Nitric oxide levels were greater in the blueberry powder group compared with baseline levels, while no changes were observed in the control group.
A new oral therapy that combines a probiotic and peanut protein appears to be a successful immunotherapy for peanut allergy.
Patients with chronic insomnia who took longer than 14 minutes to fall asleep had a 300% higher risk of hypertension.
Intensive lifestyle modifications were associated with a decrease in atherosclerotic burden in both coronary and carotid vasculature systems.
A survey of Massachusetts residents concluded overwhelming public support for more transparency from providers and hospitals.
The FDA has approved esomeprazole magnesium delayed-release capsules, the first generic version of AstraZeneca's Nexium.
Changes in the 2015 childhood and adolescent immunization schedule include column changes to reflect the availability of influenza vaccines.
Perindopril arginine and amlodipine besylate may be used as initial therapy if a patient is likely to need multiple drugs to achieve their blood pressure goals.
After vaccination, 62% to 88% of patients treated with the vaccine had antibodies in their blood that killed three different N. meningitidis serogroup B strains.
Almost half of American girls receive the HPV vaccine after the recommended age.
Only children whose mothers had high levels of meat-related omega-6 fatty acids but low levels of omega-3s from fish oil had associated developmental damage.
High-voltage e-cigarettes released enough formaldehyde-containing compounds to increase a patient's lifetime risk of cancer five to 15 times higher than the risk caused by long-term smoking.
The largest declines in mortality were in those born at 23 or 24 weeks of gestation.
There were 644 new measles cases in 27 states in 2014, according to the CDC.
A majority of patients with diabetes are worried about experiencing hypoglycemia, with many being uncertain about how to manage the condition.
Secukinumab has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.
Eisai has launched a new savings card for lorcaserin (Belviq) to increase the affordability and accessibility of the weight-loss drug.
People who drank one to three cups a day had about a 10% decreased risk of melanoma compared with those who drank none at all.
Fourth-year medical students who worked in pairs ordered more accurate tests compared with students who worked independently.
Decreased vegetable protein intake and increased dietary acid load were associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome.
88.1% of the participants in the rifapentine and isoniazid group completed treatment compared with 80.9% of participants assigned to the isoniazid-only group.
Estimated health-care expenses associated with obesity and smoking increased between 1998 and 2011 by 25% and 30%, respectively.
On days when kids and teens reported eating pizza, their overall daily total calorie consumption was higher.
Nearly 42% of patients considered current drinkers reported taking a medication that can interact with alcohol.
The prevalence of unhealthy dietary behaviors was higher among RFD and NRFD compared with healthy controls.
Among women with a history of severe teenage acne, the relative risk increased for melanoma even after adjustment for previously known risk factors.
Compared with the control group, the changes in pain intensity were higher in the bright light group.
Exercise that burns between 90 and 100 calories per day could reduce the risk of early death by 16% to 30%.
Most years, the effectiveness of the flu vaccine ranges from 10% to 60%.
Representation of women was closer to parity among residency program directors, in which women held just under half of positions.
Women who had an early or late age of menstruation onset have an increased risk for coronary heart disease, stroke and hypertension.
Decreases were seen in central-line associated bloodstream infections and surgical-site infections.
Despite a predicted shortage of primary-care providers, some states do not allow nurse practitioners to practice to the full extent of their training.
Improvements in hypertension, cholesterol control, and smoking cessation rates among participants enrolled in a cardiovascular disease prevention program were seen.
Nine southern states had a higher HIV diagnosis rate and higher proportions of patients diagnosed with HIV who were black, female, younger.
A 25-year-old woman newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes presents with insidious onset of recurrent hypoglycemia and is given a CGM device.
The Maestro Rechargeable System has been approved by the FDA to treat obese patients with at least one obesity-related condition.
The risk-benefit profile of more widespread hepatitis C screening is not sufficiently understood, researchers suggest.
Educational programs may improve cardiovascular and metabolic risk management in patients.
While most states allow adult children and parents of adult children to sue based on a loved one's death, Wisconsin does not.
Obese and overweight children lost weight faster compared with the two comparison groups of children who weren't in the program.
Just 27% of patients with hepatitis C were in care and 15% had reported being treated or receiving treatment.
A meta-analysis reveals a weak association between acetaminophen use during pregnancy and the development of childhood asthma.
Goal was to measure devices' impact on children, researchers say
Sleep position may be additional risk for late-pregnancy stillbirth in already compromised fetus.
Savaysa (edoxaban) is indicated to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism and prevent stroke.
Agents in biologic monotherapy target key processes in the pathogenesis of psoriasis, therefore offering better efficacy than current biologic and systemic therapies.
The cobas HPV test detects DNA from 14 types of HPV and included types 16 and 18, which cause 70% of cervical cancers.
Nearly 14% of Google Play apps used a phone's camera to measure blood pressure without a cuff or proper validation.
Long-term selenium and vitamin E supplementation did not reduce apparently healthy male patients' risks of developing age-related cataracts.
Only the consumption of fruits and vegetables was significantly higher in the intervention group.
Adiposity at age 3 years has been linked to diagnosis and severity of hepatic steatosis in late adolescence.
Clinicians who treat patients with psoriasis may need additional training in lifestyle behavior modification initiatives.
Dietary advice on preventing cancer should emphasize the importance of eating a plant-based diet and restricting alcohol consumption.
In primary and secondary analyses, vaccination was not associated with an increased risk of multiple sclerosis or other demyelinating diseases.
The most commonly reported patient complications were ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome and hospitalization.
The proportion of outpatient visits for flu-like symptoms rose nearly 4% by the end of December 2014.
One-third fewer patients died among the group that reported consuming the most whole grains per day.
The children of mothers who had preeclampsia during pregnancy are more likely to develop autism spectrum disorder.
Entyvio can be used to treat ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease in adults who did not have success with other treatments.
Of the women, 21% of women experienced overscreening, and were all menopausal, had a hysterectomy, or were aged older than 40 years.
People with airway diseases are more likely to have inflammatory bowel disease.
Hospitals that were penalized for high preventable error rates will have their Medicare payments lowered by 1% over the fiscal year.
Patients with certain autoimmune diseases have a higher risk for varicella zoster infection, but the rates were not significant among patients with psoriasis.
Minimally supervised exercise programs benefited patients with milder Parkinson disease.
Pioglitazone was not linked to bladder cancer in an extensive analysis.
For girls, but not boys, there was a significant morphine effect for postoperative nausea and vomiting and prolonged post-anesthesia recovery unit stay.
Overweight and obese psoriasis patients should to lose weight and increase physical activity as a way to improve psoriasis symptoms.
In patients with atrial fibrillation but no heart failure, digoxin increases the risk of death and hospitalization.
There were no significant protective effects noted for fiber, fruit, or vegetable intake on the risk of kidney stone recurrence in women with a history of stones.
Dalvance is used to treat acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) that have been caused by certain susceptible Gram-positive organisms.
Moderate, daily physical activity has been linked to a decreased risk of Parkinson disease.
Although men lost more weight than women, the evidence does not indicate that weight loss strategies should differ according to sex.
Levels of alkaline phosphatase that were two times the upper limit of normal at one year after study enrollment best predicted patient outcomes.
Multivitamins did not decrease the risk of developing cardiovascular disease in women.
HIV-positive patients demonstrated worse higher- and lower-frequency hearing, even after accounting for other factors.
Ebola epidemics are zoonotic in origin, spreading through contact with bats or larger wildlife.
More adverse outcomes were present in patients that reported having unmet material needs, such as food insecurity and cost.
The LightMix Ebola Zaire rRT-PCR Test offers results in three days, compared with other tests that can take up to a day to produce results.
The FDA has approved Saxenda (liraglutide [rDNA origin]) injection for chronic weight management.
Compared with consistently inactive patients, consistently active and irregularly active patients had lower fasting glucose, and had favorable random glucose and hemoglobin A1c.
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring does a better job of predicting future events.
Barriers include knowledge deficits, cost and insurance coverage, unnecessary medical testing.
Standards include new recommendations for statin treatment based on individual risk profile
The FDA is releasing draft guidance that would allow blood donations from men who have sex with men.
The researchers found that 38% of obese and 45% of overweight patients died over 10 years, compared with 51% of normal-weight patients.
Ceftolozane/tazobactam is the fourth antibiotic to be FDA approved in 2014
The increased risk of CKD and GN was seen in patients with both mild and severe psoriasis.
No serious local allergic swellings or serious allergic reactions among SLIT-tablet-treated individuals with asthma.
Patients given paramivir had flu symptoms ease 21 hours sooner compared with patients left untreated.
For patients receiving and not receiving thiazide diuretics, the incidence level of DM at 10 years after first stone event was 9.2% and 4.2%, respectively.
Insulin sensitivity, lipid levels, and systolic blood pressure were not improved among patients assigned a DASH-style or low-glycemic diet.
The novel combination treatment is indicated for patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) genotype 1 infection, including cirrhosis.
Stronger improvement in the immune response was seen in frail senior patients living in nursing homes who received a high-dose flu vaccine.
Metformin treatment correlated with significant reduction in energy intake.
Multiple cause methodologies were used to illustrate HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C infection rates in Massachusetts.
No significant difference in heart health benefit was found between patients who practiced yoga compared with patients who walked for exercise.
The decreasing popularity of tanning salons may be a contributing factor to the drop of emergency care visits because of overexposure to UV radiation.
Younger patients received either incorrect or no information regarding sexual activity after an acute myocardial infarction.
Researchers found no association between patients with clinician-diagnosed migraines and invasive breast cancer.