Love in the Time of Eczema: 3 Influencers Get Real About Dating With a Chronic Skin Condition
Social media influencers speak candidly about what it’s like to hook up and couple up while coping with eczema
23-05-2022 03:05

CRC Screening: Blood Test Accuracy Compared to Colonoscopy
More than 550 people had blood taken at the time of colonoscopy to judge the sensitivity and specificity of a serum assay.
21-05-2022 21:29

Voice-Analysis App Promising as Acute-HF Early Warning System
It could potentially help guide heart failure therapy to avert acute decompensations, researchers say. 'But of course, we have to show that now in larger and randomized clinical studies.'
21-05-2022 19:48

How to Manage Drug Interactions With Paxlovid for COVID
Some drugs can be held or reduced for the 5-day course. IDSA has published an online guide. Availability in pharmacies has greatly increased in recent weeks.
20-05-2022 20:04

SCAI Issues Guidelines for PFO Management, Makes Case for Expansion
Clinical guidelines address expanded indications for percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure along with antiplatelet and anticoagulation therapy.
20-05-2022 18:20

Occult Hypoxemia More Common in Patients With Darker Skin?
Black and Hispanic patients undergoing anesthesia may be more likely than White patients to experience occult hypoxemia, researchers report.
20-05-2022 17:00

Tirzepatide's Retail Price Set at About $12,666 Per Year
The recently approved twincretin will carry a US retail price similar to one of its main competitors, semaglutide, but patient discounts will be available.
20-05-2022 16:55

FDA Approves First Drug for Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Dupilumab (Dupixent) is approved to treat eosinophilic esophagitis in adults and children aged 12 years and older weighing at least 40 kg.
20-05-2022 16:11

Aspirin Links With CVD Cut in Patients With Kidney Disease
Recent recommendations advise against aspirin for primary prevention of CVD events in people over 59 years old, but when chronic kidney disease is present it looks like a different story.
20-05-2022 16:08

New ASA Decision Tree Tool Helps Treat Difficult Airways
A new decision tree tool developed by an American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) task force helps anesthesiologists manage their patients who have difficult airways.
20-05-2022 15:48

Oklahoma Bill Would Ban Almost All Abortions at Fertilization
That goes beyond what other states have done in shortening the time period in which women could legally obtain abortions.
20-05-2022 15:46

Roe v. Wade's Pending Fall Raises Privacy Concerns
If Roe v. Wade is overturned and abortion becomes illegal, can criminal prosecutors or tech companies monitor period and fertility tracking apps, smartphone location data, and social media accounts?
20-05-2022 15:35

Baricitinib Backed for Approval for Alopecia Areata in the EU
In February 2022, the FDA granted priority review for baricitinib in adults with severe alopecia areata. International Approvals
20-05-2022 15:17

CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States
The forecast, which includes 32 different models across the country, predicts that nearly every US state and territory will see increases in new COVID-19 hospitalizations in the next 2 weeks.
20-05-2022 15:02

Vitamins, OTC Drugs May Interact With HIV Antiretroviral Therapy
OTC medications, food supplements, and other drugs may interact with antiretroviral therapy and harm people living with HIV, researchers in Denmark report.
20-05-2022 14:47

Fever After a Tropical Trip: A Guide to Differential Diagnosis
As people resume vacation travel, clinicians will have patients who present with fever after their trips. A specialist reviews the procedures and questions necessary for differential diagnosis.
20-05-2022 14:41

Here's How Abortion Clinics Are Preparing for Roe to Fall
'I think at this point, we all know the stark reality that we’re facing in Tennessee. We are going to lose abortion access this year,' said Jennifer Pepper, CEO, Memphis Center for Reproductive Health. Associated Press
20-05-2022 14:27

Exploding E-Cigarettes Cause Traumatic Injuries in Teens
Burns and cuts caused by e-cigarette explosions have required hospitalization and surgery for teenage vapers, warn investigators.
20-05-2022 13:57

Failed to Register Your Trial? Don't Use a Another Study's Number
The registration number provided by the author for the Chinese Clinical Trial Registry (ChiCTR-IOR-17014122) seems to correspond to a different trial than the one described in the article. Retraction Watch
20-05-2022 13:54

Global Warming Could Mean Less Sleep for Billions
A new study projects that by the end of this century, many could get at least two weeks of short sleep each year due to high temperatures driven by global warming.
20-05-2022 13:37

Concerns Over Mandatory Nurse Overtime Increased During Pandemic
More than half of states lack legislation prohibiting forced overtime for nurses; organizations urge reform as turnover and burnout create safe staffing challenges.
20-05-2022 13:34

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes May Be Underestimated
Erectile dysfunction is common even among men within a year of their diabetes diagnosis. A researcher from the German Diabetes Center discusses what is known about this problem.
20-05-2022 13:31

Big Rise in Marijuana Vaping Among U.S. Teens
A new study finds a sharp increase in vaping, while traditional marijuana smoking declined.
20-05-2022 13:25

Eye Trouble May Bring Lower Scores on Seniors' Thinking Tests
According to a new, small study, poor eyesight can lead to a misdiagnosis of mild mental decline in older people.
20-05-2022 13:19

Debate Continues on Combination Therapy for Hypothyroidism
Clinicians shouldn't dismiss patients who complain about residual symptoms despite TSH normalization with levothyroxine, say thyroid experts who have rekindled a long-running debate at the AACE meeting.
20-05-2022 13:12

Mental Health of Most Kids With Autism Declined in Pandemic
Researchers identified parents' mental health difficulties, loss of academic and health services, and material deprivation as risk factors for impaired mental health among children with autism.
20-05-2022 12:39

H pylori May Undermine Immunotherapy Response in Gastric Cancer
H pylori infection was associated with shorter progression-free and overall survival. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look
20-05-2022 12:23

CDC Signs Off on COVID Boosters in Children Ages 5-11
An advisory panel also called for stepped-up efforts to make sure children get their initial vaccines.
19-05-2022 19:59

RSV Kills 100,000 Kids Under Age 5 a Year Worldwide
A new study is the first to filter RSV deaths into narrow age brackets. Researchers found that nearly half — 45,000 deaths — were in infants under 6 months old.
19-05-2022 19:08

Genomic Risk Score Predicts Intracerebral Hemorrhage Risk
A metagenomic risk score combined with clinical risk factors shows promise. First Look
19-05-2022 18:10

CDC Says COVID Hospitalizations to Rise in Most States
As U.S. COVID-19 cases reach the highest levels since mid-February, hospital admissions and deaths are projected to increase during the next four weeks, according to a new update from the CDC. The forecast predicts that nearly every U.S. state and territ
19-05-2022 17:25

Biden Uses Defense Production Act to Address Baby Formula Shortage
The president used the Defense Production Act to require suppliers to direct resources to baby formula makers before other customers.
19-05-2022 17:03

Number of US Child Hepatitis Cases Rises to 180
The cases come from 36 states and territories over the last 7 months.
19-05-2022 16:40

COVID Burnout? Turn Off Your Mind, Relax, and Float Downstream
A randomized trial showed that transcendental meditation can relieve burnout-related stress and emotional exhaustion.
19-05-2022 16:30

JenaValve Trilogy Takes Another Step Forward in Severe AR
The TAVI system met both the primary safety and efficacy endpoints in the first real-world study since its recent approval in Europe. A pivotal trial in ongoing in the United States.
19-05-2022 16:17

Good News, Bad News on Black Americans and Cancer
Conclusions stem from an analysis of death data for Black individuals and other ethnic/racial groups gathered by the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics.
19-05-2022 16:12

Case of Monkeypox Confirmed in Massachusetts
The man has been hospitalized since May 12, and the diagnosis took 6 days to make because the disease is so rare.
19-05-2022 16:02

Meet a Miracle: Man With Trisomy 13 to Celebrate 20th Birthday
No one thought Lloyd Rochez would live past a couple of weeks, but this young man, diagnosed at birth with trisomy 13, has defied the odds and will turn 20 this summer.
19-05-2022 15:51

LYDEN: Better Hemodynamics With Evolut vs Sapien in ViV
The self-expanding and balloon-expandable valves were comparable, however, on other outcomes in the challenging setting of small failed surgical valves.
19-05-2022 15:40

Some Smokers Don't Get Lung Cancer; Genetics Might Explain It
Smoking can cause cell mutations that lead to lung cancer; however, some people may have a genetic defense against it.
19-05-2022 15:37

Rabies: CDC Updates PrEP Vaccination Recommendations
In trying to simplify recommendations and make rabies immunization less expensive, the CDC designated five risk levels with different advice based on the level of risk.
19-05-2022 15:36

AUA 2022: A Report From the Trenches
Colorado urologist Henry M. Rosevear, MD, offers his take on the scientific highlights of this year's annual meeting of the American Urological Association.
19-05-2022 15:18

ACOG Drops 2023 New Orleans Meeting Over Abortion Concerns
Nation's largest OB-GYN group said holding its annual conference in a state where evidence-based care is banned is "at odds with our mission and values"; called on other organizations to follow lead.
19-05-2022 14:41

Pancreatic Involvement in COVID-19: What Do We Know?
Data indicate that the pancreas as a target of SARS-CoV-2 infection and suggest that pancreatic beta cell involvement could contribute to the metabolic dysregulation seen in patients with COVID-19.
19-05-2022 14:09

The Anxious Patient Needs Psychosomatic Primary Care
Anxiety can result from a patient's disposition and from environmental stimuli such as the internet. Because anxiety can worsen compliance and outcomes, clinicians should work to counteract it.
19-05-2022 13:57

Accused of Scientific Misconduct — And That Was Just the Beginning
The Sept. 10, 2019 PBS article accompanying the Frontline documentary "Deadly Water" was topped by a provocative headline: "The EPA Says Flint's Water is Safe — Scientists Aren't So Sure." Retraction Watch
19-05-2022 13:38

This Rural County Was a Vaccine Success Story. Not Anymore.
Meigs County, Tennessee, reported one of the highest COVID-19 vaccination rates in the South for much of the past year. But those reports were wrong because of a data error.
19-05-2022 13:16

Meet a Miracle: Man With Trisomy 13 to Celebrate 20th Birthday
No one thought Lloyd Rochez would live past a couple of weeks, but this young man, diagnosed at birth with trisomy 13, has defied the odds and will turn 20 this summer.
19-05-2022 13:07

CDC Calls for One Third of Americans to Mask Up Again
CDC director Rochelle Walensky, MD, and other officials held their first White House COVID-19 Response Team briefing since April 5 because of the 'steady increase in COVID cases' over the past 5 weeks.
19-05-2022 13:04

Japanese Man Gambles Away Town's COVID Relief Funds
A Japanese man went on a gambling spree after COVID-19 relief funds worth 46.3 million yen — about $358,000 in US dollars — accidentally ended up in his bank account.
19-05-2022 13:02

Could Video Games Boost a Child's Intelligence?
A new report finds children actually might get a brain boost from playing hour after hour of video games.
19-05-2022 11:49

Holistic Program May Help People With Alzheimer's, Dementia
Those who enroll are assigned to groups that meet virtually twice a week for 1-hour sessions. The sessions are livestreamed, so participants are engaging with each other and with the instructors in real time.
19-05-2022 11:48

3 Things You Can Do to Stay on Track With Your Health Journey
Changing your diet can be challenging, but the good news is there are loads of online programs that do all the hard work for you. Check out Perfect Body.
19-05-2022 11:24

Personal Shopper: A Savvy Black Entrepreneur Guides You to Eczema-Friendly Clothes, Creams, Cosmetics, and More
A savvy black entrepreneur guides you on an eczema-friendly shopping spree.
19-05-2022 05:29

COVID Has Reached North Korea, Threatening A Humanitarian Emergency
The COVID outbreak is likely to create a high burden of disease in North Korea, putting huge pressures on the health system.
19-05-2022 05:04

Why Is The FDA Seeking To Ban Menthol Cigarettes?
Menthol cigarettes were responsible for an estimated 377,000 premature deaths in the U.S. during the past 40 years.
19-05-2022 05:00

Medicine, AI, and Bias: Will Bad Data Undermine Good Tech?
Artificial Intelligence models may help predict and prevent diseases. But recent research highlights the challenges they face in providing insights that work for all.
18-05-2022 19:48

Post-Mohs Bleeding Risk in Patients on Ibrutinib for CLL Studied
Two studies evaluated the risk, with results indicating that holding the treatment before and after surgery helps reduce the risk for bleeding.
18-05-2022 18:57

Hypertension + Advanced Age Linked to More Cesarean Deliveries
The link, while not new, can be helpful in counseling women at risk about delivery options, experts said.
18-05-2022 17:03

Cardiologist Faces US Federal Charges for Hacking, Ransomware
Moises Luis Zagala Gonzalez, MD, allegedly created and distributed ransomware, shared in profits from ransomware attacks, and boasted about successful attacks by Iranian state-sponsored hackers.
18-05-2022 16:59

Does He Have Back Pain or Rheumatism?
The search for evidence of inflammatory conditions is difficult, even for experts. One expert explains how this search can be successful.
18-05-2022 16:53

Minerals Called Perovskites May Hold the Key to New Energy
Crystalline minerals called perovskites could be the key to new, innovative electronics and energy technologies and could play a major role in a carbon-free energy future, according to researchers. Quick Take
18-05-2022 16:48

New Pandemic Peril? Pretending It's Over as Case Numbers Rise
Just because many people seem more than ready to put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us doesn't mean it's really over.
18-05-2022 16:28

Does Suicide Risk Show Up in the Blood?
Researchers have identified potential blood biomarkers that may signal heightened risk for suicide in patients with major depressive disorder.
18-05-2022 16:13

Marthe Gautier, 'Forgotten' Discoverer of Trisomy 21, Dies
Gautier's scientific contributions, like those of many other women, were not initially given their due acknowledgement.
18-05-2022 16:08

One-Month DAPT Enough for Complex PCI if Bleeding Risk High
Latest data from the MASTER DAPT trial show similar results in the subgroup of patients who underwent complex PCI as in the main trial.
18-05-2022 16:00

High IL-6 Levels Linked to Carotid Plaque Severity, Progression
Increased circulating levels of interleukin 6 are linked to increased carotid plaque severity and progression, say researchers who also identified a way to select patients for anti-IL-6 therapy.
18-05-2022 15:39

Hormones Account for 10% of Lipid Changes After Menopause
The transition to menopause is accompanied by a proatherogenic shift in lipids and other metabolites, and new research directly implicates the hormonal shift at this stage of life to some of these changes.
18-05-2022 15:35

Medicine, AI, and Bias: Will Bad Data Undermine Good Tech?
Artificial Intelligence models may help predict and prevent diseases. But recent research highlights the challenges they face in providing insights that work for all.
18-05-2022 15:09

The Psychopathic Brain: New Insight
A neuroimaging study shows that the striatum is nearly 10% larger in adults with psychopathic traits compared to those with no psychopathic traits.
18-05-2022 15:01

Sepsis-Induced Cardiomyopathy Risk May Extend Even Postdischarge
Its impact on mortality, especially when there is right ventricular involvement, can persist after the condition apparently resolves, suggests a meta-analysis. First Look
18-05-2022 14:42

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk, Severity Show Socioeconomic Links
Low income and type of health insurance was associated with an increased prevalence of medical risk factors for diabetic retinopathy as well as the risk for vision-threatening disease. First Look
18-05-2022 14:37

Children and COVID: New Cases Up by 50%
The new-case count was over 93,000 for the week of May 6–12, compared with 62,000 the previous week.
18-05-2022 14:30

New Pandemic Peril? Pretending It's Over as Case Numbers Rise
Experts address the troubling signs that we're not out of the COVID-19 pandemic just yet.
18-05-2022 14:22

Death Toll on US Roads Rose to Almost 43,000 in 2021
The death toll jumped 10.5% from 2020 as Americans returned to driving after COVID-19 pandemic quarantine and isolation.
18-05-2022 13:58

Dopamine D1 Agonists May Aid Patients With Late-Stage Parkinson's
The study covered in this summary was published on MedRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look
18-05-2022 13:37

ER Docs to Parents: Please Don't Dilute Infant Formula
Parents are being cautioned against watering down formula in an effort to stretch out what they have.
18-05-2022 13:12

Biotin: Good for Hair and Nails, Bad for Thyroid Lab Tests
New study supports prior finding that about 7% of the population uses products containing biotin in doses high enough to interfere with many laboratory tests, including those of thyroid function.
18-05-2022 12:50

Troponins Independently Prognostic in Nonobstructive CAD
Modestly elevated levels of troponin on high-sensitivity assay pointed to impaired perfusion and predicted CV events independent of microvascular dysfunction in patients with nonobstructive CAD. First Look
18-05-2022 12:32

Expert Q&A: Common Skin Problems in People of Color
Read WebMD’s interview with dermatologist Valerie Harvey, MD, MPH, FAAD, president of the Skin of Color Society, about common skin conditions in people of color.
18-05-2022 09:38

How Herbal Supplements Sent One Woman to the ER
The 56-year-old experienced a dangerous heart rhythm disorder after taking high doses of hemp oil containing CBD and CBG and berberine supplements.
17-05-2022 16:50

Injections of Your Own Fat Could Help Arthritic Hands
Researchers report injections of body fat into aching, arthritic finger joints appear to produce significant and lasting improvements in hand function and a decrease in pain.
17-05-2022 16:45

What Is Adultification Bias?
Learn what adultification bias is, what it looks like, and what you can do to stop it.
17-05-2022 16:35

Is There Mental Health Help If You’re in Prison?
What mental health resources are available for people in prison? Get the facts.
17-05-2022 15:49

U.S. COVID Deaths Hit 1 Million: 'History Should Judge Us'
Case numbers are rising again, and the U.S. reaches a once unimaginable and grim milestone.
17-05-2022 15:14

Pfizer COVID Vaccine Saved 110,000 American Lives, Study Says
Researchers report use of the Pfizer COVID vaccine  prevented more than 110,000 deaths and 690,000 hospitalizations in the U.S. in 2021.
17-05-2022 15:03

Keeping Thyroid Hormone Treatment On Target Is Key for the Heart
'Both undertreatment and overtreatment were associated with adverse cardiovascular outcomes,' including higher mortality, but keeping thyroid hormone levels normal is a tricky task, researchers admit.
17-05-2022 14:05

Hospitals Call for More Choice Than Pricey Blood Treatment Method
The nation's largest supplier of platelets is moving to a method it says is easier for hospitals, but one that sharply raises costs, leading some centers to demand more options.
17-05-2022 13:28

New Fertility Breakthrough for Male Cancer Survivors
Frozen testicular tissue is still viable after 23 years, University of Pennsylvania scientists say. The discovery could aid fertility preservation for boys getting cancer treatment.
17-05-2022 13:15

New US Hospitals Face Fiscal Crisis Over COVID Relief Money
Three US medical centers say they are missing out on federal pandemic relief money because the facilities are so new they lack full financial statements from before the crisis to prove how much it cost them. Associated Press
17-05-2022 13:10

Poisoned at Work: A Detective Story for Nephrologists
A patient with kidney disease of unknown origin had mostly unremarkable findings. It was only when he mentioned having noticed white powder on his lunch that a diagnosis became clearer.
17-05-2022 12:54

US Allows More Baby Formula Imports to Fight Shortage
'The FDA expects measures and steps it's taking with infant formula manufacturers will mean more and more supply is on the way or on store shelves moving forward,' said FDA commissioner Robert Califf. Associated Press
17-05-2022 12:49

Patch to Warn of Drug Overdose in Development
The patch will have sensors that track the wearer's pulse, blood pressure and blood oxygen levels.
17-05-2022 12:49

Poorest Children at Higher Risk for PICU Admissions, Death
Living in neighborhoods with low socioeconomic status was predictive of pediatric critical care use and in-hospital mortality.
17-05-2022 12:25

Chronic Conditions Linked With Higher Risk for Fatal Drowning
A retrospective analysis indicates a need for extra vigilance among patients with a seizure disorder or other chronic condition, even when they are in familiar places, researchers say.
17-05-2022 11:44

Black Veterans Report Stress When Receiving Kidney Care
New research suggests that racism in the hospital setting created emotional and physical stress for Black veterans with chronic kidney illness as well as a high level of skepticism toward medicine.
17-05-2022 11:02

ISCHEMIA Substudy Data Just Don't Add Up, Cardiac Surgeons Say
Discrepancies between the paper and supplemental data have been slow to come to light, but the substudy authors say it's a simple formatting error.
17-05-2022 10:58

Synthetic, Botanical Agents Emerging as Promising for Melasma
'None of our patients can be on hydroquinone yearlong, so you have to bring in other agents that are efficacious,' says Dr Nada Elbuluk.
17-05-2022 10:39

Sarcopenia Nearly Doubles Risk Women Will Quit Endocrine Therapy
But the good news is oncologists can address the condition before starting therapy. The study was published as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. First Look
17-05-2022 10:35

Spinal Cord Stimulation Durable for Painful Diabetic Neuropathy
Randomized controlled trial shows durable relief of refractory painful diabetic neuropathy symptoms with the spinal cord stimulation device out to 18 months.
17-05-2022 10:16

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