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 2021-10-15 20:20 

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Pfizer COVID Vaccine Boosters: Who Needs Them? Who Can Get Them?...

Decision, reversals, and premature announcements have characterized the COVID vaccine booster story in the United States. Where do we stand now? Medscape Internal Medicine...

 2021-10-15 20:19 

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Rituximab More Effective Than Other MS Treatments?...

Rituximab reduced relapses and MRI activity more effectively than dimethyl fumarate, natalizumab, and injectable therapies in a recent study. Disability did not differ between treatments, however. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 20:16 

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ECTRIMS/EAN Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination in MS Patients...

The statement concludes that COVID-19 vaccines are safe for patients with multiple sclerosis and that most MS patients gain the same protection as the general population. But there are exceptions. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 19:22 

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FDA Panel Backs Boosters for Johnson & Johnson Vaccine Recipients...

While the advisory panel felt the data supporting a booster was limited and unfocused, they unanimously backed a second shot for recipients of the J&J vaccine. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 18:25 

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US to Ease International Travel Policy on November 8...

"This announcement and date applies to both international air travel and land travel. This policy is guided by public health, stringent, and consistent." WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-15 18:08 

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Supercomputers Mimic Brain Activity, Hunt for COVID Treatments...

Data scientists are using a technique known as deep learning, computer algorithms patterned on the brain's signaling networks, to identify combinations of medicines to treat infectious disease. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-15 18:05 

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Court Again Lets Texas Continue Banning Most Abortions...

The decision Thursday could push the law closer to returning to the US Supreme Court, which has already once allowed the restrictions to take effect. Associated Press...

 2021-10-15 17:53 

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Melatonin Improves Sleep in MS...

Findings presented at ECTRIMS 2021 suggest the OTC supplement improves multiple sleep measures Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 17:37 

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Insurance Focused on Virtual Visits? A New Twist in Health Plans...

New, often lower-cost plans capitalize on the convenience of telemedicine, but consumers should weigh costs and care options before enrolling in a "virtual-first" plan. Kaiser Health News...

 2021-10-15 17:33 

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EU Panel Likes Two Cancer Drugs, Drops One...

Two new cancer drugs were recommended for approval, and one had its marketing authorization withdrawn at the October meeting of the European Medicines Agency's advisory panel. International Approvals...

 2021-10-15 17:24 

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Chicago Cops Won't Be Sent Home Over Vaccine Status — Yet...

"Officers will continue coming to work until they are told otherwise (and) that they are no longer on pay status." Associated Press...

 2021-10-15 17:14 

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ICU Nurse Sets Up Nursery for Newborn After Mother Dies of COVID...

"I told him, 'I can't promise you I'll get everything you need, but I will try my hardest to get you the essentials to take home with you and Carmen.' " WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-15 16:42 

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House: Racial Bias in Clinical Decision Support 'Unacceptable'...

Ways and Means report cites numerous examples of how these biases harm patients; professional societies divided on what to do about it. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 15:42 

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High-Intensity Exercise, Not Pilates, Builds Bone in Older Women...

A high-intensity resistance and impact training program improved bone heath and function; a low-intensity Pilates-based exercise program improved function, but to a lesser extent, in a new trial. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 13:34 

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Female Docs Continue to Earn Less Than Male Peers: Survey...

Among all physicians, men earn 35% more than their female counterparts; pay gap among specialists is greater than that in primary care. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 13:03 

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Bill Clinton Hospitalized for Non-COVID Infection...

Clinton, 75, was admitted to the University of California Irvin Medical Center and was treated with IV antibiotics and fluids. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 13:00 

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Sawbones Hosts Demystify Medicine, One Episode at a Time...

The McElroys debunk medical myths on their podcast with research, reason, and a healthy dose of humor. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2021-10-15 13:00 

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Walk With a Doc: Patients, Physicians Make Strides Together...

Sometimes health is as simple as lacing up your sneakers and going on a walk. And sometimes that choice sparks a worldwide movement promoting health, wellness, and community. Medscape Business of Medicine...

 2021-10-15 13:00 

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Younger, African American Women, and Men, Get Breast Cancer Too...

An experienced nurse breaks down the facts about breast cancer during Breast Cancer Awareness Month and why it's more than a disease impacting middle-aged women. Medscape Blogs...

 2021-10-15 11:48 

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Why Toilet Paper Is the Unofficial Symbol of Anxiety During COVID...

Panic-buying comes from a survival instinct to "run with the herd," a behavior that people can learn to calm, experts say. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-15 10:33 

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Lumbar Epidural Steroid Jab Lowers Bone Formation in Older Women...

The extent and duration of the effects of a lumbar epidural steroid injection suggest that patients who receive multiple injections may be at particular risk for skeletal problems. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-15 00:15 

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Ublituximab Improves Functional MS Score: New ULTIMATE Analysis...

The new anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody showed significant improvement in the multiple sclerosis functional composite (MSFC) score, a measure of disability, compared with teriflunomide. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 22:33 

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Lupin Recalls Irbesartan & Hydrochlorothiazide/Irbesartan Tablets...

The voluntary nationwide recall was prompted by a possible impurity and affects all batches of the antihypertensive tablets. News Alerts...

 2021-10-14 21:02 

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History Does Repeat: Pandemic Vaccine Uproar Is Nothing New...

Division and disagreement over vaccines and mandates may seem like a modern phenomenon, but news clippings from the 1860s through recent history tell a different story. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-14 20:50 

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Biden, Fauci Agree: COVID Efforts Working, More Action Needed...

'We're making important progress...but now is not the time to let up. We have a lot more to do,' Biden said in White House remarks on the COVID-19 response and the vaccine program. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-14 20:36 

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FDA Advisors Vote to Recommend Moderna Boosters...

Those who might need a booster are the same groups who've gotten a green light for third Pfizer doses. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-14 20:24 

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Hypoparathyroidism Rates Low After Thyroidectomy for Graves Disease...

The incidence of the known complication of total thyroidectomy is shown to be under 3% in older patients. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 20:10 

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No Unemployment Checks for Health Workers Who Refuse Vaccine...

"Refusing to comply with an employer's policies, including a health or safety policy, typically disqualifies a person from being eligible to receive unemployment benefits." Associated Press...

 2021-10-14 20:01 

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Cortical Lesions Predict Risk for Secondary Progressive MS...

Patients who developed secondary progressive MS at 20 years had more cortical lesions at baseline than patients with clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting MS, or primary progressive MS. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 19:57 

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Indiana Couple Says Kids Got COVID Vaccines Rather Than Flu Shots...

A pharmacist called after they returned home and reported that they were accidentally given the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine, which is not yet authorized for children under age 12. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-14 19:21 

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Henrietta Lacks Honored With WHO Director-General Award...

The World Health Organization honored the late Henrietta Lacks with a WHO Director-General';s award at a ceremony on Wednesday, with Lacks's 87-year-old son accepting on her behalf. WebMD Health News...

 2021-10-14 18:15 

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Less EHR Use Correlated With Physician Turnover: Study...

Counterintuitive findings might be linked to lower demand for physicians before they leave, researchers speculate; smaller incomes in production environment could play important role as well. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 18:01 

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New York Surgeon Dies in Hit-and-Run Car Crash...

John Chambers Hordines, Jr, was an avid outdoorsman, loved classic rock, and had "one of the biggest hearts you'll ever find," a colleague recalled. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 17:25 

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Half of COVID Survivors Report Effects Beyond 6 Months: Review...

In a review of studies involving more than 250,000 patients, the most common sequelae included mental health, pulmonary, and neurologic disorders. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 16:07 

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Hospital Workers Sound Alarm on Rising Violence...

Healthcare workers already bore the brunt of workplace violence in the U.S. Now, tensions from an exhausting pandemic are spilling over into hospitals. Kaiser Health News...

 2021-10-14 15:51 

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COVID Testing, Turnaround Times Are Still Uneven...

A jumbled testing system, technician burnout and squirrely spikes in demand are all part of the problem. Kaiser Health News...

 2021-10-14 15:38 

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Chicago Police Union Head Urges Cops to Defy Vaccine Mandate...

Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara vowed to take Mayor Lori Lightfoot's administration to court if it tries to enforce the mandate. Associated Press...

 2021-10-14 15:27 

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Judge Blocks Vaccination Mandate for California Prisons...

The public health mandate is aimed at heading off another coronavirus outbreak like one that killed 28 inmates and a correctional officer at San Quentin State Prison last year. Associated Press...

 2021-10-14 15:17 

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Texas Women Drive Hours for Abortions After New Law...

Some came alone. Others were accompanied by a friend or a partner. Some brought their children because they were unable to get child care. Associated Press...

 2021-10-14 14:30 

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FDA: Anti-Infection Plans on Tap for More Heater-Cooler Devices...

Two companies are testing risk-mitigation strategies for the temperature-regulation systems for open-chest surgery, while two others are telling centers to stop using their devices, the agency says. News Alerts...

 2021-10-14 14:22 

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Can Phase 3 Data Really Guide Clinical Decision-Making?...

Oncologist Jack West explores the limits of phase 3 data to provide clear treatment options for the many subgroups of patients. Medscape Oncology...

 2021-10-14 14:11 

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Doctors Sue Health System for Coercing Bad COVID Prescriptions...

A private health system in Brazil faces serious accusations of giving unproven drugs and hiding deaths. Medscape Blogs...

 2021-10-14 13:57 

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Being Human: The Preexisting Condition of Disease...

An oncologist reflects on our death-denying culture by looking at our one unifying diagnosis: We are all human. Medscape Blogs...

 2021-10-14 09:43 

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Homicide Remains a Top Cause of Maternal Mortality...

The prevalence of homicide was 16% higher in pregnant women or postpartum women than nonpregnant or nonpostpartum women in the United States. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 09:29 

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PsA Prevention Study With Biologics Contradicts Prior Findings...

Differing patient selection criteria and other biases may be why results from a new study contradict those from three prior studies, suggesting the need for prospective studies. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-14 09:12 

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Epidiolex Plus THC May Lower Seizures in Pediatric Epilepsy...

Combining the cannabidiol with various doses of tetrahydrocannabinol may reduce number of seizures in children and young adults with epilepsy, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-13 22:30 

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ECTRIMS 2021...

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ECTRIMS 2021 Medscape Neurology...

 2021-10-13 21:33 

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D-dimer Unreliable for Ruling Out PE in COVID-19...

Plasma d-dimer levels to rule out pulmonary embolism in hospitalized COVID-19 patients is not the right assay to use, new research suggests. Most patients already have levels greater than 0.05 g/mL. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-13 21:25 

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FDA Questions Reliability of Data Backing J & J's Bid for Boosters...

An FDA advisory panel will discuss J&J's evidence supporting boosters and some other research on mixing and matching different vaccines for boosters. Medscape Medical News...

 2021-10-13 20:55 

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Many Scientists Face Serious Threats for SpeakingAbout COVID...

Threats of physical violence and death often greet scientists who speak to the media about COVID-19, prompting calls to protect and defend scientists and to condemn intimidation. Medscape Medical News...

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