July 2017 Briefing - Nursing

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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nursing for July 2017. 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.

Opioid-Related Fatal Car Crashes Up 7-Fold in Last Two Decades

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There has been a seven-fold increase in the number of drivers killed in car crashes while under the influence of prescription opioids, according to a report published online July 20 in the American Journal of Public Health.

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Google Searches for Suicide Up Post 13 Reasons Why Series

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After the release of the controversial Netflix series 13 Reasons Why -- a show that depicts the suicide of a fictional teenager -- there were surges in the number of Google searches using the term "suicide," according to a research letter published online July 31 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Sodium Intake >3.7 g/Day Linked to Adverse Cardiac Strain

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Estimated sodium intake (ESI) above 3.7 g/day is associated with left ventricular longitudinal strain (LS), circumferential strain, and e' velocity, according to a study published in the Aug. 8 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Single BMD, Fracture History Predict Long-Term Fracture Risk

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For older women, a single bone mineral density (BMD) measure and fracture history can predict long-term fracture risk, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Cost-Effectiveness of Allergen Immunotherapy Evaluated

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Allergen immunotherapy (AIT) may be cost-effective for allergic rhinitis, and for venom allergy in high-risk subgroups, according to research published online July 18 in Allergy.

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Review: Positive Link for Alcohol, Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Alcohol intake seems to be positively associated with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), according to a review and meta-analysis published online July 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Outbreak of Septic Arthritis Described in New Jersey

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a report published in the July 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, details are presented of an outbreak of septic arthritis associated with intra-articular injections at a New Jersey outpatient practice.

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More Progress Needed for Hep C Elimination in Country of Georgia

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More interventions are needed to meet the target of hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination, defined as a 90 percent reduction in prevalence by 2020, in the country of Georgia, according to research published in the July 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Benefit for Generalist + Specialist Care in Complex Conditions

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with diabetes and compensated cirrhosis, those who visit both primary care providers (PCPs) and specialists have lower odds of experiencing decompensation and/or hospitalization compared with those visiting a PCP only, according to research published online July 26 in Diabetes Care.

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FDA Proposes Lowering Nicotine Levels in Cigarettes

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to begin a public dialogue about reducing nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels through achievable product standards, agency officials said Friday.

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Increased Dementia Risk With Hearing Loss in Older Adults

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of dementia is increased for older adults with hearing loss, according to a study published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Thyroid Cancer Tied to Regular Thyroxine Use in Hypothyroidism

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with primary hypothyroidism who are regular thyroxine users have increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study published online July 19 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Switching to Generic Eye Meds Could Save Medicare Millions

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, according to a study published recently in Ophthalmology.

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Moderate Drinking May Be Protective Against Diabetes

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Pattern of alcohol consumption may play a role in risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 27 in Diabetologia.

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Walnuts Up Insula Activation to Highly Desirable Food Cues

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Short-term walnut consumption is associated with reduced feelings of hunger and appetite and increased activation of the right insula, according to a study published online July 17 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

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ACOG: Opioid Agonist Rx First Choice in Affected Pregnancies

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While opioid agonist pharmacotherapy continues to be the recommended therapy for pregnant women with an opioid use disorder, medically supervised withdrawal can be considered under the care of a physician experienced in perinatal addiction treatment and with informed consent, according to a committee opinion published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Light Therapy Shows Moderate Benefits for Cognitively Impaired

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For cognitively impaired individuals, light therapy has a moderate effect on behavioral disturbances (BDs) and depression, and a small effect on sleep quality, according to a meta-analysis published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Variation in Management for Infants With GERD

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For infants with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), there is considerable variation in diagnostic testing and surgical utilization, according to a study published online July 28 in Pediatrics.

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Intel Gained on Melanoma Risk for Renal Transplant Patients

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Renal transplant recipients have increased risk of developing melanoma, with specific risk factors that should be monitored, according to a study published online July 26 in JAMA Dermatology.

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CRC Screen Up for Older Patients, Those Not in Labor Force

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Factors associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates at U.S. community health centers include age and insurance status, but not patient-provider communication, according to a study published online July 14 in Cancer.

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Total, Saturated Fat Linked to Increased Risk of Lung Cancer

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High intake of total and saturated fat is associated with increased risk of lung cancer, according to research published online July 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Serum γ-Glutamyltransferase Linked to MetS in Children, Teens

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For children and adolescents, serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a study published online July 25 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

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Binge Drinking Down Among Young College Students

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- After years of increases in binge drinking among college students, rates have now dropped, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.

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U.S. Adolescents Exhibit Little Change in Hearing Loss

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although more American adolescents are listening to music via earphones than ever before, rates of hearing loss have not increased, according to a study published online July 27 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Morphine Effects Similar to Placebo in Rheumatoid Arthritis

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)/fibromyalgia (FM) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA), morphine has anti-hyperalgesic effects comparable to placebo, according to a study published online July 19 in PAIN Practice.

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Lack of Training Linked to Cancer Patient Caregiver Burden

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For caregivers providing care to cancer patients, lack of training is associated with increasing burden, according to a study published online July 20 in Cancer.

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New, Noninvasive Method May Help Determine Dementia Type

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Distinguishing Alzheimer's disease (AD) from frontotemporal dementia (FTD) may get easier using a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) approach, according to a study published online July 26 in Neurology.

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Mobile Health Intervention Ups Infant Safe Sleep Practices

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A mobile health intervention can improve adherence to infant safe sleep practices, according to a study published in the July 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Benefit of Newer NICU Ventilation Strategies Questioned

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From 1991 to 2005, there was an increase in the duration of assisted ventilation among survivors of extremely preterm birth, but no improvement in lung function in childhood, according to a study published in the July 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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CVD Risk Factors May Be Altered in Transgender Adults

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors may be altered among transgender adults receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT), according to a review published online July 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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ACOG Issues Guidelines for Teen Contraception Counseling

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations for counseling adolescents about contraception are presented in a committee opinion published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Mental Stress Tied to Abnormal Left Atrial Electrophysiology

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Acute mental stress is associated with abnormal left atrial electrophysiology, according to a study published online July 20 in the Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology.

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New Alcohol Screening, Brief Intervention Manual Developed

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has announced the development of a new alcohol screening and brief intervention manual for use in family medicine practices.

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SAMHSA: Opioid Abuse Up Among Older Adults

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While opioid abuse has decreased among younger Americans, the same cannot be said for older adults, according to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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AHA Hands-Only CPR Training Kiosks Available at More Airports

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training is now available at kiosks in three more major U.S. airports, bringing the total number to seven, according to a news release from the American Heart Association (AHA).

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Financial Incentives Found to Up Colonoscopy Participation

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a study published recently in Gastroenterology, a cash incentive of $100 was tied to increased colorectal screening rates in eligible adults.

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Health Benefits of Healthy Lifestyle Quantified in U.S.

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For people age 50 years and older, having a favorable behavioral profile is associated with increased life expectancy and delayed onset of disability compared with the whole U.S. population, according to a study published online July 19 in Health Affairs.

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Infection Is Most Common Complication of Prostate Biopsy

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported, according to an update of the American Urological Association White Paper published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.

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Left Ventricular Mass Index Predicts All-Cause Mortality

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Left ventricular (LV) mass index independently predicts all-cause mortality and the need for revascularization in patients undergoing invasive coronary angiography, according to a study published online July 19 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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Intergenerational Recurrence of Retained Placenta Observed

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Intergenerational recurrence of retained placenta is seen on the maternal and paternal side, according to a study published online July 21 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Case Highlights Polygenic Risk in Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Polygenic risk can mimic major monogenic mutation in severe hypertriglyceridemia, according to a case report published online July 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Penile Microbiome May Be Risk Factor for HIV in Men

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The microbiome of the area on the penis located under the foreskin in uncircumcised straight men has been linked to increased risk for contracting HIV, according to a study published in the July 25 issue of mBio.

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Many With Cancer Hospitalized, Undergo Imaging at End of Life

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About half of cancer patients are hospitalized and undergo at least one imaging scan at the end of life, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

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Guidelines Developed for Art Therapy for Children With ASD

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines have been developed for the use of art therapy in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the July issue of The Arts in Psychotherapy.

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Survey Reveals Prediabetes Knowledge Gaps in Primary Care

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most primary care physicians (PCPs) can't identify all 11 risk factors for prediabetes, according to a study published online July 20 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Greater Engagement for Patients Who Read Visit Notes

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Greater engagement is reported by patients who read notes and submit feedback, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Medical Internet Research.

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Stress Echo Value Questioned for Asymptomatic Aortic Stenosis

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with asymptomatic aortic stenosis (AS), neither increase in mean pressure gradient (MPG) nor systolic pulmonary artery pressure (SPAP) predicts outcome, according to a study published online July 19 in JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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Food Allergy Can Be Easily Misdiagnosed in Children

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, according to a National Academies consensus report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online July 24 in Pediatrics.

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Obesity in Teens Ups Colon, Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity even in adolescence may raise the odds for colon and rectal cancers in adulthood, according to research published online July 24 in Cancer.

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ADHD Rx Associated With a Lower Risk for Alcohol, Drug Abuse

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teens and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a lower risk of developing an alcohol or drug problem if they take medications to treat their ADHD, according to a study published online recently in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

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No Need for Obese Patients to Lose Weight Before THR, TKR

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Obese patients don't need to lose weight before undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, according to a study published online July 19 in the The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

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Continuing Statin After Adverse Rx Tied to Lower Cardiac Risk

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with an adverse reaction to a statin, continued statin prescriptions are associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular events and death, according to a study published online July 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Fasting Plasma Glucose, HbA1c Linked to Alzheimer's in T2DM

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) visit-to-visit variation, represented by the coefficient of variation (CV), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) CV are independently associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to a study published online July 13 in Diabetes Care.

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Health, Economic Costs High for Measles Vaccine Hesitancy

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even small declines in vaccine coverage can reduce the herd immunity effect, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Mortality, Second Stroke Risk Up for Initially Stable Survivors

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Risk of a second stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) remains considerable for at least five years after the first event, according to a study published online July 24 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Many Americans Qualify As 'Overfat'

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Traditional measurements do not fully capture the high rates of "overfat" individuals in developed countries, according to a study published online July 24 in Frontiers in Public Health.

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Lasting Damage After Monolateral Acute Primary Angle Closure

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly greater structural and functional damage occurs in eyes with monolateral acute primary angle closure (APAC) compared with fellow eyes, and more than half of fellow eyes develop chronic angle closure glaucoma (CACG), according to research published online July 19 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.

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High-Dose Flu Vaccine Cuts Admissions From Nursing Homes

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High-dose influenza vaccination can reduce risk of respiratory-related hospitalization among nursing home residents aged 65 years and older, according to a study published online July 21 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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More Than Half of Murdered U.S. Women Killed by Partners, Exes

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most women murdered in the United States die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, according to research published in the July 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Provider-, Site-Level Factors Linked to Testosterone Receipt

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Provider- and site-level factors, including experience, specialty, and site location, are associated with testosterone prescribing, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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MYCN Copy Number Tied to Poor Features in Neuroblastoma

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of unfavorable features is increased in association with increasing MYCN copy number in patients with neuroblastoma, according to a study published online July 11 in Cancer.

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Exercise Training Improves Left Ventricular Function in T1DM

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For adolescents with type 1 diabetes, a 20-week exercise training intervention is associated with improved aerobic capacity and stroke volume, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.

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Prevalence of Vertebral Fracture Varies With Assessment Method

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of vertebral fracture varies for different methods of radiological assessment, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Longer Estrogen Exposure May Protect Against Depression

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women exposed to estrogen for longer periods of time during the reproductive years may have a lower risk of depression, according to a study published online July 17 in Menopause.

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Perceived Physical Activity Level Predicts Mortality

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Perceived physical activity is associated with mortality, even after adjustment for actual physical activity, according to a study published online July 20 in Health Psychology.

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FDA Approves First Neonatal MRI Device

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The first magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device designed specifically for neonatal brain and head imaging in intensive care units has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Educational Intervention Doesn't Up Hand, Stethoscope Hygiene

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An intervention including education is not associated with an increased rate of hand hygiene or stethoscope hygiene, according to a study published in the July 1 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

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Few Patients Receive Rx for Smoking Cessation Meds After MI

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Among older patients in community practice, the use of smoking cessation medications (SCMs) is low after myocardial infarction (MI), according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Cardiology.

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Complications Up With Immediate Reconstruction After Mastectomy

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For women undergoing mastectomy, the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) and noninfectious wound complications (NIWCs) is increased for those with immediate implant reconstruction (IR) versus delayed or secondary implant reconstruction (DR or SR), according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Surgery.

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Pollutant Exposure May Lead to Multi-Generational Asthma Risk

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Maternal exposure to diesel exhaust particles during pregnancy may increase susceptibility to allergic asthma in more than one generation of offspring, according to an experimental study published online recently in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

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Worse Outcome for Discharge From ER With Acute Kidney Injury

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with an emergency department discharge with acute kidney injury have increased mortality compared to those with no acute kidney injury, according to a study published online July 20 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Visual Analogue Scale Valid for Assessing Pediatric Anxiety

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A visual analogue scale (VAS) score is valid for assessing anxiety among children during induction of anesthesia, according to a study published online July 14 in Pediatric Anesthesia.

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Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Contribute to Autism in Child

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In the long-standing debate over whether antidepressants are safe to take during pregnancy, a new study, published online July 19 in The BMJ, suggests that exposure to the drugs in the womb might increase a child's risk of autism.

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C-Section, GDM Rates Down With Maternal Lifestyle Interventions

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Healthful lifestyle interventions consistently reduce gestational weight gain across various subgroups of women and significantly lower the odds of cesarean section without adversely affecting offspring outcomes, according to a study published online July 19 in The BMJ.

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NCI-Designated Care Often Excluded in Narrow Health Plans

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Narrow network health plans are less likely to cover treatment by doctors at centers affiliated with the U.S. National Cancer Institute, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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More Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act may have enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for cancer treatments, according to a study published online July 20 in Clinical Cancer Research.

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Improved Survival With Enhanced Prophylaxis Plus ART in HIV

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with advanced HIV who are initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART), enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis is associated with reduced rates of death at 24 and 48 weeks, according to a study published in the July 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Heart Failure Risk Rises As Weight Increases

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even a little weight gain can increase risk of developing heart failure, according to a report published online July 19 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Earlier Menopause Independently Tied to Higher Risk of T2DM

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The earlier a woman begins menopause, the greater her risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 18 in Diabetologia.

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'Life's Simple 7' Adherence in 20s Tied to Better Brain Health Later

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People with heart-healthy habits in their 20s tend to have larger, healthier brains in their 40s, according to a study published online July 19 in Neurology.

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EHR-Based Prompt Ups Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt can improve hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening rates among baby boomers, according to a study published online July 17 in Hepatology.

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ASCO Addresses Cancer Drug Pricing

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Noting that new cancer drugs routinely cost more than $100,000 per year, and prices on many existing treatments continue to rise, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has issued a position statement to address these financial concerns.

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Aspirin Responsiveness Can Change After Bariatric Surgery

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The effects of aspirin on platelet inhibition may be more potent after bariatric surgery, according to a study published online July 14 in Cardiovascular Therapeutics.

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Capsaicin Nasal Spray Effective for Mixed Rhinitis Patients

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Capsaicin nasal spray is effective for mixed rhinitis (MR) patients, who have more than one major etiologic factor involved in the mucosal pathology, according to a study published online July 16 in Allergy.

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Low Rate of Cancer Recurrence for Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Nipple-sparing mastectomy doesn't raise a woman's risk for breast cancer recurrence, according to a study published online July 17 in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.

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Chronic Disease Risk Rises With Even Slow, Steady Weight Gain

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Even a few extra pounds gained in early or middle adulthood can increase risk of chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and hypertension, according to a study published in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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CDC: >100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As of 2015, 9.4 percent of the population -- 30.3 million -- had diabetes, and another 84.1 million had prediabetes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

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Reduction of Opioid Dose May Improve Pain, Quality of Life

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reductions in opioid dosing might improve pain and function, as well as boost quality of life, according to a report published online July 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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USPSTF: Ovarian Cancer Screen to Be Avoided for Most Women

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The potential harms of ovarian cancer screening outweigh the benefits, so only very specific groups of women should be screened for the disease, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says in a draft recommendation.

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Reducing Hospital Readmissions Doesn't Up Mortality Rates

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reducing hospital readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, and pneumonia didn't increase mortality rates, according to a study published in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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High-Dose Vitamin D No Help for Winter URIs in Children

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of vitamin D don't protect children from upper respiratory tract infections in the winter, according to a study published in the July 18 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Survival Feasible Post Acute Liver Failure Secondary to Amiodarone

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a report published online July 16 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, a case of survival after acute liver failure secondary to amiodarone administration is described.

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Post-Op Pain May Often Be Underrated by Inpatient Staff

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Postoperative pain is frequently underrated when assessed by nursing staff on wards, according to a study published online July 14 in PAIN Practice.

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Rare Skin Manifestations Can Indicate Secondary Syphilis

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report published online July 17 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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Distress Screening Tied to Fewer ER Visits for Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adherence to distress screening protocols by cancer programs is associated with lower rates of medical service utilization, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.

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Electronic Messaging Intervention Cuts Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a electronic messaging intervention is effective for reducing cardiovascular risk, according to a study published online July 12 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Hospitalists Have Role to Play in Mitigating Opioid Use Disorder

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalists have an important role to play in mitigating opioid use disorder (OUD), according to an article published online July 18 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Measles Outbreak Identified in Minnesota Is Ongoing

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An outbreak of measles has been identified in Minnesota, according to a report published in the July 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Sunscreen Application Doesn't Provide Complete Body Cover

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Routine sunscreen application does not provide complete body coverage, according to a study published online July 12 in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science.

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NT-proBNP Improves Heart Failure Prediction in T2DM

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 2 diabetes, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) improves prediction of heart failure, according to a study published online July 6 in Diabetes Care.

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Type of Plant-Based Diet Affects Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While a plant-based diet can reduce risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), not all plant-based foods are equally healthy, and this distinction deserves more emphasis in dietary recommendations, according to a study published in the July 25 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Pregnancy-Related Mortality Ratio 17 Deaths Per 100,000

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The pregnancy-related mortality ratio was 17 deaths per 100,000 live births from 2011 to 2013, and the distribution of causes of death categories remained stable from 2006 to 2010, according to a study published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Parents May Be Unclear on Teens' Vaccination Needs

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research from C.S. Mott Children's Hospital suggests that many American teens may not be getting recommended vaccinations because their parents are unaware of the need for them.

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Infants With Potential Zika Exposure Should Have Eye Exam

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Infants exposed to the Zika virus in utero should have their eyes examined for possible virus-related abnormalities, according to research published online July 17 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Risk of Heart, Respiratory Disease Up in 9/11 Survivors

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center seem to have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later, according to findings published online July 17 in Injury Epidemiology.

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Few Americans Aware of Possible Increased Risk This Tick Season

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists have predicted an upswing in the tick population this summer, which could potentially mean more tick-borne infections, but few Americans are aware of this, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows.

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Stem Cell Educator Therapy May Help Fight Diabetes

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Stem cell educator therapy may provide long term benefits in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 7 in Stem Cells Translational Medicine.

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Empowerment Linked to HRQoL in Teen, Young Adult CA Survivors

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors, empowerment is independently associated with health-related quality of life (HRQoL), according to research published online July 11 in Cancer.

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Maternal Uncontrolled Asthma Ups Risk of Asthma in Offspring

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Children whose mothers have uncontrolled asthma during pregnancy are at increased risk of developing the disease at a young age, according to a study published online July 13 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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Organizational Changes Encouraged for Safer Prescribing

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Organizational changes are recommended by primary care physicians to support safer prescribing, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Opioids Often Overprescribed in Patients Undergoing Surgery

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing common elective procedures, opioids are often overprescribed, according to a study published online July 10 in the Annals of Surgery.

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~10 Percent Present to ER After Hysterectomy for Benign Disease

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, 9.1 percent of women who undergo hysterectomy for benign disease present to the emergency department and are not readmitted to the hospital, according to research published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Female Physicians Found More Likely to Leave Rural Practice

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Factors associated with physician mobility include smaller population size and lower primary care physician supply, according to a study published online in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Lifestyle Factors Predict Independent Aging in Older Men

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle factors are associated with independent aging for men aged 85 years and older, according to a study published online July 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A-Fib

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Working long hours could increase risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online July 13 in the European Heart Journal.

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Higher Inpatient Spending Tied to Better Outcomes

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Investing more in inpatient care relative to longer-term nursing facilities may help reduce mortality rates, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of Health Economics.

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Sinus Symptoms Improve 10 Years After Quitting Smoking

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Symptoms of chronic rhinosinusitis (CRS) can be reversed within 10 years after quitting smoking, according to a study published online July 12 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

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Early Career Burnout Can Be Contagious Via Social Networks

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For early career teachers (ECTs), social network members' burnout levels are associated with increased burnout levels, according to a study published in the August issue of Teaching and Teacher Education.

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Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines in Canada in 2012 correlated with reductions in chlamydia testing and decreases in reported incidence of chlamydia in females, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Resistance Training Improves Microvascular Blood Flow in T2DM

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Resistance training is associated with improvement in oral glucose challenge (OGC)-stimulated muscle microvascular blood flow (MBF) and glycemic control, according to a study published online July 7 in Diabetes Care.

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Meds + Risk Factors Contribute to QTc Interval Lengthening

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In combination with risk factors, QTc interval-prolonging medications (QTPMs) are associated with greater QTc lengthening than QTPMs alone, according to a study published online July 10 in the Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice.

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Bismuth-Based Quad Tx Doesn't Top Levofloxacin Triple Tx

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with Helicobacter pylori infection, the addition of bismuth subcitrate to levofloxacin-based triple therapy is not associated with increased effectiveness, although there are no more side effects, according to a study published online June 23 in the Journal of Digestive Diseases.

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Opioids Second Only to Marijuana in Illicit Drug Abuse Rates

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Abuse of prescription opioids is second only to marijuana abuse as the most common illegal drug problem in the United States, according to a report from the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

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Errors in Opioid Prescribing for Adult Outpatients Common

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For adults receiving opioid medication prescriptions, errors are common, and most often occur on handwritten prescriptions, according to research published recently in the Journal of Opioid Management.

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New Vaccines Show Promise in Protecting Fetus From Zika

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two experimental vaccines might help protect human fetuses against the Zika virus, according to a study published in the July 13 issue of Cell.

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Study Supports Observation Only for Most Low-Risk Prostate CA

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Men with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment at all, according a study published in the July 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Large Study Shows Eating Better at Any Age Can Prolong Life

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sustained diet changes -- even later in life -- can extend people's lives, according to research published in the July 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Link for Maternal Antidepressant, Kids' Brain Health Questioned

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is an increased risk of intellectual disability in children whose mothers take antidepressants while pregnant, but the association appears to be related to factors other than the medication use itself, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Breastfeeding Appears to Lower the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women with a longer history of breastfeeding may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than mothers who never breastfed or nurse for briefer periods, according to a study published online July 12 in Neurology.

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Alendronate Cuts Hip Fx Risk in Seniors Taking Prednisolone

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For older patients receiving prednisolone, alendronate is associated with reduced risk of hip fracture, according to a study published in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Western Diet Associated With Chronic Hepatic Inflammation

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In farnesoid X receptor (FXR) knockout (KO) mice, Proteobacteria and bacteroides persist in those fed a western diet (WD), even after antibiotic (Abx) treatment, according to a study published online July 12 in The American Journal of Pathology.

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International Variation in Prevalence of Celiac in T1DM

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Celiac disease (CD) is a common comorbidity in young people with type 1 diabetes, and the prevalence appears to vary internationally, according to a study published online June 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Booster Allergen Immunotx Cuts Symptoms in Allergic Rhinitis

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with grass pollen-induced allergic rhinitis (AR), booster allergen immunotherapy (AIT) using tyrosine-absorbed grass pollen allergoids containing the adjuvant monophosphoryl lipid A (MPL) prevents symptom recurrence, according to a study published online July 4 in Allergy.

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Too Many Children Not Getting Epinephrine When Needed

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Epinephrine administration in children at risk of anaphylaxis often occurs with considerable delay, according to a study published online July 12 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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Rivaroxaban OK for Stroke Prevention in Cancer Patients

WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban treatment for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with active cancer is similar to the general population, according to a study published in the July 15 issue of the American Journal of Cardiology.

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No Evidence CPAP Reduces Risks of CV Events, Mortality

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) doesn't appear to reduce risk of adverse cardiovascular-related outcomes or mortality, according to a meta-analysis published in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Doctors Should Also Advise Healthy People on Diet, Exercise

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lifestyle counseling could help protect the long-term heart health of adults who aren't yet at high risk for heart attack and stroke, according to a final recommendation statement from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) published in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Medicaid Enrollees Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Medicaid enrollees are largely satisfied with their health care, and most are able to access the care they need when they need it, according to a research letter published online July 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Clinical Decision Rules Accurately ID Rhinosinusitis

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Clinical decision rules can be used to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Education Can Boost Knowledge, Cut Anxiety in Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For newly diagnosed glaucoma patients, a patient-centered glaucoma-related educational intervention can improve knowledge and reduce anxiety, according to a study published online July 9 in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology.

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Addition of Aripiprazole Ups Major Depressive Disorder Remission

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), augmentation with aripiprazole is associated with an increased likelihood of remission, according to a study published in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Review: Little Evidence on Vitamin D-Allergy Association

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vitamin D supplementation seems not to prevent allergies in pregnant women, breastfeeding women, or infants, though there is very little evidence about the association between vitamin D and allergic diseases, according to a review published online July 4 in Allergy.

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Increased Parental Anxiety With Increased Diabetes Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Parents of children at increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes and with positive islet autoantibody (IA) testing have increased anxiety, according to a study published online June 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Screening Up When Insurance Covers CT Colonography

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with insurance that covers computed tomographic (CT) colonography are nearly 50 percent more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer, according to a study published online July 11 in Radiology.

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Study Quantifies Health and Economic Burden of Preeclampsia

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of preeclampsia continue to increase in the United States, exacting a significant economic toll, according to a study published online July 11 in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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Most Caregivers of Older Adults at End of Life Are Unpaid

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most caregivers who provide care to older adults in the 12 months before death are unpaid, and end-of-life caregivers report more care-related challenges, according to research published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

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Reduced Rates of Gonorrhea Seen With Meningococcal B Vaccine

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A vaccine for gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, according to a report published online July 10 in The Lancet.

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Regular Coffee Consumption May Help Extend Lifespan

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Drinking coffee is linked to longevity, according to two studies published online July 11 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Cognitive Screening Tools Can Be Used in Home Medication Review

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Suitable cognitive screening tools can be used by pharmacists during home medication review, according to research published online July 5 in the Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research.

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Intensive Lifestyle Changes May Up Frailty Fracture Risk in DM

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For overweight or obese individuals with diabetes mellitus (DM), intensive lifestyle intervention (ILI) does not increase overall fracture risk but correlates with increased risk of frailty fracture, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Utilization of health services was largely unchanged from 1996-1997 to 2011-2012, but expenditures increased, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about two million so far this year, according to a new Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index poll.

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Patients Are Often Recording Doctor's Visits

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients may be recording office visits, with or without permission, according to an opinion piece published online July 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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New Criteria Urged for Infection Diagnosis Among Seniors in ER

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency department physicians need new criteria for diagnosing infection among older adults, according to a study published online recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Many Women Not Seeking Care for Dysmenorrhea

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health care providers should offer routine screening for dysmenorrhea, and initiate discussions and provide education about dysmenorrhea and treatment options, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Decisional Regret Doesn't Differ by Treatment in Prostate Cancer

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients newly diagnosed with prostate cancer who attend a multidisciplinary clinic, decisional regret does not differ significantly between treatment groups, according to a study published online July 5 in Cancer.

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Parkinson's Patients Deemed at Higher Risk of Melanoma

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with Parkinson's disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma, and conversely, patients with melanoma have a four-fold higher risk of developing Parkinson's, according to a study published in the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Sugary Drinks in Mid-Pregnancy Up Odds of Heavier Children

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers who consume more sugary beverages during pregnancy tend to have children with higher amounts of body fat, according to a study published online July 10 in Pediatrics.

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Rate of Non-Health Care Facility Medication Errors on the Rise

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of serious medication errors has doubled since 2000, according to a study published online July 10 in Clinical Toxicology.

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Cognitive Function Up With Adherence to Mediterranean Diet

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults, greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) and the Mediterranean-DASH diet Intervention for Neurodegeneration Delay (MIND) is associated with improved cognitive function, according to a study published online recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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2011 Tsunami in Japan Had Lasting Impact on Fatal MI

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The 2011 tsunami in Japan was associated with an increase in fatal myocardial infarction (MI) in the high-impact zone, which was sustained through 2014, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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No Signs of Abuse Potential for Eluxadoline in IBS With Diarrhea

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea (IBS-D), there are no signs of abuse potential for eluxadoline, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Most Firearm Suicides Not Tied to Mental Illness, Substance Use

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Few individuals with history of a mental health or substance use condition, or those who have a previous suicide attempt, commit firearm suicide, according to a research letter published online July 3 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Allergists Concerned About Bee, Wasp Venom Extract Shortage

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A shortage of honeybee, wasp, and hornet venom extract has allergists concerned.

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No Advance Directives for Almost Two-Thirds of U.S. Population

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated two of three people in the United States have not completed an advanced directive, according to a review published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

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Over Half of Opioids Prescribed to Adults With Mental Illness

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Of the 115 million prescriptions written for opioids each year in the United States, 60 million are for adults with mental illness, according to a study published online July 6 in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- High intake of sugar-laden foods and beverages during pregnancy may contribute to the development of asthma and allergies in offspring, according to research published in the July issue of the European Respiratory Journal.

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Needling No More Effective Than Debridement in Plantar Verrucae

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with plantar verrucae, needling is no more effective than debridement of the overlying callous, according to a study published online June 27 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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New Opioid Use in Older Adults With COPD May Up Cardiac Events

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adverse cardiac events may need to be considered with new opioid use in older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online June 29 in the European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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4-Food Elimination Diet Induces EoE Remission in Children

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eight weeks of a four-food elimination diet can induce remission, according to a study published online June 8 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Risk of Sudden Death Declining in Heart Failure Patients

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of sudden death from heart failure have declined by nearly half over the past two decades, according to research published in the July 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Later Risk of Dementia

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A severe head injury, especially during middle age, could dramatically increase the risk for developing dementia later in life, according to research published online July 5 in PLOS Medicine.

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Poor Sleep Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor for Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Sleep quality is associated with risk of Alzheimer's disease (AD), according to research published online July 5 in Neurology.

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Blacks, Hispanics Appear to Get Lower-Quality Hospice Care

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospice quality varies, with blacks and Hispanics often getting less desirable end-of-life care, according to research published in the July issue of Health Affairs.

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Market Competition Linked to Change in Generic Drug Prices

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs, according to a study published online July 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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AMA: Doctors Should Make Sure Their Online Info Is Accurate

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a technologically advanced society, physicians need to take advantage of the internet to reach patients and exercise caution in their online presence, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

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IgE Allergy Testing Improves Atopic Dermatitis Outcomes

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Identification of allergens by immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing improves outcomes in atopic dermatitis, according to a study published online June 20 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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Advanced Practice Provider Can Safely Perform Cardioversion

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An advanced practice provider (APP) can safely perform electrical cardioversion (CV) for atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online June 28 in JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology.

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Risks Linked to Soft Contacts No Higher for Children Than Adults

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Soft contact lenses are as safe for children and teens as they are for adults, according to a review published in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science.

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Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Herpes zoster (HZ) may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, according to a research letter published in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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From 2001 to 2012, Incidence of CDI, Multiply Recurrent CDI Up

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The annual incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and multiply recurrent CDI (mrCDI) increased from 2001 to 2012, according to a study published online July 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Increasingly Being Used

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is increasingly being used, especially for those with diabetes, although the American Diabetes Association does not recommend the treatment, according to a report published by Kaiser Health News.

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Insulin Degludec Linked to Reduced Rate of Hypoglycemia

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, insulin degludec is associated with a reduced rate of hypoglycemic episodes compared with insulin glargine, according to two studies published in the July 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Certain OTC Products Can Provide Benefits Similar to Hearing Aids

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Several over-the-counter personal sound amplification products fare as well as more expensive hearing aids in helping people pick up more words in conversation, according to a research letter published in the July 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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FDA Expands Use of Cooling Cap to Cut Chemo-Related Hair Loss

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A cooling cap approved in 2015 for use in breast cancer patients has received expanded approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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At-Risk Pain Patients Can Cut Opioid Use With Psychology Tools

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Teaching coping skills may help reduce the risk that patients with chronic pain will become addicted to opioids, according to research published online June 28 in the Canadian Journal of Pain.

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No Evidence Probiotics Protect Infants Against Infections

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Probiotic supplements do not appear to lower infants' risk of infection in day care, according to research published online July 3 in Pediatrics.

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Differences in U.S. Infant Mortality Rates for Blacks, Whites

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The mortality rate for black infants in the United States has risen in recent years, while the rate for white infants continues to decline, according to a research letter published online July 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Concussion Can Increase Risk of Abnormal Menstrual Patterns

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Adolescent and young women have significantly increased odds of multiple, abnormal menstrual patterns following concussion, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Many Children With Reported Penicillin Allergy Are Not Allergic

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Many children suspected of being allergic to penicillin actually aren't, according to a study published online July 3 in Pediatrics.

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Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Mortality Risk

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) may increase risk of premature mortality when taken for extended periods, according to research published online July 4 in BMJ Open.

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Pre-, Post-Op C-Reactive Protein Levels Tied to Delirium

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For older adults undergoing major noncardiac surgery, preoperative and postoperative day 2 (POD2) C-reactive protein (CRP) levels are associated with the incidence, duration, and severity of delirium, according to a study published online May 26 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Educational Level, Age Linked to Eye Health Knowledge

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Education level, income, and mental health are among factors associated with eye disease knowledge and eye health information exposure among Hispanics/Latinos, according to a study published online June 29 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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Therapeutic Inertia in 19 Percent With T2DM, HbA1c ≥8 Percent

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Therapeutic inertia occurs in 19.1 percent of patients with type 2 diabetes with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) ≥8 percent on two or more non-insulin antidiabetic drugs (NIADs), according to a study published online June 28 in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

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Use of Palliative Care Up for End-Stage Liver Disease

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with end-stage liver disease (ESLD), the use of palliative care (PC) increased from 2006 to 2012, according to research published online June 29 in Hepatology.

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Many U.S. Teens Can't Access Emergency Contraception

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Although the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has lifted age restrictions on the use of levonorgestrel emergency contraception (EC), many teens may still have difficulty obtaining the medication, according to a study published online June 30 in Pediatrics.

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Comparable Metabolic Effects for E-Cigarettes, Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarette smoking has the same deleterious effect on weight and metabolic parameters as traditional cigarettes, according to research published online June 29 in Obesity Reviews.

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