MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather MS Hospital Visits Increase in Warmer Weather
The authors of a new study warn that global warming could have serious implications for people living with multiple sclerosis and for healthcare usage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Why Are a Tiny Number of Vaccinated People Being Hospitalized? Why Are a Tiny Number of Vaccinated People Being Hospitalized?
Experts say we should investigate"breakthrough infections" to look out for variants and understand who's vulnerable. In many cases, that's not happening.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 15, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Year Later, Feds Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers A Year Later, Feds Move to Better Protect Frontline Workers
Changes would allow N95 sales for industries other than healthcare and signal an end to the hospital practice of reusing the masks considered essential for worker safety.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 14, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Anaphylaxis Case After mRNA Vaccination Traced to Polyethylene Glycol Allergy Anaphylaxis Case After mRNA Vaccination Traced to Polyethylene Glycol Allergy
An undiagnosed polyethylene glycol allergy was at the root of at least one anaphylaxis case associated with an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine, a UK report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AMA Applauds Biden's Gun Control Directives AMA Applauds Biden's Gun Control Directives
In announcing several executive actions, Biden referred to the South Carolina physician gunned down the day before, along with his wife, grandchildren, and a worker.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year More Than 3,600 US Health Workers Died of COVID in First Year
Lost on the Frontline, a yearlong investigation by The Guardian and KHN to count health care worker deaths, ends today. This is what was learned in a year.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Beyond a Reasonable Doubt': COVID-19 Brain Health Fallout Is Real'Beyond a Reasonable Doubt': COVID-19 Brain Health Fallout Is Real
COVID-19 survivors face a sharply elevated risk of developing psychiatric or neurologic disorders in the 6 months after contracting it -- a danger that mounts with symptom severity, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 7, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Why Long COVID Worries Me Why Long COVID Worries Me
Researchers and clinicians focused on long-haul COVID or postacute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 infection should remember our oath to first, do no harm.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology Expert Column Source Type: news

Virginia Law Denies Benefit to Some Healthcare Workers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine Virginia Law Denies Benefit to Some Healthcare Workers Who Refuse COVID-19 Vaccine
Virginia has passed a law making it easier for some healthcare workers who become ill with COVID-19 to collect medical expenses or lost wages.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns Deaths Tied to Reprocessed Urologic Endoscopes, FDA Warns
The US Food and Drug Administration is warning healthcare providers about the risk for potentially life-threatening infections associated with reprocessed urologic endoscopes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Children Likely the'Leading Edge' in Spread of COVID-19 Variants Children Likely the'Leading Edge' in Spread of COVID-19 Variants
Experts warn that variants are fueling an increase in COVID-19 cases as children and teens return to classrooms and sports.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

T Cells Confer Protection to Three SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern T Cells Confer Protection to Three SARS-CoV-2 Variants of Concern
Researchers looked at how well T cells from an initial SARS-CoV-2 infection might protect people from infection with a virus variant.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover Ebola Cluster Traced to Vaccinated Taxi Driver Who Appeared to Recover
This is the story of a taxi driver, a vaccine that may not live up to its billing, and a treatment that seemed to save him from death, only to set the stage for his infection to spread to 91 others in six communities over 4 months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lawsuit: Doctor's Doubts Leads to Missed Diagnosis Lawsuit: Doctor's Doubts Leads to Missed Diagnosis
A mysterious illness continues to plague a patient. Could the physician have done anything to reach an earlier diagnosis?Cooperative of American Physicians (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Article Source Type: news

COVID Antibodies May Last Days to Years, Depending on Severity of Infection COVID Antibodies May Last Days to Years, Depending on Severity of Infection
Antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 are likely to wane at different rates depending on the severity of the infection, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Stroke Tied to Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts and Deaths Stroke Tied to Increased Risk for Suicide Attempts and Deaths
The results highlight the need to screen for depression and suicide ideation in stroke survivors, the researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 31, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID Vaccine Found Highly Effective in Real-World US Study COVID Vaccine Found Highly Effective in Real-World US Study
"This is very reassuring news," said the CDC's Mark Thompson, the study's lead author."We have a vaccine that's working very well."Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19'Long-Haul' Symptoms Overlap With ME/CFS COVID-19'Long-Haul' Symptoms Overlap With ME/CFS
Long-term symptoms following acute COVID-19 illness were predictable based on prior experience with postviral fatigue syndromes including myalgic encephalomyelitis, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Docs Ignore Sexual Harassment: What Happened to Do No Harm? Docs Ignore Sexual Harassment: What Happened to Do No Harm?
Dr Alok Patel speaks out against sexual harassment in healthcare, with insights from Drs Natalie M. Crawford and Pamela Mehta.Medscape Hospital Medicine (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Adding Strain Measure to LVEF Better Predicts Later HF Adding Strain Measure to LVEF Better Predicts Later HF
Supplementing assessment of left ventricular function with measures of longitudinal and circumferential strain may better predict future heart failure, an ARIC analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Encephalopathy Common, Often Lethal in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients Encephalopathy Common, Often Lethal in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Toxic metabolic encephalopathy is common and often lethal in hospitalized patients with COVID-19, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion? Saliva Test a Game Changer for Sports-Related Concussion?
Researchers have identified a group of microRNA biomarkers in saliva that successfully diagnosed concussion in professional male rugby players.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Variants Emerge in Brazil Variants of SARS-CoV-2 Variants Emerge in Brazil
New research finds a pattern in mutations in variants detected in five states in Brazil. They could spell even more unchecked spread of the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Don't Count Out Convalescent Plasma in COVID-19 Battle Don't Count Out Convalescent Plasma in COVID-19 Battle
' We created all this enthusiasm, and then these studies came out and they say this stuff didn't work in the first place,'said Dr Michael Busch. But that sentiment is by no means universal.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Vaccine 79% Efficacious in Phase 3 Interim Results AstraZeneca Vaccine 79% Efficacious in Phase 3 Interim Results
The company plans to file for emergency use authorization from the FDA in the first half of April.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AMA Opposes Bills Pushing Coprescription of Opioids and Naloxone AMA Opposes Bills Pushing Coprescription of Opioids and Naloxone
North and South Carolina lawmakers are considering bills that would require clinicians to also prescribe naloxone for patients prescribed opioids. The AMA and both states'medical associations oppose the bills.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

The Simpsons Didn't Predict COVID (and Other Myths Dispelled) The Simpsons Didn't Predict COVID (and Other Myths Dispelled)
The Poynter Institute's PolitiFact fact-checkers also clarify that nothing cures COVID-19, certainly not fish tank cleaner or cocaine, in a list of the wackiest claims posted in the pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 17, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later Ebola Survivor May Have Started Latest Outbreak -- 5 Years Later
A genetic analysis found that the current outbreak likely started with a survivor of the 2014-2016 outbreak, whose testes harbored dormant virus. The news has potentially serious public health implications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 16, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

One Year Later: How Has COVID-19 Affected You? One Year Later: How Has COVID-19 Affected You?
The World Health Organization officially declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A Year of COVID Tied to Big Turnover Among Employed Docs: Survey A Year of COVID Tied to Big Turnover Among Employed Docs: Survey
Jackson Physician Search report also shows 7 in 10 physicians feel disengaged from their employers, making them more likely to seek career changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

More Than 3000 Healthcare Workers Have Died of COVID-19 More Than 3000 Healthcare Workers Have Died of COVID-19
In April 2020, Medscape began commemorating healthcare workers who have died of COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Complicates Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Hospital COVID-19 Complicates Diabetic Ketoacidosis in Hospital
Among patients hospitalized with diabetic ketoacidosis, those with COVID-19 had higher mortality, greater risk for acute kidney injury, greater insulin requirements, and longer time to DKA resolution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How Wikipedia Fought COVID Misinformation How Wikipedia Fought COVID Misinformation
Some illustrious medical publications were foiled by dubious data in the pandemic publishing flurry. How did the online encyclopedia avoid these pitfalls?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cannabis Vaping Triggers Respiratory Symptoms in Teens Cannabis Vaping Triggers Respiratory Symptoms in Teens
Vaping cannabis significantly increased the risk of respiratory symptoms in adolescents, according to findings of a study based on a national sample of teens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Long-term Sleep Problems Traumatic Brain Injury Tied to Long-term Sleep Problems
Mild traumatic brain injuries pose a greater risk for insomnia and other sleep problems than other types of injury, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 9, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Med Student Vaccination Chaos Is Hard to Stomach Med Student Vaccination Chaos Is Hard to Stomach
The rollout of vaccines to med students across the country has been an uneven process, leaving some to question whether the right steps are being followed.Medscape Med Students (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Med Students Commentary Source Type: news

Earlier Antibiotic Initiation for Sepsis Did Not Lead to Overuse Earlier Antibiotic Initiation for Sepsis Did Not Lead to Overuse
Accelerating time to initiation of antibiotics for patients with sepsis means that patients are treated earlier, but it could result in more patients receiving antibiotics, including those without infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Critical Care News Source Type: news

Study Clarifies Who Gets Post –COVID-19 Interstitial Lung Disease Study Clarifies Who Gets Post –COVID-19 Interstitial Lung Disease
A study of post –COVID-19 patients in the UK who developed severe lung inflammation after they left the hospital may provide greater clarity on which patients are most likely to have persistent lung dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Time to Rethink Prognosis After Prolonged Unconsciousness? Time to Rethink Prognosis After Prolonged Unconsciousness?
Caution is warranted in making early decisions to withdraw or withhold treatment in comatose patients with TBI as many will regain consciousness in time, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Attacks on Health Workers Globally COVID-19 Pandemic Fuels Attacks on Health Workers Globally
A new report by the Human Rights Center identified more than 1100 threats or acts of violence against health care workers and facilities last year.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury FDA Clears Device to Protect Kids Against Head Injury
The US Food and Drug Administration has cleared a new over-the-counter (OTC) device designed to protect children aged 13 years and older from sports-related traumatic brain injury.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Variant Found in NYC, Northeast New Coronavirus Variant Found in NYC, Northeast
Two research teams have identified a new coronavirus variant in New York City and across the Northeast that could evade natural immune responses and some monoclonal antibody treatments.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Data May Help Intercept Head Injuries in College Football New Data May Help Intercept Head Injuries in College Football
An extensive study of concussion and head impact exposure across college football provides broad insight into ways to reduce injuries and educate athletes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Docs Become Dog Groomers After COVID-19 Work Loss Docs Become Dog Groomers After COVID-19 Work Loss
Many physicians have lost their jobs or have little work during the pandemic and are resorting to a bizarre array of side gigs or outright career overhauls.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Move to Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Is Worth a Shot Move to Single-Dose COVID Vaccine Is Worth a Shot
Switching to a single-dose COVID vaccine program is a reasonable option while vaccine supply is limited, says F. Perry Wilson. Here's a look at the data.Medscape (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Loss of Smell Lingers Post COVID Loss of Smell Lingers Post COVID
More than 50% of healthcare workers infected with SARS-CoV-2 report that their sense of smell has not returned to normal an average of 5 months post infection, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 23, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19 500,000 Americans Now Dead from COVID-19
The novel coronavirus is now the third leading cause of death in the U.S. -- behind heart disease and cancer, but ahead of accidents, respiratory diseases, stroke, Alzheimer's, and the flu.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care? Diverticulitis: A New Standard of Care?
Clinicians may opt for a fluoroquinolone-sparing approach by using amoxicillin-clavulanate, with no drop in efficacy, new data indicate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Disparities in Cesarean Rates Increase With Maternal Education Disparities in Cesarean Rates Increase With Maternal Education
The disparities seen in cesarean rates between white and Black or Hispanic women actually increase with higher maternal education level.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care Patients With Asthma and COPD Lost Ground in Accessing Care
"The longer-term picture is that people with asthma and COPD are struggling to obtain needed medical care and medications despite a substantial reduction in the uninsurance rate."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news