Cognitive Factors Associated with Frequency of #Eating Out and Eating Takeout among Latinas

Higher frequency of eating outside the home can be an unhealthy behavior that may contribute to higher rates of obesity among Latinas, a disproportionately affected group. There is a growing need to understand potentially modifiable factors (eg, dispositional mindfulness, self-efficacy, nutrition knowledge) associated with higher frequency of eating outside the home in this population. This study assessed associations of cognitive factors (ie, dispositional mindfulness, self-efficacy … Continue reading Cognitive Factors Associated with Frequency of #Eating Out and Eating Takeout among Latinas

A Randomized Trial Comparing #Antibiotics with Appendectomy for #Appendicitis

..In total, 1552 adults (414 with an appendicolith) underwent randomization; 776 were assigned to receive antibiotics (47% of whom were not hospitalized for the index treatment) and 776 to undergo appendectomy (96% of whom underwent a laparoscopic procedure). Antibiotics were noninferior to appendectomy on the basis of 30-day EQ-5D scores (mean difference, 0.01 points; 95% confidence interval [CI], −0.001 to 0.03). In the antibiotics group, … Continue reading A Randomized Trial Comparing #Antibiotics with Appendectomy for #Appendicitis