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E-Cigarette Restrictions May Up Combustible Cigarette Use

For dual users, restrictive regulations may result in increased combustible cigarette use, lower e-cig use

Serious Misdiagnosis-Related Harms Mostly Due to ‘Big Three’

Vascular events, infections, cancers account for 74.1 percent of high-severity misdiagnosis-related harms

Kratom Use Associated With Significant Toxicities

Most common effects include agitation, tachycardia, drowsiness, vomiting, confusion

Productivity Loss Sizable With Menstruation-Related Symptoms

More than 80 percent of respondents reported presenteeism with 8.9 days lost productivity per year

Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Rebates would have been paid directly to seniors in Medicare Part D program when they filled their Rx

Negative Cognitive Bias May Be Key to Depression in Active IBD

Emotional recognition bias may partially mediate the link between IBD activity and depression

Capping Work Hours in Residency Does Not Impact Outcomes Later

No differences seen in post-training patient mortality, readmissions, or costs of care

Health Care Professionals Exhibit Gender Bias

Biases associate men with careers and surgery and women with family and family medicine

High Social Stress Linked to Greater Bone Loss After Menopause

Each point higher in social strain tied to greater loss in femoral neck, total hip, lumbar spine BMD

CPAP Alleviates Depression Symptoms in Sleep Apnea Patients

In large trial and literature review, benefit seen for depression but not anxiety symptoms