ACIP Streamlines Pneumococcal Vaccine Recs

ACIP STREAMLINES PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE RECS

Streamlined pneumococcal vaccine recommendations, and recombinant zoster vaccine for immunocompromised adults, were endorsed by the...

Take Doctors Off the 'Fee-for-Service Treadmill,' Senator Says

TAKE DOCTORS OFF THE 'FEE-FOR-SERVICE TREADMILL,' SENATOR SAYS

WASHINGTON - Doctors need to be taken off the "fee-for-service treadmill" so they can give patients better care, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse...

 
 
 
Child Mental Health Emergency; Lybalvi Hits Shelves; Vanessa Bryant Psych Eval

CHILD MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY; LYBALVI HITS SHELVES; VANESSA BRYANT PSYCH EVAL

The American Academy of Pediatrics , American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the Children's Hospital Association have...

LGBTQ+ Surgery Residents Say Mistreatment Is Common

LGBTQ+ SURGERY RESIDENTS SAY MISTREATMENT IS COMMON

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and other sexual and gender minority residents in general surgery training programs across...

 
 
 
FDA Greenlights 'Mix and Match' COVID Boosters

FDA GREENLIGHTS 'MIX AND MATCH' COVID BOOSTERS

The FDA authorized booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccines and also authorized a "mix and match" or heterologous...

What to Know About the New Delta Sublineage

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT THE NEW DELTA SUBLINEAGE

As the now ubiquitous Delta variant continues to mutate, it's spawned a new descendant that's spread in the U.K. and made its way to...

 
 
 
Analysis Confirms Benefits of CDK4/6 Inhibition in Early Breast Cancer

ANALYSIS CONFIRMS BENEFITS OF CDK4/6 INHIBITION IN EARLY BREAST CANCER

Adding a CDK4/6 inhibitor to adjuvant endocrine therapy significantly improved invasive disease-free survival and decreased the risk...

What Do COVID Antibody Levels Really Mean?

WHAT DO COVID ANTIBODY LEVELS REALLY MEAN?

As more people are considering COVID-19 booster shots, some have turned to commercially available antibody tests to help guide their...

 
 
 
Pan-PPAR Agonist 'Promising' for NASH Patients

PAN-PPAR AGONIST 'PROMISING' FOR NASH PATIENTS

Patients with active nonalcoholic steatohepatitis who received the investigational oral drug lanifibranor showed greater reduction...

Common Gene Variant May Predict Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes

COMMON GENE VARIANT MAY PREDICT PERITONEAL DIALYSIS OUTCOMES

A common genetic variant predicted poor outcomes from peritoneal dialysis, suggesting a potential factor for patient selection and...

 
 
 
Donor Kidneys Further Out of Reach for Kids Regardless of Race

DONOR KIDNEYS FURTHER OUT OF REACH FOR KIDS REGARDLESS OF RACE

The revamped U.S. kidney prioritization system appeared to better even the field in pediatric kidney transplant wait times - by making...

Ivermectin for COVID-19 Linked to Severe Toxicity in Small Study

IVERMECTIN FOR COVID-19 LINKED TO SEVERE TOXICITY IN SMALL STUDY

Ivermectin taken to prevent or treat COVID-19 led to toxic effects, including severe episodes of confusion, ataxia, seizures, and hypotension,...

 
 
 
Advanced Fibrosis Tied to Most Severe Outcomes in NAFLD

ADVANCED FIBROSIS TIED TO MOST SEVERE OUTCOMES IN NAFLD

In patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease , advanced fibrosis was associated with a greater risk for liver decompensation...

Azithromycin Thwarts Exacerbations in Asthma Patients

AZITHROMYCIN THWARTS EXACERBATIONS IN ASTHMA PATIENTS

Exacerbations were eliminated in about one-third of adult asthma patients treated prophylactically with the macrolide azithromycin,...

 
 
 
National Nurses Union Wants to Fight Back

NATIONAL NURSES UNION WANTS TO FIGHT BACK

Deep into a pandemic that has drained, harmed, and even killed many of their workforce, a national nurses union is resolving to start...

White House Preps COVID Vaccine Rollout for Younger Kids

WHITE HOUSE PREPS COVID VACCINE ROLLOUT FOR YOUNGER KIDS

The Biden administration is moving full-steam ahead to prepare the nation to give the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to children...

 
 
 
Focus on the Patient, Not Only the Disease

FOCUS ON THE PATIENT, NOT ONLY THE DISEASE

From a young age, we knew that doctors saved lives. As pre-meds, we were able to shadow physicians and appreciate how they used their...

IDH2 Inhibitor Combo Boosts Response Rates in Newly Diagnosed AML

IDH2 INHIBITOR COMBO BOOSTS RESPONSE RATES IN NEWLY DIAGNOSED AML

Adding an isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 inhibitor to azacitidine significantly improved response rates for patients with newly diagnosed...

 
 
 
Longer Overall Survival in Metastatic TNBC With Pembrolizumab

LONGER OVERALL SURVIVAL IN METASTATIC TNBC WITH PEMBROLIZUMAB

Pembrolizumab added to first-line chemotherapy significantly improved overall survival for patients with metastatic triple-negative...

Uptick in Adults Receiving Mental Health Treatment in 2020

UPTICK IN ADULTS RECEIVING MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT IN 2020

The proportion of U.S. adults who received any form of mental health treatment increased slightly from 2019 to 2020 , according to...

 
 
 



What Norwegian death metal can teach you about stress management

What Norwegian death metal can teach you about stress management

Imagine life with nothing to challenge you, change you, or encourage you to grow. Sounds like a total snooze, right? Well, that's a life with no stress. In reality, we want a... Read more ...

The Good Part About ‘Waning' Immunity

In early March, Deepta Bhattacharya, an immunologist at the University of Arizona, celebrated a milestone: hitting the point of full vaccination , two weeks after getting his... Read more ...

Vaccine doubts fuel doctor's rise in Minnesota governor race

A small-town family doctor angling to become Minnesota's next governor is tapping conservative anger at the Democratic strategy of trying to vaccinate, mask and social-distance... Read more ...

Keto and the Menstrual Cycle: Is There Reason To Worry?

Keto and the Menstrual Cycle: Is There Reason To Worry?

Every “keto for women” forum abounds with stories about menstrual cycles gone haywire in the first few months of keto. Common complaints include: Irregular menstrual... Read more ...

🌻 What's good in your world: October 22, 2021

We ask subscribers to the Greater Good newsletter to send us photos of things that have made them smile recently. You can send your own contributions to greatergood smh.com.au... Read more ...

Age journalism recognised in Walkley Awards nominations

The finalists for this year's Walkley Awards have been named, and The Age has a number of contenders among the most outstanding journalism in Australia. Read more ...

Healius braces for COVID test surge as restrictions lift

The boss of the pathology operator says PCR tests will become even more critical as borders reopen and new drugs for COVID hit the market. Read more ...

Covid: Doctors criticise ministers over new rules refusal

A doctors' union accuses the government of taking its "foot off the brake" as cases rise. Read more ...

Interaction between rs10830962 polymorphism in MTNR1B and lifestyle...

AbstractBackgroundInteractions between polymorphisms of the melatonin receptor 1B gene and lifestyle intervention for gestational diabetes have been described. Whether these... Read more ...

Maternal caffeine intake and DNA methylation in newborn cord blood

AbstractBackgroundEpigenetic mechanisms may underlie associations between maternal caffeine consumption and adverse childhood metabolic outcomes. However, limited studies have... Read more ...