August 04, 2011
U.S. 'Stroke Belt' May Also Be 'Sepsis Belt'
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:
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.