Cleft Lip, Palate Don't Increase Ear Tube Complications

Cleft lip and/or palate (CLP) does not appear to affect complication rates for ventilation tube (VT) placement among pediatric patients

Can Sugary Beverage Taxes Cut Child Obesity?

Simulations demonstrate that an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) would be the most effective policy for reducing child obesity.

For Actinic Keratoses, Photodynamic Therapy Beats Cryotherapy

For actinic keratoses (AKs), photodynamic therapy (PDT) is associated with improved response compared with cryotherapy.

Health IT: Report Highlights Progress, Challenges

Progress has been made toward widespread adoption of electronic health records (EHRs), although there are still barriers to adoption of advanced use of EHRs.

Smart Shirt Can Track Your Activity, Vitals

Ralph Lauren's new Polo Tech smart shirt can track heart and respiration rates, caloric expenditure, and steps taken per day.

Do Oral Contraceptives Have Mental Health Benefits?

Oral contraceptives have been linked to a decreased risk of ovarian, endometrial, and colorectal cancers, but the evidence for mental health benefits has been inconsistent.

Rivaroxaban and Liver Injury: Case Studies Add to Safety Questions

A case study reports on two patients that experienced severe liver injury onset during treatment with the oral anticoagulant rivaroxaban.

Prognostic Model for T1DM Major Outcomes Developed

A prognostic model has been developed and validated which has adequate discrimination for major outcomes in type 1 diabetes.

Poor Prostate Cancer Knowledge Ups Decisional Conflict

For economically disadvantaged men with newly diagnosed prostate cancer, poor knowledge about prostate cancer is associated with increased decisional conflict and lower perceived effectiveness of decision-making.

Multiple Sclerosis and Salt: Symptoms May Worsen with High Intake

High sodium intake is associated with increased disease activity in multiple sclerosis (MS), with exacerbated disease activity and a higher risk of new lesions on MRI observed in the high-sodium group.