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September 28th, 2016 Patients discharged from psychiatric hospitals had higher short-term risks of suicide if they were diagnosed with depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder and were not connected to a health system for care, according to a Columbia University...

September 21st, 2016 Electronic cigarettes could help smokers kick the habit and do not appear to pose serious side-effects in the short- to mid-term, found a Cochrane Review. The Guardian reports that the findings come from medical research group the Cochrane...

September 14th, 2016 A Johns Hopkins review on over-the-counter  head lice treatments found a marked decline in the effectiveness of  pyrethroids,  likely due to resistance arising from widespread and indiscriminate use over 30 years. The review also noted that...

September 14th, 2016 Living in unabashedly racist communities can shorten the lives of both blacks and whites, according to a large study from the University of California - Berkeley. Researchers compared the racial biases of nearly 1.4m people nationwide to death...

September 7th, 2016 Twins should be delivered at 37 weeks' gestation to minimise stillbirths and newborn deaths, and there is no clear evidence to support routine delivery before 36 week's gestation, finds a large international study - a Global Obstetrics Network...

September 7th, 2016 A University of Pittsburgh study exploring inter-generational transmission – the concept of parental influence on an offspring’s behaviour or psychology – showed the first evidence of a distinct transfer from parent to child of  mathematic...

August 31st, 2016 McGill University research presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists shows that patients who have surgery during the night are twice as likely to die as patients operated on during regular working hours. Patients operated on later in...

August 31st, 2016 The risk of traffic accidents is increased by 50% in patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) compared to age and gender matched controls, according to a Danish nationwide registry study presented at ESC Congress...
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