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Dextromethorphan abuse: A common choice for addicts of all ages

Available since the 1950s, dextromethorphan can be found in more than 140 different cough-and-cold remedies — both prescription and over the counter. When given for a cough at recommended low doses, usually it is free of serious side...

source: By Cynthia Sheppard Solomon
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Between 1980 and 2008, the prevalence of worldwide obesity more than doubled. In the U.S. alone, almost 35 percent of adults are obese. With figures like these, the race is on to reduce obesity incidence and its related health complications. Now, researchers from Vanderbilt...

source: Medical News Today

Researchers from the Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, both in Houston, Texas, have found that sometimes within days of diagnosis, impairment of cognitive function can be seen in Type 1 children and adolescents. The...

source: Diabetes in Control

Advanced age, a history of stroke, and peripheral vascular disease are the strongest predictors of stroke up to two years postoperatively for patients undergoing cardiac surgery, according to research published in the CMAJ. “Stroke remains a devastating complication...

source: HealthDay News via The Clinical Advisor

New research finds a key element in the treatment of overweight and obese preschoolers is parental involvement. Investigators discovered traditional approaches to overweight prevention and treatment focusing only on the child are outdated,...

source: PsychCentral

Although patient relationships consistently rank at the top of physician-satisfaction surveys, that relationship is changing. Patients, their demands, and time pressure are conspiring to sap physician autonomy. According to consultant PwC, five trends are driving the transformation...

source: Dallas/Fort Worth Healthcare Daily

Uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in teenage girls and boys remains unacceptably low, even though there was a slight increase in coverage from 2012 to 2013. HPV coverage for girls increased 3.5 percent, from 53.8 percent in 2012 to 57.3 percent in 2013, according...

source: Medscape (free login required)

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