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Time-Related Deployment Factors Predict Suicide Attempt Risk

Suicide attempt risk increased for deployment within first 12 months, dwell time of six months or less

Small Link for Cannabis Use, Reduced Cognitive Functioning

Small overall effect size for frequent and heavy cannabis use among adolescents, young adults

AAN: New Drug May Help Infants With Spinal Muscular Atrophy

RG7916 increases survival motor neuron protein level, with 6.5-fold increase noted with highest dose

Adults Using Benzodiazepines More Likely to Receive Opioid Rx

Increase in new opioid prescriptions for U.S. adults using benzodiazepines stopped in 2010

Prescribing of Gluten-Free Foods Declining in England

Substantial variation in prescribing practices seen by locality of practice

Number of Cigarettes Smoked Daily Tied to Stroke Risk

Among men younger than 50, more cigarettes smoked linked to increased risk of ischemic stroke

Social Support of Autonomy Tied to Better Glycemic Control in DM

Findings suggest family and friends’ support of autonomy also lowers diabetes distress

Disordered Eating Among Teens Tied to Future Depression

Also, bullying by peers is associated with depressive symptoms and disordered eating behavior

Opiate Use Linked to Early Mortality in IBD Patients

Heavy use in Crohn’s, heavy or moderate use in ulcerative colitis tied to increased risk of death

Polypharmacy More Likely for Cancer Survivors

More cancer survivors prescribed five or more unique medications, including those with abuse potential

Smartphone App May Up Medication Adherence in HTN

But use of the app not linked to a change in systolic blood pressure in poorly controlled hypertension

Self-Regulation Interventions Beneficial for Children

Improvement in academic, health, and behavioral outcomes in most intervention groups

CDC: Asian U.S. Mothers More Likely to be Older, Married

Non-Hispanic Asian mothers are more educated; some characteristics vary by subgroup, place of birth

Stronger Link With Mortality for Ambulatory Versus Clinic BP

Ambulatory BP is a stronger predictor of all-cause, cardiovascular mortality than clinic measures

Marital Status Tied to Earlier Presentation of Melanoma

Being married also tied to likelihood of undergoing SLNB in lesions with Breslow thickness >1 mm

Triple Therapy Tied to Reduced Rate of COPD Exacerbations

Benefits seen for triple therapy with fluticasone furoate, umeclidinium, and vilanterol

Nut Consumption Associated With Reduced Risk of A-Fib

Possible correlation also seen for nut consumption with reduced risk of heart failure

Parents Favor Supporting Pregnant Teens, Their Babies

Most feel that pregnant teens should have to attend prenatal visits in order to receive state support

Calcium Channel Blockers May Up Pancreatic Cancer Risk in Women

Increased hazard ratios for pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal users of short-acting CCBs

2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Institutional Post-Acute Care

Increased LOS in post-acute care at SNF and rehab facilities; decreased hospital LOS

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