Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New coronavirus infected 40 staff in single Wuhan hospital: study

Forty health care workers were infected with the novel coronavirus by patients at a single Wuhan hospital in January, a new study has found, underscoring the risks to those at the frontlines of the growing epidemic.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mental health service use up after bariatric surgery

(HealthDay)—There is an increase in mental health service presentations after bariatric surgery, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Increasing frailty may lead to death

A new study published in Age and Ageing indicates that frail patients in any age group are more likely to die than those who are not frail.

Medical research

New method may better predict the best treatment for burn wounds

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 180,000 deaths every year are caused by burns, with the majority occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Upon arriving at the emergency room with a burn, the ...

Surgery

With new persistent opioid use, most early scripts from surgeons

(HealthDay)—Among surgical patients who develop new persistent opioid use, surgeons provide the majority of opioid prescriptions in the first few months after surgery, but by nine to 12 months post-surgery, most prescriptions ...

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