United to Give Travelers Free COVID-19 Tests on Select Newark-London Flights United to Give Travelers Free COVID-19 Tests on Select Newark-London Flights
United Airlines said on Thursday it will offer free rapid COVID-19 tests to customers on select transatlantic flights, as part of a four-week pilot program aimed at eventually relaxing quarantines that have crippled air travel.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 30, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Depressive Symptoms Common in First 3 Years Postpartum Depressive Symptoms Common in First 3 Years Postpartum
Approximately one in four women have elevated symptoms of depression at one point in time over the first 3 years postpartum, a population-based birth cohort study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Calciphylaxis in CKD Treated With Sodium Thiosulfate Calciphylaxis in CKD Treated With Sodium Thiosulfate
Read about this case in which sodium thiosulfate was used to successfully treat a patient with CKD who developed calciphylaxis.Wounds (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

' Landmark' Study Pushed Detection of Covert Consciousness in TBI'Landmark' Study Pushed Detection of Covert Consciousness in TBI
Recent research has led to a"sea change" in guidelines and accelerated momentum in research to better detect signs of consciousness after traumatic brain injury (TBI).Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 28, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Rapid COVID-19 Tests Key to Infection Control, Improved Patient Outcomes Rapid COVID-19 Tests Key to Infection Control, Improved Patient Outcomes
Rapid, point-of-care testing (POCT) for suspected COVID-19 infection significantly reduces time to results and may improve infection control and patient outcomes, according to the first study to assess the real-world impact of rapid testing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 26, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

HCV Core Antigen As an Alternative to HCV RNA Testing HCV Core Antigen As an Alternative to HCV RNA Testing
This study suggests that while implementation of HCV core antigen testing for diagnosis could lead to significant cost savings, it is not as sensitive as gold-standard PCR testing.Journal of Viral Hepatitis (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Lack of Antidotes Adds to Ethical Dilemmas for UK COVID-19 Challenge Trials Lack of Antidotes Adds to Ethical Dilemmas for UK COVID-19 Challenge Trials
UK scientists seeking approval to deliberately infect healthy people with COVID-19 in trials must first convince ethics specialists that, among other things, they have potential"rescue therapies" or antidotes to halt the disease.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

United Airlines Testing Global Health App on UK-US Flight in Effort to Reopen Borders United Airlines Testing Global Health App on UK-US Flight in Effort to Reopen Borders
United Airlines is set on Wednesday to test a digital health pass under a global pilot program that could help reopen borders.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Lilly Hires External Adviser for COVID-19 Drug Plant Problems Lilly Hires External Adviser for COVID-19 Drug Plant Problems
Eli Lilly and Co said late on Tuesday it had hired an independent consultant to review a plant producing its COVID-19 antibody drug after receiving a notice from the U.S. health regulator.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

GSK to Launch Late-Stage Testing of RSV Vaccine GSK to Launch Late-Stage Testing of RSV Vaccine
GlaxoSmithKline said it would move its experimental vaccine against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a cause of pneumonia in toddlers and the elderly, into the final stage of testing, encouraged by mid-stage trial results.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Teen Finds'Better Way' to Test for COVID Teen Finds'Better Way' to Test for COVID
WebMD chief medical officer John Whyte talks with Taft Foley III, an 18-year-old high school senior and the youngest EMT in Texas, about his decision to launch his own mobile COVID-19 testing lab.WebMD (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 22, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Public Health & Prevention Expert Interview Source Type: news

Two SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assays Perform Best Two SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Assays Perform Best
Among four high-throughput assays for detecting antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 in patient samples, those from Roche and Siemens provide superior sensitivity and specificity, according to head-to-head testing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery Image-Guided Biopsy May Help Some Avoid Breast Cancer Surgery
Following neoadjuvant chemotherapy, image-guided vacuum-assisted biopsy (VAB) can reliably identify a subgroup of patients with no residual disease in the breast, according to an analysis of pooled data drawn from three continents.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Gene Signature Predicts Overall Survival in Women With Breast Cancer Gene Signature Predicts Overall Survival in Women With Breast Cancer
A prognostic signature based on eight DNA-repair-related genes (DRGs) accurately predicts overall survival in women with breast cancer, researchers report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 20, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Diagnosing Hodgkin Lymphoma in Kids Requires Biopsy, Immunohistochemistry: Guidelines Diagnosing Hodgkin Lymphoma in Kids Requires Biopsy, Immunohistochemistry: Guidelines
The diagnosis of pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma requires an excisional or incisional biopsy and immunohistochemistry (IHC) evaluation, and its management depends largely on the clinical stage and risk group, according to new guidelines from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN).Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

First-in-Class Oral EZH2 Inhibitor Effective in Two Cancers First-in-Class Oral EZH2 Inhibitor Effective in Two Cancers
Phase 2 results hint at the power of epigenetic targets.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

For Some, Anti-VEFG Treatment Preserves Sight for a Lifetime For Some, Anti-VEFG Treatment Preserves Sight for a Lifetime
Nearly 20% of those who received anti-VEGF treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) retained useful visual acuity over their lifetime, a new study finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 17, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Blood Chloroform Levels in Late Pregnancy Tied to Higher Risk of SGA Newborns Blood Chloroform Levels in Late Pregnancy Tied to Higher Risk of SGA Newborns
Chloroform (trichloromethane; TCM) exposure in late pregnancy from drinking water and other disinfection byproducts (DBPs) was associated with a higher risk of small-for-gestational-age (SGA) newborns in an observational study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

XY Gonadal Dysgenesis Unexpectedly Identified by Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing XY Gonadal Dysgenesis Unexpectedly Identified by Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
A 16-year-old female was unexpectedly identified by direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing to have XY gonadal dysgenesis and subsequently diagnosed with metastatic dysgerminoma, according to a case report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 16, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

New Coronavirus Rapid Diagnostic Tests Will Be Game Changer: PAHO Director New Coronavirus Rapid Diagnostic Tests Will Be Game Changer: PAHO Director
Rapid antigen diagnostic tests for the novel coronavirus will be a game changer in the fight against the pandemic, the Pan American Health Organization's (PAHO) director Carissa Etienne said on Wednesday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Countries Turn to Rapid Antigen Tests to Contain Second Wave of COVID-19 Countries Turn to Rapid Antigen Tests to Contain Second Wave of COVID-19
Countries straining to contain a second wave of COVID-19 are turning to faster, cheaper but less accurate tests to avoid the delays and shortages that have plagued efforts to diagnose and trace those infected quickly.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 15, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

In COVID-19 Without HF, High NT-proBNP Predicts Mortality In COVID-19 Without HF, High NT-proBNP Predicts Mortality
Elevated admission NT-proBNP levels may predict mortality in patients with severe COVID-19 pneumonia without a history of heart failure, and may have insights for in-hospital management.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 14, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Being HIV Positive Increases Risk of Death From COVID-19 Being HIV Positive Increases Risk of Death From COVID-19
In a cohort of 115 patients, HIV-positive status was associated with a 63% increased risk of day 28 mortality following hospitalization for COVID-19.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 13, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: HIV/AIDS News Source Type: news

Nevada's Ban on COVID-19 Tests Violates Law: HHS Official Nevada's Ban on COVID-19 Tests Violates Law: HHS Official
Nevada's recent ban on the use of Quidel Corp's Sofia and Becton Dickinson and Co's Veritor point-of-care antigen tests for COVID-19 in long-term care facilities violates federal law, a US government official said.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

US Expects Over 1M COVID-19 Antibody Doses From Two Firms in 2020 US Expects Over 1M COVID-19 Antibody Doses From Two Firms in 2020
The US government expects to be able to provide at no cost more than 1 million doses of antibody treatments for COVID-19 similar to the one President Trump received to treat his illness, according to a US health official.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

MR-Linac Radiation Therapy Promising in Pancreatic Cancer MR-Linac Radiation Therapy Promising in Pancreatic Cancer
Stereotactic magnetic resonance-guided adaptive radiation therapy delivered on an MR-Linac provided"encouraging" early local pancreatic cancer control with minimal severe treatment-related toxicity.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 12, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Abbott Says Rapid COVID-19 Test Used at White House Is Accurate Abbott Says Rapid COVID-19 Test Used at White House Is Accurate
Abbott Laboratories released early data from a study on the accuracy of its ID NOW COVID-19 test, which is used in the White House.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

NAFLD Closely Tied to Diabetes Risk NAFLD Closely Tied to Diabetes Risk
Patients with non-alcoholic fatty-liver disease (NAFLD) have a higher risk of diabetes, and the more severe the disease the greater the risk, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

FDA Warns Mask Decontamination Company for Skirting Safety Rules FDA Warns Mask Decontamination Company for Skirting Safety Rules
The FDA cites Battelle Memorial Institute for an inadequate adverse event reporting process for their mask decontamination system, which has emergency use authorization.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Study Helps Gauge Long-term Risks for Women With DCIS Study Helps Gauge Long-term Risks for Women With DCIS
New research helps clarify the long-term risk for invasive breast cancer in women with ductal carcinoma (DCIS) in situ who opt for breast-conserving surgery alone or with radiotherapy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Q & A: Where Are We in the COVID-19 Vaccine Race? Q & A: Where Are We in the COVID-19 Vaccine Race?
Drugmakers and research centers around the world are working on COVID-19 vaccines, with large global trials of several of the candidates involving tens of thousands of participants well underway.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Identification of SARS-CoV-2 in a Proficiency Testing Program Identification of SARS-CoV-2 in a Proficiency Testing Program
The American Proficiency Institute sent positive and negative SARS-CoV-2 samples to hundreds of clinical laboratories in order to assess the accuracy of various assays. What were the results?American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Quality of Life Appears to Suffer Little When Adding Radiation to Androgen Deprivation for Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Appears to Suffer Little When Adding Radiation to Androgen Deprivation for Prostate Cancer
Patients with low-volume metastatic prostate cancer (mPCa) receiving androgen-deprivation therapy (ADT) only temporarily experience more bowel and urinary symptoms when EBRT is added to their treatment, according to new findings from the HORRAD trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Clinicians Should Discourage Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing Clinicians Should Discourage Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing
Clinicians should discourage their patients from undergoing direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing, especially for diagnostic purposes, according to a grand-rounds discussion.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

HFpEF Management: 5 Things to Know HFpEF Management: 5 Things to Know
Although proven medical therapies for HFpEF are few, a stepwise set of management practices can help optimize care for patients with this condition.American College of Cardiology & Medscape (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 7, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Cardiology Article Source Type: news

Genetic Test Spots High-Risk Invasive Lobular Carcinoma Genetic Test Spots High-Risk Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
A test that looks at the activity of 70 genes in breast tumors can help identify women with invasive lobular carcinoma (ILC) at high-risk of cancer recurrence or progression after surgery who may benefit from additional therapy, according to new research.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

' No Isolation, Few Tests': Argentina Has World's Highest COVID-19 Positive Rate'No Isolation, Few Tests': Argentina Has World's Highest COVID-19 Positive Rate
Argentina has the world's highest rate of positive COVID-19 tests, with nearly six out of 10 yielding an infection, a reflection of low testing levels and loose enforcement of lockdown rules.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Genomics Requires Greater Public Trust in Data Sharing, Researchers Say Genomics Requires Greater Public Trust in Data Sharing, Researchers Say
The future of genomic research depends on genetic data, yet a large number of people are unfamiliar with the process or unwilling to participate, according to a large global study of public attitudes toward DNA and health-data sharing.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Yields Vital Prognostic Information on Hospital Admission SARS-CoV-2 Viral Load Yields Vital Prognostic Information on Hospital Admission
Higher viral loads are associated with a greater risk of death in cancer and non-cancer patients admitted to the hospital with COVID-19, report researchers in New York City.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 6, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Trump's'Doing Very Well,' Could Be Discharged Tomorrow: Doctors Trump's'Doing Very Well,' Could Be Discharged Tomorrow: Doctors
President Trump has received oxygen therapy and dexamethasone, doctors confirm, and continues to improve during his hospital stay at Walter Reed as of Sunday morning.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 4, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Interval Breast Cancers Often More Aggressive Interval Breast Cancers Often More Aggressive
Interval breast cancers -- those detected between routine mammography screening -- are often more aggressive and more likely to lead to death than screen-detected breast cancers, a retrospective study from Canada has found.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - October 2, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Lung Ultrasonography Useful for COVID-19 Risk Stratification Lung Ultrasonography Useful for COVID-19 Risk Stratification
Lung ultrasonography can be useful for identifying which patients with COVID-19 can be managed as outpatients, according to a new prospective study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 30, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Hold Off Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery Hold Off Radiotherapy After Prostate Cancer Surgery
Instead of adjuvant radiotherapy after prostatectomy, observation and early salvage radiotherapy offer equal outcomes with fewer side effects.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs? Increased Risk of Severe COVID With Anti-B-Cell MS Drugs?
Concerns raised over an increased risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes in MS patients on anti-CD20 B-cell depleting drugs such as ocrelizumab and rituximab following presentation of new data.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

IDSA Says When to Test for COVID-19 Antibodies IDSA Says When to Test for COVID-19 Antibodies
COVID-19 serology tests are widely available but evidence of their usefulness is limited, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) said as it unveiled new guidelines in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Variant of Usual PCR May Speed COVID-19 Testing Variant of Usual PCR May Speed COVID-19 Testing
Researchers say a variation of the gold standard polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for diagnosing COVID-19 removes unnecessary steps and allows faster and less expensive testing, with at least equal accuracy.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news

Under Pressure Over Virus, Trump to Announce More Tests for States Under Pressure Over Virus, Trump to Announce More Tests for States
US President Donald Trump planned to announce on Monday that the government would distribute millions of rapid tests to states this week with an eye towards using them to reopen schools.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Poorer Countries to Get 120 Million $5 Coronavirus Tests, WHO Says Poorer Countries to Get 120 Million $5 Coronavirus Tests, WHO Says
Some 120 million rapid diagnostic tests for coronavirus will be made available to low- and middle-income countries at a maximum of $5 each, the World Health Organization said on Monday.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 29, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Severe COVID Clues: Autoantibodies, Gene Mutations Severe COVID Clues: Autoantibodies, Gene Mutations
Scientists have struggled to find out why some people who get COVID-19 develop severe disease and others are infected but don't notice symptoms.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 28, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Genetic Testing May Miss Epivariants That Contribute to Disease Genetic Testing May Miss Epivariants That Contribute to Disease
Standard DNA-based genetic testing could miss epigenetic variants linked to disease, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 26, 2020 Category: Pathology Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine News Source Type: news