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January 18, 2019

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January 18, 2019

New Risk Score Far More Effective for Diabetes Diagnosis

Jan. 17, 2019 — Researchers have developed a new risk score which takes into account detailed genetic information known to increase the chances of type 1 diabetes. This could be used to help identity babies at ... read more

Less Than Half of U.S. Youth Discuss Sensitive Topics With Their Doctors

Jan. 16, 2019 — Fewer than half of young people in the United States are having discussions of sensitive topics with their regular healthcare providers, according to a new study. The research suggests that modifying ... read more

Acupressure Relieves Long-Term Symptoms of Breast Cancer Treatment, Study Finds

Jan. 16, 2019 — A new study finds acupressure could be a low-cost, at-home solution to a suite of persistent side effects that linger after breast cancer treatment ... read more

First International Consensus on Fibromuscular Dysplasia

Jan. 16, 2019 — The 'First international consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia' (FMD) has been published online first today in Vascular Medicine and the Journal of ... read more

Fighting Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders on Multiple Levels

Jan. 16, 2019 — Over the past several decades, it's become increasingly recognized that perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs), including postpartum depression, are more than just "baby blues." ... read more

Pioneering Surgery Restores Movement to Children Paralyzed by Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Jan. 15, 2019 — An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring movement to young patients with paralysis caused by acute flaccid ... read more

Medical Detection Dogs Help Diabetes Patients Regulate Insulin Levels

Jan. 15, 2019 — New research has found that the best trained alert dogs have the potential to vastly improve the quality of life of people living with Type 1 ... read more

Back to the Future With CD4 Testing: Improving HIV Care in Low And Middle-Income Countries

Jan. 15, 2019 — A practical resource-based public health approach for the rapid initiation of antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected individuals living in low- and middle-income countries could save thousands of ... read more

Researchers Raise Bar for Successful Management of Severe Atopic Dermatitis

Jan. 15, 2019 — A team of investigators has identified comprehensive guidelines for managing severe atopic dermatitis (AD), the most common form of ... read more

Personalized Treatment Benefits Kidney Cancer Patients

Jan. 15, 2019 — Personalized treatment plans may extend life expectancy for early-stage kidney cancer patients who have risk factors for worsening kidney disease, according to a new ... read more

Quality of Life in Adolescents Recovering from Sports-Related Concussion or Fracture

Jan. 15, 2019 — Researchers studied health-related quality of life in adolescents with sports-related concussion or extremity fracture during their recovery ... read more

Physical Activity Reduces Mortality in Patients With Diabetes

Jan. 15, 2019 — Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control blood sugar and improve heart health, researchers recommend in a newly published ... read more

Vaccine-Preventable Infections in Pediatric Transplant Patients

Jan. 15, 2019 — Children who receive solid organ transplants are hospitalized due to vaccine-preventable infections at rates that are significantly higher than the general ... read more

Sleeping Less Than Six Hours a Night May Increase Cardiovascular Risk

Jan. 14, 2019 — People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study. Poor quality sleep ... read more

Virtual Video Visits May Improve Patient Convenience Without Sacrificing Quality of Care

Jan. 14, 2019 — A team of researchers reports that virtual video visits, one form of telehealth visit used at the hospital, can successfully replace office visits for many patients without compromising the quality ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — A new long-acting contraceptive designed to be self-administered by women may provide a new family planning option, particularly in developing nations where access to healthcare can be limited, a ... read more

Jan. 14, 2019 — Researchers have examined dust from homes in Fort McMurray, Alta., for evidence of harmful toxins left in the aftermath of the devastating 2016 wildfire. Their study reveals normal levels of ... read more

Chance of Depression in New Doctors Depends on Where They Train

Jan. 14, 2019 — Nearly 20,000 future doctors will graduate from US medical school this spring, and embark on the residency training. But a new study suggests that their mental health in the crucial first year of ... read more

The Course of Back Pain Over Time

Jan. 14, 2019 — Back pain is among the most frequently reported health problems in the world. New research examines patterns in back pain over time and identifies the patient characteristics and the extent of ... read more

Harnessing Multiple Data Streams and Artificial Intelligence to Better Predict Flu

Jan. 11, 2019 — Influenza is highly contagious and easily spreads as people move about and travel, making tracking and forecasting flu activity a challenge. While the CDC continuously monitors patient visits for ... read more

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