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 2020-01-18 00:33 

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'UroLeak 2020' Gave Early Look at Urology Match Results...

Some medical students accessed their Urology Match Day results before the official release. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 23:17 

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European Marketing of Picato Suspended While Skin Cancer Risk Reviewed...

While the drug is still available in the US, the FDA says it is 'gathering data and information to investigate the safety concern related to Picato.' News Alerts...

 2020-01-17 22:55 

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Pharmacy Chains Sue Ohio Physicians Over Opioid Prescribing...

The suit is in response to litigation against pharmacies by Ohio counties; individual physicians not named in the action. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 22:11 

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The Week That Wasn't: Exercise Pill, Sex to Delay Menopause, Preserving Livers...

Three medical stories that we didn't cover, explained. Medscape...

 2020-01-17 22:06 

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EU Panel Confirms 4-Week Limit on High-Strength Estradiol Creams...

The decision marks the third time the European Medicines Agency's safety committee has issued the controversial recommendation. News Alerts...

 2020-01-17 21:08 

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CDC to Screen for Novel Coronavirus at Three US Airports...

Symptom-based health screening of passengers entering the US on direct or connecting flights from Wuhan, China, will be conducted in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 20:07 

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Major Heart Organizations Now Led by Women...

A growing number of female cardiologists are leading major heart organizations in 2020 in a field still largely dominated by men. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 18:42 

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Cardinal Health Surgical Gowns May Not Be Sterile, FDA Warns...

Facilities should immediately stop using Level 3 surgical gowns made by Cardinal Health, and PreSource procedural packs that contain the gowns, because of sterility concerns. News Alerts...

 2020-01-17 18:14 

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Despite Dangers, Docs Continue to Co-Prescribe Benzos, Opioids...

Despite well-known dangers and recommendations to the contrary, benzodiazepines and opioids are still commonly co-prescribed. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 16:24 

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FDA Panel Split on Approval of Non-Opioid for Surgical Pain...

A US Food and Drug Administration advisory panel was split on recommending approval of bupivacaine to control post-surgical pain. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 16:00 

Medscape

Go Ahead, Call Me a Provider...

While debate over the title 'provider' rages on social media, Dr Nabhan asks, 'Don't we have bigger fish to fry?' Medscape Oncology...

 2020-01-17 15:51 

Medscape

Top 5 Diabetes Highlights From 2019...

For the first time in several years, a cardiovascular outcomes trial may not be the most exciting diabetes news of the year. Here are 2019's highlights from Dr Harpreet Bajaj. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology...

 2020-01-17 15:36 

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Off Gurneys, Into Beds -- How Can We Speed Up Admissions?...

Dr Alok Patel discusses options for improving emergency department admission flow. Medscape Hospital Medicine...

 2020-01-17 13:55 

Medscape

Magnesium Disorders Up Hypocalcemia Risk After Thyroidectomy...

Hypocalcemia occurred in nearly 20% of patients following thyroidectomy in the large study, however, most cases resolved at 1 year. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-17 13:09 

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FDA Approves CVD Benefit for Once-Weekly Semaglutide...

Information regarding cardiovascular safety was also added to the label of the daily oral semaglutide formulation. FDA Approvals...

 2020-01-17 10:01 

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New Body-Sculpting Method Zaps Fat With Injected Ice Slurry...

An experimental fat-selective mixture reduced thickness of adipose tissue by as much as 55% and fat volume by almost 3 cm3. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 23:33 

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Support for Vaccines Continues Downward Trend in US, Poll Shows...

In 2019, 84% of Americans think vaccinating children is important, down from 94% in 2001; 10% still believe vaccines can cause autism, according to a new Gallup survey. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 23:04 

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People With Diabetes in Hong Kong Living Longer, Except the Young...

Researchers reports an over 50% drop in overall death rates among people with diabetes living in Hong Kong from 2001-2016; younger people with diabetes less likely to experience improvement in survival, however. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 20:57 

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Antipsychotics for Schizophrenia Linked to Lower Morality Risk?...

It's widely assumed antipsychotics increase the risk of CVD and early death in patients with schizophrenia. However, new findings suggest the opposite may be true and that these agents may in fact be protective. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 20:13 

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Doc Guilty in 'Heinous' Fraud Case Involving False Diagnoses...

Jorge Zamora-Quezada, MD, falsely diagnosed patients has having rheumatoid arthritis, treated them with toxic drugs, and falsified medical records to mislead a federal investigation. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 20:12 

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Doctor Lets Patients 'Pay' for Surgeries With Volunteer Service...

Surgeon donates his time and asks only that patients and a team of people the patient recruits do hundreds of hours of service with two partner charities. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 17:45 

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Higher Vaccine Coverage Tied to Mandatory Vaccination in Europe...

Unlike the United States, most European vaccine mandates involved financial penalties, and the magnitude of the penalty was associated with greater immunization coverage. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 16:33 

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Even With Hospital Price Lists, 'Shopping Around' Still Difficult...

In a ruling, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services attempted to make hospital charges more transparent, but the intended goal has not been met. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 15:58 

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'Atlas' Uncovers Hidden Parts of Cancer Care...

We often overlook the crucial role that patients' family and friends play in their care. Dr Lidia Schapira shares a simple technique for ensuring that they're properly supported. Medscape Oncology...

 2020-01-16 15:55 

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New Head Injury Data Reinforce Restricted Antipsychotic Use...

New data on head injury support evidence-based guidance to restrict antipsychotic use in patients with dementia to those with the most severe neuropsychiatric symptoms, and for a short, limited time. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 15:05 

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Weight, Major Psychiatric Disorders Genetically Linked...

Among individuals with major psychiatric disorders, genetic risk variants are associated with either increased or decreased body mass index. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-16 14:53 

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Less Tongue Fat From Weight Loss May Help Sleep Apnea...

New treatments for targeting tongue fat reduction, possibly particular diets or cold therapies, should be considered, researchers say. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 23:42 

Medscape

Flu Shot a Mismatch for Main Strain, Season Far From Over: CDC...

Influenza season is still in full swing and children are especially hard hit, in part as a result of a vaccine that is poorly matched to the currently predominant strain. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 22:03 

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Of Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, Which Docs Have Highest Burnout?...

Almost half of physicians of all ages said they would take a pay cut for better work-life balance, according to the results of a new Medscape survey. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 20:22 

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Opioid Dropped After Thumbs Down From FDA Advisory Panel...

Following a unanimous vote by an FDA advisory panel against recommending approval of a new opioid, the company has withdrawn its NDA and announced it will make no further investment in the drug's development. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 19:05 

Medscape

Your Burnout Isn't Your Fault, but You Should 'Own ' It...

Being told to avoid or fix burnout can feel like being blamed for a problem you didn't cause. Don't let this frustration prevent you from taking meaningful steps to protect yourself. Medscape Med Students...

 2020-01-15 18:46 

Medscape

Two Fish-Oil Candidates Fail Late-Stage Tests...

AstraZeneca stops trial of omega-3 carboxylic acids (Epanova) for mixed dyslipidemia; Acasti Pharma trial of omega-3 phospholipid (CaPre) fails to meet end point in severe hypertriglyceridemia. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 18:29 

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Living in Disadvantaged Neighborhoods Linked to Brain Atrophy...

There is a 'robust' link between living in a disadvantaged neighborhood and developing brain atrophy over time, a finding that carries potential implications for cognitive function as individuals age. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 18:06 

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Diet and Mental Health: The Evidence to Date...

Although diet can influence mental health and cognition, "many common beliefs about the health effects of certain foods are not supported by solid evidence," researchers say. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 16:55 

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Knee Replacement Timing Out of Step for Most Candidates...

Few patients with knee osteoarthritis receive the elective surgery within 2 years, a study found; delays were more common among African Americans. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 16:50 

Medscape

Have the Blockbuster Diabetes Drug Trials Been Biased?...

A recent article from Japan is the latest to point out imbalances in the study arms of the FDA-mandated cardiovascular outcomes trials of newer type 2 diabetes medications. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 16:39 

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Goop Targets Gaps in Patient Care...

The size of the complementary and alternative medicine market is an 'indictment against the conventional medical industry,' says F. Perry Wilson. What can be done to reverse this growing trend? Medscape...

 2020-01-15 16:15 

Medscape

Chemicals in Tap Water Linked to Bladder Cancer...

Up to 5% of bladder cancer cases in Europe could be due to exposure to disinfectants in drinking water, say researchers, who calculate that lowering levels could almost halve that number. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-15 15:19 

Medscape

Cardiology's Hottest Trial of 2019 and Healthcare 2020...

Bob Harrington and Mike Gibson continue their review of 2019 with the 'hottest trial of the year' and what to expect in healthcare in 2020. theheart.org on Medscape...

 2020-01-15 14:29 

Medscape

Should Doctors' Rights Come Before Patients' Rights?...

Is it okay for a physician to refuse to provide certain kinds of care because of personal moral or religious beliefs? Art Caplan debates the issue with Drs Sandeep Jauhar and Cheyn Onarecker. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2020-01-15 09:50 

Medscape

Are Your Patients Taking CBD?...

There is not much science-based information physicians can offer patients about cannabidiol (CBD), but many may be interested in trying it. Medscape Reader Polls...

 2020-01-14 23:59 

Medscape

WHO Names Top 13 Global Health Challenges for the New Decade...

The list includes stopping infectious diseases and preparing for epidemics, expanding access to medicines, and protecting people from dangerous products. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-14 22:05 

Medscape

Sobering Data on Alcohol-Related Deaths in the US...

From 1999 to 2017, nearly 1 million individuals in the United States died from alcohol-related causes, and the number of deaths per year doubled, new research indicates. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-14 20:46 

Medscape

FDA Warns About Possible Cancer Risk With Lorcaserin...

The FDA has issued a safety alert for possible cancer risk with lorcaserin. News Alerts...

 2020-01-14 19:40 

Medscape

FDA Clears First Nasal Spray for Cluster Seizures...

The FDA has approved the first nasal spray as a rescue treatment for cluster seizures in patients with epilepsy ages 6 years and older. FDA Approvals...

 2020-01-14 18:26 

Medscape

Three Questions Can Help Quantify Health Disparities...

Drs Kathy Miller and Samilia Obeng-Gyasi discuss research on whether health disparities affect outcomes in clinical trials, and how collecting certain patient information upfront can make a difference. Medscape Oncology...

 2020-01-14 16:11 

Medscape

Carb Restriction a Viable Choice for Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes?...

Mounting evidence indicates the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes, which may extend to reversal of disease, according to an expert. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-14 15:30 

Medscape

Kidneys From Donors With AKI Safe for Transplant, But Often Unused...

Findings from a new large study add to evidence of the safety of kidneys from donors who have had acute kidney injury, yet a review of allocation shows many such organs are unused, despite growing need. Medscape Medical News...

 2020-01-14 15:17 

Medscape

Doctor Duo Counters Misperceptions on Addiction...

A married pair of physicians found that they had different perspectives on the opioid crisis -- so they wrote a book about it together. Medscape...

 2020-01-14 14:17 

Medscape

Early ImmunoRx Results in TNBC 'Put Us in a Difficult Position'...

Major differences in the results of two separate studies with addition of immunotherapy in triple-negative breast cancer are making this space more complicated than clear, according to Dr Kathy Miller. Medscape Oncology...

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