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Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

Reducing likelihood of patient harm with medication reconciliation

A recent study has found that medicines reconciliation provided by pharmacists can significantly reduce medicine discrepancies and may be associated with reductions in length of hospital stay and readmission.

The UK government currently recommends that all patients receive medicines reconciliation (MR) from a member of the pharmacy team within 24 hours of hospital admission to ensure accurate transfer of information about medication between the different care settings.

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!

Did you know: Millennials most unhappy with their work-life balance!

Did you know, people in their late 20s and early 30s are most unhappy about their work-life balance than any other age group.

A study finds that expectation from employers to work outside normal hours is the major reason for people aged 25-34 for being unhappy with their work-life balance, reports the Independent.

The findings, published in international Internet-based market research firm YouGov poll, reveal that one in five 25-34 year-olds and around one in six 18-24 year-olds are unhappy with their work-life balance.

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Urban living makes asthma worse for children, study finds

Urban living makes asthma worse for children, study finds

According to a new study, living in urban areas can make asthma worse for your children.

These findings were published in Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

The study shows that urban living is a strong independent risk factor for increased asthma morbidity -- defined as higher rates of asthma-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations -- but urban living does not increase the risk for having asthma.

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Just a cup of tea daily may lower risk of dementia

Good news for tea lovers, as a study finds drinking just one cup of tea daily may significantly lower the risk of dementia by 50 percent.

The findings, published in journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging, indicate that those carrying the gene of dementia can also slash their likelihood of developing toxic clumps in their brain by as much as 86 percent.

Researchers finds warfarin alternative which helps dialysis patients

Researchers finds warfarin alternative which helps dialysis patients

Dialysis Patients, we might have some good news for you.

A new research suggests that an alternative to warfarin, if given in low capacity to dialysis patients, can be maintained in the blood at safe levels to prevent higher risks of stroke.

The findings are published in Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

A serving of broccoli a day keeps prostate cancer at bay

Your mother was right when she said, "finish your broccoli and you will stay healthy," a new study has suggested.

The Oregon State University researchers found that sulforaphane, a dietary compound from broccoli that's known to help prevent prostate cancer, may work through its influence on long, non-coding RNAs. This is another step forward in a compelling new area of study on the underlying genetics of cancer development and progression.

This blood test can detect autism years earlier

This blood test can detect autism years earlier

A simple blood test that could detect autism in children has come closer to reality.

An algorithm based on levels of metabolites found in a blood sample can accurately predict whether a child is on the Autism spectrum of disorder (ASD), based upon a recent study. The algorithm, developed by researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is the first physiological test for autism and opens the door to earlier diagnosis and potential future development of therapeutics.

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Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

Kids with high uric acid at higher risk of BP at age seven: Study

A recent study reveals, babies, especially preterm ones, with high levels of serum uric acid during early years of life, may be associated with high blood pressure at the age of seven, further leading to hypertension in adulthood.

The study further says, this high level of serum uric acid at very early years in tots, is a result of the in-utero environment.

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