• By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    MEDIA SENSATIONALIZES SMALL PENIS STUDY, UPSETTING PATIENTS

    A poster presentation at the American Society of Reproductive Medicine meeting has attracted an inordinate amount of public attention...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    DOSE-DEPENDENT LINK BETWEEN SLEEP AND UNSAFE TEEN BEHAVIOR

    Researchers find a dose-dependent relationship between getting less than 8 hours of sleep and risky behaviors, such as alcohol and...

    Sleep, Drugs, Alcohol, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    FDA APPROVES TALAZOPARIB IN BRCA+ BREAST CANCER

    Compared with standard chemotherapy, the PARP inhibitor extended progression-free survival for patients with advanced BCRA-positive...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    PSYCHOGENIC DEATH: WHY DO HEALTHY PEOPLE GIVE UP ON LIFE?

    A new report examines psychogenic death and hypothesizes that it follows a trajectory of progressive demotivation that may end in the...

    Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    NUMBER OF CASES OF POLIO-LIKE VIRUS SPIKE IN US KIDS, CDC SAYS

    Despite extensive investigation, no cause for the cases of acute flaccid myelitis has been identified. Medscape Medical News

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    NOVEL INITIATIVE TAPS POWER OF BLACK CHURCHES TO CONTROL HTN

    The key here is linking high-risk patients with hypertension to health messages from 'a very trusted source,' a study author says. Medscape...

    Power, Hypertension, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    NOCTURNAL MONITORING MAY REDUCE SUDEP IN SEVERE EPILEPSY

    Monitoring patients with severe epilepsy in residential care facilities during the night was associated with a much lower rate of sudden...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    SLEEP DURATION MAY INFLUENCE STROKE RISK BASED ON RACE, GENDER

    Short and long sleep duration may have different consequences for people, depending on race and an individual's sex, new research suggests. Medscape...

    Stroke, Sleep, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    GASTRIC BAND, METFORMIN EQUALLY PREVENT DIABETES IN SHORT-TERM

    In moderately obese adults with prediabetes or recent-onset type 2 diabetes, both gastric banding and metformin improved insulin sensitivity...

    Obesity, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    SUDDEN CARDIAC DEATH IN TEENS: DOES SCREENING CHANGE ANYTHING?

    Screening to find the few teen athletes with true cardiac disease and high risk for sudden death is like looking for a needle in a...

    Pediatrics, Viewpoint
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    BARIATRIC SURGERY CUTS CAD IN VERY OBESE, BUT DO EFFECTS WANE?

    Bariatric surgery reduces macrovascular disease in obese patients with diabetes. Although, weight regain remains a challenge in all...

    Obesity, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    HIGH SUICIDE RISK IN ELDERLY WHO SELF-HARM

    Older adults who intentionally harm themselves are more likely to die by suicide, yet are often not referred for mental health services. Medscape...

    Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    CHILDREN IN ED GET UNNECESSARY IMAGING FOR BRONCHIOLITIS

    Despite recommendations against radiography for suspected bronchiolitis, patients continued to receive unnecessary imaging, a study...

    Emergency Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    NEW GUIDELINES HIGHLIGHT HYPOFRACTIONATION FOR PROSTATE CA

    New guidelines on radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer unreservedly recommend moderate hypofractionation and, to a lesser extent,...

    Prostate, Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    CMS PROPOSES TO REQUIRE DRUG PRICES BE LISTED IN DTC ADS

    Pharmaceutical companies said any such proposal would likely violate free speech protections. Medscape Medical News

    Drugs, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    VISUAL TRIAGE IN THE ED BETTER AT PREDICTING MORTALITY

    Emergency department triage based on patient appearance may be more sensitive than formalized triage protocols at predicting likelihood...

    Emergency Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    CALLS TO RETRACT 31 PAPERS BY DISGRACED CARDIAC STEM CELL DOC

    Citing a need for rigorous research practices, Harvard University and Brigham & Women's Hospital are calling for the retraction of...

    Hospital, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    PSYCHOTROPIC POLYPHARMACY COMMON IN ALZHEIMER'S DESPITE RISKS

    A new study shows that, despite safety concerns, half of AD patients are being treated with psychotropic meds for behavioral symptoms,...

    Alzheimer, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    ENDOLOGIX BROADENS RECALL TO ALL AFX ENDOVASCULAR AAA SYSTEMS

    The company is recalling all AFX endovascular aortic aneurysm systems after continued problems with type III endoleaks. The FDA has...

    Cardiology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Oct 16, 2018

    TAKEAWAYS FROM 15 YEARS OF BIOLOGICS AT ACR

    Specialists will track major advances in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis over recent years and discuss implications for the future...

    Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Rheumatology, News