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Saturday 22nd September 2018

5 Tips to Manage Your Child's Asthma

SATURDAY, Sept. 22, 2018 -- For many children with asthma, coughing is an early warning sign of a flare-up, an expert says. Understanding asthma and knowing what to expect can help parents prevent or lessen the severity of asthma attacks, said Dr....

Friday 21st September 2018

Ground Beef Recalled After E. Coli Outbreak

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- More than 132,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled by a Colorado company following a suspected outbreak where one person was killed and 17 were sickened by Escherichia coli after eating the meat. Cargill Meat...

Long-Term Outcomes of Breast Implants Explored

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The long-term outcomes of breast implants include increased rates of certain conditions for silicone implants, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Annals of Surgery. Christopher J. Coroneos, M.D., from the...

Mortality Rate From Heart Failure Higher in Women Than Men

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Despite decreases in overall heart failure incidence and mortality in ambulatory patients from 2009 to 2014, mortality rates remain higher in women than in men, according to a study recently published in CMAJ, the journal...

Prevalence of Alzheimer's, Related Dementia Set to Double

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The burden of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD) is expected to increase to 3.3 percent in the United States by 2060, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Alzheimer's & Dementia. Kevin A....

Some Clinicians, Patients Record Clinic Visits for Patient Use

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- A considerable proportion of clinicians and patients report having recorded a clinic visit for the patient's personal use, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of Medical Internet...

New Compounds Might Help Stop Spread of Malaria

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Malaria is transmitted by mosquitoes carrying malaria parasites, but scientists report they have discovered compounds that might keep mosquitoes from spreading the sometimes deadly disease. "Current anti-malarial drugs can...

Parents Fret Over Fussy Eaters - but What Works?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The nightly dinner battles many parents have with picky toddlers can be exhausting. Now, research suggests that either pressuring or rewarding kids to eat healthier may backfire. "These practices can reinforce fussy eating,...

Can Mouth Swab at Age 2 Predict Obesity?

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Bacteria in a toddler's mouth might help predict later obesity, new research suggests. Scientists at Penn State University found the composition of microorganisms in the mouths of 2-year-olds offers clues to the child's...

Low Vitamin D Levels Tied to Interstitial Lung Disease

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Vitamin D deficiency is independently associated with subclinical interstitial lung disease (ILD) and its progression, according to a study recently published in the Journal of Nutrition. Samuel M. Kim, M.D., from the Johns...

Pediatric End-Stage Liver Disease Score Underestimates Mortality

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- The Pediatric End-stage Liver Disease (PELD) score underestimates the actual probability of 90-day pretransplant mortality for children undergoing a primary liver transplant, according to a study published online Sept. 17...

HbA1c Variability Is a Strong Predictor of Mortality in T2DM

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) variability may be a more powerful predictor of all-cause mortality with type 2 diabetes than average HbA1c, according to a study published in the August issue of Diabetes, Obesity and...

Sensitivity for CRC Detection Up With Decreasing FIT Threshold

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Programmatic sensitivity for colorectal cancer (CRC) detection increases modestly with decreasing fecal immunochemical test (FIT) positivity thresholds, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Annals of...

Repeat CT Common in Peds Traumatic Epidural Hematoma

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- For children with traumatic epidural hematomas (EDHs), repeated computed tomography (CT) imaging is common, but rarely impacts management, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. Brian F....

FDA Issues Warning on Pet Reactions to Common Flea Medicine

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Flea medicines protect your pet, but some animals can have serious side effects from products containing isoxazoline, U.S. health officials warn. Although most dogs and cats handle this powerful pesticide just fine, others...

AHA: Stiffening of Blood Vessels May Point to Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 (American Heart Association) -- Arterial stiffness among people with mild cognitive impairments could put them at higher risk for progressing to dementia, which may include Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study...

Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have...

Fewer American Teens Having Sex, Most Using Birth Control

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- In a finding that should ease parents' minds, new research shows that fewer American teens are having sex and most of those who do are using some form of birth control. But scientists also found that sexual violence has...

More Hurt, Killed in Shootings With Semiautomatic Rifles

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- More people are wounded and killed in active shooter incidents in which semiautomatic rifles are used, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical...

Lifestyle Interventions Cut Excess Gestational Weight Gain

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Lifestyle interventions focusing on diet and physical activity result in less excess gestational weight gain (GWG) among women with overweight and obesity, according to a study published in the September issue of...

Promising New Way to Identify Breast Cancer Tumors

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Molecular markers of breast cancer tumors can be identified by focusing on parameters of a cell's nucleus, and aided by machine learning, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in npj Breast Cancer. Rishi R. Rawat,...

Age, Sex, APOE Genotype Identify Alzheimer's, Dementia Risk

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Age, sex and apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype can identify groups at high 10-year risk for Alzheimer's disease and all dementia, according to a study published Sept. 4 in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical...

More Americans Are Recording Their Doctor Visits

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- Have you ever left a doctor's appointment with only a vague idea of what was said? You're not alone: A new survey finds many Americans, and their doctors, are turning to recordings for help. Researchers found that almost 30...

Regular Bedtime Might Be Key to Better Health

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- As important as getting close to eight hours of sleep a night is, new research suggests that going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is just as critical for your health. The study of more than 1,900 older...

'Fitcations' Are a Great Way to Shape Up

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 -- From a three-day bike race to raise awareness of a charitable cause, to adventure travel abroad, you can take exercise to a brand new level on a fitness trip. With no shortage of "fitcation" options available any time of...


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