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  • A Novel Surveillance Tool for Flu: Fitbit January 16, 2020
    ]]>(MedPage Today) -- Fitbits, wearable devices that measure resting heart rate and sleep time, hold promise in measuring flu at the state level, researchers found. Weeks during which deidentified Fitbit users in five states had elevated heart rates...
  • Alcohol Consumption Among Binge Drinkers on the Rise January 16, 2020
    ]]>(MedPage Today) -- Among adults classified as binge drinkers, their bingeing appears to have intensified over time, federal survey data indicated. The number of drinks consumed each year by individuals whose self-reported drinking habits put them...
  • Stressed? Here's a Way to Fix It January 16, 2020
    ]]>(MedPage Today) -- Stress is one of the epidemics of modern-day living -- especially work-related stress. At a basic fundamental level, it's just simply a chemical reaction. Your adrenaline and cortisol levels shoot up in response to a stressful...
  • Dasatinib Superior to Imatinib in Pediatric ALL January 16, 2020
    ]]>(MedPage Today) -- In a head-to-head phase III trial out of China, dasatinib (Sprycel) outperformed imatinib (Gleevec) for survival in kids with Philadelphia chromosome-positive acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and proved superior in other oncologic...
  • Delivering a Baby in the CICU January 16, 2020
    ]]>(MedPage Today) -- Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital System in New York City delivered a baby last week in a hospital department that some ob/gyns may not be accustomed to -- the cardiac intensive care unit. They were concerned that for Leslie...




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