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WHO Names Anti-Vax Top Health Threat: Hysteresis May Describe Movement

WHO Names Anti-Vax Top Health Threat: Hysteresis May Describe Movement

WHO named vaccine hesitancy a top 10 threat to global health in 2019. Hysteresis may describe persistent skepticism.

Paid Family Leave Policies Inadequate for Resident Physicians

Paid Family Leave Policies Inadequate for Resident Physicians

Between 2016 and 2017, the mean paid childbearing leave for faculty physicians at 12 top United States medical schools was just 8.6 weeks.

Testosterone Use Remains High Among Men With Coronary Artery Disease

Testosterone Use Remains High Among Men With Coronary Artery Disease

Despite research suggesting that there may be increased cardiovascular risk from off-label prescription testosterone use, usage in men with coronary artery disease remains higher than in men without coronary artery disease.

FDA Fast-Tracks Novel Oral Antibiotic for C. difficile Infection

FDA Fast-Tracks Novel Oral Antibiotic for C. difficile Infection

The investigational drug is currently in Phase 1 development, with completion expected in the second quarter of 2019.

GI Illness, Hospitalization Increase, Symptom Reports Decrease Among Older Adults

GI Illness, Hospitalization Increase, Symptom Reports Decrease Among Older Adults

The number of enteric infection symptom reports was found to decrease with age, although older adults tend to have more severe illness and require hospitalization.

Missed General Practice Appointments Linked To Increased Morbidity, Mortality

Missed General Practice Appointments Linked To Increased Morbidity, Mortality

For patients with both physical and mental health-related long-term conditions, missing healthcare appointments is associated with an increased risk of multimorbidity.

Apraglutide Gets Orphan Drug Designation for Short Bowel Syndrome

Apraglutide Gets Orphan Drug Designation for Short Bowel Syndrome

The Company has already completed a Phase 1 trial of this synthetic glucagon-like peptide (GLP-2) analog.

Giardiasis Linked With Prolonged Alteration of Lymphocytes in Duodenal Mucosa

Giardiasis Linked With Prolonged Alteration of Lymphocytes in Duodenal Mucosa

Chronic infection with Giardia was associated with prolonged alterations in duodenal mucosa lymphocytes.

Prevalence of Anogenital Warts Declining Across Populations

Prevalence of Anogenital Warts Declining Across Populations

The prevalence of anogenital warts has decreased, with significant declines observed in specific populations.

IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

IASP Updates Classification of Chronic Pain

A task force of the International Association for the Study of Pain proposes a classification of chronic pain as either chronic primary or chronic secondary pain, when chronic pain represents the major complaint and when chronic pain is secondary to a chronic disorder, respectively.

Statin Therapy Often Not Initiated Before First Acute Coronary Syndrome Event

Statin Therapy Often Not Initiated Before First Acute Coronary Syndrome Event

Data on adherence to the 2013 ACA/AHA cholesterol guidelines suggest significant underuse of appropriate-intensity statin therapy; however, data for statin use in primary prevention have been limited.

Pain Management Following Reduced Routine Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery

Pain Management Following Reduced Routine Opioid Use After Cesarean Delivery

Eliminating routine oral opioid prescription following cesarean delivery may reduce opioid consumption without jeopardizing pain control or patient satisfaction.

Effect of Mometasone Furoate and Formoterol on Risk of Serious Asthma Outcomes

Effect of Mometasone Furoate and Formoterol on Risk of Serious Asthma Outcomes

The combined use of mometasone furoate and formoterol in adults and adolescents with persistent asthma may not increase asthma-related adverse events and may reduce the risk of worsening asthma outcomes.

Work Instability Linked to Fatigue, Depression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Work Instability Linked to Fatigue, Depression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Fatigue and depressive symptoms had a negative effect on work stability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Tuberculosis Detection May Be Affected by Blood Draw Method

Tuberculosis Detection May Be Affected by Blood Draw Method

Tuberculosis screening results may differ depending on blood draw methods.

Peripheral Arterial Disease Diagnosis and Management Updates

Peripheral Arterial Disease Diagnosis and Management Updates

A review of the 2016 American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology guidelines for management and diagnosis of peripheral arterial disease.

Pulsed Ultrasound May Be Effective for the Treatment of Rib Fractures

Pulsed Ultrasound May Be Effective for the Treatment of Rib Fractures

Pulsed ultrasound treatment may represent an effective option for the treatment of stable rib fractures.

Do School Report Cards Serve as a Precipitant to Child Physical Abuse?

Do School Report Cards Serve as a Precipitant to Child Physical Abuse?

Releasing report cards on Fridays may increase the rate of child physical abuse on the following Saturday.

Anakinra May Be Effective for Treatment of Acute Gout Flares

Anakinra May Be Effective for Treatment of Acute Gout Flares

Researchers evaluated the efficacy and safety of anakinra for the treatment of acute gout flares.

Working Group Endorses Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for PsA-Related Quality of Life

Working Group Endorses Patient-Reported Outcome Measure for PsA-Related Quality of Life

The Psoriatic Arthritis Impact of Disease questionnaire was endorsed as a core outcome measure for psoriatic arthritis-specific health-related quality of life.

Croup Symptoms, Hospital Readmissions Reduced With Glucocorticoids

Croup Symptoms, Hospital Readmissions Reduced With Glucocorticoids

Children with croup who were given glucocorticoids had reduced symptoms at 2 through 24 hours.

Breast Milk Pasteurization Prevents Postnatal CMV Transmission

Breast Milk Pasteurization Prevents Postnatal CMV Transmission

Short-term pasteurization of breast milk may reduce the incidence of postnatally acquired cytomegalovirus infection through breast milk.

Comparing Osteoporosis Screening, Treatment Strategies in Postmenopausal Women

Comparing Osteoporosis Screening, Treatment Strategies in Postmenopausal Women

The need for effective osteoporosis screening tools and treatment strategies is high, as the current methods have a low sensitivity for determining postmenopausal women at risk for a major osteoporotic fracture.

Biosimilar Infliximab CT-P13 Similar to Reference Infliximab for Crohn Disease

Biosimilar Infliximab CT-P13 Similar to Reference Infliximab for Crohn Disease

Patients with Crohn disease were enrolled in a comparative cohort study that analyzed the outcomes of reference product infliximab vs biosimilar treatment.

Pharmacogenomic-Guided Care May Improve Clinical Outcomes in MDD

Pharmacogenomic-Guided Care May Improve Clinical Outcomes in MDD

Weighted and combined multi-gene pharmacogenomic testing significantly increased clinical response and remission rates for patients with major depressive disorder.

Resistance to Clarithromycin, Metronidazole Affects H pylori Eradication

Resistance to Clarithromycin, Metronidazole Affects H pylori Eradication

Minimum inhibitory concentration levels of resistance to either clarithromycin or metronidazole may play a role in Helicobacter pylori therapy outcome.

Greater Walking Frequency, Duration May Reduce Risk for Low Back Pain

Greater Walking Frequency, Duration May Reduce Risk for Low Back Pain

Regular and prolonged walking was found to be associated with a reduced the risk for low back pain in Koreans age >50.

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Influenza Seroconversion Risk Factors in Adults Hospitalized for Pneumonia

Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who received an influenza vaccination during their stay were less likely to seroconvert if they had diabetes, bacterial detection, baseline seropositive titers for influenza B, or influenza vaccination in the previous season.

American Headache Society Releases Position Statement on Novel Preventive and Acute Migraine Treatments

American Headache Society Releases Position Statement on Novel Preventive and Acute Migraine Treatments

The American Headache Society has issued updated guidelines on the use of novel preventive and acute treatments for migraine in adults.

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

FDA-Approved Wearable Blood Pressure Monitor Now Available

HeartGuide is designed as a wrist watch that uses the oscillometric cuff method, the standard for medical-grade personal blood pressure measurement.

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

Holiday Weight Gain Reduced Through Informational Intervention

An informational intervention — including weight management and regular self-weighing — can help curb weight gain during the holiday season.

Identifying Risk Factors for Cytomegalovirus Antigenemia in Pediatric Patients

Identifying Risk Factors for Cytomegalovirus Antigenemia in Pediatric Patients

Researchers assessed risk factors for cytomegalovirus antigenemia in pediatric patients.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Activation in Schizophrenia Not Cost-Effective

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Activation in Schizophrenia Not Cost-Effective

Although treatment as usual for psychosis is guideline-congruent and well implemented, there appears to be no added value for adjunct cognitive behavioral therapy for social activation, according to the results of a study from the Netherlands.

AAN Issues Position Statement on Determination of Brain Death

AAN Issues Position Statement on Determination of Brain Death

While evidence-based guidelines exist for the determination of brain death in infants, children, and adults, Nevada is currently the only state to adopt laws that require adherence to these guidelines.

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

Health Experts Review 41 Diets, Rank Best Overall for 2019

An expert panel assessed 41 diets to come up with their final results, examining the evidence behind each diet's claims, the short-term and long-term weight loss associated with the diet, how easy the diet is to follow, how well each diet conforms to current nutrition standards, and its effect on diabetes and cardiovascular disease prevention.

Racial Disparities May Have Widened After Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation

Racial Disparities May Have Widened After Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program Implementation

Racial disparities may be widening within safety-net hospitals for non-HRRP-targeted conditions.

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

Topical Methyl Estradiolpropanoate Safe, Effective for Treating Estrogen-Deficient Skin

A study was conducted to assess the safety, tolerability, and efficacy of methyl estradiolpropanoate, a topical soft estrogen cosmeceutical for the treatment of estrogen-deficient skin.

Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure With Liraglutide: Predictors and Correlates

Reducing Systolic Blood Pressure With Liraglutide: Predictors and Correlates

Patients with type 2 diabetes treated with liraglutide experience a greater reduction in systolic BP if they have lower baseline continuous glucose monitoring values and higher diastolic BP.

Negative Colonoscopy Findings Linked to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Related Deaths

Negative Colonoscopy Findings Linked to Lower Risk of Colorectal Cancer, Related Deaths

Compared with unscreened individuals, a colonoscopy with normal findings may be linked to lower risk of colorectal cancer deaths for more than 12 years.

Treating Acute Migraine During Pregnancy: The Need for Guidelines

Treating Acute Migraine During Pregnancy: The Need for Guidelines

Pregnant women presenting with migraine to acute care settings were found to be treated with therapeutic agents ranging from safe and effective medications to others with unclear efficacy and potential teratogenicity.

GI Microbiota and Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization Risk

GI Microbiota and Carbapenem-Resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Colonization Risk

Decreases in abundance of several taxa may be linked to increased risk for carbapenem-resistant P aeruginosa colonization-acquisition ICU patients.

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Be Effective for Postoperative Pain Management

Ultrarestrictive Opioid Prescription Protocol May Be Effective for Postoperative Pain Management

Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.

Classical Massage Mitigates CIPN Due to Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Classical Massage Mitigates CIPN Due to Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

Researchers sought to determine if the complementary practice could prevent CIPN in patients receiving adjuvant chemotherapy for breast cancer.

Vitamin D3 Associated With Reductions in Migraine Days Among Migraineurs

Vitamin D3 Associated With Reductions in Migraine Days Among Migraineurs

Vitamin D3 may reduce migraine days in patients who experience frequent migraines.

Parkinson Disease Treatment Soon to Be Discontinued

Parkinson Disease Treatment Soon to Be Discontinued

Requip and Requip XL are non-ergot dopamine agonists indicated for the treatment of Parkinson disease.

Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid and/or Aspirin on Colorectal Adenoma Prevention

Effect of Omega-3 Fatty Acid and/or Aspirin on Colorectal Adenoma Prevention

The omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid eicosapentaenoic acid and aspirin were compared alone and in combination against placebo for the prevention of colorectal cancer.

Lynparza OK'd as First-Line Maintenance of BRCA-Mutated Advanced Ovarian CA

Lynparza OK'd as First-Line Maintenance of BRCA-Mutated Advanced Ovarian CA

Lynparza, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor is already approved to treat certain breast, epithelial ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancers based on an FDA-approved companion diagnostic.

Smoked vs Vaporized Cannabis: Acute Effects in Infrequent Users

Smoked vs Vaporized Cannabis: Acute Effects in Infrequent Users

Inhaling a 25 mg dose of vaporized cannabis with 10 mg of THC produced pronounced drug effects in healthy adults who were infrequent users of cannabis.

Do More Aggressive Periprocedural Antibiotic Regimens Reduce Risk of Device-Related Infections?

Do More Aggressive Periprocedural Antibiotic Regimens Reduce Risk of Device-Related Infections?

The clinical effectiveness of incremental periprocedural antibiotics for patients receiving cardiac implantable electronic devices was examined.

Self-Sampling Strategy to Encourage Screening for High-Risk Human Papillomavirus

Self-Sampling Strategy to Encourage Screening for High-Risk Human Papillomavirus

Women who used a self-screening assay for high-risk human papillomavirus had similar test results to those who were screened by a clinician.

Mutations Identified Distinguishing Metastatic from Early-Stage HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

Mutations Identified Distinguishing Metastatic from Early-Stage HR+/HER2- Breast Cancer

New research may help identify new candidate targets and stratify patients eligible for innovative therapies.

IVUS-Guided DES Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in Broad Range of Patients

IVUS-Guided DES Implantation Improves Clinical Outcomes in Broad Range of Patients

IVUS-guided DES implantation resulted in a lower incidence of target-vessel failure at 12 months for patients undergoing PCI.

ADA's 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focus on Patient-Centered Care

ADA's 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes Focus on Patient-Centered Care

The ADA published its 2019 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, an evidence-based document intended to provide clinicians, patients, and other stakeholders in the diabetes treatment landscape with up-to-date recommendations.

Food Allergy in Children: A Public Health Concern

Food Allergy in Children: A Public Health Concern

The prevalence of food allergy in US children has increased, including the number of emergency department visits as well as severe allergic reaction responses, reflecting a growing public health concern.

TAILORx Shows Black Women With Breast Cancer Have Worse Clinical Outcomes

TAILORx Shows Black Women With Breast Cancer Have Worse Clinical Outcomes

Black women with the most common type of breast cancer had worse clinical outcomes compared with white women, despite receiving similar systemic therapy.

FDA to Review Treatment for Jet Lag Disorder

FDA to Review Treatment for Jet Lag Disorder

In the Phase 3 JET8 study (N=318), patients underwent a circadian challenge of 8 hours in advance to their usual bedtime.

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

Physician Responsibility to Combat "Fake News" in Medicine

It's easy for patients to seek out information that backs up their beliefs and dismiss other sources as "fake news."

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

Cesarean Delivery Outcomes May Influence Risk for Early Childhood Overweight

Elective cesarean delivery may influence the risk of early childhood overweight.

Despite Breast-Conserving Surgery Eligibility, Nearly 50% of Women Chose Mastectomy

Despite Breast-Conserving Surgery Eligibility, Nearly 50% of Women Chose Mastectomy

Researchers find that surgical decision making is often driven by factors beyond extent of disease.

Oral Food Challenge Failures Frequent in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

Oral Food Challenge Failures Frequent in Patients With Atopic Dermatitis

Investigators examined whether excessive food allergy testing in patients with atopic dermatitis might lead to food intolerance when certain foods are removed from the diet.

Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Fibromyalgia With Comorbid PTSD

Blunted Cardiovascular Stress Reactivity in Fibromyalgia With Comorbid PTSD

For women with fibromyalgia, comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder may contribute to blunted cardiovascular reactivity to stress.

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

AMA Survey Collects Advice for Physicians Approaching Retirement

The transition from the workforce into retirement is always challenging, but for physicians accustomed to working long or odd hours, it can be especially difficult.

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

Risk of Breast Cancer Higher for African American Female Veterans

Pilot study sought to determine risk of breast cancer among African American women veterans.

CIPN in Breast Cancer: Do Subjective and Objective Measures Correlate?

CIPN in Breast Cancer: Do Subjective and Objective Measures Correlate?

Researchers sought to determine how subjective measures of CIPN correlated with objective measures of CIPN.

Primary Care Consultation Patterns Potential Predictors of Psychosis Diagnosis

Primary Care Consultation Patterns Potential Predictors of Psychosis Diagnosis

Primary care consultation patterns for a prespecified set of symptoms may be used to identify patients who later develop a psychotic illness.

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

Quality of Life Decreased in Women With Breast Cancer During or Shortly After Pregnancy

Study findings measure quality of life for pregnant patients with breast cancer and reveals the effectiveness of disease-specific assessment tools.

Study Finds Intrauterine Levonorgestrel Contraceptive System Safe, Effective

Study Finds Intrauterine Levonorgestrel Contraceptive System Safe, Effective

A levonorgestrel 52-mg intrauterine system was found to be safe and effective for pregnancy prevention.

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

Voriconazole-Resistant Invasive Aspergillosis Associated With Higher Mortality

Patients with voriconazole-resistant invasive aspergillosis have a higher mortality rate compared with patients with voriconazole-susceptible infection.

Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea, and SUDEP: A Closer Look

Epilepsy, Sleep Apnea, and SUDEP: A Closer Look

The comorbid presence of central apnea has been identified by multiple researchers as predictive of SUDEP.

Prenatal Malaria Exposure Modulates Innate Immune Responses at Birth

Prenatal Malaria Exposure Modulates Innate Immune Responses at Birth

Placental malaria has a profound effect on the fetal immune system, and prenatal malaria exposure categories may drive heterogeneity to malaria susceptibility.

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Does Not Reduce Late Miscarriages, Preterm Birth

Bacterial Vaginosis Treatment Does Not Reduce Late Miscarriages, Preterm Birth

No evidence for reduction in risk for late miscarriage or spontaneous preterm birth as a result of screening and treatment for bacterial vaginosis.

Study Finds Cottonseed Oil Better Than Olive Oil at Improving Cholesterol Profiles, Triglyceride Levels

Study Finds Cottonseed Oil Better Than Olive Oil at Improving Cholesterol Profiles, Triglyceride Levels

A diet rich in cottonseed oil was found to improve cholesterol and triglyceride levels in healthy men.

Clinical Indicators of Risk for Addison Disease in Patients With T1D

Clinical Indicators of Risk for Addison Disease in Patients With T1D

Treatment of thyroid disease, severe infections, glucagon prescriptions, and diabetic retinopathy occur more frequently in individuals with type 1 diabetes who are subsequently diagnosed with Addison disease.

Patients Uncomfortable Stopping Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Low Value

Patients Uncomfortable Stopping Colorectal Cancer Screening Despite Low Value

Some patients may not be comfortable discontinuing colorectal cancer screening despite minimal benefit associated with the testing.

Zoliflodacin: Promising New Treatment for Urogenital Gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin: Promising New Treatment for Urogenital Gonorrhea

Zoliflodacin was effective in treating gonococcal urogenital and rectal infections, but less effective in the treatment of pharyngeal gonorrhea.

Assessing Inequalities in Infertility Care Among Women

Assessing Inequalities in Infertility Care Among Women

Internationally, infertility is ranked as the fifth most serious disability among women.

Low-Risk Patients With T2D May Be Self-Testing Blood Glucose Too Often

Low-Risk Patients With T2D May Be Self-Testing Blood Glucose Too Often

Patients with stable type 2 diabetes may be unnecessarily self-monitoring blood glucose levels despite this practice being recognized as a low-value service.

Three New Ebola Vaccines Demonstrate Persistent Immune Response

Three New Ebola Vaccines Demonstrate Persistent Immune Response

The immunogenicity generated by 3 experimental Ebola vaccines appears to be long-lasting, as it has persisted for at least 2.5 years.

Dual Injection Ebola Virus Glycoprotein Synthetic DNA Vaccines Are Protective

Dual Injection Ebola Virus Glycoprotein Synthetic DNA Vaccines Are Protective

A simple intradermalanti-Ebola DNA vaccine may generate strong immunogenicity and induce long-term immune responses in nonhuman primates.

Manual Therapy vs Opioids for Management of Shoulder, Spine Pain

Manual Therapy vs Opioids for Management of Shoulder, Spine Pain

Choosing — or starting treatment with — manual therapy over opioid medications for the management of spine or shoulder may result in lower associated downstream costs.

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

The Future Of Robot Physicians: Is Artificial Intelligence Poised to Take Over Medicine?

By 2030, robots will likely replace 800 million workers. Will physicians make the cut?

Genotype G Linked With Liver Fibrosis in Hepatitis B-HIV Coinfection

Genotype G Linked With Liver Fibrosis in Hepatitis B-HIV Coinfection

Investigators sought to determine the association between liver fibrosis and hepatitis B virus genotype G in patients with comorbid HIV and HBV.

Induction Chemotherapy Is Well Tolerated in Elderly Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Induction Chemotherapy Is Well Tolerated in Elderly Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukemia

The researchers reported more than 75% of patients achieved complete response after 1 cycle of the intensive chemotherapy regimen.

Postmenopausal Women With Normal BMI May Still Be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal Women With Normal BMI May Still Be at Increased Risk for Breast Cancer

Postmenopausal women with normal BMI and elevated body fat levels are at increased risk of breast cancer.

Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty in Adolescent Girls

Chemicals Found in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty in Adolescent Girls

Certain chemicals used in personal care and household products were found to cause early puberty in adolescent girls.

LGBT Youths at Substantially Increased Risk for Attempted Suicide

LGBT Youths at Substantially Increased Risk for Attempted Suicide

Sexual minority youths have a significantly higher risk for life-threatening behavior compared with their heterosexual peers.

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Urinary Incontinence Drug May Reduce Frequency of Hot Flashes

Oxybutynin, an anticholinergic used to treat urinary incontinence, may provide breast cancer survivors with an alternative treatment option for hot flashes, according to new research.

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

The "Christmas Effect" has been linked to increased risks in patients discharged from the hospital during the December holiday season.

Home Remedies, Spices Associated With Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children

Home Remedies, Spices Associated With Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Children

Spices, herbal remedies, and ceremonial powders may contain lead and contribute to elevated blood lead levels among exposed children.

Food Deprivation During Fetal Development Linked to Early Menopause, Premature Ovarian Failure

Food Deprivation During Fetal Development Linked to Early Menopause, Premature Ovarian Failure

Women born during the Chinese famine period may be at increased risk for early natural menopause and premature ovarian failure.

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Increased Breast Cancer Risk After Childbirth May Last Decades

Is there an association between breast cancer risk and recent childbirth?

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

Primary Care May Aid Genetic Counseling Referral for Ovarian Cancer Survivors

A pair of new case-finding strategies may help general practitioners identify and refer patients and survivors of ovarian cancer to genetic counseling and DNA testing.

Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

Omalizumab Shows Promise as Rescue Therapy in Status Asthmaticus

Omalizumab rescue therapy produced rapid results in a patient with refractory status asthmaticus.

Intervention by Pharmacists May Effectively Reduce Use of Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly

Intervention by Pharmacists May Effectively Reduce Use of Inappropriate Medications in the Elderly

An intervention by community pharmacists consisting of sending elderly patients educational information on deprescribing of inappropriate medications resulted in higher levels of discontinuation of inappropriate medications within 6 months compared with those in patients who received usual care.

Updated Recommendations, Hepatitis A Vaccine Postexposure Prophylaxis and Travel

Updated Recommendations, Hepatitis A Vaccine Postexposure Prophylaxis and Travel

The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Hepatitis Vaccines Work Group has updated recommendations for hepatitis A vaccination for PEP and PrEP.

New Four-Drug Regimen Effective in Patients With HCV Who Inject Drugs

New Four-Drug Regimen Effective in Patients With HCV Who Inject Drugs

Those with HCV genotype 1 with recent injection drug use and/or current opioid substitution therapy, paritaprevir/ritonavir, ombitasvir, and dasabuvir with/without ribavirin is effective.

AMA Code of Medical Ethics Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

AMA Code of Medical Ethics Guides Physicians in Fighting Harmful Online Health Information

Health information is widely available online, yet the quality of that information can be dubious at best.

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Members of 2 remote Venezuelan tribes were found to have elevated blood pressure following exposure to Western culture.

Uterine Transplant From Deceased Donor Results in Successful Childbirth

Uterine Transplant From Deceased Donor Results in Successful Childbirth

The first successful case of a live birth following uterine transplantation from a deceased donor was reported at the São Paulo School of Medicine, Brazil.

Increased Nurse Workload Linked to Missed Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Increased Nurse Workload Linked to Missed Care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

Nurse staffing ratios and subjective workload were found to be directly associated with missed care in a NICU.

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