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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 »

New study prompts questions about diabetes and obesity within Black churches

(Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Diabetes and obesity rates could possibly have a correlation with church-going among African Americans a new study suggests. The findings of the Duke University study released last month in the Journal of Religion and Health highlight two main conclusions: Black Americans who are Baptist are more likely to have diabetes than those… Read More »

‘Silent strokes’ after surgery: study

Up to three million people over the age of 65 each year could be experiencing “silent strokes” after surgery, research published in the Lancet medical journal suggests. Covert strokes, which are not obvious except on a brain scan, are more common than strokes that swiftly bring about visible symptoms, Canadian researchers found. They found that… Read More »

Harvard study suggests racial tension may stem from fear of exposure to infectious diseases

Social scientists have long worked to understand the roots of racial prejudice in the U.S., and for years, the story went like this: As different groups are exposed to others, their prejudice against those others increases. Brian O’Shea wasn’t buying it. A postdoctoral fellow working in the lab of Matt Nock, the Edgar Pierce Professor… Read More »