• By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    AHA: HEART DISEASE, STROKE SHORTEN LIFE EXPECTANCY OF BLACK AMERICANS

    Black individuals may live shorter lives compared with white people due to a higher CVD burden, according to a scientific statement...

    Stroke
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    VIDEO: PRAGUE OPHTHALMOLOGY FESTIVAL TO BE HELD FRIDAY

    Pavel Stodulka, MD, PhD, shares an invitation to join the Prague Ophthalmology Festival, an internet event that will be held on Friday,...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    VIDEO: SMILE LENTICULE USED FOR ALLOGENIC PRESBYOPIA CORRECTION TECHNIQUE

    NEW YORK ― At OSN New York 2017, Soosan Jacob, MS, FRCS, DNB, discusses her Waring Medal presentation on her innovative surgical technique...

    Eye
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    COGNITIVE DISTRACTION AFFECTS PERIPHERAL DETECTION MORE IN OLDER SUBJECTS

    Alex R. Bowers CHICAGO - Researchers found that performing a simple memory task substantially reduced peripheral detection rates in...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    FIRST HUMAN TRIAL OF PRIMA SUBRETINAL IMPLANT APPROVED

    The PRIMA miniaturized, wireless, subretinal implant to restore vision in patients affected by retinal dystrophies has received French...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    AAP: HYGIENE, ISOLATION PROTOCOLS CRITICAL FOR INFECTION CONTROL IN PEDIATRIC OFFICE

    To reduce the risk of infectious disease spread during ambulatory care visits, the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases emphasized...

    Vaccination, Hands
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    EXPERTS TACKLE MYTH THAT FLU VACCINE CAUSES INFLUENZA

    William Schaffner Physicians are urging their patients to get the influenza vaccine, saying that doing so is the best way to avoid...

    Plan, Vaccination, Flu
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    FDA APPROVES ONCE-WEEKLY EXENATIDE EXTENDED-RELEASE INJECTION

    The FDA recently approved AstraZeneca's GLP-1 receptor agonist exenatide extended-release injection in a once-weekly single-dose autoinjector...

    Injections, Injection, Drugs, Diabetes
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION RISK LOWER IN WOMEN WHO DELIVER IN WINTER

    Findings presented at the Anesthesiology Annual Meeting indicated positive associations between postpartum depression and BMI, gestational...

    Depression, Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    PRIMARY CARE PHARMACISTS SUCCESSFULLY MANAGE UNCOMPLICATED HCV CASES

    WASHINGTON - Utilizing existing primary care pharmacists allowed for increased number of patients treated with comparable results to...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    DEPRESSION INCREASES RISK FOR DEATH IN MEN, WOMEN

    The association between depression and increased risk for mortality was observed among men since 1952, but only found among women from...

    Depression, Child
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    ELEVATED FREE THYROXINE LEVELS INCREASE AF RISK

    Patients with high free thyroxine levels had an increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation, according to a systematic review published...

    Hospital
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    CONTINUED EFFORTS NEEDED TO PREVENT RISE IN COLON CANCER

    ORLANDO - Evidence of successful efforts in colon cancer prevention exist; however, the increasing incidence among a younger population...

    Cancer
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    SARASAR WITH NORVIR EFFECTIVELY DELAYS HDV PROGRESSION, MAY CLEAR VIRUS

    Combination therapy with Sarasar and Norvir in patients with hepatitis D effectively blocked hepatitis D virus production, regardless...

    Hepatitis
  • By Healio   -   Oct 23, 2017

    PREEMPTIVE DAA THERAPY VIABLE FOR HCV-POSITIVE LIVER TRANSPLANTATION

    Results of a virtual trial showed that transplantation with hepatitis C-positive livers with preemptive direct-active antiviral therapy...

    Hospital, Hepatitis
  • By Healio   -   Oct 22, 2017

    LIVER TRANSPLANT VIABLE, MORE ACCEPTED IN ALCOHOLIC HEPATITIS

    WASHINGTON - Patients with acute alcoholic hepatitis fare well after liver transplant and should be considered for the procedure more...

    Hepatitis, Alcohol
  • By Healio   -   Oct 22, 2017

    FATTY LIVER INCREASES RISK FOR CARDIOVASCULAR EVENTS IN WOMEN

    WASHINGTON - Women with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease saw significantly higher rates of subsequent cardiovascular events compared...

  • By Healio   -   Oct 22, 2017

    NAFLD-ASSOCIATED SERUM METABOLITES LINKED TO GENETICS

    WASHINGTON - The discovery of a novel gut serum metabolite with a shared genetic effect with NAFLD sheds light on the pathogenesis...

    Hepatitis
  • By Healio   -   Oct 22, 2017

    ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS OUTPACES NON-ALCOHOLIC CIRRHOSIS IN USE OF RESOURCES

    WASHINGTON - Patients with alcohol-associated cirrhosis required more health care resource utilization, including hospital stays, than...

    Hospital, Alcohol
  • By Healio   -   Oct 22, 2017

    VIDEO: EXPERT GIVES ADVICE ON HOW TO LAUNCH AND PROTECT INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND PRODUCTS

    LISBON, Portugal - At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons meeting, Nikki Hafezi, MAS IP ETHZ, gives advice on...

    Cataract