• Aducanumab Glass Half Empty. No, It's Half Full By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    ADUCANUMAB GLASS HALF EMPTY. NO, IT'S HALF FULL

    Three opinion pieces published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine may end up in business school classes as a case study...

  • Youth-Onset Type 2 Diabetes Spurs Lots of Later Complications By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    YOUTH-ONSET TYPE 2 DIABETES SPURS LOTS OF LATER COMPLICATIONS

    A diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in adolescence set patients up for increased risks of a myriad of related complications in early adulthood,...

    Adolescence, Diabetes
  • COVID Breakthrough Cases Ran the Gamut in Healthcare Workers By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    COVID BREAKTHROUGH CASES RAN THE GAMUT IN HEALTHCARE WORKERS

    Breakthrough COVID-19 cases in fully vaccinated healthcare workers were rare, and generally were associated with the individual's immune...

    Vaccination
  • Acne Takes a Toll on Women's Mental Health, Quality of Life By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    ACNE TAKES A TOLL ON WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH, QUALITY OF LIFE

    Almost half of women with moderate or severe acne had appearance-related concerns that affected their social, professional, and personal...

    Acne
  • Tackle the Triglycerides to Reduce ASCVD Risk, ACC Says By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    TACKLE THE TRIGLYCERIDES TO REDUCE ASCVD RISK, ACC SAYS

    Triglyceride-lowering treatments should be considered for reducing atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease risk among people with persistent...

    Cholesterol
  • Inside Olympic Precautions: Three Team Doctors Dish By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    INSIDE OLYMPIC PRECAUTIONS: THREE TEAM DOCTORS DISH

    While the Olympic games were cancelled due to the pandemic last year, Japan and host city Tokyo ironically are experiencing higher...

  • Some IBD Treatments in Pregnancy Had No Effect on Kids' Infection Risk By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    SOME IBD TREATMENTS IN PREGNANCY HAD NO EFFECT ON KIDS' INFECTION RISK

    Exposure to immunosuppressive monotherapies in utero did not increase serious infection risks in young children born to mothers with...

    Pregnancy
  • Less-Invasive Tibial Nerve Stimulator Quiets Overactive Bladder By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    LESS-INVASIVE TIBIAL NERVE STIMULATOR QUIETS OVERACTIVE BLADDER

    A minimally invasive, coin-sized implantable device was effective in treating overactive bladder syndrome, researchers found. In a...

    Arm
  • Pfizer Vax Efficacy Dips at 6 Months; Fauci Threatener Charged; Army Lockdown in Oz By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    PFIZER VAX EFFICACY DIPS AT 6 MONTHS; FAUCI THREATENER CHARGED; ARMY LOCKDOWN IN OZ

    Note that some links may require registration or subscription. A new preprint study conducted by Pfizer-BioNTech found its vaccine...

    Vaccination, Drop
  • FDA OKs First Interchangeable Insulin Biosimilar By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    FDA OKS FIRST INTERCHANGEABLE INSULIN BIOSIMILAR

    The FDA approved Semglee as the first interchangeable biosimilar insulin product for diabetes, allowing for pharmacy-level substitution...

    Diabetes
  • A Large Study on Which COVID Treatment Was Retracted? By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    A LARGE STUDY ON WHICH COVID TREATMENT WAS RETRACTED?

    You passed medical training, now see if you can pass our weekly quiz

  • Vax Efficacy Among VA Patients; Opioids and Racial Inequality: It's TTHealthWatch! By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    VAX EFFICACY AMONG VA PATIENTS; OPIOIDS AND RACIAL INEQUALITY: IT'S TTHEALTHWATCH!

    TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine,...

  • To Prevent Chronic Illness, Start With Mental Health By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    TO PREVENT CHRONIC ILLNESS, START WITH MENTAL HEALTH

    It should come as little surprise that the pandemic triggered a surge in mental health issues. Millions lost their jobs, life-threatening...

  • Psychiatrists Can Be Valuable Vaccine Educators By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    PSYCHIATRISTS CAN BE VALUABLE VACCINE EDUCATORS

    When watching the news or reading articles about COVID-19, the physicians who contribute are often in internal medicine, epidemiology,...

    Vaccination
  • Slow Going With CAR T-Cell Therapy for Solid Tumors By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    SLOW GOING WITH CAR T-CELL THERAPY FOR SOLID TUMORS

    Almost 4 years after the first chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapies received FDA approval, the transformative impact of the treatment...

    Tumors
  • The COVID-Flu 'Twindemic' That Wasn't By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    THE COVID-FLU 'TWINDEMIC' THAT WASN'T

    Influenza and several other respiratory viruses declined in circulation during the pandemic in 2020, but increased during the spring...

    Flu
  • FDA Must Act Quickly on Menthol Ban to Save Black Lives, Advocates Argue By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    FDA MUST ACT QUICKLY ON MENTHOL BAN TO SAVE BLACK LIVES, ADVOCATES ARGUE

    Tobacco control advocates argued that the FDA must act swiftly to ban all menthol products and address the "pernicious targeting" of...

    Tobacco
  • Case Mounts for COVID Vaccine Boosters in Kidney Transplant Recipients By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    CASE MOUNTS FOR COVID VACCINE BOOSTERS IN KIDNEY TRANSPLANT RECIPIENTS

    Kidney transplant recipients who didn't mount an antibody response to two COVID-19 vaccine doses might benefit from a third jab, a...

    Vaccination
  • IV Antibiotic Approved for Kids With Skin Infections By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    IV ANTIBIOTIC APPROVED FOR KIDS WITH SKIN INFECTIONS

    Antibiotic dalbavancin , previously approved to treat bacterial skin infections in adults, received FDA approval for the pediatric...

    Skin
  • Googling 'COVID Vax' Up in States With High Case Rates By MedPageToday   -   Aug 4, 2021

    GOOGLING 'COVID VAX' UP IN STATES WITH HIGH CASE RATES

    An analysis of recent Google Trends shows that people in states with some of the highest COVID rates are also searching for the phrase...

    Vaccination