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'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

COVID-19 and Risk of Clotting: 'Be Proactive About Prevention'

How best to manage the increased risk of arterial and venous thrombosis in COVID-19 patients is the subject of a new review article. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Slow Taper off Antimalarial Avoids Lupus Flare During Remission

Slowly tapering off – or remaining on – antimalarial medications can help prevent disease flare in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus who've achieved clinical remission for at least a year. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

California Urges Hospitals to Test All Workers for Virus

A letter from the California Dept of Public Health recommended hospitals test healthcare workers weekly because they are at high risk of contracting COVID-19 and spreading it to other patients. Associated Press

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Pharma Money Colors Operation Warp Speed's Quest to Defeat COVID

Moncef Slaoui, a Moderna board member and longtime drug industry executive, was awarded options to buy 18,270 shares in the company, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Kaiser Health News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

FDA Says It Won't Object to Dry Heat Use on N95 Respirators

The new policy, which recognizes the ongoing PPE shortage amid the COVID-19 pandemic, goes into effect immediately. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

AASLD 2020: A Clinical News Roundup

'We chose papers that had the highest level of evidence, such as randomized controlled trials, controlled studies, and large datasets -- and some small datasets too,' said Tamar Taddei, MD, Yale Univ. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

FDA Clears First Drug for Rare Genetic Causes of Severe Obesity

Setmelanotide (Imcivree) is indicated for weight management in adults and children as young as 6 years with severe obesity driven by genetic deficits in the melanocortin-4 receptor pathway. FDA Approvals

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Dutch National Body Affirms Misconduct Findings, Retracts Paper

Seeing this behavior recurring and steadily escalating, and seeing other people in the situations we had been in, led us to feel like we could no longer stay silent. Retraction Watch

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Employers Decide Whether to Report Healthcare Worker Deaths

Workplace safety regulators have given employers broad discretion to decide internally whether to report worker deaths. Scores of deaths were not reported to occupational safety officials. Kaiser Health News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Biden Fractures Foot, Will Wear Orthopedic Boot

Follow-up CT scan confirmed hairline fractures of President-elect Biden's lateral and intermediate cuneiform bones. It is anticipated that he will likely require a walking boot for several weeks. WebMD Health News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Are More Women Physicians Leaving Medicine as Pandemic Surges?

The added burden of the COVID-19 pandemic, on top of an already tenuous work-life balance, has some women quitting medicine, at least for now. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Moderna Filing for FDA Emergency COVID Vaccine Approval Today

Moderna announced final results of its phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial and plans to file for an FDA emergency use authorization on Monday. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

AstraZeneca Will Do More Testing of COVID Vaccine, CEO Says

'Now that we've found what looks like a better efficacy, we have to validate this, so we need to do an additional study,' CEO Pascal Soriot said. WebMD Health News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

CDC Group Meets Tuesday on COVID-19 Vaccine Priority

ACIP will consider the allocation of initial COVID-19 vaccine supplies, the groups that should be included in Phase 1a of the rollout, and safety monitoring after vaccines are approved. WebMD Health News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Blood Glucose on Admission Predicts COVID-19 Severity in All

Observational data from more than 11,000 COVID-19 patients finds significant link between high blood glucose on admission and COVID-19 severity, independent of diabetes status.Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Three's a Crowd: What Caused Two Sisters Too Many?

In addition to his real sister, a patient saw and heard from two hallucinatory copies of her. But the real mystery wasn't what the condition was -- but what caused it. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Practice-Changing Data at This Year's ASH Meeting

A treatment that should not be used any more will be among the practice-changing data presented at this year's American Society of Hematology annual meeting. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

Blood Vessels in the Eye May Diagnose Parkinson's Disease

With the help of machine-learning algorithms, images of the vasculature of the eye may open a window to a new way of diagnosing neurological disease. Medscape Medical News

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

River Blindness May Have Stopped Spreading in Most of the Americas

The spread of river blindness, or onchocerciasis, may have been halted in nearly two-thirds of the 34,000 people who remain at risk in the Americas, new evidence suggests. Reuters Health Information

'11/30/2020 10:35:54 PM'

US Hospitalized COVID-19 Patient Number Hits Record 90,000 Ahead of Expected Case Surge

The number of COVID-19 patients being treated in hospitals across the United States reached 90,000 on Friday after nearly doubling in the last month, just as holiday gatherings are expected to propel the next wave of infections. Reuters Health ...