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Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018
Measles vaccination averted an estimated 23.2 million deaths during 2000 to 2018
Thursday, December 5, 2019

More Than 100 E. Coli Illnesses Now Linked to Romaine Lettuce
Twenty-three states have now reported cases, up from 19 last week; no deaths reported so far
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Reductions seen in imaging, on-site obstetric services, on-site primary care
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
In unadjusted analyses, adults not living in MSA more likely to have financial burden linked to care
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Bidirectional association seen between depressive symptoms and medical errors
Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Infancy Nurse Visit Program May Reduce Public Benefit Costs
Cognitive-related skills improved for 18-year-old first-born children of nurse-visited mothers
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

eBay Bans Infant Inclined Sleepers, Other Companies Urged to Do Same
Earlier this year, investigation revealed inclined sleepers linked to dozens of infant deaths
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Concussion May Up Risk for Suicide in High School Students
Self-reported sports-related concussion associated with risk factors for suicide completion
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Prediabetes Prevalent in U.S. Adolescents, Young Adults
Prevalence of prediabetes 18.0 and 24.0 percent among adolescents and young adults, respectively
Monday, December 2, 2019

Holding Intubated Infants in ICU Found to Be Safe, Beneficial
No increase found in adverse events with holding infants aged <6 months intubated for respiratory failure
Monday, December 2, 2019

Child Consumption of Sugary Drinks Down From 2003 to 2014
Decline seen across income levels, including SNAP participants
Monday, December 2, 2019

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs
Antimicrobial nonsusceptibility less prevalent in pediatric than adult health care-associated infections
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Household Environment Plays Role in MRSA Acquisition
Frequent handwashing may reduce likelihood of novel strain introduction into the household
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Exposure to Psychoactive Substances Up From 2000 to 2017
Exposure to most substances decreased, but significant increases seen in marijuana, nutmeg, and kratom
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Asthma Exacerbations May Worsen Pregnancy Outcomes
Risk elevated for complications, adverse perinatal outcomes, early childhood respiratory disorders
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Potentially Tainted Marijuana Sold in Colorado
To date, no reports of health problems associated with the affected marijuana have been received
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Life expectancy increased from 1959 to 2016 but began declining in 2014 among 25- to 64-year-olds
Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Most Toddlers Exceed Screen Time Guidelines
26.7 percent of children have an increasing screen time trajectory from age 1 to 3 years
Monday, November 25, 2019

Overall Rate of Pediatric Nonpowder Firearm Injuries Down
From 1990 to 2016, overall rate of these injuries declined, rate of eye injuries increased by one-third
Monday, November 25, 2019

Most Teens Worldwide Are Not Exercising Enough
Findings consistent worldwide, with boys regularly more physically active than girls
Friday, November 22, 2019

Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Physician-rated EHR usability independently linked to odds of burnout
Friday, November 22, 2019

Obesity Prevalence Decreased Modestly for Children in WIC
Significant decreases seen for children aged 2 to 4 years enrolled in WIC state, territory agencies
Friday, November 22, 2019

Massachusetts Passes Bill to Ban All Flavored Vaping Products
Bill would also put 75 percent excise tax on vaping products
Friday, November 22, 2019

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Thursday, November 21, 2019

Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
The average deductible for a middle-income family was 4.7 percent of income in 2018
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Inducing Labor at 41 Weeks May Cut Stillbirth Rates
Rates lower compared with a wait-and-see approach with induction at 42 weeks
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Poll: Parents Cite Barriers to Recognizing Depression in Adolescents
Parents report that one in four teens knows a peer with depression
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

CDC: 63.5 Percent of 3- to 5-Year-Olds Have Had Vision Tested
Hispanic children less likely to have had vision tested, as are children with public coverage, uninsured
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Most Infants, Toddlers Consuming Added Sugars
Findings could have implications for public health and long-term dietary habits
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Prenatal Antidepressant Use May Up Risk for Gestational Diabetes
Venlafaxine, amitriptyline use during pregnancy associated with increased risk for gestational diabetes
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

AAP: Emergency Contraception Should be Given to Sexually Active Teens
Pediatricians should provide education, prescription, and/or supply of emergency contraceptive pills for future use
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

AMA, AHA Support Refresher Training for Measuring Blood Pressure
Broad support needed for providing BP refresher training for all roles of primary care health care providers
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Government officials say the objective is to encourage competition and reduce costs
Monday, November 18, 2019

Studies Confirm Safety of 9-Valent HPV Vaccination
Studies based on searching Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, six Vaccine Safety Datalink sites
Monday, November 18, 2019

CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Up to 2,172
Meanwhile, Apple has removed 181 vaping-related apps from its mobile App Store worldwide
Friday, November 15, 2019

About 2.7 Million ED Visits Reported for Sports Injuries in 2010 to 2016
Analgesics were given or prescribed at 63.9 percent of ED visits; percentage increased with age
Friday, November 15, 2019

Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Problem likely will be exacerbated with one in five nurses saying they will retire in the next five years
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Minimum Age to Buy Tobacco, E-Cigarettes Raised in NY State
State police and Department of Health will conduct undercover investigations of retailers to enforce law
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Cannabis Use Disorder Up With Recreational Pot Legalization
Past-year cannabis use disorder increased among those aged 12 to 17 years, those aged 26 years and older
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Health Groups Urge President to Ban All Flavored E-Cigarettes
Public health advocates launch television, print, and social media campaign
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Invasive Melanoma Incidence Decreasing in Teens, Young Adults
From 2006 to 2015, melanoma rates increased among adults ≥40 years, decreased in younger populations
Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Double Lung Transplant Performed for Vaping-Related Illness
At least 40 deaths linked with vaping-related lung damage have been reported by state health departments
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Juul Stops Sales of Mint-Flavored E-Cigarettes
Juul is the most popular brand and mint the favorite flavor among high schoolers who vape
Friday, November 8, 2019

CDC: Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses Tops 2,000
Cases have been reported in every state except Alaska; nine fatalities across 24 states, D.C.
Thursday, November 7, 2019


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