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Trends in Sleep Duration Evaluated Among U.S. Adults Over 14-Year Period

Sleep duration increased across survey years both on weekdays and weekends.

Does Adjunctive Steroid Tx Improve Outcomes in Patients With Septic Shock?

Death rates for the hydrocortisone group was not significantly lower than the placebo group; a total of 511 patients (27.9%) in the hydrocortisone group died compared to 526 (28.8%) in the placebo group (odds ratio, 0.85; 85% CI, 0.82 to 1.10; P=0.50).

New Warnings Added to the Labeling for Kybella

Cases of ulceration and necrosis have been reported with the administration of Kybella following injections that are too superficial.

CDC: Certain Occupations Linked to Elevated Asthma Mortality

The food, beverage and tobacco manufacturing industry (1.82) had the highest elevated asthma PMRs for men. Among women, the social assistance industry (1.35) and community social services occupations (1.46) had the highest elevated asthma PMRs.

ADHD Medication Use Increasing Among Reproductive-Aged Women

ADHD medication prescriptions are increasingly common among privately insured, reproductive-aged women.