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60 Percent of Americans Will Delay or Skip Flu Shot This Year: Survey

FRIDAY, Oct. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) -- Experts are warning that the upcoming flu season could be severe as social distancing measures are relaxed...

Higher Dietary Intake of ALA May Lower Mortality Risk

Higher dietary intake of alpha linolenic acid linked to reduced risk for mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease

Helmet Use Cuts Head Injuries in Youth in ATV, Dirt Bike Crashes

Helmet use among youth involved in ATV, dirt bike crashes reduces odds of intracranial injury, moderate or severe traumatic brain injury

Intranasal Oxytocin Therapy No Better for Children With ASD

No difference seen in change in Aberrant Behavior Checklist modified Social Withdrawal subscale score with oxytocin versus placebo

Key Elements ID’d for Transition to Adult Care for Kawasaki Disease

Key element for successful health care transition is structured intervention, including planning, transfer, integration into adult care

Pregnancy Outcomes Examined in Women With Congenital Heart Disease

Maternal complications, neonatal morbidity and mortality were significantly elevated, but absolute rates were low

High Mortality for Psych Disorders Worse During the Pandemic

COVID-19 standardized mortality rates were elevated across nine psychiatric conditions including learning disabilities, eating disorders

2021 USPSTF Guidance Expands Eligibility for Lung Cancer Screening

Newly eligible population includes individuals aged 50 to 54 years, more women, more racial and ethnic-minority groups

Incidence Rates of SARS-CoV-2 Similar for Children, Adults

More infections asymptomatic among children, with 52 percent asymptomatic among those aged 0 to 4 years versus 12 percent in adults

Therapeutic-Dose LMWH Cuts Thromboembolism, Deaths in COVID-19

Reduction in venous thromboembolism, arterial thromboembolism, and deaths seen in high-risk patients in non-ICU, but not ICU, settings