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'1/26/2023 2:36:36 PM'

FDA Panel Backs Shift Toward One-Dose COVID Shot

The FDA's vaccine advisers lent support to the agency's plan to try to simplify future COVID shots, with an aim of having many people get just one dose in the fall. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 12:45:23 PM'

New Cancer Data Spark Outcry From Patient Advocates

A recent rise in the number of men diagnosed with prostate cancer has fanned resentment among patient advocates, who say their concerns have gone unheeded. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 11:45:30 AM'

Six Healthy Lifestyle Habits Linked to Slowed Memory Decline

This study found that six healthy lifestyle factors slowed memory decline in older adults over a 10-year period, regardless of whether they were APOE4 carriers. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 11:31:54 AM'

STS Apologizes for Ex-President's Speech Amid Twitter Backlash

A speech at the Society of Thoracic Surgeons' annual meeting, delivered by its outgoing president, sparked outrage and dismay on social media and prompted an unusual public apology from the group. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 11:19:09 AM'

Positive Top-line Results for Novel Psychedelic in MDD

Top-line phase 2a trial results of experimental psychedelic tryptamine showed a 57% reduction in major depressive disorder symptoms 3 months after a single dose when combined with supportive therapy. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 11:02:10 AM'

Can Docs Stop Elder Abuse From the Exam Room?

Older adults with dementia are much more likely to be victims of abuse at the hands of caregivers. Researchers are working on a tool to help physicians identify mistreatment during examinations. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 10:28:49 AM'

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Risk During Sports Low in Older Adults

US adults ages 65 and older who engage in regular physical activity are at low risk of sports-related sudden cardiac arrest. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 10:15:19 AM'

Children With Autism but No Intellectual Disability May Be Missed

Missing children with autism but no intellectual disability can prevent intervention and affect future achievement. MDedge News

'1/26/2023 10:01:56 AM'

Bivalent Booster Helps Prevent Symptoms from XBB.1.5: Study

New data for the bivalent COVID-19 booster shot shows that it cuts the risk in half for symptomatic infection from the now predominant Omicron subvariant, XBB.1.5. WebMD Health News

'1/26/2023 9:44:42 AM'

Is Preeclampsia a Cardiovascular Time Bomb for Mothers?

Even healthy women appear to have dramatically higher risks for heart attacks and strokes in the first decade after a preeclamptic pregnancy, a new study has found. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 9:28:43 AM'

Despite Challenges, Experts Optimistic About MS Therapy's Future

Since the emergence of the first therapy, more than 20 agents with moderate to high efficacy have come to market for relapsing multiple sclerosis – but experts say that's both a blessing and problem. MDedge News

'1/26/2023 9:14:04 AM'

EMR Screening in Emergency Department Tags Undiagnosed Diabetes

Missed diabetes diagnoses identified by EMR screening were especially common in racial and ethnic minorities. MDedge News

'1/26/2023 9:14:02 AM'

Medical Debt Persists, but Declines in the United States

An updated report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found a slight decrease in the percentage of families struggling to pay medical bills. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 9:00:14 AM'

Promising Cancer Survival Trends Seen in Nordic Countries

Across 23 types of solid cancer, 5-year survival reached between 50% and 100% for 17, and there was even marked improvement for the six most fatal types. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 8:33:30 AM'

More Californians Are Dying at Home. Another COVID 'New Normal'?

The proportion of Californians dying at home, rather than in a hospital or nursing home, accelerated during the pandemic, a trend that has outlasted the rigid lockdowns linked to the initial shift. Kaiser Health News

'1/26/2023 8:21:28 AM'

FDA Clears Spinal Cord Stimulator for Diabetic Neuropathy

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Abbott's Proclaim XR spinal cord stimulation system for the treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathy, the company announced. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 7:57:53 AM'

AI Bot ChatGPT Passes US Medical Licensing Exams

When queried, ChatGPT says it's no substitute for "the rigorous training and education required to become a licensed physician." Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 7:19:30 AM'

Managing Uncertainty in the Practice of Medicine

Sharing uncertainty and taking a patient-centered approach to decision-making are strategies that help to create open and trusting relationships with patients, according to one clinician. Medscape Medical News

'1/26/2023 7:07:12 AM'

Florida Gov. Falsely Claims Bivalent Booster Boosts Odds of COVID

Fewer than 11% of eligible Floridians have received an updated booster vaccine, according to the CDC. Research into the efficacy of the bivalent booster in preventing infection continues. Kaiser Health News

'1/26/2023 6:36:22 AM'

Spanish Consensus Document on Severe Adult Asthma Updated

Severe asthma requires a multidisciplinary approach that involves treatment with multiple drugs at high doses, according to pulmonologists. Medscape Medical News