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173January 15, 2015
  • Data. New HCUP Statistical Brief #187
  • Leading Causes of Death. Diabetes: EARLY BLOOD GLUCOSE CONTROL LENGTHENS LIFE IN PEOPLE WITH TYPE 1 DIABETES; CHRONIC HIGH BLOOD SUGAR MAY BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE DEVELOPING BRAIN OF YOUNG CHILDREN; Tobacco: State laws prohibiting sales to minors and indoor use of electronic nicotine delivery systems; Discussions between health care providers and their patients who smoke cigarettes;
  • Adolescent Health. Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States; Teen dating violence: How peers can affect risk & protective factors; Teen Birth Rates in the U.S. from 1990 to 2008: The Role of State Policy, Women's Opportunity and Contextual Factors; Teen birth rates in the U.S. from 1990 to 2008: The role of state policy, women's opportunity and contextual factors. Women's Health Care; TEEN PRESCRIPTION OPIOID ABUSE, CIGARETTE, AND ALCOHOL USE TRENDS DOWN;
  • AIDS/HIV. Recommendations for HIV prevention with adults and adolescents with HIV in the United States, 2014: Summary for health departments and HIV planning groups;
  • Child Health. The state of the world's children 2015: Reimagine the future; Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Healthy Schools Program. 2014; Broken promises to our children: A state-by-state look at the 1988 state tobacco settlement 16 years later; Sickle cell trait toolkit; Overview of hospital stays for children in the United States; Vision Screening for Children 36 to <72 Months: Recommended Practices;
  • Child Welfare. Child welfare outcomes 2009-2012: Report to Congress;
  • Children with special health care needs. Taking Stock of the CSHCN Screener: A Review of Common Questions and Current Reflections;
  • Ebola.http://www.bettycjung.net/Phsited.htm#Ebola (Hundreds of links now available);
  • Health Economics. Government Insurance; Your Child's Health Care and the Affordable Care Act; The uninsured: A primerĖKey facts about health insurance and the uninsured in America;
  • Maternal Child Health, Family Planning 2020. 2014; Adding it up: Investing in sexual and reproductive health; Early childhood mental health toolkit: Integrating mental health into the pediatric medical home; Final research plan: BreastfeedingĖPrimary care interventions;
  • Multiple Sclerosis. STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS MAY HALT PROGRESSION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS;
  • Nutrition. LOW-GLYCEMIC DIETS MAY NOT IMPROVE CARDIOVASCULAR OUTCOMES WHEN COMPARED TO HIGH-GLYCEMIC DIETS;
  • Obesity. Guide to Community Preventive Services. 2014. Obesity prevention and control: Behavioral interventions that aim to reduce recreational sedentary screen time among children;
  • Public Health. NIH COMPLEMENTARY AND INTEGRATIVE HEALTH AGENCY GETS NEW NAME;
  • Research Practice. STATEMENT ON THE INSTITUTE OF MEDICINE REPORT ON SHARING CLINICAL TRIAL DATA;
  • Senior Health. DESPITE RISKS, BENZODIAZEPINE USE HIGHEST IN OLDER PEOPLE;
  • Substance Abuse. Medicaid coverage and financing of medications to treat alcohol and opioid use disorders;
  • Women Health. Women and girls of color: Addressing challenges and expanding opportunity; STUDY FINDS GENETIC CLUE TO MENOPAUSE-LIKE CONDITION IN YOUNG WOMEN.
174February 15, 2015
  • Data. AHRQ Stats: ICU Hospital Care, The Uninsured, Hospital Care for Chronic Conditions, Health Care Expenses, ICU Hospital Care; Surgeries in Hospital-Owned Outpatient Facilities, 2012;
  • Leading Causes of Death. Stroke: PARAMEDICS MAY BE FIRST LINE OF TREATMENT FOR STROKE. Tobacco: Vital Signs: Disparities in Nonsmokers� Exposure to Secondhand Smoke � United States, 1999�2012;
  • Adolescent Health. State Policy and Teen Childbearing: A Review of Research Studies; American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Substance Abuse and Committee on Adolescence. 2015. The impact of marijuana policies on youth: Clinical, research, and legal update;
  • Alcohol Abuse. NIH STUDY REVEALS MANY AMERICANS AT RISK FOR ALCOHOL-MEDICATION INTERACTIONS;
  • Alternative/Complementary Medicine. NATIONWIDE SURVEY REVEALS WIDESPREAD USE OF MIND AND BODY PRACTICES; NATIONWIDE STUDY REPORTS SHIFTS IN AMERICANS' USE OF NATURAL PRODUCTS;
  • Child Health. Geographic clusters in underimmunization and vaccine refusal; Building Your Medical Home: An Introduction to Pediatric Primary Care Transformation;
  • Gene Therapy. NIH RESEARCHERS TACKLE THORNY SIDE OF GENE THERAPY;
  • Genomics. NIH LAUNCHES TOOL TO ADVANCE DOWN SYNDROME RESEARCH;
  • Healthcare Economics. Bridging health care and population health: Payment and financing models;
  • Healthcare Quality. Framework for Measuring Diagnostic Error; Study Links Hospital Nurse Staffing Increases to Fewer Adverse Events, Lower Lengths of Stay;
  • Maternal Child Health. Hormonal Physiology of Childbearing: Evidence and Implications for Women, Babies, and Maternity Care; Improving children's life chances through better family planning;
  • Mental Health. BRAIN RECALLS OLD MEMORIES VIA NEW PATHWAYS;
  • Public Health Practice. MCH Navigator Self-Assessment; Building awareness of gender differences that are important to healthcare and research studies: Discussion with five diverse communities;
  • School Health. State and national school snack policies: How they compare;
  • Suicide Prevention. Report Finds More Children Hospitalized for Suicide, Self-Injury;
  • Women Health. Opioid prescription among women of reproductive age -- United States, 2008-2012.
175March 15, 2015
  • Data. AHRQ Stats: Outpatient Surgery;
  • Adolescent Health. The Great Sleep Recession: Changes in Sleep Duration Among US Adolescents, 1991-2012;
  • AIDS/HIV. ANTI-HERPES DRUG MAY HELP CONTROL HIV, NIH STUDY FINDS; NIH-SUPPORTED CLINICAL TRIALS TO EVALUATE LONG-ACTING, INJECTABLE ANTIRETROVIRAL DRUGS TO PREVENT HIV INFECTION; NIH-SPONSORED HIV VACCINE TRIAL LAUNCHES IN SOUTH AFRICA;
  • Alcohol Abuse. NIH-FUNDED SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY BRAIN SITE FOR STRESS ROLE IN BINGE ALCOHOL DRINKING; MOLECULE HIJACKS ENZYME TO BOOST ALCOHOL METABOLISM;
  • Asthma. Children's Asthma Management: Partnering to Improve Clinical Training;
  • Bulltying. Bullying Prevention: 2015 Resource Guide;
  • Family Health. Poor, Unemployed, and Not on Welfare: A Statistical Look at "Disconnected Families";
  • Genomics. NIH-SUPPORTED RESEARCHERS MAP EPIGENOME OF MORE THAN 100 TISSUE AND CELL TYPES; NIH RESEARCHERS REVEAL LINK BETWEEN POWERFUL GENE REGULATORY ELEMENTS AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES;
  • Healthcare Economics. AHRQ Stats: Health Care Usage;
  • Kidney Health. NIH WORKS TO IMPROVE KIDNEY HEALTH FOR ALL;
  • Maternal Child Health. NEW DATA REPORT PROVIDES LATEST SNAPSHOT OF U.S. CHILDRENíS ORAL HEALTH; Prenatal Drug Use and Newborn Health: Federal Efforts Need Better Planning and Coordination; STILLBIRTH MAY INCREASE WOMENíS LONG TERM RISK FOR DEPRESSION;
  • Men's Health. PHYSICAL LABOR, HYPERTENSION AND MULTIPLE MEDS MAY REDUCE MALE FERTILITY;
  • Neurological Health. SCIENTISTS MAP MEMORABLE TUNES IN THE RAT BRAIN;
  • Nutrition. Snacks, Sweetened Beverages, Added Sugars, and Schools; STUDY FINDS PEANUT CONSUMPTION IN INFANCY PREVENTS PEANUT ALLERGY;
  • Obesity. Final Research Plan: Obesity and Weight Management in Children and AdolescentsĖScreening and Interventions;
  • Senior Health. STUDY REVEALS HOW GENETIC CHANGES LEAD TO FAMILIAL ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE; NIH-LED EFFORT LAUNCHES BIG DATA PORTAL FOR ALZHEIMERíS DRUG DISCOVERY.
176April 15, 2015
  • Data. Hospital Stays for Teen Pregnancy;
  • Leading Causes of Death; Cancer. Guidance for Elderly Cancer Survivors; CIRCULATING TUMOR DNA IN BLOOD CAN PREDICT RECURRENCE OF THE MOST COMMON TYPE OF LYMPHOMA; Tobacco. Tobacco Control;
  • Adolescent Health. Substance use and teen pregnancy in the United States: Evidence from the NSDUH 2002-2012; Hospital Stays for Teen Pregnancy; STUDY DEFINES BRAIN AND BEHAVIORAL EFFECTS OF TEEN BINGE DRINKING;
  • AIDS/HIV. HIV CAN SPREAD EARLY, EVOLVE IN PATIENTS' BRAINS; FOR MOST CHILDREN WITH HIV AND LOW IMMUNE CELL COUNT, CELLS REBOUND AFTER TREATMENT;
  • Alcohol Abuse. NIAAA RECOGNIZES ALCOHOL AWARENESS MONTH 2015;
  • Children with Special Needs. Reducing Health Insurance Inequities among Latino Families Raising Children with Special Health Care Needs; Improving Access to Coverage for Children with Special Health Care Needs in the Face of Health Inequities: Strategies Reported by Family Leadership Organizations;
  • Child Welfare. Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2015. Child welfare outcomes report data [2010�2013];
  • Drug Abuse. Drug-poisoning deaths involving heroin: United States, 2000�2013;
  • Ebola. EXPERIMENTAL EBOLA VACCINE SAFE, PROMPTS IMMUNE RESPONSE; NIH STUDY FINDS NO EVIDENCE OF ACCELERATED EBOLA VIRUS EVOLUTION IN WEST AFRICA;
  • Evaluation. Measuring progress towards a population health perspective: A framework for a new type of population health scorecard;
  • Health Economics. The Newly Insured;
  • Health Services. No Link Between Limited English Proficiency and Increased Risk of Mortality; Nearly 7.2 percent of the population (22.5 million) paid $2,000 or more in out-of-pocket medical expenses in 2012, compared with 6.9 percent (21.5 million) in 2011; There were 700,100 hospital stays for knee replacements in 2012;
  • Immune System. STRENGTHENING THE IMMUNE SYSTEMíS FIGHT AGAINST BRAIN CANCER;
  • Maternal Child Health. Alcohol and pregnancy: Tips on why and how to stop drinking; Stressful Events During Pregnancy and Postpartum Depressive Symptoms; PROMOTING MATERNAL INTERACTION IMPROVES GROWTH, WEIGHT GAIN IN PREEMIES;
  • Public Health Continuing Ed. Living Cities. 2015;
  • Suicide Prevention. Suicide trends among persons aged 10-24 years: United States, 1994-2012;
  • Violence. Preventing Violence: Understanding and Addressing Determinants of Youth Violence in the United States.
177May 15, 2015
  • Data. Retiree Health Coverage; Mental Health Care Costs; Mental Health Care; Child Health USA 2014; Employee Health Coverage;
  • Leading Causes of Death. Cancer, STUDY POINTS TO POSSIBLE TREATMENT FOR LETHAL PEDIATRIC BRAIN CANCER; NIH STUDY FINDS GENETIC LINK FOR RARE INTESTINAL CANCER; Heart Disease. NIH LAUNCHES LARGEST CLINICAL TRIAL FOCUSED ON HIV-RELATED CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. Stroke. A SMARTER APPROACH TO STROKE CARE. Tobacco. Nicotine and the developing human: A neglected element in the electronic cigarette debate; Interventions to reduce harm from smoking with families in infancy and early childhood: A systematic review; Tobacco use among middle and high school students United States, 2011-2014;
  • Adolescent Health, Disparities in child and adolescent mental health and mental health services in the U.S.; Direct versus remote clinical observation: Assessing learner's milestones while addressing adolescent patients' needs; Vital signs: Trends in use of long-acting reversible contraception among teens aged 15�19 years seeking contraceptive servicesĖUnited States,2005�2013; Global inequalities in youth mortality, 2007-2012; Meeting the sexual and reproductive health needs of adolescents in school-based health centers; Social disparities among youth and the impact on their health; Prompting Discussions of Youth Violence Using Electronic Previsit Questionnaires in Primary Care: A Cluster Randomized Trial;
  • Children Health. Increasing physical activity in children: From evidence to action; Safe Kids Worldwide. 2015; How are CHIPRA quality demonstration states using quality reports to drive health care improvements for children; A matter of equity: Preschool in America;
  • Child with Special Health Care Needs. Treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder among children with special health care needs; Promoting Children's Long-Term Health and Functioning: Applying a Life Course Approach to Pediatric Care for Children with Special Health Care Needs; Assuring Adequate Health Insurance for Children with Special Health Care Needs: Progress from 2001 to 2009�2010; Assuring adequate health insurance for children with special health care needs: progress from 2001 to 2009-2010;
  • Drug Abuse. Federal guidelines for opioid treatment programs; GLOBAL PANDEMIC OF FAKE MEDICINES POSES URGENT RISK;
  • Genomics. GTEX FINDINGS REVEAL NEW INSIGHTS INTO HOW DNA DIFFERENCES INFLUENCE GENE ACTIVITY, DISEASE SUSCEPTIBILITY; STATEMENT ON NIH FUNDING OF RESEARCH USING GENE-EDITING TECHNOLOGIES IN HUMAN EMBRYOS;
  • Health Economics. Children's health insurance: Coverage of services and costs to consumers in selected CHIP and private health plans in five states (report); Children's Health Insurance Program: Effects on coverage and access, and considerations for extending funding (report);
  • Health Services. Building an equitable health care delivery system: Considerations for state and federal policymakers (briefing);
  • Maternal Child Health. Zero to Three. 2015. A place to get started: Innovation in infant and toddler state policies (paper); Zero to Three. 2014-. The magic of everyday moments: Seeing is believing (video series). Zero To Three. Multiple items; Trends in contraceptive and preconception care in United States ambulatory practices. Family Medicine; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion;
  • Mental Health. A long road ahead: Achieving true parity in mental health and substance use care (report); Progress in identifying infants with hearing loss: United States, 2006�2012; Mental Health Care Costs;
  • Minority Health. Blacks Had Lower Inpatient Mortality Rates Than Whites When Hospitalized for Common Medical Conditions, Racial and ethnic disparities in breastfeeding. Breastfeeding Medicine; Positive youth development: Using strengths to address alcohol abuse and suicide among American Indian and Alaska Native youth (information brief);
  • Neurological Health. DRUGS THAT ACTIVATE BRAIN STEM CELLS MAY REVERSE MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS;
  • Obesity. EASE OF WEIGHT LOSS INFLUENCED BY INDIVIDUAL BIOLOGY;
  • Oral Health. Reducing early childhood caries in a Medicaid population; Fact sheet: Alternative dental workforce models;
  • Population Health. Communicating to advance the public's health: Workshop summary;
  • Public Health Continuing Ed. Program manager's toolkit: Informaiton and resources to help new managers learn about the EMSC Program; Family-Centered Care; MCH Financing Lecture;
  • Quality Improvement. A New Performance Measurement System for Maternal and Child Health in the United States;
  • Software. Errors were found in the newly released SAS QI 5.0 software in the PSI and PDI modules;
  • Women Health. NIH STUDY SOLVES OVARIAN CELL MYSTERY, SHEDDING NEW LIGHT ON REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS.
178June 15, 2015
  • Data. AHRQ Stats: Outpatient Drug Expenses;
  • AIDS/HIV. STARTING ANTIRETROVIRAL TREATMENT EARLY IMPROVES OUTCOMES FOR HIV-INFECTED INDIVIDUALS;
  • Alcohol. NIH STUDY FINDS ALCOHOL USE DISORDER ON THE INCREASE;
  • Child Health. AHRQ Stats: Children's Health Care Expenses;
  • Fitness. NIH COMMON FUND LAUNCHES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY RESEARCH PROGRAM;
  • Genomics. NCI-MATCH TRIAL WILL LINK TARGETED CANCER DRUGS TO GENE ABNORMALITIES;
  • Health Disparities. HEALTH DISPARITIES IN U.S. STILL PERSIST ACCORDING TO REPORT;
  • Health Economics. AHRQ Stats: Access to Care; AHRQ Stats: The Long-Term Uninsured;
  • Hispanic Health. NEARLY 1 IN 7 HISPANIC/LATINO ADULTS HAS SOME HEARING LOSS;
  • Mental Health. STUDY MAY HELP DEPARTMENT OF VETERANíS AFFAIRS FIND PATIENTS WITH HIGH RISK OF SUICIDE; AHRQ Briefs Probe Issue of Hospital Readmissions for Psychiatric Conditions;
  • Research. NIH SUSPENDS OPERATIONS IN ITS CLINICAL CENTER PHARMACEUTICAL DEVELOPMENT SECTION.
179July 15, 2015
  • Data. HCUP Statistical Brief (#193) Neonatal and Maternal Hospital Stays Related to Substance Use, 2006-2012;
  • Leading Causes of Death. Heart Disease -Statin Use;
  • Alcohol. NIH BEGINS CLINICAL TRIAL OF NEW MEDICATION FOR ALCOHOL USE DISORDER;
  • Child Health. THE VALUE OF PALLIATIVE CARE FOR CHILDREN LIVING WITH SERIOUS ILLNESSES; AHRQ Stats: Behavioral Medication Use; BOYS MORE LIKELY TO HAVE ANTIPSYCHOTICS PRESCRIBED, REGARDLESS OF AGE;
  • Eye Health. IN BLINDING EYE DISEASE, TRASH-COLLECTING CELLS GO AWRY, ACCELERATE DAMAGE;
  • Infectious Disease. NIH-FUNDED VACCINE FOR WEST NILE VIRUS ENTERS HUMAN CLINICAL TRIALS;
  • Mental Health. Behavioral Medication Use; Hospital Care for Mental and Substance-Use Disorders; Medicaid "Super-Utilizer" Patients;
  • Senior Health. Access to Care; WHITE HOUSE CONFERENCE ON AGING SHOWCASES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY THROUGH GO4LIFE MONTH; ADVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ON STAYING SAFE IN HOT WEATHER;
  • STDs/STIS. 2015 STD Treatment Guidelines Wall Chart, Pocket Guide, App, and other materials.
180August 15, 2015
  • Data. Hospital Stays for Children With Asthma; Trends in Observed Adult Inpatient Mortality for High-Volume Conditions, 2002-2012
  • Leading Causes of Death. Cancer: STUDY SHOWS PROMISE OF PRECISION MEDICINE FOR MOST COMMON TYPE OF LYMPHOMA;
  • AIDS/HIV. LARGE PERCENTAGE OF YOUTH WITH HIV MAY LACK IMMUNITY TO MEASLES, MUMPS, RUBELLA; HIV CONTROL THROUGH TREATMENT DURABLY PREVENTS HETEROSEXUAL TRANSMISSION OF VIRUS; EARLY ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY PREVENTS NON-AIDS OUTCOMES IN HIV-INFECTED PEOPLE;
  • Alcohol. NIH STUDY IDENTIFIES GENE VARIANT LINKED TO COMPULSIVE DRINKING;
  • Endocrine Health. RESEARCH REVEALS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF INAPPROPRIATE MEDICAL FOOD USE IN MANAGING PATIENTS WITH A TYPE OF METABOLIC DISORDER;
  • Healthcare Economics. AHRQ Stats: Private-Sector Health Coverage; AHRQ Stats: Private Versus Public Employee Insurance Costs; AHRQ Stats: Hospital Mortality Rates;
  • Maternal Child Health. FETAL ECG READINGS OFFER NO ADVANTAGE OVER HEART RATE MONITORING DURING LABOR;
  • Neurological Health. ROLE OF KEY PROTEIN FOUND IN LONG-TERM COMPLICATIONS FROM TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY; FUTURISTIC BRAIN PROBE ALLOWS FOR WIRELESS CONTROL OF NEURONS;
  • Nutrition. NIH BODY WEIGHT PLANNER ADDED TO USDA SUPERTRACKER FOOD AND ACTIVITY TOOL;
  • Obesity. NIH STUDY FINDS CUTTING DIETARY FAT REDUCES BODY FAT MORE THAN CUTTING CARBS;
  • Pain. NIH ANALYSIS SHOWS AMERICANS ARE IN PAIN;
  • Women's Health. TELL-TALE BIOMARKER DETECTS EARLY BREAST CANCER; PELVIC PAIN MAY BE COMMON AMONG REPRODUCTIVE-AGE WOMEN.
181September 15, 2015
  • Data. AHRQ Stats: Mortality Rate for Heart Failure and Stroke:
  • Leading Causes of Death. Diabetes: MORE THAN HALF OF ASIAN AMERICANS WITH DIABETES ARE UNDIAGNOSED. High Blood Pressure: LANDMARK NIH STUDY SHOWS INTENSIVE BLOOD PRESSURE MANAGEMENT MAY SAVE LIVES. Tobacco: TEENS USING E-CIGARETTES MAY BE MORE LIKELY TO START SMOKING TOBACCO;
  • Alcohol. EXPANDED NATIONAL DRUG AND ALCOHOL FACTS WEEK BEGINS JANUARY 25, 2016;
  • Eye Health. IN UVEITIS, BACTERIA IN GUT MAY INSTRUCT IMMUNE CELLS TO ATTACK THE EYE;
  • Fitness. SHORT BOUTS OF ACTIVITY MAY OFFSET LACK OF SUSTAINED EXERCISE IN KIDS;
  • Healthcare Economics. AHRQ Stats: Medicaid Versus Private Insurance;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: Pediatric Hospital Stays; AHRQ Stats: Treatment Costs for Heart Disease and Cancer;
  • Infectious Diseases. NIH LAUNCHES HUMAN RSV STUDY;
  • Maternal Child Health. RATES OF SURVIVAL INCREASING FOR EXTREMELY PRETERM INFANTS, NIH NETWORK FINDS; LOW-LEVEL ARSENIC EXPOSURE BEFORE BIRTH ASSOCIATED WITH EARLY PUBERTY AND OBESITY IN FEMALE MICE;
  • Minority Health. NIAMS LAUNCHES NEW SPANISH-LANGUAGE WEBSITE;
  • Neurological Health. SCIENTISTS UNCOVER NUCLEAR PROCESS IN THE BRAIN THAT MAY AFFECT DISEASE;
  • Nutrition. NIH STUDY FINDS CALORIE RESTRICTION LOWERS SOME RISK FACTORS FOR AGE-RELATED DISEASES; NIH STUDY SHOWS NO BENEFIT OF OMEGA-3 OR OTHER NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS FOR COGNITIVE DECLINE.
182October 15, 2015
  • High Blood Pressure. Hospital Stays for Hypertension;
  • Adolescent Health. NIH LAUNCHES LANDMARK STUDY ON SUBSTANCE USE AND ADOLESCENT BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • College Health. NIH RELEASES COMPREHENSIVE RESOURCE TO HELP ADDRESS COLLEGE DRINKING;
  • Eye Health. DIET, EXERCISE, SMOKING HABITS AND GENES INTERACT TO AFFECT AMD RISK;
  • Genomics. SCIENTISTS CREATE WORLD'S LARGEST CATALOG OF HUMAN GENOMIC VARIATION; DORMANT VIRAL GENES MAY AWAKEN TO CAUSE ALS; GRANTS TO HELP IDENTIFY VARIANTS IN THE GENOMEíS REGULATORY REGIONS THAT AFFECT DISEASE RISK;
  • Health Insurance. Periods of Uninsurance;
  • Health Services. Hospital Discharge Instructions;
  • Maternal Child Health. NIH STUDY FINDS RACIAL, ETHNIC DIFFERENCES IN FETAL GROWTH;
  • Medical Care. UNDIAGNOSED DISEASES NETWORK LAUNCHES ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL;
  • Neurological Health. OUR BRAINíS SECRETS TO SUCCESS?;
183November 15, 2015
  • Software. ICD-10 compliant software versions of SAS QI v6.0 and WinQI v6.0; The USPSTF has released a new recommendation on the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS);
  • Leading Causes of Death. Blood Pressure: DATA ANALYSIS AND PUBLICATION OF LANDMARK NIH BLOOD PRESSURE STUDY CONFIRM THAT LOWER BLOOD PRESSURE TARGET CAN REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, DEATHS. Cardiovascular Disease. LARGE STUDY REPORTS RESULTS COMPARING TWO CPR METHODS USED BY EMS PROVIDERS FOLLOWING SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST. Diabetes: THIS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH, YOU HAVE A ROLE IN DIABETES EDUCATION AND SUPPORT. Obesity: BRAIN STIMULATION LIMITS CALORIES CONSUMED IN ADULTS WITH OBESITY; NIH RESEARCHERS LINK SINGLE GENE VARIATION TO OBESITY. Stroke: SCIENTISTS IDENTIFY MAIN COMPONENT OF BRAIN REPAIR AFTER STROKE;
  • Allergies. IN-HOUSE TEST KITS HELP MOTIVATE PARENTS TO REDUCE ALLERGENS IN THEIR HOMES;
  • Child Health. AHRQ Stats: Exercise Advice for Children;
  • Dementia. HEALTH CARE COSTS FOR DEMENTIA FOUND GREATER THAN FOR ANY OTHER DISEASE;
  • Health Behavior. AMERICANS WHO PRACTICE YOGA REPORT BETTER WELLNESS, HEALTH BEHAVIORS;
  • Hispanic Health. NEW PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE PUBLICATION FOR SPANISH-SPEAKING FAMILIES;
  • Maternal Child Health. US STILLBIRTH RATES UNCHANGED AFTER MOVE TO DISCOURAGE ELECTIVE DELIVERIES BEFORE 39 WEEKS;
  • Mental Health Services. TEAM-BASED TREATMENT IS BETTER FOR FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS;
  • Neurological Health. STUDY IN MICE SHOWS HOW BRAIN IGNORES DISTRACTIONS;
  • School Health. PROGRAM FOR PARENTS HELPS SUSTAIN LEARNING GAINS IN KIDS FROM HEAD START TO KINDERGARTEN;
  • Substance Abuse. PREVALENCE OF MARIJUANA USE AMONG U.S. ADULTS DOUBLES OVER PAST DECADE.
184December 15, 2015
  • Data. AHRQ Introduces First-Ever Readmissions Database;
  • Leading Causes of Death. AHRQ Stats: Causes of Death; Obesity: NIH RESEARCHERS FIND POTENTIAL TARGET FOR REDUCING OBESITY-RELATED INFLAMMATION; Tobacco: Medical Advice on Smoking;
  • Adolescent Health. Treatment for Drug Use;
  • Alcohol Abuse. MALE AND FEMALE DRINKING PATTERNS BECOMING MORE ALIKE IN THE US;
  • Dementia. NEW STUDIES TO FIND ALZHEIMERíS BIOMARKERS IN DOWN SYNDROME;
  • Health Services. Access to Medical Specialists; Price Increases Steady for Ambulatory Surgery Centers, Significantly Higher for Hospital Outpatient Surgery Departments; Trends in Hospital Readmissions for Four High-Volume Conditions, 2009-2013;
  • Maternal Child Health. LINK BETWEEN CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE AND NEURODEVELOPMENT ISSUES IN CHILDREN FOUND;
  • Mental Health Services. BIOMARKERS OUTPERFORM SYMPTOMS IN PARSING PSYCHOSIS SUBGROUPS;
  • Research. NIH WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH ON CHIMPANZEES;
  • Robotics. NIH FUNDS DEVELOPMENT OF ROBOTS TO IMPROVE HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE;
  • Senior Health. DNA REPAIR FACTOR LINKED TO BREAST CANCER MAY ALSO PLAY A ROLE IN ALZHEIMERíS DISEASE;
  • Substance Abuse. Treatment for Drug Use; 10 PERCENT OF US ADULTS HAVE DRUG USE DISORDER AT SOME POINT IN THEIR LIVES.
185January 15, 2016
  • Leading Causes of Death. Diabetes: Hospital Admissions for Diabetes;
  • Adolescent Health. DRUG USE TRENDS REMAIN STABLE OR DECLINE AMONG TEENS;
  • Child Health. Well-Child Visits;
  • Eye Health. RESEARCHERS DISCOVER THREE GLAUCOMA-RELATED GENES;
  • Maternal Child Health. INFERTILITY TREATMENTS DO NOT APPEAR TO CONTRIBUTE TO DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS IN CHILDREN;
  • Military Health Services. Veterans� Access to Care;
  • Neurological Health. POVERTY MAY SLIGHTLY INCREASE CHILDHOOD RISK OF NEUROLOGICAL IMPAIRMENT, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;
  • Senior Health. INTERNATIONAL STUDY REVEALS NEW GENETIC CLUES TO AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION;
  • Women's Health. Avoidable Hospitalizations for Women.
186February 15, 2016
  • Leading Causes of Death. Blood Pressure: NIH LAUNCHES PUBLIC HEALTH CAMPAIGN FOR UNCONTROLLED BLOOD PRESSURE - Mind Your Risks raises awareness of the link between high blood pressure and cognitive impairment; Cancer: NIH RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY STRIKING GENOMIC SIGNATURE SHARED BY FIVE TYPES OF CANCER; CANCER DRUG TARGET VISUALIZED AT ATOMIC RESOLUTION;
  • Alcohol Abuse. CRIMINAL JUSTICE ALCOHOL PROGRAM LINKED TO DECREASED MORTALITY;
  • Allergies. NIH SCIENTISTS DISCOVER GENETIC CAUSE OF RARE ALLERGY TO VIBRATION;
  • Child Health. MORE THAN 1 IN 20 U.S. CHILDREN HAVE DIZZINESS AND BALANCE PROBLEMS;
  • Health Services. Potentially preventable hospital stays � those that might be prevented with good outpatient care -- decreased at a faster rate (19 percent) than overall hospital stays (8 percent) between 2005 and 2012; Among adults with multiple chronic conditions, nearly two-thirds reported that their providers always listened carefully and showed respect for what they had to say during health care visits in 2012.
  • Inflammation. NATURAL PROTEIN POINTS TO NEW INFLAMMATION TREATMENT;
  • Infectious Diseases. NIH SEEKS RESEARCH APPLICATIONS TO STUDY ZIKA IN PREGNANCY, DEVELOPING FETUS;
  • Maternal Child Health. ADVISING MOMS NOT TO BED SHARE WITH INFANTS DOES NOT DISCOURAGE BREASTFEEDING; PRENATAL STEROIDS LOWER RISK OF RESPIRATORY ILLNESS IN LATE PRETERM INFANTS;
  • Mental Health. TEAM-BASED TREATMENT FOR FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS FOUND TO BE HIGH VALUE; The USPSTF has released a new recommendation on the Electronic Preventive Services Selector (ePSS): - Depression in Adults, Screening, 2016; SCHIZOPHRENIA'S STRONGEST KNOWN GENETIC RISK DECONSTRUCTED - Suspect gene may trigger runaway synaptic pruning during adolescence;
  • Senior Health. HYPOTHERMIA AND OLDER ADULTS;
  • Tick-borne Illness. TICK GENOME REVEALS SECRETS OF A SUCCESSFUL BLOODSUCKER;
  • Vision Health. UNCORRECTED FARSIGHTEDNESS LINKED TO LITERACY DEFICITS IN PRESCHOOLERS.
187March 15, 2016
  • Leading Causes of Death. Cancer: RESEARCHERS FIND LINK BETWEEN DEATH OF TUMOR-SUPPORT CELLS AND CANCER METASTASIS; Diabetes: Control of Diabetes; DIABETES DRUG MAY PREVENT RECURRING STROKES;
  • Alcohol Abuse. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD);
  • Allergies. BENEFITS OF PEANUT ALLERGY PREVENTION STRATEGY PERSIST AFTER ONE-YEAR PEANUT AVOIDANCE;
  • Child Health. THIS NATIONAL KIDNEY MONTH, HELP YOUR CHILDREN ADOPT HEALTHY HABITS;
  • Chronic Diseases. Conditions Causing Limited Mobility; Chronic Health Conditions;
  • Eye Health. FISH AND INSECTS GUIDE DESIGN FOR FUTURE CONTACT LENSES; EYE CELLS MAY USE MATH TO DETECT MOTION;
  • HealthCare Economics. Per-Person Health Care Expenses;
  • Maternal Child Health. AIR POLLUTION LINKED TO HIGHER RISK OF PRETERM BIRTH FOR MOTHERS WITH ASTHMA;
  • Men's Health. NIH-SUPPORTED TRIALS TEST HORMONAL THERAPY IN OLDER MEN WITH LOW TESTOSTERONE LEVELS;
  • Minority Health. AHRQ Releases New Chartbook on Health Care for Blacks;
  • Senior Health. DECODING THE MOLECULAR TIES BETWEEN VASCULAR DISEASE AND ALZHEIMERíS;
  • Substance Abuse. A CHILDíS FIRST EIGHT YEARS CRITICAL FOR SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION; MARIJUANA USE DISORDER IS COMMON AND OFTEN UNTREATED;
  • Women's Health. Mastectomies Increased 36 Percent From 2005 to 2013; VAGINAL RING PROVIDES PARTIAL PROTECTION FROM HIV IN LARGE MULTINATIONAL TRIAL.
188April 15, 2016
  • Data. WORLDíS OLDER POPULATION GROWS DRAMATICALLY;
  • Leading Causes of Death. Diabetes: Disparities in Diabetes Treatment. Heart Disease: STUDY RESULTS SHOW BYPASS SURGERY EXTENDS LIVES OF PATIENTS WITH HEART FAILURE; ANTIARRHYTHMIC DRUGS FOUND BENEFICIAL WHEN USED BY EMS TREATING CARDIAC ARREST;
  • Adolescent Health. STUDY SUPPORTS SINGLE-QUESTION ALCOHOL SCREEN FOR ADOLESCENTS;
  • Brain Health. 3-D TECHNOLOGY ENRICHES HUMAN NERVE CELLS FOR TRANSPLANT TO BRAIN;
  • Genomics. NIH SEQUENCES GENOME OF A FUNGUS THAT CAUSES LIFE-THREATENING PNEUMONIA;
  • Health Care. Hospital-Acquired Conditions; Communication With Health Providers; Disparities in Access to Care;
  • Infectious Disease. Bloodstream Infections; Ebola information; Zika Information;
  • Maternal Child Health. COUPLES� PRE-PREGNANCY CAFFEINE CONSUMPTION LINKED TO MISCARRIAGE RISK;
  • Mental Health. CHILDREN WITH CUSHING SYNDROME MAY HAVE HIGHER SUICIDE RISK;
  • Neurological Health. NEW ROLE IDENTIFIED FOR SCARS AT THE SITE OF INJURED SPINAL CORD;
  • Pain. MINDFULNESS MEDITATION OFFERS RELIEF FOR LOW-BACK PAIN;
  • Substance Abuse. SCIENTISTS DISCOVER NON-OPIOID PAIN PATHWAY IN THE BRAIN;
  • Tuberculosis. NIH STATEMENT ON WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY 2016.
189May 15, 2016
  • Leading Causes of Death. Cancer: ELEVATED BLADDER CANCER RISK IN NEW ENGLAND AND ARSENIC IN DRINKING WATER FROM PRIVATE WELLS. Cardiovascular Disease: Cardiovascular Disease Death Rates. Diabetes: HEALTHY DIET MAY REDUCE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE RISK AFTER GESTATIONAL DIABETES; ISLET TRANSPLANTATION RESTORES BLOOD SUGAR AWARENESS AND CONTROL IN TYPE 1 DIABETES; Lung Disease. COPD Admissions for Women; NIH STATEMENT ON WORLD ASTHMA DAY 2016;
  • Child Health. NIH RESOURCES TO HELP FAMILIES NAVIGATE PEDIATRIC PALLIATIVE CARE;
  • Depression. KETAMINE LIFTS DEPRESSION VIA A BYPRODUCT OF ITS METABOLISM;
  • Genomics. RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY GENETIC LINKS TO EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT; NIH CREATES ATLAS OF HUMAN MALFORMATION SYNDROMES IN DIVERSE POPULATIONS;
  • Health Disparities. NIH LAUNCHES RESEARCH PROGRAM TO REDUCE HEALTH DISPARITIES IN SURGICAL OUTCOMES;
  • Immune System. RAPID-RESPONSE IMMUNE CELLS ARE FULLY PREPARED BEFORE INVASION STRIKES;
  • Malaria. INVESTIGATIONAL MALARIA VACCINE PROTECTS HEALTHY U.S. ADULTS FOR MORE THAN ONE YEAR;
  • Senior Health. Inappropriate Medications Prescribed for Seniors; AGE-RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION BEFORE AND AFTER THE ERA OF ANTI-VEGF DRUGS;
  • Women's Health. Womenís Access to Health Care; Women were more likely than men to delay or go without needed medical care, dental care or prescription medicines from 2005 to 2012. Women were also more likely to cite financial or insurance reasons for not having a source of care from 2002 to 2012. (Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2014 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, Chartbook on Womenís Health Care.); GREENNESS AROUND HOMES LINKED TO LOWER MORTALITY.
190June 15, 2016
  • Health Data. Most Expensive Hospital Conditions;
  • Leading Causes of Death. Cancer: NIH STUDY VISUALIZES PROTEINS INVOLVED IN CANCER CELL METABOLISM; INCREASED PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ASSOCIATED WITH LOWER RISK OF 13 TYPES OF CANCER; RARE CANCERS MAY MASQUERADE AS ADHD IN CHILDREN, NIH RESEARCHERS SUGGEST. Diabetes: EYE STUDY UNDERSCORES THE LONG-LASTING BENEFITS OF CONTROLLING DIABETES; DIABETES PORTAL ADDS DATA, MORE POWERFUL SEARCH TOOLS. Hypertension: STANDARD BLOOD PRESSURE TARGET IS SUFFICIENT FOR TREATING SOME STROKES. Stroke: PREVENTION MAY BE ESSENTIAL TO REDUCING RACIAL DISPARITIES IN STROKE;
  • Brain. NIH-FUNDED STUDY REVEALS HOW DIFFERENCES IN MALE AND FEMALE BRAINS EMERGE;
  • Fitness. Exercise Advice From Health Professionals;
  • Genomics. NEWLY LAUNCHED GENOMIC DATA COMMONS TO FACILITATE DATA AND CLINICAL INFORMATION SHARING; NIH FUNDS NEW STUDIES ON ETHICAL, LEGAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT OF GENOMIC INFORMATION;
  • Healthcare Economics. Rates of Uninsurance;
  • Health Services. Coordinating Childrenís Care Among Providers; Most Expensive Hospital Conditions;
  • Mental Health. Emergency Department Visits for Children Up to Age 17;
  • Nutrition. PEANUT ALLERGY PREVENTION STRATEGY IS NUTRITIONALLY SAFE, NIH-FUNDED STUDY SHOWS;
  • Obesity. PROPER MATERNAL FOLATE LEVEL MAY REDUCE CHILD OBESITY RISK;
  • Vision Health. VISUAL IMPAIRMENT, BLINDNESS CASES IN U.S. EXPECTED TO DOUBLE BY 2050;
  • Women's Health. WEIGHT LOSS BEFORE FERTILITY TREATMENT MAY IMPROVE PREGNANCY ODDS FOR WOMEN WITH PCOS.
191July 15, 2016
  • Health Data. HIV Hospital Stays in the United States, 2006-2013;
  • Leading Causes of Death. Cancer: INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION TO CREATE NEW CANCER MODELS TO ACCELERATE RESEARCH. Diabetes. Diabetes Care for Children and Young Adults; GENETICS OF TYPE 2 DIABETES REVEALED IN UNPRECEDENTED DETAIL. Stroke: NEW IMAGING METHOD MAY PREDICT RISK OF POST-TREATMENT BRAIN BLEEDING AFTER STROKE;
  • Adolescent Health. ADOLESCENT BIRTH RATE DROPS ACROSS ALL RACIAL GROUPS, ANNUAL REPORT SHOWS;
  • Complementary Health. AMERICANS SPENT $30.2 BILLION OUT-OF-POCKET ON COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH APPROACHES;
  • Drug Abuse. STUDY REVEALS CENTRAL ROLE OF ENDOCANNABINOIDS IN HABIT FORMATION;
  • Ebola. ANALYSIS OF 1976 EBOLA OUTBREAK HOLDS LESSONS RELEVANT TODAY;
  • Genomics. RESEARCHERS MAKE ADVANCE IN POSSIBLE TREATMENTS FOR GAUCHER, PARKINSONíS DISEASES; SIGNIFICANT EXPANSION OF DATA AVAILABLE IN THE GENOMIC DATA COMMONS; MANUFACTURED STEM CELLS TO ADVANCE CLINICAL RESEARCH;
  • Healthcare Economics. Declining Rates of the Uninsured; Uninsured Rates by Health Status in Medicaid Expansion States;
  • Men's Health. HIGH LEVELS OF URINARY PARACETAMOL MAY IMPAIR MALE FERTILITY, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;
  • Senior Health. ADVICE FOR OLDER PEOPLE ON STAYING SAFE IN HOT WEATHER;
  • Substance Abuse. RATES OF NONMEDICAL PRESCRIPTION OPIOID USE AND OPIOID USE DISORDER DOUBLE IN 10 YEARS;
  • Vision Health. USE IT OR LOSE IT: VISUAL ACTIVITY REGENERATES NEURAL CONNECTIONS BETWEEN EYE AND BRAIN;
  • Women Health. NIH LAUNCHES LARGEST-EVER STUDY OF BREAST CANCER GENETICS IN BLACK WOMEN; SOME WOMEN WITH PCOS MAY HAVE ADRENAL DISORDER, NIH RESEARCHERS SUGGEST;
  • Zika Virus. NIH LAUNCHES LARGE STUDY OF PREGNANT WOMEN IN AREAS AFFECTED BY ZIKA VIRUS.
192August 15, 2016
  • Leading causes of death. Cancer: UNCOVERING A NEW PRINCIPLE IN CHEMOTHERAPY RESISTANCE IN BREAST CANCER:
  • AIDS/HIV. HIV THERAPY FOR BREASTFEEDING MOTHERS CAN VIRTUALLY ELIMINATE TRANSMISSION TO BABIES:
  • Depression. TAPPING CROWD-SOURCED DATA UNEARTHS A TROVE OF DEPRESSION GENES;
  • Electronic Health Records. Hospitals� Use of Electronic Health Records;
  • Genomics. NOVEL GENETIC MUTATION MAY LEAD TO THE PROGRESSIVE LOSS OF MOTOR FUNCTION;
  • Healthcare Economics. Modest Growth Rates for Private Insurance Premiums;
  • Maternal Child Health. NIH RELEASES IMPROVED GUIDELINES FOR DIAGNOSING FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER;
  • Myasthenia Gravis. NIH-FUNDED STUDY SUPPORTS SURGERY AS TREATMENT FOR MYASTHENIA GRAVIS;
  • Neurological Health. CONNECTOME MAP MORE THAN DOUBLES HUMAN CORTEX'S KNOWN REGIONS; RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY BRAIN CIRCUITS THAT HELP PEOPLE COPE WITH STRESS;
  • Minority Health. Health Care Coverage for Hispanics;
  • Sports Medicine. Medical Care for Sports Injuries;
  • Yellow Fever. NIH LAUNCHES EARLY-STAGE YELLOW FEVER VACCINE TRIAL;
  • Zika Virus. NIH BEGINS TESTING INVESTIGATIONAL ZIKA VACCINE IN HUMANS.
193September 15, 2016
  • Adolescent Health. RECRUITMENT BEGINS FOR LANDMARK STUDY OF ADOLESCENT BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • Autoimmune Diseases. NIH RESEARCHERS DISCOVER OTULIPENIA, A NEW INFLAMMATORY DISEASE - Rare and sometimes lethal disease affects young children;
  • Child Health. Emergency Care for Childrenís Sports Injuries;
  • Genomics. SIX TEAMS SEEK TO IDENTIFY BIOLOGICAL FACTORS THAT INFLUENCE NEURAL REGENERATION;
  • Healthcare Economics. Potentially Avoidable Hospitalizations;
  • Maternal Child Health. EXTREME TEMPERATURES COULD INCREASE PRETERM BIRTH RISK; NEW STRATEGY HOLDS PROMISE FOR DETECTING BACTERIAL INFECTIONS IN NEWBORNS;
  • Neurological Health. RESEARCHERS EXAMINE HOW PARKINSONíS DISEASE ALTERS BRAIN ACTIVITY OVER TIME;
  • Oral Health. Kids� Dental Care;
  • Senior Health. NIH AWARD EXPANDS LANDMARK ALZHEIMERíS BIOMARKER STUDY.
194October 15, 2016
  • Cardiovascular Disease. TARGETING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE RISK FACTORS MAY BE IMPORTANT ACROSS A LIFETIME;
  • Alcohol Abuse. DRUG TO TREAT ALCOHOL USE DISORDER SHOWS PROMISE AMONG DRINKERS WITH HIGH STRESS;
  • Clinical Trials. HHS TAKE STEPS TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT CLINICAL TRIALS TO THE PUBLIC;
  • Environmental Health. BRAIN BENEFITS OF AEROBIC EXERCISE LOST TO MERCURY EXPOSURE;
  • Genomics. ďSIXTH SENSE� MAY BE MORE THAN JUST A FEELING;
  • Health Insurance. Insurance Gains Among Young Adults;
  • Health Services. Malnutrition Hospital Stays;
  • Maternal Child Health. EVEN PARTIAL STEROID TREATMENT CAN BENEFIT EXTREMELY PRETERM INFANTS, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS; AHRQ Stats: Cesarean Births; NIH STUDY LINKS MORNING SICKNESS TO LOWER RISK OF PREGNANCY LOSS;
  • Neurological Health. UNTANGLING A CAUSE OF MEMORY LOSS IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES; RESEARCHERS FIND A GAP IN THE BRAINíS FIREWALL AGAINST PARKINSONíS DISEASE; VISUAL CORTEX PLAYS ROLE IN PLASTICITY OF EYE MOVEMENT REFLEX;
  • Oral Health. AHRQ Stats: Emergency Care for Dental Conditions;
  • Sucide Prevention. PANEL DEVELOPS PLAN FOR PREVENTING YOUTH SUICIDE.
195November 15, 2016
  • Cancer. SEVEN SUBSTANCES ADDED TO 14TH REPORT ON CARCINOGENS;
  • Diabetes. THIS NATIONAL DIABETES MONTH, CONNECT WITH YOUR COMMUNITY FOR BETTER HEALTH;
  • Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. LONG-TERM OXYGEN TREATMENT DOES NOT BENEFIT SOME COPD PATIENTS;
  • Addiction. SCIENTISTS PROPOSE NEUROSCIENCE FRAMEWORK FOR DIAGNOSING ADDICTIONS;
  • AIDS/HIV. LARGE INCREASES IN HIV SUPPRESSION NEEDED TO REDUCE NEW INFECTIONS IN CRITICAL POPULATION;
  • Adolescent Health. Teen Childbirth;
  • Allergies. SKIN PATCH TO TREAT PEANUT ALLERGY SHOWS BENEFIT IN CHILDREN; NIH STUDY DETERMINES KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN ALLERGIC AND NON-ALLERGIC DUST MITE PROTEINS;
  • Cannabinoids. STRUCTURE OF PRIMARY CANNABINOID RECEPTOR IS REVEALED;
  • Contraception. WOMEN REPORT VAGINAL RING FOR PREVENTING HIV HAD LITTLE EFFECT ON SEXUAL INTERCOURSE;
  • Genomics. GENE THERAPY SHOWS PROMISE FOR TREATING NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE TYPE C1; NIH SCIENTISTS UNCOVER GENETIC EXPLANATION FOR FRUSTRATING SYNDROME;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending; AHRQ Stats: Hospital Stay Charges; AHRQ Stats: Health Care Spending;
  • Infectious Diseases. NIH-LED EFFORT EXAMINES USE OF BIG DATA FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE SURVEILLANCE; RESEARCH ON NEW, RAPID SCREENING TEST IDENTIFIES POTENTIAL THERAPIES AGAINST DRUG-RESISTANT BACTERIA;
  • Lung Disease. NIH CONTRIBUTES TO GLOBAL EFFORT TO PREVENT AND MANAGE LUNG DISEASES;
  • Zika Virus. TESTING OF INVESTIGATIONAL INACTIVATED ZIKA VACCINE IN HUMANS BEGINS.
196December 15, 2016

    Wishing all a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and great new year ahead!
  • Cancer. CELLULAR IMMUNOTHERAPY TARGETS A COMMON HUMAN CANCER MUTATION;
  • Tobacco. NO SAFE LEVEL OF SMOKING: EVEN LOW-INTENSITY SMOKERS ARE AT INCREASED RISK OF EARLIER DEATH;
  • Adolescent Substance Use. TEEN SUBSTANCE USE SHOWS PROMISING DECLINE;
  • Health Services. Hospital Blood Transfusions; Health Careís Top Spenders; Safety-Net Hospitals; Health Care Expenses;
  • Pain. VETERANS ENDURE HIGHER PAIN SEVERITY THAN NONVETERANS;
  • Women's Health. Rates of Hysterectomy and Oophorectomy.
197January 15, 2017
  • Allergies. NIH-SPONSORED EXPERT PANEL ISSUES CLINICAL GUIDELINES TO PREVENT PEANUT ALLERGY - Recommendations focus on introducing peanut-containing foods to infants;
  • Clinical Research. NEW DRUG FORMULARY WILL HELP EXPEDITE USE OF AGENTS IN CLINICAL TRIALS;
  • Health Services. MRSA in California; Treatment of Burn-Related Injuries;
  • Mental Health. Emergency Department Care for Mental and Substance Use Disorders;
  • Neurological Health. BIOMARKER IN BLOOD MAY HELP PREDICT RECOVERY TIME FOR SPORTS CONCUSSIONS;
  • Obesity. PARENTAL OBESITY LINKED TO DELAYS IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;
  • Substance Abuse. Costly Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Soar Nationwide, But Vary Widely Among States;
  • Women's Health. SEX HORMONE-SENSITIVE GENE COMPLEX LINKED TO PREMENSTRUAL MOOD DISORDER.
198February 15, 2017
  • Statistics. STUDY FINDS PREMATURE DEATH RATES DIVERGE IN THE UNITED STATES BY RACE AND ETHNICITY;
  • Cancer. TCGA STUDY IDENTIFIES GENOMIC FEATURES OF CERVICAL CANCER;
  • Eye Health. STEM CELL SECRETIONS MAY PROTECT AGAINST GLAUCOMA;
  • Endocrine Health. HAIR ANALYSIS MAY HELP DIAGNOSE CUSHING SYNDROME, NIH RESEARCHERS REPORT;
  • Healthcare Economics. AHRQ Stats: Insurance for Young Adults;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: Patient-Provider Communication; AHRQ Stats: Readmissions for Malnutrition;
  • Multiple Sclerosis. STEM CELL TRANSPLANTS MAY INDUCE LONG-TERM REMISSION OF MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS;
  • Neurological Health. DESIGNER COMPOUND MAY UNTANGLE DAMAGE LEADING TO SOME DEMENTIAS;
  • Senior Health. AHRQ Stats: End-of-Life Care;
  • Substance Abuse. Opioid-Related Emergency Department Care Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maryland, Ohio and Connecticut were the states with the highest rates of opioid-related emergency department visits in 2014;
  • Women's Health. ASPIRIN MAY HELP PREVENT PREGNANCY LOSS IN WOMEN WITH HIGH INFLAMMATION, NIH STUDY FINDS; COUPLES WITH OBESITY MAY TAKE LONGER TO ACHIEVE PREGNANCY, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS.
199March 15, 2017
  • Cancer. NCI LAUNCHES STUDY OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN CANCER SURVIVORS;
  • Chronic Conditions. AHRQ Stats: Out-of-Pocket Expenses for Chronic Conditions;
  • Diabetes. YOUTH WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES DEVELOP COMPLICATIONS MORE OFTEN THAN TYPE 1 PEERS, NIH, CDC funded study finds many in both groups quickly develop kidney, nerve, eye diseases;
  • Genomics. NIH-FUNDED SCIENTISTS DEPLOY CRISPR TO PRESERVE PHOTORECEPTORS IN MICE, Gene-editing tool rescues photoreceptors from a variety of mutations;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: Medicare ďSuper-Utilizer� Patients"; AHRQ Stats: Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions;
  • Malaria. EXPERIMENTAL PFSPZ MALARIA VACCINE PROVIDES DURABLE PROTECTION AGAINST MULTIPLE STRAINS IN NIH CLINICAL TRIAL;
  • Maternal Child Health. EXTREME TEMPERATURES MAY INCREASE RISK FOR LOW BIRTH WEIGHT AT TERM, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;
  • Men's Health. NIH-SUPPORTED TRIALS OF TESTOSTERONE THERAPY IN OLDER MEN REPORT MIXED RESULTS;
  • Mosquito-Borne Diseases. NIH BEGINS STUDY OF VACCINE TO PROTECT AGAINST MOSQUITO-BORNE DISEASES;
  • Native American Health. STUDY FINDS EFFECTIVE INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT ALCOHOL USE AMONG AMERICAN INDIAN AND RURAL YOUTH;
  • Obesity. STUDY IDENTIFIES AFRICAN-SPECIFIC GENOMIC VARIANT ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY;
  • Substance Abuse. AHRQ Stats: Opioid-Related Emergency Department Care;
  • Women's Health. NO BENEFIT IN TREATING MILDLY LOW THYROID FUNCTION IN PREGNANCY, NIH NETWORK STUDY FINDS.
200April 15, 2017
  • Cancer. ANNUAL REPORT TO THE NATION: CANCER DEATH RATES CONTINUE TO DECLINE - Special section on survival finds significant improvement for all but two cancer sites;
  • Child Health. Medical Care for Children;
  • Diabetes. RATES OF NEW DIAGNOSED CASES OF TYPE 1 AND TYPE 2 DIABETES ON THE RISE AMONG CHILDREN, TEENS;
  • Genomics. STUDY FINDS GENETIC BASIS FOR DRUG RESPONSE IN CHILDHOOD ABSENCE EPILEPSY;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: National Health Care Spending; Out-of-Pocket Spending Among Seniors; Decline in Hospital-Acquired Conditions;
  • Herpes. NIH SCIENTISTS ADVANCE UNDERSTANDING OF HERPESVIRUS INFECTION ^^^ Protein complexes identified that control infection and reactivation;
  • Infectious Disease. NIH STUDY OF EBOLA PATIENT TRACES DISEASE PROGRESSION AND RECOVERY; MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY CURES MARBURG INFECTION IN MONKEYS - NIH-funded groups preparing for next filovirus outbreak.
  • Mental Health. HIGHER DEATH RATE AMONG YOUTH WITH FIRST EPISODE PSYCHOSIS;
  • Neurological Health. GENE SILENCING SHOWS PROMISE FOR TREATING TWO FATAL NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS - NIH-funded preclinical studies suggest designer drug may treat ALS and spinocerebellar ataxia 2;
  • Parasites. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC TEAMS FIND POTENTIAL APPROACH AGAINST PARASITES;
  • TB. NIH STATEMENT ON WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY.
201May 15, 2017
  • AIDS/HIV. Hospital Costs for HIV Patients; CELL PARTICLES MAY HELP SPREAD HIV INFECTION;
  • Asthma. NIH RESEARCH IMPROVES HEALTH FOR PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA;
  • Brain Health. STUDY FINDS WORSENING OUTCOMES IN SERVICE MEMBERS FIVE YEARS AFTER MILD BLAST-INDUCED CONCUSSION; BRAIN ďRELAY� ALSO KEY TO HOLDING THOUGHTS IN THE MIND;
  • Diabetes. FEWER EXAMS AND BETTER EYE HEALTH? AYE-AYE, FINDS TYPE 1 DIABETES STUDY;
  • Eye Health. SYSTEMIC THERAPY OUTPERFORMS INTRAOCULAR IMPLANT FOR TREATING UVEITIS;
  • Health Services. Patterns in Office-Based Medical Care;
  • Heart Disease. RESEARCHERS DISCOVER MITOCHONDRIAL ďCIRCUIT BREAKER� THAT PROTECTS HEART FROM DAMAGE;
  • High Blood Pressure. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE LINKED TO RACIAL SEGREGATION IN NEIGHBORHOODS;
  • Infectious Disease. ENTEROCOCCI MAY HAVE EVOLVED ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO;
  • Malaria. NIH STATEMENT ON WORLD MALARIA DAY -- APRIL 25, 2017;
  • Medication Prescription. PRESCRIBING PATTERNS CHANGE FOLLOWING DIRECT MARKETING RESTRICTIONS;
  • Mental Health. ANTIDEPRESSANT MAY ENHANCE DRUG DELIVERY TO THE BRAIN;
  • Nutrition. STUDY BEEFS UP SUPPORT FOR BRAIN CELLS THAT CONTROL PROTEIN HUNGER;
  • Obesity. NIH DISCOVERY IN MICE COULD LEAD TO NEW CLASS OF MEDICATIONS TO FIGHT MID-LIFE OBESITY;
  • Substance Abuse. Substance Abuse-Related Disorders Among Hospitalized HIV Patients;
  • Zika Virus. ZIKA VIRUS PERSISTS IN THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM AND LYMPH NODES OF RHESUS MONKEYS.
202June 15, 2017
  • AIDS/HIV. AHRQ Stats: Hospital Stays for Older HIV Patients;
  • Alcohol Abuse. STUDY FINDS TENS OF MILLIONS OF AMERICANS DRINK ALCOHOL AT DANGEROUSLY HIGH LEVELS;
  • Autism. NEUROIMAGING TECHNIQUE MAY HELP PREDICT AUTISM AMONG HIGH-RISK INFANTS; BABY TEETH LINK AUTISM AND HEAVY METALS, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;
  • Brain. NIH SCIENTISTS TRY TO CRACK THE BRAINĀfS MEMORY CODES;
  • Breast Cancer. STUDY ESTIMATES NUMBER OF U.S. WOMEN LIVING WITH METASTATIC BREAST CANCER;
  • Cushing Syndrome. NIH RESEARCHERS FIND POTENTIAL GENETIC CAUSE OF CUSHING SYNDROME;
  • Ebola Virus. ANTIBODIES FROM EBOLA SURVIVOR PROTECT MICE AND FERRETS AGAINST RELATED VIRUSES;
  • Genomics. RESEARCHERS CONNECT BRAIN BLOOD VESSEL LESIONS TO INTESTINAL BACTERIA;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: Outpatient Appendectomies;
  • Infectious Diseases. NIAID SCIENTISTS DISCOVER RARE GENETIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TO COMMON COLD;
  • Liver Disease. INTESTINAL FUNGI LINKED TO WORSENING OF ALCOHOLIC LIVER DISEASE;
  • Lung Disease. COPD NATIONAL ACTION PLAN AIMS TO REDUCE THE BURDEN OF THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH;
  • Malaria. MODIFIED EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE PROTECTS MONKEYS FROM DEADLY MALARIA;
  • Obesity. PREGNANCY DIET HIGH IN REFINED GRAINS COULD INCREASE CHILD OBESITY RISK BY AGE 7, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;DRINKING DIET BEVERAGES DURING PREGNANCY LINKED TO CHILD OBESITY, NIH STUDY SUGGESTS;
  • Zika Virus. ZIKA VIRUS SPREAD UNDETECTED FOR MANY MONTHS, NIH-SUPPORTED STUDY FINDS;
203July 15, 2017
  • AIDS/HIV. HIV HIJACKS SURFACE MOLECULE TO INVADE CELL;
  • Genomics. SCIENTISTS REPLAY MOVIE ENCODED IN DNA;
  • Health Services. Hospital Care for Septicemia;
  • Infectious Diseases. COMMON ANTIMICROBIALS HELP PATIENTS RECOVER FROM MRSA ABSCESSES;
  • Liver Disease. NIH STUDY SHEDS LIGHT ON IMMUNE RESPONSES DRIVING OBESITY-INDUCED LIVER DISEASE;
  • Maternal Child Health. BLOOD OF SIDS INFANTS CONTAINS HIGH LEVELS OF SEROTONIN;
  • Mental Health. Hospital Care for Mental Health/Substance Use;
  • Neurological Health. RESEARCHERS UNCOVER GENETIC GAINS AND LOSSES IN TOURETTE SYNDROME; PREDICTING COGNITIVE DEFICITS IN PEOPLE WITH PARKINSONíS DISEASE;
  • Physical Activity. NIH-FUNDED TEAM USES SMARTPHONE DATA IN GLOBAL STUDY OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY;
  • Senior Health. ADVICE FOR OLDER ADULTS ON STAYING COOL IN HOT WEATHER;
  • Zika Virus.EXPERIMENTAL ZIKA VIRUS VACCINES RESTRICT IN UTERO VIRUS TRANSMISSION IN MICE; NIH LAUNCHES PROSPECTIVE STUDY OF ZIKA AND HIV CO-INFECTION DURING PREGNANCY.
204August 15, 2017
  • AIDS/HIV. DRUG COMBINATION REDUCES RISK OF HIV INFECTION AMONG TEEN MALES; NIAID SCIENTISTS ILLUMINATE MECHANISM OF INCREASED CARDIOVASCULAR RISKS WITH HIV;
  • Genomics. SEQUENCING ALL 24 HUMAN CHROMOSOMES UNCOVERS RARE DISORDERS;
  • Health Insurance. Insurance Trends Among Hispanics, Blacks; Health Care Coverage for Young Adults; Decreasing Uninsurance; Coverage for Patients With Chronic Conditions;
  • Health Services. Disparities in Patient Safety;
  • Kidney Stones. RESEARCHERS TURN TO CREATIVE APPROACHES TO BATTLE KIDNEY STONES;
  • Neurological Health. SCIENTISTS GIVE STAR TREATMENT TO LESSER-KNOWN CELLS CRUCIAL FOR BRAIN DEVELOPMENT;
  • Tick-borne Diseases. SCIENTISTS DEVELOP INFECTION MODEL FOR TICK-BORNE FLAVIVIRUSES;
  • Zika Virus. ZIKA VIRUS SELECTIVELY INFECTS AND KILLS GLIOBLASTOMA CELLS IN MICE.
205September 15, 2017
  • AIDS/HIV. CHILD LIVING WITH HIV MAINTAINS REMISSION WITHOUT DRUGS SINCE 2008; EXPERIMENTAL HIV VACCINE REGIMEN IS WELL-TOLERATED, ELICITS IMMUNE RESPONSES; DRUG INTERACTION CONCERNS MAY NEGATIVELY AFFECT HIV TREATMENT ADHERENCE AMONG TRANSGENDER WOMEN;
  • Cancer. NCI STUDY IDENTIFIES ESSENTIAL GENES FOR CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPY; SOCIAL INTERACTION AFFECTS CANCER PATIENTSí RESPONSE TO TREATMENT - Biological basis is unknown but may be related to stress response, NIH researchers say;
  • Cardiovascular Disease. MIDLIFE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK FACTORS MAY INCREASE CHANCES OF DEMENTIA; AHRQ Stats: Hospital Stays Decline for Coronary Atherosclerosis;
  • Genomics. NIH ACCELERATES THE USE OF GENOMICS IN CLINICAL CARE; NEW IMAGING TECHNIQUE OVERTURNS LONGSTANDING TEXTBOOK MODEL OF DNA FOLDING; NIH SCIENTISTS FIND RARE DISEASE CLUES IN CELLíS RECYCLING SYSTEM;
  • Health Services. AHRQ Stats: Cost Trends for Hospital Stays; AHRQ Stats: Insurance Coverage For Hospital Stays;
  • Mental Health. ďRESIDUAL ECHOĒ OF ANCIENT HUMANS IN SCANS MAY HOLD CLUES TO MENTAL DISORDERS;
  • Neurological Health. BREAKTHROUGH METHOD YIELDS TROVE OF NEURON SUBTYPES, GENE REGULATORS; IMMUNE SYSTEM MAY MOUNT AN ATTACK IN PARKINSONíS DISEASE; WATERLOGGED BRAIN REGION HELPS SCIENTISTS GAUGE DAMAGE CAUSED BY PARKINSONíS DISEASE; SPACE STATION PROJECT SEEKS TO CRYSTALIZE THE MEANS TO COUNTERACT NERVE POISONS;
  • Substance Abuse. AHRQ Stats: Opioid-Related Hospital Stays Increase in Small Metro Areas; NIH FINDINGS LINK ALDOSTERONE WITH ALCOHOL USE DISORDER.
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