Many Hispanic Americans Want to Get COVID-19 Vaccine, but Have Not
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Some of the lowest U.S. COVID-19 vaccination rates are among Hispanics, but not because they do not want the vaccine, according to a new survey. Rather, the low vaccination rates are the result of misinformation about cost... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ACC: Common Medications Can Raise Blood Pressure
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Nearly one in five adults with hypertension reports taking medications associated with raising blood pressure (BP) levels, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ACC: Cardiovascular Risk Factors Present in Younger Black Women
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Young Black women show a high prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held virtually from May 15 to 17. Nishant Vatsa, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Biden Administration Investigating Mysterious Ailments Striking Government Personnel
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- A mysterious illness that caused brain injuries to more than 130 spies, diplomats, soldiers, and other U.S. personnel overseas during the past few years is going to be vigorously investigated, The New York Times reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New Heart Failure Diagnosed in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 may be at risk for developing new heart failure, according to a research letter published in the May 4 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Jesus Alvarez Garcia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Smartphone App Improves Kidney Transplant Outcomes
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- A pharmacist-led smartphone health app prevents medication errors and hospitalizations among kidney transplant recipients, according to a study published in the May issue of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New Anxiety, Depression Common After Receiving Implantable Defibrillator
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- New-onset anxiety and depression are common in the two years following the first-time placement of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD), according to a study presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Ozone Concentrations Linked to Fibroids in Black Women
FRDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Ozone (O3) concentrations are associated with an increased risk for uterine leiomyomata (UL) in Black women, according to a study published online May 13 in Human Reproduction. Amelia K. Wesselink, Ph.D., from the Boston... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Factors ID'd for Pediatric Involuntary Psychiatric Hospitalization
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Children and adolescents with involuntary psychiatric hospitalization are more likely to have a diagnosis of psychosis, substance misuse, or intellectual disability than those admitted voluntarily, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Many Adults Unprotected Against Vaccine-Preventable Disease
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- Many U.S. adults remain unprotected against vaccine-preventable diseases, according to research published in the May 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Estimated 596,972 ED Visits for Bicycle-Related TBIs Reported in 2009 to 2018
FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 -- During 2009 to 2018, there were 596,972 emergency department visits for bicycle-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), with the rates highest for adult men and children aged 10 to 14 years, according to research published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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2001 to 2018 Saw Increase in Estimated Prevalence of IBD in Seniors
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- During 2001 to 2018, the overall estimated prevalence of Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis increased among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, with a higher increase seen among non-Hispanic Blacks, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Fully Vaccinated Can Shed Masks in Most Outdoor, Indoor Settings
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Fully vaccinated Americans can now skip face masks and social distancing in most indoor or outdoor settings, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Thursday. It is a long-awaited shift in guidance for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ACC: Prediabetes May Raise Risk for Major Adverse CV Events
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Prediabetes appears to be a risk factor for increased incidence of major adverse cardiovascular events (MACE), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held virtually from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: COVID-19 Vaccine Can Be Given Along With Other Shots
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday that COVID-19 vaccines can be given along with other childhood shots, CNN reported Wednesday. Doctors had been cautioned to not give the COVID-19 vaccine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. Gives $7.4 Billion for More School Nurses, Better Public Health
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- The federal government is providing $7.4 billion to hire more school nurses to vaccinate children, to create a service corps for health care, and to boost disease detection efforts, the Associated Press reported... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AI System Can Predict Deterioration in COVID-19 Patients in ED
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system can predict deterioration of COVID-19 patients in the emergency department, according to a study published online May 12 in npj Digital Medicine. Farah E. Shamout, Ph.D., from NYU Abu... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Tympanostomy-Tube Placement No Better for Recurrent Otitis Media
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- For young children with recurrent otitis media, the rate of episodes of acute otitis media is not significantly lower with tympanostomy-tube placement versus medical management during the ensuing two-year period, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Pfizer Vaccine Given Final Approval for Use in Adolescents
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- In a decision that clears the way for schools to reopen safely next fall, U.S. health officials on Wednesday gave their final stamp of approval for the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to be offered to children aged 12 to 15... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Baricitinib Shows Long-Term Efficacy for Atopic Dermatitis
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 – Baricitinib demonstrates sustained long-term efficacy in patients with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis, according to a study published online May 12 in JAMA Dermatology. Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., from the George... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Tezepelumab Cuts Exacerbations in Severe, Uncontrolled Asthma
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Patients with severe, uncontrolled asthma receiving tezepelumab have fewer exacerbations than those receiving placebo, according to a study published in the May 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Andrew... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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High BMI in Adolescence Linked to Ischemic Stroke in Adulthood
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- High body mass index (BMI) in adolescence is associated with an increased risk for ischemic stroke in young adults, according to a study published online May 13 in Stroke. Aya Bardugo, M.D., from the Hebrew University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Neurological Manifestations Prevalent for Inpatients With COVID-19
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Neurological manifestations are common among patients hospitalized with COVID-19 and are associated with an increased risk for in-hospital mortality, according to a study published online May 11 in JAMA Network Open. Sherry... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ACC: Neighborhood Tied to Death Risk After Surviving a Heart Attack
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Neighborhood disadvantage is independently associated with increased mortality after myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American College of Cardiology, held virtually... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Death Risk Up for Hospitalized Cannabis Users With Arrhythmias
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Hospitalized patients who use cannabis and have an arrhythmia have worse outcome than cannabis users without arrhythmias, according to a study presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress hosted by the European... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Noninvasive Markers Aid Risk Assessment of Prostate Cancer
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Integration of data from multiple, noninvasive biomarkers can improve risk assessment of patients with a clinical suspicion of prostate cancer prior to an invasive biopsy, according to a study published online April 27 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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American Medical Association Vows to Confront Racism Among Doctors
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- The American Medical Association released a plan on Tuesday to confront structural racism inside the organization and the entire U.S. medical establishment. The plan has been in the works for more than a year but has... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Black Women More Likely to Have Idiopathic Intracranial HTN
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is more likely among Black and Hispanic women, as well as those living in low-income tracts and food swamps, with the correlation with Black race remaining significant after... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mental Health Poor for 11 Percent of U.K. Adults During COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- About 11 percent of U.K. adults experienced deteriorating or consistently poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 6 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Matthias Pierce, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, April 30-May 2
The annual meeting of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists was held virtually this year from April 30 to May 2 and attracted participants from around the world, including clinicians, academicians, allied health professionals, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Half of Cardiology Trainees Comfortable With Telemedicine Use
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- About half of trainee cardiologists report being comfortable with use of telemedicine, and most express the need for telemedicine-specific training, according to a study published online May 11 in the Canadian Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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More Research Needed on Virtual Assessment of Cognitive Function
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Three studies comparing videoconference with in-person cognitive assessments demonstrate good reliability and accuracy of virtual cognitive assessments in diagnosing dementia, according to a review published online May 5... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hand Dermatitis Currently Prevalent in Health Care Workers
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- More than 90 percent of health care workers and two-thirds of the general population currently have hand dermatitis, according to a study presented at the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology Spring Symposium,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sleep Medications Do Not Improve Sleep Disturbance in Women
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Middle-aged women who initiate sleep medications do not have significant improvement in their sleep disturbance compared with those who do not initiate medications, according to a study published online May 11 in BMJ... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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NSAID Use Not Linked to Increased Mortality, Severity in COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use is not associated with increased mortality or severity of COVID-19, according to a study published online May 7 in The Lancet Rheumatology. Thomas M. Drake, M.B.Ch.B., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Third-Trimester COVID-19 Vaccination May Protect Infants
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Women receiving the COVID-19 vaccine in their third trimester of pregnancy generate a strong immune response and pass protective antibodies through umbilical cord blood to their babies, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sunburns Severe Enough to Warrant Admission Described
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Sunburns severe enough to warrant admission to a specialist burn service are described in a research letter published online May 12 in JAMA Dermatology. Siobhan Connolly, from the Agency for Clinical Innovation in St.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Uber Rides, Vouchers, Free Beers Offered as States Seek More Vaccine Takers
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Uber and Lyft will start giving free rides to vaccination sites starting May 24, President Joe Biden announced Tuesday as his administration tries to address lingering COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Americans. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk Factors for Drug-Induced Liver Injury ID'd in Hospitalized Patients
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Drug-induced liver injury (DILI) has an incidence of 0.32 percent among hospitalized patients, and risk factors include hyperlipidemia, cardiovascular disease, preexisting liver disease, and surgical history, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Delayed Hypersensitivity Reaction to Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine ID'd
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Localized injection-site reactions to the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine reported in 16 patients appear to be delayed hypersensitivity reactions, according to a study published online May 12 in JAMA Dermatology. Margaret S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Undiagnosed A-Fib Detected During Diabetic Foot Exam
WEDNESDAY, May 12, 2021 -- Atrial fibrillation (AF) can be detected during annual foot assessments in patients with diabetes, according to a study presented at EHRA 2021, an online scientific congress hosted by the European Society of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ED Visits for Pediatric Mental Health Issues Up During COVID-19
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- The proportion of emergency department visits for pediatric mental health (MH) conditions increased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a research letter published online April 30 in JAMA Network Open. Polina Krass,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Internet-Delivered CBT Noninferior for OCD in Children
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- Stepped care offering internet-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) followed by in-person CBT if necessary is noninferior to in-person CBT for children and adolescents with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Medicare Making Nursing Homes Report COVID-19 Vaccination Rates
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- Medicare is requiring nursing homes to report rates of COVID-19 vaccinations for both patients and staff, the Associated Press reported Tuesday. Officials hope the requirement will be an incentive for these facilities to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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WHO Increases Warning About Indian COVID-19 Variant
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- On Monday, the World Health Organization called the B.1.617 variant of the COVID-19 virus, which has become more common in India, a " variant of concern, " The New York Times reported Tuesday. Scientists do not know much about... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Biden Restores Health Care Protection for Gay and Transgender Americans
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- In a move to reverse Trump-era policies, the Biden administration announced Monday that the government will protect gay and transgender people against sex discrimination in health care. The Trump administration had tried to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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USPSTF Advises Fluoride Dental Varnish for Young Children
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care physicians apply fluoride varnish for children under 5 and prescribe fluoride supplementation when indicated, but the evidence is inadequate for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risks for Suicide, Self-Harm Up for Adult ICU Survivors
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- The risks for suicide and self-harm are increased for survivors of critical illness, according to a study published online May 5 in The BMJ. Shannon M. Fernando, M.D., from the University of Ottawa in Ontario, Canada, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Vaccination Rates Low Among Lupus Patients on Medicaid
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- Medicaid beneficiaries with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who are not vaccinated are at risk for potentially avoidable acute care use for vaccine-preventable illnesses, according to a study published online May 4 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Gene Therapy Promising for SCID Due to ADA Deficiency
TUESDAY, May 11, 2021 -- For patients with severe combined immunodeficiency due to adenosine deaminase (ADA) deficiency (ADA-SCID), gene therapy composed of autologous CD34+ hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) transduced ex vivo with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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