Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

Inconsistencies found in ingredients for Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine

Utah Bans So-Called Gay ‘Conversion’ Therapy

The ban could give support to people challenging the practice in other right-leaning states

Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court

Decision means it is highly unlikely that they would decide the case before the 2020 election

Long-Term Outcomes Worse for Firearm Versus Car Crash Survivors

Firearm injury survivors more likely to have daily pain, screen positive for PTSD, have worse HRQoL

Less Improvement in Outcomes Seen at Minority-Serving ICUs

Disparity found in risk for critical illness mortality at hospitals serving more minority patients

Time of Day for Taking Warfarin Does Not Matter

Morning or evening administration makes no difference on time outside target INR range

Full Impact of Drug Use on U.S. Mortality Not Captured by Data

Estimated number of drug-associated deaths 2.2 times higher than number of drug-coded deaths

Prolonged ECG Monitoring for Syncope in ED Feasible, Safe

Diagnostic accuracy of ECG monitoring fair, but sensitivity increases with >12 hours of monitoring

2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children

Increases seen in visits to other acute care venues and to specialists during the same period

Recommendations Issued for CT Contrast Use in Kidney Disease

Experts say risk overstated for use of IV iodinated contrast media in patients with reduced renal function

Anti-Müllerian Hormone Predicts Time to Final Menstrual Period

AUC significantly greater for predicting FMP within next 24 months with AMH- versus FSH-based models

Six Active Ingredients of Sunscreen Systemically Absorbed

Plasma concentrations exceeded 0.5 ng/mL for all six active ingredients with sunscreen application

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall

However, unhealthy low-carb diet, low-fat diet associated with higher total mortality

Mental Health Outcomes No Better for Teens Undergoing RYGB

Self-esteem improved after five years in surgical group, but no improvement seen in overall mood

Medical Cannabis May Initially Aid Sleep in Chronic Pain Patients

Compared with placebo, cannabinoids show no improvement in pain scores in adult cancer patients

ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix ‘Ill’ U.S. Health Care System

American College of Physicians has endorsed two proposals being discussed by Democratic presidential candidates

First U.S. Patient With Coronavirus ID’d in Washington State

Patient is being quarantined 'out of an abundance of precaution … not because there is severe illness'

Evidence Lacking for Identifying Optimal Primary Care Panel Size

Evidence insufficient for impact of increasing panel size on health care outcomes, provider burnout

Intensity-Modulated Radiation Charges for Prostate Cancer Vary

Mean charge for standard 28-fraction was $111,728.80, 10.1 times the price paid by Medicare

Primary Care Screening for Dementia Not Harmful

No increases for depressive, anxiety symptoms seen with screening in rural, suburban, urban primary care clinics

Human-to-Human Transmission of Chinese Coronavirus Confirmed

Two people in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong caught the virus from family members

Further Improvements in Survival Seen After Allogeneic Transplant

2003 to 2017 saw reduction in nonrelapse mortality, relapse of cancer, relapse-related and overall mortality

Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu-Like Illness Patterns

Fitbit data significantly improved prediction of influenza-like illness in top five states with most users

Fish Oil Supplement Intake Linked to Better Testicular Function

Findings from cohort of young Danish men show supplement linked to higher semen volume, testicular size

Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

Peer-delivered program tied to improvements in quality of life, physical activity, pain

Food Insecurity May Increase Risk for Premature Death

Higher all-cause mortality, cause-specific mortality seen in food-insecure versus food-secure adults

Dasatinib Tops Imatinib for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

Four-year cumulative risk of any relapse lower for dasatinib in the context of intensive chemotherapy

Troponin Testing May Be Overused in Geriatric Patients

Findings show high false-positive rate in elderly with nonspecific complaints in the emergency department

New Guidance Issued for Care of Children With Williams Syndrome

Children with WS should be evaluated by a pediatric cardiologist, undergo psychoeducational evaluation

Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong

Decline in all-cause mortality from 2001 to 2016 not statistically significant for those aged 20 to 44 years

2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Binge Drinks Per Binge Drinker

Largest percentage increases seen for those without high school diploma, household income under $25,000

Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health

Survey shows gap between Americans' perceived knowledge and actual knowledge

Second Death From New Coronavirus Reported in China

CDC now screening travelers to the United States on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan

FDA Warns of Surgical Gowns That May Not Be Sterile

Issue affects Level 3 surgical gowns and procedural packs that contain these gowns

Stomach Virus Strikes 170 Yosemite Visitors, Staff

Two cases confirmed as norovirus, and most of the others are consistent with the virus

Regional Outreach Boosts Female Residency Recruitment

Annual workshops offered to female medical students helped boost their matches for orthopedic surgery residency

Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

Intracranial pressure equilibrium reached in only 22.9 percent of external ventricular drain closures

Colorectal Cancer Risk Still Up in Patients With Ulcerative Colitis

Even after adjustment for tumor stage, patients with ulcerative colitis have higher risk for CRC mortality

Lack of Self-Exams Hampers Early Melanoma Identification

Of those surveyed in rural communities, 43 percent intended to perform self-exam but did not follow through

Quickly Reducing High Potassium Levels Improves Outcomes

Lower mortality seen in emergency department patients whose potassium is normalized quickly

CDC: Benzodiazepines Prescribed at 27 Office Visits Per 100 Adults

Overlapping opioid Rx involved in about one-third of visits at which benzodiazepines were prescribed

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Features Differ in Peak, Nonpeak Years

Patients with AFM onset in peak years are younger, more often positive for enterovirus, rhinovirus RNA

Cancer Survivors Have Substantial Medical Financial Hardship

Financial sacrifices also reported, with hardship and sacrifices more common in survivors aged 18 to 64

Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

Nearly 25 percent of overall, broad-spectrum antibiotic prescriptions written by 1.7 percent of providers

Satisfaction High With Mohs Surgery for Melanoma In Situ

Short-term, long-term patient satisfaction high with Mohs micrographic surgery for melanoma in situ

Increasing Vegetable Intake Does Not Slow Prostate Cancer

Behavioral intervention had no impact on time to progression among men with early-stage disease

Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

Older persons who are less educated particularly likely to have adverse health effects of ageism

Japan Reports First Case of New Coronavirus

Patient returned to Japan on Jan. 6 after traveling to the central Chinese city of Wuhan

CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse

Agency releases new estimates of physical inactivity across states and U.S. territories

Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

Largest savings predicted to come from simplified billing and lower drug costs

Sepsis Associated With Almost 20 Percent of Global Deaths

Sepsis incidence and mortality decreased from 1990 to 2017, but considerable regional variation identified

2003 to 2017 Saw Drop in Infant Mortality Due to Birth Defects

Considerable variation found in the decrease, with smallest decline for infants born to black mothers

ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

Nationwide improvements in insurance coverage and access to care seen, even in nonexpansion states

Lack of Insurance Tied to Later Stage of Breast Cancer at Diagnosis

Almost half of higher stage of disease at diagnosis in racial/ethnic minorities explained by insurance status

History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women

Earlier injurious falls predicted future fractures but not major osteoporotic fractures

High-Dose Erythropoietin No Benefit for Extreme Preemies

No reduction found in risk for severe neurodevelopmental impairment or death at 2 years of age

Coronary Artery Disease Risk Down in Survivors of Childhood Cancer

Risk for coronary artery disease significantly decreased for survivors with diagnosis in 80s, 90s versus 70s

Popular Diets May Impact Testosterone Levels in Men

Low-fat diets tied to lower testosterone, even after controlling for other factors

Cesarean Rates No Higher for Diabetes Patients Induced in 38th Week

But compared with expectant management, induction at 38 weeks tied to certain neonatal adverse outcomes

Online Information About Probiotics Often Unreliable

Most information from commercial sources; only 35 percent of webpages refer to scientific literature

Injury Deaths Predicted to Increase With Anomalously Warm Temperatures

An estimated 1,601 additional injury deaths predicted with 1.5-degree Celsius increase

BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men

Steeper increase in BP seen as early as the third decade in women, continued through life course

Many Women Have Posttraumatic Stress After Early Pregnancy Loss

Twenty-nine percent of women met criteria for posttraumatic stress one month after pregnancy loss

New Coronavirus in China Could Possibly Spread Between Humans

However, officials say that currently, there is no definitive evidence of human-to-human transmission

Risk for Suicide Increased in Children, Teens Who Self-Harm

Suicide rate in United Kingdom among youth who self-harm more than 30-fold higher than expected rate

FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk

Health care providers should balance the benefits of taking lorcaserin against the potential risks

CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over

Agency lifts advisory against romaine lettuce from the Salinas Valley growing region in California

2011 to 2017 Saw Increase in Spending on DMTs for MS

Increase in annual expenditures on MS DMTs mainly driven by increases in per-prescription costs

Outcomes Superior for HM3 LVAD Regardless of Preimplant Strategy

HeartMate 3 superior to HeartMate II whether device is bridge to transplant or destination therapy

Care Management for Complex Needs May Not Cut Readmissions

Lack of effect on readmissions for Camden Core Model shows challenge of targeting superutilizers

Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

FDA drug review times down from 1983 to 2017, but time from clinical testing to approval did not change

AI System Can Detect, Grade Cancer in Prostate Needle Biopsy

AUCs were 0.997, 0.986 for distinguishing between benign, malignant biopsy cores, respectively

Enterovirus A71 Outbreak in Children ID’d in Colorado Hospital

Neurological findings of myoclonus, ataxia, weakness, and autonomic instability differentiate EV-A71

Interventions More Likely After RYGB Versus Sleeve Gastrectomy

Operation, intervention within five years more likely after gastric bypass than after sleeve gastrectomy

Maternal Distress May Affect Brain Development in Fetuses With CHD

Stress, anxiety, depression more prevalent among women carrying fetuses with congenital heart disease

Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares

Misinformation is threat to resilience of vaccination programs globally, authors say

One in Four Children With Autism Not Formally Diagnosed

Black and Hispanic children most at risk for missed diagnosis

Most Eligible Knees Not Being Replaced in Timely Manner

Of knees that were potentially appropriate but not replaced, 42.5 percent had severe symptoms

Vital Exhaustion Linked to Increased Risk for Incident A-Fib

After adjustment for comorbidities, risk remained significantly increased with vital exhaustion

Less Than a Quarter of Medicare Patients Participate in Cardiac Rehab

Participation lower among women than men, among Hispanics and non-Hispanic blacks versus whites

N.J. Lawmakers Pass Bill to Ban Flavored Vaping Products

Bill will take effect 90 days after being signed by the governor

Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning

Recommendations address planning of EMS dispatch protocols, operations, and physician oversight

Notification Laws May Not Increase Knowledge of Dense Breast Risks

Women with lower education may be less likely to gain awareness of breast density due to the laws

Online Patient Portal Use May Up Likelihood of Kidney Transplant

Portal users more likely to have received kidney transplant at four, five years after initiating dialysis

Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis Will Pose Clinical, Economic Burden

Model predicts rising costs for care of U.S. patients with NASH and T2DM over next 20 years

Robotic Surgery Saw 8.4-Fold Increase From 2012 to 2018

Immediate adoption at hospitals seen with decrease in traditional laparoscopic procedures

Alcohol Consumption Levels High in Cancer Patients, Survivors

One in five patients report binge drinking, while one-third exceed moderate drinking levels

Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices

More than double the number of physicians entered than exited large group, hospital-owned practices

Cancer Incidence Up in World Trade Center Responder Cohort

Incidence up for all cancer sites combined and for prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, leukemia

2001 to 2016 Saw Drop, Stall in IQ Losses From Chemicals

IQ losses due to in utero PBDE, methylmercury exposure, early life lead exposure decreased or stalled

Incidental Lymphopenia Linked to Increased Risk for Mortality

Higher risk seen for all-cause, cancer, and CV, respiratory, and infectious disease mortality

Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage

Measles, pertussis vaccination increased in European countries with mandatory vaccination

Mortality Risk in Oropharynx Cancer Varies Based on HPV Status

Patients with OPC with HPV-negative tumors have increased risk for head and neck cancer mortality

Guidance Issued for Hepatic, Mesenteric Circulation Disorders

Recommendations address bleeding and thrombotic risk in cirrhosis; portal, mesenteric vein thrombosis

Survival Similar for Kidneys From Dead Donors With, Without AKI

Deceased donor AKI status has no association with death-censored graft failure, all-cause graft failure

Antipsychotic Use Safer Than No Use in Schizophrenia

No increase seen in severe morbidity, hospitalization when compared with periods of nonexposure

China Reports First Death in Coronavirus Outbreak

Patient was 61-year-old man hospitalized with shortness of breath and severe pneumonia

NFL Joins Blood Drive by Giving Away Two Super Bowl Tickets

People who donate blood or platelets by Jan. 19 will be entered automatically in the drawing

Gout Incidence Down With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes

Gout incidence rate significantly reduced with SGLT2 inhibitor versus GLP-1 receptor agonist

Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use

Distribution of time spent by providers using EHRs varies considerably within specialty

Behavioral Therapy First Step for Overactive Bladder in Men

Combination therapy better than drug therapy alone, but not better than behavioral therapy alone

Black and Latina Mothers Face Higher Rates of Severe Maternal Morbidity

Findings observed compared with white women at same hospital, with no differences by insurance type

Telemedicine Visits Comparable for Glycemic Control in T1DM

Telemedicine instead of office visit did not change outcomes in patients with suboptimal glycemic control

Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior

Majority of osteopathic medical students report low sense of personal accomplishment

Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults

No real benefit seen for adults ≥80 years with lower cognitive function

Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers

However, survey shows that ethical problems remain, including with breach fees

Major Cardiovascular Diseases May Up Long-Term Risk for ESKD

Risk highest for heart failure; risk for heart failure nominally higher with preserved ejection fraction

Many With History of Anxiety Report Complete Mental Health

Factors linked to being in CMH include female gender, older age, being married, good physical health

Bariatric Surgery May Aid T2DM-Related Outcomes at Five Years

Benefits seen for diabetes remission, weight loss, changes in metabolic parameters

Neural Tube Defect Prevalence 7.0 Per 10,000 in HIV-Exposed

Prevalence of 7.0 per 10,000 HIV-exposed pregnancies similar to prevalence in general population

Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities

High risk found for paper mâché, cooked pasta in sensory table, baking project but not dry pasta, Play-Doh

Treatment Guidelines Updated for Hand, Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis

Strong recommendations made for self-efficacy/self-management, tai chi, topical NSAID for knee, hand OA

Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings

Hospitals serving communities with higher social risk have lower-quality ratings

15-Year-Old Texas Teen Youngest in U.S. to Die From Vaping

Officials say teen had 'chronic underlying medical condition,' but condition has not been identified

Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

One California lab claims heat is raising NDMA levels in ranitidine tablets

California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines

Proposal also includes a single market for drug pricing in the state

Total Opioid Overdose Deaths Down With Medicaid Expansion

But increase observed in methadone-related overdose mortality in Medicaid expansion states

Reduction in Tongue Fat Can Improve Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Decline in tongue fat volume is main upper airway mediator of link between weight loss, AHI improvement

Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Bleeding Seems Safe

Inexpensive device shows high success rate for stopping bleeding with low complication rate

Untreated Oral Infection Not Tied to Stem Cell Transplant Outcomes

Untreated oral infections pretransplant not linked to post-HSCT survival during six-month follow-up

Life Expectancy Free of Chronic Disease Up With Healthy Lifestyle

Adults with four or five low-risk lifestyle factors have increased life expectancy free of diabetes, CVD, cancer

Tea Drinking Linked to Reduced Risk for Atherosclerotic CVD

Risks for atherosclerotic CVD incidence and mortality, all-cause mortality lower in habitual tea drinkers

Cooking Programs May Influence Children’s Food Selection

Those who watch healthy demonstrations more likely to make healthy food choices

Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics

Among youth, adjusted odds of perceiving harm from nicotine higher in girls, lower in urban residents

Globally, Men Have Higher Burden of Glaucoma Than Women

Men have higher rates of age-standardized disability-adjusted life years; difference increases with age

Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia

Greater decline seen in movement-evoked pain, fatigue; more improvement found on global impression of change

Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds

Ongoing active bleeding should be treated with nasal packing; patients should be educated on packing

New Coronavirus May Be Cause of Viral Pneumonia Outbreak in China

As of Sunday, 59 people in Wuhan were being treated for the respiratory illness

CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead

Most unusual part of the flu season is that influenza B strain has proven to be dominant

Second U.S. Baby Born From Transplanted Uterus From Deceased Donor

To date, infants born from transplanted uteri have only been delivered by cesarean section

Metabolic Syndrome May Up Risk for VTE Recurrence After DVT

Significantly higher odds seen for all four components of MetS, with largest risk increase for hyperlipidemia

Alcohol-Fueled Deaths Doubled in U.S. Over Past 20 Years

Nearly half of alcohol-related deaths resulted from liver disease or overdoses

IBD May Increase Risk for Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

Higher risk seen for gestational diabetes, PPRM, but not preeclampsia, other placental-related disorders

Active Lifestyle May Slow Familial Frontotemporal Dementia

Slower cognitive decline seen even in patients with genetic risk for familial frontotemporal dementia

Cancer Mortality Continuing to Drop, With Lung Cancer a Driver

However, decreases in cancer mortality slowed for female breast cancer and CRC, ceased for prostate cancer

Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve HIV Remission in Infants

Similar proportion of infants attain, sustain viral suppression when starting <48 hours, two to 14 days after birth

HIV+ Patients Lose Immunity to Smallpox Despite Vaccination

Among HIV+ patients, there was a significant loss in vaccinia-specific CD4+ T cell memory

Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates

Open water drowning death rates lower in states with more types of regulations in dose-response pattern

Increase in Minimum Wage May Lower Suicide Rate

Findings seen among U.S. adults aged 18 to 64 years with a high school education or less

Guidance Issued for Management of Fulminant Myocarditis

Patients with fulminant myocarditis typically younger, healthier, present late or are recognized late

Recent Years Saw Drop in Opioid Prescribing at ED Discharge

Opioid prescribing at discharge increased from 2006-2007 to 2010-2011 followed by drop in 2016-2017

Heart Transplants From Hep C Virus-Positive Donors Seem Safe

No significant difference seen in one-year posttransplant survival for HCV+, HCV− donors

Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire

Excess respiratory visits seen in all pediatric age groups in association with Santa Ana Wind-driven fire

Luspatercept Mitigates Anemia in Lower-Risk Myelodysplastic Syndromes

Transfusion burden reduced in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes with ring sideroblasts

Rate of Electronic Scooter Injuries Increased From 2014 to 2018

Significant increase found in age-adjusted e-scooter injury incidence, age-adjusted hospital admission

Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada

$2,497 per capita spent on administration in the United States in 2017 versus $551 in Canada

Adherence to Ideal Pathway in Pregnancy Reduces Risks in RA

Risk for overall adverse pregnancy outcome, miscarriage/perinatal death lowered to level of controls

Antipsychotic Initiation Ups Risk for Head Injury, TBI in Alzheimer Disease

TBI injury risk up for quetiapine versus risperidone users

Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

CLABSI, CVC malfunction risks also up for PICCs versus tunneled lines in children

Prevalence of Buprenorphine-Waivered Prescribers Increasing

Increase seen from 2007 to 2017; growth faster in counties with higher rates of opioid-related OD deaths

Low-Value Health Care Services for Children Not Uncommon

Small differences seen by payer type in the proportion of children receiving each service

Use of Powder in Genital Area Not Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Frequent versus never use, long-term versus never use not significantly associated with higher risk

Training for, Running First Marathon May Reduce Aortic Age

Reductions in central blood pressure, aortic stiffness seen in first-time marathon completers

Decision Aids May Not Reduce Odds of Hip, Knee Arthroplasty

Odds of undergoing arthroplasty up six months after consult with decision aids for shared decision-making

Odds of Stroke Up With Dual Use of E-Cigarettes, Cigarettes

Sole e-cigarette use not linked to increased odds of stroke in national sample of young adults

Low Cardiac Troponin Levels Cannot Safely Rule Out Ischemia

Very low hs-cTn levels do not safely exclude inducible myocardial ischemia in those with symptomatic CAD

Early Treatment Tied to Faster Concussion Recovery

Care within seven days of injury in teen, young adult athletes linked to faster recovery

Few Youths Receive Addiction Treatment After Opioid Overdose

Only 1.9 percent of Medicaid-enrolled youth received pharmacotherapy after nonfatal opioid overdose

American Embassy in China Issues Health Alert Over Illness Outbreak

Embassy advising Americans to immediately seek medical care if they feel ill after being in Wuhan

Folic Acid, Zinc Supplements in Men No Benefit in Infertility

No significant improvement seen in semen quality, live births among couples seeking infertility treatment

CDC Data May Be Underreporting Scope of Overdose Deaths

Number of deaths in Florida 19 to 39 percent higher using Florida Medical Examiners Commission data

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Outcomes Similar for Dialysis, Nondialysis Patients

Maintenance dialysis patients have better acute survival, better odds of favorable neurological status

CDC: Young Adults Who Ever Received HPV Vaccine on the Rise

2013 to 2018 saw increase in percentage having received one or more doses, recommended number of doses

Laser-Based Imaging + AI May Diagnose Brain Tumors in OR

Accurate diagnosis in <150 seconds in the operating room could improve decision-making during surgery

Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings

Two-thirds of older adults using online ratings chose a doctor due to positive reviews

Study Explores Factors Affecting Glycemic Control in T1DM

Suboptimal glycemic control not linked to higher rates of CV events at two years after T1DM diagnosis

Frailty Index Score Helps to Predict Outcomes in Elderly

Increased score based on abnormal results of routine admission lab tests tied to readmission, mortality risks

Teens Who Misuse Opioids Likely to Engage in Other Risky Behaviors

Likelihood increased for engaging in 22 risky behaviors for those who misuse prescription opioids

Twelfth-Grade Binge Drinking Linked to Risky Driving Practices

Parental practices have lasting effects in protecting against driving while impaired, riding with impaired driver

One-Cycle BE500P Seems Safe for High-Risk Early Testicular Cancer

Malignant recurrence rate was 1.3 percent at two years for one-cycle BE500P in high-risk early-stage disease

Many Pelvic Exams, Pap Tests Unnecessary in Teens and Young Adults

More than half of bimanual exams, >70 percent of Pap tests in women aged 15 to 20 years unnecessary

Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU

Treatment includes intranasal mupirocin and bathing with chlorhexidine-impregnated cloths

More Education Needed on Breast Density and Screening Choices

Women largely do not know breast density ups risk for breast cancer even in U.S. states with notification

Bystander CPR Less Likely in Hispanic Neighborhoods

Relatedly, survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest also lower

Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications

Prices of 411 drugs have increased an average of 5 percent

2014 to 2016 Saw Decline in U.S. Adults Prescribed Opioids

Decrease larger for U.S. adults reporting moderate or more severe pain versus less-than-moderate pain

2008 to 2015 Saw Out-of-Pocket Spending Up for Maternity Care

In 2008-2013, out-of-pocket spending was higher for lower-income women; disparity not seen in 2014-2015

Guideline Issued for Testosterone Therapy in Adult Men

Testosterone recommended for men with sexual dysfunction who want to improve sexual function

Routine HPV Testing May Be Warranted for Sinonasal Cancers

HPV-positive sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma associated with improved overall survival

Donor Heart Acceptance Practices Vary Across Transplant Centers

Several key factors predicting nonuse, acceptance variability not tied to increased recipient mortality

Adverse Events Decreased With Proton Chemoradiotherapy

Relative risks lower for 90-day adverse events of at least grade 3 and 2 compared with photon therapy

3-D Tattoo Device Aids With Nipple Reconstruction

New device expands accessibility of technique to plastic surgeons as an in-office procedure

New Continuous Glucose Monitor May Cut Hypoglycemia in T1DM

Adults using intermittently scanned continuous glucose monitoring also report less work absenteeism

Mediterranean Diet May Preserve Function After Kidney Transplant

Risk reduced for graft failure, kidney function decline, graft loss per 2-point increase in adherence score

Peripheral Nervous System Events Not Common in Lupus

History of neuropathy, older age at diagnosis among factors tied to longer time to resolution of PNS events

Public Policy Recs Updated for Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Goals include enhancing awareness of familial hypercholesterolemia as a global public health issue

Whole-Fat Milk Consumption Tied to Lower Odds of Child Obesity

Meta-analysis: Odds of overweight or obesity lower for children drinking whole-fat versus reduced-fat milk

Individualized PT Can Reduce Incontinence After Prostatectomy

PT reduces pelvic pain, increases pelvic floor strength in men with stress urinary incontinence

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Linked to Gray Matter Volume

Strong association found for VO2peak with GM volume of left middle temporal gyrus, right hippocampal gyrus

Severe Hypoglycemia in Seniors With T1DM May Worsen Cognition

Findings seen for both recent and lifetime hypoglycemia among older adults with type 1 diabetes

Treating Oral Disease Could Yield T2DM-Related Cost Savings

Model shows benefits include reductions in tooth loss and diabetes-related microvascular disease

Ambient Air Pollution Linked to Lower Bone Mineral Content

Exposure to PM2.5, black carbon linked to lower bone mineral content in adults living in South India

Coffee Consumption Does Not Affect Insulin Sensitivity

Consumption of four cups of coffee per day linked to loss of fat mass, reduction in urinary creatinine

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Diabetes Mellitus May Increase Risk for Developing Heart Failure

Increased risk for heart failure also seen in group of participants without diastolic dysfunction

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