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Almost one-tenth of US students use cannabis in e-cigarettes

September 18, 2018
Approximately 9% of U.S. middle and high school students reported using cannabis in e-cigarettes in 2016, according to research published in JAMA
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FDA takes new steps to curb opioid crisis

September 18, 2018
The FDA announced several new strategies today to better inform medical professionals and patients about the risks associated with opioid use. …
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Louisiana developing ‘Netflix’ style subscription plan for HCV treatment

September 18, 2018
The Louisiana Department of Health is currently developing a “subscription style” payment plan with pharmaceutical manufacturers to…
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Q&A: Expert discusses research to mark National Suicide Prevention Month

September 18, 2018
Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and is increasing, according to the CDC. In a recently issued Morbidity and
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Duodenoscopes likely cause of first nosocomial mcr-1 transmission in US

September 18, 2018
Duodenoscopes were the likely cause of the first nosocomial transmission of the mobile colistin resistance gene mcr-1 in the United States…
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Team-based health care improves patient outcomes, physician well-being

September 18, 2018
Implementing optimal team-based health care is associated with improvements in patient outcomes, the efficiency of care and the well-being and…
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Household cleaning products might contribute to childhood overweight

September 18, 2018
Regular use of household cleaning products might contribute to risk for overweight in childhood by altering children’s gut microbiota…
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Burnout frequency varies by specialty, but exact prevalence unclear

September 18, 2018
Symptoms of burnout and career choice regret were common among U.S. resident physicians, but differed substantially by clinical specialty, according…
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Nicotine replacement therapy safe for smokers hospitalized with CHD

September 18, 2018
The short-term use of nicotine replacement therapy among smokers hospitalized for CHD did not affect rates of mortality, length of stay or 1-month…
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Toxic metals increase risk for CVD, CHD

September 18, 2018
The risk for CVD and CHD increased with exposure to lead, arsenic, copper and cadmium, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published…

Ongoing EpiPen shortage not cause for serious alarm

September 18, 2018
The ongoing shortage of EpiPen supply — now entering its fifth month — has intersected with the high demand for auto-injectors when…
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Adjustment for more patient factors reduces hospital variation in readmission rates

September 18, 2018
When adjusting for additional clinical and social variables, hospital variation in readmission rates are reduced, according to findings published in…
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PELD score insufficient for allocation of livers compared with MELD score

September 18, 2018
The PELD score did not accurately predict 90-day pretransplant mortality in children who were listed for liver transplantation compared with adults…

Top infectious disease stories: Infections after hip, knee replacements expected to increase; pertussis resurgence linked to acellular vaccinations

September 18, 2018
Among the top stories in infectious diseases this week was a prediction by researchers that failure to meet HHS targets for reducing surgical site…
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Antibiotic combos using four to five drugs effective against E. coli

September 18, 2018
Despite the consensus that using more than two antibiotics to treat bacterial infections may produce more harm than benefit, research published in…
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One in three college freshmen report history of mental disorders

September 18, 2018
About one-third of first-year college students across eight countries who participated in a self-report WHO survey screened positive for at least one…
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EULAR recommends against treating hand OA with conventional, biologic DMARDs

September 18, 2018
EULAR has for the first time updated its 2007 recommendations for the management of hand osteoarthritis, including a new warning against treatment…
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Tailoring FIT positivity threshold by age, sex may maximize colorectal cancer screening

September 17, 2018
At the conventional fecal immunochemical test positivity threshold, programmatic sensitivity for detection of colorectal cancer decreased as age…
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Evidence lacking for comparative effectiveness, safety of skin cancer treatments

September 17, 2018
A review published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that although several treatment methods for basal cell carcinoma, including surgery, external…
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Drug prices rise twice as fast during shortages

September 17, 2018
During a shortage, drug prices increase two times as quickly as they would have in the absence of a shortage, according to findings published in…