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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

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

Provider Availability Linked to COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake in Children

Vaccination coverage for children aged 5 to 11 higher in counties with at least one active COVID-19 vaccine provider versus no provider


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

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

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

Pool Neck Floats a Danger to Babies, FDA Warns

Inflatable plastic rings are especially dangerous for infants who have developmental delays or special needs


Wednesday, June 29, 2022

CDC: Infant Outcomes Vary by Maternal Place of Birth

Rates of preterm birth, low birthweight, and NICU admission all varied by mother's place of birth in or outside the United States


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

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

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

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

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

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

Outcomes Worse With Reinterventions After Congenital Cardiac Surgery

Patients with major residua had increased risks for postdischarge mortality, transplant, late reintervention


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bridge Therapy Between Induction, ASCT May Slow Neuroblastoma

Three-year event-free survival significantly improved for patients with end-induction stable metastatic disease receiving bridge therapy


Monday, June 6, 2022


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