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CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse
Agency releases new estimates of physical inactivity across states and U.S. territories
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism
Thursday, January 16, 2020

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states
Thursday, January 16, 2020

FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk
Health care providers should balance the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
Agency lifts advisory against romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm
Suicide rate in United Kingdom among youth who self-harm more than 30-fold higher than expected rate
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men
Steeper increase in BP seen as early as the third decade in women, continued through life course
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning
Recommendations address planning of EMS dispatch protocols, operations, and physician oversight
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products
Bill will take effect 90 days after being signed by the governor
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares
Misinformation is threat to resilience of vaccination programs globally, authors say
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Less Than a Quarter of Medicare Patients Participate in Cardiac Rehab
Participation lower among women than men, among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks versus whites
Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Behavioral Therapy First Step for Overactive Bladder in Men
Combination therapy better than drug therapy alone, but not better than behavioral therapy alone
Monday, January 13, 2020

Telemedicine Visits Comparable for Glycemic Control in T1DM
Telemedicine instead of office visit did not change outcomes in patients with suboptimal glycemic control
Monday, January 13, 2020

Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults
No real benefit seen for adults ≥80 years with lower cognitive function
Monday, January 13, 2020

Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage
Measles, pertussis vaccination increased in European countries with mandatory vaccination
Monday, January 13, 2020

15-Year-Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping
Officials say teen had 'chronic underlying medical condition,' but condition has not been identified
Friday, January 10, 2020

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen
One California lab claims heat is raising NDMA levels in ranitidine tablets
Friday, January 10, 2020

California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Proposal also includes a single market for drug pricing in the state
Friday, January 10, 2020

Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Bleeding Seems Safe
Inexpensive device shows high success rate for stopping bleeding with low complication rate
Friday, January 10, 2020

Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities
High risk found for paper mâché, cooked pasta in sensory table, baking project but not dry pasta, Play-Doh
Friday, January 10, 2020

Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Hospitals serving communities with higher social risk have lower-quality ratings
Friday, January 10, 2020

CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead
Most unusual part of the flu season is that influenza B strain has proven to be dominant
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics
Among youth, adjusted odds of perceiving harm from nicotine higher in girls, lower in urban residents
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds
Ongoing active bleeding should be treated with nasal packing; patients should be educated on packing
Thursday, January 9, 2020

Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
$2,497 per capita spent on administration in the United States in 2017 versus $551 in Canada
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates
Open water drowning death rates lower in states with more types of regulations in dose-response pattern
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire
Excess respiratory visits seen in all pediatric age groups in association with Santa Ana Wind-driven fire
Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
From 2012 to 2017, out-of-pocket costs nearly doubled for out-of-network hospital care
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Endocrine Society Releases Hypoglycemia Performance Measures
Quality measures help providers identify older adults with T2DM who are at increased risk for hypoglycemia
Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Vaccination Rates Improved With Removal of Nonmedical Exemptions
In California, MMR coverage increased in postpolicy period, while nonmedical exemptions decreased
Monday, December 23, 2019

Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
However, fate of the program remains uncertain
Monday, December 23, 2019

Long Working Hours May Up Risk for Masked, Sustained HTN
Working 49+ hours/week associated with increased prevalence of masked, sustained hypertension
Monday, December 23, 2019

Number of Teens Vaping Marijuana on the Rise
Two studies show increasing self-reported use among both middle and high school students
Monday, December 23, 2019

Age at Obesity Onset Tied to Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Women
Risk for diabetes decreased for each year increment in age at onset of obesity
Monday, December 23, 2019

Congress Approves Raising Age to Buy Tobacco Products to 21
Measure was supported by many tobacco and electronic cigarette companies
Friday, December 20, 2019

Some U.S. Adults Unaware of Any Myocardial Infarction Symptoms
About 20 percent of adults not aware of the three most common symptoms of myocardial infarction
Friday, December 20, 2019

HbA1c Minimally Adds to CVD Risk Prediction in Prediabetes
Classical risk factors explain most of the increased risk for CVD associated with HbA1c in prediabetes
Friday, December 20, 2019

Concussions More Common Among College Students Than Thought
Non-sport-related concussions are more common on campus than sport-related concussion
Friday, December 20, 2019

Gabapentinoids, Opioids Combo Carries Risk for Breathing Problems
Serious breathing problems can occur in patients who use gabapentinoids with opioids or other CNS depressants
Friday, December 20, 2019

E-Cigarette Influencers to Be Banned From Instagram, Facebook
E-cigarette product advertising already banned on both platforms
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
Under the program, veterans have wider access to private care if they have faced long wait times
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Misuse of Nonopioid Medications Appears to Be on the Rise in U.S.
Increases seen for misuse/abuse, suicide attempts, and hospitalizations linked to gabapentin, baclofen
Thursday, December 19, 2019

Sustained Weight Loss at 50+ May Lower Risk for Breast Cancer
Women who lost ≥9 kg and regained some, but not all, also had lower risk for breast cancer
Thursday, December 19, 2019


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