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An international panel suggests that adults continue their current levels of consumption of red or processed meat based on evidence from five systematic reviews published online Oct. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Panel Votes Yes to Current Level of Red, Processed Meat Intake

Weak recommendations with low-certainty evidence based on five systematic reviews
CVS is the latest drugstore chain to stop selling over-the-counter Zantac (ranitidine)

CVS Halts Sales of OTC Zantac

Tests have found low levels of the nitrosamine impurity NDMA in some ranitidine products
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC Says People Can Contract Tuberculosis From Deer

Anyone working closely with animals that might carry the infection should be screened for tuberculosis
Washington has become the fourth state to ban flavored vaping products

Washington State Bans Sale of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

Sale of all flavored e-cigarettes will stop for 120 days; ban can be extended after 120 days
The crude incidence of candidemia was 8.7 per 100

Crude Incidence of Candidemia 8.7 Per 100,000 in 2012 to 2016

Incidence highest in older adults (≥65 years); higher for men than women, blacks versus nonblacks
Real-world evidence shows that rivaroxaban reduces the risk for recurrent venous thromboembolism in morbidly obese patients

Rivaroxaban Cuts Recurrent Blood Clots in Obese Patients

Patients on rivaroxaban also have lower health care resource utilization than those on warfarin
In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Recommendations Updated for Management of Pediatric ADHD

Recommendations include screening for comorbid conditions, understanding ADHD is chronic condition
Heart disease is associated with an increased risk for hospital admission for allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions

Heart Disease May Up Risk for Allopurinol-Linked Cutaneous AEs

Risk for hospital admission increased for allopurinol-associated severe cutaneous adverse reactions
Multiple mental illnesses are associated with an increased risk for cardiovascular disease outcomes in veterans

Most Severe Forms of Mental Illness Lead to Highest CVD Risk

Findings seen in both male and female veterans with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia
Women undergoing vaginal birth after cesarean are more likely to have adverse maternal birth-related complications and perinatal outcomes

Adverse Outcomes Up for Vaginal Birth After Previous C-Section

However, women with planned VBAC more likely to breastfeed at birth, discharge, and six to eight weeks