For Self-Measured BP, Smartphone App No Better Than Standard Device

SMBP paired with a connected smartphone app not superior to standard SMBP for BP reduction, patient satisfaction

Text Message Reminders Promote Receipt of Second Flu Shot

Text message reminders with embedded interactive educational information increase receipt, timeliness of second vaccine dose in children

Multifaceted Approach Urged for Promoting Helmet Use for Children

Multipronged approach is needed, including education of the lay public, advocacy, enforcement, development of promotion programs

Methamphetamine, Opioid Co-Use Tied to More Nonfatal Overdoses

Rural U.S. residents who use both drugs more likely to have nonfatal overdose than those who use either drug alone

Mepolizumab Cuts Exacerbations in Children With Severe Asthma

Trial enrolled children from disadvantaged urban neighborhoods who have exacerbation-prone eosinophilic asthma

Tabrecta Gains Full FDA Approval for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Drug approved for non-small cell lung cancer with mutation leading to MET exon 14 skipping

Treatment Needs Often Unmet for Generalized Pustular Psoriasis

Patients with flares more likely to have inpatient, emergency department visits

Opioid Rx Down for Chronic Noncancer Pain, Cancer Pain in U.S. Adults

Declines in opioid prescribing outpacing increases in receipt of nonopioid therapies

Mental Health Burden Up for Racial, Ethnic Minorities During Pandemic

Positive screens for depression or anxiety more likely for racial/ethnic minorities well into the pandemic

Program Cuts Opioid Use in Teens After Spinal Surgery for Scoliosis

Pain control maintained following intervention with preoperative patient education and smaller prescription quantities

Diagnostic Accuracy of MRE Indices Studied for Active Crohn Disease

High sensitivity, but low specificity, seen for sMARIA, London, 'extended' London scores for active terminal ileal Crohn disease

Frequent Aspirin Use Tied to Lower Ovarian Cancer Risk

Association remains regardless of the presence of most other risk factors for ovarian cancer

Low Dietary Calcium, Potassium Intake Tied to Kidney Stone Recurrence

Adding foods high in calcium and potassium to the diet may help prevent recurrent symptomatic kidney stones

Most Women With Lung Cancer Report Sexual Dysfunction

Little or no interest in sexual activity reported by majority of patients surveyed

Poliovirus Discovered in NYC Wastewater

Discovery of poliovirus in sewage samples suggests there is already community transmission of the virus

FDA: Common Diabetes Drug Januvia May Contain Traces of Carcinogen

Nitroso-STG-19 has been found in some samples of the drug

Three At-Home COVID-19 Tests Needed to Confirm Negative Result, FDA Says

Agency said the latest research suggests that taking just two antigen tests misses too many infections

How Will New Federal Legislation Cut Drug Costs?

Under the law, Medicare will now be allowed to negotiate the cost of some drugs; vaccines will be free for Part D recipients

Symptoms Linger for Some Children After Acute COVID-19, MIS-C

Persistent symptoms or activity impairment seen in more than 25 percent of children hospitalized with COVID-19, MIS-C

Direct-to-Consumer Advertising Has Positive Impact on Rx Demand

Large and positive association seen with medication-related demand intentions, with no negative impact on lifestyle-related intentions

Risk Factors ID’d for Poor Health-Related QOL in MS Patients

Clinicians can use early risk factors to identify patients who are more likely to have the worst physical and mental HRQoL trajectories

COVID-19 mRNA Vaccines Are Safe in Pregnancy

Compared with nonpregnant vaccinated women, pregnant vaccinated women had lower odds of a significant health event after vaccination

App Aids Self-Monitoring of Some Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Patients with low disease activity using app-assisted patient-initiated care had fewer consultations with rheumatologists

COVID-19 Vaccination Rates Lower Among Adults With Vision, Hearing Disability

Compared with those with little to no impairment, adults with serious disability less likely to initiate COVID-19 vaccination

Formulary Restrictions May Worsen Atrial Fibrillation Outcomes

Risk for adverse health outcomes higher for patients with Medicare Part D plans limiting access to non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants

CDC Eases COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidance

Agency suggests Americans consider what settings are riskier based on crowds, poor ventilation, and personal risks

Survival Benefit With Triple Therapy for Severe COVID-19

Compared with dual therapy, significant survival benefit seen with dexamethasone, remdesivir, and baricitinib but no change in length of stay

Starting Colonoscopy Every 10 Years at Age 45 Cost-Effective for All

For all BMI/sex groups, initiating colonoscopy at 45 years or annual FIT at 40 years is cost-effective at threshold of $100,000/QALY

Vegetarian Women Have Increased Risk of Hip Fracture

Increased risk for vegetarians, but not occasional meat eaters or pescatarians compared with regular meat eaters

Survival Benefit Seen With Triple Therapy for Severe COVID-19

Compared with dual therapy, significant survival benefit seen with dexamethasone, remdesivir, and baricitinib but no change in length of stay

Flavored Nontobacco Oral Nicotine Products Widely Used by Teens

Prevalence of nontobacco oral nicotine products was second to electronic cigarettes among high school students

Vegetarian Women Have Increased Risk for Hip Fracture

Risk increased for vegetarians, but not occasional meat eaters or pescatarians, compared with regular meat eaters

CDC IDs Two Outbreaks of GI Illness Linked to Splash Pad Use

Outbreaks of shigellosis and norovirus infection were associated with getting splash pad water in the mouth

Removing Small, Asymptomatic Kidney Stones Beneficial

Risk for relapse lower with removal of small, asymptomatic, secondary stones during endoscopic removal of primary stone

Leisure Activities Inversely Linked to Dementia, Alzheimer Disease

Physical activities inversely associated with incidence of all-cause dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer disease

Polypharmacy Prevalent Among Older Adults With Blood Cancers

Taking eight or more medications strongly associated with frailty; odds of being prefrail, frail increased with each additional med

Cardiovascular Complications of COVID-19 in Pregnancy Reviewed

Cardiovascular complications, such as myocardial injury, arrhythmias, and heart failure, may require change in pregnancy management

Day-of-Injury Biomarkers May Predict Functional Outcome After TBI

Plasma concentrations of glial fibrillary acidic protein and ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 may predict death, unfavorable outcomes

Immune-Inflammatory Biomarkers Higher in Severe Mental Illness, T2DM

Increased peripheral levels of inflammatory biomarkers and oxidative stress biomarkers seen in people with severe mental illness or T2DM

Causal Link Suggested for Psoriasis, Cardiovascular Disease

Increased risks noted for heart failure, atrial fibrillation, myocardial infarction, valvular heart disease, large artery stroke

Link Between Serotonin and Depression Questioned

Hypothesis that depression is caused by low serotonin not supported; some evidence shows decrease in serotonin with antidepressant use

Most Eutylone-Involved Deaths in 2020 Occurred in Two States

Eutylone-involved deaths frequently co-involved illicitly manufactured fentanyls, and cocaine or methamphetamine

Biden Signs Bill That Helps Veterans Exposed to Toxic Burn Pits

Bill mandates the Department of Veterans Affairs to assume some respiratory conditions and cancers are related to the exposure to burn pits

FDA Warns Amazon, Other Vendors About Sale of Skin Tag Removal Products

No over-the-counter medications have FDA approval for the removal of moles and skin tags

FDA Stretches Monkeypox Vaccine Supply by Authorizing Smaller Doses

New vaccine regimen will be given intradermally and at one-fifth the usual dose

Most Older Americans Say They Will Get Updated COVID-19 Booster in Fall

Poll suggests ~61 percent of people older than 50 years who have gotten at least one dose of vaccine say they would get an updated booster

Adult Cardiopathy Linked to Increased Risk for Dementia

Only 4 and 9 percent of this effect was mediated by atrial fibrillation or stroke

Beneficial Effects of Salt Substitutes on BP Are Consistent

Consistent reductions seen in blood pressure across geographical regions and population subgroups based on age, sex, BMI

Machine Learning Algorithm Can Predict Diabetes From ECG

Algorithm predicts no diabetes, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes with 97.1 percent precision, 96.8 percent accuracy

Adjunctive Acupuncture May Speed Relief From Pain of Renal Colic

Response rates higher for acupuncture versus sham acupuncture at zero, five, 10, 15, 20, and 30 minutes, but not at 45 and 60 minutes

Use of Medication Therapy for Opioid Use Disorder Increased 2010 to 2019

However, 86.6 percent of people with opioid use disorder are not receiving medication treatment

Burden of Disease Attributed to PFAS Exposure High in the U.S.

Estimated cost of PFAS-attributable disease at least $5.52 billion annually

PSA Screening Tied to Lower Risk for Prostate Cancer Mortality

Annual screening may be particularly important for Black men

Guideline Addresses Anorectal Abscess; Anal, Rectovaginal Fistulas

Clinical guidelines updated for management of anorectal abscess, fistula-in-ano, and rectovaginal fistula

Peripheral Endovascular Intervention Incidence Increased Among Blacks

Black race strongly associated with the composite outcome of death and major amputation at one year

Radiomics-Based AI Models Can Detect PDAC From Prediagnostic CT

AI-based approach may detect pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma at a subclinical stage

Few Insured Individuals Receive Timely DAA Treatment for Hep C

Individuals with Medicare and Medicaid have lower odds of treatment initiation than those with private insurance

Increase in Pediatric Intracranial Abscess Cases Seen During COVID-19

Increases seen in isolated intracranial abscess and sinusitis complicated by intracranial abscess during early COVID-19 pandemic

Lung Cancer Risk Increased for Smokers Not Offered Annual Screening

Risk for incident lung cancer increased for current smokers and former smokers not recommended for annual low-dose CT screening

HTN Linked to Hospitalization for Omicron in Vaccinated Persons

Findings seen among individuals who received at least three mRNA vaccine doses, subsequently diagnosed with COVID-19 during omicron surge

Not Enough Time in a Day for Recommended Primary Care

Primary care providers estimated to need 26.7 hours/day to provide recommended care for hypothetical patient panel

Early-Onset Alzheimer Disease Patients in Rural Areas Lack Specialty Care

Rural patients more likely to be diagnosed and treated by primary care providers

Most Patients Regain Taste, Smell Following COVID-19

However, roughly 10 percent of pre-omicron COVID-19 patients report recovery took more than six months

Medical Cannabis Use Not Uncommon for Menopause Symptoms

Users endorse medical cannabis for sleep disturbance and mood/anxiety symptoms

Women Face Lower Odds of Diagnosis, Appropriate Management of CKD

Disparities persist even among women at high risk and among those with guideline-recommended indications

Risk Factors Worsening for Adults With Cardiovascular Disease

From 1999-2002 to 2015-2018, worsening seen in proportion with ideal HbA1c, BMI; increase in proportion with non-HDL-C levels <100 mg/dL

Dexmedetomidine Cuts Perioperative Respiratory AEs in Tonsillectomy

Incidence of PRAEs reduced with dexmedetomidine versus midazolam among children undergoing tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy

SARS-CoV-2 Infection Not Linked to T1DM-Related Autoimmunity

No significant association seen with presence of multiple islet autoantibodies, single high-affinity islet autoantibodies in children, teens

Higher Tisagenlecleucel Doses May Improve Outcomes in Youth With B-ALL

Overall, event-free, relapse-free survival improved in patients receiving higher doses of tisagenlecleucel, with no increased toxicity

Serum Aldosterone Concentration Linked to CKD Progression

45 percent increase seen in risk for CKD progression for those in highest versus lowest quartile of serum aldosterone

Higher BMI May Increase Risk for Disordered Eating Behaviors in Children

Among children ages 9 to 10 years, no sex differences observed in likelihood of engaging in disordered eating behaviors

Atopic Eczema Tied to Higher Risk for Dementia in Older Adults

Dose-response relationship seen, with greater risk with more severe eczema

Links Between Parental Exposure to Pesticides, Childhood Cancer Explored

Increase in odds ratios for lymphoma, other solid tumors with maternal occupational exposure to pesticides not statistically significant

Poll: Inflation Has Many Americans Cutting Back on Health Care

One in four Americans have put off medical care or prescription purchases due to higher prices

Review: Global Pooled Prevalence of Tinnitus 14.4 Percent

No significant difference seen in prevalence estimates by sex, but prevalence increased with age to 23.6 percent among those 65 years and older

Hep C Reinfection Low Among People Receiving Opioid Agonist Therapy

Rate of hepatitis C virus reinfection higher among people with recent injecting drug use

Risk for Complications Increased for Newborns of Moms With Disability

Risks for neonatal complications increased for newborns of women with disabilities, especially those with intellectual, developmental disability

Time-Restricted Eating Early in Day More Effective for Weight Loss

Time-restricted eating from 7:00 to 15:00 more effective for weight loss, reducing diastolic BP than control with energy restriction

Resistance Training May Improve Bone Health for Vegans

Alterations seen in trabecular and cortical structure for vegans versus omnivores, but not for vegans reporting resistance training

FDA Approves First Targeted Therapy for HER2-Low Breast Cancer

HER2-low is a new classification for a subset of HER2-negative breast cancer

Transient Increase Seen in CV Events Following Gout Flare

Among gout patients experiencing cardiovascular events, odds of gout flare higher in preceding 0 to 60 and 61 to 120 days

Biden Tests Negative for COVID-19 Again, Leaves Isolation

The president, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, first tested positive for COVID-19 on July 21

Long-Term Loneliness Tied to Risk for Memory Decline

Association particularly strong for those aged 65 years or older and for women

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Management of NSTEMI

Blacks, Hispanics less likely than Whites to undergo coronary angiography, PCI for acute non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Cancer Risk Higher for Men Versus Women at Most Shared Anatomic Sites

The proportion of excess cancer risk in men that was explained by risk factors was modest, ranging from 50 to 11 percent

Dermatologist Visits Shorter for Asian Psoriasis Patients

Asian patients have visits of shorter mean duration compared with White patients, non-Asian patients as a single group

Differences in Early Growth Small for ART-Conceived Infants

Differences in early growth and adiposity among offspring appear to be small, attenuated by late adolescence

Two-Thirds of Older Adults Use Integrative Medicine Strategies

Only 18 percent of older adults had talked to a health care provider about integrative medicine strategies

Surgery Feasible Soon After COVID-19 for Vaccinated Patients

No increased risk for perioperative complications seen for fully vaccinated patients, surgery without general anesthesia

New Yorkers Warned of Possible Community Spread of Polio

Unvaccinated adult in Rockland County last month became the first person known to be infected with polio in the United States in a decade

Screening for A-Fib Using Wearable Devices May Be Cost-Effective

Wearable devices are cost-effective compared with no screening or screening using traditional methods

Guideline Updated for Managing Hyperbilirubinemia in Newborns

All families should receive written and verbal education about neonatal jaundice before discharge

HPV Vaccination May Cut Risk for CIN2+ Recurrence

Effect estimate stronger for CIN2+ for disease related to HPV subtypes HPV 16 or HPV 18

Age, Smoking Are Most Important Risk Factors for Any Cancer

Absolute risk for developing any cancer within five years 2 percent or greater for nearly all those aged 50 years or older

Persistence of Somatic Symptoms After COVID-19 Quantified

Persistent somatic symptoms could be attributed to COVID-19 in an estimated 12.7 percent of patients at 90 to 150 days after COVID-19

Premature Menopause May Increase Risk for Heart Failure, A-Fib

Ages 45 to 49, 40 to 44, younger than 40 years versus 50 years or older at menopause associated with increased risks for heart failure, atrial fibrillation

Smaller Airway Lumen Sizes Seen in Women Versus Men

Among never smokers, women had lower airway lumen dimensions; women have narrower segmental lumen diameter among ever-smokers

Higher Meat Intake in Older Adults May Raise Risk for ASCVD

Associations for unprocessed red meat, total meat, total ASF with ASCVD mediated by trimethylamine N-oxide-related metabolites

Most Parents Not Eager to Vaccinate Young Children Against COVID-19

Concerns about vaccine safety and effectiveness pose barriers to immunization

Smoking Cessation Activity Down in U.S. Adults During Pandemic

2019 to 2020 saw decrease in annual past-year quit attempt prevalence and lower-than-expected sales of lozenges, patches, gum

COPD Remains Considerable Public Health Burden Globally

Despite decreasing age-standardized point prevalence, death, DALY rates, there were 212.3 million prevalent cases in 2019

Some COVID-19 Patients Have Persistent Smell, Taste Dysfunction

Women less likely than men to recover their sense of smell, as are those with greater initial severity of dysfunction

Barriers to Advance Care Planning ID’d for Sexual/Gender Minorities

Survey of sexual and gender-minority people identifies discrimination in the health care system as barrier to advance care planning

Australia’s Current Flu Season Is Tough: Will America’s Be the Same?

Children ages 5 to 9 years had the highest flu rates, while those aged 4 years and younger and teenagers were also hit hard

Rapid Olfactory Decline May Predict Later Cognitive Impairment in Seniors

Rapid olfactory decline also associated with smaller gray matter volumes on MRI in olfactory- and memory-associated brain regions

Many Insured Cancer Patients Pay No OOP Costs for Genetic Counseling

Out-of-pocket costs higher for commercially insured patients with prostate cancer versus breast cancer

Sinonasal Symptoms Less Common in Regular Cannabis Users

Sinonasal symptoms more likely among current tobacco smokers

CDC: Fetal Mortality in United States in 2020 Unchanged From 2019

Fetal mortality rate 5.74 fetal deaths at 20 weeks of gestation or more per 1,000 live births and fetal deaths in 2020

Monoclonal Antibody Studied for Prevention of Malaria

Phase 1 study demonstrates protective efficacy of next-generation antimalarial monoclonal antibody without evident safety concerns

Effect of Jarlsberg Cheese on Bone Anabolic Markers Examined

Effects compared for daily intake of Jarlsberg cheese versus Camembert cheese indicate increased bone anabolism

Post-COVID-19 Symptoms, Conditions ID’d in U.S. Children

Adjusted hazard ratios highest for acute PE, myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, VTE, renal failure, type 1 diabetes

Social Isolation, Loneliness May Harm Cardiovascular, Brain Health

Social isolation and loneliness appear to be independent risk factors, but data on mediating pathways, confounders are limited

U.S. Declares Monkeypox a Public Health Emergency

Declaration will increase public awareness and education around monkeypox, increase testing and tracking of cases

Monoclonal Antibodies No Better Than Placebo for Early Parkinson Disease

Two studies show lack of benefit in primary or secondary end points with cinpanemab or prasinezumab versus placebo

Pediatric Obesity Subtypes ID’d in Latent Class Analysis

Eight classes of obesity identified, which comprise distinct comorbidities, including respiratory and sleep disorders, asthma

Being a Victim of Fraud May Increase Blood Pressure in Seniors

Incident fraud victimization tied to worse BP metrics, particularly among men

CDC Set to Ease COVID-19 Guidance, Including for Schools

Re-emphasis will be put on building ventilation to stop the spread of many respiratory illnesses

Neoadjuvant mFOLFIRINOX Studied for Borderline Resectable PDAC

For patients with borderline resectable pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, favorable overall survival seen with eight cycles of mFOLFIRINOX

Subclinical Atherosclerosis More Likely Among Young Black Adults

Among socioeconomically vulnerable young adults, odds of subclinical atherosclerosis higher among Blacks versus Hispanics

Benefit of Early Myocardial Revascularization Explored

No mortality benefit seen with revascularization in patients with reduced LVEF and no or mild myocardial ischemia

Inhaled Nitric Oxide May Ease Severe COVID-19 Pneumonia in Pregnant Women

High-dose inhaled nitric oxide linked to more days free from oxygen supplementation, shorter ICU and hospital length of stay

Prenatal Exposure to Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals Linked to Liver Injury

Odds of liver injury in childhood increased with prenatal exposure to organochlorine pesticides, PBDEs, perfluoroalkyl substances, and metals

Migraine With Aura ID’d as Independent Risk Factor for A-Fib

Novel AI ECG algorithm shows patients with MwA have higher AF prediction model output, indicating higher probability of atrial fibrillation

Cognitive Ability Influenced by Factors Throughout Lifetime

Link between childhood cognitive ability and cognitive state in later life modified by cognitive reserve index based on lifetime activities

Few Women Undergo MRI After Silicone Breast Implant

Adherence to FDA recommendation was 5.9 percent and did not differ for those undergoing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery

Racial, Ethnic-Minority Infants Older at First Cystic Fibrosis Evaluation

Median weight for age z-score at 1 to 2 years lower for infants categorized as Black, AI/AN, Hispanic, other versus non-Hispanic White

Just 8 Percent of Americans Lack Health Insurance, a Record Low

Before last year's decline, the rate of uninsured Americans was in double digits for decades

Biden to Sign Executive Order Protecting Women Traveling for Abortion

Signing of the order will launch the first meeting of a federal task force on access to reproductive care

Youth Assigned Female at Birth No More Likely to Present as Trans

Sex-assigned-at-birth ratio of transgender, gender-diverse teens does not favor adolescents assigned female at birth

Black-White Disparities Persist for Cardiovascular Mortality

Two studies show increased cardiovascular mortality for Black versus White adults in a nationwide analysis, the MESA sample

Early Warning System Can Identify Sepsis Patients

Patients whose alert was confirmed by provider within three hours had reduced in-hospital mortality rate

Recommendations Issued for Medical Response to Mass Shootings

Eight recommendations have been endorsed by emergency medical services clinicians, emergency medicine doctors, surgeons

Evidence Updated on Myocarditis After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination

Incidence of myocarditis probably higher after vaccination with mRNA-1273 versus BNT162b2, lower with increased interval between doses

Morbidity Risk Increased for Children Exposed to Maternal PCOS

Risk increased for any childhood hospitalization, infectious disease hospitalization, allergy-related hospitalization

Many Online Pharmacies Sell Imatinib Without Prescription

23 percent of pharmacies selling imatinib online did not include drug-related warnings on their websites

AMA: Nine in 10 Americans Want Their Health Info Kept Private

AMA survey unearthed concerns about data privacy protections and confusion about who can access personal health information

Dizziness, Vertigo Linked to Increased Risk for Migraine

Risk for migraine and other types of headache higher in the dizziness group than the vertigo group

Rates of CV Risk Factors, Disease Projected to Rise by 2060

In the U.S., prevalence of CV risk factors and disease set to decrease for Whites, increase for racial/ethnic minorities

New U.S. Monkeypox Coordinator Named

News comes as California and Illinois declare public health emergencies

Sleep Tied to Metabolic Dysfunction-Associated Fatty Liver Disease

Highest risk for MAFLD was seen for those with disturbance in nighttime sleep and prolonged daytime napping

Minnesota Trial Focuses on Pharmacist Who Refused to Provide Morning-After Pill

Case is from 2019, but the issue has been at the center of political debate in the United States since the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June

Wearing An Activity Tracker May Promote Physical Activity

Review of systematic reviews and meta-analyses suggests use of activity trackers effective for increasing walking, reducing body weight

Family Stress Linked to Problematic Child Media Use During Pandemic

No association seen for implementation of media-related rules during pandemic and problematic child media use

Caregivers of Multiple Myeloma Patients Face Mental Health Issues

Among caregivers of multiple myeloma patients, 44.1 percent and 24.4 percent report anxiety and PTSD symptoms, respectively

Hearing Loss, Tinnitus Common After Neurotoxic Chemo for Cancer

Occurrence rates of hearing loss, tinnitus similar for cancer survivors who received platinum alone, taxane alone, both platinum and taxane

AI Can Help ID Incidental PE on Conventional Chest CT Exams

Out of 3,003 chest CT exams, AI detected four iPEs missed by clinical reports, and clinical reports detected seven iPEs missed by AI

Risk Stratification Examined for High-Grade Ta Bladder Tumors

For patients treated with adequate BCG, risk for BCG unresponsiveness, progression similar for all high-grade Ta tumors

Prasterone Studied for Treatment of Urinary Urge Incontinence

Observational study suggests symptoms of urinary urge incontinence reduced in postmenopausal women using prasterone

Heart Failure-Related Deaths Up in Younger Adults in the U.S.

Black adults have a threefold higher age-adjusted, heart failure-related mortality rate versus White adults, with regional variation

Disparities Seen in LVAD Use for Heart Failure in Seniors

Authors say disparities in LVAD use by race, sex likely driven by clinician decision-making

Counseling Can Prevent Obesity in Normal, Overweight Women

Midlife women aged 40 to 60 years with normal or overweight BMI should undergo counseling to maintain weight, limit weight gain

Limited English Proficiency Tied to Worse Access to Health Care

Adults with limited English proficiency more likely to lack usual source of care, be overdue for receipt of preventive services

Myths, Ignorance Persist Around Lung Cancer: Poll

Only 29 percent of Americans know that lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer

Consumption of Fruits, Veggies Low in CKD Patients

Low fruit and vegetable intake common among U.S. adults, but more likely among adults with chronic kidney disease

Banana Boat Sunscreen Recalled Due to Benzene

Company says it has not received any reports of adverse events

Supplement Manufacturers Often Ignore FDA Warning Letters

Twenty-nine percent of products targeted in FDA warning letters remained available for purchase online at a mean of six years later

In COVID ‘Rebound,’ Biden Tests Positive for Second Day in a Row

Despite the test results, the president 'has experienced no reemergence of symptoms and continues to feel quite well'

Laparoscopic Surgery Noninferior for Gastric Cancer at Five Years

At five years, OS, RFS similar for laparoscopic surgery and open distal gastrectomy for locally advanced gastric cancer

USDA Gets Tough on Salmonella in Breaded Chicken Products

A very low level of Salmonella contamination in the products would lead to regulatory action

Clinical Manifestations of Monkeypox Described in Case Series

All participants presented with mucocutaneous lesions, most commonly on genitals or perianal area

FDA Drafts Guidance on Patient Labeling Information for LASIK Devices

Guidance offers content and formatting suggestions for patient information for laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis devices

Daily Insulin Dose Tied to Cancer Risk in Patients With T1DM

Daily insulin dose linked to cancer risk in multivariable model, with increasing cancer incidence in low-, medium-, high-dose insulin groups

Smoking Tied to Higher Risk for Severe COVID-19

Higher risks for death, mechanical ventilation, and major cardiovascular event all independent of sociodemographic factors and medical history

Disparities Examined in Perceptions of Breast Reconstruction Outcomes

Nearly 40 percent of women have perceptions of breast reconstruction that are better or worse than those of third-party observers

Reformulated Booster Shots Ready by September, White House Says

Biden administration is working on contracts for the reformulated booster doses

San Francisco, N.Y. State Declare Monkeypox Public Health Emergencies

Declaring emergency will expand testing and vaccines and apply pressure to the federal government to take the outbreak more seriously

HRQoL on the Decline Preceding Initiation of Dialysis for Seniors

In the year following start of dialysis, stabilization with mean changes of +2 and –2 seen in mental and physical component summaries

ADT Use for Prostate Cancer Linked to Increased Risk for CVD Death

Risk increased for CVD death and for death from ischemic heart disease and stroke, especially among those aged 70 to 79 years

Greater Abdominal Aortic Calcification Ups Dementia Risk in Older Women

Findings independent of cardiovascular risk factors and APOE genotype

Hormone Therapy Not Tied to Breast Cancer Recurrence, Mortality

No increased risk seen for women using either vaginal estrogen therapy or menopausal hormone therapy after diagnosis

E-Cigarette Use Tied to Future Cannabis Use in Teens

Findings observed at the individual level, but less so at the population level, the authors say

Seizures in Young Stroke Survivors Double Dementia Risk

Findings seen for all strokes, ischemic strokes, and hemorrhagic strokes

Effect of Noradrenergic Drugs Explored in Alzheimer Disease

Meta-analyses suggest positive effects of noradrenergic drugs on global cognition, apathy

Genetic Alterations ID’d in Many Pediatric Solid Tumors

86 percent of extracranial solid tumors in pediatric patients had genomic alterations with potential for impact on care

Theophylline Nasal Irrigation Studied in COVID-19-Related Smell Loss

In phase 2 trial, subjective assessments suggest improvement in COVID-19-related olfactory dysfunction, but study results were inconclusive

COVID-19 Booster May Spur Seroconversion in Blood Cancer Patients

Among nonresponders to initial COVID-19 vaccination, seroconversion occurred in 56 percent following booster dose

Vaccination Cuts Risk for Myocardial Infarction, Stroke After COVID-19

Findings show lower hospitalization risk 31 to 120 days after COVID-19 infection

62 Symptoms Linked to SARS-CoV-2 Infection After 12 Weeks

Highest adjusted hazard ratios seen for anosmia, hair loss, sneezing, ejaculation difficulty, reduced libido

Rare, Deadly Bacterial Illness Now in United States, CDC Warns

Agency is alerting clinicians to check for melioidosis when patients appear with symptoms consistent with the condition

United States to Send Out 800,000 Doses of Monkeypox Vaccine

Vaccine meant to be given in two doses, but officials say they plan to stop offering second-vaccine appointments to stretch doses

COVID-19 Crisis Has Stalled Fight Against HIV/AIDS

Among the concerns are that HIV testing has slowed or stopped in places dealing with COVID-19 surges

Vitamin D Supplement Does Not Reduce Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Among adults not selected for vitamin D deficiency, low bone mass, or osteoporosis, no effect seen on total, nonvertebral, or hip fracture risk

Exercise, Chores, Social Visits Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

Comparable results seen for dementia, vascular dementia, Alzheimer disease, and in analyses stratified by dementia PRS

Ultraprocessed Food Consumption Linked to Dementia Risk

Replacing ultraprocessed foods weight in diet with equivalent proportion of unprocessed or minimally processed foods may lower risk

Walking at Pace Inducing Ischemic Leg Symptoms Beneficial in PAD

Walking exercise that induced ischemic symptoms improved change in usual-paced walking velocity, Short Physical Performance Battery

Closer Veteran-Service Dog Bond Tied to Lower PTSD Severity

Calm, less excitable dog may be better suited to help reduce PTSD symptoms

Rate of In-Hospital Adverse Events Declined From 2010 to 2019

Adverse event rates decreased for patients admitted for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure, pneumonia, and major surgical procedures

Periodic Fasting Tied to Less Severe COVID-19 Outcomes

However, no association seen between periodic fasting and COVID-19 diagnosis

Paternal Lifestyle, Demographic Factors Not Tied to Preeclampsia Risk

Preeclampsia in a previously fathered pregnancy more common among men in the study cohort who had fathered a preeclamptic pregnancy

Tacrolimus Variability Explored in Peds Kidney Transplant Recipients

Patients with high tacrolimus intrapatient variability had increased risk for de novo donor-specific antibody formation

One in 15 Male, One in 50 Female High School Students Carry Guns

Likelihood of carrying gun increased for those with violence-related experience, suicide ideation or attempts, substance use

53.8 Percent of Younger Adults Report at Least One Chronic Condition

Obesity, depression, high blood pressure the most prevalent chronic conditions; prevalence of chronic conditions up with disability

Global Study Shows Contraception Needs Often Unmet for Young Women

43.2 million women aged 15 to 24 years had unmet need for contraception in 2019

OCS-Sparing Effect of Dupilumab for Severe Asthma Maintained

Oral corticosteroid dosage reduction sustained in open-label extension study of dupilumab

Population-Based Study Looks at Comorbidities in Meniere Disease

In Asian matched cohort study, incidence of autoimmune diseases, cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disease similar between groups

Anesthesiologist Staffing Ratios Linked to Patient Outcomes

Morbidity, mortality of patients undergoing major noncardiac inpatient surgery increased with overlapping coverage by anesthesiologists

Meniere Disease Tied to Higher Risk for Migraine

Bidirectional association seen for the two conditions

Out-of-Pocket Costs for Epinephrine Auto-Injectors Examined

Cost-sharing still substantial for some using nonbranded auto-injectors, such as those enrolled in high-deductible health plans

Pembrolizumab Ups Survival in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Overall survival longer with addition of pembrolizumab to chemo in tumors expressing PD-L1 with combined positive score of 10 or more

Physical, Cognitive Activity Linked to Cognitive Reserve

Associations more pronounced in women, and APOE4 carrier status attenuates associations among women