FDA Emergency Approval on Hold for Blood Plasma to Treat COVID-19

More data are under review; the approval could still be issued in the near future

HHS: Pharmacists in All States Can Give Childhood Vaccinations

However, the directive does not permit pharmacists to administer vaccines to children younger than 3

CDC: Recalled Onions Linked to 869 Salmonella Cases in 47 States

Agency said there have been 116 hospitalizations

Health Worse for Baby Boomer Caregivers Versus Noncaregivers

More caregivers have at least one chronic health condition, more often have frequent mental distress

Homelessness Tied to Higher Readmission Rates

Readmission rates higher across most common reasons for hospitalizations, but rates vary across states

Racial Health Disparities Exist Among Pro Football Players

Former black players, those of other races report worse physical, mental health than white players

Combination Therapy May Benefit Some With Kawasaki Disease

Adding corticosteroids to initial IV immunoglobulin may reduce risk for coronary artery abnormalities

Antibiotics May Reduce Efficacy of Hormonal Contraceptives

Unintended pregnancies seven times more commonly reported with antibiotics than control medicines

Honey Beats Usual Care for Upper Respiratory Tract Infections

Improvement observed in symptoms of URTI, especially for cough frequency and cough severity

Rates of Prescription Opioid Use Higher in Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors have similar rates of prescription opioid misuse versus those without cancer

Higher BPA Exposure Linked to Increased Risk for All-Cause Mortality

Nonstatistically significantly increased risk for cardiovascular disease mortality also observed

COVID-19 Antibodies Detected in Maternity Care Workers in U.K.

Among frontline obstetric workers, one of six were seropositive; one-third of those were asymptomatic

In-Person Obstetric Visits Not Likely to Spread COVID-19

Findings suggest clinic visits can be safely done even during high COVID-19 community spread

Many Pediatric Practitioners Do Not Advise Waiting Between New Foods

About two-thirds of practitioners do recommend waiting between foods for infants at risk for food allergy

ACP, AAFP Issue Guidelines for Acute Musculoskeletal Injuries

Acute pain from non-low back, musculoskeletal injuries first should be treated with topical NSAIDs

COVID-19 Spread Among Students Prompts UNC to Return to Online Teaching

University was one of the largest schools in the country to bring students to campus for in-person teaching

FDA: COVID-19 Test Could Give Inaccurate Results

Agency issues alert about Thermo Fisher's TaqPath genetic test

COVID-19 Cases Rebound Sharply in U.S. Nursing Homes

By mid-July, nursing homes across the Sunbelt region accounted for 69 percent of COVID-19 deaths

California Has First Plague Case in Five Years

Patient is believed to have been bitten by an infected flea while walking dog

Risk for Cannabis Use Increased Among Adults With Depression

And odds of past-month cannabis use and depression up from 2005-2006 to 2015-2016 in U.S. adults

Yoga Superior to Stress Education for Generalized Anxiety Disorder

But yoga not as effective as cognitive behavioral therapy, which should remain first-line treatment

Recent Diabetes + Weight Loss Tied to Pancreatic Cancer Risk

Risk higher for those with recent-onset T2DM and weight loss of 1 to 8 pounds, more than 8 pounds

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduction in Mortality Rate

And RYGB is effective for blood pressure control in patients with hypertension and obesity

Mortality Down but Health Care Costs Up From Gun Violence

Head and neck, vascular, gastrointestinal surgery independently linked to high cost tertile designation

Factors Tied to Hormone Therapy Use After Oophorectomy ID’d

Age, education, preventive mastectomy linked to hormone therapy use in BRCA mutation carriers

Breast Cancer Mortality Decreased With Mammography From Age 40

Breast cancer mortality significantly dropped at 10 years of follow-up, attenuated after 10 years

Child Developmental Vulnerability Up With Maternal Depression

Links seen with difficulties in social competence, physical health and well-being, emotional maturity

Smokers Less Likely to Receive Breast, Cervical, CRC Screening

Former smokers were more likely to receive regular screening services than never smokers

Some Doctors Endorse Thyroid Ultrasonography Unnecessarily

Some endorse for patient request, abnormal thyroid function test result, positive thyroid antibody test

Incidence, Severity of Intimate Partner Violence Up During Pandemic

Decrease seen in overall number of patients reporting IPV, but incidence of physical IPV 1.8 times higher

CV Risk Factors, Comorbidity Tied to COVID-19 CV Complications

Significant interaction with death seen for preexisting CV comorbidities or risk factors, CV complications during hospitalization

FDA: Cyclospora Outbreak Source Still Unknown

Outbreak may be linked to salad products made by Fresh Express that contain iceberg lettuce and red cabbage

COVID-19 Impact on Homeless People in U.S. Not as Bad as Feared

Just over 1,200 of the estimated 66,000 homeless people in Los Angeles have been diagnosed with the virus

Pitavastatin Effective for Lowering Lipids

Review shows it is more powerful for LDL cholesterol lowering than atorvastatin, rosuvastatin, and fluvastatin

Baby Boomers Showing Higher Rates of Cognitive Decline

Declines seen universally across genders, races/ethnicities, education, and income levels

Neck Gaiters ‘Worse Than Nothing’ in Preventing COVID-19 Spread

Researchers find using neck gaiter could actually spread the virus further than using no face covering at all

Diabetes Cuts Life Expectancy in U.K. by 6 Million Life Years

Findings based on a population-level model of U.K. residents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes

Guidance Issued for Genetic Testing in Prostate Cancer

Germline testing advised for metastatic disease, family history suggestive of hereditary disease

Hospital Visitation, Communication Policies Evolving Due to COVID-19

New research reveals trends of visitor restrictions and smartphone communication in Michigan hospitals

Bisphosphonates Safe but May Not Improve Bone Marrow Lesion Volume

However, a trend was seen toward a decrease in bone marrow lesion volume

Compression Therapy Lowers Recurrence of Cellulitis of Leg

Trial stopped early for efficacy in participants with chronic edema of the leg and recurrent cellulitis

More Than One-Third of U.S. Children Consume Fast Food

Children and adolescents consumed 13.8 percent of their daily calories from fast food on a given day

Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Flu Shot Seen at Dialysis Facilities

Vaccination lower at U.S. dialysis facilities with higher proportions of Black and Hispanic patients

Positivity Rates of SARS-CoV-2 Low for Children in England

Low rates also seen among children with acute respiratory infection; case-fatality rates also low

Lean Mass Lower in Survivors of Pediatric Abdominal, Pelvic Tumors

Survivors also have increased prevalence of insulin resistance, low HDL, and high triglycerides

Zoom Meetings Driving Surge in Face-Lifts

Trend is surprising in a bad economy, because cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance

COVID-19 Deaths in Nursing Homes Climbing Again

Number of new cases in nursing homes climbed to 8,628 for the week of July 19

Shift Occurring in Deadly Overdoses

Rx opioid prescriptions down; illicit drugs are dominant cause of lethal drug overdoses

Excess Mortality During Peak of 1918 Flu Similar to COVID-19 in NYC

Incidence rate ratio for all-cause mortality 0.70 during peak of 1918 H1N1 flu, early COVID-19

Convalescent Plasma Efficacious for Severe COVID-19

Significant reduction seen in mortality, specifically among patients transfused with plasma within 72 hours

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Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution May Increase Risk for CVD

Findings seen for adults living in 21 high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries

Outdoor Artificial Light at Night May Worsen Sleep in Teens

Also, outdoor artificial nighttime light associated with higher risk for mental health disorders in adolescents

Return-to-School Recommendations Issued for Organ Transplant Recipients

Shared decision-making recommended for solid organ transplant recipient families, professionals

GI Surgical Outcomes Worse With Preop Use of Opioids, Sedatives

Findings seen in patients undergoing colorectal resection for nontrauma reasons

Maternal Weight Tied to Early-Onset Neonatal Bacterial Sepsis

Half of this association explained by cesarean section delivery, preeclampsia, preterm delivery

Neonatal Adiposity Linked to Higher Childhood BMI Levels

Neonatal adiposity also associated with increased likelihood of overweight or obesity at ages 2 to 6

Outcomes Worse With No Surgery for Cholecystitis in Pregnancy

Most pregnant women managed nonoperatively despite guidelines calling for cholecystectomy

Pupil Area May Help Indicate Prognosis in Heart Failure

Study shows pupil area adds prognostic information to the Seattle Heart Failure Score

In-Person Clinic Visits at VA Down by Half Early in Pandemic

30 percent decline seen in total outpatient visits despite increases in telephone and video visits

Women Have More Depression With Peripheral Artery Disease

Depressive symptoms associated with worse disease-specific health status

Physicians Do Not See They Are Part of Antibiotic Rx Problem

Providers do not recognize their own inappropriate prescribing, want incentives for stewardship

CDC Updates Info on Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children

Distinguishing this COVID-19-related syndrome from others can be challenging

FDA Warns of Hand Sanitizers Tainted With 1-Propanol

Products say they contain ethanol or isopropyl alcohol but are contaminated with 1-propanol

U.S. COVID-19 Death Tally Hits New High for Summer

Deaths concentrated in Sun Belt states that have witnessed dramatic COVID-19 case spikes in June and July

Abnormal Liver Tests Common in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients

Abnormal liver tests linked to severe COVID-19, including ICU admission, mechanical ventilation, death

Adverse Mental, Behavioral Health Issues Common During COVID-19

Consideration of suicide increased for those ages 18 to 24, minority racial/ethnic groups, essential workers

Drug Combo Prolongs Survival in Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Findings seen for azacitidine + venetoclax in older patients ineligible for intensive chemotherapy

Factors ID’d in Withdrawal of Life Support in Severe TBI Patients

Decision to withdraw life-supporting treatment influenced by race, region, insurance status

Guidelines Detail How to Manage Aneurysms of Visceral Arteries

Guidelines inform diagnosis, treatment options, screening, and follow-up of visceral aneurysms

Environmental Factors Tied to Childhood Obesity

Smoking during pregnancy strongly associated with higher BMI in offspring

Bacterial Infections Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk in T1DM

Incident CHD events tied to more antibiotic purchases, higher levels of lipopolysaccharide activity

Preventable Hospitalizations Up Among Those With Dementia

Increases driven by hospitalizations of community-dwelling older adults

Surgical Delays Not Life-Threatening in Early Breast Cancer

Increased time to surgery linked to elevated odds of pathological upstaging in DCIS, not in invasive cancer

Self-Reported Biotin Use Increased From 1999 to 2016

Prevalence of use increased especially in women and older adults; biotin may cause inaccurate lab results

ASH Issues Guidelines on Newly Diagnosed AML in Older Adults

Antileukemic therapy recommended over supportive care for patients who are candidates for such therapy

Bifocal Contact Lenses May Slow Children’s Myopia Progression

Myopia progression reduced with high add power versus medium add power multifocal or single-vision contact lenses

CDC: Pediatric Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Increasing

A similar proportion of hospitalized children need intensive care as adults

Many Community Outbreaks of COVID-19 Traced to Restaurants, Bars

Whether the infections started among workers or patrons is unclear

U.S. Government to Buy 100 Million Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine From Moderna

If the doses are used, they would be provided to Americans for free

Brain Changes Identified in Nonconcussed Contact Athletes

Changes in brain microstructure, function seen in asymptomatic contact versus noncontact athletes

Burnout Less Likely for Doctors in Minority Race/Ethnic Groups

Non-Hispanic Black physicians more likely to report satisfaction with work-life integration versus White doctors

Sharp Drop in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Mortality Seen in Recent Years

Reduction in incidence plus treatment advances explain the reduction in mortality

Russia Approves COVID-19 Vaccine Before Trials Completed

President Vladimir Putin claims the vaccine 'works effectively enough'

Persistent Opioid Use Seen in ~10 Percent of Patients After Cardiac Surgery

Higher opioid dosage prescribed at discharge associated with increased risk for new persistent use

Reproductive Factors Tied to Coronary Artery Disease

Three or more pregnancies, early menopause tied to women's obstructive coronary artery disease

Shared Decision Making Improves Youth Continuous Glucose Monitor Use

Findings for study involving youth with diabetes, with follow-up two months after initiation

Malnutrition Common in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients

Malnutrition linked to increased risk for all-cause death, major adverse cardiovascular events

Alcohol Use Is Less Prevalent in Second, Third Trimesters

38.2 percent of those who reported current drinking also reported use of one or more substances

Prenatal Cannabis Exposure May Harm Child Neurodevelopment

Maternal cannabis use during pregnancy tied to higher risk for autism spectrum disorder in offspring

Respiratory-Related ED Visits Up in Days Before Thunderstorms

Findings seen among Medicare beneficiaries, particularly those with asthma, COPD, or both

Gilead Seeks FDA Approval for Remdesivir

Trials of the drug show that it can cut recovery time from COVID-19 by nearly a third

FDA Head Says Any Approved COVID-19 Vaccine Will Be Safe

Assurance was given during a video briefing with the American Medical Association

E-Cigarette Use Linked to Increased Odds of COVID-19

Dual use of e-cigarettes, cigarettes linked to increased odds of COVID-diagnosis, testing, and symptoms

Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors

Physicians should be mindful of cues that patient may not hear or understand and repeat or rephrase

SARS-CoV-2 Rates Up for Minority, Disadvantaged Children

Increased rates of infection for non-Hispanic black, Hispanic children, those in lower quartiles of MFI

Legionella Bacteria Forces CDC Office Closures

Experts warn of risk for legionnaires when people return to buildings left vacant for months due to COVID-19

FDA: Outbreak of Salmonella Infections Linked to Onions

In the United States, 640 cases have been reported, including 85 hospitalizations

Report: 97,000 U.S. Children Infected With COVID-19 in Late July

States in the South and West accounted for more than seven of 10 infections

Alcohol Abuse Ups Mortality Risk Among Arrhythmia Patients

Among patients hospitalized for arrhythmia, those with alcohol abuse 72 percent more likely to die

Two-Thirds of U.S. Adults Likely to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

However, likelihood varies by geography, race, and other demographic factors

Four in 10 Children’s Behavioral Care Facilities Offer Autism Services

Access to specialized treatment especially limited in rural, lower-income communities

Many U.S. Children Eligible for Type 2 Diabetes Screening

Sensitivity and specificity low for detecting any hyperglycemia with HbA1c, FPG screening criteria

Standardized Treatment Improves Outcomes in Germ Cell Tumors

Outcomes similar for patients treated at public safety net hospital, academic tertiary care center

Most Eye Practices Seeing Urgent Cases During COVID-19

Private practices had faster times to schedule than university centers during pandemic

Mental Stress-Induced Brain Activation Linked to Angina

Mental stress-induced inferior frontal lobe activation linked to angina in stable coronary artery disease

Cast Immobilization Recommended for Scaphoid Fractures

Below-elbow cast immobilization should be followed by surgery if nonunion of fracture is confirmed

Hospitalization Rates for AMI Dropped During Early COVID-19

Reduction at rate of 19.0 cases per week followed by increase at rate of 10.5 cases per week

Serine 91 Genotype of gyrA Gonorrhea Successfully Treated With Ciprofloxacin

Efficacy of single-dose oral ciprofloxacin treatment in the per-protocol population was 100 percent

Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million

Given the increase in uninsured due to COVID-19-related unemployment, this estimate is likely low

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

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Trouble With Daily Activities Tied to Worse Cancer Outcomes

Authors call for routine assessment of functional status on hospital admission

In Wales, One-Fifth of Adults With Hearing Aids Do Not Use Them

From 2004 to 2018, those who reported using their hearing aids regularly grew from 47 to 52 percent

Flu Vaccination in High-Risk Groups May Reduce CV Events

Hospitalized patients at high risk who are vaccinated have lower rates of MI, TIA, cardiac arrest, death

Almost One in Three Black Young Adults in U.S. Have Hypertension

High prevalence rates accompanied by very low awareness and treatment rates

Moderna Charging Much More for COVID-19 Vaccine Than Others

Vaccine currently in phase 3 trials; company confident it will be available by the end of the year

Longer Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday May Up Fracture Risk

For those with previous vertebral fracture, major osteoporotic fractures increased with holidays >12 months

Overscreening for Cancer Common Among Older Adults

Findings seen across cancer types, particularly for women living in U.S. metropolitan areas

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk for Large Vessel Occlusion Strokes

However, no association seen between COVID-19 and small vessel occlusion stroke

Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011

Highest life expectancy at birth for Hispanic women, non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic men

Expanded Obstetric Comorbidity Score Developed, Validated

Score improved prediction of severe maternal morbidity, nontransfusion severe maternal morbidity

Short-Term Risk for Below-Knee Amputation Not Increased With SGLT2i

Risk for below-knee amputation not increased versus DPP-4 inhibitor use in patients with type 2 diabetes

Telestroke Consultations Down During COVID-19 Pandemic

From March through April 2020, Black patients were significantly less likely to present with stroke

SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Detected in 13.7 Percent of NYC HCPs

Previous positive PCR test, suspicion of exposure associated with seropositivity

300,000 American Deaths Projected by December Without More Face Mask Use

Model says if 95 percent of people were to wear a face mask in public, some 66,000 lives could be saved

U.S. Cancels Blanket Warning for International Travel

State Department lifted its worldwide health advisory and returned to country-specific warnings

Scientists Call for Broader Use of Faster COVID-19 Tests

Currently, most tests rely on complex laboratory procedures, such as polymerase chain reaction

Western Diet Tied to Adult Acne

Large survey shows diets high in fatty, sugary foods and drinks and milk associated with current acne

Gastric Cancer Incidence in Those ≥50 Differs by Race/Ethnicity

Incidence of noncardia gastric adenocarcinoma higher in nonwhites than in non-Hispanic whites

ICU Beds Lacking in Low-Income Neighborhoods Across the U.S.

Authors say policies facilitating hospital coordination urgently needed to mitigate the effects of COVID-19

ASCRS Updates Guidelines on Surgery for Crohn Disease

Surgery may be considered for those with inadequate response to, nonadherence with medical therapy

Diabetes-Related Lower-Limb Amputations Up in Older Adults

Absolute rates for amputation among Medicare beneficiaries highest in oldest old, blacks, men

AHA: Cannabis May Have Adverse Cardiovascular Effects

No indication of cardiovascular benefits found; more research needed to further understand adverse effects

Relapse Rates Lower With Ofatumumab in Multiple Sclerosis

Annualized relapse rates lower for ofatumumab versus teriflunomide in two identical phase 3 trials

Vitamin D/Calcium Reduces Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo

Annual recurrence rate reduced with vitamin D, calcium supplementation versus observation

‘Freeze-All’ Strategy Not Superior to Fresh Embryo Transfer in IVF

Chances of pregnancy no higher with frozen over fresh embryo transfer

Skin Conditions Common in Older Adults

Authors urge whole-body skin examinations for geriatric patients

CDC: More American Indian, Alaska Natives in Fair, Poor Health

18.9 percent of AIAN adults have a disability in large MSAs versus 12.9 percent in rural areas

ED Visits Decreased in Five States From January Through April 2020

Increase in admission rates from the ED seen during same period, with largest relative increase in NY

Early Use of IL-6 Inhibitors May Improve COVID-19 Outcomes

Mortality, risk for intubation lower with IL6ri use in severe COVID-19 stage IIB versus stage III

Johnson & Johnson Makes $1 Billion Vaccine Deal

Company has said it will offer doses at a not-for-profit cost to provide global access to the vaccine

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine Shows Encouraging Results

One study revealed that 56 people made high levels of antibodies with no adverse side effects

Seven States Join Pact to Speed COVID-19 Testing

Bipartisan plan illustrates just how bad testing delays are across the country

Subcutaneous ICD Noninferior to Transvenous ICD

Findings seen for patients with indication for implantable cardioverter defibrillator but no indication for pacing

Education May Affect β-Amyloid Burden in Alzheimer Disease

Findings seen in two cohorts with parental history of sporadic AD, autosomal dominant AD

CDC Describes 238 Confirmed Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Median patient age was 5.3 years; 86 percent of patients had onset during August to November

Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms

Findings based on American Medical Association survey of practicing physicians' experiences

Improved Screenings by Ob-Gyns May Help Detect Heart Problems

Women seen at outpatient ob-gyn clinics largely unaware of heart risks and symptoms; screenings may help

Bisphenol A Linked to More Asthma Symptoms in Young Boys

Study shows exposure to bisphenol A is associated with more asthma symptoms in low-income boys

CV Meds Underused in Hispanics With Peripheral Artery Disease

For all classes of cardiovascular medications, lowest use seen for individuals of Mexican background

Risk for Cardiovascular Disease Up for Women With PCOS

After stratification by age, no increased CVD risk for women with PCOS observed after age 50 years

Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Lower Risk for Incident T2DM

Risk for incident type 2 diabetes lower compared with four comparison groups, including HTN, OA, PsA

Study Looks at Optimal Strategy for Reopening Schools in U.K.

Second study from Australia shows low SARS-CoV-2 transmission rates in educational setting

ATS Issues Guide for Diagnosing Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis

Systematic approach developed for diagnosis of nonfibrotic, fibrotic HP in interstitial lung disease

COVID-19 Case Fatality Rate 29 Percent in Multiple Myeloma Patients

Increased odds of adverse outcomes seen for Hispanic/Latinos, African-American Blacks versus white patients

Worldwide Burden of Gout Increased From 1990 to 2017

Men had higher global point prevalence estimates for gout; prevalence higher in older age groups

AI-Enabled ECG Can Identify Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction

LVSD identified with AUC of 0.89, accuracy of 85.9 percent; sensitivity and specificity of 74, 87 percent

Trump’s Plan Limits Free Nursing Home COVID-19 Tests

Although nursing homes house small percentage of the population, as many as 40 percent of COVID-19 deaths occur there

President Says Medicare Should Expand Telehealth Services

Medicare has already expanded its coverage for telehealth due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Most Studies Still Fail to Analyze Data by Sex

However, women are significantly better represented in clinical trials

Malpractice Fears, Patient Safety Drive Skin Doctors to Order Extra Tests

In a survey, dermatopathologists cite patient safety, malpractice fears as reason to use extra patient services

Number of Newly ID’d U.S. Patients With Cancer Dropped During COVID-19

Decrease of 46.4 percent found for newly identified patients with six common cancer types during pandemic

WTC Responders With Impaired Cognition Have Brain Changes

Another study IDs plasma proteins associated with PTSD, MCI, both in World Trade Center responders

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

Long-Term Negative Thinking Tied to Alzheimer Risk

Association seen between negative thinking, cognitive decline, neuroimaging markers

Remote Weight-Loss Program Optimized to Cut Costs, Maximize Results

New method yielded best results, lower costs for overweight adults assigned to weight-loss programs

Program Cuts Outpatient Antibiotic Rx for Peds Respiratory Infections

Distance learning program includes online tutorials, webinars; video vignettes; individualized feedback

USPSTF Still Advises Against Carotid Artery Stenosis Screening

Harms of screening for asymptomatic carotid artery stenosis outweigh benefits in general population

Vitamin D3 Does Not Reduce Depression Incidence, Recurrence

Incidence and recurrence of depression, change in mood scores did not differ from placebo for adults ≥50

β2-Agonists Improve Nonaerobic Athletic Performance

Specifically, sprint and strength performance were enhanced with use of β2-agonists

Burnout High Among Nonphysician Frontline Health Care Workers

Findings based on survey of COVID-19 frontline workers surveyed at a tertiary care center in Japan

Risk for Positive COVID-19 Test Up for Health Care Workers

Risk increased for frontline health care workers compared with the general community

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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

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Cannabidiol Studied as Potential Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder

Abstinence from cannabis increased with cannabidiol 400-mg, 800-mg doses compared with placebo

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Canakinumab Explored as Therapy for Large-Joint Osteoarthritis

Exploratory analysis reveals total hip/knee replacement rate reduced with canakinumab versus placebo

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Early-Life Adversity Associated With Accelerated Biological Aging

Links vary by adversity type; threat-related early-life adversity tied to accelerated pubertal development

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Botox Injections May Ease Depression

An FDA database revealed that people who receive Botox injections report less depression

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

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

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Short Video May Lower Parent Interest in Antibiotics for Child

Even bigger impact seen among parents with highest baseline interest in antibiotics

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Mortality Risk Increased With Pulmonary Vascular Resistance of ≥2.2

For patients referred for RHC, risk for mortality, heart failure up with PVR of ≥2.2 Wood units

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