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Addition of Cannabidiol May Cut Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- The addition of cannabidiol to conventional antiepileptic medication is associated with a reduction in the frequency of drop seizures among patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, according to a study published in the May... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Better Diet Quality Associated With Larger Brain Volume
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Better diet quality, including high intake of vegetables, fruit, whole grains, dairy, nuts, and fish, is associated with larger brain volume, according to a study published online May 16 in Neurology. Pauline H. Croll,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New Rabies Test Could Radically Change Testing, Treatment
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A new rapid rabies test for animals could revolutionize screening and spare humans unnecessary painful treatment, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study published online May 16 in PLOS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Nonprofit Manufacturer Could Keep Generic Drug Costs Down
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A nonprofit manufacturer could help keep generic drug prices down and maintain their supply, according to a perspective piece published in the May 17 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Dan Liljenquist, J.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hepatitis C-Exposed Infants Not Adequately Screened
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Many infants who are exposed to hepatitis C virus (HCV) during pregnancy are not screened for HCV infection, according to a study published online May 2 in Pediatrics. Catherine A. Chappell, M.D., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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PPD Skin Test Enhances Bacillus Calmette-Gu & eacute;rin Tx in Bladder CA
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- For patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, undergoing the purified protein derivative skin test prior to bacillus Calmette-Gu érin therapy may have therapeutic impact, according to a study published in the June... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Suicide Ideation, Attempts Increasing Among U.S. Children
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- From 2008 to 2015 there was an increase in encounters for suicide ideation (SI) and suicide attempts (SAs) among U.S. children, according to a study published online May 16 in Pediatrics. Gregory Plemmons, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Doctors May Avoid Performing PCI Due to Public Reporting
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Current percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) public reporting programs could have negative effects, with physicians avoiding PCI in high-risk patients, according to a study published online May 9 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Higher CRC Risk With Advanced Adenoma Found on Colonoscopy
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Participants with an advanced adenoma at diagnostic colonoscopy have increased risk of developing colorectal cancer (CRC) relative to those with no adenoma, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Circadian disruption and lower relative amplitude are both associated with higher risk of susceptibility to mental health issues, according to a study published online May 15 in The Lancet Psychiatry. Laura M. Lyall,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sleep Apnea Rarely Investigated in Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- A high risk of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is common among older adults but is seldom investigated, though when it is investigated, it is almost always confirmed, according to a study published online May 9 in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Fremanezumab Linked to Fewer Monthly Migraine Days
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- For patients with episodic migraine, fremanezumab is associated with a reduction in the mean number of monthly migraine days, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Fetal Growth, Maternal Anger Impact Infant Regulation
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Poor prenatal growth and higher postnatal anger have indirect effects on infant reactivity and regulation (RR), according to a study published in the March/April issue of Child Development. Pamela Schuetze, Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Best Practices Developed for Use of EHR to Enhance Patient Care
WEDNESDAY, May 16, 2018 -- Best practices have been developed for using electronic health records (EHRs) to enhance patient-centered care, according to an article published online in Medical Economics. During the recent American College of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Approves'Biosimilar' Drug to Treat Certain Types of Anemia
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Retacrit (epoetin alfa-epbx) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first " biosimilar " to the anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit. Epogen and Procrit are approved to treat anemia caused by chronic... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prescription Med Use in Children Down Overall From 1999 to 2014
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- From 1999 to 2014 there was a decrease in prescription medication use overall among children and adolescents, according to a study published in the May 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Craig M.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Acupuncture Doesn't Up Live Birth Rate for Women Having IVF
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF), acupuncture at the time of ovarian stimulation and embryo transfer is not associated with a significant difference in live birth rate compared with sham acupuncture,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prevalence of Adult E-Cigarette Use Up from 2014 to 2016
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- The prevalence of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) ever use increased among U.S. adults from 2014 to 2016, according to a research letter published in the May 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Dual-Hormone System May Lower Time in Hypoglycemia in T1DM
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For physically active adults with type 1 diabetes, the addition of glucagon delivery to a closed-loop system using wearable sensors with automated exercise detection is associated with reduced hypoglycemia, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Early Post-Op APAP Exposure May Cut AKI Risk in Peds Cardiac Sx
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For pediatric patients undergoing cardiac surgery, early postoperative acetaminophen exposure may be associated with a reduced rate of acute kidney injury (AKI), according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Shower Cream, Body Lotion Combo Improves Atopic Dry Skin
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- A shower cream and a body lotion with physiological lipids are effective in improving skin hydration in patients with dry skin, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology. Enzo... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Peripheral Neuropathy Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Childhood cancer survivors frequently have clinical abnormalities attributable to peripheral neuropathy, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Neurology. Tejaswi Kandula, M.B.B.S., from the University of New... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hyoscyamine Helps in A-Fib With Slow Ventricular Response
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Hyoscyamine can prevent pacemaker placement in a patient with symptoms caused by a slow ventricular response during atrial fibrillation, according to a case study published online May 15 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Use of Systematic Reviews Affects Newborn Screening Policy
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Use of systematic review methodology is associated with reduced likelihood of screening for rare diseases using the newborn blood spot test being recommended, according to a meta-analysis published online May 9 in The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Assisted Reproduction May Up Risk of Placental Anomalies
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- Among singleton pregnancies, assisted reproductive technology (ART) is associated with an increased risk of placental anomalies, according to a review published online May 8 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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High Occupational Exercise Level Tied to Early Mortality in Men
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- High levels of occupational physical activity in men are associated with an increased risk of early mortality, according to a review published online May 14 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Pieter Coenen, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Novel Purchasing Strategy Could Cut Medicaid Costs for HCV Meds
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- A novel purchasing strategy could dramatically reduce the costs of medications for hepatitis C virus (HCV), according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online May 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Noting that new... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Novel Algorithm Can Help Create 3-D Human Nose Prosthesis
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- An algorithm can be used to model and print a three-dimensional (3-D) prosthesis of a human nose, according to a study published online May 10 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Meryam Shikara, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Asthma Mortality Inversely Tied to Deprivation in English Young
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 -- For children and younger adults with asthma, prevalence and admissions increase with deprivation, while mortality is inversely associated with deprivation, according to a study published online May 14 in Thorax. Ramyani P.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ECT Effective for Treatment-Resistant Depression
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be effective and cost-effective for U.S. patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to research published online May 10 in JAMA Psychiatry. Eric L. Ross, from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Expands Use of MS Drug to Include Children
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded its approval of the multiple sclerosis drug Gilenya (fingolimod) to include children aged 10 and older. It's the first multiple sclerosis drug approved for children, the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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American Psychiatric Association, May 5-9
The 170th American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting The annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association was held from May 5 to 9 in New York City and attracted approximately 10,000 participants from around the world, including... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk Models Help Select Ever Smokers for Lung CA Screening
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Four lung cancer risk models perform best in selecting ever-smokers for screening, according to a study published online May 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Hormuzd A. Katki, Ph.D., from the National Cancer Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Opioid-Related Payments Linked to Increase in Opioid Rx
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Receipt of opioid-related payments from industry in 2014 was associated with increased opioid prescribing in 2015, according to a research letter published online May 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Scott E. Hadland, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Practice Intervention Targeting IV Opioids May Cut Exposure
MONDAY, May 13, 2018 -- An intervention targeting the use of intravenous opioids may reduce opioid exposure, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Adam L. Ackerman, M.D., from the Yale University School of Medicine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Study IDs Factors Linked to Quality of Life With Dementia
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Good relationships, social engagement, better every day functioning, good physical and mental health, and high-quality care are linked to better quality of life (QoL) for patients with dementia, according to a review... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Rates of Major Depression Up Among U.S. Insured, Esp. Youth
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Diagnoses of major depression have increased since 2013, particularly among adolescents and millennials, according to a report published May 10 by Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS). Researchers examined the incidence of major... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Maternal Exposure to Polluted Air Tied to Elevated Child BP
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Exposure to ambient air pollution in the third trimester of pregnancy is associated with increased risk of elevated blood pressure (BP) among offspring, according to a study published online May 14 in Hypertension. In an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Rate of Deaths From Falls in Seniors Up From 2007 to 2016
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2016, the rate of deaths from falls among older adults increased by an average of 3.0 percent per year, according to research published in the May 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Anxiety Levels Tied to Bone Mineral Density Post-Menopause
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Anxiety levels are associated with bone mineral density (BMD) and fracture risk in the lumbar spine and femoral neck among postmenopausal women, according to a study published online May 7 in Menopause. Antonino Catalano,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Teledermatology Could Expedite Care for Suspected Skin Cancer
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Teledermatology for suspected skin cancer is slightly more expensive than usual care, but it expedites time to clinical resolution, according to a study published online May 9 in JAMA Dermatology. Centaine L. Snoswell,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Increase in Proportion of Births at Gestational Age 39 to 40 Weeks
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- From 2007 to 2015 there was an increase in the proportion of births at gestational age 39 to 40 weeks, and perinatal mortality at this gestational age decreased, according to a study published online May 14 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Overall, Drinking Wine Does Not Impact Prostate Cancer Risk
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- Moderate wine consumption does not seem to impact the risk of prostate cancer, according to a review published online April 17 in Clinical Epidemiology. Mihai Dorin Vartolomei, Ph.D., M.D., from the University of Medicine and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Reported Cannabis Use Up in Parents With Children in Home
MONDAY, May 14, 2018 -- From 2002 to 2015 there was an increase in reported cannabis use among parents with children in the home, according to a study published online May 14 in Pediatrics. Renee D. Goodwin, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the City University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Midstream Urine Microbiome Diverse in Seniors With CKD
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Older adults with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease (CKD) have a diverse midstream voided urine microbiome, according to a study published online April 12 in International Urology and Nephrology. Holly Kramer,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Emotion Regulation Program Cuts Risky Sex Behaviors in Youth
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- An emotion regulation intervention reduced sexual risk behaviors among at-risk middle school students, according to a study published online May 10 in Pediatrics. Christopher D. Houck, Ph.D., from Brown University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Tobacco Cessation Support Lacking in Mental Health Facilities
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Many patients in mental health and substance abuse treatment facilities are not screened for tobacco use or offered treatments to facilitate tobacco cessation, according to research published in the May 11 issue of the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Primary Care Providers Have Mixed Views on Genetic Tests
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Primary care providers view tests for genetic risks of common diseases as useful, but lack confidence in interpreting results, according to a study published in the May issue of Health Affairs. Diane Hauser, from the Icahn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Researchers Explore Nanofibers to Target, Treat Atherosclerosis
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Self-assembling peptide amphiphile (PA) nanofibers, incorporating an 18 amino acid sequence that retains the cholesterol efflux actions of apolipoprotein-A1 (apoA1) and a liver X receptor (LXR) agonist can target and treat... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Screening Blood Donations for Zika Virus Is Costly, Low Yield
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- Screening blood donations for Zika virus (ZIKV) in the United States is costly with low yield, according to a study published in the May 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Paula Sa á, Ph.D. from the American Red... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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