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Friday 20th April 2018

FDA Approves First Drug for Rare Form of Rickets

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc.'s Crysvita (burosumab-twza) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat adults and children ages 1 year and older with x-linked hypophosphatemia (XLH). A clinical trial...

Questions Surround Concept of Internet Gaming Disorder

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- The concept of internet gaming disorder (IGD) and the pathways leading to it are unclear, according to a review published online April 6 in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. Frank W. Paulus, Ph.D., from Saarland...

Annual Visits May Not Increase Cognitive Impairment Detection

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (AWVs) do not appear to substantially increase the detection of cognitive impairment in older adults, according to a study published online April 2 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics...

High FGF-23 Linked to Recurrent Cardiac Events After ACS

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Elevated fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF-23) is associated with increased risk of recurrent major cardiovascular (CV) events in patients after an acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to a study published online April...

Medical Cannabis Not Recommended for Sleep Apnea

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Medical cannabis and/or its synthetic extracts should not be used for treating patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to an American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement published in the April 15...

Mucus Test May Help Doctors Treat Sinusitis Better

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Nasal mucus could provide important clues about chronic sinusitis, researchers say. Chronic sinusitis, a common condition, occurs when the sinuses are swollen for more than three months. Analyzing mucus from the nose of...

Contact Sports May Alter the Brain, Scans Suggest

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- There are differences in the brains of athletes who play contact sports and those who play noncontact sports, according to researchers. But they added that it isn't clear if these differences are caused by blows to the head...

Even Organic Cotton Tampons Can Cause Toxic Shock: Study

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Although still exceedingly rare, menstrual toxic shock syndrome can be dangerous and has been tied to the use of tampons. And new research finds that the type of fibers used in manufacturing tampons doesn't seem to matter...

Study Finds 31 Percent Use No Opioids After Surgery

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Almost 63 percent of patients did not use opioids after having an elective procedure, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Surgical Association, held from April 19 to 21 in Phoenix. Cornelius...

A Big Belly Bad for Your Heart

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Even if you're not obese, too much belly fat could harm your ticker, researchers report. "People with a normal weight but a fat belly have more chance of heart problems than people without a fat belly, even if they are...

Colon Cancer Survival Varies by Insurance Type

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Compared to patients with private insurance, colon cancer survival is lower for patients with no insurance or with Medicaid, according to a study published in the May issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum. Dianne...

AHA: Infections Could Trigger Stroke in Pregnant Women During Delivery

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Pregnant women who have an infection when they enter the hospital for delivery might be at higher risk of having a stroke during their stay, according to new research. The study, published...

In LVSD, Diabetes Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- In patients with asymptomatic left ventricular systolic dysfunction, diabetes is associated with an increased risk of developing heart failure, according to a study published online April 6 in Diabetes Care. Rasmus Rørth,...

Teens Who Cook Set the Table for Healthy Eating as Adults

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Teach teens to cook, and they will eat better as adults. That's the conclusion of a new study conducted at schools in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul area. Participants reported on their cooking skills in 2002-2003 when they...

Mortality Down With Spinal Anesthesia for Hip Fx Surgery

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- For patients undergoing hip fracture fixation, general anesthesia (GA) is associated with increased 90-day mortality compared with spinal anesthesia (SA), according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on...

Systolic BP Increases at Rapid Rate Above 120 to 125 mm Hg

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- After systolic blood pressure (BP) reaches 120 to 125 mm Hg, it increases at a relatively rapid rate toward overt hypertension, according to a study published online March 21 in JAMA Cardiology. Teemu J. Niiranen, M.D.,...

Newly Designed Pulsed-Dye Laser Found Effective for Rosacea

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- A pulsed-dye laser with a novel 15-mm diameter treatment beam improves the appearance of rosacea, according to a study published online April 10 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Eric F. Bernstein, M.D., from the Mainline...

AAN: Neuromodulation Therapy Gives Relief From Hand Tremor

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Non-invasive neuromodulation therapy using a custom stimulation pattern provides symptomatic relief from hand tremor in essential tremor, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of...

PAs May Have Lower Diagnostic Accuracy for Melanoma

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Physician assistants (PAs) perform more skin biopsies per case of skin cancer diagnosed and diagnose fewer melanomas in situ than dermatologists, according to a study published online April 18 in JAMA Dermatology. Alyce M....

Wrist Device Shows Promise for Hand Tremors

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- A wrist device that stimulates nerves in the arm may bring some relief to people with hand tremors, a preliminary study suggests. The research involved more than 100 patients with essential tremor -- a neurological...

Eight Factors Predict Pain After Spine Surgery

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Eight factors contribute to postoperative pain after spine surgery, according to a study presented at the 2018 World Congress on Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, held from April 19 to 21 in New York City. Quentin...

Mechanism in Non-Contact ACL Tears Similar in Men, Women

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Males and females have similar knee positions at the time of non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, according to a study published online April 18 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Kwadwo A....

When Does Online Gaming Become an Addiction?

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- For most, playing online video games is largely a harmless hobby. But a new review finds that some fall prey to what experts call "internet gaming disorder." The concept that gaming could become an addiction first gained...

Keep Eating Veggies (and Fruits) for Better Health

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- Your parents' advice to eat your vegetables has solid science behind it. Filling half your plate with non-starchy selections, as well as some fruit, provides a high volume of low-calorie food that can tame hunger as it...

U.S. Better Able to Tackle Health Emergencies: Report

FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- The United States is more ready for health disasters than it was five years ago, but certain regions still lag behind, a new report shows. The nation scored 7.1 on the 10-point 2018 National Health Security Preparedness...


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