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Timing of Colorectal Cancer Screening Disputed
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The incidence of colorectal cancer is increasing around the world, and specialists are deliberating whether it's time to lower the age of screening or monitor those at highest risk. Medscape Medical News
Experts Go Toe-to-Toe Over Esketamine Depression Study
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The ongoing debate over the risks and benefits of recently approved esketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression spilled over into a heated discussion at the APA 2019 Annual Meeting. Medscape Medical News
Guidelines Addressing Physician Sexual Abuse Long Past Due
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
As other industries take action against sexual abuse, it's long past time for the healthcare industry to step up and implement interventions to do the same, authors of a new article argue. Medscape Medical News
ICH Risk Increased With Low-Dose Aspirin in Primary Prevention
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The benefits of low-dose aspirin in symptomatic CVD are established, but any benefit does not outweigh the risk of intracranial hemorrhage in people without CVD, researchers say. Medscape Medical News
FDA Warns of Increased Mortality With Abiomed Impella RP
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A letter to healthcare providers says the increased risk is mostly among those who would not have qualified for premarket approval studies, and it recommends sticking to the approved indication. News Alerts
NIH Suspended Some Grants to Duke Amid Concern for Patient Safety
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Case followed misconduct finding in oncology research, and lung research that led to $112.5 million settlement with the US government. Medscape Medical News
Small Vessel TLR Rate Lower at 3 Years With Sirolimus-Eluting Stent
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Other components of the primary composite end point of target lesion failure did not differ among the three stents tested in the BIO-RESORT trial. Medscape Medical News
CBD Offers 'Significant Promise' for Heroin Addiction
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Oral cannabidiol reduces cue-induced drug craving and anxiety and may be a good non-opioid treatment option for opioid use disorder, say authors of a new study. Medscape Medical News
Mediterranean Diet May Keep Late-Life Depression at Bay
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Adherence to a Mediterranean diet may guard against late-life depression, new research shows. Medscape Medical News
Body Adiposity, Not BMI, Key to CV Risk in Colorectal Cancer
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
"One of the exciting developments is there are now automated techniques that can precisely quantify the amount of muscle and fat from CT images." — Justin Brown, Pennington Biomedical Research Center. Medscape Medical News
What's Happening at ASCO 2019?
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The largest meeting in the oncology world is taking place in Chicago yet again, but this year some novel topics are in the spotlight, as well as the usual clinical data. Medscape Medical News
6-Hour Intervention Steers More Med Students to Psychiatry
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A brief intervention aimed at medical students reduces stigma and improves attitudes toward mental illness, and prompts more to consider psychiatry as a career. Medscape Medical News
CBD Gel Promising for Fragile X Syndrome
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
A clear transdermal cannabidiol (CBD) gel improved emotional and behavioral symptoms in children and adolescents with fragile X syndrome and was well tolerated in a phase 2 study. Medscape Medical News
Long-term Data Reveal Health Fallout for Children of 9/11
Monday, May 20, 2019
Children who were directly exposed experience separation anxiety, panic disorder, marijuana use and other psychiatric and physical conditions compared to unexposed children. Medscape Medical News
Measles Cases Highest Since 1994, Now in 24 States, CDC Says
Monday, May 20, 2019
The number of confirmed measles cases in the United States rose by 41 in the past week, to 880 cases from January 1 to May 17, 2019 — the highest since 1994. Medscape Medical News
Anxiety in America Still High: Top Nationwide Worries Revealed
Monday, May 20, 2019
A nationwide survey shows two thirds of Americans are extremely or somewhat anxious about keeping themselves and their family safe, paying bills, and maintaining their health. Medscape Medical News
Highly Processed Food Intake Leads to Overeating and Weight Gain
Monday, May 20, 2019
The first randomized controlled trial to demonstrate that a diet high in ultra-processed foods leads to greater calorie intake and weight gain has been published, albeit in a tiny number of volunteers. Medscape Medical News
Ban 'Reprocessing' of Spinal Surgery Screws, Experts Say
Monday, May 20, 2019
As mounting research shows that the practice of 'reprocessing' spinal surgery screws leads to contamination, some countries are outlawing them, but the US appears to be foot-dragging. Medscape Medical News
Out-of-Pocket Costs for MS, Other Neurology Meds, Soar
Monday, May 20, 2019
Out-of-pocket costs for drugs used to treat neurologic diseases have increased sharply over the past 13 years, including a 20-fold increase for MS medications. Medscape Medical News
Targeting Inflammation May Help Bipolar Depression Subtype
Monday, May 20, 2019
The anti-inflammatory agent infliximab may improve depressive symptoms in patients with bipolar depression and a history of childhood trauma. Medscape Medical News