Are You an Alcoholic? Are You an Alcoholic?
Roughly 1 in 8 Americans who drink have alcohol use disorder. Are you one of them?Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Kickbacks to 63 Doctors Feds Settle $24M Fraud Suit Involving Kickbacks to 63 Doctors
The largest false Medicare claims recovery in Montana history involved more than 60 physicians across multiple specialties.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Online CBT May Improve Daytime Effects of Insomnia Online CBT May Improve Daytime Effects of Insomnia
Digital cognitive-behavioral therapy may improve some of the daytime consequences of insomnia that drive patients to seek medical help, a new randomized trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Label Mix-Up Prompts Montelukast Recall Label Mix-Up Prompts Montelukast Recall
Pill bottles that are labeled as montelukast sodium tablets but actually contain the antihypertensive losartan potassium are being recalled.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Former CDC Director Frieden Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges Former CDC Director Frieden Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges
Tom Frieden, MD, MPH, who turned himself in, is charged with groping a woman in his apartment in 2017. He was CDC's director from 2009 to 2017.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

In HIV, Viral Load Matters and PrEP Is Still Critical In HIV, Viral Load Matters and PrEP Is Still Critical
Some good news for HIV patients with a suppressed viral load.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Opioids Later in Day Physicians More Likely to Prescribe Opioids Later in Day
Prior research found a similar trend with antibiotic prescribing for acute respiratory infections. The researchers suggest these results are further evidence of the dangers of decision fatigue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Nixes Approval of Buprenorphine Spray for Pain FDA Nixes Approval of Buprenorphine Spray for Pain
Today the FDA turned down approval of Buvaya, a buprenorphine sublingual spray for moderate to severe pain because of reported safety concerns.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Cancer: Study Vitamin D Does Not Prevent Cancer: Study
Taking high doses of vitamin D without calcium for up to 4 years did not reduce cancer risk, and vitamin D should not be used for this purpose, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 24, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Areas of Higher Latitude Tied to Elevated OCD Risk Areas of Higher Latitude Tied to Elevated OCD Risk
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is more common in individuals living in areas of high latitude, likely because of the effect of decreased sunlight on circadian rhythms, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Tecovirimat, First Drug for Smallpox Treatment FDA Approves Tecovirimat, First Drug for Smallpox Treatment
Tecovirimat (TPOXX) provides a treatment option should smallpox ever be used as a bioweapon and is the first product to be awarded a material threat medical countermeasure priority review voucher.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Depression Screening Rates Up, but Still Fall Far Short Depression Screening Rates Up, but Still Fall Far Short
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends screening all primary care patients for depression. Have these recommendations improved screening rates? Yes, but not nearly enough.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

FDA Orders Additional, Stronger Fluoroquinolone Warnings FDA Orders Additional, Stronger Fluoroquinolone Warnings
Labels now must consistently reflect the antibiotics ’ potential risks for mental health side effects and serious blood sugar events. The label change follows a series of warning additions over 10 years.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Opioid Epidemic Turning Around, AMA Says Opioid Epidemic Turning Around, AMA Says
Physicians are penning fewer opioid prescriptions, more are becoming certified to treat patients with opioid addiction, and access to naloxone is increasing, a new AMA report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Patients With Diabetes: Let Them Eat Eggs Patients With Diabetes: Let Them Eat Eggs
Dr Charles Vega reviews a study looking at the effect of including eggs in the diets of people with diabetes.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Intensive Outpatient Services Do Not Save Money Intensive Outpatient Services Do Not Save Money
Intensive management programs may, however, help patients find more appropriate care and shift resources to where they are most needed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

The Time for Paid Family Medical Leave Is Now The Time for Paid Family Medical Leave Is Now
Despite its seeming prosperity, many quality measures find the United States lagging behind. It's time to fix family leave, says Dr Lundberg.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FDA OKs Consensi for Osteoarthritis Pain and Hypertension FDA OKs Consensi for Osteoarthritis Pain and Hypertension
The FDA has approved a combination of amlodipine besylate and celecoxib (Consensi, Kitov Pharma) for individuals with osteoarthritis pain and hypertension.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - June 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

Caution Needed With Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Caution Needed With Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
The hype surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine is enormous, and while experts say AI will eventually improve care they warn that moving it into clinic too quickly could cause"catastrophic" harm.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 30, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Congress Passes Right-to-Try Bill Congress Passes Right-to-Try Bill
ASCO, NCCN, and other medical groups remain opposed to the legislation passed by the House today, citing potential harms to patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Detect Diabetes Sooner With Expanded Criteria Detect Diabetes Sooner With Expanded Criteria
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study showing that the current screening criteria are missing many patients with prediabetes or diabetes.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 21, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold New Enzyme Inhibitor May Stop Common Cold
Rhinoviruses and other picornaviruses need a human enzyme to manufacture their protein coat; a new small-molecule inhibitor blocks the enzyme and could be used one day to treat the common cold.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump Unveils'American Patients First' Plan to Lower Drug Costs Trump Unveils'American Patients First' Plan to Lower Drug Costs
Trump offers an optimistic take in a speech about how soon Americans might see changes in their drugstore bills. The HHS secretary followed with a more cautious outlook on the expected timing of changes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

EMA Panel Recommends Once-Daily HIV-1 Treatment Biktarvy EMA Panel Recommends Once-Daily HIV-1 Treatment Biktarvy
EMA panel recommends marketing authorization for a once-daily HIV-1 combo containing bictegravir, emtricitabine, and tenofovir.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: HIV/AIDS News Alert Source Type: news

Sufentanil Hybrid Gets Nod in EU for Moderate to Severe Pain Sufentanil Hybrid Gets Nod in EU for Moderate to Severe Pain
The new product, Dzuveo, is similar to another sufentanil-containing pain reliever that has been available in the European Union since 1978.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Blood Test IDs High-Risk Patients Before TB Onset Blood Test IDs High-Risk Patients Before TB Onset
A new blood test can predict active TB 2 years before onset; more work is needed to develop point-of-care technology to use the test in resource-poor settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

DKA Hospitalization Is on the Rise, Mortality Declining DKA Hospitalization Is on the Rise, Mortality Declining
After a period of decline, hospitalization for diabetic ketoacidosis increased in recent years, especially among younger patients, yet in-hospital DKA mortality continued to decline.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Linked to Low T3 Syndrome
Findings suggest that people with the condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome may be in a hypometabolic state.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline in Old Age High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline in Old Age
High cholesterol in midlife is usually associated with poor cognitive outcomes, but new research suggests that in old age, it may protect cognition.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brain Imaging Reveals the Impact of Untreated Depression Brain Imaging Reveals the Impact of Untreated Depression
Higher concentrations of a marker of inflammation in three regions of the brain suggest unteated major depression, particularly when such concentrations persist for longer than 10 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 12, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Back to the Future: Reproductive Health Is Focus of 100th ENDO Back to the Future: Reproductive Health Is Focus of 100th ENDO
The Endocrine Society's 2018 meeting will feature many sessions addressing aspects of reproductive health including two new guidelines and late-breaking abstracts on adrenal disease and diabetes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Two Docs Accused in $250M Gastric Band Insurance Scam Two Docs Accused in $250M Gastric Band Insurance Scam
The alleged scheme included forcing patients to have unneeded assessments, falsifying tests to justify bariatric surgeries, and duping payers and patients. If convicted, they could face decades in prison.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 6, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Low Blood Pressure Suicidal Thoughts Linked to Low Blood Pressure
Low blood pressure may increase the risk for suicidal ideation, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

It's a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study It's a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study
A healthy low-fat or healthy low-carb diet did not'fit'a person better, or lead to greater 1-year weight loss if it'matched'their genotype pattern or insulin secretion, contrary to preliminary studies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 20, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' No' to Ovarian Cancer Screening: Harms Outweigh Benefits'No' to Ovarian Cancer Screening: Harms Outweigh Benefits
Women who are not at high risk of developing ovarian cancer should not undergo routine screening, as it will not improve survival but may increase surgical complications, say US experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Medicine Teams With Young Artists to Shift Diabetes Message Medicine Teams With Young Artists to Shift Diabetes Message
Video poems aim to show teenagers the systemic reasons type 2 diabetes has infiltrated their families and hope to ignite their social justice energy to reverse the disease trajectory.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll National Data Show Depression's Heavy Toll
New federal data show depression is common in US adults and exacts a high toll on work, home, and social activities.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Physician Trust' Tied to PSA Testing'Physician Trust' Tied to PSA Testing
In the era of shared decision making, a patient's trust in a physician plays a strong role in a controversial choice, such as PSA screening, a new study finds.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy Avoid These Antibiotics in the First Trimester of Pregnancy
Dr Arefa Cassoobhoy highlights a study of antibiotics prescribed to pregnant women with urinary tract infections.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Marijuana May Raise, Not Reduce, Risk for Opioid Use Disorder Marijuana May Raise, Not Reduce, Risk for Opioid Use Disorder
A new study calls into question the assumption that broader public use of marijuana may lead to a reduction in prescription opioid abuse.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Is It Influenza or Adenovirus? Is It Influenza or Adenovirus?
Some cases among the ongoing influenza-like illness outbreaks in the United States may be not caused by influenza virus but by a human adenovirus type 4 variant usually found in military settings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 2, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Harassment From Patients Prevalent, Poll Shows Harassment From Patients Prevalent, Poll Shows
Harassment is more frequent against nurses than doctors, but doctors get more inappropriate communication from patients. Almost all male nurses say they have been threatened with physical violence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 1, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older CHMP Backs Shingles Vaccine Shingrix for Adults 50 and Older
The European Medicines Agency's CHMP voted to grant marketing authorization for the Shingrix vaccine to prevent herpes zoster and postherpetic neuralgia.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

ACA Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending, Not Premiums ACA Cut Out-of-Pocket Spending, Not Premiums
Decreases in out-of-pocket spending were greatest for those whose incomes were lowest in a study of more than 83,000 people, a new study showed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 23, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers CMS Opens Path for Medicaid Work Requirements With Waivers
The Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announced new guidance today for states to add employment-related requirements to Medicaid through demonstration projects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation The Effects of Antihypertensive Meds on Microcirculation
Dr Alan Jacobs reports on a recent study suggesting that antihypertensive therapy might not return microcirculation to normal.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests Patient Taking Biotin? Be Sure to Ask if Ordering Tests
A recent safety report from the FDA warns about this vitamin's possible interference with lab tests.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 4, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Modifiable Factors May Explain Higher Risk of Diabetes in Blacks Modifiable Factors May Explain Higher Risk of Diabetes in Blacks
' Prevention efforts that address racial inequalities in ... educational attainment and income may be one strategy to reduce racial disparities in diabetes risk,'researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Higher CV Death in Women Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Higher CV Death in Women
This is further evidence that RLS can have major clinical implications and needs to be taken seriously, the authors of a new study say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 27, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Will Pig Organs Be Used for Transplants? Will Pig Organs Be Used for Transplants?
Immunosuppression and the fear of transmitting diseases that animals have to people have impeded pig organ transplants in humans. Will new scientific advances enable pig organ transplants?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 29, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news