In the Journals

Underage sales violations higher in tobacco, vape shops

June 24, 2019
Nearly half of tobacco and vape shops failed to check identification when underage decoys attempted to purchase vape products, according to a…
Meeting News

Obstructive sleep apnea screening methods utilize snoring, BMI, hypertension symptoms, other characteristics

June 21, 2019
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is halfway through its sixth decade of being mentioned in medical journals, according to a report in the World
In the JournalsPerspective

E-cigarette explosion severely injures teen

June 21, 2019
An image recently published in The New England Journal of Medicine captured the injuries sustained by a teenage boy after an e-cigarette exploded in…
In the Journals

Bacteremic CAP uncommon in kids

June 20, 2019
Bacteremia is uncommon among children hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, or CAP, according to a study published in Pediatrics. However…
In the JournalsPerspective

Smartphone recordings of coughs accurately diagnose respiratory conditions

June 20, 2019
A smartphone app that records coughs can diagnose children with respiratory conditions, including asthma, pneumonia and bronchiolitis, with an…

Boston Children’s tops U.S. News & World Report’s list for 6th year

June 18, 2019
Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked the No. 1 children’s hospital for 2019-2020 by U.S. News & World Report. This marks the…
Feature

BLOG: Don’t get burned: Physician burnout and what you can do

June 17, 2019
Physician burnout continues to garner headlines in medical literature so much so that the WHO recently added it to their international diseases…

Trump administration sued over requirement to include drug prices in TV ads

June 17, 2019
Amgen, Merck, Eli Lilly and the Association of National Advertisers sued the Trump administration last week, seeking to avoid complying with an HHS…
Feature

Clinician who sought mental health help shares journey

June 17, 2019
The struggle clinicians face in helping their patients, performing their required paperwork and maintaining a family life, all while maintaining…
FDA News

FDA issues guidance for e-cigarette manufacturers

June 14, 2019
The FDA has finalized its guidance for manufacturers submitting premarket tobacco product applications for electronic nicotine delivery systems, such…
Point/Counter

Should the US government leverage patents held by the CDC to push down the price of Truvada?

Infectious Diseases in Children, June 2019
POINT. The federal government should sue Gilead to enforce its patents on PrEP and lower the price of the treatment. I am impressed by the fact that…
In the Journals

Young MSM may not completely recover from PrEP-related bone density loss

June 14, 2019
Adolescents who take pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for HIV prevention may experience a loss of bone mineral density during treatment. Most…
In the Journals

Experts suggest areas of focus for future gun violence research

June 13, 2019
A team of researchers known as the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens, or FACTS, Consortium have identified specific areas in which urgent…

Public health leaders commit to promoting global vaccine acceptance

June 12, 2019
The Salzburg Global Fellows, an international group of public health leaders, has issued a statement confirming its commitment to worldwide vaccine…
Meeting News

Eating junk food hurts kids’ test scores, drinking more water helps their memory

June 12, 2019
Children who consumed sweet or salty snacks and sweetened beverages had lower standardized test scores, while kids who drank water regularly…
In the Journals

USPSTF: PrEP should be offered to patients at high risk for HIV

June 11, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently recommended that patients at high risk for HIV be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, with…
FDA News

FDA permits marketing of first IBS device for patients 11 to 18 years old

June 7, 2019
The FDA announced today that it permits marketing of the first medical device to help reduce functional abdominal pain for patients 11 to 18 years of…
In the Journals

Vaccine attitudes improve by connecting with people who have suffered from diseases

June 7, 2019
Vaccine-hesitant college students who spoke with family or community members who experienced a vaccine-preventable disease, or VPD, softened their…
Feature

Q&A: Measles cases top 1,000 in US, so what does that mean?

June 6, 2019
This week, the CDC reported that measles cases have reached over 1,000 cases in the United States for the year despite a vaccine available that…
Feature

New association ‘overdue’ to support health care providers on social media

June 6, 2019
In this guest commentary, Austin Chiang, MD, MPH, director of the e ndoscopic bariatric program and