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Obama Appoints Ron Klain As 'Ebola Czar'
U.S. health officials reiterate opposition to ban on travelers from West Africa
Friday, October 17, 2014

Many Docs Believe Mobile Health Apps Can Improve Patient Care
Most apps related to diet and fitness, do not require published evidence on clinical effectiveness
Friday, October 17, 2014

Low Testosterone May Up Risk of Atherosclerosis in Diabetes
Low testosterone may increase cardiovascular risk in middle-aged men with type 2 diabetes
Friday, October 17, 2014

Specialized Care Centers May Be Needed to Contain Ebola
Conventional U.S. medical centers not prepared to manage Ebola patients
Friday, October 17, 2014

Psoriasis Tied to Raised Risk of Uncontrolled Hypertension
Researchers suspect inflammation is the common denominator
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Limiting Malpractice Claims May Not Curb Costly Medical Tests
ER charges haven't declined in three states with legislative reforms
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ebola Workshop Scheduled for Nov. 3 in Washington, D.C.
Experts and policymakers will discuss the public health response to Ebola virus disease in the U.S.
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Immune Therapy Induces Remission for Many With ALL
Major short-term risk is cytokine release syndrome, researchers say
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Change in Doc, Public Attitudes Needed to Cut Overtreatment
Reform of malpractice laws, inclusion of patients in medical decision making could be helpful
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

IBD Linked to Worse Prognosis After Myocardial Infarction
IBD flares linked to increased risks of recurrent MI, all-cause mortality, composite outcome
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Nearly 1 in 20 Cancer Patients Die Within Month of Surgery
Lack of access to quality care a major factor in these deaths, researchers say
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Allergy to Some Metal Implants Linked to Rare Skin Cancer
Researchers say testing patients for adverse reaction may be needed
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Takes Steps Toward Hospital Preparedness for Ebola
CDC providing opportunities for U.S. health care providers to receive additional training
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Second Health Care Worker in Dallas Tests Positive for Ebola
Unidentified woman reported fever Tuesday, was isolated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CDC Develops a New, Faster Lab Test for Enterovirus D68
Changes in case counts due to faster testing will not represent a real-time influx of new cases
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Smoking-Related Illnesses in U.S. Total 14 Million
Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads
May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity, and poor eating habits, research suggests
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Obesity Appears to Speed Aging of the Liver
Heavier people might be more prone to liver cancer, insulin problems, researchers say
Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ASA: Anesthesia Complications Drop by Half
Rate of serious problems was highest in patients over 50
Monday, October 13, 2014

Health Officials Reviewing Ebola Procedures at Dallas Hospital
CDC will be 'doubling down' on education and training for all U.S. hospitals
Monday, October 13, 2014

Love Your Coffee? You May Have Been Born That Way
Research identifies genes linked to the body's response to caffeine in coffee
Monday, October 13, 2014

Combining Healthy Habits Equals Greater Reduction in CRC Risk
Men in particular would benefit from five lifestyle practices, researchers say
Monday, October 13, 2014

Texas Hospital Worker Tests Positive for Ebola
CDC cites possible lapse in infection-control procedures
Monday, October 13, 2014

Even Decaf Coffee May Help Protect the Liver
New study echoes prior findings and suggests caffeine isn't the key ingredient in the effect
Friday, October 10, 2014

Specialty Drugs May Be Worth the Higher Costs
Greater benefits offered by specialty drugs may offset the difference in costs over traditional drugs
Friday, October 10, 2014

CDC: Less Than Half of HIV+ U.S. Hispanics Are Getting Proper Care
CDC report also finds just 36.9 percent have the virus under control
Friday, October 10, 2014

Body May Change Bad Fat to Good After Exposure to Cold
But researchers say obesity and inflammation may blunt this effect
Friday, October 10, 2014

Medicines Are Biggest Culprit in Fatal Allergic Reactions
Antibiotics, contrast material for scans lead the list of triggers
Friday, October 10, 2014

Americans Increasingly Anxious About Ebola
Harris Poll/HealthDay survey finds more people viewing virus as 'major threat' to the United States
Friday, October 10, 2014

High Cholesterol Tied to Prostate Cancer's Return
Findings suggest that normalization of blood fats may reduce risk, researcher says
Friday, October 10, 2014

IDSA: Elevated Vancomycin MICs Not Linked to Higher Mortality
Meta-analysis based on data from 8,291 episodes of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia
Thursday, October 09, 2014

IDSA: Infection Rates in Nursing Homes on the Rise
Researchers note problem will only worsen with aging baby boomers
Thursday, October 09, 2014

IDSA: Contact Sports Boost Spread of MRSA
College athletes advised to practice good hygiene, and to stop sharing towels, razors
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Potential Clue to Ebola Treatments Uncovered
Unusual protein identified in quest for drug remedies
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Airborne Particulates Beyond Traffic Fumes Affect Lung Health
In mouse and human models, PM10 causes more injury than traffic-derived particulate matter
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Reducing Residency Work Hours Doesn't Affect Patient Outcomes
Findings based on patients' mortality, length-of-stay under junior, senior physicians
Thursday, October 09, 2014

Five Major U.S. Airports to Screen Travelers for Ebola
Move should handle 94 percent of those arriving from Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
Thursday, October 09, 2014

CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Hits Record High of Nearly 79 Years
Lifestyle changes cited as reason for gains
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dallas Ebola Patient Has Died, Hospital Officials Confirm
CDC begins screening at five U.S. airports for all people entering from Ebola-affected countries
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

AAFP Urges Docs to Check Accuracy of Open Payments Data
First set of data released Sept. 30 by CMS Open Payments transparency program
Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Despite Proper Cleaning, Endoscopes May Pass on E. coli
Different sterilization technique could prevent this complication
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

About Half of All U.S. Hospital Patients Receive Antibiotics
About half of those patients received two or more antibiotics
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Factors Identified That Influence Overuse of Pap Testing
Women over 400 percent of the poverty level have increased testing despite hysterectomy, older age
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Obama Considers Tighter Ebola Screening for Travelers
And calls on other nations to do more to help control the deadly epidemic
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Fetal BPA Exposure to Tied to Childhood Wheeze
Expert recommends pregnant women avoid canned foods, plastics containing bisphenol A
Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Officials Report First Confirmed Death Due to Enterovirus D68
Virus, also linked to paralysis, has spread to 43 states, CDC says
Monday, October 06, 2014

EPA Wants Less Dental Mercury Entering Environment
U.S. government agency preparing rule to limit discharge of cavity-filling material
Monday, October 06, 2014

CDC Team Assisting Ebola Response in Dallas
Investigation of first U.S. Ebola case underway; CDC issues reminders to providers
Monday, October 06, 2014

Impact of Physician Payments Sunshine Act Discussed
Manufacturers and providers concerned about reporting burden; patient interpretation of data
Monday, October 06, 2014

Gout Independently Associated With Diabetes Risk
Women with this form of arthritis are more susceptible, researchers say
Monday, October 06, 2014

Ebola Patient in Dallas Hospital Takes Turn for the Worse
Obama meeting with national security advisers to discuss Ebola outbreak, administration's response
Monday, October 06, 2014

Physician Payments Found Not to Favor Procedures
Findings based on analysis of relative value units for procedures, management
Friday, October 03, 2014

Ebola Focus Shrinks to About 50 People in Texas
All had varying degrees of contact with Liberian national being treated at Dallas hospital
Friday, October 03, 2014

Too Much Alcohol May Harm Sperm
And the risk of sexually transmitted infection climbs with more drinking
Friday, October 03, 2014

Only DM Duration Independently Tied to Microvascular Events
Age, although associated, is not an independent factor for microvascular events
Friday, October 03, 2014

Second Baby 'Cured' of HIV Suffers Relapse
Doctors report levels of virus rose just two weeks after drug treatment was stopped
Friday, October 03, 2014

Medical Errors Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Doc says understanding that mistakes happen can help physicians determine processes to improve
Thursday, October 02, 2014

CDC: Heroin Overdose Deaths Doubled in Much of U.S.
Deaths from heroin overdose vary by age
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Infant's Early Diet Doesn't Change Celiac Disease Risk
Breastfeeding, waiting to introduce foods with gluten doesn't prevent autoimmune disorder
Thursday, October 02, 2014

ESICM: Early Goal-Directed Tx No Benefit in Early Septic Shock
No reduction in 90-day mortality for patients presenting to ER with early septic shock
Thursday, October 02, 2014

CDC Offers Ebola Guidance for Health Care Providers
Virus is detected in blood only after the onset of symptoms, usually fever
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Four Patients Who Died Tested Positive for Enterovirus D68
It's not clear what role -- if any -- the virus played in those deaths, officials say
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Providers Received Billions From Drug/Device Companies
Doctors, hospitals received billions of dollars from drug, device makers in second half of 2013
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Updated Count for Those Potentially Exposed to U.S. Ebola
Health officials in Texas say more than 80 people came into contact with U.S. diagnosed Ebola patient
Thursday, October 02, 2014

Preterm Birth, Pneumonia Leading Causes of Child Mortality
New global estimates suggest two million die each year from these conditions
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

In Cancer Prevention, 9-Valent HPV Vaccine Looks Promising
Research suggests the vaccine could prevent 90 percent of cervical malignancies
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Monitoring Those Who Had Contact With Ebola Patient
Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Issues Ebola Best Practices Reminder for Providers
Consider Ebola as diagnosis in recent travelers with symptoms of disease
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

ESICM: Transfusion Threshold Not Major Factor in Sepsis Outcomes
Patients with septic shock have similar outcomes with lower and higher hemoglobin threshold
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

High Salt Intake + Smoking May Up Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
No association found between sodium intake and development of rheumatoid arthritis overall
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Burnout on the Job Isn't Just About the Work
Individual factors explain considerable proportion of mental distress, depression, emotional exhaustion
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Obesity Tied to Higher Cancer Risk for CRC Survivors
Higher obesity-driven risk identified for kidney, pancreatic, esophageal, endometrial cancers
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

CDC Confirms First Patient Diagnosed With Ebola in U.S.
Unidentified man at Dallas hospital developed symptoms days after flying from West Africa
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

No Genetic Proof Vitamin D Guards Against Type 2 Diabetes
Some past research had suggested a possible benefit against the disease
Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Can Exercise Prevent Type 2 Diabetes? Genes May Be Key
Some obese people have DNA that makes it tougher for workouts to fend off the disease
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Antibiotic Use Before Age 2 Might Raise Obesity Risk
Researchers suspect broad-spectrum versions change make-up of microbes in gut
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

40 States, District of Columbia Reporting Enterovirus D68
Health officials also investigating link to cases of muscle weakness in nine Colorado children
Tuesday, September 30, 2014

'Just-in-Time' Methodology Can Reduce Patient Waiting Times
Improves patient flow through clinic without reducing patient/physician interaction time
Monday, September 29, 2014

Stress Might Be Even More Unhealthy for the Obese
Repeated exposure tied to escalation of inflammatory protein levels, but only in overweight people
Friday, September 26, 2014

Experiences Trump Things, Even Before Purchase
Researchers say anticipation of purchase is of value, more so for experiential vs material
Friday, September 26, 2014

Can Media Multitasking Alter Your Brain?
The more wired you are, the less dense your gray matter, study suggests
Thursday, September 25, 2014

CDC: Nearly 5 Percent of Young U.S. Women Have Chlamydia
Young women should be screened yearly for the sexually transmitted disease, experts say
Thursday, September 25, 2014

All Work, No Play May Up Risk of Diabetes
But it may depend on the type of job, researchers say
Thursday, September 25, 2014

NSAIDs Tied to Risk of Venous Thromboembolism
NSAIDs should be prescribed with caution, especially in patients already at a higher risk of VTE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Blood Test Might Predict Speed of Recovery From Surgery
Activity of subsets of CD14+ monocytes may provide clues to healing time
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Increasing Skirt Size Tied to Higher Breast Cancer Risk
A size increase every 10 years tied to 33 percent higher risk
Thursday, September 25, 2014

CDC: Enterovirus D68 in 29 States, District of Columbia
Health officials urge good hygiene to help contain spread of illness
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Diabetes Rates Leveling Off in the United States
After 20-year increase, cases have been tapering lately, but some groups still at risk
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Clinical Practice Guideline Issued for Comorbid Conditions in CVD
ACC, AHA, and the U.S. DHHS reviewed Medicare data to consider impact on practice guidelines
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Most Doctors Are Over-Extended or at Full Capacity
Only 19 percent have time to see more patients; many docs want to cut patient access to services
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Decision-Support Guide Can Reduce Use of Prenatal Testing
Intervention, which eliminates financial barriers to testing, results in more informed choices
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Report Identifies Game Changers for U.S. Health Care
Recent innovations, developments may transform direction of patient care in next decade
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FDA: Blood Test for Yeast Pathogens Approved
Detects Candida albicans and/or tropicalis, Candida parapsilosis, Candida glabrata and/or krusei
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Breast Milk a Risk for Spreading Cytomegalovirus to Preemies
Dangerous for low-birth-weight infants; mom can be tested before delivery to see if she carries virus
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CDC: Ebola Cases Could Reach 1.4 Million in Months
Isolating infected patients is the best way to stem the epidemic, health officials say
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

USPSTF: Screen Women for Chlamydia, Gonorrhea
Task Force cautions most women don't have symptoms from these infections
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Ebola Cases Predicted to Continue Increasing
Cumulative number of cases in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone predicted to exceed 20,000 by Nov. 2, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NIH Adds $10M to Encourage Gender Balance in Clinical Trials
Strategic investments help incorporate gender into existing funded studies, health officials say
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Chikungunya Fever Identified in the United States
Chikungunya emerged in Caribbean; 751 imported cases have been reported in continental U.S.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Health Conditions Expected to Worsen Due to Climate Change
Experts predict surge in breathing problems, infections, and food shortages
Monday, September 22, 2014

Pancreatic Cancer Risk Not Higher With Diabetes Rx DPP-4i
Findings based on comparison to sulfonylureas and thiazolidinediones
Monday, September 22, 2014

Redundant Antimicrobial Therapy Is Pervasive, Costly
Cases identified in three-quarters of hospitals, totaling $12 million of avoidable costs
Monday, September 22, 2014

Systemwide Changes Needed to Restrain Health Care Spending
Access to tools and information will allow families to make better, more informed medical choices
Friday, September 19, 2014

Obama Calls for National Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Task force created to craft a strategy to track, vanquish superbugs
Friday, September 19, 2014

Recent Increase in Liver Injury From Herbs, Supplements
Liver injury from nonbodybuilding supplements more severe than from bodybuilding supplements, meds
Friday, September 19, 2014

Presence of Peers Ups Health Workers' Hand Hygiene
But, as social environment becomes more crowded, marginal returns diminish
Friday, September 19, 2014

Strategies Can Help Docs Lower Their Tax Burden
Seven strategies include contributions to health savings, of securities, and to retirement plans
Thursday, September 18, 2014

One Dose of Antidepressant Changes Brain Connectivity
Researchers eventually hope to predict who will respond to a drug and who won't
Thursday, September 18, 2014

CDC: Almost Everyone Needs a Flu Shot
Vaccine recommended for everyone 6 months and older, including pregnant women
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Migraines in Middle Age Tied to Increased Risk of Parkinson's
Researchers find connection, but actual risk is small; more study needed
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Internists Report Considerable EMR-Linked Time Loss
Attending physicians report 48 minutes time loss per clinic day, while trainees report 18 minutes
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Researchers ID Factor in Hospital Bacterial Resistance
Spotting infected patients, disinfecting hospitals key to curbing spread of resistant bacteria
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

12 States Now Reporting Severe Respiratory Illness Affecting Kids
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Artificial Sweeteners May Raise Blood Glucose Levels
Research includes mouse and human studies
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Screening Elderly Women for Breast Cancer Questioned
Mammograms for those aged 69 to 75 could result in overtreatment, researchers caution
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Urine Test for Cervical HPV Demonstrates Good Accuracy
Less invasive method may increase screening rates for cervical cancer, researchers say
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Prenatal Phthalate Exposure Tied to Asthma Risk in Children
Association with phthalate exposure needs additional research, study authors say
Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AACR: Targeted Drugs Among Successes Against Cancer
But aging population and increasing obesity threaten progress
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Obama to Step Up Aid to Fight Ebola in West Africa
World Health Organization warns threat grows by the day
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CDC: Opioid-Related Deaths Quadrupled in Past Decade
Increases highest among whites, and people between 55 and 64
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Over a Quarter of Hospital Orders Classified As Defensive
Most defensive costs due to potentially unnecessary hospitalization
Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Children's Severe Respiratory Virus Confirmed in Northeast
Health officials urge good hygiene to limit exposure to Enterovirus D68
Monday, September 15, 2014

New Role of Patient As Consumer Requires Market Changes
As consumers take on more costs of care, access to data for informed decisions deemed crucial
Monday, September 15, 2014

Errata Frequently Seen in Medical Literature
Errata in 4.2 per 100 original and review articles; major errata in 24.2 percent of articles with errata
Monday, September 15, 2014

Watchful Waiting May Not Be Best for Black Men With Prostate CA
Found more likely to develop aggressive disease earlier than white patients
Monday, September 15, 2014

HbA1c ≥5.9 Percent Can ID Diabetes in Early Pregnancy
Identifying women in early pregnancy cuts risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes
Monday, September 15, 2014

HPV Vaccine Knowledge Doesn't Predict Vaccination
12-month findings true for both parents' and adolescents' knowledge
Monday, September 15, 2014

Highly Sensitive Troponin Test IDs Asymptomatic Heart Damage
Could eventually join cholesterol tests as standard screening tool, researchers say
Friday, September 12, 2014

Mechanism Proposed for Nicotine Gateway Hypothesis
Nicotine seems to exert priming effect on cocaine via histone deacetylase inhibition
Friday, September 12, 2014

Non-Vitamin K Oral Anticoagulants Vary in Assay Effects
Review guides clinicians on how to interpret coagulation test results
Friday, September 12, 2014

Researchers Support Lung Cancer CT Screen in Older Patients
More false positives, but higher positive predictive value, observed in those 65 years and older
Friday, September 12, 2014

U.S. Ebola Survivor Gives Blood to Infected Health Care Colleague
The hope is that antibodies in the survivor's blood will help fight the often-deadly virus in the recipient
Friday, September 12, 2014

Factors ID'd for CRC Risk Stratification With Positive FIT
Fecal hemoglobin concentration, sex, age can classify risk of advanced colorectal neoplasia
Thursday, September 11, 2014

AB Blood Type May Be Linked to Risk of Memory Loss
High levels of factor VIII are also tied to higher risk of cognitive impairment
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gates Foundation Gives $50M to Fight Ebola Outbreak in Africa
Much of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's focus is global health and development
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Ebola-Infected Doctor Showing Improvement in Nebraska
Missionaries infected in West Africa continue treatments at U.S. hospitals
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Single Random Biopsy Ups Detection of Cervical Disease
Additional disease detected in HPV 16- or 18-postive and other high-risk HPV-positive women
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Review: Rapid Antigen Tests Accurate for Strep Diagnosis
Molecular-based tests have the best diagnostic accuracy in group A streptococcal pharyngitis
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Reanalyses of RCTs Can Lead to Different Conclusions
Thirty-five percent of published reanalyses led to changes in findings that implied different conclusions
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Meta-Analysis: Prediabetes Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Increased risk of cancer overall; highest risks for liver, endometrial, stomach/colorectal cancer
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

For Some, Health Insurance More Costly Than Uninsured Penalty
Young people with low incomes often pay as much as or more than older individuals for bronze plans
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Fourth U.S. Ebola Patient Airlifted to Atlanta Hospital
Unidentified doctor was flown out of West Africa after contracting virus
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

CDC: Respiratory Virus Affecting Children in Multiple States
Health officials concerned about a wider outbreak, urge good hygiene to limit exposure
Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Renal and Thyroid Cancers on the Rise in U.S. Children
Study also finds increase in overall cancer rate among African-American children and adolescents
Monday, September 08, 2014

Is Soy a Foe to Women With Breast Cancer?
Study raises questions about the effect of its estrogen-like properties
Monday, September 08, 2014

Health Care Spending Expected to Rise in 2014 Through 2023
Insurance coverage under ACA, aging, economic growth driving future spending increases
Monday, September 08, 2014

Excessive Precautions Unnecessary for Ebola Virus
Virus is transmitted via direct and indirect contact; respiratory protection unnecessary
Friday, September 05, 2014

FDA: NephroCheck Test Approved to Predict Kidney Injury Risk
Screens for decline of kidney function within 12 hours
Friday, September 05, 2014

ASCO: BMI, Menopause Status Linked to Breast Inflammation
Independent associations for overweight/obesity, postmenopausal status with WAT inflammation
Friday, September 05, 2014

E-Cigarette Vapor May Be Less Toxic Than Tobacco Smoke
But researcher says the devices should still be regulated
Thursday, September 04, 2014

Increased Melanoma Incidence for Pilots, Cabin Crew
Summary standardized incidence ratio up more than two-fold for any flight-based occupation
Thursday, September 04, 2014

British Ebola Patient Released From the Hospital
Patient was given the experimental drug ZMapp and treated in a special isolation unit
Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Another American Physician Infected With Ebola
First human tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine are set to start this week
Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Report Highlights Progress, Challenges in Health IT
Progress made toward widespread adoption of EHRs; barriers to adoption of advanced EHR use
Friday, August 29, 2014

Gene Research Yields Insights Into Ebola Virus
Strain tied to West Africa outbreak has mutated hundreds of times, and only spreads among humans
Friday, August 29, 2014

AMGA: Physician Turnover Still High in 2013
More physicians retiring; retirement as a reason for separation increased to 18 percent
Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ebola Outbreak Could Infect 20,000 People, U.N. Says
World Health Organization unveils $489 million plan to combat the outbreak in West Africa
Thursday, August 28, 2014

CDC Director: Ebola has 'Upper Hand' in Outbreak
Health care systems in hardest hit countries overwhelmed and the virus continues to spread
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency Worsens Outcomes With B-Cell Lymphoma
Deficiency impairs rituximab-mediated cellular cytotoxicity; substitution improves RMCC
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hospitals Should Follow CDC Recommendations for Ebola Care
Exceeding CDC recommendations may increase risk of transmission, anxiety, and costs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Liberia Ebola Clinic Attack Could Harm Efforts to Control Outbreak
Angry mob ransacked quarantine center in Monrovia; conflicting reports about what happened to patients
Monday, August 18, 2014

FDA: New Colorectal Cancer Screening Test Approved
Noninvasive Cologuard test has shown more than 90 percent accuracy in clinical trials
Tuesday, August 12, 2014

EHR Adoption Increasing, But Stage 2 Criteria Often Not Met
Second study shows most office physicians have EHR, but gaps persist in adoption
Monday, August 11, 2014

Issues to Consider With Integration of Telemedicine
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues
Friday, August 08, 2014

WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a 'Public Health Emergency'
Statement follows similar assessment by CDC
Friday, August 08, 2014

CDC Raises Ebola Outbreak Response to Highest Alert
CDC offering resources for clinicians on Ebola virus disease management
Friday, August 08, 2014

CDC: Millions Given Access to Breast, Cervical CA Screening
Report details success of CDC program for women with limited health care access
Thursday, August 07, 2014

VA Health Care Reform Bill Signed Into Law
To provide easier access to care, make it easier to fire senior VA officials who perform poorly
Thursday, August 07, 2014

HIV Infection Linked to Lower Risk of Multiple Sclerosis
Rate ratio of developing MS 0.38 among those with HIV versus those without HIV
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Study Confirms Lasting Drop in Prostate Cancer Death With PSA
Increased absolute effect at 13 years compared with findings at nine and 11 years
Thursday, August 07, 2014

Insulin Sensitivity Is Key Renal Marker in Youth With T2DM
Measured insulin sensitivity tied to early renal abnormalities in adolescents with type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Statin Use After CRC Diagnosis Reduces Mortality Risk
In fully adjusted models, statin use linked to reduction in cancer-specific, all-cause mortality
Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Hepatitis C Could Become Rare Disease in 20 Years
Newer medications, better screening would fuel the trend
Monday, August 04, 2014

Optimal Red Blood Cell Folate Level About 1,000 nmol/L
Based on data from studies in China, risk of neural tube defects substantially attenuated at this level
Monday, August 04, 2014

Each Chronic Condition Further Reduces Life Expectancy
Average marginal decline in life expectancy for each additional chronic condition is 1.8 years
Friday, August 01, 2014

Florida Officials Issue Warning on Vibrio Bacteria
CDC advises keeping open wounds away from warm saltwater, brackish water or shellfish
Friday, August 01, 2014

J&J Pulls Morcellator Devices From Market
Controversial device used for minimally invasive hysterectomies, uterine fibroid removal
Thursday, July 31, 2014

CDC Issues Travel Warning As Africa Ebola Outbreak Worsens
Agency also plans to send 50 more experts to the affected countries
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Higher Risk of Vascular Events With Polymyalgia Rheumatica
Identification and active management of vascular risk factors advised
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Increasing Malarial Drug Resistance a Growing Threat
Focus must remain on developing new drugs to control the disease
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Slow Progress Toward Meaningful Use Stage 2
As of July 1, 2014, 972 of 2,823 eligible providers and 10 of 128 hospitals have attested to MU2
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CDC: Annual COPD Costs to Hit $49 Billion by 2020
Each year, almost 135,000 die from smoking-related chronic lung disease, experts say
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

CDC: Extreme Weather Kills 2,000 in U.S. Each Year
Heat contributes to nearly one-third of those deaths
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Viewpoint: Why Boys Should Be Vaccinated Against HPV
Girls-only vaccination program leaves men at risk, especially those who have sex with men
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HCV Genotype 1 Is Most Prevalent Globally
Genotypes 4, 5 are more prevalent in lower-income countries
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Diabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Head and Neck Cancer
Retrospective cohort study in Taiwan shows significantly increased risk of cancer
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

HPV-Related Noncervical Cancers on the Rise in Canada
Registry data show increase in incidence rates of HPV-related oropharyngeal and anal cancers
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Healthy Habits May Slow Cellular Signs of Aging
Study adds to understanding of how healthy living affects the aging process
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Decline in Stroke Incidence for Senior Medicare Beneficiaries
From 1988 to 2008 decrease noted in ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke; 30-day stroke mortality
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

CDC: Ebola Risk in U.S. Low But Provider Vigilance Urged
U.S. health care workers reminded to test/isolate sick travelers returning from affected areas
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

'Fist Bump': The New Health Care Handshake?
U.K. researchers found it transferred about a 10th of the bacteria that gripping hands did
Monday, July 28, 2014

CDC Downplays Ebola's Threat to the United States
Deadly virus relatively slow to transmit, and travel factors make spread from West Africa unlikely
Monday, July 28, 2014

HPV Testing Every Three Years As Safe As Other Strategies
Three-year risks following HPV-negative result lower than those following Pap test, cotesting
Monday, July 28, 2014

Teen Vaccinations Up But HPV Coverage Remains Low Overall
CDC experts call for improved clinician, parent adherence to recommendations
Monday, July 28, 2014

Type of Lymphoma Treatment Impacts Degree of Harm to Sperm
Treatment type and pretreatment spermatogenesis status linked to recovery
Monday, July 28, 2014

Serum Free Light Chain Level Increase Precedes Amyloidosis
Monoclonal immunoglobulin light chains detected more than 11 years before diagnosis
Friday, July 25, 2014

Dietary Elimination Effective for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
No clinical, endoscopic, histologic factors predict dietary therapy response
Friday, July 25, 2014

CDC: Too Few Teens Receiving HPV Vaccine
Agency urges doctors to recommend it along with other routine immunizations
Friday, July 25, 2014

HIV Remission Ceases With Antiretroviral Tx Interruption
Findings in two cases of remission following stem cell transplantation
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

CDC Director Says Antibiotic Resistance a Growing Threat
Agency plans to isolate, track, and prevent bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Uterine Cancer in 27/10,000 Women Undergoing Morcellation
Prevalence ratio for uterine malignancy increases with increasing age
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy Benefit Questioned
For women with stage I, II cancer without a BRCA mutation, 20-year survival benefit <1 percent
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Red Cross Issues Urgent Call for Blood Donations
'Emergency situation' could arise in weeks if shortages continue
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

National Survey Finds Most U.S. Physicians Are Satisfied
Satisfied physicians more likely to report positive trends, encourage young people to become doctors
Monday, July 21, 2014

Drug-Resistant Superbug on the Rise in Southeast U.S. Hospitals
Five-fold increase in cases reported at community hospitals over five years
Monday, July 21, 2014

Decrease in HIV Diagnosis Rate From 2002 to 2011
Diagnoses attributable to heterosexual contact down; due to male-to-male sexual contact stable
Monday, July 21, 2014

Fasting May Not Be Necessary for Cholesterol Tests
Fasting, non-fasting LDL cholesterol measurements similarly predict mortality risk
Friday, July 18, 2014

Recent Drop in AIDS-Related Deaths Tied to CD4 Improvement
From 1999-2011, decrease in all-cause, liver disease, cardiovascular deaths; increase in cancer deaths
Friday, July 18, 2014

Testicular Cancer Rising in Young Hispanics in the U.S.
Increase in incidence of testicular germ cell tumors in Hispanic adolescents and young adults
Thursday, July 17, 2014

United Nations: AIDS Epidemic May Be Subsiding
Number of new infections, deaths declining, while more with HIV getting lifesaving medications
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Increasing Flow of Information Has Impact on Patient Consent
Issues that are being raised include opt-in versus opt-out policies, dealing with sensitive data
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Stroke Incidence, Mortality Down From 1987 to 2011
Prospective cohort study in four U.S. communities showed decrease for blacks and whites
Tuesday, July 15, 2014

ACOs Require Overhaul to Health Care Delivery System
Successful ACOs involve physicians, hospitals, outpatient facilities; address nonclinical factors
Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Recommendations Made for Partnering Patients in Health Care
Changes needed in content and conduct of health professions education, education organizations
Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tips Offered for Improving Practice Financial Management
Tips include establishment of clear financial policies for practice; education of patients
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Risk of Celiac, Autoimmunity High With DR3-DQ2 Haplotype
Findings among those developing disease, autoimmunity in early childhood
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Health Care Expenditure Has Slowed in United States
Health sector prices explain much of difference between U.S., other high-spending countries
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

CDC: Antibiotic Resistance in Foodborne Illness a Mixed Bag
Report found reduced resistance to treatments with some bugs, more resistance among others
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Injuries, Violence Top Causes of Death for Young Americans
CDC researcher calls for broader preventive measures
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Study Confirms Link Between Low Vitamin D, Early Death
Present study used serum level of 30 ng/mL versus 20 ng/mL used in previous research
Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Kidney Disease Risk Factors Present for Decades
Early identification of risk factors can lead to some modifications to cut risk
Monday, June 30, 2014

Guidance Issued for Addressing Primary Ovarian Insufficiency
Adolescents should be offered counseling, hormonal therapy, referral to specialists if needed
Monday, June 30, 2014

Noroviruses Causes One-Fifth of Worldwide Gastroenteritis
Norovirus more common in outpatient, community settings versus inpatient
Monday, June 30, 2014

Court: Patients Responsible for Outcomes of Risky Behavior
Colorado Supreme Court says doctors not liable for outcomes tied to patient's risky behavior
Friday, June 27, 2014

Regular Aspirin Use Linked to Drop in Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Risk decreases for each year of use and for increasing years in the past that aspirin use started
Friday, June 27, 2014

CDC: One in 10 Deaths Due to Excessive Drinking
Findings among all deaths in U.S. working-age adults, although rates vary by state
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Soy, Isoflavone Intake Has No Effect on Endometrial Cancer Risk
Findings in large study of Japanese women food consumption examining endometrial cancer risk
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Wikipedia Drug Entries Often Not Up-to-Date
Digital media provides opportunities to ensure public has accurate drug safety information
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Survival Up After Progression in HPV-Positive Oropharynx CA
HPV status is independent predictor of overall survival after progression
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Higher Plasma Vitamin D May Cut Hypertension Risk
Finding based on a mendelian randomization using an allele score as proxy for 25(OH)D
Thursday, June 26, 2014

Survey Reveals 1 in 10 U.S. Beaches Fails Bacteria Test
Storm-water runoff, including sewage, continues to threaten swimmers' health
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Active Surveillance Underused for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer
Most physicians report that their patients are not interested in active surveillance
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Medicaid Backlog May Have Financial Ramifications
Docs might have to wait longer for Medicaid reimbursement, may incur costs for those denied cover
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Strategies Presented to Avoid Overzealous Lung CA Screening
Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Prenatal Proximity to Pesticide Application Affects Offspring
Increased risk of autism, developmental delay with proximity to agricultural pesticides
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

USPSTF Says Evidence Doesn't Support Vitamin D Screening
Decision based on review for health outcomes from screening asymptomatic adults
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CMS Launches Initiative to Assist Newly Insured
National initiative will help people answer questions about health coverage; take advantage of services
Monday, June 23, 2014

Pre-Op Genetic Testing Impacts Surgical Choice in Breast Cancer
Majority of BRCA mutation carriers opted for different surgery than initially planned by surgeon
Monday, June 23, 2014

Effect of Screening Program on Breast Cancer Mortality Analyzed
About 28 percent cut in breast cancer–related mortality associated with invitation to screening
Monday, June 23, 2014

Complex Electronic Record Safety Issues Surface Long After Launch
Monitoring needed to detect, prevent mix of human, technological errors
Monday, June 23, 2014

Teen Tanning Bed Exposure Ups Early-Onset Skin Cancer Risk
Indoor tanning tied to elevated risk of basal cell carcinomas before the age of 50
Monday, June 23, 2014

Racial Disparity Seen in Use of Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
White women significantly more likely than black women to receive biopsy with breast cancer
Friday, June 20, 2014

Meta-Analysis Confirms Serum 25(OH)D, Mortality Link
Consistent, increased risk of all-cause, cardiovascular mortality for lowest versus highest levels
Friday, June 20, 2014

CDC Lab Workers May Have Been Exposed to Anthrax
No risk to public; agency says safety procedures weren't followed
Friday, June 20, 2014

Antidepressant Use Doesn't Up Congenital Cardiac Defect Risk
Association between antidepressant use, cardiac defects attenuated with increasing adjustment
Friday, June 20, 2014

Reminders Up Colorectal Screening Rates for Vulnerable
Multifaceted intervention relied upon letters, telephone calls, text messages
Thursday, June 19, 2014

NCHS: Insurance Coverage Expands, Gaps Remain
Federal reports capture nation's pre-ACA health status and health-care coverage
Thursday, June 19, 2014

Targeted Thyroid Testing Not Effective in Pregnancy
Prevalence of trimester-specific elevated thyrotropin equal in selected tested and untested women
Thursday, June 19, 2014

TNF-α Antagonists Exposure Doesn't Up Cancer Risk in IBD
No increased risk of cancer or excess of site-specific cancers in fully adjusted models
Thursday, June 19, 2014

ACA May Mean Healthier Young Adults, Study Suggests
Coverage through parent's plan might also protect against medical costs, researchers say
Wednesday, June 18, 2014

MERS Virus Did Not Spread in Two U.S. Cases: Health Officials
Both of the respiratory infections were contracted in Saudi Arabia, CDC believes
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Recombinant Glutenase Cuts Gluten-Induced Mucosal Injury
Patients receiving ALV003 had little deterioration on duodenal biopsy after 2-g gluten challenge
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Annual MRI, Mammo Effective for Screening High-Risk Women
Thirty-five breast cancers detected; most cancers detected among known mutation gene carriers
Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Physician Leadership, Ownership Dominates ACOs
Results from the first national survey of accountable care organizations
Monday, June 16, 2014

Clinicians Often Fail to Empathize After Adverse Event
Training needed to ensure capacity to express empathy, without admitting fault
Monday, June 16, 2014

U.S. Health Care System Ranked Last Again: Report
Countries with nationalized health systems outperform the United States in all measures
Monday, June 16, 2014

Pertussis Epidemic Reported in California
More than 3,400 new cases of pertussis reported in California between January 1 and June 10
Monday, June 16, 2014

HHS Inspector General Finds Big Problem With Medicare Coding
Nearly 42 percent of claims for evaluation and management are coded incorrectly
Friday, June 13, 2014

Researchers Hesitant to Use Social Media to Show Findings
Use of the medium remains low in part because of lack of knowledge
Friday, June 13, 2014

Data From EHRs Should Be Used to Improve Patient Care
Ways to utilize data include use of EHR reminders, customized health maintenance alerts
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Carcinogenic Substances May Persist in Hair Dyes
Hairdressers who work with permanent dyes and perming treatments may be exposed to toluidines
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Decrease in Late-Stage Breast Cancer in Mammography Era
After adjustment for prescreening temporal trends, decrease varied from 21 to 48 percent
Thursday, June 12, 2014

Medicare Will Cover Primary Care-Ordered HCV Testing
Testing will include single screening for adults born from 1945 to 1965, repeat testing for high-risk
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Current Bird Flu Has Pandemic Potential
Just a few changes needed for circulating strains to become contagious to humans
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Moles May Be Harbinger of Higher Breast Cancer Risk
In two studies, higher risk of breast cancer seen for women with more moles
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

CDC: U.S. Diabetes Rate Jumps to 29 Million
Epidemic seems to be hitting minorities hardest
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Many STDs May Go Undiagnosed, U.S. Report Finds
Nearly two million Americans have chlamydia infection, but about 400,000 don't know it
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

New HPV Test Sensitive, Specific for Cervical Cancer
HPV test can detect 95 percent of precancerous lesions; cotesting with Pap detects more disease
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Millions Will Not Have to Pay ACA Tax Penalties: Report
More uninsured will qualify for exemptions in 2016 than earlier estimates showed, experts say
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Colorectal Cancer Incidence Down With Higher Screening Rates
An estimated 550,000 cases of colorectal cancer have been prevented in U.S. over the past three decades
Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Incentives May Lead to Greater Support for Practice Goals
Employees may be more motivated with frequent financial incentives
Monday, June 09, 2014

Few U.S. Adults Knowledgeable About Head and Neck Cancer
Two-thirds of surveyed adults reported being not very or not at all knowledgeable about HNC
Monday, June 09, 2014

Measles Outbreak ID'd in Undervaccinated Community
Second study shows reduction in varicella incidence following introduction of vaccine
Monday, June 09, 2014

Veterans Affected by Scandal May Seek Private Care
Physician shortage seen as contributing factor to VA waiting list scandal
Friday, June 06, 2014

Fourth U.S. Case of Mad Cow-Related Disease Reported
Tests done during autopsy of man's brain showed he had variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease
Friday, June 06, 2014

Periodontitis Independently Tied to Rheumatoid Arthritis
Periodontitis may shape autoantibody reactivity with rheumatoid arthritis
Friday, June 06, 2014

Review: BPA Is Reproductive Toxicant, Especially in Females
Acts as ovarian and uterine toxicant; animal studies demonstrate role as testicular toxicant
Friday, June 06, 2014

Air Pollution Has Short-Term Impact on Specific Cardiac Events
Nitrogen dioxide linked to increased risk of hospital admissions for CVD; increased risk of non-STEMI
Friday, June 06, 2014

Insurance Coverage Tied to Better Cancer-Specific Outcomes
For young adults, insurance linked to reduced odds of metastatic disease, any-cause death
Friday, June 06, 2014

Cartilage Injury With Levofloxacin Appears Uncommon
In five-year follow-up safety study, no clinically detectable difference for levofloxacin, comparator tx
Friday, June 06, 2014

Many 'Inconsistencies' in ACA Sign-Ups: Report
Discrepancies for more than a quarter of eight million people who have signed up for coverage
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Midlife HTN Affects Late-Life BP, Brain Pathology Link
Correlation of late-life blood pressure to brain measures dependent on midlife hypertension history
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Risk of Unnatural Death Is Higher in Diabetes Patients
Deaths include fatal poisonings caused by overdoses of insulin or hypoglycemic drugs
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Camels Confirmed as Source of Human MERS Infection
The Typhoid Mary of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, infectious disease expert says
Thursday, June 05, 2014

Claim Denials Expected to Increase
Training needed to avoid common mistakes leading to claim denials
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Most Physicians Would Forgo Aggressive Treatment
Physicians recommend aggressive treatments for patients but would opt out themselves
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

CDC: Food Handlers Cause Most Food-Poisoning Cases
Norovirus spread in restaurants accounts for two-thirds of all outbreaks, CDC says
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Number of Cancer Survivors Projected to Grow in the U.S.
By 2024, an estimated 19 million Americans will have a history of cancer
Wednesday, June 04, 2014

EHRs Can Be Used to Boost Practice Revenue
Return on investment can be realized by participating in alternative delivery models
Tuesday, June 03, 2014

UV Environmental Disinfection Cuts Drug Resistant Infection
Use of disinfection cuts incidence of hospital-acquired multiple-drug-resistant organisms
Monday, June 02, 2014

Occupational Exposure to Solvents May Up Breast CA Risk
Increased risk seen for women who work with solvents before first full-term birth
Monday, June 02, 2014

Inflammation Tied to Depressive Symptoms in New T2DM
Correlations for inflammatory markers including C-reactive protein, interleukin-1β
Friday, May 30, 2014

CDC: U.S. Measles Cases at 20-Year High
Almost all infections involve unvaccinated residents who traveled abroad, CDC says
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Global Prevalence of Obesity Increased From 1980 to 2013
Increase in prevalence in adults, and in children and teens in developed and developing countries
Thursday, May 29, 2014

Incidence of Some Cancers Associated With Income
Socioeconomic status should be considered in cancer surveillance
Thursday, May 29, 2014

CDC: Third Suspected MERS Case Was False Alarm
Thorough blood tests found no sign of infection in Illinois man, agency says
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Rates of Angina Symptoms, Medical History Down 1988-2012
Burden of angina varied across races, with significant decrease seen for whites, not blacks
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Most Wikipedia Health Articles Contain Errors
Ninety percent of health articles on Wikipedia contain errors, new study finds
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Higher-Than-Expected Medicaid Enrollment Concerns States
Millions signing up for Medicaid to comply with federal health care law
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ASM: Many Healthy Humans Infected With Varied HPV Strains
Almost 70 percent of healthy humans infected with more than 100 strains
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

International Variation in Lung Cancer Trends Seen in Women
Lung cancer mortality stable or declining for young women; increasing for older women
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

CDC: Online Reviews Helpful in ID'ing Foodborne Outbreaks
Follow-up of online reviews IDs restaurants with food handling deficiencies
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Workflow Changes Can Remove Practice Hassles
By delegating and defining workflow, physicians can focus on patients
Friday, May 23, 2014

Review IDs Modifiers of Cancer Risk in BRCA1/2 Carriers
Later age at first live birth linked to reduced risk of breast cancer in BRCA1 mutation carriers
Friday, May 23, 2014

Mechanism ID'd for Impact of Mediterranean Diet on HTN
Lipid electrophiles mediate effect by inhibition of soluble epoxide hydrolase in mouse model
Friday, May 23, 2014

Thyroid, Liver, Pancreatic Cancer Burden to Increase
Findings based on projections of leading cancer diagnoses, deaths through 2030
Thursday, May 22, 2014

Doctors' Use of Electronic Health Records More Than Doubles
Government programs to defray costs help physicians install these electronic systems, per report
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ATS: Exposure to Polluted Air In Utero May Up Asthma Risk
Exposure to air pollution in second trimester linked to increased risk of asthma in children
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Early Vaccination Key to Influenza Pandemic Response
Maximizing nonpharmaceutical interventions can substantially mitigate pandemic
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

ATS: Sepsis Accounts for Large Proportion of Inpatient Deaths
Based on two cohorts, sepsis contributes to about one in every two to three deaths
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Florida MERS Patient Released From Hospital
A 44-year-old health care worker from Saudi Arabia, epicenter of MERS outbreak
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Studies Suggest Existing Drugs May Work Against MERS
Findings could speed access to treatment for patients who can't wait for new drugs to be developed
Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Handshake-Free Zones' May Be Coming to Health Care Settings
While perceived as an ingrained interpersonal gesture, it spreads germs
Friday, May 16, 2014

Tailored Intervention Does Not Up CRC Screening Rates
Interactive multimedia computer program does increase behaviors associated with screening
Friday, May 16, 2014

Mitochondrial Reactive Oxygen Species May Promote Longevity
Researchers pose concept that free radicals may combat, rather than cause, aging
Thursday, May 15, 2014

Glaucoma Risk May Be Lower With Higher Folate Intake
Findings based upon supplemental folate intake, not dietary consumption alone
Thursday, May 15, 2014

ASCO: Low-Dose CT Lung CA Screening Recs Will Up Diagnoses
Study suggests more cases will be diagnosed at earlier stage; increase in Medicare expenditure
Thursday, May 15, 2014

ASCO: Obesity, Mortality Link in ER+ Breast CA Pre-Menopause
Obesity positively associated with breast cancer mortality only for pre-/peri-menopausal women
Thursday, May 15, 2014

WHO: MERS Not Yet a Public Health Emergency
Agency says virus, concentrated in the Middle East, doesn't seem to spread easily among people
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ALA: Women Have Misperceptions About Lung Cancer
Report shows many women are unaware of incidence, poor survival rates, risk for nonsmokers
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Wasteful Medicare Spending Topped $1.9 Billion in One Year
Analysis using 2009 data looked at 26 common but often unnecessary tests and procedures
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Two Florida Hospital Workers Who Treated MERS Patient Fall Ill
Testing for the potentially fatal respiratory infection is underway, officials say
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Age-Specific Cervical CA Rates Up With Hysterectomy Correction
Higher age-specific incidence rates and shift in peak incidence to older women after correction
Tuesday, May 13, 2014

CDC: Second MERS Case Identified in U.S.
Like first patient, this patient had been health care worker in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak
Monday, May 12, 2014

Birth Weight, Breastfeeding Linked to C-Reactive Protein
Higher birth weight, breastfeeding for three or more months linked to lower CRP in young adulthood
Monday, May 12, 2014

CDC: Syphilis on the Rise Among Men Who Have Sex With Men
Rates have more than doubled since 2000, health officials report
Friday, May 09, 2014

Pregravid Marker May Predict Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Level of gamma-glutamyl transferase associated with increased risk of subsequent gestational diabetes
Friday, May 09, 2014

CDC Targets Five Parasitic Infections
Neglected but treatable infections impact millions of Americans unknowingly
Friday, May 09, 2014

Most Docs Believe Patients Get Too Many Medical Tests
But, half of physicians have ordered unneeded tests for patients who insist, survey found
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Insurers: Sizeable Majority Has Paid ACA Premiums
Companies report health-plan payment rates ranging from 70 to 90 percent
Thursday, May 08, 2014

High Prevalence of Anal HPV in Men Who Have Sex With Men
HIV-positive men more likely to have any HPV, high-risk HPV, be infected with multiple HR HPV types
Thursday, May 08, 2014

Cutting Six Risk Factors Could Prevent 37 Million Deaths
These modifiable risk factors can cut chronic disease deaths over the next 15 years
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Massachusetts Health Care Reform Cut Mortality
Biggest changes seen in counties with lower incomes, higher pre-reform uninsured rate
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Number of U.S. Elderly Will Double by 2050
Aging baby boomers will strain country's health care system, Census Bureau says
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Central-Line Blood Infections Remain Costly for Children
Decline in rate of infections from 2008 to 2011, but CLABSI still linked to high costs, length of stay
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Increased Cancer Risk in IBD
Increased risk of cancer for patients with vitamin D deficiency versus sufficiency
Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Review: High 25(OH)D Levels Tied to Improved CA Outcomes
Increment of 10 nmol/L in circulating 25(OH)D confers hazard ratio of 0.96 for overall survival
Monday, May 05, 2014

PAS: Prevalence of Diabetes Increasing in U.S. Youth
From 2001 to 2009, increase in prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Monday, May 05, 2014

First U.S. MERS Patient Improving, Officials Say
CDC working with airline, bus company to ID people who may have come in contact with patient
Monday, May 05, 2014

CDC: First MERS Case Reported in the United States
Patient had recently been in Saudi Arabia, epicenter of outbreak that has sickened 400, killed 93
Monday, May 05, 2014

Repeat Data Breaches Among Health Care Orgs Down
Survey respondents believe accountable care organization participation may pose risk
Friday, May 02, 2014

Highest Rates of Preventable Deaths in Southeastern States
Modifiable risk factors could help combat scourges like heart disease, cancer, CDC says
Friday, May 02, 2014

Weekly E-Mails to C-Suite Cut Resistant Infection Rates
Linked to reduced rates of carbapenem-resistant A. baumannii across public hospital
Friday, May 02, 2014

Vitamin D Deficiency May Up Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer
Severe vitamin D deficiency linked with higher grade and stage of prostate tumors
Friday, May 02, 2014

White House Report Confirms Eight Million ACA Enrollees
GOP analysis says only two-thirds of those signed up through HealthCare.gov have paid premiums
Friday, May 02, 2014

WHO: Drug-Resistant Bacteria Now Found Worldwide
Urgent need to develop new drugs to fight bacteria
Thursday, May 01, 2014

Cholesterol Metabolism Linked to Lack of HIV-1 Progression
HIV-1 trans infection not seen in nonprogressors; can be restored by cholesterol reconstitution
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Alcohol + Tobacco Combo Markedly Ups Esophageal CA Risk
Synergistic effect of alcohol and tobacco almost doubles the risk
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Waist Circumference Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Increased risk with larger waist circumference no longer significant after adjustment for BMI
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Aspirin Use Cuts CRC Risk With High 15-PGDH Expression
Lower risk seen with high, but not low 15-PGDH expression in normal colon mucosa
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Drinking More Coffee May Cut Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Conversely, reducing coffee intake may increase risk of type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ACOG Issues Guidelines for Routine HIV Testing for Women
Testing should be performed at least once in a lifetime for those aged 13 to 64 years
Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Laughter May Work Like Meditation in the Brain
Study monitored brain waves of people watching different types of videos
Monday, April 28, 2014

SLIP-2 Tops Original SLIP Model for ID'ing Post-Op ARDS
Updated model outperforms original surgical lung injury prediction tool for patients at risk of ARDS
Friday, April 25, 2014

FDA Approves HPV Test for Cervical Cancer Screening
Test specifically identifies HPV 16 and 18, as well as detecting 12 other types of high-risk HPVs
Friday, April 25, 2014

CDC: Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccines' Effectiveness
Vaccination has saved thousands of lives, but outbreaks occurring as some people opt out
Friday, April 25, 2014

Dermatologist Care Tied to Better Self-Detection of Melanoma
Having established dermatologist may facilitate earlier evaluation of concerning lesions
Friday, April 25, 2014

Physician Groups Find Fault With Medicare Payment Data Release
Biggest complaint is a lack of context with which to interpret the data
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Impact of Rising Incidence of Measles Discussed
Doctors should recognize suspected cases and implement control measures as necessary
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Educational Changes Suggested for Patient-Centered Medicine
Specific steps include incorporation of patients into ward rounds; consideration of patient perspective
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Pre-HPV Vaccine, Most Oropharyngeal Cancers HPV+
Lower prevalence of HPV 16/18 for females versus males and for non-Hispanic blacks
Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Task Force Recommends Ways to Improve Price Transparency
Tools include giving price estimates, guidance on out-of-pocket expenses, other relevant information
Monday, April 21, 2014

AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Each physician contributes $2.2 million in economic output, supports 13.84 jobs on average
Friday, April 18, 2014

White House: 8 Million People Signed Up for Health Insurance
35 percent of registrants are younger than 35 years old, administration officials say
Friday, April 18, 2014

One in 20 U.S. Adults a Victim of Diagnostic Errors
Errors include missed opportunities for a timely, correct diagnosis based on available evidence
Thursday, April 17, 2014

Prevalence of Diabetes Has Skyrocketed in the U.S.
Prevalence higher and glycemic control poorer in non-Hispanic blacks and Mexican-Americans
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Continued Reliance on Windows XP May Threaten Data Security
Continued security of patient data needed following Microsoft's termination of XP support
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Patients Paying Much More for Specialty Drugs
Many Americans paying less for Rx, but some having to deal with sharp rises in cost of specialty meds
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

U.S. Kids Exposed to Arsenic in Well Water Have Lower IQs
Arsenic exposure associated with decreased scores on measures of child intelligence
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

New Health Secretary to Confront Health Care Reform Hurdles
Obama's nominee, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, will seek to burnish ACA's image amid mid-term election fray
Monday, April 14, 2014

High-Fat Diet Tied to Certain Subtypes of Breast Cancer
High intake of saturated fat increases risk of HER2-negative, ER/PR-positive disease
Monday, April 14, 2014

Elderly African-Americans May Have Higher Alzheimer's Burden
More research needed to understand pathology and unique disease risks in African-Americans
Monday, April 14, 2014

Sebelius Stepping Down As HHS Secretary
Tenure was marred by troubled introduction of Affordable Care Act
Friday, April 11, 2014

Cognitive Decline Inversely Tied to Cancer Mortality Risk
Elderly with faster cognitive decline found to have lower risk of cancer mortality
Thursday, April 10, 2014

AACR: Coffee Consumption Linked to Lower Liver Cancer Risk
Findings in a large study consistent across ethnic groups
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

AACR: Irregular Menstrual Cycles Tied to Ovarian Cancer Risk
With validation, women with irregular cycles could be targeted for screening
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

AACR: High BMI Prediagnosis May Lead to Poor CRC Outcomes
High BMI overrides survival advantage associated with microsatellite instability-high tumor
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Fewer Americans Overwhelmed by Medical Bills
Reduced use of medical care, early health care reforms may be easing financial worries
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

More Justification Needed for Choosing Wisely Selections
Of the 25 societies evaluated, 60 percent had at least one service included because of higher costs
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Some Doctors Paid at Least $3 Million Each by Medicare
In total, Medicare paid individual physicians nearly $64 billion in 2012
Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Inverse Link for Carotenoid Intake, Benign Breast Disease
Association seen for β-carotene intake and lower risk of benign breast disease
Tuesday, April 08, 2014

CDC: U.S. Traveler Returning From Africa Has Lassa Fever
The infectious illness is not related to Ebola fever, officials stress
Monday, April 07, 2014

U-Shaped Association for Sodium Intake, Mortality
Consistently reduced risk for all-cause mortality with usual versus low sodium intake
Monday, April 07, 2014

AMA Provides Resources to Aid Physicians' Collections
Resources help address physicians' financial risk during the ACA's 90-day premium grace period
Friday, April 04, 2014

Worse Cutaneous Melanoma Outcomes for Men Living Alone
More advanced stage at diagnosis; reduced cutaneous malignant melanoma-specific survival
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Emerging Drug Resistance May Up Gonorrhea Incidence
Emerging cephalosporin resistance could have substantial future health, economic consequences
Thursday, April 03, 2014

Half of Uninsured Don't Intend to Sign Up for Health Coverage
Kaiser Family Foundation poll shows most respondents unaware of March 31 deadline
Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Individualized Risk Should Guide Mammography Screening
Risk models, decision aids need further optimization to avoid overdiagnosis
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Next-Gen Sequencing May Soon Affect Breast Cancer Care
Speed of testing will provide information that can alter treatment decisions
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Hormones, Vaginal Flora Impact Cervicovaginal Lavage
Presence of bacterial vaginosis impacts both pH and viscosity of cervicovaginal lavage
Tuesday, April 01, 2014

CDC: Invasive Cancer Diagnoses Down Slightly in 2010
Majority of states still have not reached 2020 targets for reduced cancer incidence
Friday, March 28, 2014

NCHS Estimates Health Insurance Coverage for 2013
At time of interview, 14.5 percent uninsured; 10.8 percent uninsured for more than one year
Thursday, March 27, 2014

1 in 25 Inpatients Has Health Care-Associated Infection Daily
Common device-associated infections seem to be decreasing, accounting for 25 percent of infections
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

White House Extends Affordable Care Act Enrollment Deadline
Applicants need to check a box on HealthCare.gov website to gain added time, report says
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Americans Seem Unprepared for Health Insurance Exchanges
Half the population do not know about exchanges; 42 percent unable to correctly describe deductible
Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Penicillin 'Allergy' Complicates Inpatient Care
Patients with a history of penicillin 'allergy' have longer hospital stays and increased risk of infection
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Rx Expenditures Expected to Rise in 2014
2013 pharmaceutical spending slowed 0.7 percent, compared to 2012
Monday, March 17, 2014

Insurers Must Offer Same-Sex Couples Spousal Benefits
Insurers must offer same-sex couples same spousal benefits as heterosexual couples
Monday, March 17, 2014

Most Influenza Infections Seem to Be Asymptomatic
Age-attributable rate of illness among infected was 23 per 100 person-seasons
Monday, March 17, 2014

Improving EHR Interoperability Is a National Priority: HHS
Interoperability necessary to achieve the benefits of EHR infrastructure adoption
Friday, March 14, 2014

High Serum 25(OH)D Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Mortality
Meta-analysis shows lower risk of death from breast cancer with higher serum concentrations of 25(OH)D
Friday, March 14, 2014

CDC: Most Alcohol-Linked Deaths Occur Among Working-Age Adults
States lose thousands of people in their prime years, report finds
Friday, March 14, 2014

Gel May Offer Postexposure Protection Against HIV Infection
Vaginal gel with integrase inhibitors shows effectiveness in preventing infection in macaques
Friday, March 14, 2014

CDC: Woman to Woman HIV Transmission Rare, but Possible
Case report shows uninfected woman was infected with the virus by her female partner
Thursday, March 13, 2014

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap
Experts voted 13-0 that Roche's test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening
Thursday, March 13, 2014

Probable Link for Excess Body Fat, Ovarian Cancer Risk
Convincing evidence for adult attained height link to increased risk; lactation may decrease risk
Thursday, March 13, 2014

FDA Experts Debate Timing of Pap Test
Panel could recommend HPV test as a woman's new first option for cervical cancer screening
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Resistant Strain of Head Lice Prevalent in North America
High frequency of knockdown-type resistance allele found in Canada and the United States
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Discrepancies ID'd in Studies on ClinicalTrials.gov, Journals
Nearly all clinical trials have at least one discrepancy in cohort, intervention, or results
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

White House: More Than Four Million Have Signed Up for ACA
Enrollment period for coverage in 2014 ends March 31 for most Americans
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blood Test May Have Power to Predict Alzheimer's Disease
Scientists who tested seniors say the results detected almost all of those who would develop problems
Monday, March 10, 2014

Keeping Salaries Secret Harms Worker Performance
Secret salaries decrease employees' perception that performance increase is tied to pay increase
Monday, March 10, 2014

Outpatient Abx Culprit in Most Childhood C. Difficile Cases
Nearly three-quarters of C. difficile cases associated with Rx written at doctor visits
Friday, March 07, 2014

AMA Grants Curriculum Efforts to Address Health Disparities
Initiatives focus on underserved populations, workforce diversity, and population health
Friday, March 07, 2014

Cautious Optimism for 'Cure' of HIV-Infected Babies
Report on second child raises hope that early, aggressive tx may be game changer for these infants
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Relative Value Units Useful In Evaluating Practice Finances
RVU calculations can help determine physician compensation, benchmark reimbursement
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Fewer Positive Margins With Robot-Assisted Prostatectomy
Robot-assisted radical prostatectomy also tied to less use of additional cancer therapy
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Personalized Gene Therapy Shows Promise in HIV Patients
New technology allows safe build-up of army of modified T cells to repel virus
Thursday, March 06, 2014

Gap in Regulatory Coverage Affects 5 to 16 Percent of Trials
Nineteen to 24 percent of trials are overlap trials, which study drugs, devices and have federal funding
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

WHO Program Improves U.S. Medical Facility Hand Hygiene
Higher hand hygiene score with higher staffing ratio of infection preventionists
Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Women-Specific Research Is Still Inadequate
Women underrepresented in research; many studies fail to report sex-specific outcomes
Monday, March 03, 2014

CMS: No More Delays to ICD-10 Implementation Deadline
CMS Administrator claims CMS will be ready for ICD-10 conversion by October deadline
Monday, March 03, 2014

Low Vitamin D Tied to Markers of Inflammation in Elderly
Sufficient vitamin D may be required for optimal immune function, authors say
Friday, February 28, 2014

Going Live With EHR Leads to Frustrations, Productivity Hit
Medical Economics offers some real-world suggestions, best practices to minimize stress
Friday, February 28, 2014

Hospital Size, Market Share Affect Inpatient Care Prices
Higher-price hospitals generally score well on reputational indicators
Friday, February 28, 2014

AAN: Hormonal Contraceptive Use May Contribute to MS Risk
Use of hormonal contraceptives in three years preceding symptom onset linked to increased risk
Friday, February 28, 2014

Myocardial Injury Predicts Death After Noncardiac Surgery
Few patients with myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery experience ischemic symptoms
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Risk of Psychiatric Morbidity Up for Offspring of Older Dads
Offspring of older fathers have increased risks of autism, ADHD, low educational attainment
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Review Examines Incretin-Based Drug, Pancreatic Safety Link
Extensive review of trials, studies by FDA, EMA find data do not support causal association
Thursday, February 27, 2014

Vancomycin-Resistant Group B Streptococci Identified
Isolates from patients show decreased vancomycin susceptibility, with distinct resistance patterns
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Variation Seen in Blood Transfusion Practices After PCI
Transfusion receipt linked to adverse cardiovascular events, regardless of bleeding complications
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hysterectomy and Ovary Removal Linked to Diabetes Development
After adjustment, risk of diabetes up for women with both hysterectomy and bilateral oophorectomy
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Doctors Pleased With Congress' Medicare Payment Agreement
Repeal of SGR marks transition to value and quality-based reimbursement
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

More Than Seven Million Patient Record Breaches in 2013
Breaches of protected health information up 137.7 percent; most breaches due to theft
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Research Agenda Developed for Teen Antipsychotic Rx Use
Second prioritized research agenda focuses on management of ductal carcinoma in situ
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Earlier Ovary Removal Provides Greatest BRCA-Associated Benefit
In particular, women with BRCA1 mutation should have surgery by age 35, researchers say
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Prognosis Worse for Secondary Versus Primary Thyroid Cancers
Adolescents and young adults who develop secondary thyroid cancer have decreased survival
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

HPV Vaccination Reduces Cervical Lesion Risk at Population Level
Cohort study in Denmark shows reduction in risk of atypia, CIN grade 2/3 among vaccinated
Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Quality Measures Data Added to Physician Compare Website
Measures include controlling blood glucose and blood pressure in patients with diabetes
Monday, February 24, 2014

'Epidemic of Diagnosis' Driving Thyroid Cancer Rates Up
Almost three-fold increase in incidence of thyroid cancer, but death rates stable from 1975 to 2009
Monday, February 24, 2014

Repeat Biopsies Up Infection Risk in Prostate Cancer Patients
Men with prostate cancer on active surveillance should be informed of the risk of complications
Monday, February 24, 2014

Mysterious Polio-Like Illness Strikes Children in California
Only a small number of cases identified, experts say, with no clear common cause
Monday, February 24, 2014

FDA to Step Up Oversight of Indian Drug Makers
More inspectors planned as India emerges as growing source of pharmaceuticals
Monday, February 24, 2014

A Call for Epidemiologists to Study Food Contact Chemicals
Tie between migration of packaging chemicals into food and chronic disease needs ID'ing, authors say
Friday, February 21, 2014

Unfilled Hospital Openings for Doctors Growing, Survey Finds
Shortages in hospitals also seen for advanced practitioners and nurses
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Prenatal Vitamin A Deficiency May Contribute to Asthma
Murine study shows altered phenotype persists postnatally, regardless of adult vitamin A status
Thursday, February 20, 2014

Before Implementation, Full EHR Cost Needs Consideration
Costs of training, facilities, infrastructure and variables affecting these categories must be ID'd
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

E. cuniculi Can Cause Febrile Illness After Transplant
Three recipients became febrile seven to 10 weeks after receiving kidney, lungs from deceased donor
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

'Talking' Medical Devices, Apps Continue to Evolve
Can help people manage their conditions, function in emergencies, keep doctors informed
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Online Ratings Do Affect Patient Choice of Physician
Whether or not physician accepts insurance plan remains top decider in selecting physician
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Direct-to-Consumer Genomic Testing Concerns Explored
Concerns include lack of evidence for association studies being appropriate as screening tests
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Teledermatology Is Reliable for Initial Triage Consultations
Teledermatologists usually agree with triage decisions of in-person dermatologist
Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Genes, Smoking Tied to Early Menopause in Whites
Smokers who carry CYP3A4*1B and CYP1B1*4 have increased risk, especially heavy smokers
Monday, February 17, 2014

AAFP: Telemedicine Can Help With Increased Demand for Docs
Telemedicine can save time for patients, reduce ER visits, allow docs to see more patients
Monday, February 17, 2014

Most Patients Hospitalized With Flu Are Unvaccinated
23.6 percent of hospitalized patients vaccinated; rate even lower among those requiring ICU care
Monday, February 17, 2014

Annual Mammography Doesn't Reduce Breast Cancer Mortality
Findings in cohort of 40- to 59-year-old women from Canada, screened from 1980 to 1985
Friday, February 14, 2014

CMS Extends 2013 Meaningful Use Attestation Deadline
Deadline extended, allowing providers to submit data for 2013 reporting year through March 31, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Congress Agrees on Legislation to Replace SGR Formula
New legislation emphasizes quality over quantity, with merit-based incentives
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ICD-10 Implementation Likely to Be Financial Disaster
Letter from AMA to HHS voices concerns over higher-than-expected costs of implementation
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Affordable Care Act Enrollment Nears 3.3 Million
About one-quarter of those signed up are now young adults, report shows
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Imaging May Show Alzheimer's Decades Before Symptoms
Findings on imaging of cognitively normal individuals with two-parent history of late-onset disease
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Fewer Doses of HPV Vaccine Still Protect Against Condyloma
Two doses rather than the recommended three still protective
Thursday, February 13, 2014

ASA: Minor Infections May Be Linked to Cognitive Decline
Exposure to certain pathogens linked to decreased performance on cognitive tests years later
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mid-Sized Companies Get Extra Year to Comply With ACA
Government sets up new deadlines for three sizes of companies
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

CDC: West Nile Virus Has Cost U.S. Nearly $800 Million
Researchers tallied costs in health care, lost productivity over 14 years
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Guidelines Issued for Managing Hospital Medicine Groups
Assessment guide comprises 10 principles and 47 characteristics for effective HMG management
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Smoking Ups Risk of ER-Positive Breast Cancer in Women
But no association found for smoking and risk of triple-negative breast cancer
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

USPSTF Recommends Hepatitis B Screening for High-Risk Adults
Recommendation based on accuracy of screening test, effectiveness of antiviral treatment
Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Residents Concerned About Lack of Time With Patients
Most residents agree that care coordination could improve chronic disease management
Monday, February 10, 2014

Commercial-Size Packages of Uncle Ben's Rice Recalled
Reports of illness received from three states, FDA says
Monday, February 10, 2014

New Rule Allows Patients to Access Laboratory Test Results
Final rule allows patient or personal representative to access results directly from the laboratory
Monday, February 10, 2014

Obese Men More Likely to Have Colon Polyps
Obese individuals have increased odds of having three or more polyps, tubular adenomas
Monday, February 10, 2014

Obesity Linked to Worse Prognosis in Oral Tongue SCC
Obesity linked to significantly worse disease-specific survival in univariate, multivariate analysis
Monday, February 10, 2014

Drugs Increasingly Detected in Fatally Injured Drivers
Positive results for non-alcohol drugs rose from 16.6 to 28.3 percent from 1999 to 2010
Friday, February 07, 2014

Personalized Therapy Feasible for Metastatic Breast Cancer
For patients who received targeted tx, 9 percent had objective response, 21 percent had stable disease
Friday, February 07, 2014

Hot Weather-Related Deaths Expected to Climb
Increase in future temperature-related deaths partly due to projected population growth and aging
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Uneven Infection Prevention Policy Compliance in U.S. ICUs
Variation noted in presence of policies and clinician adherence to policies
Thursday, February 06, 2014

Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Up From 1973 to 2009
Increased incidence among patients younger than 45 years; increase in proportion of grade III/IV tumors
Thursday, February 06, 2014

H7N9 Cases in China Tied to Live Poultry Exposure
Most cases had severe, lower respiratory tract illness and were epidemiologically unrelated
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

ICD-10 Transition May Impact Practice Cash Flow
Organizations may not yet understand the impact that ICD-10 will have on their businesses
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Choosing Wisely Tips Should Prompt Doc-Patient Discussion
Recommendations can form a starting point for conversations about cost, appropriate testing
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

CVS Caremark to Stop Selling Tobacco Products
Says sale of cigarettes is inconsistent with a pharmacy's mission
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

First Human Death From Novel H10N8 Virus Reported
Patient died nine days after illness onset; visited live poultry farm four days before illness
Wednesday, February 05, 2014

First- and Second-Generation Family Hx Adequate in Oncology
Related study shows low rates of complete cancer family history documentation, referral
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Online Medical Records Trump Colleagues As Docs' Info Source
Doctors are exposed to online medical records, prescribing software more than 200 times/year
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

IVF and Genetic Testing Used to Avoid Prion Disease
Embryos selected without mutation in a woman with a family history of the disease
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

High Overall CRC Diagnostic Accuracy for Home Stool Test
High diagnostic accuracy and specificity, moderate sensitivity for fecal immunochemical test
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

SMFM: Major Congenital Anomaly Risk Down for Older Moms
Advanced maternal age linked to decreased risk of CNS, renal, and abdominal wall defects
Monday, February 03, 2014

FDA Will Review Safety of Testosterone Therapy
Agency pointed to recent studies citing possible heightened heart risk tied to the treatments
Monday, February 03, 2014

Health Reform Differs Across States: Report
Five states play no role in federal marketplace, Medicaid expansion, or insurance reform
Monday, February 03, 2014

Osteoporosis/Osteopenia Prevalent in Chronic Pancreatitis
Nearly two-thirds of patients with chronic pancreatitis have either osteoporosis or osteopenia
Friday, January 31, 2014

Melanoma Risk Up in IBD Independent of Biologic Therapy
Meta-analysis based on cohort studies finds link between IBD and increased risk of melanoma
Friday, January 31, 2014

Improving Infection Control Could Mean No More White Coats
Infection control experts issue guidance on health professionals' attire
Thursday, January 30, 2014

Businesses Urge Change to ACA's Insurance Mandate
House panel members spar over claim that provision of health-reform law is a 'job killer'
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

High Estradiol Levels Linked to Dementia in Women
Risk even higher in women who also have diabetes
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Telephone Delivery OK for BRCA1/2 Genetic Counseling
Not inferior to in-person counseling with respect to knowledge gained and perceived stress
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Risk of Flu-Linked Hospitalization Up for Adults With Diabetes
Increase in all-cause hospitalization; no increase in flu-like illness, pneumonia and flu
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Insurance Eligibility Headaches Expected With ACA
Practices expected to face influx of newly insured patients, possibly without insurance ID cards
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

USPSTF: Draft Recommendations Issued for AAA Screening
AAA screening in men ages 65 to 75 years who have ever smoked has moderate net benefit
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Circulating Uric Acid May Play Protective Role in Obesity
Affects non-enzymatic antioxidant capacity, markers of oxidative stress, but not insulin sensitivity
Monday, January 27, 2014

CDC: Health Care Providers Shouldn't Rely on Rapid Flu Tests
Rapid flu tests may show that patients do not have the flu when in fact they do
Monday, January 27, 2014

Quinoa Consumption Seems Safe for Celiac Patients
Intake of 50 g quinoa daily for six weeks well tolerated; positive histologic, serological trends
Monday, January 27, 2014

Telomere Length Prognostic for 50 to 75 Year-Old Men With ACS
For 50- to 75-year-old men with acute coronary syndrome, worse prognosis with short telomeres
Monday, January 27, 2014

Long-Term Exposure to Pollutants Ups Coronary Event Risk
Increased risk even at levels below European limits of 25 µg/m³ for PM2.5 and 40 µg/m³ for PM10
Monday, January 27, 2014

'War on Cancer' Has Made Progress
Gains in cancer survival offset by higher cancer incidence tied to declines in noncancer mortality
Friday, January 24, 2014

Vitamin D Levels May Help Predict Prognosis in Multiple Sclerosis
Low levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin D early in the course of disease may signal poorer outcomes
Friday, January 24, 2014

Medical Staff Performance Goals Should Be Clear, Attainable
Staff performance reviews should involve public praise, private reprimand
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Woman's Death Highlights Danger of Overlooking Dengue
CDC says doctors need to be aware that infections are now occurring within the United States
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Added Prostate CA Criteria May Help ID Surveillance Candidates
Additional predictors guide selection of patients for active surveillance programs
Thursday, January 23, 2014

Legitimacy of Publishing Pharma-Funded Research Queried
Researchers present arguments for and against stopping publication of industry-funded research
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Higher Omega-3 Levels Linked to Larger Brain Volume
In postmenopausal women, higher omega-3 index tied to brain, hippocampal volume eight years later
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mistimed Sleep Disrupts Circadian Regulation of Gene Expression
Transcripts reduced six-fold in the blood with no effect on central melatonin rhythms
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Researchers Examine FDA Decision Making Processes
Analyses show variation in quality-of-evidence; reliance on premarket approval; reasons for delays
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

AAFP: Insufficient Evidence for Low-Dose CT Lung CA Screening
Despite USPSTF recommendation for annual screening for high-risk adults, AAFP urges caution
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Exposure to Sunlight May Help Lower Blood Pressure
Molecular basis for this effect appears to involve nitric oxide metabolites stored in the skin
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Genetic Factors Conferring Diabetes Don't Affect Progression
Increased rate of diabetes progression associated with increased triacylglyceride, low HDL
Friday, January 17, 2014

State Insurance Marketplaces Boost Outreach Efforts
Educating the uninsured, especially young adults, is a priority, executives say
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Reliable Emotion Words ID'd to Assess Patient Experience
Word set can be used in experience-based design questionnaires for patient care
Thursday, January 16, 2014

Exposure to Some Phthalates Fell in the Last Decade
May be associated with bans on their use
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Program Cuts MRSA Rates at VA Long-Term Care Centers
From July 2009 to December 2012, 36 percent decrease in MRSA health care-linked infections
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Intensive Monitoring Ups Surgical Treatment of CRC Recurrence
But no mortality reduction seen with intensive CEA screening, CT imaging, or both
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

More Than Two Million People Have Signed Up for ACA Coverage
Nearly one in four are young adults, a demographic key to the program's success
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Wednesday Is Deadline for Feb. 1 Coverage Under ACA
Uninsured Americans can still sign up for 2014 coverage through March 31
Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Early BPA Exposure May Up Subsequent Prostate Cancer Risk
In vivo BPA exposure tied to increased incidence of prostate intraepithelial neoplasia, adenocarcinoma
Monday, January 13, 2014

CMS: New Rule Proposed for Contract Year 2015
Rule will strengthen protections, up health care quality, cut costs in Medicare Advantage, Part D
Monday, January 13, 2014

CDC: Lung Cancer Incidence in U.S. Down From 2005 to 2009
Decrease more rapid among men than women, among those aged 35-44 versus other age groups
Monday, January 13, 2014

ACP Introduces Free 'High Value Care' Case Studies
Five topics in interactive case studies include avoiding unnecessary testing, safe prescribing
Friday, January 10, 2014

Female Conveners Up Number of Women at Scientific Symposia
Number of invited female speakers increases by 72 percent compared with all-male conveners
Friday, January 10, 2014

CMS: Low Growth for National Health Expenditures in 2012
Low growth in private health insurance spending, Medicare and Medicaid spending
Friday, January 10, 2014

EHR Use Linked to Doc-Reported Enhanced Patient Care
Use of EHRs that meet Meaningful Use criteria, longer EHR experience linked to reported benefits
Friday, January 10, 2014

High Uric Acid Level Linked to Coronary Stent Restenosis
Serum level before procedure is an independent predictor of stent restenosis
Friday, January 10, 2014

Lowering WBC Criteria Lowers Negative Appendectomy Rate
Negative appendectomy rate down by 77, 36 percent, respectively, with WBC cutoffs of 9,000, 8,000/µL
Thursday, January 09, 2014

Inverse Link for Alcohol Consumption, Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Association noted in two case-control studies; detrimental effect of smoking higher in nondrinkers
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Smoking Rates Still Low for Most Health Care Professionals
Pattern persists with rates lowest in physicians (2 percent), highest in LPNs (25 percent)
Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Tobacco Control Averted About 8 Million Deaths Since 1964 in U.S.
Second study shows decrease in global prevalence of smoking from 1980 to 2012 for men and women
Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Herpes Zoster Is Risk Factor for Stroke in Young Adults
Stroke, transient ischemic attack, MI increased in cases whose herpes zoster occurred before age 40
Monday, January 06, 2014

Non-White Physicians Provide Disproportionate Minority Care
Non-white physicians care for more than half of minority patients, non-English speakers
Monday, January 06, 2014

CDC Addresses Burden, Threat of Antibiotic Resistance
One of most urgent threats is C. difficile; causes a minimum of 250,000 illnesses per year
Monday, January 06, 2014

AMA Details Top Five Federal Issues for 2014
Issues include repeal of SGR, full implementation of ACA, roll out of ICD-10 code set
Monday, January 06, 2014

Over 100 New Accountable Care Organizations Formed
New ACOs will provide high-quality coordinated care access for ~1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries
Friday, January 03, 2014

Doctors Discuss Use of MenB Vaccine at Princeton University
Use of experimental vaccine has called into question decision not to vaccinate more widely
Friday, January 03, 2014

CDC: Updated Guidance for HBV Vaccination for Health Workers
All should be vaccinated and undergo serologic testing
Thursday, January 02, 2014

C. difficile Is Carried on Hands of Health Care Workers
After routine care of infected patients, about a quarter of health care workers had contaminated hands
Thursday, January 02, 2014

Troubled Launch of ACA Tops Health News for 2013
Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines
Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Extra Steps Urged for Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
Drug Quality and Security Act is a start, but leaves several gaps that need filling
Monday, December 30, 2013

USPSTF Recommends Lung CA Screening for High-Risk Adults
Screening urged for adults aged 55 to 80 years with 30 pack-year history who smoke or recently quit
Monday, December 30, 2013

Surge in Federal Health Insurance Exchange Enrollments
More than one million people have signed up for coverage under Affordable Care Act
Monday, December 30, 2013

ACA Success Hinges on Young Adult Enrollment
Uncertainty lingers on the willingness, ability of young adults to enroll in marketplaces, Medicaid
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Impact of Planned Medicaid Expansion Discussed
Could help close substantial gaps in U.S. health care safety net if all states elect to expand
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Testosterone May Undermine Flu Vaccine Effectiveness for Men
Poorer response to flu vaccine in men linked to testosterone-regulated gene cluster
Thursday, December 26, 2013

HPV 6, 11, 42/Combo Detection Doesn't ID CIN 2+, 3+ Risk
Three-year risks of CIN 2+ and CIN 3+ 0.4 and 0.0 percent, respectively, after infection
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Toxic Employees Are Damaging to Medical Practices
Performance reviews allow managers to discuss toxic behaviors and demand improvement
Thursday, December 26, 2013

HIV Life Expectancy Similar to General Population
Those receiving combination antiretroviral therapy can live into their 70s
Thursday, December 26, 2013

Public Tends to Follow Celebrities Even on Medical Issues
Health care providers need to take phenomenon seriously and counter bogus advice
Monday, December 23, 2013

USPSTF Supports Counseling, BRCA Tests for At-Risk Women
Women whose family hx indicates BRCA mutations should be offered counseling and genetic testing
Monday, December 23, 2013

High Patient Satisfaction With Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Positive reports of patient-centered measures correlate with reports of high-quality care
Friday, December 20, 2013

New Rule May Exempt Many From Health Plan Penalty
People in cancelled policies can buy coverage under last-minute revision to ACA
Friday, December 20, 2013

Few Residency Programs Teach Cost-Conscious Medicine
Despite perceived role in limiting increasing health care costs, few residents know costs of tests
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

CDC Highlights Achievements of 2013, Goals for 2014
Top achievements include getting >100,000 smokers to quit; cut in health care facility-linked infections
Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Funding for Medical Communication Firms Analyzed
May receive substantial support from pharmaceutical, medical device companies
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

GlaxoSmithKline to End Payments to Prescribing Doctors
Pharmaceutical giant first drug maker to adopt such a policy, report says
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gene Expression Changes Seen After Mindfulness Meditation
Experienced meditators have changes in histone deacetylase gene expression, histone modification
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Physician Access Challenges Up for Those With Public Insurance
Second study notes that 14.6 percent of people in U.S. were uninsured in first half of 2013
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

FDA Questions Effectiveness, Safety of Antibacterial Soap
Proposed rule requires manufacturers to submit trial data showing benefit versus regular soap
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Many Physicians Will Stop Practicing Due to ACA
Nearly three-quarters believe that ACA will negatively impact compensation
Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Comorbidity Strongly Influences Survival in Cancer Patients
Still, death rates from cancer continue to decline in the United States
Monday, December 16, 2013

Bills for SGR Repeal Pass Senate, House Committees
Near unanimous bipartisan votes from Senate Finance, House Ways and Means Committees
Monday, December 16, 2013

Urine-Based Assay Diagnoses Chlamydia in 20 Minutes
Accurate test diagnoses sexually transmitted pathogen directly from urine samples
Monday, December 16, 2013

New Rule Tweaks Affordable Care Act Deadline
Insurers pressed for flexibility on premium payments, coverage
Friday, December 13, 2013

ASCO Report Highlights Progress Against Cancer in Last Year
Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care, new treatments
Friday, December 13, 2013

Study Quantifies Male Dominance in Scientific Production
Women account for <30 percent of fractionalized authorships; similar pattern in first authorships
Friday, December 13, 2013

CDC: Health Insurance Among Young Increased After ACA
Extension of dependent health coverage in 2010 has increased private coverage, decreased gaps
Wednesday, December 11, 2013

CMS Finalizes 2014 Physician Payment Rates, Policies
Include provision to support care management outside of routine office interaction
Monday, December 09, 2013

Issues Surround Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program
Issues include methodology for determining expected readmission rates, computing penalties
Friday, December 06, 2013

Elimination of Measles, Rubella Sustained in the United States
Few cases largely due to importation
Friday, December 06, 2013

Serum 25(OH)D Marker of Ill Health, Not Causative Agent
Links seen between 25(OH)D concentration and health outcomes; supplementation has little effect
Friday, December 06, 2013

Final Rule Aims to Lower Costs, Simplify Outpatient Payments
CMS introducing single outpatient visit code; payments will be packaged into single payment
Friday, December 06, 2013

TB Vaccine Beneficial After Clinically Isolated Syndromes
Bacille Calmette-Guérin vaccine linked to reduced development of gadolinium-enhancing lesions
Thursday, December 05, 2013

Handoff Program Cuts Medical Errors, Adverse Events
Multifaceted program at children's hospital also increases physician time spent at patient bedside
Thursday, December 05, 2013

AMA's RUC Committee to Work on Improving Transparency
New means to be used to survey physicians to better determine value of procedures
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Investment Program Can Cut Global Health Disparities by 2035
Framework focuses on reducing maternal, child, infectious deaths; 10 million deaths averted by 2035
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Varicella Vaccination Program Has Not Increased Herpes Zoster
Findings show no significant increase in herpes zoster in older U.S. adults after universal vaccination
Wednesday, December 04, 2013

FDA Starts Regulating Compounding Pharmacies
New process designed to make specialty drugs safer for patients
Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Volunteering Overseas Revives Physicians' Outlooks
Volunteer experiences often boost personal fulfillment, professional esteem
Monday, December 02, 2013

Mercury Levels Drop One-Third in Women of Childbearing Age
EPA says women are making more informed seafood choices, not decreasing fish consumption
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Spatiotemporal Analysis Emphasizes Value of Vaccination
Analysis of disease trends since 1888 shows 103 million cases of contagious disease prevented
Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Many Pediatricians Uncomfortable With Genetic Disease Care
Most order few genetics tests, few take extensive family histories, few discuss risks and benefits
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Practices Should Start Preparing for Transition to ICD-10
Point-person should be appointed within practice; staff training also recommended
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

American Medical Groups Protesting Physician Cuts
Action follows mass cancellations of physicians in Medicare Advantage plans in many states
Monday, November 25, 2013

White House Extends Enrollment Deadline for Health Insurance
And HealthCare.gov website capacity to double by end of month, Obama adviser pledges
Friday, November 22, 2013

CDC Report: Health Disparities Persist in America
CDC finds race, sex, education, location, and wealth among key factors in these inequalities
Thursday, November 21, 2013

Race May Affect Assessment of Vitamin D Status
Common genetic polymorphisms may explain patterns in vitamin D status in blacks
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Web-Based Course Improves Ability to Detect Skin Cancer
Improved diagnosis, management of benign lesions for participating primary care providers
Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Health Care Frustration Higher in U.S. Than Other Countries
Majority of U.S. adults feel that the health care system needs to undergo fundamental changes
Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Obama Nominates Health Care Law Backer to Be Surgeon General
Vivek Murthy, M.D., was an early supporter and advocate for the Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 15, 2013

Obama: You Can Keep Your Health Plan (for a Year)
Proposed change comes amid intense bipartisan pressure for a health-law fix
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Health Care Enrollments Fall Far Short of White House Estimates
Fewer than 27,000 people signed up for insurance through federal exchange in October, officials report
Thursday, November 14, 2013

No Promises on Nov. 30 ACA Website Fix: U.S. Tech Chief
Pressure mounts for solutions to health-law problems as deadline nears
Thursday, November 14, 2013

Enterococci, GBS Appear to Rarely Cause Acute Cystitis
Though found in midstream voided urine in younger women, typically not detected in catheter urine
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Population Aging Crisis May Have Been Overestimated
Decrease in dependency with threshold as remaining life expectancy of ≤15 years
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Many Would Give Health Plans Private Info to Save Money: Poll
Experts question whether people responding to Harris/HealthDay poll understand broader impact
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Initial Health-Plan Enrollment Falls Below Expectations
Early reports find federal and state insurance exchanges attracted low numbers
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Depression Linked to Accelerated Cellular Aging
Patients with depression have shorter telomeres
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Many Americans Want Docs to Help Explain Genetic Tests
Even though some companies offer testing directly to the consumer
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Analysis Describes Economic Anatomy of U.S. Health Care
Despite increased resources for U.S. health care, health metrics show U.S. trailing peer nations
Tuesday, November 12, 2013

HPV Test Ordering Varies Widely in Family Medicine
Female doctors twice as likely to order HPV testing for any cytology results in low-risk women
Monday, November 11, 2013

Obama 'Sorry' Some People Losing Health Coverage
Website repairs continue amid continued scrutiny of Affordable Care Act
Friday, November 08, 2013

Telemedicine Represents Enhanced Care Model
Uses technology to provide better health care and more reach, but legal and other concerns exist
Thursday, November 07, 2013

FDA to Ban Trans Fats in Foods
Trans fats linked to cardiovascular health
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Amount of Care Similar for Rural, Urban Medicare Users
No difference in amount of health care received or satisfaction with access to care within regions
Thursday, November 07, 2013

Assisted Conception Doesn't Up Overall Cancer Risk in Children
Associated with increased risk of hepatoblastoma, rhabdomyosarcoma, but absolute risks small
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Sebelius on Exchange Website: 'Delay Is Not an Option'
'A couple of hundred' fixes required, she tells Senate committee
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Personal History of Prostate Cancer Linked to Melanoma Risk
Marginally increased risk of non-melanoma skin cancer; no melanoma risk with hx of other cancers
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

CDC Suggests Ways to Increase CRC Screening Rates
Includes offering all test options; matching patients with test they are most likely to complete
Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Study Raises Questions About Testosterone Rx for 'Low T'
Increased risk of death, MI, stroke in men with low levels who undergo coronary angiography
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Senators Seek Answers on Health Marketplace Woes
Medicare chief says HealthCare.gov is secure, site operations are improving
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Placental Growth Factor Useful for Predicting Preeclampsia
Low PlGF has high sensitivity and negative predictive value for preeclampsia within 14 days
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Pesticide Exposure Linked to Endometriosis Risk
Stronger link for serum concentrations of β-hexachlorocyclohexane and ovarian endometriosis
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

One Dose of HPV Vaccine Induces Long-Term Antibodies
Levels are lower than multiple doses but remain stable for at least four years
Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Six People Signed Up on Day One of Federal Exchange Website
By the end of the second day, 248 people had enrolled for coverage, reports say
Friday, November 01, 2013

FDA Announces Moves to Avert Drug Shortages
The FDA's strategic plan for drug shortages involves two major strategies
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Top 100 EHR Systems Sorted by Company Revenue
Some companies offer information about their product and services, but most vendors do not
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sebelius: 'Hold Me Accountable' for Website 'Debacle'
HHS Secretary insists the troubled online registration site will be fixed by end of November
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Expedited Review Speeds Approval of New Drugs by FDA
But, drugs are tested in fewer patients, and many questions about safety remain
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

2013 Health Care Quality Report Shows Some Improvements
Medicaid patients are happy with their care; antibiotic overuse still a concern
Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Consultant Offers Tips for Training Staff to Use EHR System
Six tips focus on choosing a team, developing a plan, and scheduling regular training and testing
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Health Agency Chief Apologizes for Federal Website Woes
Head of CMS insists HealthCare.gov will be much improved within a month
Tuesday, October 29, 2013

CRC Risk Up With Family Hx of Adenoma, Advanced Adenoma
Screening according to guidelines could miss 10 percent of CRCs diagnosed in relatives
Monday, October 28, 2013

Point-of-Care Xpert MTB/RIF Testing Feasible in Primary Care
No difference in tuberculosis-related morbidity despite more same-day diagnosis, tx initiation
Monday, October 28, 2013

FDA Approves Brain-Imaging Drug for Alzheimer's Detection
Vizamyl is used with PET scan to screen for signs of dementia
Friday, October 25, 2013

Most Negative Online Posts Aren't Defamation
Physicians should try to reach out to unhappy posters to fix the problem
Friday, October 25, 2013

Coffee Consumption Linked to Reduced Risk of Liver Cancer
Meta-analysis pooled the results of 16 studies
Friday, October 25, 2013

Physicians Should Motivate and Retain Top Employees
Article notes that superstar employees are hard to replace
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Penalty Delayed As Federal Exchange Comes Under Fire
Lawmakers demand answers on HealthCare.gov foul-up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Global Burden of Stroke Increased From 1990 to 2010
Studies show stroke mortality rates down; burden of stroke, incident ischemic, hemorrhagic stroke up
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Teen Tdap Vaccines May Cut Infant Pertussis Hospitalization
Rates of hospitalizations lower than expected for three of four years after vaccine implementation
Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sunny Regions Have Lower ADHD Prevalence
No association seen between sun and autism or depression
Thursday, October 24, 2013

ACP Presents Recommendations for Screening, Treating CKD
Recommendation against screening asymptomatic adults without risk factors for chronic kidney disease
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Scribes Can Be Beneficial in Medical Practices
Ensure accurate documentation of provider dictates, allowing providers to focus on patient care
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Short, Poor Quality Sleep Tied to Increased β-Amyloid Burden
Shorter sleep duration and poorer sleep quality associated with β-amyloid in older adults
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Few Patients Told About Risks of Overdiagnosis Pre-Screening
Most want to be told of screening harms, but only 9.5 percent informed about overdiagnosis, overtx
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Pill Effects on Breast, Ovarian CA Same in High-Risk Women
Risk the same as found in women in the general population
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Research Backlog at NIH Due to Shutdown
Labs suffered loss of momentum with their research; grant applications pushed back to November
Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obama: 'No Excuse' for Troubled HealthCare.gov Website
But he insists that the health-reform law that created the site is good for the country
Monday, October 21, 2013

Seniors Rarely Consider Switching Medicare Plan, Provider
Despite reporting high satisfaction 59 percent cut spending for unexpected health care costs
Monday, October 21, 2013

Small Businesses Weigh Health Insurance Options
Most features of exchanges rated favorably, but prices for premiums are critical issue
Monday, October 21, 2013

Eye Contact Affects Patients' Perception of Clinician Empathy
Social touch during clinical encounter also important
Friday, October 18, 2013

In Buying Exchange Insurance, It Helps to Have Help
New online marketplaces don't do enough to let consumers weigh their options, experts say
Friday, October 18, 2013

Sebelius: Exchange Launch 'Rockier Than We Would Have Liked'
HHS secretary said improvements under way at HealthCare.gov website
Thursday, October 17, 2013

'Coverage Gap' Likely to Affect 5.2 Million Uninsured Adults
Nationally, about 27 percent of uninsured adults in states without Medicaid expansion will be affected
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Steps Given to Minimize Burden of Prior Authorizations
Use payer's website, not phone; designated staff within practice should handle authorizations
Thursday, October 17, 2013

Arterial Stiffness Linked to β Amyloid Plaques in Elderly
Arterial stiffness associated with plaque deposition in brain of dementia-free older adults
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Additional, Unnecessary Tests Driving Cost of Pap Smear Up
Laboratories offer 'improved' tests, which include combination of tests, some of unknown benefit
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Gastric, Esophageal Cancer Risk Linked to Teen Overweight
Socioeconomic status, immigrants' country of origin tied to noncardia gastric cancer risk
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Be Affected by Federal Debt Default
Failure to raise debt ceiling by Oct. 17 will impact nation's health care programs
Wednesday, October 16, 2013

ACG: Physical Activity Linked to Lower Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Meta-analysis shows decreased risk of esophageal adenocarcinoma, not squamous cell cancer
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ACG: IBD Ups Risk of Certain Arterial Thromboembolic Events
Meta-analysis shows increased risk of cerebrovascular accident, ischemic heart disease
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Nonprofit U.S. Hospital CEO Compensation Varies Widely
Compensation tied to hospital technology deployment and patient satisfaction
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ASRM: Male Phthalate Levels Linked to Lower Fecundability
Second study shows higher BPA levels linked to increased risk of first trimester miscarriage
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Hospital Care Quality Varies by Insurance Coverage
Medicare patients appear most vulnerable to receiving inferior care
Monday, October 14, 2013

Study Discusses How to Create Value in Insurance Marketplaces
Accrediting bodies play role in performance measures, setting standards, providing feedback
Monday, October 14, 2013

Regional Variation Seen in Medicare ACO Formation
Measures of underlying provider integration may drive accountable care organization formation
Friday, October 11, 2013

'Cyberchondria' Worse in Those Troubled by Uncertainty
For those with fear of uncertainty, greater Internet searching leads to greater health anxiety
Friday, October 11, 2013

Rate of Cardiovascular Disease Expected to Rise in the U.S.
Declines in smoking and improved treatments offset by effects of aging and obesity
Friday, October 11, 2013

Incidentally, Non-Incidentally Discovered Thyroid CA Compared
Patients with incidentally discovered thyroid cancer likely to be older, male, have higher stage disease
Friday, October 11, 2013

Consumers Frustrated With First Days of ACA Exchanges
Three-quarters of those who tried to sign up for insurance reported problems
Friday, October 11, 2013

State-Run Health Exchanges Off to Smoother Start
Experts say that local insurance marketplaces are smaller so problems can be fixed faster
Thursday, October 10, 2013

Antibiotic Resistance Ups Salmonella Hospitalizations
Furloughed agency workers called back to aid investigation into California chicken farm
Thursday, October 10, 2013

AAFP Urges Congress to End Federal Government Shutdown
Shutdown is putting health of public at risk, with no impact on ACA funding
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Greater Potential for Health Gains From Delayed Aging
Yet most medical research remains focused on fighting individual diseases
Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Patterns of Health Insurance Coverage Vary by State
States can tailor outreach efforts for coverage expansion to match the needs of their uninsured
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Patient Satisfaction Is Poor Measure of Hospital Quality
And busier hospitals tend to perform better
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Confusion Still Surrounds ACA Health Insurance Exchanges
However, Gallup poll suggests most will get insurance by December rather than pay a fine
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Mortality Increases Among Elderly in Good Economic Times
Cannot be explained by work stress or traffic accidents
Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Both Patients and Doctors Tend to Be Creatures of Habit
Physicians can be reluctant to go against established grain
Monday, October 07, 2013

Design and Software Problems Plague Health Exchanges
Efforts to improve the federal registration website are under way, officials say
Monday, October 07, 2013

IDSA: Universal Glove, Gown Use Doesn't Cut MRSA, VRE in ICU
Wearing gloves and gowns for all patient contact in ICU doesn't reduce acquisition of MRSA or VRE
Monday, October 07, 2013

Senators Request Delay in Transition to Meaningful Use 2
Noting that many providers and EHR vendors are not ready, senators ask for one-year delay
Monday, October 07, 2013

U.S. Health Exchange Website Faced Intermittent Shutdowns
HealthCare.gov offline after 1 a.m. ET a few hours each night this past weekend
Monday, October 07, 2013

Delayed Gluten Introduction Linked to Increased Celiac Risk
Breastfeeding for more than 12 months also associated with modest increase in risk
Monday, October 07, 2013

Majority of Physicians Concerned About Future of Medicine
But most surveyed doctors also report being satisfied with practice of medicine
Friday, October 04, 2013

Number of EMR Functions Linked to Physician Stress
Physicians with moderate versus low number of EMR functions report more stress, less satisfaction
Friday, October 04, 2013

Patient Portal Market Earned $279.8 Million in 2012
In the next five years, market is expected to reach $898.4, mainly driven by stage 2 meaningful use
Friday, October 04, 2013

Impact of Shutdown on Docs, Patients Discussed
Meaningful use incentives unlikely to be affected; Medicare reimbursements will continue in short term
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Glitches Still Dog Online Health Exchanges
Officials work to correct problems, speed up capacity
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Fallout From Increase in High-Deductible Plans Examined
Increase likely with ACA implementation; research will aid creation of more sophisticated system
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Demand for Doctors Remained High in 2012
Physician recruiters from 156 organizations conducted nearly 5,000 active searches in 2012
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Expanding Scope of Nurse Practitioners Practice Discussed
Non-physician practitioners can ease burden on physicians; valuable in team-based care model
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Government Shutdown Impacting Health Care Agencies
Activities that relate to safety of human life and protection of property will not be affected
Thursday, October 03, 2013

Technical Problems Still Vex Day 2 of ACA Exchange Rollout
Federal officials remind consumers that enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Exercise May Be As Effective As Drugs for Some Conditions
But diuretics more effective than exercise for lowering mortality in heart failure
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

AMA: More Than Half of Doctors Self-Employed in 2012
Less than one-quarter work in practices that are at least partially owned by hospitals
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technological Advances in Health Care for Google, Apple
Google launches company that will research health and wellness, with Apple chairman as CEO
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Technical Glitches Mar Affordable Care Act Exchange Debut
Consumers are reminded that insurance enrollment runs through March 31, 2014
Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Breast Cancer Incidence Rates Up for African-American Women
With increase, incidence rates are converging for white and African-American women in U.S.
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

ECC: Diabetes May Lead to More Breast, Colorectal Cancer
Diabetes status also tied to increased cancer-specific mortality
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Poor Performance Triggering EMR Switch for Small Practices
Small physicians practices leaving vendors as software systems fail to meet expectations
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Many Health Care Professionals Oppose ACA Proposals
Despite recognizing benefits, 56 percent oppose most, if not all, proposals in law
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Affordable Care Act Exchanges Are Up and Running
'Obamacare' marketplaces open amid some technical problems and a government shutdown
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

More Primary Care Visits, Less Colorectal Cancer Incidence
Findings among Medicare patients; increased visits also tied to lower mortality
Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Lower National Health Spending Due to Slow Economy
Over the period of 2012 to 2022, national health spending expected to grow at 5.8 percent annually
Monday, September 30, 2013

Only One-Third of Voters Think Congress Should Delay ACA
About half of voters will blame the Republicans 'a lot' if the government shuts down
Monday, September 30, 2013

Medicare, Medicaid Will Still Run If Government Shuts Down
But other programs could be curtailed, according to contingency plans
Monday, September 30, 2013

DOL Clarifies Employer Health Insurance Notification Duty
Companies should provide notification to employees by Oct. 1, but no fines for failing to do so
Monday, September 30, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: ACA Impact on Medicare Recipients Unclear
Seniors may not grasp effects of health care reform
Friday, September 27, 2013

Practical Tips Offered for Medical Employee Satisfaction
Training, respect, and reward go a long way
Friday, September 27, 2013

Obesity Gene Testing Offers Psychological Benefit
Genetic testing results reduce self-blame, don't seem to undermine importance of lifestyle choices
Friday, September 27, 2013

Mobile Apps May Expand Dermatology Practice
Search identified 229 dermatology-related apps ranging from reference to diagnosis
Friday, September 27, 2013

CDC: Flu Shot Coverage of Health Care Personnel Increasing
CDC finds that easy access to vaccination appears to be a motivator
Thursday, September 26, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Up Coverage
Many will benefit, but some will still fall through the cracks
Thursday, September 26, 2013

No Cognitive Protective Role Seen for Omega-3 Fatty Acids
No effect on age-associated cognition or rate of cognitive decline in older dementia-free women
Thursday, September 26, 2013

Antibiotic Protocol Selects Against Drug Resistance
Treatment cycles between compatible antibiotics
Thursday, September 26, 2013

More Options, Lower Premiums With Insurance Exchanges
HHS report finds health insurance premiums will be even less than expected
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Exchanges Offer Options for the Uninsured
Tax credits will benefit low and moderate earners
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

ACP Provides Overview of Health Insurance Marketplaces
Ahead of enrollment, overview discusses implications for patients and physicians
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Chronic Kidney Disease Up in the Oldest Old in the U.S.
Increases in the prevalence of renal dysfunction observed in those 80+
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Arsenic Exposure Ups Risk for Cardiovascular Disease
Low-to-moderate levels of inorganic arsenic in food and water pose risk
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Reform a Mixed Bag for Workers
Those with job-based coverage can expect some changes
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Marriage Shown to Provide Cancer Survival Benefit
Married patients less likely to present with metastatic disease, die from their cancer
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

FDA Gives Final Guidance on Mobile Medical App Oversight
Oversight will be focused on medical apps that could potentially pose greater risk to patients
Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Unlike Adults, No Decline Seen in MRSA Infections in Children
Invasive infection disproportionately affects young infants and black children in the U.S.
Monday, September 23, 2013

Infectious Endocarditis Risk ID'd in Congenital Heart Disease
Risk of IE 6.1 per 1,000 children; predictors include cyanotic CHD, endocardial cushion defects
Monday, September 23, 2013

FDA Issues Final Rule for Device Identification System
The unique device identification system will improve patient safety, catalogue every device
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Young People Likely to Be Key to Success
However, only about one-quarter of young adults are aware of health insurance exchanges
Monday, September 23, 2013

HFES: Multi-Tasking Can Impair Diagnostic Performance
Performing concurrent complex memorization task has negative impact of diagnostic performance
Monday, September 23, 2013

Pap, HPV Testing Unnecessarily High in Under-21-Year-Olds
Decrease in Papanicolaou testing from 2008-2009 to 2010; HPV testing remained stable
Monday, September 23, 2013

HEALTH REFORM: Health Care Exchanges Going Into Effect
Coverage could start as early as January 2014
Monday, September 23, 2013

PSA Testing Tied to Higher Socioeconomic Status
No link found for socioeconomic status and positive PSA test or prostate cancer-related death
Friday, September 20, 2013

Millions Are Harmed by Unsafe Medical Care Each Year
About two-thirds of adverse events occur in low-income and middle-income countries
Thursday, September 19, 2013

EHR Systems Meeting Meaningful Use Criteria Beneficial
Most systems meet criteria; linked to time savings, reports of enhanced confidentiality
Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CDC Report Sheds Light on Antibiotic-Resistant Infections
Misuse of antibiotics leading contributor to problem
Monday, September 16, 2013

High Burden of Endocarditis in Older Adults
But guidelines restricting antibiotic prophylaxis have not raised endocarditis mortality
Friday, September 13, 2013

About Half of Health Care Providers Are 'Digital Omnivores'
Use tablet, smartphone, and laptop/desktop; prefer mobile devices for all tasks
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

'Meaningful Use' Achievement Not Uniform Across Hospitals
Critical-access, smaller, publicly-owned or nonprofit hospitals most at risk for 2015 penalties
Monday, September 09, 2013

CDC: U.S. Drinking Water Sanitation Still a Concern
More than 1,000 sickened via drinking water-associated outbreaks in recent years
Thursday, September 05, 2013

Excess HRT-Tied Breast Cancer Risk Varies With Race, BMI
HRT-linked risk up for white, Asian, Hispanic women; for low/normal BMI and dense breasts
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Major Health Care-Linked Infections Cost $9.8 Billion
Bloodstream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, surgical site infections most costly
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Male-Female Physician Earnings Gap Has Persisted for 20 Years
No significant difference in the adjusted earnings of female physicians relative to males since 1987
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Docs' Confidence in Diagnosis Unrelated to Diagnostic Accuracy
Vignette study shows little difference in confidence for cases diagnosed correctly, incorrectly
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

CDC: 200,000 Avoidable Deaths From Cardiovascular Disease
Higher death rates among older persons, males, non-Hispanic blacks, and those in the South
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Pre-Diagnosis Coffee Intake Tied to Prostate CA Outcomes
Higher coffee consumption linked to lower risk of prostate cancer recurrence/progression
Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Workaholics Have Poorer Physical and Mental Health
Working more than 50 hours per week linked to reduced physical and mental well-being
Monday, September 02, 2013

Employer-Based Health Insurance Premiums Rose Modestly in 2013
Smaller firms and those with many lower-wage workers asking beneficiary to pay more
Monday, September 02, 2013

Hormone Test May Indicate Risk of Gestational Diabetes
Low levels of adiponectin prior to pregnancy may identify women at high risk for GDM
Thursday, August 29, 2013

Final Rules Issued for Individual Shared Responsibility Mandate
Individual mandate starting in 2014; individuals expected to carry health insurance or get fined
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Severe Gastroenteritis Down in Older Children and Adults
Implementation of infant rotavirus vaccination in the U.S. in 2006 has reduced the burden of disease
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Researchers Discuss Overdiagnosis of Thyroid Cancer
Increasing incidence of small and indolent thyroid cancer but mortality rate stable since 1979
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Health Care Savings With Early Accountable Care Organizations
Reduced spending for elderly Medicare beneficiaries, but not necessarily improved quality
Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Implications, Solutions for U.S. Health Disparities Discussed
Considerable disparities linked to geographic location, demographics; many can be prevented
Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Expansion of Pharmacists' Practice Will Benefit Patients
Ethical, legal, financial, professional implications for docs; communication key during transition
Monday, August 19, 2013

HHS Awards $67 Million to Marketplace Navigators
Navigators will need to complete initial and ongoing training, renew certification annually
Monday, August 19, 2013

U.S. Liver-Related Deaths Underestimated for Decades
Hepatorenal syndrome, viral hepatitis, hepatobiliary cancers added to definition of liver mortality
Friday, August 16, 2013

IOM Describes Themes Relating to Patients' Role in Health Care
Sessions describe their roles in informed care decisions, knowledge generation, value improvement
Friday, August 16, 2013

CDC Says U.S. Has Improved in Detection of Hep C Infection
Many patients, however, are tested only when symptoms arise
Friday, August 16, 2013

Age-Linked Variation Noted in Melanoma Management
Older patients more likely to have thicker, ulcerated tumors; less likely to receive adjuvant tx
Thursday, August 15, 2013

CDC: Outbreaks of Severe Form of Conjunctivitis Reported
Infections may be transmitted in ophthalmologic settings
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Involved Patients Have Better Health Care Experiences
Patient knowledge, skills, and confidence influences response from the provider
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Doctors Pessimistic About Future of U.S. Health Care
Physician unsure that benefits of EMRs outweigh costs, have little confidence in transition to ICD-10
Thursday, August 15, 2013

Cancer Control Programs Often Don't Address Radon Concerns
Fewer than half of plans reviewed have radon-specific terminology
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Study Shows Dramatic Decline in Ischemic Stroke Incidence
However, Mexican-Americans suffer 34 percent more strokes than non-Hispanic whites
Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Perceived Doc Verbal Abuse Impairs Nurses' Work Attitude
Link between verbal abuse and job satisfaction, organizational commitment, intent to stay
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Initiative Announced for Patient-Doc Collaboration
Center for Patient Partnership in Healthcare will include patient organizations, docs, nurse, PA
Tuesday, August 13, 2013

U.S. Hospitals Up Exchange of Electronic Health Information
Exchange of clinical care summaries and medication lists remains limited
Monday, August 12, 2013

Individualized Breast Cancer Screening Catches More Cancer
And microdose mammography seems to have good diagnostic performance even in dense breasts
Monday, August 12, 2013

ASA: Working Moms Experience More Stresses Than Dads
For mothers, job-linked concerns spill over into free time; thinking about family matters tied to stress
Monday, August 12, 2013

Guidelines for Post-HIV Exposure Management Updated
Exposed personnel should be provided with close follow-up, including counseling, HIV testing
Monday, August 12, 2013

Physicians' Malpractice Concerns Predict More Testing
Changing defensive practices must target physicians' underlying malpractice concerns
Friday, August 09, 2013

Positive Diagnostic Strategy Non-Inferior to Exclusion in IBS
For patients' health-related quality of life, blood cell count and C-reactive protein non-inferior
Friday, August 09, 2013

First-Trimester Biomarker May Help Identify Early GDM Risk
Glycosylated fibronectin may identify women in first trimester at risk for gestational diabetes
Friday, August 09, 2013

Cumulative Metformin Linked to Mortality Post-Prostate Cancer
Both all-cause, prostate cancer-specific mortality reduced in elderly men with diabetes
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

AMA, AHA Call for Realignment of Meaningful Use Stage 2
Letter to HHS expresses concern about readiness for stage 2; urges flexibility in adoption
Wednesday, August 07, 2013

For Women, Child Abuse Linked to Adult Thyroid Conditions
Abused women have significantly increased odds of thyroid condition in fully adjusted model
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spread Regionally Through Hospitals
Vancomycin-resistant enterococci increase at one hospital increases prevalence in other hospitals
Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Long-Term Calcium-Channel Blockers Tied to Breast CA Risk
Long-term current use linked to risk of ductal, lobular breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Monday, August 05, 2013

Participation Increases in Online CME Activities
In 2012, 82 percent of accredited CME activities did not receive commercial support
Monday, August 05, 2013

Obesity Markers Linked to Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus
Increased leptin levels, insulin resistance linked to increased esophageal adenocarcinoma risk
Monday, August 05, 2013

Small-Fiber Polyneuropathy ID'd in Fibromyalgia Cases
Distal-leg biopsies from 41 percent of 27 patients with fibromyalgia are diagnostic for SFPN
Monday, August 05, 2013

Skin Cancer May Develop During Laser Removal of Tattoo
First case of malignant melanoma that developed on a nevus seen within a tattoo removed by laser
Friday, August 02, 2013

Happiness Affects Genes, but Source of Happiness Matters
People happy due to a sense of purpose have a lower stress-related expression profile
Friday, August 02, 2013

ASID: Doctors May Be to Blame for Antimicrobial Resistance
Five experts discuss the roles of animals, airlines, doctors, drug companies, nursing homes
Thursday, August 01, 2013

Anemia Linked to Elevated Dementia Risk in Older Adults
Findings remain significant after adjustment for demographics, anemia measures, comorbidities
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Surgery Not Needed With All Abnormal Breast Lesions
Observation OK with concordant radiologic-pathologic correlations of ALH or LCIS at core biopsy
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Bisphenol-A Has Detrimental Effects on Oocytes
Increased rates of abnormal oocyte maturation observed in vitro
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Health 'Mutual Accountability' Pilot Program Launching
MedEncentive's health outcomes/costs improvement program to be tested over three years in Oklahoma
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Reversal of Medical Practices Common Over Past Decade
Over 40 percent of studies that tested current practice led to medical reversal
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Glucose Intolerance Not Linked to Alzheimer's Pathology
Measures of glucose intolerance, insulin resistance not tied to AD pathology, in vivo β-amyloid burden
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Review Explores HPV Link to Higher Risk of Esophageal Cancer
Meta-analysis shows a three-fold increased risk
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Aids Help Decision Making for Prostate Cancer Screening
But print and web-based aids do not affect screening rates
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

High H. pylori Cure Rate for Nonbismuth Quadruple Tx
Hybrid, concurrent optimized strategies achieve ≥90 percent cure rate in high resistance settings
Monday, July 29, 2013

No Change in HPV Vaccine Coverage for Teen Girls in 2012
Increase reported from 2007 to 2011, not from 2011 to 2012; evidence indicates HPV4 is safe
Monday, July 29, 2013

Automated EHRs Improve Immunization Reporting
Reductions seen in historical lag time associated with submitted vaccination data
Friday, July 26, 2013

CDC: U.S. Patients Suffering Tropical Infection
CDC investigating possible causes of cyclosporiasis outbreak
Thursday, July 25, 2013

IOM Confirms Geographic Variation in Health Spending
Geographically-based value index unlikely to be beneficial; decision making occurs at individual level
Thursday, July 25, 2013

Docs Need to Follow Patients' Lead, Embrace Social Media
As more patients discuss, manage their health care online, doctors need to make use of social media
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Breast Cancer Survival for Blacks Unchanged Since 1991
Lower survival appears to be due to presentation rather than treatment
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

U.S. Physicians Not Supportive of Changes in Payment Models
Although docs agree on need to reduce costs, most don't want to eliminate fee-for-service approach
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarette Regulation Discussed
Two editorials discuss implications of regulations of ECs as medicinal devices in U.S., Europe
Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tablets Help Physicians Keep Up With Medical Research
Smartphones mainly used to access drug information, to access research, communicate
Monday, July 22, 2013

Premiums Expected to Be About 20 Percent Lower in 2014
Proposed premiums for 2014 lower than expected for individual market and small group market
Monday, July 22, 2013

Missed Diagnoses, Med Errors Most Common Malpractice Claims
Missed diagnosis represents 26 to 63 percent of all primary care claims across included studies
Friday, July 19, 2013

Top Challenges for Docs Include Financial Management
Challenges include shifting reimbursement models, insufficient time with patients, ACA effects
Friday, July 19, 2013

Financial Incentives Can Drive Health IT Adoption
Financial incentives increased e-prescribing use even among existing users
Wednesday, July 17, 2013

CMS Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Could Benefit Docs
However, proposed implementation of sustainable growth rate formula threatens primary care
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Acid Reflux Medications May Constrict Blood Vessels
This mechanism may explain an increased risk of cardiovascular events in people taking PPIs
Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EHRs May Slow Growth in Ambulatory Health Care Costs
Among projected savings are significant decreases in ambulatory radiology costs
Monday, July 15, 2013

Liver Failure Via Acetaminophen OD Tied to Worse Outcomes
Lower quality of life than other liver failure patients may be due to psychiatric, substance abuse disorders
Monday, July 15, 2013

Index CRC Tumor Site Impacts Increased CA Risk for Survivors
Risk pronounced for those with index colorectal cancer located in transverse to descending colon
Monday, July 15, 2013

CMS Proposes New Rule for Outpatient Payment Policies
Rule would expand categories of related items and services for outpatient prospective payment system
Monday, July 15, 2013

Omega-3 Fatty Acids Linked to Risk of Prostate Cancer
High blood levels of long-chain omega-3 fatty acids tied to increased risk of prostate cancer
Friday, July 12, 2013

Physicians Frustrated by Third-Party Interference
Frustrations vary for those employed in hospitals/institutions or in practice, partners
Friday, July 12, 2013

Men Still Want PSA Testing Despite Guidance, Risks
Findings based on survey even after informing men about the USPSTF recommendation
Friday, July 12, 2013

AMA Offers Guidance for Improving EHR Effectiveness
Policies established to help docs navigate patient communication while using electronic devices
Friday, July 12, 2013

Grants of $150 Million for Community Health Centers
Walgreen Co. to distribute brochures to inform consumers about health law, obtaining coverage
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Health Searches May Be Leaked to Third Parties
Third-party tracking generally not present on government or physician-oriented sites
Thursday, July 11, 2013

U.S. Adults Value Health Care Provider Skill Evaluation
Most adults feel health care providers who treat them should adhere to a recertification program
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Ob-Gyns Stray From Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Prevention
HPV vaccination is widely offered but underused; many docs continue annual Paps
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donors
Blood donations down about 10 percent in June; 50,000 fewer donations than expected
Thursday, July 11, 2013

In 2010, Blood Transfusion Most Frequent Hospital Procedure
Accounting for 11 percent of hospital stays with a procedure; common in all ages except infants
Thursday, July 11, 2013

One in Five U.S. Adults Will Have Trouble Paying Medical Bills
In 2013, 10 million adults with year-round health insurance expected to have bills they can't pay
Thursday, July 11, 2013

Inverse Relationship for Cancer, Alzheimer's Dementia
Reduced risk of cancer for those with Alzheimer's disease dementia and vice versa
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Artificial Sweeteners Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
In addition to increased risks, different brain responses evoked by artificial sweeteners
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Prevalence of Oral HPV Infection Low in Healthy Men
Incidence of oral infection with oncogenic human papilloma virus higher in smokers and single men
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Tablets More Useful Than Smartphones for Docs Using EHRs
Fifty-one percent of tablet users access EHRs, compared with 7 percent of smartphone users
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Health Insurance Marketplaces Not Required to Verify Claims
Due to legislative and operational barriers, they can rely on self-reported information
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Improvements Noted in U.S. Health From 1990 to 2010
Improvements seen in age-standardized death rate, life expectancy, healthy life expectancy
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Digital Divide Plagues Underserved Areas
Lower adoption of EHRs seen in underserved areas across the United States
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

GI Involvement Linked to Relapse of Vasculitis in Kids
In study of childhood polyarteritis nodosa, higher cyclophosphamide dose tied to lower relapse risk
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Adoption of Electronic Health Records Is Progressing
In 2012, 44 percent of hospitals have an EHR; 42 percent implement stage 1 meaningful use
Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Black Men Less Likely to Have Advanced Neoplasia at Screening
However, blacks more likely to be diagnosed with and die of colorectal cancer
Monday, July 08, 2013

Practices Are Not Ready for Implementation of ICD-10
Only 4.8 percent of practices report significant progress or are ready for implementation
Monday, July 08, 2013

Adding 'Organ Donor' to Facebook Ups Registration
Social media may be key component to future efforts aimed at increasing organ donation rates
Friday, July 05, 2013

Decrease in Beach Closing/Advisory Days in 2012
More than 80 percent of closings and advisories due to bacteria levels in beachwater
Thursday, July 04, 2013

Melanoma Recurrence a Decade Later Not Rare
Associated with improved survival compared with earlier recurrence
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Ice Pops Can Cause False-Positive Galactomannan Test
Case described of women with false-positive test for galactomannan after eating flavored ice pops
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Short-Term UV Radiation Linked to Odds of Juvenile Myositis
Average UV index tied to higher odds of juvenile dermatomyositis across geo-climatic regions
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Obama Administration: ACA's Employer Mandate Delayed
Major news out of the White House: the delay of the Affordable Care Act's employer mandate
Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Kidney Involvement, High Anti-dsDNA Predict Lupus Flares
Predictors of moderate-severe SLE flare at week 52 identified using three indicators
Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Bipartisan Recommendations Can Strengthen Health System
Recommendations related to Medicare, tax policy reform, preventive care, empowering states
Thursday, June 27, 2013

HHS Launches Insurance Marketplace Website, Call Center
Initiatives form part of consumer-focused education effort to help prepare for enrollment
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

8.5 Million Enrollees to Receive Health Insurance Rebates
Rebates averaging $100 per family to be paid as part of ACA '80/20' rule
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Publicly Reported Mortality Predicts Hospital Performance
Hospitals with high performance on publicly reported index conditions have lower overall death rate
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

USPSTF Endorses HCV Screen for High-Risk, Baby Boomers
In addition to screening high-risk adults, one-time screening recommended for those born 1945-65
Monday, June 24, 2013

Guide Issued for Tying Primary Care to Regional Organizations
AHRQ guide will help assess readiness for linking EHRs to regional health information organizations
Monday, June 24, 2013

Survival of England's National Health Service Questioned
Financial austerity, administrative reorganization, report of shortcomings have caused turmoil in NHS
Monday, June 24, 2013

Gene Patenting Ruling Unlikely to Really Impact Oncology Care
Authors point to previous rulings, scientific advances that will minimize decision's impact
Friday, June 21, 2013

HPV Antibodies Signal Higher Risk for Oropharyngeal Cancer
Seropositivity more likely in prediagnostic sera from oropharyngeal cancer patients than controls
Thursday, June 20, 2013

CMS Implementing Physician Quality Reporting System
System offers incentives to physicians and practices that submit data on quality measures
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Obesity Is a Disease, Says American Medical Association
New designation may intensify focus on prevention and treatment
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Practices Are Not Prepared for Implementation of ICD-10
Problems include lack of response from vendors, lags in internal software testing, external testing
Thursday, June 20, 2013

Person-to-Person Transmission of MERS-CoV Identified
Person-to-person transmission noted in 21 of 23 cases of health care-associated infections
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Potential of Mobile Remote-Presence Devices Discussed
Potential to increase access to and delivery of health care in developed, developing world
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

EHR Implementation First Step Toward Quality Improvement
Farzad Mostashari urges physicians to redesign care flow to maximize productivity of EHRs
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

New Rule Proposes Insurance Program Integrity Guidelines
Rule focuses on integrity of state Marketplaces; aims to safeguard federal funds, protect consumers
Wednesday, June 19, 2013

State-Based Health Care Price Websites Lacking
Greater focus needed on pricing for predictable, non-urgent services subject to deductibles
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

About 15 Percent of People Currently Uninsured in U.S.
In 2012, 6.6 percent of children, 26.4 percent of 19- to 25-year-olds uninsured at time of interview
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Unauthorized Immigrants Make Up 1.4% U.S. Medical Spending
Infectious disease services, participation in insurance marketplaces may aid access to care
Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FDA Discusses Cybersecurity for Medical Devices, Hospitals
Medical device manufacturers and health care facilities should take appropriate preventive action
Monday, June 17, 2013

Oncological Outcomes Similar Despite Timing of Prostatectomy
Finding in men with similar disease undergoing watchful waiting versus immediate surgery
Friday, June 14, 2013

EHR Improves Coordination of Care in Hematuria Work-Up
Decreased number of visits, shorter work-up times may cut health care costs
Friday, June 14, 2013

Survey Examines Physician Satisfaction With EHRs
About one-quarter of practices have no EHR; more than half of adopters report increased efficiency
Thursday, June 13, 2013

Use of EHRs Can Enhance Doc-Patient Communication
EHR use during clinical encounters can invite patients into participatory model of care
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Screening Has Not Affected Breast CA Mortality in England
Decline in breast cancer mortality started before introduction of screening in 1988
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Most Doctors Feel They Are Under-Using Mobile Apps
Most favor iPhones, tablets/iPads; most would use additional functionalities if they were available
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

APIC: CDC Develops Toolkit to Assist With Patient Notification
Toolkit includes resources to help notify patients after potential exposure to infectious organisms
Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Women Being Recruited to Join Specific Cancer Registry
More than 2,000 women with and without cancer being recruited to promote research
Friday, June 07, 2013

Secondhand Smoke Impacts Infants With Family Hx of Atopy
SHS linked to longer hospital stay for infants with lower respiratory tract infection, familial atopy
Thursday, June 06, 2013

HHS: Marketplaces Open New Insurance Options for Consumers
New health insurance choices will be available in most states via Health Insurance Marketplaces
Thursday, June 06, 2013

Few Physicians Meeting Meaningful Use in Early 2012
Managing patient populations with electronic systems not easy for many physicians
Wednesday, June 05, 2013

CDC: Small Drop in Those With Difficulty Paying Medical Bills
Decrease in adults (<65 years) and children in families with difficulty paying medical bills
Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Health of Nation Reviewed With Focus on Emergency Care
Twenty percent of people reported visiting emergency department at least once in last year
Monday, June 03, 2013

Exserohilum rostratum Can Relapse After Antifungal Tx
80-year-old man relapses after antifungal therapy, resolution of symptoms and CSF white-cell count
Friday, May 31, 2013

Lactobacilli May Inhibit Pathogen for Vaginal Infections
Various strains of lactobacilli alter the adhesive properties of Trichomonas vaginalis
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Antiviral Resistance Identified in Novel Flu A/H7N9
In case series of 14 patients, two identified with Arg292 Lys mutation in virus neuraminidase gene
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Doc Passengers Assist in Half of In-Flight Medical Emergencies
Most common in-flight medical problems syncope, respiratory symptoms, nausea and vomiting
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Modified Genes Present After Maternal Bariatric Surgery
Modifications consistent with reduced cardiometabolic risk
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Transparency Key to Improving Value Care for Patients
Data on price, utilization, and quality should be made publicly available to ensure greater value
Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Parkinson's Risk Linked to Pesticide, Solvent Exposure
High-quality case control studies show risk up with exposure to pesticides, herbicides, solvents
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

HHS: End-of-2013 Targets for EHR Use Already Reached
>50 percent of doctor offices, 80 percent of eligible hospitals using electronic health records
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Algorithm Developed to Guide Evaluation, Tx of Motor Delay
Formal developmental screening recommended at well-child visits from age 9 to 48 months
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

FDA Approves A1c Test for Diabetes Diagnosis
Test is first of its kind to receive clearance for this purpose
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Docs Anticipating Changes Ahead As ACA Progresses
Most expect ACA to continue as planned; expect further integration for themselves, hospitals
Monday, May 27, 2013

About One in Four Uninsured Could Be Excluded From ACA
Twenty-seven percent of those eligible for assistance tax credits do not have checking account
Friday, May 24, 2013

Data Support Basing Health Decisions on Both Benefit, Cost
Health care cost varies from $2 to $224 per month of health status-adjusted life expectancy
Friday, May 24, 2013

ATS: Lung Cancer Diagnosis 7 Percent With Low-Dose CT
Preliminary rate of diagnosis 7 percent among patients at Boston Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Study Examines Outbreak of Spinal Infections in Michigan
Increased case finding may partially explain more cases found in Michigan
Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Digital Divide Exists With Physician EHR Adoption
Adopters found to be optimistic about IT's potential, while non-adopters remain skeptical
Monday, May 20, 2013

Risk Factors ID'd for Poor Cutaneous Cell CA Outcomes
Tumor diameter, invasion beyond fat, poor differentiation, and location tied to poor outcomes
Friday, May 17, 2013

Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer Tied to Lower Alzheimer's Risk
Same association not seen with Alzheimer's and other diagnosis or with all-cause dementia
Thursday, May 16, 2013

Strong Genetic Component of Fibromyalgia Suggested
One major locus for fibromyalgia detected on the chromosome 17p11.2-q11.2 region
Friday, May 10, 2013

User Satisfaction With Electronic Health Records Down
Twelve percent decrease in user satisfaction since 2010; increase in very dissatisfied users
Friday, May 10, 2013

Smartphones, Smartphone Apps Increasingly Used by Docs
Two reports show use of smartphones and apps for professional purposes is increasing
Thursday, May 09, 2013

HHS Releases Data on Inpatient Charges for Hospital Services
HHS is also providing funding to data centers to collate, analyze, publish data to assist consumers
Thursday, May 09, 2013

Only Half Newly Reported HCV Cases Receiving Follow-Up Test
HCV antibody positivity and HCV RNA positivity more likely among those born from 1945 to 1965
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Application for Health Coverage Has Been Simplified, Shortened
First-time consumers will be able to complete one three-page application, see all available options
Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Genetic Variant May Explain Weight Loss Post-RYGB Surgery
Locus identified at 15q26.1, which is linked to weight loss after Roux-en-Y gastric bypass
Tuesday, May 07, 2013

AUA: Incidence of Testicular Cancer Up Through 2009
Largest increase seen for Hispanic men, at 5.6 percent annually from 2002 to 2009
Monday, May 06, 2013

Health Industry Payment Details to Be Publicly Available
New CMS website will detail financial ties between drug, device manufacturers and docs, hospitals
Thursday, May 02, 2013

IMFAR: Sex Difference in Visual Scanning Patterns in ASD
Second study shows females with ASD have increased risk-linked de novo variants than males
Thursday, May 02, 2013

Breath Test Can Detect Illicit Drug Use Up to 24 Hours Later
Simple, commercially available breath sampler can detect 12 analytes
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Breast Implants May Impair Breast CA Diagnosis, Prognosis
Increased odds of diagnosis at non-localized stage of disease; worse breast cancer survival
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Foreign-Born U.S. Children Have Lower Odds of Atopic Disorders
After 10 years of residence in U.S., odds increase for allergic disorders, not asthma, food allergies
Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Female Smokers More Susceptible to Colon Cancer
Female smokers have significantly increased risk, particularly for proximal colon cancer
Tuesday, April 30, 2013

USPSTF Recommends Universal HIV Screening From Age 15 to 65
Grade A recommendations include screening older and younger at-risk individuals, pregnant women
Monday, April 29, 2013

Medical Interns Spending Less Time With Patients
More time being spent at a computer since work hours were limited in 2011
Friday, April 26, 2013

History of Skin Cancer Linked to Secondary Cancers
History of NMSC associated with a greater risk of secondary cancers at other sites
Friday, April 26, 2013

EB: Sleep Restriction Affects Respiratory, Vascular Control
With sleep restriction, central chemosensitivity increases and endothelial function decreases
Friday, April 26, 2013

Device Detects Blood Fungal Infections Rapidly
Portable device detects Candida bloodstream infections accurately
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Air Pollution Linked to Marker of Atherosclerosis
Greater exposure to air pollution associated with greater increases in artery thickness
Thursday, April 25, 2013

One 12-Ounce Sweet Drink a Day Ups Risk of T2DM 22 Percent
Association for sweet drinks persists, even after adjustment for energy intake, body mass index
Thursday, April 25, 2013

Breast CA Tx Delays Still More Common for Poor, Uninsured
And, women with early-stage breast cancer with Medicaid are more likely to receive mastectomy
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Obesity Tied to Risk of Prostate Cancer After Negative Biopsy
Also associated with the presence of precancerous lesions in initial benign biopsy
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Diagnostic Errors Are the Leading Type of Malpractice Claim
Diagnosis-related payments from 1986 to 2010 totaled $38.8 billion
Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Breast Density Linked to Breast Cancer-Specific Survival
For women treated with tamoxifen, decrease in mammographic density tied to improved survival
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mammogram Rates Unchanged Since USPSTF Recommendations
No decrease in mammography screening noted for women aged 40 to 49, 50 to 74 years
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Get the Joy Back Into Health and Wellness
Surgeon General talks about importance of bringing joy back into movement and medicine
Monday, April 22, 2013

One-Year Survival Up for Critical Congenital Heart Defects
Increase in survival from 67.4 percent in 1979-1993 to 82.5 percent in 1994-2005 birth era
Monday, April 22, 2013

HPV Exposure in Family, School Linked to Wart Development
Increased risk with white skin, and for children with family members, classmates with warts
Monday, April 22, 2013

TEDMED: Is the Obesity Crisis a Disguise for a Deeper Problem?
Surgeon-researcher discusses hypothesis that we may be 'blaming the victims'
Monday, April 22, 2013

Genetics Linked to Abnormal Alzheimer's Markers
Family history of late-onset Alzheimer's disease associated with abnormal cerebral markers
Friday, April 19, 2013

Pot Smoking Linked to Some Metabolic Changes
Increase in visceral adiposity and adipose tissue insulin resistance
Friday, April 19, 2013

Patient-Centered Decision Making Ups Health Outcomes
Health care outcomes improved for 71 percent of contextual factors that were addressed by PCDM
Friday, April 19, 2013

Racial Disparity in Head and Neck Cancer Outcomes
Black Medicaid beneficiaries less likely to get surgical treatment, more likely to die than whites
Friday, April 19, 2013

Family-Centered Teaching Rounds Good for Patients, Students
Higher patient satisfaction with exam room presentations; many residents have concerns
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Essay Questions Conventional Etiology of Obesity
To make progress in fight against obesity it is necessary to accept alternative hypotheses
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Relative Proportion of MRSA Increasing in S. aureus Isolates
Methicillin-sensitive S. aureus becoming more resistant to antibiotics
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Community Benefit Spending Varies for Tax-Exempt Hospitals
Most spent on charity care, patient services; less spent on community health improvement
Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pediatric Melanomas Are Increasing 2 Percent a Year
Highest rates are found in 15- to 19-year-olds living in low UV-B exposure geographical areas
Monday, April 15, 2013

ACS: Room for Improvement in Cancer Prevention, Detection
American Cancer Society stresses need to cut tobacco use, obesity; expand screening test use
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Speech Details Practices to Improve U.S. Health Systems
Mayo Clinic CEO outlines key steps to create high-quality, low-cost care in America
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ohio Girl's Death Shows Need for Catch-Up Vaccinations
Otherwise healthy youngster succumbs to varicella infection, CDC report shows
Thursday, April 11, 2013

AACR: ALL, Other Pediatric Cancers Linked to Air Pollution
Exposure to contaminants during pregnancy, early life are tied to increased risk
Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Delayed Allergy Reactions Seen With Pediatric Meat Consumption
Evidence of IgE-specific delayed allergic reactions due to mammalian meat product consumption in kids
Monday, April 08, 2013

Amiodarone Treatment Is Linked to Higher Cancer Risk
Medication for arrhythmias may pose peril, especially in males with increasing dose
Monday, April 08, 2013

Coal-Tar-Sealed Pavement-Tied PAH Exposure Ups Cancer Risk
Exposure to affected house dust in first six years of life linked to increased lifetime cancer risk
Friday, April 05, 2013

Disparities in Blood Lead Levels Persist Among U.S. Children
Youngsters in certain racial/ethical groups and low-income families face higher risk
Friday, April 05, 2013

Belgium Study Tracks Trends in End-of-Life Decision Making
Researchers find euthanasia legalization led to fewer life-ending acts without patient's request
Wednesday, April 03, 2013

USPSTF: BRCA Testing for Women With Family History
Women whose family history not linked to BRCA mutations should not undergo genetic testing
Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Many Uninsured Vets Will Be Eligible for Medicaid Under ACA
But most of uninsured will have new coverage options only if their state expands Medicaid
Friday, March 29, 2013

Viral DNA-Based Testing Can Triage Women With Abnormal Pap
Research shows it's better than repeat cytology in identifying patients at high risk for cervical cancer
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Using Internet Search Logs Can Help Identify Drug Interactions
Tool may alert authorities to potential problems and aid in surveillance of adverse events
Thursday, March 28, 2013

Study: Primary Care Extension Program Should Be Funded
Authors say PCEP important to improving public health, translating research into practice
Thursday, March 28, 2013

MRSA Colonization in Groin Tied to Clinical Infections
Findings among HIV-infected patients suggest prevention strategies needed
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Impact of Budget Sequestration on Health Care Discussed
Cuts will not be equal: Medicaid protected; 2 percent cut for Medicare; 8.2 percent cut for NIH
Thursday, March 21, 2013

Effect of Immigration Status on Medicaid Eligibility Discussed
Seventeen percent of low-income, uninsured nonelderly are unauthorized or recently legal
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures Common at 2011 AAOS Meeting
All featured symposia at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons disclosed conflicts
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Final Rule in Notice of Benefit, Payment Parameters Issued
Rule expands on existing standards for risk adjustment, reinsurance, risk corridors
Friday, March 15, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Will Mainly Be Run by Feds
Federal government will establish exchanges for 26 states; state-run exchanges for 17 states, D.C.
Friday, March 15, 2013

Preventive Measures Not Enough to Combat C. difficile
Most facilities have introduced stronger measures, but less than half report decrease in CDI rates
Thursday, March 14, 2013

Medicare Cancer Spending Has Little Effect on Survival
Despite substantial mean regional differences, no consistent association is found
Thursday, March 14, 2013

$120 Million to Be Sequestered From Health Centers in 2013
Losses likely to be more severe for health centers that are especially grant dependent
Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak Traced to Frogs
Outbreak of predominantly pediatric Salmonella in United States linked to African dwarf frogs
Monday, March 11, 2013

New Pap Guidelines May Delay Adenocarcinoma Diagnosis
Revisions to cervical cancer protocols may hinder clinicians diagnosing younger women with AIS
Friday, March 08, 2013

Salty Diet Implicated in Autoimmune Disease
Studies found it activated cells in the immune system, resulting in form of MS in rodents
Friday, March 08, 2013

Clinical Trials Published Almost Two Years After Completion
Funding source, number of participants, and journal impact factor all affect time to publication
Wednesday, March 06, 2013

U.K. Health Performance Worse Than Comparable Countries
Tobacco, high blood pressure, high BMI leading risk factors for disability-adjusted life-years
Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Screening May Reduce Risk for Late-Stage CRC by 70 Percent
Second study shows use of electronic health records increases uptake of CRC screening
Monday, March 04, 2013

CMS Reports on Progress Toward Improved Health Care
Progress includes slowing of growth in health care spending, decrease in readmissions
Monday, March 04, 2013

Sequestration to Impact Health Care-Related Programs
Medicare providers and medical researchers brace for cuts from fiscal impasse
Friday, March 01, 2013

Obesity, Physical Activity Linked to Risk in Subset of Colorectal CA
Obesity, physical activity significantly linked to risk of CTNNB1-negative colorectal cancer
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

HIV-HCV Coinfection Speeds HCV-Related Liver Fibrosis
Liver fibrosis in coinfected patients similar to that of person almost one decade older without HIV
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Advanced Breast CA Incidence Up for U.S. 25- to 39-Year-Olds
Increase in breast cancer with distant involvement seen for young U.S. women of all races/ethnicities
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sleep Restriction Impacts Gene Regulation
Affects genes associated with circadian rhythms, sleep homeostasis, oxidative stress, metabolism
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Low-Dose CT Screening Could Avert ~12,000 Lung CA Deaths
Adoption of National Lung Screening Trial regimens could prevent 12,250 deaths/year in U.S.
Monday, February 25, 2013

CDC: 1.5 Million New Cancers Diagnosed Annually
Four cancers (prostate, breast, colorectal, lung) account for more than 50 percent of new cases
Friday, February 22, 2013

No Lasting Survival Benefit With BRCA in Ovarian Cancer
Survival advantage during three years after diagnosis; no difference in prognosis at 10 years
Friday, February 22, 2013

CMS Proposes Payment and Policy Updates for 2014
Suggested changes will increase value and protection for beneficiaries
Thursday, February 21, 2013

AAP Issues Guidelines for Genetic Testing for Children
Decisions to use genetic testing, screening should be guided by the child's best interests
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Air Pollution Ups Mortality Rate Post-ACS Hospitalization
Higher levels of PM2.5 linked to increased mortality, after full adjustment
Thursday, February 21, 2013

Faster Adoption of Electronic Health Records Needed
Penalties under 2009 law start in 2015
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Considerable Proportion of HBV/HCV Cases Go Unreported
Eighty-two percent of confirmed hepatitis B and 65 percent of hepatitis C infections reported
Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Multimodality Approach Needed to Reengineer Health Care
Rethinking, redesign, and application of necessary tools suggested for health care value reform
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CMS: Unnecessary Medicare Regulations to Be Reformed
Proposed rule aims to increase ability of health care professionals to improve patient care
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Artificial Intelligence Can Improve Patient Care
Modeling shows that computers can improve medical decisions and outcomes at lower costs
Tuesday, February 19, 2013

CDC: Cephalosporin-Resistant Gonorrhea Imminent in U.S.
Asia, Europe report treatment failures; cefixime minimum inhibitory concentration up in U.S.
Monday, February 18, 2013

Celiac Disease Down for Swedish Youth Born in 1997 Versus 1993
Infant feeding patterns, including introduction to gluten during breastfeeding, linked to prevalence
Monday, February 18, 2013

Neonatal Bisphenol A Levels Linked to Medical Device Use
No correlation between nutritional intake and BPA levels in urine of preemies in NICU
Monday, February 18, 2013

Community-Associated MRSA Common in Nursing Homes
More likely in facilities with younger residents and Hispanics
Friday, February 15, 2013

Health Care-Associated Infections Decreased in 2011
Largest drop in central line-associated bloodstream infections; surgical site infections also down
Friday, February 15, 2013

Alcohol Contributes to About 3.5 Percent of Cancer Deaths
Breast cancer most attributable to alcohol in women; upper airway, esophageal cancer in men
Friday, February 15, 2013

Human Metapneumovirus Burden High for Young Children
Hospitalization and outpatient rates for HMPV similar to those for influenza
Thursday, February 14, 2013

IOM Urges International Action to Eradicate Fake Drugs
Falsified and substandard meds are ineffective; may trigger resistance and cause illness, death
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Psychological, Sexual Impact of Female Breadwinners Explored
Men who are outearned by their wives more likely to use erectile dysfunction medications
Thursday, February 14, 2013

Oregon Experiment Will Provide Insight Into ACO-Based Reform
Program centered on coordinated care organization highlights challenges of contracting with ACOs
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Selumetinib Ups Radioiodine Uptake in Thyroid Cancer
Increases radioiodine uptake and retention in patients with radioiodine-refractory disease
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

ASCO: Many Still Diagnosed With Higher-Risk Prostate Cancer
Elderly and black men at greatest risk of having aggressive prostate cancer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

IBCERCC: Prioritize Prevention to Reduce Breast Cancer
Seven recommendations offered to identify and mitigate environmental causes of breast cancer
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Health Insurance Exchanges Are Top Priority on U.S. Agenda
Fifty-five percent view establishment of insurance exchange as top policy priority for their state
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Study IDs Factors Associated With H. Pylori Eradication
Geographic site, demographics, adherence seem to be as important as antibiotic regimen
Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Delivery Mode, Infant Diet Affect Gut Microbiota
Wide variance seen in profiles of fecal microbiota in healthy 4 month old infants
Monday, February 11, 2013

Creatinine Excretion Rate Linked to Higher Mortality in T2DM
Lower creatinine excretion rate linked to higher all-cause mortality in type 2 diabetes, nephropathy
Monday, February 11, 2013

2011 Vital Statistics Data for Children Released
Number of births continues to drop, while death rates for children, teenagers unchanged
Monday, February 11, 2013

Study Explores Link Between UV-B Light Exposure, RA Risk
In older, but not younger women, UV-B light exposure linked to lower rheumatoid arthritis risk
Friday, February 08, 2013

Alzheimer's Projected to Affect 13.8 Million in U.S. in 2050
Represents dramatic increase over the 4.7 million seniors with Alzheimer's dementia in 2010
Thursday, February 07, 2013

Pertactin-Negative Bordetella pertussis Identified in U.S.
Second study shows lower rates of pertussis for children who undergo DTwP priming
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Cancer Mortality Decreasing for African-American Men, Women
Despite progress, five-year survival still lower for African-Americans at each stage of diagnosis
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Alternative PSA Screening Strategies Could Reduce Harm
Use of biennial strategy with longer interval for low PSA levels reduces tests, false-positive results
Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Breast CA Diagnostic Errors Major Cause of Malpractice Suits
Interpretative errors more common in radiologist malpractice suits versus communicative/procedural
Monday, February 04, 2013

CDC: Flu Activity Still Up in U.S. in Fourth Week of 2013
Pneumonia and flu-linked deaths above epidemic threshold; eight pediatric deaths reported
Monday, February 04, 2013

Serum Calcium Is a Possible Biomarker of Ovarian Cancer
High serum calcium associated with increased ovarian cancer risk in two large cohorts
Friday, February 01, 2013

Medroxyprogesterone Acetate Linked to Immune Suppression
May affect responses to HIV by blocking HIV-1 coreceptors, increasing rate of HIV-1 replication
Friday, February 01, 2013

Peds Rotavirus Vaccine Offers Indirect Protection for Adults
About 50 percent drop in rotavirus prevalence for unvaccinated adults during peak disease season
Thursday, January 31, 2013

Single, Fractional Dose of Polio Vaccine Induces Priming
Seroconversion noted in more than 90 percent of infants, with two full or fractional doses
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Sclerostin Linked to Vascular Disease in Type 2 Diabetes
Serum levels higher in patients with both type 2 diabetes and atherosclerotic disease
Monday, January 28, 2013

Folic Acid Supplementation Has No Effect on Cancer Incidence
Over five years of supplementation, no significant effect on overall, site-specific cancer incidence
Friday, January 25, 2013

Lung Cancer Death Risk in Female Smokers Has Risen
Risk of death from COPD, ischemic heart disease, stroke, all causes now similar for males, females
Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Interactive Decision Support System Ups Breast CA Detection
Improvement in reader performance with interactive computer-aided decision support tool
Monday, January 21, 2013

Ulcerative Colitis, Not Crohn's, Deaths Down From 1982
In Denmark, death from ulcerative colitis down, but Crohn's-linked mortality persistently higher
Monday, January 21, 2013

About 10 Percent of Neoplastic Polyps Incompletely Resected
Incomplete resection rate higher for larger polyps and sessile serrated adenomas/polyps
Friday, January 18, 2013

Efforts Failed to Up Primary Care, Rural Resident Training
Net growth in primary care training, but outpaced by growth in non-primary care training
Friday, January 18, 2013

Expression, Genomic Patterns Predict Sarcoma Progression
In synovial sarcoma, metastasis development linked to chromosome complexity
Friday, January 18, 2013

Inhibitor Development Risk Similar for Factor VIII Products
In children with hemophilia A, risk not affected by von Willebrand content, switching among products
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Case Study IDs B. miyamotoi As Cause of Meningoencephalitis
Borrelia miyamotoi posited as cause of mental deterioration in immunocompromised 80-year-old
Thursday, January 17, 2013

Donor Fecal Infusion Effective for C. difficile Infection
Fecal infusion more effective for recurrent infection than vancomycin with, without bowel lavage
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Even Brief Interruptions Dramatically Increase Errors
Error rate doubled or tripled in response to brief interruptions of only 2.8 to 4.4 seconds
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Family Docs Are Early Adopters of Electronic Health Records
Sixty-eight percent currently use EHR systems; likely to surpass 80 percent by 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Certain Online Behaviors of Docs Warrant Investigation
Consensus in seven of ten vignettes; outcome less clear for other doc online behavior scenarios
Monday, January 14, 2013

New Hematuria Risk Index IDs Patients at Low Cancer Risk
Being 50 years or older, recent history of gross hematuria, male gender indicate risk
Monday, January 14, 2013

Lower Microbial Diversity for Infants Who Develop Colic
Specific microbial signature seen as early as 1 to 2 weeks; significantly different to control infants
Monday, January 14, 2013

Top Five Issues for Docs and Patients Identified for 2013
Issues include access to care, physician shortages, preparation for 30 million new patients
Monday, January 14, 2013

CDC: Flu Activity Remains High in the United States
Early vaccine effectiveness estimates indicate moderate protection against the flu
Friday, January 11, 2013

National U.S. Health Care Spending Relatively Stable
But during 2011, personal health care spending growth accelerated
Friday, January 11, 2013

Etanercept Seems Beneficial in Partial Spinal Cord Injury
In rabbits, etanercept correlates with enhanced clinical and electrophysiological recovery
Thursday, January 10, 2013

SPIRIT 2013 Clinical Trial Protocol Guidelines Issued
Thirty-three-item SPIRIT checklist will serve as guideline for the minimum content of clinical trial
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Failure Rate of Cefixime for N. gonorrhoeae Infection Explored
Increased risk of clinical treatment failure with minimum inhibitory concentration of ≥0.12 µg/mL
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Fetuin-A Levels Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Risk
Link between high fetuin-A and lower cardio risk modified by T2DM, obesity, insulin resistance
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Ovarian Cancer Rates Declining in Breast Cancer Survivors
Parallels trend for decreasing ovarian cancer incidence in the general U.S. population
Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Shared Savings May Promote Care Coordination Entity Use
Sharing savings with dually eligible patients may foster enrollment in coordinated care entities
Monday, January 07, 2013

Strong Genetic Selection Against Some Psych Disorders
Significantly lower fecundity seen in patients with schizophrenia, autism, and anorexia
Friday, January 04, 2013

FDA Proposes New Food Safety Standards
Measures intended to prevent foodborne illness and strengthen produce safety
Friday, January 04, 2013

CDC: Influenza Activity Increasing Across the U.S.
Proportion of deaths attributed to pneumonia and influenza below epidemic threshold
Friday, January 04, 2013

Pap Testing Moving Towards Alignment With Guidelines
But more 22- to 30-year-olds never screened; many with hysterectomy still undergoing Pap
Friday, January 04, 2013

Tomosynthesis Ups Accuracy of Digital Mammography
When used together, tomosynthesis increases diagnostic accuracy and lowers number of recalls
Friday, January 04, 2013

Association Between Health Care Cost, Quality Inconsistent
Review of 61 studies shows inconsistent evidence for the direction of the association
Thursday, January 03, 2013

Smoking Impairs Saphenous Vein Conduits in CABG Surgery
Increased expression of MMP2, MMP9 in smokers, even among long-term quitters
Thursday, January 03, 2013

House Joins Senate to Avert Medicare Cuts
U.S. health care could be significantly affected by failure to reach 'fiscal cliff' agreement
Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Recent U.S. Food-Linked Listeriosis Outbreaks Shorter
Twenty-four outbreaks reported from 1998 to 2008; earlier outbreaks generally longer, larger
Friday, December 28, 2012

Derm-Path Training Linked to Fewer Diagnosis Discrepancies
In study, most major discrepancies received from pathologists without dermatopathology training
Friday, December 28, 2012

Elevated C-Reactive Protein Linked to Distress, Depression
In cross-sectional analysis of 73,131 adults, level tied to psychological distress, depression
Friday, December 28, 2012

Limited Value for Pap Tests in Endometrial Cancer Recurrence
In cohort of 433 women, no recurrent cancers diagnosed based on abnormal cytology
Friday, December 28, 2012

Urine Biomarkers May Help Diagnose Kawasaki Disease
Filamin C and meprin A elevated in serum and urine of patients with Kawasaki disease
Friday, December 28, 2012

Teen Vitamin D Intake Not Related to Adult RA or SLE Risk
No link between dietary vitamin D intake during adolescence, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus risk
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Cancer Screening Goals Not Being Met by General Population
Cancer survivors meet U.S. Healthy People 2010 goals for all screening except cervical cancer
Thursday, December 27, 2012

Study Provides More Data for Ovarian Cancer Risk Prediction
High-risk categories ID'd for asymptomatic women with abnormal CA125, transvaginal US, or both
Thursday, December 27, 2012

C-Peptide Levels May Predict Mortality in Angiography Patients
C-peptide in highest versus lowest tertile linked to increased all-cause, cardiovascular mortality
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Antimicrobial Resistance Up in K. pneumoniae Isolates
Klebsiella pneumoniae isolates from inpatients increasingly resistant to drugs except tetracyclines
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Incidence of Specific Cancers Up for WTC Rescue Workers
Prostate, thyroid cancers, multiple myeloma up for world trade center rescue/recovery workers
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Polygenic Risk Score Helpful for Women With Familial Breast CA
Non-BRCA1/2 carriers with high polygenic risk more likely to have early-onset, second breast CA
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Life Expectancy Has Increased With Drop in Air Pollutants
Drop in PM2.5 from 2000 to 2007 tied to improved life expectancy, especially in urban areas
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

HCV-Related Transplants Most Needed By Those Born 1941-60
Demand for liver transplants driven by HCV-associated hepatocellular carcinoma
Thursday, December 13, 2012

MRI, PET, and CSF Biomarkers Up Prediction of Alzheimer's
Addition of biomarkers to routine clinical testing improves ability to predict MCI progression
Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Higher Carotenoid Levels Tied to Lower Breast Cancer Risk
Lower risk in top quintile of α-, β-carotene, lutein+zeaxanthin, lycopene, total carotenoids
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

NHANES Data Don't Support BPA, Chronic Disease Link
Use of cross-sectional data may not be appropriate for analyzing these associations
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Menopause Weight Gain May Up Breast Tumor Growth in Obese
Excess nutrients deposited in tumors of obese rats; tumors overexpress progesterone receptor
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gene-Environment Interaction Ups Risk of Preeclampsia
Genetic variant in AGT2R in mothers, fathers, neonates raises risk in mothers with high BMI
Monday, December 10, 2012

Raised Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Women With A-Fib Explored
Gender-specific risk related in part to percent time in therapeutic range for warfarin
Monday, December 10, 2012

Discharge Cleaning Doesn't Rid All A. baumannii Contamination
Post-terminal cleaning, 25 percent of hospital rooms, 5.5 percent of sites remain contaminated
Friday, December 07, 2012

Breath Test Shows Potential for Detecting Colorectal Cancer
Accuracy of more than 75 percent for pattern of 15 volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath
Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Standardized Blood Culture Process Reduces Contamination
Introduction of standardized process in pediatric emergency department cuts hospital charges
Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Topical Simvastatin Accelerates Wound Healing in Diabetes
Acceleration is due to direct effect on lymphatics and indirect effects via macrophages
Monday, December 03, 2012

Increasing Number of Workers in Self-Insured Health Plans
In 2011, 58.5 percent with health coverage self-insured; increase driven by large employers
Monday, December 03, 2012

Lower Breast Cancer Risk for Women With BRCA Ovarian CA
Breast cancer-free survival 97 and 91 percent, respectively, at five and 10 years
Friday, November 30, 2012

ACOG OKs Cell Free DNA Prenatal Testing for High-Risk Women
Group recommends cell free fetal DNA testing in high-risk cases only, not for routine prenatal care
Friday, November 30, 2012

Model Predicts Flu Season Peak Seven Weeks in Advance
Based on data assimilation technique using data from the Web, flu peak predicted for New York City
Friday, November 30, 2012

Editorial: Too Much Vigorous Exercise Can Damage Heart
Extreme exercise may erase cardiovascular benefits achieved with moderate exercise
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Analysis Seeks True Magnitude of Cryptorchidism Malignancy Risk
Nearly three-fold risk for testicular CA in isolated cryptorchidism, but significant heterogeneity noted
Thursday, November 29, 2012

Political Leaders Face Voter Opposition to Medicare Cuts
Voter poll analysis portends conflict in ACA implementation
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Doc Earnings Growth Lags Behind Other Health Professionals
Adjusted physician earnings dropped by 1.6 percent from 1996-2000 to 2006-2010
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

USPSTF: Consider Screening Baby Boomers for Hepatitis C Infection
Class C recommendation issued in newly updated statement
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

RSNA: Impact of 2009 USPSTF Mammogram Guidelines Assessed
Two studies suggest changes to recommendations may lead to drop in screening, missed cancer
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

HIV Screening Recommended for All 15- to 65-Year Olds
USPSTF also recommends screening all pregnant women, and high-risk adolescents, seniors
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

E. coli O157:H7 Not Found to Up Death, Cardiovascular Events
Cardiovascular disease, death not up for those with severe versus no gastroenteritis
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

YKL-40 Is Marker of Mortality in Hospitalized Patients
Elevated levels independently predict death, especially in first year, regardless of diagnosis
Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Pulmonary Complications Often Fatal in Systemic JIA
Pulmonary diseases may result from systemic disease or from medication exposure
Monday, November 19, 2012

Decreased Renal Function Linked to Cognitive Decline
Change in renal function tied to changes in global cognition, verbal memory, abstract reasoning
Monday, November 19, 2012

Mental Illness, Job Stress Both Factors in Physician Suicides
Docs more likely to have antipsychotics, barbiturates, not antidepressants on toxicology testing
Friday, November 16, 2012

Head Injury and Paraquat Exposure Up Parkinson's Risk
Exposure to both traumatic brain injury and paraquat linked to three-fold higher risk
Friday, November 16, 2012

Ten-Valent Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine Effective
Different vaccine schedules are effective, including 2+1 schedule in infants
Friday, November 16, 2012

Study Provides Justification for L-DOPA in Angelman Syndrome
Dopamine release up in mesolimbic pathway, down in nigrostriatal pathway with L-DOPA treatment
Thursday, November 15, 2012

Recurrence of Lyme Disease Due to Reinfection, Not Relapse
Relapse from identical strain rarely seen in appropriately treated patients
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Whole-Genome Sequencing Helps ID MRSA Outbreaks
Sequencing confirmed outbreak and MRSA carriage in case study from special care baby unit
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Bone Marrow Biopsy Adds Little to PET/CT Staging of Hodgkin's
Absence of positive bone marrow biopsy for patients with PET/CT-assessed stage I, II disease
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Genetic Variants May Impact Link Between Vitamin D, Health
Risk of major health outcomes varies with minor alleles at SNP in vitamin D receptor
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Survival Advantage for Whites With Renal Cell Carcinoma
Although more blacks diagnosed with localized stage, smaller tumors, less aggressive subtype
Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Fasting Times Have Little Correlation With Lipid Levels
Little difference in total cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol with various fasting times
Monday, November 12, 2012

Moderately Dysplastic Nevi Re-Excision Not Necessary
Favorable long-term outcome in patients with histologically dysplastic nevi without re-excision
Monday, November 12, 2012

Inflammation Marker Linked to Higher Cancer Mortality
In men, elevated high-sensitivity C-reactive protein levels linked to higher all-cause, cancer death
Wednesday, November 07, 2012

HPV Testing Post-CIN Treatment Found Cost Effective
Second study shows continuing excess risk of cervical cancer after CIN despite post-treatment follow-up
Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Racial/Ethnic Discrepancies in HIV/HCV Liver-Related Mortality
African-American women co-infected with HIV/HCV have lower liver-related, not all-cause mortality
Monday, November 05, 2012

Third MMR Vaccine Dose Can Curtail Mumps Outbreak
In community with a large mumps outbreak, third MMR dose reduced attack rate by 75 percent
Monday, November 05, 2012

RSK Plays Key Role in Melanoma Chemoresistance
Promotes G2 DNA damage checkpoint silencing; inhibitors sensitize melanoma cells to DNA damage
Monday, November 05, 2012

New Autoinflammatory Disease Linked to NOD2 Mutations ID'd
Common clinical features include inflammatory polyarthritis/polyarthralgia, dermatitis, weight loss
Friday, November 02, 2012

Genetic Marker Associated With Smoking Linked to ADHD
C* risk allele of SNP from LOC100188947 significantly over-transmitted to children with ADHD
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AACR: Breast CA Survival Racial Disparity Persists Despite SES
Survival differences persist across racial/ethnic groups after adjustment for socioeconomic status
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

ApoE ε3 Is Most Common ApoE Among Oldest Old
No association found between ApoE ε4 and quality of life
Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Burden of Gastrointestinal Disease in U.S. Substantial
Abdominal pain is most common symptom prompting a visit; reflux most common diagnosis
Monday, October 29, 2012

Quitting Before 40 Avoids Most Excess Smoking-Linked Mortality
Mortality rates nearly three times higher for smokers; quitting before age 30 most beneficial
Monday, October 29, 2012

Link Between Vitamin D, Mortality Not Impacted by eGFR
Increased mortality with vitamin D <12 ng/mL, with or without eGFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m²
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Intestinal Bacteria Profile Altered in Pediatric Crohn's
Levels of some species correlate with disease severity
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Negative Pigment Network Able to Distinguish Melanoma
Distinguishing morphological features include irregular distribution, peripheral location
Thursday, October 25, 2012

Aspirin Improves Survival for CRC With PIK3CA Mutation
Use of aspirin after diagnosis ups cancer-specific, overall survival for patients with mutated PIK3CA
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Better Prognosis for Early Blast Clearance in Leukemia
Patients whose peripheral blasts clear six days or less after chemotherapy have better survival
Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Genuine Very Large Effects in Trials Rare in Medicine
Very large effects typically seen in small trials and diminish subsequently; seldom address mortality
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Genetic Predisposition to Diabetes Ups Risk of CVD
Each additional diabetes-risk allele associated with a 3 percent increased risk of cardio disease
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Guidelines Stretch Interval for Cervical Cancer Screening
Cytology testing recommended every three to five years; co-testing for HPV starting at age 30
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Increased Human Life Expectancy Relatively Recent
Most occurred in the last century or so
Friday, October 19, 2012

Linezolid Beneficial in Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
Addition to background therapy effectively achieves culture conversion; high rate of adverse events
Thursday, October 18, 2012

About 170 Million Healthy Life-Years Lost to Cancer Globally
In 2008, total disability-adjusted life-years lost mainly due to colorectal, lung, breast, prostate cancer
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

β-Amyloid Load Linked to Decline in Memory for Elderly
Cerebral β-amyloid plaque load has stronger effect on cognitive decline than APOE genotype
Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Filaggrin Mutations Up Risk of Irritant Contact Dermatitis
People with atopic dermatitis and a mutation in the filaggrin gene at about five times higher risk
Friday, October 12, 2012

Gene Variant in Donors Affects Kidney Graft Survival
SNP in donor ABCB1 gene significantly increases risk of long-term graft failure
Friday, October 12, 2012

Gastro Illness in Infancy Linked to Islet Autoimmunity
Link observed in infants exposed to wheat or barley before 4 months or ≥7 months of age
Friday, October 12, 2012

Collaborative Infection Control Benefits All Regional Hospitals
Computer simulation reveals decrease in MRSA prevalence in all regional hospitals
Thursday, October 11, 2012

Biomarker Can Help Identify Pleural Mesothelioma
Fibulin-3 can distinguish from asbestos exposure or lung fluids unrelated to mesothelioma
Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Gene Variant Linked to Uterine Fibroid Risk
SNP which spans FASN upregulated in neoplasms and implicated in tumor cell survival
Monday, October 08, 2012

Potential New Colorectal Cancer Treatment Target Identified
Cell surface marker CD66c is novel marker that, when blocked, halts tumor growth in vivo
Friday, October 05, 2012

Wide Variation in Screening for Multidrug Organisms in ICUs
While MRSA is routinely screened for, screening for other resistant organisms lags behind
Friday, October 05, 2012

Two-Day Test Can Improve Molecular Diagnosis in Newborns
Fifty-hour differential diagnosis combines whole-genome sequencing with bioinformatics
Thursday, October 04, 2012

Limiting the Problem of Missing Data Urged for Clinical Trials
Special report: analysis methods can not compensate for missing data, simple fixes ruled out
Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Common Herbicide Linked to Rare Birth Defect
Nearly two-fold higher risk of choanal atresia, stenosis for high maternal exposure to atrazine
Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Higher Risk of Esophageal, Stomach Cancer With AIDS
Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma rates down but carcinoma rates fairly constant from 1980 to 2007
Monday, October 01, 2012

SNPs Linked to Erectile Dysfunction After Radiotherapy
Twelve polymorphisms linked to risk of developing ED after radiation for prostate cancer
Friday, September 28, 2012

Negative Response to Uncertain Prenatal Microarray Results
Findings show women's reactions to unclear test results highlight need for support
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Much of Intellectual Disability Not Genetically Inherited
Study links de-novo point mutations and small indels to non-syndromic, sporadic intellectual disability
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Childhood Antibiotic Exposure Linked to Development of IBD
Earlier exposure during childhood tied to even greater risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Monday, September 24, 2012

Genetic Variants Identified for Risk of Male Breast Cancer
Single nucleotide polymorphisms within RAD51B and TOX3 linked to increased risk
Monday, September 24, 2012

Higher Dietary Fructose Tied to Lower Liver Energy Stores
Elevated uric acid levels associated with more severe hepatic ATP depletion with fructose intake
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Drug Class Unexpectedly Effective on Breast Cancers
PARP inhibitors target homologous recombination-deficient tumors; effective on HER2 tumors
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Nearly Half of European Mortality Due to Cancer, Chronic Disease
Inverse link seen for country-specific crude death rate for cancer/chronic disease versus other causes
Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Biomarkers Identified in Head and Neck Cancers
In two studies, survival predicted by HPV viral load and viral gene expression
Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ethnic Variation Seen in Level of Pancreatic Triglycerides
Hispanics have highest level of pancreatic triglycerides, but lower insulin secretion
Monday, September 17, 2012

No Increased Cancer Risk With Herpes Zoster Infection
Enhanced surveillance for cancer deemed not necessary in patients with herpes zoster infection
Monday, September 17, 2012

Cancer Incidence and Mortality Declining for Hispanics
But, mammography, colorectal cancer screening, and Pap test use lower than for non-Hispanic whites
Monday, September 17, 2012

White Matter Structural Changes ID'd in Children With T1DM
For young children, structural differences correlate with glycated hemoglobin values
Monday, September 17, 2012

Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone Up Over Time in Oldest Old
Increased TSH not linked to mortality; elevated free T4 positively linked to death
Friday, September 14, 2012

Review: Inflammation's Role in Obesity-Colorectal Cancer Link
Immunological and metabolic profiles of obese adipose tissue differ from those of lean adipose tissue
Thursday, September 13, 2012

Rare Cancer Syndrome Linked to Lower Diabetes Risk
Patients with PTEN mutations have greater insulin sensitivity but are also more likely to be obese
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

BCS: Radiological Tests Little Use in Detecting Breast Mets
Bone scan, liver ultrasound, chest x-ray little value in staging evaluation of primary breast cancer
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Marijuana Use Linked to Higher Risk of Testicular Cancer
Risk highest for nonseminoma and mixed histology tumors
Monday, September 10, 2012

Antiretrovirals Increasingly Used for HIV in the U.S.
Viral load has decreased and CD4 counts have increased in the past decade
Friday, September 07, 2012

Not All Docs/Nurses Want to Be Asked About Hand Hygiene
Few were asked in the past month; more than a quarter do not want patients to remind them
Friday, September 07, 2012

Prevalence of Diagnostic Errors in the ICU Assessed
Twenty-eight percent of autopsies report at least one misdiagnosis; 8 percent identify Class I error
Thursday, September 06, 2012

Gene Variant More Common in Internet Addicts
Effect seems to be driven by females not males
Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Novel Pathogenic Virus Identified in Missouri
Virus found in two patients who were bitten by ticks; seems to be a member of phlebovirus genus
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Gene Score IDs Prognosis in Metastatic Neuroblastoma
Fourteen tumor-linked inflammation genes predict prognosis for children diagnosed at ≥18 months
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GI Pathogen at Lake Linked to Human Fecal Contamination
Arcobacter tied to human fecal contamination; correlates with Lake Erie beach advisories
Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Stress Causes Lower INR in VTE Patients Not on Blood Thinners
Direction of effect on specific clotting factors varies with anticoagulation status in previous DVT patients
Friday, August 24, 2012

Post-Polyp Detection, CRC Risk ID'd by Colonoscopy Factors
Colonoscopy-related factors more important than polyp features for predicting CRC occurrence
Monday, August 20, 2012

Study Shows 'SuperAgers' Have Thicker Cortex, No Atrophy
Thicker cerebral cortex than aged-matched controls; no atrophy versus middle-aged controls
Monday, August 20, 2012

ABO Blood Group Correlated With Coronary Heart Disease
Risk up for non-O blood group versus O, even after adjustment for cardiovascular risk factors
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

One-Hour Algorithm Safe for Rule-Out/Rule-In of Acute MI
Algorithm uses baseline and one-hour high-sensitivity cardiac troponin T levels
Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Regular Exercise in Middle Age Lowers Inflammatory Markers
An increase in physical activity further lowers C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 levels
Monday, August 13, 2012

High IgE Levels Inversely Associated With Risk of Glioma
Link between allergy biomarker and glioma development seen 20 years before tumor diagnosis
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Vaccine Transiently Modifies Autoimmunity in Diabetes
Tuberculosis vaccine increases insulin production in patients with long-term type 1 diabetes
Thursday, August 09, 2012

Global Brain Connectivity Linked to Intelligence
Connectivity with the lateral prefrontal cortex predicts intelligence and cognitive control
Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Drug Helps Control Glucose in Congenital Hyperinsulinism
Glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor antagonist controls blood glucose and insulin levels
Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Celiac Disease Prevalence Is Less Than 1 Percent in the U.S.
Most cases of celiac disease are undiagnosed; few on gluten-free diet are clinically diagnosed
Monday, August 06, 2012

Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline Slows in Advanced Age
Increasing cognitive decline for cognitively healthy results in convergence of several measures
Friday, August 03, 2012

Gene Subnetworks Predict Risk of Leukemia Progression
Subnetworks more accurately predict CLL progression than established markers
Friday, August 03, 2012

RB Pathway Linked to Breast Cancer Treatment Response
Retinoblastoma tumor suppressor pathway disruption linked to improved response to chemo
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Rabies Virus Exposure Linked to Possible Natural Resistance
Remote at-risk communities show signs of exposure without vaccination
Thursday, August 02, 2012

Brain Connectivity Altered in Type 2 Diabetes
Patients have reduced functional connectivity in default mode network; linked to insulin resistance
Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Varied Mutation Prevalence in Multiple Colorectal Adenomas
For patients with multiple colorectal adenomas, prevalence of APC, MUTYH mutations varies
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Cases of Delayed Anaphylaxis to Red Meat Described
Tick bite may induce allergy to mammalian meat, including beef, pork, lamb, and venison
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

No Link Between Telomere Length and Diabetes Risk
No independent association found in multiethnic cohort of postmenopausal women
Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Energy-Saving Light Bulbs May Be Harmful to Human Skin
Bulbs emit ultraviolet radiation due to cracks in the phosphor coatings
Monday, July 30, 2012

Histological Subtype Impacts Survival in Renal Cell Cancer
Improved survival with chromophobe; poor survival with collecting duct, sarcomatoid subtypes
Monday, July 30, 2012

Prior Basal Cell Carcinoma Is Main Predictor of Future BCC
Sunburn, baseline sun exposure, and sun protective measures do not independently predict risk
Monday, July 30, 2012

Lymphovascular Invasion Is Independent Predictor of Survival
Lymphovascular invasion is strong predictor of outcome in invasive breast cancer
Friday, July 27, 2012

Study Highlights Importance of 'Good' Skin Bacteria in Immunity
Bacteria play autonomous role in controlling local inflammatory environment, T cell-based immunity
Friday, July 27, 2012

Apparent HIV-1 'Cure' After Stem Cell Transplant
Two men appear to be HIV-1 free a year or more after bone marrow transplant
Friday, July 27, 2012

MRSA Skin Infections Up, Linked to Furunculosis
Primary risk factor for recurrent furunculosis is nasal carriage of Staphylococcus aureus
Friday, July 27, 2012

Excess Maternal Iodine Linked to Congenital Hypothyroidism
Findings based on case studies of three infants and their mothers' nutritional supplement history
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Selenium, Vitamins C, E May Lower Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Food diary data suggest higher antioxidant intake may cut pancreatic cancer risk by two-thirds
Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shortened Telomere Length Tied to Dementia, Mortality Risk
Study finds shortened telomere length may be indicative of biological aging
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Vitamin E Intake Inversely Linked to Liver Cancer Risk
Vitamin E from diet or supplements may reduce the risk of developing liver cancer
Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Infants at Greatest Risk in 2010 California Pertussis Epidemic
Most pediatric cases vaccinated according to national recommendations
Monday, July 23, 2012

'Genetic Score' May Improve Prostate Cancer Prediction
Score based on 33 single nucleotide polymorphisms linked to prostate cancer risk
Monday, July 23, 2012

HIV Doesn't Impact Cervical Cancer Risk in HPV-Negative
HIV-infected/uninfected HPV-negative women have similar incidence of cervical precancer
Monday, July 23, 2012

HIV Drug-Resistance Up in Resource-Limited Settings
Increase in prevalence since antiretroviral rollout in regions of sub-Saharan African
Monday, July 23, 2012

Heart Medication Converts Cancer Cells Into Vaccine
Cardiac glycosides induce immunogenic cell death in cancer cells
Friday, July 20, 2012

Similar Genetic Alterations in Most Colon, Rectal Cancers
Sixteen percent of CRCs hypermutated, three-quarters of which have high microsatellite instability
Friday, July 20, 2012

HIV Racial Disparities Noted for Men Who Have Sex With Men
Similar racial disparities in HIV infection, antiretroviral initiation for black MSM in U.S., U.K.
Friday, July 20, 2012

Poorer Patient Experience at Safety-Net Hospitals
Worse performance on nearly every measure of patient experience; discrepancy persisted over time
Thursday, July 19, 2012

Social Network Analysis IDs Informal Physician Networks
Geographic variation in network characteristics; similar physician, patient features within networks
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Factors Influencing Hepatitis C RNA Levels in Drug Users ID'd
Factors include age, gender, racial ancestry, HIV-1 infection, HCV genotype, and IL28B genotype
Monday, July 16, 2012

Free Light Chains Identified in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Increased concentration of free light chains most prominent in those with nasal polyps
Monday, July 16, 2012

Dental Composite Affects Child Psychosocial Functioning
In children, bisGMA-based dental composite associated with impaired psychosocial functioning
Monday, July 16, 2012

Nebivolol Better Preserves Exercise Performance at Altitude
Under acute exposure to high altitude hypobaric hypoxia, nebivolol better than carvedilol
Friday, July 13, 2012

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Poorer Lung Function in Children
Vitamin D levels should be monitored in children with asthma treated with inhaled corticosteroids
Friday, July 13, 2012

High Phobic Anxiety Linked to Relative Telomere Length
The most phobic women have relative telomere length comparable to women six years older
Friday, July 13, 2012

CDC: Babesiosis Risk in Northeast/Upper Midwest Travel
871 cases of arboviral diseases reported to CDC in 2011
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Turmeric Component Reduces Type 2 Diabetes Incidence
Also improves β-cell function, insulin resistance, and adiponectin in adults with prediabetes
Thursday, July 12, 2012

Novel Immune Target Identified in Multiple Sclerosis
About half of a subgroup of patients have antibodies against a brain potassium channel
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Trackable Blood Cells Feasible for MRI Monitoring
Blood cells labeled with superparamagnetic iron particles detectable by magnetic resonance imaging
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

'Mad Cow' Detectable Earlier in Autonomic Nervous System
Prions detectable in autonomic nervous system before central nervous system
Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Flu Shot in Pregnancy Not Tied to Adverse Fetal Outcomes
H1N1 flu vaccination linked to small but significantly increased risk of Guillain-Barré
Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Evidence of Herd Immunity After Introduction of HPV Vaccine
Significant drop in vaccine-type HPV in vaccinated, unvaccinated women
Monday, July 09, 2012

Sunburn Detection and Repair Mechanism Identified
Ultraviolet irradiated skin cells release damaged RNA, stimulating an inflammatory response
Monday, July 09, 2012

Sentinel Node Biopsy Safe for Vulvar Squamous Cell Cancer
Sentinel lymph node biopsy may be used in place of inguinal femoral lymphadenectomy
Friday, July 06, 2012

CDC: Chagas Disease May Be Overlooked in Newborns
Increased awareness needed to screen at-risk mothers and treat offspring
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Stem Cells From Skin Can Display Huntington's Characteristics
Cells show disease-linked changes in metabolism, electrophysiology, cell adhesion, cell death
Thursday, July 05, 2012

Poor Coverage, Not Ineffective Vaccine Averts Polio Abolition
Eradication efforts hampered by decline in vaccine cover in areas of Pakistan, southern Afghanistan
Thursday, July 05, 2012

No Increase in Shingles After Vaccine in Those on Biologics
Vaccine significantly reduces longer-term shingles risk in patients with immune-mediated diseases
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Community, Hospital MRSA Bacteremia Down in U.S. Military
Community-onset MRSA-related skin and soft tissue infections more recently declined
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

First Over-the-Counter HIV Test Approved
Results can be obtained within 40 minutes
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Not Linked to Specific Birth Defects
But authors advise use of contraception and avoidance of pregnancy while taking leflunomide
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Ovarian Grafts Restore Endocrine Function Long Term
In five cancer survivors, function restored within 12 to 20 weeks of heterotopic transplantation
Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Fluticasone Improves Histologic Eosinophilia in Esophagitis
Aerosolized fluticasone improves eosinophilia but not dysphagia in eosinophilic esophagitis
Friday, June 29, 2012

Aspirin Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Barrett's Esophagus
Current aspirin users have a 44 percent lower risk of being diagnosed with Barrett's esophagus
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Supreme Court Upholds Health Care Reform Law
'Individual-mandate' insurance requirement deemed constitutional
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hyperinsulinemia in Early Adulthood Tied to Later HTN
Increased incidence of hypertension indepenent of sex, ethnicity, or body weight
Thursday, June 28, 2012

Environmental Risks ID'd for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
Smoking, head injury, pesticide exposure, and farming linked to idiopathic REM sleep disorder
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Specific Solvents May Increase Risk of Parkinson's Disease
Discordant twin study shows significant link for TCE, trend toward significance for PERC, CCl4
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Nomogram Developed to Estimate Early Breast Cancer Survival
Able to predict mastectomy-free survival in older women treated with conservative surgery
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bacterial Vaginosis Linked to Increased HIV-1 Transmission
Three-fold higher risk of transmission from HIV-infected women to their uninfected male partners
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Prenatal Exposure to Butylbenzyl Phthalate Linked to Eczema
Higher levels of urinary monobenzyl phthalate linked to higher risk of developing eczema by age 2
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Oxytocin Levels Linked to Behavior in Williams Syndrome
Levels of oxytocin and arginine vasopressin increased on exposure to emotional triggers
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Duplicate Payments by Federal Government Increasing
Dually enrolled patients in the VA and Medicare account for substantial, duplicate costs
Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Ozone Exposure Causes Negative Cardiovascular Changes
Physiological changes in healthy volunteers from ozone exposure mirror cardiovascular ailments
Monday, June 25, 2012

Early Vaccinations Not Linked to Celiac Disease in Sweden
Changes in vaccinations don't account for epidemic; BCG vaccine linked to reduced risk
Monday, June 25, 2012

Absolute Incretin Effect Reduced in Type 2 Diabetes
Both phases of insulin secretion impaired in T2DM; incretin primarily enhances first-phase secretion
Monday, June 25, 2012

Half of Residents Report Working While Sick
Most frequent reasons for presenteeism include feeling obligation to colleagues and to patient care
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Genetic Contribution Detected in Responses to Opioids
Twin study shows significant inherited component for nausea, depressed breathing, drug liking
Thursday, June 21, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Increased Cause-Specific Mortality
Diabetes correlates with increased risk of death from diseases, including several forms of cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Accuracy of Melanoma Detection Up in Specialized Clinics
From 1998 to 2007, the accuracy of melanoma detection improved only in specialized clinics
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

AACR: UV Radiation Linked to Risk of Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatic cancer risk reduced by about half for those with the most versus least sun-sensitive skin
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tumor-Infiltrating Lymphocyte Grade IDs Melanoma Survival
Independent predictor of sentinel lymph node status and survival in cutaneous melanoma
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Smoking Increases Risk of Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Smoking ups risk of squamous cell carcinoma, but not basal cell carcinoma, nonmelanoma skin cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Periodontitis Linked to HPV-Positive Head, Neck Tumors
Association stronger in patients with oropharyngeal cancer versus oral, laryngeal cancer
Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Emerging Lipoprotein Markers Slightly Up CVD Risk Detection
Slight improvement in cardiovascular disease prediction with apolipoproteins, lipoproteins
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Research Suggests Flavocoxid Causes Acute Liver Injury
Injury seen as mixed hepatocellular-cholestatic hepatitis beginning within one to three months of use
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Germ-Line BRCA1/2 Testing Recommended in Ovarian Cancer
BRCA mutation-positive women with ovarian cancer have improved survival, treatment response
Tuesday, June 19, 2012

High-Salt Diet Ups Markers of Endothelial Dysfunction
For those with high levels of biomarkers, high-sodium diet correlates with increased risk of HTN
Monday, June 18, 2012

Multiple Tumor Zones Should Be Sampled in Breast Cancer
Considerable heterogeneity found within tumor, lymph node metastases of any particular patient
Monday, June 18, 2012

JAK3 Mutations ID'd in About One-Third of T-Cell Lymphomas
Somatic activating mutation in JAK3 (A572V and A573V) identified in natural killer/T-cell lymphoma
Friday, June 15, 2012

Child Food Allergy Prevalence Linked to Urban/Rural Status
Increasing population density linked to increased food allergy prevalence, even after adjustment
Friday, June 15, 2012

Testosterone Therapy Does Not Up Prostate Cancer Incidence
One case of cancer diagnosed per 212 years of testosterone replacement therapy
Friday, June 15, 2012

Corneal Cell Transplant Can Restore Corneal Transparency
Recovery seen in mice, primates after transplant of corneal cells plus selective ROCK inhibitor
Friday, June 15, 2012

Factors ID'd in Healing Failure of Diabetic Foot Ulcers
Patients have increased inflammation and aberrant growth factor levels
Friday, June 15, 2012

Pre-Op Breast Pain in ~28 Percent of Breast Cancer Patients
Genetic polymorphisms in inflammatory cytokines linked to presurgical breast pain
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Socioeconomic Correlates of Plague ID'd in New Mexico
Migration of wealthier families to suitable habitats for plague has impacted case distribution
Thursday, June 14, 2012

New Peri-Op Approach Accurately IDs Melanoma in Nail Matrix
Reflectance confocal microscopy can be used to diagnose subungual melanomas of the nail matrix
Thursday, June 14, 2012

Whole-Genome Sequencing Can Identify MRSA Outbreaks
Sequencing allows construction of phylogenetic trees; provides data in clinically relevant time frame
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

T Cell Receptor 'Clonotypes' Key to HIV-1 Infection Control
Distinct clonotypes seen for controllers, progressors; differ in their ability to inhibit viral replication
Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Susceptibility Loci Identified for Migraine Without Aura
Associations seen at unique loci and at two previously reported migraine loci
Monday, June 11, 2012

Gene Mutations May Predict Breast CA Treatment Response
For women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer, mutations ID aromatase inhibitor response
Monday, June 11, 2012

Neural Stem Cells Generated Directly From Fibroblasts
Induced cells generated by reprogramming with a single factor, Sox2; do not generate tumors
Friday, June 08, 2012

Elimination Diet Can Treat Eosinophilic Esophagitis in Adults
Study finds patients respond well to six weeks of a six-food elimination diet
Friday, June 08, 2012

Marker Helps Predict Thrombotic Risk of Hormonal Contraceptives
For women taking hormonal contraceptives, sex hormone-binding globulin levels help estimate risk
Friday, June 08, 2012

Prevalence, Predictors of Interval Colorectal Cancer ID'd
Both procedural and biologic factors contribute to development of interval colorectal cancers
Friday, June 08, 2012

Sequencing of Cell-Free DNA Accurately IDs Trisomy Risk
Chromosome-selective sequencing and reporting of individual risk accurately detects trisomy 18, 21
Friday, June 08, 2012

Prediabetes Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke
Impaired glucose tolerance with/without impaired fasting glucose linked to modest increase in risk
Friday, June 08, 2012

Vascular Diseases Linked to Newly Discovered Stem Cells
New hypothesis suggests multipotent vascular stem cell differentiation linked to vascular disease
Thursday, June 07, 2012

Multidrug-Resistance Seen in ~10 Percent of TB Cases in China
And, a new drug shows significantly improved sputum-culture conversion at two months
Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Troponin T May Help Predict Death After Noncardiac Surgery
Increasing troponin T levels during first three days post-op linked to increased 30-day mortality risk
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Childhood Famine Increases Risk of Type 2 Diabetes
Even short period of undernutrition in early years increases risk of type 2 diabetes in adults
Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Gene Variants Impact Smokers' Response to Cessation Therapy
High-risk haplotypes predict later age of smoking cessation; interact with treatment to affect success
Friday, June 01, 2012

Rats Regain Ability to Walk After Spinal Cord Injury
Cortex-dependent recovery triggered after electrochemical treatment, encouraging movement
Friday, June 01, 2012

Global Cancer Incidence Set to Top 20 Million Per Year by 2030
If current cancer- and gender-specific trends continue, incidence predicted at 22.2 million
Friday, June 01, 2012

Slow-Growing Melanomas Lose Structure, Vary Color With Time
Little increase in lesion diameter, but structure, organization, and colors of lesions change
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Neural Link Between Resiliency and Alcohol, Drug Use Identified
Coupling strength between subthalamic nucleus, median cingulate cortex differs with resiliency
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Pathologic Response Prediction of Survival Aided by Tumor Type
When specific tumor type is considered, pathologic complete response more predictive of survival
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Working Night Shift May Increase Breast Cancer Risk
Significant increase in risk with more years of night shift work, cumulative number of night shifts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Diabetes Linked to Lung Cancer in Postmenopausal Women
Postmenopausal women with diabetes have higher risk of lung cancer, especially if using insulin
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Risk Models Only Slightly Up Prediction of Complex Diseases
Modest improvement for risk models that consider gene-gene, gene-environment interactions
Wednesday, May 30, 2012

AHA Recommends More Safeguards for Genetic Testing
Recommendations urge more research; no gene patenting; confirmation of the validity of tests
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

KATNAL1 Essential for Fertility in Male Mice
Male mice with defective gene are infertile; could be used for non-hormonal male contraceptive
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Solvent Exposure Tied to Lower Cognition Among Less Educated
Dose-response association seen between lifetime exposure and relative risk of poor cognition
Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Family History of Alzheimer's Affects Functional Connectivity
Effect on default mode network functional connectivity seen in APOE ε4 allele noncarriers
Friday, May 25, 2012

Individual Variation in Antiviral Response Present at Birth
Differences in innate immune response may predict susceptibility to respiratory illness during first year
Friday, May 25, 2012

Research Offers Insight Into Link Between Metabolism, Epilepsy
BAD-KATP channel axis involved in metabolic control of excitation and seizure response
Friday, May 25, 2012

Interneuron Transplant Treats Neuropathic Pain in Mice
But transplantation of embryonic GABAergic interneurons ineffective against inflammatory pain
Friday, May 25, 2012

U.S. Stroke Prevalence Little Changed in Recent Years
Rates vary by state and sociodemographic characteristics; disparities still persist
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brentuximab Vedotin Effective in Large-Cell Lymphoma
Complete remission for more than half with recurrent systemic anaplastic large-cell lymphoma
Thursday, May 24, 2012

Genetic Testing Doesn't Up Post-Test Health Care Use
But individuals who complete multiplex genetic testing have more physician visits pre-test
Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hair Loss Pathology Identified in Pityriasis Versicolor Lesions
Hair loss, thinning within pityriasis lesions associated with Malassezia organism
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DDW: Maltodextrin Found to Enhance Biofilms in Crohn's
Sugar substitute promotes biofilm formation as well as stickier and more adherent biofilms
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DDW: Estrogens Tied to Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Studies show HRT increases risk of ulcerative colitis, oral contraceptives up risk of Crohn's
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ATS: Effects of Prenatal Pollution Exposure Persist
Maternal pollutant exposure has lasting effect on lung function development in children with asthma
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Vigorous Physical Activity Tied to Reduced Psoriasis Risk
Walking not associated with a reduced risk of psoriasis in women
Tuesday, May 22, 2012

DDW: Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Tied to Lower CRC Incidence
Screening linked to reduced incidence in proximal and distal CRC, reduced mortality for distal CRC
Monday, May 21, 2012

U.S. Task Force Recommends Against PSA-Based Screening
New evidence-based guidelines from USPSTF suggest screening benefits do not outweigh harms
Monday, May 21, 2012

DDW: New Endoscopic GI Bypass Described in Porcine Model
Self-assembling magnets hold promise for rapid bypass procedure using only conscious sedation
Monday, May 21, 2012

Altered Amino Acid Metabolism Precedes Hyperglycemia
Circulating amino acid levels may serve as markers of future glycemia in general population
Monday, May 21, 2012

White Matter of Abstinent Alcoholics Recovers Over Time
Microstructural changes in genu and body of corpus callosum improve after a year of abstinence
Monday, May 21, 2012

Folic Acid Enrichment May Reduce Specific Pediatric Cancers
Postfortification of grains, decrease seen in Wilms tumor, primitive neuroectodermal tumor incidence
Monday, May 21, 2012

Phylogenomic Analysis Reveals Origin, Spread of MRSA Clone
Mobile genetic elements, nonsynonymous mutations impact antibiotic resistance, virulence
Monday, May 21, 2012

Epidemiology of Rosacea Described in United Kingdom
Incidence of rosacea is 1.65 per 1,000 person-years; current smokers have decreased risk
Friday, May 18, 2012

Sunscreen Ingredient May Be Linked to Risk of Endometriosis
Higher urinary concentration of benzophenone-type derivatives ups odds of endometriosis diagnosis
Friday, May 18, 2012

Gene Expression Profile Testing Increasing in Breast Cancer
Linked with decrease in chemotherapy in women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer
Thursday, May 17, 2012

STAT3 Mutations ID'd in Rare Lymphoproliferative Disorder
Four specific mutations in SH2 domain seen in T-cell large granular lymphocytic leukemia
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Causality Link Between HDL Cholesterol, MI Challenged
Carriers of LIPG 396Ser, those with high genetic score, have high HDL but no reduction in MI risk
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Leukoencephalopathy Risk Factors ID'd for MS Drug
Risk with natalizumab treatment linked to JC virus status, immunosuppressants, treatment duration
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

SNCA Variants Linked to Motor Function Decline in Parkinson's
Genetic variants associated with increased risk of more rapid decline
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

CDC: 35th Report on the Health of the Nation Published
Special feature on socioeconomic status and health shows education is key to improving health
Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Air Pollution Linked to Cardiovascular Disease Markers
Clinical significance is uncertain, but findings suggest air pollution is a risk factor for CVD
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

PET More Sensitive Than CT for Merkel Cell Carcinoma
F-18-FDG PET more sensitive, equally specific to CT for assessing regional lymph node involvement
Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CT Colonography Accurate for 10 mm Adenomas
Less accurate for smaller lesions; better patient scores for comfort, exam preparation
Monday, May 14, 2012

African-Americans Have More Severe Sclerosis Complications
Complications related to the type of autoantibody and severity of interstitial lung disease
Friday, May 11, 2012

DNA Methylation Level Is Marker of Breast Cancer Risk
High DNA methylation levels at ATM loci nearly doubles risk of developing breast cancer
Friday, May 11, 2012

Brain Stimulation Improves Brain Function in Alzheimer's
In a related study, a greater purpose in life reduces the effect of Alzheimer's pathology
Friday, May 11, 2012

Genetic Profile of Circulating Tumor Cells Is Heterogeneous
Rare cells isolated from blood have distinct profile from single cells from cancer cell lines
Friday, May 11, 2012

ECO: Gut Microbiota, Protein Intake Affect Child Obesity
Concentrations of Bacteroides bacteria, low protein intake may lead to child obesity
Thursday, May 10, 2012

JAM-A Has Inhibitory Role in Platelets
Junctional adhesion molecule A inhibits integrin outside-in signaling, premature platelet activation
Thursday, May 10, 2012

Review: Physical Activity Cuts Mortality for Cancer Survivors
Consistent evidence for benefit of exercise on all-cause, breast and colon cancer-specific mortality
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

New Technique Predicts Prostate Cancer Relapse
Genome copy number variation in tumor, adjacent tissue, or blood sample predictive of relapse
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Amino Acid Levels Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Variant of GKCR, hyperglycemia, and insulin resistance linked to amino acid levels
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Metformin May Have Dual Effect in Breast Cancer
Ki-67 affected differently based on insulin resistance, particularly in luminal B tumors
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Infectious Agents Cause About One in Six Cancers Worldwide
Infection-attributable cancers are more likely in less developed regions worldwide
Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Oxygen Treatment Beneficial in Diabetes-Prone Mice
Hyperbaric oxygen therapy cuts diabetes incidence, preserves β-cells in nonobese diabetic mice
Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Modified Fluorene Compound Potently Disrupts Amyloid-β
Fluorene modified with pyrroline nitroxide has antioxidant properties, disrupts Aβ oligomers
Monday, May 07, 2012

T Cell-Based HIV Gene Therapy Safe Over Long Term
No evidence of vector-induced cell immortalization, persistent clonal expansion
Friday, May 04, 2012

FISH + Cytology Beats Cytology Alone for Neoplasia Detection
More sensitive detection in samples from endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration
Friday, May 04, 2012

CMS Policy Helping Hospitals to Prevent Targeted Infections
Despite positive impact, less time spent on nontargeted infections, especially in large hospitals
Friday, May 04, 2012

Gene Variants Linked to Hot Flashes in Women Who Smoke
Smoking plus genetic variants in sex steroid metabolism impact hot flash frequency, severity
Friday, May 04, 2012

Endotoxemia Influenced by Diet Type
Western-style diet induces 71 percent increase, versus 31 percent decrease with prudent-diet
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Generally No Link Between Prenatal Smoking and Autism
Association suggested between maternal smoking and risk of developing high-functioning autism
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Odor Receptor Genotype May Be Cause of Meat Aversion
Having two copies of functional odor gene variant ups sensitivity to androstenone-containing meat
Thursday, May 03, 2012

Early Noninvasive Paternity Test Based on SNPs Is Accurate
Test requires only maternal blood and can be performed at as early as 8 weeks
Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Obesity, Increased Incidence of Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked
Rise in obesity accounts for more than 50 percent of concurrent increase in RA incidence
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Women Have Clear Melanoma Survival Advantage Over Men
Consistent advantage in survival and time to progression across prognostic subgroups, ages
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Prenatal Insecticide Exposure Alters Developing Brain
Chlorpyrifos exposure tied to brain region anomalies; cortical thinning; disruption of sex differences
Monday, April 30, 2012

Genetic Link Identified for Multiple Forms of Glaucoma
Genes may interact through transforming growth factor beta signaling pathway
Monday, April 30, 2012

Early Axonal Dysfunction Precedes Diabetic Neuropathy
Excitability testing may be useful as a biomarker for early development and severity
Friday, April 27, 2012

Berries May Slow Cognitive Decline in Older Women
Greater consumption of blueberries, strawberries linked to slower rate of cognitive decline
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Accelerated Aging Evident in Cocaine-Dependent Individuals
Age-related gray matter volume loss occurs at twice the normal rate
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Modulator of mGluR5 Improves Features of Autism in Mice
GRN-529 reduces repetitive behaviors and partially reverses lack of sociability
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Subtype Best Predictor of Basal Cell Carcinoma Invasion Depth
Subtype superior to age, contours, necrosis, and solar elastosis as depth predictor
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Age, Life Expectancy Influence Termination of PSA Screening
Barriers to discontinuation of screening include patient expectations, time constraints
Thursday, April 26, 2012

Erosive, but Not Nonerosive, GERD Ups Esophageal CA Risk
Overall risk remains low; no increased risk for patients with nonerosive reflux
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Exposure to Violence Wears on Children's DNA
Shortened telomere length seen in children exposed to abuse and domestic violence
Wednesday, April 25, 2012

EB: Cadmium Exposure Tied to Breast Cancer Progression
Chronic exposure increases MCF-7 cell migration and invasion through extracellular matrix
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

S. Aureus, Enterotoxins ID'd in Atopic Keratoconjunctivitis
S. aureus-secreted enterotoxin found significantly more often in patients with corneal ulcers
Monday, April 23, 2012

Novel Balanced Chromosome Abnormalities Found in Autism
Disruptions ID'd in 33 loci, including genes implicated in neurodevelopment, psych diseases
Friday, April 20, 2012

New Fat Grafting Procedures Improve Breast Reconstruction
Enhanced stromal vascular fraction and platelet-rich plasma grafting maintain volume, 3D contour
Friday, April 20, 2012

CDC: HPV-Associated Cancers Strike More Than 30,000 Yearly
Surveillance and methodology needed to assess impact of vaccines
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Blood Test IDs Depressive Disorder in Adolescents
Panels of transcriptomic markers can be used to distinguish early-onset MDD
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Numerous Genetic Variants Linked to Bone Mineral Density
Fourteen bone mineral density-associated loci linked with fracture risk
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Genetic Variants Linked to Brain Size Identified
Variant rs7294919 tied to size of hippocampus, which has links to neurological disorders
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Basal Cell Carcinoma on Ear Significantly More Aggressive
BCC on ear primarily occurs in men, but aggressive phenotype seen in both men and women
Wednesday, April 18, 2012

2001 to 2006 Saw Increase in Mohs Surgery for Skin Cancer
For Medicare beneficiaries, rate of micrographic surgery for nonmelanoma skin cancer doubled
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

IL-32 Expression Upregulated in Chronic Rhinosinusitis
Increased expression of IL-32 in sinonasal tissues suggests a potential role in pathogenesis
Monday, April 16, 2012

AAN: Florbetaben-PET Detects β-Amyloid Plaques During Life
Comparison of results from end-of-life patients, postmortem reveals high specificity, sensitivity
Monday, April 16, 2012

Copy Number Variants Tied to Increased Prostate Cancer Risk
Two copy number variants found in coding and noncoding regions at 15q21.3 and 12q21.31
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Prolonged Inadequate Sleep Linked to Obesity and Diabetes
Poor sleep patterns lower the resting metabolic rate and reduce pancreatic insulin secretion
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Mentholated Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke Risk
Findings particularly pronounced in women and non-African-American smokers
Thursday, April 12, 2012

Smoking Found to Be a Risk Factor for Barrett's Esophagus
Patients with Barrett's more likely to have ever smoked; risk up with increasing pack-years
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Stroke Risk Much Higher If Sibling Has Had a Stroke
Risk highest with a full sibling with a stroke or sibling with stroke at 55 years or younger
Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Mitochondrial Respiratory Capacity, Sperm Motility Linked
Negative association between mitochondrial respiratory efficiency, percent of immobile sperm
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

HPV Vaccine Side Effects Not Serious in Young Women
Younger girls more likely to report side effects; are less aware of HPV link to cervical cancer
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Frequent, Older Dental X-Rays Linked to Brain Cancer
Increased risk seen with frequent bitewings in old machines and panorex films in young children
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Somatic Mutations in Two Genes ID'd in Stomach Cancer
Mutations seen in FAT4 and ARID1A; involved in cell adhesion and chromatin remodeling
Monday, April 09, 2012

High U.S. Cancer Care Costs Seem to Be Worth It
Value of additional survival gains in the United States exceed additional health spending
Monday, April 09, 2012

Two Novel Genetic Variants Linked to Childhood Obesity
Two loci, previously identified in meta-analysis of adult BMI, also valid in extreme childhood obesity
Monday, April 09, 2012

Endodermal Progenitor Cells Generate Into Multiple Cell Types
Derived from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells, endodermal progenitor cells are not tumorigenic
Friday, April 06, 2012

Immunotherapy Tied to Lower Alzheimer's CSF Biomarkers
Anti-β-amyloid monoclonal antibody, bapineuzumab, linked to decreases in T-tau, P-tau
Friday, April 06, 2012

Resistant Malaria Increasing on Thailand-Myanmar Border
Increase in artemisinin resistance in P. falciparum from 2001 to 2010; mainly due to parasite genetics
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Asbestos Exposure Linked to Cardiovascular Death
Occupational exposure increases cerebrovascular, ischemic heart disease mortality for men, women
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Increased Breast Cancer Risk With False-Positive Test
However, size of excess risk has decreased in the last decade
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Studies Investigate Role of De Novo Mutations in Autism
Exome sequencing used to describe de novo mutations, their origin, contribution to ASD risk
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Flavonoid Intake May Protect Men Against Parkinson's
Intake of anthocyanins, berries significantly associated with lower risk of Parkinson's disease
Thursday, April 05, 2012

Medical Malpractice Claims Incur Substantial Defense Costs
Costs higher for claims resulting in indemnity payments; significant variation by specialty
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

AACR: Cruciferous Vegetable Intake Ups Breast CA Survival
For Chinese women, survival up, recurrence down with increasing consumption after diagnosis
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Extensive Neuroanatomic Abnormalities Found in Epilepsy
Age-related changes largely similar in epilepsy, controls; except in third and lateral ventricles
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Importance of Diabetes Genetic Variants Unclear
Diabetes-associated genetic variants do not impact GLP-1 levels or response in healthy individuals
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Antibiotic-Resistant S. aureus Found in Many Ambulances
S. aureus isolates found in 69 percent of ambulances; 12 percent of isolates are MRSA
Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Fluoroquinolone Use Linked to Retinal Detachment
Current use of oral antibiotic linked to increased detachment risk, but absolute risk is small
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Study Estimates Overdiagnosis From Mammography Screening
Approximately six to 10 women overdiagnosed for every 2,500 invited for screening in Norway
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

AACR: Black Women Clear HPV Infection More Slowly
Also nearly twice as likely to have an abnormal Pap smear
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Inflammatory Regulation Plays Role in Stress, Illness Link
Stress induces glucocorticoid receptor resistance; GCR increases likelihood of developing cold
Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Utility of Whole-Genome Sequencing Questioned
Most individuals will test negative; risk would still be 50 to 80 percent of that in general population
Monday, April 02, 2012

Serious Eye Disease Linked to Bisphosphonate Use
First-time oral bisphosphonate users at higher risk of developing uveitis and scleritis
Monday, April 02, 2012

Melanoma Incidence Increasing Among Young Adults
Incidence rising, particularly among females, but all-cause, disease-specific mortality decreasing
Monday, April 02, 2012

Inhibition of Immune Pathway May Trigger Melanoma Growth
Colocalization of immune inhibitory B7-H1 and tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes seen in melanocytes
Monday, April 02, 2012

New Guidelines Issued for Red Blood Cell Transfusions
Restrictive approach recommends transfusion at hemoglobin threshold of 7 to 8 g/dL in stable patients
Monday, March 26, 2012

More Variation in SIDS Risk Factors in Back-to-Sleep Era
Since campaign kickoff, fewer SIDS infants found prone; almost all had at least one risk factor
Monday, March 26, 2012

Optimal Prediabetes HbA1c Threshold is 5.7 Percent
Lowering the HbA1c level to 5.7 percent is cost effective, even when intervention costs are high
Thursday, March 22, 2012

Most California Hospitals Implementing Infection Control
Hospitals with certified infection control officer have lower rate of MRSA blood stream infections
Friday, March 16, 2012

Deaths From Gastroenteritis Double Over Recent Decade
C. difficile and norovirus are the leading causes of gastroenteritis; elderly most affected
Thursday, March 15, 2012

Higher Spending by Hospitals Improves Outcomes
Lower mortality, readmission for acute patients admitted to hospital in highest tercile of spending
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Inflammation, Fatigue Tied to Omega-3 Intake After Breast CA
In survivors, omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid intake ratio and CRP level linked to inflammation, fatigue
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

U.S. Mortality Rates Dropped 60 Percent From 1935 to 2010
For every year, heart disease, cancer, and stroke are among the five leading causes of death
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flu Vaccine Up Among Medical Staff When They Believe It Works
Hospital health care workers more likely to get vaccinated when committed to preventing flu
Friday, March 09, 2012

Von Willebrand Factor Linked to Bleeding Complications
Bleeding, mortality up in oral anticoagulation-treated patients with high levels of VWF
Friday, March 09, 2012

Buprenorphine Maintenance Therapy Not Recommended
Abstinence-based therapy recommended instead for opioid-addicted health care professionals
Thursday, March 08, 2012

Financial Burden of Medical Care Affects One in Three
More than one in five poor or near-poor adults younger than 65 have bills they are unable to pay
Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Pten Gene Linked to Longevity and Weight in Mice
Mice with extra copies of gene are protected from cancer, have increased energy expenditure
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Electronic Test Result Access Does Not Reduce Test Ordering
Office-based physician access to computerized images may up image ordering by 40 to 70 percent
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Regimen Shows Benefit for Advanced Melanoma
Conditioning treatment allows cytotoxic T cells to survive longer
Tuesday, March 06, 2012

ACP Issues Guidance on Colorectal Cancer Screening
Recommends average-risk individuals to begin screenings at age 50 and stop screening at age 75
Monday, March 05, 2012

AAAAI: Third Trimester Smoke Exposure Affects Infant Skin
Increased prevalence of atopic eczema/dermatitis syndrome with exposure in third trimester
Monday, March 05, 2012

Diabetic Polyneuropathy Not Up With Impaired Glycemia
Retinopathy and nephropathy rates higher in those with new diabetes but not with impaired glycemia
Friday, March 02, 2012

Enhancing Cardiac FAK Reduces Ischemia/Reperfusion Damage
Increased FAK activity confers protection via NF-κB pathway in mice
Friday, March 02, 2012

Fecal Transplant Feasible for Recurrent C. difficile Infection
Recurrent C. difficile infection treatable using fecal transplant through colonoscopy
Friday, March 02, 2012

Pap Smears Increase Cervical Cancer Survival
Cure rate 26 percent higher for screen-detected cancers compared with symptomatic cancers
Friday, March 02, 2012

Increasing Shift From Islet Antibody Positivity to Diabetes
Shift in antigens and autoantibodies seen at diagnosis when incidence of T1DM is increasing
Friday, March 02, 2012

Gestational Diabetes, Obesity Impact Pregnancy Outcomes
Maternal obesity, gestational diabetes independently tied to adverse pregnancy outcomes
Friday, March 02, 2012

Biomarkers Gauge Kidney Injury After Heart Surgery
Three biomarkers significantly improve risk classification for acute kidney injury progression
Friday, March 02, 2012

Epigenetic Blockade May Impair Cognition in Alzheimer's
Histone deacetylase 2 reduces histone acetylation of genes involved in learning, memory in mice
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Risk of Stroke Increases With Each Year of Having Diabetes
In patients with diabetes for 10 or more years, the risk of stroke triples
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Secondhand Smoke Shortens Transplant Survival in Mice
Research unveils novel immunologic mechanism behind smoke-related allograft rejection
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Reduced Lung Function Linked to Heart Failure Risk
Low FEV1 and obstructive airway diseases linked to increased risk of heart failure
Thursday, March 01, 2012

Inactivity and Obesity Relate to Cognitive Impairment in Lupus
Executive functions impaired in inactive and obese women with systemic lupus erythematosus
Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Rapid Flu Tests Effective for Ruling In (But Not Out) Diagnosis
Second study shows oral oseltamivir and inhaled zanamivir may be beneficial flu treatments
Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Body Clock Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death
Varying levels of a heart protein associated with variations in electrical stability
Friday, February 24, 2012

Oncogenic HPV Rarely Present in Breast Cancer Tissues
May only be causative of a small proportion of all breast cancers
Friday, February 24, 2012

Prevalence of Screening for Lynch Syndrome Varies
Genetic screening for Lynch syndrome less common at community hospitals
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Assay, Algorithm Promising for Detection of Trisomies 21, 18
Two studies show accurate detection of trisomies from maternal-blood cell-free DNA
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Bisphosphonate Use Linked to Reduced Colorectal Cancer Risk
On analysis of specific bisphosphonates, effect significant only for risedronic acid
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Family History Ups Risk of Differentiated Thyroid Cancer
Patients with first-degree relative, especially sibling, with thyroid cancer have elevated risk
Thursday, February 23, 2012

Highest Diabetes Death Rates Seen in Trials Selecting for CKD
Selection for chronic kidney disease associated with highest mortality rates in randomized trials
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Endometriosis Linked to Higher Ovarian Cancer Risk
Endometriosis may be a precursor to clear-cell, low-grade serous, endometrioid ovarian cancers
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

High VEGF Signaling Score Tied to Lung Cancer Prognosis
High score correlates with good prognosis in patients with early lung squamous cell carcinoma
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Elevated Homocysteine, Heart Disease Link Questioned
Association disappears when large unpublished datasets are included
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

C-Peptide Still Produced After Decades of Diabetes
C-peptide responsive to hyperglycemia, suggesting residual β-cell function
Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Dermatologist Density Linked to Melanoma Mortality Rates
Presence of 0.001 to 2.0 dermatologists per 100,000 people reduces melanoma mortality
Tuesday, February 21, 2012

By 2007, Hep C Superseded HIV As Cause of Death in U.S.
Second study shows that birth cohort screening for hepatitis C is cost-effective
Monday, February 20, 2012

White Matter Changes Precede Manifestations of Autism
Development of white matter pathways aberrant before symptoms of autism spectrum disorders
Monday, February 20, 2012

Normal Breast Protein Linked to Cancer Development
TFF3 expression high in well-differentiated tumors; also has role in invasion and metastasis
Monday, February 20, 2012

X-Chromosome Gene Variant Linked to SIDS in Boys
Variant in X-chromosomal monoamine oxidase A also more frequent in deaths at younger age
Monday, February 20, 2012

Lipid Sensor GPR120 Linked to Obesity in Mice and Humans
Variant of GPR120 which inhibits GPR120 signaling linked with increased risk of obesity
Monday, February 20, 2012

Pregnancy Complications Tied to CVD Later in Life
Hypertension and diabetes during pregnancy linked to increased risk of CVD during middle age
Friday, February 17, 2012

High Uric Acid Level Predictive of Adverse Cardiac Events
Found to be an independent predictor for STEMI patients undergoing primary PCI
Friday, February 17, 2012

MRI Alone Not Ideal in Pulmonary Embolism Diagnosis
30 percent of MRIs are inconclusive; sensitivity better for proximal pulmonary embolisms
Friday, February 17, 2012

Chickens Harbor E. coli Found in Human UTIs
Retail chicken greater source of this E. coli than beef or pork in Canada
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ectopic Pregnancy Death Rate Spikes in Florida
Increase may be due to illicit drug use, delayed health care
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thrombopoietic Cytokine Circuit Fuels Ovarian Tumor Growth
Hepatic thrombopoietin, tumor-derived IL-6 up platelet counts, tumor growth in ovarian cancer
Thursday, February 16, 2012

TTN Mutation Detection Aids Cardiomyopathy Diagnosis
Higher frequency of TTN mutations in individuals with dilated versus hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Thursday, February 16, 2012

High Levels of Genital HLA-G Linked With HIV-1 Infection
Increased expression of soluble HLA-G in genital mucosa tied to HIV-1 infection, bacterial vaginosis
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Inactivating Mutation in KISS1 Prevents Pubertal Progression
Four affected members of a consanguineous family all have a loss-of-function mutation in KISS1
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Topical Corticosteroids Impair Restoration of Skin Barrier
Corticosteroids OK for acute atopic dermatitis, but calcineurin inhibitors better for long-term treatment
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Anti-apoA-1 Ups Cardiovascular Risk Prediction in RA
Adding anti-apolipoprotein A-1 IgG to Framingham cardiovascular risk score improves predictive value
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Air Pollutant Exposure Tied to Increased Heart Attack Risk
Exposure of up to a week associated with increased risk
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Digital Colposcopy Enhances Cervical Cancer Detection
DSI colposcopy more sensitive for HPV16+ than for non-16 high-risk HPV+ women
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Staging System IDs cSCC Risk in Transplant Patients
Predicts risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma recurrence in heart and lung recipients
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Pollutant Exposure Tied to Cognitive Decline in Elderly
Long-term exposure to particulate matter linked to faster cognitive decline in U.S. women
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lynch Syndrome Linked to Increased Risk of Many Cancers
Increased risk of breast, pancreatic cancers; relatives without mutations have no increased risk
Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Lipid Genetics Linked to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
Genetic predisposition to low HDL cholesterol or high triglycerides associated with increased risk
Monday, February 13, 2012

Prenatal Stress May Affect Infant Immune System
Stress and dust mite exposure during pregnancy may influence fetal immune system development
Friday, February 10, 2012

Inflammation Link With Stroke Depends on Stroke Type
High leukocyte count tied to higher incidence of cerebral infarction, lower intracerebral hemorrhage
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Fasting Augments Chemo in Cancer Cells, Mouse Models
As effective as chemo in delaying progression of specific tumors; augments effectiveness in culture
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Acute Myeloid Leukemia Risk Factors ID'd in Texas Adults
Solvent exposure, smoking, obesity impact AML risk; highest risk for smokers exposed to solvents
Thursday, February 09, 2012

Caffeine Reduces Fibrosis Risk in Nonalcoholic Liver Disease
Coffee caffeine intake negatively associated with hepatic fibrosis in nonalcoholic steatohepatitis
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Soy Isoflavones Don't Reduce Breast Epithelial Proliferation
Soy supplementation is ineffective therapy for healthy women at risk for breast cancer
Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Fructose Stimulates Insulin Via Sweet Taste Receptors
Potentiates glucose-stimulated insulin release via receptors on beta cells
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Subcortical Gray Matter Changes Seen in RA Patients
Subcortical changes and smaller intracranial volumes seen, but no cortical gray matter atrophy
Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Mechanism for Metabolic Effects of Resveratrol Elucidated
Resveratrol inhibits phosphodiesterase 4 in mice, resulting in indirect activation of s irtuin 1
Monday, February 06, 2012

Massage Reduces Inflammation Following Hard Exercise
Biopsy shows that massage promotes growth of new mitochondria in muscle cells
Monday, February 06, 2012

Noroviruses Are Leading Cause of Hospital Infections
Particularly in nonacute care setting; often leading to unit closure
Monday, February 06, 2012

β-Amyloid Deposition Seen in Some Healthy Older Adults
Greater amyloid burden associated with APOE status; linked to poorer cognitive performance
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Geographic Pattern of Lyme Disease Mapped in Eastern U.S.
Two risk foci identified in Northeast and upper Midwest
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Heart Failure Linked to Loss of Cerebral Gray Matter
Patients with heart failure also score lower on cognitive function tests
Thursday, February 02, 2012

Live Liver Donation Doesn't Impact Long-Term Mortality
Risk of early death 1.7 per 1,000 donors, but long-term mortality similar to healthy controls
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Insulin Secretion Impaired in the Insulin-Resistant
Impaired glucose-stimulated insulin secretion in type 2 diabetes, impaired glucose tolerance
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

AHA: Faster Pre-Stroke Memory Decline for Stroke Decedents
Stroke survivors and stroke-free adults have similar pre-stroke rate of memory decline
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Repeat Flexible Sigmoidoscopy Increases Detection of CRC
Rescreening increases yield of colorectal cancer or advanced adenomas by 32 percent
Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Breast Reexcision Rates Vary With Surgeon, Institution
For women who undergo partial mastectomy and have negative margins, significant variation seen
Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Prenatal Testosterone Levels a Risk Factor for Language Delay
Study finds prenatal testosterone levels a risk factor for language delay in males, but not for females
Friday, January 27, 2012

No Complications From Using Stored Red Blood Cells
Short-term complication status similar in fresh versus standard issue red blood cell transfusions
Friday, January 27, 2012

New PCR-Based Assay Better Predicts Lung Cancer Survival
Assay identifies which early-stage NSCLC patients are at high risk of death after surgical resection
Friday, January 27, 2012

Testing Patterns to Diagnose Neuropathy Vary Widely
Median of four tests performed per patient, with high-cost tests used more frequently
Friday, January 27, 2012

Thirteen New Loci Linked to Age of Menopause Onset
Loci contain candidate genes involved in DNA repair and immune function
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Not Enough Americans Being Screened for Cancer
Rates short of Healthy People 2020 targets for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer screening
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Mutations in IDH1/2 Seen in Intrahepatic Bile Duct Cancers
Mutations found in about a quarter of cholangiocarcinomas of intrahepatic origin
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Deaths From Myocardial Infarction Halved in England
Just over half of decrease due to fall in acute myocardial infarction event rates
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Oral HPV Infection Prevalence in U.S. Close to 7 Percent
Prevalence higher in men than women; bimodal peaks at age 30 to 34 and 60 to 64 years
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Adrenalectomy Rates Remain High in Radical Nephrectomy
Small decrease in rate of adrenalectomy despite evidence to support preservation of adrenal gland
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Perfluorinated Compounds Reduce Immunity in Children
PFCs in child's serum at age 5 almost universally negatively associated with antibody levels
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reduced [11C]PiB Uptake in Cognitively Active Elderly
Elderly with lowest levels of cognitive activity have [11C]PiB uptake similar to Alzheimer's patients
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BRCA Carriers Have Improved Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Best prognosis for epithelial ovarian cancer for carriers of BRCA2 mutations
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Fetal Growth Not Linked to Childhood Asthma
But, accelerated growth in first three months tied to increased risk of childhood asthma symptoms
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Negative Social Interactions Linked to Inflammation
Negative and competitive interactions associated with elevated levels of inflammatory cytokines
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Effects of Severe, Childhood Brain Injury Long Lasting
Pre-injury ability and familial factors contribute to long-term recovery
Monday, January 23, 2012

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in ~4 Percent of U.K. Troops
Posttraumatic stress disorder, alcohol abuse tied to mTBI in troops back from Iraq/Afghanistan
Monday, January 23, 2012

Sleep Disturbance Linked to Cardiometabolic Disease Risk
Disturbed sleep tied to elevated risk of obesity, diabetes, stroke, MI, coronary artery disease
Monday, January 23, 2012

Mild-to-Moderate Asthma Frequently Non-Eosinophilic
Nearly half of patients with mild-to-moderate asthma have non-eosinophilic phenotype
Monday, January 23, 2012

Gender, Family, Ambivalence Impact Live Liver Donation
Ambivalence affects motivation for donating, decision to be tested, and post-donation concerns
Monday, January 23, 2012

Four Novel Biomarkers May Predict Diabetic Kidney Damage
Panel of four protein biomarkers may serve as predictors of early renal decline in type 1 diabetes
Friday, January 20, 2012

Matted Lymph Nodes ID Poor Oropharyngeal SCC Prognosis
Patients with matted nodes have worse survival, independent of other known prognostic factors
Friday, January 20, 2012

Mutant p53 Disrupts Mammary Acinar Morphology
Mevalonate pathway upregulated by mutant p53; pathway sufficient for phenotypic effects of p53
Friday, January 20, 2012

No Autoimmune Safety Signal for Quadrivalent HPV Vaccine
Women vaccinated with HPV4 have no increase in incidence of 16 autoimmune disorders
Friday, January 20, 2012

HIV Risk-Related Behaviors Down in the United States
But, significant variations exist by age, race, sex, education, and income
Friday, January 20, 2012

Ability to Predict Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence Limited
Predictive model for same side breast tumor recurrence with ductal carcinoma imperfect
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Calcium Associated With Lower Risk of Prostate Cancer
Particularly in black men; associated with lower risk of high-grade prostate cancer in all men
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Osteoporotic Fracture Risk High in Systemic Mastocytosis
Higher prevalence of osteoporotic manifestations in men with indolent systemic mastocytosis
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Interaction of RNA Binding Proteins ID'd in Glioblastoma
HuR regulation of Msi1 occurs at the post-transcriptional level in glioblastoma cells
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Circulating Tumor Cells Predict Small-Cell Lung CA Prognosis
Both baseline number and change in CTC following first cycle of chemotherapy prognostic
Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coffee May Inhibit Human Islet Amyloid Aggregation
Caffeine, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid inhibit toxic hIAPP amyloids; affect secondary structure
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Airway Smooth Muscle Layer Has Key Role in Asthma
Extracellular matrix in ASM layer influences airway function in patients with asthma
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Maternal Asthma Meds Not Linked to Most Birth Defects
Few defects positively associated with maternal asthma medication use during early pregnancy
Monday, January 16, 2012

Fatal Case of Measles Without Rash Found in Young Woman
No evidence of immunosuppressive disease; no history of enanthem or morbilliform rash
Friday, January 13, 2012

Impaired White Matter ID'd in Internet Addiction Disorder
Reductions in fractional anisotropy seen in many areas of the brain of affected teens
Friday, January 13, 2012

U.S. Health Care Expenditure Still Unevenly Distributed
In 2008 and 2009, 1 percent of population account for ~20 percent of spending
Friday, January 13, 2012

Maternal Antidepressants Up Infant Pulmonary Hypertension
Similar risk found across the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor class of antidepressants
Friday, January 13, 2012

Lower Rate of IBD for Women Living in Sunnier Climates
Residence at age 30 correlates strongly with risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease
Friday, January 13, 2012

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Increasing in U.S., Europe
Incidence and prevalence of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease highest in Europe, North America
Friday, January 13, 2012

Thromboprophylaxis Rate Low for Knee Arthroplasty in Taiwan
Prophylaxis rate of 2.2 percent may be related to low incidence of post-op venous thromboembolism
Friday, January 13, 2012

PEDF Has Tumor-Suppressive and Neuroprotective Functions
Pigment epithelium-derived factor has dual role in experimental brain metastases, mouse model
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Dark Chocolate Inhibits Platelet Function in Smokers
Lower oxidative stress may be due to polyphenolic content of dark chocolate
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Parabens Seen in Almost All Breast Mastectomy Samples
Paraben esters seen in 99 percent of tissues from four locations in 40 human breast samples
Thursday, January 12, 2012

APOE Status, Exercise Combo Impact Amyloid Deposition
Sedentary lifestyle associated with increased amyloid deposits in APOE ε4 carriers
Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gene Variant Identified in Families With Cold Urticaria
PLCG2 gene deletions associated with cold urticaria, immunodeficiency, and autoimmunity
Thursday, January 12, 2012

CDC: 2010 Saw Decrease in Age-Adjusted Death Rates
Homicide no longer in top 15 causes of death; replaced by pneumonitis due to solids and liquids
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hypertension Registry IDs Features of Pediatric HTN
Nearly half of children with confirmed disease have chromosomal abnormalities, mainly trisomy 21
Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Occasional Marijuana Use Not Tied to Adverse Lung Function
Nonlinear association for marijuana exposure and lung function; no adverse effects for low exposure
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gestational Hypothyroidism Higher Than Estimated
But less than a quarter of pregnant women undergo screening for gestational hypothyroidism
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No Rise in Intussusception After Rotavirus Shot Revival
No increase seen in intussusception discharges since 2006 reintroduction of rotavirus vaccine
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Losartan Halts Smoke-Related Lung Damage in Mice
Inhibition of TGF-β normalizes smoke-induced TFG-β signaling and prevents alveolar cell death
Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk for Postmenopausal Women
Association significant even after adjusting for variables; seen for all types of statins
Monday, January 09, 2012

ROS1 Rearrangements Seen in Small Subset of NSCLC Tumors
Clinical features similar to those seen in ALK-rearranged non-small-cell lung cancer
Monday, January 09, 2012

Adiponectin Tied to Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk in Women
Women with baseline adiponectin values above median have higher risk of all-cause dementia, AD
Monday, January 09, 2012

Biomarker Patterns Indicative of Weight Loss Benefits
Biomarkers reveal cumulative health benefits of dieting despite partial weight regain
Monday, January 09, 2012

Brain Changes Seen After First-Episode Psychosis in Teens
Increased gray matter volume loss and frontal lobe CSF volume found in adolescents with schizophrenia
Monday, January 09, 2012

Antiestrogens May Counter Increased Skin Cancer Risk
In breast cancer patients, no excess melanoma risk found in those receiving antiestrogen therapy
Monday, January 09, 2012

Larger Trabecular Holes Explain Bone Fragility in Diabetes
More porous bone may up fracture risk despite normal bone density in postmenopausal women
Monday, January 09, 2012

Hypoglycemia in Intensive Diabetes Control May Up Survival
Inverse relationship seen between number of hypoglycemic episodes and risk of death
Friday, January 06, 2012

Three Novel Multiple Sclerosis Susceptibility Loci Identified
Meta-analysis of 5,545 patients with MS identifies rs170934T, rs2150702G, and rs6718520A
Friday, January 06, 2012

No Mortality Benefit for Annual Prostate Cancer Screening
Thirteen-year follow-up shows no benefit for organized annual screening versus usual care
Friday, January 06, 2012

Poor Sleep Worsens Health in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes
Poor sleep linked to increased health and behavioral problems in young people with diabetes
Friday, January 06, 2012

Saffold Virus Found in Spinal Fluid of Two Children
Saffold virus can cause serious, invasive, central nervous system infections
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Shedding Persists in Herpes Even With High-Dose Antivirals
Reactivation likely accounts for transmission during therapy; new treatments needed
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cancer Incidence, Mortality Higher in Adults With Diabetes
Type 2 diabetes has a greater effect on cancer outcomes than on the risk of incident cancer
Thursday, January 05, 2012

Cancer-Related Mortality Continues to Decrease
From 1999 to 2008, overall annual decrease of 1.6 percent in men, 1.8 percent in women
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Genetics Play Key Role in Infant Postnatal Weight Gain
Monozygotic twins have lower within-pair daily weight gain differences than dizygotic twins
Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Infarcts, Hippocampal Volume Independently Linked to Memory
Brain infarcts, hippocampal volume independently tied to poor memory in dementia-free elderly
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Psych Symptoms Affect Key Subset With Celiac Disease
Despite gluten-free diet adherence, some women report symptoms of depression, disordered eating
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Maternal Diabetes, Low Income Up ADHD Risk in Children
Maternal gestational diabetes, low socioeconomic status combo increases ADHD risk 14-fold
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

CDC: Lean Response Ups Lab Surge Capacity During Pandemic
Use of Lean methods enabled 10-fold increase in testing capacity during 2009 flu pandemic
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Hormone Receptor Levels Predict Trastuzumab Effect
HER2-positive breast cancer with high estrogen receptor expression less responsive to trastuzumab
Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Metformin Hikes B12 Deficiency in Type 2 Diabetes
OTC supplements fail to correct B12 deficiencies in type 2 diabetes, regardless of metformin therapy
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Air Pollution Linked to Diabetes
Air pollution from traffic may contribute to an increase in new diabetes diagnoses
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Oseltamivir-Resistant H1N1 Identified in Australia
Between May and August 2011, resistant viruses with H275Y substitution ID'd in 29 of 182 patients
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Bevacizumab Ups Progression-Free Survival in Ovarian Cancer
Two studies demonstrate the benefit of bevacizumab added to standard therapy
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rhinoviruses Frequently Cause ARIs in VLBW Premature Infants
55 percent of VLBW infants with acute respiratory illness have human rhinovirus infections
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Prevalence of High-Risk HPV, Cytologic Abnormalities ID'd
U.S. cervical cancer screening trial IDs prevalence of abnormal cytology, high-risk HPV, ≥CIN2
Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Serial Change in hsTnI or cTnI Accurately Rule In/Out AMI
Change in highly sensitive or contemporary tropinin I at 3 hours after admission diagnostic
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Smoking During Pregnancy Affects Children's Vasculature
And, interventions that encourage parents to quit smoking for children's benefit may up quit rates
Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quantitative MRI Biomarker IDs Cognitive Decline Risk
Alzheimer's signature tied to cortical thinning; predicts risk in cognitively normal older adults
Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Rule of 7's Sensitive in ID'ing Low Risk of Lyme Meningitis
Clinical prediction rule classifies low-risk patients based on clinical and lab parameters
Monday, December 19, 2011

Increasing U.S. Renal Cancer Incidence Differs by Age
Most rapid increase in renal cancer incidence seen in those younger than 40, 60 to 79 years old
Monday, December 19, 2011

Low Serum Iron Ups Blood Clot Risk in At-Risk Population
Low serum iron tied to coagulation factor VIII, VTE risk in hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
Friday, December 16, 2011

HPV DNA Testing Leads to Early Detection of Cervical Cancer
Lower detection of cervical intraepithelial lesions, cervical cancer during second HPV DNA screen
Thursday, December 15, 2011

Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy Tied to Increased Cancer Risk
Significantly increased risk seen for cancers of the brain, endometrium, ovary, and colon
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Peritoneal Carcinomatosis Tied to Poor Survival in CRC
Linked to poor overall, progression-free survival versus other manifestations of metastatic CRC
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Infection Prevention Up in VA, Non-Federal Hospitals
But catheter-associated urinary tract infection prevention practices remain low
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Single First-Trimester Malaria Episode Ups Miscarriage Risk
Similar miscarriage risk among women treated with chloroquine, quinine, and artesunate
Tuesday, December 13, 2011

ASH: Gene Therapy Shows Promise for Hemophilia B
Administration of virus vector expressing factor IX transgene prevents spontaneous bleeding
Monday, December 12, 2011

Microbial Diversity ID'd in Gut of Low Birth Weight Infants
Gut-associated microbiome includes fungi, bacteria, molds, parasites, viruses, roundworms
Friday, December 09, 2011

Low Vitamin D Levels Seen in Obese Children
Signs of insulin resistance, too, seen with sub-par vitamin D levels
Friday, December 09, 2011

Post-Mastectomy Reconstruction Feasible for Older Women
For older women, breast reconstruction after mastectomy is safe and well tolerated
Friday, December 09, 2011

Nephrology Referral Low Following Acute Kidney Injury
Cumulative incidence of referral 8.5 percent before dying, dialysis, or improved kidney function
Friday, December 09, 2011

Factors Affecting Micro-RNA Detection Accuracy Identified
Include variations in plasma samples, collection method, anticoagulant used, inhibitors in plasma
Friday, December 09, 2011

Bowel Screening Detects Early Cancer in Majority of Patients
Proportion of left-sided colon cancers is higher than expected in the first round of screening
Friday, December 09, 2011

BRCA1/2 Mutations Up Risk of Contralateral Breast Cancer
For mutation carriers, age at diagnosis and triple-negative first tumor also impact risk
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Adjuvant Bevacizumab Ups Progression-Free Survival
Statistically significant improvement seen in Independent Review Committee assessment
Thursday, December 08, 2011

Similar Prognosis for BRCA1 Carriers, Sporadic Breast Cancer
For BRCA2 carriers, outcomes worse in univariable but similar in multivariable analyses
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Breast Cancer Survival Up With Everolimus + Exemestane
And, improved progression-free survival with add-on pertuzumab in HER2+ metastatic cancer
Thursday, December 08, 2011

SABCS: Long-Term Benefits for Zoledronic Acid in Breast Cancer
And, for postmenopausal women, immediate ZOL therapy reduces risk of disease-free survival events
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Role of Environmental Factors in Breast Cancer Explored
IOM finds consistent evidence for links with combo HRT, postmenopausal weight gain, radiation, alcohol
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Randomized Controlled HCC Screening Trial Not Feasible
And, US screening every three versus six months does not improve small liver cancer detection rate
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Childhood Maltreatment Linked to Reduced Gray Matter Volume
Association affected by gender, subtypes of exposure to childhood maltreatment
Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Study Finds Mammography Cuts Breast Cancer Deaths
Being invited to and attending mammography screening cuts breast cancer mortality risk
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Rice Consumption Linked to Arsenic Exposure
Urinary excretion of arsenic elevated in pregnant women reporting daily rice consumption
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Transplant Patients Want a Role in Liver Quality Decisions
Patients want organs with low risk of failure, but risk tolerance influenced by presentation
Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Medical Students Fail to ID Hand Hygiene Indications
Preclinical phase medical students lack knowledge about hand disinfection indications
Monday, December 05, 2011

Childhood Risk Exposure Tied to Weight Gain in Adolescence
Reduced self-regulatory capacity, seen in children exposed to risks, mainly accounts for weight gain
Monday, December 05, 2011

Green Tea Polyphenol Inhibits HCV Entry Into Hepatocytes
Epigallocatechin-3-gallate blocks infection of cells by extracellular virions, cell-to-cell spread
Monday, December 05, 2011

Cold Sore Susceptibility Linked to SNPs on C21orf91
Association seen in linkage analysis, parental transmission disequilibrium testing
Friday, December 02, 2011

Serum Glucose Levels Tied to Colorectal Cancer Risk in Women
No association found between serum insulin, homeostasis model assessment and cancer risk
Friday, December 02, 2011

Biomarkers of Huntington's Disease Progression ID'd
Longitudinal changes in brain matter, function differ in patients with premanifest and early HD
Friday, December 02, 2011

Lobular Breast Cancer Tied to Having Father With Cancer
Link strongest with prostate cancer; persists after excluding family history of breast cancer
Friday, December 02, 2011

Salvianolic Acid B Suppress Maturation of Dendritic Cells
Sal B effects on human monocyte-derived dendritic cell maturation blocked by PPARγ siRNA
Friday, December 02, 2011

F2-Isoprostanes Inversely Linked to Diabetes Risk
Significant association for isoprostanes iPF2α-III, 2,3-dinor-iPF2α-III, and iPF2α-VI
Friday, December 02, 2011

Breast CA Mets Biopsy Viable; May Impact Management
Receptor discordance does not affect time to treatment failure, overall survival at one year
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Parental CA Therapy Not Tied to Genetic Defects in Offspring
Neither parental chemo nor preconception gonad irradiation linked to genetic defects in children
Thursday, December 01, 2011

Pronounced Childhood Effects Seen With MC4R Deficiency
Individuals with MC4R deficiency have increased childhood BMI; elevated risk of type 2 diabetes
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

RSNA: Gender Impacts Cardiac CT Angiography ID'd CVD Risk
CVD risk higher for women with any plaque or with more extensive lesions than for men
Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Abnormal Brain Enlargement in Boys With Regressive Autism
Head circumference normal at birth, diverges from other groups at around 4 to 6 months of age
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

RSNA: Family History Doesn't Affect Breast Cancer Rates
Women aged 40 to 49 with and without family history have similar disease, lymph node mets rates
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NSAID, Statin Use Cuts Cancer Risk in Barrett's Esophagus
NSAIDs, statins each reduce neoplastic progression risk; additive benefit with combined use
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Prediagnosis BMI Predicts Mortality in Patients With CRC
And, patients with CRC and type 2 diabetes have a higher risk of mortality than those without T2DM
Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Small Cell Carcinoma of Urinary Bladder Incidence Up
Elderly Caucasian men at highest risk; age, race, marital status, TNM staging impact prognosis
Monday, November 28, 2011

High-Performing Docs Learn Equally From Success, Failure
High performers learn from successes, failures; low performers have asymmetric learning rates
Monday, November 28, 2011

Many Pediatricians OK With Alternative Vaccine Schedules
Pediatricians least willing to consider ACIS for H. influenza type b, DTaP, pneumococcal conjugate
Monday, November 28, 2011

Pathologist Case Volume Affects Thyroid FNA Reading
But clinicians' case volume does not influence thyroid fine needle aspiration's diagnostic yield
Monday, November 28, 2011

Short Stature Tied to Low-Frequency, Rare Gene Deletions
Children with short stature have greater copy-number variant length, global burden of CNVs
Monday, November 28, 2011

Autoimmune Disorders Tied to Pulmonary Embolism Risk
High risk of pulmonary embolism during first year after admission; risk decreases over time
Monday, November 28, 2011

GIP Identified As Bifunctional Blood Glucose Stabilizer
Glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide infusion affects glucagon levels, insulin release
Monday, November 28, 2011

Stem-Cell-Seeded Bioartificial Tracheal Transplant Feasible
First-in-man bioengineered artificial tracheobronchial airway transplantation successful
Thursday, November 24, 2011

Ambulatory Systolic BP Tied to White Matter Hyperintensity
Increased ambulatory systolic BP also linked to measures of executive function/processing speed
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Recent Drop Seen in Oral, Pharyngeal Cancer Mortality
Largest decrease seen in black men and women with 12 years of education
Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Higher Coffee Consumption May Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
Drinking four or more cups per day associated with a 25 percent reduced endometrial cancer risk
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Post-Mortem CT More Accurate Than MRI for Cause of Death
Common imaging errors in ischemic heart disease, lung embolism, pneumonia, intra-abdominal lesions
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Similar Specific Survival for Unilateral, Bilateral Breast CA
Synchronous bilateral breast cancer survival similar to unilateral cancer high-risk matches
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Plasma MicroRNA Panel ID'd for Diagnosing Hepatocellular Cancer
Panel differentiates HCC from chronic hepatitis B, cirrhosis, and from healthy samples
Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Presence of Alzheimer's Biomarkers, Low BMI Linked
Strongest association seen in individuals with mild cognitive impairment and no dementia
Monday, November 21, 2011

Grape Seed Extract Lowers Squamous Cell Carcinoma Risk
Use of multivitamins is linked to borderline significant reduction in the risk of SCC
Monday, November 21, 2011

Nonpunitive Method Improves Medical Error Reporting
Most common errors: misfiled or incorrectly entered patient info
Monday, November 21, 2011

Restrictive Policies Push Gene Influence on Smoking Behavior
Monozygotic twins more likely to quit smoking within a similar time frame than dizygotic twins
Monday, November 21, 2011

Long-Term Antiepileptic Drug Therapy Ups Atherosclerosis
Carbamazepine, phenytoin, valproic acid, but not lamotrigine alter markers of vascular risk
Friday, November 18, 2011

Sleep Problem Severity Tied to Fibromyalgia Risk in Women
Sleep problem severity has dose-response link with fibromyalgia, especially in older women
Thursday, November 17, 2011

High Particulates at 'Ground Zero' Up Atherosclerosis Risk
Among 'Ground Zero' workers, higher particulate exposure worsens atherogenic profile
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

AHA: Most Major Post-Op Infections Occur Post-Discharge
And, skin preparation before and during implant procedures reduces the risk of infections
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Twelve-Week Warfarin Dose Test Noninferior to Four-Week
Warfarin dose assessment every 12 weeks noninferior, seems safe versus every four weeks
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AHA: IQ in Male Teens Tied to Waist-Hip-Ratio in Adulthood
High waist-hip-ratio predictor of cardiovascular disease and associated with low IQ in adolescence
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Extended TNM Colon Cancer Staging Ups Prognostic Accuracy
Extended staging includes tumor grade, number of collected metastatic lymph nodes, age, gender
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Exposure to Specific Solvents Raises Parkinson's Risk
Ever exposure to trichloroethylene associated with significantly increased risk
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

AHA: Cardiac Stem Cells Do Not Improve LV Function Post-MI
Intracoronary infusion of bone marrow cells two to three weeks post-MI doesn't better LV function
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Researchers Develop Working Pituitary Gland in Mouse Model
Model offers new hope for patients with pituitary gland disorders
Monday, November 14, 2011

Family History, Alcohol Tied to Benign Breast Disease Risk
Consuming seven alcoholic drinks per week more than doubled risk for those with family history
Monday, November 14, 2011

AHA: Cardiac Stem Cells Show Promise in Heart Failure
Promising phase 1 trial results on their safety, efficacy in post-MI heart failure
Monday, November 14, 2011

Recurrent Pelvic Inflammation Ups Infertility, Pelvic Pain
Nearly doubles infertility risk; ups chronic pelvic pain more than four-fold
Friday, November 11, 2011

Estimated Flu Incidence of 90 Million for 2008 in Under-5s
Nearly all flu-associated acute lower respiratory infection deaths occur in developing countries
Friday, November 11, 2011

Glove Use Linked to Reduced Hand Hygiene Compliance
Gloves often worn when not indicated, and not worn when indicated
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Epigenetic Therapy Shows Promise in Progressive NSCLC
Demethylation of epigenetically silenced genes associated with lung cancer seen in blood samples
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Computer Prognostic Model Predicts Breast Cancer Survival
Incorporation of features from the breast cancer epithelium and stroma improves prognosis
Thursday, November 10, 2011

Maternal DNA Analysis IDs Fetal Gene Microdeletions
Noninvasive analysis of maternal plasma DNA can identify fetal chromosomal microdeletion
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Improved Breast CA Outcomes Affect Older Women Less
Increasing disparity in breast cancer outcomes by age; outcomes for younger women better
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Adjuvant Bevacizumab Feasible in Ovarian Cancer
Progression-free survival similar to IP, IV therapy; higher risk of bowel perforation/obstruction
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

HPV-16/18 Efficacious Against CIN3+, Adenocarcinoma in Situ
And, vaccine shows cross-protective efficacy against four oncogenic non-vaccine HPV types
Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Poxviral Vaccine Benefits Some With Ovarian, Breast Cancer
Some patients with limited tumor burden, minimal chemo exposure benefit from monthly vaccine
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Male Children With Autism Have More Prefrontal Neurons
Children with autism have 67 percent more neurons in dorsolateral, mesial prefrontal cortex
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Centrally-Mediated Symptoms Tied to Pain Severity in OA
Age, radiographic severity, centrally-mediated symptoms partially explain pain severity variance
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

SNP in TBL1X ID'd As Candidate Gene for Male Autism
Strong X-chromosome-wide association revealed on meta-, joint, replication analyses
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Ridaforolimus Promising for Treating Advanced Sarcomas
Clinical benefit seen for patients with advanced sarcomas of different histopathologic subtypes
Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Great Achievement at Young Age Function of Time, Not Field
Age dynamics tied to proportion of theoretical work, age of attainment of foundation knowledge
Monday, November 07, 2011

Lab Variables Predict Clinical Outcomes in Hepatitis C
Baseline and change in platelet count, AST/ALT ratio, bilirubin, albumin values found predictive
Monday, November 07, 2011

Exercise Lowers CVD Death Risk Irrespective of Metabolic Factors
Physical activity protective for CVD mortality in healthy adults, those with metabolic risks
Monday, November 07, 2011

Statin Use in BAV Stenosis Tied to Ascending Aortic Size
Significantly reduced ascending aortic size in patients treated with statins versus untreated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Renin-Angiotensin Systems Tied to Obesity
SRAS overactivated in animal, human obesity; RAS blockade improves insulin sensitivity
Friday, November 04, 2011

Immune Response, Antibody Titers Seen Prior to Clinical RA
Anti-citrullinated protein antibody epitope spreading begins years prior to RA onset
Friday, November 04, 2011

EGFR Level Predicts Survival Benefit of Cetuximab in NSCLC
Patients with high EGFR expression survive longer if they receive cetuximab in addition to chemo
Friday, November 04, 2011

Rooms of Patients With A. baumannii Often Contaminated
Supply carts, floors, infusion pumps, ventilator touch pads are most commonly contaminated
Friday, November 04, 2011

Resveratrol Induces Metabolic Changes in Obese Humans
Thirty-day resveratrol supplement in obese induces metabolic changes mimicking calorie restriction
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Rectal CA Radiotherapy Tied to Lower Testosterone Levels
Testosterone levels after long-course radiotherapy are significantly lower than pretreatment levels
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Risks for C. difficile Infection, Colonization Identified
Host, pathogen factors differentially affect this health care-associated infection, colonization
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Senescent Cells ID'd As Cause of Age-Related Disorders
Their removal, even at later age, halts or delays progression of tissue dysfunction in mice
Thursday, November 03, 2011

Graft Loss Higher With Kidneys Donated by Older Live Donors
But comparable to graft loss for recipients of a kidney from a deceased younger donor
Thursday, November 03, 2011

No Concerning Patterns Seen With H1N1 Vaccine in Pregnancy
Reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System indicate 2009 H1N1 vaccination is safe
Thursday, November 03, 2011

CDC: Opioid Overdoses Have Reached Epidemic Proportions
Overdose death rates, sales, OPR-related treatment admissions increased between 1999 and 2008
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Basophil Status Doesn't Predict Immunotherapy Response
Activation not tied to efficacy of sublingual grass pollen allergy immunotherapy, adverse events
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

HPV Testing in Self-Collected Samples Has High Sensitivity
Home-HPV testing is more sensitive than cervical cytology, but has lower positive predictive value
Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Low Levels of Alcohol During Adulthood Ups Breast Cancer Risk
Drinking alcohol in early and late adult life independently associated with breast cancer risk
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Over 30 Percent Survival With Allogeneic Cell Transplant
Five-year overall, progression-free survival of 35, 32 percent in elderly with blood cancers
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

ACG: Colonoscopic Adenoma Detection Rate, Mozart Linked
Endoscopists listening to Mozart during colonoscopy have higher adenoma detection rates
Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Noncarriers of BRCA Do Not Have Increased Breast CA Risk
Noncarriers of BRCA with familial breast cancer are not at increased risk of breast cancer
Monday, October 31, 2011

APHA: Rates of Personal Belief Vaccination Exemptions Are Up
Ten percent of kindergarteners in California attend school with rates of PBE exceeding 5 percent
Monday, October 31, 2011

GERD Symptoms, Site-Specific Dental Erosions Unrelated
Location-specific dental erosions also unrelated to salivary flow or bacterial load
Monday, October 31, 2011

Proportion of MELD Exceptions Up From 2002 to 2010
Since April 2005, HCC and other exceptions associated with decreased risk of wait-list mortality
Monday, October 31, 2011

Paternal Fetal IGF2 Variants Up Maternal Glucose Levels
Four paternally transmitted variants tied to higher maternal glucose in third trimester
Friday, October 28, 2011

Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy Safe for Selected Patients
Subareolar biopsy useful in identifying cancerous nipple-areolar complexes
Friday, October 28, 2011

Weight Loss in Obese Tied to Low-Order Cognitive Upturn
Study heterogeneity, but low-order effect seen on executive/attention function, memory
Friday, October 28, 2011

Neurogenesis Indicative of Poor Colorectal Cancer Outcomes
Worse overall, disease-free survival for tumors exhibiting high degrees of neurogenesis
Friday, October 28, 2011

Fecal Assays Help Identify Food Hypersensitivity in IBS
Eosinophil cationic protein assay most accurate with 65 percent sensitivity, 91 percent specificity
Friday, October 28, 2011

Long-Term Aspirin Use Lowers CRC Risk in Lynch Syndrome
Long-term aspirin use benefits individuals with increased hereditary risk of colorectal cancer
Friday, October 28, 2011

Cannabinoid Receptor Tied to Cognitive Chaos
Disrupted hippocampal and mPFC coordination may induce impaired memory and cognition in rats
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ovarian Stimulation Ups Risk of Ovarian Tumors in Later Life
Increased risk of ovarian stimulation for IVF seen in particular with borderline ovarian tumors
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Mice Study: Probiotics Do Not Alter Gut Microbiota Makeup
But, probiotics induce marked changes in bacterial metabolic pathways in mice, humans
Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gene Variation Tied to Rate of Age-Related Mental Decline
Decline tied to valine-to-methionine substitution at position 66 in brain-derived neurotrophic factor
Thursday, October 27, 2011

No Lung Cancer Mortality Drop With Chest X-Ray Screening
Annual chest X-ray screening for four years does not lower lung cancer deaths versus usual care
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

ACS: Drug-Resistant Infections Rise but Mortality Declines
Surgical ICU drug-resistant infections rise between 2000 and 2010, but mortality drops by 4 percent
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AAO: More Time Outdoors May Cut Risk of Myopia in Children
Average 3.7 fewer hours/week outdoors for myopic versus normal- or farsighted children
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Ghost Authorship Prevalent in About One-Fifth of Articles
Prevalence of honorary, ghost authorship, down from 29.2 to 21.0 percent from 1996 to 2008
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Smoking Rarely Cited As Cause of Death on Death Certificates
Even in lung cancer and COPD cases with strong link to smoking, few mentions in part II
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Evidence Suggests Variable Effectiveness for Flu Vaccine
Randomized controlled trials indicate vaccine efficacy varies between seasons, age groups
Wednesday, October 26, 2011

AACR: Coffee Tied to Lower Basal Cell Carcinoma Risk
Inverse link between coffee intake and basal cell, not squamous cell carcinoma or melanoma risk
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AACR: NSAID Use Tied to Lower Colorectal Cancer Mortality
At least 10 years of NSAID use significantly lowers CRC mortality in postmenopausal women
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

New Estimates of Rotavirus-Attributable Diarrhea Mortality
In 2008, there were 453,000 deaths worldwide in children under 5 years; most in five countries
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AACR: Plenty of Fluids Lowers Bladder Cancer Risk in Men
More than 2,531 ml liquid intake per day tied to a 24 percent reduced risk of bladder cancer
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Radiographic Osteoarthritis Phenotypes Linked to Race
African-Americans less likely to have hand rOA phenotypes, more likely to have knee phenotypes
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

AACR: Adulthood Weight Gain Ups Endometrial Cancer Risk
Weight gain, not weight cycling, tied to increased endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women
Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Pre-Op Regimen Tolerable for Esophageal Adenocarcinoma
But fails to meet objective of achieving pathologic complete response of 40 percent
Monday, October 24, 2011

HPV Infection, Cardiovascular Disease in Women Linked
Particularly cancer-associated HPV type linked to higher cardiovascular disease risk among women
Monday, October 24, 2011

CHEST: Predictors of Lung Cancer Include Heavy Drinking
Lung cancer predictors include diet, heavy alcohol consumption and vary with race and gender
Monday, October 24, 2011

New Method Improves Renal Transplant Biopsy Accuracy
Molecular measurements allow for more accurate classification of borderline rejection biopsies
Monday, October 24, 2011

Excision Margin of 2 cm Safe in Melanoma Thicker Than 2 mm
Overall five-year survival in cutaneous melanoma similar with 2-cm, 4-cm resection margins
Monday, October 24, 2011

In Utero Bisphenol A Exposure Impacts Toddler's Behavior
Girls more prone to impaired behavioral, emotional regulation due to gestational BPA exposure
Monday, October 24, 2011

Cardiac Troponin Predicts Mortality in Acute Heart Failure
Increasing s-cTnI associated with elevated in-hospital and one-year mortality risk
Friday, October 21, 2011

Multiple Hormones Influence Breast Cancer Risk
Risk increases with each elevated hormone level
Friday, October 21, 2011

Social Network Size Associated With Brain Structure
Three sites show increased gray matter density with increased online social network size
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Article Collection Sheds Light on U.S. Melanoma Trends
Collaboration addresses costs, disparities, surveillance issues
Thursday, October 20, 2011

IBD Increases Risk of Post-Op Thromboembolism
Risk of post-op deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism higher after nonintestinal surgery
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Platelet-Rich Fibrin Matrix Shots Induce Cellular Changes
PRFM injection induces fibroblast activation, collagen deposition, angiogenesis, adipogenesis
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Low Lethal Potential for Atypical Spitz Tumors
ASTs have favorable prognosis, elevated melanoma risk, moderate risk of regional nodes mets
Thursday, October 20, 2011

Deletion in ADAM17 Connected to Skin, Bowel Disease
Skin, small intestine biopsy samples from affected individuals show paucity of ADAM17 expression
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Distinct Risks for Superficial Spreading, Lentigo Melanomas
Solar lentigines are strongest predictors of lentigo maligna, nevi of superficial spreading type
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

H. pylori Not Detected in Hyperplastic Adenoids
H. pylori, other Helicobacteraceae family members not major cause of enlarged adenoids in children
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Different CD8+ T-Cell Targets in New, Established Diabetes
Autoreactive CD8+ T cells specific for preproinsulin target different epitopes
Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Readmission Risk Models Display Poor Predictive Ability
Current hospital readmission risk models for comparative or clinical purposes perform poorly
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Characteristics Identified
Within BRCA1 carriers, Ashkenazi Jewish women about five times more likely to have TNBC
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

ASRM: Adherence to a Prudent Diet Ups Sperm Motility
But, dietary vitamins A, C, E unrelated to semen quality; vitamin A supplement lowers semen quality
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Shift Work Tied to Increased Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Working shifts for three or more years before age 20 tied to increased odds of developing MS
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Urinary Marker ID'd for Long-Term Mortality in Diabetes
Urinary excretion of RNA oxidation marker predicts long-term mortality in type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Evidence Favors Cytology, Not HPV Screening, for Cervical CA
And, screening for cervical cancer should start at age 21 years and end at 65 years
Monday, October 17, 2011

False-Positive Recall for Most After 10 Years of Mammograms
And, detection rates are similar for 50- to 79-year-old women with digital, film-screen mammography
Monday, October 17, 2011

Evidence Suggests Obesity Tied to Altered Iron Metabolism
Obese seem to have higher hemoglobin and ferritin concentrations, lower transferrin saturation
Monday, October 17, 2011

Oral Microflora Tied to Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer
Salivary microflora potential biomarker for pancreatic cancer, chronic pancreatitis
Monday, October 17, 2011

Autism More Prevalent in Low Birth Weight Individuals
Prospective study's findings add clout to suspected association
Monday, October 17, 2011

Rare Disorders ID'd by NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program
Integrated high-density SNP arrays, whole exome or genome analyses used to aid diagnosis
Thursday, October 13, 2011

Raw Fruit and Vegetable Intake Modifies 9p21 CVD Risk
Combination of least prudent diet and two copies of risk allele tied to increase in MI, CVD risk
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent, Under-Reported
Conflicts of interest prevalent; under-reported by members, chairs of panels developing guidelines
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

BRCA2 Mutations Indicate Better Ovarian Cancer Survival
BRCA2, not BRCA1 mutations increase overall, progression-free survival, chemo response
Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Colon Inflammation Markers Lower With Ginger Extract
Significant decrease in mean percent change in two markers when normalized to free arachidonic acids
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Women Remain Distress-Free Long After Genetic Test Results
But BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutation carriers are significantly more likely to experience distress
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Physical Activity Cuts Mortality Risk in Metabolic Syndrome
Even low level of physical activity reduces mortality for individuals with metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

High Yield of Viral Diagnoses for RT-PCR in Respiratory Infection
But, rapid communication of RT-PCR results to clinicians has no benefit on patient care
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Children More Likely to Have SLN Mets Than Young Adults
Thickness, ulceration strongly predict sentinel lymph node biopsy use in children, young adults
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Placental Protein 13 Clusters Facilitate Trophoblast Invasion
PP13-mediated decidual necrosis zones may divert maternal immune system from spiral arterioles
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ERα Autoantibodies Affect Disease Activity in Lupus
Anti-estrogen receptor α induces cell activation by interfering with T lymphocyte homeostasis
Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Restless Legs Syndrome Ups Hypertension Risk in Women
The risk of hypertension increases with increasing frequency of restless legs symptoms
Monday, October 10, 2011

Septicemia Most Costly Reason for Hospitalization in 2009
Almost one in 23 patients had septicemia; average of 4,600 new patients treated each day
Monday, October 10, 2011

Shift Work Ups Cortisol Levels, BMI in Young Adults
Young shift workers have long-term elevated cortisol levels, higher BMI than young day workers
Monday, October 10, 2011

Recurrent Child UTIs Rarely Cause Chronic Kidney Disease
Etiologic fraction of recurrent childhood UTIs as main cause of CKD maximum of 0.3 percent
Monday, October 10, 2011

Plasma Sphingolipids Predict Alzheimer's Progression
Sensitive blood-based biomarkers indicate disease progression in a dose-dependent manner
Friday, October 07, 2011

UVA1 Induces Thymine Dimers in DNA of Human Skin in Vivo
UVA1 induces thymine dimers but not pyrimidine (6-4) pyrimidone photoproducts in skin epidermis
Friday, October 07, 2011

Multiple Benefits From Regular Exercise in Renal Disease
Improves physical fitness, several cardiovascular dimensions, and health-related quality of life
Friday, October 07, 2011

Men Are Diagnosed With Type 2 Diabetes at Lower BMIs
Women have steeper inverse relationship between age and body mass index at diagnosis
Friday, October 07, 2011

Adding HLA-C Matching Cuts Cord Blood Transplant Death
HLA-C matching lowers transplant-related mortality after umbilical-cord blood transplantation
Friday, October 07, 2011

Healthier Maternal Diet Lowers Risk of Certain Birth Defects
Healthier maternal dietary patterns reduce risks of neural tube defects and orofacial clefts
Thursday, October 06, 2011

Health Risks for Women Exposed to DES in Utero
Increased adverse outcomes for diethylstilbestrol-exposed women with vaginal epithelial changes
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Feasible to Stop Post-Renal Transplant Anti-Rejection Meds
Lymphoid irradiation, donor stem cells eliminate immunosuppressant use post-renal transplant
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Oral Teriflunomide Effective in Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
Oral teriflunomide significantly reduces relapse rates, disease progression, MRI disease evidence
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Eating Disorders in Children Tied to Serious Health Consequences
Early-onset restrictive eating disorders result in growth delay, unstable vital signs in children
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Model Projects Smoking Will Up TB Cases, Deaths by 2050
However, aggressive tobacco control may avert 27 million smoking-attributable deaths by 2050
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

CDC: I221V Mutation ID'd in North Carolina Influenza B Virus
Cluster of viruses identified in North Carolina have increased oseltamivir resistance
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

5-HTTLPR Gene Linked to Positive Affect in Youth
Youth homozygous for short allele of 5-HTTLPR susceptible to parenting as environmental context
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Neonatal ICU Stressors Alter Brain Structure, Function
Exposure to stressors decreases brain width, function; alters motor behavior in preterm infants
Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Lower Overall Survival for Men Than Women With Breast Cancer
However, men have better relative survival, adjusted for age, treatment, and stage, than women
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Hormonal Contraceptives May Up HIV-1 Acquisition by Women
Also tied to increased risk of HIV-1 transmission from HIV-1 infected women to men
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Breast Cancer Deaths Falling in United States
But economic disparities persist in terms of screening, mortality
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

HPV 16 Diagnostic Tests Vary in Accuracy, Prognostic Value
p16 IHC/DNA qPCR proves to be best predictor of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma outcome
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Prior DNA Priming Ups Influenza Vaccine Effectiveness
H5-DNA priming 24 weeks pre-H5N1 monovalent inactivated vaccine increases immune response
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Pericardial Fat Volume Tied to Coronary Artery Plaque Burden
Correlation between pericardial fat volume and plaque burden stronger in men than women
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

No Increased MI Risk in Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn's
Patients with ulcerative colitis have increased MI risk on unadjusted but not adjusted analysis
Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Intensified Adiposity Effect on BP in Overweight Children
Four-fold increase in effect noted when child's BMI reaches 85th percentile
Monday, October 03, 2011

Recent Rise in Oropharyngeal Cancer Incidence Due to HPV
HPV-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell cancers increase by 225 percent from 1988 to 2004 in U.S.
Monday, October 03, 2011

Early Anesthesia Exposures Tied to Learning Disabilities
Multiple exposures before age 2 does not increase need for individualized education programs
Monday, October 03, 2011

Sevoflurane Anesthesia Does Not Up Incident Cancer Risk
New cancer within five years of surgery not tied to duration, time of sevoflurane anesthesia
Monday, October 03, 2011

Vitamin D Insufficiency Prevalent in Psoriatic Arthritis
Researchers find that season and location appear to have no effect
Monday, October 03, 2011

Activated Protein C Inhibitor Effective in Hemophilia A
Specific APC inhibitor PNASN-1 increases thrombin generation to near normal in FVIII deficiency
Friday, September 30, 2011

High Risk of Salvage Transplant Failure Post Liver Resection
Microscopic vascular invasion, nodules, tumor size, liver cirrhosis predict nontransplantability
Friday, September 30, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Excess Eating Via Executive Function
Physical activity enhances executive function, may help suppress drive to overeat
Friday, September 30, 2011

Three New Gene Loci ID'd for Type 1 Diabetes Susceptibility
Single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with type 1 diabetes are rs539514, rs478222, rs924043
Friday, September 30, 2011

Tamoxifen Use Tied to Diabetes Risk in Breast Cancer Survivors
But aromatase inhibitor use has no association with diabetes in older breast cancer survivors
Friday, September 30, 2011

Surveillance Info Sheds Light on Utah's Influenza Patterns
Researchers hope that data may help target those most at risk
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Illness Associated With HEV68 Seen in Clusters Globally
Acute respiratory infections range from mild to fatal
Thursday, September 29, 2011

DNA Repair Capacity IDs Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer Survival
Worse overall and three-year survival for patients with high DNA repair capacity
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Prostatic Intraepithelial Neoplasia IDs Lethal Cancer
Atrophy, inflammation not significantly associated, but suggested link for chronic inflammation
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Calcineurin-Inhibitor-Sparing Regimens Improve Outcomes
Use of calcineurin-inhibitor-sparing regimens immediately after kidney transplant ups outcomes
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Alternate Chromosome 17 Genes Detect True HER2 Status
Three alternative chromosome 17 genes determine true HER2 status in breast cancer with polysomy 17
Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lower Cancer Fatalism Tied to Increased Cancer Screening
People with better self-rated health, lower cancer fatalism more likely to undergo colorectal screening
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Advanced Adenomas, CRCs More Prevalent in Men
Number needed to screen for adenomas similar in men aged 45 to 49, women aged 55 to 59
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Cell of Origin Key in Relapsed B-Cell Lymphoma Prognosis
Better response in germinal center B-like diffuse large B-cell lymphoma with R-DHAP therapy
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ESR1 Expression Predicts Tamoxifen Benefit in Breast CA
Lower expression of ESR1 determines tamoxifen resistance in ER-positive breast tumors
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Colorectal Cancer Subsite Risk Tied to Fruit/Vegetable Intake
Fruit/vegetable intake affects proximal colon, distal colon, rectal cancer risk differently
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SF3B1 Mutations Linked to Myelodysplasia
Mutation ID'd more frequently in myelodysplastic syndromes characterized by ring sideroblasts
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Vitamin B12 Markers Tied to Cognition, Brain Volume
Homocysteine affects global cognitive performance, and methylmalonate affects total brain volume
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Diabetes-Free Life Expectancy at 18 Years Down Since 1980s
Diabetes-free life expectancy declined between 1980s and 2000s, with greatest losses for obese
Monday, September 26, 2011

Distinct Prognosis for Gleason Scores 4 + 3 and 3 + 4
Gleason score of 4 + 3 = 7 tied to pathological stage; increases risk of biochemical recurrence
Monday, September 26, 2011

Hospitalization, Complication Risk Up After Prostate Biopsy
Nearly double the 30-day hospitalization risk versus controls, infectious complications also up
Friday, September 23, 2011

SNP in SUV39H2 Tied to Complications in Diabetes
Correlates with retinopathy; trend toward association with nephropathy, CVD
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Racial Discrimination Tied to RBC Oxidative Stress Levels
African-Americans who face racial discrimination have higher levels of oxidative stress than whites
Thursday, September 22, 2011

Bed Bug Treatment Can Cause Illness
CDC recommends broad public education on effective bed bug management
Thursday, September 22, 2011

F1+2, VEGF, D-Dimer Levels Up in Nonallergic Asthma
Patients exhibit autoreactivity, increased coagulation levels and angiogenesis markers
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mortality Up in Hospitals With More Minority Trauma Patients
Trauma patients' odds of mortality linked to the proportion of minority patients in the hospital
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Depression Significantly Ups Stroke Morbidity, Mortality
Association between depression and total stroke consistently raised across most subgroups
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Exposure to Air Pollution Found to Up Transient Risk of MI
Short-term exposure to air pollutants ups risk of myocardial infarction one to six hours later
Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Platelet Reactivity Status Predicts Ischemic Event Risk
High residual platelet activity after clopidogrel loading predicts post-PCI risk of ischemic events
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Diabetes Ups Risk of All-Cause Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease
Postload but not fasting glucose levels tied to higher Alzheimer's, all-cause, and vascular dementia risk
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Bisphenol A Exposure Not Linked to Type 2 Diabetes
New study doesn't confirm link between urinary bisphenol A levels and type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Cold Ischemia Time Tied to Delayed Kidney Graft Function
But, no effect on kidney graft survival among expanded criteria donor kidney transplants
Monday, September 19, 2011

Similar Lipid-Triglyceride Storage in Obese, Lean Women
Storage efficiency, trafficking into different adipose tissue depots similar in both groups
Monday, September 19, 2011

Racial Disparities in Radical Prostatectomy Decreasing
Improved minimally invasive radical prostatectomy rates in African-Americans versus Caucasians
Monday, September 19, 2011

MS-Related Disorders ID'd by Proteomic Pattern Analysis
CSF proteomic pattern analysis discriminates among multiple sclerosis-related disorders
Monday, September 19, 2011

Fluoroquinolones Up Risk of Post-Biopsy Acute Prostatitis
Isolated gram-negative bacteria were fluoroquinolone-resistant in 85.7 percent of cultures
Friday, September 16, 2011

Treatable Disorders Often Misdiagnosed As Creutzfeldt-Jakob
Patients with Alzheimer's, vascular dementia most frequently misdiagnosed with CJD
Friday, September 16, 2011

Thrombomodulin Gene Variants Up Post-CABG Mortality Risk
Homozygote minor allele of rs3176123 independently predicts all-cause mortality
Friday, September 16, 2011

Liver X Receptor Agonist Ups Glioblastoma Cell Death
LXR agonists inhibit LDL receptor upregulation, promote cholesterol efflux transporter
Friday, September 16, 2011

Xanthelasmata Predict Death, Ischemic Vascular Disease
Xanthelasmata either alone or combined with arcus corneae predict risk in general population
Friday, September 16, 2011

Lower Frontal/Saggital Proprioceptive Acuity in OA
Higher threshold to detection of passive movement in all directions seen in knee osteoarthritis
Friday, September 16, 2011

Optimal CRC Screening Varies With Age, Family History
Cost-effective screening strategy based on first-degree relatives with CRC, age at diagnosis
Friday, September 16, 2011

CDC: MRSA USA300 Strain Resistant to Topical Antibiotics
Most MRSA isolates susceptible to bacitracin, but USA300 isolates resistant to bacitracin, neomycin
Friday, September 16, 2011

CDC: Risk Factors ID'd in Most C. difficile Diarrhea Cases
Traditional risk factors, including antimicrobial use, hospitalization, account for majority of cases
Thursday, September 15, 2011

AACR: Genetic Data ID Breast Cancer Progression Pathways
Identification of pathways, driver genes leads to novel targeted therapy for breast cancer
Thursday, September 15, 2011

CDC: Recent Influenza Activity Relatively Low
Annual vaccinations still needed to prevent flu and complications
Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Tiered Sharing Policy Suggested for Liver Transplants
Public forum recommends that changes be implemented in small steps to prevent disruption
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Global Rates of Breast, Cervical Cancer Up Over Last 20 Years
Increase in breast cancer mortality, decrease in cervical cancer mortality rates during same period
Thursday, September 15, 2011

Malaria Vaccine Does Not Protect Against Clinical Malaria
But is strain specific for clinical malaria caused by parasites with the AMA1 DNA sequence
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Long-Term Nonaspirin NSAID Use Ups Renal Cell Cancer Risk
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, but not aspirin or acetaminophen, increase RCC risk
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Reduced Treatment Time Noninferior for Some With Hep C
Hepatitis C virologic response similar with peginterferon-ribavirin for 24 versus 48 weeks
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

IBS, Chronic Fatigue Risk Up Three Years Post Giardiasis
Acute giardiasis increases risk of irritable bowel syndrome and chronic fatigue after three years
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Mammography Screening Ups Breast Cancer Surgery Rates
From 1993-1995 to 1996-2004, mastectomies up for some, down for others
Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Febrile Seizures Tied to Systemic Respiratory Alkalosis
Children with gastroenteritis may not have febrile seizures due to low pH in gastroenteritis
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Aortic Dissection Incidence Higher in Individuals With BAV
Incidence low but significantly higher in patients with bicuspid aortic valves than in general population
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Number of Lymph Nodes Tested for Colon CA Up 1988 to 2008
But no significant increase in lymph node positivity during the same period
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Dyslipidemia Ups Neuritic Plaque Risk in Alzheimer's
High cholesterol, triglycerides, low- and high-density lipoproteins up plaque risk in AD in Japan
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Current Smoking Tied to Higher Risk of Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Elevated risk in men and older individuals; increases with intensity, duration of smoking
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Fatherhood Decreases Waking, Evening Testosterone Levels
High testosterone levels predict mating success; levels decline rapidly during fatherhood
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Intrauterine Device Use Tied to Lower Cervical Cancer Risk
Protective association not seen for women testing positive for human papillomavirus
Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Long-Term Diet Tied to Gut Microbe Enterotype Clustering
Protein, animal fat tied to Bacteroids, carbohydrates to Prevotella
Monday, September 12, 2011

Matrix Protein Production in Diabetes Complications Studied
miR-146a found to aid in the transcriptional circuitry regulating extracellular matrix protein production
Monday, September 12, 2011

TNF Inhibitors for RA Do Not Increase Malignancy Risk
But tumor necrosis factor inhibitor exposure ups non-melanoma skin cancer and melanoma risk
Monday, September 12, 2011

Earlier Cancer Onset in Second Generation BRCA Carriers
Second generation more likely to be diagnosed with cancer at an earlier age
Monday, September 12, 2011

Arterial Calcification Tied to Vascular Brain Disease
Intra-, extracranial carotid calcification tied to white matter lesion volume, infarcts, respectively
Friday, September 09, 2011

Survival Up for Early-Onset Type 1 Diabetes Since 1980s
But during the same period, survival has worsened in individuals with late-onset type 1 diabetes
Friday, September 09, 2011

Cytology Detects Proportion of Cervical Cancer Recurrence
ASC-US, LSIL without visible lesions can be followed without colposcopy unless abnormalities persist
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Concentration of Maternal Ether Linked to Birth Weight
No link between serum ether and infant's birth length, head circumference, gestational duration
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Smoking Ups Postmenopausal Sex Hormone Levels
One to two years after quitting smoking, hormone levels match those of never smokers
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Gastroesophageal Reflux Symptoms Tied to 9/11 Exposure
Presence of comorbid asthma, PTSD among those exposed to 9/11 attacks increases incidence of GERS
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Cardiac Mortality Rates in Women Progress at Constant Rate
Male heart mortality accelerates at younger ages; female mortality increases steadily with aging
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Cognitive, Not Bio, Markers Predictive of Cognitive Decline
Cognitive markers predict conversion of cognitive impairment to Alzheimer's better than biomarkers
Thursday, September 08, 2011

Many Hospital Staff Uniforms Contaminated With Bacteria
More than 60 percent of uniforms are contaminated, with similar rates between nurses, physicians
Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Increase in Child/Young Adult Stroke Hospitalization Rate
Increase seen from 1995 to 2008 for 5 to 44 year olds, except females aged 5 to 14 years
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Cases of Transfusion-Linked Babesiosis in U.S. Described
Not limited to endemic states, seasons; most cases tied to red blood cell components
Tuesday, September 06, 2011

MRI Tumor Assessment Predicts Rectal Cancer Survival
Tumor regression grade, circumferential resection margin predict survival in good, poor responders
Friday, September 02, 2011

Deletion in β-Globin ID'd in Fetal Hemoglobin Silencing
Intergenic region for fetal hemoglobin silencing identified near the δ-globin gene
Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Chronic Kidney Disease Risk
Metabolic syndrome and its components up risk for <60 ml/min/1.73 m² microalbuminuria, proteinuria
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ESC: Mortality Up With High Serum Cathepsin S in Elderly
Link between serum cathepsin S, mortality seen in two independent cohorts of elderly men, women
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

ESC: Tobacco Smoke More Damaging to Women's Arteries
Impact of tobacco smoke exposure on carotid wall thickness is more than double in women than men
Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wide Gaps in Immune Responses Post Flu Infection
Genomic signatures differentiate symptomatic, asymptomatic individuals infected with influenza A
Monday, August 29, 2011

IOM: Few Health Issues Caused By Vaccines
Report should alleviate parental fears regarding vaccination of their children
Friday, August 26, 2011

Clinical, Lab Variables Predict Survival in Advanced CA
Combination of variables predict two-week and two-month survival for advanced cancer
Friday, August 26, 2011

Complementary Medicine Used More by Health Care Workers
U.S. health care providers use complementary, alternative medicine more than support workers
Friday, August 26, 2011

Early Plasma Exchange Tied to Improved Course of HUS
Beneficial for adults with hemolytic uremic syndrome caused by E. coli O104:H4
Friday, August 26, 2011

CDC: Reporting Delays Occurred in German E. coli Outbreak
In shiga toxin-producing E. coli outbreak, early outbreak detection is crucial
Thursday, August 25, 2011

Airway Infections Correlate With Narcolepsy Onset in China
Narcolepsy onset most frequent in April, least in November, mostly unrelated to H1N1 vaccination
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

High Serum Phosphate Tied To Renal Disease Progression
Increases risk of disease progression, decreases renoprotective effect of ACE inhibitors
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Dual Hepatitis B, C Infection Ups Lifetime HCC Risk
HCC risk decreases with age in HBsAg-seropositive men, increases in anti-HCV-seropositive women
Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Half of Health Care Providers Recommend HPV Co-Test
Fewer than 15 percent of providers follow recommended cervical cancer screening interval
Friday, August 19, 2011

CDC: 2010/2011 Flu Vaccination Coverage Studied
Coverage in health care personnel and pregnant women remained stable versus previous season
Thursday, August 18, 2011

Fructose-Rich Corn Syrup Intake Raises CVD Risk
Increase in triglycerides, LDL, apolipoprotein B with fructose, high-fructose corn syrup intake
Thursday, August 18, 2011

New Study Links Smoking to Higher Bladder Cancer Risk
Population attributable risks same for men and women; risks higher in former, current smokers
Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Asymptomatic Microscopic Hematuria Ups Youth ESRD Risk
Higher end-stage renal disease risk in youth with asymptomatic isolated microscopic hematuria
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bordetella Infections Rare in Children With Cough Illness
Concomitant virus/B. pertussis and B. parapertussis infections are also rare
Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Cognitive Function Tied to Markers of Cognitive Reserve
Cognitive decline higher in high occupation group, did not differ between other reserve groups
Thursday, August 11, 2011

CDC: Lower Socioeconomic Status Tied to Higher HIV Rate
Less than a high school degree, unemployment, and incomes at poverty level tied to higher HIV
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Typical Alzheimer Patterns Less Salient in Very-Old
Alzheimer's-related cognitive and morphometric changes are less clear in very-old versus young-old
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Heart Disease Risk Higher in Female Versus Male Smokers
Increased risk of coronary heart disease in women smokers independent of other risk factors
Thursday, August 11, 2011

Knowledge, Beliefs Affect Judgment of Hand Hygiene Risk
Health care workers perceive lower risk in touching objects than patient skin
Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Cost of Interacting With Payers Higher in U.S. Than Canada
U.S. physicians and nursing staff spend more time and money interacting with health plans
Friday, August 05, 2011

Longevity Has No Link to a Distinct Lifestyle
People with exceptional longevity share similar lifestyle choices with the general population
Thursday, August 04, 2011

Oseltamivir-Resistant Pandemic H1N1 2009 Virus Emerging
Immunosuppressed patients at particular risk for oseltamivir-resistant pandemic H1N1 2009 virus
Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Gender-Based Violence Tied to Women's Mental Health Disorders
Women who experience three or more types of GBV have increased mental, mood, substance use disorders
Tuesday, August 02, 2011

HbA1c Identifies Diabetes, Prediabetes in Acute Care
Optimum screening cut-offs for HbA1c in emergency setting similar to outpatient care
Thursday, July 28, 2011

Prenatal Nicotine Exposure Tied to Vascular Dysfunction
Prenatal nicotine exposure tied to oxidative stress and vascular dysfunction in male rat offspring
Friday, July 22, 2011

HCC Surgery Depends on Race, Socioeconomics, Hospital Type
Race, socioeconomic status, and hospital type predict surgery for hepatocellular carcinoma
Friday, July 22, 2011

Increased Height Tied to Higher Cancer Risk
Increased risk in 15 of 17 sites, with the risk in 10 sites significantly increased
Thursday, July 21, 2011

AHA: Animal Studies Link ATP to Heart Function Recovery
Increasing ATP by ribose infusion improves diastolic compliance and left ventricular function after stress
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Soldiers' Dyspnea Could Be Constrictive Bronchiolitis
Constrictive bronchiolitis should be considered for soldiers with history of inhalational exposure
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Prenatal Partner Violence Tied to DNA Methylation in Offspring
Maternal gestational intimate-partner violence linked to GR promoter methylation in teens
Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Screening for Lynch Syndrome Beneficial at Acceptable Cost
Women in particular could increase life expectancy with screening, prophylactic surgery
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Prior Brian Injury in Older Veterans Tied to Dementia Risk
Also, former football players with brain injury at higher risk of cognitive impairment
Monday, July 18, 2011

Drinking Hot Tea, Coffee Tied to Lower MRSA Nasal Carriage
Drinking hot tea or coffee decreases nasal carriage of methicillin-resistant S. aureus by half
Monday, July 18, 2011

Secondary Seizure Frequency Higher in Anovulatory Cycle
Seen in secondary generalized tonic-clonic but not in complex or simple partial seizure frequency
Friday, July 15, 2011

CDC: Travelers to Haiti at Risk for Dengue Virus Infections
Report reveals 25 percent of travelers returned to U.S. with evidence of recent infection
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Age-Associated Health Decline Risk Factor for Alzheimer's
Each health deficit accumulated increases risk of dementia significantly by 3.2 percent
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Intergenerational Social Mobility Affects HTN Risk
Upward mobile group have lower hypertension risk compared to stable low social status group
Thursday, July 14, 2011

H1N1 2009 Vaccine Not Tied to Guillain Barré Syndrome Risk
Adjuvanted pandemic influenza A 2009 vaccine does not increase Guillain Barré syndrome risk
Thursday, July 14, 2011

Stress ECHO Effectively Stratifies CAD Risk in Patients With HIV
Abnormal SE, ischemia on SE independently predict cardiovascular events in patients with HIV
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Gender Discrepancy in Cancer Mortality Rates Considerable
Males have higher mortality rates than females, but survival disparities less obvious
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Changes in Family Cancer History Impact Screening Needs
Clinically relevant family history changes between ages 30 and 50 affect screening recommendations
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

ISSTDR: T. vaginalis Prevalence Highest in Women Over 40
Prevalence of Trichomonas vaginalis higher than chlamydia or gonorrhea for women of most ages
Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Child Neurobehavioral Issues
Children exposed to postnatal secondhand smoke have increased risk for neurobehavioral disorders
Monday, July 11, 2011

Folate Intake Positively Linked to Academic Achievement
Association not attenuated by socioeconomic status or MTHFR 677 TT homozygosity
Monday, July 11, 2011

Cardiac Transplants Tied to Increased Risk of Skin Cancer
Cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma risk is much higher than in general population
Monday, July 11, 2011

Increase in Staph Pneumonia in Children Mainly Due to MSRA
From 2001 to 2009, MRSA accounted for 74 percent of cases of SA pneumonia in children
Monday, July 11, 2011

Prenatal Distress Tied to Higher Risk of Childhood Wheeze
Prenatal demoralization linked to childhood wheeze among low income urban minorities
Friday, July 08, 2011

Delayed Disease Recognition in One in Five Patients With PAH
Patients under 36 have highest odds of delayed diagnosis of pulmonary arterial hypertension
Friday, July 08, 2011

Vitamin D3 Tied to Decrease in Mortality
But vitamin D2, alfacalcidol, and calcitriol have no effect on mortality
Friday, July 08, 2011

Prepregnancy Heme Iron Intake Linked to Diabetes Risk
Dose-response relationship between heme iron intake and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus
Thursday, July 07, 2011

CRC Mortality Rates Vary Significantly Between States
Northeastern states show greater decrease in colorectal cancer mortality rates than southern
Thursday, July 07, 2011

Eating Disorders Associated With High Mortality Rates
Individuals with anorexia nervosa have the highest mortality rates
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Sedentary Lifestyle Tied to Pulmonary Embolism Risk
More than two-fold increased risk in most sedentary women compared to least sedentary
Wednesday, July 06, 2011

First Trimester Antidepressant Use Tied to Childhood ASD
Prenatal selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors use associated with autism spectrum disorders
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Fewer Clinical Capabilities in Critical Access Rural Hospitals
Rural CAHs have fewer clinical capabilities, poorer performance, and higher mortality rates
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

CDC: Colorectal Cancer Screening Increasing
Incidence and mortality down, but only 65 percent of adults adequately screened for CRC
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Personalizing Frequency of Mammography Is Cost-Effective
Mammography is most cost-effective when frequency is based on breast cancer risk factors
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Shared Environment Tied to Autism Risk in Healthy Twin
Environmental factors account for more variance in liability to autism than genetic factors
Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Can Predict Renal, Cardiac Risk
Nighttime ambulatory BP monitoring may predict renal and cardiac risks better than office BP
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Tool Validated for Vision-Related Quality of Life
EYE-Q may reliably assess vision-related quality of life in children with juvenile arthritis
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ADA: Cardiac Risk Factors Up in Teen Girls With Diabetes
Adolescent girls with diabetes have higher CRP, LDL, HbA1c and BMI than boys
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New Model Estimates Impact of Breast-Cancer Risk Factors
Model assesses impact of changes in modifiable risk factors on absolute breast cancer risk
Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Normal CT Scan Tied to Favorable Head Trauma Result
Low risk of neurosurgical intervention for children with normal CT scan after minor head trauma
Monday, June 27, 2011

More Pediatricians Utilizing Formal Screening Tools
Pediatricians increase their use of screening tools to identify developmental delays earlier
Monday, June 27, 2011

Higher Prevalence of Autism Disorders Seen in IT Regions
But prevalence of dyspraxia and ADHD remain similar in IT-rich and control regions
Monday, June 27, 2011

Home Stress Adds to Child's Lung Damage by Air Pollutants
Stress increases susceptibility to lung function deficits caused by traffic-related air pollution
Friday, June 24, 2011

Long-Term Pollutant Exposure Tied to Uncontrolled Asthma
Exposure to PM10 and O3 affects three main domains of asthma control
Friday, June 24, 2011

Poor Bowel Preparation Tied to Missed Adenoma Diagnosis
Colonoscopy with suboptimal preparation may require early repeat procedure to ID adenomas
Friday, June 24, 2011

Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Approach Feasible for Infants
Feed-and-swaddle protocol successfully diagnoses aortic arch abnormalities in infants
Friday, June 24, 2011

CDC: Expanded HIV Testing Initiative Effective
Opt-out HIV screening of prison inmates during medical intake exam ups number tested
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Maternal Smoking May Lower Children's HDL Cholesterol
Children's lower HDL levels due to prenatal not subsequent tobacco smoke exposure
Thursday, June 23, 2011

Increased Prevalence of Diabetic Kidney Disease
Increase proportional to diabetes prevalence, despite increased use of diabetes medications
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Perinatal Exposures May Impact Breast Development
Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may affect breast development and lactation, increase cancer risk
Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Guideline-Concordance High for Surgical Cancer Patients
But concordance with guidelines is low in some areas, including nodal management
Tuesday, June 21, 2011

U.S. Food Allergy Prevalence Higher Than Reported
Prevalence is 8 percent, and severe reactions are seen in 38.7 percent of food-allergic children
Monday, June 20, 2011

HPV Vaccination Program Tied to Fewer Cervical Abnormalities
Decrease in incidence of high-grade cervical lesions in girls younger than 18 years
Friday, June 17, 2011

Syphilis Screening May Reduce Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes
Congenital screening interventions may reduce incidence of perinatal death and stillbirth
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Infectious Patients on Flights May Raise Influenza Risk
Transmission on international flights clustered around symptomatic or infectious passenger
Thursday, June 16, 2011

Increased Risk of Femoral Arterial Thrombosis in Children
Children with indwelling arterial catheters in the femoral artery have elevated thrombosis risk
Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Meningococcal A Conjugate Vaccine Is Effective
New vaccine elicits stronger group A antibody response than polysaccharide reference vaccine
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Life Expectancy in U.S. Counties Below Many Nations
Women, and black men and women have lower life expectancy in all U.S. counties
Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CDC: Incidence of Several Foodborne Infections Declines
However, incidence of Salmonella infection has not declined in last several years
Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Late-Onset GI Complications Tied to Childhood Cancers
Survivors of childhood cancers have increased risk of late gastrointestinal complications
Monday, June 06, 2011

Appendectomy, Tonsillectomy May Increase AMI Risk
Higher myocardial infarction risk in those who undergo appendectomy, tonsillectomy before age 20
Friday, June 03, 2011

Winter Conception Associated With Higher Autism Risk
Children conceived in winter have 6 percent higher risk than those conceived in summer
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Fear of Dying Tied to TNFα Levels in Cardiac Injury
Most patients experience intense or moderate fear of dying after acute coronary syndrome
Thursday, June 02, 2011

Functional MRI May Indicate Language Disability in Autism
Difference in activation within the superior temporal gyrus in children with and without autism
Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Effect Estimates May Be Inflated in Biomarker Studies
Highly cited studies overestimate biomarker effect compared to meta-analyses
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Stress and Abuse Not Linked to Multiple Sclerosis
Stress at home, physical or sexual abuse not found to increase multiple sclerosis risk
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Use of Energy Drinks Should Be Discouraged in Children
Stimulants and calories in sports and energy drinks may lead to obesity and health risks
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Environmentally Mediated Diseases and Costs Increasing
Economic burden of environmentally mediated diseases in children was $76.6 billion in 2008
Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Phone Counseling Improves Outcomes in Diabetes Patients
Patients also had depressive symptoms; treatment included a walking program
Friday, May 27, 2011

Most Intracerebral Hemorrhage Patients Develop Anemia
Packed red blood cell transfusion linked with improved outcome for intracerebral hemorrhage
Friday, May 27, 2011

Childhood Obesity Linked to Psoriasis
Cardiovascular risk factors significantly higher in adolescents with psoriasis
Friday, May 27, 2011

Peripheral Nerve Injury May Cause Substantial Disability
Patients report disability, pain, and cold sensitivity six months or more after nerve injury
Friday, May 27, 2011

Surgical Delay Associated With Worse Prostatectomy Outcome
Men who meet D'Amico low-risk criteria may have worse prostatectomy outcome after delay
Thursday, May 26, 2011

Locomotor Training for Stroke Rehab Offers No Advantage
Locomotor training on a treadmill and home-based physical therapy produce similar results
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Contact With Drug Industry Linked to Positive Attitudes
Substantial proportion of medical students believe gifts from drug industry affect prescribing
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Increased Mortality
Risk of mortality, cardiovascular events higher in women with new-onset atrial fibrillation
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Heart-Friendly Fatty Acids Linked to Prostate Cancer
Omega-3, but not trans-fatty acids, associated with increased high-grade prostate cancer risk
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Use of CCTA Screening Tied to Increased Invasive Testing
Coronary computed tomographic angiography tied to elevated medication use and revascularizations
Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Severe Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Pneumonia Deaths
No significant association between cathelicidin or beta-defensin-2 levels and mortality
Monday, May 23, 2011

ASCO: Three-Year Cervical Cancer Screening Interval Safe
HPV test alone more accurate than Pap smear; co-testing can be extended to every three years
Thursday, May 19, 2011

Family Cancer Histories Are Not Highly Accurate
Sensitivity and positive predictive value of reports on four major cancers is low to moderate
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

AUA: Human Papillomavirus Prevalent in Male Foreskin
Researchers recommend vaccinating pre-adolescent boys against HPV
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Prenatal Vitamin A May Not Reduce Mortality
Vitamin A and beta carotene not tied with reduced pregnancy-related or infant mortality rate
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Triamcinolone Ineffective in Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Intranasal triamcinolone acetonide and placebo show comparable effect on tympanometric symptoms
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Most Nondermatologist Lesion Referrals Are Nonmalignant
But consulting dermatologists are better able to identify incident malignant lesions
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Major Birth Defects Not Linked to Newer Antiepileptic Drugs
Use of newer antiepileptic drugs in first trimester not correlated with increased birth defect risk
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Heart Disease Risk Similar in Children Treated for ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder drugs not associated with cardiovascular events
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Tele-ICU Tied to Lower Mortality, Shorter Hospital Stay
Improved rates of best clinical practice adherence seen during tele-ICU intervention
Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Early Diagnoses of Autism Increasing in Massachusetts
Odds of having an early diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder linked to maternal age
Monday, May 16, 2011

MRKAd5 Vaccine Found Ineffective Against HIV-1
Failed to protect against virus acquisition, decrease in viral load in South African study
Monday, May 16, 2011

Early HIV Therapy Reduces Partner's Infection Risk
Study findings released early after antiretroviral combo substantially lowers risk
Friday, May 13, 2011

Childhood Eczema, Rhinitis Predict Adult Asthma
The conditions predict atopic asthma but are not associated with nonatopic asthma
Friday, May 13, 2011

Poor Sleep Quality Linked to Worse Glucose Control
Disturbed sleep tied to high levels of fasting glucose, insulin, insulin resistance in diabetes
Thursday, May 12, 2011

IMFAR: Difficult Labor and Fever Tied to Autism Risk
Yet influenza during pregnancy and non-elective cesarean itself not linked to autism spectrum disorders
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poor Cardiovascular Outcomes for U.S. Women
Women less likely than men to have cardiac surgical interventions and less likely to survive
Thursday, May 12, 2011

Coffee May Lower Breast Cancer Risk in Older Women
Five or more cups a day may reduce ER-negative breast cancer in postmenopausal women
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Neonatal Vitamin D Deficiency Tied to Respiratory Disease
Routine vitamin D supplementation during pregnancy may prevent RSV during infancy
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Medical Education Participants Recognize Funding Bias
Yet most are unwilling to pay more for continuing medical education registration to overcome bias
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Limited Evidence Exists for Alzheimer's Risk Factors
However, some evidence indicates healthy lifestyle may still help in preventing the disease
Wednesday, May 11, 2011

NSAIDs May Increase Cardio Risk in MI Patients
In patients with MI, NSAIDs may increase the risk of MI, death during the course of treatment
Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders Underestimated
A total of 2.64 percent of South Korean school children found to have autism spectrum disorders
Monday, May 09, 2011

Low Vitamin D Tied to Adiposity and High HDL in Children
White children with low vitamin D have more visceral fat; blacks have more subcutaneous fat
Monday, May 09, 2011

Arsenic in Drinking Water Tied to Heart Disease Mortality
In Bangladesh cohort, effect observed among cigarette smokers in particular
Monday, May 09, 2011

Higher Metabolic Rates May Predict Early Mortality
High metabolic rate measured by two different methods shows similar increases in mortality
Friday, May 06, 2011

HRS: ECG May Predict Sudden Cardiac Death Risk in Youth
ECG changes linked with risk of sudden cardiac death present in 2.16 percent of students screened
Friday, May 06, 2011

Being Social in Old Age May Prevent Cognitive Decline
Most social individuals have 70 percent reduction in cognitive decline compared to least social
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Cardiac Catheterization Useful for Children but Has Risks
Cardiac catheterization mainly recommended for children with congenital heart disease
Thursday, May 05, 2011

ARRS: Bismuth Shields Reduce Radiation to Female Breast
Posteriorly centered partial CT reduces radiation dose to breast, increases overall radiation
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Condition-Specific Comorbidity Index May Improve Accuracy
Condition-specific index may give more sensitive hospital results than Deyo Comorbidity Index
Thursday, May 05, 2011

Autism Prevalence in England Similar in Adults and Children
Prevalence not found to be related to age in survey respondents
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Cerebral Cortex Enlargement Found in Children With Autism
Children with autism spectrum disorder have large cerebral cortex with bigger temporal lobe
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Low Urinary Sodium Excretion Linked to Higher Mortality
Increased sodium excretion tied to raised systolic blood pressure, but not heart disease risk
Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Midlife Obesity Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia
Twin study shows genetic and early-life environmental factors involved in the association
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Baseline Psychiatric Status Tied to Postdeployment PTSD
Posttraumatic stress disorder more likely in those with mental health disorder, severe injury
Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Children Infected With HIV Perinatally Faring Well
Earlier therapy access improves outcomes in children with perinatally acquired HIV infection
Monday, May 02, 2011

PAS: ASD Screen of Preterm Babies May Be Inaccurate
Screening very preterm infants for autism at 18 months may not provide accurate results
Monday, May 02, 2011

PAS: Secondhand Smoke May Raise Boys' Blood Pressure
Boys who live with smokers have higher systolic blood pressure; opposite effect seen in girls
Monday, May 02, 2011

ASBS: New Mammography Screening Guidelines Evaluated
May lead to more presenting with advanced disease, disproportionately affect non-whites
Friday, April 29, 2011

ASBS: More False Negatives After Breast Augmentation
False negative mammography rate higher in women who have had augmentation mammoplasty
Friday, April 29, 2011

Large-Scale Autism Screening at 1 Year of Age Feasible
Widespread early screening may lead to early insights into autism, other developmental problems
Friday, April 29, 2011

Fractures Seen in Older Levothyroxine Users
Researchers find dose-response relationship in those aged 70 or older taking the drug
Friday, April 29, 2011

SBM: VEGF Expression Tied to Poor Psychological Function
Increased VEGF expression in cancer patients related to shorter disease-free survival
Friday, April 29, 2011

Increasing Cancer Burden Projected for Ethnic Minorities
Need for improved understanding of risk factors, progression, and outcomes in U.S. subpopulations
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Infarct Size Varies According to Time of Day
Significantly larger ST-segment elevation myocardial infarctions occur in the morning
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Strategy Found Effective for Women With Cervical Neoplasia
After three normal pap smears, affected women at similar risk for cervical cancer as general population
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Obesity in Pregnancy Linked to Fetal and Infant Death
Lowest fetal and infant death risks in women with a body mass index of 23 kg/m²
Thursday, April 28, 2011

Preoperative MRI Doesn't Affect Scoliosis Surgery Outcomes
MRI for scoliosis in adolescents may not impact outcomes even if abnormality detected
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs May Lower Antidepressant Efficacy
In mice, humans, anti-inflammatories attenuate effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Oophorectomy May Not Adversely Affect Health
Also tied to lower risk of ovarian cancer than hysterectomy plus ovarian conservation
Wednesday, April 27, 2011

More MI Treatments Tied to Decreased Mortality in Sweden
Patients with STEMI have reduced mortality linked to increased use of evidence-based treatments
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Low Health Literacy Tied to Higher Heart Failure Mortality
Heart failure outpatients with low health literacy have increased risk of death, not hospitalizations
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mortality Rate in Adults With Hypertension Has Fallen
But mortality gap remains between those with and without high blood pressure
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Persistent Poverty Undermines Cognitive Function at Age 5
In contrast, family instability is not independently correlated with cognitive function
Monday, April 25, 2011

Asthma May Increase Risk of Erectile Dysfunction
More research needed into asthma treatment for preventing, slowing erectile dysfunction
Friday, April 22, 2011

Tooth Loss Not Independently Linked to Cognitive Function
Periodontitis along with older age, low socioeconomic status tied to poor cognition
Friday, April 22, 2011

Disc Degeneration More Prevalent in Obese Adolescents
Increased body mass index is significantly linked with severity of juvenile lumbar disease
Friday, April 22, 2011

It Pays to Screen Immigrants for Tuberculosis
Especially immigrants entering the U.K. from countries with high incidence of the disease
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pesticide Exposure Tied to Lower IQ in Children
Prenatal pesticide exposure found to impair cognitive development in children
Thursday, April 21, 2011

High BNP Post-CABG Predicts Worse Physical Function
Peak B-type natriuretic peptide predicts worse physical function up to two years post surgery
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Pioglitazone Not Tied to Most Cancers in Diabetes Patients
There may be a slightly higher risk for bladder cancer with long-term treatment
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Multilevel Surgery Improves Outcomes in Cerebral Palsy
Children's functional and dynamic positioning improve, but not grasp-release ability
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Restricted Life Space Tied to Increased Alzheimer's Risk
Those in smallest living space have twice the risk compared to those in largest living space
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Researchers Review Risks Tied to Nuclear Accidents
Review outlines short- and long-term risks of radiation exposure after nuclear reactor accident
Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ultrasound Shows Pathology in Joints Despite Remission
Pathology detected in idiopathic arthritis may assist with assessment in children
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Calcium Supplements Modestly Increase Risk of Heart Attack
Reanalysis of data indicates calcium supplements may increase myocardial infarction, stroke risk
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Physical Activity Guidelines May Improve Survival
Adherence to guidelines most beneficial for adults with at least one chronic health condition
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Progesterone Gel Linked With Lower Rate of Preterm Birth
Gel reduces the frequency of preterm birth in women with sonographically short cervix lengths
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Off-Label Use of Recombinant Factor VIIa High
No mortality reduction found for off-label indications; may raise thromboembolism risk
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Triple-Class Viral Failure Low in HIV-Infected Children
But children infected perinatally with HIV have higher triple-class viral failure rate than adults
Wednesday, April 20, 2011

New Test Effective for Detection of Tuberculosis
Test for Mycobacterium tuberculosis, rifampicin resistance shows high sensitivity and specificity
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Airway Exam Rare in Infants With Life-Threatening Events
Need for otolaryngologic surgical intervention also quite uncommon
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Diagnostic Guidelines for Alzheimers Disease Updated
Updated guidelines describe three stages of disease and potential use of biomarkers
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Preterm Birth May Raise Attention Deficit Disorder Risk
Stepwise association between degree of immaturity and risk of receiving ADHD medication
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Low Prevalence of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Among Youth
Pediatricians more likely than GPs to diagnose chronic fatigue syndrome in adolescent patients
Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Do-Not-Resuscitate Order Linked to Increased Surgical Mortality
Increased complications, longer hospital stay in patients with do-not-resuscitate orders
Monday, April 18, 2011

Maternal Obesity Linked to Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Offspring of obese pregnancies may be at higher risk in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood
Monday, April 18, 2011

Parents Feel Benefits of Genetic Testing Outweigh Risks
Parental willingness to test associated with better understanding of genetic health risks
Monday, April 18, 2011

Insulin Resistance Linked to Increased Preeclampsia Risk
Nulliparous women with preeclampsia have higher insulin resistance than normotensive controls
Monday, April 18, 2011

AAN: Inability to Detect Lies Could Predict Early Dementia
Patients with frontotemporal dementia less able to discern among lies, sarcasm, and fact
Friday, April 15, 2011

Nocturia May Indicate Sleep Apnea in Patients With BPH
Patients with benign prostate enlargement and nocturia may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea
Friday, April 15, 2011

Room for Improvement in Polio Surveillance Observed
Underperforming subnational areas identified in countries with outbreaks
Friday, April 15, 2011

Stroke Outcomes Similar in Children and Young Adults
Cause of stroke differs; severity is similar and predicts outcome in children and young adults
Friday, April 15, 2011

Geneva Score Prognostic in Patients Ruled Out for PE
Patients assessed to have low clinical probability of pulmonary embolism have better prognosis
Friday, April 15, 2011

Psychiatric Symptoms More Common in Youth With Epilepsy
Multiple risk factors contribute to psychiatric symptoms, including gender differences
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Self-Rated Health Predicts Outcomes of Joint Replacement
Health outcomes after surgery predicted by mental well-being and self-rated health
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Confuse Women
Paying attention to the recommendations significantly associated with correct understanding
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Incidence of and Hospitalization for Dengue Fever Escalate
International travel and increased global incidence affect U.S. rates of tropical diseases
Thursday, April 14, 2011

EB: Exercise Affects Metabolic Markers of Fatty Liver
Adiponectin associated with changes in metabolic markers of fatty liver disease progression
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

EB: An Apple a Day Improves Cardiovascular Health
Daily consumption of apples reduces cardiovascular disease risk in postmenopausal women
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Central Hair Loss Prevalent in African-American Women
Central centrifugal cicatricial alopecia may be tied to diabetes, certain hairstyles
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Antibiotics for Acne May Not Up Prevalence of S. aureus
Long-term tetracycline use for acne may lower prevalence without increasing resistance
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Non-AIDS-Defining Cancers Increase Among HIV Patients
Increases likely due to growth and aging of the HIV-infected population
Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Increased Genital Shedding in Symptomatic HSV-2 Patients
High shedding rates and more frequent lesions in those with symptomatic herpes simplex virus-2
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Glucose Variability Has No Cardio Protective Role
Modest decrease in intraday glucose variability does not affect secondary cardiovascular events
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Wrist Circumference Associated With Insulin Resistance
Bone measurement may be better predictor than BMI of insulin resistance in obese children
Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Dairy Products Tied to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Incidence
Eating dairy products and calcium tied to lower incidence, but cheese may increase incidence
Monday, April 11, 2011

Smoking After Cancer Diagnosis Worsens Quality of Life
Smoking linked with worse mental quality of life in lung and colorectal patient-caregiver dyads
Monday, April 11, 2011

H. pylori Therapy Effective in Half of Treated Children
Eradication does not appear to influence iron stores
Monday, April 11, 2011

Antenatal Paracetamol Use May Be Tied to Childhood Wheeze
More research needed to determine impact of prenatal paracetamol use on risk of asthma
Monday, April 11, 2011

FDA OKs Rapid Test to Spot C. difficile Infection
Detects toxin gene sequences associated with the epidemic 027/NAP1/BI strain of the bacterium
Friday, April 08, 2011

Erectile Dysfunction Tied to Cardiovascular Death Risk
In first five years after manifestation of erectile dysfunction more men die of oncological causes
Friday, April 08, 2011

Teens Born Preterm Have Less White Matter, Lower IQ
Reduced brain white matter also linked to cognitive, behavioral, and academic difficulties
Friday, April 08, 2011

Independent Circadian Blood Pressure Rhythm Identified
Circadian rhythm of blood pressure peaks at 9 p.m.
Friday, April 08, 2011

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Higher Cancer Incidence
More incident cancers in those whose alcohol consumption is higher than the recommended limit
Friday, April 08, 2011

'Global Trigger Tool' Identifies 10 Times More Errors
New tool identifies many more adverse events in hospital admissions compared to other methods
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Longer Breast-Feeding Tied to More Protective Adipokines
Both total and exclusive breast-feeding linked to higher pancreatic peptide YY
Thursday, April 07, 2011

Adolescent BMI May Predict Later Obesity-Related Disease
Association seen between elevated BMI and heart disease but not diabetes
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Reduced Mortality in Very Elderly Heart Failure Patients
Thirty-day all-cause readmissions in very elderly heart failure patients remain unchanged
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

AACR: Soy Appears Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors
Study finds soy isoflavone intake does not increase cancer recurrence or mortality
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Increase in Pediatric CT Scans in Emergency Departments
Appropriate interpretation necessary as majority of scans done in nonpediatric facilities
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Non-Communicable Diseases Present a Global Health Crisis
Implementation of priority interventions would reduce global death rates by 2 percent per year
Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Alteration in Health Outcomes Post Estrogen Therapy
Reduced risk of breast cancer persists after cessation of conjugated equine estrogen therapy
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

ACC: Valsartan and Amlodipine Provide Similar Effects
And calcium channel blocker plus olmesartan benefits elderly patients with CVD
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Working Long Hours May Predict Risk of Heart Disease
Information on working hours should be added to traditional risk factors to improve risk prediction
Tuesday, April 05, 2011

AACR: Human Papillomavirus Tied to Lung Cancer
High-risk HPV antibodies increased in lung cancer cases compared to controls
Monday, April 04, 2011

ACC: Yoga Helpful for Atrial Fibrillation Patients
And lifelong exercise found to preserve heart mass
Monday, April 04, 2011

Community-Associated MRSA Infections Are Seasonal
Seasonal variation of hospital-associated methicillin-resistant S. aureus in children
Monday, April 04, 2011

Breast Cancer Survival Factors for Underserved Identified
Limited awareness that breast cancer is treatable hinders survival in low-income countries
Monday, April 04, 2011

Low Nutrients Tied to Anemia Risk in Postmenopausal Women
Multiple dietary deficiencies linked to 21 percent increased risk of persistent anemia
Friday, April 01, 2011

Risks for Complications After Scoliosis Surgery Identified
Complications after scoliosis surgery more likely in nonambulatory patients, large pre-op curve
Friday, April 01, 2011

Cancer Rates, Cancer Mortality Rates Falling in U.S.
Lung cancer mortality falls in women after decades of rising
Friday, April 01, 2011

Autoimmune Diseases Number Two Cause of Chronic Illness
Major burden on all U.S. health care costs, patient expenses, and loss of earnings
Friday, April 01, 2011

Cell Phone Proximity to Hip Tied to Bone Mineralization
Compared to nonusers, mobile phone users have lower hip bone mineral content and density
Friday, April 01, 2011

MRI Found to Improve Breast Cancer Detection Rate
Increased sensitivity when magnetic resonance imaging is used in combination with mammography
Friday, April 01, 2011

Lower Exercise Tolerance in Patients With Turner Syndrome
Patients with Turner syndrome have reduced oxygen uptake, increased forced expiratory volume
Friday, April 01, 2011

Skeletal Immaturity Does Not Affect Broken Bones' Healing
Most radius and ulna breaks heal thoroughly; subjective measures predictive of disability
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Tetanus Cases Rare but Some Populations More Vulnerable
Older adults, injection drug users, people with diabetes more likely to be infected
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heart Defect in Children Related to Migraine With Aura
Increased prevalence of patent foramen ovale in children who have migraines with aura
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Growth Hormone Increases Adult Height in Turner's
Addition of low-dose estrogen may provide additional benefits
Thursday, March 31, 2011

ACS: U.S. Troops Exposed to Fine Particulate Matter
Exposure may pose immediate and long-term health risks in troops stationed in Iraq
Thursday, March 31, 2011

Changes Seen in Incidence of ESRD From Lupus Nephritis
Disparities observed in pediatric patients; incidence up in younger patients, African-Americans
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Online Health Records Less Used by Minorities, Poor
Low-income patients, blacks, and Hispanics less likely to use Internet personal health record
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Discharge to Skilled Nursing Facilities Linked to Death
Death and rehospitalization rates high in heart failure patients discharged to these facilities
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

High Number of 'Medalists' Free From Diabetes Complications
Advanced glycation end products linked to increased complications in long-standing diabetes
Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Radiation Risk From Airport Full-Body Scanners Limited
Research finds radiation doses from scans are very small; pose trivial risk
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Elevated Risk Factors Linked to Atrial Fibrillation
Maintaining optimal risk profile and primary prevention strategies could halve the a-fib burden
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Decline Seen in Global Youth Mortality Over Last 50 Years
Smaller decline seen for young men aged 15 to 24, with injury being the main cause of deaths
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Room Cleaning Linked to Lower Drug-Resistant Infections
Enhanced cleaning interventions may lower drug-resistant infection risk from previous occupant
Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tuberculosis Rates in United States at All-Time Low
But the country still falls short of goal of less than 0.1 case per 100,000 population
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Reduced Hours for Trainees Has Had Little Effect in U.S.
Shorter work week for doctors in training has had little impact, positive or negative, on patient safety
Thursday, March 24, 2011

Rapid Assessment Identifies Low-Risk Chest Pain Patients
Two-hour protocol may identify those suitable for early discharge
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

AHA: Poor Diets May Cause Obese Teens' Metabolic Issues
Obese youth have inflammation, insulin resistance, and high homocysteine levels
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Chronic Otitis Media Associated With Changes in Taste
Higher taste threshold in children with chronic otitis media with effusion may be tied to BMI
Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Antibiotics Reduce Risk of ICU-Acquired Infection
Two preventive regimens reduce risk of infection with highly resistant microorganisms
Monday, March 21, 2011

Group B Strep Still Main Cause of Neonatal Meningitis
Escherichia coli is most common cause of bacterial meningitis in preterm infants
Monday, March 21, 2011

AAAAI: One-Third of Infants Outgrow Milk Allergy
Children with more severe atopic dermatitis less likely to outgrow egg or milk allergy
Monday, March 21, 2011

AAAAI: Birth Order Impacts Specific Allergy Risk
Prevalence of rhinitis, conjunctivitis, and food allergy decrease with increasing birth order
Monday, March 21, 2011

Majority of Parents Approve of Smoke Exposure Testing
Both smoking and nonsmoking parents want their children tested during pediatric visits
Monday, March 21, 2011

Professional Values of U.S. and U.K. Doctors Examined
Nearly one-third of doctors fail to report inadequate colleague, often for fear of retribution
Thursday, March 17, 2011

Fever Not Tied to Influenza Virus Shedding Duration
Despite CDC recommendations, influenza virus is still shed 24 hours after the fever subsides
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

U.S. Death Rate Reaches All-Time Low
In 2009, death rate hits 741 per 100,000 population, a 2.3 percent decline
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More Cholera Cases and Deaths Expected in Haiti
Clean water, vaccinations, better antibiotic distribution could reduce cholera cases and deaths
Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Heavy Smoking Prevalence Decline Greatest in California
Decrease in heavy smoking prevalence also seen in remaining states between 1965 and 2007
Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Potassium Level Tied to African-American Diabetes Risk
African-Americans have lower serum potassium concentrations, higher type 2 diabetes risk
Monday, March 14, 2011

Risk of Infection, Malignancy With Anti-TNF Therapy Unclear
No raised risk in early rheumatoid arthritis patients, naive to methotrexate
Friday, March 11, 2011

Depression Linked to Adverse Renal Disease Outcomes
Depressive symptoms independently associated with increased risk of acute kidney injury
Friday, March 11, 2011

Impact of Adiposity Measures on Heart Disease Risk Alike
BMI, waist size, and waist-to-hip ratio are of limited value when other information is available
Friday, March 11, 2011

High Polychlorinated Biphenyl Concentrations May Affect IVF
Implantation failure more likely in women with highest exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Depression Care in Hospital May Improve Cardiac Outcomes
Initiating depression intervention during admission improves medical outcomes six months later
Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ethnic Differences Seen in Academic Measures for U.K. Docs
Gap exists in academic performance of white versus nonwhite medical students and doctors
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

High HDL Cholesterol Tied to Decreased Colon Cancer Risk
Increased high-density lipoprotein and apolipoprotein A-I tied to lower colon cancer risk
Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Pharmacological Meta-Analyses Rarely Report Disclosures
Meta-analyses of pharmacological interventions rarely disclose funding or conflicts of interest
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Metabolic Syndrome Risk
Mediterranean diet also has a protective effect on individual components of metabolic syndrome
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Link Found Between Cognitive Function, Neighborhood
Psychosocially hazardous area may negatively affect functioning in those with genetic variant
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Higher Incidence of Dementia
Stroke patients who have atrial fibrillation are 2.4 times more likely to develop dementia
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Low-Level Lead Exposure May Spike Blood Pressure in Labor
Even levels lower than 2 µg/dL in umbilical blood linked to higher blood pressure during birth
Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Cerebral Palsy Incidence Down in Preterm Survivors
Decrease may be attributable to a reduction in severe cystic periventricular leukomalacia
Monday, March 07, 2011

Cancer Patients Willing to Undergo Pre-Trial Testing
Greater willingness to undergo pharmacodynamic, pharmacokinetic tests found with fewer tests
Monday, March 07, 2011

New Noninvasive Method for Diagnosis of Trisomy 21
Fetal-specific DNA methylation ratio allows accurate prenatal diagnosis of trisomy 21
Monday, March 07, 2011

FDA: Topiramate (Topamax) Tied to Risk of Oral Clefts
Higher risk of cleft lip and cleft palate in infants exposed to topiramate during first trimester
Friday, March 04, 2011

Physical Activity Tied to Mortality in Kidney Recipients
Increased physical activity associated with decrease in cardiovascular and all-cause mortality
Friday, March 04, 2011

High Hepatitis B Immunity in U.S. Children, Adolescents
Lower hepatitis B virus immunity in adults, including those at high risk of infection
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Cannabis Use in Youth Ups Incident Psychosis Risk
Study also finds that continued cannabis use may increase risk of persistent psychotic symptoms
Thursday, March 03, 2011

Role of Diabetes in Premature Death Is Substantial
Risk of death from many nonvascular causes higher in people with diabetes
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Intensive Glucose Therapy May Not Be Best in Type 2 Diabetes
Such therapy in those at increased cardiovascular risk related to higher risk of mortality
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Maternal Opioid Use Tied to Higher Birth Defect Risk
Opioid analgesic use just prior to or during early pregnancy may up risk of certain defects
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Current and Former Smokers at Higher Breast Cancer Risk
Postmenopausal women who smoke have a 16 percent higher risk of developing breast cancer
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Increased Dietary Potassium Tied to Lower Stroke Risk
Dietary potassium may also help reduce risk of heart disease and total cardiovascular disease
Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Risk of Death From Heart Attacks Not Linked to Gender
After adjusting for age and comorbidity, female gender is no longer associated with mortality
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

U.S. Breast Cancer Incidence Rates Stabilized After 2003
Rates stopped declining after sharp drop that coincided with decrease in hormone therapy use
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

HPV Incidence, Clearance in Men Linked to Sexual Behavior
Oncogenic HPV infection significantly higher in men with more female and male sex partners
Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Later Onset of Childhood Type 1 Diabetes Revealed
Since 2000, statistically significant reversal of early-onset diabetes in Swedish children
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Air Pollution Is Important Trigger of Heart Attacks
Researchers find it triggers about as many heart attacks as physical exertion, alcohol intake
Thursday, February 24, 2011

AAN: Dementia Frequently Diagnosed Inaccurately
Half of diagnoses made in life non-concordant with attribution based on neuropathological findings
Thursday, February 24, 2011

Herpes Zoster Risk Tied to COPD
Risk of herpes zoster also increases with the use of steroids, particularly oral corticosteroids
Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Increasing Triglycerides Tied to Ischemic Stroke Risk
Higher cholesterol levels associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke in men
Monday, February 21, 2011

Clean Uniforms Have Same Bacteria As Dirty White Coats
No difference in bacterial colonization of freshly laundered uniforms and white coats worn all day
Thursday, February 17, 2011

New U.S. Report on the Nation's Health 2010 Released
The 34th annual CDC report includes a special feature on death and dying
Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dementia Risk Increases With Severity of Hearing Loss
The risk of incident Alzheimer's disease also increases with severity of baseline hearing loss
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Higher Bilirubin Tied to Lower Respiratory Disease Risk
Reduced incidence of respiratory disease, death with higher normal-range level of bilirubin
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Blood-Borne Infection Risk Dropping Among Drug Users
Hepatitis C virus transmission still relatively high compared to HIV
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Most Recalled Medical Devices Given Lenient Approval
Over 70 percent of the medical devices recalled were considered low or moderate risk
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Dietary Fiber Consumption Linked to Reduced Mortality
Dietary fiber may reduce risk of death from cardiovascular, infectious, and respiratory diseases
Tuesday, February 15, 2011

AAN: Consuming Anthocyanins Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk
Men may further lower their risk by consuming foods rich in other flavonoid subclasses
Monday, February 14, 2011

Undefined Liver Failure Linked to Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen toxicity may be responsible for some cases of unspecified liver failure
Monday, February 14, 2011

Screening Patients for MRSA Is Cost-Effective
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus screening reduces overall cost of patient care
Monday, February 14, 2011

Too Much, Too Little Sleep Affects Cardio Outcomes
Risk for coronary heart disease, stroke higher with less than five hours', more than nine hours' sleep
Monday, February 14, 2011

Addison's Disease Is a Risk Factor for Hip Fracture
Diagnosed or undiagnosed disease ups fracture risk; highest risk for women age 50 or younger
Friday, February 11, 2011

Enteric Sickness in Schools Often Has Foodborne Source
Majority of outbreaks have a bacterial etiology
Friday, February 11, 2011

Piperonyl Butoxide Tied to Mental Development Delay
Prenatal exposure to permethrin does not show effects on mental development at 36 months
Thursday, February 10, 2011

Public Sector Plays Big Role in Drug Research
Role of public-sector research institutions larger than previously thought
Wednesday, February 09, 2011

AAD: Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer Incidence in U.S. Rising
Data reveal that treatment of non-melanoma skin cancers nearly doubled from 1994 to 2006
Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Metabolic Syndrome May Hasten Cognitive Decline
Global cognitive function and cognitive components show negative impact in older adults
Monday, February 07, 2011

Timing of Hormone Therapy Influences Breast Cancer Risk
Starting hormone therapy soon after menopause is associated with increased risk of breast cancer
Thursday, February 03, 2011

Nocturia Is a Predictive Factor of Mortality
Mortality risk in younger men and women increases with increase in nightly voiding episodes
Monday, January 31, 2011

Air Filters May Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk
High efficiency particle air filters tied to improved endothelial function, reduced inflammation
Friday, January 28, 2011

Diet May Be to Blame for Rise in Asthma Prevalence
Some association seen, but more research needed; salty snacks tied to asthma in children
Friday, January 28, 2011

Parental History Independently Predicts Myocardial Infarction
Confers near double the risk regardless of background risk factors, gender of parent
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Electronic Health Records May Not Improve Care Quality
Use with clinical decision support not tied to better quality of care
Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Genetics May Contribute to Hypothalamic Amenorrhea
Genetic mutations found in women with gonadotropin-releasing hormone deficiency
Thursday, January 20, 2011

CDC Report Highlights Important Health Disparities
Outlines disparities by sex, race/ethnicity, income, and other social characteristics
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Prolonged Sitting Associated With Adverse Health Markers
Frequent breaks linked to smaller waists and lower C-reactive protein and blood glucose levels
Thursday, January 13, 2011

Multiplexed Maternal Plasma Sequencing Detects Trisomy 21
Invasive procedures avoided if amniocentesis referrals follow sequencing test results
Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Burnout Levels Particularly High in Residents
High percentage of anesthesiology chairs also meet criteria for high or moderately-high burnout
Monday, January 10, 2011

Physical Activity Lowers Risk of Colon Cancer Death
Consistently high levels of physical activity linked to reduced risk of death from colon cancer
Monday, January 10, 2011

Annual Cytology Best Screening Strategy After CIN
Cytology annually better than triennially after high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Chronic Pesticide Exposure Tied to Cognitive Decline
May even increase risk of evolution toward Alzheimer's disease, other dementia
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Burnout Driving Away Many Emergency Physicians
French study finds work-family conflicts, poor teamwork associated with burnout
Thursday, December 02, 2010

Sleeping Problems Associated With Metabolic Syndrome
Loud snoring particularly predictive of metabolic syndrome development
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

CDC: HIV Testing Among Adults Increasing
However, nearly one-third of HIV diagnoses still occur during late stages of disease
Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Impaired Mitochondrial Function Found in Autism
Mitochondrial DNA more likely to show abnormalities in children with autism
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

RSNA: Visceral Body Fat Tied to Poor Bone Health
Women with more visceral fat have higher bone marrow fat and lower bone mineral density
Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Vegetable, Fruit Intake Impacts Atherosclerosis Risk
Higher intake beginning in childhood associated with lower arterial stiffness in adulthood
Monday, November 29, 2010

1 Percent of Deaths Worldwide Due to Secondhand Smoke
In 2004, an estimated 165,000 children died because of passive smoking
Monday, November 29, 2010

Patch-Test Screening for Product Allergy Falls Flat
Combination standard, supplemental tests appear better for diagnosing skin care product reactions
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Abnormal Liver Tests May Improve With Statins
Cardiovascular morbidity also improves more than in those with normal liver tests
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Peanuts During Pregnancy Linked to Infant Sensitization
Infants have apparent milk or egg allergy; mothers' consumption linked to indicator of peanut allergy
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Management of Abnormal Pap-HPV Tests Not Guideline Based
Most primary care physicians, including obstetrician-gynecologists, do not follow guidelines
Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Acute Kidney Injury Risk Varies Based on eGFR, Proteinuria
Both markers appear to be important for identifying at-risk patients
Monday, November 22, 2010

ASN: Hyponatremia Associated With Fractures and Falls
But increase in fractures in elderly with condition isn't associated with bone mineral density
Monday, November 22, 2010

Gastroenteritis Outbreak Tied to Later Health Problems
Condition after water contamination linked to higher risk of renal impairment, CVD
Friday, November 19, 2010

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Hearing Loss Risk
Mid-/low-frequencies affected; former smokers also at risk of high-frequency loss
Friday, November 19, 2010

U.S. Health Insurance Compared to 10 Other Nations
U.S. adults spend more time, money on insurance; have more coverage denials
Friday, November 19, 2010

Fraud in Scientific Literature Appears Intentional
Characteristics of articles retracted for fraud versus error suggest deliberate effort
Thursday, November 18, 2010

Gray Matter Deficits Found in Sleep Apnea Patients
May be cause of cognitive impairment in OSA; appears reversible with CPAP
Wednesday, November 17, 2010

AHA: Less Sleep in Men Tied to Heart Disease Risk Factor
Shorter sleep duration linked to greater carotid intima-media thickness in men but not in women
Tuesday, November 16, 2010

AHA: Vitamin D Deficiency's Role in Cardiac Events Studied
Studies focus on various adverse outcomes related to deficiency in different populations
Monday, November 15, 2010

Childhood, Teenage Abuse Linked to Diabetes in Adulthood
Moderate to severe physical and sexual abuse associated with higher risk of diabetes in women
Friday, November 12, 2010

Physician-Industry Financial Ties Decreased Since 2004
But 83.8 percent of physicians still have some type of industry financial relationship
Friday, November 12, 2010

AACR: Smoking Tied to Higher Risk of Death in Breast Cancer
Risk increased for breast cancer death and death from other causes
Thursday, November 11, 2010

Invasive Breast Cancers Show Decline in Older Women
Participants had regular mammography; changes parallel drop in hormone therapy use after 2002
Thursday, November 11, 2010

AACR: Exercise Associated With Lower Endometrial Cancer Risk
Association exists regardless of a woman's weight status
Wednesday, November 10, 2010

AACR: Soy Components Linked to Lower Risk of Breast Cancers
Study assesses total and specific isoflavones, tumor characteristics, and menopausal status
Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Vitamin E Tied to Increased Risk for Hemorrhagic Stroke
But supplementation is also associated with a lower risk of ischemic stroke
Friday, November 05, 2010

In Metabolic Syndrome, Microalbuminuria a Risk Marker
Could be used as tool for stratification of subgroup without diabetes at higher CVD risk
Thursday, November 04, 2010

Cholera Outbreak Strain in Haiti Identified
Laboratory testing reveals current outbreak most similar to cholera strains in South Asia
Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Green Tea Does Not Prevent Breast Cancer
Large prospective trial fails to find any correlation
Friday, October 29, 2010

Coffee, Tea Consumption Linked to Lower Glioma Risk
Those drinking at least 100 mL of beverages daily have 34 percent lower risk
Thursday, October 28, 2010

Lifestyle Score, Decision Aid Affect Colon Cancer Prevention
Each of five healthy lifestyle choices decreases risk; screening decision aid not fully effective
Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Smoking in Midlife Linked to Later Dementia Risk
Smoking more than two packs daily tied to doubled Alzheimer's, vascular dementia risk
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Primary Care Trails Other Specialties in Hourly Wages
In other study, physicians point to Medicare reimbursement problems, differ on reforms
Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Neuro/Endothelial Effects of Sleep Apnea Coexist in Children
Abnormal endothelial dysfunction test could be correlate of cognitive problems
Thursday, October 21, 2010

More Node+ Breast Cancer, Higher Mortality After HRT
Data from 11 year follow-up confirm higher breast cancer incidence in HRT group
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DHA Supplements Don't Prevent Postpartum Depression
No cognitive benefit seen for children of mothers who took DHA
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Vitamin D Levels Lower in Basal Cell Nevus Syndrome
Most individuals with BCNS avoid sunlight at peak hours, use sunscreen over cancer concern
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Soy Lowers Recurrence Rate in Some Types of Breast Cancer
Postmenopausal women with hormone receptor positive tumors, endocrine adjuvant Rx may benefit
Monday, October 18, 2010

Long-Distance Walking Ups Gray Matter Volume
Older adults who walk at least 72 blocks per week less likely to have cognitive decline
Thursday, October 14, 2010

CDC: In U.S., Hispanics Outlive General Population
On average, Hispanics live 2.5 years longer than whites, 7.7 years longer than blacks
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Neonatal Jaundice Ups Risk of Infantile Autism
But only for infants of parous moms with certain birth months
Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Insulin Resistance Is Potential Marker for Ischemic Stroke
Marker independently tied to higher risk of first ischemic stroke in patients without diabetes
Tuesday, October 12, 2010

43% of Orthopedic Patients Have Low Vitamin D Level
Men, patients with darker skin, those on trauma service at highest risk
Monday, October 11, 2010

Informant-Based Tool Is Good Screen for Alzheimer's
AD8 screen correlates strongly with Alzheimer's disease biomarkers
Friday, October 08, 2010

More Evidence Links Dense Breasts to Later Cancer
Mammographic density may predict second cancer risk in ductal carcinoma in situ patients
Thursday, October 07, 2010

Age at Cancer Diagnosis Similar in AIDS, General Populations
Only lung and anal cancers diagnosed at an earlier age in patients with AIDS
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Study Validates Noninvasive Blood Test for CAD
Gene expression score increases classification accuracy for patients without diabetes
Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Impaired Kidney Function Linked to Future Stroke Risk
In addition, even early stages of chronic kidney disease associated with higher risk of CHD
Friday, October 01, 2010

Dog Ownership Reduces Risk of Eczema in Dog-Sensitive Children
Allergic kids exposed to dogs, but not cats, have attenuated eczema risk at 4 years of age
Friday, October 01, 2010

C-Reactive Protein Levels Vary by Ethnicity
Varying CRP levels may affect statin eligibility, complicate cardiovascular risk assessment
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Pine Bark Extract Doesn't Improve Cardio Risk Profile
Comparisons to placebo for blood pressure, cholesterol, insulin, other factors show no benefit
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infection Surveillance Varies
Differs greatly among PICUs, with more aggressive practices tied to higher CA-BSI rates
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BNP Level Up in Many Pregnant Women With Heart Disease
Measuring levels during pregnancy may help identify those at risk of adverse cardiac events
Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Adverse Pathology Not Seen in Deferred Prostatectomy
Extent of disease not worsened in men who defer surgery for surveillance
Friday, September 24, 2010

Antipsychotics Linked to Risk of Venous Thromboembolism
Incidence varies by drug initiation timing, dosage, type
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Father Absence, Early Puberty Association Complex in Girls
Father absence appears to be a factor only in girls from higher-income families
Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Childhood Tobacco Smoke Exposure Ups Risk of ADHD
Hispanics and other races at higher risk than non-Hispanic whites and blacks
Monday, September 20, 2010

Youths With Type 2 Diabetes Show Autoimmunity Evidence
Islet autoantibody analysis may help distinguish type 2 diabetes and autoimmune diabetes
Monday, September 20, 2010

Adenovirus Infection Linked to Childhood Obesity
Study finds that 78 percent of children with AD36-specific antibodies