• By Medscape   -   Feb 16, 2019

    FDA OKS TRICLABENDAZOLE FOR TROPICAL DISEASE FASCIOLIASIS

    Fascioliasis is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an...

    Infectious Diseases, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    MARIJUANA EDIBLE LINKED TO MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

    Legalization of marijuana has led to higher use, including among the elderly and cardiac patients. A new case report highlights risks...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    FIVE DERMATOLOGIC EMERGENCIES PHYSICIANS SHOULD RECOGNIZE

    These 'are the ones that, if you miss the diagnosis, you end up with a lot more morbidity and mortality than necessary,' an expert...

    Dermatology, Hospital Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    SEPSIS DEATH COMMON, OFTEN UNPREVENTABLE

    Sepsis deaths were common, but most were unpreventable and related to underlying illness; an expert urges caution when interpreting...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    AMERICANS CROSS BORDER INTO MEXICO TO BUY INSULIN AT A FRACTION OF US COST

    For one patient, a three-month supply of insulin is $3,700 in the U.S. versus $600 in Mexico. But is it legal? Kaiser Health News

    Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    STENTING, SURGERY EQUALLY DURABLE IN SYMPTOMATIC CAROTID STENOSIS

    Results of a pooled analysis show exceptionally low rates of stroke through up to a decade of follow-up, with some differences between...

    Stroke, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    VACCINE STORAGE TOO OFTEN FAILS TO MEET STANDARDS

    Some vaccines being transported to clinics in California were found to be frozen, thereby lowering their effectiveness; in the past...

    Vaccination, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    JOURNAL RETRACTS MD ARTICLE FOR 'RACIST CHARACTERIZATIONS'

    After facing sharp criticism from readers, the American Academy of Neurology's flagship journal has retracted an essay about a patient...

    Neurology, Face, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    NSAID KIDNEY RISK UNDERESTIMATED IN YOUNG, ACTIVE ADULTS

    High doses of prescribed NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of potentially preventable cases of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney...

    Nephrology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    HIP, SPINE FRACTURES HIT WOMEN'S LONG-TERM QUALITY OF LIFE

    The impact of fragility-related fractures on quality of life in people aged 50 or older persists for years after the initial injury,...

    Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    ANNEXA-4 PUBLISHED: ANTI-FACTOR XA ANTIDOTE STOPS MAJOR BLEEDING

    Andexanet alfa is effective and relatively safe in stopping the acute major bleeding sometimes associated with factor Xa inhibitors,...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    'LEADING THE CHARGE' ON RACISM, SEXISM, ACTIVISM IN MEDICINE

    Emergency medicine doctor and 'public health guru' Esther Choo on racism, sexism, inequity, and inclusion in medicine. Medscape

    Internal Medicine, Expert Interview
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    IN LATEST PHYSICAL, TRUMP PROCLAIMED HEALTHY, BUT OBESE

    The president also has upped his dose of rosuvastatin to 40 mg daily. Medscape Medical News

    Obesity, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    EU PANEL RECOMMENDS FENSPIRIDE SUSPENSION BECAUSE OF HEART RISKS

    The potential risk of serious heart rhythm problems associated with fenspiride prompts the EMA's safety committee to recommend suspending...

    Pulmonary Medicine, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    DAROLUTAMIDE: NEW STANDARD OF CARE IN NONMETASTATIC CRPC?

    An investigational agent significantly extended metastasis-free survival in patients with nonmetastatic castration-resistant prostate...

    Prostate, Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    HUNGER HORMONE PROTECTIVE AGAINST MCI, ALZHEIMER'S?

    Cholecystokinin, a little-studied amino acid involved in appetite regulation, specifically satiety, may protect against mild cognitive...

    Alzheimer, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    MAJORITY OF KNEE, HIP REPLACEMENTS LAST 25 YEARS

    According to two recent studies, a majority of knee and hip replacements can be expected to last for 25 years. Medscape Medical News

    Knees, Rheumatology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    CANCER DRUG HAS MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE - IN CHINA

    The top-selling drug is for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Medscape Medical News

    Drugs, Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    PHYSICIANS CALL FOR ACTION ON ROOT CAUSES OF DRUG SHORTAGES

    Physicians have urged US officials to take steps to end chronic shortages of critical hospital drugs. The government and private groups...

    Hospital, Drugs, Hospital Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Feb 15, 2019

    DOCS SAY GENDER-QUESTIONING KIDS NEED BETTER SCIENCE

    Physicians call for a moratorium on the use of hormone treatment in transgender youth, but experts in the field insist that medical...

    Diabetes & Endocrinology, News