Surgical Procedure Volumes Dropped During COVID-19 Peak

During post-COVID-19-peak period, partial recovery was seen to 85.8 percent of pre-COVID-19-peak volumes, with variation across subspecialties

Baseline Knowledge Uneven Among Cannabis Dispensary Personnel

Most cannabis dispensary personnel reported workplace cannabis therapeutics training to be unstandardized and weak

Consensus Developed on Managing Hypertension in Children

Differing positions of current guidelines make the definition and management of arterial hypertension in children and adolescents uncertain

CDC Investigating E. Coli Outbreak in Michigan, Ohio

Outbreak has led to nine hospitalizations but no deaths

10 Percent of CRE Cases in U.S. Not Tied to Health Care Risk Factors

Of the 12 community-associated carbapenem-resistant Enterobacterales isolates sequenced, five harbored a carbapenemase gene

Three Pharmacy Chains Must Pay $650 Million for Role in Opioid Crisis

Judge ruled CVS, Walgreens, and Walmart pharmacies must pay Ohio counties for their part in the epidemic

Real-World Data Links Rosuvastatin to Adverse Effects on Kidneys

Greater risks for hematuria, proteinuria seen with higher rosuvastatin dose

Nurse-Led Interventions May Cut Children’s Fear of Needles

Divided attention and positive memory reframing are feasible and may reduce vaccine-related distress

Cutting 1 g Salt Per Day in China Could Save 4 Million Lives

Reducing high salt intake would cut cardiovascular disease and events

One-Third of YouTube Hay Fever Videos Are Misleading

In addition, less than half contain useful information

Pandemic Tied to Worse Pregnancy-Related Complications, Maternal Death

However, no worsening observed in preexisting racial and ethnic disparities

Retinal Layer Thinning May Predict Relapse Remission in MS

Changes in retinal layer thickness following optic neuritis may predict the course of relapsing multiple sclerosis

Pediatric Populations Less Likely to Get Long COVID

Vaccination tied to lower risk for persistent COVID-19 symptoms at more than 12 weeks since infection

Resistant Starch Provides Lasting Benefit in Lynch Syndrome

Daily RS has protective effect against noncolorectal cancer LS cancers, especially for cancers of the upper gastrointestinal tract

CDC Characterizes National Incidence of Fungal Infections

More than 20,000 cases of coccidioidomycosis reported in 2019; 97 percent of cases reported in Arizona and California

Hypertension Common Among Poorest, Least Educated Globally

Few differences seen globally in hypertension prevalence between socioeconomic groups

Prior Diagnoses Influence Dermatopathologists’ Interpretations

Prior diagnoses swayed dermatopathologists from correct diagnosis to incorrect diagnosis in the interpretation of melanocytic lesions

Rates of Psychiatric Symptoms Up During Pregnancy With Epilepsy

Rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms increased during pregnancy and postpartum for women with epilepsy

CDC Director Says Agency Needs Major Overhaul

Walensky aims to prioritize public health needs, deemphasize publication of scientific papers about rare diseases

Too Few Psychiatric Beds: Psychiatrists’ Group Takes Aim at Ongoing Crisis

Having enough inpatient beds would cut down on overcrowding in emergency departments

Biden Administration May Stop Buying COVID-19 Vaccines, Treatments by Fall

Tests, vaccines, and treatments would be provided through the regular health care system

Comorbidities Up Among Patients With ESRD, Concomitant Psoriasis

Patients with end-stage renal disease and psoriasis are younger, more often obese, and more often have cancer, diabetes, CAD

Global Trends in Rates of IBD Hospitalization Examined

Hospitalization rates stable in countries in stage 3 (compounding prevalence), while rates up in countries with accelerating incidence

Impact of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy on Kidney Function Examined

Gender-affirming hormone therapy associated with increased serum creatinine in transgender men, but not transgender women

Low Serum Urate Level Tied to Low Lean Mass, Underweight

Association of low serum urate with increased mortality not statistically significant after adjusting for body composition

Video Motion Analysis Can Help ID Carotid Artery Stenosis

Video motion analysis of a short video clip of the neck recorded with a smartphone could be used to screen for carotid artery stenosis

Weight Loss Greater With Commercial Weight Management Program

Greater weight loss seen at both three months and 12 months for adults using a commercial program versus a do-it-yourself approach

Patients Have Higher Health Care Use After COVID-19 Infection

Alopecia, bronchitis, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis, and dyspnea are the most common conditions tied to higher use

Betadine Solution, Ag-Gel Combo Effective for Eliminating Bacteria

Combination more effective than 5 percent betadine solution or silver colloidal gel alone for all bacteria, including K. pneumoniae

Ticagrelor DAPT Linked to Lower Risk for Vein Graft Failure in CABG

But addition of ticagrelor linked to increased risk for BARC type 2, 3, or 5 bleeding events versus aspirin

Universal Health Care Affects Childhood Vaccination Rates

Countries with greater progress toward UHC had smaller declines in childhood immunization coverage during COVID-19 pandemic

Multidose BCG Protects Against COVID-19 in At-Risk Individuals

Efficacy of 92 percent found among at-risk COVID-19-unvaccinated individuals with type 1 diabetes

Cheaper OTC Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says

Until now, people have had to pay thousands of dollars for a device that could only be adjusted by a professional audiologist

Two Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

Manufacturer has received two reports of infants getting entangled in the strap under unoccupied MamaRoo swings

First Lady Jill Biden Has COVID-19

First Lady has received two vaccines plus two boosters, and so far, her symptoms are mild

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening

No new evidence identified to support changes to the 2016 recommendation against routine serologic screening for genital herpes

Gout More Prevalent Among Black Versus White U.S. Adults

Racial disparities in gout may be explained by differences in diet, social determinants of health, and chronic kidney disease

COVID-19 Risk for Dialysis Patients Tied to Antibody Response to Vaccine

During omicron, risk for SARS-CoV-2 infection dependent on antibody response to COVID-19 vaccine regardless of number of doses

Actinic Keratosis Diagnosed in Almost One-Third of Older Adults

Authors say increased use of topical fluorouracil may be warranted

Pregnancy Does Not Affect Survival in Women With Melanoma

Racial and socioeconomic factors linked to melanoma survival in women of childbearing age

Neurologic Complications Common in Children Hospitalized With COVID-19

Presence of a neurologic complex chronic condition associated with higher odds for neurologic complications

Dupilumab Studied in Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19

No difference seen between dupilumab and placebo groups in adverse events or primary outcome of ventilator-free survival at 28 days

Diet High in n-3-PUFAs Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Higher intake of marine n-3 PUFAs and total n-3 PUFAs associated with lower risk for breast cancer, especially for premenopausal women

Role of Genetics Studied in Rheumatoid Arthritis Development

Genetic predisposition increases across predisease rheumatoid arthritis groups

Monkeypox Virus Detected in Anorectal Samples From Asymptomatic Patients

6.5 percent of men who have sex with men had anal swabs that were positive for MPXV, despite reporting no symptoms

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

WHO will hold an open forum to consider new names not offensive to specific groups

U.K. Is First Country to Approve Moderna Omicron-Targeted Vaccine

Updated vaccine expected to have 'important role' in protecting people from COVID-19 this winter

Scotland Becomes First Country to Provide Free Period Products

Scots can access menstrual products at more than 1,000 locations through a mobile app

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

Clinical Guideline Issued for Use of COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma

Strong recommendation based on high-certainty evidence against CCP for unselected hospitalized patients with moderate, severe disease

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Favored for Some A-Fib Patients

Baseline risks for stroke, bleeding determine whether LAAO is preferred to anticoagulants for a-fib patients with high bleeding risk

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