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Newswise: Meaningful PTSD Symptom Decrease May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Article ID: 717810

Meaningful PTSD Symptom Decrease May Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

Saint Louis University Medical Center

Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes. The study, “Clinically Meaningful PTSD Improvement and Risk for Type 2 Diabetes,” by Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., professor in Family and Community Medicine, was published Aug. 21 in JAMA Psychiatry.

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21-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717638

Texas Cities Increasingly Susceptible to Large Measles Outbreaks

Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh

The growing number of children arriving at Texas schools unvaccinated makes the state increasingly vulnerable to measles outbreaks. A 5% further decrease in vaccination rates that have been on a downward trend since 2003 would increase the size of a potential measles outbreak by up to 4,000%.

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19-Aug-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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    21-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717685

Is it autism? The line is getting increasingly blurry

Universite de Montreal

If the current trend in diagnostic practices holds, the definition of autism may get too blurry to be meaningful, a Canadian research team finds.

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19-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    20-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717607

Quitting Smoking Associated with Lower Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Heavy cigarette smokers with at least a 20 pack-year smoking history can reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) by 39% within five years if they quit, according to a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).

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16-Aug-2019 4:00 PM EDT
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    20-Aug-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 717651

BRCA1/2 Genetic Testing Recommendations Still Leave Issues Unresolved

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Advancements in genetic testing mean ongoing problems need to be addressed.

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19-Aug-2019 1:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 717650

Parent-Targeted Interventions in Primary Care Setting Improve Parent-Teen Communication on Alcohol Use, Sexual Behavior

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

New research shows that brief parent-targeted interventions in the primary care setting can increase communication between parents and their teens about sexual and alcohol-related behavior. This method may offer an important strategy for parents to influence adolescent behaviors and health outcomes.

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19-Aug-2019 1:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying by Superiors in Medical Residency Training

Article ID: 717507

Survey Data Suggests Widespread Bullying by Superiors in Medical Residency Training

Johns Hopkins Medicine

Using questionnaire answers from thousands of internal medicine residents, primarily from U.S. training programs, a research team at Johns Hopkins Medicine says it has added to the evidence that bullying of medical trainees is fairly widespread. Bullying affects about 14% of medical trainees overall, but is particularly more prevalent among foreign-born trainees.

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19-Aug-2019 8:00 AM EDT

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