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Many With Cancer Hospitalized, Undergo Imaging at End of Life
 

About half of cancer patients are hospitalized and undergo at least one imaging scan at the end of life, research in the Journal of Oncology Practice suggests. The researchers found that among 6,568 com...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Financial Incentives Found to Up Colonoscopy Participation
 

Research in Gastroenterology suggests that financial incentives can increase colorectal screening rates. Study participants received either an e-mail asking them to opt in or out of a screening colonosc...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Many Americans Qualify As ‘Overfat’
 

Traditional measurements do not fully capture the high rates of “overfat” individuals in developed countries, research in Frontiers in Public Health suggests. “Regardless of body mass ...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes
 

Greater engagement is reported by patients who read notes and submit feedback, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. Study authors developed a patient feedback tool linked to...
Wed, 26 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

U.S. Kids Overdosing on Dietary Supplements
 

From 2005 through 2012, the annual rate of accidental exposures to dietary supplements rose in the U.S. by nearly 50%, and 70% of those exposures involved young children, according to a report in the Jo...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

With Pence as Tie-breaker, Senate Votes to Debate Obamacare Overhaul
 

With Vice President Mike Pence casting the tie-breaking vote, the U.S. Senate voted Tuesday to begin debate on a bill to overhaul Obamacare. Only two Republicans — Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Obesity in Teens Ups Colon, Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood
 

Obesity even in adolescence may raise the odds for colon and rectal cancers in adulthood, research in Cancer suggests. In a long-term study of almost two million Israeli men and women, overweight and ob...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS

Seeing Video of Self Struggling to Breathe Ups CPAP Adherence
 

Sleep apnea patients are more likely to use their continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines after they see a video of themselves fighting to breathe at night, according to a study presented re...
Tue, 25 Jul 2017 BREAKING NEWS