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PrEP uptake increases nearly 30% among MSM at high risk for HIV

March 12, 2019
SEATTLE — Between 2014 and 2017, the proportion of high-risk men who have sex with men who are taking pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, for…
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Diet quality at midlife does not influence dementia risk

March 12, 2019
Patients’ diet quality during midlife was not significantly associated with a subsequent risk for dementia, according to findings recently…
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Genomic alterations in prostate cancer could help define disease risk

March 10, 2019
Chromosomal alterations could potentially identify men with low-risk prostate cancer detected by needle biopsy who have higher-risk disease in their…
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Weekend 'recovery sleep' fails to prevent weight gain, improve insulin sensitivity

March 9, 2019
Sleeping in during weekends to “catch up” on missed sleep during the week will not prevent weight gain or improve a reduction insulin…
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AHA: Hookah smoking may promote CV harm

March 8, 2019
There is evidence that water pipe tobacco or hookah smoking may present risk for CVD, but further research is needed to determine its long-term…
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Midlife may not be too late to start exercising

March 8, 2019
Adults who increased leisure-time physical activity later in life had a low risk for mortality comparable to those who maintained activity…

Alcohol, drug, suicide fatality rates continue to climb

March 8, 2019
More than 150,000 Americans died from alcohol- and drug-induced fatalities and suicide in 2017, according to an analysis conducted by Trust for…
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Better CV fitness confers reduced absenteeism in middle school students

March 6, 2019
Improvements in CV fitness in high-poverty middle school students, particularly girls, may lead to reduced absenteeism, according to data presented…
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Car crash risk increases sevenfold when teens reach for objects

March 6, 2019
A recent NIH study showed that teenagers increase their risk for crashing sevenfold by reaching for objects while driving. The study also found that…
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Home-based universal test-and-treat program cuts HIV incidence by 30%

March 5, 2019
SEATTLE – A home-based universal test-and-treat program led to a 30% decline in new HIV infections in a study conducted in two African…

AMA files suit to block Trump Administration’s Title X rule

March 5, 2019
Today, the AMA, along with the Oregon Medical Association and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, filed a lawsuit to block the Trump…

AAP urges tech companies to combat vaccine misinformation

March 5, 2019
The AAP has urged the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Pinterest to address misinformation on vaccination on their social media sites and to promote…

Cologuard surpasses colorectal cancer screening milestone

March 2, 2019
More than 2 million Americans have been screened for colorectal cancer with Cologuard since the stool-based DNA test received FDA approval in 2014…
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ApoB predicts metabolic syndrome risk in Chinese adults

February 28, 2019
High serum apolipoprotein B levels can increase the risk for metabolic syndrome and predict its development in Chinese adults, especially…
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Pregnancy loss increases risk for CVD

February 28, 2019
Several risk factors for CVD such as hypertension, BMI and diabetes were associated with pregnancy loss, according to a study published in The
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BMI, cholesterol risk factors greater in women than men over time

February 28, 2019
BMI increased more and total cholesterol decreased less in women compared with men during a 15-year period, according to an analysis of temporal…
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Teens’ recreational opioid use linked to parents’ use

February 27, 2019
Adolescents who used opioid prescriptions for nonmedical reasons were more likely to have a parent who also reported nonmedical prescription opioid…
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Smartphone-based weight-loss program appears as effective as group intervention

February 27, 2019
Attempting to lose weight with the help of a smartphone-based behavioral program may be just as effective as more intensive group-based therapies for…
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Low-value procedures often harm patients

February 26, 2019
Use of low-value procedures was associated with more hospital-acquired complications, according to findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine

YouTube nixes advertising on anti-vaccine content

February 26, 2019
YouTube removed advertising on channels that promoted anti-vaccine content, and the video sharing service announced that they would prevent future…
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