Home Blog
Ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have been identified in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded

Lyme-Bearing Ticks More Widespread in U.S. Than Thought

Disease-carrying ticks were detected in 83 counties where they'd never been found before
Availability of generic antivirals for treating chronic hepatitis B virus is increasing

Availability of Generic Antivirals for Hepatitis B Increasing

Drop in median price of WHO-prequalified generic tenofovir from $208 to $32 from 2004 to 2016
School-aged children with developmental dyslexia more frequently have visual function deficits than typically developing children

Visual Function Deficits Up in Developmental Dyslexia

Increased prevalence of deficits in visual function versus typically developing school-age children
Patients with cancer who receive complementary medicine are more likely to refuse conventional cancer treatment

Complementary Medicine Use Ups Refusal of Usual Cancer Therapy

Mortality risk linked to complementary medicine mediated by treatment refusal
Epinephrine use results in improved 30-day survival versus placebo in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Epinephrine Ups Survival in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

But no significant difference versus placebo in rate of survival with favorable neurologic outcome
There have been substantial increases in complete abstinence from substance use reported by high school students over the past 40 years

Abstinence Rates for Substance Use Increasing Among Teens

Trends in non-use differed by substance, with marijuana use decreasing the least
Empagliflozin does not increase the risk of bone fracture in patients with type 2 diabetes

Empagliflozin Doesn’t Up Risk of Bone Fractures

Per pooled data from placebo-controlled trials and data from a head-to-head study with glimepiride

Molecular Autopsy May Shed Light on Sudden Death in Young

Ultrarare, nonsynonymous variants seen in 64% of victims of sudden unexplained death in young
A new rule proposed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration suggests that the type size on packaged foods sold in vending machines be at least 1.5 times the size of the net weight declaration on the front of the package.

FDA Proposes New Rule on Food Labeling in Vending Machines

Revised rule suggests that type size on packaged food must be 1.5 times size of net weight declaration
For transplant providers

Patient Social Support Influential Factor for Transplant Providers

Recipient social support most influential factor for providers concerned with avoiding organ wastage