Adults born to women who were overweight before pregnancy may be more likely to die from cardiovascular disease.
Patients who had mentally stimulating jobs appeared to retain sharper thinking even years after retirement.
Hydrocodone bitartrate is difficult to crush, break, or dissolve, making it resistant to abuse.
In 2012,the cost of prediabetes was $44 billion, while the cost of undiagnosed diabetes was $33 billion.
Small but statistically significant improvements in adherence were seen among intervention participants.
Compared with patients without chronic pain, opioid users had higher risks of injuries and toxicity/poisoning resulting in hospital inpatient admissions.
Gene variants linked to vitamin levels didn't affect cardiovascular-related mortality.
Compared with patients who kept smoking, the risk of dying was still 34% lower among quitters who did not gain weight.
Men who ate more trans fat demonstrated notably worse performance on the word memory test.
The incidence of deep fungal infections has risen with the increase of biologic treatment in psoriasis patients.
Of the 4824 patients who experienced abusive head trauma in 2009, 334 died within 30 days of the trauma.
Poisoning by caffeine can occur at levels higher than 400 mg a day in adults, and above 100 mg a day in teens.
Potassium-containing additives were listed in the ingredients in 63% of sodium-reduced products and 25% of non-reduced products.
Catastrophizing and fear-avoidance beliefs may be linked to poor treatment outcomes in those with low back pain.
More regulation could stop young Americans from picking up the deadly habit.
Treatment-related discomfort, swelling helped by the approaches in two studies.
Having female sex partner with HPV puts men at greater risk for contracting HPV type responsible for throat cancers.
Increasing omega-3 PUFA concentrations reduced cigarette cravings even after intervention.
Rate of preterm delivery, low birth weights did not vary dramatically between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated.
Combination simeprevir and sofosbuvir has been approved by the FDA for treatment of chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C.
CMS announced it has drafted a reimbursement proposal to cover annual computed tomography (CT) scans for high-risk patients.
All subjects successfully self-administered treatment at Week 1, without critical use-related hazards.
Nearly 15% of school-aged children with food allergies have had an allergic reaction at school.
Despite noteworthy progress, the United States rate of preterm births is one of the highest among wealthy nations.
Majority of patients reporting penicillin allergy showed no evidence in skin tests.
A phase II study of the combination of lorcaserin and phentermine showed no increased serotonergic effects and increased weight loss.
Patients in Tennessee aged less than two years experienced about 1,300 fewer pneumonia hospitalizations annually in 2011 and 2012.
The Obama administration has asked for over $6 billion to help combat the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and strengthen protection in the United States.
CDC notes that more than half of cervical cancer cases occur among women never or rarely screened
Of the 140 million American adults advised for weight-loss treatment, 83% could be considered for pharmacotherapy.
Patients with non-obstructive coronary artery disease were about 2 to 4.5 times more likely to have suffered an MI or died with no apparent CAD.
The only significant factor in the recurrence of genital warts was marital status.
In black patients and those with chronic kidney disease, the risk of major bleeding was especially high.
Being overweight or obese increased the risk for ER-negative and progesterone receptor-positive breast tumors among postmenopausal women.
Men acted more quickly when they developed cardiovascular symptoms than women.
The risk of any bone fracture increased 16% in women who drank three or more glasses daily, and the risk of a broken hip increased 60%.
Perceived swallowing difficulties and overnight denture-wearing were independently associated with an approximately 2.3-fold higher risk of pneumonia.
Stenting carries no risk of nerve damage and is associated with a lower risk for heart attack than is endarterectomy.
The biguanide metformin was associated with a 55% increased risk of low TSH levels in patients with hypothyroidism when compared with sulfonylurea use.
Women with urgency UI (the loss of urine for no apparent reason after suddenly feeling the need or urge to urinate) should undergo bladder training.
Nearly 25% of children aged 12 to 19 years who reported consuming caffeine exceeded an intake of 2.5 mg/kg.
Approximately 1% of persons with a questionnaire score under 10 have major depression, which is the only form of depression that has been shown to benefit from antidepressants.
For elderly men, low serum levels of the adrenal sex hormone DHEA and its sulfate, DHEA-S, predict coronary heart disease risk.
The IQ of children exposed to VPA was lower compared with children born to women without epilepsy and that of those exposed to carbamazepine.
The FDA has approved Trumenba, the first vaccine approved in the U.S. to prevent invasive meningococcal disease caused by Neisseria meningitidis serogroup B
Nearly one-third of all foods reported as serious health risks involved allergens that were not listed on food labels.
Quarantining asymptomatic people who may have Ebola is unnecessary and harmful, according to experts.
Compared with sulfonylurea, thiazolidinedione, or DDP-4 inhibitor, patients who started their initial T2DM treatment with metformin did not need additional medication.
The United States has handled the Ebola outbreak relatively well despite country-wide concern.
Children who were assigned agave nectar or a placebo coughed less often and less severely compared with children who received no treatment.
Twitter can help NPs and PAs stay up-to-date on the latest news, policies, and research in their fields.
Only 24% of college medical directors reported contacting students to make a first-time appointment.
Overweight/obese children reported more frequent rescue treatments despite lower fraction of exhaled nitric oxide and reduced methacholine responsiveness.
Patients who slept more or less than the recommended seven to eight hours per night had higher incidence of ulcerative colitis.
Women in the highest versus the lowest quartile of NT-proBNP were at a 53% increased risk of CVD, even after adjustment.
There are currently no CVD risk-prediction algorithms in widespread use for patients with T1DM.
Dietary guidelines from the American Heart Association indicate that Americans need fewer trans and saturated fats, and more omega-3 fatty acids in their diets.
Results of a 2013 survey indicate that three out of 10 Americans believe money is a barrier to receiving care.
When compared with processed milk, raw milk consumption was inversely associated with occurrence of rhinitis, respiratory tract infections, otitis, and fever.
Supplements used to enhance sports performance, weight loss, and sexual performance that contain FDA-banned substances are still being sold in stores.
Initial safety and efficacy results of VSV-ZEBOV, a second Ebola vaccine candidate, are expected by the end of 2014.
Health insurance and being treated for high cholesterol improved chances of keeping hypertension under control.
Disease-focused model of care may be inadequate for symptom-prompted outpatient visits.
Early season influenza vaccination of patients with HIV may influence the risk of infection later in the season.
Pediatric health professionals should be able to identify potential Ebola cases in children through identification of symptoms and a history of potential virus exposure.
Though 94% of those mistakes didn't require medical treatment, 25 led to deaths and about 1,900 critical care admissions.
Except in patients aged five to 10 years, type 1 diabetes incidence rates increased with age of diagnosis of enterovirus infection.
Trends observed toward improvement in health-related quality of life and self-efficacy in children.
Combination treatment better than either strategy alone.
A Wisconsin judge ruled that the state's malpractice caps law does not apply to a patient who lost all four limbs.
One-third of clinicians recommend apps to patients, but half of these providers are unsure of which apps to recommend specifically.
Despite high rates of vaccination compliance in the 2013 to 2014 school year, a persistent gap exists among parents who refuse to vaccinate their children.
Subfertile women with premenstrual spotting for two or more days had a higher prevalence of endometriosis compared with women without this symptom.
Overall cholesterol/HDL cholesterol ratio differed as much as 18% in participants who ate a diet with unsaturated fats versus saturated fats.
An estimated 60% of study participants with psoriasis had uncontrolled hypertension.
Experts call for more thorough research into the effectiveness of the 21-day surveillance period.
Fatal anaphylaxis caused by medications, food, and unspecified allergens was significantly associated with race and older age.
Research into blocking specific steps in certain pathways between the nervous system and the skin could lead to improved treatment of some skin disorders.
Many Americans suffer from multiple conditions related to cigarettes and estimates suggest that COPD is underreported.
The government is evaluating the risks and benefits associated with low-dose CT scans and potential coverage changes for Medicaid patients.
Compared with women, though, men were more likely to show changes in traditional physiological measures such as blood pressure.
Children whose families participated in family meal time were less likely to be overweight or obese.
The law requiring any patient filing a medical malpractice suit to release protected health information has been declared constitutional by a Federal appeals court.
HIV-positive men that use stimulants show no greater mortality risk after initiating highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART).
Females who reported moderate alcohol intake, not smoking, physical activity, maintaining a healthy weight, and eating a nutritional diet were 54% less likely to have a stroke.
Women who are HIV positive and pregnant have high rates of preterm delivery and deliver children who are small for gestational age in Canada.
Women who had early epidurals were no more likely to require a caesarian delivery or to spend more time in the pushing stage of labor.
The FDA has approved Harvoni (ledipasvir/sofosbuvir; Gilead Sciences), the first once-daily single tablet regimen for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C genotype 1 infection in adults ages ≥18.
Experts have said that it is unlikely that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital will see a lawsuit from the first American Ebola victim's family.
Three Malian healthcare workers are the first to receive the investigational vaccine.
Lessons learned from treating the first known patient with Ebola virus infection in the United States offer a sobering look into the enormous challenge this disease represents.
The use of isoniazid as preventive therapy among HIV-positive patients receiving HAART is associated with significantly lower TB incidence.
The average life expectancy for Americans was 78.8 in 2012. Women were estimated to live longer than men by 2.5 years.
Immunologic priming and MF59-mixed vaccine demonstrated effective immune responses against strains of the avian flu.
Of the patients, 79.5% received antibiotics to treat infections, and 19.0% received them to reduce the risk of infection during surgeries.
Arterial spin labeling scans may predict future mental impairment issues for geriatric patients.
For every 10-fold increase in the average amount of BPA in the mothers' urine, there was nearly a 55% increase in the odds of some type of wheezing in their children.
Findings seen although patients with rheumatoid arthritis have more total visits
There is too little evidence to continue prescribing testosterone therapy to female patients.
Low-dose computed tomography screening is a low-cost strategy that can help the estimated 4.9 million Medicare patients that could meet criteria for lung cancer.