Point/Counter

Do genes or the environment play a bigger role in the development of type 2 diabetes?

Endocrine Today, July 2019
PoinT We know from twin studies, family studies and family history studies that diabetes is heritable. The lifetime risk for developing type 2…
Meeting News

LGBT adults at increased risk for subjective cognitive decline

July 16, 2019
Higher rates of subjective cognitive decline were found among the LGBT vs. cisgender heterosexual counterparts, according to study results presented…
Meeting News

Sleep medications tied to slightly higher risk for Alzheimer’s disease in women

July 16, 2019
Women who took sleep medications were at a slightly higher risk for Alzheimer's disease, according to findings from a Utah-based cohort released at…
Meeting News

Shift to health promotion needed to prevent cardiovascular disease

July 12, 2019
PHILADELPHIA — The global burden of cardiovascular disease continues to increase, and novel interventions that target the youngest children can…
In the Journals

Reach of court-ordered antismoking ads ‘suboptimal’ in US population

July 12, 2019
Approximately half of current smokers in a recent survey reported seeing federal court-ordered antismoking advertisements, but exposure to these…
In the Journals

States that allow recreational marijuana see drop in teen use

July 11, 2019
Research published in JAMA Pediatrics found that teens who live in states where medical and recreational marijuana have been legalized did not have…
In the Journals

CPR less likely to be used on black children vs. white children from poor areas

July 10, 2019
Black children from disadvantaged neighborhoods were approximately half as likely to receive bystander CPR compared with while children, researchers…
In the Journals

Study shows ‘real-world impact’ of HPV vaccine on cervical lesions

July 10, 2019
HPV vaccination programs significantly decrease HPV infections and cervical lesions among girls and women, as well as anogenital wart diagnoses among…
In the JournalsPerspective

Uncontrolled asthma could cost US economy $963.5B over next 20 years

July 9, 2019
The 20-year cost of uncontrolled asthma in the U.S. is estimated to exceed $963 billion, and both adolescents and adults could lose approximately…
In the Journals

Eating fish may decrease colorectal cancer risk

July 9, 2019
Eating fatty or lean fish or shellfish as part of a regular diet may help decrease the risk for colorectal cancer, according to study results. Elom
In the Journals

More than 20% of adults uninsured, nearly 10 years after Affordable Care Act signed into law

July 8, 2019
About one in five adults treated at community health centers in 11 states that expanded Medicaid eligibility did not have health insurance during a…
In the Journals

E-cigarette use increases risk for MI

July 6, 2019
Patients who smoked electronic cigarettes every day or some days had an increased risk for MI, according to a study published in the Journal of the
In the Journals

Stress from food insecurity tied to worse glycemic control in adults with type 2 diabetes

July 6, 2019
A cohort of low-income Latino adults with type 2 diabetes and food insecurity had higher insulin resistance than similar adults who were considered…
In the JournalsPerspective

Multi-disciplinary workflow increases naloxone access in rural America

July 3, 2019
Pharmacists, front office staff and physicians worked together to boost the number of naloxone prescriptions at a clinic in rural Oregon, according…
In the JournalsPerspective

‘Apple’-shaped women may have increased CVD risk vs. ‘pear’-shaped women

July 2, 2019
An increased risk for CVD was seen in women who were postmenopausal and had BMI with higher trunk fat or lower leg fat, according to a study…
In the JournalsPerspective

Policies in California improve vaccine uptake among kindergarteners

July 2, 2019
Three interventions in California — two legislative and one educational — appear to have been successful in reducing the rate of…
In the Journals

ACP publishes new guide on transgender patient care

July 1, 2019
To address barriers transgender people face when trying to access culturally competent and appropriate medical care, the ACP published a guide to…
Feature

Analysis: Trump’s hospital costs transparency executive order faces uphill battle

July 1, 2019
Though some major medical societies applauded President Donald J. Trump’s executive order on June 24 directing HHS to require hospitals…

Eight important updates for National Cancer Survivor Month

June 29, 2019
June is National Cancer Survivor Month. An estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors live in the United States, and that number is projected to exceed…
In the JournalsPerspective

Diabetes risk triples with continuous statin use

June 28, 2019
New-onset diabetes is more likely to occur in adults who consistently use statins compared with those who do not use such medications, according to…
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