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A total of 704 cases of measles were reported in the United States from Jan. 1 to April 26

CDC: 704 Measles Cases Reported in U.S. Through April 26, 2019

Thirteen outbreaks were reported; six of these were linked to underimmunized close-knit communities
Rare variants have been identified in the DENND1A gene that are associated with hormonal traits of polycystic ovary syndrome

Rare Variants Identified in DENND1A Gene in PCOS

Variants are associated with reproductive and metabolic traits in PCOS families
Americans are more likely to be stressed and worried than people living in poorer parts of the world

Poll: Americans Among Most Stressed People in the World

Younger and poorer Americans driving new highs for reports of stress, worry, anger
Texting patients with schizophrenia and their lay health supporters may improve schizophrenia outcomes in a resource-poor community setting

Texting Program May Improve Schizophrenia Outcomes

Significant improvement in medication adherence and reductions in relapse, rehospitalization observed
Coronary vessel wall thickness measured with magnetic resonance imaging is a significant surrogate of subclinical coronary artery disease among asymptomatic women at low or intermediate risk

Coronary Vessel Wall Thickness Surrogate for CAD in Women

Coronary VWT is primary independent surrogate of CAD in women; age is strongest risk factor in men
For patients with advanced-stage Hodgkin lymphoma with large tumors

Postchemo Radiation Tx May Benefit Some With Hodgkin Lymphoma

Survival benefit seen for radiotherapy after ABVD regimen, but difference not statistically significant
Child and parent confidence are poor proxies for proper inhaler use among African-American children with asthma

Confidence in Inhaler Technique Poor Proxy for Correct Use

Findings seen among children and parents of African-American children with asthma
Implementing a care path for newborns with fetal opioid exposure that emphasizes nonpharmacologic interventions can reduce hospital stay and pharmacologic treatment

Nonpharmacologic Tx Enhances Care of Opioid-Exposed Newborns

Reduction seen in length of hospital stay and in use of medication to treat neonatal abstinence
People who use combination nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) are more likely to successfully quit smoking than people who use a single form of NRT

Combo Nicotine Replacement Tx Ups Success in Quitting Smoking

Higher doses of nicotine gum and patches also may increase quit rate
Pregnant women with congenital heart defects are more likely to have comorbidities and experience adverse events during delivery

Maternal Comorbidity Higher for Women With Congenital Heart Defects

Higher risk seen for comorbidities, adverse delivery events in pregnant women with congenital heart defects