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Court Tosses $223.8 Million Verdict Against J&J in Talc Cancer Case
A New Jersey appeals court on Tuesday threw out a $223.8 million verdict against Johnson & Johnson that a jury had awarded to four plaintiffs.
Amgen's Late-Stage Data for Lung Cancer Drug 'Not Adequate'
The FDA staff reviewers have said Amgen's late-stage study might not be sufficient to confirm the effectiveness for its lung cancer drug, as the firm pursues a traditional nod for the treatment.
USPSTF Should Reconsider Rec to Lower Mammogram Age: Experts
Experts discuss how the change from starting mammography screening at age 40 instead of 50 will come with few benefits and big potential harms.
FDA Authorizes Novavax's Updated COVID Shot
The FDA said on Tuesday it authorized an updated version of Novavax's COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use in individuals aged 12 years and older.
Diabetes And Longevity: Study Explains How Age Of Diagnosis Affects Life Expectancy
Researchers say getting diagnosed with type 2 diabetes before the age of 30 could potentially reduce life expectancy by around 14 years.
FDA Issues Warning Against Use Of Probiotics After Preterm Baby Dies In Hospital
The premature baby, who weighed less than 2.2 pounds, died at an unidentified hospital due to sepsis caused by the same species of bacteria found in the probiotics that were administered to them.
Depression Awareness Month: Expert Insights On How To Support A Loved One With Mental Illness
On this Depression Awareness Month, here are some insights on how to support your loved ones through their mental health journey.
Weight Loss With Semaglutide Maintained for up to 3 Years
Improvements in A1c and body weight seen at 6 months are maintained for up to 3 years with semaglutide, shows a large real-world data study.
Tapering Lupus Drugs in Stable Patients: Flare Risks Studied
Tapering is best reserved for those in complete remission with stable disease for at least 6 months, although many individual patient characteristics must be taken into account, experts say. MDedge News
Loneliness Tied to Increased Risk for Parkinson Disease
Loneliness is associated with a greater risk of developing Parkinson disease, regardless of genetic and established behavioral, social, and clinical risk factors.
Tirzepatide With Insulin Glargine Improves Type 2 Diabetes
Adding tirzepatide to insulin glargine leads to greater improvements in A1c, body weight, and less hypoglycemia compared with prandial insulin lispro show data simultaneously published in JAMA.
Levetiracetam Tops Lamotrigine for Some Women With Epilepsy
Levetiracetam is superior to lamotrigine for initial monotherapy in female patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy.
What Is the Future for Multicancer Early Detection Tests?
These tests would not replace routine screening but help screen patients with no symptoms or nonspecific signs for cancers for which we could not otherwise screen, says an oncologist.
'Grow, Connect, and Be Inspired' at CHEST 2023
The annual meeting will feature the latest in pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine, plus acrobatic fire dancers and a luau feast.
Menopausal Hormone Therapy Less Prescribed for Black Women
The prescribing, counseling, and use of hormone therapy to treat menopausal symptoms is substantially more common among white women than among Black women, according to a literature review. MDedge News
Women Pay Billions More in Out-of-Pocket Health Costs a Year
The report focused on working women, who analysts found pay as much as $15.4 billion more a year than men in out-of-pocket health care expenses. This spans age brackets, holding true for women 19 to 64.
Growing Your Patient Base With Social Media Marketing
Discover how doctors market themselves and their practices on social media to connect with patients, provide accurate, thoughtful medical information, and grow their practice.
Why Don't More Women Participate in Cardiac Rehabilitation?
The biggest barrier to enrollment and participation in cardiac rehabilitation among women globally is lack of awareness.
Salvage Option to Replace Transplant in RR Hodgkin Lymphoma?
A chemoimmunotherapy and radiation combination without autologous stem cell transplant produced high response rates in children and young adults with low-risk relapsed/refractory Hodgkin lymphoma.
Survivorship Clinics a Crucial Part of Cancer Treatment
Getting the word out about cancer survivorship resources is among the challenges the oncology field faces today, as well as innovating to meet the evolving needs of a more diverse population of cancer survivors.
Dealing With Menopause and Anxiety
Read one woman's story about how perimenopause affected her emotional well-being. And get expert tips on how to manage menopause anxiety.
Personal Menopause Experience
A retired schoolteacher shares lessons she learned about "the change," from dealing with early signs and managing symptoms to embracing life "on the other side."
Hold Blood Thinners During Thyroid Nodule Biopsy?
No significant differences in nondiagnostic results or hematomas seen when the blood thinners are continued, while discontinuing the medications may have risks.
7 Ways to Get Safe, Accurate Clinical Support From ChatGPT
More physicians are using AI chatbots in their practices to help with diagnostic and decision support. Here's how to get the best results.
What It's Like to Live Well With Schizophrenia
20 million people around the world have schizophrenia. But this conditions still carries a lot of stigma. Find out how two individuals with schizophrenia find hope, succeed in life, and defeat stereotypes.
QA Measures for Bone Care Falling Short, Group Says
Clinicians described several strategies for treating osteoporosis while acknowledging that commonly used quality assessments need work.
People With Chronic Stress, Depression More Likely To Be Diagnosed With Alzheimer's: Study
Researchers tried to understand if chronic stress and depression – both known factors for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's – had additive effects.
Emergency Department Process Improvement Boosts Suicide Prevention
Greater emphasis on the implementation of strategies like lean training and a continuous quality improvement approach for suicide-related care practices may improve outcomes in the long run for the emergency department.
What's Right and Wrong for Doctors on Social Media
Bad behavior abounds on social media, even by physicians. Doctors discuss the boundaries they maintain when posting on various platforms and offer tips on keeping content professional.
Drinking Dark Tea Daily May Help Reduce Diabetes Risk: Study
People who consume dark tea every day are at a 53% lower risk of developing prediabetes and 47% reduced risk for type 2 diabetes compared to those who never drink tea.
High School Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis In Kansas; Know Types, Risk Factors Of The Infection
Health officials are working with the school district to identify people who had close contact with the infected student and have set up tuberculosis testing clinics.
Creative Ways to Keep Your Retirement Budget in Check
It can be hard to transition from a regular paycheck to a fixed retirement income. But with a little planning, you can keep enjoying your favorite things.
Advocate for Yourself as a Person of Color on Medicare
Medicare improves access to health insurance, but disparities in medical care remain. Here’s how to advocate for yourself as an older person of color.
The Emotional Shock of Retirement
The end of your working life can bring conflicting emotions. Learn why retirement causes anxiety and depression, and how to prepare for the changes ahead.
Making the Best Medicare Decision for You
It can be tricky to make a Medicare decision that best fits your needs. Here are some expert tips for finding a plan that works for you.
Beyond Finances: Other Types of Retirement Planning
Building a retirement fund isn’t enough to prepare for life after work. Consider the social and emotional aspects of retirement, too.
Study: Fitness Matters More Than Weight Loss for Kidney Disease Risk
A new study helps address a longstanding question: What’s more important for our health, physical fitness or body weight?
Climbing More Than 5 Flights Of Stairs Daily Can Reduce Heart Disease Risk: Study
Researchers found that climbing more than five flights of stairs daily could slash the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease by 20%.
Migraines Linked To Breast Cancer? Researchers Identify A Possible Genetic Connection
Researchers found that women with any type of migraine are at an increased risk of developing overall breast cancer, especially estrogen-receptor breast cancer.
Stay Up To Date With COVID-19 Shots: CDC Says Vaccinating Expectant Mothers Helps Protect Newborns
When mothers received COVID-19 vaccination during pregnancy, the vaccine effectiveness against COVID-related hospitalization was 35% among infants less than six months and 54% in the initial three months of their life.
Sentinel Central Events Prevalent During DISE for OSA
Most patients who experienced sentinel central events during drug-induced sleep endoscopy (DISE) then transitioned to obstruction in approximately 12 minutes.
Measures of PTH Predict Post-Thyroidectomy Hypocalcemia
Data from a prospective study support the use of parathyroid hormone (PTH) to guide earlier discharge of patients after surgery.
Zero-Tobacco Heat Stick May Help Avoid Regulations
The company has unveiled a zero-tobacco stick for use with its 'heat-not-burn' device IQOS, which may help the company avoid tax and other regulations in some markets.
Vegetarian Diets Tied to Lower Risk for Some GI Cancers
Vegetarian diets were associated with reduced risk for gastric and colorectal cancers in a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies.
FDA Approves First Tocilizumab Biosimilar
Tocilizumab-bavi (Tofidence) will offer a lower-cost option for patients with autoimmune conditions, the drug manufacturer, Biogen, stated.
Shortages, Cost, and Frustration: Quest for the New COVID Shot
As the rollout of the newly formulated shot begins in earnest, many Americans are finding roadblocks.
Hyaluronic Acid Suppository Improves Menopause Symptoms
In a randomized trial, treatment with vaginal hyaluronic acid or vaginal estrogen benefitted patients with genitourinary syndrome of menopause.
Triple Therapy Boosts Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Survival
With the neoadjuvant regimen of pembrolizumab added to dabrafenib and trametinib, survival in BRAF-mutated forms of the highly aggressive cancer can go from months to more than 5 years.
COVID-19 Virus Infects Coronary Vasculature
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is found in coronary arteries of patients who died of COVID-19.
Premenstrual Food Cravings Are Common: Scientists Might Have Found Out Why
Researchers assessed insulin sensitivity in women to find out the reason behind increased food cravings right before a period.
Shortages, Cost, and Frustration: Quest for the New COVID Shot
As the rollout of the newly formulated shot begins in earnest, many Americans are finding roadblocks, while federal officials urge everyone to be patient and get the shot when you can.
Jury Out on How Tea Drinking Influences CRC Risk
Tea consumption was not significantly associated with the development of colorectal cancer in a large systematic review and meta-analysis, but questions remain, the researchers say.
ADC Toxicities: The Price You Pay for Efficacy
Understanding the toxicities associated with antibody-drug conjugates could help oncologists develop strategies to diminish adverse events that arise during treatment with these powerful agents
New Depression Drug Avoids Unfortunate Side Effects of Others
The drug, Exxua, will stand out on the market because studies show it does not cause side effects like sexual dysfunction or weight gain.
The Financial Impact of Multiple Sclerosis
In a peer-to-peer conversation, two people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis discuss how they manage the costs of treatment.
Peer-to-Peer: Multiple Sclerosis and Your Mental Health
Two people discuss how living with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis impacts mental health in a peer-to-peer discussion.
Everyday Places With Tons of Germs
Germs are everywhere, but some places and things are germ hot spots. Learn how to stay healthy wherever you go.
Flu Shots: Who Needs Them?
Many new shots have been pointed our way since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Here's why you still need a flu shot.
What We Learned About Cold and Flu Season With COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has made it harder predict how this year’s cold and flu season will play out. Here’s what you need to know.
The Power Of Magnesium: 10 Supplements For Optimal Health And Wellness
Explore the transformative benefits of magnesium supplements for achieving optimal health and wellness.
Residential Move After a Heart Attack Raises Risk for Death
Moving to a new home after a heart attack is associated with increased risk for death or transition to a long-term care facility as an end-of-life measure.
This Symptom Signals UTI in 83% of Cases
Painful intercourse may not always be discussed in patient care, but one study found it was more prevalent than pollakiuria, urodynia, dysuria, and urinary urgency.
Support Tool Reduces Hypoglycemia Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
Shared decision making using a novel clinical-decision support tool led to a reduced risk for hypoglycemic events in a prospective study of 94 high-risk elderly people with type 2 diabetes.
Racial and Ethnic Disparities in RRMM
Learn more about how racial and ethnic disparities affect relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) outcomes.
Newest Treatments for RRMM
The latest advances in treatments for relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma (RRMM) include medicines that better target myeloma cells. Learn more.
Lilly Settles Whistleblower Lawsuit Over Manufacturing Problems
Eli Lilly and a former employee agreed to settle a lawsuit in which the worker claimed she was terminated after pointing out poor manufacturing practices and data falsification involving one of its diabetes drugs.
Cost Concerns Lead to Cancer Treatment Delays, Nonadherence
Hospital-based financial navigators may help cancer patients negotiate the intricacies of insurance coverage, experts suggest.
Pain Reprocessing Therapy For Chronic Back Pain? Scientists Say The Treatment May Work
People experience pain for various reasons, but there are instances wherein some experience physical pain without any definite cause. In such cases, managing one's perspective about the brain's role in chronic pain could give them more control.
Not Just Smoking, Use Of Unclean Cooking Fuel Also Linked To Developmental Delays In Children: Study
A new study has revealed a link between indoor air pollution, stemming from both passive smoking and the use of unclean cooking fuels, and development delays in children.
Watch Out For Menopausal Signs: Study Says Hot Flashes During Sleep May Be Linked To Alzheimer's
The study has found that women who experience hot flashes during sleep are at a higher risk of Alzheimer's.
World Heart Day: Experts Discuss Risk Factors, Share Tips To Prevent Cardiac Issues In Young Adults
On this World Heart Day, let's understand the risk factors associated with cardiac issues in young adults and listen to expert opinions for prevention.
Study Finds IBD Risk Higher in Children, Adults with AD
Children and adults with atopic dermatitis may be at increased risk for inflammatory bowel disease, researchers report.
False Positive Pap Smear May Indicate Genitourinary Syndrome
Testing positive for cervical dysplasia may be an early indicator of vaginal atrophy and can be effectively treated with local estrogen.
A Glimpse at Devices Designed to Tackle Cellulite
While mechanical subcision of fat septa with a scalpel or a large bore needle is a tried-and-true treatment for cellulite, other technologies have emerged as alternatives. MDedge News
Transgender Patients Report Stigma, Voyeurism in Medical Care
Transgender patients in the United States and Canada told researchers that they often face voyeuristic and stigmatizing treatment in medical clinics and they fear they’re getting substandard care. MDedge News
'Old School’ Laser Rx Remains Effective Rejuvenation Option
Drawbacks to fully ablative laser resurfacing include significant downtime and extensive wound care, "so it’s not for everybody," says Arisa E. Ortiz, MD. MDedge News
Dispelling Misconceptions About Sickle Cell Disease
Affecting more than 20 million people globally and 100,000 people nationwide, SCD is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States. MDedge News
Mental Well-being for Cancer and Beyond
In this webinar, Lidia Schapira, MD, explained why it’s important to take control of your mental health after a cancer diagnosis.
FDA Adds Warning of Intestinal Blockages to Ozempic Label
The FDA has received more than 8,500 reports of gastrointestinal issues among people taking medications like Ozempic and Wegovy, the latter of which is approved for weight loss.
How What You Eat Is Linked to Midlife Weight Gain
Eating an extra 100 grams a day of starch from vegetables like corn, green peas, or potatoes was linked to 3.3 pounds more weight gain over 4 years.
Dancer Alicia Graf Mack’s Ankylosing Spondylitis
A diagnosis of ankylosing spondylitis took more than a decade, but Alicia Graf Mack kept coming back to dance.
Eczema and Your Relationships
Your eczema doesn't have to get in the way of friendships or dating. Find out how eczema can affect relationships and what you can do about it.
Eczema in Hard-to-Treat Places: What Helps?
When you’re trying to soothe eczema on the face, groin, and other sensitive areas, keep a few tips in mind for treatment and caring for your skin at home.
Eczema: Keeping a Positive Body Image
Eczema can cause bumps, blisters, swelling, red rashes, cracked, or scaly skin. This may lead to self-image issues. Find out how eczema and mental health are related and what you can do to build your self-confidence during a flare.
What Is Food Noise and How Can You Quiet It?
Food “noise” is what some people call their internal chatter about food. For some people, it gets out of hand.
Focus on the Mental Impact of Inoperable Lung Cancer
Physical impacts of inoperable lung cancer are widely discussed, but the mental impact is not. Arif Kamal, MD, shares why it’s key and how to find help.
What I’ve Learned from my Patients about the Challenges of Inoperable Lung Cancer
A pulmonologist describes how, though lung cancer may remain inoperable, targeted therapies and early screening have changed the game.
Even Short-Term Exposure To Air Pollution Can Increase Risk Of Strokes, Says Study
Researchers found that higher concentrations of nitrogen dioxide showed a notable 28% increase in stroke risk, while high ozone levels indicated a 5% increase. Carbon monoxide was linked to a 26% increase, and sulfur dioxide, 15%.
What Is Eosinophilic Meningitis? Here's Everything About The Rare Infection That Spreads From Rodents
Angiostrongylus cantonensis or rat lungworm worm causes a rare form of infection known as eosinophilic meningitis, which can cause paralysis and even death in severe cases.
Almost 10% Of Adults In US Live With Chronic Conditions Like Diabetes, Heart Disease: Study
Approximately one in 10 adults in the U.S. suffer from multiple cardiac, renal or metabolic conditions. The risk also increases with age as one in three adults aged 65 or older had a CRM condition, whereas one in four had overlapping conditions.
Nail Abnormalities: Here's What Your Nails Say About Your Health
Changes in your fingernails can be worrisome and may be a result of more serious underlying health issues.
Can Creatine Supplementation Alleviate Long COVID Symptoms? New Research Says Yes
It was observed that individuals who took dietary creatine for three months experienced significant improvement in their long COVID symptoms.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Coming to Terms With His AFib Diagnosis
In an interview with WebMD, basketball icon Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talks about his atrial fibrillation diagnosis and healthcare in underserved communities.
The Facts About Food Cravings
Learn ways to manage your food cravings and why they happen in the first place.
Caring for Adult Children with Mental Illness: How to Help
New research is showing that caring for a loved one with a mental illness exacts a tremendous toll.
Yoga As Complementary Therapy Improves Quality Of Life, Cardiovascular Function In Heart Failure Patients: Study
Researchers saw improvements in endurance, strength, balance, symptom stability, quality of life and cardiovascular function in the group that used yoga as a complementary therapy.
What Is HMPV? Here's All About The Lesser-Known Respiratory Illness Spreading In Australia
Australia's southeastern state of New South Wales has reported thousands of cases of HMPV infections since the beginning of the month.
World Rabies Day: How Infection Gets Transmitted, What Symptoms And Preventive Measures Are
Rabies is nearly fatal once the symptoms appear, but it is 100% preventable through medical care.
Robots Are Taking Over Your Surgery (and You Should Be Excited)
Driving the technology forward are advances in materials science and AI, plus patient benefits like shorter recovery times and less pain.
Depression: Finding What Works for You
Figuring out the right treatment for your depression can take time and patience. Learn more about how to find an antidepressant or other treatment that works for you.
source : webmd, medicaldaily, medscape