In response to U.S. restrictions on where tobacco companies are allowed to advertise their products, the industry now dedicates nearly all of its $9 billion advertising budget to activities occurring in retail settings. A new study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health fills an important gap by documenting specific characteristics of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new artificial intelligence approach by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators can identify with a great degree of accuracy whether a 5-day-old, in vitro fertilized human embryo has a high potential to progress to a successful pregnancy. The technique, which analyzes time-lapse images of the early-stage embryos, could improve the success rate […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, April 15, 2019 — In pregnant women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), metformin treatment from the late first trimester until delivery might reduce the risk for late miscarriage and preterm birth but does not prevent gestational diabetes, according to a study published in the April issue of The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Tone S. […]Continue Reading ...
Reducing smoking, and its associated health effects, among Medicaid recipients in each state by just 1 percent would result in $2.6 billion in total Medicaid savings the following year, according to new research by UC San Francisco. The median state would save $25 million, ranging from $630.2 million in California (if the smoking rate dropped […]Continue Reading ...
MONDAY, April 8, 2019 — In 2017, tuberculosis (TB) incidence declined in the United States and modest progress was made toward global TB elimination, according to two studies published in the March 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Amish Talwar, M.D., from the CDC in […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 — Improper removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) contaminates health care workers interacting with patients who are on contact precautions for multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs), according to a study published online March 20 in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. Koh Okamoto, M.D., from the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, and colleagues […]Continue Reading ...
TUESDAY, April 2, 2019 — Use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5 (DSM-5) criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) seems to have reduced the number of ASD diagnoses, according to a review published online March 9 in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. Kristine M. Kulage, M.P.H., from the Columbia University School of […]Continue Reading ...
Share of Medicare Advantage plans with broad networks increased from 80.1 percent in 2011 to 82.5 percent in 2015, and enrollment in broad-network plans grew from 54.1 percent to 64.9 percent. A new study led by Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) researchers finds that networks in Medicare Advantage–a private plan alternative to traditional […]Continue Reading ...
New evidence underscores the importance of eating breakfast every day, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology that showed skipping breakfast was significantly associated with an increased risk of death from heart disease. Using data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey from 1988 to 1994 […]Continue Reading ...
FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 — From 2009 to 2015, the prevalence of methadone use decreased and buprenorphine use increased among Medicaid-enrolled pregnant women with opioid use disorder, and the 4Ps Plus and Substance Use Risk Profile-Pregnancy (SURP-P) scale are sensitive for identifying illicit drug use, according to two studies published online April 5 in Obstetrics […]Continue Reading ...
This study used data from a nationwide survey to estimate how many patients with cancer and cancer survivors use complementary and alternative medicines (CAMS) in addition to or instead of conventional therapies, and how many don’t disclose that to their physicians. Among about 3,100 survey participants reporting a history of cancer, 33.3 percent used CAMs […]Continue Reading ...
THURSDAY, April 4, 2019 — Routine vaccination of young girls aged 12 to 13 years with human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine results in a reduction in preinvasive cervical disease, according to a study published online April 3 in The BMJ. Tim Palmer, Ph.D., from the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, and colleagues conducted a […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 3, 2019 — More than 73 percent of U.S. allergists report prescribing sublingual immunotherapy (SLIT), according to research published online April 1 in the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. Anita Sivam, D.O., from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and Mike Tankersley, M.D., from the Tankersley Clinic, both in Memphis, surveyed […]Continue Reading ...
A new artificial intelligence approach by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators can identify with a great degree of accuracy whether a 5-day-old, in vitro fertilized human embryo has a high potential to progress to a successful pregnancy. The technique, which analyzes time-lapse images of the early-stage embryos, could improve the success rate of in vitro fertilization […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain The share of American adults having no sex in the past year reached an all-time high in 2018, an intimate survey revealed Friday, and many of those missing out are men in their 20s. An analysis of new research data by The Washington Post reveals a battle of the sexes, with […]Continue Reading ...
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