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October 13, 2015

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October 13, 2015

Patients Using Nurse Practitioners Are Less Likely to Have Avoidable Hospital Admissions

Oct. 13, 2015 — Diabetic patients who got their primary care from nurse practitioners did not have an increase in potentially preventable hospital admissions, new research ... read more

Use of E-Cigarettes, Alternative Tobacco Products May Lead to Increased Tobacco Use

Oct. 13, 2015 — The increasing use of alternative tobacco products, such as water pipes and e-cigarettes, by children under the age of 18 is a burgeoning public health crisis, researchers write in a new ... read more

Health Care, Research Failing to Adapt to US's Growing Multiracial Population

Oct. 13, 2015 — Health care and research are failing to adapt data collection methods to the growing multiracial population in the US, an author suggests in a new ... read more

Affordable Care Act Helps Virginia Improve HIV Outcomes

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income HIV patients enrolled in Affordable Care Act health-care plans achieved better outcomes and the resulting cost savings allowed the state of Virginia to support care for more patients, ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — A few years ago, a researcher assembled a team of scientists in Lima, Peru. The result of their work is the first study in that country to report human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in men who have ... read more

Oct. 5, 2015 — Six research centers in the U.S. have been chosen to help develop a comprehensive new strategy to control Ebola and other emerging infectious diseases in health ... read more

Schools Are Underprepared for Pandemics, Natural Disasters

Oct. 5, 2015 — Missouri schools are no more prepared to respond to pandemics, natural disasters, and bioterrorism attacks than they were in 2011, according to a new study. Researchers found that on average, schools ... read more

Ethnic, Racial, Socioeconomic Disparities in Retinoblastoma in Children

Oct. 5, 2015 — Ethnic, racial and socioeconomic disparities appear to exist among children with retinoblastoma, a once uniformly fatal but now treatable eye cancer, and those disparities are associated with greater ... read more

Disparities in Time Spent Seeking Medical Care in the United States

Oct. 5, 2015 — Racial/ethnic minorities and unemployed individuals had a longer total time burden (time spent traveling to, waiting for and receiving ambulatory medical care) in a nationally representative study, ... read more

New Dietary Guidelines Must Be Sustainable, Regardless of Politics

Oct. 1, 2015 — The new iteration of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans must incorporate sustainability considerations -- both for the health and wellbeing of Americans and the world in which we live, urges a new ... read more

Lung Cancer Screening Programs Do Not Increase Rates of Unnecessary Surgeries

Oct. 1, 2015 — Lung cancer screening programs that utilize standardized reporting and include cardiothoracic surgeons as part of a multidisciplinary team can successfully be adopted into clinical practice without ... read more

More Obesity Among the Less Educated in Rich Countries

Sep. 30, 2015 — In rich countries, obesity is more common among the lower educated, whilst in poor countries, obesity is more common among the higher educated, confirms new research. Previous studies have shown that ... read more

Many Nonprofit Academic Leaders and Professors Serve on for-Profit Health-Care Company Boards

Sep. 29, 2015 — Nearly one in 10 US for-profit health care company board positions are held by individuals with an academic affiliation, a potential conflict-of-interest not explicitly addressed by national ... read more

Deaths from Heart Disease, Stroke Could Rise Unless Countries Address Risk Factors

Sep. 29, 2015 — Over the next decade, early deaths from cardiovascular disease are expected to climb from 5.9 million in 2013 to 7.8 million in 2025, according to the first-ever forecasting analysis for heart ... read more

'Housing First' Approach for Homeless People Doesn't Help Obesity

Sep. 29, 2015 — The 'Housing First' approach of giving homeless people with mental illness a place to live without any preconditions such as sobriety or enrollment in a psychiatric treatment program has ... read more

Home-Based Counselling Strategies Alone May Not Improve Neonatal Survival in Rural Africa

Sep. 29, 2015 — Implementing a home-based volunteer counselling strategy during pregnancy and the first few days of an infant's life in rural Africa may not be enough to improve neonatal survival, despite ... read more

Annual Mammography Starting at Age 40 Still Best Way to Saves Lives from Breast Cancer

Sep. 29, 2015 — Experts experienced in breast cancer care continue to recommend that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of deaths among women in the ... read more

Discrimination Is Linked With Worse Health Among Transgender Americans, Study Shows

Sep. 29, 2015 — Despite a surge in public attention toward the transgender population, transgender adults continue to face both major and daily discrimination that often directly leads to dangerous health ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — Current standards for ultrasound evaluation of fetal growth may lead to misclassification of up to 15 percent of fetuses of minority mothers as being too small, according to a ... read more

New Methods for Collecting Forensic DNA to Combat Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new project aims to empower victims and support prosecutions in cases of sexual violence in conflict zones. The project will explore new methods for collecting forensic DNA evidence in cases of ... read more

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