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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hispanic, Black Physicians Underrepresented in the United States

With sustained doubling of Hispanic and Black medical students, it would take 92 and 66 years to correct deficit of physicians

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SGLT2 Inhibitor Use Not Tied to Increased Fracture Risk in CKD

Compared with DPP-4 inhibitor use, SGLT2 inhibitor use not associated with higher risk for fractures, regardless of eGFR

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

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