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All lots of amlodipine/valsartan and amlodipine/valsartan/hydrochlorothiazide combination blood pressure tablets have been recalled by Teva Pharmaceuticals due to higher-than-acceptable levels of a chemical that may cause cancer.

Teva Recalls Two Blood Pressure Medications

Tablets tainted with N-nitrosodiethylamine, a suspected human carcinogen
A case description can reliably define patients with acute flaccid myelitis

Case Description Can Reliably Define Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Differences between patients with AFM, other diagnoses include asymmetry of weakness
Among adolescents and young adults

Family Functioning Does Not Impact Family Dinner, Diet Link

Frequent family dinners tied to higher-quality dietary intake, regardless of level of family functioning
Limiting social media use to 30 minutes per day may lead to significant improvement in well-being

Limiting Social Media May Improve Psychological Well-Being

Limiting exposure to 30 minutes per day cut loneliness and depression in undergraduates
There is a strong and independent association between the presence of antiphospholipid antibodies and first-time myocardial infarction

Presence of Antiphospholipid Antibodies Tied to First-Time MI

With validation, findings may impact management, outcomes of high-risk patients
High-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography indices improve prediction of fracture beyond bone mineral density and Fracture Risk Assessment Tool scores in older adults

Bone Indices on CT Scan Predict Fracture Risk in Older Adults

Peripheral CT indices address risk for fracture contributed by changes in bone microarchitecture
For adolescent girls

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use

Depression severity predicts increased likelihood of alcohol use; link for reverse pathway inconsistent
The incidence of amphetamine and opioid use has increased among pregnant women

Increase Seen in Amphetamine, Opioid Use in Pregnant Women

Increase in amphetamine-, opioid-related deliveries disproportionate between rural vs. urban counties
For veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Care for Chronic Kidney Disease Varies Across VA Facilities

Findings observed for veterans with diabetes and concomitant chronic kidney disease
For patients with irritable bowel syndrome

Hypnotherapy Beats Education for Relief of IBS Symptoms

Group, individual hypnotherapy both effective; group hypnotherapy noninferior to individual tx