CDC report finds more US women plan to have children | Fla. confirms Zika transmission in new area of Miami-Dade County | Racial disparities in breast cancer mortality shrinking, CDC finds
October 17, 2016
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CDC report finds more US women plan to have children
CDC report finds more US women plan to have children
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CDC researchers found that 50% of women of childbearing age said they planned to have children in the future, according to 2013-2015 national survey data, compared with 46% in 2002, while the average number of children they wanted dropped slightly to 2.2. The findings in the agency's NCHS Data Brief showed 86% of young women aged 15 to 24 without previous children said they expected to have children one day, the highest of any age group.
STAT (10/13),  HealthDay News (10/13) 
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Nursing, Health & Medical Science
Fla. confirms Zika transmission in new area of Miami-Dade County
Zika virus transmission was confirmed Thursday by Florida Gov. Rick Scott in a new area of Miami-Dade County where five people were infected. Scott requested the CDC work with the Miami-Dade Mosquito Control District to identify the best strategies to halt further transmission of Zika in the area.
Reuters (10/13) 
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Racial disparities in breast cancer mortality shrinking, CDC finds
A study published in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report found that racial disparities for breast cancer mortality shrank from 2010 to 2014, with death rates falling some 2% annually for white women and 1.5% for black women. Mortality is still higher among black women, but rates for women younger than age 50 are now equal among black and white women.
HealthDay News (10/13) 
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Cardiovascular death more common in seniors with early-stage breast cancer
A Canadian study in JAMA Cardiology found women aged 66 and older who were diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer had a 7.6% risk of cardiovascular death over the next 10 years. The findings were based on almost 99,000 women in the Ontario Cancer Registry. (10/12) 
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Trends & Technologies
More dementia patients undergo ventilation, intensive care
A study in JAMA Internal Medicine found that 78 out of every 1,000 nursing home residents with dementia who were hospitalized in 2013 were placed on mechanical ventilators, and the rate had doubled since 2000. The study found 39% of the patients were admitted to an ICU in 2013, compared with 17% in 2000.
Healio (free registration) (10/10),  Reuters (10/10) 
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Doctors beat symptom trackers for getting correct diagnosis
A study comparing 23 symptom checker websites or apps with physicians found doctors got the correct diagnosis 72% of the time, compared with 34% for the digital platforms, researchers reported in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers said 84% of physicians listed the correct diagnosis in the top three options, compared with 51% of the symptom checker programs.
Health Data Management (10/13) 
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Work-Life Balance
Women often give up working for caregiver duties
Women over age 50 often leave the workforce because of caregiving duties at home, and study data show taking care of a parent makes it less likely that women in their 50s and 60s are working, writes Caregiver Action Network CEO John Schall. Caregiving can have a big financial impact in addition to the emotional and physical stress it can cause, Schall writes.
Forbes (10/10) 
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From the Patient's View
Survey: More than half of MS patients may consider physician-assisted death
Researchers said more than half of almost 7,000 multiple sclerosis patients surveyed said they would consider physician-assisted death in response to at least one of five hypothetical scenarios. The results were presented at European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis 2016.
Medscape (free registration) (10/12) 
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Legislative Policy & Regulatory News
Commission to explore obstacles of Native American youths
President Barack Obama has signed legislation to establish an 11-person Commission on Native Children to recommend solutions to problems facing young Native Americans, including poverty, substance abuse, unemployment and a lack of economic opportunity. The commission will include experts in physical and mental health, social work, education and justice.
The Washington Post (tiered subscription model) (10/14) 
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