Is alcohol consumption more helpful than harmful? It depends on your age

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Studies of health effects of alcohol consumption may underestimate the risks of imbibing, particularly for younger people, according to a new study in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The research demonstrates that although cohort studies–the type of observational investigations typically used to study health benefits and risks–sometimes show benefits…

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Higher hospital readmission rates for cardiac patients in Northern vs. Southern Ontario: Importance

IMAGE: Acute myocardial infarction (AMI): cumulative incidence for all-cause death and readmission by Northern and Southern Ontario. view more  Credit: Canadian Journal of Cardiology Philadelphia, February 28, 2019 – Patients hospitalized with heart attacks, heart failure, atrial fibrillation or stroke in Northern Ontario, Canada, were more likely to be readmitted to the hospital and repeatedly hospitalized…

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Psychiatry: Case notes indicate impending seclusion

IMAGE: Notes could help to prevent seclusion: entrance to the ward where most of the secluded patients are treated. view more  Credit: Image: Psychiatric University Clinics Basel Using notes made by the attending healthcare professionals about psychiatric patients enables impending coercive measures to be predicted in advance – potentially even through automated text analysis. This was…

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India’s child nutrition program sees higher utilization, but fewer gains in high-burden states

February 28, New Delhi: Expansion and utilization of one of India’s largest government-run community-based nutrition programs increased significantly between 2006 and 2016, especially among historically disadvantaged castes and tribes. But, women with low education and the poorest households are relatively more excluded from accessing program benefits. Among states too, while overall utilization has improved, high…

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