Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Americans'lack of knowledge about eye health may put their vision at risk, according to a survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. A total of 3,512 U.S. adults ( ≥18 years of age) participated in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- About 170 visitors and employees at Yosemite National Park have been hit by gastrointestinal illness, park officials say. They said most of the cases occurred around the first week of January and the number of new cases has... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Second Death From New Coronavirus Reported in China
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Chinese officials have reported a second death from a new coronavirus responsible for an outbreak of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan, while the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has implemented enhanced health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA Warns of Surgical Gowns That May Not Be Sterile
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Certain surgical gowns and surgical packs made by Cardinal Health may not be sterile and should not be used, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. On Jan. 11 and Jan. 15, 2020, the medical device maker alerted... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Outreach to female medical students may improve recruitment into orthopedic surgery resident programs, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Surgical Education. Brandon E. Earp, M.D., from Brigham and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Clinical and laboratory characteristics of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) cases differ in peak and nonpeak years, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Benzodiazepines Prescribed at 27 Office Visits Per 100 Adults
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Benzodiazepines were prescribed at 27 annual physician office visits per 100 adults during 2014 to 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Most external ventricular drain (EVD) closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute, and intracranial pressure (ICP) equilibrium is not reached to allow accurate measurement of ICP... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Quickly Reducing High Potassium Levels Improves Outcomes
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Rapid correction of elevated serum potassium levels (K+) is associated with reduced mortality in emergency department patients, according to a study recently published in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Adam J.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Patients with ulcerative colitis have an increased risk for colorectal cancer and colorectal cancer mortality, according to a study published in the Jan. 11 issue of The Lancet. Ola Ol én, M.D., from the Karolinska... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Lack of Self-Exams Hampers Early Melanoma Identification
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- The biggest obstacle to early detection and treatment of melanoma among residents of rural, frontier communities is a chronic lack of skin self-examination (SSE), according to a study recently published in Psychology, Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- The outpatient antibiotic prescribing rate for children was 1,165 per 1,000 in Tennessee in 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology. Sophie E. Katz, M.D., M.P.H.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cancer Survivors Have Substantial Medical Financial Hardship
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- Many cancer survivors have substantial medical financial hardship and make financial sacrifices, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers& Prevention. Xuesong Han, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- From 2001 to 2016, mortality declined among people with diabetes in Hong Kong, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Diabetologia. Hongjiang Wu, M.P.H., Ph.D., from the Chinese University of Hong Kong Prince of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Binge Drinks Per Binge Drinker
FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 -- From 2011 to 2017, there was an increase in the total annual number of binge drinks per adult who reported binge drinking, according to research published in the Jan. 17 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- More than 15 percent of American adults are physically inactive, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study. Today, the agency unveiled new estimates of physical inactivity across states and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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2003 to 2017 Saw Drop in Infant Mortality Due to Birth Defects
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- From 2003 to 2017, there was a decrease in infant mortality attributable to birth defects (IMBD) overall, although considerable differences were seen in the decreases by maternal and infant characteristics, according to... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- There is near consensus across 30 years of economic analysis of single-payer plans that a single-payer system would reduce health expenditures in the United States, according to a review published online Jan. 15 in PLOS... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Sepsis Associated With Almost 20 Percent of Global Deaths
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- From 1990 to 2017, there was a decrease in sepsis incidence and mortality, although considerable regional variation exists, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in The Lancet. Kristina E. Rudd, M.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Japan has reported its first case of a new coronavirus that has caused an outbreak in China. A Chinese man in his 30s tested positive for the pneumonia-like coronavirus, Japan's Health Ministry said Thursday, The New York... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Increasing Vegetable Intake Does Not Slow Prostate Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- A behavioral intervention that increases vegetable consumption does not reduce the risk for progression of early-stage prostate cancer, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Ageism predicts significantly worse health outcomes, according to a review published online Jan. 15 in PLOS ONE. E-Shien Chang, from Yale School of Public Health in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues conducted a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- In women with prepregnancy type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus (PDM), induction of labor (IOL) is not associated with increased cesarean section rates compared with expectant management beyond 39 weeks, but it is associated... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Popular Diets May Impact Testosterone Levels in Men
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Men adhering to low-fat diets have lower serum testosterone levels even when adjusting for comorbidities, age, body mass index, and activity levels, according to a study published in the February issue of The Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black, Hispanic, and white adults, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund. Jesse C. Baumgartner, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Satisfaction High With Mohs Surgery for Melanoma In Situ
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Patients are very satisfied with Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) for melanoma in situ, according to a research letter recently published in Dermatologic Surgery. Daniel Condie, M.D., from the UT Southwestern Medical Center... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- There has been a decrease in the risk for coronary artery disease among adult survivors of childhood cancer, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in The BMJ. Daniel A. Mulrooney, M.D., from St. Jude Children's... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- For extremely preterm infants, high-dose erythropoietin treatment from 24 hours after birth does not result in a reduced risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at age 2 years, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- A history of falls, especially injurious falls, predicts subsequent fractures in postmenopausal women, according to a study recently published in Osteoporosis International. Nadia Afrin, M.P.H., from the University of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Lack of Insurance Tied to Later Stage of Breast Cancer at Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 -- Insurance status and access to care play an important role in racial disparities in stage of breast cancer at diagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 9 in JAMA Oncology. Naomi Y. Ko, M.D., from the Boston... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Spending on DMTs for MS
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- From 2011 to 2017, there was an increase in gross annual expenditures on multiple sclerosis (MS) disease-modifying therapies (DMTs), with increased spending mainly driven by increases in per-prescription costs, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Outcomes Superior for HM3 LVAD Regardless of Preimplant Strategy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- For patients with advanced heart failure, the HeartMate 3 (HM3) left ventricular assist device (LVAD) is superior to the HeartMate II (HMII), regardless of whether the device is a bridge to transplant (BTT) or a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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New Coronavirus in China Could Possibly Spread Between Humans
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Human-to-human transmission of a virus causing an outbreak in central China may be possible, but the risk appears to be low, health officials said Wednesday. In the city of Wuhan, 41 people have received a preliminary... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- It is safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. The CDC first issued a warning on Nov. 22, 2019, that... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Interventions More Likely After RYGB Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Among adults undergoing bariatric surgery, interventions, operations, and hospitalizations are more likely after Roux en Y gastric bypass (RYGB) than after sleeve gastrectomy (SG), according to a study published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID'd in Colorado Hospital
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- In an observational cohort study recently published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, details are presented for an outbreak of enterovirus A71 (EV-A71) neurological disease in children who presented to a Colorado... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Blood pressure (BP) measures progress more rapidly in women than in men, starting in the third decade and continuing through the life course, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in JAMA Cardiology. Hongwei Ji,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Care Management for Complex Needs May Not Cut Readmissions
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Among patients with very high use of health care services, readmission rates were not lower for those assigned to a care-transition program compared with usual care, according to a study published in the Jan. 9 issue of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Online Information About Probiotics Often Unreliable
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Probiotics information available online is often from commercial sources, and most webpages do not refer to scientific literature, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Frontiers in Medicine. Marie Neunez, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Many Women Have Posttraumatic Stress After Early Pregnancy Loss
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Many women meet the criteria for posttraumatic stress and have moderate/severe anxiety and moderate/severe depression one month after early pregnancy loss, according to a study recently published in the American Journal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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AI System Can Detect, Grade Cancer in Prostate Needle Biopsy
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- An artificial intelligence (AI) system can be used to detect and grade prostate cancer in prostate needle biopsy samples, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in The Lancet Oncology. Peter Str öm, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Injury Deaths Predicted to Increase With Anomalously Warm Temperatures
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Anomalously warm temperatures may be associated with an increase in injury deaths, according to a research letter published online Jan. 13 in Nature Medicine. Robbie M. Parks, Ph.D., from Imperial College London, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- Psychological distress, including stress, anxiety, and depression, is prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease (CHD), and this distress can affect fetal neurological development, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Ill and injured children and their families have unique needs that should be considered in emergency medical services (EMS) protocols and operations, according to a new joint policy statement published in the January issue... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Will Pose Clinical, Economic Burden
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is expected to pose a significant clinical and economic burden during the next 20 years for U.S. patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to a study published online Jan.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Notification Laws May Not Increase Knowledge of Dense Breast Risks
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- State dense-breast notification (DBN) laws are not associated with increased understanding of the clinical implications of breast density, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of General Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- A bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products was passed Monday by New Jersey lawmakers. The bill -- which forbids the sale and distribution of vaping products with a " distinguishable flavor, taste, or aroma " ... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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Online Patient Portal Use May Up Likelihood of Kidney Transplant
TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 -- For hemodialysis patients, use of an online portal is associated with an increased likelihood of receiving a kidney transplant at four or five years, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in the Journal of the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
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