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Time Spent Working Rotating Night Shift and Risk of Heart Disease

Among female registered nurses, working a rotating night shift for 5 years or more was associated with a small increase in the risk of coronary heart disease, according to a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA.
22-Apr-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Outcomes of Immunotherapy Tablet for House Dust Mite Allergy-related Asthma

The addition of a house dust mite (HDM) sublingual allergen immunotherapy (SLIT) tablet to maintenance medications improved time to first moderate or severe asthma exacerbation during a period of inhaled corticosteroid (ICS) reduction among adults...
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Breast Density and Outcomes of Supplemental Breast Cancer Screening

In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Elizabeth A. Rafferty, M.D., formerly of Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, and colleagues evaluated the screening performance of digital mammography combined with tomosynthesis (a type of...
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Poor Understandability of Notifications Sent to Women Regarding Breast Density

In a study appearing in the April 26 issue of JAMA, Nancy R. Kressin, Ph.D., of the Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System, Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined the content, readability, and understandability of dense...
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Decrease in Air Pollution Associated With Decrease in Respiratory Symptoms Among Children

Decreases in ambient air pollution levels over the past 20 years in Southern California were associated with significant reductions in bronchitic symptoms in children with and without asthma, according to a study appearing in the April 12 issue of...
8-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Multifaceted Quality Improvement Intervention Does Not Reduce Risk of Death in ICUs

Implementation of a multifaceted quality improvement intervention with daily checklists, goal setting, and clinician prompting did not reduce in-hospital mortality compared with routine care among critically ill patients treated in intensive care...
8-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Physicians’ Knowledge About FDA Approval Standards for ‘Breakthrough Therapy’

In a study appearing in the April 12 issue of JAMA, Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, and colleagues surveyed internists and specialists to examine their knowledge about Food and Drug Administration...
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Screening for COPD Not Recommended

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) does not recommend screening for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in persons who do not have symptoms suggestive of COPD. The report appears in the April 5 issue of JAMA.
1-Apr-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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