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  • Greening Vacant Land Improves Neighborhood Mental Health
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Fixing up blighted physical environments, particularly in resource-limited urban settings, may improve the mental health of residents living nearby, according to a study published in the July issue of JAMA Network...
  • Unfavorable Prepregnancy Lipid Levels Linked to Low Parity
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- The risk of having no or only one child is elevated for women with an unfavorable prepregnancy lipid profile, according to a study published in the June issue of BMJ Open. Aleksandra Pirnat, from the University of Bergen in...
  • C.S. Mott Poll Addresses Child Safety at Amusement Parks
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- One in five parents say they have not made plans with their children about what to do if they became separated at an amusement park or carnival, according to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's...
  • Increased Coverage in States With Medicaid Expansion
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Coverage rates and access to care are significantly higher in states with Medicaid expansion, compared with non-expansion states, according to a study published in the July issue of Health Affairs. Benjamin D. Sommers, M.D.,...
  • Bayer Stops U.S. Sale of Essure Birth Control Implant
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Amid lawsuits and plummeting sales for its Essure birth control device, Bayer announced Friday that it would cease U.S. sales of the product by the end of 2018. The announcement comes after years of claims by thousands of...
  • Visual Function Deficits Up in Developmental Dyslexia
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- School-aged children with developmental dyslexia (DD) more frequently have visual function deficits than typically developing (TD) children, according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Aparna...
  • Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, according to a study published...
  • Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Epinephrine use results in improved 30-day survival versus placebo in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, according to a study published online July 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Gavin D. Perkins,...
  • Molecular Autopsy May Shed Light on Sudden Death in Young
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Ultrarare, nonsynonymous variants are seen in 64 percent of victims of sudden unexplained death in the young (SUDY), with 10 of the 27 variants considered pathogenic or likely pathogenic, according to a study published in...
  • Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Patients with cancer who receive complementary medicine (CM) are more likely to refuse conventional cancer treatment (CCT), according to a study published online July 19 in JAMA Oncology. Skyler B. Johnson, M.D., from the...
  • FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- A new rule proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that the type size on packaged foods sold in vending machines be at least 1.5 times the size of the net weight declaration on the front of the...
  • Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- For transplant providers, the second most influential factor determining a patient's suitability for transplantation is social support, according to a report published online June 28 in the Journal of Medical Ethics. Keren...
  • Availability of Generic Antivirals for Hepatitis B Increasing
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Availability of generic antivirals for treating chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) is increasing, according to research published in the July 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and...
  • Abstinence Rates for Substance Use Increasing Among Teens
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- There have been substantial increases in complete abstinence from substance use reported by high school students over the past 40 years, according to a study published online July 19 in Pediatrics. Sharon Levy, M.D., M.P.H.,...
  • Empagliflozin Doesn't Up Risk of Bone Fractures
    FRIDAY, July 20, 2018 -- Empagliflozin does not increase the risk of bone fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online June 15 in Diabetes Care. Sven Kohler, M.D., from Boehringer Ingelheim International in...
  • Same-Day Appointment System Implemented in Health Network
    THURSDAY, July 19, 2018 -- A same-day appointment system can feasibly be introduced, according to the experiences of one health network presented in an article published in Managed Healthcare Executive. Kenyokee Crowell, the senior vice president of...