Rate of pediatric emergencies in ambulatory practices identified

(HealthDay)—The rate of pediatric emergency medical services (EMS) transports from ambulatory practices is 42 per 100,000 children per year, according to a study published in the August issue of Pediatrics. Matthew L. Yuknis, M.D., from Indiana University in Indianapolis, and colleagues examined pediatric EMS runs originating from ambulatory practices in the greater Indianapolis metropolitan area from Jan. 1, 2012, through […]

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Depression-heart rate variability link is bidirectional

(HealthDay)—There is a bidirectional association between depression and heart rate variability (HRV), according to a study published online May 16 in JAMA Psychiatry. Minxuan Huang, Sc.M., from the Emory University Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, and colleagues examined the temporal association between depression and HRV in a longitudinal study, with baseline assessments from March 2002 to March 2006 […]

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Drug reduces size of some lung cancer tumors, relapse rate after surgery

A drug given to early stage lung cancer patients before they undergo surgery showed major tumor responses in the removed tumor and an increase in anti-tumor T-cells that remained after the tumor was removed, which resulted in fewer relapse cases in the patients. The research teams at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel […]

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