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Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - Cognitive disability is the most prevalent disability type among young adults, while middle-aged and older adults have the highest prevalence of mobility disability, according to a report published in the Aug. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Cont Read More >
Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - Audiovisual tobacco content remains common in prime-time U.K. television programs and is virtually unchanged from 2010, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in Tobacco Control. Read More >
Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - In what can be described as a vicious catch-22, approximately 5 to 9 percent of exacerbated air-pollution-related deaths will be due to increases in power sector emissions from the extra air conditioning use resulting from climate change, according to a s Read More >
Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - A novel high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T protocol for ruling out myocardial infarction rules out more patients than the existing protocol, according to a research letter published online Aug. 6 in Circulation. Read More >
Novel hs-cTnT Protocol Better Rules Out Myocardial Infarction
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - A U.S. National Institutes of Health oversight panel will no longer review all applications for gene therapy experiments. Instead, the panel will assume an advisory role, while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will assess gene therapy experiments and Read More >
Comments Open on End of NIH Review for Gene Therapy Studies
Mon, Aug 20, 2018 - Retrospective review of clinician documentation in the electronic health record can help identify diagnostic uncertainty with moderate reliability, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. Read More >
EHR Review Can Measure Diagnostic Uncertainty
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 - Administering the Visual Association Test improves the predictive value of the Mini-Mental State Examination score for dementia, according to a study published in a recent issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. Read More >
VAT Score Improves Predictive Value of MMSE for Dementia
Fri, Aug 17, 2018 - First-year residents experience worsening sleep duration and quality as well as daytime sleepiness, according to a study published in the June issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Read More >
Residents' Sleep Deteriorates During Training