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Teen births in the United States dropped to a record low last year

CDC: Teen Birth Rates, Overall Birth Rates Continue to Drop

Preterm births, however, increased for the second year, increasing 2 percent from 2015 to 2016
Many older Americans who have difficulty paying for their medications don't seek help in finding more economical options

Poll Finds Seniors Struggling With Drug Costs Don’t Seek Help

Roughly half of older Americans don't, but those who do receive assistance from their doctor
Patients with remaining endogenous β-cell function after a decade of living with type 1 diabetes tend to have much higher levels of interleukin-35 than other patients with long-standing type 1 diabetes

T1DM Patients With Active β-Cell Function Differ Immunologically

Findings for patients with remaining endogenous β-cell function after 10 or more years of T1DM
For select patients with advanced melanoma

Nivolumab Rx Beyond Progression Beneficial in Melanoma

28 percent of patients treated beyond progression had lesion reduction >30 percent
Depression

Psychological Risks Higher in Atopic Dermatitis Patients

However, this does not translate into increased use of health care services, suicide
Many women at high risk for breast cancer do not take tamoxifen to prevent the disease

Many Women Have Questions, Concerns About Tamoxifen

Study shows that normal symptoms of menopause are often attributed to tamoxifen
Dutasteride for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia may induce imbalance in metabolic function

Dutasteride Associated With Metabolic Safety Concerns

Use of medication in BPH linked to higher hemoglobin A1c and LDL cholesterol levels
Researchers say they've come closer to pinpointing genes linked with inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. The research was published online June 28 in Nature.

Genes Responsible for Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis Identified

Findings could improve efficacy of current treatments, lead to discovery of new drug targets
Depression is known to be linked to worsening physical health

Depression Contributes to Health Decline Seen in Cancer Caregivers

Identifying signs early on might help protect these individuals, researchers say
For well-trained cyclists

EPO Doping Has Little Effect on Real-World Cycling Performance

Appears to improve high-intensity performance, not endurance or road race performance