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December 28, 2012
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  • More people may have fibromyalgia, study suggests
    Fibromyalgia may be more common than health officials currently believe, and it often goes undiagnosed, especially in men, Mayo Clinic researchers reported in the journal Arthritis Care & Research. The study looked at the population of Olmsted County, Minn., and found the prevalence of fibromyalgia was 6.4% but that only 1.1% of cases were diagnosed. Medscape (free registration) (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Vitamin D role in autism prevention gains support from sun study
    Autism rates were 50% lower in states with higher levels of solar ultraviolet B exposure compared with states with lower UVB exposure, according to a study in the journal Dermato-Endocrinology. "Summer is when people make the most vitamin D from UVB, and we found that the more UVB dose in summer or fall, the lower the prevalence of autism," a researcher said. Medscape (free registration) (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Study compares CPAP with surfactants for very premature babies
    Extremely premature babies treated with continuous positive airway pressure with higher oxygen-saturation targets fared better than the lower-oxygen-saturation group, a study found. However, researchers found no difference in deaths or neurodevelopmental disorders between the CPAP group and a surfactant group. The findings were published in the New England Journal of Medicine. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • FDA warns 350 practices against unapproved versions of Botox
    The FDA warned more than 350 medical practices regarding unapproved versions of wrinkle fighter Botox as well as other drugs from Canada Drugs and its subsidiaries. The products could be unsafe, ineffective, counterfeit and contaminated, the FDA said. The FDA asked the practices to stop using the treatments in patients. Medical News Today (12/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Child maltreatment cases in U.S. decline in 2011
    The number of child neglect and abuse victims across all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico totaled 676,569 in 2011, with 42 states reporting fewer cases than in 2010, according to the Child Maltreatment 2011 report. Children age 1 and younger had the highest victimization rates. The most common form of maltreatment was neglect, followed by physical abuse and sexual abuse, researchers said. PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (12/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • CDC: 150,000 patients exposed to unsafe injections
    More than 150,000 patients have received unsafe injections since 2001, with two-thirds of reported cases coming in the past four years, according to data from the CDC. "The lack of oversight in non-hospital settings is a big gap in the regulatory environment," said Evelyn McKnight, who contracted hepatitis at an oncology clinic and now leads the HONOReform foundation, an advocate for safe injections. USA Today (12/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Happy 2013 from AANP
    AANP office will be closed on Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1. The AANP Board of Directors and staff wish you and your family and friends a happy, healthy and safe holiday. We will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2, at 9 a.m. CST as the "new" AANP -- American Association of Nurse Practitioners. We thank you for your past support and look forward to working with you in 2013. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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