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Among adolescents and young adults with bipolar disorder

MRI May Help ID Suicide Risk in Young Bipolar Patients

Specific differences found in the brains of those who attempt suicide and those who do not
Nearly 6 percent of the world's health care spending is tied to smoking

Smoking Imposes Heavy Burden on Global Economy

Tobacco-related diseases caused 12 percent of deaths among smokers aged 30 to 69 in 2012
A new statement from the American Heart Association

Cardiovascular Event Risks May Be Affected by Timing of Meals

American Heart Association report suggests eating more earlier in the day may be healthier
HIV-infected adults have diabetes mellitus prevalence of 10.3 percent

Diabetes Mellitus Prevalence Higher in HIV-Infected Adults

Increased prevalence in HIV-infected subgroups, including women, those aged 20 to 44, non-obese
The risk of cardiopulmonary adverse events is similar for propofol sedation and traditional sedation agents for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures

Review: Cardiopulmonary Event Rate Not Up With Propofol Use

Similar risk with propofol versus traditional sedation for gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures
There is a sharp increase in hospital admissions for cardiovascular events two days after a major snowfall

CVD-Related Hospital Admissions Up Second Day After Snowstorm

Admissions for heart attack, chest pain, stroke 23 percent higher two days after major snowfall
Activities that keep the brain busy -- using a computer

Mentally Stimulating Tasks May Lower Risk of MCI in Older Adults

Computer use, crafting, social activities, games all seem to improve brain health
Many Veterans Health Administration patients are eligible for lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography

Many VHA Patients Eligible for Lung Cancer Screening

Second study shows increase in lung cancer screening from 1.3 to 2.1 percent from 2010 to 2015
Internal medicine residents at a Swiss teaching hospital spend about half their workday using the computer

Internal Med Residents Spending ~Half of Workday on Computers

Residents spend more time at work than scheduled; predominant activities indirectly related to patients
Bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cell-derived exosomes promote retinal ganglion cell survival

BMSC-Derived Exosomes Promote Retinal Ganglion Cell Survival

Significant neuroprotective, neuritogenic effects with BMSC-exosome treatment of primary retinal cultures