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Recommendations Developed for Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine

Vaccine recommended for persons moving to live in JE-endemic country and long-term, frequent travelers

Novel PET Staging System May Help Monitor Alzheimer Disease

Positron emission tomography used to track stages of β-amyloid accumulation in vivo

People Living With HIV Have Higher Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Risk for heart failure and stroke particularly higher; risk for heart attack, atrial fibrillation moderately higher

Systolic, Diastolic HTN Contribute to Adverse CV Events

Systolic, diastolic HTN independently predict composite outcome with thresholds of ≥140/90 or 130/80 mm Hg

About One in 20 Patients Exposed to Preventable Harm

Pooled prevalence of preventable patient harm was 6 percent; 12 percent was severe, led to death

Recovery From Concussion Longer for Athletes With ADHD

Athletes with ADHD had more symptoms at 24 to 48 hours, regardless of psychostimulant use

Early EEG Helps Predict Cardiac Arrest Outcomes in Comatose

Continuous background pattern at six or 12 hours an independent predictor of good outcome

Extremely Low LDL Cholesterol May Up Stroke Risk

Higher hemorrhagic stroke risk seen for individuals with low-density lipoprotein cholesterol <70 mg/dL

Physical Activity Linked to Slower Aβ-Related Cognitive Decline

Exercise, lower vascular risk independently attenuate negative link for Aβ burden, cognitive decline

CVD Risk Up in Later Life for Young Adults With High LDL or Hypertension

Young adult LDL ≥100 mg/dL tied to 64 percent increased risk for CHD, independent of later levels