• By Medscape   -   Apr 20, 2018

    DELABELING FOR PENICLLIN ALLERGY FOUND SAFE IN CHILDREN

    Children with low-risk penicillin allergy symptoms who tested negative for penicillin allergy tolerated penicillin without serious...

    Allergies, Pediatrics, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 20, 2018

    NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING PATIENTS HAVE HIGH RATES OF DEPRESSION

    Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses collaborative care for depression among patients with limited English proficiency. Medscape Psychiatry

    Depression, Psychiatry, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    FDA PANEL UNANIMOUSLY BACKS CANNABIS DRUG FOR SEVERE EPILEPSY

    An FDA advisory committee has voted to support approval of a formulation of cannabidiol as an adjunctive treatment for Lennox-Gastaut...

    Drugs, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    RAISING RETIREMENT AGE MAY HIT LEAST-EDUCATED WORKERS HARDEST

    People with little education and low socioeconomic status are more likely to leave the workforce in midlife for health reasons than...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    IMPROVED PANCREATIC SURVIVAL SEEN AFTER NEOADJUVANT THERAPY AND SURGERY

    Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    NORMOTHERMIC MACHINE PERFUSION PRESERVES ORGANS FOR TRANSPLANTATION

    Normothermic machine perfusion may be superior to conventional static cold storage for preserving livers and other organs for transplantation,...

    Cold, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    PCPS HAVE MIXED REACTIONS TO ELECTRONIC CONSULT SYSTEMS

    Electronic consult systems are associated with improved access to specialists but also add to primary care physicians' workloads, leading...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    LATER MIDDLE SCHOOL START TIMES TIED TO LONGER SLEEP FOR KIDS

    Starting middle school classes after 8 a.m. could help pre-teens get more sleep and be more awake during their morning lessons, a U.S....

    Sleep, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    GATES BACKS GENE TECHNOLOGIES IN FIGHT TO END MALARIA

    Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on Wednesday,...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    TREATMENT SHOWS SUSTAINED BENEFIT IN LARGER GROUP OF BETA THALASSEMIA PATIENTS

    New results for Bluebird Bio Inc.'s LentiGlobin treatment for beta thalassemia continue to look promising. Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ACIP RECOMMENDS HEPLISAV-B VACCINE FOR ADULTS

    Heplisav-B, a yeast-derived hepatitis B vaccine made with a novel adjuvant, is recommended for individuals aged 18 years and older,...

    Vaccination, Hepatitis, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    AMBULATORY 24-HOUR BP MONITORING BEST PREDICTS MORTALITY

    The largest study ever conducted of ambulatory blood pressure monitoring shows 24-hour measures predict mortality much better than...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    DON'T USE MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR SLEEP APNEA, AASM WARNS

    Medical cannabis and synthetic marijuana extracts should not be used to treat obstructive sleep apnea, the American Academy of Sleep...

    Sleep, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    RESIDENTS WITH REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS LESS LIKELY TO LEAVE

    General surgery residents are more likely to finish their training if they have realistic expectations at the outset, new data showed. Medscape...

    Med Students, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    GLASGOW COMA SCALE GETS AN EYE-OPENING UPDATE

    Researchers have found that adding pupil response to the scale more accurately predicts prognosis after TBI, including the likelihood...

    Eye, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    ERENUMAB PREVENTS EPISODIC MIGRAINE IN REFRACTORY PATIENTS

    The new phase 3b LIBERTY trial shows erenumab was safe and effective in patients with episodic migraine refractory to at least two...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    TIMING CORTISOL THERAPY COULD IMPROVE ADRENAL INSUFFICIENCY

    Giving cortisol replacement therapy in a pattern that mimics normal rhythms of human secretion could result in better sleep quality...

    Sleep, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    WHAT'S HOT AT AAN 2018?

    'Interaction and innovation' is the theme of this year's AAN Annual Meeting, says the vice chair of the meeting's science committee,...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS SEE LARGEST ANNUAL DROP IN 25 YEARS

    Factors driving the decline in opioid prescriptions include major clinical guideline shifts, payer reimbursement controls, and regulatory...

    Drop, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Apr 19, 2018

    RHEUMATOLOGISTS' PAY UP 9%

    Rheumatologists' pay increased 9% this year, up from a 1% increase in last year's Medscape Compensation Survey. Medscape Medical News

    Rheumatology, News