Public Health

Reports of high-impact public health and policy studies by medical professionals

Practitioner communication, attitudes and 2-dose schedule affect HPV vaccine administration

1. In this national survey, both pediatricians and family physicians (FPs) were more likely to make a strong recommendation for the human papilloma virus...

Soft drink consumption linked with increased all-cause mortality

1. In this population-based cohort study, consumption of total, sugar-, and artificially-sweetened soft drinks was linked with an increased risk of all-cause mortality.2. The...

Quick Take: Gluten does not induce gastrointestinal symptoms in healthy volunteers

While a gluten-free diet is indicated in patients with clinical gluten sensitivity (GS), including celiac disease, there continues to be growing interest in adopting...

N95 masks may have similar efficacy to medical masks for influenza prevention

1. In this randomized controlled trial among outpatient health care personnel, N95 respirators were similar to medical masks for preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza.2. N95 respirators...

Early childhood food insecurity linked to poor health and development, not obesity

1. Young children in food insecure households had higher odds of caregiver-reported fair or poor health and developmental risk, compared with children in food...

The NAMSAL ANRS 12313 trial: HIV viral suppression similar for dolutegravir and low-dose efavirenz...

1. For previously untreated HIV-1 patients in Cameroon, treatment with dolutegravir was noninferior to low dose efavirenz at lowering viral load over a period...

The STORM trial: treatment refractory multiple myeloma patients experience response with selinexor

1. Approximately a quarter of multiple myeloma patients that had refractory disease despite treatment with a proteasome inhibitor, immunomodulatory agent, and daratumumab experienced treatment...

Quick Take: Diagnostic Yield of One-Time Colonoscopy vs One-Time Flexible Sigmoidoscopy vs Multiple Rounds...

The most common colorectal cancer (CRC) screening methods are colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy (FS), and fecal immunochemical testing (FIT). The diagnostic yield of any screening...

Inpatient intensification of hypertension treatment in older men associated with adverse events

1. In this large, retrospective cohort study of veteran’s health administration (VHA) hospitals, males admitted to the hospital for non-cardiac reasons who had an...

Electronic nicotine delivery system marketing associated with subsequent first-time use among youth

1. Youth (middle and high school students) and young adults (college students) who had never used electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) but recalled exposure...
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