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Prolonged TV Watching Ups Blood Clot Risk

Jan 23, 2022

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Prolonged television watching increases the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online Jan. 20...

Biosimilars Could Cut Spending for Biologic Therapy in the U.S.

Jan 21, 2022

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Biosimilar drugs could drive down prices for biologic drugs and generate savings of about $38.4 billion between 2021 and 2025, according to a study published ...

Semaglutide Superior to Liraglutide for Weight Loss

Jan 21, 2022

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Among adults with overweight or obesity, once-weekly subcutaneous semaglutide plus counseling for diet and physical activity results in significantly greater ...

Closed-Loop System Improves Glycemic Control in Young Children With T1DM

Jan 21, 2022

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Compared with sensor-augmented pump therapy, a hybrid closed-loop system improves glycemic control in young children with type 1 diabetes, according to a stud...

Prevalence of Coronary Heart Disease Largely Unchanged From 2011 to 2018

Jan 21, 2022

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) remained largely unchanged in the United States from 2011 to 2018, according to a research letter published onl...

Peanut Oral Immunotherapy at Younger Age Ups Desensitization in Children

Jan 21, 2022

FRIDAY, Jan. 21, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- For young children with peanut allergy, initiation of peanut oral immunotherapy is associated with an increase in desensitization and remission, according to ...

Suicide Attempts Increased Among U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2019

Jan 21, 2022

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide attempts among U.S. adults increased from 2008 to 2019, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Psychiatry.Tanner J. Bommersbach, M.D....

Suicide Attempts Increased Among U.S. Adults From 2008 to 2019

Jan 21, 2022

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide attempts among U.S. adults increased from 2008 to 2019, according to a study published online Jan. 19 in JAMA Psychiatry.Tanner J. Bommersbach, M.D....

Recommendations Updated for Recombinant Zoster Vaccine

Jan 21, 2022

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Recommendations have been updated for use of the recombinant zoster vaccine (RZV) for prevention of herpes zoster and related complications among immunocomp...

Long-Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL

Jan 20, 2022

TURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In an article published online Dec. 29 in Cancers, long-term adverse and positive outcomes are described for survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leuke...

Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes

Jan 20, 2022

THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Women with, versus without, a history of breast cancer have a higher incidence of hypertension and diabetes up to 10 years following diagnosis, according to...

Link Between Allergy History & Post-COVID-19 Vaccination Allergic Reactions

Jan 20, 2022

In December 2020, the FDA granted emergency use authorization for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna. However, within days of this authorization, there were several reports of sev...

2021 USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Expand Eligibility

Jan 20, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The 2021 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) criteria for lung cancer screening increase eligibility compared with earlier screening criteria, wit...

Ethnic Disparities Seen in Enrollment for a Clinical Trial​

Jan 20, 2022

WEDNESDSAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In the Bronchiolitis Follow-up Intervention Trial (BeneFIT) setting, physicians more often determined that Hispanic patients were not appropriate for as-n...

Disparities Seen in Air Pollution Exposure Across the U.S.

Jan 20, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- ZIP codes with higher densities of racial and ethnic minorities and low-income groups have higher average exposures to air pollution, according to a study ...

Specialist-Led Model of Care Can Improve CVD Prevention in Psoriasis

Jan 20, 2022

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Dermatologists and patients with psoriatic disease have a positive view of a specialist-led model of care to improve cardiovascular disease (CVD) preventio...

USPSTF: Individualize Counseling for Primary Prevention of CVD

Jan 19, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that physicians individualize the decision to refer adults without known cardiovascular disease (...

Long-Term Medication Usage After Bariatric Surgeries Compared

Jan 18, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Patients who have gastric bypass may be slightly more likely to remain free of obesity-related medications versus those undergoing sleeve gastrectomy, accord...

Factors ID'd for Eventual Surgery in Patients With Appendicitis

Jan 18, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Presence of an appendicolith is associated with a nearly twofold increased risk for undergoing appendectomy within 30 days of initiating antibiotics for appe...

Preschool Intervention Can Achieve Sustained Lifestyle Changes

Jan 18, 2022

TUESDAY, Jan. 18, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Achieving sustained lifestyle changes by implementing a health promotion program in preschools requires multidisciplinary teams, multidimensional educational...