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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- The number of active prescriptions for buprenorphine remained stable during the COVID-19 pandemic, with fewer new treatment episodes and fewer episodes ending, according to a study published online Dec. 6 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Longer duration and more pack-years of cigarette smoking are associated with a higher risk for recurrence of non-muscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC), according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Ophthalmology had the lowest use of telehealth among clinical specialties during the first 18 months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Dec. 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- A financial assistance program (FAP) improves outcomes for indigent patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to a study recently published in Pathophysiology.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Black patients are significantly more likely to receive a recommendation against surgical resection of glioblastoma, meningioma, pituitary adenoma, and vestibular schwannoma than White patients, according to a study published in the Dec. 10 issue of The Lancet.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- In a special communication article published online Dec. 1 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the International Antiviral Society-USA Panel presents updated recommendations for the use of antiretroviral drugs in the treatment and prevention of HIV.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Fully remote college classes were associated with higher levels of psychological distress during 2021 for students compared with those attending hybrid format classes, according to a study published online Nov. 30 in JAMA Network Open.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- More than half of U.S. adults say they are not very or not at all concerned about the upcoming flu season, according to the results of a survey released Nov. 29 by the American Heart Association.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in seven U.S. adults report experiencing bloating in the past week, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Pregnant patients treated with nirmatrelvir and ritonavir (Paxlovid) for COVID-19 tolerate the treatment well, according to a study published online Nov. 29 in JAMA Network Open.

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FRIDAY, Dec. 9, 2022 (HealthDay News) -- Is your pooch a herder or a hunter? You can try taking them to a trainer, but new research shows much of their behavior is hardwired in their DNA.