Study Finds Diabetes a Risk Factor for Excess Antibiotic Use
A large Danish study compared community antibiotic use and hospital-treated infections between people with and without type 2 diabetes.
Opioid-naive Patients at Risk for Chronic Opioid Use after Common Surgeries
Video: This Medical News Minute reviews the incidence of and risk factors for post-operative chronic opioid use among opioid-naive patients.
Shorter Turnaround Time for BRAF Mutation Testing
Obtaining blood biopsies instead of invasive tissue biopsies may be less risky for patients, faster, and cost less.
Hep C Spread in North America: When and How did it Start?
Timing of the rise of hep C in North America is a puzzle. In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara toplines results of a new study that offer clarity.
Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Cognitive Decline
In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara looks at the impact of PPI use on incident dementia in the elderly.
BP Variability Does More Damage than Hypertension Alone
Dr Bobby Lazzara reviews a new study that suggests reducing fluctuations in blood pressure in older adults could help prevent loss of cognitive function and verbal memory.
Media Coverage of Celebrity Breast Cancer Makes a Mark
In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara reviews a study on the influence of media bias on far-reaching medical decisions in the general public.
Impact of Anticholinergic Drugs on Dementia
In this Medical News Minute, Dr Bobby Lazzara highlights what may be definitive research linking use of anticholinergic drugs to cognitive decline in older adults.
Cancer Centers Unite to Launch Immunotherapy Program
Dr. Bobby Lazzara discusses the recent announcement of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy.
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