• By Medscape   -   Nov 21, 2018

    CONTINUING SHINGRIX VACCINE SHORTAGE CHALLENGING PHYSICIANS, PATIENTS

    GlaxoSmithKline has struggled to keep up with runaway demand for the vaccine, which has patients and physicians scrambling to find...

    Vaccination, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 21, 2018

    CDC WARNS AGAINST EATING ROMAINE LETTUCE DUE TO E. COLI RISK

    The CDC has advised against consuming romaine lettuce of any kind. The warning extends to individuals, homes, stores, and restaurants. Medscape...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 21, 2018

    FDA WARNS OF MS WORSENING AFTER STOPPING FINGOLIMOD

    The agency adds a new warning to the fingolimod label and patient medication guide about this risk, which can lead to permanent disability. News...

    Disability, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 21, 2018

    ER DOCTOR, PHARMACIST AMONG DEAD IN CHICAGO HOSPITAL SHOOTING

    Doctors unite in mourning on Twitter and vent at the NRA, using ThisIsOurLane. Medscape Medical News

    Hospital, Hospital Medicine, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    MEDITERRANEAN DIET TIED TO REDUCED ALZHEIMER'S PATHOLOGY

    Adherence to the Mediterranean diet is significantly associated with a reduction over time in beta-amyloid accumulation, a biomarker...

    Diet, Alzheimer, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    INFLUENZA ACTIVITY STILL LOW IN UNITED STATES

    Small increases in influenza activity occurred in the US during the week ending November 10; two reports show parents are willing to...

    Vaccination, Flu, Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    FDA GRANTS OLEIC ACID QUALIFIED HEART HEALTH CLAIM

    Olive oil and other oils that contain at least 70% oleic acid will be able to claim possible heart benefits on their labeling. FDA...

    Cardiology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    BLOOD TEST MAY FLAG CONCUSSION BUT SEX, RACE INFLUENCE RESULTS

    Serum biomarkers may aid in the diagnosis of sports-related concussion but sex and race need to be considered in order to accurately...

    Sport, AIDS, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    'THE PATIENT HAS THE POWER' IN NEW AHA/ACC CHOLESTEROL GUIDELINE

    If the 2013 guideline gave the ASCVD risk calculator too much power, as some held, the mostly well-received update restores it to patients...

    Power, Cholesterol, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    FDA OKS GAMIFANT, FIRST DRUG FOR RARE IMMUNE DISEASE HLH

    Emapalumab is an interferon gamma-blocking antibody that fills an unmet medical need for patients with primary hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis,...

    Drugs, Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    MOST US ADULTS SIT 6 OR MORE HOURS PER DAY AND ARE INACTIVE

    Nearly half of adults in a large sample of US residents spent a large proportion of their time sitting or being inactive. Medscape...

    Internal Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    THE REAL SCOOP ON THE LATEST LOW-CARB DIET STUDY

    A major diet study grabbed headlines and made the rounds on morning TV shows, but few interpreted it correctly, reports Perry Wilson. Medscape

    Diet, Internal Medicine, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    RAPID DETERIORATION IN TYPE 2 DIABETES: RETHINK THE DIAGNOSIS

    Differences in response to treatment and other characteristics help determine which of your type 2 patients actually have type 1 diabetes. Medscape...

    Diabetes, Internal Medicine, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    NEGATIVE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF A CXR IN PEDIATRIC PNEUMONIA

    Can a negative chest x-ray rule out the need for treatment in a child being evaluated for pneumonia? Medscape Pediatrics

    Child, Pediatrics, Viewpoint
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    DO HIGH OUT-OF-POCKET COSTS DELAY DIABETES PATIENTS FROM CARE?

    High-deductible insurance plans delay the time patients take to seek healthcare services, potentially compromising health outcomes...

    Diabetes, Plan, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    NERVE SURGERY MAY RESTORE FUNCTION IN KIDS WITH POLIO-LIKE VIRUS

    Surgery in which a donor nerve is attached to muscles that are paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis is helping some children regain...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    FIRST CASE OF ALLERGY TO SECOND-HAND MARIJUANA REPORTED

    Allergy to marijuana can occur in adults who use it, but researchers are flagging the first report of a young child with a positive...

    Hands, Child, Allergies, Allergy & Clinical Immunology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    OBESITY ITSELF INCREASES RISK OF DIABETES AND HEART DISEASE

    Clinicians should continue to emphasize the importance of weight loss, say US scientists after showing in a meta-analysis that obesity...

    Obesity, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    FRAILTY INDEPENDENT RISK FACTOR FOR BLEEDING IN AMI

    Making a formal diagnosis of frailty is 'critical' in older myocardial infarction patients managed invasively so that bleeding-avoidance...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 20, 2018

    PATENCY DEVICE TO TEST FEASIBILITY OF CAPSULE ENDOSCOPY MAY FALSELY REASSURE

    A device used to determine in advance whether a capsule endoscope can safely pass through a patient's small bowel can occasionally...

    Medscape Today, News