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  • Lower Birth Weight May Protect Against Allergies
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Intrauterine growth restriction protects against allergic diseases, according to a review published online Oct. 12 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. Amy L. Wooldridge, Ph.D., from University of Adelaide in...
  • Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- For adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), exercise intolerance is associated with worse neurocognitive outcomes, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Cancer. Nicholas S. Phillips, M.D.,...
  • Safe Infant Sleep Practices Suboptimal Across the U.S.
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Safe infant sleep practices are suboptimal in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Pediatrics. Ashley H. Hirai, Ph.D., from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in Rockville, Maryland, and...
  • Public Outcomes Reporting Tied to Drop in Valve Replacements
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Initiating public reporting was associated with a significant decrease in valve surgery for all infective endocarditis (IE) cases, regardless of injection drug use (IDU) status, according to a study published Oct. 10 in...
  • Atrial Fibrillation Risk Found to Be Higher Among American Indians
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- American Indians have a higher risk for incident atrial fibrillation (AF) compared with all other racial and ethnic groups, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in Circulation. José M. Sanchez, M.D., from the...
  • Tranexamic Acid Within Three Hours Cuts Some TBI Deaths
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Among patients with mild-to-moderate acute traumatic brain injury (TBI), the risk for head injury-related death is reduced in those receiving tranexamic acid within three hours compared with placebo, according to a study...
  • Trainee Demographics Tied to Passage of U.S. Surgical Boards
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Resident race, ethnicity, sex, and family status at internship are associated with surgical board passage rates in the United States, according to a study published online Oct. 16 in JAMA Surgery. Heather L. Yeo, M.D., from...
  • ASA: Unnecessary Opioids Often Prescribed After C-Section
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Opioids are commonly not needed but are overprescribed at discharge among women who undergo cesarean deliveries (CDs), and provider education and new order sets can reduce use of oxycodone for post-CD pain management,...
  • Topical Wound Oxygen Therapy Helps Heal Diabetic Foot Ulcers
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Adjuvant cyclical pressure topical wound oxygen (TWO2) therapy, compared with sham control therapy, in addition to optimal standard of care is superior for healing chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFUs), according to a study...
  • Long Sleep Duration Linked to Cognitive Decline in Hispanics
    MONDAY, Oct. 21, 2019 -- Long sleep duration predicts seven-year cognitive decline among U.S. Hispanic/Latino patients, according to a study published online Oct. 9 in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Alberto R. Ramos, M.D., from the University of Miami...
  • Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it. The recall comes after months of denial from the company about the presence of the cancer-causing substance in...
  • Most Physicians Treating STIs Do Not Have Meds on Hand
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Most office-based physicians who provide sexually transmitted infections (STIs) services report not having on-site access to the recommended injectable medications for same-day treatment of gonorrhea and syphilis, according...
  • Occupational Use of Disinfectants May Up Risk for Developing COPD
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Regular use of chemical disinfectants among nurses may be a risk factor for developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published online Oct. 18 in JAMA Network Open. Orianne Dumas, Ph.D.,...
  • NATA: Single-Sport Focus Not Good for Children
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- Parents should try to keep their children from focusing on a single sport for as long as possible to reduce their risk for injuries and other problems, the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) says. In new...
  • Lean-Fat Individuals Have Worst Outcome in Heart Failure
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- For Asian patients with heart failure, those who are lean-fat with a high waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and low body mass index (BMI) have the worst outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in PLOS...
  • CDC: Coverage 94.7 Percent for Two Doses of MMR in 2018 to 2019
    FRIDAY, Oct. 18, 2019 -- For the 2018 to 2019 school year, coverage was 94.7 percent for two doses of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine, according to research published in the Oct. 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...