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Women Present With More Advanced Acute Aortic Dissection

Women with acute aortic dissection are older and have more advanced disease at presentation than men, according to a study published online June 1 in The...

Doctors May Be Overprescribing Opioids After Surgeries

Many patients who are prescribed opioids after surgery could get the same level of pain relief with non-opioid alternatives such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen...

Novavax's COVID Vaccine Shines in Latest Trial

Novavax, a Maryland biotechnology company that has struggled mightily with delays in developing its coronavirus vaccine, announced Monday that its two-shot...

Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin HCl Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg Due to the Detection of NDMA Impurity

Viona Pharmaceuticals Inc., is voluntarily recalling 2 (two) lots of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets, USP 750 mg to the retail level....

Gun Suicides Are Rising Steeply Among American Youth

A rising number of young Americans, including children, are taking their own lives using firearms, a new study finds. Researchers found that between 2008...

Teens Who Text While Driving May Take Other Risks Behind the Wheel

When it comes to teens, one risky driving behavior may beget other risky behaviors on the road: New research finds that those who use cellphones while...

Why Music at Bedtime Might Not Be a Great Idea

That music at bedtime that's supposed to help you fall asleep may actually have the opposite effect, new research suggests. It turns out that "earworms,"...

Health Highlights: June 14, 2021

AMA's Plan to Fight Racism Criticized by Some Members The American Medical Association is facing backlash from some of its members over a plan to fight...

Babies Produce Strong Immune Response to Ward Off COVID-19: Study

British researchers report that babies have a strong immune response to the virus that causes COVID-19, based on a new, small study. For the research,...

There Are Many Good Reasons for Kids to Get the COVID Vaccine

Parents need to know that COVID-19 shots are safe and effective for kids age 12 and older, an expert says. While the Pfizer vaccine is approved in the...

Teasing People About Weight Can Help Bring on Eating Disorders

What can make a young person vulnerable to eating disorders? Teasing them about any extra pounds they may carry, researchers say. "Our findings add to...

AHA News: U.S. Appears to Lose Ground in Controlling High Blood Pressure

After years of improvement, high blood pressure control in the U.S. dropped regardless of age, race or ethnicity, according to new research. Previous...

Most Editors at Leading Medical Journals Are White, Study Finds

The vast majority of editors at leading medical journals are white — with few of those influential spots going to Black or Hispanic professionals,...

Odds for Death, Hospital Care Rise When Statins Are Stopped

Living longer often means living with multiple health problems and numerous medications to manage them. Understandably, many doctors and their patients...

Good News, Bad News From Alzheimer's Vaccine Trial

An experimental Alzheimer's vaccine appears to safely clear abnormal tau protein from the brain, but it's not yet clear whether the shot will be able to...

Exacerbations Down in Asthma Patients on GLP-1R Agonists for T2D

For adults with type 2 diabetes and asthma, exacerbation rates are lower for those prescribed glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) agonists, according...

2008 to 2018 Saw Decrease in Pediatric Inpatient Capacity

From 2008 to 2018, there was a decrease in pediatric inpatient capacity and an increase in pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) beds, according to a study...

NSAIDs Better Than Codeine for Outpatient Postoperative Pain

For adult outpatients, use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) is associated with better pain scores and better global assessments, according...

Young Adults Who Restore Heart Health Cut Later CVD Risk

Poor cardiovascular health in young adulthood is associated with subsequent cardiovascular disease (CVD), but improving cardiovascular health over time...

Convalescent Plasma Use Inversely Linked to COVID-19 Mortality

There is a strong inverse correlation between convalescent plasma (CCP) use per admission and mortality for hospitalized COVID-19 patients, according to...

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