Health

Study looks at self-reported e-cigarette use among U.S. adults

New research estimates that 4.5 percent of adults in the U.S. currently use e-cigarettes. That equates to more than 10.8 million e-cigarette users, most of them— 51.2 percent—under the age of 35 and about 60 percent ...

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Bundling doesn't cut medicare payments for medical conditions

(HealthDay)—Bundling of payments for five common medical conditions is not associated with changes in Medicare payments per episode or health outcomes, according to a study published in the July 19 issue of the New England ...

Health

Who wants to live to 100?

While the ageing of society has become one of the givens in today's world, less is made of the lived experience of the very elderly in society. And although there is some suggestion that the much trumpeted steady expansion ...

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Palliative care consult can cut hospital costs in seriously ill

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized adults with serious illness, receiving a palliative care consultation (PCC) is associated with a reduction in hospital costs, according to a review published online April 30 in JAMA Internal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Erectile dysfunction drugs may help treat many other conditions

A new British Journal of Pharmacology review examines how phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which were originally approved to treat erectile dysfunction, are finding clinical uses for a wide variety of conditions.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Protective effect of CD9 and CD81 in COPD and accelerated aging

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an inflammatory disease that causes obstructed airflow, and it is expected to be the third leading cause of death globally by 2030. At present, only symptomatic therapies for ...

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