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Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care

Earthquakes, Nepal, and Hospital Care

Annoyed at a lack of supplies or equipment? Irritated by the demands of computer charting? Read about what nursing and hospitals are like in Nepal, and you might go from grumpy to grateful.
Psychosocial Characteristics of Internet use in Adolescents

Psychosocial Characteristics of Internet use in Adolescents

At what stage does heavy Internet use among adolescents become problematic?
Differences in Adult Men and Women With Diabetes Management

Differences in Adult Men and Women With Diabetes Management

Do men and women deal with their diabetes in different ways? This new study explores and explains some of the differences.
Knowledge of Heart Attack and Stroke Symptomology

Knowledge of Heart Attack and Stroke Symptomology

This new study takes a close look at how well men and women in the US understand the symptoms of both heart attack and stroke. Is there a difference between urban and rural Americans?
The Obese Patient in the Healthcare Environment

The Obese Patient in the Healthcare Environment

Weight bias in healthcare is no joke. Find out if your environment is sensitive to and accepting of diverse patient sizes.
Influences on Self-protective Behavior for West Nile Virus

Influences on Self-protective Behavior for West Nile Virus

The findings of this study can help elucidate effective public health policy not only for education about West Nile Virus, but other mosquito-borne diseases as well.
Healthcare Workers and Their Intentions to Vaccinate

Healthcare Workers and Their Intentions to Vaccinate

Do most healthcare workers understand the importance of vaccinations, and what factors influence their decision to receive them? This new study takes a look.
Burden of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Elders: The Spanish EVAN-65 Study

Burden of Community-Acquired Pneumonia in Elders: The Spanish EVAN-65 Study

Community-acquired pneumonia(CAP) in older adults grew due to an overall rise in this population. What are the incidence and mortality from CAP in a population-based cohort of community-living elders?
Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults and Adults

Epidemiology of Type 1 Diabetes in Young Adults and Adults

While Type 1 diabetes is most often diagnosed in children and adolescents, it can also surface in adulthood. This review examined the epidemiology of adult T1D incidence.
Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Tuberculosis -- A Systematic Review

Alcohol Use as a Risk Factor for Tuberculosis -- A Systematic Review

What is the strength of the association between alcohol use and risk of tuberculosis? What are the possible causal pathways?
Diarrhea Incidence in Low- and Middle-income Countries

Diarrhea Incidence in Low- and Middle-income Countries

Diarrhea in young children can be prevalent in low and middle income countries. How can it be prevented and treated in this very vulnerable group?
How Does the General Public View Posthumous Organ Donation?

How Does the General Public View Posthumous Organ Donation?

This new review takes a look at general beliefs about posthumous organ donation. How do people feel about it?
Patient Acceptance and Refusal of HIV Testing in the ED

Patient Acceptance and Refusal of HIV Testing in the ED

This new study takes a look at how patients view HIV testing in the emergency department. Are most amenable to it?
Guidelines for Preventing Malaria in International Travelers

Guidelines for Preventing Malaria in International Travelers

This concerning appraisal of current international and national guidelines for malaria prevention in travelers highlights the many inconsistencies and conflicting recommendations among them.
Adolescent Smoker's Sources of Smoking Cessation Support

Adolescent Smoker's Sources of Smoking Cessation Support

There are numerous support measures available for smoking cessation, but are young smokers taking advantage of them?
Parental Smoking and Child Poverty

Parental Smoking and Child Poverty

The negative effects of parental smoking on the health of children are well-established, but as this study indicates, parental smoking may also exacerbate childhood poverty.
Older HIV-Infected Individuals: Presentation and Mortality

Older HIV-Infected Individuals: Presentation and Mortality

Do older adults with HIV infection present differently with the disease than younger people, and what type of mortality risk do they face?
Prevalence and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Africa

Prevalence and Complications of Diabetes Mellitus in Northern Africa

How prevalent is type 2 diabetes in Northern Africa, and how can clinicians work together to educate the public about the risk factors associated with disease?
Factors Associated With Suicide Risk in Transgender Persons

Factors Associated With Suicide Risk in Transgender Persons

An extremely high proportion of transgender people--up to 43% by some measures--report a history of suicide attempts. What can be done to reduce this alarming number?
Frequency of HIV Testing in Urban vs Rural Areas of the US

Frequency of HIV Testing in Urban vs Rural Areas of the US

Why are rural Americans less likely to go for HIV testing than their urban counterparts? This new study offers some explanations.