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Post-op opioids used far more in U.S. than Hong Kong

17 Sep 2018

(Reuters Health) - Head and neck surgery patients in Hong Kong are far less likely to be prescribed opioids than patients undergoing similar surgeries in the U.S., new research shows.

Weight effects of plant-estrogens may vary after menopause

26 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Plant-derived estrogens, such as those from soy and red clover, might contribute to unwanted weight gain in some postmenopausal women, according to a new review of previous clinical trials.

Gay or bi men who disclose sexual history may get better healthcare

24 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Young men who have sex with men (MSM) who disclose their sexual orientation or behavior to a health care provider are more likely to receive appropriate healthcare, new data suggest.

Babies who started solids slept better: study

10 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Babies who start on solids at three months sleep better than infants exclusively breastfed until six months of age, according to a new analysis of clinical trial data.

Physician burnout a key driver of medical errors

10 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Burned-out doctors are more likely to make major medical errors, regardless of workplace safety measures, new research shows.

Sticking with the same doctor may extend patients' lives

05 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Seeing the same doctor over the years helps people live longer, suggests a new international study.

Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases

05 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) - Air pollution could be responsible for 3.2 million new cases of type 2 diabetes every year globally, suggests a new analysis.

Maintaining healthy vision may help keep brain in shape, too

04 Jul 2018

(Reuters Health) -  Waning eyesight may hasten the pace of cognitive decline in older people, suggests a U.S. study.

Pediatricians urged to warn vulnerable kids away from '13 Reasons Why' Netflix series

18 May 2018

(Reuters Health) - A report in the journal Pediatrics warns that watching "13 Reasons Why," a popular Netflix series about a teen girl's suicide, may be inadvisable for some youngsters.

Many states don't restrict pot possession by childcare workers

07 May 2018

(Reuters Health) - State regulations for early care and education centers may not do enough to prevent children from being exposed to marijuana, tobacco or alcohol, researchers say.

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