February 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A number of warning/advisory letters have been issued to 17 companies for selling illegal products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer […]

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A number of warning/advisory letters have been issued to 17 companies for selling illegal products that claim to prevent, treat, or cure Alzheimer disease and other serious conditions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says.

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Many Children Not Receiving Needed Mental Health Treatment

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — About half of the estimated 16.5 percent of U.S. children with a treatable mental health disorder do not receive needed treatment from a mental health professional, according to a research letter published online Feb. 11 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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Low Fitness, Obesity Linked to Later Disability Pension

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Among men, low cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity in adolescence are associated with an increased risk for later receipt of a disability pension, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Rates of Diabetes Screening High Among Adults Age ≥45

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Rates of diabetes screening are high, with hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) used less but more likely to result in clinical diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 6 in Diabetes Care.

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More Than a Half Million Deaths From Breast Cancer Averted

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — From 1989 to 2018, between 384,046 and 614,484 cumulative breast cancer deaths are estimated to have been averted, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Cancer.

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Children With Autism More Often Have Sleep Problems

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have sleep problems compared with other children, according to a study published online Feb. 11 in Pediatrics.

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Smaller Germinal Centers Identified in Recurrent Tonsillitis

MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Children with recurrent tonsillitis (RT) have smaller germinal centers, according to a study published in the Feb. 6 issue of Science Translational Medicine.

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Measles Outbreak Triggers Sharp Rise in Demand for Vaccine

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Health clinics in Clark County, Washington, are scrambling to meet the sharply increased demand for measles vaccination as people seek protection during an outbreak of the highly contagious virus.

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Johnson & Johnson to Provide Drug Prices in TV Ads

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In a drug industry first, Johnson & Johnson will start giving the list prices of its prescription drugs in television ads.

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