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Multiple Myeloma Treatment: What’s New?
Treatments for multiple myeloma have grown a great deal. Newer drugs help people with this blood cancer live longer and enjoy a better quality of life.
04-07-2022 14:31

No Adverse Impact of Obesity in Biologic-Treated IBD
People with inflammatory bowel disease and obesity can be safely started on biologic therapies, suggests an analysis of over 3000 patients.
04-07-2022 09:22

New Leukemia Treatment Drug Could Make Cancer Cells More Susceptible To Chemo
In a breakthrough, researchers from Rice University and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston discovered a potential drug with leukemia-killing compounds.
04-07-2022 07:30

Positive Margins Post-Prostatectomy: Does Size Matter?
A systematic review and meta-analysis indicates that larger positive margins after surgical removal of the prostate are prognostic for disease recurrence.
04-07-2022 07:21

Alarming Monkeypox Transmission: Cases Reported Among Kids, Non-Sexual Contacts
WHO regional director for Europe Dr. Hans Kluge said a small number of monkeypox cases comprised non-sexual contacts and children.
04-07-2022 07:00

New Monkeypox Symptoms Discovered: What You Need To Know
Researchers recently discovered new monkeypox symptoms not present in past cases.
04-07-2022 06:30

What Is Diphtheria? 2 Children's Illnesses Mark First Cases 'This Century'
Diphtheria is a "serious infection" caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium diphtheriae, which can create toxins that can make people "very sick," according to the CDC.
04-07-2022 05:24

Listeria Outbreak Linked To Florida Ice Cream Brand
The outbreak that caused 22 people to be hospitalized and one person to die has been linked to ice cream made in Florida.
04-07-2022 00:08

Long COVID: Six At-Risk Groups Identified
These six groups of people might be the most at risk of developing long COVID.
03-07-2022 23:31

Baricitinib for Alopecia Areata: Starting Patients on Treatment
Physicians should be ready for questions on who should get the drug, how fast it works, and what patients should consider regarding the label's boxed warning.
01-07-2022 20:27

PTSD May Accelerate Cognitive Decline Over Time
Posttraumatic stress disorder is not only psychologically debilitating; new research suggests it is also associated with a two-folder faster decline in cognition over time.
01-07-2022 18:12

Hormone Therapy May Reduce Death, Cancer Risk in Older Women
Hormone therapy appeared to reduce risks for mortality and several different cancers in postmenopausal women. First Look
01-07-2022 17:41

Are Social Networks Threatening Adolescents' Mental Health?
Social media can enhance the tendency to compare oneself to others, potentially decreasing self-esteem. But the networks' anonymity can also encourage people to express their feelings and seek help.
01-07-2022 16:54

Fertility Rates Lower in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods
Research published on JAMA Network Open suggests that fertility rates drop for women who live in poor areas.
01-07-2022 16:54

How Much Health Insurers Pay Is About to Go Public
Starting today, health insurers and self-insured employers must post on websites just about every price they've negotiated with providers for health care services.
01-07-2022 16:40

How Racist Is Your Algorithm?
Researchers and health systems are reconsidering the use of race in tools that support clinical decision-making and are trying to raise awareness of racial bias.
01-07-2022 16:27

New AHA Checklist: Only 1 in 5 Adults Have Optimal Heart Health
The US population is well below optimal levels of cardiovascular health, according to the first study of the AHA's new Life's Essential 8 CV health checklist, now updated to include sleep.
01-07-2022 15:35

Can a Genetic Test Help Detect Early Kidney Disease?
A newly developed of a polygenic risk score for kidney disease may lead to earlier detection and could also help trigger adoption of a protective lifestyle.
01-07-2022 15:33

Patients Favor Conscious Sedation for Urologic Procedures
Given a choice, an overwhelming majority of urology patients would opt for conscious sedation over general anesthesia.
01-07-2022 14:57

Immunotherapy Combos Up Survival in Renal Cell Carcinoma
In the absence of head-to-head trials, the findings help validate the applicability of phase 3 results to routine care. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look
01-07-2022 14:55

Probiotics Improve Physical Function in COPD
Patients with COPD who received probiotics showed significant improvements in strength and functional capacity.
01-07-2022 14:21

Lower Hormone Levels Linked to Risk of Sleep Apnea
Sex hormones were linked to the risk of sleep apnea in middle-aged women in a new study.
01-07-2022 14:10

Sex Drive: How Do Men and Women Compare?
Experts discuss the differences between male sex drive and female sex drive.
01-07-2022 13:52

Blink-182 Drummer Travis Barker Hospitalized With Pancreatitis
The pancreas is a big digestive gland that sits behind the stomach. It can get inflamed for a variety of reasons, but it is most often related to gallstone disease or excessive alcohol use.
01-07-2022 13:31

AMA 'Deeply Disappointed' With Supreme Court EPA Ruling
The regulation and reduction of carbon emissions is critical to combat climate crisis and its major health implications, the AMA said.
01-07-2022 13:25

Adding Vitamin D to Food: Could This Prevent Cancer Deaths?
A new analysis suggests that fortifying common foods with vitamin D could avert more than 100,000 cancer deaths across the European Union each year, but questions remain.
01-07-2022 13:13

Fat Pharms: Antidepressants and Weight Gain
Some antidepressants are more likely to make you gain weight than others, but the pros may outweigh the cons.
01-07-2022 13:01

Scientists Find Brain Mechanism Behind Age-Related Memory Loss
Discovery could lead to new dementia treatments or even help prevent cognitive decline in the first place, Johns Hopkins researchers say.
01-07-2022 12:47

Duodenal Biopsy May Aid Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis
Characterizing the presence of alpha-Synuclein and gliosis in patients with advanced Parkinson's. First Look
01-07-2022 12:38

SCOTUS Opinion Leak Caused Spike in Search for Abortion Drugs
During the week of the leak, May 1 to May 8, Google recorded 350,000 internet searches for abortion medications, the greatest number since the search company began collecting data in 2004.
01-07-2022 12:19

Phase-Specific DBS Suppresses Postural and Kinetic Tremor
Phase-specific deep brain stimulation can relieve essential tremor across different contexts and motor states. First Look
01-07-2022 12:12

This Fourth of July, Aim to Be Free of Food Waste
With the U.S. inflation rate at 8% in May, Americans are estimated to spend about $6.9 billion on food for July Fourth. So how can Americans avoid overbuying and over-preparing this holiday season?
01-07-2022 11:50

Hospice or 'All Care Possible'? Answer May Be Shaped by Race
The healthcare that patients with dementia receive in the last 180 days of life may look substantially different when patients are grouped by race or ethnicity.
01-07-2022 11:50

CBT May Improve Comorbid Posttraumatic Headache, PTSD
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for headache may improve both headache-related disability and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans, new research suggests.
01-07-2022 11:49

How Much Health Insurers Pay for Almost Everything Is About to Go Public
New government rules force health insurers to publicly disclose what they pay for just about every service. That information could help consumers and employers know whether they’re getting a fair deal.
01-07-2022 11:31

Vaccine Makers to Update Boosters to Target Omicron Subvariants
The FDA announced has asked vaccine makers to update their COVID booster shots to target the Omicron subvariants known as BA.4 and BA.5.
01-07-2022 11:27

Opioid-Related Deaths Reach Record High in Canada
In addition to providing access to treatment and harm-reduction measures, officials stress the need to address root causes and broader conditions to prevent substance-related harms from occurring.
01-07-2022 11:14

New Biomarker Data Add to Concerns Over REDUCE-IT Trial
The findings reignite concerns that the benefit shown with icosapent ethyl might have been related to harms caused by the placebo mineral oil.
01-07-2022 11:09

Playing Doctors: Inside the New Orleans Musicians' Clinic
The Musicians' Clinic has been keeping the city's essential arts scene on stage for more than two decades.
01-07-2022 10:47

Cidofovir for Adenovirus-Related Hepatitis in Kids Clears Viremia
Off-label use of cidofovir in children with acute liver failure and confirmed adenovirus infection cleared the virus or substantially reduced viremia in a small case series from London.
01-07-2022 10:27

Mom of Nine Takes Baby Steps on Path to Becoming a Neurosurgeon
After graduating with a bachelor’s in neuroscience, this new doc took a 15-year hiatus to raise nine children before returning to medical school with sights on a specialty with the longest residency.
01-07-2022 10:12

Study Confirms Increased CVT With AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine
Rates of cerebral venous thrombosis and thrombocytopenia were higher in patients who received the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in three Nordic countries.
01-07-2022 10:03

New Insight on How a Western Diet May Cause Colorectal Cancer
A new study finds a strong link between a Western-style diet and colorectal cancer containing an abundant type of potentially carcinogenic Escherichia coli.
01-07-2022 09:52

Insurer Delays Prior Authorization, Patient Loses Limb Then Dies
A suit claims a prolonged preauthorization led to a patient's amputations. Did the insurer commit medical malpractice?
01-07-2022 09:43

Common Endoscopic Procedure Needs Improved Quality Indicators
Lack of training and standardized reporting can lead to suboptimal treatment and follow-up for patients.
01-07-2022 08:09

Internist Accused of $11.4M Medicare, TRICARE Fraud Scheme
Charlotte-based internist faces charges for her role in a durable medical equipment scheme where she allegedly wrote orders for patients never seen.
01-07-2022 07:48

Busy Weekend Ahead for EDs
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01-07-2022 06:48

Multi-State Listeria Outbreak Causes 1 Death, 1 'Fetal Loss'; CDC Investigates Possible Florida Link
In pregnant women, Listeriosis can cause miscarriage stillbirth and pre-mature delivery.
01-07-2022 05:35

Who Should Get Vaccinated Against Monkeypox?
The U.S. government will roll out 296,000 doses of the monkeypox vaccine amid the outbreak.
30-06-2022 22:24

Pemvidutide Promising for Fatty Liver Disease
Weight loss and multiple improvements in lipid parameters linked to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease were seen in a phase 1 trial.
30-06-2022 20:43

Early Post-Stroke Gene Expression May Predict Stroke Outcomes
Genes and associated networks regulating immune response may modulate 90-day ischemic stroke outcomes and be used to predict outcomes. First Look
30-06-2022 20:01

In Two Analyses, MAESTRO-NAFLD-1 Trial Shows Safety of Resmetirom
In main results from the phase 3 trial, as well as those from an open-label extension, the investigational drug also proved its ability to positively influence several noninvasive efficacy outcomes.
30-06-2022 18:47

Biden Calls for Filibuster 'Exception' for Abortion Rights
President Joe Biden has doubled down on his insistence that the protections provided by Roe v. Wade should be federal law.
30-06-2022 17:54

Heart Attack Care Not Equal for Women and People of Color
Over time, even with improvements across the board in care, women and people of color wait longer for treatment of heart attack than their White male counterparts.
30-06-2022 17:31

Industry-Sponsored Cost-Effectiveness Studies Often Biased
Studies with independent funding could provide payers with more ability to negotiate lower prices, particularly among countries that rely on these analyses for policymaking.
30-06-2022 16:48

High Court Rejects COVID-19 Shot Mandate Case From New York
The court's action follows a decision in December in which the justices declined an emergency request to halt the requirement that does not offer an exemption for religious beliefs. Associated Press
30-06-2022 16:46

Pfizer Plans a Vaccine to Target All Coronaviruses
"I applaud the sentiment that is long overdue," said Eric Topol, MD. "It is crucial that we get ahead of the virus, and the best way is to develop pan-betacoronavirus vaccines that are variant-proof."
30-06-2022 16:28

Irritable Bowel Syndrome Therapy Removed From Market (Again)
Zelnorm, a short-term IBS-C treatment, has been removed from the market. The drug manufacturer cited 'business concerns.'
30-06-2022 16:27

Headed Back to the Water? Keep Swim Safety in Mind
Six-year-old Grant Brown was not a strong swimmer. His mother told counselors that when she dropped him off on his first day at a North Carolina day camp.
30-06-2022 16:22

Abortion Opponents Don't Want Patients Crossing State Lines
"Just because you jump across a state line doesn't mean your home state doesn't have jurisdiction."
30-06-2022 16:07

High Rate of Undiagnosed Major Risk Factors in Ischemic Stroke
Almost two thirds of patients with acute ischemic stroke have at least one undiagnosed major risk factor, new research shows.
30-06-2022 16:05

Fauci Says He Had Paxlovid Rebound, Worse Symptoms
The symptoms that he had after he completed the treatment were more severe than those he had at first from the coronavirus.
30-06-2022 15:55

Fireworks-Related Injuries Up 25% Over Last 15 Years: CPSC
The commission said in the report released on Wednesday that fireworks-related injuries have seen a 'significant upward trend' over the past 15 years, increasing by 25% since 2006.
30-06-2022 15:49

Genetic 'Taste Score' Could Help Us Eat Well, Reduce Disease Risk
Tufts University researchers say new findings could advance personalized nutrition, improving diet and reducing the risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
30-06-2022 15:45

Is What You Call Probable…Impossible?
When physicians estimated the likelihood of outcomes in a clinical scenario, 78% committed a common logical fallacy.
30-06-2022 15:32

Diabetes Risk Calculator Spurs Prediabetes Action
People with prediabetes and assessed by their clinician with a Diabetes Risk Calculator were more likely to receive interventions, and less likely to develop diabetes during 1- and 3-year follow-up. First Look
30-06-2022 15:02

Cannabis Use Causes Spike in ED Visits
Data from a population-based study show an increase in all-cause emergency visits among cannabis users compared to nonusers.
30-06-2022 15:02

Vasectomy Requests Increase After Roe Ruling
"It was very, very noticeable Friday, and then the number that came in over the weekend was huge, and the number that is still coming in far exceeds what we have experienced in the past."
30-06-2022 14:59

FDA Warns of Increased Risk of Death With CLL, Lymphoma Drug
The FDA also noted a serious risk of side effects with duvelisib. The agency's warning letter closely follows the withdrawal of another PI3 kinase inhibitor.
30-06-2022 14:46

Pfizer Plans a Vaccine to Target All Coronaviruses
Pizer and its partner BioNTech announced plans on Wednesday to develop a vaccine that will work against SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and the entire class, or family, of related coronaviruses.
30-06-2022 14:36

New Report Raises Question: Can You Get COVID From Your Cat?
News that a veterinarian in Thailand was infected with COVID by a cat she was treating raises new questions about risk of animal-to-human transmission.
30-06-2022 14:33

Can the Flu Vaccine Help Keep Older Minds Sharp?
Flu vaccination has been linked to a 40% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease in older adults, according to a new study.
30-06-2022 13:20

What Are the Benefits of a Fourth Vaccination Against COVID?
Immunity against new Omicron variants is getting weaker and weaker. Is another vaccination with the available vaccines worth it?
30-06-2022 12:17

Headed Back to the Water? Keep Swim Safety in Mind
Drowning is the leading cause of unintentional death for children ages 1-4, with 425 such events in 2020, according to the CDC
30-06-2022 12:00

WHO Warns 'Sustained Transmission' of Monkeypox Risks Vulnerable Groups
The World Health Organization says 'sustained transmission' of monkeypox worldwide could see the virus begin to move into high-risk groups, such as pregnant women, immunocompromised people, and children.
30-06-2022 11:50

Severe COVID-19 in Chronic Liver Disease Linked With Cholestasis and Secondary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Severe COVID-19 increases the risk for cholestasis and secondary sclerosing cholangitis in patients with chronic liver disease, researchers say.
30-06-2022 11:42

Skull Lesions in Langerhans-Cell Histiocytosis Usually Resolve Without Treatment
Call it a case of where Voltaire was correct to say, 'The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.'
30-06-2022 11:40

After Childhood Cancer, Racial Minorities Face Worse Outcomes
Childhood cancer survivors from racial minority groups face increased risks of hospitalization for a range of physical and mental health conditions in the years after diagnosis.
30-06-2022 11:23

COVID Cases Spike in Americas, South America Worst Hit: PAHO
COVID-19 cases in the Americas rose about 14% last week from the previous one, with 1.3 million new cases and 4,158 new deaths reported, the Pan American Health Organization said on Wednesday.
30-06-2022 10:52

Diabetic Neuropathy Associated With Chewing Difficulty
Patients with diabetic neuropathy may have difficulty chewing, which may interfere with their ability to follow nutrition advice for optimal blood glucose control, a small study in Japan suggests.
30-06-2022 09:44

Get Mental Health Help in Your Rural Area
Finding mental health help can be harder in rural areas. Find out more about where to find resources.
30-06-2022 09:34

Switch to Prasugrel Safe After PCI in East Asian ACS Patients
Dual antiplatelet therapy with prasugrel seemed as safe and effective as primary treatment and as a substitute for other P2Y12 inhibitors in a real-world Korean registry. First Look
30-06-2022 09:24

Lawmakers Argue for Changes in Prior Authorization Processes
Reports from a federal watchdog agency find patterns of denials of prior authorization requests of covered services by insurer-run Medicare Advantage plans.
30-06-2022 08:21

Post-Transplant KC Risk in Children Points to Need for Education
The increased incidence of keratinocyte carcinomas in pediatric transplant recipients is "really high, so we definitely know there's risk there," according to one of the study investigators.
30-06-2022 06:34

Diabetes Devices May Give Kids Contact Dermatitis
Insulin pumps and glucose devices improve the lives of children with diabetes, but they may also contain allergens that cause contact dermatitis, according to researchers in Denmark.
30-06-2022 06:16

Roe Cited for Gender-Affirming Surgery Bans
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30-06-2022 05:38

US Secures 105 Million Doses Of Pfizer Vaccine For Fall
The $3.2 billion contract includes vaccines for babies, young children, teens and adults, and may include Omicron-specific vaccines.
30-06-2022 05:29

HIV Care May Have Slipped During the Pandemic
An analysis by Komodo Health suggests there was less HIV screening, fewer new HIV diagnoses, and fewer new PrEP prescriptions during the pandemic's first year compared with the year before.
29-06-2022 19:45

Thigh Muscle Fat Predicts Risk of Developing Heart Failure
A higher level of intramuscular fat infiltration in the thighs was associated with a higher risk of heart failure in a new study, raising the possibility of new approaches to reduce the risk.
29-06-2022 17:32

A Viral Reprise: When COVID-19 Strikes Again and Again
"I'm bummed to know that I might forever just get infected," said the 31-year-old singer, who is vaccinated and boosted. Associated Press
29-06-2022 16:37

Race Drives Disparities in Life Expectancy Across States
While the overall life expectancy increased in both men and women, researchers at the Annals of Internal Medicine found that disparities persisted when race was factored in.
29-06-2022 16:22

Nurse Who Won't Give Viagra to White Conservative Men Resigns
A political tweet by an advanced practice registered nurse, threatening not to prescribe meds to white males who vote conservatively, causes her to lose her job.
29-06-2022 16:19

Immigration Status Does Not Affect Depression-Diabetes Link
An analysis of data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging adds to the often-conflicting results of studies that examine the effects of immigration status on health.
29-06-2022 16:09

Children With Migraine at Risk of Comorbid Anxiety, Depression
Children and adolescents with migraine are at twice the risk for an anxiety or depressive disorder as those without migraine, prompting researchers to urge clinicians to screen for these comorbidities.
29-06-2022 16:04

Alabama Cites Roe Decision in Call to Ban Transgender Healthcare
SCOTUS ruled that abortion isn't protected under the 14th Amendment because it's not "deeply rooted" in the nation's history, which could be said about access to gender-affirming care as well.
29-06-2022 15:45

Nordic Walking Beats Other Workouts for Heart Health: Study
Heart patients who did Nordic walking fared better in a 6-minute walk test than those who did high-intensity interval training or other workouts.
29-06-2022 14:27

Protect Your Hearing from Fireworks This Fourth of July
The American Academy of Audiology is warning Americans to protect their hearing this Fourth of July.
29-06-2022 14:08

Genetic ‘Taste Score’ Could Help Us Eat Healthier and Reduce Disease Risk
Tufts University researchers say new findings may someday advance personalized nutrition, improving diet and reducing the risk for obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.
29-06-2022 12:46

Even When Stroke Centers Are Near, Black Americans Often Lack Access
A new study found that residents of majority Black communities more likely to live near hospitals with specialty stroke centers but they were less likely to receive care there.
29-06-2022 12:37

Watchdogs Attack Medicare Advantage for Denying Care, Overcharging
The Government Accountability Office and the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office say seniors enrolled in the program are suffering and taxpayers are getting bilked for billions of dollars a year.
29-06-2022 10:58

source : webmd, medicaldaily, medscape


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