• By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    HYPOTHYROIDISM RELATED TO CANCER TREATMENT LINKED TO INCREASED SURVIVAL

    Patients developing overt hypothyroidism associated with cancer treatment with tyrosine kinase inhibitors show significant gains in...

    Cancer, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    YAG LASER TREATS WEISS RING FLOATERS

    YAG laser treatment of symptomatic Weiss ring floaters was superior to sham treatment in a small clinical trial. Medscape Medical News

    Ophthalmology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    NEW CDC GUIDANCE ON CARING FOR INFANTS WITH CONGENITAL ZIKA

    Updated guidance on caring for infants born to possibly Zika-infected mothers is stratified by the infant's clinical status and includes...

    Pediatrics, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    RN COHORTS BECOMING MORE EDUCATED, DIVERSE

    New registered nurses are significantly more diverse as a group, and more nurses have obtained or are pursuing bachelor's degrees,...

    Nursing, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    MODERN PROSTHETIC KNEES CUT FALLS, MORBIDITY, MORTALITY IN AMPUTEES

    Prosthetics makers hope to convince payers that the extra cost of the newer microprocessor-controlled prosthetic knees will reduce...

    Knees, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    BRAIN TRAINING BOOSTS COGNITION IN BIPOLAR DISORDER

    A computer-based cognitive training program improved cognitive function in patients with bipolar disorder, with results that lasted...

    Brain, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    JOINT COMMISSION LEAVES TELEHEALTH ALONE

    The accreditor pulls back from imposing new provider requirements that, in some cases, would be more restrictive than state laws. Medscape...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    HAVING MORE CD8+ TUMOR-INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTES MAY BOOST OVARIAN CANCER SURVIVAL

    In women with high-grade serous ovarian carcinomas, increasing levels of CD8+ tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes show a robust, dose-dependent...

    Tumors, Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    DIVERS WITH DENTAL WORK MAY FEEL TOOTH PAIN UNDER PRESSURE

    Divers should talk to their dentists about the effects of underwater pressure and whether dental restorations could become painful,...

    Dental, Dental & Oral Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    IRON ABSORPTION BETTER WITH ALTERNATE-DAY DOSING

    Reuters Health Information

    Pathology & Lab Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    REFLUX EPISODES SPIKE BP IN PEOPLE WITH GERD AND HYPERTENSION

    In patients with both gastroesophageal reflux disease and essential hypertension, episodes of reflux can trigger elevations in blood...

    Hypertension, Gastroenterology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    CELL LINES ARE OFTEN MISIDENTIFIED IN SCIENTIFIC LITERATURE

    Tens of thousands of research articles cited by hundreds of thousands of other papers involve misidentified cell lines, according to...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    INTENSIVE EXERCISE IMPROVES INSULIN SENSITIVITY AFTER MENOPAUSE

    Postmenopausal women who regularly engage in high-intensity exercise may mitigate the declines in insulin sensitivity and other metabolic...

    Menopause, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    U.S. SENATE BACKERS OF OBAMACARE DEAL SEEK SUPPORT BUT PROSPECTS UNCLEAR

    Proponents of a bipartisan deal struck by two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare sought on Wednesday to win Republican support for...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    PLAGUE RULED OUT IN SEYCHELLES BUT ISLANDS ON GUARD - WHO

    Plague has been ruled out in the Seychelles following lab results from 10 patients, including one earlier deemed a "probable" case,...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 20, 2017

    SHOULD DOCTORS EMBRACE OR REJECT ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS?

    More consumers are using complementary and alternative treatments, and medical centers are adding nontraditional therapies. Should...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 19, 2017

    CANADIAN EXPERIENCE BACKS MULTIPLE ARTERIAL GRAFTING

    The study confirms a known survival advantage but also shows no increase in 30-day adverse events including sternal reconstruction,...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 19, 2017

    DESPERATE QUEST FOR HERPES CURE LAUNCHED ‘ROGUE' TRIAL

    Patients flocked to researcher who ignored usual patient protections, as university claimed ignorance. Kaiser Health News

    Herpes, Cures, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 19, 2017

    BIPARTISAN OBAMACARE DEAL GAINS REPUBLICAN SUPPORT IN SENATE

    A bipartisan deal to stabilize Obamacare by restoring billions of dollars of subsidies to health insurers picked up Republican support...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 19, 2017

    REGULAR WALKING, EVEN IF MINIMAL, TIED TO LOWER DEATH RISK

    In a large cancer prevention cohort study, regular walking - even below the minimum recommended levels for physical fitness - was tied...

    Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News