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There's a Life-Expectancy Gap Between the U.S. and Other High-Income Countries: Here's 3 Reasons Why

A study published in JAMA indicates that injury deaths account for a large portion of the gap in life expectancy between the United States and other high-income countries.

Microbiome-Based Oral Drug Looks Promising for Recurrent C. difficile

Positive results have been released from a Phase 1b/2 trial testing the efficacy of a microbiome-based, oral therapeutic drug to treat recurrent C. difficile infection.

Is Allergic Rhinitis Immunotherapy Effective and Safe for the Elderly?

According to a new study, immunotherapy for allergy sufferers reduced symptoms by 55% after 3 years and reduced the amount of medication needed for symptom relief by 64%.

Benefits of Walnut-Rich Diet Tested in Overweight, Obese Sample

A diet containing unsaturated fats—as found in olive oil and walnuts—showed similar weight loss effects as a lower fat, higher carbohydrate diet, according to a study published in the Journal of the American heart Association.

New Dosage Strength of Xeomin Launched

Merz Neurosciences announced the launch of Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA) in a new 200 Unit single-dose vial.

Four Years on, What Has Been the Effect of the USPSTF's PSA Guidelines?

The effect of the 2012 US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations against prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening for all men had a differential effect on urologists and primary care providers (PCPs)

Children Aged 12 to 18 Should be Screened for MDD — USPSTF

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends screening for major depressive disorder (MDD) in children aged 12 to 18 years, but the evidence is currently inadequate to assess the balance of benefits and harms of screening for younger children.

Concussion Increases Risk of Suicide by 3 Times Population Norm

The risk of suicide is increased after concussion, particularly after concussions on weekends, according to a study published online in CMAJ, the journal of the Canadian Medical Association.

AMA Outlines Medical Liability Reforms, Including 'No-Fault' Compensation

Medical liability reforms are likely to be advanced and challenged in 2016, according to a report published by the American Medical Association (AMA).

Folic Acid Supplements Linked to Diabetes Risk

Folic acid (FA) consumption in the first trimester is associated with increased risk of gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), according to research published online in Diabetes Care.