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'Modest' Benefit for Lecanemab in AD, Adverse Events Common
Full presentation of the phase 3 CLARITY AD trial results shows mixed findings for the experimental drug Lecanemab, and reported deaths have raised questions about the drug's safety.
29-11-2022 19:52

Will a One-Dose Drug Mean the End of Sleeping Sickness?
A single oral dose of acoziborole proved effective for human African trypanosomiasis in a clinical trial. The drug has potential to greatly simplify and expand treatment for sleeping sickness.
29-11-2022 19:00

Medical Masks, N95s May Offer Similar Prevention vs COVID: Study
A randomized, head-to-head trial shows that common medical masks may only be slightly inferior to N95s for preventing infection among healthcare workers treating COVID patients.
29-11-2022 16:49

Mortality Rates, GDP, Healthcare Spending Appear Interrelated
In debates on the optimal allocation of resources, consideration should be given to the strong, two-way relationships between these factors, according to the investigators.
29-11-2022 16:20

US Flu Activity Already at Mid-Season Levels
Nationally, 6% of all outpatient visits were because of flu or flu-like illness for the week of November 13-19, up from 5.8% the previous week.
29-11-2022 16:20

Pregnancy Not a Barrier to Interventional Cardiology Career
A new European position paper concludes that a fetus is not at risk at commonly used radiation doses and urges safety requirements "for everyone."
29-11-2022 15:34

Atezolizumab Bladder Cancer Indication Withdrawn in US
The manufacturer has voluntarily withdrawn the US indication that covered its use in certain patients with bladder and urinary tract cancers.
29-11-2022 14:31

First Biomarkers for Primary Tauopathies Identified
Fluid biomarkers can identify certain tauopathies, neurodegenerative diseases that involve aggregated tau proteins, with an accuracy of more than 80%, new research suggests.
29-11-2022 14:21

Heart Disease Deaths Spiked During COVID
Deaths from heart disease and stroke among adults living in the United States have been on the decline since 2010. But the COVID-19 pandemic reversed that downward trend in 2020, new research shows.
29-11-2022 13:38

Can AI Drive More Diversity in Drug Development?
A first in a series examining the impact and potential of artificial intelligence in health care.
29-11-2022 13:28

The Story of a Non-retraction for Plagiarism
Despite the similarities Andrew Thomas noted and a colleague verified with anti-plagiarism software, the paper was not retracted, but was flagged with an expression of concern so readers can "draw their own conclusions." Retraction Watch
29-11-2022 13:01

Parenting Tips for the Holidays
Get parenting tips to help ease holiday stress with your children.
29-11-2022 12:46

Obesity Tied to Worse Brain Health in Children
Researcher says they saw changes in brain health as early as age 9 and 10 and that changes persisted 2 years later.
29-11-2022 12:36

U.S. Flu Activity Already at Mid-Season Levels
Outpatient visit and hospitalization rates are the highest in over a decade.
29-11-2022 12:19

The TikTok Trend That Triggered a Diabetes Drug Shortage
Ozempic, a weekly injection that helps boost insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes, also suppresses appetite, which leads to weight loss. Stories of celebrities using the drug off-label to lose a few pounds have led to an explosion of intere
29-11-2022 11:54

As Kids' Obesity Rises, Brain Health Declines: Study
Kids who are overweight or obese often struggle with school work, and now new research provides clues on how excess weight may harm the developing brain.
29-11-2022 11:49

Has Your COVID Test Really Expired?
You don't necessarily have to throw away that at-home COVID-19 test just because the expiration date on the package has passed.
29-11-2022 11:39

Adding Salt to Food Linked to Higher CVD Risk
A lower frequency of adding salt to food is associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure and ischemic heart disease, a new study has found.
29-11-2022 11:37

What Is the Genetic Influence on the Severity of COVID 19?
Severe COVID-19 is believed to be a complex phenomenon that involves several genes and interactions with environmental factors.
29-11-2022 10:55

Keep Those New Year's 'Eat Better' Resolutions
Do you resolve each year to do your body some good? Making small changes in diet and exercise will reap big rewards.
29-11-2022 10:53

The Scoop on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
More than 1 million Americans have myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). Learn about the symptoms of this serious disease.
29-11-2022 10:40

Healthy Plant-Based Diets Lower Men's Odds for Colon Cancer
A study of American men finds those who ate the highest average daily amounts of healthy plant-based foods had a 22% lower risk of colon cancer compared to those who ate the lowest amounts of these foods.
29-11-2022 10:15

AFib Risk Rises as A1c Increases
A1c levels that ranged from normoglycemia to diabetes linked with a stepwise increasing rate of incident atrial fibrillation in a study of nearly 355,000 Danish residents. First Look
29-11-2022 09:59

Stool Transplants May Boost Immunotherapy Success in Melanoma
In patients with advanced and metastatic melanoma, fecal microbiota transplant from healthy donors given before anti–PD-1 immunotherapy led to a 75% clinical benefit rate. MDedge News
29-11-2022 09:55

Microplastics Discovered in Plant Leaf Water
Tiny pieces of plastic are now being detected in the water that forms on plant leaves in a discovery that shows how prevalent microplastics are in our ecosystems. Quick Take
29-11-2022 09:03

COVID-19 and Dementia; Bipolar Mortality; Fasting Weight Loss
The top 3 things you should know to start your day. 3 Things to Know Today
29-11-2022 06:00

8 Glasses Of Water A Day Myth Or Truth? Here's The Right Answer
Water turnover was seen the most between ages 20 and 30 in men and women aged 20-55.
29-11-2022 04:17

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases Risk Of Premature Death
“The take-home message here is simple – the key is in the prevention. It is not good enough to think about vitamin D deficiency when already facing life-challenging situations when early action could make all the difference,” Prof Elina Hyppönen said.
29-11-2022 04:08

How Alarming Is This Year’s Flu Season?
As flu activity climbs higher, more pediatric deaths are anticipated.
28-11-2022 23:14

Late, Post-COVID Cardiac Dysfunction Linked to Preexisting CAD
A history of coronary disease predicted reduced left ventricular myocardial strain 3 months after a COVID hospitalization in what may be the first such study to explore the issue. First Look
28-11-2022 20:20

Brepocitinib Improves Mild to Moderate AD in Phase 2b Trial
In addition to AD, brepocitinib, a topical TYK2/JAK1 inhibitor, is being developed as a treatment for dermatomyositis, SLE, hidradenitis suppurativa, and non-infectious uveitis. MDedge News
28-11-2022 19:38

Skinny-Label Biosimilars Provide Substantial Savings to Medicare
The estimated savings to Medicare during 2015-2020 that resulted from competition with five of the first-to-market biosimilars with skinny labels was $1.5 billion. MDedge News
28-11-2022 19:15

Elevated Lp(a) Tied to More Early CV Events Than FH
Higher levels of lipoprotein(a) are associated with risk similar to that seen with familial hypercholesterolemia, but with risk starting as low as an Lp(a) of 70 mg/dL, new data suggest.
28-11-2022 18:29

NSAIDs for Knee Osteoarthritis May Worsen Pain Over Time
Researchers find no long-term benefit and worse inflammation and cartilage quality over 4 years.
28-11-2022 18:04

Indobufen Noninferior to Aspirin for DAPT After PCI: OPTION
Antiplatelet agent indobufen was noninferior to aspirin in combination with clopidogrel after coronary intervention on both efficacy and safety outcomes, with less mostly minor bleeding.
28-11-2022 17:49

Lung Cancer Screening Pushes 20-Year Survival Rate to 80%
Results of a large, international study show the benefit of annual, low-dose CT scans for those diagnosed early persists at 20 years.
28-11-2022 17:33

Feet Off the Gas: How to Help Patients Hang up Car Keys
A decision support tool could prove helpful to physicians fielding questions from older patients and their caregivers about when it's no longer safe to drive.
28-11-2022 17:11

Migraine Frequency the Main Driver of Lost Productivity
Frequency of migraine attack is the dominating variable for headache-attributed disability and lost productivity at work and at home. First Look
28-11-2022 16:40

Just 8 Minutes of Exercise a Day Is All You Need
Vigorous exercise provides the same benefits as moderate exercise, only faster. Now researchers have found the sweet spot that gives you the most benefit in the least amount of time.
28-11-2022 16:34

Stillbirth: How Should We Monitor Future Pregnancies?
An obstetrician recommends establishing a personalized care plan, with psychologic support if necessary, without pursuing unnecessary additional tests that patients may request for reassurance.
28-11-2022 16:27

How Writing in a Journal Helps Depression
Find out how writing your thoughts in a journal can let you shift your perspective and help you manage the symptoms of depression.
28-11-2022 16:22

Persistent Asthma Linked to Higher Carotid Plaque Burden
Persistent asthma is associated with more carotid plaque and higher levels of inflammation, making patients vulnerable to later cardiovascular events.
28-11-2022 16:12

Holiday Travel: How to Get Where You're Going (and Stay Well)
Planning to travel this season? Here's how to stay happy and healthy en route.
28-11-2022 16:04

Can Speech Analysis Identify Early-Stage Huntington's Disease?
Automated digital speech measures can detect subtle cognitive-linguistic and fine motor features in presymptomatic individuals who carry the expanded Huntington's disease gene. First Look
28-11-2022 16:01

Cutting Table Salt Tied to Lower Heart Disease Risk
Researchers say their findings are good news because they suggest you don't have to cut out salt entirely to reduce your heart disease risk, just minimize adding extra to your plate.
28-11-2022 15:23

Omicron's Birthday: A Look at the Pandemic's Most Enduring Variant
Omicron's impact on public health and lifestyles worldwide has been so profound that its official naming is now commemorated in a widely distributed "Today in History" column.
28-11-2022 15:21

'Something Good After Tragic Loss': Donating Brain Cancer Tissue
Families of children with brain cancer are often unaware of the option of postmortem tissue donation, and many have expressed resentment that they had not been informed.
28-11-2022 15:13

New COVID Variant of Concern XBB May Lack Surge Potential
A new coronavirus variant called XBB is marching up the CDC's watchlist and has become a variant of concern.
28-11-2022 15:06

Is It Long COVID, or Dementia, or Both?
COVID-19 makes some older patients confused, and their brains don't regain their former clarity.
28-11-2022 14:51

ADHD Meds and Cardiovascular Safety: New Data
A large meta-analysis shows no statistically significant association between ADHD medications and CVD, but more evidence is needed in certain vulnerable subgroups, researchers say.
28-11-2022 14:33

Mood Stabilizers Potential Lifesavers in Bipolar Disorder
Mood stabilizers, particularly lithium, are tied to lower mortality rates, including suicide and naturally occurring death, in patients with bipolar disorder.
28-11-2022 14:20

A Purpose in Life Might Lengthen Your Life
A new study finds a greater sense of purpose was linked to a lower risk of premature death risk among people of all races and ethnicities.
28-11-2022 14:09

Berry Good for You: Some Foods Can Strengthen Your Brain
New research suggests eating more berries and drinking tea may help slow mental decline as you age.
28-11-2022 14:04

Past Discrimination Tied to Worse Recovery After Heart Attack
About one in three adults who survived a heart attack at a relatively young age say they have experienced discrimination, and the findings of a new study also showed that the experience was tied to worse recovery in the months afterward.
28-11-2022 13:50

College Students Found Help in Personal Pandemic Stories
The COVID-19 pandemic was hard on everyone, especially during the early months of the lockdown. But college students had particularly high stress levels, with mental health effects that have remained in some people even 2 years later.
28-11-2022 13:48

An NY Hospital System Has a Big-Time Chef Making Big Changes
"We spent as little time, attention, and money on food as possible, but food is health. Food is good medicine."
28-11-2022 13:40

Struggling to Focus? Try Video Games
You may know that video games can help kids with ADHD, but growing research suggests they could aid attention and working memory for just about everyone.
28-11-2022 13:22

Should Older Seniors Risk Major Surgery? New Research Offers Guidance
An important new study offers much-needed data to inform older Americans of the risks and benefits they must weigh when facing major surgery.
28-11-2022 13:01

Is It Long COVID, or Dementia, or Both?
Scientists are starting to confirm what doctors, patients, and their families can already see: Older patients who have had COVID-19 have a higher risk of getting dementia.
28-11-2022 12:44

What Do We Know About Intermittent Fasting?
At a conference in Spain, researchers discussed the potential cardiometabolic effect of the treatment, as well as unresolved questions about its efficacy in obesity.
28-11-2022 12:08

Wide Variance Described in Monitoring of Conventional DMARDs
"Everyone is doing something different, which means that the system likely has a lot of low-value activity and that money is being wasted," said senior author Philip C. Robinson, MBChB, PhD. MDedge News
28-11-2022 11:53

More Vaccinated People Dying of COVID as Fewer Get Booster Shots
For the first time, the majority of people dying from COVID-19 in America have been vaccinated.
28-11-2022 11:26

Transgender Patients on Hormone Therapy Require Monitoring
Because of their increased risk for death, compared with the general population, transgender patients on hormone therapy need cardiovascular and cancer monitoring, according to experts.
28-11-2022 11:20

More Evidence Flavonols Preserve Memory, Cognition
Consumption of flavonols — common compounds found in dark, leafy greens, tomatoes, wine, and apples — may preserve memory and cognition over time, new research shows.
28-11-2022 11:19

Motorcycle Rallies Linked to Spike in Organ Transplants
The number of donated organs and transplant recipients increased by more than 20% during the largest bike events, researchers found.
28-11-2022 11:00

Preop TT3 Predicts HPA Axis Recovery After Cushing Surgery
Recovery occurred within 2 years in nearly three quarters of patients in a retrospective review at a single Chinese medical center. First Look
28-11-2022 10:29

Symptoms Worsen Before Dialysis, Ease After, in Older Patients With CKD
'We hope these results could help inform older patients with kidney failure who decide to start dialysis on what to expect regarding the development of their symptom burden,' say researchers.
28-11-2022 10:27

Sea Turtle Poaching Is Down, but Tens of Thousands Die Yearly
The illegal killing and trafficking of sea turtles is down overall, but 44,000 sea turtles are still poached each year; an estimated that 1.1 million sea turtles were poached over a 30-year period. Quick Take
28-11-2022 10:03

The Love Hormone Can Heal a Truly Broken Heart
The so-called love hormone, which is related to bonding and love, may be able to help heal damage following a heart attack. Quick Take
28-11-2022 09:46

Vitamin D Fails to Stave Off Statin-Related Muscle Symptoms
A substudy of the VITAL trial provides the first randomized data examining the effect of the popular supplement on muscle symptoms in statin users.
28-11-2022 07:25

Looking For A Mental Health-Friendly Activity? Try Fishing
Researchers found "significantly fewer" people who participated in recreational fishing had anxiety disorder, attempted suicide or engaged in self-harm compared to those who don't fish.
28-11-2022 04:18

Migraine Changes Brain Structure At Micro-Level, Study Shows
The new finding could help researchers develop new, personalized ways to diagnose and treat migraine.
28-11-2022 03:40

Does Educational Background Affect Dementia Risk?
A study has found that one’s educational background could play a part in their dementia risk later on in life.
27-11-2022 23:35

Man Hospitalized For 453 Days Due To COVID, Returns Home For Holidays
The Texas man reportedly contracted a bad case of the coronavirus last year.
27-11-2022 03:22

Avian Flu Outbreak Kills 50.54 Million Birds In US
An avian flu outbreak has set a record after killing more birds in the country than past flare-ups.
27-11-2022 02:41

Perceived Discrimination Tied to Worse Recovery After MI in Young
Among adults aged 55 and younger who survived an MI, experiencing discrimination in day-to-day life was associated worse recovery — greater chest pain, worse quality of life — a year later.
25-11-2022 14:24

Heart Disease Deaths Spiked During COVID After 10-Year Decline
The sharp increase in the heart disease death rate in adults in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, especially in Black adults and younger adults, should serve as a wake-up call, says one expert.
25-11-2022 13:31

Managing T-DXd Adverse Events in the Real World
Managing adverse events with trastuzumab deruxtecan (Enhertu) in real-world clinical practice is proving trickier than would have been anticipated from clinical trial reports.
25-11-2022 12:21

FDA Rejects Poziotinib for Certain Types of NSCLC
The drug was not approved for the treatment of patients with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic nonsmall cell lung cancer harboring HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations.
25-11-2022 12:10

FDA Rejects Piziotinib for Certain Types of NSCLC
The drug was not approved for the treatment of patients with previously treated locally advanced or metastatic nonsmall cell lung cancer harboring HER2 exon 20 insertion mutations.
25-11-2022 12:10

Fire Hazard Alert About Omnipod 5 'Artificial Pancreas' Charger
Users were sent a Medical Device Correction letter advising them to examine the charging port and the dedicated cable for the device's battery charger for evidence of burns or melting.
25-11-2022 11:44

Highly Processed Foods 'as Addictive' as Tobacco
Highly processed foods can be as addictive as tobacco, according to a new US study, while other data show that a combination of a low carb diet and psychoeducational intervention can reduce food addiction.
25-11-2022 11:18

Top Georgia Court Orders the US State's Abortion Law Back Into Effect
Georgia can enforce a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy while the state appeals a lower court order striking it down, the state's highest court ruled on Wednesday.
25-11-2022 09:37

Scientists Find Wonder Drug That Is Effective Against Both Covid-19 And Cancer
Researchers have tested the efficacy of the drug in genetically-engineered mice, which were programmed to express a human SARS-CoV-2 receptor.
25-11-2022 04:45

Universal Flu Vaccine In The Works
A new mRNA vaccine showed promise for universal flu protection.
24-11-2022 23:23

Study Finds Chronic Jet Lag-like Body Clocks in PLWH
People living with HIV had lagging internal body clocks and less sleep, a study reports. The circadian delay may contribute to other health problems, as well as suggest potential solutions.
24-11-2022 09:14

Study Finds Multiple Rare, Damaging Genetic Variants That Increase Alzheimer’s Risk
The findings of this study will help open up opportunities to better understand and treat AD in patients.
24-11-2022 05:10

Vaping Could Lead To Tooth Decay, Periodontal Disease: Study
A new study found that vape users are at a higher risk of developing cavities and periodontal disease.
23-11-2022 22:34

Measles Vaccination Decline Puts Nearly 40 Million Children At Risk
About 40 million children are reportedly susceptible to the growing measles threat.
23-11-2022 21:44

Endemic Mycoses: Better Diagnosis and Reporting Needed
The geographic ranges of endemic mycoses appear to be changing with the climate. Without better diagnosis and reporting, it's impossible to know the extent, putting human and nonhuman animals at risk for illness and unnecessary treatments.
23-11-2022 19:30

PrEP Education During STI Testing Could Boost HIV Protection
STI screening could serve as a gateway for educating people and offering HIV preexposure prophylaxis treatment.
23-11-2022 18:03

Rhinitis Patients Report Symptomatic Medication Use
A mobile app used to capture control of allergic rhinitis may favor those who are more tech savvy, say critics.
23-11-2022 15:16

Laser Pioneer Reflects on the Future of Robots in Dermatology
A Mohs surgery robot with image-guided laser ablation would 'launch a sea change in the whole field of surgical oncology,' says Dr R. Rox Anderson.
23-11-2022 14:09

Laser and Light Devices for Acne Treatment Continue to Advance
The Accure Laser system was cleared by the FDA on Tuesday for the treatment of mild to severe inflammatory acne vulgaris. MDedge News
23-11-2022 13:57

What Happens When Doctors and Patients Interrupt Each Other?
Physicians' and patients' interruptions are often cooperative actions that may enhance the clinical interaction, and subsequently the physician–patient relationship.
23-11-2022 13:11

Your Patients Are Rotting Their Teeth With Vaping
People who vape have a higher likelihood of developing tooth decay that could lead to cavities, a new study found.
23-11-2022 13:11

Cardiovascular Societies Less Apt to Recognize Women, Minorities
A new study found a significant recognition gap in cardiovascular awards over the past two decades, despite efforts to improve gender and racial disparities in the field.
23-11-2022 13:11

People Living With HIV Are a Model Population for Vaccination
People living with HIV were more likely to seek vaccine information from reputable sources and be compliant with recommendations, a new survey reveals.
23-11-2022 12:38

Working in a Prison Can Be a 'Fantastic Job' for a Doctor
The chair of the French association of healthcare professionals in the prison service describes her experiences working in a detention center.
23-11-2022 12:24

'New Kid on the Block' May Help Relieve PTSD, Panic Disorder
Patients with panic disorder and PTSD often experience increased respiratory rate or hyperventilation. This biofeedback-based technology addresses those symptoms.
23-11-2022 12:23

source : webmd, medicaldaily, medscape


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