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Transplant candidates receive a large number of offers of viable deceased donor kidneys that are refused on their behalf

Offers of Viable Deceased Donor Kidneys Frequently Refused

Eighty-four percent of kidneys declined on behalf of at least one candidate before being accepted
The number of people who have developed a severe form of lung disease potentially tied to vaping has now risen to 215 cases across 25 states

As Lung Injury Cases Rise, CDC Advises ‘Do Not Vape’

CDC, FDA working with state health officials to gather info on products, substances used by affected patients
There is a "critical risk" for a dangerous mosquito-transmitted virus in 28 Massachusetts communities

Massachusetts Communities at ‘Critical Risk’ for Mosquito-Borne Virus

Dozens of communities at high or moderate risk for Eastern equine encephalitis
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stepped up its efforts to help fight the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

CDC Boosts Efforts to Fight Congo Ebola Outbreak

So far, 3,004 cases and 2,006 deaths have been reported in the Ebola outbreak
There is rapidly growing interest in the use of marijuana and cannabinoids for pain

Interest in Marijuana, Cannabinoids for Pain Rising Rapidly

Physician anesthesiologists concerned about prevalent misunderstanding about marijuana, related products
There have been confirmed and probable mumps cases reported among adult migrants detained in facilities

CDC: Mumps Outbreak Reported in Migrant Detention Facilities

898 confirmed, probable mumps cases reported in adult migrants detained in 57 facilities
Disparities in breastfeeding between black and white infants partly result from disparities in breastfeeding initiation

Racial Disparities Persist in Breastfeeding in U.S. Infants

Smaller differences ID'd between black and white infants who initiate breastfeeding
Most cerebrovascular risk factors are associated with an increased risk for subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson disease

Cerebrovascular Risk Factors May Up Risk for Parkinson Disease

Most cerebrovascular risk factors linked to higher risk for subsequent diagnosis of Parkinson disease
Netarsudil ophthalmic solution (0.02 percent; once daily) significantly reduced mean intraocular pressure among patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Netarsudil Lowers IOP in Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension

ROCKET-4 study shows once-daily netarsudil noninferior to twice-daily timolol
For football players in the National Football League

NFL Seasons of Play, Playing Position Affect Mental Health

Seasons of professional play and playing position in NFL linked to cognition-related quality of life