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Article ID: 694819

Age-Related Racial Disparities in Suicide Rates Among Youth Ages 5 to 17 Years

Nationwide Children's Hospital

a new study from researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and collaborators published today in JAMA Pediatrics shows that racial disparities in suicide rates are age-related. Specifically, suicide rates for black children aged 5-12 were roughly two times higher than those of similarly-aged white children.

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Article ID: 694723

New Guidelines May Slightly Increase Reliability, Accuracy of Melanoma Diagnoses

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Researchers have developed updated guidelines for classifying a serious form of skin cancer called invasive melanoma.

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18-May-2018 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694637

Bone Scan Software Accurately Calculates Prognosis of Advanced Prostate Cancer

Duke Health

A software tool to automatically calculate how extensively bones have been infiltrated by prostate cancer is both accurate and speedy, capturing key prognostic information related to survival and the development of symptoms over time.

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Article ID: 694541

Study Finds Acetaminophen Helps Reduce Acute Kidney Injury Risk in Children Following Cardiac Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Children who underwent cardiac surgery were less likely to develop acute kidney injury if they had been treated with acetaminophen in the first 48 hours after their procedures, according to a Vanderbilt study just published in JAMA Pediatrics.

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14-May-2018 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694503

Motivation to Move May Start with Being Mindful

Iowa State University

A meditation and stress reduction program may be as effective at getting people to move as structured exercise programs, according to a study led by an Iowa State researcher. Jacob Meyer is part of another study that found resistance training reduces symptoms of depression.

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14-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694312

How Do Public ‘Report Cards’ Affect Physicians’ Treatment Decisions?

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Researchers from the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) provide a closer look at physicians’ knowledge, attitudes and beliefs about PCI public reporting.

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Article ID: 694134

Surprising Finding About ‘Shock Therapy’ for Depression Suggests More Patients Should Try It Sooner

Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

Very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as ‘shock therapy’. But a new cost-effectiveness study suggests that the modern form of the approach, called ECT, should be made more available to patients who fail to get relief from two other types of treatment.

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7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694256

Penn Experts in Law and Ethics Call for Safeguards if Medicaid Work Requirement Policies Prevail

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced controversial policies inviting states to establish work requirements as a condition to receive Medicaid, many in the medical community opposed it. If these measures continue to be approved – as is the case in Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas – CMS should act to minimize the potential harms they could cause to Medicaid recipients, two Penn Medicine experts in law and ethics argue in a new JAMA Viewpoint published this week, that lays out basic safeguards to help guide the states. “Promoting health, after all,” the authors note, “is the goal of Medicaid.”

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Article ID: 694171

Study Provides Robust Evidence of Sex Differences with Alzheimer’s Gene

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

The APOE gene, the strongest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease, may play a more prominent role in disease development among women than men, according to new research from the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center.

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7-May-2018 4:25 PM EDT
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