Meningitis B Vaccine Shows Disappointing Immune Response
The protection and immunity rate for serogroup B meningococcal vaccine Bexsero (4CMenB) may be lower than expected, recent research results suggest.
Self-Reported Medication Adherence Rates Among Diabetes Patients Vary Greatly from NP Observations
Poor medication adherence habits constitute a major threat to public health and costs the United States between $100 billion and $289 billion annually.
Heart Failure Patients Must Be Wary of Drug Interactions with OTC Products
A scientific statement from the American Heart Association warns that unintended interactions among prescription drugs, OTC products, herbs, or nutritional supplements may trigger or worsen heart failure.
10 Easy Ways to Prevent Stroke
A recent study identified 10 risk factors that seem to account for 90% of strokes.
HPV Vaccine May Reduce Abnormal Pap Results for Young Women
Young women who get all 3 doses of the human papillomavirus vaccine have fewer cervical cell anomalies in the future, recent study results found.
New Diabetes Screening Guidelines Miss More Than Half of High-Risk Patients
The latest federal diabetes screening recommendations fail to catch 55% of adults at high risk for diabetes, a recent investigation found.
Non-Antibiotic Prescribing for Respiratory Infections Poses No Safety Risk
Retail clinics could help slow the development of dangerous antibiotic-resistant bacteria by prescribing fewer antibiotics for respiratory tract infections, recent study results published in BMJ suggest.
Health Care Demands Rise as Cancer Survivors Live Longer
The US health system can expect to manage an explosion of older cancer survivors, new study results have found.
Sleep-Deprived Children More Likely to Become Obese
Children who fail to get a full night's sleep are at increased risk for obesity, a recent investigation revealed.
Diet Improvements Primarily Seen Among White Americans
White, middle-class, and upper-class Americans tend to receive the best nutrition, new study results suggest.
Early Statin Use After Stroke May Protect Against Infection
Patients hospitalized after stroke are at less risk for infection when theyâ€™re on statin therapy, the results of a recent study suggest.
Physical Activity Helps Prevent Diabetes Independent of Weight Loss
The benefits of exercise in diabetes prevention go beyond weight loss.
Diabetes, Hypertension, and Depression Treatments Vary by Location
Patients with certain chronic conditions often receive different treatments depending on where they live, results of a new analysis have revealed.
Physical Activity in Midlife May Prevent Stroke Later
Exercise in midlife can ward off stroke independent of other risk factors, according to a recent study.
Single Moms More Likely to Have a Stroke
Clinicians should pay particular attention to single working moms, as theyâ€™re more likely to have a stroke than their married counterparts.
Tinnitus May Put Teens at Risk for Permanent Hearing Damage
In the last year, nearly one-third of adolescents experienced ringing or buzzing in their ears that lasted more than 5 minutes, a recent report found.
Flu Shot May Help Prevent Hospitalization, Dementia in Heart Failure Patients
Patients with heart failure should know that getting a flu shot could lower their risk of being hospitalized and developing dementia.
Cornerstone ADHD Treatment Could Increase Risk of Cardiovascular Problems in Children
The cornerstone attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) treatment could be associated with heart problems in children and adolescents, recent study results suggest.
Migraines May Increase CVD Risk in Women
Women with migraines face a 50% greater risk of developing major cardiovascular disease, recent study results suggest.
Recurrent Respiratory Infections in Early Childhood Could Double Odds of Diabetes Onset
Children who experience recurrent viral respiratory infections by age 2 face a more than 2-fold risk for type 1 diabetes by age 5, recent study results suggest.
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