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Efficacy of the investigational drug lebrikizumab is maintained in patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis for at least 1 year, according to new results from the phase 3 ADvocate1 and ADvocate2 trials. “We’re focused on the responders,” said Andrew Blauvelt, MD, MBA, as he presented the positive findings at the European Academy of Dermatology
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Shortening the duration of dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT) and continuing with a P2Y12 inhibitor alone after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was associated with a similar rate of ischemic events but with less bleeding than prolonged DAPT after 3 years of follow-up in the SMART-CHOICE trial. “The current results of extended follow-up from the SMART-CHOICE trial
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Nursing home residents could largely benefit from the second COVID-19 vaccine booster, according to a new study published this week.  The study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Friday indicated that the second mRNA COVID-19 booster shots were effective in preventing hospitalizations and deaths among nursing home residents. 
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Men who have sex with men have an increased prevalence of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to a new report. In particular, those with high-risk sexual activity, such as engaging in unprotected sex or having multiple sexual partners, were more likely to have IBD diagnoses than men who
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. Is insomnia solvable? Experts say yes. (New Scientist) Patients at several healthcare facilities in Florida were evacuated following electricity outages, building damage, and lack of potable water. (AP) Oregon plans to cover health-related climate change expenses for certain low-income patients as part of its Medicaid program, the first
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Unvaccinated people were 14 times more likely to get infected with the monkeypox virus compared with those who had one dose of the monkeypox vaccine, according to data released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). These findings, compiled from monkeypox case data in 32 states from July 31– September 3,
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. Mild or moderate consumption of most types of coffee (even instant!) may be protective against cardiovascular disease and early death. (European Journal of Preventive Cardiology) Queen Elizabeth II died of “old age,” according to her death certificate. (BBC News) If COVID and monkeypox have taught us anything, it’s
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A novel method of quantifying disease activity and severity in Crohn’s disease that aims to be simpler and easier to use in clinical practice than the current standard appears to offer reliable and reproducible results, suggests a study of clinical trial data. The Simplified Endoscopic Mucosal Assessment for Crohn’s Disease (SEMA-CD) was tested on ileocolonoscopy
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There’s been growing concern on how COVID-19 could have significantly increased the risk of children developing type 1 diabetes.  Based on new research that analyzed electronic health records of over 1 million patients aged 18 and below, children infected with SARS-CoV-2 showed a higher risk for type 1 diabetes.  “Incidence of new-onset type 1 diabetes
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Prompt diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is essential to reduce mortality, and improving education of primary care providers can help, suggests a new white paper. The nonspecific nature of the symptoms of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) especially in early stages, and the relative rarity of IPF compared with other conditions that have similar symptoms, may
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. Investigational lecanemab showed a small but significant reduction in cognitive decline in early Alzheimer’s disease in a phase III trial, drug developers Eisai and Biogen said. Vaccine-related aluminum exposure may be linked with asthma in kids, a preliminary finding that needs further investigation. (Academic Pediatrics) Florida hospitals cancelled
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New research shows that SBIRT — screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment for drug misuse — is effective at preventing substance use in adolescents in a variety of clinical settings. In a collection of 12 articles published as a supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health, investigators offered new perspectives on the role of
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Note that some links may require subscriptions. Canada will lift all COVID-19 restrictions for travelers beginning October 1. (Reuters) In some lactating women, trace amounts of mRNA from COVID vaccines were detected in the breast milk, mostly within the first 48 hours of vaccination. (JAMA Pediatrics) Will a Supreme Court case looking at Medicaid recipients’
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Stress can affect how people behave in a relationship, but how does it impact the way individuals see their significant others? Stressful life experiences may make someone more attuned to their partner’s negative behaviors, researchers have found. For their new study, published Monday in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science, the researchers looked at the impact
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