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  • Disability Rights Groups Seek Intervention on Wisconsin Teen's Plans to Die Disability rights groups said on Thursday they have asked child protective services to intervene in the case of a severely disabled Wisconsin teenager who suffers chronic pain from her disease and wants to die.
  • The Rise of the Microbiome The speed of discovery in revealing the hidden world in our gut has been staggering. See highlights of how we got here and where we might be going next.
  • Prolonged Status Epilepticus Linked to Brain Atrophy The new study is small and has limitations but could be a 'launching pad' for further research, investigators say.
  • ECNP What's Hot at ECNP 2016? The role of biomarkers in neuropsychiatric disorders will form a key theme at this year's ECNP Congress, a multidisciplinary meeting where scientists and clinical practitioners learn from each other.
  • Top Medical Leaders Debate Nation's Public Health Progress The speakers shared views on Zika, disease prevention, funding for emergency outbreaks, social determinants of health, and FDA priorities.
  • In Older Age, Sex May Be Good for Women, Less So for Men Among people in their mid-50s or older who report having frequent, enjoyable sex, women are likely to have better than average heart health while men are more likely to have heart attacks and other problems, a U.S. study suggests.
  • Asthma, PTSD, BMI Linked to GERD in 9/11 Responders In one study, PTSD mediated the link between asthma and late-onset GERD. In another study, higher BMI increased risks for GERD, although responders had elevated risk regardless of BMI.
  • Worse Long-Term Survival After Myocardial Infarction Before Age 50 Individuals who have a myocardial infarction (MI) before age 50 have worse long-term survival compared with the general population, according to results from a Danish nationwide study.
  • Reader Poll: Gender Pay Gap in Your Practice? Medicare makes higher payments to male physicians and pays about $19,000 less to female physicians.
  • Timing of Cocaine Relapse Pinpointed Cocaine addicts are most vulnerable to relapse between 1 and 6 months after abstinence, a time frame that coincides with the window of discharge from most addiction treatment programs.
  • Endocarditis Hospitalizations of IV Drug Abusers Jump The trend in hospitalizations of injection-drug users for infective endocarditis mirrors the trends of the opioid, heroin, HCV, and overdose epidemics.
  • Hospital Resident Fired for Having Cancer, Says Lawsuit A psychiatry resident at a large urban hospital was diagnosed with kidney cancer and was subsequently discriminated against and fired because of her illness, a lawsuit alleges.
  • AAN, NFLPA Launch Video on Concussion for Players A new video from the collaboration of the American Academy of Neurology and NFL Players Association outlines concussion-related sideline assessments and protocols aimed at professional players.
  • Mental Illness Discrimination a Global Issue A new UN survey shows that many member states discriminate against people with mental illness when it comes to marriage, voting, and employment, among others.
  • Changes to ICD-10 Mental Health Codes on the Way Key changes to diagnostic codes in the mental health chapter of the ICD-10 will take effect October 1 and reflect the updated diagnoses in the DSM-5.
  • European Fund Firms Largely Resist Tobacco Divestment Campaign Eighteen months after the launch of a global campaign to persuade money managers to black-list tobacco stocks, just one major European investor has answered the rallying cry.
  • PTSD, Binge Drinking Persist a Decade After 9/11 Attacks PTSD and binge drinking persist among survivors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center 10 years after the event, new research shows.
  • New Primary Care Tool Detects Problem Substance Use The 2- to 5-minute questionnaire also pinpointed specific substances and risk levels but needs refinement before being used to identify full substance use disorders, researchers found.
  • Continuing Toll on 9/11 Responders Evident 15 Years Later Almost half of the firefighters and emergency medical service workers who were exposed during the attacks and recovery efforts have at least one respiratory diagnosis.
  • Medscape Young Physicians Compensation Report 2016 This report looks at physicians under 40 years old and how much they differ from their older peers regarding income, career satisfaction, hours worked, and whether they'd go into medicine again.
 
 
 
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