Increased disability diversity and accommodation among future physicians could improve patient care, researchers say.
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Nearly half of 50- to 64-year-olds think they’re likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, but few have talked to a doctor about what they can do to reduce their risk, and many use unproven tactics.
Despite widespread awareness of antibiotic resistance, many admit to taking leftover antibiotics without guidance or expecting a prescription for colds.
New cost-effectiveness analysis comparing antidepressants and cognitive behavioral therapy over five years suggests new patients should have more access to talk option.<
Research in first-year medical residents suggests the predictive power of a tool based on multiple gene variants linked to depression.
Study of people in treatment for addiction shows 90% had a history of alcohol overdose and 80% of the time they were taking other addictive drugs at the time they overdosed