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May 2017 Briefing - Pathology

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Pathology for May 2017. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Severe Cutaneous Adverse Effect From Tocilizumab Described

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online May 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a severe adverse cutaneous reaction to tocilizumab in a 55-year-old patient is described.

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~4 Percent of U.S. Population Has Food Allergy, Intolerance

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Approximately 4 percent of Americans have a food allergy, with women and Asians the most affected, according to a report published online May 31 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.

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Modified Vancomycin May Help Fight Bacterial Resistance

WEDNESDAY, May 31, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Vancomycin can be modified to make it much more potent against resistant bacterial infections, according to a study published online May 30 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Few Emergency Clinicians Know Costs of ER Tests, Treatment

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most emergency medicine health care professionals lack accurate knowledge of the costs of tests and treatments that are ordered in the emergency department, according to a study published online May 30 in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

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Social Psychology May Help With Physician Error Disclosure

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lessons from social psychology can be used to improve behavioral changes in terms of error disclosure, according to research published online May 18 in Medical Education.

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High-Risk Pools May Represent Step Back for U.S. Health Care

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Proposed legislation as part of the American Health Care Act, which includes the option of high-risk pools, is not likely to reduce costs, according to an Ideas and Opinions piece published online May 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Reduced Cellular Aging Seen With Regular, Strenuous Exercise

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- People who consistently engage in high levels of physical activity have longer telomeres than those who have sedentary lifestyles, as well as those who are moderately active, according to a study scheduled for publication in the July issue of Preventive Medicine.

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Increased Gut Diversity Seen After Roux-en-Y

TUESDAY, May 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery triggers major changes in the microbial population of the digestive tract, according to a report published online May 26 in the ISME Journal.

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Deceased Diabetic Donor Kidneys Feasible for Transplantation

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Kidneys from deceased donors who had diabetes can save the lives of patients on the transplant wait-list, according to a study published online May 25 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Progress Made on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- DNA methylation testing may be feasible as a molecular triage of high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive individuals for high-resolution anoscopy screening, according to a study published online May 18 in Oncotarget.

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Four Separate Events Led to Zika's Introduction Into Florida

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The 2016 Zika outbreak in Florida wasn't due to a single introduction and spread of the virus, but rather at least four separate events, according to research published online May 24 in Nature.

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New Health Care Act Could Result in 23 Million Losing Insurance

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Republican-led bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that passed the House this month would result in 23 million Americans losing their health insurance coverage, according to a report issued by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

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New Bill Intends to Repeal Limits on Physician-Owned Hospitals

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new bill introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would repeal the federal law essentially banning construction of physician-owned hospitals and making it difficult for these facilities to grow, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Streptococcal Throat Infection Linked to Mental Disorders

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with streptococcal throat infection have increased risks of mental disorders, especially obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and tics, according to a study published online May 24 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Targeting ANGPTL3 Can Significantly Lower Cholesterol

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Two separate research groups say they've successfully reduced cholesterol in humans by using different methods to block the angiopoietin-like 3 (ANGPTL3) gene. The findings were published online May 24 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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CDC: Alzheimer's Mortality Up 55 Percent From 1999 to 2014

FRIDAY, May 26, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- As more baby boomers age, deaths from Alzheimer's disease have risen 54.5 percent, and in many cases the heavy burden of caregiving has fallen on loved ones, according to research published in the May 26 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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New Interactive Module Aims to Clarify Professional Boundaries

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new interactive training module in medical ethics can help physicians to understand professional boundaries, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

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Blood Test for Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Feasible

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new blood test has been developed for identifying pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) -- a step that might eventually allow earlier diagnosis, according to a study published in the May 24 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Effective Against Genital Warts

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- New research supports the recent U.S. recommendation for two, rather than three, doses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to protect against genital warts in preteens and teens. The report was published in the June issue of Sexually Transmitted Diseases.

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Calls, SMS Can Increase Adherence to FIT CRC Screening

THURSDAY, May 25, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Telephone calls and short message service (SMS) can improve the likelihood of fecal immunochemical test (FIT) pick-up and return, according to a research letter published online May 18 in JAMA Oncology.

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Normal Meal Tolerance Test Is Practical, Reliable in T2DM

WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A normal meal tolerance test (NMTT) -- a simplified version of the mixed meal tolerance test -- is valuable as an insulin secretion test in patients with type 2 diabetes, with exception of those in a hyperglycemic state, according to a study published online May 11 in the Journal of Diabetes Investigation.

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Enhanced Atypical Lymphocytes in Natalizumab-Treated MS

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), natalizumab treatment is associated with enhancement of atypical lymphocytes, especially binucleated and plasmacytoid lymphocytes, according to a study published online May 8 in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

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Case of Gnathostomiasis Caused by Roe Ingestion Reported

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online May 4 in The Journal of Dermatology, gnathostomiasis caused by ingestion of raw roe from Oncorhynchus masou ishikawae is described.

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Filtered Cigarettes May Up Rates of Lung Adenocarcinoma

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Filtered cigarettes might be even more unhealthy than unfiltered ones, and a new review published online May 22 in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that they have been raising rates of adenocarcinomas of the lung.

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Functional Interaction Seen for Dietary Carbohydrates With AMD

TUESDAY, May 23, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a functional interaction between dietary carbohydrates, the metabolome, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) features (AMDf), according to an experimental study published online May 15 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Poverty Affects Severity of Organ Damage Due to Lupus

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Poverty and race are tied to the health of lupus patients in the United States, according to two new studies.

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Combined Urine Test for T2:ERG, PCA3 Ups Prostate CA Detection

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Testing for combined urinary PCA3 and TMPRSS2:ERG (T2:ERG) RNA can improve detection of prostate cancer, according to a study published online May 18 in JAMA Oncology.

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Initial Specimen Diversion Device Cuts Culture Contamination

MONDAY, May 22, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For patients undergoing blood cultures in an emergency department setting, use of a device that diverts and sequesters the initial 1.5 to 2.0 mL of blood (initial specimen diversion device [ISDD]) is associated with a decrease in blood culture contamination, according to a study published online May 17 in Clinical Infectious Diseases.

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One in Five Cancers in the United States Is Considered Rare

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Rare cancers account for one in five cancers diagnosed in the United States, presenting special challenges to doctors and patients, according to research published online May 19 in CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.

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CDC: Crypto Outbreaks Linked to Pools Have Doubled Since 2014

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of cryptosporidiosis have doubled in recent years at swimming pools and water playgrounds in the United States, according to research published in the May 19 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

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Glucose Peaks Linked to Cognitive Decline, Dementia in Diabetes

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Glucose peaks are associated with cognitive decline and dementia among individuals with diabetes, according to a study published online May 12 in Diabetes Care.

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Anthropometric Measures of Body Fat ID Kidney Function Decline

FRIDAY, May 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Anthropometric measures of body fat can predict kidney function (KF) decline in older adults, according to a study published online May 18 in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

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Tips Provided to Help Physicians Plan for Retirement

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Physicians should consider their retirement and plan ahead at all stages of their career, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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More U.S. Women Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. women living with metastatic breast cancer has been rising since the 1990s, according to a study published online May 18 in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease Assessed

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a major global burden, despite declines in the mortality rate due to CVD in high-income and some middle-income countries, according to a study published online May 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Most Routine Coagulation Tests Reliable Up to Eight Hours

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Most routine coagulation tests can be reliably evaluated after storage at room temperature for up to eight hours after blood collection, according to a study published online May 8 in the International Journal of Laboratory Hematology.

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FDA Warns of Inaccurate Results From Certain Lead Tests

THURSDAY, May 18, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Lead tests made by Magellan Diagnostics may yield inaccurate results for some children and adults, U.S. health officials warned Wednesday.

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AIDS Epidemic Could End in U.S. by 2025

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- If certain targets are met, the rate of new HIV infections may be down to 12,000 a year by 2025, which would mark a transition toward the end of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, according to research published online May 15 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Treatment in Hospital by Older Doctors Tied to Higher Mortality

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hospitalized patients 65 and older may face a slightly higher risk of dying within a month of their admittance when treated by an older versus younger physician, according to research published online May 16 in The BMJ.

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Acute MI Risk Significantly Up Following Respiratory Infection

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The risk of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) increases sharply after a respiratory infection, according to a study published in the May issue of the Internal Medicine Journal.

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3D Printed Ovaries Produce Healthy Offspring in Animal Model

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In an article published online May 16 in Nature Communications, U.S. scientists report they've created a bioprosthetic ovary in a mouse using three-dimensional (3D) printing technology -- and the mouse has given birth to healthy pups.

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CDC: Slowing of Decline in Number of Uninsured Adults

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The decline in the number of Americans without health insurance stalled in 2016 after five years of progress, according to a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Tuesday.

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Body Size Linked to Primary Hyperparathyroidism in Women

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Body size seems to be associated with increased risk of primary hyperparathyroidism (P-HPTH) in women, according to a study published online May 10 in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.

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Distinct Outcomes for Luminal-, Basal-Like Prostate Cancers

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Distinct clinical outcomes are seen for luminal- and basal-like prostate cancers, according to a study published online May 11 in JAMA Oncology.

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Exercise-Induced Anaphylaxis Due to Shrimp Intake Described

WEDNESDAY, May 17, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online May 4 in The Journal of Dermatology, food-dependent exercise-induced anaphylaxis (FDEIA) due to shrimp consumption is described in an 18-year-old.

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Plan Suggested for Reducing Health Care Costs

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Health care costs can be reduced, with a nine-step plan suggested as a starting place, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Findings Support More Targeted Approach to Cholesterol Screens

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of elevated cardiovascular risk is low in normotensive, nonsmoking women younger than 50 years and men younger than 40 years, according to a study published online May 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Few Eligible U.S. Travelers Getting Pre-Trip Measles Vaccine

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of eligible Americans traveling abroad don't get a measles vaccine, and a key reason is lack of concern about the disease, according to a study published online May 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Younger Age at Menopause Tied to Higher Risk of Heart Failure

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo menopause early or who never gave birth might have an increased risk of heart failure, according to a study published in the May 23 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Life Expectancy Slighter Shorter With Parkinson's, Dementia

TUESDAY, May 16, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with degenerative brain diseases die about two years earlier compared with people who don't have these conditions, according to report published online May 15 in JAMA Neurology.

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Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Rates Down in the United States

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Fewer U.S. babies are dying from sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), but certain minorities remain at greater risk, according to a study published online May 15 in Pediatrics.

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Circulating Th17.1 Cells in Melanoma Tied to Sarcoidosis

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is an association between the presence of abnormally high numbers of circulating Th17.1 cells in melanoma patients prior to receiving anti-programmed cell death (PD)-1 antibody therapy and the onset of sarcoidosis, according to research published online May 8 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

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Quinine Exposure Linked to All-Cause Mortality

MONDAY, May 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term quinine exposure is associated with increased mortality, according to a research letter published in the May 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Transplanting HCV+ Kidneys Into HCV− Recipients Feasible

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a research letter published online April 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine, Philadelphia doctors write that they have cleared hepatitis C infections in 10 patients who received kidneys from deceased donors who had the virus.

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Hospitals Need to Be Prepared for Ransomware Attacks

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Hackers are increasingly targeting hospitals, using viruses to lock their computer systems and hold sensitive medical data and other files hostage, according to an observation piece published online May 11 in The BMJ.

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CDC: Steep Rise in New HCV Infections Over Last Five Years

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Reports of new hepatitis C virus (HCV) infections in the United States nearly tripled over five years, reaching a 15-year high, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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CDC: Hep C Infections Among Pregnant Women Increasing

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of hepatitis C (HCV) infection among pregnant women nearly doubled between 2009 and 2014, according to research published in the May 12 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Never Breastfeeding Linked to Increased Risk of T1DM

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Never breastfeeding seems to be associated with increased risk of type 1 diabetes, according to a study published online May 9 in Diabetes Care.

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Activation of Estrogen Receptor α-AF1 May Target Adiposity

FRIDAY, May 12, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Selective activation of estrogen receptor α (ERα) activation function-1 (AF1) prevents obesity, steatosis, and insulin resistance in a mouse model, according to an experimental study published online May 11 in The American Journal of Pathology.

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Bioengineered Intraabdominal Endocrine Pancreas Feasible

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a research letter published in the May 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists report a step forward in the plan to create a truly artificial pancreas, offering new hope to patients with type 1 diabetes.

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Biomarker ID'd for Pregnancy-Induced Glucose Intolerance

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- One measurement of plasma glycated CD59 (pGCD59) in pregnancy can predict glucose intolerance, according to a study published online May 3 in Diabetes Care.

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Multidrug-Resistant TB Set to Increase Through 2040

THURSDAY, May 11, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Multidrug-resistant (MDR) and extensively drug-resistant (XDR) tuberculosis are expected to increase through 2040, according to a study published online May 9 in The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

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Adherence to DASH Diet May Help Lower Occurrence of Gout

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is effective for prevention of gout, according to a study published online May 9 in The BMJ.

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Testosterone Found to Be Protective Against Asthma

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Testosterone may be tied to gender disparity in rates of asthma, according to a study published online May 8 in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.

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Low Body Mass Index Not Risk Factor for Alzheimer's Disease

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- There is no link between low body mass index (BMI) and risk of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online May 9 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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Risk of Zika Infection Appears to Be Low for Pregnant Women

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. women traveling to areas where the Zika virus is circulating might be less likely to be infected than expected, but risk remains, according to research published in the June issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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Adding Selumetinib to Docetaxel Doesn't Up PFS in NSCLC

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The addition of selumetinib to docetaxel does not improve progression-free survival among patients with previously treated advanced KRAS-mutant non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), according to a study published in the May 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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HCV Infection Increasing in Reproductive-Aged Women

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The number of reproductive-aged women with past or present hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is increasing, according to a study published online May 9 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Postmarket Safety Events for 32 Percent of Novel Therapeutics

WEDNESDAY, May 10, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- From 2001 to 2010, 32 percent of novel therapeutics approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had a postmarket safety event, according to a study published in the May 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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USPSTF Does Not Recommend Routine Thyroid Cancer Screening

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Clinicians should not routinely screen adults for thyroid cancer if they have no symptoms or warning signs of the disease, according to a final recommendation statement issued by the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force and published in the May 9 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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PCSK9 Linked to New-Onset Diabetes After Renal Transplant

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- For renal transplant recipients (RTRs) without diabetes, circulating proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) is associated with new-onset diabetes after transplantation (NODAT), according to a study published online May 1 in Diabetes Care.

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Evidence-Based Medicine Course Beneficial for Critical Thinking

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An evidence-based medicine (EBM) course has some positive effect on medical student critical thinking (CT), according to a study published online April 27 in the Journal of Evidence-Based Medicine.

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Most Physician Mothers Report Perceived Discrimination

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A considerable proportion of physician mothers report perceived discrimination, according to a research letter published online May 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Poor Environmental Quality Tied to Higher Cancer Rates

TUESDAY, May 9, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Overall environmental quality is strongly associated with increased cancer risk, according to a study published online May 8 in Cancer.

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Geographic Disparities Seen for Longevity in the United States

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Life expectancy can differ by as much as two decades between various U.S. counties, according to research published online May 8 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

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More Women Than Men Leaving Practice of Medicine

MONDAY, May 8, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- More women than men leave the practice of medicine, according to an article published in Medical Economics.

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Case Report Describes Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- In a case report published online May 1 in Diabetes Care, resolution of hypoglycemia and cardiovascular dysfunction after rituximab treatment of insulin autoimmune syndrome is described.

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Nocebo Effect Reported for Statin Therapy Use

FRIDAY, May 5, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The rate of muscle-related adverse event (AE) reports is increased when patients and their doctors are aware that statins are being used, according to a study published online May 2 in The Lancet.

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Poll: Many Americans Concerned About ACA Repeal

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Only one in five Americans support a repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a new HealthDay/Harris Poll reveals.

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CMS Releases Resources to Help With Payment System

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently added three new online resources to assist physicians already participating in the Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) and those exploring the opportunities available.

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BDNF Gene Mutation May Speed Up Memory Loss in Alzheimer's

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A gene mutation appears to speed up the loss of memory and cognitive skills in patients with Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online May 3 in Neurology.

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Cost of Zika Virus Outbreak in U.S. Could Be Very High

THURSDAY, May 4, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- An outbreak of Zika virus infection in the United States could be very costly, according to a study published online April 27 in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases.

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CDC: Mortality Rate for Black Americans Drops 25 Percent

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- While the overall mortality rate among black Americans dropped 25 percent between 1999 and 2015, the average life expectancy still lags behind whites by almost four years, according to research published in the May 2 early-release issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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Half of U.S. Doctors Receive Payments From Industry

WEDNESDAY, May 3, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- About half of U.S. doctors received payments from the pharmaceutical and medical device industries in 2015, amounting to $2.4 billion, and any form or amount of compensation can influence prescribing behavior, according to research published in the May 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, a theme issue on conflict of interest.

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Alcohol Linked to Higher Risk of Breast Cancer in Black Women

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Consuming seven or more alcoholic drinks a week appears to raise a black woman's risk of breast cancer, according to a study published in the May issue of Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Low-Dose Aspirin Linked to Reduced Risk of Breast Cancer

TUESDAY, May 2, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Regularly taking low-dose aspirin appears to protect women from hormone receptor-positive/human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative breast cancer, according to a study published online May 1 in Breast Cancer Research.

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Decreased Cortical Thickness Seen in Type 2 Diabetes

MONDAY, May 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) -- particularly those who are overweight or obese -- have decreased cortical thickness in several areas of the brain, according to research published online April 27 in Diabetologia.

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