U.S. 'Stroke Belt' May Also Be 'Sepsis Belt'
THURSDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- People living in a region
of the southeastern United States known as the "Stroke Belt" are
known to have significantly higher rates of stroke deaths than the
rest of the country. New research reveals these residents are also
at greater risk for sepsis, a severe illness in which bacteria
overwhelms the bloodstream.
Americans' Use of Antidepressants On the Rise: Study
THURSDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- Americans are popping more
antidepressants than ever before to deal with everyday stress, and
non-psychiatrists are increasingly willing to prescribe the drugs
to patients with no mental health diagnosis, a new study finds.
Numbers of Autopsies Performed in U.S. Falls
THURSDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- The autopsy rate in the
United States has declined from about one in five to one in 10
Americans from 1972 to 2007, according to a new federal study.
More Neurology Residents Using Clot-Busting Drug for Stroke
THURSDAY, Aug. 4 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of
neurology residents in the United States feel comfortable using the
clot-busting drug tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) to treat
stroke patients with acute ischemic stroke, a new study finds.