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Top AMA Morning Rounds® News: Week of September 26, 2022

Lily AMA Morning Rounds®’ most popular stories in medicine and public health from the week of September 26, 2022–Sept. 30, 2022.

HealthDay (9/29, Murez) reports that pregnant women with COVID-19 infection who “then get vaccinated before giving birth are more likely than other mothers to pass protective antibodies to their newborns, according to new research. The data indicates that “at birth, 78% of their babies had detectable antibodies against SARS-CoV-2”, including “all babies born to vaccinated mothers and about three out of four whose mothers were not vaccinated” . The researchers “concluded that even if women had COVID-19 during pregnancy, vaccinating them as well may be an effective strategy to boost their antibodies and also those of infants too young for their own injections.” The study was published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.

The Washington Post (09/28, Reiley) reports, “The Food and Drug Administration announced new rules Wednesday for nutrition labels that can appear on the front of food packages to indicate that they are ‘healthy’. Under the new rules, “manufacturers can label their products ‘healthy’ if they contain a significant amount of food from at least one of the food groups or subgroups (such as fruits, vegetables or dairy) recommended by dietary guidelines” and “meet specific limits for certain nutrients, such as saturated fat, sodium and added sugars. According to the CDC, 60% of “American adults suffer from chronic lifestyle-related diseases, often due to obesity and poor diet.”

CNN (09/27, Hassan) reports that physicians “should be prepared for a possible increase in the number of young patients with enterovirus D68, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Tuesday, and that could be linked to more cases of the rare, crippling acute disease. flaccid myelitis. Beyond AFM, physicians are also “urged to test people suspected of having AFM for poliovirus due to the similarity of symptoms.”

Bloomberg Law (9/27, Muller, Subscription Publication) reports that “The most common signs and symptoms seen in hospitalized children ‘with enterovirus D68 infection’ were shortness of breath or rapid, shallow breathing, wheezing, cough and nasal congestion”.

Healio (9/26, Downey) reports that “multimorbidity was associated with a 63% increased risk of incident dementia, with the greatest risk related to hypertension and diabetes,” the investigators concluded, published online in JAMA Network Open. The study also revealed that “the global prevalence of dementia is projected to increase from 57 million to 153 million individuals by 2050, a threefold increase”. Data from the UK Biobank cohort was used in this study.

HealthDay (9/23, Munez) reported, “Increased risk of blood clots persists for nearly a year after COVID-19 infection, large study finds. HealthDay added: “The health records of 48 million unvaccinated adults in the UK suggest that the first wave of the pandemic in 2020 may have resulted in an additional 10,500 cases of heart attack, stroke and stroke. other blood clot complications such as deep vein thrombosis, in England and Wales alone. Investigators found that “the risk of blood clots persists for at least 49 weeks after infection”. The results were published in Circulation.

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