Thursday, June 21, 2018
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Apps: supporting long-term adherence to medication

https://www.epmmagazine.com/news/smartphone-apps-could-help-solve-medication-adherence/ In cases of chronic diseases, long-term adherence to medication can be vital for successful treatment. However, the World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that only half of patients suffering from chronic diseases in developed countries adhere to treatment regimes. This figure is lower for developing countries. As a result there has been

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#CBT & #medication

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/from-pills-to-psychotherapy-treating-depression-often-lies-in-a-gray-zone/2017/11/24/7e124962-779a-11e7-8839-ec48ec4cae25_story.html?utm_term=.66ade46629ac A number of recent studies highlight the uncertainty involved with these treatment decisions. Researchers have dedicated considerable effort to studying the relative effectiveness between psychotherapies and antidepressants, frequently without finding much difference. For instance, a study published in 2012 reviewed data from more than 100 prior trials and included more

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Pain Meds Can Do More Harm Than Good

http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/prince-overdose-death-pain/2016/06/02/id/731996/ Autopsy results showing Prince died of an opioid overdose should be a wake-up about the dangers of prescription pain meds and drive patients — and the doctors who treat them — to seek out safer, non-drug alternatives that are often better options, health experts say. More than 125 million Americans spend

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