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Observational study linking NSAIDs and increased heart attack risk has design flaws

Health Headlines Commentary for May 10, 2017

Source: Heart attack risks from common painkillers may start early, study finds Reference: Bally M, Dendukuri N, Rich B, et al. Risk of acute myocardial infarction with NSAIDs in real world use: bayesian meta-analysis of individual patient data. BMJ. Published online May 9 2017 Analysis: Ibuprofen linked […]

New opioid prescribing rules will hep physicians reduce opioid use.

Health Headlines Commentary for May 8, 2017

Source: New prescribing guidelines look to cut use of opioids Reference: Guideline for opioid therapy and chronic noncancer pain

Improving access to suboxone to treat opioid addiction

Health Headlines Commentary for May 2, 2017

Source: Parent of drug-addicted teen pushes for easier access to Suboxone

Kid projectiles = multiple kids on a trampoline + shifting “ground”

Health Headlines Commentary for April 27, 2017 [display_podcas  

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations

Sunday House Call, #609, April 16, 2017: The prostate cancer screening gamble: USPSTF updates recommendations Topics today include: An excellent review of the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) update on prostate cancer screening with a great graphic to outline the issues. Your calls about blood pressure medication, osteoporosis medication choices and is drinking Ensure when […]

Reaping the rewards of fake science anti-vaxxers; Measles outbreaks in Europe and Mumps in Canada

Health Headlines Commentary for April 11, 2017

Source: Mumps outbreak could climb as high as 600 cases before waning Measles in Europe: Romania and Italy hit hardest  

Kid’s inactivity negatively influences bone development

Health Headlines Commentary for March 24, 2017

Source: ‘Couch potato’ youth missing out on crucial bone development, new study finds Reference: Physical Activity, Sedentary Time, and Bone Strength From Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Mixed Longitudinal HR-pQCT study

Merits of new cholesterol-lowering drug overstated in some media reporting

Health Headlines Commentary for March 20, 2017

Source: Cholesterol drug prevents heart attacks — but costs $14K a year Reference: Evolocumab and Clinical Outcomes in Patients with Cardiovascular Disease

Omega-3 supplements lack evidence that they are benficial for general public

Health Headlines Commentary for March 15, 2017

Source For most people, omega-3 fish oil supplements are a waste of money: study Reference: Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid (Fish Oil) Supplementation and the Prevention of Clinical Cardiovascular Disease: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association

Proof-of-concept blood test that screens for certain cancers shows promise

Health Headlines Commentary for March 8, 2017

Source: Could this new blood test detect and locate cancer early on? Reference: Identification of methylation haplotype blocks aids in deconvolution of heterogeneous tissue samples and tumor tissue-of-origin mapping from plasma DNA

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