Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory Antihypertensives Crossing Blood-Brain Barrier Improves Memory
Antihypertensive medications that cross the blood-brain barrier may be linked with less memory decline, compared with other drugs for high blood pressure.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Study: Households that host social gatherings have higher rates of COVID-19 spread
Small social gatherings can fuel the spread of COVID-19 in areas with high infection rates, an analysis published Monday by JAMA Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Walter Isaacson on CRISPR and the People Behind the Revolution Walter Isaacson on CRISPR and the People Behind the Revolution
Talking with Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese, Walter Isaacson describes the stories behind his latest book,'The Codebreaker,'including how he contrived a Zoom meeting between key players who'd drifted apart.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Molecules Are the New Microchip: Walter Isaacson on CRISPR Molecules Are the New Microchip: Walter Isaacson on CRISPR
Talking with Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese, Walter Isaacson describes the stories behind his latest book,'The Codebreaker,'including how he contrived a Zoom meeting between key players who'd drifted apart.Medscape (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Radiology Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Rare Events of ITP  Associated With ChAdOx1 Vaccine
Small increased risk for idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura seen after first dose with estimated incidence of 1.13 cases per 100,000 doses (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 18, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Diabetes, Sleep Disturbances Up Risk for Early Death
Having both conditions poses greater risk than either condition alone (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Long - Term Disparities in Respiratory Health Persist in the U.S.
Benefits of improved air quality and reduced smoking have not been equally distributed according to socioeconomic status (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 18, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Why Do Communities of Color Still Face Health Inequities? Why Do Communities of Color Still Face Health Inequities?
WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, speaks with Karyne Jones, President& CEO, National Caucus and Center on Black Aging (NCBA), about the health inequities that communities of color still face.WebMD (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Hearing or Vision Loss, Dual Sensory Loss, and Cognitive Decline Hearing or Vision Loss, Dual Sensory Loss, and Cognitive Decline
This study aimed to elucidate the roles of hearing loss, vision loss, and dual sensory loss as risk factors for cognitive decline.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Association of Age and Frailty With COVID-19 Mortality Association of Age and Frailty With COVID-19 Mortality
This study evaluated the association of age, frailty and delirium in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 with adverse outcomes and care needs in survivors.Age and Ageing (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mental Illness, Multimorbidity, SUD Up for Methamphetamine Users
Those with past - year methamphetamine use also more likely to have each combination of paired outcomes or all three outcomes (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act
The court voted 7-2 to block the GOP-led suit saying the plaintiffs did not have the right to bring the case. Justices Neil Gorsuch and Samuel Alito were the lone dissenters.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

FDA advisory panelist outlines issues with aducanumab's approval for Alzheimer's disease
(American College of Physicians) Despite near unanimous objection from its advisory panel, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted aducanumab approval to treat Alzheimer's disease on June 7, 2021. In a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine, a member and former Chair of the advisory panel and an aducanumab site investigator explain why this unprecedented " accelerated approval " is problematic for clinical research and patient care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Survival Examined for Early - Onset Colorectal Cancer
Survival advantage greatest for diagnosis at age 35 through 39 years with stage I or II disease versus diagnosis at age 51 to 55 years (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Severity of Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms Tied to Race/Ethnicity
African American, Hispanic American race/ethnicity associated with greater disability, symptom severity in multiple sclerosis (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

AI can automatically quantify atherosclerosis on CCTA
An artificial intelligence (AI) application can rapidly and accurately quantif...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: JAMA Internal Medicine stirs debate on coronary CT Machine learning plus CT boosts prediction of major coronary events CCTA radiomics yields insights into nature of coronary artery disease CCTA effective SPECT alternative for stable chest pain Machine-learning model predicts adverse cardiac outcomes (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 16, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Stressors of Integrating Work, Life Higher for Female Faculty
Since COVID - 19, faculty more likely to consider leaving, reducing employment, especially female faculty members (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Third COVID - 19 Vaccine Dose Tried in Organ Transplant Recipients
Six patients with low - positive antibody levels following standard vaccination achieved high - positive levels after dose 3 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Pathology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

Many Older Women Not Eligible to Quit Cervical Cancer Screening
Findings consistent among women with employer - based insurance and those treated at a safety net health center (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 15, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Journal, Source Type: news

Third COVID-19 Vaccine Dose Tried in Organ Transplant Recipients
TUESDAY, June 15, 2021 -- A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine may boost the antibody response in some solid organ transplant recipients, according to a research letter published online June 15 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. William A. Werbel,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Be Like Naomi: Protect Your Residents' Mental Health Be Like Naomi: Protect Your Residents' Mental Health
Lack of sleep should not be a badge of honor during residency. Shobha Stack has more on why we need to just say no.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Blog Source Type: news

Novavax COVID - 19 Vaccine Shines in Latest Trial
Company says there were no cases of hospitalization or death among people who received the vaccine (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

AMA Plan to Fight Racism Criticized by Some Members
Plan was announced last month and acknowledges that there is racism and White privilege in the medical establishment (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 15, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Study: COVID-19 vaccine booster dose needed, safe for organ transplant patients, others
People who have received an organ transplant may need a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a small study published Monday by the journal Annals of Internal Medicine found. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exacerbations Down in Asthma Patients on GLP - 1R Agonists for T2D
Lower exacerbation counts, fewer health care encounters for asthma symptoms seen in asthma patients with T2D initiating GLP - 1R agonists (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 14, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Dementia Made Simple Dementia Made Simple
From simple subtyping to ground rules for patient visits, The Curbsiders share expert tips from geriatrician Dr Josh Uy.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine increased antibody levels in organ transplant recipients with a sub
(American College of Physicians) A case series published in Annals of Internal Medicine found that a third dose of vaccine increased antibody levels in organ transplant recipients who had suboptimal response to standard vaccination. These findings suggest that clinical trials are warranted to determine whether booster doses should be incorporated into clinical practice for transplant patients, just as they have been for hepatitis B and influenza vaccinations. This is the first study to report on response to a third vaccine dose. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

For transplant recipients, third time may be the charm for better COVID vaccine protection
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) In a study published today in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they believe that, for the first time, there is evidence to show that three doses of vaccine increase antibody levels against SARS-CoV-2 -- the virus that causes COVID 19 -- more than the standard two-dose regimen for people who have received solid organ transplants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

New COVID-19 content from Annals of Internal Medicine
(American College of Physicians) Below please find link(s) to new coronavirus-related content published today in Annals of Internal Medicine. All coronavirus-related content published in Annals of Internal Medicine is free to the public. A complete collection is available at https://annals.org/aim/pages/coronavirus-content. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 14, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Issues Alert About Respiratory Syncytial Virus Spread in Southern U.S.
Agency is encouraging broader testing for RSV among patients presenting with acute respiratory illness who test negative for COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 12, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Obesity - Related Outcomes Up for Metabolically Healthy Obese
Those with MHO had increased rates of diabetes, ASCVD, heart failure versus metabolically healthy without obesity (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 11, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Back in the 1960s, sugar industry paid "science" to falsely blame dietary fat for poor health
(Natural News) A new paper published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine exposes the sugar industry for tampering with more than 50 years’ worth of “science” to push an egregiously deceptive anti-fat agenda. Since at least the 1960s, the sugar peddlers have been spreading the myth that consuming fat makes you fat, and that sugar... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Links Explored for ADHD Meds, Externalizing Symptoms, Child Suicidality
ADHD medications may moderate the association between externalizing symptoms and risk for suicidality in children (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk LDCT Lung Cancer Screening May ID Aortic Stenosis Risk
Using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) to screen for aortic valve calcification during a lung cancer screening could identify those at risk for aortic stenosis, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls COVID-19 Tied to Spike in Suspected Suicide Attempts by Girls
New data suggest more severe pandemic distress among adolescent girls, reinforcing the need for increased attention and prevention for this population.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Weight Control Product Use in Adolescence Ups Risk for Later Eating Disorder
Findings seen among teens followed for 10 years into early adulthood (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 11, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

EMA Says Sinus Bradycardia a Possible Risk With Remdesivir EMA Says Sinus Bradycardia a Possible Risk With Remdesivir
A causal relationship between COVID-19 treatment with remdesivir and sinus bradycardia is'at least a reasonable possibility,'the EMA's safety committee has concluded.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for On-Call Phone Appointments Lawmakers Debate How Much to Pay for On-Call Phone Appointments
Phone visits became an option for many Medicare and Medicaid patients during the pandemic. Now policymakers are deciding whether they're worth the money.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Frail Individuals Recombinant Zoster Vaccine in Frail Individuals
This study evaluated the safety and efficacy of the two-dose adjuvanted recombinant zoster vaccine in frail individuals in a real-world setting.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Maternal Prenatal Smoking and Autism in Offspring Maternal Prenatal Smoking and Autism in Offspring
Does maternal smoking in pregnancy increase the child's risk of autism spectrum disorder?American Journal of Epidemiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Can a Subscription Model Fix Primary Care in the US? Can a Subscription Model Fix Primary Care in the US?
Medical subscriptions, a $199 million CEO payday and the race to fix primary care in the U.S. One Medical is betting big that a subscription model can fix primary care.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Cancer Prevention Is Worth a Shot Cancer Prevention Is Worth a Shot
Dr George Lundberg argues that we can cut cancer mortality rates by 40% with better prevention, but we shouldn't exclude the elderly.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Biden's Real Moonshot to Prevent Cancer Biden's Real Moonshot to Prevent Cancer
Dr George Lundberg argues that we can cut cancer mortality rates by 40% with better prevention, but we shouldn't exclude the elderly.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Cases, Deaths Down in Seniors After Vaccine Introduction
Lower rate ratios for COVID - 19 cases, ED visits, hospital admission, and deaths comparing oldest age group with younger adults (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - June 10, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Geriatrics, Journal, Source Type: news

Review IDs Reasons for Disparities in Headache Treatment
Factors that contribute to disparities include racism, socioeconomic status and insurance status, geographic disparities (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

Neurological, Neuropsychiatric Symptoms Common in COVID - 19
Symptoms with the highest prevalence included anosmia, weakness, fatigue, dysgeusia, myalgia, and depression (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Breast Cancer Risk Up With Inflammatory Potential of Diet
Women in highest quintile of inflammatory score of the diet had significantly increased risk, especially premenopausal women (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - June 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Evidence Builds for iPhone 12 Interference With Cardiac Devices Evidence Builds for iPhone 12 Interference With Cardiac Devices
Greater public awareness is needed, as are further studies to confirm the results, including differences in susceptibility among devices, the authors say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hematology-Oncology Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Airborne transmission 'primary contributor' to COVID-19 spread, researchers say
Airborne transmission of the coronavirus through human speech is the " primary contributor to its rapid spread, " according to a review of existing research published Wednesday by the Journal of Internal Medicine. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Many Migraine Patients Not Offered Preventive Treatment Many Migraine Patients Not Offered Preventive Treatment
Few patients with migraine receive or are offered preventive therapy, leaving a significant treatment gap in this patient population, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 9, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news