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  1. Brain Structure Disrupted in Autistic Kids. Autopsied brains of autistic children showed "patches of disorganization" not seen in otherwise healthy children.
  2. Weight-Loss Surgery: It's Not Just About Stomach Size. An increase in bile acids, not just smaller stomach size, helps promote weight loss and better glucose control after vertical sleeve gastrectomy (VSG).
  3. Small, Frequent Meals Don't Rev Metabolism. Dieters ...

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  1. FDA Staff Doubts Colon Cancer Blood Test. FDA staff expressed serious reservations about using an investigational blood biomarker test as a colorectal cancer screen, citing poor specificity and unanswered questions about other purported advantages.
  2. Weight Gain Soon After Birth Tied to Diabetes Risk. New moms who add extra pounds to baby weight within a year of giving birth increase their risk ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Can the Health App Wild West Be Tamed? Mobile health applications can have a big impact on people's health and lifestyle habits and gather vast amounts of personal data -- all without any oversight. Is this a problem?
  2. Hypertension, Obesity Tied to Kidney Cancer. Increases in blood pressure and body mass were associated with greater risks of kidney cancer in U.S. ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Water Labor OK, Water Birth Risky, Groups Say. Immersion in water during the early stages of labor might benefit mothers-to-be by decreasing pain and shortening delivery times, but giving birth in water has no proven benefits and poses potentially serious risks to the baby, according to a statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. More of the Bugs Kids Get Are Resistant. The rate of antibiotic-resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections in children is increasing in inpatient and outpatient settings.
  2. Salt, Obesity May Prematurely Age Young Cells. High sodium intake and obesity may act synergistically to accelerate cellular aging in adolescents, according to new research.
  3. Breast-Sparing Tops Mastectomy in New Analysis. Breast-conserving surgery led to ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Stool DNA Test Detects Colon Cancer. A stool DNA test detected significantly more colon cancers in average-risk patients as compared with a conventional fecal immunochemical test (FIT).
  2. 10 Ways to Safely Push Ketamine in the ED. A doctor recently took me on a ketamine trip, and I enjoyed it immensely.
  3. 'Rebound' Obesity Seen After ADHD Treatment. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Is Belphen the Next Blockbuster Diet Drug? Even though there are scant data, obesity researchers and patients have already put a name to a potential new weight-loss craze: Belphen, a combination of lorcaserin (Belviq) and phentermine.
  2. Does COPD Dull the Mind? Mild cognitive impairment was more likely in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), particularly the longer it went on.

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From MedPage Today:

  1. Vitamin D's Role in Weight Loss. Simply supplementing vitamin D as part of a dietary intervention won't necessarily aid weight loss, unless patients actually achieve levels of 25 (OH)D of 32 ng/mL or more.
  2. Less Invasive Surgery Gets Hip Patients Behind Wheel Faster. Patients who undergo hip joint replacement surgery using minimally invasive techniques can safely return to driving 2 weeks ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. SGR Repeal Passes House; Patch Still Expected. A full repeal of Medicare's sustainable growth rate (SGR) payment formula hit a snag Friday, but political insiders say another temporary stay from drastic cuts in Medicare reimbursement is likely on its way.
  2. Pap Test Down but Far From Out. To take license with Samuel Clemens' words, reports of the Pap test's ...

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From MedPage Today:

  1. The Role of NPs and PAs. What role should NPs and PAs play in a 21st century medical model?
  2. Patches Fail Smoking Test in Pregnancy. Nicotine patches were no better at increasing smoking cessation during pregnancy than a placebo.
  3. Diabetes in Pregnancy a Risk Factor for CVD. A history of gestational diabetes may be a marker for early atherosclerosis, ...

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