CDC: Most overdose deaths involved fentanyl in 2016

December 13, 2018
A report from the CDC found that the most frequently mentioned drugs relating to overdose death in the U.S. from 2011 to 2016 varied over time and by…
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Kneeling 30 minutes daily linked to synovitis in knee OA

December 13, 2018
Kneeling for 30 minutes or longer daily is significantly associated with the prevalence of grade-1 or higher Hoffa-synovitis among a population of…
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Sofosbuvir safe for patients with cancer, linked to NHL remission

December 12, 2018
Sofosbuvir-based therapy was safe and effective in as short as 8 weeks for treating hepatitis C in patients with cancer and may induce remission of…
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AS linked to increased risk for certain cancer types

December 12, 2018
CHICAGO — Patients with ankylosing spondylitis had an increased risk for melanoma, hematological malignancies, kidney and thyroid cancer but a…
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Single-session multidisciplinary intervention improved grip strength in hand OA

December 12, 2018
A single, multidisciplinary session of an individual intervention combining detailed information on functioning, activities of daily living, physical…

New biosimilar pathway for insulin aims to promote lower prices, competition

December 12, 2018
Guidance documents released by the FDA on Tuesday outlining a new pathway for biologic products will help promote competition and lower prices for…
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Later start times give teens more sleep, better school performance

December 12, 2018
Test.docx Gideon Dunster A recent study in Seattle found that later start times in high schools…
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At-home HPV test effective tool for underscreened women

December 12, 2018
Nearly 80% of women from the Appalachian area of Ohio returned a mail-based HPV test, indicating that it may be a powerful resource to reach the…
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ART reduces antibiotic prescriptions for HIV-exposed infants

December 12, 2018
Malawian infants who were exposed to HIV but were uninfected were less likely to receive antibiotic therapy when either the infant or their mother…

ACP urges DHS to withdraw ‘public charge’ proposal

December 12, 2018
In a recent statement, ACP strongly urged the Department of Homeland Security to rescind its public charge policy proposed in September, arguing that…
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FIT could reduce colonoscopies by 70% but may miss 30% of cancers

December 12, 2018
Using annual fecal immunochemical tests for surveillance in patients with intermediate risk for colorectal cancer could reduce colonoscopies and cut…
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Antipsychotic use may increase risk for unexpected death among youth

December 12, 2018
Youth aged 5 to 24 years beginning antipsychotic therapy who received doses higher than 50 mg chlorpromazine equivalents had a 3.5-fold increased…

Top endocrinology stories: High testosterone level linked to lower risk for CV death, ultrasound can confirm type 2 diabetes

December 12, 2018
This week the most popular stories in endocrinology including data demonstrating that men with higher testosterone levels and physical activity had a…
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Sexual minorities more vulnerable to depression from early adolescence to young adulthood

December 12, 2018
Mental health disparities between heterosexuals and sexual minorities were present as early as age 10 years, increased throughout school years and…
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Vegan diet reduces CRP in patients with CAD

December 12, 2018
A vegan diet may be considered in patients with CAD on guideline-based therapy to lower high-sensitivity C-reactive protein, a risk marker of adverse…
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Few evidence-based tonsillectomies performed in UK

December 12, 2018
Few children in the U.K. underwent evidence-based tonsillectomy and most likely did not benefit from the procedure, according to findings recently…
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Audiometry screening after self-reported hearing loss improves assessments

December 12, 2018
Combining self-reported hearing loss with pure tone audiometry screening results produced greater accuracy in detecting hearing loss vs…
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Childhood inflammatory brain disease linked to poorer health-related QoL

December 12, 2018
Juvenile inflammatory brain disease is associated with significantly reduced health-related quality of life, according to data published in…
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Greater hip abductor strength improves long-term function in knee OA

December 11, 2018
CHICAGO — Greater hip abductor strength reduced the 5-year risk for poor functional outcomes and the 2-year risk for tibiofemoral cartilage…

2 Red Book changes physicians should know

December 11, 2018
NEW YORK — Numerous changes have been made to the AAP’s 2018 Red Book, but two specific sections have significant implications for…