Reading this on a mobile device? Try our optimized mobile version here: http://r.smartbrief.com/resp/elgmCfbwocfCnbvJXDpi

  ADVERTISEMENT  
February 21, 2013
Sign upForwardArchiveAdvertise
News for nurse practitioners

  Health Care News 
  • Smog exposure tied to mortality risk after heart attack
    Exposure to smog is associated with a greater likelihood of death among heart attack survivors, according to a study published online in the European Heart Journal. Researchers looked at the records of more than 150,000 heart attack survivors in the U.K. and found a 20% increase in mortality risk for each additional 10 micrograms per cubic meter of fine particulates. HealthDay News (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
  • Study: Alcohol linked to esophageal cancer deaths in men
    Alcohol consumption is linked to 3.5% of all U.S. cancer deaths, and esophageal cancer is among those responsible for the majority of alcohol-attributable deaths in men, according to research from the National Cancer Institute. "For most alcohol users, therefore, reducing alcohol consumption would likely improve their health in many ways in addition to reducing cancer risk," the study team said. Medscape (free registration) (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Research explores age, mortality and obesity
    Although previous research has suggested the connection between obesity and mortality becomes less important with age, researchers at Columbia University found the link between obesity and death risk grows stronger as age increases. The findings appear in the American Journal of Epidemiology. Healio/Endocrine Today (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study finds no increase in appetite tied to diet-soda intake
    People who drank diet soda did not appear to consume more sugary and fatty foods than did those who chose water, according to a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers also found that diet-soda drinkers ate fewer desserts at six months compared with their habits before the study started, while those who drank water consumed more fruits and vegetables than they had previously. Reuters (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Pharmaceutical News 
  • FDA: Codeine use after tonsillectomy can be fatal to children
    The FDA issued a warning Wednesday against the use of codeine-containing drugs to ease pain in children who have had their tonsils or adenoids removed, following 13 reports of child deaths linked to the drug. Since many of these children had sleep apnea, "they may have been particularly sensitive to the breathing difficulties that can result when codeine is converted in the body to high levels of morphine," officials said. The agency said it will require all codeine-containing products to have a boxed warning against use in children after such surgeries. The Wall Street Journal (2/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Emerging Trends, Products and Technologies 
  • Study shows growing heart disease awareness among women
    U.S. researchers surveyed more than 1,200 women in 2012 on the leading causes of death and found that 56% of them named heart disease as the top killer, up from 30% in 1997. However, that knowledge on heart disease remained low among black, Hispanic and younger women. The findings will appear in the journal Circulation. Nurse.com (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Gains in childhood cancer survival slow
    Although the five-year survival rate of children with cancer increased from 30% in the 1960s to 80% in 2000s, improvement has leveled off, physicians wrote in Lancet Oncology. The report's authors say the approach to research and regulation must be modernized to address the issue. Just 15 childhood cancer drugs have been allowed for use in children since 1998. Bloomberg Businessweek (2/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Health Policy and Legislative News 
  AANP News 
  • Searching for the ideal NP job?
    It's likely posted on AANP CareerLink right now! For the first time ever, we have surpassed 1,000 posted jobs on our online career center. Find the job that's right for you by browsing this expansive list of NP jobs across the country. Browse the job listings quickly by searching with keywords, location, specialty and more. We're confident you'll find a job that piques your interest. If not, AANP CareerLink is averaging 300 new jobs posted every month so be sure to register and keep checking back for you dream job! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Learn more about AANP ->Home Page | Join AANP | Legislation/Practice | CareerLink

  SmartQuote 
Never help a child with a task at which he feels he can succeed."
--Maria Montessori,
Italian physician and educator


LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

 
 
Subscriber Tools
     
Print friendly format | Web version | Search past news | Archive | Privacy policy

Advertise
Account Director:  Aaron Kern (202) 407-7866
 
Read more at SmartBrief.com
A powerful website for SmartBrief readers including:
 
 
 Recent AANP SmartBrief Issues:   Lead Editor:  Tom Parks
     
Mailing Address:
SmartBrief, Inc.®, 555 11th ST NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004
 
 
© 1999-2013 SmartBrief, Inc.® Legal Information