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Virtual Reality Reduces Anxiety in Children During PIVC Placement

Virtual reality intervention also significantly decreases pain among patients undergoing peripheral IV catheter placement

Most With AD, MCI Would Have Been Excluded From Aducanumab Clinical Trials

Overall, 92.2, 91.0, and 85.5 percent of Medicare beneficiaries with ADRDs, Alzheimer disease, and MCI met at least one of the exclusion criteria

Sociodemographic Disparities in Stressful Life Events Reported for Children

6.8 percent of children aged 5 to 17 years were victims of or witnessed violence in their neighborhood; exposure varied by age, race, urbanization

Administrative Tasks Pose Burden for Patients in the United States

Substantial number of patients report delayed or forgone care due to an administrative task

Isotretinoin Does Not Up Suicide Risk in Acne Patients

Patients with acne prescribed isotretinoin less likely to engage in suicidal behavior than those treated with antibiotics only or those in the general population

COVID-19 School Closures Take Toll on Mental Health of Older Children

Children from families with lower income and those from minority racial/ethnic groups also most likely to have COVID-19-related school closures

Elevated Risk for Chronic Conditions Found for Transgender People

Transmasculine and nonbinary individuals at greatest risk for 19 out of 26 conditions examined

ADHD Linked to Alzheimer Disease Across Generations

Risk for AD increased for parents of individuals with ADHD; associations attenuated with decreasing genetic relatedness

Urinary Stress Hormone Levels Linked to Incident Hypertension

Risk for incident hypertension increased per doubling of norepinephrine, epinephrine, dopamine, cortisol during median 6.5 years

Road Traffic, Railway Noise Linked to Increased Dementia Risk

General pattern showed higher hazard ratios with higher noise exposure, with levelling off or decline at higher noise levels