Trump’s drug-pricing proposal a step forward, but may not have significant impact

February 6, 2019
The Trump Administration proposed a new rule last week to lower prices of prescription drugs and out-of-pocket costs by encouraging manufacturers to…
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Flu vaccine was 38% effective last season, 22% effective against H3N2

February 6, 2019
The influenza vaccine was 38% effective overall during the 2017-2018 influenza season in the United States, and 22% effective against the predominant…

AMA: Prior authorization hurdles cause negative health outcomes

February 5, 2019
More than 90% of physicians reported prior authorization requirements had a negative impact on patient clinical outcomes and that prior authorization…
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Gut bacteria linked to mental health

February 5, 2019
Specific bacterial strains that reside in the gut can produce compounds that interact with the brain causing mental health issues, such as…
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Tobacco use linked to psychotic experiences in adolescence

February 5, 2019
Tobacco use appeared to be associated with psychotic experiences — such as paranoia and hallucinations — during adolescence, largely due…
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Risk for obesity-related cancers rising among young adults

February 4, 2019
Young adults in the U.S. demonstrated a higher risk for obesity-related cancers than previous generations, according to a study recently published…
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Few adults with prediabetes referred to, participating in diabetes prevention programs

February 4, 2019
Only a minority of U.S. adults with prediabetes who are eligible to participate in a national diabetes prevention program are doing so, with just 4%…

Continued focus, greater education may increase awareness of women’s heart health

February 1, 2019
Women are often underdiagnosed and undertreated for CVD, although heart disease remains the No. 1 risk factor for mortality in the United States…
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Vitamin D trajectory associated with body composition measures in men, women

February 1, 2019
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D trajectory from childhood through early adulthood was associated with lean body mass in men and fat body mass in both men…
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AHA: Nearly half of all US adults have CVD

January 31, 2019
At least 48%, or 121.5 million, of all adults in the United States had some form of CVD from 2013 to 2016, according to the American Heart…
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NAS rates influenced by mental health care access, unemployment

January 30, 2019
U.S. counties that have shortages of mental health care providers and higher rates of long-term unemployment also have higher rates of neonatal…
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Screen time negatively affects development of young children

January 30, 2019
The results of a longitudinal cohort study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggest that a direct relationship exists between screen time and poorer…
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Pet hedgehogs cause multistate outbreak of Salmonella

January 29, 2019
Health officials have linked a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections to contact with pet hedgehogs, the CDC reported. As of Jan…
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Pet hedgehogs cause multistate outbreak of Salmonella

Infectious Disease News, March 2019
Health officials have linked a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Typhimurium infections to contact with pet hedgehogs, the CDC reported. As of Jan…

Washington measles outbreak declared a state of emergency

January 28, 2019
A state of emergency has been declared in Clark County, Washington, after 34 people were infected with measles during a statewide outbreak. The…
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EHRs continue to improve in diabetes care

January 27, 2019
Since their introduction, electronic health records have been shown to enhance disease management and quality of care for adults with diabetes…
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Cardiometabolic risk factors affect rising numbers of US adults

January 24, 2019
The frequency of obesity and diabetes in the U.S. adult population rose by roughly 6 percentage points and 3 percentage points, respectively…
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Financial stress may lead to CHD risk in black adults

January 24, 2019
Among black adults, financial stress may be a risk factor in CHD, according to findings published in the American Journal of Preventive
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Fried foods increase all-cause, CV mortality risk in women

January 24, 2019
Women who frequently consumed fried foods had an increased risk for all-cause and CV mortality, according to a study published in The BMJ. …
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Physical activity protects against depression

January 23, 2019
Robust evidence supports a protective relationship between objectively-assessed physical activity and major depression risk, according to findings…
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