States Ready Plans to Get Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Younger Teens States Ready Plans to Get Pfizer COVID Vaccine to Younger Teens
State health officials today shared plans to distribute Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to 12- to 15-year-olds after the FDA authorized its use in this age group late Monday.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pandemic Took a Cut of Cosmetic Procedures in 2020 Pandemic Took a Cut of Cosmetic Procedures in 2020
OnabotulinumtoxinA injection, the most popular form of minimally invasive procedure, was down by 13% from 2019.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Less Care for Young Women With Chest Pain in the Emergency Room? Less Care for Young Women With Chest Pain in the Emergency Room?
Younger women with chest pain were less likely than similar younger men to be triaged as urgent, get an ECG test, be seen by a consultant, or be admitted, in a study of US emergency rooms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Anxious History of Understanding Cortisol The Anxious History of Understanding Cortisol
How a mysterious World War II myth and the dogged tenacity of adrenal researchers led to our understanding of cortisol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

SGIM Annual Meeting Focuses on Inclusivity SGIM Annual Meeting Focuses on Inclusivity
SGIM meeting Chair Rita Lee, MD, said she hoped that this year's event will allow attendees an opportunity to'celebrate the incredible strengths and diverse voices of our community. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Two Treatments Show Early Promise for Hypothalamic Obesity Two Treatments Show Early Promise for Hypothalamic Obesity
Two different agents showed potential for safely treating patients with hypothalamic obesity in two pilot studies with small numbers of patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Future of Nursing Report: Broader Scope in COVID Should Stay Future of Nursing Report: Broader Scope in COVID Should Stay
The 2020-2030 recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine focus on health equity and include a call for more school nurses and public health nurses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nursing News Source Type: news

On SNL, Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger's Syndrome On SNL, Elon Musk Says He Has Asperger's Syndrome
The Tesla CEO made pointed jokes about himself during the opening monologue and acknowledged that he often feels misunderstood. He also brought his mom on stage during the pre-Mother's Day episode.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Blood Biomarker a'Promising Predictor' of Psychosis Relapse Blood Biomarker a'Promising Predictor' of Psychosis Relapse
Patients with an acute psychotic episode and high plasma levels of the vasopressin surrogate copeptin are at increased risk for psychotic relapse, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Attending a Patient's Funeral: How Psychiatrists Decide Attending a Patient's Funeral: How Psychiatrists Decide
In the absence of recommendations, a new survey sheds light on how psychiatrists decide whether to attend a patient's funeral.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

COVID Data, Chances to Network at ATS 2021 COVID Data, Chances to Network at ATS 2021
In its second virtual year, the annual meeting of the American Thoracic Society is dominated by coronavirus, both in terms of number of sessions as well as in new ways to network in a virtual format.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention News Source Type: news

Gene Variants Tied to Reproductive Aging Also Tied to Vasomotor Menopause Symptoms Gene Variants Tied to Reproductive Aging Also Tied to Vasomotor Menopause Symptoms
Certain genetic variants that are associated with reproductive aging also appear linked to vasomotor symptoms of menopause, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Blood Markers May Help Predict Delivery Time Blood Markers May Help Predict Delivery Time
Scientists have identified markers in blood that may indicate labor is approaching, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Freezing Breast Cancer to Death Avoids Surgery Freezing Breast Cancer to Death Avoids Surgery
New results from a clinical trial of cryoablation for low-risk, early-stage breast cancer offer hope that the modality might one day be a treatment option in the US. But what's taking so long?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Vedolizumab May Not Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes in IBD Patients Vedolizumab May Not Worsen COVID-19 Outcomes in IBD Patients
Vedolizumab does not appear to worsen COVID-19 outcomes in patients with IBD, according to data from the Surveillance of Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion for IBD (SECURE-IBD) registry.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Oral Cancer Risk Secondhand Smoke Exposure Tied to Oral Cancer Risk
People who are exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to develop oral cancers than their counterparts who don't have this exposure, a systematic review and meta-analysis suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Key EU Countries Rebuff Biden on Sharing COVID Vaccine Patents Key EU Countries Rebuff Biden on Sharing COVID Vaccine Patents
European countries distanced themselves on Friday from a proposal backed by US President Joe Biden to waive patent rights on coronavirus vaccines.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Testing Rates Low Among Symptomatic Americans COVID-19 Testing Rates Low Among Symptomatic Americans
Sick Americans appear to be passing up opportunities to get tested for coronavirus and thus are likely unknowingly spreading the infection throughout their communities, new research shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How the US  Locked Up Vaccine Materials Other Nations Urgently Need How the US  Locked Up Vaccine Materials Other Nations Urgently Need
To fight the pandemic at home, the United States gave its own vaccine manufacturers priority access to American-made materials needed to make the shots.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer-BioNTech Files for US  Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine Pfizer-BioNTech Files for US  Approval of COVID-19 Vaccine
Pfizer and German partner BioNTech have filed for a full US approval for their COVID-19 vaccine, which is now authorized only for emergency use, the drugmakers said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  CDC Panel to Vote on Using Pfizer COVID-19 Shot in Adolescents US  CDC Panel to Vote on Using Pfizer COVID-19 Shot in Adolescents
An advisory panel to the CDC will meet on Wednesday to review data on the use of Pfizer and partner BioNTech's COVID-19 vaccine in adolescents aged 12 to 15.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Senior US  CDC Official Nancy Messonnier Resigns From Her Position Senior US  CDC Official Nancy Messonnier Resigns From Her Position
Senior health official Nancy Messonnier has resigned from her position at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency's Director Rochelle Walensky said on Friday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

CDC Reviewing Higher COVID-19 Death Toll From Independent Group: Walensky CDC Reviewing Higher COVID-19 Death Toll From Independent Group: Walensky
The US CDC is reviewing an estimate of global COVID-19 deaths from the University of Washington that is more than double the official count to determine if the CDC figures should be revised, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky has said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pressure From COVID-19 on French Hospitals Eases Further Pressure From COVID-19 on French Hospitals Eases Further
Pressure on the French hospital system from the coronavirus pandemic eased for the fourth day in row on Friday and the number of COVID-19 deaths in hospitals was down again compared to a week ago.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

WHO Gives Emergency Approval to First Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine, Sinopharm WHO Gives Emergency Approval to First Chinese COVID-19 Vaccine, Sinopharm
WHO approved a COVID-19 vaccine from China's state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm for emergency use on Friday, a boost to Beijing's push for a big role in inoculating the world.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Varenicline Nasal Spray Efficacious for Dry Eye Varenicline Nasal Spray Efficacious for Dry Eye
Nasal spray reduces signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in phase 3 trial.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Main Causes of Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Identified Main Causes of Food-Induced Anaphylaxis Identified
Most triggers remain the same, but soybean may be less important.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab Antibiotic Cut ANCA-Vasculitis Infection Risk With Rituximab
Co-use of cotrimoxazole decreased the risk for infection, which remains high in patients with vasculitis who are treated with rituximab.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

5 More Women Allege Sexual Harassment at LSU Med School 5 More Women Allege Sexual Harassment at LSU Med School
A lawyer for women alleging misconduct among leaders at the medical school described their stories as'the tip of the iceberg. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA IM, IA Steroid Injections Prove Noninferior in Knee OA
Intramuscular injections of glucocorticoids achieve a level of pain reduction similar to that of intra-articular injections in patients with knee osteoarthritis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Strategies to Turn the Tide on Racial and Gender Inequity Strategies to Turn the Tide on Racial and Gender Inequity
Dr Jorge Ganem believes we should approach gender inequities and racial disparities through a quality and patient safety lens.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

A Simple New Definition for'Metabolically Healthy Obesity'? A Simple New Definition for'Metabolically Healthy Obesity'?
' Our new definition may be important not only to stratify risk of mortality in people with obesity, but also in people with overweight and normal weight,'say researchers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Avacopan Approval FDA Panel Narrowly Backs Avacopan Approval
The FDA is mulling whether to approve avacopan for ANCA-associated vasculitis largely on the basis of a single trial about which the agency staff has concerns.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Hypertension Worsened by Commonly Used Prescription Meds Hypertension Worsened by Commonly Used Prescription Meds
Nearly one out of five American adults with hypertension is on a prescription drug known to raise blood pressure, based on NHANES data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Structural Racism Tied to Psychosis Risk in Black People Structural Racism Tied to Psychosis Risk in Black People
Social and economic disparities are linked to a significantly increased risk for psychosis in racialized communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies Woman Gives Birth to 9 Babies
' I'm very happy,'the woman's husband, Adjudant Kader Arby, told the BBC.'My wife and the babies are doing well. 'WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Support Group for Asian Americans Uses Theater to Cope With COVID Support Group for Asian Americans Uses Theater to Cope With COVID
An online, culturally based peer support group that uses theater and other creative outlets is helping Asian Americans cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

COVID Delay of nAMD Treatment Less Harmful than Expected COVID Delay of nAMD Treatment Less Harmful than Expected
Does this suggest that ophthalmologists are overtreating their patients?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

COVID-Related Mental Illness Rises, Capacity to Treat Falls COVID-Related Mental Illness Rises, Capacity to Treat Falls
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the percentage of Americans reporting symptoms of mental illness has significantly increased, and the capacity to treat these disorders has decreased, a new report shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

School-Based Asthma Program Improves Care for Kids School-Based Asthma Program Improves Care for Kids
Asthma care coordination for children can be improved through a school-based program involving the child's family and clinicians, according to new research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Prioritize Goals of Older Patients With Multimorbidities Prioritize Goals of Older Patients With Multimorbidities
When caring for older adults with multiple chronic conditions, prioritizing patient goals is more effective and efficient than trying to address each condition in isolation, said Mary Tinetti, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Telemedicine Is a Tool — Not a Replacement for a Doctor's Touch Telemedicine Is a Tool — Not a Replacement for a Doctor's Touch
Many new types of telemedicine promoted by start-ups more clearly benefit providers'and investors'pockets, rather than yielding more convenient, high-quality and cost-effective medicine for patients.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Could Combos Replace Basal-Bolus Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes? Could Combos Replace Basal-Bolus Insulin in Type 2 Diabetes?
Switching patients from multiple daily insulin injections to basal insulin plus either a GLP-1 agonist or an SGLT2 inhibitor produced similar glucose control, with fewer injections and less hypoglycemia.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

India Virus Variant Identified in Two Southeast Iowa People India Virus Variant Identified in Two Southeast Iowa People
A third coronavirus variant that was first identified in hard-hit India has been uncovered in Iowa, state public health officials said Tuesday.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Nutritional Support May Be Lifesaving in Heart Failure Nutritional Support May Be Lifesaving in Heart Failure
Patients with high-risk chronic heart failure given individualized nutritional support in the hospital had lower mortality 30 and 180 days following discharge, a new analysis shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Tofacitinib: Big Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Response in Small Study Tofacitinib: Big Cutaneous Sarcoidosis Response in Small Study
"Not only did patients get better, but they were in many cases able to come off their baseline immunosuppressive regimen."Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall Peloton, Feds Agree to Treadmill Recall
The recall of the Peloton Tread+ comes after a 6-year-old child was killed and after 72 reports of adults, children, or pets being injured.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Alert Source Type: news

Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors Want Insurers to Pay Hit by Higher Prices for Gear, Doctors Want Insurers to Pay
The costs of personal protective equipment and disinfecting offices while seeing fewer patients have some doctors and dentists demanding that insurance companies step up.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

N Carolina GOP Advances Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions N Carolina GOP Advances Bill to Ban Down Syndrome Abortions
North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a bill to make it illegal for physicians to perform abortions because of the fetus'race or a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Neonatal Nurses, Doctor Help Woman Who Delivered Baby on Plane Neonatal Nurses, Doctor Help Woman Who Delivered Baby on Plane
"The great thing about this was the teamwork. Everybody jumped in together and everyone helped out," Dale Glenn, MD, said.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news