Ex-White House Physician Jackson Harassed Staff, Misused Alcohol: Watchdog Ex-White House Physician Jackson Harassed Staff, Misused Alcohol: Watchdog
The report finds that Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, MD, created a negative work environment and inappropriately used alcohol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash JAMA Podcast on Racism in Medicine Faces Backlash
A 16-minute podcast from JAMA that attempts to discuss structural racism in the US healthcare system has stirred conversation on social media about the handling and promotion of the episode.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Senate Committee Splits in Party-Line Vote on HHS Nominee Becerra Senate Committee Splits in Party-Line Vote on HHS Nominee Becerra
It is not clear whether Becerra can muster enough votes to win full Senate confirmation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Patients With Asthma Using Mepolizumab Had Fewer Exacerbations Patients With Asthma Using Mepolizumab Had Fewer Exacerbations
"Mepolizumab has clearly been shown to improve severe asthma control in many clinical trials, but atopy, obesity, and depression/anxiety affect patients with asthma at an increased rate."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Novel Oral Agent Effective in Teens With Atopic Dermatitis Novel Oral Agent Effective in Teens With Atopic Dermatitis
The investigational drug abrocitinib, shown in a recent phase 3 trial to be effective for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis in adults 18 years and older, is also safe and effective in teens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

When Should a Patient's Violent Thoughts Trigger Action? When Should a Patient's Violent Thoughts Trigger Action?
Psychiatrists routinely ask about violent thoughts and homicidal ideation, but violent fantasies can be a warning sign of future danger, one expert notes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Researchers Approach Publishers About Errors in 31 Papers Researchers Approach Publishers About Errors in 31 Papers
What happened when a group of sleuths flagged more than 30 papers with a'specific reagent error'for gene knockdown experiments?Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

BMI, Age, and Gender Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Antibody Response BMI, Age, and Gender Affect COVID-19 Vaccine Antibody Response
Study finds that older and heavier men have lower antibody responses to the Pfizer mRNA vaccine than do younger, leaner, and female recipients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

RCPE Calls for Decriminalising Drug Possession RCPE Calls for Decriminalising Drug Possession
A new report from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) advises that decriminalising drug possession.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Avoiding Social Stigmatisation of Long COVID-19 Avoiding Social Stigmatisation of Long COVID-19
A letter in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health explores the negative effects of social stigmatisation of people affected by persistent somatic COVID-19 symptoms.Medscape News UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In the UK,'Chemobus' Units Bring Cancer Treatment Close to Home In the UK,'Chemobus' Units Bring Cancer Treatment Close to Home
If Formula 1 racing teams could take high-tech motorhomes around the world for their drivers, why couldn't a cancer center take a similar rig into the countryside to treat patients near their homes?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

More Competition for Docs as Insurers Boost New Telehealth Plans? More Competition for Docs as Insurers Boost New Telehealth Plans?
Will primary care physicians face additional competition as insurers promote a new kind of plan based on telehealth? The trend raises questions about what primary care is and how it can best be provided.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

How to Make Resident Mental Healthcare Stigma-free How to Make Resident Mental Healthcare Stigma-free
Opt-out programs that allow residents to reject wellness support, rather than seek it out, are seeing results.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

' Landmark' Schizophrenia Drug in the Wings?'Landmark' Schizophrenia Drug in the Wings?
A novel treatment that combines a muscarinic receptor agonist with an anticholinergic agent is associated with greater reduction in psychosis vs placebo, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Changes to UK Approach to International Recruitment of Health Workers Changes to UK Approach to International Recruitment of Health Workers
The UK has updated its code of practice for the international recruitment of health and social care staff, to align with the World Health Organization's global code of practice.Medscape UK (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

ACOG Advises on Care for Transgender Patients ACOG Advises on Care for Transgender Patients
The committee opinion provides guidance for ob-gyns. on topics including inclusivity, routine screening, fertility and reproductive issues, hormone therapy, medication use, and surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Asthma Patients Say Most Doctors Don't Ask About Cannabis Use Asthma Patients Say Most Doctors Don't Ask About Cannabis Use
Among individuals with asthma and allergies who use cannabis, more than half said they aren't willing to discuss their use of cannabis with their doctor and their doctor doesn't ask.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Heavier Girls Hit Hormonal Puberty Earlier, Develop Breasts Later Heavier Girls Hit Hormonal Puberty Earlier, Develop Breasts Later
More recent studies suggest that"girls with greater childhood adiposity have earlier thelarche and progress through puberty at a faster rate than normal weight girls."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Becerra Backs Single-Payer. Will It Happen if He's HHS Secretary? Becerra Backs Single-Payer. Will It Happen if He's HHS Secretary?
Since Becerra was first elected to Congress, he has been an advocate of single-payer, or universal, health coverage.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nursing Home Residents at Risk for Overtreatment of Diabetes Nursing Home Residents at Risk for Overtreatment of Diabetes
Many nursing home residents with diabetes may be treated to intensive glycemic targets even though such aggressive management may have limited benefit, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts' Warnings States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts' Warnings
States eager to reopen for business are easing coronavirus restrictions despite warnings from health experts that the outbreak is far from over and that moving too quickly could prolong the misery.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New Trials on T3/T4 Combination for Hypothyroidism'Justified'New Trials on T3/T4 Combination for Hypothyroidism'Justified '
A joint conference concludes that new clinical trials are needed to consider evolving evidence in the ongoing debate over combination T3/T4 therapy for hypothyroidism.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Big Gap Between Physician Payments for Offices vs Hospitals: Study Big Gap Between Physician Payments for Offices vs Hospitals: Study
Research also shows some correlation between the Medicare payment differential and hospital acquisitions of practices, but many other factors are involved.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Novel Agent Shows Promise Against Cat Allergy Novel Agent Shows Promise Against Cat Allergy
A single subcutaneous injection of a cocktail of monoclonal antibodies'quickly and lastingly reduces acute bronchoconstriction in people with cat allergy. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Vagisil Offered Teens a Vaginal'Glow Up.' Docs Cry Foul Vagisil Offered Teens a Vaginal'Glow Up.' Docs Cry Foul
Some physicians have called the marketing campaign'predatory'because it targets teens who are already self-conscious about their bodies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Residency Has Changed; What New Docs Must Do Now Residency Has Changed; What New Docs Must Do Now
Unlike last year, faculty and current trainees can now offer advice to docs starting their residency amid COVID-19. Do you agree with these tips for starting a medical career off on the right foot?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

CDC Chief Signs Off on Advisory Panel's Backing of J & J Vaccine CDC Chief Signs Off on Advisory Panel's Backing of J & J Vaccine
The action by CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, MD, follows a unanimous endorsement earlier Sunday of the third COVID-19 vaccine authorized for use in the US, clearing the way to begin distribution.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers
Even in peanut-allergic toddlers as young as age 1 year, peanut sublingual immunotherapy is effective, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Masks Don't Affect Oxygen Saturation in People With Asthma Masks Don't Affect Oxygen Saturation in People With Asthma
People with asthma sometimes worry that wearing a mask against COVID-19 won't let them breathe. But a new study demonstrates masks don't affect oxygen saturation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant NYC Officials Downplay Concern Over New Coronavirus Variant
Mayor Bill de Blasio's chief medical adviser downplayed the results of studies that may suggest a new COVID variant found in New York in November will be more resistant to vaccines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination Weary of COVID Variants, EU Leaders Push to Step Up Vaccination
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the European Union must prepare to vaccinate for new COVID variants over the coming years after EU leaders discussed ways of salvaging tourism.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Ireland Sees Strong Early Evidence That Vaccines Are Working Ireland Sees Strong Early Evidence That Vaccines Are Working
Ireland is beginning to see strong early evidence that its COVID-19 vaccine rollout is protecting healthcare workers and care home residents from catching the disease, health officials said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC No Survival Benefit to Primary Resection Before Chemo in CRC
Contrary to previous reports, primary tumor resection prior to chemotherapy did not confer a survival benefit in colorectal cancer patients in a randomized phase 3 study in Japan.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Residency Director's Removal Called Racist, Sexist Residency Director's Removal Called Racist, Sexist
Alumni, students, and residents at Tulane University School of Medicine have expressed outrage at the removal of Princess Dennar, MD, as program director of its internal medicine-pediatrics residency program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C In Transgender Youth, Obesity Impacts Effects of Sex Steroids on HDL-C
In transgender and gender-diverse young people receiving sex steroids, obesity exacerbates the decrease in HDL-C levels and attenuates the benefits of estradiol, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

NPWT May Not Improve Complication Rate After Gynecologic Surgery NPWT May Not Improve Complication Rate After Gynecologic Surgery
Use of prophylactic negative pressure wound therapy (NPWT) may not be appropriate in surgical cases where women undergo a laparotomy for presumed gynecologic malignancy, according to recent research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

New Tool May Improve Suicidality Detection New Tool May Improve Suicidality Detection
Researchers have developed a proprietary computer adaptive screening tool that may help emergency departments more accurately predict suicide attempts in adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

An X-ray Like a Christmas Tree: One Refugee's Mysterious Case An X-ray Like a Christmas Tree: One Refugee's Mysterious Case
The case, published in The Lancet in 2019, illustrates the challenges of refugee healthcare, even among those who are resettled in a high-resource country.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

HHS Nominee Becerra Awaits Votes After Two Confirmation Hearings HHS Nominee Becerra Awaits Votes After Two Confirmation Hearings
Neither committee has formally voted on Becerra, who also has to receive 51 votes in the full Senate.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Frozen Sections Can Guide Biopsies for Giant Cell Arteritis Frozen Sections Can Guide Biopsies for Giant Cell Arteritis
Second TAB procedures are often performed in patients with a high level of suspicion for GCA, which may result in unnecessary treatments and complications, Devon A. Cohen, MD wrote.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Long-term CPAP Use Linked With More Physical Activity Long-term CPAP Use Linked With More Physical Activity
Long-term use of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) was associated with higher self-reported physical activity levels in adults with co-occurring obstructive sleep apnea and cardiovascular disease.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Patients With Psoriatic Disease Avoid Medical Help During Pandemic Patients With Psoriatic Disease Avoid Medical Help During Pandemic
"What I found alarming looking at these results was that about a third of people were experiencing despair," Rachael Manion said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pap Test/Cervical Swab Samples Reveal Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers Pap Test/Cervical Swab Samples Reveal Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers
Residual fixatives from liquid-based Pap tests and cervical swabs contain tumor-specific biomarkers for ovarian cancer, according to an analysis of proteins found in matched biospecimens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

More Published Data on'Game-Changer' Drug for Obesity More Published Data on'Game-Changer' Drug for Obesity
Subcutaneous semaglutide once-weekly together with a low-calorie diet and intensive behavioral therapy leads to over 10% greater weight loss than placebo, shows the STEP 3 study published in JAMA.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

French COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients at a 12-Week High French COVID-19 Intensive Care Patients at a 12-Week High
France's number of patients treated in intensive care units for COVID-19 had gone up again on Tuesday, reaching a 12-week peak of 3435.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

EU to Keep COVID-19 Curbs on Nonessential Travel Amid Chaotic Border Measures EU to Keep COVID-19 Curbs on Nonessential Travel Amid Chaotic Border Measures
European Union government leaders will agree on Thursday to maintain curbs on non-essential travel within the EU despite the bloc's executive asking six countries to ease border restrictions on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA to Allow Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to Be Stored at Higher Temps:  NYT FDA to Allow Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine to Be Stored at Higher Temps:  NYT
The US FDA plans to approve Pfizer and BioNTech's request to store their COVID-19 vaccine at standard freezer temperatures instead of in ultra-cold conditions, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Food Groups Fight to Save One Trump Virus Program Food Groups Fight to Save One Trump Virus Program
The USDA began the Farmers to Families Food Box program last April after many people were shocked to see farmers destroy crops because restaurants and institutions abruptly canceled orders.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Empathetic Phone Calls Reduce Loneliness, Depression in Homebound Adults Empathetic Phone Calls Reduce Loneliness, Depression in Homebound Adults
A layperson-delivered empathy-oriented phone call program may reduce loneliness as well as depression and anxiety in homebound adults, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Despite Skeptics, At-Home Chemo Programs Continue Growing Despite Skeptics, At-Home Chemo Programs Continue Growing
A handful of US cancer centers believe that many cancer patients can receive their treatment at home. But is it safe?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news