In Sickness and in Health: Spouses Can Share Cardiac Event Risk
A married person's CV history may predict future cardiac events in the spouse, possibly because the two tend to share lifestyle risk factors. But the effect wasn't seen for both men and women.
23-07-2021 20:02

No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma
Analyses of published data showed no connection between childhood allergies and vaccinations.
23-07-2021 19:43

Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here's What That Means
Even though a small percentage of vaccinated people may still be infected with the coronavirus, experts say it's not unexpected and cases are generally mild.
23-07-2021 17:52

CDC Monitors Potential Monkeypox Exposure in U.S.
The CDC is watching for a potential outbreak of monkeypox in the U.S. in addition to monitoring for the Delta variant of COVID-19.
23-07-2021 17:27

The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached
A series of clinical trials of robotic mastectomy for the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer have recently started in the US, but oncologic outcomes and randomized trial designs are not in the mix.
23-07-2021 17:25

Healthcare System Fires Supervisors Who Weren't Vaccinated
RWJBarnabas Health had mandated in May that its supervisory workers to get vaccinated by June 30. The company says 99.7% of staffers at the supervisor level and above were fully vaccinated by July 14. Associated Press
23-07-2021 17:24

5-Year-Old Boy Dies of COVID-19 in Georgia
It's rare for children to die of the coronavirus. The CDC says only 335 of the 600,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in the United States were under 18.
23-07-2021 17:05

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?
The program is simple: A healthcare provider or insurance plan provides a ''prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a sponsoring community organization.
23-07-2021 17:02

83% of US Athletes at Tokyo Games Fully Vaccinated
Eighty-three percent of US Olympians at the Summer Games in Tokyo are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the US Olympic and Paralympic Committee's medical chief.
23-07-2021 16:38

Statins Again Linked to Lower COVID-19 Mortality
Although it's observational, "I would say this is the most reliable study on statins in COVID-19 to date, with the results adjusted for many confounders, including socioeconomic factors...."
23-07-2021 16:19

Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go?
People now want to travel, but they also want to stay safe. Medscape offers tips for safe travel and recommends some top spots.
23-07-2021 16:05

Prescriptions for Fruits and Vegetables a Blossoming Program
The premise is simple: A health care provider or a health insurance plan provides a ''prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a community-based sponsoring organization.
23-07-2021 16:05

She's Not Just an Olympian. She's a Mom
More than a dozen elite athletes representing Team USA at the Tokyo Games have another distinction: They're moms.
23-07-2021 15:55

Money Can Buy Americans Longer Life: Study
Money may not buy happiness but new research suggests it may at least help Americans live longer.
23-07-2021 14:54

Drug Makers Reach $26 Billion Deal on Opioid Lawsuits
The money from the companies would be used by communities for addiction treatment, prevention services and other significant costs associated with the epidemic.
23-07-2021 14:30

She’s Not Just an Olympian. She’s a Mom
While this is the third time Foluke Gunderson has participated in the Olympics, this is her first as a mom.
23-07-2021 14:16

Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease
'For clinicians, this is now the absolute reassurance that we do not have to stop an SGLT2 inhibitor' in patients with advanced kidney disease, said Dr Chantal Mathieu, about the DAPA-CKD trial.
23-07-2021 14:02

Face Mask-Related Injuries Rose Dramatically in 2020
Dermatitis was the most common mask-related injury treated last year.
23-07-2021 13:36

These 20 US Counties Are 'Delta Danger Zones'
A new data analysis of Delta variant coronavirus cases in the U.S. has found that 20 counties are "Delta danger zones."
23-07-2021 13:25

Autoinflammatory Diseases 'Not So Rare After All,' Expert Says
The median time to diagnosis has been estimated to be between 2.5 and 5 years.
23-07-2021 13:11

CLARIFY Confirms Meds, Watchful Waiting in Angina, Stable CAD
Few cardiovascular events and favorable evolution of angina in most patients allows for a watchful waiting strategy before failure of medical management is declared, the authors say.
23-07-2021 13:00

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
The CDC says an untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals.
23-07-2021 12:38

How Intranasal COVID Vaccines Could Be 'Holy Grail' of Vaccination
Experts evaluate some advantages and caveats regarding seven intranasal COVID-19 vaccines in development.
23-07-2021 12:36

Is Wine Good For You? 11 Surprising Healthy Benefits Of Vino 
More than just a celebratory drink or something to cap off a long day, wine can also give a lot of great health benefits so you have more reasons to enjoy your vino. Here's a list of wine's health benefits along with the best wine brands you can get onli
23-07-2021 12:28

Tornado Docs: Med School Built in Ruins Has First Graduates
Ten years ago, a deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri, destroyed a hospital. The med school that was built on that site just graduated its first class. Some graduates will stay nearby and help to keep rebuilding.
23-07-2021 11:31

Complementary and Alternative Treatments for Narcolepsy
If you have narcolepsy, certain complementary or alternative medicines like yoga or herbal teas may help ease or manage some of the symptoms.
23-07-2021 11:27

FDA OKs Extended-Release Exenatide for Children With T2D
This injectable medication is the second GLP-1 receptor agonist approved for pediatric type 2 diabetes, and the first with once-weekly administration.
23-07-2021 11:15

US Senators Aim to Stop Vaccine Misinformation by Going After Tech's Legal Immunity
Two Democratic US senators will add to the stack of bills going after Section 230, a law that protects tech companies from being sued over content posted by users.
23-07-2021 09:50

German Pharmacies Stop Issuing COVID Vaccine Passes After Security Breach
German pharmacies have stopped issuing digital COVID-19 vaccination certificates after hackers created passes from fake outlets, the industry association said on Thursday, the latest blow to the inoculation drive.
23-07-2021 09:42

China Rejects WHO Plan for Study of COVID-19 Origin
China rejected on Thursday a World Health Organization plan for a second phase of an investigation into the origin of the coronavirus.
23-07-2021 09:41

Combination Therapy Shows Promise in Prostate Cancer
The combination of high-dose salvage pelvic radiotherapy and 6 months of androgen-deprivation therapy shows promise for oligorecurrent pelvic nodal relapse of prostatic cancer.
23-07-2021 09:40

Remote Monitoring of Chemotherapy Patients May Help Optimize Care at Home
Chemotherapy patients who receive remote 24-hour monitoring may have better quality of life and better control of symptoms compared to those who receive standard care, a new study suggests.
23-07-2021 09:37

Meet the Patients Who Helped Run a Big Aspirin Trial
23-07-2021 09:17

Strong Support for Causal Role of Cannabis in Schizophrenia
The long-observed association between cannabis use and schizophrenia is likely partially causal in nature, but some are less convinced.
23-07-2021 09:02

BMI Association With Diabetes Risk Varies Across Low- and Middle-Income Countries
The optimal BMI threshold for diabetes screening may vary across low- and middle-income countries, results from a new study of the association between BMI and diabetes suggest.
23-07-2021 09:00

More Evidence Ties Hearing Loss to Increased Dementia Risk
An impaired ability to hear speech in a noisy environment is linked to a significantly increased risk for subsequent dementia, a large population-based study shows.
23-07-2021 06:05

Should Fully Immunized People Wear Masks Indoors? An Infectious Disease Physician Weighs In
Masking indoors will yet again be the new normal in Los Angeles County – and possibly elsewhere in the U.S.
23-07-2021 05:54

COVID: The Reason Cases Are Rising Among The Double Vaccinated – It’s Not Because Vaccines Aren’t Working
COVID vaccines are extremely effective, but none 100% so. This itself isn’t surprising – flu vaccines aren’t 100% effective either. Yet in the US alone flu vaccines are estimated to prevent millions of cases of illness, tens of thousands of hospitalizati
23-07-2021 05:49

No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma
Analyses of published data showed no connection between childhood allergies and vaccinations.
22-07-2021 20:35

Younger Adults With HIV Have Higher CVD Risk but Low ASCVD Scores
Even without traditional cardiovascular risks factors such as smoking and obesity, people under 40 with HIV have substantially higher CVD risks than the general public.
22-07-2021 19:32

Antipsychotic Safe, Effective for Dementia-Related Psychosis
Pimavanserin sustains a significant reduction of psychosis relapse in patients with dementia -- and without harmful side effects, new longer-term data from the phase 3 HARMONY trial suggest.
22-07-2021 18:47

CDC Panel Updates Info on Rare Side Effect After J&J Vaccine
The ACIP discussed slightly higher rates of the rare side effect of Guillain-Barré syndrome after the J&J vaccine, and presented reaffirming evidence of the vaccine's effectiveness against variants.
22-07-2021 17:55

Hospitalized COVID Patients Beg for Vaccine
As COVID-19 hospitalizations rise in areas with low vaccination rates, patients are asking for a vaccine, but it's often "too late," one doctor said.
22-07-2021 17:32

COVID-19 Cases in US Triple Over 2 Weeks Amid Misinformation
Nationwide, the 7-day rolling average for daily new cases rose over the past 2 weeks to more than 37,000 on July 20, up from less than 13,700 on July 6, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Associated Press
22-07-2021 17:24

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed
Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still needs more diversity to represent the faces of patients.
22-07-2021 16:25

Man Gets Lifesaving Intestinal Transplant After Bull Attack
A man who was attacked by a bull later got a lifesaving intestinal transplant.
22-07-2021 15:56

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.
22-07-2021 15:39

Facing Killer Heat, ERs Use Body Bags to Save Lives
Doctors in Washington state used human body bags filled with ice and water to rapidly cool the sickest patients affected by record heat last month.
22-07-2021 13:51

Pandemic Changed Grocery Shopping for Rich and Poor
Many wealthier people switched to online ordering and did more stocking up, while lower-income people still had to shop in-person at local small grocers and dollar stores.
22-07-2021 12:03

Virtual Roller Coaster Ride Study Brings New Insights Into Migraine
A new study shows people who get migraines will likely feel motion sickness and dizziness after a virtual roller coaster ride, compared with people who don't get migraines.
22-07-2021 11:59

In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Humans Losing Ground
The virus behind COVID-19 is evolving fast enough that vaccination efforts may not be able to wipe it out.
22-07-2021 11:27

Depression Treatment Is Different for Everyone
WebMD explores the different kinds of depression and ways to treat them.
22-07-2021 11:00

Medicare Struggles to Expand Diabetes Prevention Program
Critics say participation is low because of the way Medicare set up the program. Now, CMS has proposed to address some of those problems in a rule change. Will it be enough to increase participation?
22-07-2021 07:56

Hospitalized Black Patients Fare Worse for Adverse Events
Black patients experienced more adverse events than White patients on 6 of 11 safety measures at the same hospital.
22-07-2021 07:39

Contact With Child Protective Services Common Among US Kids
More than half of Black children in the most populous counties have contact with Child Protective Services, and up to 1 in 5 are at risk for foster care placement, new data show.
22-07-2021 06:54

Vaccine Passports: What Businesses Need To Know – And Why They Should Have More Say
The COVID Pass will not be mandatory. But the hope is that use of the pass might convince more people to complete their course of vaccinations and create a safer environment for indoor events.
22-07-2021 05:14

COVID: Study Finds Lower Antibody Activity Against Delta Variant At Single Dose – But Vaccines Still Work
The delta variant has spread to at least 90 countries and is 50% more transmissible than the alpha variant (the variant first identified in Kent), which is around 50% more transmissible than the original coronavirus that caused the pandemic.
22-07-2021 05:09

Denied Assistant, U.S. Paralympian Drops Out of Games
Three-time gold medal swimmer U.S. Paralympian Becca Meyers, who is deaf and blind, is dropping out of the Tokyo Games because she is not allowed to bring her personal care assistant.
22-07-2021 02:38

Pfizer, AZ Vaccines Effective Against Delta After 2 Doses
The differences in effectiveness against the Alpha vs Delta variants were modest when both doses of each vaccine were completed, but markedly different after only one dose.
21-07-2021 20:29

Pfizer, AZ Vaccines Effective Against Delta, After 2 Doses: Study
The differences in effectiveness against the Alpha vs Delta variants were modest when both doses of each vaccine were completed, but markedly different after only one dose.
21-07-2021 20:29

In a Race Against an Ever-Changing Virus, Are We Losing Ground?
The virus behind COVID-19 is evolving fast enough that vaccination efforts may not be able to wipe it out.
21-07-2021 17:33

Dolutegravir Confirmed as Effective Second-Line HIV Therapy
A new randomized trial bolsters efficacy evidence for dolutegravir and finds no benefit in switching from tenofovir in second-line HIV treatment.
21-07-2021 17:00

How to Reset Your Sleep Cycle
You already have insomnia. What happens when life adds more interruptions to your sleep? Find out how you can keep your sleep on track when life gets in the way.
21-07-2021 16:57

Necessary or Not, COVID Booster Shots Are Probably on the Horizon
Should the nearly 60% of adult Americans who have been fully vaccinated seek out a booster or not? Ultimately, the question of whether a booster is needed is unlikely to determine the FDA's decision.
21-07-2021 16:16

Study: J&J Vaccine Less Effective Against Variants
The one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine provides less protection against the Delta and Lamba variants than against the original COVID-19 strain, shows a new study.
21-07-2021 16:11

Why the 2nd Dose of Pfizer Vaccine Is So Crucial
New research finds the second dose of Pfizer's vaccine is key -- it makes a huge impact on the COVID vaccine's effectiveness.
21-07-2021 15:55

Pfizer Expands Recall of Smoking Cessation Drug Chantix
The FDA says the health benefits of stopping smoking outweigh the cancer risk from the nitrosamine impurity potentially contained in the recalled varenicline lots.
21-07-2021 15:53

Olympic Athletes Come With Olympic-Sized (but Healthy) Diets
Forget about the recommended 2,000 calorie diet most of us try and follow. Elite athletes in some cases may need 4 or 5 times as many calories to fuel their work.
21-07-2021 15:41

PCI for ACS After TAVR Mostly Succeeds, Valve Choice May Matter
Overall, reaccess coronary angiography was successful in about 99% of cases with type of prosthesis identified as the most important variable in predicting success, according to researchers from Germany.
21-07-2021 15:37

Weak Evidence for Weight Loss in the 'Wild West' of Supplements
Most of the randomized controlled trials of dietary supplements for weight loss failed to show efficacy of the product tested.
21-07-2021 15:12

Vericiguat (Verquvo) Cleared for Heart Failure in Europe
Following recent approvals in the US and Japan, the European Commission approved the novel agent for select heart failure patients with reduced ejection fraction.
21-07-2021 15:09

Coffee, Veggies May Lower Your Odds for COVID
New research suggests drinking coffee, eating vegetables and having been breastfed may offer some protection against COVID.
21-07-2021 14:31

FDA OKs Spinal Cord Stimulation for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain
The approval is specific for the treatment of chronic pain associated with painful diabetic neuropathy in those whose pain is refractory or who can't tolerate medical treatment.
21-07-2021 14:19

'Gold Standard' Study Confirms COVID mRNA Vaccines Prevent Infection
The national study included more than 54,000 patients in the VA system, particularly important because that population has a large percentage of older patients with substantial comorbidities.
21-07-2021 14:16

Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say
Rates of vaccination against COVID-19 are lowest in states with a high prevalence of obesity, say experts in the field, as they urge their patients to take any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.
21-07-2021 13:32

Analysis Supports CAC for Personalizing Statin Use
In patients with intermediate risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease along with risk-enhancing factors, coronary artery calcium scoring may help calculate their need for statin therapy.
21-07-2021 13:19

Vaccine Hesitancy Weighs Heavy for Some With Rheumatic Disease
ACR COVID-19 vaccine task force chair Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MPH, goes over the latest evidence about COVID-19 vaccination in patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.
21-07-2021 13:17

Feds Recover Nearly $2B From Various Healthcare Fraud Cases
A new report from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program outlines various instances of fraud, including against Medicare and Medicaid.
21-07-2021 12:31

Can Heparin Play a Role in Stopping COVID-19 Variants?
Researchers in Australia have found that heparin-like molecules may block the binding of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to human cells.
21-07-2021 12:29

'New' Natriuretic Peptide Shows Unique Biomarker Potential
With at least one practical advantage over other natriuretic peptide biomarkers, CNP is being explored as a predictor of cardiac and renal risk and as a treatment target.
21-07-2021 12:24

Living with Obesity? Get Your COVID Vaccine Now, Experts Say
Rates of vaccination against COVID-19 are lowest in states with a high prevalence of obesity, say experts in the field, as they urge their patients to take any of the approved COVID-19 vaccines.
21-07-2021 12:14

FDA OKs Odevixibat for Pruritus Associated With Rare Liver Disease
Odevixibat (Bylvay) is the first drug approved for the treatment of severe itching in children as young as 3 months with progressive familial intrahepatic cholestasis.
21-07-2021 12:12

FDA Approves Intravenous Immunoglobulin for Dermatomyositis
Octagam 10% is the first treatment to have an indication specifically for dermatomyositis.
21-07-2021 11:30

PrEP HIV Prevention Pills to Be Free for Insured Americans
Nearly all health insurers must cover the entire cost of HIV prevention treatments. The two approved pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) drugs are Truvada and Descovy.
21-07-2021 11:30

COVID Drove Biggest Drop in U.S. Life Expectancy Since World War II
New research reveals COVID has slashed life expectancy by a year and a half -- the lowest level since 2003 and the largest one-year decline since World War II.
21-07-2021 11:24

Docs' Growing Concern at PAs Becoming 'Physician Associates'
The name change from physician assistant to physician associate has many potential ramifications that could change the nature and scope of professional relationships.
21-07-2021 11:19

Is BBQ Healthy And Good For Weight Loss? Science Has The Answer
Having a BBQ party outdoors is an American tradition that all of us enjoy. But did you know that aside from being a delicious way to enjoy your food, grilling also has health benefits?
21-07-2021 10:58

Vaccines For COVID Are Much More Effective Than For Flu – And Reminding People Could Drive Down Hesitancy
After an incredible start, the UK’s vaccination programme is now slowing down. Over 80 million doses have been administered, but more than 10% of the UK adult population still hasn’t been vaccinated. With COVID-19 cases once again rising, the question of
21-07-2021 01:07

Long COVID: With One In Three Patients Back In Hospital After Three Months, Where Are The Treatments?
The pace of acute therapy and vaccine development for COVID have been dizzying. But even as we hope a route to bringing the pandemic under control is within sight, we’re now facing the possibility of another urgent public health emergency thanks to what’
21-07-2021 01:04

Tips and Tricks to Manage Narcolepsy Day-to-Day
Narcolepsy can make life complicated, but with the help of a sleep doctor and some tips and tricks to get you through the day, you can manage your days better.
20-07-2021 16:14

Statins May Help Protect Against Severe COVID-19
A new study finds that for people with a history of high blood pressure or heart disease, cholesterol-lowering statins help lower risk of dying from COVID-19.
20-07-2021 15:12

What is Ketamine? How it Works and Helps Severe Depression
Is it a club drug or an antidepressant? Ketamine has been available for pain relief for years. Now it may be a breakthrough for treating severe depression.
20-07-2021 14:20

Delta Variant Now Accounts for 83% of U.S. Cases
Cases are rising in most states, and spiking across much of the South. Hospitalizations and deaths are up as well.
20-07-2021 13:37

Canada to Welcome Fully Vaccinated Americans in August
Canadian officials have announced that fully vaccinated U.S. travelers will be allowed into Canada beginning Aug. 9.
20-07-2021 12:34

Majority of U.S. Doctors No Longer White, Male
A new study finds the U.S. medical field is less dominated by white men than it used to be, but there are still few Black and Hispanic doctors, dentists and pharmacists.
20-07-2021 12:08

Why Exercise Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s
Scientists have known for a long time that exercise is good for the body. In recent years, they are revealing how it is good for the brain, too.
20-07-2021 12:05

CBD for Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You Should Know
CBD is growing in popularity, and there are many over-the-counter skin products infused with CBD. While CBD can provide some pain relief to psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, experts say there needs to be more research.
20-07-2021 12:05

Are Wireless Earbuds Bad For Your Brain And Hearing?
While wireless earbuds make taking calls, watching videos and listening to music on the go more convenient, can these earbuds be bad for your hearing? Here’s what you need to know.
20-07-2021 12:03

Cycling Linked to Longer Life in People With Type 2 Diabetes
The mental, physical, and environmental benefits of bicycle riding may help people with diabetes live longer, and will 'almost surely generalize to persons without diabetes.'
20-07-2021 11:53

Intranasal COVID-19 Vaccine Aims to Add Mucosal Immunity
An experimental intranasal COVID-19 vaccine now being tested for the first time in humans showed promising results in monkeys, researchers are expected to report on Thursday at ASV 2021.
20-07-2021 11:10

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