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Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds  

Doctors are A THIRD more likely to prescribe opioids later in the day, study finds Physician fatigue and schedule may effect their decision-making  Opioid over-prescribing is blamed in part for the current US opioid epidemic  University of Minnesota researchers found that 4% of patients with early appointments get opioid prescriptions  By the end of the… Read More »

‘It’s just one study’: Why experts say it’s not time to give up on fluoridation

York University psychology professor Christine Till, the lead author of a Canadian study that made waves internationally because it found a link between exposure to fluoridated drinking water during pregnancy and lower IQs in children, is “shocked” at the way it has been characterized. The study measured the levels of fluoride in about 500 pregnant… Read More »

Sesame allergy might be more widespread than thought, study finds – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced last year that the Food and Drug Administration was considering adding sesame to its list of eight major food allergens — milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and — that must be disclosed on food packaging. Gottlieb filed a “request for information,” inviting “data and other information on the prevalence and severity… Read More »

Dark chocolate could boost mood: study

Eating dark chocolate could boost mood and relieve symptoms of depression, scientists say. Adults who tucked into the treat had 70 per cent lower odds of reporting depressive symptoms than those who ate no chocolate at all, the research showed. The team studied data from 13,626 adults in the US and also found the 25… Read More »

Digital innovation moving slowly in healthcare, study shows

A new study of healthcare innovation shows progress toward new approaches to care delivery could use a nudge. The report, entitled, “Trends for Scaling Innovation in Health Care,” was based on a survey of 29 health system executives from 28 unique health systems, and found that while many health systems and their affiliated health plans… Read More »