Exercise does not provide its usual benefit against diabetes in patients with high genetic risk for developing type 2 diabetes and insulin resistance.
New guidelines offer strategies for clinicians on how to effectively and safely manage opioid prescription use in chronic noncancer pain patients.
Children aged under 24 months who were prescribed antibiotics were 11% more likely to be obese.
IUDs and contraceptive implants are more reliable compared with condoms and should be the first type of contraception pediatricians recommend for non-abstinent teenage girls.
Compared with electrodiagnostic testing, ultrasound was more accurate in diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome.
Overweight and obese participants subjected to a stressful situation exhibited greater levels of IL-6 compared with normal-weight participants.
Younger men and minority males were at highest-risk of not getting HIV-related treatment.
The mean number of days on permanent disability tripled from 10 to 33 in patients diagnosed with early arthritis in the workforce.
Diabetes risk is almost 30% higher for people working long hours doing manual labor or other low socioeconomic status jobs.
Many cases of chlamydia go unreported, according to the CDC.
Treatment with TNF-alpha inhibitors demonstrated no increased risk of major cardiac events.
Officials say 29 states and the District of Columbia are now affected.
FDG-PET imaging demonstrated a 16% lower average specificity in diagnosing lung cancer in regions were lung infections were more common.
USPSTF recommends that providers offer behavioral interventions to patients at high risk for contracting sexually transmitted infections.
Initial myocardial infarctions could be prevented in four out of five male patients with a proper combination of healthy lifestyle choices.
Survey respondents were more likely to use a recommended pediatrician who also had positive online ratings.
Mothers aged 35 years and older with low iron intake were at a fivefold greater risk of having a child diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Give the 13-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine along with the 23-valent pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine to all patients aged 65 years and older.
Discounting the price of low-calorie foods such as fruits and vegetables increased the likelihood of purchasing more healthful options in low-income families.
More than half of the male survey respondents who reported violence against their spouse or partner had at least one routine health visit within the past year.
Flu-related complications last year caused more than 100 deaths in children and most of whom were not vaccinated.
Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug treatments are often discontinued, changed, or added-on to in patients with psoriatic arthritis.
Incidence of type 2 diabetes was lower in patients who reported higher intakes of high-fat dairy compared with patients who reported lower intake.
Compared with multiple daily injections, patients who used continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) had a lower likelihood of developing cardiovascular disease.
After a surgeon administered a dye that resulted in the death of a patient, cognitive bias was found to be the cause of the deadly hospital error.
A federal report revealed the number of teens reporting illicit drug use fell in 2013.
Male patients who reported a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness postponed increases in age-related diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.
Antimicrobial agents were prescribed in 56.9% of acute respiratory tract infections encounters, representing an estimated 11.4 million potentially preventable antimicrobial prescriptions.
After surveying low-income communities, researchers found that human papillomavirus knowledge did not sway vaccination compliance.
U.K. physician associates in high demand, face similar challenges as U.S. counterparts.
Low income patients had nearly three times the odds of hospitalization compared with high income patients.
The odds of cesarean delivery were two-fold higher for patients whose obstetricians performed fewer than 60 deliveries per year.
Initial public support of Proposition 46 in California has diminished as voters express unhappiness with the ballot's increase in non-economic damages.
Researchers found that young people were unaware about the risks associated with prescription opioid abuse and call for better outreach strategies and overdose prevention programs.
Interventions that included a clinician component appeared to promote more weight loss compared with fully automated interventions.
Significantly different risks of site-specific cancer were seen, with the highest risk for liver, endometrial, and stomach/colorectal cancer.
Results showed that patients who took Contrave had an average weight loss of 4.1% more compared with patients who were assigned placebo.
Many nursing home residents incur substantial costs associated with questionable medication prescriptions.
Increased miscarriage risk has been observed in both female patients who have been exposed to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and patients who discontinued use.
Clinicians should be aware that although the EV-D68 strain may present and behave similar to other enteroviruses, its clinical manifestations are unique.
The risk of moderate or severe exacerbations was similar among patients who discontinued inhaled glucocorticoids and those who continued glucocorticoid therapy.
New York Law School publishes an update on the state of medical malpractice information in the United States.
American physician assistant and nurse practitioner programs could benefit from hands-on learning style of their South African counterparts.
In-patient treatment and nail involvement were the strongest predictors of future PsA.
Ebola is transmitted through contact with infected patients' secretions, making complete respiratory protection fruitless and such efforts potentially hindering treatment.
Visceral adipose tissue was significantly associated with hypertension development, but not lower-body fat and subcutaneous adipose tissue.
Leisure-time physical activity was inversely related to risk of developing heart failure in this study from Circulation: Heart Failure.
Patients overdue for screening were more likely to return for a mammogram after their family health-care provider sent personalized letter and postcard reminders.
The association between ischemic stroke risk and potassium intake was strongest in nonhypertensive senior female patients.
Pregnant women with HIV experienced partial protection from the flu when given the trivalent inactivated influenza vaccine.
Patients with multiple sclerosis who had high levels of sodium intake were 3.4 times more likely to develop a new lesion.
Determining the ideal blood serum level could translate to improved outcomes for patients with PsA.
Adolescents reporting withdrawal and a drug problem improved at a greater rate compared with those who did not.
Girls whose mothers had both gestational diabetes and high BMI had the highest odds of having a BMI ≥85th percentile.
An excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda is the most effective way to racial disparities in the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Women who manage their type 2 diabetes using sulfonylureas are at increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD).
Teen athletes who have re-entered athletics following a concussion are reported regressing abilities in their physical abilities.
Although antibiotics may be superior at three months, oral contraceptive pills s are equivalent to antibiotics at six months in reducing acne.
After a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism, aspirin following anticoagulation treatment reduced VTE occurrence.
Troy and Alana Pack Patient Safety Act would require drug testing for physicians and an increase in malpractice caps.
Coupling self-monitoring with self-titration of antihypertensives resulted in lower systolic blood pressure at 12 months, compared with usual care.
Obese and overweight children are more likely to be involved in bullying, both as victim and perpetrator.
States that have enacted medical cannabis laws have seen an overall 24.8% mean drop in state-level opioid overdose mortality rates.
The USPSTF recommends primary-care providers refer or offer behavioral counseling for obese patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.
Encouraging intensive lifestyle interventions for patients with type 2 diabetes provides saves more in health care costs than education and support alone.
After examining immunoglobulin E levels to milk, egg, and peanut, researchers found that food allergy incidence is extremely high among inner-city kids.
Following a spike in hydrocodone painkillers addiction, the federal government is restricting access to the opiate.
Losing weight while taking biologics for psoriatic arthritis (PsA) resulted in greater symptom improvement among obese/overweight compared than no weight loss.
The test identified whether all patients in the study had either dermatologic condition correctly.
Rheumatologists, dermatologists, and patient representatives collaborated to draft these first-ever guidelines.
The Zinc Transporter 8 Autoantibody (ZnT8Ab, Kronus) ELISA Assay detects the presence of an autoantibody that distinguishes type 1 diabetes from other forms of the disease in some patients.
Risk for osteoporosis, glaucoma, cataracts, and adrenal suppression elevated among women with asthma aged 65 years and older.
In utero, infant exposure to tobacco smoke has been linked to increased to asthma, rhinitis risk in early childhood and eczema in later life.
Behavioral changes in sexual activity and contraceptive use have contributed to the overall drop in teen pregnancies.
Lipoprotein improvements from fenofibrate greater for women than men; CVD event reduction similar.
Vaccination-induced anti-HPV response persists through 96 months for all HPV vaccine types.
A widow received the highest malpractice award in an Alabama county's history after her husband's heart attack was misdiagnosed.
Emphasizing only societal benefits of MMR vaccine does not increase intention of parents to vaccinate.
Bone marrow cancer drug ruxolitinib appears to restore hair in patients with alopecia areata.
Chemicals found in many household products may reduce androgen levels in both sexes.
Sixty percent of older patients presenting to emergency department are malnourished or at risk.
Greatest association was seen for infections in three days prior to stroke.
Cutting traditional risk factors could eliminate significant amount of cardiovascular disease
A high-dose trivalent vaccine demonstrated improved protection for seniors against flu than the standard-dose vaccine.
Program serves as model for delivering public health measure in acute care setting.
NPs and PAs are independently performing 2.6 million dermatologic procedures in the United States.
Although data suggests low-dose aspirin offers similar results without the risk of bleeding, high-dose aspirin is still more commonly prescribed.
Three studies provide further evidence for complex link between sodium intake, cardiac health.
The number of years spent living with diabetes increased by 156% in men and by 70% in women from 1986 to 2011.
Worse patient-reported outcomes, shorter treatment adherence, and poorer response to treatment among smokers.
Cologuard, a noninvasive home-test, has been approved by the FDA to screen for colorectal cancer.
CDC disease control specialist Rebecca Merrill shares what she's packing on her trip to fight Ebola in West Africa.
Impact location in football accidents was not associated with the number of symptoms reported, prevalence of reported symptoms, or symptom resolution time.
Indirect evidence suggested future studies should focus on congenital anomalies, autism spectrum, and attention deficit disorders in offspring.
In 2012, Massachusetts implemented legislation that requires more thorough reporting of medical errors, which may explain the state-wide increase in errors.
Fluctuating nature of low back pain suggests measuring outcomes more frequently may aid prediction.
Doctors need to invest in appropriate equipment, consider operation issues, legal issues.
Only about 20% of patients with psoriasis were seen by their health-care provider for follow up within one to two weeks after an initial visit.
More than 4 million female patients have been screened for breast and cervical cancer since the creation of the program.
Clinicians and policy makers should develop quality metrics to improve obstetrical outcomes.