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  09/11/2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology
Seven Private Practice Physicians Win Support for Big Data Projects to Benefit Their Patients
- Ophthalmologists to use the Academy's IRIS Registry database to investigate rare and common eye diseases
  09/09/2019 American Cancer Society
Why We Screen for Some Cancers and Not Others
- Screening tests are powerful tools in helping find cancer early or even preventing it. But they aren’t perfect. Find out what’s behind guidelines that tell us what screening tests to get and when.
  09/09/2019 WHO
Suicide: one person dies every 40 seconds
  09/03/2019 Radiological Society of North America
Genetics May Play A Role in Reaction to CT Contrast Agents
- Researchers examined iodinated contrast media use and allergic reactions in almost 200,000 patients. / Family history as well as previous individual history of reaction to iodinated contrast agents suggests a genetic predisposition. / Half of the approximately 88 million CT scans conducted each year in the U.S. include the use of iodinated contrast media.
  08/29/2019 WHO
WHO revises recommendations on hormonal contraceptive use for women at high HIV risk
  08/29/2019 American Cancer Society
Half of US Teens Getting HPV Vaccinations
- The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that just over half (51.1%) of teenagers were fully vaccinated for human papillomavirus (HPV) as of 2018, up 2.5 percentage points from 48.6% in 2017.
  08/27/2019 Radiological Society of North America
Greater Left Ventricular Mass Increases Risk of Heart Failure
- An increase of the heart's left ventricular mass is a strong predictor of cardiovascular-related death. / Researchers analyzed data from 4,988 study participants over a 15-year period. / Individuals with left ventricular hypertrophy had 4.3 times the risk of coronary artery disease-related death.
  08/20/2019 Radiological Society of North America
Some Pregnant Women Are Exposed to Gadolinium in Early Pregnancy
- Pregnant women may be inadvertently exposed to a commonly used MRI contrast agent early in their pregnancy / Researchers analyzed data on U.S. pregnancies between 2006 and 2017 / Contrast agent exposure was seen in 5,457 of 4.69 million pregnancies, a number corresponding to one in 860 pregnancies
  08/20/2019 Radiological Society of North America
Vaping Impairs Vascular Function
- Vaping immediately impacts vascular function, even when the solution does not include nicotine / Researchers performed MRI exams on 31 healthy non-smoking adults before and after nicotine-free e-cigarette inhalation / In 2018 more than 3.6 million middle and high school students reported using e-cigarettes
  08/01/2019 American Cancer Society
It’s Never Too Late to Get More Exercise
- Research shows that upping your exercise level can pay healthy dividends, even if you’re starting later in life.

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