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July 2017 Briefing – Pathology

July 2017 Briefing – Pathology
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Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for July 2017. 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.

Research Supports Genetic Testing in Early Life Epilepsy

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Genetic investigation emphasizing sequencing tests should be incorporated into the routine initial evaluation of young children with epilepsy, according to a study published online July 31 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Review: Positive Link for Alcohol, Nonmelanoma Skin Cancer

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Alcohol intake seems to be positively associated with basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), according to a review and meta-analysis published online July 28 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

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Outbreak of Septic Arthritis Described in New Jersey

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In a report published in the July 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, details are presented of an outbreak of septic arthritis associated with intra-articular injections at a New Jersey outpatient practice.

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More Progress Needed for Hep C Elimination in Country of Georgia

MONDAY, July 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) — More interventions are needed to meet the target of hepatitis C virus (HCV) elimination, defined as a 90 percent reduction in prevalence by 2020, in the country of Georgia, according to research published in the July 28 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Thyroid Cancer Tied to Regular Thyroxine Use in Hypothyroidism

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients with primary hypothyroidism who are regular thyroxine users have increased risk of thyroid cancer, according to a study published online July 19 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Significantly Higher Serum Melatonin in Human Myopes

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Human myopes exhibit significantly higher serum melatonin (Mel) concentration than non-myopes, according to a study published online July 18 in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics.

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CRC Screen Up for Older Patients, Those Not in Labor Force

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Factors associated with colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates at U.S. community health centers include age and insurance status, but not patient-provider communication, according to a study published online July 14 in Cancer.

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Total, Saturated Fat Linked to Increased Risk of Lung Cancer

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High intake of total and saturated fat is associated with increased risk of lung cancer, according to research published online July 25 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Gene Expression May Predict Response to Methotrexate in RA

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), increased baseline gene expression of p21, caspase 3, and runt-related transcription factor (RUNX)2 in the peripheral blood may be associated with improved clinical response to methotrexate (MTX), according to a study published online July 25 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

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2016 Saw Increase in Number of Physicians Since 2010 Census

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Census reports have demonstrated an increase in the number of physicians and in the actively licensed U.S. physician-to-population ratio from 2010 to 2016, according to a study published in the Journal of Medical Regulation.

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Serum γ-Glutamyltransferase Linked to MetS in Children, Teens

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For children and adolescents, serum γ-glutamyltransferase (GGT) is associated with metabolic syndrome (MetS), according to a study published online July 25 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

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House Dust Mites May Be Carriers for IgE Sensitization in Dermatitis

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with atopic dermatitis (AD), house dust mites (HDMs) may act as carriers for immunoglobulin E (IgE) sensitization to microbial antigens, according to a study published online July 25 in Allergy.

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ENRGISE Pilot Study Will Inform Larger Trial of IL-6 in Seniors

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Data obtained from a pilot study, published online July 22 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, will be used to plan a full-scale trial targeting interleukin (IL)-6 levels among older adults with low-to-moderate physical function.

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CVD Risk Factors May Be Altered in Transgender Adults

THURSDAY, July 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors may be altered among transgender adults receiving cross-sex hormone therapy (CSHT), according to a review published online July 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Infection Is Most Common Complication of Prostate Biopsy

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The most common complication of prostate biopsy is infection, with mild bleeding also reported, according to an update of the American Urological Association White Paper published in the August issue of The Journal of Urology.

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Memantine Linked to Lower Neuron-Specific Enolase in TBI

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI), memantine is associated with reduced neuronal damage, as assessed by serum levels of neuron-specific enolase (NSE), according to a study published online July 19 in the Journal of Clinical Pharmacology.

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Case Highlights Polygenic Risk in Severe Hypertriglyceridemia

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Polygenic risk can mimic major monogenic mutation in severe hypertriglyceridemia, according to a case report published online July 25 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Intergenerational Recurrence of Retained Placenta Observed

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Intergenerational recurrence of retained placenta is seen on the maternal and paternal side, according to a study published online July 21 in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

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Penile Microbiome May Be Risk Factor for HIV in Men

WEDNESDAY, July 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The microbiome of the area on the penis located under the foreskin in uncircumcised straight men has been linked to increased risk for contracting HIV, according to a study published in the July 25 issue of mBio.

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Nearly All Donated Brains From NFL Players Show CTE

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Ninety-nine percent of former National Football League (NFL) players who donated their brain to science were found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), according to a case series published in the July 25 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Food Allergy Can Be Easily Misdiagnosed in Children

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Many people misunderstand what food allergies are, and even doctors can be confused about how to best diagnose them, according to a National Academies consensus report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published online July 24 in Pediatrics.

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Obesity in Teens Ups Colon, Rectal Cancer Risk in Adulthood

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Obesity even in adolescence may raise the odds for colon and rectal cancers in adulthood, according to research published online July 24 in Cancer.

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Noninvasive Oral Fluid-Based Immunoassay IDs Hepatitis E

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A noninvasive oral fluid-based immunoassay has high sensitivity and specificity for identifying recent and past hepatitis E virus (HEV) infection, according to a study published in the Journal of Immunological Methods.

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More Genetic Tests May Benefit Ashkenazi Jewish Cancer Patients

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For Ashkenazi Jewish patients with breast cancer, comprehensive sequencing identifies pathogenic mutations in genes other than BRCA1 and BRCA2 founder alleles, according to a study published online July 20 in JAMA Oncology.

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Fasting Plasma Glucose, HbA1c Linked to Alzheimer’s in T2DM

TUESDAY, July 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), fasting plasma glucose (FPG) visit-to-visit variation, represented by the coefficient of variation (CV), and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) CV are independently associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a study published online July 13 in Diabetes Care.

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Health, Economic Costs High for Measles Vaccine Hesitancy

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Even small declines in vaccine coverage can reduce the herd immunity effect, according to a study published online July 24 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Average Increase in Physician Compensation 2.9% in 2016

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The AMGA 2017 Medical Group Compensation and Productivity Survey reports that 77 percent of physician specialties experienced increases in compensation in 2016, with an overall weighted average increase of 2.9 percent.

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More Than Half of Murdered U.S. Women Killed by Partners, Exes

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Most women murdered in the United States die at the hands of a current or former intimate partner, according to research published in the July 21 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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MYCN Copy Number Tied to Poor Features in Neuroblastoma

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The rate of unfavorable features is increased in association with increasing MYCN copy number in patients with neuroblastoma, according to a study published online July 11 in Cancer.

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Immunotherapy Efficacy Up With Gal-1/SIT Co-Administration

MONDAY, July 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Galectin-1 (Gal-1), allergen-specific immunotherapy (SIT) co-administration may suppress allergic responses in the intestine more than use of SIT or Gal-1 alone, according to an experimental study published online July 18 in Allergy.

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Pollutant Exposure May Lead to Multi-Generational Asthma Risk

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Maternal exposure to diesel exhaust particles during pregnancy may increase susceptibility to allergic asthma in more than one generation of offspring, according to an experimental study published online recently in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.

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‘Expansion Pathology’ Method Could Mean Earlier Intervention

FRIDAY, July 21, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new method, called expansion pathology (ExPath), which is a clinically optimized form of expansion microscopy (ExM), can be used for pathology and clinical research, according to a report published online July 17 in Nature Biotechnology.

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NCI-Designated Care Often Excluded in Narrow Health Plans

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Narrow network health plans are less likely to cover treatment by doctors at centers affiliated with the U.S. National Cancer Institute, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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More Patients Enrolled in Cancer Trials Under ACA

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The Affordable Care Act may have enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for cancer treatments, according to a study published online July 20 in Clinical Cancer Research.

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Improved Survival With Enhanced Prophylaxis Plus ART in HIV

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with advanced HIV who are initiating antiretroviral therapy (ART), enhanced antimicrobial prophylaxis is associated with reduced rates of death at 24 and 48 weeks, according to a study published in the July 20 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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68Ga-Somatostatin Analog PET-CT Linked to Reduced Costs

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For imaging neuroendocrine tumors, 68Ga-somatostatin analog positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) is associated with reduced costs compared with 111In-octreotide scintigraphy, according to a study published online July 17 in the Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology.

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EHR-Based Prompt Ups Hepatitis C Screening for Baby Boomers

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Implementation of an electronic health record (EHR)-based prompt can improve hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening rates among baby boomers, according to a study published online July 17 in Hepatology.

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CDC: >100 Million Americans Have Diabetes or Prediabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — As of 2015, 9.4 percent of the population — 30.3 million — had diabetes, and another 84.1 million had prediabetes, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday.

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Animal Study Reveals Potential of Fetal Alcohol Damage Reversal

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Animal research may have yielded a potential treatment for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder in children; the new report was published online July 18 in Molecular Psychiatry.

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USPSTF: Ovarian Cancer Screen to Be Avoided for Most Women

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The potential harms of ovarian cancer screening outweigh the benefits, so only very specific groups of women should be screened for the disease, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) says in a draft recommendation.

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Rare Skin Manifestations Can Indicate Secondary Syphilis

WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A rare case of secondary syphilis which primarily presented with multiple nodules on the scalp has been detailed in a case report published online July 17 in the Journal of Dermatology.

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Guidelines Updated for Diagnosis, Management of NAFLD

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A practice guidance statement, published online July 17 in Hepatology, has been developed to augment the clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

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Post UV Exposure, Tumor Number Down With Tomato Consumption

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Male mice consuming a red tomato diet have significantly lower tumor number after exposure to ultraviolet-B (UV-B) light, according to a study published online July 11 in Scientific Reports.

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Measles Outbreak Identified in Minnesota Is Ongoing

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — An outbreak of measles has been identified in Minnesota, according to a report published in the July 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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NT-proBNP Improves Heart Failure Prediction in T2DM

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For patients with type 2 diabetes, N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) improves prediction of heart failure, according to a study published online July 6 in Diabetes Care.

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Pregnancy-Related Mortality Ratio 17 Deaths Per 100,000

TUESDAY, July 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The pregnancy-related mortality ratio was 17 deaths per 100,000 live births from 2011 to 2013, and the distribution of causes of death categories remained stable from 2006 to 2010, according to a study published in the August issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Risk of Heart, Respiratory Disease Up in 9/11 Survivors

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Rescue workers and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center seem to have an increased risk for heart and lung diseases years later, according to findings published online July 17 in Injury Epidemiology.

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Few Americans Aware of Possible Increased Risk This Tick Season

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have predicted an upswing in the tick population this summer, which could potentially mean more tick-borne infections, but few Americans are aware of this, a new HealthDay/Harris Poll shows.

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Stem Cell Educator Therapy May Help Fight Diabetes

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Stem cell educator therapy may provide long term benefits in type 1 and type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online July 7 in Stem Cells Translational Medicine.

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Wait-and-Scan Strategy Feasible for Head, Neck Paraganglioma

MONDAY, July 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A wait-and-scan strategy seems to be feasible for patients with head and neck paraganglioma (PGL), according to a study published online July 10 in Head & Neck.

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Long Working Hours May Increase Risk of Developing A-Fib

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Working long hours could increase risk of atrial fibrillation, according to a study published online July 13 in the European Heart Journal.

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After Sunburn, High-Dose Vitamin D Cuts Inflammatory Mediators

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Healthy adults receiving high-dose vitamin D3 have reduced expression of pro-inflammatory mediators 48 hours after experimental sunburn, according to a study published online July 5 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

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ALS, Parkinson’s Mortality Up for White-Collar Workers

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — White collar workers have a higher risk of death from Parkinson’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), according to research published in the July 14 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Higher Nodal Yield Tied to Lower Mortality in Oral Cavity Cancer

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For clinically node-negative patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC), higher nodal yield (above 24 nodes) is associated with lower mortality, according to a research letter published online July 13 in JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.

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Thyroid Status Linked to Impaired HRQoL in Dialysis Patients

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For hemodialysis patients, thyroid status is associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL), according to a study published online July 13 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Change to Cervical Screening Guidelines Impacted Chlamydia

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Changes to cervical cancer screening guidelines in Canada in 2012 correlated with reductions in chlamydia testing and decreases in reported incidence of chlamydia in females, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Early Career Burnout Can Be Contagious Via Social Networks

FRIDAY, July 14, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For early career teachers (ECTs), social network members’ burnout levels are associated with increased burnout levels, according to a study published in the August issue of Teaching and Teacher Education.

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Tall, Obese Men at Higher Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The larger a man, the greater his risk of developing and dying from aggressive prostate cancer, according to a study published online July 13 in BMC Medicine.

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New Vaccines Show Promise in Protecting Fetus From Zika

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Two experimental vaccines might help protect human fetuses against the Zika virus, according to a study published in the July 13 issue of Cell.

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Study Supports Observation Only for Most Low-Risk Prostate CA

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Men with early-stage prostate cancer who have surgery to remove their tumor do not live longer than those who receive no treatment at all, according a study published in the July 13 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Western Diet Associated With Chronic Hepatic Inflammation

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In farnesoid X receptor (FXR) knockout (KO) mice, Proteobacteria and bacteroides persist in those fed a western diet (WD), even after antibiotic (Abx) treatment, according to a study published online July 12 in The American Journal of Pathology.

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Potential First U.S. Gene Therapy Now Under FDA Review

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The potential first gene therapy in the United States is being reviewed by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration expert panel.

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Blood Test for Early Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Feasible

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new, low-cost blood test may be an effective way to detect pancreatic cancer early, according to a study published in the July 12 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Breastfeeding Appears to Lower the Risk of Multiple Sclerosis

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Women with a longer history of breastfeeding may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) than mothers who never breastfed or nurse for briefer periods, according to a study published online July 12 in Neurology.

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Link for Maternal Antidepressant, Kids’ Brain Health Questioned

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is an increased risk of intellectual disability in children whose mothers take antidepressants while pregnant, but the association appears to be related to factors other than the medication use itself, according to a study published online July 12 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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International Variation in Prevalence of Celiac in T1DM

THURSDAY, July 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Celiac disease (CD) is a common comorbidity in young people with type 1 diabetes, and the prevalence appears to vary internationally, according to a study published online June 29 in Diabetes Care.

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Medicaid Enrollees Are Satisfied With Their Health Care

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Medicaid enrollees are largely satisfied with their health care, and most are able to access the care they need when they need it, according to a research letter published online July 10 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Clinical Decision Rules Accurately ID Rhinosinusitis

WEDNESDAY, July 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Clinical decision rules can be used to diagnose acute rhinosinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Screening Up When Insurance Covers CT Colonography

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients with insurance that covers computed tomographic (CT) colonography are nearly 50 percent more likely to get screened for colorectal cancer, according to a study published online July 11 in Radiology.

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Reduced Rates of Gonorrhea Seen With Meningococcal B Vaccine

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine for gonorrhea may be one step closer to reality, according to a report published online July 10 in The Lancet.

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New Criteria Urged for Infection Diagnosis Among Seniors in ER

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Emergency department physicians need new criteria for diagnosing infection among older adults, according to a study published online recently in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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American Adults Without Health Insurance Rises by Two Million

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The number of American adults without health insurance has increased by about two million so far this year, according to a new Gallup-Sharecare Well-Being Index poll.

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Health Service Use Unchanged From 1996-1997 to 2011-2012

TUESDAY, July 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Utilization of health services was largely unchanged from 1996-1997 to 2011-2012, but expenditures increased, according to a study published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

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Parkinson’s Patients Deemed at Higher Risk of Melanoma

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Patients with Parkinson’s disease are about four times more likely to develop melanoma, and conversely, patients with melanoma have a four-fold higher risk of developing Parkinson’s, according to a study published in the July issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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Increasing BMI Causally Linked to Asthma, Not Hay Fever

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — There is a causal relationship between increasing body mass index (BMI) and asthma and decreased lung function, according to a study published online July 4 in Allergy.

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2011 Tsunami in Japan Had Lasting Impact on Fatal MI

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The 2011 tsunami in Japan was associated with an increase in fatal myocardial infarction (MI) in the high-impact zone, which was sustained through 2014, according to a study published in the Aug. 1 issue of The American Journal of Cardiology.

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Low Platelet Count Linked to Thrombosis in aPL Carriers

MONDAY, July 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For antiphospholipid antibody (aPL) carriers, low platelet count is associated with increased risk of developing thrombosis, according to a study published online June 29 in the Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

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Sugar Intake During Pregnancy Tied to Allergy in Offspring

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — High intake of sugar-laden foods and beverages during pregnancy may contribute to the development of asthma and allergies in offspring, according to research published in the July issue of the European Respiratory Journal.

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4-Food Elimination Diet Induces EoE Remission in Children

FRIDAY, July 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) — For children with eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), eight weeks of a four-food elimination diet can induce remission, according to a study published online June 8 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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Risk of Sudden Death Declining in Heart Failure Patients

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Rates of sudden death from heart failure have declined by nearly half over the past two decades, according to research published in the July 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Traumatic Brain Injury May Up Later Risk of Dementia

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A severe head injury, especially during middle age, could dramatically increase the risk for developing dementia later in life, according to research published online July 5 in PLOS Medicine.

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Poor Sleep Could Be Modifiable Risk Factor for Alzheimer’s

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sleep quality is associated with risk of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to research published online July 5 in Neurology.

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Market Competition Linked to Change in Generic Drug Prices

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Market competition levels are associated with changes in the price of generic drugs, according to a study published online July 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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AMA: Doctors Should Make Sure Their Online Info Is Accurate

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In a technologically advanced society, physicians need to take advantage of the internet to reach patients and exercise caution in their online presence, according to a report published by the American Medical Association.

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IgE Allergy Testing Improves Atopic Dermatitis Outcomes

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Identification of allergens by immunoglobulin E (IgE) testing improves outcomes in atopic dermatitis, according to a study published online June 20 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

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Germline Mutations Up in Men With Prostate CA, One Other CA

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Germline deleterious mutations are enriched among men with prostate cancer and at least one additional primary cancer, according to a study published online June 28 in Cancer.

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From 2001 to 2012, Incidence of CDI, Multiply Recurrent CDI Up

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The annual incidence of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) and multiply recurrent CDI (mrCDI) increased from 2001 to 2012, according to a study published online July 4 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Herpes Zoster May Increase Risk of Myocardial Infarction, Stroke

THURSDAY, July 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Herpes zoster (HZ) may be associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events, according to a research letter published in the July 11 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Differences in U.S. Infant Mortality Rates for Blacks, Whites

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The mortality rate for black infants in the United States has risen in recent years, while the rate for white infants continues to decline, according to a research letter published online July 3 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Comparable Metabolic Effects for E-Cigarettes, Smoking

WEDNESDAY, July 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarette smoking has the same deleterious effect on weight and metabolic parameters as traditional cigarettes, according to research published online June 29 in Obesity Reviews.

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