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Study Suggests Unmedicated, Untreated Brain Illness is Likely in Mass Shooters

The first analysis of medical evidence on domestic mass shooters in the U.S. finds that a large majority of perpetrators have psychiatric disorders for which they have received no medication or other treatment, reports a study in the Journal of...
9-Jun-2021 9:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New device helps restore penile length and sexual function after prostate cancer surgery

A new type of penile traction therapy (PTT) device can increase penile length and preserve erectile function in men who have undergone prostate cancer surgery (prostatectomy), reports a clinical trial in The Journal of Urology®, Official Journal of...
1-Jun-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Hip replacement surgery improves symptoms and biomechanics – but not physical activity

Patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty (THA) show significant reduction in pain and other symptoms and improvement in walking gait biomechanics. However, those improvements do not lead to increased daily physical activity levels, reports a study...
27-May-2021 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Checking out plastic surgeons on Instagram? Your perception may be biased

Social media sites – especially Instagram – have revolutionized the way plastic surgeons market their practice. These platforms allow surgeons to post testimonials, educational videos, and before-and-after photos. This information can help to...
27-May-2021 10:25 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Weight cycling linked to increased sleep problems in women

Women with a history of weight cycling – losing and regaining 10 pounds or more, even once – have increased rates of insomnia and other sleep problems, reports a study in The Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, official journal of the Preventive...
20-May-2021 10:40 AM EDT Add to Favorites

In severe ankle arthritis, total ankle replacement yields better function than ankle arthrodesis

For patients with severe arthritis of the ankle, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) provides better long-term function than ankle arthrodesis (AA), reports a study in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott...
19-May-2021 3:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Preventive interventions can improve mental health outcomes in children, teens and young adults

Offering interventions to young people in the general community can prevent the emergence of certain mental health disorders, according to the first comprehensive systematic review to address this question. The results appear in the May/June issue...
18-May-2021 9:45 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Civil commitment for substance use disorder treatment – What do addiction medicine specialists think?

Amid the rising toll of opioid overdoses and deaths in the U.S., several states are considering laws enabling civil commitment for involuntary treatment of patients with substance use disorders (SUDs). Most addiction medicine physicians support...
17-May-2021 2:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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