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October 2019 Briefing – Nursing

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nursing for October 2019. 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.

Close to 1,900 Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Reported, CDC Says

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans stricken with a severe, sometimes fatal lung illness tied to vaping has now reached 1,888, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. That is a rise from the 1,604 case total from a week ago.

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Juul Shipped Tainted Products, Lawsuit Alleges

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 1 million tainted nicotine pods were knowingly distributed by electronic cigarette maker Juul Labs, a former company finance executive claims in a lawsuit.

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Small Drop in Calories Purchased With Labeling in Restaurants

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Implementation of calorie labeling in a large franchise of fast food restaurants was associated with a small decrease in mean calories per transaction, according to a study published online Oct. 30 in The BMJ.

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Quarter of Fetal Abnormalities ID’d in Late Third-Trimester US

THURSDAY, Oct. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A high proportion of fetal abnormalities are detected for the first time during a routine ultrasound examination at 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Groups Urge Ban of Mint, Menthol E-Cigarette Flavors

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Trump administration must include mint and menthol in any plan to halt sales of flavored electronic cigarette products, more than 50 health and advocacy groups said Tuesday. The groups were responding to media reports that the administration may exempt mint and menthol, CNN reported.

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White House Launches Website to Help Those Battling Substance Abuse

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new website to help Americans with substance abuse problems find treatment was activated Wednesday by the Trump administration.

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J&J Says No Asbestos Detected in New Tests of Baby Powder

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — No asbestos was detected in 15 new tests of the same bottle of Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Powder previously found to contain asbestos by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the company said Tuesday.

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Survey Reveals Many Americans Lack Cancer Prevention Knowledge

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Only one in four U.S. adults report incorporating cancer prevention into their daily lives, according to the results of the American Society of Clinical Oncology 2019 National Cancer Opinion Survey.

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Many Patients Take OTC Meds That May Interact With Apixaban

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many patients take over-the-counter (OTC) products with potentially serious interactions with the direct-acting oral anticoagulant apixaban, according to research published online Oct. 28 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Life expectancy has increased slightly in the United States, and mortality is lower than in 2007, according to a report published Oct. 30 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Syringe Exchange Program Has Positive Impact on HIV Diagnoses

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A syringe exchange program (SEP) has averted thousands of injection drug use (IDU)-associated HIV diagnoses over 10 years in Philadelphia and Baltimore, according to a study published in the Dec. 1 issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

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CDC: Most Patients With Vaping-Related Lung Injury Report THC Use

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most patients with electronic cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) reported use of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products in the three months preceding symptom onset, according to research published in the Oct. 28 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new tool designed to help guide preventive care for heart disease, cancer, and seasonal flu was launched in the United States Monday by Facebook.

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Medicaid Expansion Has Positive Effect on Diabetes Management

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medicaid expansion has significant positive effects on self-reported diabetes management, with substantial improvements seen in states with large diabetes populations, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in Diabetes Care.

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Readmissions Up for Preexisting HAIs With Home Discharge

TUESDAY, Oct. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Discharge to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) is associated with fewer avoidable readmissions for preexisting health care-associated infections (HAIs) compared with home discharges, according to a study published online Oct. 23 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Prevalence of Pain Higher in Children With Autism

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have an elevated prevalence of pain compared with children without ASD, according to a research letter published online Oct. 28 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators

MONDAY, Oct. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Receiving medical care from fraud and abuse perpetrators (FAPs), subsequently excluded from Medicare, is associated with higher rates of all-cause mortality and emergency hospitalization, according to a study published online Oct. 28 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Family Involvement Cuts Postop Delirium in Older Patients

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Tailored, Family-Involved Hospital Elder Life Program (t-HELP) is effective in reducing postoperative delirium (POD) for older patients, according to a Chinese study published online Oct. 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Bans on Flavored Products Can Cut Any Tobacco Use in Teens

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Teen use of both flavored and nonflavored tobacco decreases with enforced flavored tobacco restriction policies, according to a study published online Oct. 24 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Early-Stage Alzheimer Disease Has Adverse Financial Consequences

FRIDAY, Oct. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Early-stage Alzheimer disease seems to put households at risk for large adverse changes in liquid assets and may reduce net wealth, according to a study published online Oct. 25 in Health Economics.

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CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Now Top 1,600

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 1,600 Americans have now been struck by a severe, sometimes fatal, lung illness tied to vaping, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday.

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Disneyland Visitors May Have Been Exposed to Measles

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who were at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, and a Starbucks in Los Angeles on Oct. 16 may have been exposed to measles, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says.

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FDA: N.J. Company Must Stop Selling Unapproved Flavored Vaping Products

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eonsmoke LLC has been ordered to halt illegal sales of 100 unapproved flavored vaping products in the United States, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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One in Eight U.S. Pharmacies Closed in 2009 Through 2015

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite an increase in the overall number of U.S. pharmacies, one in eight pharmacies closed between 2009 and 2015, according to a research letter published online Oct. 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Knee, Hip Arthritis Increase Risk for Social Isolation in Elderly

THURSDAY, Oct. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee increases the risk for social isolation in older, community-dwelling individuals, according to a study recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There will be more health insurance choices and a slight decrease in premiums for many consumers next year under the Affordable Care Act, according to the Trump administration.

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Long-Term Lung Function Declines Even for Prior Low-Intensity Smokers

TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Compared with never-smokers, former smokers and low-intensity current smokers have accelerated lung function decline, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine.

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Zantac Recalled by Sanofi

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) has been recalled in the United States and Canada by French drug maker Sanofi.

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Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers

MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adjuvant cyclical pressure topical wound oxygen (TWO2) therapy, compared with sham control therapy, in addition to optimal standard of care is superior for healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study published online Oct. 16 in Diabetes Care.

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Occupational Use of Disinfectants May Up Risk for Developing COPD

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regular use of chemical disinfectants among nurses may be a risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online Oct. 18 in JAMA Network Open.

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Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, according to a research letter published in the November issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) says.

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Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it.

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CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For the 2018 to 2019 school year, coverage was 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to research published in the Oct. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Use of E-Cigarettes in U.K. Tied to Quit Rates Among Smokers

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarette use in England is positively associated with overall cigarette quit rates and quit success rates, according to a study published online Oct. 17 in Addiction.

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Most Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Now Occur at Home

FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2003 to 2017, the proportion of cardiovascular disease (CVD) deaths that occurred in the hospital decreased, while CVD deaths at home increased, according to a study published in the Oct. 15 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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CDC: Vaccination Coverage Generally High for Those Born in 2015-16

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For children born in 2015 to 2016, vaccination coverage is generally high, although coverage can be improved with increased access to providers and health insurance, according to research published in the Oct. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Juul Stopping Sales of Fruit, Dessert Flavors of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Juul, which makes the top-selling brand of electronic cigarettes in the United States, said Thursday it will no longer sell fruit or dessert flavors of its products. The company’s decision comes as it faces widespread criticism that its flavored nicotine products are hooking a generation of teenagers on nicotine and vaping, the Associated Press reported Thursday.

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Depression, Anxiety, Stress Impact Adherence to Cardiac Rehab

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Moderate depression, anxiety, and stress affect adherence to cardiac rehabilitation, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.

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Suicide, Homicide Rates Up Among Youth Aged 10 to 24

THURSDAY, Oct. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Suicide rates increased from 2007 to 2017 among youth aged 10 to 24 years, according to an October data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Opioid Crisis Cost United States $631 Billion Over Four Years

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. opioid epidemic cost the nation’s economy $631 billion from 2015 through 2018, a new study says.

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Sweetened Drinks Represent Majority of Children’s Drink Sales

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — None of the 34 top-selling sweetened children’s drinks meet expert recommendations for healthier drinks for children, according to Children’s Drink FACTS 2019, a new report from the Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity at the University of Connecticut.

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High Perceived Stress Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Blacks

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — African-Americans with higher perceived stress over time may be at increased risk for developing hypertension, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Meat Study Authors Have Financial Ties to Beef Industry

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The authors of a recent study downplaying the health risks of red meat have financial ties with meat producers. The international group of researchers has received funding from a university program partially backed by the beef industry, the Washington Post reported Monday.

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Decrease Seen in Football Practice-Related Concussions

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of concussion during football practice and recurrent concussion rates across all high school sports decreased from the 2013-2014 to 2017-2018 school years, according to a study published online Oct. 15 in Pediatrics.

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2009-2015 Saw Breastfeeding Up for Most Races/Ethnicities

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2009 to 2015, there was improvement in breastfeeding rates in most race/ethnicity groups, although disparities between black and white infants widened, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Increase in Suicide Attempts Seen for Black Adolescents

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 1991 to 2017, black high school students experienced an increase in suicide attempts, according to a study published online Oct. 14 in Pediatrics.

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Black Patients With Diabetes Have Higher 30-Day Readmission Rates

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Black patients with diabetes have a significantly higher risk for 30-day readmission compared with other racial/ethnic groups, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in JAMA Network Open.

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Rates of Head, Neck Melanoma Up in North American Youth

TUESDAY, Oct. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 1995 to 2014, there was a 51.1 percent increase in the incidence of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult head and neck melanoma in North America, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Patients With T2DM Who Have Flu More Likely to Be Hospitalized

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk for hospitalization with pandemic influenza is higher for patients with type 2 diabetes than for those without type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 6 in the Journal of Internal Medicine.

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Global Prevalence of Pediatric Hypertension About 4 Percent

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The estimated pooled prevalence of hypertension in children is 4 percent, according to a review published online Oct. 7 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Caution Urged When Taking Patients Off Opioid Painkillers

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Doctors should be more cautious when taking chronic pain patients off opioid painkillers, according to a new U.S. Department of Health and Human Services guidance released Thursday.

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Nearly 5 Million Youth Are Obese in the United States

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nationwide, 4.8 million young people ages 10 to 17 years have obesity, according to the State of Childhood Obesity: Helping All Children Grow Up Healthy report published Oct. 10 by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Ibrutinib Therapy Linked to New, Worsened Hypertension

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ibrutinib is associated with an increased risk for new or worsened hypertension in patients treated for B-cell malignancies, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Blood.

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Too Much, Too Little Weight Gain May Harm Twin Pregnancies

FRIDAY, Oct. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Very low or very high weight gains during twin pregnancies are associated with adverse birth outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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CDC: Seasonal Influenza Viruses Circulating in Southern Hemisphere

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seasonal influenza viruses are circulating widely in the Southern Hemisphere, but influenza activity is currently low in the United States, according to research published in the Oct. 11 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Close to 1,300 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Now Identified

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung injury tied to vaping just keeps rising, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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Racial, Ethnic Minorities Want to See Doctor Who Shares Their Culture

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Minority racial and ethnic groups are more likely to perceive the importance of seeing a health care provider who shares or understands their culture, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in the National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Rate of Advancement of Feeding Volume Does Not Impact Survival

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For very preterm or very low-birth-weight infants, advancing feeding volume in faster increments versus slower increments is not associated with a difference in survival without moderate or severe neurodevelopmental disability at 24 months, according to a study published in the Oct. 10 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Anaphylactic Reactions Tied to PICC Insertion With Magnetic Tip

THURSDAY, Oct. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Potential anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions have been associated with insertion of peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) using the Sherlock tip locating system (TLS), which features a magnetized stylet wire, according to a study published online Oct. 8 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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Screening for Bacterial Vaginosis in Pregnancy Not Advised

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for bacterial vaginosis in pregnant women who are not at increased risk for preterm delivery; for pregnant women at increased risk for preterm delivery, the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Oct. 8 by the USPSTF.

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Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Revision of decades-old Medicare rules meant to prevent fraud has been proposed by the Trump administration.

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Foreign-Born Women in U.S. Less Likely to Have Mammograms

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Regardless of the percentage of lifetime spent in the United States, foreign-born women are less likely to ever have received a mammogram compared with U.S.-born women, according to the Oct. 9 National Health Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Maintaining Weight Loss Cuts Cardiovascular Risk in T2DM

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Among individuals with type 2 diabetes, maintaining weight loss is better than weight regain for improving cardiometabolic risk factors, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Out-of-Office BP Readings More Predictive in Black Adults

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Home-based blood pressure readings are more accurate for non-Hispanic black adults than readings in the physician’s office, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Hypertension.

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Acute Respiratory Viral Illness Surveillance Possible in Long-Term Care

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Active acute respiratory illness surveillance can be implemented among patients and staff in an adult long-term care facility, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology.

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Only Half of Pregnant Women Receive Recommended Vaccines

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many pregnant women do not receive the recommended flu and tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccines to protect themselves and their infants, according to a Vital Signs report published in the Oct. 8 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Walgreens and Kroger Halt E-Cigarette Sales

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Walgreens and Kroger have followed Walmart and Rite Aid in halting sales of electronic cigarettes.

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California Pharmacists Can Dispense HIV Prevention Meds Without Rx

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — California is the first state to allow pharmacists to dispense HIV prevention pills to patients without a doctor’s prescription.

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2017 to 2018 Saw Increases in Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Syphilis

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — During 2017 to 2018, there were increases in the rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, according to a report published online Oct. 8 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Pediatric Firearm Injury Prevention Research Underfunded

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Funding for pediatric firearm injury prevention research is only 3.3 percent of that predicted according to the mortality burden, say the authors of a report published in the October issue of Health Affairs.

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Testosterone, Estradiol Levels May Play Role in Sex Differences in Asthma

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sex hormones seem to play a role in known sex differences in asthma in adults, with the effects modified by obesity, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.

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Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated

TUESDAY, Oct. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The estimated cost of waste in the U.S. health care system varies from $760 to $935 billion, according to a special communication published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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OTC Meds Often Used in Drug-Related Suicide Attempts in Youth

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Over-the-counter medications are commonly used in suicide attempts by self-poisoning among young people, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in Clinical Toxicology.

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Bill Aims to Limit Nicotine in E-Cigarette Products

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A bill to limit the amount of nicotine in electronic cigarette products was introduced Monday by U.S. Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi in a bid “to make them significantly less addictive and appealing to youth.”

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Guideline for Community-Acquired Pneumonia Updated

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In an updated official clinical practice guideline from the American Thoracic Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America, published in the Oct. 1 issue of the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, recommendations are presented for the diagnosis and management of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP).

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Increasing Intake of Any Sugary Drink Ups Diabetes Risk

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who increase their consumption of sweet beverages — either fruit juice or drinks with added sugars — are at greater risk over time for developing diabetes, according to a study published online Oct. 3 in Diabetes Care.

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Treatment of Male Breast Cancer Has Evolved From 2004 to 2014

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Treatment of male breast cancer (MBC) has evolved since 2004, with increases in various treatment modalities, according to a study published online Oct. 7 in Cancer.

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Back Sleeping in Late Pregnancy Linked to Lower Birth Weight

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Back sleeping in late pregnancy is independently associated with lower birth weight, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA Network Open.

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Indoor Tanning May Up Risk for Squamous Cell Carcinoma

MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is a dose-response association between indoor tanning and risk for cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma in women, according to a study published online Oct. 2 in JAMA Dermatology.

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Food Insecurity Linked to Chronic Disease in Young Adults

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For young adults, food insecurity is associated with chronic disease and with mental health problems, according to two studies published online Oct. 1 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Journal of Adolescent Health.

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Fairly Modest Weight Loss Tied to Diabetes Remission

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with newly detected diabetes who achieve at least 10 percent weight loss within the first five years of diagnosis are more likely to have disease remission, according to a study published online Sept. 3 in Diabetic Medicine.

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Survey: Many U.S. Adults Not Planning to Get Flu Vaccine

FRIDAY, Oct. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many U.S. adults, including some at the highest risk for the flu and pneumonia, do not plan to get preventive vaccines, according to a survey conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago on behalf of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

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2014 to 2018 Saw Drop in Flavored Tobacco Products in Youth

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2014 to 2018, there was a decrease in current use of one or more flavored tobacco products among youth, according to research published in the Oct. 4 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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United States Will Keep Measles Elimination Status

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Despite recent outbreaks among unvaccinated people, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expects the United States will maintain its measles elimination status.

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Cases of Serious Vaping-Linked Lung Injury Now Top 1,000

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of Americans sickened with a severe lung illness tied to vaping continues to climb, U.S. health officials said Thursday.

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Risk Calculator Can Help Predict Postmenopausal Morbidity

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new risk prediction calculator can make health risk predictions for several outcomes simultaneously in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in Menopause.

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2014 to 2018 Saw Decrease in Twin Birth Rate in U.S.

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2014 to 2018, there was a decrease in the twin birth rate, according to an October data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Ligelizumab Safely, Effectively Treats Hives

THURSDAY, Oct. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ligelizumab appears to be a safe and effective treatment option for chronic spontaneous urticaria, according to a study published in the Oct. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Bans on Flavored Electronic Cigarettes Continue

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Los Angeles County and the state of Ohio are the latest to ban flavored electronic cigarettes, joining Massachusetts, Washington, Michigan, and New York, along with San Francisco.

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Isoniazid Tx to Prevent TB Ups Risks During HIV+ Pregnancy

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Initiation of isoniazid preventive therapy during pregnancy is associated with increased risks versus initiation during the postpartum period, according to a study published in the Oct. 3 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Urinary Catheters Not Needed for Joint Replacement Surgery

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients undergoing joint replacement under epidural anesthesia have no increased risk for postoperative adverse genitourinary (GU) complications by skipping preoperative indwelling urinary catheters, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Arthroplasty.

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Few Critical Care Nurses Feel Competent in Providing Palliative Care

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most critical care nurses feel inadequately prepared to provide palliative care, according to a study published in the October issue of Critical Care Nurse.

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Youngest in Classroom at Higher Risk for Diagnosis of Depression

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who are younger compared with their school peers have an increased risk for diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), intellectual disability, and depression in childhood, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Only Half of Ear, Nose, Throat Infections Receive Recommended Antibiotics

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In outpatient settings, only 50 percent of visits for pharyngitis, sinusitis, and acute otitis media (AOM) receive recommended first-line antibiotics, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

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Gradual ACS Symptom Onset Linked to Delay in Presentation for Acute Care

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), having a gradual onset of symptoms is associated with longer prehospital delay, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing.

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Monitoring HTN Med Adherence Does Not Improve BP Control

WEDNESDAY, Oct. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Interactive interventions to improve medication adherence do not improve blood pressure (BP) control, according to a study recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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FDA: Pacemakers, Insulin Pumps Could Be Hacking Targets

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Medical devices that can connect to the internet might be at risk for hacking, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday.

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USPSTF Finds Evidence Lacking to Prevent Illicit Drug Use in Youth

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) finds that the current evidence is insufficient to recommend primary care-based interventions to prevent illicit drug use in children, adolescents, and young adults. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Oct. 1 by the USPSTF.

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Juul Halts Funding for San Francisco Vaping Ballot Initiative

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — On Monday, San Francisco-based Juul Labs Inc. said it will no longer fund an effort to quash an antivaping law in the city, effectively ending the campaign.

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Glycemic Control Worse Than Thought in Adults With T1DM

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For adults with type 1 diabetes, glycemic control may be worse than previously thought, and rates of all complications increase with increasing hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), according to a study published online Sept. 23 in Diabetes Care.

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Food Insecurity Prevalent Among Medicare Enrollees

TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Food insecurity is prevalent among Medicare enrollees, affecting 38.3 percent of those aged younger than 65 years, according to a research letter published online Sept. 30 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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