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Supreme Court Curbs EPA's Authority Over Power Plant Emissions

As ruling was announced, the president of the AMA reaffirmed the group's support for policies that reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions


Thursday, June 30, 2022

FDA Tells Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants

Pfizer and Moderna are expected to start producing reformulated doses this summer


Thursday, June 30, 2022

U.S. Orders 105 Million More Pfizer Shots for Fall Booster Campaign

Both Pfizer and Moderna have reported positive results with updated vaccines that target the omicron variant


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Doctors May Under-Prescribe Pain Meds During Night Shifts

Physicians less likely to prescribe an analgesic during night shifts versus daytime shifts


Thursday, June 30, 2022

E-Noses Promising for Diagnosing Cancer from Exhaled Breath

Electronic noses detect volatile organic compounds in exhaled breath to diagnose cancer


Thursday, June 30, 2022

NHS Privatization Tied to Increase in Treatable Mortality

Annual increase of 1 percent of outsourcing to the private for-profit sector linked to annual increase of 0.38 percent in treatable mortality


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Prevalence of CRC Screening Remains Low in Those Aged 50 to 54

Increase in screening differed by age, with 19.4 percent increase for those aged 50 to 54 and 31.6 percent increase for those aged 70 to 75


Thursday, June 30, 2022

Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Inflatable plastic rings are especially dangerous for infants who have developmental delays or special needs


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CDC: Infant Outcomes Vary by Maternal Place of Birth

Rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and NICU admission all varied by mother's place of birth in or outside the United States


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Opioid Tapering Tied to Overdose, Withdrawal, Mental Health Risks for Up to Two Years

Authors hope findings will 'inform a more cautious approach to decisions around opioid dose tapering'


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hormone Therapy-Related Hot Flashes Tied to Worse Breast Cancer Outcomes

Findings for chemotherapy-free patients with breast cancer


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

PrEP Stigma High Among U.S. Male Couples

Additionally, men underestimate effectiveness of PrEP


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

JCAHO Standards Not Always Supported by High-Quality Evidence

Of 20 actionable standards from The Joint Commission, six completely supported by references, six partly supported


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

10-Year Weight Gain Substantial for U.S. Adults

Younger adults, women, and Non-Hispanic Blacks have highest levels of 10-year weight gain


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Feasible in Patients Over 80

Procedure extends long-term survival but carries surgical risks


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

One-Third of Hospitals Compliant With Price Transparency for Joint Arthroplasty

~20 percent of hospitals provide CMS-compliant pricing information for two CPT codes and two DRG codes


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Visual Impairment Tied to Cognitive Outcomes in Older Adults

Significant associations observed between vision impairment and cognitive outcomes of cognitive impairment and dementia


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

1990 to 2019 Saw Decrease in Global Burden of Childhood Cancer

Decreases in all regions, but highest rates in 2019 seen in countries with lower sociodemographic index


Tuesday, June 28, 2022

296 Children Had Hepatitis of Unknown Etiology by June 15, 2022

Overall, 89.9 percent of patients under investigation were hospitalized, 6.1 percent required a transplant, and 3.7 percent died


Monday, June 27, 2022

Life Expectancy in the U.S. Varies by Race, Ethnicity, State

Disparity in life expectancy across states greater when race/ethnicity are considered


Monday, June 27, 2022

Pfizer Has Two Updated Booster Shots to Help Fight Omicron

Company said Saturday that it was confident its new booster candidates are better than their predecessor


Monday, June 27, 2022

FDA Panel to Weigh Improved Booster Shots From Moderna, Pfizer

Both Pfizer and Moderna have been testing updated booster shots that target the omicron variant


Monday, June 27, 2022

Enzalutamide Active in Low-, Intermediate-Risk Prostate Cancer

Significant reduction seen in risk of prostate cancer progression for enzalutamide plus AS versus active surveillance alone


Monday, June 27, 2022

Fourth Dose of BNT162b2 Prevents Severe COVID-19 in Nursing Home Residents

Substantial protection against hospitalizations, deaths seen among long-term care facility residents during omicron surge


Monday, June 27, 2022

Exercise Improves Global Longitudinal Strain in Breast Cancer Survivors

Significantly lower risks of abnormal GLS for moderately active and active survivors versus those who are inactive


Monday, June 27, 2022

Integration of AI Platform Can Cut Time for Chest CT Interpretation

Mean interpretation times were 22.1 percent shorter in the artificial-intelligence versus non-AI arms


Monday, June 27, 2022

Donor Sex, Parity Do Not Up Mortality for Red Blood Cell Recipients

After adjustment for donor hemoglobin levels, no increased risk seen for requiring additional transfusion after transfusion from female donor


Monday, June 27, 2022

Decrease Seen in HIV Testing, Diagnoses During Pandemic

Decreases seen in priority populations including Black gay men, Hispanic gay men, bisexual men, MSM, transgender persons


Friday, June 24, 2022

CDC Backs Moderna Vaccine for Those Aged 6 to 17

ACIP endorsed the shots after hearing the latest evidence on the vaccine's effectiveness


Friday, June 24, 2022

New York City Opens First Monkeypox Vaccine Clinic in U.S.

Announcement follows similar ones issued from the United Kingdom and Canada


Friday, June 24, 2022

SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade, Leaving Many Women Without Access to Abortion

Decision sets the stage for a swift rollback of abortion rights in more than half of the United States


Friday, June 24, 2022

Factors ID'd in Time to Breast Biopsy by Race, Ethnicity

Multilevel factors examined for differences in time from abnormal screening mammogram to biopsy by race, ethnicity


Friday, June 24, 2022

Anemia During Pregnancy Increased Among WIC Participants

Prevalence of anemia was higher among non-Hispanic Black or African American women overall and by trimester


Friday, June 24, 2022

In AIDS-Related Lymphoma, Outcomes Worse With Hypoalbuminemia

AIDS-related lymphoma patients with hypoalbuminemia show worse overall survival, two-year progression-free survival


Friday, June 24, 2022

More Than 18 Million Cancer Survivors Living in U.S. as of Jan. 1, 2022

Considerable racial disparities seen in treatment, with surgery receipt lower for Black versus White patients with NSCLC


Friday, June 24, 2022

One in 10 Pain Meds Make It Through Development Process

More drugs with high abuse potential made it through the development process than new drugs with low abuse potential


Friday, June 24, 2022

Both Bariatric Surgery Methods Yield Similar 10-Year Results

No significant differences seen for remission of type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, obstructive sleep apnea, or prevalence of Barrett esophagus


Friday, June 24, 2022

2015 to 2020 Saw Increase in HPV Vaccination Rates Among Teens

Larger increases in coverage seen among boys than girls, with narrowing of coverage gap


Friday, June 24, 2022

Post-Tonsillectomy Deaths Up in Children With Complex Chronic Conditions

Tonsillectomy postop mortality rate significantly higher at 117.22 per 100,000 operations compared with 7.04 per 100,000 operations overall


Friday, June 24, 2022

Robotic Surgery Offers Benefits for Total Hip Arthroplasty

Lower risk for dislocation, revisions seen versus manual arthroplasty


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Women Remain Underrepresented in Clinical Trials

Gap seen in cardiovascular, psychiatry, and cancer trial participation versus national prevalence disease data


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Inability to Balance on One Leg in Middle Age Tied to Premature Death

Additionally, ability to complete stance adds prognostic information beyond age, sex, and other established risk factors


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Alarming Increase Seen in U.S. Deaths From Alcoholic Cirrhosis

Mortality rate increased more than threefold between 1999 and 2019


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Challenge Study Shows Efficacy of RSV Vaccine in Healthy Adults

Bivalent prefusion F RSV vaccine effective against symptomatic RSV infection and viral shedding in phase 2a study


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Acupuncture Reduces Frequency of Chronic Tension-Type Headaches

Responder rate higher with true acupuncture (needling to achieve deqi sensation) versus superficial acupuncture (sham control)


Thursday, June 23, 2022

Cost of Ranibizumab Port Delivery System for Treating nAMD Examined

Model compares costs for ranibizumab port delivery system versus conventional intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor injections


Thursday, June 23, 2022

CDC Warns of Deadly Outbreak of Meningitis Among Gay Men in Florida

Agency is also emphasizing the importance of routine MenACWY vaccination


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tampons Are in Short Supply Across United States

Shortages are being caused by supply problems getting cotton and plastic


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Primary Care Outreach Boosts COVID-19 Vaccination Rates

Electronic and mail messages from primary care providers increased COVID-19 vaccination rates among Black and Latino older adults


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Maternal Deaths Up With Pregnancies Complicated by Cancer

U.S. prevalence of pregnancy complicated by cancer increased between 2016 and 2019


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Sex Differences Seen in COVID-19 Sequelae, Long COVID

Following SARS-CoV-2 infection, women more likely to develop long COVID-19 syndrome than men


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

ASA, APSF Update Perioperative SARS-CoV-2 Testing Recommendations

All patients should be screened prior to presenting to health care facility when there is local, regional community transmission of SARS-CoV-2


Wednesday, June 22, 2022

SuperPulsed Thulium Fiber Laser Beneficial for Pediatric Urolithiasis

SPTF associated with higher stone-free rate compared with Ho:YAG with no increase in operative time, complications


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

AAP Updates Recommendations for Safe Infant Sleep Practices

Infants should be placed in supine position, on firm, flat, noninclined surface for every sleep


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Atrial Fibrillation Tied to Worse Noncardiac Surgery Outcomes

Findings seen for older adults across sex, race, surgery type, and cardiac risk levels


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

More African-Americans Screened for Lung Cancer With USPSTF 2021 Criteria

Expanding lung cancer screening criteria is step toward greater equity for high-risk populations


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Most Common Allergies Not Linked to Rheumatoid Arthritis

Some allergic conditions such as animal dander allergy and atopic dermatitis are associated with increased RA risk


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 3-7

The Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

USPSTF Recommends Against Beta Carotene, Vitamin E Supplements

No benefit seen for cardiovascular disease, cancer prevention; evidence insufficient for assessing pros and cons of multivitamins


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

COVID-19 Tied to Progression of Chronic Liver Disease

About one in five patients with preexisting chronic liver disease develop progressive cholestasis after severe COVID-19


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Outcomes Worse With Reinterventions After Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Patients with major residua had increased risks for postdischarge mortality, transplant, late reintervention


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Risk for Existing, Incident T2D High in Children With NAFLD

Risk factors for incident T2D include female gender, BMI z-score, and more severe liver histology, including steatosis grade, fibrosis stage


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Medicare Could Have Saved $3.6 Billion on Generic Drugs in 2020

Authors say Medicare could have saved up to $3.6 billion by purchasing generics at Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company prices


Monday, June 20, 2022

Progress Seen in Proportion of Pregnant Persons With Hep C Screening

Percentage undergoing HCV screening test increased from 16.6 percent in quarter 1 of 2011 to 40.6 percent in quarter 2 of 2021


Monday, June 20, 2022

With CDC Approval, COVID-19 Shots for Under 5s Ready for Delivery

Health officials have said the federal government will be ready to ship doses out this week


Monday, June 20, 2022

Federal Court Orders EPA to Reexamine Whether Roundup Causes Cancer

In its ruling, court challenged Trump-era finding that glyphosate was not a serious health risk and 'not likely' to cause cancer


Monday, June 20, 2022

Income, Education Linked to Advanced Stage of Diagnosis of NSCLC

Findings persist among race/ethnic groups, regardless of government or private insurance, and across facility types


Monday, June 20, 2022

FDA Approves Skyrizi for Moderately to Severely Active Crohn Disease

Skyrizi is first specific interleukin-23 approved to treat Crohn disease


Monday, June 20, 2022

Dual Effect Identified for Arsenic in Carcinogenesis

Arsenic level in drinking water negatively associated with incidences of lymphoma, leukemia in men and women


Monday, June 20, 2022

Benefit of Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Questioned in Hernia Repair

No reduction seen in the risk for postoperative urinary retention


Monday, June 20, 2022

Azithromycin Improves Outcomes in Poorly Controlled Child Asthma

Better control, fewer exacerbations seen with addition of oral azithromycin to standard therapy in children with poorly controlled asthma


Monday, June 20, 2022

MRI Index Can Predict Postop Recurrence in Crohn Disease

In validation cohort, MONITOR index ≥1 had sensitivity of 87 percent, specificity of 75 percent, NPV of 75 percent


Monday, June 20, 2022

Medicaid Expansion Buffered Health Coverage Loss During Pandemic

Workers who lived in Medicaid expansion states were 5.4 percent more likely to enroll in Medicaid after job loss during pandemic


Friday, June 17, 2022

More Physical Activity Reported by Those Undergoing Bariatric Surgery

But only 23.1 percent of respondents who underwent surgery reported meeting physical activity guidelines


Friday, June 17, 2022

Disparities in Life Expectancy by Race, Ethnicity, County Persist

In the U.S., increases in life expectancy were seen for Black, API, Latino, White populations, but no change seen for AIAN


Friday, June 17, 2022

Chronically Ill WTC Responders Face Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

World Trade Center responders with exposure-related chronic conditions also more likely to experience long COVID


Friday, June 17, 2022

IV Vitamin C Increases Risk for Death, Organ Failure in Sepsis

Risk increased with intravenous vitamin C versus placebo for adults with sepsis in the ICU receiving vasopressor therapy


Friday, June 17, 2022

No Fewer Deaths Seen With Restricted IV Fluid for Septic Shock

Rates of death at 90 days, SAEs did not differ for patients with septic shock receiving restricted versus standard IV fluid therapy in the ICU


Friday, June 17, 2022

ENDO: Fracture Risk Up With Insulin Compared With Metformin in T2DM

Risk for major osteoporotic fractures up for insulin versus metformin for those with HbA1c <7 percent, BMI <25 kg/m2


Friday, June 17, 2022

Abbott Infant Formula Plant Closed Again After Flooding

After the plant is resanitized, Abbott said it will resume making EleCare, followed by specialty and metabolic formulas


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Treating Anal HSIL Cuts Anal Cancer Risk in Persons With HIV

Rate of progression to anal cancer lower for those receiving treatment of anal high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Higher Dairy Intake May Up Risk for Prostate Cancer

However, association does not hold for nondairy calcium intake


Thursday, June 16, 2022

Veterans Report Low Rates of Adverse Events With mRNA Vaccines

Rates slightly higher at 42 days for those receiving Pfizer versus Moderna


Thursday, June 16, 2022

No Increase Seen in Pediatric Hepatitis in the United States

No increase in acute hepatitis of unspecified etiology, adenovirus types 40/41 above prepandemic baseline levels


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Study Compares DBT With Digital Mammography Screening

Digital breast tomosynthesis linked to lower risk of advanced breast cancer for women with extremely dense breasts, high risk for breast cancer


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Disruption to Oncology Clinical Trials Seen Early in Pandemic

Numbers of new patient accruals and newly activated trials decreased early on, followed by progressive recovery


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Genetic Variants in HMGCR Linked to Increased Cataract Risk

Heterozygous carriers of HMGCR predicted loss-of-function variants had higher risks for developing cataract, cataract surgery


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Race-Free eGFR Equation IDs Kidney Failure, Mortality Risk

Among race-free equations, findings support using creatinine and cystatin C


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Atogepant Prevents Migraine in Adults

Compared with placebo, increase in responder rates seen at all atogepant dose levels


Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Early Identification Cuts Costs for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Among treated patients, costs were lower for those identified by newborn screening versus presentation of symptoms


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Meta-Analysis: Smoking Linked to Increased Fracture Risk for Men

Increased risk seen using frequentist approach and Bayesian approach; significant association also seen in subgroup analyses


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks May Raise Risk for Liver Cancer

Hazard ratio of 1.78 for consumption of one or more SSB/day compared with never consumption for older women


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

ENDO: Guidelines Updated for Hospitalized Adults With Hyperglycemia

Guidelines address glycemic management in noncritically ill hospitalized adults with diabetes or newly recognized hyperglycemia


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Healthy Plant-Based Diet May Cut Breast Cancer Risk

Adherence to unhealthful plant-based diet linked to increased risk of ER+ breast cancer and lobular carcinoma


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Relative Risk for CVT Up After AZD1222 COVID-19 Vaccine

Relative rates of hospital contacts for coagulation disorder, cerebrovascular disease increased after AZD1222 vaccination


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Youth Trampoline Injuries More Severe at Sports Center Than at Home

Likelihood of musculoskeletal and/or orthopedic injuries, lower extremity injuries, sprains, and need for surgery greater at trampoline centers


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

New Cancer Drugs Approved Faster in U.S. Than Europe

FDA received licensing applications sooner and had shorter review times, compared to the European Medicines Agency


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

2016 to 2020 Saw Increase in Medical Cannabis Licensure

Percent of patients with conditions that had substantial or conclusive evidence of therapeutic value decreased from 2016 to 2020


Monday, June 13, 2022

Spinal Anesthesia Tied to More Severe Pain After Hip Fracture Surgery

Greater worst pain in first 24 hours and more prescription analgesic use at 60 days reported with spinal versus general anesthesia


Monday, June 13, 2022

Hospital Interns Spend Only 13.4 Percent of Time in Patient Rooms

Real-time locating systems may be used to improve the training experience, authors say


Monday, June 13, 2022

AACR: Cancer Disparities Represent Ongoing Public Health Challenge

Discriminatory policies, systemic inequities, structural barriers resulting from history of racism cause and perpetuate cancer health disparities


Monday, June 13, 2022

Half of Hospitals Have Implemented No Price Transparency

Only 5.7 percent of hospitals meet both requirements -- a machine-readable file for required price types and an accessible display for at least 300 shoppable items


Friday, June 10, 2022

Screening Mammography Levels Not Fully Restored After Pandemic Drop

While mammography, biopsies, and cancer diagnoses are up from 2020 lows, none have reached pre-COVID-19 volumes


Friday, June 10, 2022

Risk of New-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Up After Cancer Diagnosis

Adults with new onset type 2 diabetes in two years after diagnosis had increased risk of all-cause mortality


Friday, June 10, 2022

Testosterone Therapy for Hypogonadism Not Tied to Increased CV Risk

No evidence of increase seen for short- to medium-term cardiovascular risk, but data lacking regarding long-term safety


Friday, June 10, 2022

Higher Fish Intake May Increase Melanoma Risk

Higher total fish intake, tuna intake, nonfried fish intake positively linked to risks of malignant melanoma, melanoma in situ


Friday, June 10, 2022

Research Needed to Understand Impact of Low-Dose Radiation

Estimated $100 million needed annually for the next 10 to 15 years to conduct epidemiological, biological research


Friday, June 10, 2022

Lutein/Zeaxanthin in AREDS2 May Slow Progression to Late AMD

No increased risk for lung cancer, reduced risk for progression to late AMD seen with lutein/zeaxanthin as replacement for beta-carotene


Friday, June 10, 2022

Perception of E-Cigarettes as More Harmful Increased 2019 to 2020

Exclusive cigarette smoking increased among those who perceived e-cigarettes as relatively more harmful


Thursday, June 9, 2022

ASCO: Ramucirumab Plus Pembrolizumab Promising in NSCLC

In phase 2 trial, overall survival longer with combo treatment compared with investigator's choice for standard of care in advanced NSCLC


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Food Allergy Tied to Lower Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Infection

Asthma does not raise risk for infection or household transmission


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Bariatric Surgery Cuts Obesity-Related Cancer Incidence

Findings seen in large study of obese adults with and without surgery, followed for 10 years


Thursday, June 9, 2022

New Drug Launch Prices Increasing Exponentially Each Year

Findings among newly marketed brand-name prescription drugs launched in 2008 to 2021


Thursday, June 9, 2022

ADT + Pelvic Lymph Node Radiation Improves Prostate Cancer Outcomes

Five-year freedom from progression rate higher for those receiving short-term ADT and PLNRT in addition to salvage PBRT


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Additional Biopsies After CRC Biopsy Not Tied to Metachronous CRC

Biopsy of nontumor sites after initial colorectal cancer biopsy not linked to risk for metachronous cancer


Thursday, June 9, 2022

Actions Against Physician Licenses Due to Substance Use Down

However, despite declines from 2004 to 2020, substance use-related actions remain much higher than actions for physical, psychological impairment


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

ASCO: Risk for Suicide Elevated in Cancer Patients in the U.S.

Standardized mortality ratio for suicide decreased from 2000 to 2016, but risk remains elevated, especially within first two years of diagnosis


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Walking for Exercise Beneficial for Knee Osteoarthritis in Over 50s

Those who walked for exercise had reduced likelihood of new frequent knee pain and medial joint space narrowing


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Survivors of Childhood Cancer More Likely to Be Undertreated for CVD

Increased health-related self-efficacy associated with significantly reduced likelihood of undertreatment


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Breakthrough Infections Up in Persons With HIV

Risk for breakthrough infections increased in association with younger age, history of COVID-19, not receiving additional vaccine dose


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

ASCO: Ancestry-Specific Genetic Risk Examined for TNBC

Magnitudes of gene-specific risks for triple-negative breast cancer similar across racial/ethnic groups


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Consuming Coffee May Lower Risk for Acute Kidney Injury

Higher daily consumption tied to lower risk for new acute kidney injury diagnosis


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Bidirectional Risk Seen for Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Depression

Increased risk also seen among unaffected siblings of patients with either depression or IBD


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

ASCO: Black Patients With Metastatic Breast Cancer Willing to Consider Clinical Trials

40 percent of respondents reported that care team had not discussed trials; concerns about side effects, effectiveness limit participation


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

ASCO: Disparities Seen in Telehealth Use for Cancer Care During Pandemic

Disparities according to race, geographic location, socioeconomic status seen for telehealth use among patients initiating cancer treatment


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

ASCO: Desmoplastic Melanoma Responds to Neoadjuvant Pembrolizumab

Fifty-six percent of patients had pathologic complete response after neoadjuvant treatment with pembrolizumab


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Vaccination Status Affects Patient Willingness to Have Surgery During Pandemic

In hypothetical scenarios for a viral pandemic, willingness for surgery was higher with both patients and hospital staff vaccinated


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

ASCO: ACA Medicaid Expansion Has Increased Access to Cancer Trials

Proportion of SWOG trial participants who had Medicaid insurance increased by 20 percent per year after ACA Medicaid expansion


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

ASCO: Parental Cancer Tied to Risk for Unmet Social Needs in Children

Unmet social needs include family-level food insecurity, financial worry about housing costs and other monthly bills, and transportation challenges


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

2016 to 2019 Saw Drop in Patients Receiving Opioids, Benzodiazepines

Relative change from 2016 to 2019 varied from −52.0 percent in Mississippi to −6.9 percent in New Hampshire


Monday, June 6, 2022

Short-Term Improvement in Chronic Pain for Oral Cannabinoids

Moderate improvement in pain severity and response for products with high THC-to-CBD ratios, but side effects are seen


Monday, June 6, 2022

Abbott Baby Formula Plant Tied to Shortage Reopens

Production of EleCare specialty formulas for infants with severe food allergies and digestive problems will be given top priority


Monday, June 6, 2022

ASCO: ctDNA Analysis Guides Treatment of Stage II Colon Cancer

ctDNA-guided approach to determining the need for adjuvant therapy noninferior to standard management for recurrence-free survival


Monday, June 6, 2022

ADA: Tirzepatide Improves Kidney Outcomes in T2DM With Increased CV Risk

Fewer renal complications seen with tirzepatide versus insulin glargine in adults with T2D and increased cardiovascular risk


Monday, June 6, 2022

Bridge Therapy Between Induction, ASCT May Slow Neuroblastoma

Three-year event-free survival significantly improved for patients with end-induction stable metastatic disease receiving bridge therapy


Monday, June 6, 2022

ASCO: Increase in Cancer-Related Death Seen During Pandemic

Cancer-related monthly mortality rate higher in April 2020 when health care capacity was most challenged


Monday, June 6, 2022

AE Risk Examined for Abiraterone, Enzalutamide in Prostate Cancer

Risk for metabolic or cardiovascular adverse events increased for men receiving abiraterone or enzalutamide for advanced disease


Monday, June 6, 2022

Radiation Segmentectomy Efficacious for Unresectable Liver Cancer

All patients had initial objective response and 90 percent had sustained complete response; few patients had high-grade adverse events


Monday, June 6, 2022

Metformin Does Not Improve Survival in High-Risk Breast Cancer

Incidence rate of invasive disease-free survival events and incidence rates for death did not differ with addition of metformin, placebo


Monday, June 6, 2022

Breast, Cervical Cancer Screening Decreased From 2018 to 2020

Prevalence of CRC screening remained stable with increase in stool testing offsetting decrease in colonoscopy


Friday, June 3, 2022

Feds Warn of Bedrails That Can Entrap; Three Deaths Reported

Warning applies to 10 models of bedrails made and sold by Mobility Transfer Systems


Friday, June 3, 2022

ASCO: Add-On Ibrutinib Slows Mantle-Cell Lymphoma in Older Adults

Addition of ibrutinib to chemoimmunotherapy prolongs progression-free survival in older patients with untreated mantle-cell lymphoma


Friday, June 3, 2022

Adverse Event Rate After THA Similar for Female, Male Surgeons

No association seen between sex of surgeon and adverse event rate for patients following primary total hip arthroplasty


Friday, June 3, 2022

ASRAPM: Adjust Use of Contrast for Pain Procedures During Shortage

Consider the use of an alternative form of visualization, such as ultrasound, when feasible


Friday, June 3, 2022

Deep-Radiomics Models Can Diagnose Osteoporosis

Deep-radiomics models can use hip radiographs to diagnose osteoporosis


Friday, June 3, 2022

Eating Red Meat May Up Colorectal Cancer Risk in Black Women

Intake of unprocessed red meat associated with 33 percent increased risk for colorectal cancer per 100 g/day in Black women


Friday, June 3, 2022

Migraine History Tied to Higher Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Risk driven by hypertensive disorders of pregnancy and preterm births


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Amid Shortage, More Infant Formula to Arrive in U.S. Next Week

Under the Operation Fly Formula program, 2 million cans of Kendamil infant formula are to begin arriving on June 9


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Woman Receives 3-D Printed Ear Transplant Made of Human Cells

Achievement being hailed as a major advance in the field of tissue engineering


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Specific Dietary Components in RMDs Moderately Beneficial

Moderate evidence of small effect on disease progression seen for vitamin D, chondroitin, glucosamine for osteoarthritis


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Updates Issued for Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes

Updates include effects in T2D patients of finerenone on CV outcomes in those with CKD; of SGLT2 inhibitors on heart failure, renal outcomes


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Outcomes Seem No Worse With Stereotactic RT for Brain Mets in SCLC

Survival outcomes for SCLC patients with brain metastases appear to be equitable with stereotactic radiosurgery, whole brain radiotherapy


Thursday, June 2, 2022

Digestive Disease Week, May 21-24

Digestive Disease Week 2022


Thursday, June 2, 2022


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