Today's Health News

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death

Medical Marijuana Laws May Not Impact Opioid Use

No reduction seen in individual-level nonmedical prescription opioid use from 2002 to 2014

Many Patients With Depression Do Not Need a Psychiatrist

With proper guidance, primary care physicians can screen, diagnose, and treat depression

U.S. Drug OD Deaths Fall for First Time in Three Decades

However, U.S. drug overdose death rate remains about seven times higher than a generation ago

Depression at Time of Diagnosis May Worsen Survival in Blood Cancers

Risk for death higher even with depression remission versus never experiencing depression

Cognitive Therapy Effective for Internet Game Addiction

Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy helpful for treating a range of internet addictions

Flexible Family Visitation Policy Does Not Cut Delirium in ICU

For family members, anxiety and depression scores were significantly better with flexible visitation policy

E-Cigarette Restrictions May Up Combustible Cigarette Use

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

Company Reaches $1.4 Billion Settlement in Opioid Treatment Investigation

Settlement the largest in U.S. history in a case involving an opioid medication

Increase Seen in Foster Care Entries Due to Parental Drug Use

Number and proportion of entries attributable to parental drug use increased from 2000 to 2017