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Anesthesia tied to neurocognitive impairment in childhood ALL survivors

(HealthDay)—Multiple exposures to general anesthesia may be associated with neurocognitive impairment and brain imaging abnormalities in long-term survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), according to a study published online June 20 in JAMA Oncology. Pia Banerjee, Ph.D., of the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and colleagues gathered long-term follow-up data from […]

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Presence of leukemia cutis tied to worse survival in AML

(HealthDay)—For patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), the presence of leukemia cutis (LC) is associated with decreased overall and leukemia-specific survival, according to a study published online April 10 in JAMA Dermatology. Cynthia X. Wang, M.P.H.S., from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, and colleagues conducted a retrospective cohort study involving 1,683 patients […]

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Slower Gait Speed, Shorter Step Length Tied to Later Depression

FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 — Older people who develop depression have significantly slower gait speed and shorter step length several years before diagnosis, according to a study published online Feb. 5 in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. Robert Briggs, MB.B.Ch., from Trinity College Dublin, and colleagues used the GAITRite system to assess spatiotemporal […]

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Physician Burnout Tied to Ability to Address Social Needs

FRIDAY, Feb. 1, 2019 — Improving clinic capacity to respond to patients’ social needs may reduce primary care physician burnout, according to a study published in the January-February issue of the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. Emilia De Marchis, M.D., from University of California San Francisco, and colleagues surveyed 1,298 family physicians […]

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Vaping Tied to Rise in Stroke, Heart Attack Risk

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 30, 2019 — People who vape might increase their odds of suffering a stroke, heart attack or heart disease, a new study suggests. Federal survey data revealed that compared with nonusers, people who use e-cigarettes have a: 71 percent higher risk of stroke. 59 percent higher risk of heart attack or angina. 40 […]

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Still Too Many Highway Deaths Tied to Speeding

THURSDAY, Jan. 17, 2019 — Speeding is a factor in nearly one-third of U.S. traffic deaths, but doesn’t get enough attention as a traffic safety issue, a new Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) report says. “If we want to get to zero deaths on our roads, we need to address speeding on a much deeper […]

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Certain antibiotics tied to deadly heart vessel tears: FDA

(HealthDay)—Patients should avoid a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolone due to an increased risk of heart vessel tears associated with their use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned. “These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death,” the agency said in a statement issued […]