E-cigarettes do not appear to help smokers quit. This study found that smokers who ever used e-cigarettes were almost 50% less likely to decrease cigarette consumption and over 50% less likely to quit for 30 days or more at follow-up. (Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr 16:e1-e7.)Read More
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Exercise programs in people with dementia appear to help maintain their ability to perform basic activities of daily living. (Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2015 Apr 15;4:CD006489.)Read More
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The use of zoledronic acid in early stage breast cancer appears to be safe and may be helpful in decreasing progression or recurrence. (NCBINCBI Logo Skip to main content Skip to navigation Resources How To About NCBI Accesskeys Sign in to NCBI PubMed US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health Search database Search term Clear input Advanced )Read More
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Induction of labour versus expectant management for large-for-date fetuses: a randomised controlled trial.
Induction of labor in women with suspected large-for-date fetuses was associated with a reduced risk of shoulder dystocia and associated morbidity compared with expectant management. Induction of labor in these women also increased the likelihood of spontaneous vaginal delivery. (Lancet. 2015 Apr 8. pii: S0140-6736(14)61904-8.)Read More
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Mindfulness meditation was found to increase recognition of true memories without affecting spontaneous false-memories, however, it did appear to increase the rate of provoked false-memories. (J Psychol. 2015 Feb 6:1-17.)Read More
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the risk for fractures: a systematic review and meta-analysis.QUESTION: is subclinical hyperthyroidism associated with an increased fracture risk?
METHODS: a systematic review was performed.
RESULTS: there where 50,245 participants with 1966 hip and 3281 nonspine fractures in the pooled studies. People with subclinical hyperthyroidism had a 38% increased risk for hip fractures and a 20% increased risk for nonspine fractures.
CONCLUSION: there was a large heterogeneity in the studies evaluated so the conclusions are preliminary. However, this analysis suggests that subclinical hyperthyroidism is associated with an increased fracture risk.
Ann Intern Med. 2014 Aug 5;161(3):189-99