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U.S. Health Agency Revokes Obama-era Planned Parenthood Protection
Friday, January 19, 2018
U.S. health officials on Friday said they were revoking legal guidance issued by the Obama Administration that had sought to discourage states from trying to defund organizations that provide abortion services, such as Planned Parenthood. Reuter...
Building the Case for 3D Angiography Alone in LAA Occlusion
Friday, January 19, 2018
Pilot data show 3D rotational angiography without direct transesophageal echocardiography feedback is feasible and safe and spotlight important sizing differences between the two imaging modalities. Medscape Medical News
Survival After Breast Cancer 'Unaffected by BRCA Status'
Friday, January 19, 2018
The likelihood that young women survive primary breast cancer is unaffected by whether or not they carry mutations in the BRCA gene, say UK researchers in a 10-year follow-up study. Medscape Medical News
Question Over Ramucirumab in First-Line Gastric Cancer
Friday, January 19, 2018
In combination with chemotherapy, ramucirumab improved progression-free survival but not overall survival or response rate in advanced gastric or gastroesophageal junction cancers. Medscape Medical News
Doctors Underdiagnosing Flu Among Older Patients
Friday, January 19, 2018
Patients over age 65 who are hospitalized for influenza-like illness were less likely to receive diagnostic tests from providers than were younger patients, a new study showed. Medscape Medical News
Genotyping May Boost Antidepressant Treatment Success
Friday, January 19, 2018
Impairments in the gene that encodes the enzyme responsible for metabolizing the antidepressant escitalopram may be responsible for treatment failure. Medscape Medical News
What's Hot at ISC 2018?
Friday, January 19, 2018
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference will deliver a host of exciting clinical trial results, as well as new guidelines for acute ischemic stroke. Medscape Medical News
Propranolol May Fill 'Dire' Treatment Need for PTSD
Friday, January 19, 2018
Patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who actively recalled their traumatic event under the influence of propranolol showed a substantial decrease in symptom ratings. Medscape Medical News
More Evidence Links Gum Disease to Stroke Risk
Friday, January 19, 2018
A new study shows a relationship between severity of gum disease and increasing future stroke risk, and conversely that regular dental care was linked to a lower stroke risk. Medscape Medical News
Cortisol in Hair a Biomarker for Stress, Treatment Efficacy
Friday, January 19, 2018
In a new study, investigators used hair cortisol concentrations to assess the effectiveness of a humanitarian intervention in war-affected, displaced Syrian adolescents. Medscape Medical News
MGUS in 3% of Population: What to Do?
Friday, January 19, 2018
Evidence for clinical practice and follow-up is limited, and experts offer suggestions based on the literature and their own practice at the Mayo Clinic. Medscape Medical News
Experts Welcome Adjuvant Nivolumab for Melanoma
Friday, January 19, 2018
The PD-1 inhibitor nivolumab was recently approved by the FDA for adjuvant use in completely resected stage III or IV melanoma, a move welcomed by experts in the field. Medscape Medical News
Antibiotics, Antidepressants Dominate New FDA Watch List
Friday, January 19, 2018
Presence on list does not mean a drug has been linked to a risk, only that new safety information is available or potential risk has been identified and further review will be or has been completed. Medscape Medical News
One Surprising Reason for More Positive Pregnancy Tests This Month
Friday, January 19, 2018
Lots of couples in predominantly Christian countries may be looking at positive pregnancy tests this month at least in part because of cultural forces that encourage mating around major holidays like Christmas, suggests a recent study. Reuters H...
Denial of Abortion Leads to Economic Hardship for Low-income Women
Friday, January 19, 2018
Women who want an abortion but are denied one are more likely to spend years living in poverty than women who have abortions, a new study suggests. Reuters Health Information
Gardening May Help Cancer Survivors Eat Better, Feel Greater ‘Worth’
Friday, January 19, 2018
For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say. Reuters Health Information
Malaria Stalks Yemen Amid Collapsing Health System
Friday, January 19, 2018
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New HHS Division to Protect Clinicians With Religious Objections
Thursday, January 18, 2018
The Trump administration opens the new unit within HHS to focus on claims of coercion on medical staff to perform abortions and other procedures over religious objections. Medscape Medical News
Further Hazards of Mismatched Surgical Aortic Valve Prostheses
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Survival suffers after a later transcatheter valve-in-valve procedure, should it be needed, if the failed surgical prosthetic valve wasn't originally up to the patient's cardiac output needs. Medscape Medical News
Deep-Brain Stimulation Improves Tourette's Tics
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Deep-brain stimulation significantly improves tics associated with Tourette's syndrome, a new registry-based study suggests. Medscape Medical News