Smartphone Blocker App Could Aid Teen Driving Safety

A smartphone app that cuts off teenagers' cell service when they turn on the car ignition may help reduce their accident risk.

New Drug Class May Offer Statin Alternative for LDL Cholesterol, CVD Risk

A new class of cholesterol medication could sharply cut low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in patients who don't fare well on statins.

AAP Advises Doctors on How to Identify Child Abuse

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just released new guidance to help primary care doctors recognize the signs of child abuse.

AGS Updates Choosing Wisely Recs for Elderly Patients

The American Geriatrics Society (AGS) has released updates to its recommendations for the ABIM Foundation's Choosing Wisely campaign to reflect new research on conditions affecting older adults, such as agitation, certain types of cancer, delirium, dementia, and others.

High-Dose Flu Vaccine May Be More Effective for These Patients

A recent study from the Veterans Affairs found that the high-dose influenza vaccine is most effective for those aged over 85 years.

Even One Hour of TV a Day Ups Childhood Obesity Risk

Odds increase nearly 50 percent with 60 minutes or more of daily screen time

Office Visits Common Before Suicide Attempt

Many see a doctor before ending their life, suggesting prevention opportunity

The Effects of Air Pollution on the Brain

Linked to reduced brain volume and higher odds of covert brain infarcts

Benefits of Moderate Drinking Differ According to Race

Guidelines might need modification to reflect racial differences, researcher says

Researchers Working on Game-Changing Vaccination Method

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced the development of a new microneedle patch that could simplify storage, distribution, administration, and disposal compared to conventional vaccines.