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CDC: Fatal Abusive Head Trauma Among Children Down in the U.S.
Deaths of children under age 5 dropped an average 13 percent annually between 2009 and 2014
Friday, May 27, 2016

Intermittent Steroids Reduce Some Asthma Exacerbations
Findings for preschool children with intermittent asthma or viral-triggered wheezing
Friday, May 27, 2016

Showering Just Days After TKA Does Not Up Infection Risk
Getting area wet before sutures or staples are removed doesn't seem to raise infection risk
Friday, May 27, 2016

FDA Approves Probuphine Implant for Opioid Dependence
New form of treatment designed to last six months
Friday, May 27, 2016

Hip Fracture Incidence Up With Non-Dialysis-Requiring CKD
Increased age-standardized rates of hip fracture, post-hip fracture mortality, higher resource use
Friday, May 27, 2016

Recognition of Patient Expertise Can Improve Adherence
Recognizing patient expertise in treatment decision can prevent nonadherence based on disagreement
Friday, May 27, 2016

Prednisone Use Linked to Increased Risk of Mortality in RA
Risk attenuated when patients are treated with combination of prednisone and methotrexate
Friday, May 27, 2016

PPI Use Ups NSAID-Induced Small Bowel Injury
Increased risk of small bowel injury for healthy participants treated with celecoxib + PPI
Friday, May 27, 2016

ACOG Provides Guidance on Optimizing Postpartum Care
Patient and her ob-gyn should formulate a postpartum care plan during antenatal care
Friday, May 27, 2016

Remaining Uninsured May Be Difficult to Reach Via ACA
Reaching the remaining uninsured may be difficult due to lack of Medicaid expansion on the state level
Friday, May 27, 2016

Higher HDL-C Linked to Cardiac Risk With LDL-C <2.0 mmol/L
Increased risk for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality for patients with type 2 diabetes
Friday, May 27, 2016

Renal Function Decline Linked to Major Adverse CV Events
Renal function decline is independent factor for cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes
Thursday, May 26, 2016

How Much of a Threat Will Zika Be to the United States?
Experts say Gulf Coast states face risk, but most other states probably don't
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Genetic Breast Cancer Risk Can Be Mediated by Healthy Lifestyle
Key lifestyle factors include maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol, no HRT
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Mental Disorders Were Most Costly in U.S. in 2013
Spending on mental disorders exceeded that of heart conditions in 2013, reaching $201 billion
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Prenatal n-3 LCPUFAs Don't Cut IgE-Linked Disease in Children
No reduction in disease at age 6 years; protective effect suggested on D. farinae sensitization
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Too Few Obese Young Adults Know They Have Kidney Disease
Not enough physicians warning patients of their risk for chronic kidney disease
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Even First Graders Experience Obesity-Related Bullying, Teasing
Weight bias affects all aspects of obese children's lives, researchers say
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Cancer Risk in Women
Women with new-onset AF show elevated cancer risk beyond one year of AF diagnosis
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Genetic Analysis Offers Options for Some Developmental Delay
Exome sequencing led to better treatments in four of 10 cases studied
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Study Upholds Link Between Air Pollution and Higher CVD Risk
Three months of exposure associated with higher cholesterol levels, especially for those with diabetes
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Heart Failure Risk Up Significantly After First Myocardial Infarction
One in four MI survivors develop heart failure within four years
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Many Americans Have Reservations About Clinical Trials
Only 40 percent had favorable view of these studies, but number rose when they received more info
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Marijuana Use in Pregnancy Ups Odds of Premature Delivery
Mothers who smoke marijuana in pregnancy more than five times likelier to suffer a preterm birth
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Plastics Chemical BBP Exposure May 'Program' Obesity
BBP exposure enhances lipid accumulation and adipogenesis in dose-dependent manner
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

City Planning for Walkability May Help Curb Diabetes Rates
The higher the walkability, the lower the rates of diabetes
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Many Antidepressant Scripts Written for Off-Label Purpose
Two out of three non-depression prescriptions for an off-label purpose
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

DDW: Incidence of Colorectal Cancer Up in Younger People
Incidence up 11.4 percent in 10 years among Americans younger than 50
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wells Rule Beats 'Gestalt' in Ruling Out Pulmonary Embolism
Wells rule is more efficient and pulmonary embolism can be ruled out in larger proportion of cases
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Chemotherapy Toxicity Predictive Model Validated
Predictive model for older adults with cancer validated in independent cohort of 250 individuals
Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Health Coaches Can Help Increase Patient Engagement
In Asian community health center patients understand their treatment and are actively engaged
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DDW: Eating Some Solid Foods May Be OK Before Colonoscopy
Low-residue diet leads to improved bowel prep, more rested patients
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Behavioral Interventions Seem Safe, Beneficial for Infant Sleep
Two long-recommended methods seem effective and bring no psychological harm
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Overall Survival in Mantle Cell Lymphoma Up With Deferred Tx
Male sex, younger age, lack of comorbidities predict improved overall survival in those with deferred tx
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Review: Hatha Yoga Beneficial for Reducing Anxiety
Meta-analysis of 17 studies shows positive association for treatment efficacy, hours practiced
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Early Renal Replacement Therapy Ups Survival in Severe AKI
Early versus delayed initiation linked to reduced mortality over 90 days in acute kidney injury
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blood Pressure Variability Tied to Faster Cognitive Decline
Older adults with wide variations were more likely to show deterioration in cognitive abilities
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Many Advanced Cancer Patients Lack Info About Their Disease
Just one in 20 terminally ill people understood their prognosis, researchers say
Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Clinicians Should Ask, Counsel About Firearms
Barriers to asking include clinician unfamiliarity about firearms, concerns about patient relationship
Monday, May 23, 2016

AAP Recommends at Least One Full-Time Nurse in Every School
Children's health needs are increasingly complex, requiring more time and expert care
Monday, May 23, 2016

Women Battling Cancer Need More Fertility Preservation Info
Two-thirds said they would've liked more advice on preserving ability to have children
Monday, May 23, 2016

Lifestyle Factors Can Significantly Affect Cancer Mortality
Four key lifestyle factors include weight, exercise, no smoking, and limiting alcohol
Monday, May 23, 2016

Fitbit Heart Monitors 'Highly Inaccurate,' Study Says
But Fitbit manufacturer challenges the study results
Monday, May 23, 2016

Nonexperts Can Be Trained to Interpret RHD Echocardiograms
Short computer course can train nonexperts to interpret rheumatic heart disease screening ECGs
Monday, May 23, 2016

Two New Drugs Added to Heart Failure Clinical Practice Guideline
Heart groups issue updated guideline for the treatment of heart failure
Monday, May 23, 2016

Opioid Prescriptions Drop for First Time in Two Decades
Several health data companies report a 12 to 18 percent drop in prescriptions since 2012
Monday, May 23, 2016

FDA Redesigns Nutrition Facts Label
Added sugars, relevant portion sizes among the highlights of revision
Monday, May 23, 2016

Study Suggests a Low-Salt Diet Could Harm Certain Patients
Researchers say restricting sodium might backfire, but heart experts are critical of the finding
Monday, May 23, 2016

Some Sun Protection Behaviors Up With History of NMSC
Individuals with previous nonmelanoma skin cancer more often use shade, protective clothing
Monday, May 23, 2016


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