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Marijuana Extract Doesn't Reduce Postoperative Nausea and Vomiting

The marijuana extract tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) isn't effective in preventing nausea and vomiting after surgery in patients at high risk of this common complication, reports a study in Anesthesia & Analgesia.
6-Oct-2015 10:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer Launches Lippincott CoursePoint+ to Assist Nursing Schools in Preparing Students to Effectively Transition to Practice

Growing demand for more accessible and blended learning, the emergence of adaptive learning, and increased adoption of learning analytics are transforming the higher education landscape, according to the NMC Horizon Report: 2015 Higher Education...
29-Sep-2015 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Best Way to Prepare Fat Cells for Grafting? The Jury's Still Out...

Fat grafting—taking fat from one area of the body and transferring it elsewhere—has become a widely used plastic surgery technique. But what's the best method of processing cells for fat grafting procedures? Available research data still can't...
28-Sep-2015 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Which Dermal Fillers 'Stick Together' Best? New Method Helps Plastic Surgeons Choose the Best Product


With booming interest in dermal fillers for minimally invasive treatment of facial lines and wrinkles, plastic surgeons are looking for evidence to help them choose the product that will give the best results for their patients. A new, validated...
28-Sep-2015 10:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Medications to Treat Opioid Use Disorders —New Guideline from the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Medications play an important role in managing patients with opioid use disorders, but there are not enough physicians with the knowledge and ability to use these often-complex treatments. New evidence-based recommendations on the use of...
24-Sep-2015 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Do Patients with Age-Related Macular Degeneration Have Trouble with Touch Screens?

Older adults with central vision loss caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have no problem with accuracy in performing touch screen tasks, according to a study in the October issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the...
24-Sep-2015 10:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Focus on Well-Being Improves Worker Health While Lowering Costs

One company's program to improve employee well-being led to improvements in worker health and productivity while decreasing health care costs, reports a case study in the October Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, official...
23-Sep-2015 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In Terminally Ill Patients, Some Types of Delirium Are a Sign of 'Imminent Death'

In cancer patients nearing the end of life, certain subtypes of delirium—specifically, hypoactive and "mixed" delirium—are a strong indicator that death will come soon, reports a study in Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral...
23-Sep-2015 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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