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Preterm Birth Tied to Lower Job Rate, Education in Adulthood

Preterm birth and/or low-birth weight (PT/LBW) infants have decreased educational qualifications and rates of employment in adulthood, according to a review published online June 6 in Pediatrics. Ayten Bilgin, Ph.D., from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to identify prospective...

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Warning Labels Can Scare Folks Away From Sugary Drinks

People are less likely to buy sugary drinks if they see warning labels that include graphic pictures of health consequences such as obesity, diabetes and tooth decay, researchers report. They conducted a study in the cafeteria of a hospital in Massachusetts. Three different types of labels were displayed one at a time for a few weeks near the bottled...

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Reduce Weight, Reduce the Arthritic Knee Pain

Many aging Americans are both overweight and burdened by arthritis of the knees. New research shows that shedding those excess pounds can mean shedding joint pain, too. "This study adds to the evidence that weight loss is one of the few truly effective nonsurgical measures to reduce pain and improve function in overweight patients with knee osteoarthritis,"...

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Amblyopia, Strabismus May Slow Test Performance in Children

Children with certain eye conditions -- amblyopia or strabismus -- require more time to fill out multiple-choice answer forms, according to a study published online June 14 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Krista R. Kelly, Ph.D., from the Retina Foundation of the Southwest in Dallas, and colleagues assessed multiple-choice answer form completion time, an academic-related...

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Psychiatric Drug Lithium Tied to Birth Defect Risk

Using the psychiatric drug lithium early in pregnancy may raise the risk of birth defects -- but not as much as previously thought, a large new study suggests. Researchers found that women who used lithium during the first trimester were more likely to have a baby with a birth defect, compared to pregnant women who had a mental health disorder but...

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How 'Helicopter' Parenting Impedes a Child's Development

Overcontrolling moms and dads -- so-called "helicopter" parents -- can stunt their children's emotional development, new research warns. Directing every move a toddler makes may undermine a child's ability to manage their emotions and behavior on their own, explained Nicole Perry, lead author of a new study. "We found that overcontrolling parenting...

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CDC: Many High School Students Engage in Health-Risk Behaviors

Many high school students are engaged in health-risk behaviors, according to research published June 15 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Laura Kann, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues examined data from the 2017 national school-based Youth Risk Behavior Survey for 121 health-related...

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Risk of CV Events Down With Med Diet Plus Olive Oil, Nuts

Individuals at high cardiovascular risk who are assigned to a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra-virgin olive oil or nuts have reduced incidence of major cardiovascular events compared with those assigned to a reduced-fat diet, according to a study published online June 13 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Ramón Estruch, M.D., Ph.D.,...

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CDC: Obesity Prevalence Higher in Non-Metropolitan Counties

The prevalence of obesity is higher among those living in non-metropolitan counties versus metropolitan counties, according to research published in the June 15 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Elizabeth A. Lundeen, Ph.D., from the CDC in Atlanta, and colleagues examined state-level...

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Increase in VA Legionnaires' Disease Rates From 2014 to 2016

There was an increase in Legionnaires' Disease (LD) from 2014 to 2016, according to a study published online June 15 in JAMA Network Open. Shantini D. Gamage, Ph.D., M.P.H., from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) in Washington, D.C., and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study of reported LD data in VA medical facilities in a national...

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Recently added consumer and prescribing information: Olumiant, Consensi, Doptelet, Aimovig, Lucemyra, Tavalisse, Ilumya, Trogarzo, Cimduo

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Medication Safety: Advice for New Parents

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are special for parents. But they can also be stressful times for new moms and dads caring for a newborn or infant. Your health care provider can be a great resource. A good time to check in is during preventive “well-child” health visits with your child’s pediatrician, says Donna L. […]

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Saturday, April 28, 2018 is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

When was the last time you cleaned out unused and expired drugs from your medicine cabinet? It’s time to dispose of these unneeded — and possibly dangerous — medications that lurk around your house. On Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 10AM to 2PM local time, communities will join law enforcement for the 15th National Prescription […]

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New Compare Tool

We are proud to announce the first release of the Medication Compare Tool (beta). Our team of developers have been very busy working on this tool and there are plenty of upgrades planned in the near future. See how your medications stack up against each other. View side-by-side comparisons of medication uses, ratings, reviews, […]

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