Risk for MRSA Reduced With Postdischarge Decolonization

THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 — For patients colonized with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), postdischarge MRSA decolonization is associated with a reduced risk for infection, according to a study published in the Feb. 14 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Susan S. Huang, M.D., M.P.H., from the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, and colleagues conducted a randomized […]

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More older people with depression could benefit from non-drug treatments

Depression is common in older age and with an ageing population how late-life depression is managed will become increasingly important. Researchers from the University of Bristol and University College London (UCL) suggest mental health in later life should be given greater priority by healthcare professionals. Nearly 10 percent of adults aged over 75 have major depressive disorder, and over one […]

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Babies with healthier diets are more active and sleep better—new findings

Physical activity is important at all stages of life. It prevents obesity, improves well-being and reduces the risk of many chronic conditions, such as heart disease, arthritis and diabetes. Evidence shows that being active at a young age tracks into adulthood, and that physical activity behaviours adopted when young are likely to carry through life. And now our study of […]

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Of Course Justin Bieber's Depression Has 'Nothing to Do' With His Wife

Justin Bieber has been fairly open about his struggles with depression, drugs and mental health. In 2017, he canceled his “Purpose” world tour to focus on his well-being and self-care. And it seems Bieber has hit another rough patch: on Feb. 12, a source close to the singer told People Bieber is seeking help for depression. This is, of course, great news: not the […]

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Elderly California woman with dementia was locked out of care facility, 'outraged' daughter claims

84-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s wanders outside assisted living facility after allegedly being locked out A California woman has filed a complaint with the state’s department of public health against a Long Beach hospital after surveillance footage showed her elderly mother, who suffers from dementia, alone and locked outside the care facility where she lives. Earlier this month, Savina Genoese Zerbi, 84, […]

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Coparenting With a Woman Who Had Sex With My Husband Is Weird

When I fell in love with a man who was divorced with two kids, I thought, “I’ve got this.” At that time, I had been single and dating in New York City for a while, and anyone who has experienced that level of competition knows that other challenges in life pale in comparison. But it’s all been much harder — and much more fulfilling […]

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Antiepileptic drugs linked to increased hospital stays in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

People with Alzheimer’s disease who used antiepileptic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital stays than people with Alzheimer’s disease who did not use antiepileptics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The results were published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association. During a two-year follow-up, persons who initiated antiepileptic drugs accumulated approximately […]

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