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New CDC Guidance on Caring for Infants With Congenital Zika
Updated guidance on caring for infants born to possibly Zika-infected mothers is stratified by the infant's clinical status and includes new clinical, laboratory, and monitoring recommendations.
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10/20/2017 01:21 PM
YAG Laser Treats Weiss Ring Floaters
YAG laser treatment of symptomatic Weiss ring floaters was superior to sham treatment in a small clinical trial.
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10/20/2017 01:21 PM
Hypothyroidism Related to Cancer Treatment Linked to Increased Survival
Patients developing overt hypothyroidism associated with cancer treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors show significant gains in survival.
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10/20/2017 01:20 PM
RN Cohorts Becoming More Educated, Diverse
New registered nurses are significantly more diverse as a group, and more nurses have obtained or are pursuing bachelor's degrees, a study has found.
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10/20/2017 01:02 PM
Modern Prosthetic Knees Cut Falls, Morbidity, Mortality in Amputees
Prosthetics makers hope to convince payers that the extra cost of the newer microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees will reduce overall expenses compared with older-style devices.
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10/20/2017 12:15 PM
Brain Training Boosts Cognition in Bipolar Disorder
A computer-based cognitive training program improved cognitive function in patients with bipolar disorder, with results that lasted beyond the training period.
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10/20/2017 11:50 AM
Joint Commission Leaves Telehealth Alone
The accreditor pulls back from imposing new provider requirements that, in some cases, would be more restrictive than state laws.
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10/20/2017 09:51 AM
Canadian Experience Backs Multiple Arterial Grafting
The study confirms a known survival advantage but also shows no increase in 30-day adverse events including sternal reconstruction, an oft-cited risk of the strategy.
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10/19/2017 09:15 PM
Desperate Quest for Herpes Cure Launched ‘Rogue’ Trial
Patients flocked to researcher who ignored usual patient protections, as university claimed ignorance.
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10/19/2017 08:58 PM
Bipartisan Obamacare Deal Gains Republican Support in Senate
A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.
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10/19/2017 08:43 PM
Regular Walking, Even if Minimal, Tied to Lower Death Risk
In a large cancer prevention cohort study, regular walking -- even below the minimum recommended levels for physical fitness -- was tied to reduced all-cause mortality risk compared with inactivity in older Americans
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10/19/2017 08:36 PM
A Black, White Mortality Gap Much Explained by Insurance
Having no insurance or inadequate insurance accounts for more than a third of the excess mortality risk between black and white women with early-stage breast cancer in the United States.
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10/19/2017 07:46 PM
Real-World Reassurance on Bleeding Risk With DOACs in VTE
A new observational study found that the new direct oral anticoagulants are not associated with increased risk for major bleeding or all-cause mortality compared with warfarin in the first 3 months of treatment.
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10/19/2017 07:41 PM
Cancer Status Bests Family History for BRCA Testing
Half of all BRCA mutations can be missed when family history is used to guide eligibility for genetic testing. Looking at cancer status, instead, is more effective and cheaper, new research shows.
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10/19/2017 07:33 PM
Aspirin Given After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Still Useful
Low-dose daily aspirin, thought to play a role in the prevention of colorectal cancer, might also improve survival if started after diagnosis, report researchers.
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10/19/2017 03:20 PM
Sharp Rise in Self-harm Among Young Teen Girls
Findings of a new study suggest there's an urgent need to identify the causes of this phenomenon.
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10/19/2017 02:29 PM
Potentially Preventable Medicare Spending High in Frail Elderly
Although frail elderly adults make up a small proportion of high-cost Medicare beneficiaries, they account for the greatest proportion of potentially preventable costs, a new study shows.
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10/19/2017 01:33 PM
START Prompted New HIV Guidelines: Did Treatment Deliver?
Evidence from the Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV (START) trial instigated a new strategy, and the promise of that approach will be evaluated at European AIDS.
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10/19/2017 01:25 PM
IDSA Updates Guidelines on Acute Gastroenteritis
New tests for infectious diarrhea are highly sensitive and may show unfamiliar organisms. Experts can help clarify best treatments. Rehydration is also crucial, especially in vulnerable groups.
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10/19/2017 01:12 PM
Calcium Essential to Limit Osteoporosis but Avoid Excess, Say Europeans
Calcium levels of 700-1200 mg/day are recommended in postmenopausal women, but excessive doses could be harmful, highlights a new clinical guide from the European Menopause and Andropause Society.
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10/19/2017 01:10 PM