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May 21, 2018
The second study in less than a week regarding youth and suicide was released Monday, with the latest one showing an age-related trend in racial disparities in suicide rates in elementary and middle school-aged children. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, showed that suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly 2 times higher than those of similarly-aged white children.
 
May 21, 2018
The FDA has warned of serious cases of neural tube birth defects involving the brain, spine, and spinal cord affecting babies born to women with HIV being treated with dolutegravir.
May 21, 2018
President Donald Trump named Robert Wilkie, a veteran GOP aide and acting secretary of the Veterans Affairs (VA), to lead the VA; with the power of a pen, HHS Secretary Alex Azar is eager to play the role of a “joyful regulator;” patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) are finding they are caught between hope, expectations, and insurers that won’t pay for a $145,000 intravenous drug.
May 21, 2018
Neck pain associated with migraine cannot be attributed to increased trapezius activity during rest, mental stress, and physical activity or prolonged muscle activity and should be seen as an accompanying symptom of migraine.
May 20, 2018
The study comes as FDA is moving to bring more order to the area of mobile health. It is in the midst of a pilot for a precertifcation process that involves well-known companies such as Apple, Verily, and diabetes-specific companies like Tidepool.
May 20, 2018
Mines that are in compliance with the Mine Safety and Health Administration's requirements experience significantly lower lung disease cases over time compared with mines not in compliance. However, the lung disease burden among the coal mining industry has increased in the last decade.
May 20, 2018
Approximately 20% of patients with epilepsy have a co-occurring autoimmune disorder, and autoantibodies directed against the smaller isoform of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD65Ab) have been found in patients with epilepsy, as well as in patients with stiff person syndrome and type 1 diabetes.
May 19, 2018
A study found the use of interprofessional education improves students' knowledge and skill sets and promotes collaborative behaviors.
May 18, 2018
Terry Kohl, a real estate agent in New Jersey, battled what she thought was indigestion for 6 months and went repeatedly to a gastroenterologist for what she thought was a case of “grumbly gut.” Her "indigestion" led to a coronary artery bypass surgery soon after a trip to Rome left her breathless. Read about how women experience health and healthcare differently as National Women's Health Week draws to a close.
May 18, 2018
The FDA has approved an expanded indication for Gilead Science’s emtricitabine/tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (Truvada) to reduce the risk of HIV in at-risk adolescents. Truvada for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) was first approved for the use in adults in 2012.  
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