Annals of Internal Medicine

A new report says pharma companies increased drug prices by nearly double during shortages — and it highlights the biggest debate in healthcare today

Drug shortages are a constant problem burdening the US healthcare system.<p>Earlier this year, hospitals starting running out of epidurals, typically administered to women when they give birth. That's adding to the aftermath of last year's Hurricane Maria, which disrupted the supply of saline and …

Business

New evidence of a preventative therapy for gout

Data from CANTOS trial suggest that targeting inflammation may help prevent gout attacks; findings point to important underlying biology for the …

Medical Journals

Nearly 30 percent of opioid prescriptions lacked medical reason for use

Nearly 30 percent of opioids prescribed by doctors failed to show a clinical reason for the patient to take them, a new report found, shedding light …

Chicago

Nearly a third of opioid prescriptions went to patients who didn't even report pain, study finds

Opioid addictions are on the rise in America, and researchers may have found a reason why.<p>From 2006 to 2015, nearly one-third of opioid prescriptions …

Painkillers

Chronic pain may contribute to suicide, study warns

(Reuters Health) - Nearly one in 10 suicide deaths in the U.S. occurs in people with chronic pain, a new study indicates.<p>The finding suggests chronic pain may be a risk factor for suicide, the study authors say.<p>While the study can’t prove that chronic pain contributed to people’s decisions to kill …

Public Health

Is This How It's Supposed to Be? | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

It was what we call a bread-and-butter encounter. After I took my new patient's medical history, I asked him to put on a gown. He looked surprised. I …

Medical Journals

Nalbuphine may help manage opioid-induced urine retention

1. Nalbuphine may help manage opioid-induced urine retention<p>URLs go live when the embargo lifts<p>Nalbuphine may help to manage opioid-induced urine …

Diabetes

Organic Food and Nutritional Placebo Effect

The organic label is a marketing tool. It is not a statement about food safety.<p>Regarding the letters of Aug. 15 responding to my Aug. 6 op-ed “The Organic Industry Is Lying to You”: Cameron Harsh denies that organic farmers use harmful chemicals. In fact, more than two dozen synthetic chemical …

UC Berkeley

Yoga not inferior to physical therapy for back pain: professor

According to the study, about one-fourth of U.S. adults report having low back pain within the past three months. Most recover within four to eight …

Physiotherapy

Low Back Pain? These Exercises May Help

THURSDAY, Aug. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Low back pain is a common health complaint. And if it sidelines you for too long, it can lead to weight …

Pain

1 in 20 American Adults Are Using E-Cigarettes, New Study Finds

A new study found that about one in 20 American adults use e-cigarettes and that one in three users vape every day.<p>Researchers report in the <i>Annals of</i> …

Public Health

10.8 million Americans smoke e-cigarettes

Is vaping the future of smoking?<p>In a large study that analyzed data from almost 467,000 American adults, researchers discovered that e-cigarette use …

Public Health

Almost one in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes

(Reuters Health) - Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests.<p>FILE PHOTO: A customer tries different e-cigarette flavors at the Henley Vaporium in New York, U.S. June 23, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas …

eCigarettes

Almost 1 in 20 US adults now use e-cigarettes

(Reuters Health) - Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. …

Public Health

One in seven U.S. adults used marijuana in 2017

(Reuters Health) - With more and more states legalizing marijuana, whether for medical use, recreational use, or both, increasing numbers of Americans are using cannabis. A new survey finds that one in seven had used marijuana in 2017, with smoking being the most common manner of consumption, …

Cannabis

Almost 1 in 20 U.S. adults now use e-cigarettes

(Reuters Health) - Roughly 10.8 million American adults are currently using e-cigarettes, and more than half of them are under 35 years old, a U.S. study suggests.<p>One in three e-cigarette users are vaping daily, researchers report in the Annals of Internal Medicine.<p>"Electronic cigarette use is also …

Public Health

E-cigarette use common, especially among younger adults and those in the LBGTQ community

<b>1. E-cigarette use common, especially among younger adults and those in the LBGTQ community</b><p>American heart Association survey looks at self-reported …

eCigarettes

Women aren’t to blame because the workplace isn’t accommodating

A study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine explored the gender roles of career-oriented academic MDs in the workplace juxtaposed with …

Medicine

closing treatment gaps critical to ending the U.S. HIV epidemic

Media Advisory<p>Tuesday, August 21, 2018<p>Disparities in achieving HIV suppression explored in related NIH-funded study.<p>What<p>Daily antiretroviral therapy …

Public Health

Newer HIV Therapies Yield Big Gains But Racial Gaps Persist

TUESDAY, Aug. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Improved treatment has nearly tripled viral suppression rates among HIV patients in the United States over …

University of Washington

To Walk in Another's Shoes | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Finishing the progress note on my last patient, I realized it was already 11:45 a.m. My medical student had not come out of the exam room yet. I …

Medicine

The Big Number: Most adults think marijuana can be good for health

Can marijuana be beneficial to your health? Most American adults — 81 percent — think so, according to new national survey results published online by Annals of Internal Medicine. The survey included responses from 9,003 adults considered a nationally representative sample. The believed benefits …

Cannabis Law

Suffer From Urinary Incontinence? OHSU Says There's A Fix

​"Many women feel that UI is simply…a physical nuisance they just have to deal with," Dr. Heidi D. Nelson says. In reality, UI is treatable.<p>PORTLAND, …

Women's Health

Computer-Aided Colonoscopy | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Background:<p>Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) for colonoscopy may help endoscopists distinguish neoplastic polyps (adenomas) requiring resection from …

Diminutive

Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Colorectal Polyps | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

As screening for colorectal cancer gains traction worldwide, initiatives to reduce costs and improve efficiency are increasing. These strategies …

Cancer

New Guidelines for Urinary Incontinence Screenings

MONDAY, Aug. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- New guidelines now recommend yearly urinary incontinence screening for all women.<p>But some experts say such …

Medicine

WPSI says screen all women annually for urinary incontinence

<b>Women's Preventive Services Initiative says screen all women annually for urinary incontinence</b><p>All women should be screened annually for urinary …

Cancer

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

NEW YORK — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with …

Women internists make 80 cents for every dollar earned by men

(Reuters Health) - In internal medicine, women earn less than men even when they're in the same specialty and working the same hours in similar types of medical practices, a U.S. study suggests.<p>Overall, half of male internists have annual salaries of at least $250,000, compared with $200,000 for …

Salaries & Wages

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

NEW YORK (AP) — Some patients in desperate need of a kidney transplant participated in a bold experiment where they received organs infected with hepatitis C. The gamble paid off.<p>Their new organs are working fine thanks to medication that got rid of the virus, researchers reported Monday.<p>It was a …

Medicine