• By Medscape   -   Nov 15, 2019

    FDA COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS HIGH DOSE EPA FOR CV EVENT REDUCTION

    Icosapent ethyl was unanimously recommended for approval as an adjunct to statin therapy. However, the exact population for whom the...

    Drugs, Cardiology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    KILLING INSTAGRAM LIKES: WILL IT REALLY IMPROVE MENTAL HEALTH?

    Instagram's move to make its "likes" private is getting a cautious thumbs-up from experts who say it's a good first step in alleviating...

    Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    FDA CLEARS NEW OPTION FOR MANTLE CELL LYMPHOMA

    Zanubrutinib was granted accelerated approval to treat adults with mantle cell lymphoma who have received at least one prior therapy. FDA...

    Lymphoma, Hematology-Oncology, News Alert
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    MORTALITY RATE FOR CHRONIC LIVER DISEASE UNDERESTIMATED

    If cirrhosis-related deaths were included in the CDC definition of chronic liver disease, mortality rates reported might be more accurate,...

    Gastroenterology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    SKIN TESTS CAN OVERESTIMATE PENICILLIN ALLERGY

    Women are more likely than men to have a positive skin prick response for penicillin allergy, new research shows, but only an oral...

    Skin, Allergies, Allergy & Clinical Immunology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    PROGNOSTIC BIOMARKER TEST PREDICTS HIGH-RISK SEPSIS IN KIDS

    A rapid blood assay accurately classifies risk according to severity and suggests higher-dose antibiotics should be an early option...

    Critical Care, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    CDK4/6 COMBO BETTER THAN CHEMO IN ADVANCED BREAST CANCER

    A new study confirms that a CDK4/6 blocker plus endocrine therapy is better than chemotherapy in young women with HR+, HER2- metastatic...

    Cancer, Breast, Breasts, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    FERTILITY PRESERVATION IN CANCER OFTEN NOT DISCUSSED: WHY?

    Infertility can be a devastating adverse effect of cancer treatment, but fertility preservation is often not discussed with young women....

    Infertility, Cancer, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    CURIOSITY, SKEPTICISM OVER NEW ALGAE-DERIVED ALZHEIMER'S DRUG

    US experts are curious and skeptical about a new Alzheimer's drug derived from marine algae that was conditionally approved earlier...

    Drugs, Alzheimer, Psychiatry, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    METH-RELATED HF WORSE, RESPONDS WELL TO MEDS IF ABUSE STOPS

    Patients with heart failure from methamphetamine abuse tend to be worse off than others with HF, clinically and by echocardiography....

    Cardiology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    CAR T-CELL THERAPY CAUSES HEAVY FINANCIAL LOSSES FOR HOSPITALS

    Hospitals may lose up to $300,000 for each CAR T-cell infusion given, but a group of experts offer some solutions. Medscape Medical...

    Hospital, Hematology-Oncology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    NATIONAL LIVING KIDNEY DONOR REGISTRY TO BE LAUNCHED IN US

    Donate Life America is now in partnership with a large dialysis corporation to expand living donor resources for waiting recipients...

    Registry, Nephrology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    FDA PANEL REJECTS EMPAGLIFLOZIN FOR USE IN TYPE 1 DIABETES

    The FDA advisers said the pivotal approval study was too short and did not involve enough patients to characterize efficacy or safety. Medscape...

    Diabetes, Diabetes & Endocrinology, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    BLACK, HISPANIC MOTHERS REPORT MORE PAIN AFTER DELIVERY BUT GET LESS PAIN MEDICATION

    White mothers may receive more pain assessments after delivery and have better access to painkillers than women from other racial and...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    PATIENTS JUST AS SATISFIED WHEN SURGEONS GIVE FEWER OPIOIDS FOR PAIN

    When surgeons cut their prescribing of opioids for pain by more than 50%, their patient-satisfaction scores didn't suffer, a small...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    INCREASED VTE RISK WITH TESTOSTERONE THERAPY

    Men with and without hypogonadism have an increased risk of venous thromboembolism with testosterone therapy, according to a case-crossover...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    PRESCRIPTION-STRENGTH TOPICAL STEROIDS OFTEN SOLD OTC IN US

    Reuters Health Information

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    HICCUPS IN NEWBORNS MIGHT HELP BABY BRAINS WIRE-UP

    A long string of hiccups in a newborn can make parents uneasy. But researchers now say that those hiccups may aid in the baby's brain...

    Brain, Baby, AIDS, Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    CONGENITAL NASOLACRIMAL-DUCT OBSTRUCTION COMMONLY RESOLVES, EVEN AFTER AGE 1

    Spontaneous resolution of congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction remains common beyond the first year of life, researchers report. Reuters...

    Medscape Today, News
  • By Medscape   -   Nov 14, 2019

    MORE THAN A QUARTER OF COMPLETED LUNG CANCER TRIALS ARE UNPUBLISHED

    Approximately 27% of completed lung cancer trials were unpublished as of 2016, raising concern about publication bias, a cross-sectional...

    Cancer, Medscape Today, News