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Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Telling Time by Asthma, Allergy Symptom Severity

Clinicians are gaining a better understanding of how asthma and allergies are regulated by the circadian clock, which will help patients better alleviate their symptoms.

Happy Holidays? Christmas, Midsummer Holidays Linked to Increased MI Risk

Happy Holidays? Christmas, Midsummer Holidays Linked to Increased MI Risk

Researchers examined the relationship between Christmas, New Year's, sporting events, and myocardial infarction.

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

FDA: E-Liquids Found to Contain Undeclared Prescription Drugs

Sildenafil and tadalafil can interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty

Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals in Personal Care Products Linked to Early Puberty

Exposure to certain endocrine disrupting chemicals may impact timing of puberty in children.

CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

CDC: Top 10 Drugs Involved in Drug Overdose Deaths

Using data from the 2011 to 2016 National Vital Statistics System-Mortality files, the authors conducted a literal text analysis of death certificates to identify drugs mentioned as contributing to the cause of overdose death.

2017 Saw Slowing in National Healthcare Spending

2017 Saw Slowing in National Healthcare Spending

Researchers saw a 3.9% increase in total US healthcare spending in 2017, down from 4.8% growth in 2016.

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

Opioids: Clinician Concern and Prescribing Practices

Opioids: Clinician Concern and Prescribing Practices

Clinicians who are highly concerned about opioid misuse, addiction, and psychological dependence may be more confident but also more reluctant to prescribe opioids.

Two-Dose Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine Safe in Children and Adolescents

Two-Dose Inactivated Hepatitis A Vaccine Safe in Children and Adolescents

Phase 4 study confirmed good safety profile for 2 doses of an inactivated hepatitis A vaccine (Avaxim® 80U Pediatric) in children age 12 months to 15 years in China.

LGBT Youths at Substantially Increased Risk for Attempted Suicide

LGBT Youths at Substantially Increased Risk for Attempted Suicide

Sexual minority youths have a significantly higher risk for life-threatening behavior compared with their heterosexual peers.

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

Hospital Discharge During Holiday Season Considered Novel Risk for Readmission, Death

The "Christmas Effect" has been linked to increased risks in patients discharged from the hospital during the December holiday season.

Metabolically Healthy Obese Children, Adolescents at Higher Risk for CVD

Metabolically Healthy Obese Children, Adolescents at Higher Risk for CVD

Children and adolescents with metabolically healthy obesity had higher carotid intima-media thickness compared with metabolically healthy individuals who were a normal weight.

Ovarian Cancer Screening: Assessing the Risks and Benefits

Ovarian Cancer Screening: Assessing the Risks and Benefits

Gynecologists may be more likely to change their beliefs about ovarian cancer screening when presented with more detailed evidence about screening benefits and harms.

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Western Culture, Not Age, Linked to Elevated Blood Pressure

Members of 2 remote Venezuelan tribes were found to have elevated blood pressure following exposure to Western culture.

Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Is Effective Treatment for Adolescent Anxiety

Investigators conducted a comprehensive literature review to determine whether CBT is the most effective form of psychotherapy for children with anxiety disorders.

Unhealthy Lifestyle and Rotating Night Shifts Put Nurses at Higher Risk for T2D

Unhealthy Lifestyle and Rotating Night Shifts Put Nurses at Higher Risk for T2D

Female nurses who frequently work rotating night shifts and adhere to an unhealthy lifestyle are at significantly greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

First-in-Human Telerobotic Surgery Successful

First-in-Human Telerobotic Surgery Successful

The first telerobotic percutaneous coronary intervention was conducted using CorPath telerobotic technology.

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Personalized Medicine

The American public is still struggling to understand the implications of the targeted treatments available through personalized medicine.

Elderly Patients Underrepresented in Clinical Trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Elderly Patients Underrepresented in Clinical Trials for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis

Data show that the elderly are underrepresented in randomized clinical trials for rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Rx Delivery Service With FedEx

Walgreens Now Offers Next-Day Rx Delivery Service With FedEx

Currently, same-day delivery is available only in Dallas, Chicago, New York City, Gainesville, Miami, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale; this program will be expanded in 2019.

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