Experts discuss Zantac recall, Cologuard approved for younger age range – top stories in gastroenterology

October 4, 2019
In a Q&A with Healio, gastroenterologists shared how they are handling the recent Zantac recalls in their practices, and Cologuard — a…
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Biomarkers could predict AFM with more than 80% accuracy

October 4, 2019
WASHINGTON — Researchers identified a biological signature of acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, found in cerebrospinal fluid. The findings…
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Antonie van Leeuwenhoek: Small-town boy makes good, discovers gouty tophi

October 4, 2019
One of the thrilling aspects of scientific discovery is that it can come from almost anywhere, and almost anyone. Few individuals exemplify this like…
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What clinicians need to know about buprenorphine for opioid use disorder

October 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — In a video interview, Arwen Podesta, MD, ABPN, FASAM, ABIHM, a board-certified adult psychiatrist of Podesta Wellness in New…
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Prescription opioid use linked to higher mortality risk for patients with reduced kidney function

October 3, 2019
While prescription opioid use was associated with increased mortality and hospitalization risks for all patients regardless of kidney function…
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Addressing arthritis pain without the opioids physicians 'love to hate'

October 3, 2019
SAN DIEGO — As the health care community moves away from opioids for pain management, a number of approaches may be set to fill the gap…
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FDA accepts sNDA for Dificid in children with C. difficile

October 3, 2019
The FDA accepted a new drug application for the oral suspension formulation of Dificid, Merck’s macrolide antibiotic. At the same time, it…
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High-fiber diet improves CV risk factors in hypertension, diabetes

October 3, 2019
A high-fiber, low-glycemia index diet showed a strong protective role against CVD and CV risk reduction in patients with hypertension and type 2…
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Janssen submits supplemental new drug application for Spravato

October 3, 2019
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has submitted a supplemental new drug application to the FDA seeking a new indication…
In the Journals

CDC: Flavored e-cigarette use rises among children, teens

October 3, 2019
Flavored e-cigarette use among high school and middle school students is rising, according to data published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly
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Continuous NSAID use for AS linked to increased hypertension risk

October 3, 2019
Continuous use of NSAIDs for the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis is associated with a 12% increased risk for incident hypertension, compared to…

Could a common cold virus improve bladder cancer treatment? Read the week’s top stories in hematology/oncology

October 3, 2019
A novel therapeutic treatment using a common cold virus could be effective in patients with nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer, and breast cancer…
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CMHC to feature crucial topics in diabetes, lipids, obesity and more

October 3, 2019
In its 14th year, the Cardiometabolic Health Congress, taking place in Chicago from Oct. 10 to 13, will feature an extensive agenda including an…
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Cell- and egg-based flu vaccines provide similar immunogenicity, surprising researchers

October 3, 2019
WASHINGTON — Cell- and egg-based quadrivalent inactivated influenza vaccines have comparable immunogenicity for children aged 4 years and…
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Radiation doses for lung cancer screening CT scans vary across centers

October 3, 2019
Many facilities exceed recommended radiation doses for lung cancer screening CT scans. However, institutions following protocols set by a lead…
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Measles tests: What PCPs need to know

October 3, 2019
Although the United States appears to have avoided losing its nearly 20-year status as a measle-free nation, there have been at least 1,243 cases of…
In the Journals

Women, girls with ADHD six times more likely to have teenage pregnancy

October 2, 2019
Women and girls with ADHD are significantly more likely to give birth as teenagers than those without ADHD, according to a nationwide cohort study…
In the Journals

Oral contraceptives may increase depression risk in adolescent girls

October 2, 2019
Adolescent girls who take oral contraceptive pills may have an increased risk for depressive symptoms, according to findings published in JAMA
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Donepezil carries higher hospitalization risk than other Alzheimer’s drugs

October 2, 2019
Older patients prescribed donepezil had a higher risk for hospital admission for rhabdomyolysis than patients prescribed rivastigmine or galantamine…
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Children exposed to secondhand smoke at home at greater risk for AF

October 2, 2019
Children who were exposed to secondhand smoke by a parent not only had a significantly higher risk for developing atrial fibrillation but also were…