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American Indians have a higher risk for incident atrial fibrillation compared with all other racial and ethnic groups

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Found to Be Higher Among American Indians

Findings persisted even when accounting for many other demographic and health factors
For adult survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Exercise Intolerance May Harm Neurocognition in ALL Survivors

Exercise intolerance tied to impaired neurocognition in adult survivors of childhood ALL
For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

CHEST: Metoprolol Does Not Cut Time to COPD Exacerbation

Trial stopped early due to futility with respect to primary end point and safety concerns
The over-the-counter heartburn drug Zantac (ranitidine) has been recalled in the United States and Canada by French drug maker Sanofi.

Zantac Recalled by Sanofi

FDA has warned that some versions of the drug contain low levels of N-nitrosodimethylamine
Selection of ever-smokers for lung cancer screening based on gains in life expectancy can increase total life expectancy from screening but prevents fewer lung cancer deaths

Life-Gained Selection Maximizes Lung Cancer Screening Benefits

Selection based on gains in life expectancy can increase total life expectancy from CT screening
In clinical guidelines published online Oct. 22 in the Annals of Internal Medicine

Recommendations Updated for Nonvariceal Upper GI Bleeding

Guidelines address preendoscopic, endoscopic, and pharmacologic management
Longer use of estrogen hormone therapy is associated with higher cognitive status in late life

Extended Estrogen Therapy Aids Late-Life Cognition

Benefit seen especially in older women and women initiating treatment within five years of menopause
Weight gain in young adulthood and stable obesity across adulthood are associated with increased risks for early death

Obesity in Early Adulthood Tied to Higher Risk for Early Mortality

Findings observed for both maintaining obesity and gaining weight early in adult life
A shipment of baby powder has been recalled by Johnson & Johnson after U.S. authorities found asbestos in it.

Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Due to Presence of Asbestos

This is the first time Johnson & Johnson has pulled its baby powder from the market
For Asian patients with heart failure

Lean-Fat Individuals Have Worst Outcome in Heart Failure

Asian patients with low BMI, high WHtR have higher prevalence of diabetes, worse QoL, worse outcomes