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Experts warn of coming war over ‘food addiction’ and public health

SAN FRANCISCO — The difference between “food addiction” and “food and addiction” will gain public policy significance as the prepared food industry gears up to fight a growing body of data indicating processed foods contribute to negative public health out ...

O&P Challenges: Patients With Obesity

According to a recent report published in Circulation, obesity has increased during the last 2 decades, with 154.7 million Americans aged 20 years and older being reported as overweight or obese and 78.4 million as obese. Another report published by Jason ...

Consumers Understand Simplified Health Care Plans Better Than Traditional Plans

A recent study suggests that consumers are overconfident with how well they understand four basic traditional health insurance terms and would better understand a simplified health care plan. ...

Pregnancy a risk factor for severe H7N9 disease

Infection with influenza A(H7N9) may cause severe complications among pregnant women, according to a case report by officials from the Jiangsu Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Nanjing, China.“According to epidemiologic and clinical d ...

CCFA Partners awarded funds to expand health data network

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hCG supplementation may stimulate intrafollicular estradiol, androgens in IVF patients

In patients undergoing in vitro fertilization, higher doses of human chorionic gonadotropin supplementation have a considerable effect on stimulating the intrafollicular levels of estradiol and androgens, with a propensity toward a more androgen-dominated ...

Revised Modified Checklist more effective in screening toddlers for autism

Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up, or MCHAT-R/F, appears accurate in the detection of children at a younger age and reduces the number of children that need follow-up, according to study data in Pediatrics.Researc ...

Revised Modified Checklist more effective in screening toddlers for autism

Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up, or MCHAT-R/F, appears accurate in the detection of children at a younger age and reduces the number of children that need follow-up, according to study data in Pediatrics.Researc ...

Revised Modified Checklist more effective in screening toddlers for autism

Use of the Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-up, or MCHAT-R/F, appears accurate in the detection of children at a younger age and reduces the number of children that need follow-up, according to study data in Pediatrics.Researc ...

Cardiology Today Editorial Board members vote on top 10 stories of 2013

The following are the Top 10 stories of 2013 in the field of cardiology, as selected by members of the Cardiology Today Editorial Board. The editors of Cardiology Today value your opinion. Let us know what you think of the 2013 Top 10 list in the comments ...

Anti-TB drug hepatotoxicity increased in those with HCV

Patients coinfected with hepatitis C and tuberculosis are more likely to experience drug-induced hepatotoxicity related to first-line tuberculosis therapy, according to recent data.“Hepatotoxicity is the major adverse effect of three of the first-line anti ...

Anti-TB drug hepatotoxicity increased in those with HCV

Patients coinfected with hepatitis C and tuberculosis are more likely to experience drug-induced hepatotoxicity related to first-line tuberculosis therapy, according to recent data.“Hepatotoxicity is the major adverse effect of three of the first-line anti ...

Anti-TB drug hepatotoxicity increased in those with HCV

Patients coinfected with hepatitis C and tuberculosis are more likely to experience drug-induced hepatotoxicity related to first-line tuberculosis therapy, according to recent data.“Hepatotoxicity is the major adverse effect of three of the first-line anti ...

Methotrexate reversed synovial expression in early RA patients

Methotrexate therapy reversed a high receptor activator of the Nf-kB ligand and osteoprotegerin ratio, a characteristic in the synovial membrane of early untreated rheumatoid arthritis patients, according to recent study results.Researchers in Sweden studi ...

Florida’s indoor tanning salons outnumber other major businesses

Florida, which does not restrict tanning device use by age, has more indoor tanning facilities than many other prevalent businesses, according to recently published findings.Researchers obtained information from the Florida Department of Health regarding r ...

Medicaid beneficiaries seek ER care due to lack of options

Patients with Medicaid insurance often seek health care in an emergency department due to a lack of alternative care options, rather than the severity of their illness, according to study results recently published in the Journal of General Internal Medici ...

Bardoxolone increased risk for CV events in patients with diabetes, CKD

Bardoxolone methyl did not reduce the risk for end-stage renal disease or death from cardiovascular causes in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 4 chronic kidney disease, according to data.However, due to the increased rate of CV events with bardoxolo ...

Bardoxolone increased risk for CV events in patients with diabetes, CKD

Bardoxolone methyl did not reduce the risk for end-stage renal disease or death from cardiovascular causes in patients with type 2 diabetes and stage 4 chronic kidney disease, according to data.However, due to the increased rate of CV events with bardoxolo ...

EZH2 and BCL6 novel targets in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma

NEW ORLEANS — Robert M. Dean, MD, of the department of hematologic oncology and blood disorders at the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute, highlights data from a study that identified EZH2 and BCL6 as potential therapeutic targets with non-cytotoxic ...

Endothelial dysfunction related to LV hypertrophy in non-dialysis patients with CKD

Inflammation may have an important role in the development of left ventricular hypertrophy through endothelial dysfunction in non-dialysis patients with chronic kidney disease, according to the results of a pilot study.According to the researchers, the stu ...

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