Judge Rules Against Florida Ban on School Mask Mandates
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- School districts in Florida can require their students to wear masks, despite the governor's order blocking mask mandates -- for now at least. A circuit court judge in Leon County ruled Wednesday that the state cannot... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Biden to Strengthen Push for Vaccine Mandates in New COVID-19 Plan
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- President Joe Biden is slated to announce an ambitious six-point plan to double down on a resurgent COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, including more pressure on government, businesses, and schools to implement... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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18- to 24-Year-Olds at Highest Risk for Weight Gain
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Young adults aged 18 to 24 years are at highest risk for weight gain, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in The Lancet Diabetes& Endocrinology. Michail Katsoulis, Ph.D., from the Institute of Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Compensation Strategies Benefit Parkinson Patients With Gait Impairment
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Patients with Parkinson disease (PD) with gait impairment can benefit from compensation strategies, but many have limited awareness regarding the full spectrum of available strategies, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Very High Antibiotic Use May Up Risk for Proximal Colon Cancer
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- There is a positive association between antibiotic use and proximal colon cancer and an inverse association with rectal cancer in women, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in the Journal of the National Cancer... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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High-Quality Diet Tied to Lower Migraine Frequency, Severity
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- A high-quality diet is associated with lower migraine severity and frequency, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in Nutritional Neuroscience. Hande Bakirhan, from Istanbul Medipol University in Turkey, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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SARS-CoV-2-Positive Household Members Up Infection Risk for HCWs
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- For vaccinated health care workers (HCWs), exposure to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)-positive household members is a risk factor associated with infection, according to a research letter... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Rehospitalization Increased With Delayed Home Health Care in Diabetes
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- For Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes, rehospitalization is more likely for those receiving delayed or late home health care, and racial/ethnic-minority patients are less likely to receive services within 14 days,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New Symptoms, Disability Linger One Month After COVID-19 Discharge
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Many U.S. patients who survive COVID-19 still face new symptoms and disability one month after hospital discharge, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine. Theodore J. Iwashyna,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Higher Sodium Intake May Be Tied to Worse Migraine Outcomes
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- A higher 24-hour urine sodium level is positively associated with worse migraine headache outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 11 in the British Journal of Nutrition. Arman Arab, from the Isfahan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Mental Health Improved Following First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Getting the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine appears to result in significant improvements in mental health, according to a study published Sept. 8 in PLOS ONE. Francisco Perez-Arce, Ph.D., from the USC Center for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen for Severe Flu-Associated Disease
THURSDAY, Sept. 9, 2021 -- Racial and ethnic disparities exist in the rates of severe influenza-associated disease among U.S. children and adults, according to a study published online Aug. 24 in JAMA Network Open. Alissa C. O'Halloran, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Outcomes for Acute Stroke Better With Mobile Stroke Units
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- For patients within 4.5 hours after onset of acute stroke symptoms who are eligible for tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA), outcomes are better with treatment with mobile stroke units (MSUs) than standard management by... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Immunogenic in Immunosuppressed Patients
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- mRNA-based severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) vaccines appear to be immunogenic in patients receiving immunosuppressive medications for the management of chronic inflammatory disease (CID),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Family Availability Impacts Formal, Informal Dementia Care
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- For adults with dementia and disability, the likelihood of receiving informal care is higher for those with greater family availability, while use of formal care is less likely, according to a study published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Number of Homebound Older Adults Up in 2020
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- In 2020, the proportion of community-dwelling, homebound older adults substantially increased, according to a research letter published online Aug. 23 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Claire K. Ankuda, M.D., from the Icahn... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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U.S. COVID-19 Cases Now Top 40 Million
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- There have now been more than 40 million cases of COVID-19 recorded among Americans, according to a database maintained by The New York Times. That is nearly one-fifth of the global total of cases. With the delta variant... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Baricitinib Does Not Cut COVID-19 Progression in Hospitalized Adults
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- For hospitalized adults with COVID-19, treatment with baricitinib in addition to standard of care does not reduce the frequency of disease progression overall, but it is associated with reduced mortality, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Office Environment May Trigger Asthma in Some Workers
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Exposures in the office environment may trigger asthma in some workers, according to a study presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress 2021, held virtually from Sept. 5 to 8. Christopher... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Patient-Reported Outcome Measures May Aid Psoriasis Treatment
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- The use of patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs) to complement clinician-reported outcomes (CROs) may yield important information for assessing disease severity and guiding treatment of psoriasis, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death Up for People Living With HIV
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- People living with HIV (PLWH) have an increased risk for sudden cardiac death (SCD), with an even higher risk seen for those with elevated HIV viral load or low CD4 cell counts, according to a study published online Sept.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Women, Minority Groups Still Lagging in Clinical Faculty Positions
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Racial and ethnic diversity in U.S. clinical academic departments increased, but at a slower rate than proportions of women in faculty positions, during the past three decades, according to a research letter published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Chronic Kidney Disease May Be Overestimated in the Elderly
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Current chronic kidney disease (CKD) definitions that do not consider age-related estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) decline may inflate the burden of CKD in the elderly, according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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A Number of Men May Stop Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Although the use of active surveillance (AS) for low-risk prostate cancer significantly increased over time, there was a relatively high rate of discontinuation during a recent five-year period, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Health Care Disproportionately Spent on White Americans
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Differences in health care utilization across racial and ethnic groups explain the majority of inequities in U.S. health care spending, according to a study published in the Aug. 17 issue of the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Exercise Habit Prior to Breast Cancer Chemo May Aid Cognition
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Doing more physical activity before undergoing chemotherapy and adhering to national physical activity guidelines during chemotherapy are associated with better cognition over time among patients with breast cancer,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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More Than One in 10 Elderly Adults Experience Mistreatment
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 8, 2021 -- Elder mistreatment is a common problem, with poor self-reported health tied to increased later risk for mistreatment, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Network Open. David Burnes, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New COVID-19 Cases, ED Visits Up for Children Since July 2021
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- New COVID-19 cases, COVID-19-related emergency department visits, and COVID-19-associated hospitalizations have increased among children since the delta variant became the predominant strain of severe acute respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Which Cancer Patients Need a COVID-19 Booster Shot Most?
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- An alliance of leading U.S. cancer centers has updated guidance about COVID-19 vaccine boosters for cancer patients and the people around them. The guidance, from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Vaccination... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Rapid Intervention Can Contain Multidrug-Resistant Candida Auris
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The multidrug-resistant yeast, Candida auris, can be identified and contained with enhanced laboratory surveillance and prompt investigation with infection prevention and control (IPC) support, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Perioperative Acetaminophen Ups Pain Outcomes After Shoulder Surgery
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Perioperative acetaminophen significantly decreases opioid consumption and results in improved overall pain control following primary rotator cuff repair, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New COVID-19 Cases 300 Percent Higher This Labor Day Weekend Than Last Year
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- With the delta variant surging and many Americans mask- and vaccine-free, new cases of COVID-19 spiked to levels during the long Labor Day weekend that were 300 percent higher than those seen during the same weekend in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AAP Updates Recommendations for Influenza Vaccination in Children
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- In an American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy statement published online Sept. 7 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented for influenza vaccination and use of antiviral medications for children. Flor Munoz,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Consensus Statement Defines Remission of Type 2 Diabetes
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- People with type 2 diabetes can be considered in remission after sustaining hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels
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Journal Editors Call for Action to Curb Rising Global Temperatures
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- In an editorial, published simultaneously in 233 international journals, including The BMJ, the editors of various health journals urge world leaders to keep average global temperature increases below 1.5 degrees... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cisplatin-Induced Hearing Loss Up for Young Children With Cancer
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The cumulative incidence of cisplatin-induced hearing loss (CIHL) is higher in young children, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in Cancer. Annelot J.M. Meijer, from the Princess Maxima Center for Pediatric... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Post-Acute Kidney Sequelae Studied in COVID-19 Survivors
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The risk for kidney outcomes is increased for COVID-19 survivors in the post-acute phase of the disease, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Benjamin... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Genetic Risk Not Better for Predicting Schizophrenia Outcomes
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- For adults with schizophrenia (SCZ) and related psychotic disorders, the polygenic risk score (PRS) does not improve the performance of predictive models for outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 6 in Nature... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Interim Data Show No Increase in Serious Outcomes Post-COVID-19 Vaccination
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- The incidence of selected serious outcomes is not significantly higher at one to 21 versus 22 to 42 days postvaccination with mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Recent Cannabis Use Linked to History of MI for Younger Adults
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Recent cannabis use is associated with a history of myocardial infarction (MI) among younger adults, according to a study published online Sept. 7 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association. Karim S. Ladha,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sleep Disorders Highly Prevalent in Children With Migraine
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Sleep disorders seem to be highly prevalent among children with migraine and are associated with higher headache severity, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Alessandra Voci,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Psoriasis Not Linked to Preclinical Markers of Dementia
TUESDAY, Sept. 7, 2021 -- Psoriasis is not associated with preclinical markers of dementia risk or with mild cognitive impairment, but may be associated with a lower risk for developing dementia, according to a study published in the September issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup
Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Aug. 30 to Sept. 3, 2021. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal studies and other... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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COVID-19 Cases Rise Sharply Among Children as School Year Starts
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- As the school year gets underway across the United States, new data show that COVID-19 cases among children are climbing. Since the pandemic began, children have represented 14.8 percent of total cases, but for the week... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New'Mu' Coronavirus Variant Being Watched Closely: Fauci
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- A new coronavirus variant called Mu that may be able to evade existing antibodies, including those from vaccines, is under close watch by U.S. health officials. The variant has not taken extensive hold in the United States... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Americans' COVID-19 Medical Bills Are Set to Rise
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- COVID-19 care is likely to get more expensive for Americans with the expiration of insurers'temporary waivers on costs associated with treating the illness. Earlier in the pandemic, patients did not have their normal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Pfizer to Ship Smaller Packages of COVID-19 Vaccine to Cut Waste, Boost Uptake
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Smaller packages of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine that could be available this fall might improve vaccine access and reduce the number of wasted doses, government documents show. The Pfizer vaccine has been available in two... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Home Hazard Removal Program Cuts Rate of Falls Among Elderly
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- A brief home hazard removal program does not reduce the hazard of falls among community-dwelling older adults at high risk for falling, but appears to reduce the rate of falls, according to a study published online Aug. 31... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Effect of Metabolic Syndrome on WTC-Lung Disease Risk Examined
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- Firefighters who were on active duty on Sept. 11, 2001 (9/11) may be able to reduce their risk for World Trade Center-Lung Injury (WTC-LI), according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the American Journal of Respiratory... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Organ Transplant Activity Declined During 2020
FRIDAY, Sept. 3, 2021 -- During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a decrease in organ transplant activity, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in The Lancet Public Health to coincide with the biennial congress of the European Society for... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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