Inequalities Found With U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act Requirement

The 1993 U.S. Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requirements disproportionately exclude women and Black, indigenous, and multiracial workers, according to a study published online July 26 in Health Affairs. Noting that...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

~40 Percent of Incident Heart Failure Diagnoses Occur in Acute Care

A considerable proportion of first heart failure diagnoses occur in the acute care setting, but many patients have potential symptoms in the six months prior to diagnosis, according to a study published online July 27 in...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Corneal Nerve Fiber Damage ID'd in Patients With Long COVID

Patients with long COVID, especially those with neurological symptoms, have corneal small nerve fiber loss and increased dendritic cell (DC) density, according to a study published online July 26 in the British Journal of...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

VTE Risk Up for Children With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have a higher risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a study published online June 27 in the Journal of Crohn's & Colitis. M. Ellen Kuenzig, Ph.D., from the...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Anti-SSA, Anti-SSB Antibodies Low in RA Patients Wishing to Conceive

For patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who wish to conceive, the prevalence of anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen A (anti-SSA) and anti-Sjögren's syndrome-related antigen B (anti-SSB) antibodies is low,...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

~9 Percent of Teens Have Heard of Heated Tobacco Products

About 9 percent of high school students in California have heard of heated tobacco products (HTPs), and 0.67 percent have ever tried HTPs, according to a study published online July 26 in Pediatrics. Shuwen Li, from the...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Smoking Cessation After NSCLC Diagnosis Cuts Mortality Risk

For patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), smoking cessation after diagnosis is associated with a reduced risk for all-cause mortality, cancer-specific mortality, and disease progression, according to a study...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Antibody Responses Seen After Mild SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Children

Children and adolescents with mild or asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection generate robust and durable humoral immune responses, according to a study published online July 6 in...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Maternal Obesity May Up Risk for Future Liver Disease in Offspring

There is a strong association between maternal weight and future nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in offspring, according to a study published online July 18 in the Journal of Hepatology. Hannes Hagström, M.D.,...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Deaths Up in 2020, Even When Accounting for COVID-19

Even accounting for COVID-19 deaths, there were more deaths in 2020 for individuals younger than 65 years old than in previous years, according to a study published online June 30 in Health Care Management Science. Sheldon...

Tue, Jul. 27, 2021

Medical Groups Call for Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination for Health Care Workers

All health care workers should be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, dozens of major U.S. medical groups said in a joint statement released Monday. "Due to the recent COVID-19 surge and the availability of safe and...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

​Survey Shows U.S. Parents Split on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Under 12

As a new school year approaches, U.S. parents are nearly evenly split on whether they will vaccinate their young children when a COVID-19 vaccine is approved for their age group, according to the C.S. Mott Children's...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Most Unvaccinated Americans Want to Stay That Way: Poll

Eight in 10 American adults who have not received a COVID-19 vaccine say they are unlikely to get one, according to the results of a new survey from the Associated Press. Among those who have not been vaccinated, 35 percent...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Fauci Pushes Ambitious Plan to Guard Against Future Pandemics

In an effort to avoid another pandemic in the coming years, Anthony Fauci, M.D., director of the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), wants to launch an ambitious plan to make prototype...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

U.S. to Stick With International Travel Restrictions

The rapid spread of the highly contagious delta variant around the world means that the United States will continue with COVID-19 international travel restrictions for now, a White House official said Monday. The delta...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Better Strategies Needed for Managing NAFLD in Adults

Effective screening, diagnosis, and management strategies are needed for patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), according to a special report published online July 26...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Movement Disorders May Affect Exercise in Patients With Psychosis

For patients with psychotic disorders, certain movement disorders, especially parkinsonism, are associated with reduced physical activity (PA) and increased sedentary behavior (SB), according to a study published in the July...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Collision Warning Device Reduces Rate of Contacts With Obstacles

Use of a collision warning device is associated with a reduced rate of contacts with obstacles in daily mobility among visually impaired persons, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Effectiveness Similar for First-Line ACE Inhibitors, ARBs in HTN

For patients with hypertension initiating treatment, effectiveness is comparable for angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs), but ARBs have a better safety profile, according...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021

Survival Up for Multiple Cancer Types for Teens, Young Adults

For adolescents and young adult (AYA) patients with cancer diagnosed at age 15 to 39 years, there has been improvement in five-year relative survival for multiple cancer types, according to a study published online July 26...

Mon, Jul. 26, 2021