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

Racism may affect asthma control in children

September 18, 2019
Young black children whose parents or guardians reported having experienced chronic stress associated with racism may have poorer asthma control…
In the Journals

Broad-spectrum antibiotics may weaken flu vaccine response

September 18, 2019
Healthy adults who take broad-spectrum antibiotics may impair their body’s immune response to influenza vaccination, according to findings from…

Paid family leave improves timely vaccination for low-income families

September 17, 2019
Infants were less likely to be late on vaccinations when their parents received 6 weeks of paid family leave, especially those born to families…
Meeting News

HF prevalence, disparities continue to widen in black communities

September 14, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — Over time, the disparity gap in HF prevalence among black adults compared with white adults has widened and the odds of HF…
In the Journals

Many PCPs lack knowledge about prediabetes, survey finds

September 13, 2019
Many primary care physicians lack knowledge of the risk factors, diagnostic criteria and management and prevention of prediabetes, according to…
Breaking News

CDC updates number of confirmed, probable cases of lung disease linked to vaping

September 13, 2019
As of Wednesday, 380 confirmed and probable cases of respiratory illness associated with electronic cigarette use, including six deaths, have been…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Patients with lung cancer lack knowledge of clinical trials

September 12, 2019
BARCELONA — Half of patients with lung cancer surveyed across Europe had no concept of a cancer clinical trial, and 22% had never heard of one…
In the Journals

Too much time on social media affects internalizing problems in adolescence

September 11, 2019
Spending more than 3 hours each day on social media was associated with an increased risk for mental health problems – especially internalizing…

New Apple research app could revolutionize heart, hearing, women’s health research

September 11, 2019
Apple announced that it is launching three studies leveraging the Apple Watch’s capabilities to allow people to track their heart rate and…

AMA urges public to avoid e-cigarettes

September 10, 2019
The AMA implored the public to stop using e-cigarette s until health officials can determine the cause…
Guidelines

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic older adults for cognitive impairment

September 10, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for cognitive impairment in…
In the Journals

Patients seek to offset financial burden of oncological care through online crowdfunding

September 9, 2019
The use of online crowdfunding platforms, such as GoFundMe, to help cover the costs of oncology care emphasizes the weighty financial burden placed…
Meeting News

Educational text messages improve glycemic control in CHD, diabetes

September 9, 2019
PARIS — Patients with CHD and diabetes who received frequent educational and motivational text messages for glycemic control in addition to…
In the Journals

Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…
In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…
In the Journals

Soft drinks tied to risk for death

September 3, 2019
Consuming more soft drinks — both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened — increases the risk for all-cause mortality, according to a…
In the Journals

Better treatment, more research needed for older adults with mental disorders

August 30, 2019
Older adults have the lowest mental health service use despite having a high prevalence of mental health conditions, according to a viewpoint…

CDC: Opioid deaths declining

August 29, 2019
CDC data show opioid deaths dropped 4.6% overall during a 12-month period that encompassed 2017 and 2018, but there was an 11.1% increase in opioid
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