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Review: Lower IQ With Prenatal Exposure to Sodium Valproate
IQ of children exposed to sodium valproate lower than untreated women, carbamazepine-treated
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Two Bariatric Surgery Techniques Compared
Gastric banding, bypass each have their pluses and minuses, researchers say
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in the United States
Award amounts also declining, according to new study
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Leprosy Still Occurs in the United States, CDC Reports
Experts estimate about 100 cases a year occur in America
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Ketogenic Diet May Help Adults With Refractory Epilepsy
Ketogenic diet often used in children; little research on effectiveness in adults
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Adrenal Sex Hormone Level May Predict Heart Disease Risk
Findings for coronary heart disease, but not cerebrovascular disease in elderly men
Thursday, October 30, 2014

AMA Code of Ethics Offers Guidance for Physicians
Code and physician-authored articles offer guidance for dealing with public health emergencies
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Public Overinflates Time Spent by Dermatologists on Cosmetic Tx
Authors say efforts needed to educate public about dermatologists' expertise
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stroke Prevention Guidelines Re-Emphasize Healthy Lifestyle
Experts advise high fruit and vegetables consumption, exercise, limiting salt, and not smoking
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Would Alternative Payment Plan Cut Medical Bills?
Research favors 'global budget' approach over fee-for-service system
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Depression Influences Post-Op Satisfaction in Older Patients
Findings in a cohort of patients aged 65 years or older who underwent revision lumbar surgery
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Clinical Illness, Outcomes for Ebola in Sierra Leone Reviewed
Incubation period six to 12 days, case fatality rate 74 percent; similar to other findings from 2014 outbreak
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

ADT May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Prostate Cancer Patients
But the overall risk is small, researchers say
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vaccine Approved for Serogroup B Meningococcal Disease
Trumenba protects against four strains in serogroup B; sanctioned for people aged 10 through 25
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Voters' Views on Affordable Care Act Split Along Party Lines
Health care is third most important issue to Americans in fall elections, according to polls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

High Milk Intake Linked to Increased Mortality Risk
Higher fracture/other morbidity risk in women; higher mortality risk in women and men
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Plastics' Chemical May Affect Boys' Genital Development
Link between phthalates and possible defect needs more study, researcher says
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FDA Cautions Against 'Undeclared' Food Allergens
Labels omitting certain ingredients are leading cause of FDA recalls
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Mortality Risk Higher in Normal-Weight Diabetes Patients
Muscle size may mediate the relationship between body mass index and mortality in type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Frequent Readmissions, High Costs After Cardiac Arrest
Findings among survivors of in-hospital cardiac arrest aged 65 years and older
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Vitamin D May Not Prevent Return of Vaginosis After All
Repeat episodes of vaginosis no less likely with supplements
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

After Breast Cancer, Depression Risk Lingers
Survivors found more likely to need hospital care, antidepressants than cancer-free women
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Less Competition Among Docs = Higher Medical Costs
Average prices may be 5 percent more in some areas
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Metformin Beats Other T2DM Meds for Initial Treatment
Of those started on metformin, only about one-quarter needed another diabetes medication
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

ASN: Home Blood Pressure Monitors May Be Missing the Mark
Researchers find readings off by more than 10 mm Hg just under 10 percent of the time
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Congenital CMV Causes >10 Percent of Hearing-Loss Cases
But most babies don't show symptoms, researchers say
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

'Prehabilitation' Before Surgery May Aid Recovery
Researchers find pre-op exercise, diet, and relaxation program helps after procedure
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

USPSTF: More Evidence Needed for Thyroid Screening
More research needed to determine the clinical benefits, potential harms associated with screening
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Children's Cough
Parents report a spoonful of agave nectar or flavored water reduces symptoms
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Brain Injuries in Older Age Could Boost Dementia Risk
Active seniors should take measures to protect their head, expert says
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Prescription Painkillers Fueling Overdose Cases in ERs
More than two-thirds involve these medications, researchers report
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Kidney Stones May Increase Fracture Risk
Median time from diagnosis of urolithiasis to fracture was a decade
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Maintenance Opioid Agonist Tx Linked to Lower HCV Incidence
Maintenance therapy tied to lower incidence of hepatitis C virus in young adult injection drug users
Monday, October 27, 2014

Colleges Could Do More for Students With Chronic Illnesses
Only half of campus clinics feel they can handle diabetes care; many don't ID students with needs
Monday, October 27, 2014

New York, New Jersey Ease Ebola Quarantines
Health care workers returning from West Africa can now spend confinement at home
Monday, October 27, 2014

CDC Issues Revised Interim U.S. Guidance on Ebola
Revised guidance offered for the monitoring and movement of people with exposure to Ebola virus
Monday, October 27, 2014

Suboptimal Staging Linked to Mortality in Bladder Cancer
Omission of muscle in specimen or its mention in pathology report linked to increased mortality
Monday, October 27, 2014

Healthy Lifestyle Independently Tied to Lower CHF Risk in Women
Effect observed even in the absence of preexisting coronary heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes
Monday, October 27, 2014

ASCO: Burnout Reported by Most Palliative Care Clinicians
Greatest risk of burnout for younger docs, those working more than 50 hours per week
Monday, October 27, 2014

Overweight Youth With Asthma May Overuse Rescue Meds
Overweight/obese children may falsely attribute exertional dyspnea, esophageal reflux to asthma
Monday, October 27, 2014

More Kids Harmed by Drinking in Pregnancy Than Expected
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders may affect about 5 percent of U.S. children
Monday, October 27, 2014

Knowing Genetic Risk of Cancer Doesn't Change Behavior
Those who know they have greater risk of colorectal cancer found no more likely to be screened
Monday, October 27, 2014

AAP Updates Guidelines for Bronchiolitis in Infants
Guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for diagnosis and management
Monday, October 27, 2014

Telephone Intervention Doesn't Aid Diabetes Meds Adherence
Findings among adults with diabetes recently prescribed new medication
Monday, October 27, 2014


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