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Elimination of obesity could drastically reduce premature mortality

May 5, 2019
Premature mortality rates related to noncommunicable disease could be cut by as much as 31% by 2030 in some countries assuming a population without…
Meeting News

Superbug infections in 17 states linked to weight loss surgeries in Mexico

May 3, 2019
Investigators identified dozens of “medical tourists” from 17 states who contracted a rare and highly resistant strain of Pseudomonas
Meeting News

Secondhand smoke exposure increases children’s BP

May 2, 2019
Research presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting has linked exposure to secondhand smoke to increases in diastolic and systolic blood…
In the JournalsPerspective

Youth suicide rates increase in the month after ‘13 Reasons Why’ release

May 2, 2019
There was a significant increase in suicide rates among U.S. children and adolescents in the month after the first season release of the Netflix…
Feature

How to help patients with diabetes safely observe Ramadan

May 1, 2019
One of the most sacred traditions of Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, which begins May 6 and ends…
FDA News

FDA announces new warning for certain prescription insomnia medicines

April 30, 2019
On April 30, the FDA announced that rare but serious injuries have occurred while taking certain prescription insomnia medications due to sleep…
Meeting News

Vaccine reduces HPV prevalence among teen girls by 86% in 10 years

April 30, 2019
ATLANTA — Within 10 years of vaccine introduction, HPV prevalence decreased 86% among females aged 14 to 19 years in the United States, and 71% in…

Title X gag rule banned nationwide, AMA declares ‘victory’

April 30, 2019
A federal district judge ruled that the Trump administration’s gag rule regarding physician- patient family planning discussions can be lifted…
Feature

Risk-stratified follow-up care may benefit cancer survivors, reduce costs

April 29, 2019
A personalized, risk-stratified approach to follow-up care could better meet the needs of cancer survivors while helping to control costs for the…
Meeting News

Q&A: Aspirin, nutrition among highlights of primary prevention guideline

April 27, 2019
NEW ORLEANS — One of the biggest stories from the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session was the presentation of a new primary…
In the Journals

Concomitant fentanyl, cocaine use skyrockets 1850% from 2013 to 2018

April 26, 2019
The number of cocaine-positive urine drug test specimens that were also positive for nonprescribed fentanyl increased by 1,850% from 2013 to 2018…
In the Journals

Pharmacy closures lead to nonadherence for CV medications

April 25, 2019
Older patients who filled prescriptions for CV medications had significant declines in adherence when their pharmacy closed, according to a study…

Top stories for World Malaria Day 2019

April 25, 2019
In 2015, WHO put a challenge to the medical and research community: reduce malaria incidence and mortality rates by 90%, eliminate malaria in at…
In the Journals

Transgender adults more likely to report diminished health

April 24, 2019
The transgender population is affected by severe health and diminished health-related quality of life more than cisgender individuals, according to a…
Breaking News

WHO launches malaria vaccine program in 3 African countries

April 23, 2019
WHO has launched a pilot program that aims to immunize around 360,000 children each year in three African countries with the first and only vaccine…
In the Journals

Education level impacts health outcomes for patients with CKD

April 23, 2019
Lower educational attainment was associated with increased risk for adverse health outcomes in patients with moderate to severe chronic kidney…
In the Journals

Socioeconomic, health-related disadvantages associated with increased smoking prevalence

April 23, 2019
Six different socioeconomic and health-related disadvantages were associated with greater odds of smoking initiation and lower odds of smoking…
In the Journals

HPV vaccination of girls dramatically reduces cervical disease

April 22, 2019
Vaccination of girls aged 12 to 13 years with the bivalent HPV vaccine in Scotland has resulted in a marked decline in preinvasive cervical disease…
In the Journals

Late meal timing fails to influence risk for diabetes, prediabetes

April 18, 2019
Late-night food consumption did not affect risk for developing prediabetes or diabetes over 5 years of follow-up for British adults , according to…
In the JournalsPerspective

Low LDL, triglycerides increase stroke risk in women

April 18, 2019
Women with LDL levels below 70 mg/dL and low triglyceride levels had increased risk for hemorrhagic stroke, according to a study published in…
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