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News tag: medication


People trade in years of life to avoid taking daily pill

4 Feb, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
People taking an online survey indicate they would risk an earlier death rather than take a daily pill to prevent heart disease. It comes down to the total cost of at least $1,000 of avoiding taking a pill every day for the rest of their lives. Dr. Robert Hutchins of…


Fatigued doctors prescribe more antibiotics in the afternoon

8 Oct, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
When exhaustion sets in following morning and afternoon sessions, physicians will prescribe antibiotics for respiratory infections more likely in the day, a new study reveals. Doctors with visible signs of fatigue contribute to the increased rate of antibiotics prescribed as the day passes. Jeffrey A Linder is a researcher at…


HIV treatment less available to homosexuals

27 Sep, 2014 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Only 50% of gay or bisexual men in US receive proper HIV medical care. The incurable infection is kept under control by viral suppression, which means the virus is contained to a certain degree, where the patient is fairly healthy. Although the treatment is widely available for all HIV diagnosed…