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Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Stress Leads Some Doctors to Abuse Prescription Drugs, Study Says

Oct 12, – In general, doctors abuse alcohol and drugs at about the same rate as everyone else: Studies estimate that 10 percent to 15 percent develop a substance-abuse problem in their lifetime. When doctors abuse painkillers or other prescription drugs, they’re usually not doing it to get high. Instead, they’re doing it to deal […]

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Brain damage ‘very common’ after intensive care

Brain damage ‘very common’ after intensive care

Oct 03, –  The problem is ‘very common,’ with a condition known as delirium affecting about three-quarters of those treated in the ICU and subsequent brain damage enduring for at least a year in up to one in three of them, said the study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many people hospitalised in […]

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New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

New treatment strategy for breast cancer spread to brain

Aug 05, A combination of two new therapies already in clinical trials for the treatment of primary malignant brain tumors may also be effective in the treatment of breast cancer that has spread to the brain, according to US researchers. The team, from the University of California Los Angeles, demonstrated their new approach, which combines […]

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