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Articles from Physician's Briefings (July 25, 2018)

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Coal and Oil Power Plant Pollution May Lower Fertility Rates; Findings based on pre-post study of coal and oil power plant retirements. 265
Diabetes Diagnosis May Impact Health Behaviors of Family; Small changes in health behaviors seen for partners of those newly diagnosed with diabetes. 224
Escitalopram Cuts MACE Risk in Depressed Patients With ACS; Higher risk of major adverse cardiac events with concurrent depression after acute coronary syndrome. 287
FDA Approves Magnetic System for Guiding Lymph Node Biopsies; Sentimag System uses magnetic detection to identify sentinel lymph nodes for surgical removal. 241
First IVF Baby Louise Brown Turns 40; Of ~280 women in original IVF experiment, Brown was the only birth. 128
Guidelines for ART Updated for Those With or at Risk for HIV; ART recommended for almost all HIV-infected; should be initiated as soon as possible post diagnosis. 270
HerbList App Launched to Provide Information on Herbal Products; NIH app provides scientific, research-driven info on safety, side effects, herb-drug interactions. 215
Majority of Those in Residential Care Have Advance Directives; Geographical differences seen, with percentage of residents with directives ranging from 65% to 88%. 186
Many U.S. Adults View Marijuana Use Positively; 81 percent believe marijuana has at least one benefit; 91 percent believe it has at least one risk. 266
Modifiable Midlife Risk Factors Linked to Late-Onset Epilepsy; Baseline hypertension, diabetes, smoking, apolipoprotein E ?4 genotype linked to increased risk. 250
One-Third of Hep C Rx Receive Absolute Denial From Insurers; Both private and public insurers continue to deny coverage for drugs at high rates. 232
Prevalence of Depression 4.4 Percent Among Dads of Infants; Overall, 4.4 percent of fathers attending well-child care visits screened positive for depression. 262
Regulations Restrict Providers' Ability to Offer Info on Abortions; And, HHS regulations mandate physical, financial separation between Title X activities, abortions. 242
Tools, Methods of RCTs Can Be Adapted to Real-World Settings; 3 options described for applying approaches used in randomized controlled trials to real-world data. 252
WHO: Congo Ebola Outbreak Over; Outbreak was extinguished in less than three months with just 33 deaths. 156

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