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Too much screen time tied to behavioral issues in preschoolers

In a large birth cohort study, researchers found that preschool-aged children who had 2 hours of screen time per day were at increased risk for clinically significant externalizing problems, inattention problems and ADHD. Research is lacking on the associa ...

Subscapularis tenotomy, lesser tuberosity osteotomy had comparable outcomes for TSA

Patients undergoing total shoulder arthroplasty with either subscapularis tenotomy or lesser tuberosity osteotomy had comparable successful subjective and objective clinical outcomes, according to results. “Over the last decade there was controversy regard ...

‘Every patient, every time’: Inpatient protocol standardizes ulcerative colitis care

Since implementing its Inpatient Ulcerative Colitis Protocol in 2016, the University of California San Francisco has improved the uniform application of core management practices. In a study published in Inflammatory Bowel Diseases, Sara M. Lewin, MD, of t ...

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are necessary and effective in improving patient care, there is also a need to improve the culture in medicine, accordi ...

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are necessary and effective in improving patient care, there is also a need to improve the culture in medicine, accordi ...

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are necessary and effective in improving patient care, there is also a need to improve the culture in medicine, accordi ...

Trilobites: Look What the Cat Dragged In: Parasites

Researchers found that house cats that roam outdoors were more likely to pick up diseases than indoor cats. ...

Phase 3 trial assesses intraoperative radiotherapy for glioblastoma

An international randomized phase 3 trial is underway to evaluate the efficacy of intraoperative radiotherapy for patients with glioblastoma multiforme. Patients with glioblastoma typically undergo surgery — with the goal to remove as much of the tumor as ...

Previous HAV vaccination does not reliably protect some patients with HIV

Study findings suggest that previous vaccination against hepatitis A virus infection does not reliably protect some people with HIV. Researchers found that more than half of people with HIV who developed HAV infection during an ongoing HAV outbreak in Tenn ...

Salon opens 'safe space' for breastfeeding mums in Dereham

The owner offers a place for mums to feed their babies as her sister felt "uncomfortable" doing it in public. ...

Pig brains partially revived four hours after death

The study could aid medical research and fuel debate about the difference between life and death. ...

Prevalence of alcoholic cirrhosis rising in North American men

VIENNA — Researchers reported an increasing prevalence of alcoholic cirrhosis in a large representative Canadian population, especially among middle-aged men, according to a presentation at the International Liver Congress 2019. “Over the last two decades, ...

Stress Tied to Heart Disease, Especially in People Under 50

Someone with a stress disorder was 37 percent more likely to develop cardiovascular disease than those in the general population. ...

Weight change 'ripple effect' not present for partners during pregnancy

Male partners of women with overweight or obesity who undergo a weight management intervention during pregnancy do not tangentially benefit from the intervention, according to findings presented in Obesity. “Recently, randomized lifestyle interventions hav ...

Generation Grandparent: Anna Quindlen’s ‘Life in the 60s’

A Bubbe and a Nana share the joys of grandparenting: “This is the closest we get to immortality, right?” ...

Half of patients on statins have suboptimal response at 2 years

More than half of patients undergoing statin therapy failed to achieve LDL reduction of more than 40% within 2 years, and these patients were at elevated CVD risk compared with optimal responders, according to findings published in Heart. Ralph Kwame Akyea ...

Negative HLA-C*06:02 status should not deter ustekinumab use in psoriasis

Researchers found no need to exclude patients with psoriasis from ustekinumab treatment because of a negative HLA-C*06:02 genotype status. The meta-analysis included eight studies and 937 patients in the analysis of Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI7 ...

VIDEO: Seladelpar met phase 2 alkaline phosphatase endpoint in PBC

VIENNA — In this exclusive video from the International Liver Congress 2019, Marlyn J. Mayo, MD, from The University of Texas, presents positive data from a phase 2 study of seladelpar in patients with primary biliary cholangitis and compensated cirrhosis. ...

Ipswich 'killing-suicide': Crisis team 'missed opportunity'

A mental health crisis team is criticised after a patient killed his wife before taking his own life. ...

Mother of 14-year-old who killed herself at the Priory speaks out

Amy El-Keria was a patient at Ticehurst House Psychiatric Hospital, which has been fined £300,000 over her death. ...