News & Views - Page 6

Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Combatting viruses, such as HIV, may cause several enzymes in the immune system to malfunction and trigger cancer-related mutations, according a recently-published study in Nature Communications.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Nearly half of cancer cases and related deaths are preventable, according to data recently published by CA: A Cancer Journal of Clinicians.
Officials with the FDA have concluded that treating patients with asthma with long-acting beta agonists (LABAs) in combination with inhaled corticosteroids (ICS) does not result in significantly more serious asthma-related side effects than treatment with ICS alone, prompting removal of a boxed warning about the potential effects.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
No precautions are needed when administering egg-based flu vaccines to patients with egg allergy, according to an updated influenza vaccine practice guideline from the Influenza Vaccine and Egg Allergy Practice Parameter Workgroup commissioned by Joint Task Force on Practice Parameters (JTFPP).
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Health care providers should be aware that Christmas trees have been associated with allergic contact dermatitis and allergy.
The FDA has proposed an updated approach to assessing homeopathic drug products, according to an FDA statement.
Laurie Toich, Assistant Editor
Using multiple prevention strategies for HIV can significantly reduce new infections.
Jennifer Barrett, Assistant Editor
If current obesity trends continue on the same path, more than half of US children will be at risk of obesity in adulthood, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Current Issue

The Educated Patient

Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
It is that time of year again, when health care providers see an increase in patient volume because no one has time to be sick.
Sara Marlow, MSN, RN, PHN, FNP-C
Sunburn is still a major health issue that can be prevented.
Kristen Marjama, DNP, FNP-BC
The National Health Interview Survey in 2014 estimated that 17.7 million adults and 6.3 million children had asthma.
Mary McCormack, MSN, APNC, MPH
The World Gastroenterology Organization describes the prevalence of celiac disease as a “statistical iceberg” in today’s health climate.
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