Nephrology News & Issues reported that the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended that “primary care physicians should screen all adults over age 45 for diabetes every three years.”
Reuters reports that a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal suggests that a Mediterranean diet augmented with more olive oil and extra nuts may reverse development of the metabolic syndrome, thereby reducing the chances of heart disease and diabetes.
The New York Times reports that according to research published in the journal Pediatrics, approximately “one in eight” cases of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) appear to “occur among infants who have been placed on sofas.”
The Huffington Post reported that according to research to be presented today at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference, “more than 90 percent of new parents at one Oregon Hospital made at least one key error in installing their newborn’s car seat or in positioning the newborn in the seat.”
Reuters reports that research from the Center for Tobacco Products at the US Food and Drug Administration published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found that around 14 million major medical conditions are the result of smoking.
ABC World News reported, “the average American family makes two trips a year to the emergency” department, but what about if the physician came to them in their home?
The Wall Street Journal reports that more preschools are beginning the require flu vaccinations prior to enrollment, with New York City being the latest to mandate this requirement.
The AP reports a study sponsored by the US Military Vaccine Agency, with results presented at a meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, has found that “military folks who squirted [MedImmune’s FluMist] vaccine up their noses were as well-protected as others who got it from health workers.”
The Wall Street Journal reports that large restaurant chains have been recently introducing lower-calorie menu items that could help mitigate the country’s obesity epidemic.
The New York Times “Well” blog reported that according to a study published in the journal Pediatrics, physical activity appears to enhance cognitive performance in youngsters.
Modern Healthcare reports that the CMS “has granted national coverage for a new screening test for colon cancer that uses a patient’s DNA to detect molecular alterations associated with the disease.”
The AP reports public safety groups are asking the FDA to increase the boxed warnings on Chantix (varenicline), the smoking-cessation medicine by Pfizer, by using more specific language.
The New York Times reports that “a growing body of research indicates that many” people who react to gluten “may be suffering a real condition called non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or NCGS,” instead of suffering from celiac disease.
NPR reports in “Shots” blog on a study that emphasizes the potential risks of laundry detergent pods to children.
CBS News reports the FDA has issued a warning that some of the common OTC medicines could make people “too drowsy” and affect their ability to drive safely.
The Boston Globe “Daily Dose” blog reports that the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommended in new draft guidelines that “primary care physicians should screen all adults over age 45 for” type 2 diabetes (T2D).
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USA Today reports that life expectancy in the United States rose in 2012 to a record high of 78.8 years, up from 78.7 years in 2011, “according to a new report on mortality in the USA from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. “
On the air and on its website, CBS’ 60 Minutes criticized the high cost of cancer medications. CBS correspondent Lesley Stahl said, “They are so astronomical that a growing number of patients can’t afford their co-pay.”
The CBS Evening News reported that in a medical first, “a woman in Sweden has given birth after receiving a womb transplant.”
The Washington Post reports that middle-aged women who worry a lot may have a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, citing a study unveiled in American Academy of Neurology’s journal, Neurology.
Reuters reports that according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, acupuncture appears not to alleviate knee pain of a chronic nature in middle-aged patients with osteoarthritis of the knee (knee OA).
The New York Times reports in its “Well” blog that exercise could help protect the “mind against depression through previously unknown effects on working muscles,” citing a new study involving mice that was published in the journal Cell.
Reuters reports that researchers are increasingly finding that steady amounts of walking per day is more beneficial in reversing the negative effects of leading an otherwise sedentary lifestyle than an hour of hard exercise per day.
In a post for the Washington Post “Wonkblog,” Jason Millman wrote that “one of the big takeaways” from a recent Institute of Medicine report calling for “reforms for how end-of-life care is provided,” is that “plenty of people still haven’t thought these issues through,” a fact which “hasn’t changed much in the past 10 years.”
The Wall Street Journal reports on a study from the University of Arizona that found it only took four hours for germs on a contaminated door in a workplace to spread to other surfaces and the hands of half of the employees in an office.
Bloomberg News reports that research presented at an American Association for Cancer Research meeting suggests that “men who take a daily dose of aspirin or similar anti-inflammatory medicine may also reduce their risk of developing prostate cancer.”
The Los Angeles Times “Science Now” blog reports that according to a study, published in Pediatrics, “kids 7 to 9 years old who attended a daily, after-school fitness program showed an increased ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between tasks at the end of a nine-month period.”
Reuters reported that a new study by researchers at University of Otago in New Zealand found that the risk of falls in the home can be reduced by making relatively inexpensive fixes, including installing handrails and edging for stairs, outside lighting, bathroom rails, and slip resistant surfaces.
The Chicago Tribune reports on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services database aimed at highlighting “millions of dollars” in “legal but highly controversial payments” for doctors.