A brief course of acupuncture may help ease menopausal symptoms and offer a treatment alternative to hormone replacement therapy, suggested a study in BMJ Open.
A suicide prevention intervention that supplemented standard care with caring text messages in active-duty military personnel did not reduce the odds of current suicidal ideation or suicide risk incidents, reported a study in JAMA Psychiatry.
Intensive blood pressure control reduced the risk of intracranial hemorrhage without increasing the risk of death or disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke receiving intravenous thrombolysis, according to a trial published in the Lancet. Pre…
Patient safety was not compromised in internal medicine residency programs with flexible duty hours, and medical trainees who worked in these programs were no more sleep-deprived than their peers in standard hour programs, reported 2 recent studies in …
Adolescents with sports-related concussions recovered more quickly when they underwent a supervised aerobic exercise regimen, reported a study in JAMA Pediatrics. The findings contradict the standard of care: rest until symptoms resolve.
Medical scribes increased Australian physiciansâ€™ productivity and shortened patientsâ€™ stay at emergency departments, according to a trial published in the BMJ.
e-Cigarettes were more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy in combination with behavioral support, found a study in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Aerobic exercise improved executive function in healthy adults who had below-average fitness levels, found a study in Neurology.
Compounded pain creams were no more effective than placebo creams for localized chronic pain, according to a study in Annals of Internal Medicine.
This Medical News article discusses ongoing efforts to better track and prevent maternal mortality in the US.