In the Journals

Former NFL players have more Alzheimer’s protein markers than non-athletes

April 10, 2019
Living former NFL players with at least one concussion or traumatic brain injury had higher levels of the protein marker tau, commonly associated…
In the Journals

Youth disclose abuse in text messaging–based crisis service

April 9, 2019
Study findings indicated that young people seeking help for maltreatment disclosed their experiences through short message services-based crisis…

NYC pushes measles vaccination with state of emergency

April 9, 2019
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency today because of an ongoing measles outbreak. Residents of Brooklyn’s…
Feature

Battle over Affordable Care Act resurfaces

April 9, 2019
Legal and political battles have put the fate of the Affordable Care Act, and health care for millions of Americans, back into the spotlight and…

WHO committee estimates eradication of polio in Nigeria within the year

April 8, 2019
Nigeria will likely eradicate polio by the end of 2019, according to WHO’s Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunizations, also known as…
Meeting News

Removing nonmedical vaccine exemptions improves herd immunity

April 5, 2019
BALTIMORE — Vaccine coverage among children entering kindergarten improved with more stringent state mandates that did not allow nonmedical vaccine…
In the Journals

Long-term cotrimoxazole improves outcomes in children with HIV/AIDS

April 4, 2019
A recent study found that long-term cotrimoxazole treatment reduces mortality and morbidity in children with HIV by altering their gut microbiome and…
Feature

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…
Feature

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…
Feature

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…
Feature

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…