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Occupational Use of Disinfectants May Up Risk for Developing COPD
Findings seen in longitudinal study of U.S. female nurses who cleaned surfaces, medical instruments
Friday, October 18, 2019

Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand
Increasing availability of treatments will help public health officials stop increases in STIs, authors say
Friday, October 18, 2019

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos
This is the first time Johnson & Johnson has pulled its baby powder from the market
Friday, October 18, 2019

Use of E-Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers
Researchers estimate 50,000+ smokers in U.K. used e-cigs as part of successful quit attempt in 2017
Friday, October 18, 2019

Most Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Now Occur at Home
In 2017, 27.3 percent of CVD deaths occurred in the hospital, while 30.9 percent occurred at home
Friday, October 18, 2019

Juul Stopping Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes
Flavors dropped by Juul include mango, creme, fruit, and cucumber, which account for 10 percent of its sales
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24
Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017, while homicide rates increased from 2014 to 2017
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Depression, Anxiety, Stress Impact Adherence to Cardiac Rehab
Patients with moderate depression, anxiety, stress symptoms more likely to drop out of rehab
Thursday, October 17, 2019

Opioid Crisis Cost United States $631 Billion Over Four Years
Cost of opioid epidemic this year likely to be between $171 billion and $214 billion
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks
Association persisted after adjustment for demographic, clinical, and behavioral factors
Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry
Annals of Internal Medicine study claims the health threat from red, processed meat is overstated
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth
Risk for head, neck melanoma higher for male sex, older age, non-Hispanic white ethnicity
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates
Risk greatest for lower-income patients hospitalized in nonprofit, academic, or large hospitals
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Patients With T2DM Who Have Flu More Likely to Be Hospitalized
Mortality risk for flu-related hospitalizations lower for those with versus without type 2 diabetes
Friday, October 11, 2019

Caution Urged When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issues guidance to help doctors taper patients safely
Friday, October 11, 2019

Ibrutinib Therapy Linked to New, Worsened Hypertension
Ibrutinib-related hypertension associated with increased risk for major adverse cardiovascular events
Friday, October 11, 2019

CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating in Southern Hemisphere
Influenza A(H3) predominating in many regions in Southern Hemisphere; influenza activity low in U.S.
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Close to 1,300 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Now Identified
And, 26 vaping-related deaths across 21 states have now been reported
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip
Anaphylactic, anaphylactoid reactions linked to PICC insertion using Sherlock tip locating system
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Racial, Ethnic Minorities Want to See Doctor Who Shares Their Culture
Minorities more likely to report difficulty seeing a culturally similar health care provider
Thursday, October 10, 2019

Infectious Diseases Society of America, Oct. 2-6

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
Current rules make it difficult for hospitals and doctors to work together, officials say
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Foreign-Born Women in U.S. Less Likely to Have Mammograms
Findings remain even after adjusting for common sociodemographic factors
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Maintaining Weight Loss Cuts Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM
Allowing weight regain as part of maintenance reduces cardiometabolic benefit for many risk factors
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Out-of-Office BP Readings More Predictive in Black Adults
Home-based blood pressure readings better predicted hypertensive heart disease than physician-office readings
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Acute Respiratory Viral Illness Surveillance Possible in Long-Term Care
Data revealed many health care personnel who reported an illness said they worked when sick
Wednesday, October 9, 2019

California Pharmacists Can Dispense HIV Prevention Meds Without Rx
Medications include both preexposure prophylaxis and postexposure prophylaxis
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Walgreens and Kroger Halt E-Cigarette Sales
Decision due to the 'increasingly complex regulatory environment associated with these products'
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

2017 to 2018 Saw Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis
Higher rates of chlamydia seen among teens, young adults; men who have sex with men driving syphilis up
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Total annual costs of waste vary from $760 to $935 billion; estimated savings range from $191 to $282 billion
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Testosterone, Estradiol Levels May Play Role in Sex Differences in Asthma
Effect of sex hormones modified by obesity in adults with asthma
Tuesday, October 8, 2019

OTC Meds Often Used in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts in Youth
ADHD meds commonly used by those aged 10 to 15 years, while sedative/hypnotics used more by older youth
Monday, October 7, 2019

Bill Aims to Limit Nicotine in E-Cigarette Products
Bill would restrict nicotine content to a maximum of 20 mg/mL
Monday, October 7, 2019

Treatment of Male Breast Cancer Has Evolved From 2004 to 2014
Significant increases seen in total mastectomy, radiotherapy after breast conservation, endocrine tx
Monday, October 7, 2019

Increasing Intake of Any Sugary Drink Ups Diabetes Risk
Substituting one sugary drink daily with one water, coffee, or tea lowers risk
Monday, October 7, 2019

Indoor Tanning May Up Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Dose-response association found between indoor tanning and SCC risk among women
Monday, October 7, 2019

Guideline for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Updated
Recommendations relate to diagnosis, management; recommend against routine use of Gram stain, culture
Monday, October 7, 2019

Food Insecurity Linked to Chronic Disease in Young Adults
Second study shows food insecurity linked to mental health problems, poorer sleep outcomes
Friday, October 4, 2019

Fairly Modest Weight Loss Tied to Diabetes Remission
Authors say more should be done to support weight loss early in the disease trajectory
Friday, October 4, 2019

Survey: Many U.S. Adults Not Planning to Get Flu Vaccine
Vaccine knowledge and anticipated rates of vaccination even lower for pneumococcal disease
Friday, October 4, 2019

United States Will Keep Measles Elimination Status
Elimination status can be removed by the WHO when measles has been spreading continuously for a year
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Cases of Serious Vaping-Linked Lung Injury Now Top 1,000
New England Journal of Medicine article presents lung histopathology findings from recent cases
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Ligelizumab Safely, Effectively Treats Hives
Doses of 72 mg or 240 mg tied to complete control of symptoms after 12-week trial
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Risk Calculator Can Help Predict Postmenopausal Morbidity
The online tool assesses risks for heart disease, stroke, falls, cancer for postmenopausal women
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Bans on Flavored Electronic Cigarettes Continue
Los Angeles also banning flavored tobacco products, chewing tobacco, and menthol cigarettes
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics
First-line antibiotics prescribed at 50 percent of outpatient visits for pharyngitis, sinusitis, otitis media
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Gradual ACS Symptom Onset Linked to Delay in Presentation for Acute Care
More than half of men with abrupt onset of symptoms, STEMI reported symptoms triggered by exertion
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Monitoring HTN Med Adherence Does Not Improve BP Control
Text messaging and remote monitoring can aid adherence but not blood pressure control
Wednesday, October 2, 2019

USPSTF Finds Evidence Lacking to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth
Evidence insufficient to recommend primary care interventions to prevent, cut drug use in youth
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Juul Halts Funding for San Francisco Vaping Ballot Initiative
News comes as Nebraska sees first vaping-related death; U.S. total now 15
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

FDA: Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacking Targets
Cyberattackers could take control of a medical device and cause it not to work properly or at all
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Food Insecurity Prevalent Among Medicare Enrollees
Odds of food insecurity up with reporting four or more chronic conditions, depression, anxiety
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Glycemic Control Worse Than Thought in Adults With T1DM
Rates of both acute and chronic complications significantly increase with increasing HbA1c
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Panel Votes Yes to Current Level of Red, Processed Meat Intake
Weak recommendations with low-certainty evidence based on five systematic reviews
Monday, September 30, 2019

Washington State Bans Sale of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes
Sale of all flavored e-cigarettes will stop for 120 days; ban can be extended after 120 days
Monday, September 30, 2019

CVS Halts Sales of OTC Zantac
Tests have found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity NDMA in some ranitidine products
Monday, September 30, 2019

Crude Incidence of Candidemia 8.7 Per 100,000 in 2012 to 2016
Incidence highest in older adults (≥65 years); higher for men than women, blacks versus nonblacks
Monday, September 30, 2019

CDC: THC May Be to Blame for Most Vaping-Related Illnesses
However, nicotine-containing vaping products without THC cannot be ruled out as potential cause of harm
Friday, September 27, 2019

Eight Touchpoints May Predict Opioid Overdoses
These factors identify more than half of opioid overdose decedents and may represent prevention opportunities
Friday, September 27, 2019

Recommendations Developed for Evaluating Chronic Diarrhea
AGA recommends fecal calprotectin, lactoferrin for screening for inflammatory bowel disease
Friday, September 27, 2019

ASCO: More Than One in Five Millennials Use E-Cigarettes
Most adults agree e-cigarettes cause cancer while more Millennials, Gen Z believe them to be harmless
Friday, September 27, 2019

Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Average annual premium increased to $7,188 for single coverage, $20,576 for family coverage
Thursday, September 26, 2019

More Than 800 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Reported in 46 States
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also reports 12 confirmed deaths in 10 states
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Oral Health Symptoms in Seniors Associated With Cognitive Decline
Findings seen in a large study of community-dwelling Chinese American older adults
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Primary Care Use Aids Patients With Diabetes and Coexisting Psych Disorders
More primary care for patients with mental health, substance use disorders may affect diabetes severity
Thursday, September 26, 2019

ACOG Updates Guidance on OTC Contraception Access
Over-the-counter hormonal contraception access recommended with no age restrictions
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Stops All Advertising, Replaces CEO
Vaping products maker also said it will not fight a proposed nationwide ban on flavored e-cigarettes
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

American Academy of Otolaryngology, Sept. 15-18

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Quality of Carbohydrates, Protein Has Improved in U.S. Diet
1999 to 2016 saw drop in percent of energy intake from low-quality carbs, increase from high-quality carbs
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.
Increase in disparities in child mortality due to increased mortality in blacks
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

ACA Provided Care to 1.9 Million People With Diabetes
Adjusted uninsured rates down 17 percent for people with undiagnosed diabetes after ACA
Wednesday, September 25, 2019

More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled
Some lots of losartan contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical N-methylnitrosobutyric acid
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Vaping-Related Death in Kansas Brings National Total to Nine
In all, 530 people have possible or confirmed lung injuries from the vaping-linked lung illness
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Nut Consumption Tied to Less Annual Weight Gain, Obesity
Findings seen for increased consumption of total nuts as well as walnuts, other tree nuts, peanuts
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Behavioral Treatment Helps Reduce Insomnia in Cancer Survivors
Insomnia Severity Index scores improved for many cancer survivors with single sleep education session
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Vasomotor Symptoms in Women Tied to Higher Risk for CVD Events
Frequent baseline VMS linked to higher risk for later CVD events; more visits also linked to CVD events
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data
Most hospital data breaches include demographic or financial information that could be used for identity theft
Monday, September 23, 2019

Exercise May Slow Brain Deterioration in Alzheimer Disease
Findings did not differ between aerobic exercise and stretching and toning
Monday, September 23, 2019

Higher Fat Mass May Up Risk for Major Adverse CV Events in T2DM
However, increasing lean body mass does not appear to have a protective effect
Monday, September 23, 2019

Emergency Departments Need to Up HIV Testing, Linkage to Care
Just under half of HIV-positive patients in South African emergency departments virally suppressed
Monday, September 23, 2019

11 Percent of Cancers Detected Via Emergency Department Visit
Patients with ED-mediated diagnoses more likely to be unmarried, Hispanic or black, in lowest income quartile
Friday, September 20, 2019


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