Antibiotics As An Effective Treatment For Appendicitis

Posted on January 10th, 2016 by Gerald Thurswell

According to a new Finnish study from The Journal of the American Medical Association, antibiotics could be just as successful as surgery for dealing with appendicitis in a majority of patients. Appendectomy, the surgical removal of the appendix, has been the standard, go-to treatment for appendicitis for over a century. With some 300,000 Americans affected […]

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Acid Reflux Disease Drug Associated With Heart Attack Risk

Posted on December 8th, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

A recent study published by PLOS One, a scientific journal published by the Public Library of Science, has made a case supporting the increased risk of heart attack to individuals taking proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) for their acid reflux disease. PPIs have previously been associated with adverse clinical outcomes in users of clopidogrel, a drug […]

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Memory Loss From Statins Likely A Myth

Posted on December 1st, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Statins, drugs like Lipitor and Lescol that work to lower cholesterol, have often been associated with the side effect of memory loss. Although previous medical reports and studies have also made this connection, most findings have been inconsistent and studies of long-term statin use have found either improvement in memory or no effect. A new […]

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Prior Misconduct Data On Officer Charged In Garner Case To Be Released

Posted on November 22nd, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Recently a judge in New York ruled that the Civilian Complaint Review Board has to reveal the disciplinary history of the New York City police officer who used a chokehold against Eric Garner last year during an arrest that led to Mr. Garner’s death. This case comes from a request by the Legal Aid Society […]

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Study Finds Fetal Deaths Outnumber Infant Deaths For The First Time

Posted on November 14th, 2015 by Gerald Thurswell

Study Finds Fetal Deaths Outnumber Infant Deaths For The First Time A new report by the National Center for Health studies in the United States has found that fetal deaths outnumber infant deaths before their first birthdays. Despite minor fluctuations, the fetal mortality rate in the United States has remained relatively stagnant since 2006 while […]

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