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Traffic-Related Air Pollution Linked to DNA Damage in Children

Children and teens exposed to high levels of traffic-related air pollution have evidence of a specific type of DNA damage called telomere shortening, reports a study in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
19-May-2017 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Worse Pain Outcomes After Knee Replacement for Patients Who Took Opioids Before Surgery

Six months after knee replacement surgery, pain outcomes were not as good for patients who previously took prescription opioids, according to a study in the May 17 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in partnership...
18-May-2017 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Pain Linked to Non-Medical Prescription Opioid Use in Young Adults

Physical pain—often "self-medicated" without help from healthcare professionals—is an important contributor to non-medical prescription opioid (NMPO) use by young adults, suggests a study in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, the official...
17-May-2017 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Investing in Drug Safety Monitoring Could Avoid Complications—and Save Medical Costs

Increased investment in "pharmacovigilance surveillance"—systems to proactively monitor safety problems with new medications—has the potential to avoid harmful drug effects while lowering healthcare costs, according to a study in the June issue...
16-May-2017 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wolters Kluwer Receives 27 Awards From the American Society of Healthcare Publication Editors (ASHPE) for Editorial and Design Excellence

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, is pleased to announce that its Lippincott journal portfolio has won 27 awards across 20 categories in the American Society of...
15-May-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

'Narrative Expressive Writing' Might Protect Against Harmful Health Effects of Divorce-Related Stress

For people going through a divorce, a technique called narrative expressive writing—not just writing about their emotions, but creating a meaningful narrative of their experience—may reduce the harmful cardiovascular effects of stress related to...
8-May-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Virtual Reality for Psychiatric Treatment? Research Shows Promise for VR and Other Technologies in Mental Health Care

A growing body of evidence suggests that virtual reality (VR) technology can be an effective part of treatment for phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, and other mental health conditions, according to a research review in the May/June issue of...
8-May-2017 12:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Policy Statement Urges 'Alternatives to Discipline' for Nurses with Substance Use Disorders

A new position statement on substance use by nurses and nursing students emphasizes "alternative-to-discipline" (ATD) approaches—including specialized treatment and a pathway for return to practice, according to a position paper in the April/June...
8-May-2017 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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