In the Journals Plus

Childhood abuse, parental mental illness raise risk for type 2 diabetes in adulthood

November 17, 2017
Childhood trauma, including sexual, physical and verbal abuse, raises the risk for developing type 2 diabetes in adulthood by as much as 57%…
Meeting News

AMA approves policies on social media use, screen time

November 15, 2017
Noting the negative impact on health from excessive use of social media and electronic devices, AMA encouraged primary care physicians and schools…
Meeting News

AMA adopts new strategy for genetic tests, therapeutics

November 15, 2017
AMA recently voted to advance the development of a comprehensive strategy that allows more consistent coverage of genomic and genetic tests and…
Meeting News

E-cigarette use common among current cigarette smokers

November 15, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — More than two-thirds of adult electronic cigarette users in the United States are current cigarette smokers, researchers…

‘Think outside the box’ to finance HCV elimination

November 14, 2017
An important barrier to hepatitis elimination is the upfront costs, which may be subverted with a range of financing mechanisms, according to data…

World Diabetes Day to focus on women at risk for, living with diabetes

November 14, 2017
The International Diabetes Federation is marking World Diabetes Day on Tuesday with a campaign that will promote for all women at risk for or living…

President Trump signs law creating diabetes commission

November 13, 2017
President Donald Trump last week signed new legislation that calls for the creation of a national commission of health care experts to address issues…
In the Journals Plus

Childhood cancer survivors more likely to stay at jobs for health insurance

November 13, 2017
Job lock — the tendency to stay at a job in order to keep employer-provided health insurance — is common among childhood cancer
Meeting News

Men more likely than women to receive bystander CPR

November 12, 2017
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Men are more likely to receive bystander CPR in public locations than women and had increased survival after the lifesaving…
Meeting News

AHA sessions feature late-breaking science, new hypertension guidelines

November 9, 2017
The American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, taking place in Anaheim from Nov. 12 to Nov. 16, will feature the unveiling of the new…
In the Journals

Service price biggest driver of health care spending

November 9, 2017
Annual health care spending increased from $1.2 trillion to $2.1 trillion between 1996 and 2013, fueled by a 50% rise in the price of health care…
In the Journals

Recurrent concussion rates decline following youth traumatic brain injury laws

November 9, 2017
The rate of recurrent concussions significantly decreased among high-school athletes in the 2 years following the enactment of youth sports traumatic…

Gadolinium contrast necessary in ‘countless’ MRIs, safety research encouraged

November 7, 2017
On Nov. 1, Chuck Norris, Hollywood actor and martial artist, took on a new type of battle: fighting against medical device manufacturers in a…

WHO asks farmers to stop using antibiotics in healthy animals

November 7, 2017
To preserve the effectiveness of antibiotics in humans, WHO is calling for an end to their use in healthy animals. In new guidelines, WHO recommends…

AAP calls for action on gun control after Texas mass shooting

November 7, 2017
In the aftermath of the most recent mass shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, the AAP has urged a push for gun reform from those in all levels of
FDA News

FDA clears complete blood cell count test with broad access

November 6, 2017
The FDA today cleared the XW-100 Automated Hematology Analyzer for use in patients aged at least 2 years who require a whole blood cell count and…

Mass shootings act as dramatic reminder of gun violence's traumatic 'ripple effect'

November 6, 2017
Just 1 month after the tragedy in Las Vegas that left more than 50 dead and 500 injured, more than 25 people are dead in Sutherland, Tex…

CMS finalizes policies it says will lower drug prices, reduce burdens

November 3, 2017
AAFP and ACP are among the medical groups claiming CMS’s recent decisions regarding the final rule for the 2018 Physician Fee Schedule and a…
Meeting News

Interrupted sitting improves glucose metabolism in children with overweight, obesity

November 3, 2017
WASHINGTON — Children with overweight or obesity who interrupt continuous sitting with short bouts of moderate-intensity physical activity…

APA, AMA support Trump administration’s efforts to combat opioid crisis

November 2, 2017
The President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis recently submitted a final report, providing recommendations for…
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