Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nursing for August 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There is rapidly growing interest in the use of marijuana and cannabinoids for pain, according to a survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).

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As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises ‘Do Not Vape’

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of people who have developed a severe form of lung disease potentially tied to vaping has now risen to 215 cases across 25 states, and federal health officials are recommending that Americans not use electronic cigarettes.

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CDC: Mumps Outbreak Reported in Migrant Detention Facilities

FRIDAY, Aug. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There have been confirmed and probable mumps cases reported among adult migrants detained in facilities, according to research published in the Aug. 30 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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FDA: Risk From Tainted Blood Pressure Drugs Very Low

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The health risk from contamination of widely used generic blood pressure medications, angiotensin II receptor blockers, is very low, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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1984 to 2016 Saw Increase in Age of Death for HIV-Infected

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The mean age at death increased for patients with HIV infection from 1984 to 2016, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.

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Elder Abuse Most Commonly Perpetrated by Family Members

THURSDAY, Aug. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Elder abuse is most commonly committed by family members, according to a study published online July 31 in the Journal of Applied Gerontology.

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Guidelines Updated for Vaccination in Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Guidelines have been updated on vaccinations in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS); a practice guideline update summary was published online Aug. 28 in Neurology.

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More Youth Being Exposed to Secondhand Aerosol From E-Cigs

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The proportion of youth exposed to secondhand aerosol (SHA) from electronic cigarettes increased in 2018, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in JAMA Network Open.

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Vaccine-Related Searches on Pinterest Will Show Only Public Health Organizations

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From now on, vaccine-related searches on Pinterest will only produce results from public health organizations.

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Long-Term Night-Shift Work May Up Risk for Multiple Sclerosis

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A history of 20+ years of rotating night-shift work is associated with an increased risk for definite diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Occupational & Environmental Medicine.

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Low Nurse and Support Staffing Tied to Higher Inpatient Mortality

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Low levels of nurse and nursing support staffing are associated with increased inpatient mortality, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in BMJ Quality & Safety.

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Decline in Mortality Rates for Cardiometabolic Disease Slowing

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Age-adjusted mortality rates (AAMRs) for cardiometabolic diseases are continuing to decline but at a slower rate, according to a research letter published online Aug. 27 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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USPSTF Advises Broader Age Range for Hep C Screening

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection screening for individuals aged 18 to 79 years. These recommendations form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 27 by the USPSTF.

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Survival Poor for Elderly Admitted to Long-Term Acute Care Setting

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Hospitalized older adults transferred to a long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital have poor survival, with more than one-third never returning home, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Have Little, No Impact on Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) have little to no effect on the prevention or treatment of type 2 diabetes mellitus, according to a review published online Aug. 21 in The BMJ.

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Few Oncologists Suggest Health Promotion to Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Aug. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few oncologists and specialists recommend health promotion to cancer survivors, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Cancer.

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Tourist With Measles Visited Southern California Attractions

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — People who were at Disneyland and other Southern California tourist attractions earlier this month may have been exposed to measles by a tourist from New Zealand, say health officials from Los Angeles and Orange counties.

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ACIP Recommendations Updated for 2019-20 U.S. Flu Season

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) relating to the use of seasonal influenza vaccines in the United States have been updated for 2019 to 2020; the updated recommendations have been published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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In-Store E-Cigarette Marketing Influences Use in Young People

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recall of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) marketing at retail stores is associated with increased subsequent ENDS initiation among youth and young adults, according to a study published online Aug. 26 in Pediatrics.

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Aerobic Exercise Programs Benefit Stroke Survivors

MONDAY, Aug. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Group-based aerobic exercise programs, like cardiac rehabilitation, provide benefits to stroke survivors, according to a review published online Aug. 14 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Patient Confidentiality Rule Changes Aim to Fight U.S. Opioid Crisis

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patient confidentiality rule changes meant to help fight the opioid crisis in the United States have been proposed by the federal government.

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Most HPV-Linked Cancers Due to Types Targeted by 9vHPV Vaccine

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ninety-two percent of human papillomavirus (HPV)-related cancers are attributable to HPV types targeted by the 9-valent HPV vaccine (9vHPV), according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Low-Cost, Fixed-Dose Polypill Reduces Risk for Major CV Events

FRIDAY, Aug. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of a four-component polypill can effectively reduce the risk for major cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the Aug. 24 issue of The Lancet.

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Coverage With HPV Vaccine Continuing to Increase in Boys

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Coverage with the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine increased among boys from 2017 to 2018, according to research published in the Aug. 23 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Many Providers Fail to Discuss Sun-Safe Behaviors With Patients

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Less than half of health care providers discuss sun-safe behaviors with patients, according to a study published in the September issue of Preventive Medicine.

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Some Cities in Texas Susceptible to Measles Outbreaks

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some cities in Texas are susceptible to measles outbreaks, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in JAMA Network Open.

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More Physical Activity at Any Intensity May Reduce Mortality

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For middle-aged and older adults, more physical activity at any intensity and less sedentary time are associated with a reduced risk for premature mortality, according to a review published online Aug. 21 in The BMJ.

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Type 2 Diabetes Risk Up With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Intensifying BP Meds at Hospital Discharge May Harm Elderly

THURSDAY, Aug. 22, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Increasing blood pressure medications at hospital discharge for elderly patients hospitalized with noncardiac conditions does not improve long-term outcomes and is tied to short-term harms, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Women With Diabetes More Likely Than Men to Not Take Meds as Prescribed

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Women with diagnosed diabetes are more likely than men to not take their medications as prescribed, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Private Rooms Help Sustain Lower Rates of Some Nosocomial Colonization

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A hospital’s move to entirely single-patient rooms was associated with reductions in multidrug-resistant organism colonization, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Quitting Smoking Linked to Lower CVD Risk Within Five Years

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Quitting smoking is associated with reduced rates of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) within five years compared with current smoking, although the risks remain elevated after five years compared with never smoking, according to a study published in the Aug. 20 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Virtual Reality Program Reduces Pain in Hospitalized Patients

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 21, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A virtual reality (VR) program reduces pain in hospitalized patients compared with a television program control, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in PLOS ONE.

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Planned Parenthood Withdraws From Federal Family Planning Program

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Planned Parenthood is withdrawing from the U.S. government’s family planning program.

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Childhood-Onset IBD Ups Risk for Psychiatric Morbidity

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Childhood-onset inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is associated with an increased risk for psychiatric morbidity, including suicide attempt, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Most U.K. Patients With UTI Receive Antibiotics on Same Day

TUESDAY, Aug. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 85 percent of patients with urinary tract infection (UTI) receive antibiotics the same day and more than half are treated with trimethoprim, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in EClinicalMedicine.

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Parents Divided on Primary Care Policies for Unvaccinated Patients

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Three in 10 parents say that their child’s primary care office should ask parents who refuse all vaccines to find another health care provider, according to an Aug. 19 Mott Poll Report.

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Hypoglycemia Up With Intensive Glucose-Lowering Therapy

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Intensive glucose-lowering therapy is prevalent among U.S. adults with diabetes and results in hospitalizations and emergency department visits for hypoglycemia, according to a study published online Aug. 15 in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Alcohol Consumption in Pregnancy Ups Miscarriage Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol consumption during pregnancy is associated with a dose-dependent increase in miscarriage risk, according to a review published in the August issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research.

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Parent-Targeted Intervention Can Up Communication With Teens

MONDAY, Aug. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A parent-targeted intervention can increase adolescent-reported frequency of parent-adolescent communication (PAC) about sexual and alcohol use behaviors, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in JAMA Network Open.

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Cases of Severe Lung Injury After Vaping Reported in Three States

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Four cases of severe lung injury possibly linked with vaping in Minnesota are similar to dozens of cases in Wisconsin and Illinois. The patients had symptoms such as shortness of breath, fever, cough, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and chest pain, and some were hospitalized for “multiple weeks, with some patients being admitted to the intensive care unit,” according to a Minnesota Department of Health statement, CNN reported.

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Up to Half of Patients Do Not Disclose Imminent Threats to Physicians

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Up to 47.5 percent of patients withhold potentially life-threatening issues from their physicians, including depression, suicidal feelings, domestic violence, and sexual assault, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Network Open.

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Mental Health Burden Increased for Gender-Minority College Students

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Gender-minority (GM) students have an increased likelihood of having mental health problems compared with cisgender students, according to a study published online Aug. 16 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Recommendations Developed for Management of Lyme Disease

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The Infectious Diseases Society of America, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American College of Rheumatology have released a draft of their joint clinical practice guidelines for the management of Lyme disease.

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Diabetes Education, Support Cuts Hypoglycemia Risk

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Diabetes self-management education and support can cut hypoglycemia risk, according to a review published in the August issue of The Diabetes Educator.

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Intensive BP Therapy Not Beneficial in Nursing Home Residents

FRIDAY, Aug. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Long-term nursing home residents with hypertension do not experience significant benefits from more intensive antihypertensive treatment, according to a study published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Advertising Can Promote Interest in Health-Related Research

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Advertising current local health-related research using large TV monitors in emergency department waiting rooms can increase the short-term interest in health-related research, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in BMJ Open.

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Vaping Industry Group Sues to Delay FDA Review of E-Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A vaping industry group has launched legal action to delay the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s upcoming review of electronic cigarettes.

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FDA Proposes Graphic Warning Labels on Cigarettes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Smokers would have to get past some gruesome imagery to purchase a pack of cigarettes under a new rule proposed Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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2005-2016 Saw No Improvement in Diabetes Care Cascade

THURDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2005 to 2016, there was no improvement in the diabetes care cascade, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Nonpersistence, Low Adherence to BP Meds Common in Under 65s

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nonpersistence and low adherence are common among younger adults initiating antihypertensive medications and have not improved over time, according to a study published in the July issue of Hypertension.

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Burden of Obesity-Associated Cancers Shifted to Younger Age Groups

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 2000 to 2016, there was a shift of the obesity-associated cancer (OAC) burden to younger age groups, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in JAMA Network Open.

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Model Predicts Hypoglycemia Risk in Adults With Diabetes

THURSDAY, Aug. 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a study published online Aug. 1 in Current Medical Research and Opinion, a predictive model is presented for hypoglycemia that combines nearly all known and readily assessed risk factors for hypoglycemia such as infection, non-long-acting insulin, and dementia.

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Impulsivity Lower When Children Meet Sleep, Screen Time Guides

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children who meet sleep and screen time recommendations have lower levels of impulsivity, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Pediatrics.

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CDC: Prescription Drug Use Similar in United States, Canada

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of prescription drugs is similar in the United States and Canada, with almost 70 percent of adults aged 40 to 79 years using at least one prescription drug, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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BP From Midlife to Late Life Tied to Risk for Subsequent Dementia

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The risk for subsequent dementia is significantly increased for blood pressure patterns of midlife and late-life hypertension as well as midlife hypertension and late-life hypotension; and intensive blood pressure treatment is associated with a smaller increase in cerebral white matter lesion volume, according to two studies published in the Aug. 13 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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‘Miracle Mineral Solution’ Is No Miracle Cure, FDA Warns

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Miracle Mineral Solution, which is sold online as a medical treatment, can cause serious and potentially life-threatening health problems and should not be bought or used by consumers, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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USPSTF Recommends Screening Adults for Illicit Drug Use

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for illicit drug use in adults, but the evidence is inadequate to ascertain the balance of benefits and harms of screening in adolescents. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Aug. 13 by the USPSTF.

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Non-Hospital-Based Provider-to-Patient Telehealth Use Growing

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Use of non-hospital-based provider-to-patient telehealth grew almost 1,400-fold from 2014 to 2018, according to a FAIR Health White Paper.

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Coffee May Speed Up Recovery of Function After Bowel Surgery

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The time to first postoperative bowel movement after elective laparoscopic colorectal resection is shorter in those drinking coffee versus noncaffeinated tea, according to a study published in the August issue of Diseases of the Colon & Rectum.

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Racial, Ethnic Disparities in Care for Preemies Have Narrowed

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The disparity gap for care practices and certain outcomes between minority and white infants born at 22 to 29 gestational weeks narrowed from 2006 to 2017, according to a study published online Aug. 14 in Pediatrics.

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Ultrasound Aids IV Line Placement in Children

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Ultrasound guidance improves first-attempt success in establishing intravenous lines in children, according to a study published in the July issue of the Annals of Emergency Medicine.

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Type 1 Diabetes Misdiagnosed in One-Fourth of Children, Adults

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Type 1 diabetes diagnosis is missed less frequently when patients present during childhood or adolescence, but unlike in adults, misdiagnosis in childhood is associated with an increased likelihood of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes.

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Seniors With Dementia at Home Have More Medical Needs

TUESDAY, Aug. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older adults with incident moderately severe dementia living at home have more medical needs than those living in residential care or nursing facilities, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Use of Technology Now Included in Standards of Diabetes Care

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A section on the use of technology in the management of diabetes has been added to the American Diabetes Association Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes; a clinical guideline summary was published online Aug. 13 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Few at Risk for Diabetes Report Being Informed by Provider

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Few patients with undiagnosed prediabetes are told that they are at high risk for diabetes, according to a study published in the July issue of Clinical Diabetes.

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Nurse-Led Quality Initiative Cuts Hypoglycemia in ICU Patients

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Nurse-driven root cause analysis is associated with a substantial reduction in hypoglycemia in the intensive care unit, according to a study published in the August issue of in Critical Care Nurse.

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Endometriosis Tied to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Laparoscopically confirmed endometriosis is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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HbA1c, BMI Linked to Stillbirth Risk in Women With Diabetes

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Higher maternal hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels are associated with increased risk for stillbirth among women with type 1 diabetes, while higher BMI increases risk for women with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 29 in Diabetologia.

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Delayed/Foregone Care More Likely for Cancer Survivors With HDHPs

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Cancer survivors with high-deductible health plans (HDHPs) are more likely to experience delayed or foregone care, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in the Journal of Oncology Practice.

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FDA Reports More Seizures Among Vapers

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There have been 118 more reports of electronic cigarette users suffering seizures since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration first warned the public about the danger in April. That brings the total number of reported cases to 127 between 2010 and 2019, the agency said Wednesday.

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Warnings Issued to Companies Illegally Selling E-Liquid, Hookah Products

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Warning letters about 44 flavored e-liquid and hookah tobacco products being sold illegally in the United States have been sent to four companies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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Younger CRC Patients More Likely to Present With Abdominal Pain

THURSDAY, Aug. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Younger patients with colorectal cancer are more likely to present with abdominal pain and via an emergency, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Colorectal Disease.

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Nurse Intervention Using Tech May Improve PID Care in Youth

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Adolescent and young adult women with pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) are more likely to experience decreases in Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis positivity with a technology-enhanced community health nursing (TECH-N) intervention, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in JAMA Network Open.

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Some Cancer Trends Differ for Oldest Old in the United States

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Some cancer trends differ for U.S. patients aged 85 years and older, according to a study published online Aug. 7 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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At-Home Support Helps Stroke Patients Adjust After Hospitalization

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Stroke patients discharged with a case manager and access to an educational website reported significantly greater improvements in physical health after three months compared with those who had traditional care, according to a study published in the July issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.

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Medicare Spending on Essential Medicines Up 116 Percent From 2011 to 2015

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Spending associated with essential medicines grew substantially from 2011 to 2015 for Medicare Part D beneficiaries, according to a study published online July 17 in The BMJ.

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USPSTF Reaffirms Recs Against Screening for Pancreatic Cancer

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for pancreatic adenocarcinoma as the potential benefits do not outweigh the potential harms. These recommendations form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Aug. 6 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Exercise During Pregnancy May Boost Infant Development

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Exercise during pregnancy may improve early neuromotor development of infant offspring, according to a study published in the August issue of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise.

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Vaccination Does Not Up Risk for Developing Multiple Sclerosis

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Evidence shows that vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) within the next five years, according to a study published online July 30 in Neurology.

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Transdermal Optical Imaging Shows Promise for Measuring BP

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Transdermal optical imaging can be used to predict systolic, diastolic, and pulse pressure from facial blood flow data, according to a study published online Aug. 6 in Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging.

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Lifestyle Counseling Frequency, CV Outcomes Linked in Diabetes

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For hyperglycemic adults with diabetes, a higher frequency of lifestyle counseling is associated with a lower incidence of a composite outcome of death and cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in Diabetes Care.

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Infant Suffocation Deaths in Bed Increased From 1996 to 2016

TUESDAY, Aug. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There were significant increases in infant mortality from accidental suffocation and strangulation in bed (ASSB) from 1999 to 2016, according to a study recently published in the Maternal and Child Health Journal.

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Electric Fans Help in Hot, Humid Conditions but Not Hot, Dry Ones

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electric fans reduce core temperature and cardiovascular strain and improve thermal comfort in hot, humid conditions but are detrimental for all measures in very hot, dry conditions, according to a research letter published online Aug. 6 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Vaping Likely to Blame for 14 Hospitalizations in Two States

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Possible vaping-related breathing problems have led to the hospitalization of 14 teens and young adults in two states. There were 11 cases of severe breathing problems in Wisconsin and three in Illinois, CNN reported.

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BP, Waist Circumference, Lipids Should Be Measured Regularly

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Blood pressure, waist circumference, fasting lipid profile, and blood glucose should be measured regularly to identify atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), according to guidelines published online July 31 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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More Social Contact at Age 60 Linked to Lower Dementia Risk

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More frequent social contact during midlife is associated with a lower dementia risk and better cognitive trajectories, according to a study published online Aug. 2 in PLOS Medicine.

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Childhood Physical Activity Improves Lung Function for Adolescent Girls

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Girls who are more physically active in childhood may have better lung function in adolescence, according to a study published online July 3 in the International Journal of Epidemiology.

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Study Explores Dose Ranges for Efpeglenatide in Early T2DM

MONDAY, Aug. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Efpeglenatide once weekly leads to dose-dependent reductions in glucose and body weight in patients with early type 2 diabetes, according to a phase 2 study published online July 18 in Diabetes Care.

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U.S. Hospital Patients Receive More Opioids Versus Other Countries

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — U.S. physicians prescribe opioids more frequently during patient hospitalizations and at discharge compared with physicians in other countries, according to a study published online July 24 in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.

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U.S. Air Force Orders Day Off Training to Focus on Suicide Epidemic

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Air Force has ordered a day off from training to focus on a suicide epidemic in its ranks.

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Risk for Developing Frailty High in Older Adults

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Community-dwelling older adults are prone to developing frailty, according to a review published online Aug. 2 in JAMA Network Open.

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Brand-Brand Competition Has Not Cut Prices in Pharma Market

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Brand-brand competition in the U.S. pharmaceutical market has not lowered drug list prices, according to a review published online July 30 in PLOS Medicine.

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Compliance With Meds Falters With Age in Youth Born With HIV

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV, the prevalence of medication nonadherence and unsuppressed viral load increases with age, according to a study published online July 3 in AIDS.

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Age-Adjusted Drug Overdose Death Rate Higher in Urban Counties

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In 2017, the age-adjusted rate of drug overdose deaths was higher in urban than rural counties, according to an August data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

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Complementary Infant Feeding Guidelines May Lead to Overfeeding

FRIDAY, Aug. 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Following existing complementary feeding guidelines for infants may result in overfeeding within the first year of life, according to a study published online July 25 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Transmission Risks Up for HIV-Positive Injection Drug Users

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — HIV-positive individuals who inject drugs are more likely to have a detectable viral load and engage in high-risk sexual behaviors, according to research published in the Aug. 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Trump Admin Announces Plan to Allow Drug Imports From Canada

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Americans could import less expensive prescription drugs from Canada under a plan being developed by the Trump administration.

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Recommendations Decreased for Cough, Cold Medicine in U.S.

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — There has been a decrease in recommendations for opioid-containing and nonopioid cough and cold medicines (CCM) in the United States, according to a research letter published online July 29 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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One Dose of HPV Vaccine May Be Sufficient in Certain Situations

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — One dose of prophylactic human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may be as effective as two or three doses in preventing high-grade disease in a high-coverage setting, according to a study published online July 15 in Papillomavirus Research.

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Early Menarche Linked to Risk for T2DM in Rural Chinese Women

THURSDAY, Aug. 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For rural Chinese women, a history of early menarche is associated with an increased risk for developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), with the correlation partially mediated by adult body mass index (BMI), according to a study published online July 29 in Menopause.

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