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Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal... Read more

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Peds Mortality Down for Presentation at ED With Higher Readiness

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Presentation to hospitals with an emergency department with high levels of readiness to care for pediatric emergencies is associated... Read more

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WHO: Malaria Eradication Not Currently Possible

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The eradication of malaria worldwide may eventually be possible, but when that might be achieved is unclear, according to the World... Read more

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Novel Therapy Treats Triple-Class Refractory Multiple Myeloma

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The combination of selinexor and dexamethasone seems effective in treating patients with multiple myeloma that has not responded to... Read more

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Poor HIV Control Ups Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Heart Failure

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Persons living with HIV (PHIV) who are hospitalized with heart failure are at an increased risk for subsequent sudden cardiac death... Read more

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Prurigo Nodularis Associated With Mental Health Disorders

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Prurigo nodularis (PN) is associated with mental health disorders, systemic illnesses, and HIV infection, according to a study... Read more

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Prevalence of Celiac Disease High in First-Degree Relatives

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The prevalence of celiac disease is higher among screened first-degree relatives (FDRs) of patients with celiac disease, according to... Read more

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Hospitalizations With Psych Diagnosis Common in ESKD

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Hospitalizations with psychiatric diagnoses are common in pediatric and adult patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), and are... Read more

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Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine... Read more

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Antibiotic Use Tied to Higher Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Antibiotic prescriptions are associated with a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Aug. 7... Read more

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Radiologists Performing More Paracenteses, Thoracenteses

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- The proportion of paracentesis and thoracentesis procedures performed by radiologists is continuing to increase, according to a study... Read more

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Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, according to a study published in... Read more

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Reduction in PTSD Symptoms Linked to Decrease in T2DM

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Clinically meaningful reductions in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms are associated with a decrease in the risk of type 2... Read more

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Weight Loss Feasible Regardless of Psychiatric Meds Use

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Participants in a weight loss intervention can lose weight regardless of psychiatric medication use, according to a study published... Read more

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As-Needed Inhaler Use an Option for Children With Mild Asthma

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 -- Children with mild asthma can use inhalers as needed, according to a study published online July 30 in the Journal of Allergy and... Read more

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WHO: Microplastics in Drinking Water Not a Health Risk

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Levels of microplastics in drinking water do not appear to be a health risk, according to the World Health Organization. However,... Read more

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Multidrug-Resistant Salmonella Outbreak Characterized

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- A recent multidrug-resistant (MDR) Salmonella enterica serotype Newport outbreak, affecting patients in 32 states, was associated... Read more

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Online Information About Diabetic Retinopathy Is Poor

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Free online information about diabetic retinopathy is of poor quality, varying accuracy, and low readability, according to a study... Read more

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Opioid Addiction Treatment Used More in States That Expanded Medicaid

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- The use of the opioid addiction medication buprenorphine is much higher in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care... Read more

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Coverage With HPV Vaccine Continuing to Increase in Boys

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 -- Coverage with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018, according to research published in the... Read more

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