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  • Preterm, Early-Term Birth Rates Increase After Heat Waves
    on May 24, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Preterm and early-term birth rates increase after heat waves, according to a study published online May 24 in JAMA Network Open. Lyndsey A. Darrow, Ph.D., from the University of Nevada School of Public Health in Reno, and...

  • High Mediterranean Diet Adherence Tied to Fewer Anxiety, Stress Symptoms
    on May 24, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Adherence to a Mediterranean diet (MedDiet) is inversely associated with the severity of anxiety and stress symptoms in older adults, according to a study recently published in Nutrients. Lisa Allcock, from the University of...

  • Primary HPV Screening Intervals Could Be Extended
    on May 24, 2024 at 10:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Primary human papillomavirus (HPV) screening intervals could be extended, with the risk for cervical precancer or worse (CIN2+) eight years after negative HPV screening comparable to risk after three years in cytology...

  • Donepezil Not Beneficial for Cognitive Impairment in Breast Cancer Survivors
    on May 24, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- A once-daily dose of donepezil does not improve cognitive function among breast cancer survivors exposed to chemotherapy one to five years earlier, according to a study published online May 6 in the Journal of Clinical...

  • Extreme Temperatures Linked to Increased Risk for Stroke Death
    on May 24, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Extreme cold and hot temperatures are associated with an increased risk for death from ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes, according to a study published online May 22 in Stroke. Barrak Alahmad, M.D., Ph.D., from the Harvard...

  • Antihypertensives Linked to Eczematous Dermatitis in Seniors
    on May 24, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Antihypertensive drugs are associated with an increased risk for eczematous dermatitis in older adults, and the effect sizes are largest for diuretics and calcium channel blockers, according to a study published online May 22...

  • Kidneys From Deceased Donors Who Were on Dialysis Are Suboptimal
    on May 24, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Receipt of a kidney from a deceased donor who underwent dialysis is associated with an increased incidence of delayed graft function, according to a study published online May 23 in the Journal of the American Medical...

  • First-Seizure Clinic Attendance Cuts Later Health Care Utilization
    on May 24, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- First-seizure clinic (FSC) attendance is associated with reduced rates of subsequent health care utilization, according to a study published online May 23 in JAMA Neurology to coincide with the annual scientific meeting of...

  • Epidural Analgesia Linked to Decline in Severe Maternal Morbidity
    on May 24, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Epidural analgesia during labor is associated with a reduction in severe maternal morbidity (SMM), according to a study published online May 22 in The BMJ. Rachel J. Kearns, M.D., from the Glasgow Royal Infirmary in...

  • Risk for Periprosthetic Joint Infections Increased With Chemo After Arthroplasty
    on May 24, 2024 at 3:05 pm

    FRIDAY, May 24, 2024 -- Postoperative chemotherapy is associated with an increased incidence of periprosthetic joint infections (PJI) among patients with total joint arthroplasties, according to a study published online May 2 in the Archives of...