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Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Seventh Victim
According to CDC, 380 people in 36 states have come down with the vaping-related sickness
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Gaps in Physician Knowledge, Management of Prediabetes ID'd
Primary care doctors have limited knowledge about screening, management for prediabetes
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Men Less Knowledgeable About HPV, HPV Vaccination
Most men and women did not know anal, penile, and oral cancers are caused by HPV
Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New York State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes
Governor says flavored e-cigarettes account for 68 percent of those sold in New York
Monday, September 16, 2019

No New U.S. Measles Cases Reported Last Week
Measles outbreaks are usually said to be over after 42 days without a new infection
Monday, September 16, 2019

Biopsychosocial Frailty Measure Predicts Risk for Dementia
Model of physical, psychological, and social elements predicts three- and seven-year dementia risk
Monday, September 16, 2019

Primary Care Faces Challenges in Caring for Kidney Disease
Lack of knowledge, time, clinical support tools are barriers cited by primary care providers
Monday, September 16, 2019

Suicide Rates Increasing for Male, Female Youths in U.S.
Adjusted suicide mortality rates increased from 1.7 to 4.2 per 100,000 female youths from 1999 to 2017
Friday, September 13, 2019

CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380
Agency says decrease due to the exclusion of 'possible' cases
Friday, September 13, 2019

FDA: Zantac May Contain Small Amounts of Known Carcinogen
Preliminary tests found low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine in some ranitidine products
Friday, September 13, 2019

Women With Heart Attack Do Present With Typical Symptoms
Typical symptoms of myocardial infarction more common in women than men
Friday, September 13, 2019

Fewer Children Receiving Care at Family Medicine Practices
Odds of being seen at family practice increased for children from rural areas versus urban children
Friday, September 13, 2019

Helmets Are Underutilized by Cyclists in the United States
Blacks, Hispanics, and those aged <17 years have lowest rates of wearing helmets
Friday, September 13, 2019

Nine States Now Have an Obesity Rate Above 35 Percent
Plus, statistically significant increases seen in adult obesity rates in 33 states between 2013 and 2018
Thursday, September 12, 2019

n-3 PUFAs Do Not Lower Risk for Early Preterm Delivery
Maternal supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids did not lower risk
Thursday, September 12, 2019

More Time Spent on Social Media May Harm Teen Mental Health
Risk for internalizing problems, comorbid internalizing and externalizing problems up with increased use
Thursday, September 12, 2019

Incidence of T2DM Rising in Fewer Populations Since 2006
Incidence rising in 33 percent of populations versus increase in 66 percent of populations in 1990 to 2005
Thursday, September 12, 2019

EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals
Agency plans 30 percent reduction in number of studies that require use of mammals by 2025
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

President Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes
Details of plan to phase out flavored e-cigarettes from the market expected during the next few weeks
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

New Tool Measures Patients' Perceptions of Stroke Care
Validated instrument focuses on speed of diagnosis and treatment, caring, and patient education
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Supine, Non-Left-Sided Sleep Not Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes
Supine or right lateral sleep position not tied to higher risk for composite of adverse pregnancy outcomes
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Insulin Pump Therapy Use Has Increased Since 1995
Highest rates reported among preschoolers, children, and adolescents aged younger than 15 years
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Users of Flavored E-Cigarettes Report Greater Satisfaction
Flavor is common reason for vaping initiation, more likely to motivate adults aged 18 to 24 years to start
Wednesday, September 11, 2019

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Screening in Older Adults
Draft recommendation statement says evidence inadequate for weighing benefits, harms of screening
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance
8.5 percent of population lacked health insurance for all of 2018, up from 7.9 percent in 2017
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes
AMA statement comes as sixth death from vaping-related lung illness confirmed
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Malnutrition Common in Older Brazilians Hospitalized for Cancer
Most prevalent nutrition impact symptoms include no appetite, dry mouth
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

FDA Warns Juul About Illegal Marketing Claims, Pitch to Youth
FDA questions claims such as Juul is 'much safer than cigarettes' and the 'FDA would approve it any day'
Monday, September 9, 2019

Studies Look at E-Cigarette Use Linked to Pulmonary Illness
Persons should consider not using e-cigarettes while investigation is ongoing and cause is uncertain
Monday, September 9, 2019

Use of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk for Hypoglycemia
Retrospective analysis of adverse events reported to FDA shows risk similar to that seen with methadone
Monday, September 9, 2019

Childhood Food Insecurity Tied to Poor Health Outcomes, Developmental Risk
But food insecurity for children 4 years and younger not associated with pediatric obesity, underweight
Monday, September 9, 2019

1970 to 2010 Saw Large Jump in Hypertension During Pregnancy
Overall prevalence of chronic HTN 0.63 percent; rate more than twofold higher for black women
Monday, September 9, 2019

Social Media Addiction May Harm Nurses' Performance
Survey shows addiction reduces nurses' ability to concentrate on assigned tasks
Friday, September 6, 2019

Study Reveals Mixed Effects on Health for Vegetarian Diet
Compared with meat eaters, rates of ischemic heart disease lower, but rates of stroke higher
Friday, September 6, 2019

Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases
Vitamin E acetate can be dangerous when inhaled, leading to cough, shortness of breath, chest pain
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Updated Recommendations, Levels of Care Categorized for Pediatric ICUs
Three levels of care include community-based, tertiary, and quaternary or specialized PICUs
Thursday, September 5, 2019

New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Ups Counter Vaccine Misinformation
Social media sites aim to counter the spread of antivaccination misinformation
Thursday, September 5, 2019

Second Possible Death Reported in U.S. From Vaping-Related Lung Illness
Meanwhile, Michigan becomes the first state to ban flavored electronic cigarettes
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Proximity to Outbreak May Affect Attitudes in Vaccine Doubters
Vaccine skeptics close to measles outbreak likely to have more positive attitudes toward vaccination
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults
10 percent of college-aged students vaccinated in childhood had no detectable memory B cells to mumps
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Drinking Soft Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Early Death
Higher risk for death seen for drinking two or more sugar- or artificially sweetened soft drinks per day
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Offers Long-Term Health Benefits
Significant benefits seen in relation to breast cancer, CHD, diabetes, without adverse effects
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Leading Causes of Adult Mortality Vary by Country Income Levels
Modifiable risk factors account for about 70 percent of cardiovascular disease cases, deaths
Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Officials Say New York City Measles Outbreak Over
No new measles cases have been reported in the city since mid-July
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Some Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries Are Unavoidable
Unavoidable HAPIs less likely with chemical sedation, systolic BP <90 mm Hg, receipt of vasopressor
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pediatric Flu Vaccine Guidelines Updated for 2019-20 Season
Any form of licensed, age-appropriate vaccine is acceptable, with no preferred formulation or product
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

August 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly
Physician anesthesiologists concerned about prevalent misunderstanding about marijuana, related products
Friday, August 30, 2019

As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises 'Do Not Vape'
CDC, FDA working with state health officials to gather info on products, substances used by affected patients
Friday, August 30, 2019

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Reported in Migrant Detention Facilities
898 confirmed, probable mumps cases reported in adult migrants detained in 57 facilities
Friday, August 30, 2019

FDA: Risk From Tainted Blood Pressure Drugs Very Low
Officials say actual risk to patients from tainted medications is likely lower than originally stated
Thursday, August 29, 2019

1984 to 2016 Saw Increase in Age of Death for HIV-Infected
Autopsy data trends include increase in prevalence of atherosclerosis, drop in opportunistic infections
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Elder Abuse Most Commonly Perpetrated by Family Members
Financial abuse was most common type of elder abuse identified
Thursday, August 29, 2019

Vaccine-Related Searches on Pinterest Will Show Only Public Health Organizations
Last year, Pinterest stopped showing vaccine-related search results to halt spread of misinformation
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Guidelines Updated for Vaccination in Multiple Sclerosis
MS patients advised to follow all local vaccine standards except in case of specific contraindications
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

More Youth Being Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol From E-Cigs
Significant upward trend seen in 2018 with 33.2 percent of youth exposed
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Low Nurse and Support Staffing Tied to Higher Inpatient Mortality
Effect on patient mortality risk may be intensified when both RN, nursing support staffing are low
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Long-Term Night-Shift Work May Up Risk for Multiple Sclerosis
Overall, no link found between rotating night-shift work history and MS risk in two large nurse cohorts
Wednesday, August 28, 2019

USPSTF Advises Broader Age Range for Hep C Screening
Draft recommendation statement expands screening to asymptomatic individuals aged 18 to 79 years
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Decline in Mortality Rates for Cardiometabolic Disease Slowing
From 2010 to 2017, no significant change seen in age-adjusted mortality rates for stroke, diabetes
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Have Little, No Impact on Diabetes
Review indicates little to no effect on newly diagnosed diabetes, measures of glucose metabolism
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Survival Poor for Elderly Admitted to Long-Term Acute Care Setting
Among older Medicare beneficiaries admitted to LTAC, more than one-third died in an inpatient setting
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Few Oncologists Suggest Health Promotion to Cancer Survivors
Oncologists expressed concern that health promotion could distress or overwhelm cancer survivors
Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tourist With Measles Visited Southern California Attractions
No cases of measles have been linked to the girl yet
Monday, August 26, 2019

Aerobic Exercise Programs Benefit Stroke Survivors
Mixed forms of aerobic activity and walking show greatest benefits for endurance, walking capacity
Monday, August 26, 2019

In-Store E-Cigarette Marketing Influences Use in Young People
Retail store electronic nicotine delivery systems marketing recall tied to increased odds of initiation
Monday, August 26, 2019

ACIP Recommendations Updated for 2019-20 U.S. Flu Season
Age indication for Afluria Quadrivalent expanded to now include children as young as 6 months
Monday, August 26, 2019

Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis
A patient's consent to share their information would still be required
Friday, August 23, 2019

Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events
Drop in risk for major cardiovascular events even greater for those with high adherence to polypill
Friday, August 23, 2019

Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine
In 2012 to 2016, 92 percent of cancers attributable to HPV due to HPV types targeted by 9vHPV vaccine
Friday, August 23, 2019

Coverage With HPV Vaccine Continuing to Increase in Boys
Teens whose parents received a provider recommendation had higher coverage with HPV vaccine
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Risk significantly higher for patients receiving diagnosis of IBD from 2003 through 2014 versus earlier
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Intensifying BP Meds at Hospital Discharge May Harm Elderly
Risk for readmissions and adverse effects higher, no long-term benefit for BP control or cardiac risk
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Some Cities in Texas Susceptible to Measles Outbreaks
If vaccination rates continue to drop, considerable increase in potential outbreak predicted
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Many Providers Fail to Discuss Sun-Safe Behaviors With Patients
Skin cancer counseling often takes backseat due to lack of time, other pressing health issues
Thursday, August 22, 2019

More Physical Activity at Any Intensity May Reduce Mortality
Higher levels of total physical activity, less time spent sedentary linked to lower mortality risk
Thursday, August 22, 2019

Virtual Reality Program Reduces Pain in Hospitalized Patients
Virtual reality helped reduce pain compared with control, was particularly effective for severe pain
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Quitting Smoking Linked to Lower CVD Risk Within Five Years
However, compared with never smokers, former smokers' risk remains elevated beyond five years
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Private Rooms Help Sustain Lower Rates of Some Nosocomial Colonization
Reduction seen in VRE infections, colonization; MRSA colonization but not infection reduced
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Women With Diabetes More Likely Than Men to Not Take Meds as Prescribed
Younger adults more likely to not take meds as prescribed and to ask for lower-cost medication
Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program
Centers across the U.S. will remain open and the group will attempt to replace loss of federal funding
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity
Risk significantly increased for suicide attempt and mood, anxiety, personality, eating disorders
Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day
Represcription rate at 28 days only 4.1 percent from 2011 to 2015; slight increase seen for men over time
Tuesday, August 20, 2019


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