Home is now the most common place of death in the U.S.

nL1N28L0DA - (Reuters Health) - For the first time in a least a half century, home has surpassed the hospital as the leading place to die in the United States. A new analysis of death data, published in the New...

Almost 14,000 Canadians killed by opioids since 2016: national study

OTTAWA -- New numbers released Wednesday show close to 14,000 Canadians have been killed by opioids over the last four years and more than 17,000 people have been hospitalized for opioid-related poisoning. The data is in a new report from...

Major political events depress young doctors’ moods

(Reuters Health) - - Major political events, such as the 2016 presidential election and inauguration, were linked with declines in the moods of young U.S. doctors in training, a new study suggests. Survey results from more than 2,000 first-year medical...

Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity

You're on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving. Within seconds, you've ordered a tub of the stuff and have eaten several handfuls. Impulsivity, or responding without thinking about the...

New human autoinflammatory disease

Scientists from Australia and the US have discovered and identified the genetic cause of a previously unknown human autoinflammatory disease. The researchers determined that the autoinflammatory disease, which they termed CRIA (cleavage-resistant RIPK1-induced autoinflammatory) syndrome, is caused by a mutation...

Mechanisms help pancreatic cancer cells avert starvation

A new study reveals the mechanism that helps pancreatic cancer cells avoid starvation within dense tumors by hijacking a process that pulls nutrients in from their surroundings. Led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, the study explains how...

U.S. diaper banks serve a fraction of families in need

(Reuters Health) - Many families living in poverty might benefit from diaper banks but don’t receive this support, a U.S. study suggests. Nearly half of U.S. families with infants and toddlers live on less than $51,500 for a family of...

Decline in rural medical students likely to hurt rural physician workforce

(Reuters Health) - The rural U.S. is already in dire need of more doctors, and with decreasing numbers of medical students coming from rural towns, the problem is likely to grow, a study suggests. Doctors who grew up in a...

Correvio Pharma to explore sale after FDA panel setback; shares hit record low

(Reuters) - Correvio Pharma Corp (CORV.TO) (CORV.O) said on Wednesday it would explore options including a sale, a day after its heart drug failed to win the backing of a panel of experts advising the U.S. Food and Drug Administration....

These B.C. cities have the worst walk-in clinic wait times

VANCOUVER -- Just-released data from a software company that monitors Canada's walk-in clinics suggest British Columbians wait more than twice as long as Albertans to see a doctor, and residents of some cities wait more than two hours. The information...
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