Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health disorders may affect hip arthroscopy outcomes

(HealthDay)—For patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) undergoing hip arthroscopy, those with psychological impairment are less likely to achieve a favorable outcome, according to a review published online Dec. ...

Medications

Problem drinkers have higher 'benzo' use, study shows

Problem drinkers are more likely than teetotalers and moderate drinkers to take benzodiazepines, a class of sedatives that are among the most commonly prescribed drugs—and the most abused. When taken by heavier drinkers, ...

Oncology & Cancer

Keeping health care workers safe from chemotherapy drugs

Chemotherapy drugs have been used to treat cancer since the 1950s. While the drugs are often lifesaving for cancer patients, they are also linked to reproductive problems, breast cancer and other health issues in the medical ...

Oncology & Cancer

Team learns how to predict triple negative breast cancer recurrence

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers have discovered how to predict whether triple negative breast cancer will recur, and which women are likely to remain disease-free. They will present their findings on December ...

Oncology & Cancer

Patient-reported outcomes predict aromatase inhibitor adherence

If you want to predict which breast cancer patients will most likely stop taking aromatase inhibitors, check out their own responses to the health questions patients commonly answer in cancer clinical trials, according to ...

Oncology & Cancer

Breast cancer patients to be evaluated for genetic testing

According to a statement on behalf of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) published Dec. 13 in the organization's official journal, Genetics in Medicine, there is insufficient evidence to recommend ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Older adults with hypothyroidism face elevated risk of death

While older adults with hypothyroidism face an elevated risk of death, individuals with subclinical hypothyroidism, a milder form of underactive thyroid, did not face the same risk, according to new research published in ...

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Patient

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