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Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
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Prenatal opioid use may affect child development through school age

July 23, 2019
Prenatal opioid exposure may negatively impact neurocognitive and physical development, and those effects can last until adolescence, according to…
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Teens more likely to jump to heroin after misusing prescription opioids

July 22, 2019
Teenagers who reported nonmedical prescription opioid use during high school were significantly more likely to later use heroin, according to…
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Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…
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Performance of visceral leishmaniasis tests vary widely

July 18, 2019
Research published in PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases suggested that commercially available serological tests for visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil…

FDA offers tips on advising patients how to dispose of unneeded medications

July 18, 2019
Proper disposal of unused prescription medication remains a major public health priority for the FDA, particularly for prescription opioid pain
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Fewer than 40% of adults support mandatory HPV vaccination

July 18, 2019
Findings published in Vaccine demonstrated that fewer than 40% of surveyed adults supported a policy requiring HPV vaccination for school…
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States with stricter gun laws have fewer pediatric firearm-related deaths

July 16, 2019
A 5-year analysis in the United States revealed that states with stricter gun laws, including those that require universal background checks for gun…
Guidelines

Urological group’s first-ever recurrent UTI guidelines encourage responsible evaluation, antibiotic, cranberry juice use

July 16, 2019
The American Urological Association has issued guidelines for the management of recurrent UTI for the first time, providing clinicians with…
Perspective

1 in 10 children missed lifesaving vaccines in 2018

July 15, 2019
More than one in 10 children worldwide did not receive lifesaving vaccines for measles, diphtheria and tetanus in 2018, according to new data from…
Meeting News

Length of screen time fails to impact headache duration in teens

July 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The duration and type of screen time had had no impact on the number of days that teenagers had headaches, according to study…
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Migraine, headache treatment does not resolve pain for some teenage patients

July 13, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Some teenagers with concussion-triggered chronic headache or migraine experienced
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Adults born preterm less likely to have sexual partnerships

July 12, 2019
Adults who were born preterm or with low birth weight are less likely to have sexual intercourse, romantic partnerships or to become parents than…
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App that assesses headache pain inconsistent with ‘gold standard’

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The “Pediatric Pain Evaluator” app, designed to help users identify and describe their headache pain, disagreed with…
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States that allow recreational marijuana see drop in teen use

July 11, 2019
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics found that teens who live in states where medical and recreational marijuana have been legalized did not have…
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Rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel could improve care of children

July 10, 2019
Findings from a retrospective analysis suggested that the use of a rapid musculoskeletal diagnostic panel, or MDP, could have shortened the time it…
Feature

Analysis: AMA’s lawsuit seeks to protect patient-physician relationships, free speech

July 10, 2019
The AMA and two women’s health organizations recently sued the state of North Dakota, claiming North Dakota’s compelled speech laws…
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Study shows ‘real-world impact’ of HPV vaccine on cervical lesions

July 10, 2019
HPV vaccination programs significantly decrease HPV infections and cervical lesions among girls and women, as well as anogenital wart diagnoses among…

Judge stops Trump’s plan to put drug prices in TV ads

July 9, 2019
A district judge recently blocked the HHS rule that certain drugs prices be included in TV ads, saying HHS overstepped its authority in issuing such…
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More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…