In simulated out-of-hospital arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived sooner than EMS, reducing response time by about 16 minutes, reports a study in JAMA.
In a study involving simulated out-of-hospital cardiac arrests, drones carrying an automated external defibrillator arrived in less time than emergency . . .
A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society provides an overview of caregivers, including the tasks they perform and how it affects them.
Study Examines Caregiving by Family Members, Other Unpaid Individuals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society Research Summary.
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Alcohol consumption, even at moderate levels, is associated with adverse brain effects, according to a study in BMJ. Read more . . .
A study in the Journal of Emergency Nursing reports that providing an education module improved the care of children with special health care needs who have behavioral issues. Read more . . .
Dual-task gait testing (assessing gait while performing a challenging cognitive task) can help identify patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) who are at risk for progression to dementia, according to a study in JAMA Neurology. Read more . . .
A study in Gastroenterology reports that probiotics reduces depression in patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and increases quality of life. Read more . . .
The number of women living with metastatic breast cancer increased by 4% from 1990 to 2000 and by 17% from 2000 to 2010, according to a study in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention. Researchers project the number will increase by 31% from 2010 to 2020. Read more . . .
Patients who consume 2 or more ounces of tree nuts (for example, almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans, and cashews) per week lower their risk of colon cancer recurrence, according to a study to be presented at the upcoming ASCO annual meeting. Read more . . .
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has updated its 1999 guideline for the prevention of surgical site infection. Read more . . .