Cardiology

Home blood pressure test eases GP demand

Patients who need a blood pressure test might not need to visit their GP thanks to a digital system that makes it easier to send results to their doctor.

HIV & AIDS

Bundled rapid HIV/Hep C testing may improve infection awareness

(HealthDay)—For people with substance use disorders, combining HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing and providing immediate test results may increase the number of people who are aware of their infection status, according ...

Pediatrics

Intervention cuts preoperative anxiety in young children

(HealthDay)—Among children undergoing elective day surgery, a brief, targeted Child Life preparation (CLP) intervention reduces preoperative anxiety prior to intravenous induction of anesthesia, according to a study published ...

Addiction

Gender-tailored treatment could ease opioid epidemic

Gender-tailored methods to address the harmful mental health effects of childhood adversity may help alleviate the current opioid crisis and make treatment more effective, concludes University of Massachusetts Amherst epidemiology ...

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