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A Salmonella outbreak linked to frozen

CDC: Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak in Seven States

Raw ground tuna supplied by Jensen Tuna is likely source of outbreak
Some patients with imminently fatal de novo metastatic cancer undergo treatment

Some Patients With Imminently Fatal Cancer Undergo Treatment

Variation seen in treatment by cancer type, age, insurance, and facility type
Most diabetes apps miss opportunities to improve care and health outcomes by not providing real-time decision support or situation-specific education on blood glucose self-management

Most Diabetes Phone Apps Lack Education, Support Functions

Most apps do not trigger alert escalation with consecutive low or high blood glucose values
More than half of internal medicine graduates in 2016 and 2017 pursued a career in primary care

More Than Half of Internal Medicine Graduates Choosing Primary Care

Programs with a majority of graduates entering primary care less likely to have X+Y scheduling
Youth with a concussion history and greater sport experience may have more skill-related motor "reserve" to lessen the impact of concussions

More Sports Experience May Reduce Impact of Concussions

Among youth with concussion history, more years of experience tied to quicker functional recovery
Abnormal performance on the Romberg test is independently associated with longer duration of symptoms among children and adolescents evaluated within 10 days after concussion

Abnormal Romberg Test Predicts Prolonged Concussion in Children

Abnormal performance independently associated with longer duration of symptoms for children
Microbial and metabolic features can distinguish children with irritable bowel syndrome from controls

Microbial Features ID’d for Pediatric Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Microbial and metabolic features can differentiate preadolescent children with IBS from controls
Health care workers are less likely to perform hand hygiene when they move from dirtier to cleaner tasks

Hand Hygiene Compliance Poor in Task Transitions

Hand hygiene compliance was 50.8 percent when health care workers moved from dirtier to cleaner tasks
Commonly held sleep myths have a questionable evidence base

Sleep Myths Are Commonly Circulated

Authors say initiatives to debunk myths, promote healthful sleep practices may benefit public health
Adults in their mid-30s to 40s are drinking too much too often

One in Three U.S. Adults Aged 35 to 44 May Have Drinking Problem

Nine percent continue to drink despite negative effects on career, education, relationships