Nearly 60% of rheumatology patients struggle to afford treatment

September 19, 2019
Although 90% of patients with rheumatic diseases have health insurance, 57.13% report struggling to afford their medication, with one-quarter paying…

Panel advises against giving young kids flavored or plant-based milks

September 19, 2019
Despite efforts in recent years to improve healthy beverage intake among young children, many kids still do not consume enough healthy drinks to…
Breaking News

Investigation into vaping-related lung injuries intensifies

September 19, 2019
As the number of confirmed and probable cases of lung injury associated with electronic cigarette use, or vaping, surges, CDC, FDA and state health…
At Issue

‘The gray zone’: Discussing treatment options for extremely premature infants

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Advances in science and medicine have dramatically improved the odds of survival for premature infants. However, these babies continue to face
Feature

Risk for neural tube defects from dolutegravir lower than previously thought

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
According to results from the ongoing Tsepamo study in Botswana, infants born to women who took the integrase inhibitor dolutegravir for HIV…
Pharmacology Consult

Antihistamines for the common cold: Where’s the evidence?

Infectious Diseases in Children, September 2019
Edward A. Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Recommendations for the treatment of common viral upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) in children have undergone significant changes over the…

FDA warns about breast cancer treatments, grants soft tissue sarcoma therapy orphan drug status – top stories in hematology/oncology

September 19, 2019
The FDA’s warning that some breast cancer treatments could cause severe lung inflammation and the announcement that it granted orphan drug…
In the Journals

Number of depression diagnoses increasing among Finnish youth

September 19, 2019
Researchers reported that more young people in Finland born between 1994-2000 received a depression diagnosis in specialized services than the cohort…
In the JournalsPerspective

New technique helps detect autism spectrum disorder

September 19, 2019
Researchers developed a technique for analyzing children’s gazes that may help identify whether they have autism spectrum disorder, according…
In the Journals

Opioid epidemic contributes to annual rise in infective endocarditis

September 19, 2019
All regions of the U.S. are experiencing greater incidence of infective endocarditis attributed to the national opioid epidemic, with young…

Novartis stops distribution of Zantac

September 19, 2019
Zantac manufacturer Novartis has stopped the distribution of its heartburn medication across all available markets, including the United States and…
In the Journals

Lung allocation score may not predict transplant list death in advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis

September 19, 2019
New data from a single-center study indicate that not only was the rate of mortality high among patients with advanced pulmonary sarcoidosis who were…
In the Journals

Forced sexual initiation linked to adverse health outcomes in women

September 19, 2019
Women who were physically forced or coerced into their first sexual intercourse were at increased risk for adverse outcomes in reproductive…
In the Journals

Exercise benefits neuropsychological function in individuals with MCI

September 19, 2019
Participation in an aerobic exercise training or a stretching and toning program was linked to improved performance on memory and executive function…
In the Journals

Adalimumab, IBI303 biosimilar demonstrate comparable safety, efficacy in AS

September 19, 2019
IBI303, a biosimilar to adalimumab developed by Chinese biopharmaceutical company Innovent Biologics, is comparable in safety and efficacy to the…

A pregnant woman or newborn dies every 11 seconds, new estimate shows

September 19, 2019
An estimated 2.8 million pregnant women and newborns — approximately one every 11 seconds — die each year worldwide, mostly from…
In the Journals

Polypill strategy effective in US socioeconomically disadvantaged population

September 18, 2019
Among a U.S. population of socioeconomically disadvantaged adults, a polypill-based strategy was associated with greater reductions in systolic BP…
In the Journals

Infant flu-associated hospitalizations may be higher than current estimates

September 18, 2019
The incidence of laboratory-confirmed influenza-associated hospital admissions among infants may be more than 2 times higher than current estimates…
In the Journals

No patients with prediabetes referred to prevention program

September 18, 2019
None of the more than 1,400 patients with prediabetes were formally referred to the CDC’s National Diabetes Prevention Program, according to…

Is intensive weight loss harmful in some patients? Read the week’s top stories in endocrinology

September 18, 2019
A post hoc analysis of the Look AHEAD trial showed that intensive weight loss interventions can reduce CV events in some patients with type 2…