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October 1, 2016

September 30, 2016

By Alain Joffe, MD, MPH

Dr. Joffe is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Brief messages in support of the human papillomavirus vaccine might persuade parents to get their kids immunized, according to a study in Cancer …

By Kelly Young

Edited by André Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS

The birth rate among adolescents hit a record low in 2015, dropping 8% from 2014, according to …

September 29, 2016

By Kelly Young

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Individual nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are associated with increased risk for heart failure hospitalization, according to a large study in The BMJ.

Using electronic health databases from four …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Janssen, the pharmaceutical branch of Johnson and Johnson, knew that a point-of-care device used for measuring international normalized ratio was giving falsely low readings during the ROCKET AF trial, a BMJ …

By Allison Bryant, MD, MPH

Dr. Bryant is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Women's Health, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available at the link below.

Adding azithromycin to standard antibiotic prophylaxis is associated with …

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The FDA has approved the first closed-loop automated insulin delivery system, also known as an artificial pancreas, for patients …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD

Use of hormonal contraception is associated with new-onset depression, according to a prospective study in JAMA Psychiatry.

Using data from Danish registries, researchers followed over a million females (aged 15–34) from 2000 through 2013. …

September 28, 2016

By the Editors

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Measles has been eliminated in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization declared on Tuesday. It is the first …

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

For patients with ischemic stroke, endovascular thrombectomy plus medical therapy is superior to medical therapy alone — but only when thrombectomy is performed soon …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

The first infant with DNA from three parents has been born, New Scientist reports.

A U.S. team …

By Joe Elia

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM

All pregnant women should undergo blood-pressure-based screening for …

September 27, 2016

By Amy Orciari Herman

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Screening colonoscopy appears to offer a modest benefit to adults aged 70–74 and little to no benefit to those aged 75–79, according …

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By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Nausea and vomiting during pregnancy are associated with reduced risk for miscarriage, even in the earliest weeks of pregnancy, according to a JAMA Internal …

By Kelly Young

Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD

Roller coasters may help patients pass kidney stones, according to a study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association.

Researchers embedded three renal calculi in …

By John D. Cowden, MD

Dr. Cowden is an associate editor with NEJM Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, from which this story was adapted. Full coverage is available to subscribers at the link below.

Cleft palate, but not cleft lip, is linked to increased …

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