer patients expressed interest in participating in a patient-pathologist consultation program, according to a study recently published in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory ...

Pediatrics

Economists tally societal cost of preterm birth

In the United States, 1 in 10 babies is born preterm, or at a gestational age of less than 37 weeks. The causes of preterm birth are complicated but the effects are clear: Preterm birth has lasting consequences for the child ...

Medications

Think you're allergic to penicillin? You are probably wrong

More than 30 million people in the United States wrongly believe they are allergic to penicillin—resulting in millions of dollars in added health care costs, adverse side effects from the use of more powerful antibiotics ...

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