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Racial differences in age at breast cancer diagnosis challenges use of single age-based screening guidelines

(JAMA Network) Among women in the US diagnosed with breast cancer, a higher proportion of nonwhite patients were diagnosed at younger than 50 years of age compared to white patients, suggesting that age-based screening guidelines that do not account for race may result in underscreening of nonwhite women.

Does single PSA test have effect on prostate cancer detection, death?

(JAMA Network) A screening program that invited men to a clinic to undergo a single prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test increased detection of low-risk prostate cancer but made no significant difference in prostate cancer deaths after 10 years.

Risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed triptans for migraine, antidepressants

(JAMA Network) The risk of serotonin syndrome in patients prescribed both triptans for migraine and antidepressants appears to be low, which may suggest an advisory from the US Food and Administration on that risk should be reconsidered.

Estimates of sexting frequency by young people under 18

(JAMA Network) A sizable number of young people under 18 engage in sexting, the practice of electronically sharing sexually explicit material, with an estimated 1 in 7 sending sexts and 1 in 4 receiving them.

The onset of Alzheimer's disease: The importance of family history

(McGill University) A Canadian study published in JAMA Neurology shows that the closer a person gets to the age at which their parent exhibited the first signs of Alzheimer's, the more likely they are to have amyloid plaques, the cause of the cognitive decline associated with the disease, in their brain.

Is spending for infused chemotherapy by commercial insurers lower at physician offices?

(JAMA Network) Delivering infused chemotherapy in a physician office was associated with lower spending by commercial health insurers compared with chemotherapy administered in a hospital outpatient department.

New JAMA Study Shows that Electronic Health Records Do Not Reduce Administrative Costs

New study on the EHR debacle shows that our multiple payer system creates the complexity that prevents cost-saving and makes EHRs so hard to implement

Findings do not support suggestion that certain diets may be better for adults with certain genetic makeup

(JAMA Network) Weight loss over a year was not significantly different for overweight adults who followed a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet, and neither a person's genetic makeup nor their insulin secretion level was associated with how much weight they lost.

Unexplained anemia in older men related to low T

p { margin-bottom: 0.1in; line-height: 120%; }a:link { } From JAMA Internal Medicine: Question Will estosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone levels and mild anemia improve their anemia? Findings Testosterone treatment of older men with low testosterone levels and unexplained anemia corrected the anemia more than placebo. This reatment also

Association of risk of death and cigar, pipe and cigarette use

(JAMA Network) Contemporary population estimates suggest that like cigarette-only smokers, current cigar-only and pipe-only smokers have a higher risk of dying from cancers known to be caused by tobacco, and cigarette and cigar smokers have a higher risk of death from any cause compared with people who never used tobacco.

Examination of postincarceration fatal overdoses after addiction treatment medications in correctional system

(JAMA Network) There were fewer postincarceration deaths from overdose among recently released inmates after a program was started to provide medications for addiction treatment (including methadone, buprenorphine or naltrexone) in a state correctional system.

Opioid addiction treatment behind bars reduced post-incarceration overdose deaths in RI

(Brown University) A new study in JAMA Psychiatry suggests that treating people for opioid addiction in jails and prisons is a promising strategy to address high rates of overdose and opioid use disorder.

Screening for ovarian cancer not recommended

(JAMA Network) The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends against screening for ovarian cancer in women without symptoms and who are not known to be at high risk (such as those who have certain hereditary cancer syndromes that increase the risk for ovarian cancer).

ACA dependent coverage provision associated with increased use of prenatal care

(JAMA Network) The dependent coverage provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that allowed young adults to stay on their parents' insurance until they were 26 was associated with increased use of prenatal care, increased private insurance payment for births, and a modest reduction in preterm births.

A Day in the Life: How Jourdan Dunn Gets Ready for Fashion Week

What's it really like for supermodels at New York Fashion Week? Think: hours of glam, fittings, outfit changes and photo ops with the likes of Kate Upton, Maya Jama and Victoria...

Which Commonly Prescribed Drug is More Effective for Infants with Epilepsy?

Comparison of two of the most commonly prescribed drugs for infants with nonsyndromic epilepsy revealed that levetiracetam was more effective than phenobarbital, according a multicenter, observational study published in JAMA Pediatrics. Show More Summary

Family History Increases Breast Cancer Risk Even in Older Women: Weighing Screening Options

Family history of breast cancer continues to significantly increase chances of developing invasive breast tumors in aging women -- those ages 65 and older, according to research published in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings could impact mammography screening decisions later in life.

Is risk of fatal crashes increased on 4/20 counterculture holiday celebrating marijuana?

(JAMA Network) Bottom Line: The popular counterculture holiday '4/20' that celebrates marijuana was associated with an increased risk of fatal traffic crashes.

Fetal Alcohol Disorders Are as "Equally Common" as Autism in US Children, Study Suggests

More children in the United States might suffer from fetal alcohol spectrum disorders than previously thought, according to a new study published in the JAMA journal on Feb. 6. Researchers selected 6,639 first-graders in four regions of the United States and interviewed their mothers between 2010 and 2016. Show More Summary

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