Disparities in Child Abuse Evaluation Arise From Implicit Bias Disparities in Child Abuse Evaluation Arise From Implicit Bias
Black and Latinx children are more likely to be evaluated for child abuse and referred to child protective services than their White peers, according to research discussed by Tiffani J. Johnson, MD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Microplastics Permeate Human Placentas Microplastics Permeate Human Placentas
Researchers have identified microplastic fragments in four human placentas donated for study after delivery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Has Your Career Been Affected by a Noncompete Clause? Has Your Career Been Affected by a Noncompete Clause?
Noncompete clauses are common in medicine. Tell us about your experiences.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Risk for False Negatives From Curative COVID Test FDA Warns About Risk for False Negatives From Curative COVID Test
False negative results are a particular risk with Curative Inc's COVID-19 test, the FDA says in safety bulletin.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Disinfecting During Pandemic Puts Asthmatics at Risk Disinfecting During Pandemic Puts Asthmatics at Risk
Increased cleaning by people with asthma during the pandemic may be triggering flares of their disease, a new report suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine News Source Type: news

Experts Advise Against Antibody Drugs in Pediatric COVID-19 Experts Advise Against Antibody Drugs in Pediatric COVID-19
As of now, antibody therapies for COVID-19 should not be used to treat infections with the new coronavirus in children or adolescents,"including those ... at high risk of progression to hospitalization or severe disease," according to a panel of experts from 29 hospitals across North America who reviewed the available evidence.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

' Lipid Paradox' Seen in Nonobese RA Patients With Low LDL'Lipid Paradox' Seen in Nonobese RA Patients With Low LDL
A complex dynamic exists between traditional risk factors and cardiovascular events in RA patients, said an investigator.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria One in Five Gestational Carriers Do Not Meet ASRM Criteria
Under these stricter criteria, about 30% of the gestational carriers did not meet recommendations, Brett Stark, MD, MPH, reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

' Premature' to Change Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines Dosing, Schedules, FDA Says'Premature' to Change Authorized COVID-19 Vaccines Dosing, Schedules, FDA Says
The US Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that the idea of changing the authorized dosing or schedules of COVID-19 vaccines was premature and not supported by the available data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Symptom Screening, Isolated Spaces Could Reduce COVID-19 at Homeless Shelters Symptom Screening, Isolated Spaces Could Reduce COVID-19 at Homeless Shelters
Daily symptom screening and testing of people with symptoms could reduce SARS-CoV-2 infections at homeless shelters, where crowded conditions increase the risk of contracting the virus, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Gene Expression Different in Allergic, Irritant Contact Dermatitis Gene Expression Different in Allergic, Irritant Contact Dermatitis
Artificial intelligence (AI) can help identify biomarkers to distinguish between contact dermatitis (CD) due to allergic reactions or to irritants, according to new findings.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Children May Be Missing Vaccinations During Pandemic Children May Be Missing Vaccinations During Pandemic
If a study from Colorado is any indication, children and adolescents have been missing recommended vaccinations during the pandemic.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

US  Treatment of Children at Southern Border Is'Torture':  Pediatricians US  Treatment of Children at Southern Border Is'Torture':  Pediatricians
The punitive policies against children at the US-Mexico border, such as separating minors from their families, has risen to a level to be classified as torture, according to a group of pediatricians and community health specialists.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Fauci: Vaccinations Are Increasing in a'Glimmer of Hope'Fauci: Vaccinations Are Increasing in a'Glimmer of Hope '
Anthony Fauci, MD, said on ABC's"This Week" that President-elect Joe Biden's pledge to administer 100 million shots of the vaccine within his first 100 days in office is achievable.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate Invasive Tests Prompted by Cancer Screening Show High Real-World Complication Rate
In real-world circumstances, procedures such as biopsy indicated by lung-cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography may not go quite as smoothly as indicated by the NLST, according to an updated analysis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Mouth Bacteria Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Never Smokers Mouth Bacteria Linked to Lung Cancer Risk in Never Smokers
The type and abundance of bacteria found in the mouth may be associated with lung-cancer risk in people who have never smoked, according a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

BioNTech Founders Warn of Vaccine Supply Gaps: Spiegel BioNTech Founders Warn of Vaccine Supply Gaps: Spiegel
BioNTech is working flat out with partner Pfizer to boost production of their COVID-19 vaccine, its founders said, warning there would be gaps in supply until other vaccines were rolled out.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

World Health Organization Lists Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine for Emergency Use World Health Organization Lists Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine for Emergency Use
The World Health Organization on Thursday listed the COVID-19 vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech for emergency use, saying the move opens the door for countries to expedite their own approvals to import and give the shot.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US  Vaccinations in 2020 Falling Far Short of Target of 20 Mln People US  Vaccinations in 2020 Falling Far Short of Target of 20 Mln People
Only about 2.8 million Americans had received a COVID-19 vaccine going into the last day of December, putting the United States far short of the government's target to vaccinate 20 million people this month.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

British Family Doctors Criticise Change of Plan on Vaccine Boosters British Family Doctors Criticise Change of Plan on Vaccine Boosters
British doctors have said a government decision to delay giving a coronavirus vaccine booster shot to vulnerable patients who have already had a first dose will be distressing and disruptive, their trade union said on Thursday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Two Genes in Prefrontal Cortex Implicated in PTSD Two Genes in Prefrontal Cortex Implicated in PTSD
A postmortem analysis of brain tissue from people diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder revealed that two genes in the prefrontal cortex, ELFN1 and UBA7, play key roles in the condition.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit Higher Red-Cell Transfusion Limit for Preemies Offers No Survival, Developmental Benefit
Aggressive use of red-cell transfusion for extremely-low-birth-weight newborns with anemia does not improve survival and fails to stem neurodevelopmental impairment by age 2, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Flu Season: No Effect on Elective Heart Surgery Result in Seniors Flu Season: No Effect on Elective Heart Surgery Result in Seniors
Among seniors who underwent elective heart surgery during influenza seasons,"no consistent associations" were seen between the severity of the season and risk of death or readmission.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries ALBI Likely Bests MELD-Na for Outcomes Prediction Across Surgeries
The Albumin-Bilirubin score more accurately predicted outcomes in patients undergoing pulmonary, elective colorectal and adrenal operations than the Model for End Stage Liver Disease-sodium.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Face Masks Protect Wearers, Others From COVID: Studies Face Masks Protect Wearers, Others From COVID: Studies
Two new literature reviews suggest face masks provide some protection to the wearer and when universally worn by the general public they substantially reduce the spread of the new coronavirus.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

12.4 Mln Doses of COVID Vaccine Distributed, 2.5 Mln Given: CDC 12.4 Mln Doses of COVID Vaccine Distributed, 2.5 Mln Given: CDC
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it had administered 2.5 million first doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Wednesday morning and distributed 12.4 million doses.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

AstraZeneca: Full Data Provided for Euro Approval of COVID Shot AstraZeneca: Full Data Provided for Euro Approval of COVID Shot
AstraZeneca has submitted full data to pursue conditional marketing authorization from the European Medicines Agency for its COVID vaccine, but the regulator said more information is needed for approval.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa
Traditional and mainstream medicine have long been at odds. But Covid-19 may be driving a new, evidence-based reckoning.Undark (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Safe After Transposition of the Great Arteries Surgery Pregnancy Safe After Transposition of the Great Arteries Surgery
Women who have had the arterial switch operation to correct transposition of the great arteries tolerate pregnancy well with few complications, according to registry data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19 Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19
The incidence of telogen effluvium, or hair shedding, surged more than 400% among Hispanic/Latinx impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in New York City, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Oxygen Desaturation Common in Babies With Acute Bronchiolitis Oxygen Desaturation Common in Babies With Acute Bronchiolitis
Oxygen desaturation is common in infants with acute bronchiolitis, especially in those who present with more severe initial illness, researchers from Switzerland report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Stepped Exercise Program Shows Benefits for Knee OA Stepped Exercise Program Shows Benefits for Knee OA
A stepped exercise program for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis can produce'modest improvements'in symptoms at 9 months, according to a new study in US veterans.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Regeneron's COVID Antibody Therapy Aiding Hospitalized Patients Regeneron's COVID Antibody Therapy Aiding Hospitalized Patients
Regeneron said initial data from an ongoing study of its experimental antibody cocktail for use in hospitalized COVID-19 patients requiring low-flow oxygen shows promise.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

University Reopenings Tied to Some COVID-19 Spikes University Reopenings Tied to Some COVID-19 Spikes
University communities outside of heavily populated areas may be particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 transmission from student influxes, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Transdiagnostic Approach to Mental Illness Effective in Teens Transdiagnostic Approach to Mental Illness Effective in Teens
A scalable transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral therapy program delivered in nonspecialist care settings yields clinically meaningful reductions in emotional and behavioral problems in children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Lp(a) and LPA Gene Score'Modest' Predictors of CVD Risk Lp(a) and LPA Gene Score'Modest' Predictors of CVD Risk
Measuring lipoprotein(a) or determining the LPA genetic risk score appears to offer only marginal benefit for the primary prevention of cardiovascular events, a data analysis suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

New Dietary Guidelines Omit Recommended Cuts to Sugar, Alcohol New Dietary Guidelines Omit Recommended Cuts to Sugar, Alcohol
Officials took a'make every bite count'philosophy but rejected a scientific advisory committee's recommendations to cut allowances for added sugars and alcohol.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Alert Source Type: news

Early Antibody Production Key to COVID-19 Recovery Early Antibody Production Key to COVID-19 Recovery
The speed of patients'antibody production, rather than the volume of antibodies they produce to fight the new coronavirus, may determine whether they will survive COVID-19, new data suggest.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Neanderthal Gene Protects Against COVID-19 Neanderthal Gene Protects Against COVID-19
A specific form of a protein passed down from Neanderthals protects against severe COVID-19, according to a study reported on medRxiv ahead of peer review.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

UK Coronavirus Variant Associated With Higher Viral Loads UK Coronavirus Variant Associated With Higher Viral Loads
The highly infectious variant of the COVID-19 coronavirus that has been circulating in the UK is linked with higher loads of virus in the blood, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Too Few With Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Get Hormone Test Too Few With Treatment-Resistant Hypertension Get Hormone Test
Data from more than 25,000 US patients with treatment-resistant hypertension, all of whom qualified for assessment for primary aldosteronism, show just 1.6% were tested.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Still Happening: Pelvic Exams on Anesthestized Patients. Why? Still Happening: Pelvic Exams on Anesthestized Patients. Why?
Debate continues over whether unconsented pelvic exams are unethical and how the ongoing practice should be addressed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Still Happening: Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Patients. Why? Still Happening: Pelvic Exams on Anesthetized Patients. Why?
Debate continues over whether unconsented pelvic exams are unethical and how the ongoing practice should be addressed.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

US Black Communities Missing Out on COVID-19 Testing US Black Communities Missing Out on COVID-19 Testing
COVID-19 testing is essential for identification and isolation of infected people, but testing may be less common among US Blacks than among Whites, a Missouri study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Doctor Has Severe Allergic Reaction to Moderna COVID Vaccine: NYT Doctor Has Severe Allergic Reaction to Moderna COVID Vaccine: NYT
A doctor in Boston with a shellfish allergy developed a severe allergic reaction after receiving Moderna's coronavirus vaccine on Thursday, the New York Times reported, citing the doctor.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Novavax Starts Late-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine in US Novavax Starts Late-Stage Trial of COVID-19 Vaccine in US
Novavax has begun a large late-stage study of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine in the US, after delaying the trial twice over issues in scaling up the manufacturing process.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Fauci: Worst Yet to Come as COVID-19 Surges Fauci: Worst Yet to Come as COVID-19 Surges
Anthony Fauci, MD, says the coronavirus pandemic may get worse in coming months, including a post-holiday surge in cases.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Long-term APBI Cosmetic, Toxicity Data Reported Long-term APBI Cosmetic, Toxicity Data Reported
Long-term cosmetic and toxicity outcomes are good for accelerated partial breast irradiation and whole-breast irradiation, with the latter having a slight edge, the IRMA trial show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

' Hidden' Danger of Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis at Early Age'Hidden' Danger of Type 2 Diabetes Diagnosis at Early Age
Findings suggest those diagnosed as younger adults may warrant a different therapeutic approach with more aggressive targeting of cardiovascular risk factors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

State-by-State Guide to COVID Vaccine Information State-by-State Guide to COVID Vaccine Information
What should you say to patients eager to get a COVID-19 vaccine? Most will likely need to be patient.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news