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 15, 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 12, 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

New studies reinforce evidence that corticosteroids improve survival rates among critically ill COVID-19 patients, NIHR
Four papers published today on the use of corticosteroids to treat COVID-19 have reinforced evidence that outcomes for severely affected patients can be significantly improved by using these inexpensive and widely available drugs, with one paper suggesting the risk of death can be reduced by up to 20%. The papers - simultaneously published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) - include findings from the REMAP-CAP study being conducted across 15 countries, around the world and for which the NIHR's Clinical Research Network and partner research institutes from devolved nations recruited close to 71% of a...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Analysis of seven trials finds that corticosteroids reduce risk of death by 20 per cent in critically ill COVID-19 patients
Corticosteroids reduce the risk of death among critically ill COVID-19 patients by 20 per cent, an analysis of seven trials published today [2 September] in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has found. The results of three of the trials included in the meta-analysis are also published in JAMA today. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - September 2, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences; Press Release Source Type: news

AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Services Codes AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Services Codes
The American Medical Association says 2021 CPT changes include steps intended to reduce"irrelevant administrative burdens that led to time-wasting note bloat and box checking."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Service Codes AMA Releases 2021 Overhaul of E/M Service Codes
The American Medical Association says 2021 CPT changes include steps intended to reduce"irrelevant administrative burdens that led to time-wasting note bloat and box checking."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Improving FDA's COVID-19 vaccine authorization and approval process
(Dartmouth College) On March 28, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) exercised its Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority to allow the use of hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19, and on June 15, the agency revoked this authorization. In JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association, a research team proposes reforms that the FDA could implement to improve the EUA process and drug approvals during public health crises, which could increase the FDA's credibility and the public's trust in it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 31, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

US Docs Group Calls for Transparency in COVID Vaccine Development US Docs Group Calls for Transparency in COVID Vaccine Development
The rapid pace of COVID-19 vaccine development and scant information about the FDA vaccine review process are leading to concerns, the American Medical Association said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AMA To FDA: Make Sure You ’re Transparent With Doctors Before Approving Covid-19 Vaccine
The American Medical Association wants to be sure the U. S. Food and Drug Administration is transparent and “continuously” informing physicians about its review process for a vaccine for the Coronavirus strain Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 26, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Enterprise Tech /enterprise-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

In-Person Pregnancy Checks Won't Raise COVID Risk
There was no meaningful association between in-person visits and coronavirus infection among the women, according to the Brigham and Women's Hospital study published Aug. 14  in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - August 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CNS-Active Meds Often Prescribed for Older Adults With Dementia
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 19, 2020 -- Patients with dementia are frequently prescribed central nervous system (CNS)-active medications, according to a research letter published online Aug. 18 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Donovan T.... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New Saliva-Based Coronavirus Test Could Be A Fast And Cheap ‘ Game Changer ’
(CNN) — After months of frustration over testing shortages and delays, a new saliva test could give Americans a fast and inexpensive option to learn if they have Covid-19. Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health created the SalivaDirect test, which received emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration on Saturday. “The SalivaDirect test for rapid detection of SARS-CoV-2 [the novel coronavirus] is yet another testing innovation game changer that will reduce the demand for scarce testing resources,” said Adm. Brett Giroir, the US official in charge of Covid-19 testing efforts....
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health CNN Coronavirus Yale University Source Type: news

With major delays in testing, medical groups push for testing priority guidelines
While some Americans wait a week or longer for test results, the American Medical Association wants new federal guidelines to help fast-track those who need results urgently. But it could mean longer delays for others who want coronavirus tests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

With major delays in Covid-19 testing, AMA and other medical groups push for testing priority guidelines
While some Americans wait several days or longer for Covid-19 test results, the American Medical Association and other groups want new federal guidelines to help fast-track those who need testing and results urgently. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

P-tau217 Shows Promise as Biomarker for Alzheimer Disease
FRIDAY, July 31, 2020 -- Plasma tau phosphorylated at threonine 217 (P-tau217) shows promise as a biomarker for Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study published online July 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association to coincide with... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 31, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

School Closures Linked to Decreased COVID-19 Incidence, Death
THURSDAY, July 30, 2020 -- School closures in the United States were temporally associated with decreased COVID-19 incidence and mortality, according to a study published online July 29 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Katherine... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Scientists Get Closer To Blood Test For Alzheimer ’ s Disease
(AP) – An experimental blood test was highly accurate at distinguishing people with Alzheimer’s disease from those without it in several studies, boosting hopes that there soon may be a simple way to help diagnose this most common form of dementia. Developing such a test has been a long-sought goal, and scientists warn that the new approach still needs more validation and is not yet ready for wide use. But Tuesday’s results suggest they’re on the right track. The testing identified people with Alzheimer’s vs. no dementia or other types of it with accuracy ranging from 89% to 98%. “That&r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Alzheimer's Disease Source Type: news

New blood test shows great promise in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
(Lund University) A new blood test demonstrated remarkable promise in discriminating between persons with and without Alzheimer's disease and in persons at known genetic risk may be able to detect the disease as early as 20 years before the onset of cognitive impairment, according to a large international study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) and simultaneously presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study seeks to explain decline in hip fracture rates
(Hebrew SeniorLife Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research) In a paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine today, researchers showed how analysis of data from the multigenerational Framingham Osteoporosis Study may in part explain why the incidence of hip fracture in the US has declined during the last two decades. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Masking of Health Care Workers Cuts SARS-CoV-2 Positivity
FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- Universal masking of health care workers (HCWs) is associated with a reduction in the rate of SARS-CoV-2 positivity, according to a study published online July 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Xiaowen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Do You Have PPE Now? Do You Have PPE Now?
The American Medical Association has asked the US government to use the Defense Production Act to generate an adequate supply of PPE for physicians in all settings, including ambulatory care.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Calls on Americans to Wear Masks to Prevent COVID-19 Spread
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised that Americans wear cloth face masks to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The CDC reviewed an editorial published in the Journal of the American Medical Association and two case studies that show masks help to prevent COVID-19 spread. (Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: News stories via the Rural Assistance Center - July 14, 2020 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

COVID-19-Related Symptoms Persist After Recovery
MONDAY, July 13, 2020 -- Most patients who have recovered from COVID-19 report persistence of at least one symptom, according to a research letter published online July 9 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Angelo Carfi, M.D., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 13, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Inmates are 5 times more likely to get virus than others, study says
"Prisoners have a right to adequate protection of their health while incarcerated," said the lead author of the study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

75 or Older? Statins Can Still Benefit Your Heart
People 75 and older who were free of heart disease and prescribed a statin wound up with a 25% lower risk of death from any cause and a 20% lower risk of heart-related death, researchers reported July 7 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus disproportionately harms U.S. prison population
People incarcerated in U.S. prisons tested positive for COVID-19 at a rate 5.5 times higher than the general public, according to a new paper co-authored by theUCLA COVID-19 Behind Bars Data Project and researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.In theirreport, which was published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the researchers also found that the death rate of U.S. prisoners was 39 per 100,000 people, higher than the U.S. population rate of 29 deaths per 100,000. After adjusting for age and sex differences between the two groups, the death rate would be three times higher for ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 8, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Hospitals in Florida, Texas and Arizona Are Almost at Capacity as Coronavirus Cases Surge
(MIAMI) — Hospitals rapidly approached capacity across the Sunbelt, and the Miami area closed restaurants and gyms again because of the surging coronavirus Monday, as the U.S. emerged from a Fourth of July weekend of picnics, pool parties and beach outings that health officials fear could fuel the rapidly worsening outbreak. The seesaw effect — restrictions lifted, then reimposed — has been seen around the country in recent weeks and is expected again after a holiday that saw crowds of people celebrating, many without masks. “We were concerned before the weekend and remain concerned post-holiday, as...
Source: TIME: Health - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Adriana Gomez Licon and Lisa Marie Pane / AP Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 overnight wire Source Type: news

American Medical Association, Nurses And Hospitals Plead With Americans To Wear Masks
The American Medical Association, American Hospital Association and American Nurses Association pleaded Monday with Americans to wear a mask and practice social distancing to stop the surge of cases of the coronavirus strain Covid-19. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - July 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Consumer Tech /consumer-tech Editors' Pick editors-pick business pharma Source Type: news

Study: 35% of excess deaths in pandemic's early months tied to causes other than COVID-19
(Virginia Commonwealth University) Since COVID-19's spread to the United States earlier this year, death rates in the U.S. have risen significantly. But deaths attributed to COVID-19 only account for about two-thirds of the increase in March and April, according to a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Up in Young Adults in the United States
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among young adults in the United States is rising, according to a research letter published in the June 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Grishma Hirode... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Stay-at-Home Orders Tied to Slowing of COVID-19 Hospitalizations
FRIDAY, June 19, 2020 -- Statewide stay-at-home orders are associated with decreases in COVID-19 hospitalizations, according to a research letter recently published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Soumya Sen, Ph.D., from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Thirty US Congress Members Ask HHS To Send COVID-19 Testing Funds Directly to Clinical Laboratories
US Representatives want clinical laboratories to have better support for their increased efforts to expand testing for the coronavirus On June 8, Congressmen Tom Reed (NY-23), Scott Peters (CA-52), and 28 other members of the US House of Representatives sent a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - June 12, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Uncategorized ACLA AMA american clinical laboratory association american medical association anatomic pathology BARDA Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority CARES Act CDC centers for disease control and prevention CLF Source Type: news

Texas Doctors Laud Fort Worth Physician, Installed Today as AMA President
When Fort Worth allergist Susan Rudd Bailey, MD, becomes president of the American Medical Association (AMA) this evening, it will be the natural culmination of an exceptional physician ’s outstanding career, Dr. Bailey’s Texas colleagues said. (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - June 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

American Medical Association: Doctors To Work To End Police Brutality, Racism In Healthcare
The American Medical Association Sunday pledged “to confront systemic racism and police brutality” at a special virtual meeting of the group's policy-making body. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 7, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Senior Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Business /business Policy /policy Editors' Pick editors-pick pharma Source Type: news

Reducing Number of BP Meds May Be Safe in Some Older Adults
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2020 -- A medication reduction strategy is safe among some older adults treated with antihypertensives, according to a study published in the May 26 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. James P. Sheppard,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Hydroxychloroquine Prescriptions Surge in U.S. During Pandemic
TUESDAY, June 2, 2020 -- A surge in prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine was seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online May 28 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Muthiah Vaduganathan, M.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 2, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AMA President Talks Life During COVID, Opioids, and Physician Burnout
“Together we are stronger,” American Medical Association (AMA) President Patrice Harris, MD, MA, told her audience in the Saturday General Session at the virtual Annual Conference of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine. “We are a ready and willing partner,” she sa id, on addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and other issues. “We can’t change the system without everyone’s support and the work we do in our respective professions.” (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - June 1, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Joanne Kaldy Source Type: news

Antibody Tests Were Hailed as a Way to End Lockdowns. They ’re Causing Confusion Instead
Aspen was an early COVID-19 hot spot in Colorado, with a cluster of cases in March linked to tourists visiting for its world-famous skiing. Tests were in short supply, making it difficult to know how the virus was spreading. So in April, when the Pitkin County Public Health Department announced it had obtained 1,000 COVID-19 antibody tests and that they would be offered to residents at no charge, it seemed like an exciting opportunity to evaluate the efforts underway to stop the spread of the virus. “This test will allow us to get the epidemiological data that we’ve been looking for,” Aspen Ambulance Dist...
Source: TIME: Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christie Aschwanden / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Doxycycline ineffective at shrinking aortic aneurysms in two-year study
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) Patients with a vascular condition called abdominal aortic aneurysm did not benefit from taking the common antibiotic doxycycline for two years to shrink the aneurysm when compared to those who took a placebo, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NUI Galway research show blood pressure lowering reduces risk of developing dementia
(National University of Ireland Galway) Research completed in NUI Galway has shown that lowering blood pressure by taking blood pressure medications reduces the risk of developing dementia and cognitive impairment by 7%. The findings are published today in a leading international medical journal, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news