Fake news feels less immoral to share when we’ve seen it before

People who repeatedly encounter a fake news item may feel less and less unethical about sharing it on social media, even when they don’t believe the information, research indicates. In a series of experiments involving more than 2,500 people, Daniel A. Effron, a London Business School associate professor of organizational behavior, and Medha Raj, a Ph.D. student at the University […]

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More hospital days seen with antipsychotic use in Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Alzheimer disease patients who initiate treatment with antipsychotic medications spend more days hospitalized than those who do not initiate antipsychotics, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. Marjaana Koponen, Ph.D., of the Kuopio Research Center of Geriatric Care at the University of Eastern Finland, and colleagues used a nationwide exposure-matched cohort to […]

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Third of A&E patients wait over an hour to be seen by staff

One third of A&E patients are forced to wait more than an HOUR before being seen by a nurse or doctor, shocking report reveals Survey of 50,000 patients revealed thousands made to wait in pain last year Found a small number of patients (5 per cent) had to wait longer than four hours Official guidance of 15-minute A&E target was […]

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The ‘worst hand, foot and mouth disease doctors have EVER seen’

The ‘worst hand, foot and mouth disease doctors have EVER seen’: Mother, 41, releases shocking pictures of her toddler battling the infection doctors dismissed as chickenpox Emma Reavley noticed red spots on her daughter Emily’s neck on April 25   Doctors at Hemel Hempstead’s Urgent Care Centre said it was chickenpox  Youngster was diagnosed when her temperature ‘skyrocketed’ to 39°C (102°F) […]

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Recent plateauing seen in prevalence of diagnosed diabetes

(HealthDay)—The prevalence of diagnosed diabetes has plateaued during the last eight years, while the incidence has declined, according to a study published online May 28 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research & Care. Stephen R. Benoit, M.D., M.P.H., from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, and colleagues calculated the annual prevalence and incidence of diagnosed diabetes (type […]

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Improved Outcomes Seen With Liver Grafts From Older Donors

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 — From 2003 to 2016, liver graft loss and mortality improved among recipients of liver grafts from older donors, according to a study published online Feb. 13 in JAMA Surgery. Christine E. Haugen, M.D., from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study involving 4,127 liver grafts from […]

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AHA: After 2007 Recs, Increase Seen in Infective Endocarditis

TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 — Following the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) update of recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) to prevent infective endocarditis (IE), there has been a decrease in AP and an increase in IE incidence for high-risk individuals, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The research was […]

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Age, Racial Disparities Seen in Hospitalization for Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Nov. 2, 2018 — For emergency department patients with heart failure, data reveal age and racial disparities in hospitalization rates, according to a study published in the November issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Alexander X. Lo, M.D., Ph.D., from Northwestern University in Chicago, and colleagues analyzed data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medicare Care Survey on […]

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