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There has been a seven-fold increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under the influence of prescription opioids

Opioid-Related Fatal Car Crashes Up 7-Fold in Last Two Decades

Increases in opioid consumption carry adverse health consequences beyond overdose morbidity, mortality
Stent surgery using a 6-mm-long stent made of gelatin material seems promising for patients with glaucoma

Stent Surgery Could Benefit Select Glaucoma Patients

About one dozen XEN Gel Stent implants have been performed at Kellogg Eye Center
Estimated sodium intake above 3.7 g/day is associated with left ventricular longitudinal strain

Sodium Intake >3.7 g/Day Linked to Adverse Cardiac Strain

Systolic BP explained some of the indirect effect between ESI and longitudinal strain, e' velocity
After the release of the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why -- a show that depicts the suicide of a fictional teenager -- there were surges in the number of Google searches using the term "suicide

Google Searches for Suicide Up Post 13 Reasons Why Series

Searches surrounding suicidal ideation increased; some looked for suicide prevention, researchers say
Genetic investigation emphasizing sequencing tests should be incorporated into the routine initial evaluation of young children with epilepsy

Research Supports Genetic Testing in Early Life Epilepsy

Faster diagnosis leads to faster treatment, researcher says
Reduced bacterial diversity in the upper and lower airways in infants with cystic fibrosis is associated with use of prophylactic antibiotics and younger age at sampling

Respiratory Microbiome May Influence Inflammation in CF

Less diversity linked to lower IL-8 concentration, neutrophil count in infants with cystic fibrosis
For older women

Single BMD, Fracture History Predict Long-Term Fracture Risk

Single bone mineral density measure, fracture history predict risk over 20 to 25 years in older women
Allergen immunotherapy may be cost-effective for allergic rhinitis

Cost-Effectiveness of Allergen Immunotherapy Evaluated

AIT may be cost-effective for allergic rhinitis and in high-risk groups for venom allergy
Alcohol intake seems to be positively associated with basal cell carcinoma and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma

Review: Positive Link for Alcohol, Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

For every 10-g increase in ethanol intake per day, positive correlation seen for BCC, cutaneous SCC
For patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty

Pre-Op Methylprednisolone Beneficial in Knee Arthroplasty

Linked to reduced circulating markers of endothelial activation and damage