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Chronic Low Back Pain Linked to Higher Rates of Illicit Drug Use

People living with chronic low back pain (cLBP) are more likely to use illicit drugs—including marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and methamphetamine—compared to those without back pain, reports a study in Spine, published by Wolters Kluwer.
21-Jul-2016 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Preventing HIV in Transgender People—JAIDS Assembles Critical Evidence

Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed—but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and specific risk factors facing this key population. A...
20-Jul-2016 10:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

After Psychiatric Hospital Discharge, Many Patients Are Still Taking Multiple Antipsychotic Drugs

– In recent years, measures have been introduced to reduce the rate of "antipsychotic polypharmacy"—taking more than one antipsychotic drug—among patients with schizophrenia and other serious mental illnesses. But at least 12 percent of...
19-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Brain Stimulation to Reduce Food Cravings? The Data So Far...

Available research suggests that noninvasive stimulation of a specific brain area can reduce food cravings—particularly for high-calorie, "appetitive" foods, according to a review in the Psychosomatic Medicine: Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine,...
19-Jul-2016 11:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer Wins 11 APEX Awards for Excellence in Publishing

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that 10 of its Lippincott Williams & Wilkins healthcare publications won 11 awards in the 28th annual APEX...
19-Jul-2016 11:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer Health to Participate in Copyright Clearance Center’s Text Mining Solution

Wolters Kluwer Health, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, has announced its participation in Copyright Clearance Center’s RightFind™ XML for Mining service that will make it easier...
18-Jul-2016 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Does Chronic Pain Run in Families?

Can an increased risk of chronic pain be transmitted from parents to children? Several factors may contribute, including genetics, effects on early development, social learning, and more according to a report in the journal PAIN®, the official...
6-Jul-2016 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Routine Eye Exams Lead to High Rate of Change in Vision Status or Care

Do you really need to get your eyes checked—even if you haven't noticed any vision problems or eye-related symptoms? More than half of routine eye examinations in asymptomatic patients lead to a change in vision prescription or other changes in...
1-Jul-2016 2:25 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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