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Article ID: 695004

Vast Majority of Poor, Urban Women Don’t Use Prenatal Vitamins Before Pregnancy, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins Medicine

A study of more than 7,000 low-income, urban mothers enrolled in the Boston Birth Cohort found that fewer than 5 percent of them started folic acid supplementation and used it almost daily before pregnancy, a widely recommended public health measure designed to prevent potentially crippling birth defects.

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Article ID: 694986

Timely but Controversial: Early Lactate Measurements Appear to Improve Results for Septic Patients

University of Chicago Medical Center

The controversial Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock Early Management Bundle study adds weight to the belief that early lactate measurements can make a big difference. This follow-up study found a two percent increase in mortality for each hour of delay in patients with an abnormal lactate value.

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Article ID: 695059

South Asian-Americans at Higher Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke

Rush University Medical Center

South Asians living in the United States are more likely to die of heart conditions caused by atherosclerosis, such as heart attacks and strokes, than East Asians and non-Hispanic whites in the U.S.

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Article ID: 694878

Hot Cars Can Hit Deadly Temperatures in as Little as One Hour

Arizona State University (ASU)

In the journal Temperature, researchers outline how quickly hot cars become fatal for children.

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21-May-2018 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694758

In Helping Smokers Quit, Cash is King, E-cigarettes Strike Out

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Free smoking cessation aids, such as nicotine patches and chewing gum, are a staple of many corporate wellness programs aimed at encouraging employees to kick the habit. But, new research shows that merely offering such aids for free does not help employees quit, whereas supplementing them with financial incentives is three times more effective. The study also provides the first large-scale evidence that offering e-cigarettes to known smokers is not effective at helping smokers stay smoke-free.

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Article ID: 694817

Electronic Health Records Fail Because They are Merely Digital Remakes of Paper Charts

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Writing in a new Perspective published in the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Penn Medicine’s Center for Health Care Innovation argue that Electronic Health Records should be restructured from mere digital remakes of their old pen and paper ancestors into platforms that allow doctors to “subscribe” to their patients’ clinical information to receive real-time updates when an action is required, similar to social media feeds and notifications.

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18-May-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694970

New Clues Found in Cause of Early Lung Transplant Failure

Northwestern University

Among organ transplant patients, those receiving new lungs face one of the highest rates of organ failure and death compared with people undergoing heart, kidney and liver transplants. One of the culprits is inflammation that damages the newly transplanted lung.

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23-May-2018 4:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694845

New Type of Vertigo Identified

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neurologists have identified a new type of vertigo with no known cause, according to a study published in the May 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 695046

A Promising Target in the Quest for a 1-Million-Year-Old Antarctic Ice Core

University of Washington

The oldest ice core so far provides 800,000 years of our planet’s climate history. A field survey in Antarctica has pinpointed a location where an entire million years of undisturbed ice might be preserved intact.

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