FDA Approves Belimumab Autoinjector for Pediatric Lupus
This enables at-home administration of the medication, which was previously available only via intravenous infusion.
21-05-2024 16:16

Fluoride in the Water: Safe for Pregnant Women?
Experts said the chemical's effects on fetal development must be studied more extensively in light of new data linking the substance to neurobehavioral problems in young children.
21-05-2024 13:19

Does Your Patient Really Need a Guardian?
A workshop highlighted the need for better clinician training in assessing the capacity of patients with intellectual disabilities.
21-05-2024 12:11

Stimulation Improves Hand Function Post Spinal Cord Injury
An external spinal stimulation device improves upper-extremity strength and function in 72% of patients with a spinal cord injury.
21-05-2024 10:35

Social Media a 'Powerful' Way to Talk to Teens About Obesity
A short semaglutide video on TikTok drew close to 1 million views.
21-05-2024 09:05

How Accurate Is Ultrasound for Detecting Foetal Anomalies?
Screening low-risk women during both first and second trimesters showed the greatest sensitivity and specificity, says the Cochrane review. Medscape UK
21-05-2024 09:00

Liposomal Irinotecan for Pancreatic Cancer: Is It Worth It?
Some oncologists have called the regimen a new standard of care, while others aren't convinced that the new first-line pancreatic cancer regimen is worth the high cost.
21-05-2024 08:58

Does Daytime Hypoglycemia Contribute to Impaired Awareness?
In older adults with T1D, less daytime hypoglycemia was the biggest predictor of improvements in IAH in a 6-month study.
21-05-2024 08:06

ART Safe for Breast Cancer Survivors With BRCA1/2 Mutations
New data presented at ESMO suggest that assisted reproductive techniques are safe for women with BRCA1/2 mutations who have been treated for breast cancer. MDedge News
21-05-2024 08:00

Sub-Four-Minute Mile Runners Outlive General Population
New evidence about intense running has added to conflicting research about the health effects of extreme exercise.
21-05-2024 07:58

Three Keys to Longevity in Older Adults?
Measures of movement and leg strength were associated with the likelihood of living to 95 years old, data from Italy show.
21-05-2024 07:22

Nestle Set to Sell $5 Pizza, Sandwiches for Wegovy, Ozempic Users
Nestle will market a new, $5 line of frozen pizzas and protein-enriched pastas in the United States which it says it designed specifically for people taking drugs such as...
21-05-2024 07:04

Study: Just Half of First Prenatal Visits Cover Weight Gain
Lifestyle habits and gestational weight gain are related to maternal and neonatal outcomes and should not be ignored. MDedge News
21-05-2024 06:54

AI Is Changing Pulmonological Imaging and Prognosis
Pulmonologists are witnessing a surge in new technologies, some of which significantly enhance the characterization of lung lesions.
21-05-2024 06:49

FDA Grants Withdrawal of Infigratinib for Cholangiocarcinoma
The drug company voluntarily requested the withdrawal of infigratinib, citing challenges enrolling patients for the required confirmatory postmarketing trials.
21-05-2024 06:33

Food Insecurity Quadruples Severe Hypoglycemia Risk in T2D
Both financial and physical food insecurity increased the risk, but standard questions didn't capture the latter.
21-05-2024 06:18

FLOW Study, Dialysis Developments, CKD Treatment Key at ERC
The 61st European Renal Congress to cover full gamut of nephrology news, research and practice insights.
21-05-2024 06:03

Exploring PAs' Hesitance to Use Mental Health Provider Plans
Despite facing high-stress work environments, many physician assistants are not leveraging available mental health provider plans. Why the hesitation?
21-05-2024 05:45

ECG-Based AI Could Reduce Hospital Mortality
An artificial intelligence system that alerts hospital physicians about patients' high risk for mortality reduces the number of deaths, according to a study.
21-05-2024 05:38

Genetic Test Can Predict Response to Semaglutide
With an assist from machine learning, investigators find a genetic test that can identify obesity phenotypes and predict who will benefit most from semaglutide for weight loss.
21-05-2024 05:33

Study Identifies Exercise That Could Reduce Knee Pain, Risk Of Osteoarthritis 
Regular bicycling could reduce the chances of frequent knee pain, radiographic osteoarthritis (ROA), and symptomatic radiographic osteoarthritis (SOA), the study revealed.
21-05-2024 05:07

Low-FODMAP, Low-Carb Diets May Beat Medical Tx for IBS
Dietary interventions could be considered as an initial treatment for patients with IBS, although more research is needed for personalized treatment plans.
21-05-2024 05:07

Urine Tests Could Be 'Enormous Step' in Diagnosing Cancer
Emerging science suggests urine tests could offer a convenient, cost-effective way to spot hard-to-detect cancers.
21-05-2024 04:50

CRC Risk Appears Low in Most Patients With Diverticulitis
Patients with complicated diverticulitis or who aren't current with colorectal cancer screening are at higher risk and should have follow-up colonoscopy to rule it out.
21-05-2024 04:35

ADCs for Breast Cancer: Clear Benefits, Manageable Risks
ADCs are rapidly changing the treatment landscape for patients with metastatic breast cancer, with the agents demonstrating improved efficacy and manageable risks.
21-05-2024 03:19

Spike In Nightmares, Hallucinations Could Be Warning Signs Of Lupus: Study
A spike in nightmares and hallucinations could indicate the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus and signal an approaching disease flare, the study revealed.
21-05-2024 03:17

Cancer in Canada: Increasing Cases, Decreasing Diagnoses
The number of cancer cases and deaths in Canada will increase in 2024 and beyond as rates of cancer diagnosis and cancer-related mortality will decline.
21-05-2024 02:54

Fluoride Exposure During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Neurobehavioral Issues In Toddlers: Study
Children with more prenatal fluoride exposure experienced issues such as emotional reactivity, somatic complaints including headaches and stomachaches, anxiety, and symptoms linked to autism.
21-05-2024 01:42

'Green Endoscopy' Aims to Reduce Waste During Colonoscopy
GI endoscopy generates 85,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide waste annually. That waste stems from high case volumes, patient travel, the decontamination process, and single-use devices. MDedge News
21-05-2024 01:41

Study Finds Radiotherapy for NMSC in Dermatology Growing
There is persistent growth in eBT/SRT by a small but expanding proportion of general dermatologists.
20-05-2024 23:57

Hedgehog Pathway Inhibitor Improves IPF
Hedgehog pathway signaling inhibitor ENV-101 blocks signals that can lead to lung fibrosis and scarring and may lead to remodeling of early fibrosis.
20-05-2024 16:19

AAP Shifts Stance on Breastfeeding With HIV
Parents with HIV who are not on anti-retroviral therapy or who do not have adequate viral suppression should be advised against breastfeeding, the group said. MDedge News
20-05-2024 15:07

Mirikizumab Shows Promise for Moderate to Severe Crohn's
Already approved for ulcerative colitis, the monoclonal antibody mirikizumab met study endpoints for Crohn's disease response and remission.
20-05-2024 14:33

Cannabis Counseling Scarce During Pregnancy, Even for Users
More than half of women who used marijuana during pregnancy reported no discussion about substance use during pregnancy at the prenatal visit, a new study found. MDedge News
20-05-2024 12:55

Pediatric Chest Pain Rarely Cardiac in ED
A systematic review revealed that only 2.5% of pediatric chest pain cases in the emergency department were cardiac-related, with most due to musculoskeletal issues.
20-05-2024 11:09

Severe Maternal Morbidity Can Adversely Affect Mental Health
Severe maternal morbidity was associated with an increased risk for hospitalization or emergency room visits for mental health conditions up to 13 years postpartum.
20-05-2024 10:46

Pediatric Opioid Overdoses Decline Until 2019, Surge in 2020
ED visits due to prescription opioid overdose decreased among US children and adolescents from 2008 to 2019, with a substantial increase noted from 2019 to 2020, reveals a study.
20-05-2024 09:44

Adjusting Alarms Lowers Disruptions and Sedative Usage
Study finds reduced alarms, increased alarm-free time with adjusted ED monitoring settings.
20-05-2024 09:00

Gene Panel Predicts Early HER2+ Breast Cancer Prognosis
Patients with early-stage HER2+ breast cancer could soon be offered less intensive treatment based on the results of a 27-gene panel, following findings from a meta-analysis.
20-05-2024 08:38

Take Breaks From Keto: Study Says Long-Term Consumption Accelerates Organ Aging
A continuous long-term ketogenic diet may induce senescence, the accumulation of aged cells in normal tissues, affecting the health of heart and kidney function in particular, the study revealed.
20-05-2024 04:38

Changes In Your Nail Color May Signal Cancer Risk
Researchers now recommend nail screening in patients with a personal or family history of melanoma or other potential BAP1-associated malignancy.
20-05-2024 02:49

Just One Hour On Social Media Doubles Risk Of Smoking, Vaping Among Youth: Study
While spending as little as one hour on social media could double the risk of smoking and vaping, those likely to be glued to social media with more than seven hours of daily use could face triple the risk, the study revealed.
20-05-2024 01:14

Life Support Withdrawn Too Soon in Severe TBI?
Some patients with severe TBI who died because life support was withdrawn may have survived and recovered at least partial independence, new data suggest.
17-05-2024 15:33

How 'Physician Mortgage Loans' Work for Doctors With Debt
Medical school debt leaves many doctors locked out of homeownership. But this lesser-known mortgage option designed just for physicians might open the door.
17-05-2024 12:31

DOJ Officially Moves to Reclassify Marijuana as Schedule III
The DOJ issued a notice of proposed rulemaking on Thursday, jumpstarting a 60-day public comment period on rescheduling marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule III.
17-05-2024 11:41

New Data to Change Practice on BP Control in Acute Stroke
The INTERACT4 trial showed that early reduction of blood pressure is beneficial in patients with hemorrhagic stroke but detrimental in those with ischemic stroke.
17-05-2024 09:45

CDH1 Linked With New Hereditary Breast Cancer Syndrome
Data suggest the value of performing the CDH1 test on women under age 45 years, said a researcher.
17-05-2024 08:39

Why Insulin Resistance Is Higher in Men With Obesity?
In comparing women and men with obesity, researchers proposed that the latter are more insulin resistant due to less efficient inhibition of fat cell lipolysis.
17-05-2024 08:22

Outside the Guidelines: Prostate Cancer Screening Overused
Men in their 70s and 80s report receiving prostate cancer screening, even though guidelines recommend against it. MDedge News
17-05-2024 07:53

Critics Say FDA's Use of Surrogate Markers Falling Short
As the FDA's use of surrogate endpoints in the drug approval process is increasing, researchers are concerned important post-approval or validation studies are lacking.
17-05-2024 07:36

'Practice Changing' Trial Guides Prostate Cancer Therapy
Adding hormone treatment to radiotherapy in low-risk prostate cancer had no significant benefit, but 2 years hormone treatment was superior to 6 months in higher risk tumours. Medscape News UK
17-05-2024 07:36

Millions in Lost Wages for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors
The economic cost to individuals with traumatic brain injury continues for years post injury, results of a national cohort study showed.
17-05-2024 07:21

What Health Risks Do Microplastics Pose?
Micro- and nanoplastics are potential risk factors for cardiovascular diseases, but studies did not demonstrate a causal relationship between these plastics and disease.
17-05-2024 06:54

New Mental Health Strategy Seeks to Curb Maternal Deaths
The Maternal Mental Health Task Force has recommended creating maternity care centers that could serve as hubs of integrated care and birthing facilities. KFF Health News
17-05-2024 06:31

Genetic Testing Low in Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Most men with mCRPC in the United States do not receive recommended genetic testing for relevant mutations, suggesting efforts are needed to address barriers to testing.
17-05-2024 06:00

Study Finds Link Between Hip Fracture and Dementia Later On
Understanding if sustaining a hip fracture can lead to cognitive decline could help clinicians guide prevention and rehabilitation efforts.
17-05-2024 05:52

Ex-UCLA Doc Awarded $14M in Gender Discrimination Lawsuit
The oncologist claims she was harassed and treated differently than her male peers for years, but her concerns were not taken seriously.
17-05-2024 05:44

Switching Technologies in T1D May Offer Glycemic Benefit
An AID system improved glycemic outcomes in adults with long-standing T1D who struggled to meet their glycemic targets using insulin pumps and CGM.
17-05-2024 05:04

Cellular Therapy for Diabetes: What Progress Has Been Made?
Research into micro-, nano-, and macroencapsulation has led to historic moments, according to an expert endocrinologist.
17-05-2024 04:05

Deep Brain Stimulation an Option for Chronic Low Back Pain?
Early results from a trial of DBS as a potential treatment for chronic low back pain suggest the procedure was effective with no serious adverse events or complications.
17-05-2024 03:55

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Anxiety And Stress In Elderly Adults: Study
The study found that in addition to promoting physical health, the Mediterranean diet could also play a significant role in improving mental wellness.
17-05-2024 03:42

Does Eating Food With Emulsifiers Increase T2D Risk?
Food emulsifiers, a common ingredient in many ultraprocessed foods consumed by millions worldwide, increased the risk for incident type 2 diabetes.
17-05-2024 03:09

Tips for Caring for Patients Via Portals
Experts at the Society of General Internal Medicine meeting offered best practices for clinicians in billing and caring for patients using online portals.
17-05-2024 02:45

Men At Higher Risk Of Diabetic Complications Than Women: Study
Men are at higher risk of developing complications from diabetes than women, regardless of the duration for which they have had type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
17-05-2024 01:54

Crossing State Lines: PA Licensure Compact Coming Soon
Physician Assistant Compacts can enable cross-state practice and help PAs work seamlessly from state to state. They may be coming to your state soon.
17-05-2024 01:48

More Support for Tenecteplase in Ischemic Stroke
The TASTE trial adds to a string of previous trials showing non-inferiority of tenecteplase to alteplase. In addition, an updated meta-analysis suggests tenecteplase is superior.
17-05-2024 01:42

LUTS Associated With Poorer Cognition in Older Adults
Urinary tract symptoms were linked to lower scores on verbal fluency, executive function, and memory. MDedge News
17-05-2024 00:40

FDA Approves Tarlatamab for Extensive-Stage SCLC
Continued approval of the first-in-class bispecific T-cell engager (BiTE) may depend on proof of clinical benefit.
16-05-2024 18:20

No Improvement in OS With Atezolizumab in Relapsing TNBC
Early relapsing disease has again shown the limitations of immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer after a trial found no overall survival benefit with the drug.
16-05-2024 17:26

Federal Experts Talk Bird Flu ‘What Ifs’ in WebMD Live Event
WebMD brought together experts from four federal agencies to talk prevention, monitoring, and what the “what ifs” of bird flu might look like.
16-05-2024 16:50

What’s Next in Health Care for Older Adults: Questions and Answers With John Whyte, MD
As WebMD’s chief medical officer, John Whyte, MD, is in a unique position to see both the current state of medical care for America’s older adults and the way things are trending for the future. We asked him to share his insight on a few topics, along wi
16-05-2024 14:29

Get the Care You Need in a COVID-19 World
What to expect at the doctor’s office, hospitals, and long-term care facilities, the future of telemedicine, and how to get the best care during COVID-19.
16-05-2024 13:50

Is Body Fat a Better Measure of Obesity in Midlife Than BMI?
The conventional BMI cutoff for obesity may be better replaced with adiposity measures that accommodate changes in the body fat-to-muscle ratio that changes in the midlife years.
16-05-2024 11:17

Why Do Certain Patients With Pancreatic Cancer Skip Surgery?
Weight loss during preoperative chemotherapy was one factor associated with reduced odds of undergoing surgical resection for pancreatic cancer.
16-05-2024 09:57

New Expert Guidance on Antiseizure Med Use During Pregnancy
New expert guidance to help clinicians manage the treatment of patients with epilepsy during pregnancy has been released.
16-05-2024 09:31

Skin Tags Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Children
Acrochordons (skin tags) in children and adolescents may serve as a marker for metabolic diseases.
16-05-2024 09:26

Wits of Pediatric Dermatologists Pitted Against ChatGPT
Overall, version 4.0 of the AI tool performed better than version 3.5.
16-05-2024 09:23

Survey Suggests 1 in 8 US Adults May Have Used a GLP-1 Drug
A KFF poll also suggests half of the respondents who had tried these weight loss meds no longer took them, with many reporting difficulties paying for these drugs.
16-05-2024 09:05

Collaboration Tackles Steroid-Induced Adrenal Insufficiency
Best management practice for glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency has been developed jointly by endocrinologists in Europe and the United States.
16-05-2024 08:46

Lower Protein Intake In Midlife May Increase Mortality Risk
Men who ate less protein in midlife had a greater risk for all-cause mortality as they aged, a new study found. MDedge News
16-05-2024 08:06

Planning To Lose Weight? Here's A Technique Recommended For Men
A simple intervention technique that involves receiving text messages with cash incentives could improve men's chances of losing weight by around four times, a recent study revealed.
16-05-2024 08:03

RSV Infection Raises Risk for Acute Cardiovascular Events
Data raise questions about whether more testing for RSV and more vaccination are needed.
16-05-2024 07:48

Arthroscopy Doesn't Delay Total Knee Replacement in OA
In this secondary analysis, nearly 80% of patients with knee osteoarthritis did not require total knee replacement within 10 years of nonoperative care with or without knee arthroscopic surgery.
16-05-2024 07:39

FDA Broadens Breyanzi's Follicular Lymphoma Indication
The overall response rate to the CAR T therapy was 95.7% in phase 2 testing.
16-05-2024 07:05

French Experts Provide Guidelines for Children's Screen Time
A commission of experts proposed around 30 measures to encourage the proper use of screens by children and to reduce their detrimental impact on health.
16-05-2024 06:50

Lilly's Once-Weekly Insulin Top-Line Results Show Benefit
Phase 3 data for efsitora alfa showed noninferiority to once-daily basal insulins in two studies of people with type 2 diabetes.
16-05-2024 06:45

What Happens After an Impaired Driving Charge?
A doctor's mistake behind the wheel can have lasting consequences, ruining a professional reputation and the right to practice medicine.
16-05-2024 06:35

Push for Safer Hospitals: Improve Violence Reporting
Data on the actual incidence of aggressive and violent incidents against hospital staff could help inform legislative fixes, hospital policies.
16-05-2024 06:16

Protecting Patients From Cybercrime: Advice for Clinicians
Seniors are increasingly targeted in ever-sophisticated online financial cybercrimes, but mental health clinicians can play a key role in protecting their patients.
16-05-2024 05:51

Tranexamic Acid Injection Reduces Bleeding After Mohs
Adverse effects associated with using the antifibrinolytic were rare.
16-05-2024 05:10

Pediatric Surgeons Warn About Swallowable Magnets in Toys
Once swallowed, strong magnets entail risks for intestinal obstruction and the death of the intestinal wall.
16-05-2024 04:48

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.
16-05-2024 03:54

Infertility Treatment Doubles Risk Of Heart Disease Within Year After Delivery: Study
The increased risk was most pronounced in the month following the delivery, particularly in those patients who experienced dangerously high blood pressure.
16-05-2024 02:14

Blood Pressure Drugs More Than Double Risk Of Bone Fractures In Elderly: Study
The researchers noted that patients with dementia, those with systolic blood pressure above 139, people with diastolic blood pressure above 79, or those with no recent use of blood pressure medication have at least triple the fracture risk.
16-05-2024 01:32

Behind the Spike in Colorectal Cancer Among Young Americans
Colorectal cancer cases increased a whopping 333% among 15- to 19-year-olds and 185% among 20- to 24-year-olds from 1999 to 2020.
15-05-2024 11:59

No Added Weight Loss Benefits Switching Healthy Diets?
Switching from one healthy weight loss diet to another did not overcome the typical weight loss plateau at 6 months in individuals with overweight and obesity.
15-05-2024 09:04

Higher Risk Breast Cancer Screening: Which Test to Use?
Decisions about who can benefit from additional screening and what screening modality is most appropriate are complex.
15-05-2024 08:46

Water Insecurity Raises Health Risks in Vulnerable Patients
More than 6 million households in Mexico had difficulties related to the access, availability, and use of water.
15-05-2024 08:30

How to Build a Support Network for Schizophrenia Care
Schizophrenia caregiver support is essential to avoid burnout. Learn how to build a support network when you're a mental-health caregiver.
15-05-2024 08:20

Helping Someone Stick With Schizophrenia Treatment
Schizophrenia treatment is tricky when your loved one resists it. Learn ways to help someone with schizophrenia stick with their treatment plan.
15-05-2024 08:20

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