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Novel Drug Impresses in Postpartum Depression Phase 3 Trial
Friday, September 20, 2019
Women with postpartum depression may experience significant reductions in symptoms after just 3 days of taking a novel neuroactive steroid, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
'Big Jump' in Survival in Advanced Nasopharyngeal Cancer
Friday, September 20, 2019
Gemcitabine/cisplatin induction chemo significantly improved outcomes in locally advanced nasopharyngeal carcinoma in a trial conducted in China. Medscape Medical News
Court Overturns CMS' Site-Neutral Pay Policy; Doc Groups Upset
Thursday, September 19, 2019
There's no word yet on whether CMS will appeal, but the hospital sector is rejoicing; employed doctors can continue to bill more than independents for E&M visits. Medscape Medical News
Can Video Gaming Trigger Dangerous Arrhythmias?
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Ventricular arrhythmias are typically exacerbated by physical exercise, but a new case series suggests even sedentary activities may increase the risk in children with certain conditions. Medscape Medical News
Novel TAVR Approach Dramatically Cuts Need for Pacemaker
Thursday, September 19, 2019
TAVR carries risk of postprocedure pacemaker implantation. A new technique using the patient's individual anatomy to determine device location may decrease this complication, a new study suggests. Medscape Medical News
Harm Reduction Programs Lower Rate of Hep C Reinfection
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Hepatitis C reinfection rates are high for injection-drug users. Although rates at centers with harm-reduction programs are lower, they might not be treating high-risk populations, one expert warned. Medscape Medical News
ENTRUST-AF PCI Supports Safety of Dual Therapy With Edoxaban
Thursday, September 19, 2019
ENTRUST AF-PCI completes the trials of NOACs in patients with AF who undergo PCI, showing dual therapy with edoxaban was noninferior to vitamin K-antagonist–based triple therapy. Medscape Medical News
Valley Fever on the Rise and Spreading, CDC Says
Thursday, September 19, 2019
The number of valley fever cases has grown almost 75% since 2014, and the Coccidioides fungus has been reported as far north as central Washington, according to the CDC. Medscape Medical News
FDA Launches Criminal Probe as Vaping-Related Illnesses Top 500
Thursday, September 19, 2019
There are now 530 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury associated with e-cigarettes and vaping products in the United States, as federal and state authorities continue searching for the cause. The FDA has launched a criminal investigation. ...
Hypertension Linked to Cognitive Decline, but Treatment Helps
Thursday, September 19, 2019
In a large Chinese population study, the treatment of hypertension was linked to a slower progression of cognitive decline. Medscape Medical News
EAN Guidelines Endorse Early Palliative Care Dialogue in MS
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Both specialists and general practitioners caring for people with severe MS and their families should discuss palliative care options in advance, new guidelines emphasize. Medscape Medical News
Cleaners and Factory Workers Have High Rates of Type 2 Diabetes
Thursday, September 19, 2019
A Swedish study identifies certain menial jobs that are associated with a higher risk of type 2 diabetes and suggests that workplace wellness programs targeted at certain occupations could improve health. Medscape Medical News
AAN Calls for Annual Cognitive Testing; USPSTF Begs to Differ
Thursday, September 19, 2019
A new AAN guideline calling for annual cognitive testing in all adults age 65 or older runs contrary to a recommendation by the USPSTF that claims there is not enough evidence to warrant such a move. Medscape Medical News
Regular Exercise May Slow Progression to Alzheimer's
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Aerobic exercise slows hippocampal atrophy and improves memory in some older patients at high risk for Alzheimer disease, but stretching also benefits the brain. Medscape Medical News
Cervical Cancer Mortality Rises as Women's Health Clinics Close
Thursday, September 19, 2019
As women's healthcare clinics continue to close in the United States, cervical cancer screening rates have fallen, showing a trend toward diagnosis for late stage disease and a higher risk of death. Medscape Medical News
'Concerning': Vitamin Use in Men With Prostate Cancer Increasing
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use is increasing among men with prostate cancer, but an expert advises steering patients away from vitamins. Medscape Medical News
DAPA-HF Published: 'Stunning Consistent Benefit With Dapagliflozin'
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Publication of trial reinforces "remarkably consistent" benefits of the SGLT2 inhibitor dapagliflozin in patients with heart failure, with or without diabetes, "bolsters confidence in the conclusions." Medscape Medical News
Alzheimer's Drug Linked to Potentially Serious Muscle Condition
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Results of a large population-based cohort study support regulatory agency warnings about the risk for donepezil-induced rhabdomyolysis, a rare but potentially life-threatening condition. Medscape Medical News
New Data on Natalizumab During Pregnancy in MS
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Women with multiple sclerosis who continued to receive the drug during pregnancy had a much lower risk of relapses, according to a new Italian observational study. Medscape Medical News
Once a Tiny Fraction of US Approvals, Cancer Drugs Now Dominate
Thursday, September 19, 2019
In the 1980s, cancer drugs accounted for the smallest share of US approvals among the four major therapeutic classes. In the last decade, they had the largest share — by far. Medscape Medical News
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