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Federal Appeals Court Rules Against Medicaid Work Requirements
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The first appellate ruling throws a chill on the Trump administration's efforts to have states take adults off Medicaid if they don't meet work requirements. Medscape Medical News
Doctors Look to Existing Drugs in Coronavirus Fight
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
COVID-19, the infection caused by the newly identified coronavirus, is currently a disease with no pharmaceutical weapons against it. There's no vaccine to prevent it, and no drugs can treat it. WebMD Health News
Infection With 2019 Novel Coronavirus Extends to Infants
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Nine infants younger than 1 were infected with COVID-19 and hospitalized in China between early December and early February. All infected infants had at least one family member infected with COVID-19. Medscape Medical News
Health Policy Poets Light Up Twitter for Valentine's Day
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
KHN highlights some of the creative valentines posted on Twitter by health policy enthusiasts. Kaiser Health News
As Novel Coronavirus Outbreak Evolves, Critical Care Prep Crucial
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
There are several practical points critical care professionals need to know to be prepared in the face of this rapidly evolving outbreak, speakers said at the Critical Care Congress. Medscape Medical News
Mayo Clinic Medical School Mistakenly Accepts 364 Applicants
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Due to a technical glitch, the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine erroneously emailed 364 letters of acceptance to students seeking admission to the medical school. Medscape Medical News
Physician Practice Sales to Private Equity Doubled in 3 Years
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Anesthesiology practices accounted for the largest number of acquisitions, but other specialties haven't been spared. Medscape Medical News
Rising Number of Young People Dying After Heavy Drinking
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Questions about alcohol use, particularly in young adults, who might not realize they are at risk for alcohol-related liver disease, are needed in clinical care, warn researchers. Medscape Medical News
DIY High and Overdosing at Home
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
As people turn to common household substances to get high, emergency departments, now very familiar with opioid overdoses, are learning more about the threat that some of these products pose. Medscape Medical News
FDA Approves Weekly Contraceptive Patch Twirla
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Twirla is a levonorgestrel and ethinyl estradiol transdermal contraceptive option for women with a BMI FDA Approvals
New Device for Intracranial Aneurysm Approved in Europe
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Cerus Endovascular has announced that it has received European CE Mark approval for its lead product, the Contour Neurovascular System, for the treatment of intracranial aneurysms. International Approvals
ACTRIMS Forum 2020 Puts Spotlight on 'Networks in MS'
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The meeting brings together MS experts, practitioners, and trainees alike for 3 days of learning and networking. Medscape Medical News
Brain Imaging Offers New Insight Into Antisocial Behavior
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Antisocial behavior that starts in childhood and persists into adulthood is associated with structural brain differences involving reduced surface area and cortical thickness. Medscape Medical News
Chicago Couple Treated for New Virus Released From Isolation
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The woman traveled to Wuhan, China in January and began feeling ill several days after returning to the US. She was confirmed to have COVID-19 on January 24 and her husband was confirmed 6 days later. Associated Press
High Price of Insulin, Albuterol Leads Some to Craigslist
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The unregulated sale and purchase of prescription medication isare prohibited by law and by Craigslist policy, but this doesn't seem to deter some people. Medscape Medical News
Sugary Drink Warning Labels in Chile, Tax in UK Bear Fruit
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The positive impact of two different national approaches to reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages is detailed in two studies — one in Chile and one in the UK. Medscape Medical News
Should Routine Colon Cancer Screening Start at 45, Not 50?
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The increase in colorectal cancer among younger adults has led to debate about lowering the age at which to begin screening. Medscape Medical News
First Robot for Supermicrosurgery, Used for Lymphedema
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The first pilot study of robot-assisted high-precision supermicrosurgery in humans shows it is safe for treating breast cancer-related lymphedema. Medscape Medical News
Older Adults With IBD Often Undertreated
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
The adverse effects of new biologics in older patients are not well studied, so those with IBD are often on long-term steroids. Other treatment options, such as physical therapy, also get overlooked. Medscape Medical News
Screen for Cervical Cancer Every 3 Years: More Is a 'Waste'
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Screening every 3 years is as safe and effective, significantly reducing the rate of cervical cancer; more frequent screening wastes healthcare resources. Medscape Medical News
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