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The FDA has announced a new plan to significantly modernize the regulation and oversight of dietary supplements.
Researchers identified current gaps in aging and diversity research and identified future directions that research should take.
In an effort to effectively address global health concerns, the WHO has announced the 13th General Programme of Work, a 5-year strategic plan spanning from 2019 to 2023.
A shift toward personalized medicine in pneumonia management would involve refining the diagnostic categories to include viral pneumonia, bacterial pneumonia, and noninfectious respiratory disease.
A 2-step gender identity question led to a 4.8-fold increase in ascertainment of transgender patients at a clinic for STDs.
Country-specific norms have been established to measure the self-reported quality of life of cancer patients.
Educational interventions delivered in a clinical setting may improve vaccination behaviors.
The number of women with breast implant-associated anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) now stands at 457, compared with 414 in the last report.
The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was developed to offer financial assistance for those harmed by a vaccine.
The continuous decline in cancer deaths over the past 25 years was attributed to improvements in screening, treatment.
Health clinics in Clark County, Washington, are scrambling to meet the sharply increased demand for measles vaccination.
Articles discussing the use of cannabis as a substitute for opioids highlight the limitations of the existing scientific evidence in the field.
African Americans have a higher burden of sudden cardiac death than whites, especially among women.
Despite the clear need for improved management of T2D in patients with SMI, there is scant evidence regarding effective treatment strategies for this group.
Gender-affirming hormonal treatment does not negatively affect bone mineral density in transgender people.
Experts examined the role of population-based early detection cancer screening.
Many people in the United States don't know that heart disease is the leading cause of death.
As a common hedgehog supplier has not yet been identified, the CDC is reminding pet owners to take proper precautions when handling these animals.
Over 1400 clinical trials and research studies were reviewed by a panel of 13 experts to develop the new guideline.
The 2019 recommended childhood and adolescent immunization schedules have been issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Parents of racial or ethnic minority adolescents were more likely to inaccurately report HPV vaccination initiation.
Higher county-level rates of neonatal abstinence syndrome were associated with a regional shortage of mental health clinicians and high unemployment rates.
The rate of pediatric mortality associated with prescription and illicit opioids rose 3-fold between 1999 and 2016.
A pharmacist-led, postdischarge structured telephone follow-up intervention can reduce 30-day and 90-day readmission rates for polypharmacy patients.
The ACIP and CDC have approved and released 2019 recommendations for the adult immunization schedule in the US.
Despite a reduction in age-standardized mortality in the US, there has been an increased risk of mortality from the adverse effects of medical treatments.
Results from observational studies on the health outcomes of non-sugar sweetener use must be interpreted with caution.
SHEA guideline reflects the potential for clinically significant cross transmission in the intraoperative environment.
Obesity is an independent risk factor for the development of psoriasis and is associated with a worse prognosis.
This rise in prescribing of prescription opioids in the last 2 decades of the 20th century occurred at a time during which medical professionals were urged to resort to prescription opioids to manage untreated and chronic noncancer pain.
Since it was first identified in 1976, Ebola has affected several African countries, most recently the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The American Heart Association launched in December 2018 a 30 minute-long online course titled "Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers."
In order to revise the guidelines, the Task Force reviewed clinical trials presented at the annual scientific meetings of the ACC, AHA, HRS, and European Society of Cardiology in addition to other peer-reviewed, published data.
Tolsura, which contains the azole antifungal itraconazole, is formulated using the Company's proprietary SUBA (SUper-BioAvailable) technology which improves the bioavailability of poorly soluble drugs.
Currently, the only drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for prophylaxis is erythromycin, a macrolide antibiotic.
The HRRP has increased the risk for 30-day post-discharge mortality in Medicare beneficiaries.
As non-binary gender becomes more mainstream, it's important for physicians to create a welcoming, care-centered environment for patients who identify as such.
The procedure, known as Elevoplasty, was investigated in the S.I.L.E.N.C.E. study (Snoring Intervention via Elevoplasty in a Non-surgical Clinical Environment) which included 52 patients.
Public health interventions can go a long way toward meeting World Health Organization hepatitis C virus (HCV) targets.
Ibuprofen Oral Suspension is indicated for use as an analgesic and antipyretic.
VentStar and ID Breathing Circuits and Anesthesia Sets have been recalled because some of the devices may not have been correctly assembled, which may have resulted in a short circuited breathing hose.
Storm-related media coverage has a negative effect on those in the path of the storm.
It is vital to consider the antibiotic exposures of "bystander" pathogens, in addition to the target organism, and consequences on antibiotic resistance.
A statewide public health emergency was declared in Washington after a measles outbreak near Portland, Oregon.
Genetic testing for cancer, cardiovascular, and neurodegenerative diseases presents a low psychological burden in patients and should be considered.
To obtain a kit, patients must first answer a few medical history questions to determine if they are appropriate candidates for at-home testing.
The most cost-effective means of decreasing transmission of Zika virus is administration of the vaccine to young adults and women of childbearing age.
Many patients use medical cannabis without their mainstream health care provider's knowledge.
The gel breaks down immediately in the stomach so it does not affect the absorption rate of the medication, unlike other carriers that are used to facilitate swallowing.
While more than 100 variants in the MUTYH gene have been linked with MUTYH-associated polyposis, the MUTYH-Associated Polyposis Genetic Health Risk report identifies the 2 most common genetic variants in people of Northern European ancestry.
A panel of chronic pain experts established by the International Association for the Study of Pain updated the classification of chronic neuropathic pain for the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision.
Sales of electronic cigarettes could be halted if companies do not stop marketing the devices to youth.
The risk for cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality have been correlated with income drops and volatility.
Technical parameters of machine use, not patient requirements or clinical circumstances, are the largest driver of radiation dose variation in CT exams.
Trained alert dogs can help patients with type 1 diabetes regulate their blood glucose levels.
To gain more insight into this poorly understood symptom of antidepressant discontinuation, the study authors analyzed 595 unsolicited posts discussing brain zaps on a mental health website, Mental Health Daily, between December 13, 2014, and December 12, 2016.
With the growth of the field of sleep medicine, there has been an increase in referrals to experts who specialize in disorders that result in sleep-related violence.
Media coverage on the expanded definition of hypertension was largely positive but did not sufficiently cover information on potential harms.
The product will be made available first in institutions followed by a launch in the retail setting.
To investigate the incidence of anaphylaxis after vaccination, study authors reviewed data submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) between 1990 and 2016.
Treatment by either a pediatric hospitalist or general pediatrician resulted in similar care outcomes.
For the first time in history, Americans' risk for dying from an opioid overdose is higher than their risk for dying in a car accident.
Although rates of AIDS-defining malignancies have declined in recent decades, cancer remains a leading cause of mortality in people living with HIV.
While recent Medicaid expansion has reduced uninsured rates among patients with AMI, it has not improved quality of care or patient outcomes.
The introduction of emergency department- or community-based pharmacists with an expanded scope of practice may cut emergency department overcrowding.
A UCL-Lancet Commission set out to examine data related to the health and well-being of international migrants.
Study authors aimed to assess the clinical impact of a POC PCR test (the Cobas LIAT Influenza A/B assay) for the diagnosis of influenza.
The pea-sized device is a self-expanding wire mesh that is inserted through an incision in the leg and guided through vessels to the heart, where it is placed to seal the opening.
Long-term physician-patient relationships are increasingly rare in the era of electronic documentation.
Talking to sick patients about their future health prospects is a challenge.
It's no surprise that recent events, including the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, have elicited a number of painful memories for people across the United States.
Tafamidis is an oral small molecule candidate that selectively binds at specific sites on the transthyretin tetramer to prevent destabilization of the transthyretin transport protein and formation of amyloid that causes ATTR-CM.
The HERCULES (NCT02553317) study included 145 patients with aTTP who were randomized to receive either caplacizumab 10mg or placebo in conjunction with plasma exchange and immunosuppression.
In-hospital stethoscope cleaning practices may only be partially effective at eliminating bacterial DNA.
Releasing report cards on Fridays may increase the rate of child physical abuse on the following Saturday.
Vecuronium Bromide, a neuromuscular blocker, is indicated as adjunct to general anesthesia, to facilitate endotracheal intubation and to provide skeletal muscle relaxation during surgery or mechanical ventilation.
Between 69,000 to 84,000 people have been hospitalized for flu-related illness.
To investigate the safety of influenza vaccination during hospitalization, researchers from Kaiser Permanente assessed the health records of >250,000 patients, 6 months of age and older, who were hospitalized during any of the 3 flu seasons from 2011 to 2014 and were admitted and discharged between September 1 and March 31.
Occupational exposure to metals and pesticides may drive and increase the risk for cardiovascular disease.
Comprehensive medication monitoring "has merit" in identifying patient compliance.
The FDA approval was supported by results from the DETECT clinical study which included 282 patients with suspected traumatic brain injury.
The Protecting Canadians from Unsafe Drugs Act passed into law in 2014 empowered the minister of health to recall a drug if they "believe that a therapeutic product presents a serious or imminent risk of injury to health."
An informational intervention — including weight management and regular self-weighing — can help curb weight gain during the holiday season.
The review, which was the fifth annual update discussing medical care overuse, aimed to identify and highlight research articles and literature published in 2017 related to medical overuse in adult patients.
Delaying school start times increases the amount of time teenagers sleep, which seems to improve school performance.
There is currently no approved treatment for progeria, an ultra-rare and rapidly fatal genetic condition that causes accelerated aging in children.
Alprazolam was found to be the most commonly misused benzodiazepine.
While evidence-based guidelines exist for the determination of brain death in infants, children, and adults, Nevada is currently the only state to adopt laws that require adherence to these guidelines.
Newborn genomic sequencing can detect the risk for disease onset during childhood and actionable adult-onset disease.
Implementation of an ultrarestrictive protocol for opioid prescriptions was found to be associated with reductions in the amount of opioids prescribed after abdominal and gynecologic surgery.
ProAir Digihaler is the first digital inhaler with built-in sensors that connects to a mobile application and provides data on inhaler use to patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Many adults aged 50 to 64 years are concerned about being unable to afford the cost of health insurance.
Pharmaceutical vial fill volumes can be optimized to reduce drug wastage when dosing is calculated by patient weight or body surface area.
An American doctor is being treated at a Nebraska medical center for possible exposure to the Ebola virus.
For patients with a recent acute coronary syndrome receiving a statin, the price of alirocumab would have to be reduced to be cost-effective.
A considerable proportion of cancer cases in men and women are attributable to excess body weight, with variation in the proportion among states
Many emergency departments do not have a pediatric area or pediatric emergency care coordinator.
More than two-thirds of drug overdose deaths in 2017 involved an opioid, with increases in overdose deaths from all opioids and synthetic opioids seen from 2016 to 2017.
Weekend discharge did not increase rates of hospital readmission after cardiac surgery in this study cohort.
Hispanic and non-Hispanic white men and women with high educational attainment had similar ASCVD risk.
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