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Trevor Stokes

Doctors in Ontario use emergency CT less than in U.S

Jun 06 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Emergency patients received nearly twice as many CT scans in the U.S. as in Ontario in recent years, according to a new study that also found use of the high-powered X-rays is rising in both countries.

Online tool reduces inappropriate medical tests

May 23 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A web-based decision-making tool that alerts heart doctors when diagnostic tests would not be useful for a specific patient can curb wasteful procedures, according to a new study.

Fever reducers don't slow children's recovery: study

May 17 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.

Fever reducers don't slow children's recovery: study

May 17 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A review of past research finds that fever-reducing drugs have no effect on the speed of children's recovery from an infection, contrary to the fears of some doctors and parents.

Anger linked to raised heart attack risk

May 14 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Bottling up emotions is thought to harm both mind and body, but a new study suggests that the opposite extreme may be no better.

Supplement builds strength in fibromyalgia trial

May 03 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Creatine, a supplement favored by bodybuilders, modestly boosted muscle strength in patients with fibromyalgia, Brazilian researchers report.

MedEvac cost effective with modest use improvements

May 02 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Emergency helicopter transport is expensive, but could become cost effective if it's used mainly for cases where it will make a measurable difference in trauma patients' survival or long-term disabilities, according to a new analysis.

Video may help terminal patients make CPR choice

Apr 25 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Terminally ill cancer patients who watched either of two videos about the option to forego resuscitation overwhelmingly elected that route for the patient in the video, if not for themselves, according to a new study.

Race and geography may influence late-stage kidney care

Apr 24 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - At the end of life, black kidney disease patients are more likely than white patients to continue intensive dialysis instead of choosing hospice care, according to a new study.

Pool exercise may build strength, reduce falls

Apr 12 2013

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new study that suggests bone- and muscle-building resistance can be achieved with the right kinds of water exercises.

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