In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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…
In the Journals

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…
In the JournalsPerspective

Bednet monitor shows families’ irregular use of malaria prevention strategy

July 8, 2019
A remote electronic monitoring device sewn into the fabric of long-lasting insecticide bednets, or LLINs, allowed researchers to track bednet use…
In the JournalsPerspective

Novel intervention reduces patient visits tied to respiratory tract infection

July 5, 2019
A novel, online parent-targeted intervention utilized in England reduced primary care attendance for self-limiting, low-risk respiratory tract…

Xofluza well-tolerated, effective in kids with flu

July 3, 2019
One dose of Xofluza was well-tolerated and demonstrated comparable efficacy to oseltamivir in children aged 1 to younger than 12 years with…
Meeting News

Later school start times lead to more academic engagement

July 3, 2019
High school and middle school students who slept later and longer, and consequently started school later, had improved academic engagement, according…
Feature

Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…
In the Journals

53 million American adults impacted by others’ alcohol use

July 1, 2019
More than 50 million adults in the U.S. were harmed by another person’s alcohol use in 2015, according to findings recently published in the…
In the Journals

Americans have fewer healthy days, more disparity in health outcomes, CDC data show

June 28, 2019
Health equity witnessed a “clear lack of progress” during a recent 25-year period, researchers recently wrote in JAMA Network Open.
Perspective

Number of Crypto outbreaks increases 13% every year

June 28, 2019
The number of outbreaks caused by Cryptosporidium, or Crypto, increased approximately 13% each year between 2009 and 2017, researchers said. In an…
In the Journals

RSV leading cause of pediatric pneumonia cases in Africa, Asia

June 27, 2019
Researchers have found that leading causes of pneumonia requiring hospitalization in children aged younger than 5 years in low- and middle-income…
In the Journals

‘Easy to follow’ advance directives more likely to be used

June 26, 2019
Both clinicians and patients more often utilized advance directives that were more “readable, understandable, appealing and usable,”…
In the Journals

Threat of parents’ deportation impacts health of Latinx youth

June 26, 2019
Latinx teens in California who have at least one immigrant parent have reported increasing levels of anxiety related to how immigration policies in…
Feature

Title X gag rule legal battle resumes, laying groundwork for ‘circuit split’

June 25, 2019
A rule prohibiting family planning discussions between physicians and patients is in effect again after a California appeals court stayed the…
FDA News

FDA approves Botox for children with upper limb spasticity

June 25, 2019
Allergan announced that the FDA has approved its supplemental biologics application for Botox, or onabotulinumtoxinA, for the treatment of patients…

USPSTF recommends PCPs provide interventions to children, teenagers to prevent tobacco use

June 25, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a “B” draft recommendation encouraging primary care physicians to provide…
In the Journals

Adolescent suicides reach highest recorded rate since 2000

June 25, 2019
The suicide rate for adolescents aged 15 to 19 years and young adults aged 20 to 24 years increased in 2017 to its highest point since 2000…