December 2016 Briefing - Allergy

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Allergy for December 2016. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Ustekinumab Tolerated in Severe Atopic Dermatitis

THURSDAY, Dec. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Ustekinumab is tolerated for treatment of atopic dermatitis (AD) in certain patients, according to a research letter published online Dec. 22 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Fish-Oil Fatty Acids in Pregnancy Cut Wheeze, Asthma Risk in Child

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- For women in the third trimester of pregnancy, supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LCPUFAs) is associated with a reduction in the risk of persistent wheeze and asthma in offspring, according to a study published in the Dec. 29 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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1996-2013 Saw Increase in U.S. Health Care Spending on Children

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care spending on children increased from 1996 to 2013 in the United States, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Personal Health Care Spending Continues to Soar in the U.S.

TUESDAY, Dec. 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- From 1996 to 2013 there were considerable increases in personal health care spending in the United States, with the highest amounts for diabetes, ischemic heart disease, and low back and neck pain, according to a study published in the Dec. 27 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Cured Meat Intake Directly Tied to Worsening Asthma

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Higher levels of cured meat intake are associated with a direct effect on worsening asthma symptoms over time, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in Thorax.

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Health Care Provider Burnout Negatively Affects Quality, Safety

TUESDAY, Dec. 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health care provider burnout is negatively associated with quality and safety of health care, according to a meta-analysis published recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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DEA Announces Critical Changes in Registration Renewal Process

MONDAY, Dec. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced critical changes in its registration renewal process, according to a report published by the American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Exposure to Mold, Dampness Ups Risk of Asthma, Rhinitis

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Exposure to mold and dampness during infancy is associated with increased risk of asthma and rhinitis up to age 16 years, according to a study published online Dec. 7 in Allergy.

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Insomnia Found to Be Highly Prevalent in Adults With Asthma

FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Insomnia is common in adults with asthma and tied to worse asthma control and other health problems, according to a study published in the December issue of CHEST.

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Prevalence of Disability 2.7 Percent at U.S. Medical Schools

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of disability is 2.7 percent among medical students at U.S. allopathic medical schools, according to a research letter published in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue of medical education.

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Learning Interventions Can Improve Med Student Well-Being

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Specific learning interventions may improve emotional well-being among medical students, according to a review published in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.

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State-Specific Variation in Asthma Rates Among Employed Adults

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- There is state-specific variation in the prevalence of current asthma among employed adults, which depends on industry and occupation, according to a study published online Dec. 2 in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students

TUESDAY, Dec. 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalences of depression or depressive symptoms and suicide ideation are 27.2 and 11.1 percent, respectively, among medical students, according to a review published in the Dec. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on medical education.

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Study Explores Factors Linked to Successful Peanut OFC

MONDAY, Dec. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early peanut introduction is associated with increased probability of a successful oral food challenge (OFC), with higher odds for introduction between 6 to 11 versus 4 to 6 months, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in Allergy.

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PCPs Order More Food Allergen Panels Than Allergists

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care providers (PCPs) order significantly more food allergen panels and generate higher costs per patient than allergists, according to a review published online Nov. 30 in Pediatrics.

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CDC: Fewer U.S. Families Struggling to Pay Medical Bills

THURSDAY, Dec. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people in families having problems paying medical bills fell by nearly 13 million from 2011 through the first six months of 2016, according to a report published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).

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