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Survey shows widespread skepticism of flu shot

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(MediaSource) The consensus among medical professionals is that the flu shot is safe and is the most effective tool we have in preventing the flu, but a new national survey by Orlando Health finds that a shocking number of parents are still skeptical about the safety and effectiveness of the flu shot.
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Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA 'spelling mistakes'

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(University of Cambridge) Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited -- the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in a study published today in the journal Nature Communications, a team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Cambridge believe they may have found an explanation: spontaneous errors in our DNA that arise as cells divide and reproduce.
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Cumulative sub-concussive impacts in a single season of youth football

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(Nationwide Children's Hospital) In an investigation of head impact burden and change in neurocognitive function during a season of youth football, researchers find that sub-concussive impacts are not correlated with worsening performance in neurocognitive function.
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More clues revealed in link between normal breast changes and invasive breast cancer

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(Georgetown University Medical Center) A research team, led by investigators from Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, details how a natural and dramatic process -- changes in mammary glands to accommodate breastfeeding -- uses a molecular process believed to contribute to survival of pre-malignant breast cells.
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Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(Northwestern University) Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids -- and not necessarily only their own, according to new research published by anthropologists at Northwestern University.
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Teenaged girls did not engage in riskier sexual behavior after HPV vaccination introduced in school

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(Canadian Medical Association Journal) Despite fears to the contrary, sexual behaviors of adolescent girls stayed the same or became safer after publicly funded school-based HPV vaccinations were introduced in British Columbia (BC), according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).
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Half of parents say their preschooler fears doctor's visits

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-10-14 21:00
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) One in 25 parents had postponed a vaccine due to their child's fear of doctor visits and one in five said it was hard to concentrate on what the doctor or nurse was saying because their young child was so upset.
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: Trichinosis Clinical Pearls

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around:
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Obesity Linked to Increased Risk for Colon Cancer in Younger Women

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Obese women face significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer before age 50, a JAMA Oncology study suggests. Researchers followed some 85,000 female nurses aged 25...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Payment for CAR-T Therapies / Treating Milk Allergy in Kids / Florida Hem-Onc Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Take a look at the latest from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Covering CAR-T Therapies: Dr. Peter Bach discusses payment approaches Medicare could consider...
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Vaccine May Help Avert Flu Hospitalizations in Pregnant Women

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Influenza vaccines are moderately effective in preventing influenza hospitalizations among pregnant women, according to a retrospective study in Clinical Infectious Diseases. Researchers studied 1030 hospitalizations...
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Vaginal Mesh Controversy Examined

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
A series of articles in The BMJ describe how the vaginal mesh implant rose to prominence as a treatment for stress urinary incontinence and pelvic...
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Your NEJM Group: Trauma-Informed Care & Kavanaugh Hearings / Cirrhosis Guidelines / California IM Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Here are today's selections from across NEJM Group: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: Dr. Eve Rittenberg, a primary care internist, reflects on providing trauma...
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Diet Might Play Less of a Role in Gout Than Previously Thought

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Diet is less responsible for hyperuricemia than a person's genetic predisposition, a meta-analysis in The BMJ suggests. Researchers analyzed data from five cohorts comprising...
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Unrecognized MI Tied to Increased Long-Term Mortality Risk

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Patients with unrecognized myocardial infarction (MI) have a higher long-term mortality risk than those without MI, according to a study in JAMA Cardiology. Over...
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Therapeutic Fasting Could Be an Alternative to Insulin for Some Diabetes Patients

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Medically supervised fasting could eliminate the need for insulin in some patients with type 2 diabetes, according to findings in BMJ Case Reports. Three men...
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Third-Trimester Tdap Vaccination Tied to Higher Pertussis Antibody Levels at Birth

Physician's First Watch - Sun, 2018-10-14 05:00
Receipt of the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine in the third trimester of pregnancy is associated with higher levels of pertussis toxin antibodies...
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The health innovation system is 'broken' and failing patients, warns UCL report

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2018-10-13 21:00
(University College London) NHS patients are being let down by a global health innovation system which fails to deliver the treatments they need at prices that government can afford, according to a new report led by Professor Mariana Mazzucato, Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, in collaboration with STOPAIDS, Global Justice Now and Just Treatment. The report warns that health innovation is being hampered by a drive for profit and needs a major overhaul.
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Study suggests vaping does not stain teeth

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2018-10-13 21:00
(R&D at British American Tobacco) Study shows e-cigarettes and tobacco heating products cause minimal teeth staining compared with conventional cigarettes.
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Unapproved pharmaceutical ingredients identified in many over-the-counter dietary supplements

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Fri, 2018-10-12 19:06
Potentially harmful and undeclared pharmaceuticals were identified in more than 700 over-the-counter dietary supplements in an analysis of U.S. Food and Drug Administration warnings from 2007 through 2016.
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