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  • GOP Bill Could Undercut Some Job-Based Insurance Coverage How the American Health Care Act could affect employer-based insurance plans is explained.
  • APA Underutilization of Clozapine 'Shameful, Embarrassing' Clozapine is underprescribed for schizophrenia because of concerns of adverse events and inadequate training. One expert says this underutilization "is shameful and embarrassing" for psychiatry.
  • ECO More Data on Balloon-in-a-Pill Show Almost 15% Weight Loss More results were reported with a novel intragastric balloon that can be swallowed without endoscopy or anesthesia and that spontaneously disintegrates and is excreted.
  • EuroPCR In ACS, Less Bleeding With Two-Step Post-PCI DAPT Strategy Switching to clopidogrel after 1 month of prasugrel or ticagrelor reduces bleeding without increasing ischemic events in the open-label, single-center TOPIC study.
  • AAP Guideline: No Fruit Juice for Infants The Academy of Pediatrics has just released new recommendations on the appropriate consumption of fruit juice for infants, toddlers, and adolescents, with a nod to whole fruit over juices.
  • Mortality Lower at Major Teaching Hospitals, Study Shows Thirty-day mortality rates were significantly lower among Medicare patients treated at major teaching hospitals compared with those receiving care at nonteaching hospitals between 2012 and 2014, a new study showed.
  • APA High Anxiety: Political Turmoil, Health Reform Take Their Toll A new poll shows that political turmoil and concerns about healthcare and health reform are contributing to rising rates of anxiety among Americans.
  • New Tests for Pediatric Sleep-Disordered Breathing Hold Promise Polysomnography remains the gold standard for diagnosing sleep-disordered breathing in children and adults, but several new tools hold promise for easier, less resource-intensive diagnoses, according to a new report.
  • Novo Nordisk Looks to Expand Latin American Obesity Business Danish drugmaker Novo Nordisk is looking to expand its obesity business in Latin America on the back of "phenomenal" performance by its new anti-obesity injection Saxenda (liraglutide), a senior company official said on Monday.
  • G20 Health Ministers Agree to Tackle Antibiotic Resistance Health ministers of the G20 leading economies, meeting for the first time on Saturday, agreed to work together to tackle issues such as a growing resistance to antibiotics and to start implementing national action plans by the end of 2018.
  • UK PM May Climbs Down on 'Dementia Tax' Plans British Prime Minister Theresa May made a public climbdown on Monday over plans to force elderly people to pay more for their social care, after her governing Conservative Party's opinion poll lead halved in the run-up to a national election.
  • APA Novel Program Cuts Aggression in Psychiatric Inpatients After staff received training, the number of aggressive events and seclusion episodes was reduced at an acute care psychiatric hospital, a new study found.
  • ACSM Concussion, Athlete Triad Hot Sports Medicine Topics Best practice for concussion, managing the female athlete triad, and optimizing exercise will be among the highlights of the upcoming American College of Sports Medicine Meeting.
  • APA ECT Effective for Depression, Psychosis, Self-harm in Youth Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) significantly improves depression and psychosis and is especially effective for those with a substance use disorder.
  • ATS New Drug Eases Chronic Cough A P2X3 inhibitor is showing promise for people with refractory chronic cough, who have few options, but not everyone can tolerate it, according to a phase 2b study.
  • Medicaid Cuts Coming in Trump Budget -- Washington Post U.S. President Donald Trump's budget proposal, set to be unveiled on Tuesday, will include cuts to Medicaid and propose changes to other assistance programs for low-income citizens, the Washington Post reported on Sunday.
  • Guidelines on Psoriasis Comorbidity Screening in Kids Issued The first guidelines on comorbidity screening in children with psoriasis have been published; the recommendations focus on routine screening and early intervention to minimize health complications.
  • Just One Drink a Day Raises Breast Cancer Risk In the latest report from the AICR/WCRF, exercise was found to be protective against breast cancer while as little as one alcoholic drink per day raised the risk.
  • Is General Hospital Plot a Veiled Cancer Drug Ad? When one of the characters in the long-running soap opera developed a rare blood cancer, she was unhappy with the treatment that was proposed.
  • Congress Considers Multiple Telehealth Bills Forces are converging to change how Medicare reimburses providers for virtual visits and remote patient monitoring.