RA Biologic's Serious Infection Risk Confounded by Order of Use RA Biologic's Serious Infection Risk Confounded by Order of Use
The risk for serious infection seen with tocilizumab is confounded by whether the drug is given as first-line or as subsequent treatment in the line of therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Increases Risk for Symptomatic Kidney Stone Pregnancy Increases Risk for Symptomatic Kidney Stone
Pregnancy increases the risk for first-time symptomatic kidney stone disease, which peaks close to the time of delivery but can persist even a year later.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Doctors Lose Jobs After Speaking Out About Unsafe Conditions Doctors Lose Jobs After Speaking Out About Unsafe Conditions
A number of physicians have taken to the media to publicize the fact that conditions in their facility may be unsafe. Many then suffered repercussions. Is this a denial of freedom of speech?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

COVID Lockdowns Linked to PTSD in Patients With Eating Disorders COVID Lockdowns Linked to PTSD in Patients With Eating Disorders
Lockdowns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic increased stress and anxiety in patients with eating disorders and caused posttraumatic stress disorder-related symptoms, new research suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Potential First-in-Class Schizophrenia Drug Cuts Negative Symptoms Potential First-in-Class Schizophrenia Drug Cuts Negative Symptoms
SEP-363856, a novel antipsychotic with a distinct mechanism of action, reduces negative symptoms in schizophrenia, a new phase 2 trial suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Peloton, Feds Face Off After'Urgent Warning'Peloton, Feds Face Off After'Urgent Warning '
Experts wonder if it's a case of dangerous design flaws or the need for individual users to be accountable.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

How Does Fragmented Care Affect IBD Outcomes? How Does Fragmented Care Affect IBD Outcomes?
Poor continuity of care may lead to worse outcomes among patients with active inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), according to data from more than 20,000 veterans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

HPV Vaccination Rates Continue to Climb Among Young Adults in US HPV Vaccination Rates Continue to Climb Among Young Adults in US
Rates of HPV vaccination among young adults in the US remain low, but an analysis of NHIS data suggests significant improvements have been made against HPV since 2010.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Biggest Resident'Orphaning Event:' Ex-Hahnemann Docs Reflect Biggest Resident'Orphaning Event:' Ex-Hahnemann Docs Reflect
The closure of Philadelphia's Hahnemann University Hospital in 2019 sent trainees and attendings scrambling. Where are they now, and what lessons can their experiences offer?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Oklahoma Governor Signs Three Anti-Abortion Bills Into Law Oklahoma Governor Signs Three Anti-Abortion Bills Into Law
The bills have been criticized by the New York –based Center for Reproductive Rights.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

How Hackers Hold Hospitals, and Your Health, for Ransom How Hackers Hold Hospitals, and Your Health, for Ransom
Brian Selfridge knew his time was up. From his perch in a locked conference room with the blinds half closed, he could see two members of the hospital IT team rounding the corner with a sense of purpose.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Hispanic Diabetes Patients Receive Less Guideline-Based Care Hispanic Diabetes Patients Receive Less Guideline-Based Care
Hispanic diabetes patients are significantly less likely than Black or White patients to receive preventive guideline-based care soon after diagnosis, a study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation Dramatic Rise in Use of Drugs for Opioid-Induced Constipation
Use of these drugs soared during a period of 4 years, propelled by a Super Bowl advertisement, prompting calls for defining appropriate use of these agents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Regular Coffee Drinking Tied to Functional Brain Changes Regular Coffee Drinking Tied to Functional Brain Changes
Regular coffee consumption can enhance concentration and improve motor control and alertness by inducing functional and connectivity changes in the brain, a new imaging study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Feds Investigating Telehealth Charges in Upsurge Feds Investigating Telehealth Charges in Upsurge
With telehealth restrictions eased during the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual care has become more common, but it can also be misused, and one pattern is already under investigation.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

LSU Medical School Chancellor'Ignored Complaints,' Now on Leave LSU Medical School Chancellor'Ignored Complaints,' Now on Leave
Allegations against G. E. Ghali, MD, DDS, include that sexual harassment complaints were ignored and faculty were punished for siding with the students.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news

Recall: Gummy Vitamins May Contain Metallic Mesh Recall: Gummy Vitamins May Contain Metallic Mesh
Some Vitafusion gummy products are being recalled because they may be contaminated with metallic mesh.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Florida House OKs Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Disability Florida House OKs Bill to Ban Abortions Based on Disability
Doctors who do end a pregnancy based solely on a physical or mental disability would be guilty of a third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Patient Benefits Justify Price of New Lupus Nephritis Drugs Patient Benefits Justify Price of New Lupus Nephritis Drugs
Prices of two new drugs approved by the FDA for lupus nephritis are in reasonable alignment with their estimated benefits for patients with the disease, a report indicates.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Multidisciplinary Approach Touted for Atopic Dermatitis Multidisciplinary Approach Touted for Atopic Dermatitis
Patients with atopic dermatitis benefit when dermatologists, allergists, and pharmacists work together on treatment plans.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Novel S1P-Receptor Modulator Shows Promise in Phase 2b AD Trial Novel S1P-Receptor Modulator Shows Promise in Phase 2b AD Trial
' This was a short proof-of-concept study to show this mechanism is valid. The results are promising,'said Dr Emma Guttman-Yassky, who presented the study at the American Academy of Dermatology meeting.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Tralokinumab Gets Nod for Atopic Dermatitis in Europe Tralokinumab Gets Nod for Atopic Dermatitis in Europe
The new opinion represents the final stages before the European Commission decides whether tralokinumab will be authorized for use throughout the European Union.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

CDC Panel: End Pause of J & J Vaccine, but Add Warning CDC Panel: End Pause of J & J Vaccine, but Add Warning
The panel said benefits outweigh the risks, but a new FDA warning will say women under 50 should be made aware of higher risk for a rare clotting disorder and should be able to choose their vaccine.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lost in Translation: Language Barriers Hinder Vaccine Access Lost in Translation: Language Barriers Hinder Vaccine Access
Millions of people have been left out of the massive COVID-19 vaccine rollout because of a lack of support for non-English speakers. (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

New AHA Guidance on Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk New AHA Guidance on Obesity and Cardiovascular Risk
An updated American Heart Association scientific statement on the role of obesity in cardiovascular disease provides the first new guidance in 15 years.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts Widen Use of General Anesthesia in End-of-Life Care, Say Experts
Ethicists and anesthetists in the UK stimulate discussion of making the general anesthesia available to patients within 2 weeks of the end of life.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology News Source Type: news

Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment Asian Children Less Likely to Receive ADHD Treatment
Even after an ADHD diagnosis, clinicians were more likely to diagnose Asian children with autism, the investigators report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Virtual Care Spreads in Missouri, Home to'Hospital Without Beds'Virtual Care Spreads in Missouri, Home to'Hospital Without Beds '
In 2015, St Louis-based Mercy health system opened what officials called the world's first"hospital without beds."Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hospital Medicine News Source Type: news

FDA Expands Use of SLIT Pollen Allergy Treatment to Children FDA Expands Use of SLIT Pollen Allergy Treatment to Children
ALK's Ragwitek, a drug used to treat pollen-induced allergic reactions in adults, received FDA approval for use in children and adolescents.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Families, Doctors Urge Alabama to Reject Trans Treatment Ban Families, Doctors Urge Alabama to Reject Trans Treatment Ban
"How am I hurting me or anyone else by wanting medical hormonal treatment? I do not want to be a pawn in a political agenda...," Phineas Smith, a 16-year-old transgender boy, said.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Indian COVID Patients Die as Ventilators Run Out of Oxygen Indian COVID Patients Die as Ventilators Run Out of Oxygen
At least 24 COVID-19 patients in western India died on Wednesday when the oxygen supply to their ventilators ran out, amid a nationwide shortage of the gas and a surge in infections.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Boosting the Presence of Darker Skin in Rheumatology Education Boosting the Presence of Darker Skin in Rheumatology Education
Doctors are beginning to address rheumatologists'educational gaps in exposure to and knowledge about rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases in people with darker skin color.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Early Exposure Key to Solving Pediatric Rheumatologist Shortage Early Exposure Key to Solving Pediatric Rheumatologist Shortage
Increasing medical students'and residents'exposure to the field earlier could help improve recruitment, while policies such as loan repayment programs could overcome the deterrent of a lower income.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

TARC Identifies Poor Dupilumab Response in Atopic Dermatitis TARC Identifies Poor Dupilumab Response in Atopic Dermatitis
Serum thymus and activation-regulated chemokine (TARC) levels may pinpoint a category of atopic dermatitis cases needing the most intensive dupilumab treatment.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Dermatology News Source Type: news

Tislelizumab Bests Docetaxel in NSCLC Tislelizumab Bests Docetaxel in NSCLC
The new immunotherapy prolonged overall survival when compared with docetaxel in patients with locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Study Shows How COVID-19 Disrupted RA Meds Study Shows How COVID-19 Disrupted RA Meds
Early COVID-19 restrictions significantly altered medication and management patterns among RA patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

New Test Could Help Primary Care Docs Chart Kidney Disease New Test Could Help Primary Care Docs Chart Kidney Disease
A new proprietary prognostic tool surpassed conventional methods for flagging patients with type 2 diabetes who were at high risk for progressive renal dysfunction.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Methylene Chloride-Related Fatalities Persist in US Methylene Chloride-Related Fatalities Persist in US
Occupational safety standards and warning labels on methylene chloride haven't entirely eliminated fatalities from exposure to this widely used halogenated organic solvent, a new study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Nevada Senate Passes Proposal to Expand Birth Control Nevada Senate Passes Proposal to Expand Birth Control
It would direct pharmacists to offer patients a risk assessment questionnaire and information on treatments to avoid complications and ensure they feel safe with pharmacist-prescribed contraception.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Percentage of Doctors Who Are Black Barely Changed in 120 Years Percentage of Doctors Who Are Black Barely Changed in 120 Years
As has been noted in other studies, the numbers of Black male doctors remains stubbornly low. The diversity goal"is not about quotas, it's about excellence," one expert said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

What Should Happen to the Doc Who Gave Expiring COVID Shots? What Should Happen to the Doc Who Gave Expiring COVID Shots?
A doctor could still face legal action for giving vaccine doses to people outside the vaccination event he was leading in December 2020 as the doses were about to expire.Medscape Reader Polls (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Five Clinical Highlights From AACR Annual Meeting (Part 1) Five Clinical Highlights From AACR Annual Meeting (Part 1)
Several presentations at the recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2021 may change clinical practice.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Severe Obesity Persists, Takes High Cardiovascular Toll Severe Obesity Persists, Takes High Cardiovascular Toll
"This research highlights the high cardiovascular toll exacted by continuing failure to tackle obesity, particularly among more socio-economically deprived populations," say study authors.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Scientists Reveal How AstraZeneca Vaccine Causes Unusual Clots Scientists Reveal How AstraZeneca Vaccine Causes Unusual Clots
Researchers in Germany say they've found"rock solid evidence" the Vaxzevria vaccines can lead to clots with low plateletsMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

J & J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll J & J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll
(Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Marijuana Activists Offer #JointsforJabs to Back COVID Vaccination Marijuana Activists Offer #JointsforJabs to Back COVID Vaccination
The 1-day handout was pegged to April 20, a day of celebration for marijuana enthusiasts.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GENUINE Improvements: Ublituximab Plus Ibrutinib for CLL GENUINE Improvements: Ublituximab Plus Ibrutinib for CLL
Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) expert Jennifer R. Brown, MD, discusses the recently published GENUINE trial and its implications for treating high-risk patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Nurses or Physicians: Who Are at Highest Suicide Risk? Nurses or Physicians: Who Are at Highest Suicide Risk?
Female nurses are at significantly greater risk of dying by suicide than physicians in findings that contradict previous research suggesting doctors are at greatest risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million Humana Health Plan Overcharged Medicare by Nearly $200 Million
The Medicare Advantage company may face a record penalty over alleged billing errors.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine Transgender Resident Speaks Up on Coming Out in Medicine
The demands of residency are challenging enough without having to contend with coming out. With the support of her colleagues, Evelyn Carroll is now living life as her authentic self.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students News Source Type: news