Mental Health Apps Often Share Data Without Users' Knowledge Mental Health Apps Often Share Data Without Users' Knowledge
Many top-ranked apps for depression and smoking cessation share data with third parties without adequately disclosing this information to users.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mislabeled Fentanyl Patches Spark Nationwide Recall Mislabeled Fentanyl Patches Spark Nationwide Recall
Two lots of transdermal patches from the Fentanyl Transdermal System for pain management are being voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer because of product mislabeling.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 23, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Alert Source Type: news

Supplements for Sex: What To Know Supplements for Sex: What To Know
We don't always ask, and patients rarely tell, but many are using supplements to boost their sex lives. Here's what you need to know.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Article Source Type: news

Sunshine Act May Reduce Patient Trust in Physicians Sunshine Act May Reduce Patient Trust in Physicians
Researchers see potential for'unintended consequences,'including loss of trust in physicians, even those who do not have financial ties to drug and device makers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 16, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Once-Weekly Ketamine Infusions Keep Resistant Depression at Bay Once-Weekly Ketamine Infusions Keep Resistant Depression at Bay
The effects of ketamine are dramatic and rapid but short-lived. New research suggests once-weekly infusions can maintain its efficacy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 11, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Teaching Patients to Regulate Emotions May Ease Chronic Pain Teaching Patients to Regulate Emotions May Ease Chronic Pain
A novel primary care-based program, designed to recalibrate negative emotions associated with chronic pain, shows benefits in older adults with varying levels of cognitive function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 9, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Excess Vitamin D Linked to Kidney Damage Excess Vitamin D Linked to Kidney Damage
A case study shows that excessive vitamin D intake can cause kidney damage in patients who are not vitamin D deficient; physicians should caution patients about taking over-the-counter supplements.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Apology Laws Don't Cut Payouts in National Analysis Apology Laws Don't Cut Payouts in National Analysis
Authors say the laws don't work because payouts have either been steady or have risen in states with apology laws. A health policy expert argues that lower payouts were never the laws'main intent.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 8, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Contradictory Findings for Diet and Dementia Risk Contradictory Findings for Diet and Dementia Risk
Contradicting results from several recently-published studies, new research suggests a healthy diet during midlife does not prevent dementia later on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - April 5, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

' Toad Venom' Psychedelic May Rapidly Improve Depression, Anxiety'Toad Venom' Psychedelic May Rapidly Improve Depression, Anxiety
A little-known, fast-acting synthetic psychedelic drug derived from toad venom may improve depression and anxiety, early research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 28, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Mental Health Apps: Boon or Bust? Mental Health Apps: Boon or Bust?
The use of mental health apps has burgeoned in recent years. New research examines whether they are effective, user-friendly, and safe.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 25, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

ER Doc Survives Cancer, Now Must Survive ER ER Doc Survives Cancer, Now Must Survive ER
A Florida-based ER physician with an aggressive lymphoma underwent a'miracle'treatment but now has a weakened immune system. Back at work, now he has to survive the ER and its germs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Fired Up About Climate Change and the Public Health Fired Up About Climate Change and the Public Health
Healthcare providers need to engage the public in a conversation about climate change and how it can affect everyone's health, says former EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy.Medscape (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts Chiropractic Care Tied to Significant Reduction in Opioid Scripts
Patients who visit a chiropractor for low-back and neck pain are less likely to receive prescription opioids than their counterparts who go to other healthcare providers, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Healthcare for All in a Land of Special Interests Healthcare for All in a Land of Special Interests
We know there has to be a better way to deliver healthcare in the US, but how to get there from here? Dr George Lundberg offers a review of the options, including the feasibility of implementing them.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 19, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

New AHA/ACC CVD Primary Prevention Guideline New AHA/ACC CVD Primary Prevention Guideline
As expected, the new document recommends generally against aspirin in primary prevention, and aims to make a'one-stop shop'for clinicians.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 18, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Socially Complex Patients: More Resources Help Docs, Too Socially Complex Patients: More Resources Help Docs, Too
Two recent studies suggest that addressing social determinants of health not only helps patients but also improves physician job satisfaction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 15, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Relative Risk for Alzheimer Disease Is Multigenerational Relative Risk for Alzheimer Disease Is Multigenerational
Going beyond first-degree relatives to include grandparents, cousins, and other distant family members may provide a clearer picture of an individual's risk for Alzheimer disease, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 14, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CKD Risk Higher With Secondhand Smoke Exposure CKD Risk Higher With Secondhand Smoke Exposure
A new study finds that exposure to secondhand smoke may increase the risk of developing chronic kidney disease among nonsmokers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Esketamine Nasal Spray for Resistant Depression FDA Approves Esketamine Nasal Spray for Resistant Depression
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved esketamine nasal spray (Spravato, Janssen Pharmaceuticals) for treatment-resistant depression.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

EU Panel Backs Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Moderate to Severe Asthma EU Panel Backs Dupilumab (Dupixent) for Moderate to Severe Asthma
The CHMP recommends dupilumab for patients with moderate to severe asthma and increased blood eosinophil and/or raised fractional exhaled nitric oxide levels poorly controlled with other medications.International Approvals (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Unique Device Holds Promise for Agitation in Dementia Unique Device Holds Promise for Agitation in Dementia
A device that emits low-frequency radio waves and collects detailed data on movements can help inform treatment decisions for dementia patients with agitation, early research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 4, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Physician PACs Donate More to Opponents of Firearm Safety Laws Physician PACs Donate More to Opponents of Firearm Safety Laws
Physician organization-affiliated PACs donated more than $7 million to US Senate and US House of Representatives candidates who opposed firearm safety policies during the 2016 election cycle.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Higher Risk for Death With Gout Drug Febuxostat FDA Warns of Higher Risk for Death With Gout Drug Febuxostat
Febuxostat should be reserved for patients with gout-related hyperuricemia for whom allopurinol has failed or who do not tolerate allopurinol, owing to an increased risk for death, the FDA says.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Rheumatology News Alert Source Type: news

More Evidence Ties Diet Drinks to Greater Stroke Risk More Evidence Ties Diet Drinks to Greater Stroke Risk
More research suggests an association between high consumption of diet drinks and increased stroke, as well as a strong link between higher intake and small vessel occlusions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 21, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Omadacycline Similar to Commonly Used Antibiotics for CAP and Skin Infections Omadacycline Similar to Commonly Used Antibiotics for CAP and Skin Infections
Omadacycline was noninferior to commonly used antibiotics for treating CAP and skin infections; however, an expert questioned in an editorial the advantage of omadacycline over already available antibiotics.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - February 7, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Acromegaly: Are You Missing the Signs? Acromegaly: Are You Missing the Signs?
For patients with acromegaly, 10 years or more may pass from symptom onset before a correct diagnosis is made, by which time complications may already exist. Could you be missing the signs?Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - January 24, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Article Source Type: news

Physician Exclusions From Medicare, Medicaid Increasing Physician Exclusions From Medicare, Medicaid Increasing
Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible? Is Preventing Fatal Peanut Anaphylaxis Finally Possible?
Promising new research offers hope to the many kids, teens, and adults who are peanut-allergic.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 13, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Internists Initiate Class-Action Suit Against ABIM Over MOC Internists Initiate Class-Action Suit Against ABIM Over MOC
The federal antitrust suit argues that the internal medicine board has stifled competition by tying maintenance of certification to initial certification.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - December 10, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Eye Testing May Aid Early Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease Eye Testing May Aid Early Diagnosis of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
The presence and levels of prions in the retina, cornea, and other parts of the eye could open a clinical window into early detection of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 29, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CBT May Reduce Pain, Decrease Opioid Use CBT May Reduce Pain, Decrease Opioid Use
Cognitive behavioral therapy, offered in-office or online, may reduce pain and opioid use in addition to improving sleep and mood, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 15, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Suicide Risk Doubles After Concussion Suicide Risk Doubles After Concussion
Individuals diagnosed with concussion or mild TBI are twice as likely to die by suicide compared to their counterparts with no history of head trauma, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 14, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rising Crime Rate Tied to Rising Blood Pressure Rising Crime Rate Tied to Rising Blood Pressure
During Chicago's violent'crime surge'in 2015 and 2016, the increased crime rate was linked to higher rates of elevated blood pressure in its residents, even those who lived in relatively low-crime areas.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 11, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

An Ode to Canada and Cannabis An Ode to Canada and Cannabis
Canada's 2018 Cannabis Act makes perfectly good sense.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 9, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Cigarette Smoking at Lowest Level Recorded Among US Adults Cigarette Smoking at Lowest Level Recorded Among US Adults
Cigarette smoking among US adults has fallen to the lowest level ever recorded, according to a report from the CDC, the FDA, and the NCI; however, 1 in 5 US adults still used a tobacco product in 2017.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - November 8, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's More Evidence Herpes Virus Strongly Tied to Alzheimer's
New epidemiologic studies suggest a causal relationship between the herpes virus and Alzheimer's, as the involvement of the immunology system in the disease becomes a'hot'research topic.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 19, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Problem Gaming, Sexual Compulsion'Real Conditions'Problem Gaming, Sexual Compulsion'Real Conditions '
Internet gaming disorder and compulsive sexual behavior are clinically relevant conditions akin to addictions, despite their lack of inclusion in DSM-5, leading experts suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

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