PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk PTSD Tied to a Doubling of Dementia Risk
Posttraumatic stress disorder is associated with up to a twofold increased risk of dementia, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Novel Tool May Predict Bipolar Disorder Long Before Onset Novel Tool May Predict Bipolar Disorder Long Before Onset
A unique machine learning tool shows promise in predicting the onset of bipolar disorder years before it occurs, results of a new proof-of-concept study suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 18, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms Tough to Tell COVID From Smoke Inhalation Symptoms
Facilities already strapped for testing supplies and PPE must first rule out COVID-19 in these patients, because many of the symptoms they present with are the same as those caused by the virus.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Startling' Decline in BP Control Among American Adults'Startling' Decline in BP Control Among American Adults
After decades of improvements in blood pressure control, the past few years have seen declining trends, possibly owing to the introduction of more relaxed targets in 2014.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Disparities Seen in COVID-19 – Related Avoidance of Care Disparities Seen in COVID-19 – Related Avoidance of Care
Turns out almost 41% of Americans delayed or avoided some form of medical care because of concerns about COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 14, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Risk Score Predicts COVID-19 Mortality, Outperforms Others Risk Score Predicts COVID-19 Mortality, Outperforms Others
Considering eight variables at hospital admission predicts risk for death among people hospitalized with COVID-19 better than many existing tools, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 10, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lid Lag or'Sand in My Eyes' -- What Could They Mean? Lid Lag or'Sand in My Eyes' -- What Could They Mean?
The Curbsiders choose their favorite practice-changing tips on hyperthyroidism.The Curbsiders (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Does Your Community Listen to Your COVID-19 Advice? Does Your Community Listen to Your COVID-19 Advice?
When making decisions about wearing masks or attending large gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, do your family, friends, and local community look to you for guidance?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 9, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Medical Errors Jump After'Spring Forward' to Daylight Saving Time Medical Errors Jump After'Spring Forward' to Daylight Saving Time
There is a statistically significant increase in patient safety-related incidents in the week after the annual spring change to daylight saving time, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 8, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Final EVAPORATE Results for Vascepa Raise Eyebrows Final EVAPORATE Results for Vascepa Raise Eyebrows
The 18-month data showed high-dose icosapent ethyl significantly cut plaque progression but did little to ease old concerns and raised only new ones.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Sunset Daylight Saving Time, Sleep Experts Say Sunset Daylight Saving Time, Sleep Experts Say
In the interest of public health and safety, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine called for the elimination of daylight saving time in favor of permanent year-round standard time.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

CVT Incidence Three Times Higher Than Previously Reported CVT Incidence Three Times Higher Than Previously Reported
New data show the incidence of cerebral venous thrombosis is more than three times greater than previously reported, but whether the increase is real, or an artifact of better detection is unclear.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 4, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to COPD Exacerbations Interstitial Lung Abnormalities Linked to COPD Exacerbations
"Acute exacerbation is an important event during the clinical course of COPD, because it is associated with temporary or persistent reductions in lung function, lower QoL, hospitalization, and mortality."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Obesity Boosts Risks in COVID-19 From Diagnosis to Death Obesity Boosts Risks in COVID-19 From Diagnosis to Death
People with obesity are much more likely to be diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, undergo hospitalization and ICU admission, and die, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

What Do You Think of the FDA's COVID-19 Decisions? What Do You Think of the FDA's COVID-19 Decisions?
Medscape Editor-in-Chief Eric Topol, MD, thinks recent FDA actions on COVID-19 therapeutics have not been evidence-based. What do you think about these decisions?Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 2, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Long-Fought Nurse Practitioner Independence Bill Heads to Newsom Long-Fought Nurse Practitioner Independence Bill Heads to Newsom
The measure grants nurse practitioners the ability to practice without doctor supervision and caps a contentious health policy debate. It potentially alters how Californians will get medical care.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

HOME-PE Trial Clarifies Which PE Patients to Treat at Home HOME-PE Trial Clarifies Which PE Patients to Treat at Home
The randomized HOME-PE trial clarifies a transatlantic controversy regarding how best to triage patients with acute pulmonary embolism for outpatient care. Hestia criteria proved as safe as sPESI score.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

First Randomized Trial Reassures on ACEIs, ARBs in COVID-19 First Randomized Trial Reassures on ACEIs, ARBs in COVID-19
The BRACE CORONA study found no difference in key outcomes between patients continuing vs stopping their medication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

LoDoCo2: Added Steam for Colchicine as Secondary Prevention LoDoCo2: Added Steam for Colchicine as Secondary Prevention
The benefits emerged early and continued to accrue through the trial, with no suggestion of attenuation during up to 5 years of treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - September 1, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Resident Who Sent Anti-Semitic Tweets Barred From Medicine Resident Who Sent Anti-Semitic Tweets Barred From Medicine
Lara Kollab's tweets from 2011-2017 included a threat to give Jewish patients'the wrong meds.'The Ohio medical board this month permanently revoked her certificate to practice medicine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Statins and Mortality, Value of Imperfect Tests COVID-19 Update: Statins and Mortality, Value of Imperfect Tests
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 29, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Dementia Deaths Vastly Underestimated US Dementia Deaths Vastly Underestimated
A new analysis suggests dementia may be the underlying cause of nearly three times more deaths in the US than official records show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 27, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Are You Pressured to Work When You're Sick? Are You Pressured to Work When You're Sick?
Some healthcare facilities have pressured workers who contract COVID-19 to return to work sooner than public health standards suggest is safe.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Psychosis: No Need for Antipsychotics to Recover? Early Psychosis: No Need for Antipsychotics to Recover?
Two new studies highlight the importance of early intervention in first-episode psychosis, with one suggesting that early psychosocial therapy may be enough to stave off antipsychotic use in certain patientsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 26, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

More Mixed Results for Remdesivir: Moderate COVID-19 Patients More Mixed Results for Remdesivir: Moderate COVID-19 Patients
The drug's manufacturer is pushing the FDA to expand the emergency use authorization to full approval for all hospitalized with COVID-19. But some experts say there are too many unanswered questions.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 25, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Remembering Thousands of World's Healthcare Workers Lost to COVID Remembering Thousands of World's Healthcare Workers Lost to COVID
Friends, families, and colleagues share the names with Medscape of those who died trying to help those infected.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 21, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Systolic Orthostatic Hypotension Tied to Dementia Risk Systolic Orthostatic Hypotension Tied to Dementia Risk
A new analysis may be the first to show that variability in systolic blood pressure with postural changes is associated with an increased risk for dementia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Odd Symptom in Any Organ Can Signal Trouble in Immunotherapy Odd Symptom in Any Organ Can Signal Trouble in Immunotherapy
Advances in cancer treatment have brought a range of potential issues that hospitalists are likely to see in admitted patients, many of which can escalate quickly into life-threatening emergencies.The Hospitalist (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 20, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Finer Risk Stratification Key in Acute Pulmonary Embolism Finer Risk Stratification Key in Acute Pulmonary Embolism
Patients with intermediate- to low-risk PE, and those with low-risk PE, require anticoagulation only. In contrast, patients with intermediate- to high-risk PE are at increased risk of decompensation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: #3 Cause of Death, Mutation Spreading COVID-19 Update: #3 Cause of Death, Mutation Spreading
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 19, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19 Study Hints, Can't Prove, Survivor Plasma Fights COVID-19
Mayo Clinic researchers reported a strong hint that blood plasma from COVID-19 survivors helps other patients recover, but it's not proof and some experts worry if they'll ever get a clear answer.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 17, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Data Confirm Mental Health Is Suffering During COVID-19 CDC Data Confirm Mental Health Is Suffering During COVID-19
Two in five adults surveyed in late June reported struggling with mental health problems or substance use, and 1 in 10 seriously considered suicide in the past month.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Doctors and Nurses Feeling the Pressure to Get Back to Work Doctors and Nurses Feeling the Pressure to Get Back to Work
Guidance from public health experts has evolved as they have learned more about the coronavirus, but one message has remained consistent: if you feel sick, stay home.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 13, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

The Many Ways Opening Schools Could Go Wrong The Many Ways Opening Schools Could Go Wrong
Epidemiologist Bill Hanage thinks hybrid models for school reopening are flawed. Here's why.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 11, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Pooled COVID-19 Testing Feasible, Greatly Reduces Supply Use Pooled COVID-19 Testing Feasible, Greatly Reduces Supply Use
Testing specimens from several low-risk patients required a fraction of the testing supplies and had several advantages, but implementation of the strategy was challenging, researchers found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 4, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Depression, Anxiety in COVID-19 Indicators of CNS Attack? Depression, Anxiety in COVID-19 Indicators of CNS Attack?
Psychological distress in the form of depressed mood or anxiety may reflect the penetration of the novel coronavirus into the central nervous system, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Delayed Driving Reactions Even After Concussion Symptoms Resolve Delayed Driving Reactions Even After Concussion Symptoms Resolve
In light of new research showing slower driving-reaction times after concussion, driving tests should be added to current concussion evaluations, investigators say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - August 3, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Set Up Your Hyperhidrosis Patients for Treatment Success Set Up Your Hyperhidrosis Patients for Treatment Success
"Based on their prominence in the popular media, armpits relative to body surface area play an oversized role in our patients'perception of well-being" says pediatric dermatologist Dr George Hightower.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 31, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

CBD as Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder? CBD as Treatment for Cannabis Use Disorder?
Treatment with prescription-grade cannabidiol may help individuals with cannabis use disorder to cut back on their cannabis use, preliminary research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Sleepless in the Pandemic Sleepless in the Pandemic
"Physicians usually recommend coping with sleep disorders by exercising, going outside, avoiding screen time, and having a regular schedule -- all recommendations difficult to apply during lockdown."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Positive Phase 3 Topline Results for Migraine Prevention Drug Positive Phase 3 Topline Results for Migraine Prevention Drug
Topline results from the phase 3 ADVANCE trial show that all three doses evaluated of the novel CGRP medication atogepant met the primary endpoint of reduced monthly migraine days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ohio's Pharmacy Board Bans Sale of Hydroxychloroquine Ohio's Pharmacy Board Bans Sale of Hydroxychloroquine
Under the new rule, which took effect today, pharmacies and prescriber clinics can't sell or dispense hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine for COVID-19 without approval from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pharmacist News Source Type: news

Arguments Against Aerosol Transmission Don't Hold Water Arguments Against Aerosol Transmission Don't Hold Water
WebMD chief medical officer John Whyte talks with biomedical engineer Dr Yaakov (Koby) Nahmias about how SARS-CoV-2 attacks the lungs and what drugs may help combat COVID-19.Medscape Internal Medicine (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

Former GOP Candidate Herman Cain Dies of COVID-19 Former GOP Candidate Herman Cain Dies of COVID-19
' We knew when he was first hospitalized with COVID-19 that this was going to be a rough fight,'wrote Dan Calabrese, the editor of Mr. Cain's website.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events? Flu Vaccine Protective Against Stroke, CV Events?
Although flu vaccination rates in high-risk groups in the US are very low, those who receive them are at lower risk for transient ischemic stroke, MI, and all-cause mortality, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Proton Pump and VEGF Inhibitors Among Adds to FDA Watch List Proton Pump and VEGF Inhibitors Among Adds to FDA Watch List
Some products containing hydroxychloroquine also make the list of drugs with potential risks or new safety information.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 30, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

5G-COVID-19 Paper Slipped Through the Net 5G-COVID-19 Paper Slipped Through the Net
"We are heavily inundated with papers this year, you can imagine I presume."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Update: Testing Falling Short, Residents Catch Virus at Party COVID-19 Update: Testing Falling Short, Residents Catch Virus at Party
These are the coronavirus stories you need to know about today.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 29, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Draft Report on COVID Vaccine Allocation Expected by September Draft Report on COVID Vaccine Allocation Expected by September
A National Academies committee will create a framework to guide the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Females Athletes Require Longer Post-Concussion Recovery Females Athletes Require Longer Post-Concussion Recovery
High school athletes with concussion are taking an average of 30 days to return to play, but females and those with recurrent concussion need more time off, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - July 27, 2020 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news