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[Articles] Smoking cessation for people with severe mental illness (SCIMITAR+): a pragmatic randomised controlled trial

This bespoke intervention is a candidate model of smoking cessation for clinicians and policy makers to address high prevalence of smoking. The incidence of quitting at 6 months shows … Read the rest

Paclitaxel-based Devices in PAD: Operating Under a Dark Cloud

Professional societies are following in the footsteps of the FDA and urging members to shy away from use of the devices in peripheral artery disease (PAD).
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Salmonella Linked to Cut Fruit Sickens 93

Caito Foods is voluntarily recalling fresh cut watermelon, fresh cut honeydew melon, fresh cut cantaloupe and fresh cut mixed fruit containing one of these melons, produced at the Caito … Read the rest

Signs and symptoms of MS in women

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerves and causes a wide range of symptoms, including vision problems and numbness. In this article, learn about the symptoms … Read the rest

Case of tick-borne relapsing fever in Mexico

Tick-borne relapsing fever (TBRF) is a recurring fever caused by exposure to infected Borrelia bacteria. Several cases have been reported in Mexico, but the disease gets little attention. Now, … Read the rest

What can cause morning back pain?

Waking up with lower back pain can often signal a problem with a person’s sleeping position or mattress. However, morning back pain can sometimes be a symptom of a … Read the rest

[Articles] Glucose screening in pregnancy and future risk of cardiovascular disease in women: a retrospective, population-based cohort study

The relationship between gestational glycaemia and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease extends into the normoglycaemic range. Accordingly, glucose screening in pregnancy could identify future risk of cardiovascular disease in … Read the rest

Addressing Commentator Concerns on Methods in a Study of Strabismus Using Binocular Optical Coherence Tomography

To the Editor We appreciate the Invited Commentary on our Original Investigation, “Use of a Binocular Optical Coherence Tomography System to Evaluate Strabismus in Primary Position.” While the commentary Read the rest

Case Study Shows Psychosis Tied to Bacterial Infection

In a new case study published in the Journal of Central Nervous System Disease, researchers from North Carolina State University describe an adolescent diagnosed with rapid onset schizophrenia … Read the rest

What to know about high potassium

Symptoms of high potassium, or hyperkalemia, may include nausea, and difficulty breathing. A person may not show symptoms. Kidney issues are the main cause. Learn more here.