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Primary Care

Hypertension Common Among Poorest, Least Educated Globally

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Differences in hypertension prevalence between socioeconomic groups are generally small in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), according to a study p...

Betadine Solution, Ag-Gel Combo Effective for Eliminating Bacteria

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The combination of 5 percent betadine solution and silver colloidal gel (Ag-gel) is more effective than either substance alone for inhibiting the growth of...

Weight Loss Greater With Commercial Weight Management Program

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Participation in a commercial weight management program is associated with greater weight loss at three and 12 months than a do-it-yourself (DIY) approach,...

Low Serum Urate Level Tied to Low Lean Mass, Underweight

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Low serum urate (SU) concentrations are associated with low lean mass, underweight, and higher rates of weight loss, according to a study published online ...

Impact of Gender-Affirming Hormone Therapy on Kidney Function Examined

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Gender-affirming hormone therapy (GAHT) is associated with increased serum creatinine in transgender men, but not in transgender women, according to a syst...

Comorbidities Up Among Patients With ESRD, Concomitant Psoriasis

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), those with concomitant psoriasis are younger and more often have cancer, diabetes mellitus, and coronar...

Rates of Psychiatric Symptoms Up During Pregnancy With Epilepsy

Aug 18, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women with epilepsy have increased rates of depressive and anxiety symptoms during pregnancy and postpartum, according to a study published online Aug. 17 ...

Unvaccinated Parents, Caregivers Who Want Their Kids Immunized

Aug 17, 2022

Clinicians should ask pertinent questions to help identify unvaccinated parents and caregivers who are open to giving their children the COVID-19 vaccination. Vaccine hesitancy continues to be...

Two Million Infant Swings, Rockers Recalled Due to Strangulation Danger

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of infant swings and rockers are being recalled because crawling babies can get entangled in straps that dangle beneath them. The recall applies...

Cheaper OTC Hearing Aids Should Be in Stores by October, FDA Says

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Affordable over-the-counter hearing aids will bring relief to millions of Americans suffering from hearing loss by mid-October, under a landmark proposal j...

Monkeypox Virus Detected in Anorectal Samples From Asymptomatic Patients

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Asymptomatic cases of men who have sex with men (MSM) who are positive for monkeypox virus (MPXV) are described in a research letter published online Aug. ...

Scotland Becomes First Country to Provide Free Period Products

Aug 16, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- On Monday, Scotland became the world's first country to help its residents with what activists supporting the move call "period poverty." The country now of...

Monkeypox May Get New Name to Curb Stigma

Aug 16, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Monkeypox could soon get a new name. The World Health Organization announced Friday that it plans to rename the condition to eliminate any derogatory or rac...

Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Favored for Some A-Fib Patients

Aug 16, 2022

MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For selected patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and higher bleeding risk, left atrial appendage occlusion (LAAO) may be preferred over oral anticoagulat...

Role of Genetics Studied in Rheumatoid Arthritis Development

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Genetic predisposition is increased across patients with pre-rheumatoid arthritis (RA), according to a study published online Aug. 12 in Arthritis & Rheu...

Diet High in n-3-PUFAs Linked to Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A diet high in n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) is associated with a reduced risk for breast cancer among women in China, according to a study publish...

Pregnancy Does Not Affect Survival in Women With Melanoma

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnancy status does not affect survival after melanoma, according to a study published online July 23 in the Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology...

Actinic Keratosis Diagnosed in Almost One-Third of Older Adults

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly three in 10 Medicare beneficiaries have at least one actinic keratosis diagnosis encounter over five years of follow-up, according to a research let...

Gout More Prevalent Among Black Versus White U.S. Adults

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Gout is more prevalent in adults self-reporting Black versus White race, but these differences are attenuated after full adjustment for all risk factors, acc...

USPSTF Continues to Recommend Against Genital Herpes Screening

Aug 16, 2022

TUESDAY, Aug. 16, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) did not find new evidence that could result in a change to the 2016 recommendation on screening for genita...