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  • AAIC Grim Picture of Alzheimer's in Aging Baby Boomers More than 28 million baby boomers will have Alzheimer's disease by 2050 and will account for nearly 25% of Medicare spending by 2040, a new analysis shows.
  • MASCC Anti-NGF Therapy for Cancer Pain: More Research Needed Terminally ill cancer patients receiving fulranumab show a high responder rate and improved BPI-SF scores, despite the lack of significant improvement in pain.
  • Parental Knowledge About Appropriate Antibiotic Use Still Poor Persistent misconceptions are more prevalent among socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, a survey has showed.
  • Antibiotic Use Linked to Juvenile Arthritis Exposure to even one course of antibiotics is associated with an increased risk of developing juvenile idiopathic arthritis, even after controlling for infections and timing.
  • CDC Yellow Book: 2016 Edition Now Available The newest edition of the CDC Health Information for International Travel is now available, with updated information on global diseases, vaccination recommendations, and tips for healthy travel.
  • Five Unnecessary Tests for Newborns: Choosing Wisely A panel has advised against treating newborns with antibiotics for longer than 48 hours unless the newborn presents with evidence of a bacterial infection.
  • MASCC End-of-Life Care for Hematologic vs Solid-Tumor Patients Patients with hematologic malignancies often receive more aggressive care at the end of life compared with patients with solid tumors.
  • Stem Cells Show Promise as Type 2 Diabetes Treatment Mesenchymal precursor cells, which have anti-inflammatory properties, appeared safe and showed glucose-lowering efficacy in a small pilot study.
  • Is Hospital Employment of Physicians Peaking or Pausing? Hospital demand for physicians may have slacked off, but the recent Supreme Court victory for the Affordable Care Act will probably revive it, according to recruiting firm Merritt Hawkins.
  • ASRS Drug Dosages Questioned in Diabetic Macular Edema Trial Experts wonder whether increased doses might eliminate the advantages seen with aflibercept over bevacizumab and ranibizumab in a diabetic macular edema trial.
  • ASRS Ranibizumab Effective for Pigment Epithelial Detachment Detachments of any size can effectively be treated with low-dose ranibizumab in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, new research shows.
  • Prosthetic Retinal Implant: Long-term Results Promising The safety and efficacy of a retinal prosthesis system for patients blinded by degenerative eye disease were confirmed in an international clinical trial.
  • Many Americans Do Not Get Recommended Preventive Services The CDC has reported that many Americans did not receive some recommended preventive health services in 2011-2012 and suggested the Affordable Care Act may improve uptake of these services.
  • IAS HIV Treatment as Prevention Saves Money Over Long Term Although the cost-effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy should have been enough to expand access to therapy, new research shows that treating all infected patients will also increase cost savings.
  • Jul 17 Cardiology News   Apixaban in "valvular" AF, comorbidity burden in CHF, the value of targeting PVCs, and the population benefits of statins are the topics reviewed this week by Dr John Mandrola.
  • Student Nurse Scrubs May Carry S. Aureus Scrub tops worn by student nurses may harbor methicillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA) even after laundering, researchers say.
  • Planned Parenthood Head Sorry for Tone in Video on Fetal Tissue Use Planned Parenthood's president apologized on Thursday for the "tone and statements" of a senior staff member who was secretly recorded in a video that critics say suggests the U.S. reproductive health organization sells aborted fetal tissue.
  • 3D Printing of Heart Aids in LAA-Closure Procedure In a single 74-year-old patient, Australian researchers used a personalized 3D printing of the left atrium and left atrial appendage to appropriately size the Watchman device for closing off the appendage.
  • High Levels of Vitamin C May Decrease CVD Risk Eat up! The lower risk of ischemic heart disease and all-cause mortality from eating fruit and vegetables at least twice a day may be driven by high vitamin-C concentrations, note Danish researchers.
  • Alert FDA OKs Epiduo Forte Gel for Acne Adapalene 0.3% and benzoyl peroxide 2.5% (Epiduo Forte, Galderma) gel is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe acne vulgaris in patients aged 9 years and older.