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CDC: 22 States Have an Adult Obesity Prevalence ≥35 PercentWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Twenty-two states have an adult obesity prevalence at or above 35 percent, up from 2021, according to data recently released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
State-based adult obesity prevalence...Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Incidence of Hematologic CancerWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with reduced incidence of hematological cancer, especially for women, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in The Lancet Healthy Longevity.
Kajsa Sjöholm, Ph.D., from the...Less than One Quarter 'Definitely' Plan to Get New COVID-19 VaccineWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Just 23 percent of American adults say they "definitely" will get the new COVID-19 vaccine, while another 23 percent say they will "probably" get it, according to a new poll, which also reveals that interest in the...Risk of Ileus Added to Ozempic LabelWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Ozempic will now be labeled as having the potential to block intestines. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently made the label update for the drug made by Novo Nordisk, without directly citing Ozempic as the...Smoking Increases Risk for Adverse Cardiovascular Outcomes After PCIWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- For patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), smoking is associated with an increased risk for adverse cardiovascular outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in the European Heart...Vasomotor Symptoms Linked to Increased Risk for Alzheimer DiseaseWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Vasomotor symptoms (VMS), especially during sleep, are associated with an increased risk for Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society, held from...More Progress Seen in Female Versus Minority Leadership Diversity in MedicineWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Some specialties have made significant improvements in academic medial leadership diversity since 2007, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open.
Austin M. Meadows, from Henry Ford Health in...Older Adults at Risk for Real-World Impersonation ScamsWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- A considerable proportion of older adults engage with a mimicked real-world imposter scam without skepticism, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in JAMA Network Open.
Lei Yu, Ph.D., from the Rush University...Physical Restraint Use More Likely for Black Adults in Emergency DepartmentsWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- In adult emergency departments, physical restraint is uncommon but occurs more often among Black patients than White and non-Black patients, according to a review published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Internal...Age, Race, Education Most Prevalent Disparities Tied to Menopausal Hormone Therapy RxWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Age, race, and education are the most prevalent disparities associated with menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) prescribing, according to research presented at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society,...Most Online Marijuana Dispensaries Lack Adequate Age VerificationWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Most online marijuana dispensaries lack adequate age verification features and accept nontraceable payment methods, according to a research letter published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Pediatrics.
Ananya Terala, from the...Cannabis Use Relatively Common Among Midlife WomenWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Current and lifetime medical and recreational cannabis use is relatively common among midlife women, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the North American Menopause Society, held from Sept. 27 to 30...AI Tools Have Moderate-to-High Sensitivity for Chest RadiographsWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Artificial intelligence (AI) tools show moderate-to-high sensitivity for detecting airspace disease, pneumothorax, and pleural effusion on chest radiographs, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in...Direct Dispensing of Prenatal Supplements With Iron Reduces AnemiaWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- Directly providing prenatal iron supplements significantly improves average hematocrit levels throughout pregnancy and reduces anemia in underserved patients, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in JAMA Network...Pandemic-Linked Drop in Cardiac Testing Recovered in United StatesWEDNESDAY, Sept. 27, 2023 -- In the United States and non-U.S. high-income countries, the reductions in cardiac testing seen in the early COVID-19 pandemic recovered by 2021, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in Radiology:...Mental Health Decline Greatest in Traditionally Advantaged Children During PandemicTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Mental health among 5- and 8-year-olds deteriorated during the pandemic; however, inequalities narrowed as children in more advantaged groups saw greater deteriorations, according to a U.K. study published online Sept. 25...E-Cigarette Use May Increase Risk for Asthma in TeensTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Electronic cigarette use is associated with a higher risk for asthma in adolescents who never smoked conventional tobacco products, according to a study published in the October issue of Preventive Medicine.
Taehyun Roh,...Suicide Risk Increased for Some U.S. Health Care WorkersTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Registered nurses, health technicians, and health care support workers have an increased risk for suicide compared with non-health care workers, according to a study published in the Sept. 26 issue of the Journal of the...1.3 Percent of Children, 6.9 Percent of Adults Have Ever Had Long COVIDTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- In 2022, 1.3 percent of children and 6.9 percent of adults had ever had long COVID, according to two September data briefs published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health...Once-Weekly Insulin Icodec Superior for HbA1c in Type 2 DiabetesTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- For insulin-naive adults with type 2 diabetes, once-weekly insulin icodec (icodec) titrated with a dosing guide app (icodec with app) is superior for change in glycated hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) level versus once-daily basal...Elevated BP in Adolescence Linked to Increased Cardiovascular Risk for MalesTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- For males, increased blood pressure (BP) in late adolescence is associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular events, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Helene Rietz,...aHSCT Beneficial for Most Patients With Relapsing-Remitting MSTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) for treatment of relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) yields freedom from disease activity for most patients, according to a study published online Sept....Both Ciclosporin, Methotrexate Effective for Severe Eczema in ChildrenTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- For children and young people with severe atopic dermatitis (AD), ciclosporin (CyA) and methotrexate (MTX) are both effective over 36 weeks, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in the British Journal of...Flu Vaccine Uptake Varies by Sociodemographic Factors in CKD PatientsTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), younger adults, Black individuals, and those with adverse social determinants of health are less likely to receive a flu vaccine, according to a study published online...Burden of Heart Disease Considerable for American Indians, Alaska NativesTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- American Indian and Alaska Native patients with Medicare insurance have a considerable burden of cardiovascular disease, according to a study published online Sept. 22 in JAMA Network Open.
Lauren A. Eberly, M.D., M.P.H.,...Morning, Afternoon Exercise May Cut Diabetes RiskTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Morning and afternoon physical activity are associated with a lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 20 in Diabetologia.
Caiwei Tian, from Harvard University in Cambridge,...Increase in Types 1 and 2 Diabetes Seen in U.S. Youth During PandemicTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- The incidence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes increased among U.S. youth during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Sept. 21 in JAMA Network Open.
Matthew T. Mefford, Ph.D., from Kaiser Permanente...Vacuum-Induced Control Device Beneficial for Postpartum HemorrhageTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Rapid and effective bleeding control can be achieved using a U.S. Food and Drug Administration-cleared intrauterine vacuum-induced hemorrhage control device for both vaginal and cesarean births, according to a study...Reduced Mortality Risk Seen for Patients With VitiligoTUESDAY, Sept. 26, 2023 -- Patients with vitiligo may have a reduced risk for mortality, according to a study published online Sept. 14 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.
Hyun Jeong Ju, M.D., Ph.D., from the St. Vincent’s Hospital...Gene-Tweaked Pig Heart Transplant Into Second PatientMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- A second human patient has received a genetically altered pig heart as he battles the ravages of end-stage heart disease. The 58-year-old man, Lawrence Faucette, received the pig organ at the University of Maryland Medical...37 Percent Diagnosed With Type 1 Diabetes After Age 30MONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- Diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often occurs after age 30 years, more so in men and racial/ethnic minorities, according to a research letter published online Sept. 26 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Michael Fang, Ph.D.,...Heat-Related Deaths Could Break Records This Year in Phoenix, America's Hottest CityMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- Phoenix, already the hottest major city in the nation, experienced its most scorching summer on record this year, new data show. And that will likely prompt the highest number of heat-associated deaths ever reported in the...Family History Influences Penetrance of Hereditary CancersMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- For individuals with a pathogenic variant in the major genes responsible for hereditary breast cancer or Lynch syndrome, having a first-degree family history is associated with increased cancer risk, according to a study...Nirmatrelvir, Molnupiravir Use Lowers Risks for Omicron-InfectedMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- For patients infected with omicron at high risk for progression to severe disease, treatment with nirmatrelvir or molnupiravir is associated with reductions in mortality and hospitalization, according to a study published...Cardiac Rehab Barriers Vary Globally According to RegionMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- Cardiac rehabilitation (CR) barriers vary globally according to region, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology.
Gabriela Lima de Melo Ghisi, P.T., Ph.D., from the University of...Many Receiving Alpelisib for Metastatic Breast Cancer Have HyperglycemiaMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- For patients with metastatic breast cancer receiving the PI3K inhibitor alpelisib, hyperglycemia often occurs, with a median time to onset of 16 days, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in Cancer.
Sherry Shen,...Novel Model Aids Prediction of Survival in Heart Failure With Reduced Ejection FractionMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- For individuals with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction (HFrEF), a new model facilitates prediction of lifelong overall and heart failure hospitalization-free survival and treatment benefit, according to a study...Benefit of ICD Attenuated in CKD Patients Receiving Cardiac ResynchronizationMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- For patients with advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) receiving cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), the benefit of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) may be attenuated, according to a study published...Exercise Intervention Has Biological Effect in Lynch SyndromeMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- An exercise intervention has biological effects on the immune system among patients with Lynch syndrome (LS), according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Clinical Cancer Research.
Nan Deng, from The University of...Machine Algorithm IDs Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysms That Get MissedMONDAY, Sept. 25, 2023 -- Unruptured cerebral aneurysms (UCAs) of sizes that warrant attention and possibly treatment that are missed in routine care can be identified by a machine learning algorithm, according to a study published online Sept. 13...