March 2, 2018 A joint 7-year cohort study of 2039 patients in both Singapore’s restructured hospitals and New Zealand’s hospitals, revealed answers to key questions about the epidemiology of heart failure. The study recently published in the European Heart Journal, set out how two distinct forms of heart failure previously considered similar in prevalence and […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 28, 2018 — The number of transgender people in the United States who’ve had gender-affirming surgery has risen with the expansion of insurance coverage for the procedures, a new study finds. There are an estimated 1.4 million transgender adults in the United States. Their gender identity differs from their biological sex, prompting some […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Bottom Line: Genital surgery increased among transgender patients seeking gender-affirming surgeries and most patients paid out of pocket for the procedures. Why The Research Is Interesting: Many transgender patients may seek gender-affirming interventions to have unison between self-identified gender, physical appearance and function. Gender-affirming interventions can include hormone therapy and surgical procedures […]Continue Reading ...
Biogen and Abbvie voluntarily pulled the multiple sclerosis drug daclizumab (Zinbryta) from the worldwide market today, following reports of inflammatory encephalitis and meningoencephalitis in patients in Europe. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) started an urgent review of the drug after seven cases of serious inflammatory brain disorders in Germany — including encephalitis and meningoencephalitis — […]Continue Reading ...
February 27, 2018 About 3 out of 4 Americans agree that smoking cigarettes causes health problems, but public perception of the risks posed by smoking may be declining, according to a Duke Health study published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. From 2006 to 2015, the number of Americans who said smoking a pack […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Pediatric asthma is the most common chronic childhood condition and a leading cause of pediatric hospital admissions. New study findings published in the March issue of Hospital Pediatrics shows improved personalized inpatient assessments can enhance the accuracy of the prescribed asthma therapy a child receives. Asthma can be severely disabling and even […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 Patients should continue low fluid and salt intake Doctors advised to prescribe once daily medications Ramadan fasting can be safe for patients with heart failure, according to research presented today at the 29th Annual Conference of the Saudi Heart Association (SHA29), held 1 to 3 March in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Experts from […]Continue Reading ...
(HealthDay)—For the second year in a row, U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highs not seen in decades, new data shows. Greater use of marijuana and smartphones may be the reason why, the research suggests. The annual pedestrian death tolls in 2016 (5,987) and 2017 (5,984) should serve as a warning, said Jonathan Adkins, executive director of […]Continue Reading ...
News Release Tuesday, February 6, 2018 NIH-funded research examined over 6,000 children to determine prevalence of FASD ranged from 1.1 to 5 percent. A study of more than 6,000 first-graders across four U.S. communities has found that a significant number of the children have fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), with conservative rates ranging from 1 […]Continue Reading ...
Background Children younger than 5 years of age – especially those younger than 2 years old – are at high risk of serious flu-related complications. CDC estimates that since 2010, flu-related hospitalizations among children younger than 5 years ranged from 7,000 to 26,000 in the United States. Many more have to go to a doctor, […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 In the wake of a natural disaster, displaced families face a number of hardships that may lead to poor health and nutrition. In these conditions, babies and mothers are particularly vulnerable, but their unique feeding needs are often overlooked in disaster relief efforts. A new study from the University of Georgia highlights […]Continue Reading ...
March 2, 2018 Myriad Teams Up with Fight Colorectal Cancer to Support the #StrongArmSelfie Social Media Campaign throughout March Myriad Genetics, Inc., a leader in molecular diagnostics and personalized medicine, continues to demonstrate an unmatched commitment to hereditary cancer risk assessment and genetic testing during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. As the third most commonly […]Continue Reading ...
Dr. Jonathon Rendina, an Assistant Professor at Hunter College and Director of Quantitative Methods at Hunter’s Center for HIV Educational Studies & Training, and Dr. Jeffrey Parsons, Distinguished Professor at Hunter and Director of CHEST, have published a new paper in the Journal of the International AIDS Society focused on gay and bisexual men’s perceptions […]Continue Reading ...
By Dr Ananya Mandal, MDMarch 1, 2018 According to a new study from the George Institute for Global Health, women who have larger waists compared to their hips are at a greater risk of heart attacks than men who have a similar shape. A larger waist compared to hips is typically called the “apple shape”. […]Continue Reading ...
March 1, 2018 For people with heart failure, getting a seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine in a given year was associated with a 50 percent drop in the risk of death during flu season and a 20 percent drop in the risk of death during the rest of the year, according to research presented at the […]Continue Reading ...
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