Blood Test Could Signal More Severe COVID-19 Risk Blood Test Could Signal More Severe COVID-19 Risk
Lymphocytopenia could help physicians predict which people hospitalized with COVID-19 are at increased risk for worse outcomes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

PCI or Not, Mortality Climbs After Post-ACS Bleeding PCI or Not, Mortality Climbs After Post-ACS Bleeding
Prevention of bleeding after ACS, whether managed medically or with PCI, should get as much attention as prevention of later ischemic events, say researchers, based on their study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

CDC Revises COVID-19 Risks During Pregnancy as Research Lags CDC Revises COVID-19 Risks During Pregnancy as Research Lags
Experts say a new CDC study on COVID-19 in pregnancy has startling data gaps that endanger pregnant women and babies.Undark (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Topical PDE-4 Inhibitor for Psoriasis Effective in Phase 2b Trial Topical PDE-4 Inhibitor for Psoriasis Effective in Phase 2b Trial
Topical roflumilast brought marked improvement in signs and symptoms of chronic plaque psoriasis in a phase 2b trial."Roflumilast cream could really be a game changer," said a trial investigator.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Most Family Medicine Residents Remain in Specialty Most Family Medicine Residents Remain in Specialty
It is good to see an increasing diversity in the composition of physicians graduating from family medicine residency programs. Most importantly, women now account for over half of graduates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk of Barotrauma in Ventilated Patients COVID-19 Tied to Higher Risk of Barotrauma in Ventilated Patients
COVID-19 infection is associated with a higher risk of barotrauma during invasive mechanical ventilation, according to a retrospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Elective Surgery Halt Likely Had Minor Effect on Pandemic ICU Capacity Elective Surgery Halt Likely Had Minor Effect on Pandemic ICU Capacity
Elective surgery accounts for about 13% of intensive care unit admissions, according to a review of five years of New York State hospital data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

5G Network Used in Demonstration of Remote Surgery 5G Network Used in Demonstration of Remote Surgery
In a proof of concept, an Italian surgeon successfully performed a delicate vocal cord procedure on a cadaver from 15 km away using robotic technology and a 5G network, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Coronavirus-Related Syndrome Surfaces in Older Adults; Stillbirths Cause Worry Coronavirus-Related Syndrome Surfaces in Older Adults; Stillbirths Cause Worry
Here is a brief roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Predicted Albumin-Creatinine Ratio Performs Well for CKD Screening, Staging, and Prognosis Predicted Albumin-Creatinine Ratio Performs Well for CKD Screening, Staging, and Prognosis
Researchers with the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium have developed equations to predict urine albumin-creatinine ratio from urine protein-creatinine ratio and dipstick protein.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Frontline Staff Win Pizza Parties, Shout-Outs for Infection Control Success Frontline Staff Win Pizza Parties, Shout-Outs for Infection Control Success
Some hospitals have been celebrating infection prevention successes with rewards and recognition for frontline staff ranging from pizza parties to congratulatory emails, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

LGBTQ Youth Find Online Group Support During COVID-19 LGBTQ Youth Find Online Group Support During COVID-19
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning teens are turning to LGBTQ-focused online platforms to seek support from others during the pandemic, according to a group of public health and family science researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

WHO Advance Team on Way to China to Set Up Probe Into Virus Origin WHO Advance Team on Way to China to Set Up Probe Into Virus Origin
A two-member advance team of WHO experts has left for China to organize an investigation into the origins of the novel coronavirus behind a pandemic that has killed more than 550,000 people globally, the UN agency said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

HHS Allocates Gilead's COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir to Four Hardest Hit States HHS Allocates Gilead's COVID-19 Drug Remdesivir to Four Hardest Hit States
The US   government has allocated more than 11,000 courses of Gilead's COVID-19 treatment remdesivir to the four states now being hardest hit by the fast-spreading outbreak in the US.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Physicians, Patients Need to Know Limits of DNA Privacy Law Physicians, Patients Need to Know Limits of DNA Privacy Law
Given the increasing role of genetic testing in the treatment of prostate cancer, physicians and patients must understand limits of federal privacy law, an expert said at a recent AUA session.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity Sleeve Gastrectomy Tied to Lower Fracture Risk in Patients With Severe Obesity
People with severe obesity who undergo sleeve gastrectomy may be less likely to experience fractures than individuals who get Roux-en-Y procedures or those who are eligible for bariatric surgery and don't get it.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

UK Says It Will Not Join the EU's COVID-19 Vaccine Scheme UK Says It Will Not Join the EU's COVID-19 Vaccine Scheme
Britain has turned down the chance to join a 2.4 billion euro ($2.7 billion) EU plan to secure advance purchases of promising COVID-19 vaccines, saying the EU would not allow it any role in decision-making.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hyperglycemia Predicts COVID-19 Death Even Without Diabetes Hyperglycemia Predicts COVID-19 Death Even Without Diabetes
In two Wuhan hospitals, nearly half of all COVID-19 patients without a prior diabetes diagnosis had hyperglycemia, and those individuals were more likely to die within 28 days.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Do Not Increase Risk of Severe/Lethal COVID-19 ACE Inhibitors and ARBs Do Not Increase Risk of Severe/Lethal COVID-19
Angiotensin converting-enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers do not increase the risk of severe or lethal COVID-19, according to a meta-analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Lockdown in Denmark Linked to Drop in New AF Diagnoses Lockdown in Denmark Linked to Drop in New AF Diagnoses
The incidence of new-onset atrial fibrillation fell by nearly half during the first 3 weeks of Denmark's COVID-19 lockdown, new findings in the European Heart Journal show.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Face Masks Reduce Wearer's COVID Infection Risk by 65% Face Masks Reduce Wearer's COVID Infection Risk by 65%
' People who say'I don't believe masks work'are ignoring scientific evidence,'Blumberg said.'It's not a belief system. It's like saying,'I don't believe in gravity. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Possible In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission Possible In Utero SARS-CoV-2 Transmission
Evidence suggests that a mother can pass COVID-19 to her fetus, but more information is needed to come to a definitive conclusion, Italian researchers say. It is likely a rare occurrence, they add.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Cariprazine Trumps Risperidone for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms Cariprazine Trumps Risperidone for Negative Schizophrenia Symptoms
Cariprazine is more effective than risperidone for persistent negative symptoms in schizophrenia and appears to be effective in patients resistant to previous treatment with other antipsychotic agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Injection Beats Pill for Long-Lasting HIV Prevention Injection Beats Pill for Long-Lasting HIV Prevention
A long-lasting option for pre-exposure prophylaxis looks promising for people who have an issue with a daily pill, but some experts are urging the company to delay its application for approval.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

FDA Approves Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum – aaes FDA Approves Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum – aaes
The drug is the first injectable treatment for cellulite to receive regulatory approval.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Alert Source Type: news

Innovative Surgery Changes Life for Girl With Scoliosis Innovative Surgery Changes Life for Girl With Scoliosis
Audrey didn't know it two years ago, but she would eventually become the first pediatric patient in Georgia to undergo Vertebral Body Tethering.Georgia Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Treprostinil Improves Walk Distance in Pulmonary Hypertension Treprostinil Improves Walk Distance in Pulmonary Hypertension
Exercise capacity increased after patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with interstitial lung disease were treated with the vasodilator for 16 weeks, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Sorting Out the Many Mimickers of Psoriasis Sorting Out the Many Mimickers of Psoriasis
' It has an earlier age of onset, usually in infancy, and can occur with the atopic triad that presents with asthma and seasonal allergies as well. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donors Reach Higher Levels of IgG 4 Weeks After Symptom Onset COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma Donors Reach Higher Levels of IgG 4 Weeks After Symptom Onset
IgG in COVID-19 convalescent plasma donors appears to reach higher levels 4 weeks following onset of symptoms, suggesting that's the optimal time to collect plasma, according to a new report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Group Asks Docs, Students to Help Waive MCAT Amid Pandemic Group Asks Docs, Students to Help Waive MCAT Amid Pandemic
The test has been shortened and time slots have been changed. Applicants say in-person testing is still unsafe, and are asking current med students and doctors to support waiving the test requirement.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Cotesting With Pap, HPV Tests More Likely to Detect Cervical Cancer, Precancer Cotesting With Pap, HPV Tests More Likely to Detect Cervical Cancer, Precancer
HPV or Papanicolaou test by liquid-based cytology alone are less likely to detect cervical cancer or precancer than combining both tests for the same specimen.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Novel Agent Shows Promise in Bronchiectasis Novel Agent Shows Promise in Bronchiectasis
Brensocatib, a small-molecule DPP1 inhibitor, could be a good nonantibiotic option for reducing exacerbations in patients with bronchiectasis, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

HHS Targets Three US Cities for COVID-19 Test Surge HHS Targets Three US Cities for COVID-19 Test Surge
Surges are planned around three cities with rising COVID-19 cases, including the site of the 2020 GOP convention. HHS also stressed the need for use of masks and social distancing to combat the virus.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None News Source Type: news

New Hospital Ranking Produces Surprising Results New Hospital Ranking Produces Surprising Results
JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas, is tops in combined civic leadership, value of care, and patient outcomes -- but some experts are skeptical about the rankings.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Beefed Up Inpatient/Outpatient Care Key to Suicide Prevention Beefed Up Inpatient/Outpatient Care Key to Suicide Prevention
The transition between inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and initiation of outpatient mental health services is a time of heightened suicide risk that has been neglected, according to experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

First Black Woman Elected Class President at Harvard Med First Black Woman Elected Class President at Harvard Med
LaShyra Nolen has long spoken against systemic racism. Now, as the first Black woman elected president of her class at Harvard Medical School, Nolen sees an opportunity to help bring real change.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Amid Pandemic, One Hospital's Opioid Overdoses Up Nearly 10-Fold Amid Pandemic, One Hospital's Opioid Overdoses Up Nearly 10-Fold
A recent report provides evidence that the coronavirus pandemic is sparking a severe medical crisis among illicit drug users. VCU Medical Center in Richmond is seeing 50 to 60 overdoses per month.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brazil President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus Brazil President Bolsonaro Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday he tested positive for the novel coronavirus, adding in a television interview that he was in good health despite running a fever.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Early Screening May Curb Breast Cancer Deaths in Childhood Cancer Survivors Early Screening May Curb Breast Cancer Deaths in Childhood Cancer Survivors
In childhood cancer survivors, starting annual magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) screening at ages 25-30 may reduce breast cancer deaths by at least 50%, researchers suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Hundreds of Scientists Say Coronavirus Is Airborne, Ask WHO to Revise Recommendations: NYT Hundreds of Scientists Say Coronavirus Is Airborne, Ask WHO to Revise Recommendations: NYT
Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that the novel coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations, the New York Times reported on Saturday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer Antihypertensives Linked to Reduced Risk of Colorectal Cancer
A large retrospective study showed a reduced risk of developing colorectal cancer among persons who used commonly prescribed antihypertensive medications.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Patients Face Higher Drug Costs in 2021 Under a New Federal Rule Patients Face Higher Drug Costs in 2021 Under a New Federal Rule
The rule sets health plan standards for 2021 and permits employers and insurers not to apply drug company copayment assistance toward enrollees'deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for any drug.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Global Coronavirus Cases Rise to More Than 11 Million Global Coronavirus Cases Rise to More Than 11 Million
Global coronavirus cases exceeded 11 million on Friday, according to a Reuters tally, marking another milestone in the spread of the disease that has killed more than half a million people in seven months.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Health Experts Cast Doubt on India's Timeline for COVID Vaccine Health Experts Cast Doubt on India's Timeline for COVID Vaccine
The chief of India's top clinical research agency said in a leaked letter circulated on Friday it envisaged launching a novel coronavirus vaccine by Aug. 15, prompting skepticism from some health experts who questioned the short timeline.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

German Scientists Start Nationwide Antibody Study German Scientists Start Nationwide Antibody Study
German scientists began a nationwide study on Friday to gain a better overview of the actual prevalence of the new coronavirus in the country's population and test how well measures to prevent its spread are working.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gilead's COVID-19 Antiviral Remdesivir Gets Conditional EU Clearance Gilead's COVID-19 Antiviral Remdesivir Gets Conditional EU Clearance
The European Commission said on Friday it had given conditional approval for the use of antiviral remdesivir in severe COVID-19 patients following an accelerated review process, making it the region's first authorized therapy to treat the virus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Sees First Results From COVID Drug Trials Within 2 Weeks WHO Sees First Results From COVID Drug Trials Within 2 Weeks
The World Health Organization expects initial results within 2 weeks from clinical trials it is conducting of drugs that might be effective in treating COVID-19 patients, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news briefing on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dropping Race-Based eGFR Adjustment Gains Traction in US Dropping Race-Based eGFR Adjustment Gains Traction in US
The long-standing practice of up-adjusting estimated glomerular filtration rate in African Americans when assessing kidney function has begun to crack.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Ripretinib Extends Survival When All Else Fails in Advanced GIST Ripretinib Extends Survival When All Else Fails in Advanced GIST
Treatment with oral ripretinib significantly prolonged survival in patients with advanced gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST) who did not respond or were intolerant to three other tyrosine-kinase inhibitors in the INVICTUS study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Enzalutamide Improves Survival in Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer Enzalutamide Improves Survival in Men With Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Enzalutamide improves 5-year survival in men with chemotherapy-naive metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer, but increases the risk of fatal adverse events, according to final results from the PREVAIL trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news