January 2019 Briefing – Family Practice

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, […]

Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Family Practice for January 2019. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are the most likely to affect clinical practice.

Rising Temps May Up Burden of Congenital Heart Disease in U.S.

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Projected increases in maternal heat exposure may result in increased congenital heart defect (CHD) burden, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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FDA Approves First Generic Version of Advair for Asthma, COPD

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The first generic form of the Advair Diskus (fluticasone propionate and salmeterol inhalation powder) inhaler has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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AHA: Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Have Cardiovascular Disease

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The prevalence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is 48.0 percent in adults in the United States based on 2013 to 2016 data, according to a report published online Jan. 31 in Circulation.

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E-Cigarettes More Effective for Smoking Cessation

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Electronic cigarettes are more effective for smoking cessation than nicotine replacement therapy, according to a study published online Jan. 30 in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Small Increase in HbA1c Seen With Switch to Human Insulin in T2DM

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Switching from analogue to human insulin is associated with a small increase in hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels, according to a study published in the Jan. 29 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Meta-Analysis: Small Weight Increase Seen for Breakfast Eaters

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Eating breakfast may not be a good strategy for weight loss, according to research published online Jan. 30 in The BMJ.

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Management of MS in Pregnancy Reviewed in U.K. Guideline

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It is important to discuss family planning and pregnancy proactively in women of childbearing age who have multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a review published online Jan. 5 in Practical Neurology.

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Symptom Combos Suggesting Laryngeal Cancer Identified

THURSDAY, Jan. 31, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New symptom combinations that may indicate early symptoms of laryngeal cancer have been identified, according to a study published online Jan. 28 in the British Journal of General Practice.

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