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Risk of Stillbirth Up for Pregnant People With Sickle Cell Trait

Pregnant people with sickle cell trait (SCT) have increased risk of stillbirth, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in JAMA Network Open. Silvia...

Higher Frequency Cannabis Use Tied to Demographic Factors

Higher frequency cannabis use is more common among young and racial minority populations, and individuals with low socioeconomic status, according to a...

Sandoz, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of One Lot of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP 40mg/0.4 mL Due to Temperature Excursion During Shipping

December 1, 2021 – Princeton, NJ, Sandoz Inc. (“Sandoz”) is initiating a recall of one lot (SAB06761A, Exp 04/2023) of Enoxaparin Sodium...

Telemedicine Visits Do Not Lead to More Follow-Up Care

Primary care visits conducted via telemedicine do not lead to higher health care utilization, according to a study published online Nov. 16 in JAMA Network...

Genetic Diagnosis of Rare Diseases Up With Genome Sequencing

Use of genomic sequencing yields an increase in genomic diagnoses across a spectrum of rare diseases, according to a study published in the Nov. 11 issue...

Treatments Compared for Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma

For patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (aRCC), those initiating treatment with nivolumab plus ipilimumab versus sunitinib have longer treatment-free...

Transgender Women Have Increase in T2DM Versus Cisgender Females

Transgender women have increased prevalent and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) compared with cisgender female referents, according to a study...

mRNA-1273 Has High Vaccine Effectiveness After Five Months

The vaccine effectiveness of two doses of Moderna mRNA-1273 is 87.4 percent against COVID-19 infection and 95.8 and 97.9 percent against COVID-19 hospitalization...

COVID-19 Hospital Admission Up for Children With Uncontrolled Asthma

School-aged children with uncontrolled asthma have increased risk of COVID-19 hospital admission, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in The...

PRP Injections Do Not Ease Pain in Knee Osteoarthritis

For patients with symptomatic mild-to-moderate radiographic knee osteoarthritis (OA), intra-articular injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) do not significantly...

Pandemic Data Suggests Cars Spew More Ammonia Than Suspected

COVID-19 lockdowns brought surprising news to scientists studying pollution: Cars spew much more ammonia into the air than previously thought. Ammonia...

Windy Days Are Safer Days When It Comes to COVID-19

If you're getting together with others outdoors, a windy day might be best, researchers say. The investigators found that when people socialize outside,...

Most Vaccinated Adults Plan to Get Boosters: Poll

Most vaccinated American adults have every intention of getting booster shots, a new poll finds. Only about one in five say they won't get it, according...

Symptoms of Concussion, Brain Injury for 6.8 Percent of ≤17s in 2020

In 2020, 6.8 percent of U.S. children aged 17 years and under had ever had symptoms of concussion or brain injury, with increased likelihood among non-Hispanic...

Omicron Variant May Overcome Prior COVID-19 Infection

People who have already had COVID-19 have a higher risk of reinfection with the omicron coronavirus variant than with earlier variants, new research shows....

Odds of SARS-CoV-2 Infection Down After Third BNT162b2 Dose

Receipt of a third booster BNT162b2 dose is associated with a reduction in the odds of testing positive for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus...

Physician's Briefing Weekly Coronavirus Roundup

Here is what the editors at Physician's Briefing chose as the most important COVID-19 developments for you and your practice for the week of Nov. 29 to...

Gene Test Spots Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Skip Post-Op Chemo

A genetic test can identify older breast cancer patients who can forgo chemotherapy after surgery, even if the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes,...

Black Americans Less Likely to Lose Hearing as They Age

Older Black Americans are much more likely to have good hearing than white Americans, and the difference is especially notable among men, a new study shows. “We...

Study Finds Delta Somewhat Resistant to Vaccines — What About Omicron?

Lab studies show that the mutations found in COVID-19's Delta variant make the virus more resistant to existing vaccines, a potentially ominous development...

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