Vaccine Effectiveness Against Symptomatic COVID - 19 Wanes
But protection against COVID - 19 hospitalization, death after two doses of BNT162b2 or CHAdOx1 - S is more durable (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 21, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Nursing, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Few Countries Do Well Caring for the Dying
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 21, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Survivors Face Higher Risk for Hypertension, Diabetes
Risk for hypertension even higher for those receiving left - sided radiation therapy, endocrine therapy (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 20, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Nearly Half of U.S. Adults Gained Weight During First Year of Pandemic
Significant predictors of pandemic weight gain were psychological distress, prepandemic weight, and children at home (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Long - Term Outcomes Described for Survivors of Childhood ALL
Life challenges more negatively impacted in younger, female, relapsed patients; socializing more positively impacted in older patients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 20, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Simple Disinfectant Made From Sawdust Destroys Deadly Microbes Simple Disinfectant Made From Sawdust Destroys Deadly Microbes
Some of the world's deadliest microbes are proving no match to a new sustainable disinfectant made from sawdust and water, according to researchers.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps Kidney Stones: What Hurts and What Helps
The Curbsiders review the amazing tips they learned about urinary stone disease in a recent podcast with Dr David Goldfarb.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Health Care Utilization Highest in First 30 Days After COVID-19 Diagnosis
THURSDAY, Jan. 20, 2022 -- Patients with even nonsevere COVID-19 seek health care frequently within 30 days of diagnosis, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Brian Z. Huang, Ph.D., from Kaiser... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 20, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Forecasts Say US Faces Wave of Omicron Deaths in Coming Weeks, Forecasts Say
' It, unfortunately, is going to get worse before it gets better. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in Air Pollution Exposure Across the U.S.
Exposure to air pollution greater for certain racial/ethnic groups, low - income groups (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in mAb Treatment for COVID - 19
Monoclonal antibody treatment used infrequently among all racial, ethnic groups; Hispanics received mAbs less often than non - Hispanics (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

2021 USPSTF Lung Cancer Screening Criteria Expand Eligibility
Compared with 2013 USPSTF criteria, more patients eligible for lung cancer screening with less racial disparity in access (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 19, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

ACP Advocates Outpatient Care of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis ACP Advocates Outpatient Care of Uncomplicated Diverticulitis
Clinical guidelines from the ACP on the diagnosis and management of diverticulitis emphasized reduced use of antibiotics, outpatient management, and informed decision-making prior to elective surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Biden Administration Plans Giveaway of 400 Million Masks Biden Administration Plans Giveaway of 400 Million Masks
The plan is a response to growing pressure from public health experts to encourage Americans to stop using cloth masks that don ’t work as well against the Omicron variant.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

An Ivermectin Study With No Mention of COVID Fell Under Scrutiny An Ivermectin Study With No Mention of COVID Fell Under Scrutiny
A PLOS journal has issued an expression of concern for a 2018 paper which claimed that ivermectin could be useful as a way to control dengue fever.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cervical Cancer Screening Rates on the Decline in the US Cervical Cancer Screening Rates on the Decline in the US
The most common reason for not receiving up-to-date screening was a lack of knowledge about the need for cervical cancer screening.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Five Things You Should Know About'Free' At-Home COVID Tests Five Things You Should Know About'Free' At-Home COVID Tests
Telling insurance companies to pay for rapid COVID-19 tests is just the latest COVID-related cost the federal government expects them to bear. But who really ends up paying for it?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Florida Suspends Health Official in Probe Over Vaccine Law Florida Suspends Health Official in Probe Over Vaccine Law
A health official has been put on administrative leave as state officials investigate whether he tried to compel employees to get vaccinated for COVID-19 in violation of state law.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Confusion, Lawsuit Follow Virginia Governor's Order on Masks Confusion, Lawsuit Follow Virginia Governor's Order on Masks
Youngkin's order said parents of any child in elementary or secondary schools or a school-based early childcare or educational program"may elect for their children not to be subject to any mask mandate."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Is COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Just Needle Phobia? Is COVID Vaccine Hesitancy Just Needle Phobia?
F. Perry Wilson asks why so many people object to vaccines, yet they accept other medicines without a hue and cry.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Cognitive Performance in Individuals With Atrial Fibrillation Cognitive Performance in Individuals With Atrial Fibrillation
Is atrial fibrillation associated with increased risk of cognitive decline?Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 19, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Too Soon to Tell if Omicron Will End Pandemic: Fauci
There are suggestions that omicron could result in COVID - 19 transitioning from a pandemic to an endemic situation (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 19, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Long-Term Adjunctive Edaravone for ALS: Latest Findings Long-Term Adjunctive Edaravone for ALS: Latest Findings
Adding IV edaravone to riluzole for a year provides no additional benefit in terms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression, time to ventilation, or survival versus riluzole alone, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 17, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Coffee, Green Tea, and Caffeine and the Risk of Dementia Coffee, Green Tea, and Caffeine and the Risk of Dementia
This study showed that high levels of coffee and caffeine consumption were significantly associated with a reduced risk of dementia in older persons, but green tea had no protective effect.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurance Coverage for Acupuncture Up From 2010 to 2019
However, most costs are paid out of pocket (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA
Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Supreme Court Blocks Biden ’ s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers
Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID - 19 pandemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

FDA Approves Two Oral JAK Inhibitors for Atopic Dermatitis FDA Approves Two Oral JAK Inhibitors for Atopic Dermatitis
Upadacitinib and abrocitinib are the first oral JAK inhibitors approved for treating atopic dermatitis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 15, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Some Menopause Symptoms Tied to Cognitive Impairment
Severe depressive and sexual symptoms of menopause associated with worse cognitive performance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 14, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Data Support Lowering Age for CRC Screening to 45 Years
For those aged 45 to 49 years, 32 percent had any neoplasia, 7.5 percent had advanced premalignant lesions, 0.58 percent had CRC (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 14, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Secondhand Vape Exposure Linked to Respiratory Symptoms
Young adults with secondhand vape exposure have increased odds of bronchitic symptoms, shortness of breath (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 14, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Can a Smartphone Camera Help Track Blood Pressure? Can a Smartphone Camera Help Track Blood Pressure?
Binai.ai, a web-based health platform, says its app can check someone's blood pressure simply by focusing a smartphone camera at the person's face. Experts remain doubtful, however.Quick Take (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

NYC Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Plan for Schools NYC Mayor Considering Virtual Learning Plan for Schools
As of Wednesday, attendance district-wide was 76%. In a district of nearly a million students, that means about 220,000 were either out sick or otherwise missing school.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 14, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AHRQ: Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality is seeking nominations to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Specific areas of expertise being sought include public health, health equity and the reduction of health disparities, application of science to health policy, decision modeling, dissemination and implementation, behavioral medicine and clinical health psychology, and communication of scientific findings to diverse audiences. Nominations of individuals with training and expertise in internal medicine, pediatrics, and advanced practice nursing will receive the strongest consideration. Nominations are du...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - January 14, 2022 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Survey Highlights Difficulties of Living With Bipolar Disorder
Struggles include finding the right medication and medication side effects (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 14, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Donepezil Tied to Risk for Overactive Bladder
Risk for overactive bladder varies across individual cholinesterase inhibitor drugs (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 13, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Sitting, Inactivity Increase Death Risk Among Cancer Survivors
Risk for both all - cause and cancer - specific death increased for cancer survivors with combination of prolonged sitting and inactivity (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 13, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Journal, Source Type: news

Symptoms Common in High-Risk, Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer Symptoms Common in High-Risk, Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer
"Even in early-stage disease, ovarian cancer is not necessarily a silent disease."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pill Rollout Stymied by Shortages as Omicron Rages COVID-19 Pill Rollout Stymied by Shortages as Omicron Rages
Doctors are clamoring for the pills now, not just because omicron is causing an explosion of cases but because two antibody drugs that were once the go-to treatments don't work as well against the variant.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden: More Masks, COVID Tests, and Troops to Battle Omicron Biden: More Masks, COVID Tests, and Troops to Battle Omicron
The president announced three strategies to protect Americans during the Omicron surge.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Businesses Supreme Court Blocks Biden Vaccine Mandate for Businesses
The vote was 6-3 against the large business mandate and 5-4 in favor of the healthcare worker mandate.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

An N95 Is the Best Mask for Omicron. Here ’s Why
As health officials scramble to minimize spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant, many experts have recommended that people switch from cloth or surgical masks to more-protective N95 and KN95 masks. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) current mask guidance does not recommend one type of mask over another, instead specifying that people should wear a mask that fits snugly and covers the nose and mouth. CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that fundamental guidance won’t change—despite recent reports to the contrary—but told reporters that the agency will soon publis...
Source: TIME: Health - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Dr Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now Dr Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now
Two bouts with cancer and a cardiac arrest at age 35 haven't stopped this ophthalmologist-comedian from becoming a social media phenomenon for hilariously poking fun at medicine and himself.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Dr. Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now Dr. Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now
Two bouts with cancer and a cardiac arrest at age 35 haven't stopped this ophthalmologist-comedian from becoming a social media phenomenon for hilariously poking fun at medicine and himself.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Predictors of Mortality Among LTC Residents With SARS-CoV-2 Predictors of Mortality Among LTC Residents With SARS-CoV-2
What factors are significant contributors to mortality among SARS-CoV-2 infected residents in long-term care homes?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

U.S. May Soon See Sharp Drop in Omicron Cases, Experts Say
One model suggests number of daily reported cases in the U.S. will top out at 1.2 million by Jan. 19 and then fall sharply (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - January 13, 2022 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pathology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Dense Breasts, High BMI May Interact to Up Breast Cancer Risk
Positive additive interaction linked to increased risk for breast cancer particularly in postmenopausal women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - January 12, 2022 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Omicron May Be Headed for a Rapid Drop in Britain, US Omicron May Be Headed for a Rapid Drop in Britain, US
The reason: the variant has proved so wildly contagious that it may already be running out of people to infect, just a month and a half after it was first detected in South Africa.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Democrats Try to Stamp Out School Closures as Omicron Surges Democrats Try to Stamp Out School Closures as Omicron Surges
Nearly 2 years into a pandemic that shows no signs of waning, Democrats are speaking out more forcefully against COVID-19 school closures, recognizing a rising anger among parents.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As Omicron Spreads, Three World Leaders Have Been Reinfected As Omicron Spreads, Three World Leaders Have Been Reinfected
Studies in South Africa and the United Kingdom suggest that the potential for reinfection with the Omicron variant is three to eight times higher than with Delta.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 12, 2022 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news