• By Medscape   -   Sep 14, 2019

    U.S. CUTS VAPING-RELATED ILLNESS TOTAL UNDER REFINED CASE DEFINITION

    U.S. health officials on Thursday cut the number of lung illnesses linked to e-cigarettes and vaping products under investigation to...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    PROPOSED MILITARY CUTS IGNITE WORRIES FOR MEDICAL EDUCATION

    AAMC's chief academic leader, a former Army officer, says that, if medical education in the military had to be outsourced to the civilian...

    Med Students, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    BREAST CANCER DRUGS MAY SEVERELY INFLAME LUNGS, FDA WARNS

    CDK 4/6 inhibitors may cause rare but severe inflammation of the lungs. Clinicians asked to watch for new or worsening respiratory...

    Drugs, Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    CONFIRMED: OS BETTER WITH IMMUNOTHERAPY IN SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER

    A second study supports the benefit of adding an immune checkpoint inhibitor to standard chemotherapy for extensive stage, small cell...

    Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    NEWER MS THERAPIES SUPERIOR TO INJECTABLES IN CHILDREN

    A first of its kind observational study compares effectiveness of initial treatment choices for children and adolescents with multiple...

    Injection, Injections, Adolescence, Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    REDUCE MEASLES EXPOSURE IN OUTPATIENT FACILITIES: HERE'S HOW

    CDC researchers identified strategies used to decrease exposure to measles in outpatient facilities that lack negative-pressure rooms. Medscape...

    Infectious Diseases, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    INTENSIVE BP GOALS POSE NO RISK FOR ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION

    For patients with prior stroke, a lower systolic blood pressure goal actually reduced the occurrence of orthostatic hypotension compared...

    Stroke, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    ESC OFFERS UPDATED GUIDANCE ON ACUTE PULMONARY EMBOLISM

    The guidelines recommend direct oral anticoagulants as first-line treatment for most patients after PE and take on specific problems...

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    ED DOCS CAN IDENTIFY PATIENTS LIKELY TO DIE WITHIN 1 MONTH

    Emergency department physicians can identify individuals who might benefit from palliative care when asked one question. Medscape Medical...

    Emergency Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    GASTRIC BYPASS IN TEENS IMPROVES HEALTH DRAMATICALLY

    A long-term study comparing outcomes in teens and adults treated with gastric bypass surgery provides more support for the procedure. Medscape...

    Pediatrics, Viewpoint
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    ARE PATIENTS THE NEXT CYBERATTACK TARGETS?

    When will cyber criminals make the jump to medical device hacking? Medscape Medical News

    Hospital Medicine, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    FDA, EU INVESTIGATING PROBABLE CARCINOGEN IN HEARTBURN MEDS

    Drug regulators in the US and Europe find the probable carcinogen NDMA in heartburn medicines containing ranitidine, reminiscent of...

    Drugs, Gastroenterology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    EXPANDING HOME DIALYSIS FOR KIDNEY DISEASE FEASIBLE AND SAFE

    Expanding home dialysis as an initial therapy for end-stage renal disease is feasible and safe, and produces better outcomes among...

    Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    ANTI-CD19 MAB TRIAL HALTED EARLY FOR BENEFIT IN NMO

    Inebilizumab is one of three new treatments for neuromyelitis optica - which have all shown striking degrees of efficacy - but are...

    Neurology & Neurosurgery, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    ADDING A CTC TEST MAY IMPROVE PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSIS

    A UK team has developed a novel test for prostate cancer using circulating tumor cells that, in combination with MRI, PSA, and a 12-gene...

    Prostate, Tumors, Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    VA HOSPITALS BAN SMOKING, BUT EMPLOYEE UNION OBJECTS

    The Department of Veterans Affairs will ban all types of smoking at its hospitals and other facilities, starting next month. A union...

    Hospital, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    LYME TESTING GETS FAST AND EASY

    Dr Paul Auwaerter comments on the newly approved, modified two-tier approach for diagnosing Lyme disease. Medscape Infectious Diseases

    Infectious Diseases, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    NEW REPORTS GUIDE SCREENING FOR PANCREATIC-BILIARY CANCERS

    Dr David Johnson provides his key takeaways on two new evidence-based guidance documents for pancreatic cancer and hepatobiliary cancers...

    Cancer, Gastroenterology, Commentary
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    BARIATRIC SURGERY TIED TO LESS MACE IN OBESITY, DIABETES

    Patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes who underwent bariatric surgery were less likely than those on medical treatment to have...

    Obesity, Diabetes, Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Sep 13, 2019

    ALL ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL AGAIN AS HEALTHCARE LEADS DEBATE

    The topic of healthcare may have led off the latest debate, but after discussing Medicare for all, many other pressing health issues...

    Family Medicine, Primary Care, News