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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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

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

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

Vaccination Cuts Risk of Severe COVID-19 in Patients on Dialysis

Reduction in risk of admission and deaths with prior two-dose vaccination versus no vaccination


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Improvements in Self Esteem, QoL After Teen Gynecomastia Surgery

Despite relatively high rate of complications, patients report improvements in self-esteem and in seven health-related quality-of-life domains


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Lower Risk of COVID-19 in Infants With Vaccination During Pregnancy

Infants of vaccinated mothers had reduced risk of a positive test; risk was lower during delta versus omicron period


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Longer Duration of Breastfeeding Tied to Lower Childhood Asthma Risk

Nonexclusive breastfeeding does not provide same level of protection as exclusive breastfeeding


Wednesday, June 1, 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

Psoriasis Tied to Higher Risk for Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Authors say this association may be relevant to psoriasis management with some antipsoriatic agents


Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Multisystem Abnormalities Persist After COVID-19 Hospitalization

Persisting evidence of cardio-renal involvement, hemostasis pathway activation reported at 28 to 60 days after discharge


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Global Incidence of Neonatal Preterm Birth Decreasing Overall

However, mean increase of 0.25 percent found in incidence rate of neonatal preterm birth in high sociodemographic index regions


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Replication-Deficient JYNNEOS Recommended for Orthopoxvirus

Vaccination with primary series and booster recommended for individuals with occupational exposure to orthopoxvirus


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Sleep Practices Often Less Safe After Infant Nighttime Waking

39 percent of parents report a second-sleep practice after infant nighttime waking, with high proportion of changes to less-safe practices


Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Unsweetened, Sugar-Sweetened Coffee Intake Linked to Mortality

Moderate consumption of unsweetened coffee and sugar-sweetened coffee linked to reduced risk for all-cause mortality


Tuesday, May 31, 2022


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