FDA Concerned Over Electrical Stimulation Devices

The FDA is considering banning electrical stimulation devices (ESDs) for aversive conditioning of patients exhibiting self-injurious behavior (SIB) and aggressive behavior.

First HPV Test for Primary Cervical Cancer Approved

The FDA has approved Roche's cobas HPV Test, the first human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test for women ages >25 that can be used alone to help assess the need for additional diagnostic testing for cervical cancer.

Children with Down Syndrome Fare Better Post-Heart Repair

Children with Down syndrome, compared with those without this genetic condition, are more likely to survive to discharge following surgical repair of congenital heart disease.

Out-of-Pocket Costs Decline for Patients With Diabetes

During the past decade, out-of-pocket (OOP) costs have declined for individuals with diabetes.

No Link Between Labor Induction, Augmentation and Autism

Current evidence suggests no correlation between labor induction and augmentation and the risk of autism spectrum disorder.

Irrational Health Beliefs Predict Adherence to Cardiac Rehab

Irrational health beliefs, but not depression, predict adherence to cardiac rehabilitation.

Shared Decision-Making Ups Satisfaction in Radiotherapy

For patients undergoing radiotherapy, shared decision-making and patient-perceived control in treatment decisions correlate with increased patient satisfaction.

Poor Kidney Function Tied to Higher Incident Cancer Rates

Poor kidney function, measured by a low glomerular filtration rate (GFR), is independently associated with a higher risk of incident cancer.