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Probiotics Not Recommended for Most Digestive Conditions

Probiotics for Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, IBS, C. difficile should be used only in context of clinical trial

38 Percent of Older Adults in U.S. Not Ready for Video Doctor Visits

Telephone visits may reach more patients, but 20 percent of older adults not ready for telephone visits

July 2020 Briefing – Gastroenterology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Gastroenterology for July 2020. This roundup includes the latest...

Cost-Related Rx Nonadherence Highest in Young U.S. Women

One in four women report cost-related nonadherence versus one in seven men

Sex Differences in Income Vary With Proportion of Male Doctors

Sex difference in annual income lower in practices with 50 percent or less male physicians

Survivors of Adolescent, Young Adult ALL May Suffer Late Effects

Estimated 10-year cumulative incidence high for subsequent endocrine disease, cardiac disease

Telemedicine Use Explodes During COVID-19 Pandemic

Two experts spoke with HD Live! about telemedicine's growth, best practices, outlook for the future

Risk for COVID-19 Increased for Adults Taking PPIs

Dose-response relationship observed; risk up 3.67-fold for those using PPIs up to twice daily

Viral Exposure Signature Predicts Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Signature can identify hepatocellular carcinoma patients before clinical diagnosis

Odds of Surgery Lower for Black Patients With Esophageal Cancer

Black race independently confers reduced odds of surgery; mortality higher for those without surgery