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2023

Extra Antibiotic With Hip, Knee Replacement Won't Prevent Infections: Study

Extra Antibiotic With Hip, Knee Replacement Won`t Prevent Infections: StudyTHURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of people undergo joint replacement surgery every year. To prevent infection, doctors often give them a second antibiotic -- but new research suggests this can backfire.Adding a second antibiotic at the time of hip and knee replacement surgery may actually increase infections, researchers in Australia found.“Given the number of joint replacements performed in Australia and globally, our trial has answered the important about whether more antibiotics are better for our patients having joint replacement surgery: with the definitive answer being 'no,'" said study lead Trisha Peel, a professor of infectious diseases at Monash University's Central Clinical School."This trial will have a significant impact on practice,” Peel said in a...

Telemedicine Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

19 October 2023
Telemedicine Could Improve Treatment for Opioid Use DisorderTHURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Telehealth may be a powerful way to get people with opioid use disorder to take -- and stay on -- medication to treat their addiction.Researchers report that those who started buprenorphine treatment via telehealth had an increased likelihood of staying in treatment longer compared to those who started the treatment in another setting.“This study suggests that telehealth may increase treatment access and retention, strengthening the evidence that receiving addiction care through telehealth is to be safe and beneficial, and that it should be made available to those who need it,” said Dr. Nora Volkow, director of U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). “To quell the unprecedented loss of life from the overdose crisis, we must...

Lesbian & Gay Teens Have Twice the Odds for Binge-Eating...

19 October 2023
Lesbian & Gay Teens Have Twice the Odds for Binge-Eating DisordersTHURSDAY, Oct. 19, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Stigma can take a toll on lesbian, gay and bisexual teens, leading to high rates of binge-eating disorders, researchers say.Compared to their non-LGBTQ peers, lesbian, gay and bisexual teens are more than twice as likely to report binge eating, according to a new study.Bullying, discrimination and stigma because of sexual orientation can be stressors that lead to poor self-esteem and disordered eating, explained lead study author Dr. Jason Nagata. He is an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. “Binge eating can result in psychological effects like depression and anxiety, and long-term physical health problems, including diabetes and heart disease,” Nagata added in a university news release....

Getting COVID Raises Odds for Guillain-Barre Syndrome,...

18 October 2023
Getting COVID Raises Odds for Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Vaccination Lowers RiskWEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- COVID infection can raise the risk of a rare immune system attack on the body's nerves -- but vaccination might protect against it, a large new study suggests.The study, of more than 3 million Israeli adults and teenagers, found that COVID infection was linked to a substantially increased risk of developing Guillain-Barre syndrome in the next six weeks.GBS is a rare condition where the immune system launches a misguided attack on the body's own nerve tissue. It causes symptoms like weakness and tingling in the limbs, difficulty walking and even paralysis.Experts said it's no surprise that COVID would raise the odds of GBS: When the condition occurs, it's often in the weeks following a respiratory or gut infection. Researchers believe that's...

Dementia Diagnosis Takes Huge Toll on a Family's Finances

18 October 2023
Dementia Diagnosis Takes Huge Toll on a Family`s FinancesWEDNESDAY, Oct. 18, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Dementia can take a big bite out of an American's bank account, robbing 60% of a patient's net worth in the eight years after a diagnosis, a new study says.The average dementia patient will also see a doubling of out-of-pocket health care expenses in those first eight years, said researchers who studied thousands of seniors with and without the brain disorder.“We found a profound diverge in the financial status between two [patient] scenarios: one with dementia onset and one without the onset,” said study lead author HwaJung Choi. She’s a research associate professor with the University of Michigan's School of Medicine and School of Public Health.“The magnitude and timing of the divergence are indeed surprising to us,” added Choi,...
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