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  • Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Some patients with imminently fatal de novo metastatic cancer undergo treatment, according to a study published online April 15 in JNCI: Cancer Spectrum. Helmneh M. Sineshaw, M.D., M.P.H., from the American Cancer...
  • CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. The illnesses began between Jan. 8 and March 20...
  • Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management, according to a research letter...
  • More Than Half of Internal Medicine Graduates Choosing Primary Care
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- More than half of internal medicine graduates in 2016 and 2017 pursued a career in primary care, according to a study published online April 8 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. In a cross-sectional study, Paul...
  • More Sports Experience May Reduce Impact of Concussions
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Youth with a concussion history and greater sport experience may have more skill-related motor "reserve" to lessen the impact of concussions, according to a study published online March 17 in the European Journal of...
  • One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much too often, according to survey results released by the American Osteopathic Association. The Harris Poll conducted the online survey from March 25 to March 27, 2019....
  • Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Health care workers are less likely to perform hand hygiene when they move from dirtier to cleaner tasks, according to a study presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases, held...
  • Stroke Hospitalizations Down in Black, White Medicare Enrollees
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Rates of hospitalization for stroke have fallen since 1988 for both black and white Medicare enrollees, while black men and women have had greater improvements in 30-day mortality after stroke, according to a study...
  • Parenteral Antimicrobial Tx at Home Burdens Children's Caregivers
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The overall burden of outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy (OPAT) is substantially higher than that of oral therapy for caregivers of children on prolonged antimicrobial therapy after hospital discharge, according...
  • Microbial Features ID'd for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Microbial and metabolic features can distinguish children with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) from controls, according to a study published online April 17 in the Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Emily B. Hollister,...
  • iADL Dependency May Up Mortality in Hematologic Cancers
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- For older adults with hematologic malignancies, instrumental activities of daily living (iADL) dependency is associated with increased mortality and acute care utilization, according to a study published online April 4...
  • About One-Quarter of Seniors Store Firearms Unlocked, Loaded
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- The prevalence of mental health or memory loss indicators does not vary by household firearm ownership or storage practices among older adults, according to a research letter published online April 16 in the Annals of...
  • Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Abnormal performance on the Romberg test is independently associated with longer duration of symptoms among children and adolescents evaluated within 10 days after concussion, according to a study published online April...
  • Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- Commonly held sleep myths have a questionable evidence base, according to a study published online April 16 in Sleep Health. Rebecca Robbins, Ph.D., from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and...
  • AI Can Identify Model of Cardiac Rhythm Device From Chest X-Ray
    WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 -- A neural network can accurately identify the manufacturer and model group of a cardiac rhythm device from a chest radiograph, according to a study published online March 27 in the JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. James...
  • Intensive BP Lowering May Up Cognitive Decline in Elderly
    TUESDAY, April 16, 2019 -- Older adults (aged ≥75 years) undergoing antihypertensive treatment with systolic blood pressure (SBP) >150 mm Hg have less cognitive decline than those with SBP