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Meal timing may affect cholesterol levels

January 17, 2019
LDL cholesterol levels can be lowered by eating less at night and shifting late-evening fat intake to earlier in the day, according to findings…
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CDC: Opioid prescriptions 87% more likely in rural areas

January 17, 2019
Residents of the most rural locations in the United States were nearly 90% more likely to receive an opioid prescription than residents of large…
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Medicare Part B to D shift may decrease total spending, increase out-of-pocket costs

January 17, 2019
Although a proposal by the HHS to shift certain prescription drugs from Medicare Part B to Part D may reduce total drug spending by 6.9% to 18.3%, it…
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Smoking, obesity, older age predict increased VTE risk

January 16, 2019
Older age, smoking and obesity were consistently associated with increased risk for venous thromboembolism, according to a study published in JAMA
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1 in 5 NYC teens have undiagnosed asthma

January 16, 2019
Approximately 20% of teenagers in New York City have asthma symptoms but have not received a diagnosis, according to research published in The

Government shutdown halts research on invasive new tick

January 15, 2019
A veterinary pathologist who first identified the Asian longhorned tick in Virginia said research on the tick has been halted because of the…
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‘Remarkably low’ uptake of shared decision-making visits for lung cancer screening

January 15, 2019
Participation in shared decision-making visits before low-dose CT screening for lung cancer was “remarkably low” among Medicare…
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Black women, poor face barriers to breast cancer screening despite interventions

January 14, 2019
Black women, women living in poverty, and women who expressed deep distrust of the health care system appeared less likely to report barriers to…
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Medicare Part D could save $14.4B using VA drug prices

January 14, 2019
If Medicare Part D paid prices for prescription medications similar to what the Department of Veterans Affairs pays, there could be an estimated…
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Higher intakes of fiber, whole grains protect against noncommunicable diseases

January 11, 2019
Consuming high amounts of dietary fiber and whole grains was associated with reduced risk for noncommunicable diseases, such as coronary heart…
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Hormonal contraception may cause bone loss in adolescent girls

January 11, 2019
Healthy adolescent girls exposed to combined hormonal contraception experienced less bone mineral density accrual at the lumbar spine over 24 months…
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Overdose deaths rise 260% among US women aged 30 to 64 years

January 10, 2019
Data from the CDC revealed that the rate of deaths due to drug overdose rose by 260% from 1999 to 2017 among women aged 30 to 64 years. Though the…
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Risk for MI increases after influenza, pneumonia

January 9, 2019
Physicians should be mindful of the increased risk for MI in patients during and after acute infections such as influenza and pneumonia, according to…
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Opioid-related deaths increase nearly 300% in kids, teens

January 9, 2019
Nearly 9,000 children and adolescents died as a result of prescription and illicit opioid poisonings between 1999 and 2016 in the United States…
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Direct-to-consumer medical ad spending rises $7.5 billion over 10 years

January 8, 2019
Money spent on medical marketing greatly increased from 1997 through 2016, carried largely by a significant surge in direct-to-consumer advertising…
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Collaborations between rural clinics, pharmacists provide ‘excellent’ HCV outcomes

January 8, 2019
Collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and rural clinics that targeted American Indian/Alaska Native populations led to successful…
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Screening blood supply for Zika not cost-effective in US

January 7, 2019
In the United States, universal screening of blood donations for Zika virus was not cost-effective during the first year, according to research…
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Parental monitoring can positively affect adolescent weight status

January 7, 2019
Maintaining communication and awareness between parents and adolescents, otherwise known as parental general monitoring, has a direct association…
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Suicide risk significantly higher within 1 year of cancer diagnosis

January 7, 2019
The risk for suicide among patients with cancer rises significantly in the first year after diagnosis compared with the general population, according…
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Income volatility increases risks for CVD, all-cause mortality

January 7, 2019
Young adults who experienced income volatility had increased risks for CVD and all-cause mortality, according to a study published in…
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