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As Gottlieb leaves, what’s next for FDA?

April 4, 2019
As Norman “Ned” E. Sharpless, MD, prepares to become acting FDA commissioner in a few days, experts are divided in how he should address…
In the Journals

Infective endocarditis caused by A. urinae in pediatric patient

April 3, 2019
Research published in the Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society describes the course of disease and treatment of an 11-year old boy…
FDA News

FDA investigating possible link between e-cigarettes, seizures

April 3, 2019
The FDA is investigating a potential link between the use of e-cigarettes and a risk for seizures, Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, said in a…
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Experts discuss rare link between concussion, suicide

April 2, 2019
The most recent CDC data show an estimated 329,290 children were treated in United States for sports and recreation-related injuries that included a…
In the JournalsPerspective

Clinical guidelines from North American specialty societies often biased, have conflicts of interest

April 2, 2019
Clinical practice guidelines issued by specialty societies in North America often call for greater use of services associated to their own…
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Dengue may affect Zika transmission

April 1, 2019
Recent studies, including one published in Science, suggest that certain levels of dengue antibody caused by prior dengue infection may be…
In the Journals

Outpatient antibiotic prescribing rates decline by 5% from 2011 to 2016

March 29, 2019
United States health care providers decreased their prescribing of oral antibiotics, including broad-spectrum antibiotics, between 2011 and 2016…

EV-D68 cases spiked in 2018, new surveillance shows

March 28, 2019
Enterovirus D-68, or EV-D68, was detected in only two U.S. patients with acute respiratory illness in 2017. By 2018, nearly 14% of patients —…
In the JournalsPerspective

Hookah exposure consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning

March 28, 2019
Many teens and young adults who present to EDs and other health care facilities for poisonings after hookah or waterpipe use have signs and symptoms…
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Q&A: Legal implications of Rockland County’s state of emergency over measles outbreak

March 27, 2019
In December 2018, schools located in Rockland County, New York, determined that unvaccinated children would not be allowed to attend classes as a…

Potential ‘strong link’ between HIV exposure in utero, obesity as teen

March 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — Teenagers and young adults who were exposed to HIV in utero but not infected were more likely to have obesity than those who were…

Physician wages plateau, but pay gap narrows between men, women

March 27, 2019
Overall wages for U.S. physicians have plateaued, but the disparity in pay between men and women has narrowed slightly, according to a new report…
In the Journals

1 in 5 children on Medicaid use chronic medications, study finds

March 27, 2019
A recent retrospective cohort study found that nearly one in five children on Medicaid use chronic medications, and that using multiple chronic…
Meeting News

Physicians are not powerless in reducing burnout

March 26, 2019
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Occupational burnout is pervasive among health care providers, but physicians have the power to address the issue head…
Meeting News

Speaker highlights burnout at Women in Endocrinology annual meeting

March 23, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — The advocacy group Women in Endocrinology is once again holding its annual meeting and dinner at ENDO 2019, spotlighting member…
In the Journals

Researchers sift through anti-vaccine Facebook comments to develop communication strategies

March 21, 2019
Researchers are now analyzing comments posted online by anti-vaccine advocates to help physicians tailor conversations with parents who are hesitant…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Probiotics do not improve children’s atopic dermatitis treatment

March 19, 2019
Supplementing atopic dermatitis treatment with probiotics does not benefit children, according to research presented at the American Academy of…
Meeting News

Serology for mite sensitization screening could save $4B over 5 years

March 19, 2019
A simulation that used serology to screen children with asthma for mite sensitization saved more than $4 billion over 5 years, according to a poster…
In the JournalsPerspective

Postnatal Zika infection symptoms mirror common childhood illnesses

March 19, 2019
Children in the United States with Zika virus infection are often infected while traveling abroad and present with symptoms similar to those of other…
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Reaping the most benefits from food-related studies

March 18, 2019
March may be National Nutrition Month, but the way to obtain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, or the determinants certain foods and drinks can…