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For teens with type 1 diabetes, apps offer connectivity, but with limits

June 22, 2018
ORLANDO, Fla. — Apps for smartphones and tablets offer a personalized way for teens with type 1 diabetes to manage their disease, but it is…
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Ebola flare-ups in West Africa linked to ‘persistently’ infected survivors

June 22, 2018
Researchers linked eight flare-ups of Ebola virus disease that occurred in West Africa after the peak of the region’s 2-year epidemic to…

ADA, AHA team up with industry to raise awareness of CVD, diabetes link

June 22, 2018
The American Diabetes Association and the American Heart Association have initiated a multiyear collaborative effort to help patients with type 2…
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Disgust protects people against infection

June 22, 2018
According to researchers, disgust as a human emotion has evolved to help protect us against infectious diseases. Val Curtis, PhD, BSc, MSc
FDA News

FDA approves hybrid closed-loop system for use in younger pediatric patients

June 21, 2018
The FDA has extended approval of the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed-loop system to younger individuals aged 7 to 13 years with type 1 diabetes.
FDA News

Long-term, fully implantable CGM garners FDA approval

June 21, 2018
The first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable sensor and compatible mobile app is now FDA approved for use in adults with…
FDA News

FDA clears new point-of-care HbA1c assay

June 21, 2018
Abbott announced that the FDA has cleared a rapid point-of-care test to diagnose diabetes and assess patient risk for developing diabetes. The…

Most HCP agree with employer-mandated flu vaccination policies

June 21, 2018
Nearly 73% of health care personnel in the United States approve of mandatory influenza vaccination policies enforced by employers, according to…
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Diabetes raises risks for adverse outcomes following any surgery

June 21, 2018
Compared with adults without diabetes, those with the disease are more likely to experience adverse outcomes following any surgery — including…
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Early ID consult improves outcomes for hospitalized patients

June 21, 2018
An infectious disease specialty intervention lowered mortality rates, reduced costs, and shortened the length of stay among hospitalized patients…
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Vaccination program leads to decline in high-risk HPV in England

June 20, 2018
Eight years after a national HPV vaccination program was introduced in the United Kingdom, researchers documented substantial declines in the…

ADA, APA offer in-person courses on diabetes, mental health link

June 20, 2018
The American Diabetes Association and the American Psychological Association have embarked on a joint initiative to present in-person courses for…
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Moxidectin plus albendazole reduces egg burden of trichuriasis worm

June 20, 2018
In adolescent patients with trichuriasis, moxidectin plus albendazole is noninferior to albendazole plus oxantel pamoate in terms of egg reduction…
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Social drinking associated with lower type 2 diabetes risk

June 20, 2018
Social drinkers have a reduced risk for developing type 2 diabetes vs. nondrinkers and regular or heavy drinkers, illustrating a U-shaped…
Meeting News

Illicit drug use among risk factors associated with cesarean section infections

June 20, 2018
Researchers found that illicit drug use, history of smoking, prior cesarean section and higher BMI were associated with an increased risk for…
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Physician preferences on antibiotic prescribing feedback may improve ASPs

June 19, 2018
Research has shown that feedback on antimicrobial prescribing practices can reduce prescription rates, according to researchers. In a recent survey…
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Cefazolin inoculum effect associated with higher mortality in patients with MSSA

June 19, 2018
The cefazolin inoculum effect is associated with an increase in 30-day all-cause mortality in patients with methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus
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Weight loss influences bone parameters in older adults

June 19, 2018
Older adults experiencing long-term or recent weight loss of at least 5% showed deterioration in both cortical and trabecular bone density and…
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Maternal smoking, BMI associated with PCOS diagnosis in offspring

June 19, 2018
Girls who go on to develop polycystic ovary syndrome are more likely to have mothers with obesity or mothers who smoked during pregnancy vs. girls…
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Zoledronic acid may slow cancer treatment-induced bone loss in premenopausal women

June 19, 2018
Premenopausal women with hormone receptor-positive early-stage breast cancer randomly assigned zoledronic acid during chemotherapy experienced an…
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