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Surgery unnecessary for many prostate cancer patients

Otherwise healthy men with advanced prostate cancer may benefit greatly from surgery, but many with this diagnosis have no need for it. These conclusions were re

Probiotics could help millions of patients suffering from bipolar disorder

About 3 million people in the US are diagnosed every year with bipolar disorder, a psychiatric condition characterized by dramatic shifts in mood from depression

Dialysis patients at risk of progressive brain injury

Kidney dialysis can cause short-term ‘cerebral stunning’ and may be associated with progressive brain injury in those who receive the treatment for m

‘Doc, sometimes I’m in pain!’: How do patients want to discuss symptoms with clinicians?

Sleep, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (known collectively as SPADE for short) symptoms are extremely common, but often unrecognized and undertreated by primary c

Higher risk of death for patients leaving hospital during the Christmas holiday

Patients sent home from hospital during the December holiday period are less likely to have a follow-up appointment, and have a higher risk of death and readmiss

Regular flu shots may save heart failure patients’ lives

Getting an annual flu shot can save heart failure patients’ lives, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulat

Review recommends empowering neglected mental health patients – but changes may not go far enough

Patients with serious mental health problems who are being detained in hospital have long been let down by the law – in many cases being treated without cons

New research highlights why HIV-infected patients suffer higher rates of cancer

AIDS patients suffer higher rates of cancer because they have fewer T-cells in their bodies to fight disease. But new research examines why HIV-infected patients

Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients in six subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door

Statins HARM patients: Cholesterol-lowering drugs damage your heart

Statins are the drug of choice when it comes to heart health, but a growing body of evidence now indicates that these drugs are not the miracle medicines they’ve been made

Most patients wary, unaware of benefits of using health portals

Two-thirds of patients who visited a doctor in 2017 did not use a health portal that could help improve their health in the long run, according to a new study by

Tool identifies which patients with COPD are at risk of death, serious complications

A new decision tool to help emergency physicians identify patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) who are at high risk of serious complication

One in four patients say they’ve skimped on insulin because of high cost

For patients with diabetes, insulin is a life-saving medicine and an essential component of diabetes management, yet in the past decade alone, the out-of-pocket

Why patients lie to their doctors

When your doctor asks how often you exercise, do you give her an honest answer? How about when she asks what you’ve been eating lately? If you’ve eve

CAR-T cell update: Therapy improves outcomes for patients with B-cell lymphoma

An international phase-2 trial of a CAR-T cell therapy—to be published on-line Dec. 1 in the New England Journal of Medicine (and presented at the ASH annual meeting in San Diego)—

Treating COPD patients for anxiety using CBT reduces hospital visits and is cost-effective

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by respiratory nurses is cost-effective and reduces anxiety symptoms in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD

Over half of former ICU patients in the UK report symptoms of psychological disorders

Patients in the UK who have survived critical illnesses requiring care in an intensive care unit (ICU) frequently report symptoms of anxiety, PTSD and/or depression, according to a