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Healthy dietary changes in South Asian adults may reduce CVD risk

May 19, 2019
MIAMI — The preparation of foods common in South Asian cuisines can increase the risk for CVD, but early action and substituting for healthier…
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Grant to fund Chicago-area programs aimed at reducing cancer care disparities

May 19, 2019
The University of Illinois Cancer Center has received a 3-year, $1.5 million grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to support programs…
In the JournalsPerspective

Salt consumption may increase lightheadedness

May 16, 2019
Higher sodium intake was associated with more frequent and severe lightheadedness in patients who followed the Dietary Approaches to Stop…
In the Journals

1 in 7 babies around the world born with low birthweight

May 16, 2019
Findings recently published in The Lancet Global Health suggested that although a decrease in the prevalence of infants born with low birth weight…
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Trump administration’s proposed ‘historic’ changes to primary care needed, but uptake might be limited

May 15, 2019
Experts and medical societies recently indicated that the new voluntary CMS Primary Cares initiative announced by HHS Secretary Alex Azar is a…
In the Journals

Maternal depressive symptoms affect child brain development 10 years later

May 14, 2019
Exposure to perinatal maternal depressive symptoms was linked to brain development in the offspring examined at age 10 years, according to data…
In the Journals

60 seconds can ascertain patients’ social determinants of health

May 13, 2019
Patients’ social determinants of health were determined in 1 minute with a short survey, according to findings recently published in Annals of

44 states sue 20 drug companies, allege drug price inflation of more than 1,000%

May 13, 2019
A coalition of states allege a string of drug companies arranged a scheme that would raise generic drug prices in some instances by more than 1,000%…
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…
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…
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…
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