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High Cutaneous Melanoma Burden Found Due to UV Radiation

Burden varies across states, with highest burden seen in Hawaii
Medical and ethical considerations of fertility preservation in children with cancer are addressed in a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP Addresses Fertility Preservation for Children With Cancer

Medical and ethical considerations are discussed, including in cases of conflict between parent, child
In a new practice guideline

Guidelines Issued for Insomnia, Sleep Apnea in Current, Former Soldiers

VA and DoD joint guideline addresses sleep disorders in military personnel and veterans
Infants in homes with frequent use of household cleaning products have an increased risk for childhood wheeze and asthma

Wheeze, Asthma Risk Up With Cleaning Product Use Exposure in Infancy

Infants in homes with frequent cleaning product use have increased odds for childhood wheeze, asthma
Maximal resection of a contrast-enhanced tumor is associated with improved overall survival in patients with isocitrate dehydrogenase gene 1 or 2 (IDH)-wild-type and IDH-mutant subtype glioblastomas

Maximal Resection of Glioblastomas May Up Survival

Maximal resection of contrast-enhanced tumor linked to increased overall survival across all subgroups
Sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors protect against cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes

Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitors Protect the Heart

Findings show benefit for cardiovascular disease in patients with type 2 diabetes regardless of kidney function
Progesterone may be beneficial for women with early pregnancy bleeding and a history of miscarriage

Progesterone May Prevent Miscarriage in Certain Women

Benefit, cost-effectiveness examined for women with previous miscarriage, early pregnancy bleeding
The antihypertensive medication amlodipine is associated with a lower risk for gout compared with other antihypertensive agents

Amlodipine Better BP Drug for Lower Long-Term Risk for Gout

Compared with chlorthalidone and lisinopril, amlodipine associated with lower risk for gout
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Chinese Report Says Majority of Coronavirus Cases Are Mild

Fatality rate has been 2.3 percent, according to the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention
For mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients

Mortality No Different for No Sedation Versus Light Sedation in ICU Patients

No difference found in mortality at 90 days among mechanically ventilated intensive care unit patients