Teen girls more vulnerable to bullying than boys

Girls are more often bullied than boys and are more likely to consider, plan, or attempt suicide, according to research led by a Rutgers University-Camden nursing scholar. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and suicide attempts,” says Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at the Rutgers…

Why the HPV vaccine is more important than ever

(HealthDay)—HPV, the human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, with 14 million new cases each year. While most people are able to clear the virus on their own, certain strains of HPV lead to cancer years after exposure. In fact, HPV-related cancers affect more…

Fewer Than 5 Percent of Thyroid Surgery Patients Readmitted

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 — Readmissions after thyroid surgery are relatively low, and more than half occur within a week after discharge, according to a study recently published in Surgery. Arturo J. Rios-Diaz, M.D., from Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, and colleagues used data from the 2014 Nationwide Readmissions…