"Potentially inappropriate medications" can send older adults who've just left the hospital back to the ER. Changes to prescribing may fix the issue.
Aug. 5, 2020 • ~4 min
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Chemo can cause neuropathy, which includes strange sensations, pain, fatigue, or loss of muscle coordination. New research points to cancer's role.
June 15, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers have created a computer model to test whether a drug will come with arrhythmia risk. Even drugs for arrhythmia have had this scary side effect.
April 13, 2020 • ~4 min
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One of the side effects of taking acetaminophen via IV is a drop in blood pressure. Now, researchers may have figured out why.
March 25, 2020 • ~4 min
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Compared to traditional radiation, proton therapy for cancer lowers risk of side effects and reduces the need for unplanned hospitalizations.
Dec. 27, 2019 • ~5 min
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A class of biologics called TNF inhibitors cause serious side effects among people with autoimmune disorders like RA and Crohn's. New research may explain why.
Dec. 16, 2019 • ~4 min
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New research on proton pump inhibitors for babies finds that "being exposed to these drug levels actually puts the child at risk for having an extra infection event."
Nov. 7, 2019 • ~4 min
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There are an estimated 15 million people in the United States with active cancer. A look at why they go to the ER suggests ways to improve their care.
Oct. 28, 2019 • ~3 min
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A new machine learning system could alert doctors and patients about potentially harmful drug-drug interactions, which could help prevent the worst effects.
Oct. 17, 2019 • ~4 min
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