Physicians Briefing

  • Age Affects Link Between Obesity, Dementia Risk
    The association between obesity and subsequent dementia varies with the age at which obesity is first recorded, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the Postgraduate Medical Journal.
  • Asthma Outcomes Worse in Older Women
    Older women face increased challenges in managing their asthma, according to a review published in the August issue of the Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.
  • Breastfeeding Moms Have Lower Depression Risk
    Breastfeeding cuts new mothers' risk of depression by half, according to a study published online Aug. 21 in Maternal and Child Health.
  • CDC: Teens Engage in Unsafe Skin-Protection Practices
    Sunscreen use has decreased among adolescents, and a considerable proportion use indoor tanning devices, according to research published online Aug. 21 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Preventing Chronic Disease.
  • Clinicopathology of High-Mitotic Rate Melanoma Described
    High-mitotic-rate primary cutaneous melanomas more often occur on the head and neck and in men, older patients, and those with a history of solar keratosis, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in JAMA Dermatology.
  • Educational Intervention Helps Ensure Appropriate ECHO Use
    An appropriate use criteria-based educational intervention can improve the appropriate use of outpatient transthoracic echocardiography, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the JACC Cardiovascular Imaging.
  • FDA: New Test Helps Diagnose Type 1 Diabetes
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new test that may help doctors diagnose type 1 diabetes. The Kronus ZnT8Ab Elisa Assay may help some people with type 1 diabetes receive faster diagnosis and treatment, the FDA said in a news release.
  • Infections May Up Pediatric Stroke Risk in Short Term
    Minor infections appear to have a strong, but short-lived, effect on pediatric stroke risk, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in Neurology.
  • New Therapy May Combat Lethal Virus in Late Stages
    A new agent tested in nonhuman primates shows efficacy in the treatment of the Marburg virus, a filovirus which is closely related to the Ebola virus, even in the late stages of the infection, according to research published in the Aug. 20 issue of Science Translational Medicine.
  • Physical Activity Protects Against Atrial Fibrillation
    Greater physical activity is associated with lower rates of incident atrial fibrillation in women, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
  • Rates of Food Allergies High in Inner-City Children
    The incidence of food sensitization and food allergy is high among inner-city children, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
  • Role of Innervation Explored in Gastric Tumorigenesis
    Vagal innervation is involved in gastric tumorigenesis, according to an experimental study published in the Aug. 20 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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