NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter
Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. NIDCR's Spring 2021 E-Newsletter In this issue: NIDCR News Funding Opportunities & Related Notices NIH/HHS News Subscribe to NICDR News Science Advances   Grantee News   NIDCR News NIDCR & NIH Stand Against Structural Racism NIDCR Director Rena D’Souza, DDS, MS, PhD, said in a statement that there is no place for structural racism in biomedical research, echoing remarks from NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, in his announcement of a new NIH ...
Source: NIDCR Science News - April 7, 2021 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Medicare Spending on Physician Services Down $9.4B During First Half of 2020
MONDAY, April 5, 2021 -- Medicare spending on physician services declined an estimated $9.4 billion between January and June 2020, according to a report from the American Medical Association (AMA). Kurt Gillis, Ph.D., on behalf of the AMA, used... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Gives Less Protection for Some Cancer Patients
Millions of people across the United States have begun receiving their COVID-19 vaccines, and restrictions are lifting in many public spaces such as restaurants and bars. Mesothelioma patients may be looking forward to returning to life as it was before the pandemic. However, a new study reports that the COVID-19 vaccine may not sufficiently protect patients with compromised or weakened immune systems. The study results suggest that people with cancer or who are undergoing cancer treatment may still be highly vulnerable to COVID-19 even after their vaccination. Researchers published their findings earlier this m...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - March 30, 2021 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Source Type: news

Editor sidelined after medical journal racism podcast outcry
The top editor at the Journal of the American Medical Association has been sidelined after outcry from Black physicians over a tweet and podcast on structural racism (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Top JAMA Editor Out Amid Podcast Investigation Top JAMA Editor Out Amid Podcast Investigation
The American Medical Association's Joint Oversight Committee announced that Howard Bauchner, MD, is on leave beginning at the end of the day.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Catching more breast cancers when mammograms are limited
(University of California - Davis Health) In one of the largest research projects of its kind, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Network Open looks at nearly 900,000 individuals and close to 2 million mammograms to come up with a new way detect the most breast cancer cases with the fewest exams. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 25, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Importance of crisis standards of care for equitable allocation of scarce medical re
(University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine published a study " Assessment of the Disparities Associated With a Crisis Standards of Care Resource Allocation Algorithm for Patients in Two U.S. Hospitals During the COVID-19 Pandemic, " March 11 inJAMA Network Open, a journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash
A 16-minute podcast from JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association that attempts to discuss structural racism in the U.S. health care system has stirred conversation on social media about the handling and promotion of the episode. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Southern California COVID-19 strain rapidly expands global reach
(Cedars-Sinai Medical Center) A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California, first reported last month by Cedars-Sinai, is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with them to a growing list of global destinations, according to new research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). The strain now accounts for nearly half of current COVID-19 cases in Southern California. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 24, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Semaglutide paired with intensive behavioral therapy showed triple weight loss vs placebo
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) A second study of the injectable anti-obesity medication, semaglutide, has confirmed the large weight losses reported in a study earlier this month, establishing the reliability and robustness of this new drug. With obesity affecting more than 40 percent of American adults, the findings could have a major impact on weight management in primary care and other settings. The study is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Novel SARS-CoV-2 Variant From California Spreading Widely
TUESDAY, Feb. 16, 2021 -- In a research letter published online Feb. 11 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers describe the emergence of a novel variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2),... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 16, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

ASCP and CAP Support New Legislation That Bars Surprise Medical Billing
The No Surprises Act, passed as part of the COVID-19 relief package, ensures patients do not receive surprise bills after out-of-network care, including hospital-based physicians such as pathologists Consumer demand for price transparency in healthcare has been gaining support in Congress after several high-profile cases involving surprise medical billing received widespread reporting. Dark Daily covered […] The post ASCP and CAP Support New Legislation That Bars Surprise Medical Billing appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 8, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AHA AMA America Hospital Association american medical association american society for clinical Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Asks U.S. Regulators to Authorize One-Shot COVID-19 Vaccine
Johnson & Johnson asked U.S. regulators Thursday to clear the world’s first single-dose COVID-19 vaccine, an easier-to-use option that could boost scarce supplies. J&J’s vaccine was safe and offered strong protection against moderate to severe COVID-19, according to preliminary results from a massive international study. It didn’t appear quite as strong as two-dose competitors made by Pfizer and Moderna — a finding that may be more perception than reality, given differences in how each was tested. But the Food and Drug Administration is asking its independent advisers to publicly debate all ...
Source: TIME: Health - February 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: LAURAN NEERGAARD / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 News Desk wire Source Type: news

AMA issues CPT codes for LiverMultiScan by Perspectum
The American Medical Association (AMA) has issued two current procedural terminology...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Perspectum nabs FDA funding for liver imaging biomarker Perspectum teams up with UT Southwestern on research Perspectum seeks patients for multisite NASH study Perspectum's software aids liver iron study Perspectum forms clinical network, promotes research (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Fueled by a History of Mistreatment, Black Americans Distrust the New COVID-19 Vaccines
When a COVID-19 vaccine becomes widely available to Americans, Brianna Clarke says she won’t be taking it. “I don’t trust the vaccine,” the 22-year-old says. “I think it’s too soon to have a vaccine.” Clarke, who lives in Willingboro, N.J., is among a significant number of Black Americans who are skeptical of the healthcare industry in general and, critically, the COVID-19 vaccines recently developed by pharmaceutical companies Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna, more specifically. Over the past couple of weeks, the U.S. has averaged in the neighborhood of 200,000 new COVID-19 cases per d...
Source: TIME: Health - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dezimey Kum Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

13 Percent of U.S. Adults Report Serious Psychological Distress During COVID-19
MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2020 -- Serious psychological distress among U.S. adults remained fairly steady between April and July 2020, according to a research letter published online Nov. 23 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Emma E.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Doctors Hail Transparency In FDA And CDC Vaccine Authorizations
The American Medical Association and other U.S. doctor groups hailed the transparency and scientific process used by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CDC to clear Pfizer ’s vaccine against Covid-19 over the weekend. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech business pharma Source Type: news

Childhood Lead Exposure Tied to Changes in Adult Brain Structure
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 9, 2020 -- Higher childhood blood lead level is associated with lower structural brain integrity in midlife, according to a study published in the Nov. 17 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Aaron Reuben, from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA Pushes for Widespread Telehealth Adoption
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 2, 2020 -- At a Special Meeting of the AMA House of Delegates, the American Medical Association (AMA) adopted a new policy to advocate for widespread adoption of telehealth beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the resolution,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Meningococcus B vaccine prevents disease with 79 per cent effectiveness in under 18s
Meningococcus group B, the most prevalent strain of meningococcal infection, is prevented with 79 per cent effectiveness in children and young adults inoculated with the 4CMenB vaccine, also known as Bexsero, according to a new collaborative study from researchers in Portugal and the UK and led by the University of Bristol which evaluated the vaccine ’ s performance in a real-world setting. The findings are published today [1 December] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - December 1, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, International, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine; Press Release Source Type: news

Meningococcus B vaccine prevents disease with 79 per cent effectiveness in under-18s
(University of Bristol) Meningococcus group B, the most prevalent strain of meningococcal infection, is prevented with 79 per cent effectiveness in children and young adults inoculated with the 4CMenB vaccine, also known as Bexsero, according to a new collaborative study from researchers in Portugal and the UK and led by the University of Bristol which evaluated the vaccine's performance in a real-world setting. The findings are published today [1 December] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Fluvoxamine Linked to Reduction in Clinical Deterioration in COVID-19
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 18, 2020 -- For adult outpatients with COVID-19, fluvoxamine is associated with a reduction in clinical deterioration, according to a study published online Nov. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Eric J. Lenze,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Major U.S. Medical Groups Urge Trump to Work With Biden on Fighting COVID-19
TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2020 -- U.S. President Donald Trump needs to work with President-Elect Joe Biden to fight the COVID-19 pandemic as the country grapples with record-breaking numbers of new cases, the American Medical Association, American Nurses... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study: Fish Oil Doesn ’ t Seem To Prevent Heart Problems
This study is consistent with earlier trials. The US Food and Drug Administration approved the fish oil-based drug Vascepa for heart attack and stroke prevention in 2019. Nissen hopes the FDA will take a look at these studies and reconsider that decision. “But it’s hard to get something undone once the genie gets out of the bottle,” he said. An editorial in the journal that accompanies the study written by Dr. Gregory Curfman, assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, also suggested the FDA should require a postmarketing clinical trial of a high-dose of fish oil, such as Vascepa, vs. corn...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN fish oil Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine does not help patients hospitalized with COVID-19: Study
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Findings from a national study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) " do not support " the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of adult patients hospitalized with COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 13, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

JAMA reports fluvoxamine as potential early treatment for COVID-19
(Allison PR Limited) The COVID-19 Early Treatment Fund (CETF) announced thatJAMA,The Journal of the American Medical Association, published the results of a Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis double-blind, randomized controlled clinical trial that investigated whether the antidepressant medication fluvoxamine can reduce the risk for respiratory deterioration. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

U.S. Sets New Daily COVID-19 Record Amid Election Turmoil
New confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. have climbed to an all-time high of more than 86,000 per day on average, in a glimpse of the worsening crisis that lies ahead for the winner of the presidential election. Cases and hospitalizations are setting records all around the country just as the holidays and winter approach, demonstrating the challenge that either President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden will face in the coming months. Daily new confirmed coronavirus cases in the U.S. have surged 45% over the past two weeks, to a record 7-day average of 86,352, according to data compiled by Johns Ho...
Source: TIME: Health - November 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lindsey Tanner / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

AMA: Pandemic Having Negative Financial Impact on Physician Practices
MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2020 -- Medical practices have been economically stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic, with roughly a one-third average drop in revenue, according to a survey released by the American Medical Association (AMA). The AMA asked 3,500... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recommendations Updated for HIV Treatment, Prevention
MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2020 -- In a 2020 guideline from the International Antiviral Society-USA, published online Oct. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, updated recommendations are presented for the treatment and prevention of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Guidelines Developed for Care of Adults With Down Syndrome
THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2020 -- In an evidence-based clinical guideline, published online Oct. 20 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, recommendations are presented for the medical care of adults with Down syndrome. Amy Y. Tsou, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic will cost the US $16 trillion, say economists
(Natural News) The ongoing coronavirus pandemic will cost the U.S. $16 trillion – about four times the amount lost during the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009 – estimate Harvard University economists Lawrence Summers and David Cutler. In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the economists wrote that “lost income from the COVID-19 induced recession” comprised approximately... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Total deaths recorded during the pandemic far exceed those attributed to COVID-19
For every two deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S., a third American dies as a result of the pandemic, according to new data publishing Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, shows that deaths between March 1 and Aug. 1 increased 20% compared to previous years - maybe not surprising in a pandemic. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only accounted for 67% of those deaths. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 12, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Total deaths recorded during the pandemic far exceed those attributed to COVID-19
(Virginia Commonwealth University) For every two deaths attributed to COVID-19 in the U.S., a third American dies as a result of the pandemic, according to new data publishing Oct. 12 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The study, led by researchers at Virginia Commonwealth University, shows that deaths between March 1 and Aug. 1 increased 20% compared to previous years -- maybe not surprising in a pandemic. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only accounted for 67% of those deaths. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mike Pence Acknowledges “The Climate Is Changing.” What Will Your Doctor Do About This?
The American Medical Association, along with multiple other groups, created The Medical Society Consortium on Climate& Health, hoping to facilitate public awareness of climate change impacts on health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Mike Pence Acknowledges ‘The Climate Is Changing.’ What Will Your Doctor Do About This?
The American Medical Association, along with multiple other groups, created The Medical Society Consortium on Climate& Health, hoping to facilitate public awareness of climate change impacts on health. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nina Shapiro, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

California Joins Movement to Give NPs Practice Autonomy California Joins Movement to Give NPs Practice Autonomy
The California Medical Association and the American Medical Association strongly oppose the new law, saying it will lead to a two-tiered system of care; up to 30 states now have similar statutes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Why Getting a Flu Shot is More Important Than Ever This Fall
FRIDAY, Oct. 2, 2020 -- Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu shot this season, the American Medical Association (AMA) says. With the coronavirus pandemic raging, a flu shot is more important than ever to protect yourself, your loved... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 2, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Doctors ask Supreme Court to strike down Trump abortion rule
The American Medical Association is asking the Supreme Court to strike down a Trump administration rule that's had a far-reaching impact on the nation’s family planning program (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - October 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Study finds older persons underrepresented in COVID-19 treatment and vaccine trials
(Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research) A study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine revealed that older persons are highly likely to be excluded from the majority of COVID-19 trials that seek to establish effective treatments, as well as find a preventive vaccine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medicare Loan Relief to Help Docs'Recoup Losses' in House Bill Medicare Loan Relief to Help Docs'Recoup Losses' in House Bill
The American Medical Association announced that the continuing resolution to fund government would also temporarily lengthen the Medicare advance repayment period and reduce the interest rate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

‘Best’ hospitals should be required to deliver tobacco treatment
AUCLA-led report published today in the  Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine exposes what the authors call a weakness in the high-profile “Best Hospitals Honor Roll” published annually by U.S. News& World Report.The data used to compile the rankings are collected from multiple sources, including outcomes reported to the Joint Commission, an accreditation agency. Every three years, hospitals are required to complete a comprehensive review by the Joint Commission to earn or maintain accreditation. None of the top 20 hospitals in the 2020 –21 U.S. News rankings re...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 21, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Richmond emergency room experienced a surge in opioid overdoses during pandemic
(Virginia Commonwealth University) In a paper published Friday by the Journal of the American Medical Association, Virginia Commonwealth University researchers released data showing an alarming surge in opioid-related overdoses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonfatal opioid overdose visits to the VCU Medical Center emergency department in Richmond increased from 102 between March and June 2019 to 227 between March and June 2020. That's an increase of 123%. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 21, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Best' hospitals should be required to deliver tobacco treatment
(University of California - Los Angeles) A UCLA-led report published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine exposes what the authors call a weakness in the high-profile 'Best Hospitals Honor Roll' published annually by US News and World Report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Office Dismissal Policy for Families Refusing Vaccines Common
TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2020 -- Half of practices report having an office dismissal policy for families refusing vaccines, according to a research letter published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Sean T. O'Leary,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 15, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

JAMA article affirms benefits of hydroxychloroquine in treating COVID-19
(Natural News) The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has published a new research letter highlighting the proven benefits of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) in successfully treating the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19). Entitled, “SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Community Health Workers in India Before and After Use of Face Shields,” the paper explains that healthcare workers in India who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beaumont Physician Reelected to TMA, AMA Leadership Roles
G. “Ray” Callas, MD, a Beaumont anesthesiologist, was reelected to serve Texas medicine at the state and national level. Physician leaders in the Texas Medical Association (TMA) House of Delegates policymaking body today ratified Dr. Callas ’ reelection to serve on the TMA Board of Trustees, the association ’s governing body, and as a representative of Texas doctors in the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates. The TMA House of Delegates met virtually to verify the last of this year ’s TMA elections. The pandemic forced TMA to alter its governance and meetin...
Source: TMA News Room - September 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Science Saturday: Health disparities curricula in resident training
A study recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association points to a significant opportunity to improve health disparities training provided medical residents in U.S. internal medicine programs. Researchers from Mayo Clinic and other academic medical centers examined a data set that merged two national survey samples from 2015: internal medicine program director and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 11, 2020 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Four Studies Indicate Benefits of Steroids for COVID-19
TUESDAY, Sept. 8, 2020 -- Steroids can improve survival in patients with COVID-19, according to three randomized trials and a meta-analysis published online Sept. 2 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Bruno M. Tomazini, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study says cheap steroid reduces COVID-19 mortality by 33%
(Natural News) Some interesting news has emerged about a possible remedy for the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) that, just like hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), is inexpensive and already widely available. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that the commonly used steroid drugs dexamethasone, hydrocortisone and methylprednisolone can help to reduce the mortality... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Relief for people who struggle with CPAP masks
(Flinders University) A trial of a simple yet effective surgery has led Australian experts to promote it as an option to specialists around the world for managing difficult obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) cases. After rigorous evaluation of the surgery, excellent outcomes were shown in sleep apnea patients who had been unable to use continuous positive pressure airway (CPAP) treatment, with patients achieved relief from snoring and disrupted sleep and experienced improved general health. according to a new report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news