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Injuries From Fireworks on the Rise in the United States

Fireworks-related injuries and deaths in the U.S. have climbed by about 25 percent over the past 15 years


Friday, July 1, 2022

New York City First to Offer Paxlovid at COVID-19 Testing Sites

'Test-to-Treat' program is part of federal and city efforts to catch and treat infections early and be ready for new waves of the pandemic


Friday, July 1, 2022

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

Vaccination Protects Overweight, Obese Against Severe COVID-19

Protection against severe COVID-19 similar for those with overweight, obesity versus healthy weight; lower protection seen for underweight


Friday, July 1, 2022

Twelve-Week Treatment Regimen Reduces Facial Redness

Skin seemed less inflamed, improvement seen in overall skin appearance, and skin looked and felt healthier


Friday, July 1, 2022

Patients With Migraine Have Balance Impairment

Migraineurs present with lower Sensory Organization Test scores; SOT scores linked to fear of falls, dizziness disability, kinesiophobia


Friday, July 1, 2022

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

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

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

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

PrEP Stigma High Among U.S. Male Couples

Additionally, men underestimate effectiveness of PrEP


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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