Liquid Biopsies Helpful in Prostate Cancer, but Most Not Ready for Routine Use Liquid Biopsies Helpful in Prostate Cancer, but Most Not Ready for Routine Use
Liquid biopsies have the potential to guide therapeutic decision making in prostate cancer, but issues such as assay standardization, cost and accessibility need to be addressed before they can be implemented in routine practice, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

At Oklahoma COVID Ward, Staff Fight to Prevent Lonely Deaths At Oklahoma COVID Ward, Staff Fight to Prevent Lonely Deaths
The patient alarms ping constantly in the COVID-19 ward at a hospital in Oklahoma City, signaling to pulmonologist Dr Syed Naqvi and the rest of the ICU team that yet another person needs help.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

A French Woman Declines COVID-19 Vaccine for Her Sick Father A French Woman Declines COVID-19 Vaccine for Her Sick Father
Fabienne Garbo's father suffers from an illness similar to Alzheimer's and was eligible for a COVID-19 shot as soon as France started vaccinating care home residents. But she has not signed the consent form.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Portugal, Germany Take Steps Towards Legal Euthanasia in Europe Portugal, Germany Take Steps Towards Legal Euthanasia in Europe
Euthanasia took a step towards legality in Europe on Friday, after Portugal's parliament voted to let doctors help terminally ill people end their lives and German lawmakers proposed similar legislation.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Novel Oral Testosterone Therapy Headed to FDA Novel Oral Testosterone Therapy Headed to FDA
Marius Pharmaceuticals has submitted a new drug application for Kyzatrex, an oral testosterone replacement therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

' COVID Tongue' May Be a Symptom, Professor Says'COVID Tongue' May Be a Symptom, Professor Says
A professor in the United Kingdom says he's finding more COVID-19 patients reporting oral problems, such as tongue discoloration and enlargement.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Curious Variation in AF Incidence, Mortality Across Europe Curious Variation in AF Incidence, Mortality Across Europe
Most of Europe may be unified politically, but in some surprising ways, it's far from monolithic in its epidemiology of atrial fibrillation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Can Any Public Hospital Survive? Can Any Public Hospital Survive?
New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina, is an anomaly. It is a publicly owned hospital that boasts good care at lower prices than most and still flourishes financially.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

How the CARES Act Forgot America's Most Vulnerable Hospitals How the CARES Act Forgot America's Most Vulnerable Hospitals
COVID-19 relief was meant to give a lifeline to hospitals. But in states like Oklahoma, problems created by confusing guidelines could cause harm long after the pandemic.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

Brief High-Dose Saccharin Seems Safe, but Jury Out on Long-Term Use Brief High-Dose Saccharin Seems Safe, but Jury Out on Long-Term Use
' Artificial sweeteners used on a conservative basis may not be as harmful as supposed, but we just don't know,'says one scientist. Another urges'caution and healthy skepticism. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Family Medicine Residencies Increasingly Eschew Pharma Influence Family Medicine Residencies Increasingly Eschew Pharma Influence
Two thirds of family medicine residency programs that responded to a new survey report they have eliminated pharmaceutical industry influence.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Lung Disease Raises Mortality Risk in Older RA Patients Lung Disease Raises Mortality Risk in Older RA Patients
RA-associated interstitial lung disease has been associated with worse survival rates as well as reduced quality of life, functional impairment, and increased health care use and costs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The Dash to Adapt Smartwatches to Help Detect COVID Infections The Dash to Adapt Smartwatches to Help Detect COVID Infections
Wearable devices already collect vital signs like heart rate and skin temperature. New algorithms can use them to catch illness early leading to urgent efforts to help battle the pandemic.Knowable Magazine (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New COPD Mortality Risk Model Includes Imaging-Derived Variables New COPD Mortality Risk Model Includes Imaging-Derived Variables
All-cause mortality in patients with COPD over 10 years of follow-up was accurately predicted by a newly developed model based on a point system incorporating imaging-derived variables.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

' Alarming Finding' in Schizophrenia Patients With COVID-19'Alarming Finding' in Schizophrenia Patients With COVID-19
Individuals with schizophrenia are two to three times more likely to die if they become infected with SARS-CoV-2 and should be prioritized for vaccination, researchers say.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Two Doctors Dead, One by Suicide, in Texas Medical Office Standoff Two Doctors Dead, One by Suicide, in Texas Medical Office Standoff
Police said Katherine Lindley Dodson, MD, was killed Tuesday in her Austin practice. They say the suspect, also a pediatrician, who had terminal cancer with weeks to live, died by suicide.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Patient Contact With Primary Care Physicians Declines in Study Patient Contact With Primary Care Physicians Declines in Study
The reasons for this less frequent contact and the ramifications for patients and doctors practicing primary care are unclear, according to various experts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

UK Launch for Most Advanced'Artificial Pancreas', MiniMed 780G UK Launch for Most Advanced'Artificial Pancreas', MiniMed 780G
Medtronic launches latest MiniMed 780G hybrid closed-loop insulin delivery system in the UK.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter Drug-Impaired Doctor Sentenced to 20 Years for Manslaughter
A pathologist who misdiagnosed or made errors for more than 3000 patients while intoxicated has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for manslaughter and mail fraud.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Brazilian Researchers Tracking Reinfection by New Virus Variant Brazilian Researchers Tracking Reinfection by New Virus Variant
A case report from the Brazilian state of Bahia details reinfection by a variant that contains one of the mutations at the center of global spread.Medscape (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Registry Reveals H. pylori Management Mistakes Registry Reveals H. pylori Management Mistakes
' [E]ven after more than 30 years of experience in H. pylori treatment, the ideal regimen to treat this infection remains undefined,'the investigators wrote.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Psoriasis Care Deficiencies in Reproductive-Age Women Psoriasis Care Deficiencies in Reproductive-Age Women
In a recent international survey, dermatologists both in the United States and abroad acknowledged major gaps in their competence to provide high-quality care to reproductive-age women with psoriasis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops Biden Overturns Trump Ban on Transgender Troops
President Joseph R. Biden has overturned the ban on transgender people serving in the US military ordering that it must accept all Americans willing to serve.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Journal Retracts Study on Mental Health Effects of Negative News Journal Retracts Study on Mental Health Effects of Negative News
In March 2020, an article in The Conversation used the study's findings to argue that kids should reduce their television intake during the coronavirus pandemic to ward off anxiety.Retraction Watch (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Moderna Study: Vaccine Effective vs COVID Variants Moderna Study: Vaccine Effective vs COVID Variants
Moderna on Monday said its COVID-19 vaccine could protect against the U.K. strain but that it is less effective against the strain identified in South Africa.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Merck Ends Development of Two Potential COVID-19 Vaccines Merck Ends Development of Two Potential COVID-19 Vaccines
The drugmaker will stop developing two potential COVID-19 vaccines after seeing poor results in early-stage studies.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

How Much Does Drinking Alcohol Contribute to US Cancer Burden? How Much Does Drinking Alcohol Contribute to US Cancer Burden?
Alcohol consumption accounts for 4.8% of all cancer cases overall, but this rises to 12.1% of female breast cancer, 11% of colorectal cancer, and more than 45% of mouth and throat cancers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight California Keeps Key Virus Data Out of Public Sight
State health officials said they rely on a very complex set of measurements that would confuse and potentially mislead the public if they were made public.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood PCOS Linked to Postpartum Depression, Prenatal Mood
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is associated with postpartum depression, and prenatal depressed mood and anxiety mediate the association, highlighting the need for prenatal psychological screening in this population, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

J & J COVID Vaccine Gets Unique CPT Code Even Before FDA Filing J & J COVID Vaccine Gets Unique CPT Code Even Before FDA Filing
The AMA's CPT panel readies for potential introduction of a third COVID-19 vaccine for the US, with J&J awaiting phase 3 results for its product.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Pfizer Cuts Vaccine Deliveries by as Much as Half to Some EU Countries Pfizer Cuts Vaccine Deliveries by as Much as Half to Some EU Countries
Pfizer has slashed in half the volume of COVID-19 vaccines it will deliver to some EU countries this week, government officials said on Thursday, as frustration over the US drugmaker's unexpected cut in supplies grows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

BioNTech Investor, Amid Worry Over Shortage, Vows Vaccines to Be Delivered for 2nd Shot BioNTech Investor, Amid Worry Over Shortage, Vows Vaccines to Be Delivered for 2nd Shot
European countries should use all available vaccine doses provided by biotech firm BioNTech and its partner Pfizer because there will be enough for the requisite second booster shot due to a planned production ramp-up, BioNTech's largest investor said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

' Invisible' Migrants Risk Being Last in Line for COVID-19 Vaccination'Invisible' Migrants Risk Being Last in Line for COVID-19 Vaccination
As an undocumented migrant living in Colombia, Venezuelan Leidi Gutierrez has little chance of getting a COVID-19 vaccination. With the death toll rising fast, the mother-of-two said all she could do was pray.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Dubai Halts Elective Surgeries, Live Music as COVID-19 Cases Surge Dubai Halts Elective Surgeries, Live Music as COVID-19 Cases Surge
Dubai has suspended elective surgeries for a month and live music at restaurants and hotels indefinitely as coronavirus infections surge in the Middle East trade hub.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Different Ways of Estimating Postreperfusion Infarct Volume Have Comparable Results Different Ways of Estimating Postreperfusion Infarct Volume Have Comparable Results
In assessing postreperfusion final infarct volume and functional outcomes in certain stroke patients, NCCT e-Stroke Suite software performs similarly to RAPID CTP, according to a cross-sectional observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Exercise Improves Bone Mass After Bariatric Surgery Exercise Improves Bone Mass After Bariatric Surgery
People who have bariatric surgery may have healthier bones afterward if they participate in a supervised exercise program, a randomized controlled trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19 Upcoming SMFM Meeting Will Highlight Disparities, COVID-19
Although the annual Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine meeting will involve the same breadth of topics as in the past, the intersection of the pandemic, pregnancy, and disparities will feature prominently.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

FDA Approval Adds Vericiguat (Verquvo) to HF Treatment Options FDA Approval Adds Vericiguat (Verquvo) to HF Treatment Options
The drug with a novel mechanism among HF meds is indicated for an especially high-risk group: patients with LVEF of 45% or less and a history of HF hospitalization or outpatient IV diuretic therapy.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Alert Source Type: news

Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA
Most healthcare leaders report their providers'compensation has been affected by the pandemic; staff shortages are common, and mental health suffers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign
Adams said on Twitter that he's been asked to leave post. Biden expected to name interim surgeon general ahead of Vivek Murthy nomination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths National Spike in Methamphetamine Overdose Deaths
The national rate of methamphetamine overdose deaths shot up significantly between 2011 and 2018, particularly among non-Hispanic American Indian and Alaska Native communities, new research shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

WHO Plans Slew of COVID-19 Vaccine Approvals for Global Rollout WHO Plans Slew of COVID-19 Vaccine Approvals for Global Rollout
WHO plans to approve several COVID-19 vaccines from Western and Chinese manufacturers in coming weeks and months, a document published on Wednesday shows, as it aims for rapid rollouts in poorer countries.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Physician Happiness Outside Work Sees Sharp Drop in a Year: Survey Physician Happiness Outside Work Sees Sharp Drop in a Year: Survey
Those who are'very happy'dropped from 43% to 20% in 1 year. But one fourth of respondents said they have no anxiety about their futures, even as the pandemic wears on.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed
A single-institution study shows that cancer screenings rebounded after the first COVID surge, but an expert stresses the need for catch-up and finding missed diagnoses.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

How Many Vaccine Shots Go to Waste? Several States Aren't Counting. How Many Vaccine Shots Go to Waste? Several States Aren't Counting.
At a time when there aren't enough shots to meet demand, significant numbers may be going in the trash.ProPublica (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses Vaccination Appointments Canceled as States Run Low on Doses
As states ramp up their vaccination efforts, some say they're running out of COVID-19 vaccine, causing the cancellation of thousands of appointments for people expecting their first shot, the AP reported.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign Biden Asks Surgeon General Adams to Resign
Adams said on Twitter that he's been asked to leave post. Biden expected to name interim surgeon general ahead of Vivek Murthy nomination.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA Biggest Challenges Practices Faced From COVID Last Year: MGMA
Most healthcare leaders report their providers'compensation has been affected by the pandemic; staff shortages are common, and mental health suffers.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression Genetics Alone Not Enough to Predict Early-Onset Depression
Genomic risk scores can help predict early-onset depression, but only in conjunction with other factors, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Women Physicians and the Pandemic: A Snapshot Women Physicians and the Pandemic: A Snapshot
' Women physicians do not have trouble balancing competing demands any more than men physicians do. It is simply a more common expectation that women physicians will adjust their professional lives. 'Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news