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Nasal Flu Vaccine Underperforms Compared With IIV

New research has shown that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4) was less effective for the prevention of influenza, especially A/H1N1, compared with inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV). P... View More

FDA Issues Boxed Warning for Gout Treatment

T he US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for the addition of a boxed warning alerting clinicians and patients of an increased risk of cardiovascular death with the use of the gout drug... View More

Which Asthma Subpheonotypes Respond Best to Corticosteroids?

A newly discovered set of clinical variables may be able to determine whether individuals with asthma would benefit from systemic corticosteroid treatment, according to a new study.1 The researcher... View More

Sleep Quality, Metabolic Link May Surprise You

Poor sleep quality and short sleep duration are associated with adiposity, obesity, and other cardiometabolic conditions such as type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. To reach this conclusion,... View More

Is the Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy?

It is safe for pregnant women to receive both the inactivated influenza vaccine (IIV) and pertussis vaccine at any point during their pregnancy, according to a new study. Doing so does not elevate ... View More

High-Intensity Exercise May Be Beneficial After a Heart Attack

While both high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) can positively affect total body mass and body mass index (BMI) among individuals with metabolic... View More

Could Asthma Increase Aortic Aneurysm Risk?

Patients who have asthma or have a history of taking anti-asthma medication are at a higher risk of developing or rupturing an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), according to new research. Because bo... View More

Many Family Physicians Don’t Screen Baby Boomers for Hep C

The USPSTF and CDC both recommend one-time hepatitis C virus (HCV) screening for all Baby Boomers—or adult patients born between 1945 and 1965. Baby Boomers comprise approximately 75% of the ... View More

Novel Device Can Safely Detect Esophageal Disorders

A new balloon mucosal impedance (MI) catheter system can safely detect and evaluate gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), and other esophageal disorders by instant... View More

ATS Releases New Guidelines for Pediatric Home Oxygen Therapy

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) has published new guidelines for the use of home oxygen therapy in children with chronic respiratory conditions. For the development of the guidelines, a multidi... View More
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