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January 2020 Briefing – Nursing

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nursing for January 2020. 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.

Girls May Receive First Autism Diagnosis Later Than Boys

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), girls often receive a first diagnosis of autism later than boys, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in Autism Research.

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Opioid Prescribing Rates Down at State Level From 2010 to 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) data from individual states show a decline in opioid prescribing rates in 11 participating states from 2010 to 2016, according to research published in the Jan. 31 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Rate of Recovery, LOS Tied to Outcomes After Hip Fracture Surgery

FRIDAY, Jan. 31, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For patients receiving inpatient rehabilitation services following hip fracture surgery, the rate of recovery and length of stay (LOS) are associated with mobility and self-care after discharge, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in JAMA Network Open.

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Juul Use Up in Young People 15 to 34 Years Old

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The number of teens and young adults who ever used Juul doubled in one year, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2017 to 2018, there was an increase in life expectancy in the United States and a decrease in age-adjusted death rates, according to a January data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Risk for Obesity in Child Higher With GDM Plus Preeclampsia

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Exposure to gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and preeclampsia is associated with an upward trajectory in childhood body mass index (BMI), according to a study published in the Jan. 21 issue of the Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics.

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U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The United States spends substantially more than any other wealthy nation on health care, yet it has a lower life expectancy and a higher suicide rate than other wealthy nations, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

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Just a Few Providers Account for Large Number of Opioid Scripts

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A small proportion of providers account for almost half of all opioid doses and about one-quarter of opioid prescriptions, according to a study published online Jan. 29 in The BMJ.

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Social Support Linked to Mortality in Older Women With CRC

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For postmenopausal women with colorectal cancer (CRC), low social support is associated with elevated overall and CRC-specific mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 23 in Cancer.

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FDA Tells Purell Manufacturer to Stop Making False Claims

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The maker of Purell hand sanitizers has been warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to stop claiming that the products can protect people from infections and illnesses.

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Dangerous Additives Found in Illegal Pot Vaping Products in Los Angeles

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Potentially deadly additives were found in marijuana vape cartridges seized in December raids of illegal shops in Los Angeles, officials reported Monday.

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Survey: Most Americans Think of Themselves as Healthy

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Seven out of 10 Americans rate their health-related behaviors and attitudes as good or excellent, according to a survey released Jan. 27 by the American Osteopathic Association.

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Clinical Features ID’d for First 2019 Novel Coronavirus Patients

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As of Jan. 2, 2020, 41 patients were admitted with laboratory-confirmed 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), all of whom had pneumonia, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in The Lancet.

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Naloxone Prescribing Increasing but Still Very Low

TUESDAY, Jan. 28, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Naloxone prescribing has increased but is still very low among patients at risk for opioid overdose, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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Model Shows Transitional Care Cost-Effective in Heart Failure

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Transitional care services are cost-effective for the postdischarge management of older patients with heart failure, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Community-Based Diabetes Screening Feasible in Barbershops

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Community-based diabetes screening in barbershops owned by black individuals is feasible and can identify undiagnosed diabetes, according to a research letter published online Jan. 27 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Health care payments in the United States are more regressive than previously thought, according to a study published online Jan. 27 in Health Services Research.

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Many Family Caregivers Never Speak to Health Care Workers

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many family or unpaid caregivers report never speaking with older adults’ health care workers, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in JAMA Network Open.

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Quality Improvement in NICU May Cut Morbidity in Preemies

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Implementation of network-wide quality improvement activities may improve survival without morbidity in very preterm infants, according to a study published in the Jan. 27 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

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Parity, Breastfeeding Inversely Tied to Early Natural Menopause

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Both parity and breastfeeding are inversely associated with the risk for early natural menopause, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Network Open.

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Tdap or Td Vaccine May Be Used for Decennial Td Booster Doses

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Either tetanus and diphtheria toxoids (Td) vaccine or tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine may be used for Td booster doses every 10 years or when indicated for tetanus prophylaxis in wound management, according to research published in the Jan. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Potential Links ID’d for Marijuana Use, Cardiovascular Risks

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a review published in the Jan. 28 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, potential associations are presented for marijuana use and cardiovascular risks.

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LV Hypertrophy May Explain Racial Disparities in Heart Failure

MONDAY, Jan. 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A “malignant” subphenotype of left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) with minimal elevations in cardiac biomarkers is associated with an increased risk for heart failure, with some of the excess risk for heart failure among blacks explained by a higher prevalence of malignant LVH, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Circulation.

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Many U.S. Adults Misinformed About the Flu, Vaccination

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. adults are misinformed about the influenza virus and the importance of flu vaccination, according to the results of a survey released by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP).

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Nearly Half of U.S. Smokers Not Advised by Doctors to Quit

FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Too few American smokers are advised by their doctors to quit, according to a report released Thursday by U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D.

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Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A nonprofit that develops and sells cheaper drugs will receive a $55 million investment from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and associated organizations to create cheaper versions of expensive generic drugs.

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CDC: HIV-1/HIV-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used in U.S.

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2010 to 2017, use of the HIV-1/HIV-2 differentiation test increased, but the number of HIV-2 diagnoses remained very low, according to research published in the Jan. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Abdominal Obesity Linked to Recurrent Atherosclerotic CVD

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Abdominal obesity is associated with an increased risk for recurrent atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease after myocardial infarction, according to a study published online Jan. 20 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The commercial low-calorie, low-carbohydrate JumpstartMD program is effective for weight loss, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of Obesity.

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Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Compliance with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 is low, with only 40.9 percent of trials reporting results within one year, according to a study published online Jan. 17 in The Lancet.

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Systolic BP Variability in Young Adults May ID Later CVD Risk

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Variability in systolic blood pressure (SBP) in young adults is associated with an increased subsequent risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 22 in JAMA Cardiology.

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Production of Two Excedrin Painkillers Halted

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Production and distribution of Excedrin Extra Strength and Excedrin Migraine products have been temporarily stopped, maker GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A fast-track review of a lawsuit that threatens the Affordable Care Act was rejected Tuesday by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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2008 to 2016 Saw Decline in Primary Care Visits for Children

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2008 to 2016, there was a decrease in primary care visit rates among commercially insured children, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Overall, low-carbohydrate diet and low-fat diet scores are not associated with total mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Time of Day for Taking Warfarin Does Not Matter

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Time of day for taking warfarin makes no difference on the drug’s effectiveness, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Primary Care Screening for Dementia Not Harmful

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — No harms come from screening for Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRDs) in primary care, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Evidence Lacking for Identifying Optimal Primary Care Panel Size

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There is insufficient evidence for making recommendations about the optimal primary care panel size for achieving the most beneficial health outcomes, according to a review published online Jan. 21 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The American College of Physicians (ACP) says the U.S. health care system “is ill and needs a bold new prescription” that includes coverage for all Americans and lower costs.

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Wearable Device Data May Help Predict Flu-Like Illness Patterns

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Data from activity and physiological trackers may improve prediction of influenza-like illness (ILI), according to a study published online Jan. 16 in The Lancet Digital Health.

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Cognitive Behavioral Program Benefits Patients With Diabetes

TUESDAY, Jan. 21, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A peer-delivered cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)-based intervention may improve quality of life (QOL) among patients with diabetes and chronic pain, according to a study published in the January/February issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Americans Lack Knowledge About Eye Health

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Americans’ lack of knowledge about eye health may put their vision at risk, according to a survey released by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

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Level of Antibiotic Prescribing High for Children in Tennessee

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The outpatient antibiotic prescribing rate for children was 1,165 per 1,000 in Tennessee in 2016, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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Decline in Mortality Seen in Diabetes Patients in Hong Kong

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2001 to 2016, mortality declined among people with diabetes in Hong Kong, according to a study published online Jan. 16 in Diabetologia.

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Longer External Ventricular Drain Closures Needed to Read ICP

FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Most external ventricular drain (EVD) closures performed in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage last less than one minute, and intracranial pressure (ICP) equilibrium is not reached to allow accurate measurement of ICP before the drain is reopened, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

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Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There is near consensus across 30 years of economic analysis of single-payer plans that a single-payer system would reduce health expenditures in the United States, according to a review published online Jan. 15 in PLOS Medicine.

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CDC: Many Americans Are Inactive, With Southerners Faring Worse

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than 15 percent of American adults are physically inactive, according to a new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

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Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Ageism predicts significantly worse health outcomes, according to a review published online Jan. 15 in PLOS ONE.

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ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Affordable Care Act has reduced disparities in access to health care among black, Hispanic, and white adults, according to a January data brief released by the Commonwealth Fund.

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CDC: Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Over

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — It is safe again to buy and eat romaine lettuce grown on farms around Salinas, California, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday.

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FDA: Weight Control Drug Lorcaserin May Raise Cancer Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The prescription weight control medicine lorcaserin (Belviq, Belviq XR) may increase the risk for cancer, according to the results of a clinical trial assessing the safety of the drug, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Children and adolescents who self-harm have an increased risk for suicide, according to a study published online Jan. 8 in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

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BP Measures Progress More Rapidly in Women Than Men

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Blood pressure (BP) measures progress more rapidly in women than in men, starting in the third decade and continuing through the life course, according to a study published online Jan. 15 in JAMA Cardiology.

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Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. approval and regulation processes for pharmaceutical agents have evolved during the last four decades, according to a study published in the Jan. 14 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A bill that would ban the sale of flavored vaping products was passed Monday by New Jersey lawmakers.

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Experts Call for Pediatric Consideration in EMS Planning

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Ill and injured children and their families have unique needs that should be considered in emergency medical services (EMS) protocols and operations, according to a new joint policy statement published in the January issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Less Than a Quarter of Medicare Patients Participate in Cardiac Rehab

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — About one in four cardiac rehabilitation (CR)-eligible Medicare beneficiaries participates in CR, according to a study published online Jan. 14 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Vaccine Program Recovery Difficult After Public Scares

TUESDAY, Jan. 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Misinformation in the Danish media between 2013 and 2016 led to a 50.4 percent drop in human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations among girls in Denmark, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Vaccine.

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Behavioral Therapy First Step for Overactive Bladder in Men

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among men with overactive bladder, combined behavioral and drug therapy is superior to drug therapy alone, but not behavioral therapy alone, for symptomatic improvement, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Mandatory Vaccination Ups Prevalence of Vaccine Coverage

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Mandatory vaccination is associated with increased vaccination coverage for measles and pertussis as well as reduced measles incidence in Europe, according to a study published online Jan. 13 in Pediatrics.

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Telemedicine Visits Comparable for Glycemic Control in T1DM

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Among patients with type 1 diabetes and suboptimal glycemic control, replacement of an intermediate face-to-face visit with a telemedicine session did not affect outcomes, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Diabetes Care.

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Intensive Systolic BP Control May Not Benefit All Older Adults

MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Intensive systolic blood pressure (SBP) control lowers the risk for major cardiovascular events, cognitive impairment, and death in older adults; however, these benefits may not extend to older adults with lower baseline cognitive function, according to a study published online Dec. 16 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A proposal for California to contract generic drug companies to make medications would make the state the first in the country to produce its own medications.

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Two More Heartburn Meds Recalled Due to Possible Carcinogen

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is adding to a list of recalled lots of popular heartburn medications — including generic forms of Zantac — because the pills might contain small amounts of the suspected carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA).

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A 15-year-old Texas teen who died from vaping is the youngest victim so far in an outbreak of vaping-related deaths in the United States.

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Risk for Gluten Exposure High With Specific School Activities

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Specific common school activities, such as paper mâché and baking projects, pose a high risk for gluten exposure, according to a study published online Dec. 19 in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition.

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Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Hospitals caring for neighborhoods with high levels of disadvantage may have lower hospital ratings due to social risk factors (SRFs) in the community, according to a study published online Dec. 30 in Medical Care.

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Uterine Balloon Tamponade for Postpartum Bleeding Seems Safe

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Uterine balloon tamponade (UBT) has a high success rate for stopping bleeding among women with severe postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) unresponsive to uterotonics, according to a review published online Jan. 6 in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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CDC Warns of Tough Flu Season Ahead

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations have risen sharply since October, with at least 6.4 million reported cases and 55,000 hospitalizations, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. At least 2,900 Americans have died from the flu, the CDC reported late last week.

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Clinical Guidelines Developed for Managing Nosebleeds

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation, published online Jan. 7 in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, recommendations are presented for the management of nosebleeds.

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Perceived Risks of E-Cigarettes Vary With Demographics

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 (HealthDay News) — For youth, the perceived risks of electronic cigarette products vary with demographics, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Health Promotion Practice.

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

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — There is a large and widening gap in health administrative spending between the United States and Canada, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Open Water Regulations Linked to Lower Drowning Death Rates

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Open water regulations are associated with lower open water drowning death rates, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Injury Prevention.

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Pediatric Respiratory Visits Increased During Lilac Fire

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Santa Ana Wind-driven fire in San Diego County in 2017 correlated with an increase in pediatric respiratory visits across all pediatric age groups, according to a study published online Dec. 20 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2013 to 2018, there was an increase in the percentage of adults aged 18 to 26 years who received one or more doses or the recommended number of doses of human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a January data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Risk for Blood Clots Increased With PICC Placement in Children

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Central venous catheter (CVC) placement with peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) in children is associated with increased risks for venous thromboembolism (VTE), central line-associated bloodstream infection (CLABSI), and CVC malfunction, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Blood.

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

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Dual use of electronic cigarettes and combustible cigarettes is associated with increased odds of stroke compared with not smoking or sole combustible cigarette use, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Low-Value Health Care Services for Children Not Uncommon

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A considerable proportion of children receive low-value health care services, with small differences seen between payer types, according to a study published online Jan. 7 in Pediatrics.

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Prevalence of Buprenorphine-Waivered Prescribers Increasing

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in the prevalence of buprenorphine-waivered prescribers in the United States, according to a research letter published online Jan. 7 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Few Youths Receive Addiction Treatment After Opioid Overdose

TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Less than one-third of youths surviving an opioid overdose receive timely addiction treatment, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Between 2008 and 2015, there was an increase in the average out-of-pocket spending for maternity care among women with employer-based insurance, according to a report published in the January issue of Health Affairs.

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Teens Who Misuse Opioids Likely to Engage in Other Risky Behaviors

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Adolescents who report misusing prescription opioids are more likely to have engaged in a range of other risky behaviors, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in Pediatrics.

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Bystander CPR Less Likely in Hispanic Neighborhoods

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Individuals with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (B-CPR) and have a lower likelihood of survival, according to a study published in the Jan. 7 issue of Circulation.

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

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — More than half of bimanual pelvic examinations (BPEs) and more than 70 percent of Papanicolaou (Pap) tests performed among adolescent girls and women younger than 21 years in the United States are unnecessary, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Treating Colonized Parents May Cut S. Aureus Transmission in NICU

MONDAY, Jan. 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Treating colonized parents may reduce the risk for Staphylococcus aureus transmission to neonates in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), according to a study published online Dec. 30 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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

FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Consumption of whole-fat milk is associated with reduced odds of overweight or obesity among children, according to a review published online Dec. 18 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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Guidance Developed for Providing Quality STD Care

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a report published in the Jan. 3 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, recommendations are presented for providing quality sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinical services.

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Trump Administration to Ban Most Flavored E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — The Trump Administration is expected to announce this week that it will ban mint-, fruit-, and dessert-flavored electronic cigarette cartridges, while allowing the continued sale of menthol- and tobacco-flavored vapes.

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Mentholated Popsicle Can Help Reduce Preoperative Thirst

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Use of mentholated popsicles can reduce the intensity and discomfort from thirst during preoperative fasting, according to a study published online Dec. 9 in the Journal of Clinical Nursing.

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Nurse Certification May Promote Evidence-Based Practice in ICU

THURSDAY, Jan 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Nurses with specialty certification may speed translation of evidence-based research into everyday clinical practice, according to a study published in the January issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.

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Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition

THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Modestly worse patient experiences are seen following hospital acquisition by another hospital, according to a study published in the Jan. 2 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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