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QuickStats: Smoking Cessation During Pregnancy — 46 States and the District of Columbia, 2014 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Notifiable Diseases and Mortality Tables | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance — United States, 2015 | MMWR

The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) Series is prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  
cdc.gov
almost 3 years ago
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Web App Ups Lung Cancer Survival by 7 Months

In a phase 3 randomized clinical trial, cancer care enhanced by a web application improved overall survival by 7 months over standard care.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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No Reduction in Aggressive Care for Advanced Cancer

The majority (75%) of advanced cancer patients receive aggressive care. We need to stop this 'pernicious pattern of care,' says expert.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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New Research Finds Low Risk of Zika Virus at Olympics

New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organizers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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emlitofnote.com
almost 3 years ago
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Alzheimer's Protein Tau Tracks Symptoms Better Than Amyloid Does

A new study suggests that tau imaging could be more useful as a diagnostic tool in patients with mild cognitive impairment.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Folic Acid Linked to Less Autism in Kids of Women With Epilepsy

New research suggests that women with epilepsy who take an antiepileptic drug should start taking folic acid supplements as early as possible in pregnancy, if not before.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Cardiostim: Left Atrial Appendage Occlusion Done the Right Way

Dr John Mandrola reports on a UK team that assessed the impact of a UK National Health Service project to determine the cost-effectiveness of a procedure before making a reimbursement decision.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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High Schoolers' Cigarette Use Hits Lowest Level Since 1991

A national survey of youth behaviors showed traditional smoking is down to 11%, but now 24% of teenagers use e-cigarettes. Almost half said they texted or emailed while driving; 30% report having sex.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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FDA Panel Backs Bezlotoxumab for C diff Recurrence Prevention

Some panelists felt the backing studies were well done, but also wanted further information on the safety of the drug for some patients.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Frailty in Transplant Survivors Linked to Accelerated Aging

Adult hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) recipients under 65 are at increased risk of frailty and may experience accelerated aging, researchers report.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Patients Say Care Is Better During July Influx of New Surgeons

The quality of care doesn't suffer when surgeons-in-training are new at their jobs, according to a survey of patients hospitalized for surgery. In fact, the patients felt care was better during those periods.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Two Expensive Diabetic Macular Edema Drugs Not Cost-effective

Anti-VEGF medicines aflibercept and ranibizumab would have to drop in price by 69% and 80%, respectively, to be worth the societal cost compared with bevacizumab, a new study has found.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Most Antidepressants Ineffective for Kids With Depression

The vast majority of antidepressants are ineffective -- and some may even be unsafe -- for children and teens with major depressive disorder, new research shows.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Dietary Supplement May Prevent Cognitive Decline

A dietary supplement containing ingredients commonly found in health food stores appears to prevent the decline in brain structure and function seen in Alzheimer’s disease, an animal study indicates.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago
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Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 149 FFFF

Get ready to be challenged with some good old fashioned medical trivia...introducing Funtabulously Frivolous Friday Five 149 FFFF  
lifeinthefastlane.com
almost 3 years ago
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Consultants Advising on California’s Aid-in-Dying Law

Just as California's law aid-in-dying law takes effect this week, Lonny Shavelson has added another specialty: a consultant to physicians and terminally ill patients who have questions about how it works.  
medscape.com
almost 3 years ago