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Updated Exercise Guidelines for Adults With Arthritis
Thursday, July 19, 2018
New recommendations from EULAR on physical activity for patients with inflammatory or osteoarthritis mirror those for the general population. Medscape Medical News
Why Taking Care in Discharging a Patient Matters
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Patients and caregivers often feel abandoned and lose trust in health care professionals when they sense a lack of caring during transitions. With it, they feel better able to handle concerns and act on their doctors’ recommendations. Kaiser Hea...
Cured Meats Strongly, Independently Tied to Increased Mania Risk
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Eating nitrate-cured meats such as beef jerky and other processed meat snacks has been strongly linked to an increased risk for mania, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
No Adverse Outcomes in Efforts to Reposition Breech Baby
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Attempts at external cephalic version are not linked with perinatal morbidity but are associated with greater likelihood of vaginal delivery, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News
More Weight Loss May Be Better for Patients With Arthritis
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Dropping 10% of body weight reduced pain and improved function in overweight patients with knee OA. Losing an additional 10% further reduced knee joint loading and improved quality of life. Medscape Medical News
Unique Brain 'Fingerprint' May Predict Therapeutic Response
Thursday, July 19, 2018
A unique 'brain fingerprint' may help identify the most beneficial therapeutic intervention for individual patients, potentially sparing millions from undergoing ineffective treatment. Medscape Medical News
Complementary Medicine and Refusal of Conventional Cancer Tx
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Patients with cancer using complementary medicine and conventional therapy were more likely to decline subsequent conventional treatments, leading to shorter survival. Medscape Medical News
Medicaid Fee Bump Did Not Increase Primary Care Participation
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Physician participation in Medicaid has remained relatively stable despite the primary care fee increase and expansion of the Medicaid program. Medscape Medical News
Gut Viruses a Potential Trigger for Parkinson's Disease?
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Bacteriophages could be the previously overlooked trigger for this movement disorder, which is growing in incidence. Medscape Medical News
Obesity Drug Belviq Is Heart Safe in Cardiovascular Outcome Study
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Top-line 'ground-breaking' results from the CAMELLIA-TIMI 61 post-marketing study show no increased risk of cardiovascular events with lorcaserin. Full results will be reported at ESC and EASD meetings. Medscape Medical News
Cancer Groups Object to Medicare Proposals to Cut Part B
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Oncology groups are opposed to the new plans that will reduce physician reimbursement under Plan B for newly approved drugs, which are invariably expensive. Medscape Medical News
DOACs May Cut Cranial Bleed Risk, Up Survival in Women With AF
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Female sex increases the risk for thromboembolism when other risk factors are present, and perhaps in the future, patient sex may be considered to guide AF therapy choices, says one expert. Medscape Medical News
Why Smog Should Not Be Your Excuse to Skip Workouts
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Even when traffic fumes permeate the air, it's still better for your heart if you get outside and exercise than if you spend all day sitting inside, a recent study suggests. Reuters Health Information
L-Glutamine Benefit Patients With Sickle Cell Disease
Thursday, July 19, 2018
For people with sickle cell disease, oral twice-daily L-glutamine reduces hospitalization and trims the number of sickle cell crises compared with placebo, whether or not they are also receiving hydroxyurea, according to details of the key test th...
FDA Approves Symtuza for Treatment of HIV
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
The FDA has approved the first protease inhibitor-based single-tablet regimen for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-naive and certain virologically suppressed adult patients. FDA Approvals
France Needs 'Food Safety Police' to Avoid New Lactalis Crisis - Report
Thursday, July 19, 2018
France should appoint a "food safety police" and increase fines on those who sell contaminated products to avoid a repeat of the salmonella outbreak at a Lactalis milk factory last year that led to dozens of babies falling ill, lawmakers...
Switching From Metformin to Sulfonylurea Raises CV Risks
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
In patients with type 2 diabetes not at glycemic goal, adding a sulfonylurea to metformin appears to be much safer than switching. Medscape Medical News
Death Rates From Liver Disease Mount Across Much of US
Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Death rates from liver disease continue to climb across much of the country. It is particularly concerning with regard to young Americans who use alcohol to excess. Medscape Medical News
Shift to Intensive Caregiving Tied to Health Declines
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Becoming a caregiver for a spouse can be emotionally and physically depleting, and may lead to health declines in the caregiver, according to study from China. Reuters Health Information
New York City Agrees to Pay $20.8 Mln in Nurses Case -Justice Dept.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
New York City has agreed to pay $20.8 million to settle federal discrimination charges made by registered nurses and midwives who said their work was not recognized as "physically taxing," the Justice Department said on Wednesday. Reut...