Troponin, Echo a Prognostic Power Combo in COVID-19 Troponin, Echo a Prognostic Power Combo in COVID-19
Mortality climbed sixfold in patients admitted with SARS-CoV-2 infection with positive troponins who also had major abnormalities by selectively performed echocardiography in a registry study.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

As Election Day Nears, Taking Stock of an Expertise Exodus As Election Day Nears, Taking Stock of an Expertise Exodus
Since Trump took office in January 2017, many federal scientists have reported that the administration has undermined or dismissed their work. Some have been fired. Others have left in frustration or protest.Undark (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Security Breach Leads to Psychiatric Patient Blackmail Security Breach Leads to Psychiatric Patient Blackmail
Hackers have accessed patient records at Finland's largest private psychotherapy system, emailing some patients to pay up or face having their private medical records released online.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Alert Source Type: news

Menstrual Irregularity Appears to Be Predictor of Early Death Menstrual Irregularity Appears to Be Predictor of Early Death
In a peer-reviewed observational study of 79,505 premenopausal women, researchers sought to determine whether a life-long history of irregular or long menstrual cycles was associated with premature death.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

CV Benefit of Eicosapentaenoic Acid Seen at All eGFR Levels CV Benefit of Eicosapentaenoic Acid Seen at All eGFR Levels
Daily icosapent ethyl safely reduced fatal and nonfatal ischemic events in patients with reduced kidney function in an extension of the REDUCE-IT trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Pandemic Pushes Residents to Improve Patient Communication Pandemic Pushes Residents to Improve Patient Communication
The experience of many residents and interns in New York City during the COVID-19 peak in the spring helped them hone their communication skills related to goals-of-care discussions, survey data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

AHA Adds Recovery, Emotional Support to CPR Guidelines AHA Adds Recovery, Emotional Support to CPR Guidelines
Updated guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care from the American Heart Association emphasize physical, social, and emotional recovery after resuscitation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

OSA Diagnoses Not Carried Forward to the Inpatient Setting OSA Diagnoses Not Carried Forward to the Inpatient Setting
In a retrospective, single-center study, nearly 40% of patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosed in the outpatient setting did not have a corresponding diagnosis during hospitalization.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Taking a Toll on Med Students, Survey Shows COVID-19 Taking a Toll on Med Students, Survey Shows
Medical students are concerned that pandemic-related interruptions will delay their graduation and may negatively affect their ability to practice medicine as they start their careers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib Retreatment Effective for Ulcerative Colitis Tofacitinib Retreatment Effective for Ulcerative Colitis
Clinical response can be recaptured in patients who have had to interrupt treatment with tofacitinib, a JAK inhibitor, for up to 2 months, an analysis of data from the OCTAVE extension trial shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

States, U.S. Set New Records for COVID Cases States, U.S. Set New Records for COVID Cases
"This is exploding all over the country," Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear told The New York Times. The state is among 17 that reported record numbers of cases during the past week.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Protesters Gather Across Poland After Court Curbs Abortion Rights Protesters Gather Across Poland After Court Curbs Abortion Rights
Thousands protested across Poland on Friday despite coronavirus restrictions, a day after the top court banned almost all grounds for abortion in the Roman Catholic country.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

WHO: Nations Mulling Gilead's COVID Drug Should Consider Trial Flop, Too WHO: Nations Mulling Gilead's COVID Drug Should Consider Trial Flop, Too
Health officials reviewing remdesivir against COVID-19 should consider all evidence, including a trial where the medicine failed, before giving it the green light, the top WHO scientist said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Faces Half a Million COVID-19 Deaths by End-February, Study Finds US Faces Half a Million COVID-19 Deaths by End-February, Study Finds
More than a half million people in the United States could die from COVID-19 by the end of February, but around 130,000 of those lives could be saved if everybody were to wear masks.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO's Tedros Says Countries on'Dangerous Track' in Pandemic WHO's Tedros Says Countries on'Dangerous Track' in Pandemic
The world is now at a critical juncture in the COVID-19 pandemic and some countries are on a dangerous path, facing the prospect of health services collapsing under the strain, the head of WHO said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Limited Data Do Not Support Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19 Limited Data Do Not Support Use of Convalescent Plasma for COVID-19
There are insufficient data to support the use of convalescent plasma or hyperimmune immunoglobulin for patients hospitalized with COVID-19, according to an updated review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pediatricians: Address Children's Trauma From Police Brutality Pediatricians: Address Children's Trauma From Police Brutality
Pediatricians are uniquely situated and qualified to educate the rest of the nation on how police brutality and overpolicing traumatizes children and teens and why those issues must be addressed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Address Adolescent Substance Use With Consistent Procedures Address Adolescent Substance Use With Consistent Procedures
Lucien Gonzalez, MD, discussed some of the common challenges pediatricians face in appropriately screening, diagnosing, and managing or referring youth when it comes to substance use.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Systemic Sclerosis Patients Share Their Needs in Treatment Trials Systemic Sclerosis Patients Share Their Needs in Treatment Trials
Patients with systemic sclerosis have variable disease progression but often experience debilitating fatigue, pain, and digestive issues; and they're extremely concerned about progressive organ damage.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Lower TNF Inhibitor Efficacy in Women With Nonradiographic axSpA Lower TNF Inhibitor Efficacy in Women With Nonradiographic axSpA
Women treated with a TNF inhibitor were 81% less likely than men to have a 40% or greater improvement on Assessment of Spondyloarthritis International Society (ASAS) response criteria by 1 year.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Will Open Notes Requirement Change How You Chart? Will Open Notes Requirement Change How You Chart?
The 21st Century Cures Act, passed in 2016, requires that patients have access to the clinical notes within their medical records. Regulations implementing the requirements take effect soon.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

RPT-AstraZeneca Resumes U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Trial and J & J Prepares to Do Same Next Week RPT-AstraZeneca Resumes U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine Trial and J & J Prepares to Do Same Next Week
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca Resumes US   COVID-19 Vaccine Trial; J & J Prepares to Do the Same AstraZeneca Resumes US   COVID-19 Vaccine Trial; J & J Prepares to Do the Same
AstraZeneca has resumed the US trial of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine after approval by regulators, and Johnson& Johnson is preparing to resume its trial as early as next week, the companies said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Moderna Might Seek Government OK for Vaccine in December Moderna Might Seek Government OK for Vaccine in December
In a news release issued Thursday, Massachusetts-based Moderna said it had enrolled all 30,000 volunteers and had administered the second dose of the vaccine to 26,650 of them.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hypothyroidism in Pregnant Woman May Raise Child's Risk of ADHD Hypothyroidism in Pregnant Woman May Raise Child's Risk of ADHD
Low levels of maternal thyroid hormone during the first three months of pregnancy may influence a fetus's brain development leaving the child at a greater risk of ADHD, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Expected Clinical Trajectory of Severe Bronchiolitis Doesn't Pass Muster in New Study Expected Clinical Trajectory of Severe Bronchiolitis Doesn't Pass Muster in New Study
A new study challenges the notion that bronchiolitis symptoms peak on days three to five of illness in hospitalized infants.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

The Ally in the Waiting Room The Ally in the Waiting Room
Children exposed to the influenza A(H1H1)pdm09 vaccine in utero were no more likely to develop autism than children whose mothers were not vaccinated during pregnancy, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Decision on Race Multiplier in CKD in Blacks'Has Real Consequences'Decision on Race Multiplier in CKD in Blacks'Has Real Consequences '
Dropping the eGFR multiplier for African Americans produced a 33% hike in those assigned to a more severe stage of chronic kidney disease. But whether or not to keep the adjustment remains unclear, say experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Stellarex Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Safe, Durable in PAD Stellarex Paclitaxel Coated Balloon Safe, Durable in PAD
Moving ahead with paclitaxel balloons in the periphery: Calls for comparative effectiveness trials, like those for coronary stents, followed release of long-term postmarket data from ILLUMINATE-Global.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening New Thermography Shows Efficacy for Breast Cancer Screening
Thermography aided by diagnostic software may provide an alternative to mammography in resource-poor countries where standard breast cancer screening is not available or affordable, say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

ADHD Care Is Essential and Doable in Pediatric Practice ADHD Care Is Essential and Doable in Pediatric Practice
Integrating ADHD care into practice work flows is vitally important for all practitioners who care for children, said Herschel Lessin, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Statins Linked to Lower Mortality Risk From Sepsis Statins Linked to Lower Mortality Risk From Sepsis
Mortality rates are lower in hospitalized sepsis patients who use statins than in those who do not, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

How the Direction of Healthcare Could Change After the Election How the Direction of Healthcare Could Change After the Election
Experts break down various election outcome scenarios and what it will mean for healthcare policy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Fertility Journal Editors Oppose Supreme Court Nominee Fertility Journal Editors Oppose Supreme Court Nominee
Barrett's signature on a 2006 ad is stoking concerns about how attempts to outlaw abortion could potentially reduce access to IVF, leading a medical journal to oppose her Supreme Court nomination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Warning for COVID Long Haulers From Polio Survivors Warning for COVID Long Haulers From Polio Survivors
After a vaccine for polio was developed, outbreaks were controlled. But there are still up to a million survivors in the United States, and many say they still experience pain and disability years later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Link Between Primary Immunodeficiencies and Rheumatic Diseases Link Between Primary Immunodeficiencies and Rheumatic Diseases
"A rheumatologist may be treating the rheumatic manifestations of a primary immunodeficiency disorder," the study's lead author, Georgios Sogkas, MD, PhD, said in an interview.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Survey: Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Dips Below 50% Survey: Acceptance of COVID-19 Vaccine Dips Below 50%
Fewer than half of Americans now say that they would get a coronavirus vaccine if one became available, according to a survey conducted Oct. 8 – 10.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

25 Drugs, Drug Classes Added to FDA's Safety Signal List 25 Drugs, Drug Classes Added to FDA's Safety Signal List
The agency found a potential safety problem in a diabetes drug class. Several proton pump inhibitors and fibric acid derivatives also made the list.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

New SCOPE Data Put ACURATE neo on the Back Foot Again New SCOPE Data Put ACURATE neo on the Back Foot Again
The road ahead -- at least in this iteration of the device -- is shaky after failing to show noninferiority with two approved gold standard valves.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

' Impressive' Outcomes Sans Chemo in Poor-Prognosis ALL'Impressive' Outcomes Sans Chemo in Poor-Prognosis ALL
Chemo-free targeted therapy yielded high rates of molecular response,"impressive" survival at 18 months with few toxic effects in a phase 2 trial of adults with Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince Teledentistry Makes Some Dentists Wince
Adela Planerova, MD, looked into his mouth from 28 miles away as Pogue pointed her laptop ’ s camera into her son ’ s mouth. Planerova determined they did not need to make an emergency one-hour drive to her clinic.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dental & Oral Health News Source Type: news

Stroke After TIA: Risk Remains High Stroke After TIA: Risk Remains High
The incidence of stroke following a transient ischemic attack has decreased somewhat over the past 50 years but hardly at all during the past decade, a new meta-analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Educational Debt of Med School Grads Levels Off: AAMC Report Educational Debt of Med School Grads Levels Off: AAMC Report
In contrast, the cost of attending medical schools has risen rapidly; a quarter of graduates came from affluent families.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Business of Medicine News Source Type: news

CDC Recommends Barring Travelers Without Masks CDC Recommends Barring Travelers Without Masks
"Operators should ensure that any person on the conveyance wears a mask when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel," the CDC wrote.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Transforms Medical Education: No'Back to Normal'COVID-19 Transforms Medical Education: No'Back to Normal '
The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench into the medical education landscape across the entire health care spectrum.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Selexipag Has No Effect on Daily Activity in PAH Patients Selexipag Has No Effect on Daily Activity in PAH Patients
Selexipag, which is prescribed to slow the progression of pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), does not make patients more active, phase 4 TRACE data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

IN.PACT BTK: Step in the Right Direction for DCB in Below-Knee CLI IN.PACT BTK: Step in the Right Direction for DCB in Below-Knee CLI
The phase 2 study showed late lumen loss comparable to or better than angioplasty, with no safety signal in a space primed for new treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

High-risk Blacks Missed by Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines High-risk Blacks Missed by Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines
Many younger Black lung cancer patients did not meet the criteria for lung cancer screening in national guidelines, a retrospective study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

More Women Trying Cannabis to Manage Menopause Symptoms More Women Trying Cannabis to Manage Menopause Symptoms
A new study finds 1 in 4 women have tried cannabis to manage menopause symptoms.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

UVA Health Seizing Patients' Home Equity UVA Health Seizing Patients' Home Equity
Property liens are the hidden icebergs of patient medical debt, legal experts say, lying unseen, often for decades, before they surface to claim hard-won family savings or inheritance proceeds.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news