Visual Function Deficits Up in Developmental Dyslexia
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- School-aged children with developmental dyslexia (DD) more frequently have visual function deficits than typically developing (TD) children, according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Aparna... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Epinephrine use results in improved 30-day survival versus placebo in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published online July 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Gavin D. Perkins,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Molecular Autopsy May Shed Light on Sudden Death in Young
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ultrarare, nonsynonymous variants are seen in 64 percent of victims of sudden unexplained death in the young (SUDY), with 10 of the 27 variants considered pathogenic or likely pathogenic, according to a study published in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Patients with cancer who receive complementary medicine (CM) are more likely to refuse conventional cancer treatment (CCT), according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Oncology. Skyler B. Johnson, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- A new rule proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that the type size on packaged foods sold in vending machines be at least 1.5 times the size of the net weight declaration on the front of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- For transplant providers, the second most influential factor determining a patient's suitability for transplantation is social support, according to a report published online June 28 in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Keren... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Availability of Generic Antivirals for Hepatitis B Increasing
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Availability of generic antivirals for treating chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) is increasing, according to research published in the July 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Abstinence Rates for Substance Use Increasing Among Teens
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- There have been substantial increases in complete abstinence from substance use reported by high school students over the past 40 years, according to a study published online July 19 in Pediatrics. Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Empagliflozin Doesn't Up Risk of Bone Fractures
FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Empagliflozin does not increase the risk of bone fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 15 in Diabetes Care. Sven Kohler, M.D., from Boehringer Ingelheim International in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- A same-day appointment system can feasibly be introduced, according to the experiences of one health network presented in an article published in Managed Healthcare Executive. Kenyokee Crowell, the senior vice president of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Recalls Drugs Containing Active Ingredient Valsartan
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure, are being recalled due to an impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine, that has been found in the recalled... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Atopic Dermatitis Places Heavy Burden on Patients
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Atopic dermatitis (AD) dramatically impacts the quality of life of patients, according to a study published online July 16 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma& Immunology. Jonathan I. Silverberg, M.D., Ph.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Liver Disease-Related Deaths Up Sharply From 1999 to 2016
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Liver disease-related deaths, particularly due to cirrhosis, have been increasing in the United States since 2009, according to a study published online July 18 in The BMJ. Elliot B Tapper, M.D., and Neehar D Parikh, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Salmonella Outbreak in 26 States Linked to Raw Turkey Products
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- A Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people in 26 states has been linked to a variety of raw turkey products, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Illnesses in this outbreak began between Nov.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Link for Asbestos-Free Talcum Powder, Cancer Not Clear
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Talcum powder, made from talc, which contains asbestos is considered carcinogenic to humans, while the carcinogenicity of talc without asbestos is unclear, according to the American Cancer Society. Talcum powder is widely... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Both High and Low Uric Acid Levels Tied to Higher Mortality
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- Both high and low uric acid levels are associated with an increased risk of dying, according to a study published in the July issue of Arthritis& Rheumatology. Sung Kweon Cho, M.D., Ph.D., from Sungkyunkwan University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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WTC-Related PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- World Trade Center-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a risk factor for myocardial infarction (MI) and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris, according to a study published in the June issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Patients Care About the Clothes Doctors Wear
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Patients do in fact care what doctors wear, according to a study recently published in BMJ Open. Christopher M. Petrilli, M.D., from the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan, and colleagues conducted a survey among a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Variations in Practice Patterns Seen in Patients Treated for COPD
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- There are significant variations in practice patterns and resource utilization in patients treated by teaching staff for acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (AECOPD), compared to non-teaching... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Physicians Should Be Aware of Animal, Child Abuse Link
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- A health professional presented with animal abuse by a child over 10 years of age should have increased concerns about abuse in the family, according to a review published online July 17 in the Archives of Disease of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Ten Questions Screen Helps ID Disability in HIV & #43; Children
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- The Ten Questions (TQ) screen is an effective way to screen HIV-positive children for neurodevelopmental problems in resource-poor areas, according to a study published online July 3 in PLOS ONE. Justin Knox, M.P.H., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Characteristics of Severe Hypoglycemia Identified in T2DM
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- For patients with type 2 diabetes, characteristics of those with severe hypoglycemia include having a prior diagnosis of non-severe hypoglycemia and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c)
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L-Glutamine Reduces Number of Pain Crises in Sickle Cell Disease
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- For patients with sickle cell-related pain, those receiving oral therapy with L-glutamine have a lower median number of pain crises, according to a study published in the July 19 issue of the New England Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Hand-Holding, Stress Ball Don't Cut Anxiety in Skin CA Removal
THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- Hand-holding and squeezing a stress ball do not provide anxiety reduction among patients during excisional removal of non-melanoma skin cancer, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Arianna F.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Seven Strategies Can Help Practices Manage Staff Time Off
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Several strategies can be implemented to help address management of staff time off, allowing mutual respect for the employee and employer requests, according to an article published in Medical Economics. Noting that when... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Australian Researchers Develop First Blood Test for Melanoma
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The first blood test to detect melanoma skin cancer in its early stages has been created, according to a study published in the July 17 issue of Oncotarget. Pauline Zaenke, of Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mental Health No Different for Offspring of Lesbian Parents
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Mental health does not differ significantly between offspring with sexual minority parents from the community-based National Longitudinal Lesbian Family Study (NLLFS) and a matched normative population-based sample,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Overall Cancer Mortality Rates Decreasing for Men and Women
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Cancer incidence rates have decreased among men but remained stable among women, while cancer death rates are decreasing for both men and women, according to a report published in the July 1 issue of Cancer. Kathleen A.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- A Salmonella outbreak that's sickened 21 people in five states has been linked to Hy-Vee Spring Pasta Salad. Five people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC:'Tips' Campaign Has Helped a Number of Smokers Quit
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The ongoing Tips from Former Smokers (Tips) campaign, which features stories of former smokers living with smoking-related diseases and disabilities, has had a considerable impact, according to a report from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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No Outcome Differences Based on Anesthesia Team Make-Up
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Anesthesia care team composition is not associated with surgical outcomes, according to a study recently published in Anesthesiology. Eric C. Sun, M.D., Ph.D., from Stanford University in California, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- High depressive symptom scores were found to be more common among young pregnant women today than in their mothers'generation, according to a study published online July 13 in JAMA Network Open. Rebecca M. Pearson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk of Sensory Deficits Drops With Rising Gestational Age
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Compared to full-term children, there is an increased incidence of hearing loss and visual impairment among moderately- and late-preterm infants, according to a study published online July 17 in Pediatrics. Mikko... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Five-Year Stroke Rates Lower After PCI Versus CABG
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Stroke rates are lower at 30 days and five years after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) than after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), according to a study published in the July 24 issue of the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk of Cochlear Disorders Up With History of Migraine
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The risk of cochlear disorders, especially tinnitus, is increased among patients with a history of migraine, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head& Neck Surgery. Juen-Haur Hwang,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Testosterone Prescribing Down Since 2013
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- The percentage of U.S. men receiving testosterone prescriptions decreased from 2013 through 2016, according to a research letter published in the July 10 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. In an... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk of CRC, Non-CRC Death Up With Positive Fecal Hb Test
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Individuals with a positive fecal hemoglobin (f-Hb) test result have an increased risk of dying from colorectal cancer (CRC) and non-CRC causes, according to a study published online July 16 in Gut. Gillian Libby, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Basal Insulin Analogues Similar for Glucose Lowering
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Basal insulin analogues for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) do not substantially differ in their glucose-lowering effect, according to a review published online July 10 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mobility Plan Can Neutralize the Harms of Bedrest in the Hospital
WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 -- Having a mobility plan can prevent the functional decline associated with lack of mobility among hospitalized patients, according to a study published online July 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Noting that bedrest... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Trials Supporting FDA Approval of Breakthrough Drugs Examined
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Pivotal trials supporting U.S. Food and Drug Administration approvals granted Breakthrough Therapy designation often lack randomization, double-blinding, and control groups, according to a research letter published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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High Frequency of Digital Media Use Linked to ADHD Symptoms
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- There is a modest, but statistically significant, association between higher frequency of digital media use and subsequent symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among adolescents, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Problem Solving Helps Prevent Depression in Low-Income Moms
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Problem-solving education (PSE) is effective at preventing depressive symptoms among low-income mothers, according to a study published online June 29 in JAMA Network Open. Michael Silverstein, M.D., from the Boston Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Alternative Payment Models Should Include Precision Medicine
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- The American Medical Association has committed to working to integrate precision medicine into alternative payment models (APMs), according to an article published in the association's AMA Wire. Implementation of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA: Some Rx Drugs May Become Available Without Seeing a Doctor
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- A new draft guideline from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests Americans could get widely used prescription medicines for cholesterol, high blood pressure, asthma, and migraine headaches without having to see a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, according to a study published online June 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Matthew B. Schlenker,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Establishes New Task Force on Drug Shortages
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- In a recent statement, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced the formation of a new drug shortages task force to thoroughly explore the reasons why drug shortages remain a persistent... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Shared Decision-Making Approach to Zika Best for Travelers
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- An approach to shared decision-making that stratifies risk might be most appropriate for preventing Zika infection, according to an Ideas and Opinion piece published online July 17 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Noting... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Brief Safety Plan Intervention in ER Can Cut Suicidal Behavior
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Use of the Safety Planning Intervention (SPI) plus follow-up phone calls for suicidal patients presenting in the emergency department cuts suicidal behavior and increases the likelihood of outpatient mental health treatment... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Immediate Monitoring With ECG Patch Ups A-Fib Diagnosis Rate
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Immediate monitoring with a self-applied wearable electrocardiogram (ECG) patch results in a higher rate of atrial fibrillation (AF) diagnosis among individuals at high risk, according to a study published in the July 10... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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