• By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    FDA SAFETY ALERT ISSUED FOR ZOLL LIFEVEST WEARABLE DEFIBRILLATOR

    The FDA says the device may fail to delivery therapy if a certain message code is displayed, one that says only that the device might...

    Cardiology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    NEW JAPANESE DRUG PEMAFIBRATE IMPROVES LIPID PROFILES IN DIABETES

    Patients with type 2 diabetes and hypertriglyceridemia had improvements in lipid profiles and insulin resistance with pemafibrate,...

    Drugs, Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    DO YOU AGREE WITH THE IDEA OF MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS?

    New guidelines would require some Medicaid recipients to work or volunteer in order to be eligible for Medicaid benefits. Medscape...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    STATUE OF CONTROVERSIAL SURGEON TO BE MOVED FROM CENTRAL PARK

    Dr J. Marion Sims, dubbed 'the father of modern gynecology,' performed experimental surgery on slave women without consent and without...

    Gynecology, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    SURVEY: 42% OF PHYSICIANS REPORT BURNOUT, SOME CITE DEPRESSION

    Physicians in a Medscape survey contradicted themselves on whether their depression had an effect on patient care. Medscape Medical...

    Depression, Family Medicine, Primary Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    HEART FAILURE: ARE SODIUM AND FLUID RESTRICTION NECESSARY?

    Drs Ileana Piña and Charles Vega discuss the latest information on management of heart failure patients in the primary care setting. Medscape...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 17, 2018

    TRUMP'S DOCTOR SAYS HEALTH EXCELLENT, ATTRIBUTES 'GOOD GENES'

    Along with his overall health the president had a perfect score on the MoCA test, showing excellent cognitive health, said the White...

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

    BREASTFEEDING MAY HALVE DIABETES RISK IN WOMEN

    The risk for type 2 diabetes was reduced by almost half throughout their childbearing years for women who breastfed for 6 months or...

    Diabetes, Ob, Gyn & Women's Health, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    INSURANCE BILLING NOTICES THREATEN YOUNG ADULTS' CONFIDENTIALITY

    Young adults can remain on their parents' health insurance policies until they turn 26, but when they use it for counseling, pregnancy...

    Pregnancy, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    FDA, DOD COLLABORATE TO EXPEDITE LIFESAVING PRODUCTS FOR COMBAT

    Joint FDA, Department of Defense program will expedite development and approval of medical devices and therapeutics for US military...

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

    CEREBRAL BLOOD FLOW PREDICTS LATER COGNITIVE FUNCTION IN OLDER INDIVIDUALS

    Cerebral blood flow in healthy older people predicts cognitive function four years later, according to results from an arterial-spin-labeling...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    GERMAN WATCHDOG CALLS FOR DIRECT COMPARISON OF CANCER IMMUNOTHERAPIES

    Germany's drug assessment body has criticised a lack of data directly comparing drugs in a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy,...

    Drugs, Cancer, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    GREATER SCREEN TIME LINKED TO WORSENING SLEEP QUALITY IN EARLY CHILDHOOD

    Higher use of electronic media is tied to poorer sleep quality in children as young as three, a new study from Germany suggests. Reuters...

    Sleep, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    HIP FRACTURES INCREASING IN OLDER U.S. WOMEN

    The incidence of hip fractures in older women in the U.S. is rising after more than a decade of decline, according to a large new study...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    ELECTRICAL STIMULATION BENEFICIAL IN PEDIATRIC FUNCTIONAL CONSTIPATION

    Interferential electrical stimulation of the lower abdomen and lower back is a useful adjuvant to pelvic floor muscle exercises for...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    PREEXPOSURE PROPHYLAXIS FOR HIV TIED TO INCREASED STI RATES

    The use of preexposure prophylaxis for HIV by men who have sex with men is associated with increased rates of sexually transmitted...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    CONFLICT IN UKRAINE ESCALATED SPREAD OF HIV - SCIENTISTS

    Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    PERIOPERATIVE DEATH RATES IN AFRICA NEARLY TWICE THE GLOBAL AVERAGE

    Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    SKIN EXAM ADVISED BEFORE ANTI-TNF-ALPHA THERAPY

    Using tumor necrosis factor alpha inhibitors for atypical dermatoses may unmask, or perhaps even worsen, cutaneous lymphoma, according...

    Tumors, Lymphoma, Skin, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Jan 16, 2018

    CMS PROPOSES WIDENING MRI COVERAGE FOR CARDIAC DEVICES

    The update reflects growing evidence supporting the safety of magnetic resonance imaging of cardiac devices and would extend coverage...

    Cardiology, News