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Sesame allergy might be more widespread than thought, study finds – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced last year that the Food and Drug Administration was considering adding sesame to its list of eight major food allergens — milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and — that must be disclosed on food packaging. Gottlieb filed a “request for information,” inviting “data and other information on the prevalence and severity… Read More »

Brigham and Women’s finds doctors sleep more when hours are cut

Getting a good night’s sleep is important for everyone — including physicians. In 2011, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) set a limit on first-year resident physician shifts of 16 or fewer continuous hours of work. This policy change was based primarily on the results of studies comparing outcomes for first-year residents who… Read More »

Medical News Today: Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition

Researchers found that nearly 1 in 5 people who had received a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis had other unrelated conditions. Some conditions, such as stroke or migraine, have similar symptoms to MS. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a widespread disabling neurological condition in which the immune system attacks and destroys the fatty tissue that surrounds the… Read More »

CMS star ratings found lacking in some areas, especially risk, study finds

A leading quality rating for the nation’s hospitals appears not to adequately account for the risks of undergoing certain procedures at certain hospitals, particularly joint replacement surgery, according to a new study by researchers at Hospital for Special Surgery. The ultimate finding is that the overall hospital quality star ratings program from the Centers for… Read More »

Health information exchange participation reduced readmissions in heart attack patients, study finds

Dive Brief: A new study in Health Affairs lends weight to the value of health information exchanges (HIE) in improving patient outcomes. Using state-level data for 2011-2014, the authors measured the effect of hospital participation in HIEs on quality and health outcomes in patients with acute myocardial infarction, or heart attack. Those that participated had a… Read More »