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An article in The New York Times’ Well blog reports on a study finding that treating patients with appendicitis with antibiotics alone may be better than surgical treatment. Of the 77 patients in the study, 30 “opted not to have immediate surgery and were treated with a minimum of 24 hours of...
A perspective article in The New England Journal of Medicine explains that “The rate of death from overdoses of prescription opioids in the United States more than quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, far exceeding the combined death toll from cocaine and heroin overdoses.” The Department of Health...
The Los Angeles Times reports on a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association that has found that smoking marijuana may contribute to cardiovascular problems. Researchers found that over a 5 year period, physicians in France “treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems...