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MI prevalence elevated in areas of high fast food availability

August 17, 2019
Areas with high density of fast food outlets had greater prevalence of MI compared with other areas, according to findings presented at the Annual…
In the JournalsPerspective

Gender minority students more likely to have mental health issues

August 16, 2019
Gender minority college students have two to four times the prevalence of depression, anxiety, eating disorders, self-injury and suicidality compared…
In the Journals

Higher daytime, nighttime BP increases CV, mortality risk in black adults

August 14, 2019
Black adults with higher daytime and nighttime systolic BP may have an increased risk for CVD events and all-cause mortality, regardless of BP…
In the Journals

Harms from social media use may come from cyberbullying, healthy lifestyle displacement

August 14, 2019
Although very frequent use of social media may compromise the mental health and well-being of teenaged girls in England, these effects were largely…

AAP, AAFP, ACP, urge Trump administration to rescind final 'public charge' rule

August 13, 2019
The AAP has issued a press release urging the Trump administration to rescind a Department of Homeland Security proposal that could affect immigrant…

USPSTF: Screen adults, but not children, for illicit drug use

August 13, 2019
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued its first draft recommendation that specifically encouraged primary care clinicians to screen…
In the Journals

Intervention improves colorectal cancer screening in rural areas

August 12, 2019
A low-cost, literacy-appropriate intervention with follow-up phone calls if needed increased colorectal cancer screening among an underserved, rural…
In the Journals

Text message intervention lowers STI rate among teens with PID

August 12, 2019
A text message-based intervention to improve self-management of pelvic inflammatory disease, or PID, among teens and young adults significantly…
In the Journals

Mental illness odds elevated in congenital heart disease

August 9, 2019
Among adolescents and adults with congenital heart disease, mental illness is a significantly more prevalent comorbidity in those who experienced at…
In the Journals

More than 50% of trial abstracts in top psychiatry journals contain ‘spin’

August 8, 2019
More than half of randomized controlled trials published in six top psychiatry/psychology journals over 5 years contained spin, mainly in the results…
In the Journals

Age-focused diabetes education improves HbA1c, self-management

August 8, 2019
Adolescents and young adults with type 1 diabetes who took part in a diabetes education course that was specifically designed for their age group…

Behavioral health experts recommend solutions to address mass violence

August 8, 2019
The Medical Director Institute of the National Council for Behavioral Health convened an expert panel to examine the extent to which mental illness…
In the Journals

Pediatricians less likely than non-pediatricians to prescribe antibiotics via telemedicine

August 8, 2019
Physicians were more likely to receive a five-star satisfaction rating on a direct-to-consumer, or DTC, telemedicine platform when they prescribed…
In the JournalsPerspective

Healthy plant-based diet lowers risk for CVD mortality, morbidity

August 7, 2019
Eating more plant-based foods and less animal products lowered the risk for CV morbidity and mortality in a general population of middle-aged adults…

GSK hands rights to Ebola, Marburg vaccines to Sabin Vaccine Institute

August 6, 2019
GSK has transferred the rights to three experimental vaccines against the deadly Ebola and Marburg viruses to the Sabin Vaccine Institute, a…
In the Journals

Fans harmful in heatwaves with dry heat, helpful in humid heat

August 5, 2019
Using fans may be harmful in heat waves with very hot and dry conditions but helpful in hot and humid conditions, according to a research report…
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…
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