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The use of robotically assisted surgical devices for breast removal and other cancer-related surgeries is not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration because there is no proof of its safety or effectiveness in such cases

Robotically Assisted Devices Not Approved for Cancer Surgery

FDA aware that surgeons have been using the devices for uses not granted marketing authorization
An influenza vaccine cannot cause a pregnant woman to miscarry

Flu Vaccination During Pregnancy Does Not Cause Miscarriage

Study authors say not only is influenza vaccine during pregnancy safe, it is necessary
A safety clinical trial has revealed that tofacitinib (Xeljanz

FDA: Pulmonary Embolism Risk Up With Tofacitinib 10 mg for RA

Safety clinical trial shows risk for PE, death with 10-mg dose versus 5-mg dose, TNF inhibitor
In patients with head and neck cancer

Mental Health Disorders Up After Head & Neck Cancer Diagnosis

Women, patients with history of tobacco use, alcohol use have significantly higher odds of MHDs
Social media use does not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates

Teens’ Social Media Use Does Not Predict Later Depression

Rather, teen girls with more depression symptoms may use social media more
Most individuals who complete peanut immunotherapy trials continue peanut consumption with few reports of reactions

AAAAI: Small Amounts of Dietary Peanuts Beneficial After Immunotherapy

Regular peanut consumption after OIT, SLIT for peanut allergy provides continued protection
Professional soccer players may have an increased risk for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

AAN: Professional Soccer Players Show Increased Risk for ALS

Median age of diagnosis 43.3 years in soccer players versus 62.5 years in general population
Implementing a history

HEART Care Pathway Reduces Admission, Stress Testing in ACS

Hospitalization/observation, noninvasive stress testing significantly reduced postimplementation
Performance improvements after adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) relative to digital mammography performance have been sustained

Performance Improvement Sustained After DBT Adoption

Early improvement after adoption of digital breast tomosynthesis seen regardless of DBT volume
The frequency of dietary self-monitoring is significantly associated with weight loss

Dietary Monitoring Key to Successful Weight Loss

Time spent self-monitoring required for weight loss diminishes over time