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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Health Research: Public health leaders urge far-reaching reforms to curb prescription opioid epidemic ♦ New guideline for treating acne in children and adults

New guideline for treating acne in children and adults A new guideline aims to help Canadian physicians, nurses and pharmacists treat children and adults with acne, a disease that can severely affect quality of life. The guideline updates the previous guidance published 15 years ago.
Antibiotic prescriptions increased in study to promote better prescribing for UTIs An initiative to improve prescribing of antibiotics for urinary tract infections (UTIs) resulted in better-quality prescribing of first-line antibiotics, although the number of prescriptions also increased, according to new research
Public health leaders urge far-reaching reforms to curb prescription opioid epidemic A group of experts has issued recommendations aimed at stemming the prescription opioid epidemic, a crisis that kills an average of 44 people a day in the U.S.
Former smokers who quit within the past year are four times more likely to be daily users of e-cigarettes Analysis of a national survey of adult tobacco use points to use of e-cigarettes as a quitting aid. The researchers also found that while any e-cigarette use was higher among young adults, daily e-cigarette use was more common among adults over age 25 than among young adults aged 18-24.

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