ANDEXXA EFFECTIVE IN GI BLEEDS

SAN ANTONIO - Andexxa helped produce high rates of hemostasis in patients with major gastrointestinal bleeding, according to study...

MORE DATA NEEDED ON XELJANZ, VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM RISK IN ULCERATIVE COLITIS

SAN ANTONIO - A post hoc analysis evaluating the safety of Xeljanz in ulcerative colitis revealed comparable incidence rates of pulmonary...

 
 
 

NO DIFFERENCE IN LIVER TRANSPLANT OUTCOMES WITH PENICILLIN ALLERGY

HOUSTON - Researchers found no differences in outcomes between liver transplant recipients with a penicillin allergy label and matched...

VIDEO: HEALTH CARE SYSTEM USES PEER RECOVERY SPECIALISTS TO COMBAT OPIOID CRISIS

WASHINGTON - In this video, Christopher F. Freer, DO, co-chair of the Tackling Addiction Task Force and system director of emergency...

 
 
 

MATERNAL USE OF NON-TNF INHIBITOR BIOLOGIC, TOFACITINIB POSE MINIMAL INFECTIOUS RISK TO OFFSPRING

ATLANTA - The use of either non-TNF inhibitor biologics or tofacitinib for chronic inflammatory diseases during pregnancy did not significantly...

URINARY MICROBIOME VARIATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH RESPONSE TO BCG THERAPY FOR BLADDER CANCER

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. - There is an association between certain types of commensal urinary microbiome bacteria found in the urinary...

 
 
 

ACE THE CASE: A 76-YEAR-OLD FEMALE WITH WHITE DISCOLORATION OF FINGERS

Learning Objective: Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to assess and treat patients...

FORMULARY CONSTRUCTION IN AMERICA: ‘PERFECTLY LEGAL' AND ‘PERFECTLY WRONG'

How can a system that a) incentivizes higher drug prices; b) steers patients to drugs that make the most money for the middleman; c)...

 
 
 

THE CUSTOMER IS SOMETIMES RIGHT: DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER ADS IN RHEUMATOLOGY

Direct-to-consumer advertisements in health care occasionally provide patients with helpful information that sends them into the clinic...

CHILDREN WITH DOWN SYNDROME HAVE HIGHER RISK FOR ARTHRITIS, DELAYED DIAGNOSIS

ATLANTA - Children with Down syndrome are at an increased risk for arthritis at a rate that is two to three times higher than previously...

 
 
 

TOFACITINIB BESTED PLACEBO FOR DISEASE FLARES IN POLYARTICULAR JIA

ATLANTA - Results of a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial showed a clear benefit of tofacitinib in controlling disease...

EU CONDITIONALLY OKS EBOLA VACCINE, CDC UPDATES ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE FIGURES - TOP STORIES IN INFECTIOUS DISEASE

News that the European Union granted conditional approval of Merck's investigational Ebola vaccine, Ervebo - which has been used effectively...

 
 
 

PATIENTS WITH MDD AND SUICIDE IDEATION/ATTEMPT EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT HEALTH CARE COSTS

Research presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy - AMCP Nexus 2019 - underscored the significantly...

EBOLA RNA PERSISTS FOR MONTHS IN BREAST MILK, SEMEN OF SURVIVORS

Study findings demonstrated the long-term presence of Ebola RNA in breast milk and semen samples from survivors of the West African...

 
 
 

Q&A: MORE VACCINE-PREVENTABLE DISEASES LEAD TO MORE PRO-VACCINE BILLS

An increased incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases is associated with an increase in proposed bills restricting vaccine exemptions,...

SEVERE HYPOGLYCEMIA CAN QUICKLY LEAD TO ACUTE CORONARY SYNDROME AMONG OLDER PATIENTS

Older adults with diabetes may be more likely to develop acute coronary syndrome if they experience severe hypoglycemia, according...

 
 
 

THYROID SCREENING UNNECESSARY WHEN SYMPTOMS NOT PRESENT: CANADIAN TASK FORCE

Adults who do not display symptoms of thyroid dysfunction should not be screened for such conditions, according to a recommendation...

GLYCEMIC MANAGEMENT POSSIBLE WITH SMALL-MOLECULE GLUCAGON RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST

Among a cohort of adults with type 2 diabetes, HbA1c and fasting plasma glucose were effectively reduced via treatment with the small-molecule...

 
 
 

‘STAY TUNED:' NEOADJUVANT THERAPY IN THYROID CANCER STILL NEEDS RESEARCH

CHICAGO - There are many targeted agents being tested in the neoadjuvant setting for thyroid cancer, however, it is important to understand...

BARRIERS MAY HINDER PARENTS FROM RECOGNIZING CHILD'S DEPRESSION

A C.S. Mott Children's Hospital National Poll on Children's Health demonstrated that one in four adolescents in middle and high school...

 
 
 



Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system...

Thousands could be saved from sepsis after major trial of monitoring system is 'success'

Three leading NHS hospitals have pioneered technology which monitors patients' vital signs and automatically triggers an alert to doctors if sepsis is suspected. Read more ...

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

New Type of Drug Might Ease Migraines

Migraine sufferers who cannot get relief from existing medications may soon have a novel treatment option, a new trial suggests. Read more ...

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

What Happened to People With Half a Brain Removed

Is it even conceivable that a person be normal with just half a brain? A new analysis assessed brain health among six adults who had undergone a hemispherectomy as children. Read more ...

Higher maternal lutein intake linked to better child behavior: Study

Higher maternal lutein intake linked to better child behavior: Study

Higher intakes of lutein during pregnancy are associated with better behavior regulation in the children at mid-childhood, suggests a new study from Tufts University and... Read more ...

Keto isn't just for weight loss, research suggests the diet could also...

Keto isn't just for weight loss, research suggests the diet could also protect against flu

A new study found that the high-fat, low-carb diet activates the release of immune system cells that trap the virus before it spreads. Read more ...

Cottage cheese recalled over fears it contains bits of plastic

Cottage cheese recalled over fears it contains bits of plastic

A consumer reported finding a small bit of what looked like red plastic in their cup of cottage cheese. Five more people reported the same but no injuries have occurred... Read more ...

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce...

Using cannabis every day can help people manage chronic pain and reduce illicit opioid use

A new study from the British Columbia Centre on Substance Use has found that daily cannabis users were 50% less likely to use illicit opioids, such as heroin, to manage their... Read more ...

I Love This Intense 10-Minute Ab Workout Because I Don't Need to Get Off the...

I Love This Intense 10-Minute Ab Workout Because I Don't Need to Get Off the Floor!

A strong core isn't just about looking lean. I need it to run fast, lift heavy, and effortlessly hold a handstand. This is the 10-minute ab workout I've been doing a few nights... Read more ...

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years

US anal cancer diagnoses and death rates have DOUBLED in last 15 years

A little over half of US teens are up-to-date on HPV vaccinations that prevent 90% of anal cancer cases, but rates are rising among older Americans University of Texas... Read more ...

Trump smashes hospital bill secrecy sham, forces hospitals to publicly...

Trump smashes hospital bill secrecy sham, forces hospitals to publicly publish secret prices so that consumers can make informed choices

The Trump administration is currently in the process of finalizing a new price transparency rule that, once it comes into effect in January 2021, will force all hospitals to... Read more ...