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Why Do Certain Patients With PDAC Forgo Surgery?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/why-do-certain-patients-with-pdac-forgo-surgery/ TOPLINE: In patients with localized pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), failure to undergo resection following neoadjuvant chemotherapy is common and associated with worse survival. Researchers identified few risk factors associated with failing to undergo surgical resection but did highlight weight loss during neoadjuvant therapy as one significant factor. METHODOLOGY: Surgical resection after […]

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New Expert Guidance on Antiseizure Med Use During Pregnancy

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/new-expert-guidance-on-antiseizure-med-use-during-pregnancy/ New expert guidance to help clinicians manage the treatment of patients with epilepsy during pregnancy has been released. Issued by the American Academy of Neurology, the American Epilepsy Society, and the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, the new practice guideline covers the use of antiseizure medications (ASMs) and folic acid supplementation before […]

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Skin Tags Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Children

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/skin-tags-linked-to-metabolic-syndrome-in-children/ TOPLINE: In a retrospective study of children with acrochordons (skin tags), the prevalence of metabolic syndrome, including obesity, hypertension, dyslipidemia, and elevated liver enzymes, was increased. METHODOLOGY: Acrochordons, or skin tags, which are common, benign skin growths that appear in the axilla and other areas where frequent friction occurs, have been […]

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HPV vaccine stops 90% of cervical cancer cases

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/hpv-vaccine-stops-90-of-cervical-cancer-cases/ England began vaccinating teenage girls in 2008 and results show it is paying off. Source link : https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cv2x2en4lpro Author : Publish date : 2024-05-16 10:03:11 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source. Author : News Health Publish date : 2024-05-16 10:03:11 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked […]

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Survey Suggests 1 in 8 US Adults May Have Used a GLP-1 Drug

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/survey-suggests-1-in-8-us-adults-may-have-used-a-glp-1-drug/ About one in eight, or 12%, respondents in a recent survey said they had tried one of the new diabetes or weight loss drugs, with only about half of them (6%) still taking the costly medicines at the time they were polled. The nonprofit health research organization KFF on May 10 […]

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Collaboration Tackles Steroid-Induced Adrenal Insufficiency

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/collaboration-tackles-steroid-induced-adrenal-insufficiency/ Endocrinologists in Europe and the United States have come together to produce joint guidance to help clinicians manage patients who have, or are a at risk for, glucocorticoid-induced adrenal insufficiency (GC-AI). Publication of the guidance marks the first time that the European Society of Endocrinology (ESE) and the Endocrine Society have […]

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ADHD: Medication shortages have ‘profound effect’ on patients

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/adhd-medication-shortages-have-profound-effect-on-patients/ While Dr McConkey works with children, he said he is also aware of the impact of the shortages on adults. “I’ve heard of some adults asking their bosses to make reasonable adaptations because of the fact they aren’t having access to medication and in some cases those people have lost their […]

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Lower Protein Intake In Midlife May Increase Mortality Risk

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/lower-protein-intake-in-midlife-may-increase-mortality-risk/ Lower intake of dietary protein in midlife was a significant independent predictor of all-cause mortality in later life, based on data from a cohort study of more than 8000 men. The Recommended Dietary Allowance of dietary protein intake is 0.8 g/kg body weight, but previous studies of the effect of dietary […]

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RSV Infection Raises Risk for Acute Cardiovascular Events

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/rsv-infection-raises-risk-for-acute-cardiovascular-events/ According to a US cross-sectional study, every fifth hospital patient with a respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infection develops an acute cardiovascular event. For patients with a preexisting cardiovascular condition, an acute cardiovascular event occurs in every third patient, as shown by data published in JAMA Internal Medicine. RSV attacks the respiratory […]

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FDA Broadens Breyanzi’s Follicular Lymphoma Indication

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/fda-broadens-breyanzis-follicular-lymphoma-indication/ The US Food and Drug Administration has granted accelerated approval to lisocabtagene maraleucel (Breyanzi, Juno Therapeutics /Bristol Myers Squibb) for adults with relapsed or refractory follicular lymphoma who have received two or more prior lines of systemic therapy. The approval broadens the use of the CAR T-cell therapy for follicular lymphoma. […]

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French Experts Provide Guidelines for Children’s Screen Time

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/french-experts-provide-guidelines-for-childrens-screen-time/ No screens before the age of 3 years, no phone before the age of 11 years, no smartphone before the age of 13 years, and no social media before the age of 15 years — in a report submitted to French President Emmanuel Macron, a commission of experts proposed around 30 […]

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Prehospital Hypertension Control No Help in Unselected Acute Stroke

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/prehospital-hypertension-control-no-help-in-unselected-acute-stroke/ Bringing blood pressure under control in the ambulance didn’t improve stroke outcomes in an unselected population, the China-based INTERACT 4 trial showed. Functional outcome measured by the modified Rankin Scale was no better with that early systolic blood pressure reduction to 130-140 mm Hg compared with usual care en route to […]

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Push for Safer Hospitals: Improve Violence Reporting

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/push-for-safer-hospitals-improve-violence-reporting/ Do we really need more data on workplace violence to craft laws and policies to better protect healthcare workers from aggression on the job? Some experts argued that yes, such information is essential to address this thorny problem. One is Joanne DeSanto Iennaco, PhD, APRN, professor and director of the Clinical […]

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Protecting Patients From Cybercrime: Advice for Clinicians

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/protecting-patients-from-cybercrime-advice-for-clinicians/ Seniors are increasingly targeted in ever-sophisticated online financial cybercrimes, but mental health clinicians can play a key role in protecting their patients. Elizabeth J. Santos, MD, clinical chief, Division of Geriatric Mental Health & Memory Care, and associate professor of psychiatry, neurology & medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and […]

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Tranexamic Acid Injection Reduces Bleeding After Mohs

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/tranexamic-acid-injection-reduces-bleeding-after-mohs/ Local injection of tranexamic acid (TXA) effectively reduced the risk for clinically significant bleeding following Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS), results from a single-center cohort study showed. “Though Mohs micrographic surgery is associated with low bleeding complication rates, around 1% of patients in the literature report postoperative bleeding,” corresponding author Abigail H. […]

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‘I thought my skin cancer was a bite’

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/i-thought-my-skin-cancer-was-a-bite/ Aidan McKay says a childhood spent farming is a major factor for his stage four skin cancer. Source link : https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c2qvqx5044eo Author : Publish date : 2024-05-16 05:17:54 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source. Author : News Health Publish date : 2024-05-16 05:17:54 Copyright for syndicated content belongs […]

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Pediatric Surgeons Warn About Swallowable Magnets in Toys

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/pediatric-surgeons-warn-about-swallowable-magnets-in-toys/ LEIPZIG, GERMANY — Children frequently ingest small magnets from magnetic construction kits, board games, 3D puzzles, figurines, or doll clothing. The consequences can be fatal, warned Felicitas Eckoldt, MD, director of the pediatric surgery clinic at the University Hospital Jena in Jena, Germany. “Swallowing multiple magnets or swallowing a magnet and […]

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Another Benefit of Gout Treatment: CV Risk Reduction

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/another-benefit-of-gout-treatment-cv-risk-reduction/ NEW YORK CITY — Urate, the culprit of gout, affects the vasculature in multiple ways that can raise cardiovascular risk in an individual with gout, and following guidelines for gout treatment, including the use of colchicine, can be the key to reducing those risks. “Guideline-concordant gout treatment, which is essentially an […]

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In RA Treatment, Don’t Overlook Underlying CV Risks

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/in-ra-treatment-dont-overlook-underlying-cv-risks/ NEW YORK — Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) carry a high risk for cardiovascular events, but mounting clinical evidence suggests they’re being undertreated to manage that risk. Rheumatologists should consider a patient with RA’s cardiovascular disease (CVD) status before deciding on RA treatments, a researcher of cardiometabolic disorders advised. “The ORAL […]

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Telehealth May Reduce Repeat Asthma ED Visits in Kids

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/telehealth-may-reduce-repeat-asthma-ed-visits-in-kids/ TORONTO, CANADA — A novel telehealth-based approach to reducing repeat asthma visits was feasible, well-accepted, and might ultimately improve outcomes, according to data from a pilot study presented at the 2024 annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies. Telehealth is hardly a new idea in the management of asthma, but the […]

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Scientists Create First Map of a Human Ovary: What to Know

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/scientists-create-first-map-of-a-human-ovary-what-to-know/ For years, scientists have sought to create a human artificial ovary, restoring fertility in patients without other options. The first cellular map of a human ovary, recently developed at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, represents a big leap forward in that quest. “You cannot build something if you don’t have […]

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Sex Hormone Ratios Tied to Metabolic Syndrome Risk

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/sex-hormone-ratios-tied-to-metabolic-syndrome-risk/ TOPLINE: Elevated free estradiol index (FEI) is strongly linked to metabolic and inflammatory markers in men of all ages and older women, whereas a higher free androgen index (FAI) shows similar associations in women younger than 50 years. METHODOLOGY: Imbalances in sex hormones are associated with the development of metabolic abnormalities […]

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Junior doctors in England agree to talks with government

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/junior-doctors-in-england-agree-to-talks-with-government/ Members of the British Medical Association union have been staging walkouts for more than a year. Source link : https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cn0w01y46qyo Author : Publish date : 2024-05-15 23:50:21 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source. Author : News Health Publish date : 2024-05-15 23:50:21 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to […]

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HHS Suspends Federal Funding for Group Tied to Wuhan Lab

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/hhs-suspends-federal-funding-for-group-tied-to-wuhan-lab/ HHS temporarily suspended and is proposing to stop all federal funding for EcoHealth Alliance, a research organization that worked on bat coronaviruses in conjunction with China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology. “This is to provide notification that, on behalf of [HHS], I have suspended and proposed for debarment EcoHealth Alliance, Inc. (EHA) […]

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Andexanet Shows Efficacy in Acute ICH With Factor Xa Inhibitors

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/andexanet-shows-efficacy-in-acute-ich-with-factor-xa-inhibitors/ Treatment with the bleeding reversal agent andexanet (Andexxa) in people with acute intracerebral hemorrhage on factor Xa inhibitors led to less expansion of hematoma volume but was associated with thrombotic events, the ANNEXA-I trial showed. A composite measure of hemostatic efficacy was achieved in 67% of patients receiving andexanet compared with […]

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People Taking Wegovy Keep Weight Off 4 Years Later

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/people-taking-wegovy-keep-weight-off-4-years-later/ Share on PinterestA new study looked at how long people taking the GLP-1 Wegovy maintained their weight loss. Maskot/Getty Images People receiving weight-loss drug Wegovy (semaglutide) lost an average of 10% of their body weight after four years, a clinical trial found. Study participants lost weight during the first year and […]

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Perioperative Nivolumab Boosts EFS in Resectable Lung Cancer

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/perioperative-nivolumab-boosts-efs-in-resectable-lung-cancer/ Adding nivolumab (Opdivo) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by adjuvant treatment with the PD-1 inhibitor alone significantly increased event-free survival (EFS) for patients with resectable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the randomized CheckMate 77T trial showed. EFS rates at 18 months reached 70.2% with the perioperative nivolumab strategy versus 50% with chemotherapy […]

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Step-Down Antiplatelet Strategy Pairs Well With DCB Angioplasty

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/step-down-antiplatelet-strategy-pairs-well-with-dcb-angioplasty/ PARIS — Antiplatelet de-escalation worked well following drug-coated balloon (DCB) placement for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to the first randomized trial on this subject. In REC-CAGEFREE II, the strategy of stepwise dual antiplatelet (DAPT) de-escalation − aspirin plus ticagrelor (Brilinta) for 1 month, then 5 months of ticagrelor monotherapy, and […]

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Slowly Coming Off GLP-1 Drugs May Prevent Weight Gain

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/slowly-coming-off-glp-1-drugs-may-prevent-weight-gain/ Share on PinterestNew research suggests that slowly tapering off GLP-1 drugs like Ozempic and Wegovy may help prevent rebound weight gain. Yoshiyoshi Hirokawa/Getty Images New research indicates that some patients may be able to go off GLP-1 anti-obesity medications like Wegovy and Ozempic without immediately regaining weight. Using a combination of […]

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US Drug Overdose Deaths Declined in 2023

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/us-drug-overdose-deaths-declined-in-2023/ The overall number of reported drug overdose deaths in the United States declined by 3.1% in 2023, the first decrease in 5 years, provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest. An estimated 107,543 people died from an overdose, down from 111,029 in December 2022. Deaths from […]

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HHS Task Force Launches Roadmap for Improving Maternal Mental Health

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/hhs-task-force-launches-roadmap-for-improving-maternal-mental-health/ One in five women experience mental health and substance use problems during pregnancy and the postpartum period, a member of the Task Force on Maternal Mental Health, said during a briefing hosted by HHS on Tuesday to mark the launch of the National Strategy to Improve Maternal Mental Health Care. Sharing […]

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Over 400 Physicians From Delaware’s ChristianaCare Move to Unionize

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/over-400-physicians-from-delawares-christianacare-move-to-unionize/ More than 400 physicians from Delaware’s Christiana Hospital, Wilmington Hospital, and Middletown Free-standing Emergency Department — all part of the ChristianaCare health system — filed to unionize with Doctors Council SEIU Local 10MD. “If successful, this will be the first physician union in Delaware and the first union of any kind […]

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Mixed Results for Factor Xa Reversal Agent in ICH: ANNEXA-I

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/mixed-results-for-factor-xa-reversal-agent-in-ich-annexa-i/ The full results of the ANNEXA-I trial have continued to show mixed effects of the factor Xa inhibitor reversal agent, andexanet (Andexxa/Ondexxya, AstraZeneca), in patients with intracerebral hemorrhage who are taking factor Xa inhibitor anticoagulants, with uncertainly as to whether the benefits would outweigh the risks. The trial results, showing better […]

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One-Year Data Back Upadacitinib for Clinical Spondyloarthritis

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/one-year-data-back-upadacitinib-for-clinical-spondyloarthritis/ Full 1-year results have now been published for the pivotal SELECT-AXIS 2 trial that underpinned the FDA approval of upadacitinib (Rinvoq) for non-radiographic axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), demonstrating sustained efficacy and reasonable safety. Symptom improvement of at least 40% by Assessment of SpondyloArthritis International Society criteria (ASAS40) was achieved in 63% of […]

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New Mexico a Safe Haven for Trans Youth

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/new-mexico-a-safe-haven-for-trans-youth/ Days before Texas Children’s Hospital — the last provider of gender-affirming care in Texas — closed its doors to new patients, a pediatrician handed Jennifer, the mother of a trans teen, a list of more than 30 pediatric endocrinologists to start calling. Jennifer’s daughter, referred to as “Sarah” to protect her […]

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Healthcare Needs Qualified Expert Witnesses More Than Ever

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/healthcare-needs-qualified-expert-witnesses-more-than-ever/ Any physician or scientist who has served as an expert witness is no doubt familiar with the three golden rules of testifying in a civil or criminal trial: 1) Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. 2) Them that’s got the gold, rules. 3) The lawyer with […]

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Olivia Munn Discusses Hysterectomy During Cancer Treatment

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/olivia-munn-discusses-hysterectomy-during-cancer-treatment/ The actress is talking about why she underwent a hysterectomy during breast cancer treatment. Munn previously disclosed she was diagnosed with Luminal B breast cancer. Certain types of breast cancer are stimulated by the production of estrogen, and removing the ovaries can help prevent future cancer from occurring. Olivia Munn recently […]

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FDA Panel to Weigh In on MDMA Approval; Parents Lost to Overdose; New APA President

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/fda-panel-to-weigh-in-on-mdma-approval-parents-lost-to-overdose-new-apa-president/ An FDA advisory committee on June 4 will weigh in on Lykos Therapeutics’ new drug application for midomafetamine (MDMA) capsules for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All investigational doses of TEV-‘749 — a once-monthly injection of the atypical antipsychotic olanzapine — significantly improved symptoms of schizophrenia, meeting the primary endpoint of […]

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Imaging Techniques May Match Gold Standard for Retinal Tears

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/imaging-techniques-may-match-gold-standard-for-retinal-tears/ Dilated fundus exams have been the gold standard for detecting retinal tears in patients with acute posterior vitreous detachment (aPVD), but alternative techniques such as fundus photography and ultrasonography also can accurately identify the condition, according to research presented on May 9 (Abstract 6678) at the 2024 annual meeting of the […]

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Bicuspid Anatomy: Wrench Thrown in TAVR for Younger, Low-Risk Patients?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/bicuspid-anatomy-wrench-thrown-in-tavr-for-younger-low-risk-patients/ PARIS — Patients with questionable suitability for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in fact fared worse in the short term after the catheter-based procedure than after surgery, the NOTION-2 randomized trial showed. Unlike previous trials, this study of exclusively younger, low-risk patients with severe symptomatic aortic stenosis (AS) could not demonstrate […]

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Taking Telemedicine Visits From Your Kitchen? Think Again

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/taking-telemedicine-visits-from-your-kitchen-think-again/ Patients preferred professional backgrounds over home environments for telemedicine video visits, a survey-based cross-sectional study showed. Using a 10-point scale, a background showing a physician office with displayed diplomas was rated highest across five domains, including knowledgeable, trustworthy, caring, approachable, and professional (mean composite score 7.8), while bedroom and kitchen environments […]

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FDA Approves New Self-Collection Option for HPV Testing

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/fda-approves-new-self-collection-option-for-hpv-testing/ The FDA approved a new self-collection test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV) and identify women at risk for cervical cancer, maker Roche announced on Wednesday. “HPV self-collection offers an accessible screening option” and “will improve access to testing by providing women the option to privately collect their own sample,” Roche said […]

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Colorectal Cancer Is Spiking Among Some Young Americans

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/colorectal-cancer-is-spiking-among-some-young-americans/ Despite encouraging drops in overall colorectal cancer rates in the past 2 decades, one group stands out as an exception: Americans younger than 45. Colorectal cancer cases increased a whopping 333% among 15- to 19-year-olds and 185% among 20- to 24-year-olds from 1999 to 2020, according to new research being presented […]

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Progression Independent of Relapse Activity in Multiple Sclerosis

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/progression-independent-of-relapse-activity-in-multiple-sclerosis/ Disability progression independent of relapse activity (PIRA) — sometimes referred to as silent progression — is a key integrating concept in the contemporary view of multiple sclerosis (MS). “The observation that progression can occur without preceding relapse in early relapsing remitting MS patients now has been replicated in multiple cohorts and […]

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Obesity, Low Body Mass Linked to Mental Health Concerns in Adolescents

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/obesity-low-body-mass-linked-to-mental-health-concerns-in-adolescents/ Adolescents with low body mass and overweight or obesity had increased psychosomatic symptoms compared to peers with healthy weight, according to multi-country, cross-sectional study. An analysis of more than 1 million adolescents in Europe and North America revealed significantly higher psychosomatic symptoms among individuals with low body mass (unstandardized β 0.14, […]

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COVID Still Deadlier Than the Flu — But the Gap Is Narrowing

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/covid-still-deadlier-than-the-flu-but-the-gap-is-narrowing/ Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 were more likely to die than those hospitalized with influenza during the fall and winter of 2023-2024, according to an analysis of Veterans Affairs data. Among over 11,000 patients hospitalized for either illness during this past fall and winter, 5.7% of patients with COVID-19 died within 30 […]

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Resection for Early Liver Cancer Tied to Improved Survival

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/resection-for-early-liver-cancer-tied-to-improved-survival/ Liver resection should be the primary therapeutic option for patients with early multinodular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) who are ineligible for transplant, a retrospective cohort study suggested. In this cohort of 720 patients, a multivariable Cox model of overall survival (OS) in a matching-adjusted indirect comparison (MAIC)-weighted population showed that percutaneous radiofrequency […]

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Dark Side of MDMA’s Journey to FDA; Fake Studies Shutter Journals; H5N1 Turf Wars

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/dark-side-of-mdmas-journey-to-fda-fake-studies-shutter-journals-h5n1-turf-wars/ Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. Dark Underbelly of MDMA’s Journey to FDA For decades, Rick Doblin has been at the forefront of efforts to mainstream psychedelics, Business Insider reported. When the federal government made MDMA — also […]

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Tackling Lean Mass Loss When Weight Loss is Successful

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/tackling-lean-mass-loss-when-weight-loss-is-successful/ DENVER — In addition to the established gastrointestinal side effects common with the highly effective anti-obesity drugs, there is growing discussion around their potential to contribute to the loss of lean mass, necessary to keep the metabolic engine running full-steam. And although measures should be recommended to prevent those effects, experts […]

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Jimmy Carter ‘Coming to the End’; U.S. Overdose Deaths Drop; Drowning Deaths Rise

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/jimmy-carter-coming-to-the-end-u-s-overdose-deaths-drop-drowning-deaths-rise/ Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Former President Jimmy Carter is “coming to the end” after more than a year in hospice care, his grandson said. (The Hill) Here’s how risky surgery for a near-fatal aneurysm in 1988 changed President Joe Biden’s life. (Washington Post) U.S. overdose deaths […]

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No Added Weight Loss Benefits Switching Healthy Diets?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/no-added-weight-loss-benefits-switching-healthy-diets/ TOPLINE: Individuals with overweight and obesity who reach a weight loss plateau at around 6 months on a healthy weight loss diet may not achieve further weight reduction after switching to a different weight loss diet. METHODOLOGY: Dietary and lifestyle interventions initially result in rapid weight loss, followed by a weight […]

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Higher Risk Breast Cancer Screening: Which Test to Use?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/higher-risk-breast-cancer-screening-which-test-to-use/ While major guidelines support mammography for routine breast cancer screening in average-risk women, the decision to offer additional screening and which supplemental tool to use can become more complicated. Certain supplemental screening options improve cancer detection but may increase the risk for false-positive findings and unnecessary biopsies, while others may offer […]

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Water Insecurity Raises Health Risks in Vulnerable Patients

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/water-insecurity-raises-health-risks-in-vulnerable-patients/ Extreme weather events associated with climate change (such as the drought currently affecting much of Mexico), population growth, and rapid urbanization jeopardize the availability, quantity, and quality of water to meet the basic consumption and hygiene needs of the population. According to the drought monitor of Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua), […]

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Scientists Await Updates on H5N1 Situation in Canada

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/scientists-await-updates-on-h5n1-situation-in-canada/ As the H5N1 avian influenza virus continues to spread among poultry and cattle in the United States — and has infected a dairy worker in Texas — public health and infectious diseases experts in Canada are eagerly awaiting the latest surveillance updates to better understand the risks across North America. On […]

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Internet Use Good for Mental Well-Being?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/internet-use-good-for-mental-well-being/ Contrary to previous research that suggests internet use can have a deleterious effect on mental health, a new study of more than 2 million individuals suggested it can actually enhance well-being. Between 2006 and 2021, investigators studied over 2 million people between the ages of 15 and 99 years in 168 […]

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Frozen human brain tissue can now be revived without damage

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/frozen-human-brain-tissue-can-now-be-revived-without-damage/ Thawed brain organoids shown via the imaging technique immunofluorescence staining Weiwei Xue et al. A new technique has allowed scientists to freeze human brain tissue so that it regains normal function after thawing, potentially opening the door to improved ways of studying neurological conditions. Brain tissue does not usually survive freezing […]

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Vacationing Doctors Try to Revive Drowned 3-Year-Old

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/vacationing-doctors-try-to-revive-drowned-3-year-old/ Emergencies happen anywhere, anytime, and sometimes, medical professionals find themselves in situations where they are the only ones who can help. Is There a Doctor in the House? is a Medscape Medical News series telling these stories. Jennifer Suders, DO: We were in Florida with our 1-year-old daughter visiting my parents. They […]

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The Hospital Is an Enemy of Sleep

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/the-hospital-is-an-enemy-of-sleep/ “I couldn’t sleep because there were people complaining about pains, the hall light was reflecting into the room, which had its door left open for some reason, and neither I nor my roommate could move from the bed,” a patient wrote to Univadis Italy. “I remember the irony of a night […]

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Setmelanotide Shows Promise in Hypothalamic Obesity

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/setmelanotide-shows-promise-in-hypothalamic-obesity/ TOPLINE: Setmelanotide treatment over a 16-week period leads to a consistent decrease in both bodyweight and hunger among patients with hypothalamic obesity, according to the results of the first known study investigating the use of this targeted treatment in this indication. METHODOLOGY: No approved treatments currently exist for hypothalamic obesity, a […]

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HCC Screening of At-Risk Adults Improves Detection, Survival

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/hcc-screening-of-at-risk-adults-improves-detection-survival/ TOPLINE: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) screening in patients with cirrhosis or chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is associated with improved early-stage detection and survival benefits that persist after adjusting for lead-time and length-time biases, a new analysis showed. METHODOLOGY: The efficacy of HCC screening in patients with cirrhosis is controversial due […]

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Peds Clinic Doubles Data Capture by Going Paperless

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/peds-clinic-doubles-data-capture-by-going-paperless/ TORONTO — When electronic completion of screening questionnaires replaced manually completed paper forms at a busy academic pediatric clinic, complete data capture was almost doubled without increasing the duration of the clinic visit, and, of course, it eliminated the work associated with managing paper records. Due to the efficacy of the […]

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One-day mental health workshop improves teenagers’ mood for six months

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/one-day-mental-health-workshop-improves-teenagers-mood-for-six-months/ Teenagers can gain long-lasting mental health benefits from CBT Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock A one-day school workshop based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) led to small improvements in teenagers’ mood and stress levels for at least six months, a trial has found. The result contrasts with several other recent trials of mental […]

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Testosterone/CVD Risk Debate Revived by New Meta-Analysis

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/testosterone-cvd-risk-debate-revived-by-new-meta-analysis/ A new systematic literature review adds complexity to the controversy over testosterone’s relationship to risk for myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiovascular death, and all-cause mortality. Last year, the TRAVERSE (Testosterone Replacement Therapy for Assessment of Long-term Vascular Events and Efficacy ResponSE in Hypogonadal Men) trial was the first randomized, placebo-controlled study designed […]

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More NHS hospitals leaving patients in corridors to free up ambulances

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/more-nhs-hospitals-leaving-patients-in-corridors-to-free-up-ambulances/ Since 2022, hospitals like NNUH have increasingly adopted a new way of working called the Continuous Flow Model, in which patients are sent from A&E to wards and other areas even if they are full. They have done this to address soaring ambulance waits outside A&E as paramedics try to offload […]

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New Clozapine Data Suggest FDA Should Ease Restrictions

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/new-clozapine-data-suggest-fda-should-ease-restrictions/ The risk for moderate neutropenia associated with clozapine therapy is low in patients with treatment-resistant schizophrenia, and the risk for severe neutropenia is minimal, new research showed. None of the nearly 1000 patients in the study developed severe neutropenia. Rates of moderate and mild neutropenia were also low, at less than […]

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People with HIV can be sperm and egg donors

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/people-with-hiv-can-be-sperm-and-egg-donors/ UK laws have changed to keep up with the science that shows it can be safe. Source link : https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/c51nn66e415o Author : Publish date : 2024-05-15 01:33:42 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source. Author : News Health Publish date : 2024-05-15 01:33:42 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to […]

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Millions more middle-aged are obese, study suggests

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/millions-more-middle-aged-are-obese-study-suggests/ The study is one of many which have suggested different cut-off points for BMI over the years. Yet it’s unlikely BMI will be ditched anytime soon – it’s much cheaper than scanning people to quantify their body fat accurately. The researchers admit larger studies in other countries are needed to confirm […]

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Donepezil Flunks Test for Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Impairment

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/donepezil-flunks-test-for-chemotherapy-related-cognitive-impairment/ The acetylcholinesterase inhibitor donepezil (Aricept) failed to improve chemotherapy-related cognitive impairment (CRCI) in breast cancer survivors, a placebo-controlled trial showed. After 24 weeks of treatment, performance on a standardized battery of neurocognitive tests showed no significant improvement in immediate recall, the primary endpoint, compared with the placebo group. Assessments performed at […]

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How We Analyzed the Impact of State Bans on Gender-Affirming Care

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/how-we-analyzed-the-impact-of-state-bans-on-gender-affirming-care/ To get a better understanding of how gender-affirming care for youths is being impacted by state bans, MedPage Today analyzed prescription data from Symphony Health, which captures 85% of retail pharmacy prescriptions and three-quarters of specialty and mail-order prescriptions in the U.S. We chose to focus on puberty-blocking drugs as an […]

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Scripts for Puberty-Blocking Drugs Fell After State Bans

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/scripts-for-puberty-blocking-drugs-fell-after-state-bans/ For Andi Gunter, the health clinic manager at the Dennis R. Neill Equality Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, calls from parents of transgender kids seeking medical care hold some extra weight. Gunter started off volunteering at the resource center, which serves the LGBTQ+ community in the state, when her own child came […]

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Wegovy Helped Me Lose 50 Pounds. Here’s How I’m Keeping It Off

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/wegovy-helped-me-lose-50-pounds-heres-how-im-keeping-it-off/ Share on PinterestDustin Gee lost over 50lbs since he began taking Wegovy in 2023. Images Provided by Dustin Gee After gaining 50 pounds, Dustin Gee set out to get help from his primary care doctor. Gee started taking Wegovy in 2023 and has lost over 50 pounds. To maintain weight loss […]

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Doctor Fined for Prescribing Ivermectin for COVID

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/doctor-fined-for-prescribing-ivermectin-for-covid/ Washington state physician Wei-Hsung Lin, MD, was fined $5,000 by the state’s medical board for prescribing ivermectin during the COVID-19 pandemic. Lin, who practices at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington — part of the Providence health system — will also have to take continuing medical education (CME) classes on […]

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Clinicians at Legacy Health Move to Unionize

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/clinicians-at-legacy-health-move-to-unionize/ Physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners from Oregon-based Legacy Health announced that they intend to unionize, following in the footsteps of other doctors from Legacy hospitals over the past year. Roughly 150 primary care providers plan to unionize with the Pacific Northwest Hospital Medicine Association (PNWHMA), a hospitalist-specific labor union affiliated […]

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Miss America, Air Force Officer, and Cancer Researcher

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/miss-america-air-force-officer-and-cancer-researcher/ Share on PinterestPanCan CEO Julie Fleshman (left) and Miss America Madison March (right). Image Provided by SMITHHOUSE Miss America, Madison Marsh shares her passion for working in cancer research. Marsh was just 17 years old when she lost her mom to pancreatic cancer. From being an Air Force lieutenant, cancer researcher, […]

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The Online World Is a Double-Edged Sword for Youth Mental Health

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/the-online-world-is-a-double-edged-sword-for-youth-mental-health/ Munzer is a developmental behavioral pediatrician and clinical assistant professor. John* is a 12-year-old boy with autism who was presenting to our clinic in the midst of a mental health crisis, with suicidal thoughts and school avoidance. Given the bullying he faced, attending school was causing him so much anxiety that […]

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Joined Cath Procedures Turn the Table on SAVR-CABG

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/joined-cath-procedures-turn-the-table-on-savr-cabg/ (MedPage Today) — PARIS — For patients with severe aortic stenosis (AS) and concomitant obstructive coronary artery disease (CAD), a percutaneous combined intervention worked surprisingly well relative to surgery, the TCW randomized trial found… Source link : https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/europcr/110113 Author : Publish date : 2024-05-14 15:15:41 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to […]

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Superbugs Pose a Deadly Threat to Cystic Fibrosis Patients

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/superbugs-pose-a-deadly-threat-to-cystic-fibrosis-patients/ Claire Panosian Dunavan is a professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a past-president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. “What is my life?! Sometimes my life is so awful it’s surreal.” — March 2014 entry in the book […]

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8,000 Women a Month Got Abortion Pills Despite Bans, Restrictions in Their States

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/8000-women-a-month-got-abortion-pills-despite-bans-restrictions-in-their-states/ Though their states severely restrict abortion or place limits on having one through telehealth, about 8,000 women per month late last year were getting abortion pills by mail from states with legal protections for prescribers, a new survey finds. Tuesday’s release of the #WeCount report is the first time a number […]

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Celiac Disease Diagnosis in Italian Children Rarely Delayed

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/celiac-disease-diagnosis-in-italian-children-rarely-delayed/ The results of a national multicenter study suggest that the diagnostic delay of celiac disease in the pediatric population is generally low in Italy and that clinical characteristics may be associated with a shorter or longer delay. “Celiac disease is an immune-mediated, gluten-sensitive enteropathy,” wrote Antonio Di Sabatino, MD, professor of […]

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Wegovy Perks Sustained for Years; Most Have ‘CKM Syndrome’; New Adrenal Guidelines

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/wegovy-perks-sustained-for-years-most-have-ckm-syndrome-new-adrenal-guidelines/ One in eight U.S. adults have taken semaglutide (Ozempic, Wegovy) or another GLP-1 agonist, a KFF poll found. Metabolic benefits of semaglutide for weight loss were sustained for several years, according to findings presented at the European Congress on Obesity. In people with overweight or obesity without diabetes, semaglutide yielded an […]

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Stacking Invasive Tests for Chronic Coronary Syndrome: Good Results, Less Hassle

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/stacking-invasive-tests-for-chronic-coronary-syndrome-good-results-less-hassle/ PARIS — Using a structured series of tests together, operators greatly improved the diagnostic accuracy of invasive coronary angiography (ICA) for people with chronic coronary syndrome (CCS), the prospective AID-ANGIO study showed. Among people undergoing elective ICA, only 32.2% initially had their cause of myocardial ischemia identified as obstructive coronary artery […]

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Semaglutide CV Benefits Irrespective of Weight Lost?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/semaglutide-cv-benefits-irrespective-of-weight-lost/ VENICE, Italy — Four-year data from the SELECT cardiovascular outcomes trial show that the anti-obesity drug semaglutide (Wegovy) leads to clinically significant and durable weight loss as well as improvements in waist circumference and waist circumference-to-height ratio (CHECK), in patients with preexisting cardiovascular disease (CVD), overweight or obesity, and without diabetes. […]

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Feds Say State Warehoused Kids With Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/feds-say-state-warehoused-kids-with-mental-health-developmental-disabilities/ Rhode Island violated the civil rights of hundreds of children with mental health or developmental disabilities by routinely and unnecessarily segregating them at Bradley Hospital, an acute-care psychiatric hospital, federal prosecutors said Monday. Zachary Cunha, U.S. Attorney for the District of Rhode Island, said the multi-year investigation found that — rather […]

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Brazilian butt lift firms banned after woman in hospital

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/brazilian-butt-lift-firms-banned-after-woman-in-hospital/ The woman required emergency hospital treatment following the procedure in a hotel function room. Source link : https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cyxee4nzzkpo Author : Publish date : 2024-05-14 16:39:58 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked Source. Author : News Health Publish date : 2024-05-14 16:39:58 Copyright for syndicated content belongs to the linked […]

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Pediatrician Credibility Survives Health Misinformation Wave

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/pediatrician-credibility-survives-health-misinformation-wave/ TORONTO — Misinformation in pediatric medicine, like other areas of medicine, is widely regarded as a major public health threat, but the good news is that a new survey reveals that pediatricians still believe their counsel is respected by patients and families. Despite acknowledging that health misinformation is on the rise, […]

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Balloon Pump Warning; Afib Rhythm Control vs Dementia; Doc’s Sex Crime Charges

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/balloon-pump-warning-afib-rhythm-control-vs-dementia-docs-sex-crime-charges/ Due to continuing device issues, FDA advised against the use of Getinge’s Cardiosave Hybrid and Rescue intra-aortic balloon pump devices and its Cardiohelp system and HLS Sets for cardiopulmonary bypass. Artificial intelligence-based cardiac MRI interpretation showed promise in a proof-of-concept study, even outperforming cardiologists in diagnosing pulmonary arterial hypertension. (Nature Medicine) […]

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Will AI Replace Radiologists, or Just Make Them Better Than Ever?

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/will-ai-replace-radiologists-or-just-make-them-better-than-ever/ How good would an algorithm have to be to take over your job? It’s a new question for many workers amid the rise of ChatGPT and other artificial intelligence (AI) programs that can hold conversations, write stories, and even generate songs and images within seconds. For doctors who review scans to […]

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US Study Delves Into Risk Factors for Melasma

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/us-study-delves-into-risk-factors-for-melasma/ TOPLINE: Exposure to hormones, hyperpigmenting drugs, and giving birth to two or more children was associated with varied risk for melasma across different racial groups, a US study found. METHODOLOGY: Melasma mainly affects women of color disproportionately. While risk factors like UV radiation, family history, and hormones have been identified, few […]

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Weight Loss Maintained With Slow Taper of Semaglutide

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/weight-loss-maintained-with-slow-taper-of-semaglutide/ VENICE, ITALY — Personalized doses and slow tapering of semaglutide (Wegovy or Ozempic, Novo Nordisk) in patients who also follow a digital weight loss program can lead to maintenance of target weight up to 6 months later, show retrospective, real-world data. Lower doses were found to be just as effective as […]

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Avalanche Kills Doc; U.S. ‘Out of Date’ on Youth Gender Care? Scariest Beach Germs

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/avalanche-kills-doc-u-s-out-of-date-on-youth-gender-care-scariest-beach-germs/ Note that some links may require registration or subscription. Idaho emergency medicine physician Terrence “Terry” O’Connor, MD, died in an avalanche while skiing. (NBC News) KP.2 is now the dominant COVID-19 variant, and some experts say the U.S. may be hit with a summer surge. (ABC News) Meanwhile, the FDA warned […]

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Improving T2D Deprescribing Discussions With Clinicians

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/improving-t2d-deprescribing-discussions-with-clinicians/ Patients with type 2 diabetes and cognitive impairment and their caregivers could find short videos on how to talk to clinicians about deprescribing helpful, according to researchers presenting on May 10 at the 2024 annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. Clarissa Ferguson, MPH, program coordinator at UCSF School of Medicine, […]

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Inappropriate Rx Use Persists in Older Adults With Dementia

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/inappropriate-rx-use-persists-in-older-adults-with-dementia/ Medications that could have a negative effect on cognition are often used by older adults with dementia, based on data from approximately 13 million individuals presented at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting. Classes of medications including anticholinergics, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, and non-benzodiazepine sedatives (Z drugs) have been identified […]

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Bone Quality Key in Mild Autonomous Cortisol Secretion

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/bone-quality-key-in-mild-autonomous-cortisol-secretion/ NEW ORLEANS — Adrenalectomy for the treatment of mild autonomous cortisol secretion (MACS) appears to improve bone quality but not bone density, new data suggested. Formerly called “subclinical Cushing Syndrome,” MACS is the name now used when a patient with an incidentally discovered adrenal mass has no overt Cushing symptoms but […]

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Vosoritide Boosts Growth in Several Short Stature Conditions

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/vosoritide-boosts-growth-in-several-short-stature-conditions/ The daily injectable vosoritide (Voxzogo) appears promising for various genetic causes of short stature in children, new phase 2 trial data suggested. Vosoritide is a C-type natriuretic peptide analog that binds its receptor on chondrocytes, promoting growth by inhibiting the extracellular signal-regulated protein kinases 1 and 2-mitogen-activated protein kinase pathways. It […]

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Widespread, Long-Held Practice in Dementia Questioned

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/widespread-long-held-practice-in-dementia-questioned/ Hospitalized patients with dementia and dysphagia are often prescribed a “dysphagia diet,” made up of texture-modified foods and thickened liquids in an effort to reduce the risk for aspiration or other problems. However, a new study calls this widespread and long-held practice into question. Investigators found no evidence that the use […]

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Meningitis a Risk Factor for Trigeminal Neuralgia: New Data

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/meningitis-a-risk-factor-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-new-data/ Meningitis has been highlighted as a novel risk factor for trigeminal neuralgia (TN) in a nationwide, propensity-matched study of hospital admissions. In multivariate analysis, the odds of meningitis were threefold higher in patients admitted with TN than in matched controls without TN. This is the first nationwide population-based study of the […]

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Start Screening at Age 50 for Age-Related Hearing Loss

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/start-screening-at-age-50-for-age-related-hearing-loss/ Clinical guidelines on age-related hearing loss (ARHL), published in Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, highlight referral recommendations for all clinicians, including primary care doctors, who often are the first clinicians to screen for and address the condition. Betty S. Tsai Do, MD, with the Department of Head & Neck Surgery at Kaiser […]

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Raising Awareness of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/raising-awareness-of-pelvic-organ-prolapse/ Sherrie Palm, a patient advocate in Mukwonago, Wisconsin, learned in her 30s that she needed to educate herself about her own health. So when she discovered a walnut-sized lump coming out of her vagina in her mid-50s, she was stunned when her primary care provider (PCP) told her it was pelvic […]

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Online CBT Addresses Large Mental Healthcare Gap

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/online-cbt-addresses-large-mental-healthcare-gap/ An online cognitive behavioral therapy (eCBT) program reduces stress and improves symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among correctional workers, results of a pilot study showed. “This study is seeking to address a very big gap in our mental health system; that is, the treatment of mental health disorders in correctional […]

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One Third of ACL Ruptures Heal Naturally; Outcomes Uncertain

Source link : https://www.newshealth.biz/health-news/one-third-of-acl-ruptures-heal-naturally-outcomes-uncertain/ VIENNA — Nearly one third of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries appear to heal without surgery, according to an analysis of three-dimensional MRI data taken from the NACOX study, presented as a late-breaking poster at the recent World Congress on Osteoarthritis (OARSI) 2024 Annual Meeting. At 2 years after injury, three-dimensional […]