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Stress Disorders Linked to Life-threatening Infections
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
PTSD or other stress-related conditions are tied to an increased risk of life-threatening infection, including sepsis, endocarditis, and meningitis, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
One Third of CVD in US Blacks Linked to Hypertension
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
New data highlight the need for more focused efforts to diagnose and treat hypertension and prevent its development in the black population. Medscape Medical News
NAM Panel Lays Out 6-Point Plan for Reducing Clinician Burnout
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Systemic changes emphasize that burnout is not a mental health diagnosis but "a chronic imbalance between high job demands and low job resources." Medscape Medical News
FDA Proposes Boxed Warning on Breast Implant Risks
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
In draft guidance issued today, the FDA proposes labeling changes to ensure that women receive and understand information regarding the benefits and risks of these devices. Medscape Medical News
Albumin Index May Predict Severity, Disability in Neurosarcoidosis
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
With biomarkers for disease severity in neurosarcoidosis lacking, clinical utility may be found with the albumin index, a measure of blood-brain barrier permeability, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Symptom Resolution in Concussion Does Not Equal Brain Recovery
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
In one of the longest follow-up brain imaging studies in college athletes, investigators found specific adverse effects of concussion continue long after patients get cleared to return to play. Medscape Medical News
Artificial Intelligence Rivals Experts in Diagnosing Brain Bleeds
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
A deep learning algorithm performed with accuracy similar to that of radiologists in detecting acute brain hemorrhage on CT and in some cases identified subtle abnormalities that were overlooked. Medscape Medical News
Oncologists Move Quickly to Labeling Changes for Immunotherapy
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
There was a 50% reduction in the use of two immunotherapy agents for advanced bladder cancer within 6 months after the FDA issued a safety alert. Medscape Medical News
Vitamin D Spray as Good as Oral Tablets in Raising Levels
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Sublingual vitamin D spray not only increases blood 25(OH)D levels to a degree similar to that of traditional oral capsules, but users preferred the spray as a delivery method, say UK investigators. Medscape Medical News
Is It 'Assisted Suicide' or 'Aid in Dying'?
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The different terms sparked debate at the American Academy of Family Physicians annual meeting. Medscape Reader Polls
BEACON Trial in BRAF-Mutant mCRC: Now Published, Criticized
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Showing a survival advantage for targeted therapy over chemotherapy, this trial has been hailed as practice changing, but is has now also been criticized for lack of detail. Medscape Medical News
Liver-Directed Mealtime Insulin Benefits Some With Type 1 Diabetes
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Hypoglycemia reduction seen among patients with high hemoglobin A1c levels, but one expert questions the findings. Medscape Medical News
Not All Screen Time Is Bad for Kids, but Know the Consequences
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Child Mind Institute's new report looks at how screen time may be affecting child and teen mental health. Medscape Medical News
Antibiotics Overprescribed for COPD
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Antibiotics are overprescribed for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and particularly for mild-to-moderate disease, a large observational study reveals. Reuters Health Information
Climate Change Hampers Progress on Fighting Epidemics: Global Fund
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Climate change is making it harder to eradicate deadly epidemics, with rising temperatures helping mosquitoes spread malaria in higher places in Africa, the head of a global health fund said on Tuesday. Reuters Health Information
Kenya Launches First Breast Milk Bank to Help Newborns
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The five mothers sat in a bright blue room in Kenya's largest maternity hospital waiting to pump breast milk - but not for their own newborns. Reuters Health Information
Attacks on LGBT+ Ugandans Seen Rising After Minister Proposes Death for Gay Sex
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
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CMS Must Pay Hospitals What It Withheld Under Site-Neutral Rule
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
A federal judge refuses to modify or stay order that struck down the agency's site-neutral payment rule. Medscape Medical News
Watchdog Group Finds Safety Gaps in Outpatient Surgery Centers
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Not all providers are board-certified, two Leapfrog surveys show. Surprises were also found in the numbers tracking hand hygiene and in numbers using a safe-surgery checklist. Medscape Medical News
Million-Dollar Marketing Juggernaut Pushes 3D Mammograms
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Companies are aggressively touting 3D mammograms, although there's no evidence they save lives. Kaiser Health News