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Clean Living Linked to Lower Mortality in Former Smokers
Exercising, eating right, and refraining from alcohol were linked to a lower risk for early death in former smokers, a new study found.
23-09-2022 20:20

Drug Companies Withdraw PARPi Indications for Ovarian Cancer
Zejula, Lynparza, and Rubraca have been voluntarily withdrawn for late-line ovarian cancer treatment indications over concerns surrounding an increased risk for death.
23-09-2022 19:00

Distinguishing Primary Progressive Aphasia Subtypes: New Data
High levels of brain total creatine (tCr) are associated with worse primary progressive aphasia (PPA) symptom severity, and brain metabolite levels of tCr differed between PPA subtypes. First Look
23-09-2022 17:24

Cre8 EVO Stent Loses Sweet Spot in Diabetes at 2 Years: SUGAR
Outcomes once deemed "almost too good to be true" disappeared with longer follow-up in an all-comer population of patients with diabetes undergoing revascularization.
23-09-2022 17:11

Risk Prediction Models Identify Presymptomatic Alzheimer's Disease
Risk models based on noncognitive measures may predict presymptomatic Alzheimer's disease. First Look
23-09-2022 16:37

Trans-auricular VNS 'Very Clever' for Parkinson's Disease
Novel, noninvasive trans-auricular vagus nerve stimulation is feasible, well tolerated, and may improve motor function in patients with Parkinson's Disease, new research suggests.
23-09-2022 16:09

Children With Mild TBI at Risk for Behavioral and Emotional Problems
Behavioral and brain MRI data show further evidence of a significant association between mild traumatic brain injury and impaired mental health. First Look
23-09-2022 16:06

Follow-up Trial of Myeloma Drug 'Flopped,' Says FDA Panel
Oncopeptides failed to persuade FDA advisers that a post hoc analysis shows a benefit to its myeloma drug, melphalan flufenamide, which received accelerated approval in early 2021.
23-09-2022 15:58

Experts Issue Health Warning About Giving Melatonin to Kids
The American Academy of Sleep Medicine advises parents to seek medical advice before giving melatonin to children.
23-09-2022 15:40

Angiography After CABG Safer When Planned With CTCA
Coronary angiography in patients who have previously had CABG surgery can be streamlined and made safer by preplanning using CT coronary angiography, results of the BYPASS-CTCA trial show. MDedge News
23-09-2022 14:42

C-Reactive Protein Levels May Predict SSRI Success
Patients with depression and high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) respond poorly to selected serotonin reuptake inhibitors vs those with lower CRP levels, a large new study suggests. MDedge News
23-09-2022 14:26

Noted Oncologist Ponders Death, Life, Care Inequities
A former news photographer in his native India, Kashyap Patel, MD, now runs his own oncology practice and is dedicated to eliminating disparities in US cancer care. MDedge News
23-09-2022 14:13

Resistance Training Tied to Improvements in Parkinson's Symptoms
Resistance training can improve motor function and muscle strength in Parkinson's disease vs passive or placebo interventions -- but so do other types of physical activity, a new meta-analysis shows.
23-09-2022 14:10

Yeast-Fermented Chemo: Now We Can Brew Anything
Scientists genetically engineered yeast to produce vinblastine, a chemotherapeutic that is in short supply worldwide. It is the most complex compound brewed to date.
23-09-2022 13:55

Positive Data on Lytic-Avoiding PE Thrombectomy Catheter
Treatment of acute PE with the Inari thrombectomy catheter rapidly, safely boosted hemodynamics in the FLASH registry study preceding a randomized test against catheter-directed thrombolysis.
23-09-2022 13:52

First Known Opiate Biomarker Shows Fentanyl's Effect on Brain
For the first time, a newly identified electrical signature shows the effect an opioid, in this case fentanyl, has on the brain.
23-09-2022 13:49

Bioprosthetic Valve Fracture Tied to Early Mortality in ViV TAVR
A national registry study found an excess in-hospital mortality, with the timing of valve fracture playing a role.
23-09-2022 13:20

Another Study Shows Fenofibrate Benefit on Diabetic Retinopathy
While a Korean study shows reduction in diabetic retinopathy progression by 11% with fenofibrate plus statin compared with statin alone, some reservations remain over wider use.
23-09-2022 12:44

FDA Panel Rebuffs Poziotinib for NSCLC in 9-4 Vote
Most FDA panelists expressed doubts about the strength of evidence regarding the benefits of the experimental drug, especially given available therapies.
23-09-2022 12:43

What Med Students Need to Know About Money
Medical schools often focus on debt management and financial aid counseling but fall short of student expectations regarding financial literacy and operating a business.
23-09-2022 12:43

Modified Purple Tomato May Be Coming to Your Grocery Store
The U.K. company developing the new purple fruit has passed a first test with U.S. regulators, demonstrating that genetic changes to the tomatoes do not expose the plants to a greater risk for pest damage.
23-09-2022 11:00

COVID Raises Risk Of Long-Term Brain Injury, Large U.S. Study Finds
Brain and other neurological disorders occurred in 7% more of those who had been infected with COVID compared with a similar group of veterans who had never been infected.
23-09-2022 05:37

Are Transgender People at Risk of Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer can happen in people of any gender. Learn about what factors affect breast cancer risk in transgender people.
22-09-2022 15:20

Desperate Long COVID Patients Turn to Unproven Alternative Therapies
With few evidence-based treatments for long COVID, patients with debilitating symptoms can be tempted by unproven options.
22-09-2022 12:59

Lightning Fatalities on the Rise: How to Stay Safe in a Storm
Lightening-related fatalities are on the rise. Read on to learn why experts this think is and how to stay safe in a storm.
22-09-2022 12:37

What To Know About Flu Shots And How To Prevent Influenza Illnesses
Flu season in the Northern Hemisphere typically shows an increase in cases in October, peaks from December to February, and can last as long as May.
22-09-2022 05:36

Is the Pandemic Over? If Only It Were That Simple
President Joe Biden’s sound bite that “the pandemic is over'’ continues to trigger debate and disagreement.
21-09-2022 18:01

High Levels of PFAS 'Forever' Chemicals in Kids' School Uniforms
Among children's textiles that were tested, concentrations were found to be highest in school uniforms, especially those labeled 100% cotton.
21-09-2022 13:15

What ‘The Bachelor’ May Tell Us About Our Own Relationships
Dating behavior and relationships greatly influence mental health, so some experts are watching the hit TV show for take-away learnings for their patients.
21-09-2022 12:49

FDA Admits Flaws in Response to Infant Formula Shortage
Among the problems highlighted in the report were outdated data-sharing systems, while staffing and training for food inspectors was below normal.
21-09-2022 10:52

Does Skin Tone Affect Skin Care?
Should your skin tone affect your daily skin care routine? Find out what dermatologists say.
21-09-2022 08:33

TikTok Made Me Buy It: 30 Useful Products You Need in Your Life
To help make your lives easier and more convenient, we’ve come up with a list of products that we are proud to say, “TikTok made me buy it!”
21-09-2022 08:21

Trouble Sleeping? These Kratom Strains Can Help
If you are looking for an effective way to get a good night’s sleep every time, Happy Hippo can help.
21-09-2022 08:21

Study Finds New Effective Method To Help Reduce Alcohol Consumption
The study has found that using concepts like "why to reduce" with "how to reduce" proved to be very effective in anti-alcohol TV advertisements.
21-09-2022 05:36

80% Of Pregnancy-Related Deaths In US Are Preventable: CDC
Based on the latest data, four in five pregnancy-related deaths in the country are preventable.
21-09-2022 05:02

iPhone Thermal Camera: Handy Method to Monitor Hand Hygiene
By attaching a thermal camera to an iPhone, researchers have found a new way to monitor hand hygiene among healthcare workers.
20-09-2022 18:38

Online Yoga Program Improves Physical Function in OA
20-09-2022 17:58

USPSTF Recommends Anxiety Screening in Adults Younger Than 65
For the first time, the US Preventive Services Task Force is recommending screening all adults younger than 65 for anxiety, but the jury is out on screening for suicide risk, new draft statements say.
20-09-2022 17:24

Consider Life Expectancy When Referring for LAA Closure?
Almost 1 in 6 patients undergoing percutaneous left atrial appendage closure died within a year in analysis of "real world" data, raising the possibility of futility of the procedure in some groups.
20-09-2022 17:06

Waist-Hip Ratio Beats BMI for Predicting Mortality Risk
Data from more than 380,000 people in the UK Biobank show waist-to-hip ratio predicted mortality risk from obesity better than BMI or fat mass index. MDedge News
20-09-2022 17:02

Children and COVID: Weekly Cases Drop to Lowest Level Since April
A hefty decline in new COVID-19 cases among children resulted in the lowest weekly total since late April. MDedge News
20-09-2022 16:37

Vutrisiran Receives EU Approval for hAATR Amyloidosis
The RNAi therapeutic vutrisiran has been approved by the European Commission for hereditary transthyretin-mediated amyloidosis in adults with polyneuropathy on the basis of the phase 3 HELIOS-A trial. International Approvals
20-09-2022 16:19

Lowering BMI Linked With Better Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes
Losing weight helps prevent the onset and progression of knee osteoarthritis, researchers in Australia report. MDedge News
20-09-2022 16:02

Have Long COVID? Here's Where to Go for Care
There aren't yet clear evidence-based clinical guidelines or best practices to point patients -- or their doctors -- in the right direction.
20-09-2022 15:50

NYC Ending Vaccine Mandate for Private Employers on Nov 1
It remains the largest place in the US to have made vaccines mandatory as a workplace safety measure. Associated Press
20-09-2022 15:18

Montana to Allow Transgender People to Change Birth Record
The judge issued a scathing order Monday morning saying health officials made 'calculated violations' of his order. Associated Press
20-09-2022 15:14

Time to Stop Approving Drugs From Single-Arm Trials?
"Single-arm trials are not meant to provide confirmatory evidence sufficient for approval," according to one expert. MDedge News
20-09-2022 14:43

How Burdensome Are Prior Authorizations for Your Practice?
Health plans often require doctors to obtain prior authorization before they will pay for medical services, procedures, or medications. What has your experience been? Medscape Reader Polls
20-09-2022 14:40

80% of US Maternal Deaths Are Preventable: Study
'It's significant. It's staggering. It's heartbreaking,' Allison Bryant, MD, a high-risk pregnancy specialist and senior medical director for health equity at Massachusetts General Hospital.
20-09-2022 14:40

Deer Are Spreading Lyme Ticks in Suburban Backyards
A new study suggests the overpopulation of white-tailed deer across the Northeastern U.S. could help spread Lyme disease, especially in suburban areas.
20-09-2022 14:39

New ESC Pulmonary Hypertension Guidelines Urge Earlier Diagnosis
The diagnostic algorithm has been revamped and clinicians should be thinking of arterial hypertension at an earlier (lower) arterial pulmonary pressure, the authors say.
20-09-2022 14:24

Sperm Banking Before Cancer Therapy 'Strikingly Underutilized'
Sperm banking is not expensive, but it is not being offered to many young men diagnosed with cancer before they begin treatments that could leave them infertile.
20-09-2022 14:22

Immune System Early Warnings Inspire New Remedies
The immune system is more versatile than previously understood, report researchers in the emerging field of mechanoimmunology, tracking how our bodies fight illness and how to successfully intervene.
20-09-2022 13:51

Eviction Rise Is Threat to Health
Amid a spike in rents and evictions, experts said the health of families left without homes is at risk ― and physicians can do more to help.
20-09-2022 13:30

Atezolizumab Doubles Survival of NSCLC Patients With Poor PS
Patients with untreated NSCLC who could not withstand the rigors of platinum-based chemotherapy regimens had much better overall survival when treated with the immune checkpoint inhibitor atezolizumab.
20-09-2022 13:10

Have Long COVID? Here’s Where to Go for Care
Patients who navigate what can feel like an endless series of checkups and lab tests to confirm a long COVID diagnosis face an even harder path ahead: Figuring out where to go for care.
20-09-2022 12:49

Increased Risks for Newborns of Women With Disabilities
A large population-based study indicates that newborns of mothers with physical and mental disabilities have increased risk for death, low birth weight, and other complications.
20-09-2022 12:46

Could Exercise Improve Bone Health in Youth With Type 1 Diabetes?
Weight-bearing activities may strengthen bone and reduce fractures in youth with type 1 diabetes, a small cross-sectional study of girls with or without type 1 diabetes suggests, but more research is needed.
20-09-2022 12:27

Family Affair: OncBrothers Host Oncology Hangout Online
"It's very challenging in a rural or small community. I miss the opportunity to elaborate on a case." MDedge News
20-09-2022 12:08

Saving Lives With 'Safer Opioids'
A Canadian program sees positive results by giving clients who are at risk for overdose a daily dose of prescription opioid tablets, along with basic health care, counseling and social services.
20-09-2022 12:02

Hong Kong Flags COVID Quarantine Policy Change, Wants an Orderly Opening-Up
Hong Kong said on Tuesday it aims to make an announcement soon on its controversial COVID-19 hotel quarantine policy for all arrivals, as it wants to keep the city connected with the rest of the world and allow an 'orderly opening-up.'
20-09-2022 11:04

Judge Denies US Bid to Stop UnitedHealth Plan to Buy Change
A US judge on Monday denied the Justice Department's bid to stop UnitedHealth Group from buying Change Healthcare, in a blow to the US administration's tougher enforcement of antitrust issues.
20-09-2022 11:01

Undiagnosed SpA Common in Chiropractor Back Pain Referrals
"Chiropractors need education for axSpA, when to suspect, and when to refer," said Atul Deodhar, MD, medical director of rheumatology clinics at Oregon Health & Science University, Portland. MDedge News
20-09-2022 10:54

Eat More Dairy, Less Red Meat to Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
Not all animal foods are alike when it comes to their association with type 2 diabetes risk, shows a large new review. The devil is in the details.
20-09-2022 10:50

Best Use of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy in HR-low Breast Cancer?
The findings shed light on a contentious debate. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look
20-09-2022 10:47

Even Small Changes Can Make Endoscopy More Sustainable: Study
A new study revealed that sustainable endoscopy disposal did not decrease productivity. MDedge News
20-09-2022 10:33

Telehealth Visits Could Help More if Restrictions Eased: Study
Patients who live near state borders don't have the same access to telehealth that other residents do in some states; people in rural areas are also affected, according to new research.
20-09-2022 10:32

Kids Born From Frozen Embryos May Have Increased Cancer Risk
But authors say their findings should be interpreted "cautiously," given the low number of cases of cancer.
20-09-2022 10:17

AAP Guidance Helps Distinguish Bleeding Disorders From Abuse
Specifications of which injuries are more indicative of abuse in mobile and immobile children was one of the most important distinctions made in the paper. MDedge News
20-09-2022 10:09

Wholegrains May Improve Survival in People With Type 2 Diabetes
Fish, wholegrain, fiber, and polyunsaturated fats are found to reduce premature death in a large overview of studies in people with type 2 diabetes.
20-09-2022 10:00

Impaired Awareness of Hypoglycemia Poses T1D Threat
Impaired awareness of hypoglycemia among people with type 1 diabetes makes severe hypoglycemia episodes more likely. Some measures can mitigate the risk. First Look
20-09-2022 09:35

The 4-7-8 Breathing Technique May Help You Get to Sleep
The 4-7-8 breathing technique can give people the opportunity to be at peace as a way to help them go to sleep.
20-09-2022 08:09

Can AI Detect COVID?; Telepsychiatry; and Early Cancer Tests
The top 3 things you should know to start your day. 3 Things to Know Today
20-09-2022 06:00

Adderall Drug Shortage: What ADHD Patients Need To Know
The need for Adderall has accelerated during the COVID pandemic as more patients are receiving the drug.
20-09-2022 05:20

Study Finds Drinking Tea Daily May Improve Health, Prevent Disease, Lengthens Life
Chinese scientists found that drinking two-to-four cups of tea lowered the risk of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke.
20-09-2022 05:17

Home BP Monitoring in Older Adults Falls Short of Recommendations
First study in adults aged 50-80 years details prevalence and frequency among those with hypertension and blood pressure-related health conditions. MDedge News
19-09-2022 20:03

Legacy of Neutral SYMPLICITY HTN-3 Recast by Long-term Outcomes
Although interest in renal denervation in hypertension fell off after disappointing results from the 2014 trial, a new, longer-term analysis argues the treatment may have 'worked' after all.
19-09-2022 19:40

QFR-Guided PCI Benefits Build Over Time: FAVOR III China
The sham-controlled study found clinical outcomes improved incrementally over time, compared with PCI guided by angiographic assessment of lesions.
19-09-2022 18:43

EMA's CHMP Supports Use of Tralokinumab in Adolescents With AD
A regulatory filing with the US Food and Drug Administration for approval in adolescents is in progress, according to the manufacturer.
19-09-2022 18:37

An EEG Marker of Balance and Cognition in Parkinson's
The study covered in this summary was published on BioRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look
19-09-2022 17:55

A Switch to B/F/TAF Keeps HIV Suppressed, Even With Mutation
In people with suppressed HIV, including those with the M184V/I viral mutation, switching to combined bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir alafenamide has high efficacy, researchers report.
19-09-2022 17:39

Mysterious Outbreak of Bilateral Pneumonia in Northern Argentina
Healthcare workers at a private clinic in the city of San Miguel de Tucumán likely contracted legionellosis, subsequent investigations showed.
19-09-2022 16:56

Royal Family Affliction or Not, Porphyria Is Treatable
"If patients know they have the diagnosis, and they do the right things and avoid alcohol and risky drugs, most people will have few acute attacks." MDedge
19-09-2022 16:55

A History of Head Trauma May Predict Parkinson Progression
A history of head trauma predicts more rapid motor and cognitive decline after a Parkinson's disease diagnosis ― and severe injuries are linked to even more rapid impairment, new research suggests.
19-09-2022 16:28

Medical Debt Can Crush Even the Insured
Medical debt more than doubles your chances of not being able to afford food, rent, mortgage or utilities, and losing your home.
19-09-2022 16:28

Brodalumab Suicide Risk Similar to Other Biologics, Study Finds
Researchers evaluated data on the number of completed suicides for brodalumab and 10 other biologics approved for psoriasis from the FDA's Adverse Events Reporting System through the end of 2021. MDedge News
19-09-2022 16:05

Sound Sick? New AI Technology Might Tell If It's COVID
Researchers are developing AI speech analysis that could detect SARS-CoV-2 infections better than a rapid test. It's the latest innovation in a growing field exploring voice as a diagnostic tool.
19-09-2022 15:21

Diets Haven't Improved Much Worldwide; U.S. Near Bottom of List
A new review finds people around the world aren't eating much healthier than they were three decades ago.
19-09-2022 15:06

Private Equity Sees the Billions in Eye Care
"The private equity model is a model that focuses on profitability, and we know they are not selecting practices randomly."
19-09-2022 14:55

Experts Debate Infant Chiropractic Care on TikTok
'The only thing that you might possibly cause is harm,' said Dr Sean Tabaie, an orthopedic surgeon at Children’s National Hospital in Washington, DC, commenting about chiropractic treatment in infants.
19-09-2022 14:45

Does the Timing of Cancer Chemotherapy Appointments Matter?
Scientists hope “chronochemotherapy” could make cancer drugs less toxic and more effective but say we’re not there yet.
19-09-2022 14:36

FDA Fast Tracks Approval of Therapy for Rare Neurologic Disorder
The US Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to the gene therapy elivaldogene autotemcel (Skysona) for the treatment of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy in boys.
19-09-2022 14:34

Urgent Need for Research Into Psychedelic Tx for Older Adults
Psychedelic therapy is potentially beneficial for many conditions that affect older adults, yet most research has excluded this group, making the safety and efficacy of these drugs unclear in this patient population.
19-09-2022 14:32

Biden Says 'Pandemic Is Over'
"We still have a problem with COVID," Biden said. "We're still doing a lot of work on it … but the pandemic is over."
19-09-2022 14:31

They Ended Wanted Pregnancies. Post-Roe, They Face New Pain.
Women say these terminations for medical reasons don't feel like a choice -- instead they are forced upon them by the condition of the fetus they carry. Six of these women share their stories. Associated Press
19-09-2022 14:19

Does Exercise Reduce Risk for Gestational Diabetes?
Less exercise was associated with a significant increased likelihood of gestational diabetes, a new study found.
19-09-2022 13:59

Doctors Rush to Use Supreme Court Ruling to Escape Opioid Charges
After a unanimous ruling from the high court, doctors who are accused of writing irresponsible prescriptions can go to trial with a new defense: It wasn't on purpose.
19-09-2022 13:49

Cancer Moonshot Turns Focus to Early-Detection Blood Tests
But if these tests are used more widely, oncologists will need to navigate a slew of new challenges. MDedge News
19-09-2022 13:37

What if You Could Get the Benefits of Exercise Without Working Out?
We all know exercise is good for us. It helps you manage weight and lowers the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even some cancers. Yet nearly half of U.S. adults don’t get the recommended 150 minutes of moderate-intensity activity a week.
19-09-2022 13:31

Sound Sick? New AI Technology Might Tell If It’s COVID
Researchers are developing AI speech analysis that could detect COVID infections better than a rapid test. It’s the latest innovation in a growing field exploring voice as a diagnostic tool.
19-09-2022 13:11

source : webmd, medicaldaily, medscape


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