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Once-Weekly Insulin Icodec Promising for Type 2 Diabetes
In phase 2 study, glucose-lowering efficacy, safety profile similar to once-daily insulin glargine U100
Friday, September 25, 2020

Wood Ear Mushrooms Linked to Salmonella Outbreak
Mushrooms were distributed in six packs of 5-lb bags to restaurants in more than 30 states, Canada
Friday, September 25, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 25, 2020

U.S. Non-English Speakers Less Likely to Have SARS-CoV-2 Test
Seattle study shows non-English speakers less likely to complete testing but more likely to test positive
Friday, September 25, 2020

Performance of Commercial SARS-CoV-2 Ab Tests Varies
Performance highly dependent on time of sampling in head-to-head comparisons
Friday, September 25, 2020

One-Fifth of Those With SARS-CoV-2 Infection Asymptomatic
No significant differences seen in mean cycle threshold values for asymptomatic, symptomatic patients
Friday, September 25, 2020

ACIP Provides Recommendations on Meningococcal Vaccination
Vaccination with MenACWY recommended for adolescents aged 11 to 12 years with booster at 16 years
Friday, September 25, 2020

Median Age of COVID-19 Cases Declined in May to August in U.S.
In Southern U.S., increases in positive PCR tests in adults age 20 to 39 preceded those in adults ≥60
Friday, September 25, 2020

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Higher Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
RA linked to increased risk for developing diabetes; association remained in sensitivity analysis
Friday, September 25, 2020

Diagnoses of Common Conditions Declined in March to May 2020
Common mental health diagnoses reduced 50 percent; similar drops seen in circulatory system diseases, T2DM
Friday, September 25, 2020

Public Awareness Low for Invasive Fungal Diseases
Awareness varies from 4.1 percent for blastomycosis to 24.6 percent for candidiasis
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Children's Routine Care Plummets During Pandemic
Immunizations increased since May, but huge jump needed to make up for missed vaccinations since the spring
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Chinese Company Says Its COVID-19 Vaccine Should Be Available in U.S. in Early 2021
If it passes final round of human tests, SinoVac will apply to the FDA to sell CoronaVac vaccine
Thursday, September 24, 2020

United First U.S. Airline to Offer COVID-19 Testing for Passengers
Rapid test at airport provides results in about 20 minutes and will cost $250
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Heavy Sugar-Sweetened Drink Intake Decreasing Overall in U.S.
Heavy SSB intake up for adults ≥60 years; no change seen for those age 40 to 59 years, non-Mexican Hispanics
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Acute Kidney Injury Ups Risk for Death in COVID-19 Patients
Findings based on large study of hospitalized patients in New York City early in the pandemic
Thursday, September 24, 2020

Measures of Central Adiposity Linked to All-Cause Mortality
Waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, waist-to-height ratio linked to increased all-cause mortality
Thursday, September 24, 2020

FDA Requiring Labeling Changes to Benzodiazepine Prescribing Information
Update to Boxed Warning must include risks for abuse, misuse, addiction, physical dependence, withdrawal reaction
Thursday, September 24, 2020

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Begins Final Stage of Clinical Trials
Phase 3 trials will include 60,000 people and be the largest for a COVID-19 vaccine in the United States
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

U.S. COVID-19 Death Toll Hits 200,000 as Cases Climb in 22 States
IHME says COVID-19 is second-leading cause of death in the United States, after heart disease
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

As Flu Season Approaches, Clinicians Brace for Potential 'Twindemic'
Reluctance, fear to leave home may impact the amount of people willing to receive the flu vaccine this year, expert tells HD Live!
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Most People With SARS-CoV-2 Do Not Remain Asymptomatic
Secondary attack rate lower for contacts of people with asymptomatic versus symptomatic infection
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Negative Pressure Does Not Cut C-Section Infection Risk in Obese
Findings do not support routine use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy in obese women
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Fewer Women Aware of Heart Disease as Leading Cause of Death
Among U.S. women, decrease in awareness seen for all races/ethnicities, all ages except ≥65 years
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 Mortality Mainly Linked to Older Age, Comorbidity
Among U.S. veterans, obesity, Black race, Hispanic ethnicity, COPD, HTN not tied to COVID-19 mortality
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

>2.2 Million Women Live in Maternity Care Desert Status Areas
In addition, 4.8 million women of childbearing age live in counties with limited access to maternity care
Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Rates of COVID-19 Infection Higher in Blacks, Hispanics
Disparity not explained by underlying medical conditions or where they live or receive care
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Individuals With Diabetes Have Increased Risk for Falls
Risk for falls higher in adjusted analysis for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Many School Employees at Increased Risk for Severe COVID-19
Between 33.9 and 44.2 million of all adults with risk factors for severe COVID-19 have links to schools
Monday, September 21, 2020

Stress, Depressive Symptoms Up With Increasing COVID-19 Deaths
Exposure to COVID-19-related media, conflicting COVID-19 information in media linked to symptoms
Monday, September 21, 2020

COVID-19 Death Toll Nears 200,000 in the United States
Conceivable that death toll could reach 300,000 if Americans start to relax social distancing measures
Monday, September 21, 2020

AstraZeneca Releases COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Plans
Serious neurological illnesses have led the company to halt its trials twice
Monday, September 21, 2020

CDC Removes New COVID-19 Guidelines Just Days After Posting Them
Updated guidelines were posted Friday but removed Monday because they were posted in error
Monday, September 21, 2020

Peanut-, Tree Nut-Induced Anaphylaxis Up on Halloween, Easter
Increases in risk for anaphylaxis induced by unknown nuts, peanuts among Canadian children
Monday, September 21, 2020

Hostility Predicts Mortality in Acute Coronary Syndrome
More than half of patients scored as hostile; hostility predicts all-cause mortality but not ACS recurrence
Monday, September 21, 2020

Black Women Receive Less Timely Breast Cancer Treatment
Trend persists regardless of socioeconomic status
Monday, September 21, 2020

Individuals With Autism at Risk for Other Health Conditions
Risk higher compared with the general population even after controlling for smoking, alcohol use, BMI
Monday, September 21, 2020

Warning Issued on Potentially Deadly Mosquito-Borne Virus in Michigan
Suspected case of EEE in a resident of Barry County was announced earlier this week by state officials
Friday, September 18, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 18, 2020

CDC: Adult Obesity Increasing, Tied to Worse COVID-19 Outcomes
Racial and ethnic disparities in obesity reported, with highest prevalence for non-Hispanic Blacks and Hispanics
Friday, September 18, 2020

Drug May Reduce Need for Ventilators in COVID-19 Patients
85 percent of study population was Hispanic, Black, Native American, other ethnic or racial minorities
Friday, September 18, 2020

Details Emerge on Unexplained Illness in AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial
Healthy 37-year-old woman 'experienced confirmed transverse myelitis' after receiving second dose of vaccine
Friday, September 18, 2020

Older Adults Experiencing More Loneliness During Pandemic
However, many do report using technology to connect with friends and family
Friday, September 18, 2020

Black Newborn Mortality Lower With Care From Black Doctors
However, racial concordance between mother and physician not tied to lower maternal mortality
Friday, September 18, 2020

Coffee, Tea, Soda Tied to Higher Risk for Gastroesophageal Reflux
Consuming water, juice, milk not linked to increased risk for gastroesophageal reflux symptoms
Friday, September 18, 2020

Lower Proportion of Inpatients With COVID-19 Wear Glasses
Proportion of those wearing glasses daily for extended periods lower than for general population
Friday, September 18, 2020

More Than Half of Pregnant Women With COVID-19 Asymptomatic
Prepregnancy obesity, gestational diabetes higher for pregnant women with COVID-19-linked illness
Friday, September 18, 2020

Elderly Social Isolation, Loneliness in COVID-19 May Lead to Cognitive Decline
Expert tells HD Live! that socialization of seniors in COVID-19 needs to be tailored to individual needs
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Flu Activity Low in Southern Hemisphere in June to August 2020
Little flu circulation anticipated in Northern Hemisphere flu season with community mitigation measures
Thursday, September 17, 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Would Begin Within 24 Hours After Approval
U.S. officials also said it is not clear when a vaccine might be available
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Moderna May Know by November Whether COVID-19 Vaccine Is Effective
Company could have enough late-stage trial data by October to evaluate its efficacy
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Novel Risk, Protective Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Identified
Mendelian randomization study identifies insomnia as possible risk factor for type 2 diabetes
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Survey: About Seven in 10 Adults Interested in COVID-19 Vaccine
Willingness to receive the vaccine lower among Black respondents
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Substance Use Disorder Linked to Increased Risk for COVID-19
Increased risk especially strong for those with opioid use disorder, tobacco use disorder
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Cancer Incidence Up for Adolescents and Young Adults
2007 to 2016 saw increase in overall cancer incidence in all age groups, mainly driven by thyroid cancer
Thursday, September 17, 2020

Vaccine Campaign Would Take Six to Nine Months to Curb COVID-19
First to be vaccinated would be those with health conditions that make them vulnerable to severe illness, death
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Characteristics ID'd for Under 21s With SARS-CoV-2-Linked Deaths
Teens and young adults, those with underlying medical conditions overrepresented among decedents
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

New Drug Shows Promise in Preventing Severe COVID-19
Drug is monoclonal antibody, a man-made copy of antibody produced by a recovered COVID-19 patient
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Many Doctors Misinformed About Nicotine's Risks
Less than one-third of doctors correctly agree that nicotine directly contributed to birth defects
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Better Cardiovascular Health Linked to Lower Incident HTN
Each 1-point increase on the Life's Simple 7 score linked to 6 percent lower risk for incident HTN
Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Poll: Most Americans Do Not Trust Trump's COVID-19 Vaccine Comments
More than half of adults say they do not trust the president's vaccine comments
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Canada Reports No New COVID-19 Deaths for First Time in Six Months
As of Saturday, there had been 137,676 COVID-19 cases and 9,214 deaths from the illness in Canada
Monday, September 14, 2020

AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial Restarts
Trial was halted after a suspected adverse reaction in a patient
Monday, September 14, 2020

Effectiveness of Inhaled COVID-19 Vaccines to Be Studied
Trial will test responses of 30 adults when they inhale vaccine droplets in their mouths
Monday, September 14, 2020

Workplace Sexual Harassment Tied to Suicide Risk
Association accounted for sociodemographic and work characteristics plus baseline health
Monday, September 14, 2020

24.4 Percent of U.K. Health Care Workers Positive for SARS-CoV-2
Seroprevalence varies for health care workers in different departments; rate lower for ICU staff
Monday, September 14, 2020

Vaccine Confidence Recently Increased in Some of Europe
Confidence in importance, safety, effectiveness of vaccines down in Afghanistan, other countries
Monday, September 14, 2020

BP Control Down in the United States From 2013-2014 to 2017-2018
BP control, awareness, treatment down in adults aged 40 to 59 years from 2009-2012 to 2015-2018
Monday, September 14, 2020

Florida Teen Dies From Brain-Eating Amoeba
Naegleria fowleri can get into the brain when contaminated water enters the nose
Friday, September 11, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 11, 2020

Weight Stigma May Predict Binge Eating During the Pandemic
Young adults with previous weight stigma at greater risk for maladaptive eating, regardless of weight
Friday, September 11, 2020

COVID-19 Suspected for Surge in Medical Visits at End of 2019
Excess seen for visits with cough in outpatient clinics, ED; hospitalizations with acute respiratory failure
Friday, September 11, 2020

Enhanced Recovery Approach Aids Cesarean Birth Outcomes
Benefits of enhanced recovery after surgery program include decreases in opioid use, length of stay, and costs
Friday, September 11, 2020

Increases in Suicide Rates in Young Adults From 2000 to 2018
Suicide rates for those aged 10 to 24 statistically stable from 2000 to 2007 then increased to 2018
Friday, September 11, 2020

Psychological Response to COVID-19 Affects Pregnancy Stress
Pregnant women most commonly report psychological responses of fear and depression
Friday, September 11, 2020

Pneumothorax Reported as Complication of COVID-19
Higher incidence seen among men; survival at 28 days lower for those 70 years of age or older
Friday, September 11, 2020

Some Doctors Not Following Guidelines for Diagnosing HTN
Most providers rely on clinic BP measurements; almost all use clinic BP threshold of 140/90 mm Hg
Friday, September 11, 2020

NAMS Updates Guidance for Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause
GSM is underdiagnosed and undertreated, but symptoms can be managed effectively in most cases
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Widespread Avoidance of Medical Care Found Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Prevalence of care avoidance higher for caregivers, those with underlying conditions, disabilities
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Middle, High School Students Mainly Use Flavored E-Cigarettes
Proportion of disposable product e-cigarette sales increased during September 2019 to August 2020
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Poverty-Stricken Adults More Likely to be Calcium-, Vitamin D-Deficient
Data suggest that nutrient deficiencies affect osteoporosis risk more for poverty-stricken men versus women
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Considerable Adverse Outcomes Reported for Young Adults With COVID-19
Young adults hospitalized with COVID-19 have substantial rate of adverse outcomes; 2.7 percent died
Thursday, September 10, 2020

E-Cigarette Use Increased Significantly From 2017 to 2018
From 2016 to 2018, there was also an increase in daily use, sole e-cigarette use
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Nosocomial COVID-19 Rare During Height of Pandemic
Among patients not hospitalized for COVID-19, 0.1 percent tested positive within 14 days of discharge
Thursday, September 10, 2020

Pandemic Threatens Gains in Reducing Preventable Childhood Deaths
Many countries experiencing disruptions in childhood checkups, vaccinations, malnutrition programs
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New COVID-19 Test Provides Results in 15 Minutes
Test correctly diagnoses infection 90 percent of the time and a negative result 100 percent of the time
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Clinical Trial of AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Paused After Illness
Company investigating whether the illness may be a side effect of the vaccine
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

More Than Half a Million U.S. Children Already Infected With COVID-19
There were 70,630 new child cases reported between Aug. 20 and Sept. 3
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Median of 36 Days Found From COVID-19 Symptom Onset to Viral Clearance
Slight increase in time from symptom onset to viral clearance seen with increasing age, disease severity
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Child Hospital, ICU Admission Rates Similar for COVID-19, Flu
But more clinical symptoms reported at the time of diagnosis for children with COVID-19 versus flu
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Increase Seen in Hydroxychloroquine Rx by Nonroutine Specialists
New Rx increased 80-fold among specialists who do not typically prescribe these medications
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Screening Elders for Hearing Loss
Evidence insufficient for assessing benefits and harms of screening in older adults without symptoms
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Respiratory, Lung Cancer Death Up Even With Low-Intensity Smoking
Risks for respiratory and lung cancer mortality increased for those smoking <10 cigarettes per day
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Drug Companies Say Ethical, Scientific Standards Will Be Followed in Making COVID-19 Vaccines
The pledge issued Tuesday is meant to increase public confidence in any approved vaccines
Wednesday, September 9, 2020

ATV Accidents in Children Most Often Result in Head, Neck Injuries
Study reveals need for improvement in preventative safety recommendations and restrictions
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Guidelines Updated for Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia
Updated content covers six topic areas, including new areas of anemia, pediatrics, pregnancy and delivery
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

States Should Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine by Nov. 1
U.S. Surgeon General said a COVID-19 vaccine is possible, but not probable, by Nov. 1
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

As Tough COVID-19 Summer Ends, Experts Warn of Tougher Fall, Winter
A cold-weather surge of COVID-19 cases could trigger a much-feared 'second wave' of infections and deaths
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Almost 1 in 100 May Die From Firearms, Overdose, or Motor Vehicle Accident
Variance in lifetime risk seen across demographic subpopulations and states
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Prolonged Viral Shedding Seen in Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2
Median duration of viral shedding 19.5 days; median of 18 days found from RT-PCR positivity to seropositivity
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Four Studies Indicate Benefits of Steroids for COVID-19
Three randomized trials and a meta-analysis show benefits for critically ill patients, severe COVID-19
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

AKI Common in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19
AKI occurred in 46 percent of hospitalized patients, linked to increased risk for in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Friday, September 4, 2020

Chief of U.S. Vaccine Initiative Says October Timeline 'Extremely Unlikely'
Slaoui says there is 'no intent' to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine before clinical trials are completed
Friday, September 4, 2020

Likely Deficient Vitamin D Status Linked to COVID-19 Risk
Risk for testing positive for COVID-19 increased for likely deficient versus likely sufficient vitamin D groups
Friday, September 4, 2020

COVID-19 During Pregnancy May Pose Risks for Mother, Baby
Though less likely to report symptoms, pregnant women more likely to need intensive care, ventilation
Friday, September 4, 2020

CDC Refutes Social Media Rumors That COVID-19 Death Data Is Inaccurate
Conspiracy theories claim only a small percentage of people said to have died from COVID-19 actually died from the disease
Thursday, September 3, 2020

In-Person Visits to Resume at U.S. Prisons in October
To date, 12,610 federal inmates have tested positive for COVID-19
Thursday, September 3, 2020

John Wagner No Longer Heading FDA Office of External Affairs
Departure comes after mishandling of an announcement about experimental therapy for COVID-19
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Fauci Warns Colleges Not to Send Students With COVID-19 Home
Universities continue to be hit with alarming infection rates, and many have already switched to online learning
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Early Body Mass Index Tied to Cardiometabolic Risk at Age 11 to 12
Obese children also have higher outcome pulse wave velocity, carotid intima-media thickness
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Higher Prevalence of Asthma Not Seen Among COVID-19 Patients
Prevalence of asthma in hospitalized COVID-19 patients similar to population prevalence of asthma
Thursday, September 3, 2020

Poll: Americans Now More Likely to Get COVID-19 Vaccine
However, only 27 percent said they would get a vaccine within the first three months of it being available
Thursday, September 3, 2020

U.S. Will Not Join International COVID-19 Vaccine Effort
White House says it does not want to be constrained by multinational groups such as the WHO
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

CDC Alerts Nation to Prepare for COVID-19 Vaccine by Early November
CDC has notified officials across all 50 states that limited vaccine doses might be available by late October
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Pandemic Changed Asthma Care Delivery for Children
Simultaneously, admissions and systemic steroid prescriptions also declined
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

VA/DoD Issue Guideline for Diagnosis, Management of HTN
Measurement of BP; target treatment goals; nonpharmacologic, pharmacologic therapy discussed
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Emergency Visits for E-Scooter Injuries Up From 2014 to 2019
Injuries nearly doubled, with head injuries most common
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Higher Vitamin D Levels Linked to Lower Risk for Type 2 Diabetes
Relationship modified by overall sleep patterns, especially with daytime sleepiness
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Symptoms of Depression More Prevalent During COVID-19
Lower income, less than $5,000 in savings, exposure to more stressors linked to higher risk for symptoms
Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Flexible School Meals Program Extended by USDA
Program will be extended at least through the fall to keep millions of children fed amid the COVID-19 pandemic
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

California Chicken Plant Closes After 8 Employees Die From COVID-19
Along with deep cleaning of the plant, all 1,400 people at the facility will be tested for COVID-19
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

More Than 20 Percent of Children With COVID-19 Are Asymptomatic
SARS-CoV-2 viral RNA detected for a mean of 14.1 days among children who are asymptomatic
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

In-Hospital Heart Failure Deaths Down With Routine Vaccinations
Patients with heart failure receiving flu, pneumonia vaccinations have lower in-hospital mortality
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Maternal H1N1 Flu Vaccination Not Linked to Autism in Offspring
Prenatal exposure not associated with diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, autistic disorder
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

ADA Updates Guideline for Pharmacotherapy of T2DM
Metformin preferred as initial agent; early combined therapy can extend time to treatment failure
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Digital Cognitive Therapy Aids College Women With Eating Disorders
Coached, digital intervention effective for reducing psychopathology, depression, clinical impairment
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies for 6 Percent of Frontline Health Care Personnel
Seroprevalence lower for HCP who reported always wearing a face covering while caring for patients
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

FDA Could Green-Light COVID-19 Vaccines Before Clinical Trials Completed
Data, not politics, would guide any FDA decision on vaccines, according to agency commissioner
Monday, August 31, 2020

Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Rates Up Among Young Women in the U.S.
More women ages 18 to 30 are testing positive for Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae
Monday, August 31, 2020

Pandemic May Have Delayed Type 1 Diabetes Diagnoses
Severity of presentation with diabetic ketoacidosis higher in 2020 versus 2019
Monday, August 31, 2020

Long-Term Follow-Up Reported for BP Telemonitoring Program
Over five years, reduced cardiovascular disease events led to cost savings of $1,900 per patient
Monday, August 31, 2020

Community-Level Factors Explain Some Racial Disparities in COVID-19
Link between Latino population, higher COVID-19 rates attenuated after adjustment for these factors
Monday, August 31, 2020


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