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Colorectal Cancer Rates on Rise in Young Americans
Still, only 10 percent of cases occur in younger group, researchers find
Friday, January 30, 2015

Recurrent Kidney Stones Linked to Arterial Calcium Deposits
Patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending cardiovascular issues
Friday, January 30, 2015

Cutting Added Fructose Could Reduce Diabetes-Linked Morbidity
Limiting intake to 5 percent of calories would improve glucose tolerance, reduce diabetes prevalence
Friday, January 30, 2015

Decreasing Serum Sodium Ups Liver Transplant Survival
Survival benefit for patients with MELD >11; no benefit seen for patients with MELD scores of ≤11
Friday, January 30, 2015

Cancer Diagnosis Impacts Patient Adherence to Diabetes Rx
Effect more pronounced with poor cancer prognosis
Friday, January 30, 2015

Isolated Systolic High BP in 30s May Up Risk of Earlier Death
Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say
Friday, January 30, 2015

Topical Acne Gel Linked to Methemoglobinemia
Teen developed blood disorder after using Aczone for a week
Friday, January 30, 2015

Heavy Drinking in Middle Age Rivals HTN, DM As Stroke Risk
By age 75, however, blood pressure and diabetes became better predictors of stroke
Friday, January 30, 2015

Review: Oseltamivir Shortens Flu Duration by About a Day
And reduces the risk of flu-related complications such as pneumonia
Friday, January 30, 2015

CDC: Measles Cases in January Top Typical Load for Entire Year
Spread driven largely by outbreak that started at Disney theme parks in California in December
Friday, January 30, 2015

Cardiovascular, Cerebral Effect for Red Bull + Mental Stress
Increase in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, heart rate, decreased cerebral blood flow velocity
Friday, January 30, 2015

Eye Tracking Could Quantify Symptoms of Brain Injury
Could serve as measure of severity of concussion-related ocular motility disruption
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Less-Tight Control of Non-Severe BP in Pregnancy OK for Fetus
Controlling gestational blood pressure doesn't seem to affect baby, but may prevent problems for mom
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Liberals, Independents Found to Have Greater Longevity
But researchers can't pinpoint why they outlive Republicans, Democrats over 30 years
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Starting Football Young May Lead to Higher Cognitive Risks
Former pros who played before age of 11 show greater deficits in memory and thinking skills
Thursday, January 29, 2015

CDC: ~8 Percent of U.S. Adults Nonadherent Due to Rx Costs
Patients skipping doses, taking less medication or delaying filling prescriptions
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Hepatitis A Hospitalizations Down From 2002 to 2011
Increase in age of those hospitalized, and in percent of hospitalizations covered by Medicare
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Triglycerides Significantly Elevated in Women With GDM
High triglyceride levels in women with gestational diabetes mellitus persist across trimesters
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Anxiety Moderates Amyloid-β Association With Cognition
Correlation moderated by elevated anxiety symptoms; greater decline in high-anxiety group
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Teledermoscopy Feasible, Effective for Monitoring Nevi
Diagnostic concordance 0.87 between conventional office-based visits, teledermoscopy encounters
Thursday, January 29, 2015

PCBs, Phthalates Linked to Earlier Menopause
Association with higher exposures to organic pollutants in household items, environment
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Results Appear Promising for Experimental Ebola Vaccine
Vaccine works against Zaire strain of Ebola currently circulating in West Africa
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Following BP Guidelines Will Save Lives and Money
Investing in treatment strategies would yield both health and economic benefits, researcher says
Thursday, January 29, 2015

Benefits Package Important for Attracting, Retaining Staff
Key benefit options include vacation days, sick leave, attendance bonuses, paid time off
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Real-Time Mobile App Can Improve Sun Protection
Two studies demonstrate some improvement in sun protection behaviors
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sleeping Well in Middle Age May Pay Off Later in Life
Better functioning reported decades afterward, researchers find
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

FDA to Strengthen Approval Process for AEDs
Agency has received 72,000 reports of automated external defibrillators failing
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AAFP Advocates for Planned Vaginal Birth After Cesarean
Clinicians should counsel, encourage, and facilitate planned vaginal birth after cesarean
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Daily Blueberry Consumption May Reduce Blood Pressure
Decrease in blood pressure, arterial stiffness in postmenopausal women with pre-, stage 1-HTN
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Postmenopausal Weight Loss or Gain Ups Risk of Fracture
Researchers found just a 5 percent gain or loss may affect postmenopausal bone health
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Sugary Drink Consumption Tied to Earlier Menarche
Early menstruation a risk factor for depression and breast cancer
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Current Smoking Reduces Survival in Prostate Cancer
Former, as well as current, smokers saw higher risk for radiation tx-related urinary side effects
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Many Seniors Not Reporting Falls to Physician
Fewer than half tell their doctor of fall, researcher notes
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chlorhexidine Bathing Doesn't Cut Health Care-Linked Infections
No difference in primary outcome for bathing with chlorhexidine versus nonantimicrobial cloth
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sedation Protocol Doesn't Reduce Duration of Ventilation in PICU
No reduction in duration of mechanical ventilation for children with sedation protocol versus usual care
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

STS: Blood Transfusions in CABG Could Raise Pneumonia Risk
But overall rate under 4 percent
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Women With PCOS Hospitalized More Often
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome more likely to be hospitalized for variety of reasons
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Glucose Breath Test Positivity Up in Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Positive rate significantly higher in patients with Crohn's disease; positivity linked to GI symptom
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Provider Demographics Affect Pain Treatment Decisions
These effects may contribute to pain management disparities
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

FDA Approves Generic Form of Nexium
To treat gastroesophageal reflux disease in adults and children ages 1 and older
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Difficulty Falling Asleep Linked to Higher Risk of Hypertension
Risk up with regularly taking longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Benefit of Noninvasive Tests in Non-MI Chest Pain Questioned
Such screenings don't predict who will have a future cardiovascular event, researchers report
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Many Breast Cancer Patients Lack Knowledge of Their Disease
Problem more pronounced among minority women
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Duration of Hyperlipidemia in 30s/40s Impacts CHD Risk
Researchers compare extended exposure to high cholesterol to "pack years" in smoking
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Cumulative Use of Anticholinergic Medication Tied to Dementia
Class of drugs interferes with a key brain chemical, but study doesn't prove cause and effect
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Studies Highlight Tools for Diagnosis of COPD
Tools include FEV1/FVC and laryngeal height plus Lung Function Questionnaire
Monday, January 26, 2015

FDA Approves New Meningococcal Disease Vaccine
Bexsero is the second vaccine approved in the past three months to prevent this disease
Monday, January 26, 2015

Childhood Neglect Appears to Affect White Matter Integrity
Changes less significant in children placed in high-quality foster care at an early age
Monday, January 26, 2015

Early Alert Intervention Cuts Heart Failure Readmission
Significant reduction in 30-day readmission after implementation of early alert system
Monday, January 26, 2015

High Penicillin Prescribing Could Build Reservoirs of Resistance
Significant difference in minimum inhibitory concentration for high, low prescribers of penicillin G
Monday, January 26, 2015

Premature Death Risk Up for Stroke Survivors Living Alone
Findings especially strong for men
Monday, January 26, 2015

AAP Approves 2015 Vaccine Schedule for Children, Teens
Minor changes from 2014 format include footnotes; extensive revision to meningococcal footnote
Monday, January 26, 2015

AAP Opposes Legalization of Marijuana
But supports compassionate use for children with debilitating, terminal illnesses
Monday, January 26, 2015

Morphine Linked With Adverse Outcomes Post-Tonsillectomy
Research suggests children with obstructive sleep apnea should not be given morphine for post-op pain
Monday, January 26, 2015

Menu Calorie Data May Prompt Parents to Encourage Exercise
Info about minutes or miles of activity required to burn off calories may be most helpful
Monday, January 26, 2015


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