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Cardiometabolic Risk With Autism: Vigilance Urged
https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/autism/102882

Jan 30th, 2023 - People with autism had an elevated risk of cardiometabolic conditions across several dozen studies, researchers confirmed in a meta-analysis. Among children and adults in the analyzed studies, autism was associated with greater likelihood of concomitant: Yet, there was no significantly associated increased risk of hypertension and stroke with autism across all age groups, according to investiga...

FDA Panel Backs Plan to Only Use Omicron-Containing COVID Vaccines
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/102852

Jan 27th, 2023 - The FDA's vaccine advisors unanimously backed the agency's proposal to harmonize COVID-19 primary and booster vaccines to contain a single bivalent composition with components targeting BA.4/5 and the original SARS-CoV-2 strain. With a 21-0 vote on Thursday, members of the Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) supported FDA's plan, which aims to offer better prote...

Day in the Life of a Doctor: Shadowing a Flight Paramedic
https://www.medpagetoday.com/emergencymedicine/emergencymedicine/102846

Jan 27th, 2023 - Join internal medicine and rheumatology specialist Siobhan Deshauer, MD, as she spends a second day on call with helicopter flight paramedics. Following is a partial transcript (note that errors are possible): Deshauer: Hey, guys. I'm Siobhan an internal medicine and rheumatology specialist. The last time I spent the day with the flight paramedics up in the helicopter I had such a good time. Ba...

Population-Based Strategies Needed to Reduce US Salt Intake
https://tools.cdc.gov/medialibrary/index.aspx#/media/id/361371

Approximately 90% of Americans eat too much sodium. This practice leads to increased blood pressure, which increases the risk for stroke, coronary heart disease, heart failure, and renal disease. Population-based strategies to reduce sodium intake can be effective and are needed at national, state, and community levels. This article describes the role of communities and environments in influenc...

Mom's Cardiovascular Risk After Pre-Eclampsia Emerges Within a Decade
https://www.medpagetoday.com/obgyn/pregnancy/102833

Jan 26th, 2023 - It did not take long after pregnancy for excess heart attacks and strokes to emerge in women with pre-eclampsia, according to national records from Denmark. Within 20 years of delivery, the cumulative incidence of acute myocardial infarction (MI) and ischemic stroke approached 2.0% in women who had a history of pre-eclampsia versus 1.2% who had no pre-eclampsia, reported Sara Hallum, MSc, a PhD...

Early CVD Linked to Accelerated Cognitive Decline
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/102803

Jan 25th, 2023 - Premature cardiovascular disease (CVD) was associated with accelerated decline in cognition and white matter health in midlife, a large prospective cohort study showed. On a composite cognitive score, those with CVD events before age 60 were more than three times as likely to drop by at least 1.5 standard deviation more than the race-specific average over 5 years (OR 3.07, 95% CI 1.65-5.71), Kr...

Retailers support heart health through American Heart Month campaign
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977591

Jan 25th, 2023 - DALLAS, January 25, 2023 — This February during American Heart Month, the American Heart Association, devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, is teaming up with major brands around the country for the Life is Why™ campaign, a cause marketing movement supporting the Association’s life-saving heart and brain health mission. The Life is Why campaign inspires consumers to celebrate their rea...

Do certain jobs increase a woman’s risk of pregnancy loss?
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977335

Jan 25th, 2023 - In an analysis of 2010–2019 information on more than 1.8 million employed and non-employed pregnant women in South Korea, certain occupations were linked with higher risks of miscarriage and stillbirth. For the study, which is published in the Journal of Occupational Health, investigators calculated risks for three adverse outcomes: early abortive outcomes (miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, and m...

COVID toll realized: CVD deaths take big jump, especially among certain populations
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977595

Jan 25th, 2023 - Report Highlights: Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT / 5 a.m. ET Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2023 DALLAS, Jan. 25, 2023 — The number of people dying from cardiovascular disease (CVD) in the U.S. escalated during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic, from 874,613 CVD-related deaths recorded in 2019 to 928,741 in 2020. The rise in the number of CVD deaths in 2020 represents the largest single-year increase si...

Early cardiovascular disease linked to worse brain health in middle age
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977288

Jan 25th, 2023 - EMBARGOED FOR RELEASE UNTIL 4 P.M. ET, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2023 MINNEAPOLIS – People with early cardiovascular disease may be more likely to have memory and thinking problems and worse brain health in middle age, according to new research published in the January 25, 2023, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. “Cardiovascular diseases such as h...

Sleep and MS Risk; Pre-Pregnancy Migraine; When a Neurosurgeon Becomes a Patient
https://www.medpagetoday.com/neurology/generalneurology/102788

Jan 24th, 2023 - Retrospective questionnaire data showed sleeping less than 7 hours a night during adolescence may be linked with an increased risk of developing MS. (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry) A proposed biosimilar matched reference natalizumab (Tysabri) in efficacy, safety, and immunogenicity in patients with relapsing-remitting MS. (JAMA Neurology) Newborn screening for spinal muscular ...

32 schools receive NFL PLAY 60 grants in support of whole-body wellness
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977468

Jan 24th, 2023 - DALLAS, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 — One school in each of the 32 National Football League (NFL) team hometowns has won a $1,000 grant for increasing physical activity, as part of the NFL and the American Heart Association’s NFL PLAY 60 Race to Super Bowl LVII, a fitness tracking competition which took place September 26th to October 26th, 2022. Rooted in American Heart Association science, the ...

Carotid Plaque & Hearing Loss; Exercise Intervention for Afib; MitraClip Lock Issue
https://www.medpagetoday.com/cardiology/prevention/102775

Jan 24th, 2023 - In the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities cohort, people with carotid atherosclerosis in mid-life were more likely to have worse hearing decades later. (JAMA Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery) Higher HDL cholesterol corresponded with a higher risk of fractures in individuals over age 70. (JAMA Cardiology) Regarding screening children for lipid disorders, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Forc...

Hospitals without highest stroke care designation may miss them after heart procedure
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977444

Jan 23rd, 2023 - A Michigan Medicine study suggests that hospitals without the highest stroke care designation may be missing strokes that occur after a common heart valve replacement procedure. Researchers analyzed outcomes of more than 6,200 transcatheter aortic valve replacements performed at 22 Michigan hospitals between 2016 and mid-2019 using data from the Michigan Structural Heart Consortium. The study z...

Head injury is associated with doubled mortality rate long-term, Penn study finds
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977437

Jan 23rd, 2023 - PHILADELPHIA— Adults who suffered any head injury during a 30-year study period had two times the rate of mortality than those who did not have any head injury, and mortality rates among those with moderate or severe head injuries were nearly three times higher, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, published today in JAMA Neurology. I...

Wearable tech, AI and clinical teams combine to change the face of clinical trial monitoring
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977351

Jan 22nd, 2023 - A multi-disciplinary team of researchers has developed a way to monitor the progression of movement disorders using motion capture technology and AI. In two ground-breaking studies, published in Nature Medicine, a cross-disciplinary team of AI and clinical researchers have shown that by combining human movement data gathered from wearable tech with a powerful new medical AI technology they are ...

Geriatrician advises on use of vitamin D supplementation, lecanemab, and texting for her patients
https://www.mdedge.com/internalmedicine/article/260714/geriatrics/geriatrician-advises-use-vitamin-d-supplementation
Mengru Wang, MD, MPH

Jan 20th, 2023 - This article discusses updates in geriatrics from studies published in 2022 to early 2023. The topics covered include vitamin D supplementation and incident fractures, the association of social isolation and dementia, and the release of lecanemab, the second disease-modifying therapy for mild Alzheimer dementia.

'Concerning' Gonorrhea Strain; DeSantis Targets Trans Students; Pandemic Is Over?
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/stds/102714

Jan 20th, 2023 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. The CDC and Massachusetts health officials are investigating "concerning" new cases of drug-resistant gonorrhea. (CBS News) Israel has no data linking Pfizer's updated COVID vaccine with risk for stroke, according to a health ministry official there. (Reuters) House lawmakers in Mississippi voted to ban gender-affirming care for minors. (AP) The F...

EMA: No Bivalent-Stroke Link; Presley's Cause of Death 'Deferred'; Handshakes Return
https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19vaccine/102695

Jan 19th, 2023 - Note that some links may require subscriptions. The European Medicines Agency said it has not seen any signal of a possible stroke risk related to the Pfizer-BioNTech bivalent COVID-19 vaccine. (Reuters) Funds from pandemic relief programs may have saved many Americans from medical debt. (UPI) The world's oldest person has passed away. Sister André, a French nun, was born Lucile Randon in 1904....

Paper: California's proposal to manufacture insulin could curb prices, improve public health
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/977557

Jan 19th, 2023 - CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new paper co-written by a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign legal scholar argues that the state of California’s proposal to manufacture and distribute insulin at cost could be a game-changer for curbing out-of-control price increases on insulin and a boon to public health. Reducing the price of insulin – a life-saving medication used by more than 7 million Americans – ...