Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here's What That Means Vaccine Breakthrough Cases Rising With Delta: Here's What That Means
Even though a small percentage of vaccinated people may still be infected with the coronavirus, experts say it's not unexpected and cases are generally mild. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached The Robot Comes to Mastectomy, But Cancer Outcomes Data Not Attached
A series of clinical trials of robotic mastectomy for the prevention and/or treatment of breast cancer have recently started in the US, but oncologic outcomes and randomized trial designs are not in the mix.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Healthcare System Fires Supervisors Who Weren't Vaccinated Healthcare System Fires Supervisors Who Weren't Vaccinated
RWJBarnabas Health had mandated in May that its supervisory workers to get vaccinated by June 30. The company says 99.7% of staffers at the supervisor level and above were fully vaccinated by July 14.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health? Produce Prescription Programs: Keys to Better Health?
The program is simple: A healthcare provider or insurance plan provides a'' prescription" for produce. Patients redeem it at a local farmer's market, grocery store, or a sponsoring community organization.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go? Best Vacations for Doctors Ready to Travel: Where To Go?
People now want to travel, but they also want to stay safe. Medscape offers tips for safe travel and recommends some top spots.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

She's Not Just an Olympian. She's a Mom She's Not Just an Olympian. She's a Mom
More than a dozen elite athletes representing Team USA at the Tokyo Games have another distinction: They're moms.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease Dapagliflozin Safe, Protective in Advanced Kidney Disease
' For clinicians, this is now the absolute reassurance that we do not have to stop an SGLT2 inhibitor'in patients with advanced kidney disease, said Dr Chantal Mathieu, about the DAPA-CKD trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Tornado Docs: Med School Built in Ruins Has First Graduates Tornado Docs: Med School Built in Ruins Has First Graduates
Ten years ago, a deadly tornado in Joplin, Missouri, destroyed a hospital. The med school that was built on that site just graduated its first class. Some graduates will stay nearby and help to keep rebuilding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA OKs Extended-Release Exenatide for Children With T2D FDA OKs Extended-Release Exenatide for Children With T2D
This injectable medication is the second GLP-1 receptor agonist approved for pediatric type 2 diabetes, and the first with once-weekly administration.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Alert Source Type: news

No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma No Link Between Childhood Vaccinations and Allergies or Asthma
Analyses of published data showed no connection between childhood allergies and vaccinations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed FM Diversity Has Increased, but More Physicians of Color Needed
Family medicine has evolved in many ways since its inception in 1969, especially in terms of the people who are practicing it, but it still needs more diversity to represent the faces of patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Rising Meth-related HF Admissions a'Crisis,' Costly for Society Rising Meth-related HF Admissions a'Crisis,' Costly for Society
' They're not going to die from it overnight, but it will damage the heart slowly,'a researcher said. Meth-related HF admissions exploded in the western US over a recent decade.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Polygenic-Variant Testing Can Help Improves Glaucoma-Risk Prediction Polygenic-Variant Testing Can Help Improves Glaucoma-Risk Prediction
Polygenic risk scores can improve risk stratification in people at increased odds of developing open-angle glaucoma, according to researchers in Australia.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Pharmacist in Deadly US  Meningitis Outbreak Resentenced to 10-1/2 Years in Prison Pharmacist in Deadly US  Meningitis Outbreak Resentenced to 10-1/2 Years in Prison
An ex-pharmacist at a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy whose mold-tainted drugs sparked a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 was resentenced on Wednesday to 10-1/2 years in prison.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

State AGs Urge Support for Landmark $26 Bln Opioid Settlement State AGs Urge Support for Landmark $26 Bln Opioid Settlement
A group of state attorneys general unveiled on Wednesday a landmark $26 billion settlement with large drug companies for allegedly fueling the deadly nationwide opioid epidemic, but some states were cool on the agreement.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

Suicide Attempts More Common Among US  Muslims Than in Other Religious Groups Suicide Attempts More Common Among US  Muslims Than in Other Religious Groups
Muslims in the US are more likely to have attempted suicide than members of other religions, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US  Opioid Settlements Drugmakers, Pharmacies Next Targets for US  Opioid Settlements
With a $26 billion nationwide settlement in sight, state and local governments will soon turn their attention to pharmacies and a handful of drugmakers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Healthcare-Related Conflicts of Interest Common Among US  Lawmakers Healthcare-Related Conflicts of Interest Common Among US  Lawmakers
More than one third of US members of Congress have held investments in the healthcare industry in recent years, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

New York City Requires Health Workers to Be Vaccinated or Get Tested Weekly New York City Requires Health Workers to Be Vaccinated or Get Tested Weekly
New York City will require COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly tests for workers at city-run hospitals and clinics.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Hands Off My Natural Immunity': French Protest Against COVID Health Pass'Hands Off My Natural Immunity': French Protest Against COVID Health Pass
Hundreds of people protested in Paris on Wednesday against the introduction of a health pass for some activities and against compulsory vaccinations for health workers as the government seeks to curb a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections in France.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Greek Police, Protesters Clash in Protest Against COVID Vaccines Greek Police, Protesters Clash in Protest Against COVID Vaccines
Police fired tear gas and water canon to disperse crowds protesting against coronavirus vaccinations in Athens on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

J & J Forecasts $2.5 Bln in COVID-19 Vaccine Sales This Year J & J Forecasts $2.5 Bln in COVID-19 Vaccine Sales This Year
Johnson& Johnson on Wednesday forecast $2.5 billion in 2021 sales for its COVID-19 shot and set a lower production target for the vaccine as lengthy manufacturing problems took a toll.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Fully Approves Combination for Advanced Endometrial Cancer FDA Fully Approves Combination for Advanced Endometrial Cancer
Pembrolizumab plus lenvatinib for the treatment of patients with advanced endometrial carcinoma is now fully approved.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Alert Source Type: news

Medicare Struggles to Expand Diabetes Prevention Program Medicare Struggles to Expand Diabetes Prevention Program
Critics say participation is low because of the way Medicare set up the program. Now, CMS has proposed to address some of those problems in a rule change. Will it be enough to increase participation?Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Hospitalized Black Patients Fare Worse for Adverse Events Hospitalized Black Patients Fare Worse for Adverse Events
Black patients experienced more adverse events than White patients on 6 of 11 safety measures at the same hospital.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Weak Evidence for Weight Loss in the'Wild West' of Supplements Weak Evidence for Weight Loss in the'Wild West' of Supplements
Most of the randomized controlled trials of dietary supplements for weight loss failed to show efficacy of the product tested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Feds Recover Nearly $2B From Various Healthcare Fraud Cases Feds Recover Nearly $2B From Various Healthcare Fraud Cases
A new report from the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program outlines various instances of fraud, including against Medicare and Medicaid.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

' Dealing With A Different Beast': Why Delta Has Doctors Worried'Dealing With A Different Beast': Why Delta Has Doctors Worried
The biological mechanisms of the delta variant now coursing through the US makes it'the fastest and fittest'of them all so far. As with other variants before it, the best recourse is vaccination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lenacapavir Shows Viral Suppression in Drug-Resistant HIV Lenacapavir Shows Viral Suppression in Drug-Resistant HIV
The novel drug, given every 6 months in combination with optimized ART, shows viral suppression in new 26-week data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Recent Trend: Melanoma Mortality Declining Rapidly Recent Trend: Melanoma Mortality Declining Rapidly
The drop in death rates has occurred despite increased incidence rates for both men and women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Pulling Wisdom Teeth Has Surprising Benefit: Better Taste Pulling Wisdom Teeth Has Surprising Benefit: Better Taste
People who've had their wisdom teeth removed have a better sense of taste decades after surgery, according to a study that is allaying concern over side effects after dental work.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Psychiatric Genomics Has a Diversity Problem Psychiatric Genomics Has a Diversity Problem
Genetic investigations are aiming for a broader understanding of what causes psychiatric disease than was possible with the Euro-centric efforts of the past.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Socioeconomic Disparities Persist in Hysterectomy Access Socioeconomic Disparities Persist in Hysterectomy Access
Black women undergoing hysterectomy may be more likely to be treated by low-volume surgeons and to experience perioperative complications, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Cycling Linked to Longer Life in People With Type 2 Diabetes Cycling Linked to Longer Life in People With Type 2 Diabetes
The mental, physical, and environmental benefits of bicycle riding may help people with diabetes live longer, and will'almost surely generalize to persons without diabetes. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UK PM Johnson Dismissed COVID-19 Lockdown, Ex-Aide Says UK PM Johnson Dismissed COVID-19 Lockdown, Ex-Aide Says
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was not prepared to impose lockdown restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19 to save the elderly and denied the NHS would be overwhelmed, his former top adviser has said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US FDA Sets January Target to Decide on Approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 Shot US FDA Sets January Target to Decide on Approval of Pfizer's COVID-19 Shot
The US health regulator will review Pfizer and German partner BioNTech's application for full approval of their COVID-19 vaccine in people 16 years and older by January.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Allows Impure Smoking Cessation Drug to Stay on the Market FDA Allows Impure Smoking Cessation Drug to Stay on the Market
To ensure uninterrupted access to varenicline, the FDA will allow distribution of the smoking cessation drug to continue; some lots of pills were found to contain the carcinogen N-nitrosodimethylamine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Recent Cyberattack Disrupted Cancer Care Throughout US Recent Cyberattack Disrupted Cancer Care Throughout US
Cyberattacks on healthcare are on the increase, and a recent attack disrupted oncology care across the US after hackers disrupted software involved in radiotherapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Pfizer Agrees to Pay $345 Mln to Resolve EpiPen Pricing Lawsuit Pfizer Agrees to Pay $345 Mln to Resolve EpiPen Pricing Lawsuit
Pfizer Inc has agreed to pay $345 million to resolve claims by consumers who say they overpaid for EpiPens due to anticompetitive practices by the drugmaker and the company that markets the emergency allergy treatment, Mylan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Physicians Turning to Side Gigs for Extra Pay Physicians Turning to Side Gigs for Extra Pay
Nearly 4 in 10 doctors currently pursue another source of income in addition to medicine. A new survey explores what they are doing, how much they earn, and why they do it.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Coffee Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in New Study Coffee Not Linked to Increased Arrhythmia Risk in New Study
Habitual coffee drinking was not associated with a heightened risk for cardiac arrhythmias in a study of more than 300,000 people.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Benefits From Moving More, Sitting Less for CRC Survivors Benefits From Moving More, Sitting Less for CRC Survivors
More physical activity and less sedentary behavior are associated with better quality of life and less fatigue among colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors up to 2 years after treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

AbbVie, Lilly Face Fresh Delays in FDA Approval for Expanded Use of Arthritis Drugs AbbVie, Lilly Face Fresh Delays in FDA Approval for Expanded Use of Arthritis Drugs
AbbVie and Lilly are facing fresh delays in the approval of their respective rheumatoid arthritis drugs for treating the chronic skin disease eczema as the US health regulator assesses the new class of treatment over safety concerns.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Smell Test Might Improve COVID-19 Screening Smell Test Might Improve COVID-19 Screening
A'smell test'might be a better way to screen for the novel coronavirus than checking for cough or fever, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NJ Minorities Report Difficulties Getting COVID-19 Tests NJ Minorities Report Difficulties Getting COVID-19 Tests
COVID-19's devastating effects in Black and Latinx communities may have encouraged residents to practice mitigation behaviors and to seek testing, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Nephrologist's Appeal to End 3-Year Suspension Is Denied Nephrologist's Appeal to End 3-Year Suspension Is Denied
Allegations include that Albert Kadri, MD, failed to comply with a new model of kidney care at Windsor Regional Hospital, in Ontario, Canada, and his actions were'likely to expose patients to harm. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns of Potential Mechanical Concerns With MAGEC Devices FDA Warns of Potential Mechanical Concerns With MAGEC Devices
Mechanical failures and concerns over adverse tissue reactions have been reported with the surgical magnetic rod system, but the FDA says benefits outweigh the known risks.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

Medical School Student Influx May Overwhelm Montana Resources Medical School Student Influx May Overwhelm Montana Resources
Leaders of a medical school program in Montana say two proposed medical schools could create a flood of students they worry will strain the clinical faculty and resources in the state they use for training.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Tips to Avoid Heat Illness Amid Record US Heat Wave Tips to Avoid Heat Illness Amid Record US Heat Wave
As thermometers rise to historic levels, many are at risk, from young children attending camps to the elderly seeking shelter from the heat.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Rejects Roxadustat for Anemia in Kidney Disease FDA Panel Rejects Roxadustat for Anemia in Kidney Disease
An FDA advisory committee voted by 1-13 and 2-12 margins against approving a novel, oral agent, roxadustat, for treating anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. Safety was the major issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news