Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar:'Seeing the End of the Pandemic Is Premature'Wellcome Trust's Jeremy Farrar:'Seeing the End of the Pandemic Is Premature '
Jeremy Farrar explains why we must expect new variants, and why he ’d like to give away his booster shot.Medscape (Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines)
Source: Medscape Transplantation Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Transplant Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Later Opioid Use, Misuse
History of TBI tied to 52 percent increased odds of prescription opioid use, 65 percent increased odds of prescription opioid misuse (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 22, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Neurologic Disorders Childhood Trauma Linked to Adult Neurologic Disorders
Adverse childhood experiences, including abuse and neglect, are tied to neurologic disorders in adulthood ― as well as to comorbidities, anxiety, and depression.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

US to Donate 500 Million More Vaccine Doses US to Donate 500 Million More Vaccine Doses
President Joe Biden announced the new pledge during a virtual COVID-19 summit on Wednesday. The plan will increase the US contribution to more than 1 billion doses.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Public Health Experts Surprised Biden Hasn't Picked an FDA Chief Public Health Experts Surprised Biden Hasn't Picked an FDA Chief
The US Food and Drug Administration has been mired in controversies related to drug approvals and covid vaccines, all without a permanent leader.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career? Can Being an Expert Witness Ruin Your Career?
Physicians who testify as expert witnesses can risk their careers even in simple medical malpractice cases. Is it worth it?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Topical JAK Inhibitor for Atopic Dermatitis FDA Approves First Topical JAK Inhibitor for Atopic Dermatitis
The approval is for the treatment of non-immunocompromised patients aged 12 years and older with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Survey Identifies Clinicians' Unease With Genetic Testing in PD Survey Identifies Clinicians' Unease With Genetic Testing in PD
Ahead of new guideline development, a survey of Movement Disorders Society members worldwide shows a number of gaps in clinicians'comfort levels with genetic testing in Parkinson's disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gut Health'Vitally Important' for Mental Health Gut Health'Vitally Important' for Mental Health
Increased pro-inflammatory gut bacteria and decreased anti-inflammatory bacteria are associated with several major psychiatric disorders, including bipolar disorder, depression, and schizophrenia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

New studies show how CT reveals 'silent' atherosclerosis
Atherosclerosis progresses undetected and is known as the silent killer. Bu...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected CT CAC testing? CT shines when it comes to COVID-19 risk stratification CT CAC helps determine which patients benefit from statin therapy JAMA Internal Medicine stirs debate on coronary CT AI predicts cardiovascular risk on LDCT lung cancer screening (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Pandemic Tied to Fewer Concussion Visits
However, those seeking care delayed care and were less likely to be from sports (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Delta Variant Now Fueling 99 Percent of U.S. COVID - 19 Cases
The delta variant is driving the increase in hospitalizations (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 21, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Cancer Linked to Shortened Life Span for Solid Organ Recipients
Overall, cancer responsible for loss of 1.9 percent of total life years expected in the absence of cancer in transplant recipients (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 20, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Pulmonology, Surgery, Journal, Source Type: news

New York City to Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Tests in Schools New York City to Conduct Weekly COVID-19 Tests in Schools
The change comes after the first full week of school during which nearly 900 classrooms were fully or partially closed in the city's 1876 schools because of reports of positive COVID-19 cases.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Opioid Overdose Death Rates Worsening for Non - Hispanic Blacks
No significant change seen in overdose death rates overall from 2018 to 2019, but rate increased among non - Hispanic Blacks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 20, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Workers at the World Trade Center Site Face Higher Risk for COPD
Rescue and recovery workers who arrived at the site early and those with a previous asthma diagnosis face the greatest risk for developing COPD (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 20, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pulmonology, Conference News, Source Type: news

Call for a Move or Boycott of Big Texas Cancer Meeting Call for a Move or Boycott of Big Texas Cancer Meeting
Oncologists are calling for this year's San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to be moved out of Texas in response to the state's new abortion law, and a boycott of in-person attendance if no move happens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Will Doctors Who Are Spreading COVID-19 Misinformation Ever Face Penalty?
Earlier this month, Dr. Rashid Buttar posted on Twitter that COVID-19 “was a planned operation” and shared an article alleging that most people who got vaccinated against the coronavirus would be dead by 2025. His tweets are a recent addition to a steady stream of spurious claims about the COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Another example is Dr. Sherri Jane Tenpenny’s June testimony, before Ohio state legislators, that the vaccine could cause people to become magnetized. Clips from the hearing went viral on the internet. Earlier in the pandemic, on April 9, 2020, Dr. Joseph Mercola posted a video about wh...
Source: TIME: Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Victoria Knight / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Nurses'At the Breaking Point,' May Quit Due to COVID: Survey Nurses'At the Breaking Point,' May Quit Due to COVID: Survey
A new survey says that the variant surge and vaccine refusal are taking a serious professional toll on critical care nurses today and could have impact on the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

Pfizer Recalls All Lots of Chantix Due to Potential Carcinogen
0.5 - mg and 1 - mg tablets may contain levels of N - nitroso - varenicline at or above levels approved by the FDA (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 18, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Institutional, Source Type: news

Ticagrelor of Net Clinical Benefit aAfter Stroke, TIA: THALES Ticagrelor of Net Clinical Benefit aAfter Stroke, TIA: THALES
A new analysis of data from the THALES trial separates out the reduction in ischemic events from the increase in bleeding events and shows the benefit outweighs the risk in a ratio of four-to-one.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 18, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Sleep Disturbance Common, Tied to Pain, Depression in Older Adults
Sleep disturbance in older adults also more common among those living with a partner and urinating at night (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 17, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Internal Medicine, Nursing, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence Not Yet Ready for Clinical Breast Cancer Screening
All AI systems evaluated were less accurate than the consensus of two or more radiologists (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 17, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Radiology, Journal, Source Type: news

What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care? What Can You Do About AF in Primary Care?
The latest evidence on the prevention and management of atrial fibrillation provides guidance to primary care clinicians.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Surgery Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New Data Show COVID Telehealth Pivot by Patients, Physicians New Data Show COVID Telehealth Pivot by Patients, Physicians
Psychiatrists, dermatologists, urologists, and primary care physicians were among the highest users of teleconferencing for patient visits 6 months after the start of pandemic, according to data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Boost Vitamin D in Blacks Living at High Latitudes, Study Indicates Boost Vitamin D in Blacks Living at High Latitudes, Study Indicates
Those of African-Caribbean descent who reside at higher latitude, lower UVB-exposure regions show vitamin D deficiencies. Supplementation can help.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Disparities in Internet Access and COVID-19 Vaccination Disparities in Internet Access and COVID-19 Vaccination
This report provides zip code-level data on household internet access and COVID-19 vaccination.Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Success of COVID-19 Vaccines in Nursing Homes: Will It Stick? Success of COVID-19 Vaccines in Nursing Homes: Will It Stick?
Several studies support the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in reducing SARS-CoV-2 infection and its complications in nursing homes, but as this commentary underscores, we can't let down our guard.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

NIH Spending Nearly $470 Million on ‘ Long - Haul COVID ’ Study
Goal is to uncover why some people have prolonged symptoms or develop new or returning symptoms after recovering from COVID - 19 (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Hospitalizing the Unvaccinated Has Cost U.S. Nearly $6 Billion
Between June and August, about 287,000 people who were not vaccinated were hospitalized for COVID - 19 in the United States (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 17, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Infections, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nursing, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Fewer Inpatient Work Hours Linked With Worse Patient Outcomes Fewer Inpatient Work Hours Linked With Worse Patient Outcomes
The 30-day mortality rate was significantly lower among hospitalized patients treated by full-time clinicians, compared with those treated by part-time clinicians, in a new study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID - 19 Vaccines Prevent Hospitalizations in High - Risk Populations
Estimates of vaccine effectiveness high for adults aged 85 years and older, those with chronic medical conditions, and for Hispanic, Black adults (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pharmacy, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Reduces Anxiety in Children During PIVC Placement
Virtual reality intervention also significantly decreases pain among patients undergoing peripheral IV catheter placement (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 16, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Surgery, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Administrative Tasks Pose Burden for Patients in the United States
Substantial number of patients report delayed or forgone care due to an administrative task (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine 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

To Boost Black Men in Medicine, Advocates Turn to Sports To Boost Black Men in Medicine, Advocates Turn to Sports
High-performing athletes possess many of the skills and attributes that physicians need, supporters of the strategy say.Undark (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Researchers Warn Young Adults Are at Highest Risk of Obesity Researchers Warn Young Adults Are at Highest Risk of Obesity
Adults aged 18-24 gained the most weight over 10 years compared with older individuals and should be a key target for prevention programs, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Think You Make Too Much to Fund a Roth IRA? Think Again! Think You Make Too Much to Fund a Roth IRA? Think Again!
As a high earner, you may be surprised that this trick for funding a Roth IRA is available to you. Don't miss your chance to fund a tax-free Roth IRA. Find out what you can do to get this tax benefit.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Business of Medicine Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Internal Medicine Blog Source Type: news

COVID-19 and the Drug Overdose Crisis COVID-19 and the Drug Overdose Crisis
This study revealed dramatic increases in overdose mortality during the initial months of the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the need for overdose surveillance during the pandemic response.American Journal of Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Should Doctors Be Penalized if Patients Don't Follow Advice? Should Doctors Be Penalized if Patients Don't Follow Advice?
It's often extremely difficult to get patients to change their habits and do what a physician recommends, and yet courts, insurers, and patients themselves often hold the doctor responsible.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Noncompliance to Apixaban for A - Fib Due to Many Factors
Improved communication with patients about cost, bleeding, and monitoring may increase compliance (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

A Leading Virologist Reveals His Two'Nightmare' Viruses A Leading Virologist Reveals His Two'Nightmare' Viruses
Virologist Florian Krammer talks about how much we should worry about the Delta virus and the truth about antibody tests.Medscape (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

A Good Night's Sleep Linked to Lower Arrhythmia Risk A Good Night's Sleep Linked to Lower Arrhythmia Risk
In a study of more than 400,000 people, those who reported generally sleeping through the night had less atrial fibrillation and bradyarrhythmia than those who reported having difficulty sleeping.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Study Describes Bleeding Risk With Anticoagulants for VTE Study Describes Bleeding Risk With Anticoagulants for VTE
New research may help doctors assess the long-term risk for major bleeding if anticoagulation for unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) is continued beyond 3 –6 months.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - September 14, 2021 Category: Primary Care Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

California Moves to Extend, Streamline Assisted Death Law California Moves to Extend, Streamline Assisted Death Law
California lawmakers moved to extend and streamline an assisted death law, reducing the time until terminal patients can acquire the fatal drugs.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Prostate Cancer Risk Up for World Trade Center Rescue Workers
Risk most elevated for those to arrive earliest at the site, with a shorter latency period than the general population (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 13, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Statin Myalgia: Stop, Restart, or Switch? Statin Myalgia: Stop, Restart, or Switch?
A 66-year-old woman is discharged from the hospital after an MI. At a follow-up appointment, she says she has muscle pain and stiffness in her legs and back. Which treatment would you recommend?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - September 13, 2021 Category: Cardiology Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Tailored Text Messages May Help Cut Hookah Smoking
Outcomes show higher cessation and lower smoking frequency among those not quitting (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 11, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Nursing, Oncology, Pulmonology, Journal, Source Type: news

FDA Bans Sale of Nearly a Million E - Cigarettes
However, Juul products will remain on the market for now (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Institutional, Source Type: news

Cancer Diagnoses Down During the Pandemic
Findings for diagnosis of eight common cancers during spring 2020 and winter 2020 to 2021 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 10, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pathology, Pulmonology, Radiology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Blended Care for Heart Failure and Depression May Improve mHRQOL
Collaborative blended care model provides extra emotional and educational support to improve mental health - related quality of life (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 10, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news