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Tests Find Salmonella in Third of Store-Bought Ground Chicken

All of the Salmonella found was resistant to at least one antibiotic and 78 percent resistant to several drugs

Friday, July 1, 2022

Many Very Ill After Eating Daily Harvest Lentil Crumbles

The FDA is investigating in conjunction with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Friday, July 1, 2022

Health-Sector Shift Work Linked to Increased Odds of Metabolic Syndrome

Risk of developing metabolic syndrome increased for shift workers in 10 of 12 studies included in review and meta-analysis

Friday, July 1, 2022

Children <12 Need Not Repeat HIV, Hep B/C Tests Before Transplant Surgery

Candidates aged <12 years at the time of transplantation are exempt from testing if they received postnatal infectious disease testing

Friday, July 1, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Mortality rate increased more than threefold between 1999 and 2019

Thursday, June 23, 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

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

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

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

Benefit of Intraoperative Urinary Catheter Questioned in Hernia Repair

No reduction seen in the risk for postoperative urinary retention

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

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