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Canadian Experience Backs Multiple Arterial Grafting
Thursday, October 19, 2017
The study confirms a known survival advantage but also shows no increase in 30-day adverse events including sternal reconstruction, an oft-cited risk of the strategy. Medscape Medical News
Desperate Quest for Herpes Cure Launched ‘Rogue’ Trial
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Patients flocked to researcher who ignored usual patient protections, as university claimed ignorance. Kaiser Health News
Bipartisan Obamacare Deal Gains Republican Support in Senate
Thursday, October 19, 2017
A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support in the Senate on Thursday despite President Donald Trump’s opposition.
Regular Walking, Even if Minimal, Tied to Lower Death Risk
Thursday, October 19, 2017
In a large cancer prevention cohort study, regular walking -- even below the minimum recommended levels for physical fitness -- was tied to reduced all-cause mortality risk compared with inactivity in older Americans Medscape Medical News
A Black, White Mortality Gap Much Explained by Insurance
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Having no insurance or inadequate insurance accounts for more than a third of the excess mortality risk between black and white women with early-stage breast cancer in the United States. Medscape Medical News
Real-World Reassurance on Bleeding Risk With DOACs in VTE
Thursday, October 19, 2017
A new observational study found that the new direct oral anticoagulants are not associated with increased risk for major bleeding or all-cause mortality compared with warfarin in the first 3 months of treatment. Medscape Medical News
Cancer Status Bests Family History for BRCA Testing
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Half of all BRCA mutations can be missed when family history is used to guide eligibility for genetic testing. Looking at cancer status, instead, is more effective and cheaper, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Aspirin Given After Colorectal Cancer Diagnosis Still Useful
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Low-dose daily aspirin, thought to play a role in the prevention of colorectal cancer, might also improve survival if started after diagnosis, report researchers. Medscape Medical News
Sharp Rise in Self-harm Among Young Teen Girls
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Findings of a new study suggest there's an urgent need to identify the causes of this phenomenon. Medscape Medical News
Potentially Preventable Medicare Spending High in Frail Elderly
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Although frail elderly adults make up a small proportion of high-cost Medicare beneficiaries, they account for the greatest proportion of potentially preventable costs, a new study shows. Medscape Medical News
START Prompted New HIV Guidelines: Did Treatment Deliver?
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Evidence from the Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV (START) trial instigated a new strategy, and the promise of that approach will be evaluated at European AIDS. Medscape Medical News
IDSA Updates Guidelines on Acute Gastroenteritis
Thursday, October 19, 2017
New tests for infectious diarrhea are highly sensitive and may show unfamiliar organisms. Experts can help clarify best treatments. Rehydration is also crucial, especially in vulnerable groups. Medscape Medical News
Calcium Essential to Limit Osteoporosis but Avoid Excess, Say Europeans
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Calcium levels of 700-1200 mg/day are recommended in postmenopausal women, but excessive doses could be harmful, highlights a new clinical guide from the European Menopause and Andropause Society. Medscape Medical News
Sperm Banking Underutilized in Young Male Cancer Patients
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Fertility preservation is an important aspect of cancer care, but young male cancer patients are underutilizing sperm banking. Medscape Medical News
Fewer ACA Ads, Puzzled Public Threaten Sign-ups, KFF Says
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Most uninsured don't know the start and stop dates for signing up for coverage next year. 'There could be a drop in enrollment,' a Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) policy analyst said. Medscape Medical News
White House Says Trump Opposes Senate's Bipartisan Obamacare Deal
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against...
FDA Advisory Panel Endorses Semaglutide for Type 2 Diabetes
Thursday, October 19, 2017
UPDATED // Panel members give green light to semaglutide, say the benefits of HbA1c lowering and weight loss plus cardiovascular safety outweigh possible retinopathy risk. Medscape Medical News
Tofacitinib Shows Promise in Psoriatic Arthritis
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tofacitinib is better than placebo for psoriatic arthritis that has responded poorly to treatment with conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs and tumor necrosis factor inhibitors. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Second CAR T-Cell Therapy
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
The second therapy of this innovative immunotherapy has received FDA approval to treat patients with relapsed/refractory aggressive B-cell NHL. FDA Approvals
Testing and Treating Latent TB Cost-effective for Some Groups
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Testing and treatment for latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) in U.S. residents born outside the country is cost-effective, according to simulation modeling. Reuters Health Information