Salmonella Cases Dip but Food Poisoning Rates Remain High
While the United States has seen a
decline in the number of Salmonella illnesses in recent
years, there's been little progress overall in reducing food
poisoning outbreaks, according to a report published in the
April 18 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
AMA Examines Economic Impact of Physicians
Physicians who mainly engage in
patient care contribute a total of $1.6 trillion in economic
output, according to the American Medical Association's
Economic Impact Study.
Autism Tied to Increased Connectivity in Brain Networks
Adolescents with autism spectrum
disorder show atypically increased functional connectivity
involving the mentalizing and mirror neuron brain networks,
according to a study published online April 16 in JAMA
FDA Approves Ragwitek for Adult Ragweed Allergy
Ragwitek has been approved by the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat allergy to short
ragweed among adults aged 18 to 65.
FDA Warns Against Procedure for Uterine Fibroids
Laparoscopic power morcellation for
treatment of fibroids could increase a woman's risk of cancer,
the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Thursday.
Free Drug Samples Tied to More Branded Prescriptions
Free drug samples drive the
prescribing practices of physicians away from less expensive
generic medications, according to a study published online
April 16 in JAMA Dermatology.
Gravity Does Not Hinder Placental Transfusion at Birth
Position of the baby before the
cord is clamped does not appear to influence the volume of
placental transfusion, according to research published online
April 17 in The Lancet.
Indoor Tanning Tied to Unhealthy Weight Control Behavior
Adolescents who indoor tan,
especially males, are more likely to exhibit unhealthy weight
control behaviors, according to a study published in the April
issue of the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral
Int'l Medical Education Standards Not Equivalent to U.K. Standards
International medical graduates
passing the Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board of
the General Medical Council have lower performance on MRCP(UK)
(Membership of the Royal Colleges of Physicians) and MRCGP
(Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners) and
on annual review of competence progression examinations,
according to two studies published online April 17 in
Most People Experience Thoughts Associated With OCD
The vast majority of people
experience unwanted, intrusive thoughts and images and/or
impulses symptomatic of obsessive-compulsive disorder,
according to a study published in the Journal of
Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders.
PET Imaging Aids Diagnosis of Vegetative State
Positron emission tomography
imaging may be used in conjunction with examinations to assess
long-term outcomes in patients in a vegetative state, according
to a study published online April 16 in The Lancet.
Reduced Salt Intake Likely Dropped BP Levels in England
The reduction of dietary salt
intake between 2003 and 2011 was likely an important
contributor to decreases in blood pressure in the population of
England, according to research published online April 14 in