• World Trade Center early responders have increased hepatic steatosis By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    WORLD TRADE CENTER EARLY RESPONDERS HAVE INCREASED HEPATIC STEATOSIS

    Increased hepatic steatosis was observed among responders who arrived earlier at the World Trade Center site, according to a study...

    Hepatitis
  • Economic burden of HF climbing, preventive guidance lacking, but tools available By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    ECONOMIC BURDEN OF HF CLIMBING, PREVENTIVE GUIDANCE LACKING, BUT TOOLS AVAILABLE

    HF is a growing economic burden in the U.S., with 1 million new cases projected to surface in 2021; however, there is a paucity of...

  • STROKE-VT: DOACs superior to aspirin at stroke prevention after LV arrhythmia ablation By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    STROKE-VT: DOACS SUPERIOR TO ASPIRIN AT STROKE PREVENTION AFTER LV ARRHYTHMIA ABLATION

    Among patients who underwent left ventricular arrhythmia ablation with a radiofrequency catheter, direct oral anticoagulants were superior...

    Stroke
  • Combining multiple novel therapies for secondary prevention may lower event risk in ASCVD By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    COMBINING MULTIPLE NOVEL THERAPIES FOR SECONDARY PREVENTION MAY LOWER EVENT RISK IN ASCVD

    The combination of icosapent ethyl, ezetimibe and rivaroxaban may lower risk for CV death, MI and stroke well beyond the treatment...

    Stroke
  • Aortic aneurysm risk four times higher in people living with HIV vs. without By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    AORTIC ANEURYSM RISK FOUR TIMES HIGHER IN PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV VS. WITHOUT

    The risk for aortic aneurysms among people living with HIV was increased fourfold compared with people without HIV, and HIV status...

  • Over 20 years, no sports-related fatalities in cohort with genetic heart disease By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    OVER 20 YEARS, NO SPORTS-RELATED FATALITIES IN COHORT WITH GENETIC HEART DISEASE

    In a cohort of athletes with long QT syndrome or other genetic heart diseases who were approved to return to play, there were no sports-related...

    Sport
  • Human oversight ECG monitors outperform AI for arrhythmia detection By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    HUMAN OVERSIGHT ECG MONITORS OUTPERFORM AI FOR ARRHYTHMIA DETECTION

    Long-term continuous ECG monitoring with human oversight outperformed an artificial intelligence-based mobile cardiac telemetry monitor...

  • FDA approves selexipag for IV use in adults with PAH By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    FDA APPROVES SELEXIPAG FOR IV USE IN ADULTS WITH PAH

    The FDA has approved selexipag for IV use in adults with WHO functional class II to III pulmonary arterial hypertension who are temporarily...

    Hypertension, Hospital
  • Obesity does not increase risk for serious infection in biologic-treated IBD By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    OBESITY DOES NOT INCREASE RISK FOR SERIOUS INFECTION IN BIOLOGIC-TREATED IBD

    Obesity was not associated with an increased risk for serious infection among patients with inflammatory bowel disease treated with...

    Obesity
  • TODAY: Youth-onset type 2 diabetes precedes high burden of early adulthood complications By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    TODAY: YOUTH-ONSET TYPE 2 DIABETES PRECEDES HIGH BURDEN OF EARLY ADULTHOOD COMPLICATIONS

    Long-term follow-up of a cohort of children and adolescents diagnosed with type 2 diabetes showed most developed complications, including...

    Diabetes, Adolescence, Hypertension
  • Many women with gestational diabetes do not receive type 2 diabetes screening after birth By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    MANY WOMEN WITH GESTATIONAL DIABETES DO NOT RECEIVE TYPE 2 DIABETES SCREENING AFTER BIRTH

    Women in the United Kingdom who had gestational diabetes were not often screened for type 2 diabetes in accordance with national guidelines,...

    Pregnancy, Diabetes, Pregnant
  • Decreasing TSH linked to decline in cognitive functioning for older adults By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    DECREASING TSH LINKED TO DECLINE IN COGNITIVE FUNCTIONING FOR OLDER ADULTS

    Older adults with decreasing serum thyroid-stimulating hormone levels were more likely than those with a steady level to experience...

  • Curry, vitamin B2 intake may reduce risk for metabolic syndrome in women By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    CURRY, VITAMIN B2 INTAKE MAY REDUCE RISK FOR METABOLIC SYNDROME IN WOMEN

    Premenopausal women who eat more curry and postmenopausal women with a higher daily vitamin B2 intake are less likely to have metabolic...

    Nutrition, Menopause, Vitamins
  • FDA approves Shingrix for prevention of shingles in immunocompromised adults By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    FDA APPROVES SHINGRIX FOR PREVENTION OF SHINGLES IN IMMUNOCOMPROMISED ADULTS

    The FDA this week approved Shingrix for the prevention of shingles in immunocompromised adults, GlaxoSmithKline announced. Shingrix...

    Vaccination
  • Hyperimmune globulin infusion does not prevent congenital CMV By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    HYPERIMMUNE GLOBULIN INFUSION DOES NOT PREVENT CONGENITAL CMV

    Monthly infusions of cytomegalovirus hyperimmune globulin for women with primary cytomegalovirus, or CMV, infection during early pregnancy...

    Pregnancy
  • Biden to require vaccination or regular testing for federal workers By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    BIDEN TO REQUIRE VACCINATION OR REGULAR TESTING FOR FEDERAL WORKERS

    On Thursday, President Joe Biden announced a plan to require federal workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or face regular testing...

    Plan, Vaccination, Face
  • Leaked CDC document, new report warn of delta's contagiousness By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    LEAKED CDC DOCUMENT, NEW REPORT WARN OF DELTA'S CONTAGIOUSNESS

    This week, as she announced stiffer mask guidance for vaccinated Americans, CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky, MD, MPH, said she had...

    Vaccination
  • Influenza vaccine may provide additional protection from COVID-19 By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    INFLUENZA VACCINE MAY PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FROM COVID-19

    Influenza vaccination may reduce the risk for stroke, sepsis and deep vein thrombosis in patients with COVID-19, data presented at...

    Vaccination, Stroke
  • Q&A: PCPs should instill confidence in COVID-19 vaccines amid change in CDC guidance By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    Q&A: PCPS SHOULD INSTILL CONFIDENCE IN COVID-19 VACCINES AMID CHANGE IN CDC GUIDANCE

    The CDC recently updated its guidance to say that even vaccinated individuals should wear masks indoors when in areas with high or...

    Vaccination
  • FDA authorizes Regeneron antibody cocktail for post-exposure prophylaxis of COVID-19 By Healio   -   Aug 4, 2021

    FDA AUTHORIZES REGENERON ANTIBODY COCKTAIL FOR POST-EXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS OF COVID-19

    Following the June update that allowed for a lower dose of Regeneron's antibody cocktail to treat COVID-19, the FDA has again expanded...