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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Health Research:In US, poverty dampens genetic influence on IQ ♦ Patients can safely self-administer long-term IV antibiotics, reducing hospital stays

Surgery is more effective than drug in hyperparathyroidism post-kidney transplantation A new study compared the results of surgery with drug therapy in patients with tertiary hyperparathyroidism, i.e., after a kidney transplant.
In US, poverty dampens genetic influence on IQ The influence of genes on intelligence varies according to people's social class in the US, but not in Western Europe or Australia.
Patients can safely self-administer long-term IV antibiotics, reducing hospital stays Uninsured patients can be trained to safely and efficiently self-administer long-term intravenous antibiotics, physicians have found, a result that may have profound implications for patient treatment at public hospitals across the country.
Herpes zoster is linked to increased rates of both stroke and myocardial infarction Herpes zoster (also called 'shingles') is linked to a transient increased risk of stroke and myocardial infarction in the months following initial zoster diagnosis.

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