Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treatment Reduces Viral Load in COVID Monoclonal Antibody Combo Treatment Reduces Viral Load in COVID
Bamlanivimab and etesevimab together were associated with a statistically significant reduction in SARS-CoV-2. Bamlanivimab alone, however, showed no significant reduction in a phase 2/3 study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health Telemedicine Poised to Address Social Factors Affecting Health
But digital tools alone are not enough. Clinicians need to be educated from early in their training and work to understand where their patients are coming from.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA's Commitment to COVID Testing FDA's Commitment to COVID Testing
2020 presented challenges but also significant achievements, write FDA officials.FDA Expert Commentaries and Interviews (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 19, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Biden Unveils National 5-Point COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy Biden Unveils National 5-Point COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy
The President-elect aims to set up 100 mass vaccination clinics by late February and use FEMA to mobilize thousands of workers to give vaccines.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 16, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Independent Physicians Finally Getting Vaccine for Themselves Independent Physicians Finally Getting Vaccine for Themselves
Private practice doctors and staffs start to catch up on their COVID vaccinations, but PCPs are still not being enlisted to vaccinate patients in many parts of the US, advocates say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 13, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Orthostatic Headache? Consider Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension Orthostatic Headache? Consider Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension
For many patients with debilitating headaches caused by spontaneous intracranial hypotension, the condition goes undiagnosed and untreated because of a lack of awareness about it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of False Negative COVID Tests From Virus Mutations FDA Warns of False Negative COVID Tests From Virus Mutations
The FDA issued an alert about the potential of mutations, including the B.1.1.7 variant, affecting molecular COVID-19 tests. However, regulators said that risk appears low.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 8, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Illinois: First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors Illinois: First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors
Amid a deadly virus outbreak that has disproportionately stricken Latino communities, Illinois recently became the first state to provide public health insurance to all low-income noncitizen seniors.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Loss of Smell Reported in 86% of Mild COVID Cases Loss of Smell Reported in 86% of Mild COVID Cases
A European study found patients with mild cases of COVID-19 were much more likely to report losing their sense of smell than patients with moderate to critical cases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 7, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Dad' of UK Renal Medicine Dies of COVID-19'Dad' of UK Renal Medicine Dies of COVID-19
Professor Donal O'Donoghue was a'titan'of UK nephrology with over three decades of dedicated work focused on improving the care of patients with kidney disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

How Diet and Exercise Can Help Manage NAFLD, According to the AGA How Diet and Exercise Can Help Manage NAFLD, According to the AGA
"[W]eight loss is associated with a reduction in liver fat, which provides a potential for reversal of disease progression," wrote Zobair M. Younossi, MD, MPH.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach
The updated iteration highlights expanded indications for transcatheter as opposed to surgical aortic valve implantation and stresses the need for centers of excellence to treat more complicated cases.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame They Were Experts in Viruses, and Now in Pitfalls of Fame
For better or worse, the coronavirus pandemic thrust virologists, epidemiologists and other normally low-profile scientists into the pop culture crucible.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Race to Vaccinate Millions in US Off to Slow, Messy Start Race to Vaccinate Millions in US Off to Slow, Messy Start
The race to vaccinate millions of Americans is off to a slower, messier start than public health officials and leaders of the Trump administration's Operation Warp Speed had expected.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Microvascular Injury of Brain, Olfactory Bulbs Seen in COVID-19 Microvascular Injury of Brain, Olfactory Bulbs Seen in COVID-19
Multifocal microvascular injury in the brain and olfactory bulbs may be another possible COVID-19 outcome, new imaging research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Little Improvement in Late-Onset Epilepsy Outcomes Over 30 Years Little Improvement in Late-Onset Epilepsy Outcomes Over 30 Years
More than three quarters of patients in one analysis became seizure free while on treatment, which most often was monotherapy. The time from seizure onset to treatment initiation appeared long, however.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older Florida, Texas Give COVID-19 Vaccines to People 65 and Older
The states are going against CDC guidance to give the vaccine to healthcare workers and others first.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctors Worry About Patients Reading Their Clinical Notes Doctors Worry About Patients Reading Their Clinical Notes
The Open Notes mandate that will let patients see all of a physician's clinical notes on their treatment is making some doctors anxious about the potential consequences.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Virus'Endemic,' Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks Virus'Endemic,' Expect More Variants, Vaccine Tweaks
Although the recently reported British and South African SARS-CoV-2 variants are unlikely to evade current vaccines, the community should be prepared to tweak vaccines in coming years, experts say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna's Vaccine'Highly Effective,' but Further Studies Needed Moderna's Vaccine'Highly Effective,' but Further Studies Needed
An FDA committee evaluated Moderna's COVID vaccine as highly effective with a favorable safety profile based on phase 3 trial data; the committee acknowledged that further studies will be required.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

As COVID Numbers Rise, So Does'Psychic Numbing'As COVID Numbers Rise, So Does'Psychic Numbing '
The seeming indifference that sets in when people are faced with a crisis such as the pandemic is known by mental health experts as psychic numbing, says an expert.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nurse Burnout Has Soared During Pandemic, Survey Shows Nurse Burnout Has Soared During Pandemic, Survey Shows
For some groups, the proportion of respondents reporting the highest levels of burnout have quadrupled. Still, nearly all nurses say they made the right career choice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

New Gains in COVID-19 Science 1 Year Into the Pandemic New Gains in COVID-19 Science 1 Year Into the Pandemic
This time last year, hospitals in Wuhan, China, identified the first cases of the novel coronavirus that would kill more than 1.7 million people around the world and change the practice of medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19's Global Impact on Epilepsy COVID-19's Global Impact on Epilepsy
The COVID-19 pandemic has placed an enormous strain on patients with epilepsy around the globe, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Gambling, Major Depression a Potentially Deadly Combination Gambling, Major Depression a Potentially Deadly Combination
Suicide risk is significantly increased in patients with comorbid major depression and gambling disorder, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctors Publish Paper on COVID-19 Protocol; Experts Unconvinced Doctors Publish Paper on COVID-19 Protocol; Experts Unconvinced
An article in the Journal of Intensive Care Medicine offers observational mortality rates for the MATH+ protocol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Second COVID-19 Vaccine Ready for Use, CDC Panel Says Second COVID-19 Vaccine Ready for Use, CDC Panel Says
CDC's ACIP voted 11-0 to recommend use of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, which is the second product of its kind cleared by FDA. ACIP panelists noted concerns about potential allergic reactions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

COVID Has Southern California ICU Capacity at Zero COVID Has Southern California ICU Capacity at Zero
ICU capacity dipped to zero in Southern California's 11 counties on Thursday as COVID cases continued to climb. Officials warn the worst is yet to come.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 18, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Dramatic Impact' of Mindfulness on Migraine'Dramatic Impact' of Mindfulness on Migraine
Study shows that mindfulness-based stress reduction improves disability, depression, and quality of life among migraine sufferers but doesn't reduce migraine frequency compared to headache education.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Give Psych Patients the COVID Vaccination Now, Experts Say Give Psych Patients the COVID Vaccination Now, Experts Say
Mental health experts continue to push for early COVID vaccination for patients with serious mental illness, citing their increased vulnerability to get the virus and have poor outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Which Conferences Will Still Be Virtual in 2021? Which Conferences Will Still Be Virtual in 2021?
Most in the first quarter will stay virtual, but some are returning to in-person meetings or a hybrid. Organizers say in-person meetings are subject to change, depending on COVID-19 developments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Skin Gene Expression May Explain PsA Treatment Responses Skin Gene Expression May Explain PsA Treatment Responses
Differences in gene expression between the skin and synovial tissues of people with psoriatic arthritis could explain why treatments targeting proinflammatory mechanisms don't improve joint symptoms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

ADHD Meds May Boost Treatment Retention in Comorbid Addiction ADHD Meds May Boost Treatment Retention in Comorbid Addiction
Judicious use of stimulants may help patients with ADHD and comorbid substance use disorder stay in addiction treatment programs, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Proposed HIPAA Overhaul to Ease Access to Patient Health Info Proposed HIPAA Overhaul to Ease Access to Patient Health Info
The HHS is proposing an overhaul of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act that will make it easier to access patients'personal health information.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

As More Red States OK Marijuana, Some Officials Try to Stop It As More Red States OK Marijuana, Some Officials Try to Stop It
Recreational marijuana may face resistance from GOP-dominated state governments despite being voted into law in Montana, South Dakota and Arizona.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 10, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline in Mice Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline in Mice
An experimental drug reversed age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a study from the University of California-San Francisco.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

FDA Safety Alert: Face Masks With Metal Can Burn During MRI FDA Safety Alert: Face Masks With Metal Can Burn During MRI
The FDA warns that face masks with metal pieces, nanoparticles, or coatings that contain metal can dangerously heat up during imaging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 8, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100 States Plan for Vaccines as Daily US Virus Deaths Top 3,100
States drafted plans Thursday for who will go to the front of the line when the first doses of COVID-19 vaccine become available later this month.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 4, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19: Hand Sanitizer Poisonings Soar, Psych Patients at Risk COVID-19: Hand Sanitizer Poisonings Soar, Psych Patients at Risk
Cases of poisoning -- intentional and unintentional -- from ingestion of alcohol-based hand sanitizer have soared during the COVID-19 pandemic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy? Is a Pelvic Examination Necessary 6 Weeks After Hysterectomy?
"The 6-week posthysterectomy pelvic examination in asymptomatic women may not be necessary, as it neither detected cuff dehiscence nor negated future risk for dehiscence."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

First Guidelines for Keto Diets in Adults With Epilepsy Released First Guidelines for Keto Diets in Adults With Epilepsy Released
An international panel has developed the first set of recommendations for use of ketogenic diets in adults with epilepsy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Three Key Factors Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in BPD Three Key Factors Tied to Higher Suicide Risk in BPD
Three specific symptoms may help clinicians identify patients with borderline personality disorder at highest risk for suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 27, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Higher Dose'Z-Drugs' Tied to Serious Risks in Dementia Patients Higher Dose'Z-Drugs' Tied to Serious Risks in Dementia Patients
Dementia patients prescribed higher doses of"Z-drugs" for sleep disturbances face an increased risk for fractures, falls, and strokes, a new study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 25, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Amyloid in the Retina Correlates With Alzheimer's Brain Changes Amyloid in the Retina Correlates With Alzheimer's Brain Changes
Researchers have identified amyloid in the retina of living patients with cognitive decline and correlated this with brain changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Liquid Oxygen Recommended for Mobile Patients With Lung Disease Liquid Oxygen Recommended for Mobile Patients With Lung Disease
A new guideline pushes for a change to reimbursements for portable oxygen systems.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 24, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Authorizes Baricitinib Combo for COVID-19 FDA Authorizes Baricitinib Combo for COVID-19
Baricitinib plus remdesivir reduced recovery time in a phase 3 clinical trial of 1033 patients. The treatment is meant for patients who need supplemental oxygen, mechanical ventilation, or ECMO.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Metapneumovirus Infections Indistinguishable From Flu, RSV Metapneumovirus Infections Indistinguishable From Flu, RSV
The all-consuming news about SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has overshadowed other viral pathogens that are the cause of severe or fatal lower respiratory infections (LRI), including human metapneumovirus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

ACA Case Hinges on Whether They Were Actually Harmed by the Law ACA Case Hinges on Whether They Were Actually Harmed by the Law
Attorneys for GOP-controlled states argue their Medicaid spending increased because of the ACA's mandate for coverage.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

STRENGTH Trial Questions CV Benefit of High-Dose Omega-3s STRENGTH Trial Questions CV Benefit of High-Dose Omega-3s
Questions about the CV benefit of omega-3 fatty acids and the high-dose eicosapentaenoic acid product, Vascepa, have resurfaced with results of the STRENGTH trial using a combination product, Epanova.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 15, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tool Predicted Vedolizumab Nonresponse in Routine Practice Tool Predicted Vedolizumab Nonresponse in Routine Practice
Among patients with ulcerative colitis who were treated in routine practice, a point-based clinical scoring tool predicted nonresponse to vedolizumab therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news