In the Journals

Obamacare improves access to advanced practitioners

August 5, 2019
The proportion of appointments scheduled with nurse practitioners, physician assistants and similar advanced practitioners increased by more than 5%…
In the Journals

Certain medications linked to increased breast cancer risk

August 2, 2019
Women with high cumulative exposure to dibutyl phthalate through medications appeared to be at increased risk for ER-positive breast cancer…
In the Journals

Monthly lifestyle counseling may reduce cardiovascular, mortality risks for patients with diabetes

August 1, 2019
Adults with diabetes who took part in monthly lifestyle counseling appeared to reduce their risks for cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality…

Infant, maternal health supported through World Breastfeeding Week

August 1, 2019
Between August 1 and 7, the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action, or WABA, will be highlighting ways in which breastfeeding can be endorsed and…
In the Journals

Estimated global prevalence of latent TB about 25%

July 31, 2019
About one-quarter of the world’s population may be infected with latent tuberculosis, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis…
In the Journals

BP control poorer in low-income vs. high-income populations

July 31, 2019
Patients with the lowest socioeconomic status had poorer BP control and worse outcomes compared with those with higher socioeconomic status…
In the Journals

Endocrine Society: Most adults should be screened for metabolic risk

July 31, 2019
Health care providers should regularly screen adults aged 40 to 75 years for all five components of metabolic risk to help detect atherosclerotic…
In the Journals

11.5 million years of healthy life lost to childhood cancer in 2017

July 30, 2019
Childhood cancer accounted for 11.5 million years of healthy life lost in 2017, with lower-resource nations facing a significantly larger burden than…
In the Journals

Urban green spaces appear to offer mental health benefits

July 26, 2019
Protection and restoration of tree canopy in urban green spaces appeared to promote community mental health, according to a longitudinal cohort study…
In the Journals

High, low cholesterol associated with increased all-cause mortality

July 26, 2019
Chinese adults with total cholesterol levels above 6.73 mmol/L or below 4.66 mmol/L have an elevated mortality risk, according to findings published…
Meeting News

Obesity risk increases with at least 5 hours per day of smartphone use

July 25, 2019
Patients who used their smartphone for at least 5 hours a day had an increased risk for obesity, according to an abstract presented at the American…
In the JournalsPerspective

Former NFL players at great risk for AF

July 24, 2019
Retired National Football League players were more than five times as likely to have atrial fibrillation compared with men in the general population…
FDA News

FDA targets teen e-cigarette use with new TV ad campaign

July 24, 2019
This week, the FDA introduced a new series of television advertisements highlighting the dangers of e-cigarette use. In September 2018, the agency…
Perspective

Syphilis cases reach all-time high in Europe, up 70% in 7 years

July 23, 2019
Syphilis rates in Europe have steadily increased over the past decade, reaching an all-time recorded high in 2017 with more than 33,000 cases…
Breaking News

Senators announce bipartisan plan to lower drug prices

July 23, 2019
Two lawmakers introduced legislation today that they said would lower the price of prescription drugs for Americans, according to a press release. …
In the Journals

Half of older adults take aspirin for CVD prevention despite recommendations

July 22, 2019
Almost half of people aged 70 years and older who do not have CVD take aspirin to prevent cardiovascular disease despite guidelines that recommend…

Colorectal cancer incidence among younger US adults continues to rise

July 22, 2019
Colorectal cancer diagnoses among individuals aged younger than 50 years continued to increase in the United States over the past decade, according…
Meeting News

Community-based mobile intervention improves CV health in black adults

July 20, 2019
SAN ANTONIO — A community-based wellness program that integrates the use of a mobile app improved the CV health of black adults, according to…
In the Journals

Screen time linked to depression in teens

July 19, 2019
Study findings published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated an association between computer, social media and television use and increases in depressive…
In the Journals

Schedule patterns influence exercise frequency, duration

July 18, 2019
Adults who stick to a regular exercise schedule engage in more frequent and longer workout sessions than those who do not, according to findings…
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