September 2019 Briefing - Nursing

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Nursing for September 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Panel Votes Yes to Current Level of Red, Processed Meat Intake

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- An international panel suggests that adults continue their current levels of consumption of red or processed meat based on evidence from five systematic reviews published online Oct. 1 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Clinical Guideline
Review 1
Review 2
Review 3
Review 4
Review 5
Editorial

CVS Halts Sales of OTC Zantac

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- CVS is the latest drugstore chain to stop selling over-the-counter Zantac (ranitidine), as well as the store's own generic version of the heartburn medicine, because of contamination with a known carcinogen.

AP News Article

Washington State Bans Sale of Flavored Electronic Cigarettes

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Washington has become the fourth state to ban flavored vaping products, joining Michigan, New York, and Rhode Island, CBS News reports.

CBS News Article

Crude Incidence of Candidemia 8.7 Per 100,000 in 2012 to 2016

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The crude incidence of candidemia was 8.7 per 100,000 population across four states in 2012 to 2016, according to a surveillance summary published in the Sept. 27 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

Abstract/Full Text

Recommendations Updated for Management of Pediatric ADHD

MONDAY, Sept. 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a clinical practice guideline from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online Sept. 30 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented for the evaluation and management of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children.

Clinical Practice Guideline
Perspective (subscription or payment may be required)

Sports Specialization Ups Injury Risk, Especially in Girls

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Sports specialization is associated with a greater volume of vigorous sports activity and increased risk of injury, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in the Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

CDC: THC May Be to Blame for Most Vaping-Related Illnesses

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Products containing the marijuana chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) appear to be a main driver behind the hundreds of U.S. cases of serious respiratory illness related to vaping, health officials announced Friday.

More Information

Eight Touchpoints May Predict Opioid Overdoses

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Eight candidate touchpoints are associated with increased risk of fatal opioid overdose, according to a study published in the Nov. 1 issue of Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

2009 to 2017 Saw Pediatric Developmental Disability Increase

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Between 2009 and 2017, the prevalence of developmental disability increased among U.S. children aged 3 to 17 years, according to a study published online Sept. 26 in Pediatrics.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

ASCO: More Than One in Five Millennials Use E-Cigarettes

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- One in eight U.S. adults report using electronic cigarettes regularly, according to the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2019 Cancer Opinions Survey.

More Information

Recommendations Developed for Evaluating Chronic Diarrhea

FRIDAY, Sept. 27, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In new American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) clinical practice guidelines, published in the September issue of Gastroenterology, recommendations are presented for laboratory evaluation of chronic watery diarrhea.

Abstract/Full Text

Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In 2019, the average annual health insurance premium for workers increased slightly for single coverage and family coverage, according to a report published online Sept. 25 in Health Affairs.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

More Than 800 Cases of Vaping-Linked Illness Reported in 46 States

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has now climbed to 805 cases across 46 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

More Information

Telecontraception Seems a Promising Option for Patients

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Telecontraception -- the provision of contraception through a website or smartphone app -- is feasible and seems safe for patients, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 26 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Primary Care Use Aids Patients With Diabetes and Coexisting Psych Disorders

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- For patients with mental health (MH) or substance use (SU) disorders with newly diagnosed diabetes, primary care engagement may offer moderate health benefits, according to a study published online Sept. 25 in JAMA Network Open.

Abstract/Full Text

Oral Health Symptoms in Seniors Associated With Cognitive Decline

THURSDAY, Sept. 26, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Among U.S. Chinese older adults, oral (teeth and gums) health symptoms are associated with a decline in cognitive function, according to a study published online Aug. 12 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Abstract/Full Text

ACOG Updates Guidance on OTC Contraception Access

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a Committee Opinion published in the October issue of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) presents recommendations for expanding over-the-counter access to hormonal contraception.

Abstract/Full Text

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Stops All Advertising, Replaces CEO

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Amid a national outbreak of vaping-linked illnesses and deaths, vape device maker Juul Labs said Wednesday it is stopping all print, digital, and television advertising, and its CEO, Kevin Burns, is stepping down.

AP News Article

ACA Provided Care to 1.9 Million People With Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The Affordable Care Act (ACA) provided care to an estimated 1.9 million people with diabetes, according to a research letter published online Sept. 23 in Diabetes Care.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

CDC: Infant Outcomes Worst for Those Born in the Delta

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Infants born in the Delta have the worst outcomes, according to the Sept. 25 National Vital Statistics Reports, a publication from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Mortality Persist in the U.S.

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are still racial and ethnic disparities in mortality, and these disparities are widening for some age groups, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

Quality of Carbohydrates, Protein Has Improved in U.S. Diet

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 25, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 1999 to 2016, the percentage of energy intake from low-quality carbohydrates decreased and that from high-quality carbohydrates and plant protein increased, according to a study published in the Sept. 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

USPSTF Urges Asymptomatic Bacteriuria Screening in Pregnancy

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends using a urine culture to screen pregnant persons for asymptomatic bacteriuria (Grade B recommendation) but does not recommend screening nonpregnant adults. These findings form the basis of a final recommendation statement published in the Sept. 24 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Evidence Report
Final Recommendation Statement
Editorial 1
Editorial 2
Editorial 3
Editorial 4 (subscription or payment may be required)

Vaping-Related Death in Kansas Brings National Total to Nine

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A 50-year-old man has become the second patient in Kansas to die from lung damage tied to electronic cigarette use. That brings the national total of deaths from this illness to nine, CNN reported.

CNN Article
More Information: CDC

More Blood Pressure Drugs Recalled

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The recall of the commonly prescribed blood pressure drug losartan has been expanded once again to include an additional five lots.

More Information

Nut Consumption Tied to Less Annual Weight Gain, Obesity

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Increasing daily consumption of nuts is associated with less long-term weight gain and a lower risk for obesity in adults, according to a study published online Sept. 23 in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention & Health.

Abstract/Full Text

Girls Take Longer to Recover From Concussion Than Boys

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Young female athletes take longer than young male athletes to recover from sports-related concussion (SRC), according to research published in the September issue of the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Behavioral Treatment Helps Reduce Insomnia in Cancer Survivors

TUESDAY, Sept. 24, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A stepped care approach seems beneficial for insomnia treatment among cancer survivors, according to a study published online Sept. 24 in Cancer.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Protected Health Info Breaches Compromise Sensitive Data

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most protected health information (PHI) breaches compromise sensitive demographic and/or financial information, according to a research letter published online Sept. 23 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Exercise May Slow Brain Deterioration in Alzheimer Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Exercising may delay brain deterioration in people at high risk for Alzheimer disease, according to a proof-of-concept study published Sept. 17 in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Higher Fat Mass May Up Risk for Major Adverse CV Events in T2DM

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In patients with type 2 diabetes, higher fat mass is associated with a higher risk for major adverse cardiovascular events, according to a study published in the Sept. 23 issue of CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Emergency Departments Need to Up HIV Testing, Linkage to Care

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- HIV testing in South African emergency departments shows a high prevalence and incidence of HIV, as well as significant attrition along the HIV care cascade for HIV-positive individuals, according to a study published online Aug. 18 in EClinicalMedicine.

Abstract/Full Text

Rate of Vaping Has Doubled Since 2017 Among U.S. Adolescents

MONDAY, Sept. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vaping is increasing among adolescents, with significant increases seen from 2018 to 2019, according to a research letter published online Sept. 18 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Eighth Life

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A Missouri man in his 40s is the eighth person in the United States to die from complications of a lung injury tied to using electronic cigarettes, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported.

More Information

CDC: Asthma Visit Rates Decreased From 2001 to 2016

FRIDAY, Sept. 20, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Asthma is a common reason for physician visits, although the rate of asthma visits decreased from 2001 through 2016, according to a report published Sept. 20 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Health Statistics.

Abstract/Full Text

CDC: Cases of Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Rise to 530 Across 38 States

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of confirmed or suspected severe lung illnesses linked to vaping has risen to 530 cases across 38 states and the Virgin Islands, U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

More Information

Maker Halts Distribution of Generic Zantac Due to Possible Carcinogen

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Novartis, the maker of a generic form of Zantac, said Wednesday it will cease distribution of the medicine after investigations suggested that generic and branded versions contain a known carcinogen.

CBS News Article
More Information: FDA

Rates of Diabetes Higher at Lower BMIs Among Minorities

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Even at lower body weights, members of certain racial and ethnic-minority groups have a higher prevalence of diabetes or prediabetes than whites, according to a study published online Sept. 19 in Diabetes Care.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Many Hospitals, Practices Not Screening for Social Needs

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Most hospitals and physician practices are not screening for five key social needs associated with health outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 18 in JAMA Network Open.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial

Few Trauma Patients Assessed for Effects of PTSD, Acute Stress

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Few trauma patients are assessed for or educated about the potential effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or acute stress disorder (ASD), according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Journal of Trauma Nursing.

Abstract/Full Text

Anemia in Early Pregnancy May Harm Child Neurodevelopment

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Anemia diagnosed during the first 30 weeks of pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and intellectual disability (ID), according to a study published online Sept. 18 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Abstract/Full Text

Seniors Should Undergo Annual Cognitive Health Assessment

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Adults aged 65 years and older should undergo annual cognitive health assessments to improve recognition of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a special article published online Sept. 18 in Neurology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

New York State Institutes Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using his executive powers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is banning flavored electronic cigarettes in the state.

AP News Article

Nonphysician Providers Rarely Interpret Diagnostic Images

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Despite increasing roles of nonphysician providers (NPPs) in health care (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), they still rarely interpret diagnostic imaging studies, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Hysterectomy Tied to Long-Term Risk for Depression, Anxiety

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Hysterectomy, even with ovarian conservation, is associated with an increased long-term risk for de novo depression, according to a study published online Aug. 30 in Menopause.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Diabetes Distress Common at Large Midwestern University

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a large university population, the prevalence of diabetes distress is high, and high diabetes distress levels are associated with lower diabetes quality of life (QOL) for both type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) patients, according to a study published in the September issue of the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Abstract/Full Text

Vaping-Linked Lung Illness Claims Seventh Victim

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A 40-year-old California man is the seventh person to die from a severe respiratory illness brought on by using electronic cigarettes.

Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
More Information: CDC

Gaps in Physician Knowledge, Management of Prediabetes ID'd

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There are considerable gaps in primary care physician (PCP) knowledge regarding risk factors that prompt screening for prediabetes and management recommendations for patients with prediabetes, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Men Less Knowledgeable About HPV, HPV Vaccination

TUESDAY, Sept. 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Men are less knowledgeable than women about human papillomavirus (HPV), HPV vaccination, and the correlation between HPV and cancer, according to a research letter published online Sept. 16 in JAMA Pediatrics.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

No New U.S. Measles Cases Reported Last Week

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that has spread throughout the United States may be winding down as no new cases were reported last week, health officials said Monday.

AP News Article
More Information: CDC

New York State to Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using his executive powers, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a ban on most flavored electronic cigarettes in the state.

CNN Article

Primary Care Faces Challenges in Caring for Kidney Disease

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care providers (PCPs) report substantial, but modifiable, barriers to caring for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a study published online Aug. 22 in PLOS ONE.

Abstract/Full Text

Biopsychosocial Frailty Measure Predicts Risk for Dementia

MONDAY, Sept. 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Biopsychosocial frailty (BF) can predict short- and longer-term dementia risk, according to a study published in the August issue of Alzheimer's & Dementia.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

FDA: Zantac May Contain Small Amounts of Known Carcinogen

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A substance that could cause cancer has been found in some ranitidine heartburn and ulcer medicines, including the brand-name drug Zantac, and the source of this contamination is being investigated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

More Information

Suicide Rates Increasing for Male, Female Youths in U.S.

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Suicide mortality rates increased from 1999 to 2017 among both male and female youths, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in JAMA Network Open.

Abstract/Full Text

CDC Revises Number of Vaping-Linked Lung Illnesses to 380

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials have revised downward the number of cases of severe lung injury linked to vaping, from more than 450 cases cited last week to the total of 380 cases announced late Thursday.

More Information

Helmets Are Underutilized by Cyclists in the United States

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 2002 to 2012, only 22 percent of bicyclists with head/neck injury in the United States wore helmets, according to a study published online Sept. 13 in Brain Injury.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Fewer Children Receiving Care at Family Medicine Practices

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- From 2009 to 2016, there was a decrease in the proportion of children seen at family physician (FP) practices, according to a study published in the September/October issue of the Annals of Family Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text

Women With Heart Attack Do Present With Typical Symptoms

FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Typical symptoms of myocardial infarction are more common and have greater predictive value in women than in men, according to a study published in the Sept. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Heart Association.

Abstract/Full Text

Nine States Now Have an Obesity Rate Above 35 Percent

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. states with adult obesity rates above 35 percent reached an all-time high of nine in 2018, according to the Trust for America's Health, the nonprofit group behind the 16th annual "State of Obesity: Better Policies for a Healthier America" report.

More Information

n-3 PUFAs Do Not Lower Risk for Early Preterm Delivery

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids during pregnancy does not result in a lower incidence of early preterm delivery, according to a study published in the Sept. 12 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Incidence of T2DM Rising in Fewer Populations Since 2006

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Since 2006, the incidence of type 2 diabetes has continued to rise in a minority of populations, with decreasing incidence in more than one-third of populations, according to a review published online Sept. 11 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial

More Time Spent on Social Media May Harm Teen Mental Health

THURSDAY, Sept. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Increased time spent on social media is associated with an increased risk for internalizing problems among adolescents, according to a study published online Sept. 11 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

EPA to Phase Out Chemical Testing on Mammals

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The eventual elimination of chemical testing on mammals was announced Tuesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The New York Times Article
More Information: EPA

President Pushing for Nationwide Ban on Flavored E-Cigarettes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- As concern grows over hundreds of lung illnesses tied to vaping, the Trump administration on Wednesday said it would move to ban flavored versions of electronic cigarettes.

The New York Times Article

Users of Flavored E-Cigarettes Report Greater Satisfaction

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of flavored electronic cigarettes is associated with greater satisfaction and self-perceived addiction than use of nonflavored e-cigarettes, according to a study scheduled to be published in the December print issue of Addictive Behaviors.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Insulin Pump Therapy Use Has Increased Since 1995

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Insulin pump usage has increased since 1995, especially among patients aged younger than 15 years, according to a study published online Sept. 5 in Diabetes Care.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Supine, Non-Left-Sided Sleep Not Linked to Pregnancy Outcomes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Supine or non-left-sided sleep through 30 weeks of gestation is not associated with adverse pregnancy outcomes, according to a study published online Sept. 10 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

New Tool Measures Patients' Perceptions of Stroke Care

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The STROKE Perception Report is a valid and reliable measure of patients' and family surrogates' perceptions of the quality of acute stroke hospital services, according to a study published in the October issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Nursing.

Abstract/Full Text

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Screening in Older Adults

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concludes that the evidence is currently inadequate for weighing the benefits and harms of screening for cognitive impairment among older adults. These findings form the basis of a draft recommendation statement published online Sept. 10 by the USPSTF.

Draft Evidence Review
Draft Recommendation Statement
Comment on Recommendation

Poverty Rate Drops, but Fewer Americans Have Health Insurance

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The percentage of Americans living in poverty declined in 2018, but the rate of those without health insurance increased, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report.

The New York Times Article
More Information

AMA: Do Not Use Electronic Cigarettes

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Americans should not use electronic cigarettes while health officials investigate cases of severe lung illness that may be linked to the devices, according to a statement issued by Patrice A. Harris, M.D., president of the American Medical Association.

AMA Statement
NBC News Article

Malnutrition Common in Older Brazilians Hospitalized for Cancer

TUESDAY, Sept. 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of malnutrition is high among older, Brazilian patients hospitalized for cancer, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Cancer.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Studies Look at E-Cigarette Use Linked to Pulmonary Illness

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Electronic cigarette use has been associated with severe pulmonary illness, according to three studies published online Sept. 6 in the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report and the New England Journal of Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text - Schier
Abstract/Full Text - Davidson
Abstract/Full Text - Layden
Editorial

FDA Warns Juul About Illegal Marketing Claims, Pitch to Youth

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A warning letter has been sent to Juul Labs Inc. about illegal claims that its electronic cigarettes are safer than tobacco cigarettes, including statements made in a presentation to students, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

More Information

Childhood Food Insecurity Tied to Poor Health Outcomes, Developmental Risk

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Food insecurity is associated with fair or poor health and developmental risk but not with obesity, underweight, or stunting, among children aged <4 years, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Pediatrics.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

1970 to 2010 Saw Large Jump in Hypertension During Pregnancy

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Overall, 0.63 percent of women experience chronic hypertension during pregnancy, with the rate increasing with maternal age and year of delivery, according to a study published online Sept. 9 in Hypertension.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)
Editorial (subscription or payment may be required)

Use of Pain Reliever Tramadol May Up Risk for Hypoglycemia

MONDAY, Sept. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Use of the widely prescribed opioid tramadol is associated with a greater risk for developing hypoglycemia compared with almost every other opioid, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in Scientific Reports.

Abstract/Full Text

Social Media Addiction May Harm Nurses' Performance

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Social networking site (SNS) addiction can have a negative impact on nurse performance, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in the Journal of Advanced Nursing.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Study Reveals Mixed Effects on Health for Vegetarian Diet

FRIDAY, Sept. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Vegetarians and fish eaters have a lower risk for ischemic heart disease compared with meat eaters, and vegetarians have a higher risk for stroke, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in The BMJ.

Abstract/Full Text
Editorial

Health Officials Close in on Culprit in Vaping Lung Injury Cases

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Lab tests have found a chemical derived from vitamin E in samples of vaping products that have sickened people in 25 states.

The Washington Post Article

Updated Recommendations, Levels of Care Categorized for Pediatric ICUs

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Three levels of care are recommended for pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) patients, according to a policy statement published online Sept. 4 in Pediatrics.

Abstract/Full Text

New Facebook, Instagram Pop-Ups Counter Vaccine Misinformation

THURSDAY, Sept. 5, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Educational pop-up windows will now appear on Facebook and Instagram when people search for vaccine-related content.

CNN Article

Second Possible Death Reported in U.S. From Vaping-Related Lung Illness

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A second death in the United States from severe respiratory illness possibly associated with vaping is being investigated by health officials.

CNN Article
The Washington Post Article

Decreased Humoral Immunity to Mumps Seen in Young Adults

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The frequency of circulating memory B cells (MBCs) specific for mumps is much lower than that of those specific for measles and rubella among healthy college-aged students who were vaccinated in childhood, according to a study published online Sept. 2 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Proximity to Outbreak May Affect Attitudes in Vaccine Doubters

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Individuals with low trust in government health institutions who live close to recent measles outbreaks are likely to have more positive attitudes toward vaccination than those living farther away, according to a study published online Aug. 28 in PLOS ONE.

Abstract/Full Text

Drinking Soft Drinks Tied to Higher Risk for Early Death

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Greater consumption of soft drinks, both sugar-sweetened and artificially sweetened, is associated with a higher risk for all-cause mortality, according to a European study published online Sept. 3 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Low-Fat Dietary Pattern Offers Long-Term Health Benefits

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- A low-fat dietary pattern provides lasting health benefits, according to a study published in the September issue of The Journal of Nutrition.

Abstract/Full Text (subscription or payment may be required)

Officials Say New York City Measles Outbreak Over

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- The New York City measles outbreak is over and the public health emergency that was declared on April 9 for parts of Brooklyn has ended, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

More Information

Pediatric Flu Vaccine Guidelines Updated for 2019-20 Season

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- In a policy statement published online Sept. 2 in Pediatrics, updated recommendations are presented regarding influenza vaccines for children, with no preference for any one product or formulation over another.

Abstract/Full Text

Some Hospital-Acquired Pressure Injuries Are Unavoidable

TUESDAY, Sept. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- About 40 percent of hospital-acquired pressure injuries (HAPIs) are unavoidable, according to a study published in the September issue of the American Journal of Critical Care.

Abstract/Full Text

Last Updated: