• Biden's Mask Policy; 'Worst Fall' Warning; Europe Still Struggling By MedPageToday   -   Aug 14, 2020

    BIDEN'S MASK POLICY; 'WORST FALL' WARNING; EUROPE STILL STRUGGLING

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Joe Biden backed a nationwide mandate on masks for the next three months....

  • NHANES: A Third of American Children Regularly Eat Fast Food By MedPageToday   -   Aug 14, 2020

    NHANES: A THIRD OF AMERICAN CHILDREN REGULARLY EAT FAST FOOD

    More than 36% of U.S. kids ate fast food on any given day from 2015 to 2018, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey data...

    Nutrition, Food, Adolescence
  • Doctors, Please Don't Judge By MedPageToday   -   Aug 14, 2020

    DOCTORS, PLEASE DON'T JUDGE

    Oh, how we all learn and change with our experiences. It's one of the greatest things in life that most of us are not the same person...

  • Fauci: Here's How Schools Can Safely Reopen By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    FAUCI: HERE'S HOW SCHOOLS CAN SAFELY REOPEN

    While the nation's goal should be getting children back to school, there's a "big 'however' there," NIAID Director Anthony Fauci, MD,...

  • GVHD Cell Therapy for Kids Gets ODAC Backing By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    GVHD CELL THERAPY FOR KIDS GETS ODAC BACKING

    An FDA advisory panel was mostly convinced that remestemcel-L, an investigational cellular therapy, would be a safe and effective treatment...

  • Study: Pacing Leads Pose Challenges in TTVR By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    STUDY: PACING LEADS POSE CHALLENGES IN TTVR

    People undergoing transcatheter tricuspid valve replacement to avoid redo valve surgery still had fairly good mid-term outcomes despite...

    Registry
  • Medicare for All a Sore Point for Some Democratic Convention Delegates By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    MEDICARE FOR ALL A SORE POINT FOR SOME DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION DELEGATES

    One of the more controversial issues surrounding this year's Democratic Party platform has been whether to include a plank supporting...

  • Is the Medicare 'Inpatient Only' List History? By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    IS THE MEDICARE 'INPATIENT ONLY' LIST HISTORY?

    Medicare's new proposed rule would move 266 procedures - including dozens of amputation, replantation, and bone graft surgery codes...

  • Myocarditis Risk Looms Over College Football's COVID-19 Response By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    MYOCARDITIS RISK LOOMS OVER COLLEGE FOOTBALL'S COVID-19 RESPONSE

    Risk of myocarditis - a heart condition with potentially permanent consequences - associated with COVID-19 may be the biggest obstacle...

  • Recent-Onset Diabetes, Weight Loss Tied to Cancer in 30-Year Study By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    RECENT-ONSET DIABETES, WEIGHT LOSS TIED TO CANCER IN 30-YEAR STUDY

    Individuals with recent-onset diabetes accompanied by weight loss had a high risk for pancreatic cancer and could be a group that would...

    Diabetes, Cancer
  • Two Wins in GI Cancer; Bolder Actions for Disparities; Support for Earlier Mammo By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    TWO WINS IN GI CANCER; BOLDER ACTIONS FOR DISPARITIES; SUPPORT FOR EARLIER MAMMO

    Bristol Myers Squibb announced positive results from two trials in gastric and esophageal cancer: Nivolumab plus chemotherapy improved...

    Cancer
  • By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    MEDIA COVERAGE LINKED TO TRANSGENDER REFERRALS FOR KIDS

    Study Authors: Ken C. Pang, Nastasja M. de Graaf, et al.; Stephen T. Russell Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pediatricians, primary...

  • Telemedicine Success in Gastro Surgery Practice By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    TELEMEDICINE SUCCESS IN GASTRO SURGERY PRACTICE

    Experience at a large endoscopy clinic in Dallas showed that telemedicine boosted numbers of new patients scheduled and seen - and...

    Face
  • No Benefit to Added Chemo in pN2a Head and Neck Cancers By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    NO BENEFIT TO ADDED CHEMO IN PN2A HEAD AND NECK CANCERS

    Adding chemotherapy to adjuvant radiation therapy did not improve survival in patients with pN2a human papillomavirus -negative squamous...

    Cancer
  • The Great Colonoscopy Positioning Debate: Left or Right? By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    THE GREAT COLONOSCOPY POSITIONING DEBATE: LEFT OR RIGHT?

    A theory that colonoscopies go better when patients are positioned on their right side rather than the left failed to win support in...

  • By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    CANCER DIAGNOSES NEARLY HALVED DURING COVID-19 PANDEMIC

    Study Authors: Harvey W. Kaufman, Zhen Chen, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Oncologists, infectious disease specialists,...

    Cancer
  • Drop in NSCLC Mortality Credited to Better Treatment By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    DROP IN NSCLC MORTALITY CREDITED TO BETTER TREATMENT

    Improved treatment fueled a sharp decrease in mortality from the most common type of lung cancer in recent years, particularly among...

    Drop, Cancer
  • COVID-19 Was Worse Than the Flu in NYC. the 1918 Flu By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    COVID-19 WAS WORSE THAN THE FLU IN NYC. THE 1918 FLU

    Jumps in New York City's overall mortality during its COVID-19 peak were even higher than in the 1918 flu pandemic there, researchers...

    Flu
  • COVID-19 Damage Seen in Olfactory System By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    COVID-19 DAMAGE SEEN IN OLFACTORY SYSTEM

    SARS-CoV-2 particles and associated inflammation were seen in the olfactory nervous system of patients who had severe COVID-19, a report...

  • U.S. Data Reporting a 'Disaster'; Russian Vaccine Roll-Out; No Herd Immunity in Britain By MedPageToday   -   Aug 13, 2020

    U.S. DATA REPORTING A 'DISASTER'; RUSSIAN VACCINE ROLL-OUT; NO HERD IMMUNITY IN BRITAIN

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. The government's switch in how COVID-19 data are collected and publicly...

    Vaccination