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Pregnancy experts call for Medicaid policy change

Postpartum sterilization is a safe and effective form of contraception. It can be performed immediately after birth without increasing the length of stay in the hospital for new mothers. Unfortunately, women enrolled in Medicaid cannot elect to have a postpartum sterilization procedure performed until they have completed a federally required 30-day waiting period. In contrast,

Experts call for better design of early drug trials for Alzheimer’s and related dementias

An expert panel convened by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) and The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD) provides guidance on best practices for the design of early drug trials for Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), and other neurodegenerative dementias. Their guidance was published in the May 18, 2021 issue of Neurology, the medical journal

Experts call for steps to stem increases in Legionnaires’

Top U.S. science experts are calling for stronger policies to combat the growing Legionnaires’ disease problem. In a report released Wednesday, the experts said annual cases of Legionnaires’ jumped more than fivefold from 2000 to 2017, and that as many as 70,000 Americans get the disease every year. Legionnaires’ is caused by bacteria that can

Furniture stores call bamboo utensils due to the toxic materials

Escaping toxins in bamboo shells Several consumer protection portals reports currently of escaping toxins from different bamboo kitchenware products, the furniture stores “dänisches bettenlager” and “Jysk”. In the context of investigations, it was found that increased amounts of carcinogenic formaldehyde to be released when in the bamboo cups with liquids above 70 degrees Celsius can

A ‘compelling call’ for pediatricians to discuss firearm safety

Paradoxically, as overall firearm ownership decreased in U.S. households with young children from 1976 to 2016, the proportion of these families who owned handguns increased. This shift in firearm preferences over decades from mostly rifles to mostly handguns coincided with increasing firearm-mortality rates in young children, researchers report Jan. 28, 2019, in Pediatrics. “Almost 5

Red Cross Issues Emergency Call for Blood Donations

MONDAY, Jan 14, 2019 — The holidays, winter weather, and the flu season have all prompted a blood shortage, the American Red Cross warns. The organization said today it had about 27,000 fewer blood and platelet donations than needed during Christmas and New Year’s. People nationwide, especially those with type O blood, are urged to

When Should You Call CPS on Someone?

It seems like we only hear about Child Protective Services when terrible things happen. Like the five kids in Lansing, Michigan, who were locked in a “dungeon” without food, water or a chance to use the bathroom for days at a time over a period of at least six years. Naturally, Michigan CPS came under

Urgent call for prevention strategies for sleep-related infant deaths

Dr. Kyran Quinlan and colleagues at Rush issue an urgent call for prevention strategies for sleep-related infant deaths in his viewpoint, “Protecting Infants From Sleep-Related Deaths” published in the June 18 online issue of JAMA Pediatrics. “Approximately 3,700 sudden unexpected infant deaths occur each year,” said Quinlan, associate professor and division director of general pediatrics

Call for low-cost approach to tackle disease afflicting millions of the world’s poorest

Researchers at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) are asking governments in the developing world to adopt a low-cost, community-based approach to prevent acute attacks that occur in patients with a devastating neglected tropical disease. A new study published in The Lancet Global Health shows that a simple package of self-care significantly reduced “acute attacks”