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Adults who sleep more than eight hours a night may face a higher risk of stroke

Sleeping More Than Eight Hours a Night May Up Stroke Risk

More than eight hours a night linked to greater odds in study, but cause-and-effect not proved
Almost half a million Americans were infected with the bacteria Clostridium difficile in 2011

CDC: In U.S., Half Million C. Difficile Infections in 2011

29,000 died within a month of diagnosis
After undergoing weight-loss surgery

Benefits/Risks Seen in Pregnancy Post Bariatric Surgery

Gestational diabetes less likely, but smaller infants more common
Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past

Incidence of Viral Pneumonia Up in Young Children

66 percent of pneumonia cases in more than 2,000 children studied caused by viruses alone
Emulsifiers used to improve food texture and to extend shelf life might increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and metabolic syndrome

Experimental Research Targets Emulsifiers in Food

Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome
Health care workers who are involved in procedures utilizing radiation more often report experiencing work-related musculoskeletal pain

More Musculoskeletal Pain for Workers in Interventional Lab

Musculoskeletal pain highest among technicians and nurses; lower for physicians, trainees
For patients with diabetes and depression

CBT, Sertraline Insufficient in Diabetes and Depression

Improvement in depression, with advantage for sertraline, but glycemic control remains unchanged
Given the increasing epidemic of obesity

Longer Needles Recommended for Epinephrine Autoinjectors

In 68 percent of participants, skin-to-muscle depth was greater than autoinjector needle length
Older patients with a broken hip are more likely to die after the fracture if they're discharged from the hospital early

Shorter Hospital Stay Tied to Higher Mortality Post-Hip Fx

Survival odds improve with longer stay
There's new evidence that pre-exposure prophylaxis in the days before and after a sexual encounter with an HIV-infected partner can be effective prevention. Two new studies were presented Tuesday at the annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

CROI: Support for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis in HIV Prevention

Research suggests tenofovir/emtricitabine doesn't need to be taken daily, but more study still needed