Beetroot Juice: The Key to Improving Heart Health in the Elderly?

A daily dose of beetroot juice was found to significantly improve exercise endurance and blood pressure in elderly patients.

Vit D-Rich Foods May Help Reduce Allergy Risk in Offspring

Eating more foods containing vitamin D— but not supplemental vitamin D— during pregnancy was related to a lower risk of development in allergies in children, a study led by Mount Sinai researchers showed.

First Known Zika Infection in U.S. Resident Traveling from Costa Rica

A description of the first known case of Zika virus in a U.S. resident returning from Costa Rica has been released in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Are NSAIDs Really Better Than Placebo for Chronic Low Back Pain?

A recent Cochrane review has shown that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) were more effective than placebo regarding pain intensity and disability in chronic back pain but the magnitude of the effects was small.

Survey Shows Many MDD Patients Still Experience Symptoms At Least Weekly

Results from a new survey suggest that significant gaps exist in the treatment for adults in the U.S. with major depressive disorder (MDD).

Is the Efficacy of Insulin Pump Therapy Comparable to Injections in T2DM?

Insulin pump therapy is more effective than multiple daily injections (MDI) for glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online in Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism.

Greater Fitness Equates Greater Brain Volume in Later Life, Study Finds

Poor cardiovascular (CV) fitness and greater exercise blood pressure (BP) and heart rate (HR) responses in middle age correlate with smaller brain volume later in life, according to a study published online in Neurology.

Updated Biomarker Recommendations for Breast Cancer Tx

The American Society of Clinical Oncology has updated recommendations on the use of biomarkers to guide decisions on adjuvant systemic therapy for women with early-stage invasive breast cancer. The clinical practice guideline was published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Study Reveals Underlying Mechanisms of Osteoarthritis Pathogenesis

Five genes may serve as biomarkers for osteoarthritis (OA) progression, according to a study published online in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Lab Costs Cut Significantly With Multifaceted QI Initiative

A multifaceted quality improvement initiative can cut laboratory costs in the hospitalist service of an academic medical center, according to a study published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine.