Dialectical behavior therapy benefits suicidal teens

June 22, 2018
Dialectical behavior therapy showed advantage over individual and group supportive therapy in the reduction of suicide attempts and self-harm among…
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VIDEO: Subcutaneous, IV Actemra similarly safe, effective for systemic JIA

June 22, 2018
AMSTERDAM — Subcutaneous tocilizumab demonstrated comparable safety and efficacy to IV tocilizumab in patients with systemic juvenile…
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Students on sports teams at higher risk for concussion

June 21, 2018
Among U.S. high school students, 15.1% reported at least one concussion in the prior year, with a higher prevalence among students who played on a…

Produce prescription program increases access to fresh food

June 21, 2018

Collaboration between pediatric clinics and local farmers’ markets, as demonstrated through a $10 prescription program for fresh fruits and…

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Vaccination program leads to decline in high-risk HPV in England

June 20, 2018
Eight years after a national HPV vaccination program was introduced in the United Kingdom, researchers documented substantial declines in the…
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One-third of children, teens use dietary supplements

June 20, 2018
Approximately one-third of all children and teenagers use dietary supplements, including multivitamins, researchers said. Additionally, the use of…

ACP: Trump’s new insurance rule weakens patient protections

June 20, 2018
On Tuesday, President Donald J. Trump issued a new health insurance rule that would roll back essential patient protections established by the…

AMA opposes CVS-Aetna merger

June 20, 2018
AMA has determined that the proposed merger of CVS Health and Aetna should be blocked due to its likely negative consequences for patients and health…
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Pediatricians inconsistently follow IDSA guidelines for group A streptococcal pharyngitis

June 20, 2018
Researchers found low adherence to Infectious Diseases Society of America clinical practice guidelines for group A streptococcal pharyngitis among…
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Children hospitalized for injuries at risk for mental health concerns

June 19, 2018
Children who sustain unintentional injuries that require hospitalization are more likely to be given a mental health diagnosis or prescription for

ICD-11 updates resistance codes, adds gaming as addictive disorder

June 18, 2018
WHO previewed a new International Classification of Diseases, ICD-11, which includes updates to codes related to antimicrobial resistance, adds…
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AMA adopts policies to reduce e-cigarette use, suicides

June 18, 2018
Delegates at the recently completed AMA annual meeting took steps to curb the use of electronic cigarettes and occurrence of suicide. …
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Most health care professionals use incorrect asthma inhaler technique

June 18, 2018
Health care professionals incorrectly used an asthma inhaler almost 85% of the time, according to a systematic review recently published in The
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New study suggests ‘Right to Try’ may undo efforts on patient safety

June 15, 2018
The balance between investigational new drug access and protection of patients from therapies without established safety the FDA built during the…
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AMA urges greater federal oversight of insulin prices

June 14, 2018
Delegates at this week’s AMA annual meeting supported a call to action that asks the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Justice to…
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AMA passes new policies on naloxone, Medicaid, augmented intelligence

June 14, 2018
A broad spectrum of policies, actions and resolutions, ranging from naloxone access, Medicaid waivers and other topics, were voted on by the AMA…
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AMA develops strategies to achieve health equity, address physician shortage

June 14, 2018
During its annual meeting, AMA adopted a policy to minimize gaps in health care across the United States and achieve optimal health for all…
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CDC: Fewer high school students having sex, using illicit drugs

June 14, 2018
The percentage of U.S. high school students who reported having sexual intercourse or using illicit drugs has dropped over the past decade, according…
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New strategies needed for obesity epidemic

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2018
Infectious Diseases in Children asked David L. Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and founder of True Health
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More treatment options, less stigma needed for children with obesity

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2018
Despite childhood obesity and overweight being recognized as a public health crisis more than a decade ago, with intensive efforts devoted to…