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April 25, 2017

Physicians Vastly Underestimate Patients' Willingness to Share Sexual Orientation, Study Finds

Apr. 24, 2017 — A study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation ... read more

Improving Response to Toxic Inhalation Disasters

Apr. 21, 2017 — Better medical responses to the accidental or intentional release of inhaled toxic chemicals are being developed, but the field faces considerable challenges, according to a new report by an ... read more

Displaying Lab Test Costs in Health Records Doesn't Deter Doctors from Ordering Them

Apr. 21, 2017 — Hospitals nationwide are seeking ways to use price transparency -- displaying the price of lab tests at the time when doctors are placing the order -- to nudge doctors to consider whether the ... read more

Gunshot Injuries Occur Primarily in Miami-Dade's Poor, Black Neighborhoods

Apr. 19, 2017 — Gunshot wound injuries in Miami-Dade County are clustered in predominantly poor, black neighborhoods, according to a new ... read more

Examining Cost-Effectiveness of Initial Diagnostic Exams for Microscopic Hematuria

Apr. 17, 2017 — Routine urinalysis for screening of genitourinary cancer isn't recommended by any major health group but patients who undergo urinalysis for a variety of other reasons are often found to have ... read more

Trans Fat Bans Lessen Health Risks, Research Suggests

Apr. 14, 2017 — People living in areas that restrict trans fats in foods had fewer hospitalizations for heart attack and stroke compared to residents in areas without restrictions, according to a new ... read more

Post-SARS, Infection Rates in China Have Steadied, but Fast-Growing and Common Infections Now Need Attention

Apr. 12, 2017 — Following the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in 2003, China stepped up its prevention and control methods for all infectious diseases, and rates of infection have leveled off since ... read more

A Big-Picture Look at the World's Worst Ebola Epidemic

Apr. 12, 2017 — An international effort to analyze the entire database of Ebola virus genomes from the 2013-2016 West African epidemic reveals insights into factors that sped or slowed the rampage and calls for ... read more

Why Treating Animals May Be Important in Fighting Resurgent Tropical Disease

Apr. 12, 2017 — As the World Health Organization steps up its efforts to eradicate a once-rampant tropical disease, a new study suggests that monitoring, and potentially treating, the monkeys that co-exist with ... read more

How to Improve Speed, Effectiveness of Clinical Trials During an Epidemic

Apr. 12, 2017 — Mobilization of a rapid and robust clinical research program that explores whether investigational therapeutics and vaccines are safe and effective to combat the next infectious disease epidemic will ... read more

More Than $16 Billion Spent on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in 2016

Apr. 12, 2017 — Americans spent more than ever before -- $16 billion -- on cosmetic plastic surgery and minimally invasive procedures in 2016, concludes new research. The new report also breaks down the national ... read more

CDC/WHO Ebola Guidelines Could Put Sewer Workers at Risk

Apr. 11, 2017 — Guidelines for safe disposal of liquid waste from patients being treated for the Ebola virus might not go far enough to protect water treatment workers from being exposed, say ... read more

Assessing the Impact of Climate Risks on the Financial System

Apr. 11, 2017 — In the wake of 2015 Climate Paris Agreements to limit global temperature below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, many governmental and private stakeholders have advocated for the introduction of ... read more

Higher Tobacco Taxes Needed to Reduce Smoking Rates in South Asia, New Analysis Says

Apr. 11, 2017 — Higher taxes on tobacco could reduce consumption in South Asia by at least one-third and avoid 35-45 million premature deaths, concludes a new ... read more

Obesity in Hispanic Adolescents Linked to Nearly Sixfold Increase in High Blood Pressure

Apr. 11, 2017 — Obesity raises the prevalence of high blood pressure among adolescents but the increase is particularly pronounced among Hispanics compared to white, African-American or Asian ethnic groups, ... read more

Wide Variability in Coroner Decision-Making Around Investigating Deaths

Apr. 10, 2017 — Coroners in England and Wales don't seem able to agree on what caused a person's death or whether the death merits an inquest or not -- despite being faced with identical case information ... read more

New Model Maps Likelihood of Ebola Spillovers

Apr. 10, 2017 — Ecologists have developed a model that maps the likelihood of Ebola virus “spillovers”—when the virus jumps from its long-term host to humans or animals such as great apes—across Africa on a ... read more

Organ Donation: 10 Minutes. 22 People. 54 Percent.

Apr. 10, 2017 — At this moment, more than 118,000 people in the United States are in need of a lifesaving organ transplant. And 64 percent of them are currently on a waiting list – to which roughly 1 person is ... read more

Protein Detected That Increases Effectiveness of Vaccines

Apr. 7, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer. The finding allows for greater understanding ... read more

US Burden of Neurological Disease Is Nearly $800 Billion/year

Mar. 30, 2017 — The most common neurological diseases cost the United States $789 billion in 2014, and this figure is projected to grow as the elderly population doubles between 2011 and 2050, according to a new ... read more

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