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Institutional Rearing Associated With Psychopathology Risk in Children

Institutional Rearing Associated With Psychopathology Risk in Children

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Children reared in an institution are found to have increased vulnerability to psychopathology diagnoses between childhood and adolescence.

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

The Progression of Health Care From Personalized Medicine to Wellness Genomics and Beyond

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The progression from personalized medicine to wellness genomics as mapped by researchers began with pioneering work on the molecular genetic code.

Improved Outcomes With New Protocol for Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke

Improved Outcomes With New Protocol for Treating Acute Ischemic Stroke

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Implementation of a physician-directed emergency stroke protocol resulted in decreased door-to-needle time and onset-to-treatment time.

FDA Panel Votes on Drug/Device Combo to Treat Pain in Medically Supervised Setting

FDA Panel Votes on Drug/Device Combo to Treat Pain in Medically Supervised Setting

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The FDA is not bound by the Committee's recommendation but takes it into consideration when making its decision.

FDA Panel Votes on Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

FDA Panel Votes on Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

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The panel's decision was made based on data from from five Phase 3 studies and one Phase 4 trial which evaluated the safety and efficacy of prucalopride in patients with chronic constipation.

AGA: New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

AGA: New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

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The recommendations have been published in the AGA's official journal, Gastroenterology.

Treatment for Alagille Syndrome Granted Orphan Drug Designation

Treatment for Alagille Syndrome Granted Orphan Drug Designation

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Alagille syndrome affects approximately 1 in 70,000 newborns.

Talzenna Approved for Germline BRCA-Mutated, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

Talzenna Approved for Germline BRCA-Mutated, HER2-Negative Breast Cancer

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Talzenna, a poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, was evaluated in EMBRACA, an open-label trial that randomized patients with gBRCAm HER2-negative locally advanced or metastatic breast cancer to receive talazoparib 1mg or physician's choice of chemotherapy.

Liletta Now Approved for Pregnancy Prevention for Up to 5 Years

Liletta Now Approved for Pregnancy Prevention for Up to 5 Years

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The expanded approval was supposed by safety and efficacy data from the Phase 3 ACCESS IUS trial in women receiving Liletta.

Should Physicians Play a Role in Minimizing the Societal Cost of Medical Care?

Should Physicians Play a Role in Minimizing the Societal Cost of Medical Care?

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Physicians are evenly divided on the importance of considering societal cost and resource allocation while providing individual patient care.

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

E-Visit Adoption Increases Office Visits, Healthcare Use in Primary Care

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Electronic medical visits (e-visits) trigger additional clinic visits, rather than serving as an office visit substitute.

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Striking a Balance Between Opioid Surveillance and Patient Privacy

Big data has enabled public health authorities to identify doctor-shopping patients and those who needed treatment for opioid abuse. The trade-off, however, could be patient and provider privacy.

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage

Giving Flu Shots in Pharmacies Could Up Vaccination Coverage

Administering influenza vaccines through pharmacies in addition to traditional locations can increase vaccination coverage in the event of an epidemic.

Novel Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Shows Tolerability, Safety, and High Immune Response

Novel Intranasal Influenza Vaccine Shows Tolerability, Safety, and High Immune Response

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NasoVAX, an adenovirus-based intranasal flu vaccine, shows tolerability, safety, and higher cellular immune response compared to an injectable vaccine.

The Striking Effects of Diversity in Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

The Striking Effects of Diversity in Health Care: Improving Patient Outcomes

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Two Stanford researchers sought to study the effects of diversity on health care among men of color.

Thoughts on Brain Death: The Last Time I Felt Like a Healer

Thoughts on Brain Death: The Last Time I Felt Like a Healer

Finding the balance of empathy and professionalism is a skill that not enough of us recognize as essential, and even fewer seek to teach.

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

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Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

FDA: Medtronic Update Addresses Cybersecurity Issue With CIED Programmers

FDA: Medtronic Update Addresses Cybersecurity Issue With CIED Programmers

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The vulnerability is associated with using an internet connection to update software between the Medtronic CareLink and CareLink Encore Programmers (models 2090 and 29901) and the Medtronic Software Distribution Network (SDN).

Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers

Hand Hygiene Program Beneficial for Day Care Centers

An educational and hand hygiene program involving hand sanitizer can reduce the risk for respiratory infections for children attending day care centers.

Significant Mortality Reduction With Empagliflozin in T2D and CVD

Significant Mortality Reduction With Empagliflozin in T2D and CVD

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Treatment with empagliflozin may positively impact life expectancy in patients with type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

Novel Blood Test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome Now Available

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The test works by measuring levels of anti-cytolethal distending toxin B (CdtB) and anti-vinculin, 2 biomarkers of post-infectious IBS-D and IBS-M.

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

Establishing Meaningful Informed Consent: Challenges in mHealth

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The role of mHealth technologies, including smartphone applications and wearable sensors that enable real-time health monitoring, has become more prevalent within the last decade.

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

Teacher, Student Psychological Well-being Linked

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Educators' mental health and well-being is associated with their students' mental well-being or feelings of distress.

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved.

Rifle Type Affects Number of People Wounded, Killed in Active Shooter Incidents

Rifle Type Affects Number of People Wounded, Killed in Active Shooter Incidents

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Researchers suggested that more data is required to create a centralized database that can be used to inform the debate on an assault weapons ban.

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

High Quality Care as Important as Universal Health Coverage in Reducing Global Mortality

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Universal health coverage has been proposed as a way of improving access to healthcare in low- and middle-income countries.

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

Gardasil 9 Approved for Use in Women and Men 27 Through 45 Years Old

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The approval of the expanded age range was based on data from a clinical trial which evaluated the efficacy of Gardasil (quadrivalent human papillomavirus recombinant vaccine) in 3253 women 27-45 years of age with a median duration of follow-up of 3.5 years post-dose 3.

Revcovi Approved for Adenosine Deaminase Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

Revcovi Approved for Adenosine Deaminase Severe Combined Immune Deficiency

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The FDA approval was supported by data from 2 multicenter, open-label clinical trials (Study 1 [N=6] and Study 2 [N=4]).

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Trump to Sign Bills Lifting Drug Price 'Gag Orders' on Pharmacists

Two bills that allow US pharmacists to disclose drug prices to customers to help them save money are expected to be signed today by President Donald Trump.

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

Patient Perceptions of Clinical Notes at Issue Among Mental Health Providers

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More primary care practices have been making medical records, including clinical notes, available to patients via secure electronic portals.

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