Hand Hygiene Program Tied to Lower Nursing Home Mortality
A multifaceted hand hygiene program may have a short-term impact on mortality in nursing homes, according to a study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.
21 Reviewed Antidepressants Top Placebo for Major Depression
For adults with major depressive disorder, all antidepressants are more efficacious than placebo, according to research published online Feb. 21 in The Lancet.
Alcohol Use Disorders Tied to Increased Risk of Dementia Onset
Alcohol use disorders are associated with increased risk for dementia onset, especially early-onset dementia, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in The Lancet Public Health.
Cardiorespiratory Fitness, White Matter Integrity Tied to Cognition
Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with better white matter fiber integrity in patients with mild cognitive impairment, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.
Quality of Perceived Hospice Care Varies by Setting
Family members of those who have received hospice care in a nursing home report lower perceived quality of care, compared to hospice care received in other settings, according to a study published online Feb. 10 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Xanax, Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis
America is well aware of its opioid epidemic, but there's a hidden crisis brewing with prescription sedatives such as Xanax and Valium, a new review warns.
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