In the Journals

‘Tremendous racial and ethnic disparity’ observed in access to matched donor stem cells

May 10, 2019
Patients with cancer who need a bone marrow transplant are less likely to find a suitable match if they are of southern-European or non-European…
In the Journals

Metabolic syndrome risk increases with higher resting heart rate

May 10, 2019
Adults with higher resting heart rates are at increased risk for metabolic syndrome even if they have few other risk factors, according to findings…

Racial disparities in HIV prevention persist among women

May 10, 2019
In 2016, black women accounted for 60% of new HIV infections among all women in the United States despite comprising just 13% of the U.S. female…
In the Journals

Alcohol consumption expected to keep increasing globally

May 9, 2019
The global per-capita consumption of alcohol among adults has increased between 1990 and 2017 and is projected to keep increasing until 2030, data…
Breaking News

TV ads will soon start showing drug prices

May 8, 2019
Drug companies that make prescription pharmaceuticals covered by Medicare or Medicaid must begin including the list price — also known as the…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘We have a problem’: Experts highlight racial disparities in flu vaccination coverage

May 8, 2019
Experts called on the health care industry to work to improve influenza vaccination rates among older and vulnerable adults and to address racial…
In the Journals

Fitness levels linked to lung, colorectal cancer risk, outcomes

May 6, 2019
High levels of cardiorespiratory fitness appeared associated with reduced risk for lung and colorectal cancer, as well as lower risk for death after…
Meeting News

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…
In the Journals

Prolonged job-related radiation exposure increases hypertension odds

May 3, 2019
Prolonged exposure to ionizing radiation from working in a nuclear facility led to elevated risk for hypertension incidence, even compared with…
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…
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