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  • Model May Predict Barrett Esophagus Diagnosis in GERD Patients
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- A diagnostic model can help predict diagnosis of Barrett esophagus in patients with symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a study published online Dec. 5 in The Lancet Digital Health. Avi Rosenfeld,...
  • American Society of Hematology, Dec. 7-10
    The 61st American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting and Exposition The annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology was held from Dec. 7 to 10 in Orlando, Florida, and attracted approximately 22,000 participants from around the world,...
  • Factors Predict Adverse Opioid-Related Outcomes in Cancer Survivors
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Among cancer survivors, demographic, cancer, and treatment factors can predict adverse opioid-related outcomes, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Lucas K....
  • U.S. Will Have Three-Digit Number for Suicide Prevention Hotline
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- A new three-digit number in the United States to contact a suicide prevention hotline is being created by federal officials. People will just need to dial 988 to reach a suicide prevention hotline, similar to calling 911 for...
  • Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Stephen Hahn, M.D., was confirmed as commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in a 72-18 Senate vote on Thursday. Hahn, 59, chief medical executive at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, replaces...
  • Moderate Physical Activity Tied to Lower Fasting GLP-1 in Men
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- For overweight men, physical activity (PA) even at moderate intensity is associated with lower fasting and greater glucose-stimulated glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) responses, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in...
  • Antibiotic Exposure May Be Tied to Risk for Parkinson Disease
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Exposure to certain types of oral antibiotics may be associated with an elevated risk for Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published online Nov. 18 in Movement Disorders. Tuomas H. Mertsalmi, M.D., from...
  • Mental Health Disorders May Affect Hip Arthroscopy Outcomes
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- For patients with femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) undergoing hip arthroscopy, those with psychological impairment are less likely to achieve a favorable outcome, according to a review published online Dec. 12 in the...
  • Nurses Not Getting Enough Sleep Before Work
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Nurses are sleeping, on average, less than recommended amounts prior to work, which may have an impact on their health and performance on the job, according to a study published online Dec. 12 in Sleep Health. Amy Witkoski...
  • Evidence Supports Use of High-Dose Aspirin for Migraine
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Evidence supports the use of high-dose aspirin for treating acute migraine and low-dose aspirin for prevention of recurrent attacks, according to a review recently published in the American Journal of Medicine. Bianca...
  • Incidence of Nontuberculous Mycobacteria Lung Disease Rising
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- The incidence and prevalence of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung disease is increasing in the United States, according to a study published online Dec. 13 in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. Kevin L....
  • Western Diet Linked to Late Age-Related Macular Degeneration
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Consumption of a Western dietary pattern is associated with an increased likelihood of developing late age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the British Journal of...
  • SABCS: Breast Cancer Rates Opposite for Estrogen, Estrogen + Progestin
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- For postmenopausal women, conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) alone is associated with a long-term decrease in breast cancer incidence, while CEE plus medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) is associated with increased incidence,...
  • Prenatal, Early-Life Air Pollutant Exposure Tied to Later Allergies
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- The cumulative effect of multiple indoor air pollutant exposures prenatally and early in life may influence allergies in 2-year-olds, according to a study published online Nov. 22 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma &...
  • Organ Transplant Does Not Worsen Prostate Cancer Outcome
    FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Among older men with prostate cancer, an organ transplant is associated with higher overall mortality, but not prostate cancer-specific mortality (PCSM), according to a study published online Nov. 15 in the Journal of the...
  • Potentially Nephrotoxic Meds Prescribed to Children With CKD
    THURSDAY, Dec. 12, 2019 -- Potentially nephrotoxic medications are prescribed at a higher rate to children with versus without chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Dec. 12 in the Clinical Journal of the American...