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Coronavirus Risk Low in US, HHS Says
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
"Right now, there is no spread of this virus in our communities here at home" stressed CDC director Robert Redfield. HHS Sec. Alex Azar defended the decision not to declare a public health emergency. Medscape Medical News
Scientists Hope New Tech Aids Coronavirus Vaccine
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Early trials in people suggest that such a vaccine can stimulate an immune response very well. But it has never been tried during an outbreak. WebMD Health News
Can the New Coronavirus Be Stopped?
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Researchers are asking how widespread the illness could become. WebMD Health News
Genomic Experts Throw Cold Water on Most Long QT Genes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Reappraisal of 17 reported disease genes should have a dramatic effect on practice, but also throws down the gauntlet for more evidence. Medscape Medical News
FDA Strengthens Bowel Complication Warning for Clozapine
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The agency said that constipation, a common side effect of the popular schizophrenia medication, could progress to serious bowel complications, including complete bowel blockage, if not treated. News Alerts
Coronavirus: Mass Quarantine May Spark Irrational Fear, Anxiety
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Infectious disease outbreaks and the subsequent response by authorities have power to spark levels of fear and anxiety that are wildly out of proportion to actual risk, experts say. Medscape Medical News
Physicians Have Higher IBD Remission Standards Than Patients
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
There are considerable differences in the way patients and their care teams understand remission, results from a seven-country survey show, and this disconnect can hinder progress. Medscape Medical News
Targeted Combos Improve QoL as Well as Survival in CRC
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Further analysis of data from the BEACON trial shows that targeted combinations improved quality of life as well as survival, but cost is a factor. Medscape Medical News
Muscles, Connective Tissue Between Organs Influence Illness
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
There is growing awareness of the way mechanical forces affect biological processes, and this understanding is advancing treatment options. Medscape Medical News
Large Percentage of Psychiatrists Sued for Malpractice
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
About 40% of US psychiatrists have been sued for malpractice at least once, findings from the newly released Medscape Psychiatrist Malpractice Report show. Medscape Medical News
Doctor Wins $4.75 Million in Defamation Suit Against Hospital
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Indiana physician Rebecca Denman sued St. Vincent Carmel Hospital for defamation and fraud after the hospital suspended her with partial pay for being under the influence of alcohol while on the job. Medscape Medical News
Nearly Two-thirds of Cardiologists Report Being Sued
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Complications from treatment/surgery and wrongful death were most often cited as the reason for legal action against cardiologists responding to Medscape's malpractice survey. Medscape Medical News
New Frontier: Transgender Men Yield Eggs, Babies, Even After Testosterone
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Transgender men seeking to preserve fertility, and/or get pregnant, can be encouraged by data from a landmark US study suggesting prior testosterone use does not negatively impact egg quality or yield. Medscape Medical News
FDA OKs New Triple-Combo Pill, Trijardy XR, for Type 2 Diabetes
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The once-daily treatment comprises empagliflozin (Jardiance), linagliptin (Tradjenta), and extended-release metformin hydrochloride. It will be available in four different dosages. FDA Approvals
Psilocybin Benefits in Cancer Sustained Nearly 5 Years Later
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Cancer patients who were treated with one dose of psilocybin plus psychotherapy for depression and anxiety reported benefits on emotional and existentialist distress events 5 years later. Medscape Medical News
Call for FDA to Pull Preterm Birth Drug Divides Docs, Insurers
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
The FDA concluded that Makena is not effective in preventing preterm birth. A 2003 study showed efficacy, but a later, larger trial failed to do so. Now, there's a debate in the healthcare community. Kaiser Health News
J&J CEO Questioned Over Stock Sale Ahead of Story on Asbestos in Baby Powder
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
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Top Risk Factor for Mental Disorders Identified
Monday, January 27, 2020
Early life adversity -- including neglect and physical, emotional, and sexual abuse -- is the single biggest risk factor for psychiatric disorders, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Mortality Falls With FFR-Guided PCI in Registry Study
Monday, January 27, 2020
Apparently for the first time, fractional flow reserve assessment to guide PCI decisions improved the hardest of clinical end points in patients with intermediate-severity stenoses at angiography. Medscape Medical News
Ticagrelor Shows Benefit in Acute Stroke: THALES Topline Results
Monday, January 27, 2020
Initial results from the phase 3 trial show a reduction in the primary endpoint of death or repeat stroke at 30 days with ticagrelor plus aspirin vs aspirin alone. Medscape Medical News