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USPSTF Updates Guidance for Cervical Cancer Screening

August 21, 2018. 7:00 PM CDT. Cytology recommended every three years from age 21; different screening options from age 30 to 65 Read article


Interim Guidance Provided for Men With Possible Zika Infection

August 21, 2018 Men trying to conceive should wait three months or more before engaging in unprotected sex

Amount of Physical Exercise Affects Mental Health Burden

August 21, 2018 Those who exercised had 1.49 fewer days of poor mental health in past month vs. those who did not

Preventable Adverse Drug Events Usually of Minor Severity in Kids

August 21, 2018 Incidence of pADEs is zero to 17 per 1,000 patient-days for children in general pediatric wards

Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping Most Cost-Effective for Uterine CA

August 21, 2018 Findings compared to routine, selective lymphadenectomy for low-risk endometrial cancer

Wildfire Smoke Causing Poor Air Quality in U.S. Pacific Northwest

August 20, 2018 Air pollution advisories, air quality alerts issued for Washington, Oregon

Odds of Death Up With Exposure to Pregabalin, Opioids

August 20, 2018 Dose-response association with highest odds of opioid-related death with high-dose pregabalin

Experts Offer Tips for Provider Appeal of Denied Medical Claims

August 20, 2018 Recommendations include asking for exceptions to payer policies and citing regulatory information

Physicians Rate Communication During Visit Lower Than Patients

August 20, 2018 Lack of correlation between physician scores of doctor-patient communication versus patient scores

Cognitive Disability Most Prevalent Type in Young Adults

August 20, 2018 Disability-specific disparities prevalent in access to health care, especially for young, middle-aged adults

Declines in Life Expectancy in Many High-Income Countries

August 20, 2018 And increase in midlife death rates across racial and ethnic groups in the United States

Tobacco Content Still Common on U.K. Prime-Time Television

August 20, 2018 Tobacco content occurred in 33 percent of all programs; 8 percent of all adverts, trailer breaks

Little Global Development Assistance for Adolescent Health

August 20, 2018 Overall, 1.6 percent of total development assistance for health went to projects with adolescent target

Heat-Driven Air Conditioning May Contribute to Additional Deaths

August 20, 2018 Researchers project that AC adaptation will account for increase in deaths related to air quality

Review Addresses Cell-Free DNA Sequencing in Pregnancy

August 20, 2018 cfDNA testing for trisomy 21, 18, 13 recommended in pregnancy; no FDA oversight for testing

Lumpectomy + Radiation May Cut Breast Cancer Mortality in DCIS

August 20, 2018 Lumpectomy, radiotherapy tied to reduction in breast cancer mortality versus lumpectomy, mastectomy