New Apple research app could revolutionize heart, hearing, women’s health research

September 11, 2019
Apple announced that it is launching three studies leveraging the Apple Watch’s capabilities to allow people to track their heart rate and…

AMA urges public to avoid e-cigarettes

September 10, 2019
The AMA implored the public to stop using e-cigarette s until health officials can determine the cause…
Guidelines

USPSTF: Insufficient evidence to screen asymptomatic older adults for cognitive impairment

September 10, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently concluded that the evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for cognitive impairment in…
In the Journals

Patients seek to offset financial burden of oncological care through online crowdfunding

September 9, 2019
The use of online crowdfunding platforms, such as GoFundMe, to help cover the costs of oncology care emphasizes the weighty financial burden placed…
Meeting News

Educational text messages improve glycemic control in CHD, diabetes

September 9, 2019
PARIS — Patients with CHD and diabetes who received frequent educational and motivational text messages for glycemic control in addition to…
In the Journals

Facebook, Instagram to promote CDC, WHO vaccine information

September 5, 2019
Facebook and Instagram will begin prompting users to visit the websites of the CDC and WHO for credible vaccine information. A Facebook spokesperson…

AMA says judge’s decision to allow CVS-Aetna merger ‘fails patients’

September 5, 2019
The AMA expressed disappointment over a federal judge allowing CVS Health Corp to merge with Aetna. CNBC and other mainstream media reported…
In the Journals

Proximity to outbreak, trust in government influence vaccine views

September 4, 2019
Results of a nationally representative survey suggest that people who distrust government medical experts — like those from the CDC — and…
In the Journals

Soft drinks tied to risk for death

September 3, 2019
Consuming more soft drinks — both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened — increases the risk for all-cause mortality, according to a…
In the Journals

Better treatment, more research needed for older adults with mental disorders

August 30, 2019
Older adults have the lowest mental health service use despite having a high prevalence of mental health conditions, according to a viewpoint…

CDC: Opioid deaths declining

August 29, 2019
CDC data show opioid deaths dropped 4.6% overall during a 12-month period that encompassed 2017 and 2018, but there was an 11.1% increase in opioid
In the Journals

Birth control use in adolescence may increase risk for depression in adulthood

August 29, 2019
Women who used birth control pills as teenagers were up to three times more likely to experience depression as adults compared with women who started…
Perspective

4 European countries lose measles-free status; US on the brink

August 29, 2019
Amid a rise in cases, four European nations — Albania, the Czech Republic, Greece and the United Kingdom — have their lost measles…
In the JournalsPerspective

NIH-funded study emphasizes lack of information about prenatal opioid exposure

August 28, 2019
A review published in Pediatrics revealed gaps and inconsistencies in findings about the outcomes of children exposed to opioids prenatally and…
Perspective

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for HCV

August 27, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a draft recommendation that encourages clinicians to screen all adults aged 18 to 79 years for…
In the JournalsPerspective

Focus on modifiable risk factors paramount for CVD prevention in childhood cancer survivors

August 26, 2019
In a new study, 5-year survivors of childhood cancer have a two to 10 times higher risk for developing CVD compared with cancer-free individuals of…
In the JournalsPerspective

Patients with atherosclerotic CVD face ‘remarkable treatment gap’

August 22, 2019
Among a cohort of more than a quarter million patients with atherosclerotic CVD in Canada, only about two-thirds were prescribed lipid-lowering…

Americans spend nearly $150 billion on illicit drugs each year

August 21, 2019
In 2016, Americans spent $145 billion on cannabis, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine, according to a new report. Most spending is attributed to…
Perspective

Migrants detained at border will not be vaccinated against flu

August 21, 2019
Medical professionals caring for migrant children and their families in holding at the southern border will not vaccinate them against influenza in…
In the Journals

Youth who use e-cigarettes 3.5 times more likely to use marijuana

August 20, 2019
Youth who use electronic cigarettes are 3.5 times more likely to have smoked marijuana, according to results from a systematic review and…
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