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For pediatric patients with multiple sclerosis

More Girls Admitted With Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis

Highest admission rate seen in southern part of U.S.; number of admissions highest for white children
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk for type 1 and type 2 diabetes from childhood into early and middle adulthood

Preterm Birth May Increase Risk for Diabetes Into Adulthood

Risk for type 1, type 2 diabetes increased at age <18 years, 18 to 43 years
Early introduction of allergenic foods may prevent the development of food allergy in certain infants at high risk

Introducing Foods Early May Cut Development of Food Allergies

Factors ID'd in nonadherence, family challenges to early introduction, consumption of allergenic foods
From 2007 to 2014

2007 to 2014 Saw Decrease in U.S. Incidence of Alzheimer Disease

Incidence varied considerably by region, ranging from 0 to more than 3 percent across population areas in 2014
Individuals who undergo bariatric surgery may be at increased risk for developing colon cancer years later

Bariatric Surgery May Raise Risk for Colon Cancer Years Later

Risk increased for colon cancer 10 to 14 years after surgery; no increase in risk found for rectal cancer
Use of social media

Social Media Use Tied to Disordered Eating in Young Teens

Association seen for both number of social media accounts and daily time spent using them
Pharmacist-led interventions in general practice can significantly reduce medical risk factors associated with cardiovascular events

Pharmacist-Led Interventions Cut Cardiovascular Risk Factors

Interventions associated with drops in blood pressure, cholesterol, HbA1c
Reductions in air pollution yield prompt and substantial health benefits

Reductions in Air Pollution Yield Substantial Health Gains

Health benefits occur rapidly, with benefit of smoking ban in Ireland starting at one week
The risk for a deadly stroke is higher in cancer patients and cancer survivors than the general public

Cancer Tied to Higher Risk for Deadly Stroke

Cancers of the breast, prostate, or colorectum most commonly associated with fatal strokes
The annual reported measles incidence decreased from 2000 to 2018

Annual Reported Measles Incidence Dropped From 2000 to 2018

Measles vaccination averted an estimated 23.2 million deaths during 2000 to 2018