• Photodynamic treatment, aminolevulinic acid 20% shows benefit in actinic keratoses By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    PHOTODYNAMIC TREATMENT, AMINOLEVULINIC ACID 20% SHOWS BENEFIT IN ACTINIC KERATOSES

    Combination therapy with photodynamic treatment and aminolevulinic acid 20% solution has shown strong outcomes with minimal adverse...

    Skin, Dermatology, Cancer
  • Occupational exposure to toxicants may predict lung function decline in systemic sclerosis By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE TO TOXICANTS MAY PREDICT LUNG FUNCTION DECLINE IN SYSTEMIC SCLEROSIS

    Among patients with systemic sclerosis, occupational exposure to toxicants independently predicted decline in lung function, regardless...

  • Altered decision-making in youth OCD appears tied to environmental uncertainty By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    ALTERED DECISION-MAKING IN YOUTH OCD APPEARS TIED TO ENVIRONMENTAL UNCERTAINTY

    Early-onset obsessive-compulsive disorder among youths may affect decision-making because of uncertainty in the environment, according...

  • Closed incision negative pressure therapy may reduce surgical site complications after THA By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    CLOSED INCISION NEGATIVE PRESSURE THERAPY MAY REDUCE SURGICAL SITE COMPLICATIONS AFTER THA

    Closed incision negative pressure therapy may reduce the rate of surgical site complications among higher risk patients undergoing...

  • Long-term air pollutant exposure, especially with unhealthy habits, increase MAFLD risk By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    LONG-TERM AIR POLLUTANT EXPOSURE, ESPECIALLY WITH UNHEALTHY HABITS, INCREASE MAFLD RISK

    Long-term exposure to ambient air pollutants may increase the risk of metabolic dysfunction-associated fatty liver disease, according...

    Hospital, Pollution, Obesity
  • Most COVID-19 vaccines effective as boosters, regardless of primary series By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    MOST COVID-19 VACCINES EFFECTIVE AS BOOSTERS, REGARDLESS OF PRIMARY SERIES

    Six COVID-19 vaccines increased protection when given as booster shots 10 to 12 weeks after a two-dose primary series of the Pfizer-BioNTech...

    Vaccination
  • FDA clears application for natural killer cell therapy to treat gastrointestinal cancers By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    FDA CLEARS APPLICATION FOR NATURAL KILLER CELL THERAPY TO TREAT GASTROINTESTINAL CANCERS

    The FDA cleared an investigational new drug application for CYNK-101, a natural killer cell therapy for the treatment of patients with...

    Drugs, Cancer
  • Personal experiences with cancer help clinicians ‘share the journey' with patients By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH CANCER HELP CLINICIANS ‘SHARE THE JOURNEY' WITH PATIENTS

    Christian S. Hinrichs, MD, is reluctant to give cancer credit for anything good. He admitted, however, that his personal experience...

    Cancer
  • FDA approves adjuvant Keytruda for certain adults, children with stage IIB, IIC melanoma By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    FDA APPROVES ADJUVANT KEYTRUDA FOR CERTAIN ADULTS, CHILDREN WITH STAGE IIB, IIC MELANOMA

    The FDA approved pembrolizumab as adjuvant therapy for adults and children aged 12 years or older with stage IIB or IIC melanoma after...

  • Data ‘raised the red flag' regarding COVID-19 pandemic's impact on cancer diagnoses By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    DATA ‘RAISED THE RED FLAG' REGARDING COVID-19 PANDEMIC'S IMPACT ON CANCER DIAGNOSES

    Substantial reductions in procedures used to diagnose cancer and in new cancer diagnoses occurred across the U.S. because of the COVID-19...

    Cancer, Regard
  • Platelet-rich plasma injection fails to top placebo for pain, joint benefit in knee OA By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    PLATELET-RICH PLASMA INJECTION FAILS TO TOP PLACEBO FOR PAIN, JOINT BENEFIT IN KNEE OA

    Platelet-rich plasma injections failed to improve knee osteoarthritis symptoms or joint structure at 12 months, compared with a saline...

    Knees, Osteoarthritis, Injection, Injections
  • Americans report high stress levels during holiday season By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    AMERICANS REPORT HIGH STRESS LEVELS DURING HOLIDAY SEASON

    Americans are five times more likely to say their stress increases rather than decreases during the holiday season, according to a...

    Stress
  • Many mild cognitive impairment cases appear to resolve over time By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    MANY MILD COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT CASES APPEAR TO RESOLVE OVER TIME

    Nearly 50% of individuals with incident mild cognitive impairment diagnoses were considered cognitively normal at follow-up, according...

    Alzheimer, Neurology, Brain, AIDS
  • VIDEO: ArcScan a ‘game changer' for ICL sizing By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    VIDEO: ARCSCAN A ‘GAME CHANGER' FOR ICL SIZING

    NEW ORLEANS - In this Healio Video Perspective from the AAO meeting, Brett H. Mueller II, DO, PhD, discusses how ArcScan has changed...

  • New presbyopia drop's pH contributes to efficacy By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    NEW PRESBYOPIA DROP'S PH CONTRIBUTES TO EFFICACY

    BOSTON - The pH of the recently approved Vuity from Allergan, an Abbvie company, improves the drug's availability and translates to...

    Eye, Drugs, Drop
  • Q&A: Survey reveals misconceptions about alpha-gal syndrome among PCPs By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    Q&A: SURVEY REVEALS MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT ALPHA-GAL SYNDROME AMONG PCPS

    Although primary care physicians have basic knowledge of alpha-gal syndrome, results of a small survey suggest that many characteristics...

    Allergies, Asthma
  • Most young adults attempting weight loss regained weight at 3 years By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    MOST YOUNG ADULTS ATTEMPTING WEIGHT LOSS REGAINED WEIGHT AT 3 YEARS

    More than half of young adults participating in a weight-loss intervention had a weight gain above baseline at 3 years, according to...

    Obesity
  • Children respond better to parents reading from books compared with tablets By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    CHILDREN RESPOND BETTER TO PARENTS READING FROM BOOKS COMPARED WITH TABLETS

    Reading from printed books benefits children more than reading from a tablet, a study published in Pediatrics found. More than 98%...

  • Symptoms of vaccine-related myocarditis in young people rare, mild, resolve quickly By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    SYMPTOMS OF VACCINE-RELATED MYOCARDITIS IN YOUNG PEOPLE RARE, MILD, RESOLVE QUICKLY

    Most young people under the age of 21 years with suspected myocarditis following COVID-19 vaccination had mild symptoms that resolved...

    Vaccination, Adolescence
  • Blood pressure variability independent predictor of fracture By Healio   -   Dec 7, 2021

    BLOOD PRESSURE VARIABILITY INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR OF FRACTURE

    A database analysis of more than 3 million South Korean adults shows blood pressure variability is an independent predictor of fracture...

    Hypertension, Drugs, Hospital