More opioids given than prescribed in emergency department

(HealthDay)—The rate of emergency department visits with opioids only given during the visit is higher than the rate for visits with opioids only prescribed at discharge and for visits with opioids given and prescribed, according to a May data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics. Pinyao Rui, M.P.H., and Susan […]

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Rich people found to be more charitable if given a sense of control

A pair of researchers, one with Harvard Business School, the other with the University of British Columbia, found that when soliciting donations from wealthy people, it pays to offer them a sense of control. In their paper published on the open access site PLOS ONE, Ashley Whillans and Elizabeth Dunn describe their study, which involved sending donation request letters to […]

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Boy to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given 6 months to live

Schoolboy, 11, to celebrate his last Christmas after he is given six months to live following inoperable brain tumour diagnosis just two weeks ago Reece Probert, from Staffordshire, seemed perfectly healthy just last month His mother took him to his GP when he developed a limp and then a slur  Scans two weeks ago revealed he has a rare aggressive […]

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