Medicine & Health
<strong>What The Study Did: </strong>Claims data were used to look at opioid use among young people (ages 10 to 21) who had been prescribed opioids for the first time.
- JAMA Network Open
Elsevier, a global leader in research publishing and information analytics, is releasing a freely-available special issue of curated content focused on issues of climate action and restoration, in recognition of Earth Day 2021.
Multi-resistant pathogens are a serious and increasing problem in today's medicine. Where antibiotics are ineffective, these bacteria can cause life-threatening infections. Researchers at Empa and ETH Zurich are currently developing nanoparticles that can be used to detect and kill multi-resistant pathogens that hide inside our body cells. The team published the study in the current issue of the journal Nanoscale.
A new study from the University of Surrey has found that among people aged 55 to 75 more frequent use of the internet was beneficial for mental health and quality of life under lockdown.
Sedentary time decreased, stepping time increased, and number of steps per day increased among patients with chronic kidney disease assigned to the 'Sit Less, Interact, Move More' intervention. These effects were not sustained after 20 weeks, however.
- Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology
Study of 1.4 Million patients demonstrates high vaccine effectiveness of 95-96% 7 days following second Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine dose. Vaccine also effective in patients suffering from Multiple Chronic Illnesses, though higher residual risk may remain in these patients.
- New England Journal of Medicine