CBT MAY REDUCE PAIN, DECREASE OPIOID USE

Cognitive behavioral therapy, offered in-office or online, may reduce pain and opioid use in addition to improving sleep and mood,...

JUST ONE ENERGY DRINK REDUCES ENDOTHELIAL FUNCTION

A new study shows that consuming just one can of an energy drink was linked to an almost 50% reduction in arterial dilation, which...

 
 
 

UNIQUE BRAIN PATTERN MAY PREDICT SCHIZOPHRENIA CONVERSION

A recently discovered pattern of brain activity may predict the onset of schizophrenia long before the first appearance of symptoms,...

LOW-CARBOHYDRATE DIETS MAY INCREASE ENERGY EXPENDITURE

Study finds that people consuming a lower-carbohydrate diet following weight loss have greater energy expenditure compared with a higher-carb...

 
 
 

FIRST-EVER PEDIATRIC CONCUSSION GUIDELINES: REAL-LIFE CASES

Are you up on the new guidelines for evaluating kids with possible mild traumatic brain injury? These cases illustrate key points to...

MSI CRC NOT RESPONDING TO IMMUNOTHERAPY: IS IT MISDIAGNOSIS?

Patients with MSI-H tumors who do not initially respond to immunotherapy are presumed to have primary resistance. But there is the...

 
 
 

MOBILE APPS HELP PATIENTS COPE WITH PAIN

Mobile apps that track pain levels, sleep, mood, and activity are improving patient outcomes, new research shows. Medscape Medical...

IN OLDER HEP B PATIENTS, CARCINOMA SURVEILLANCE IS ADVISED

Patients older than 50 years should still be screened for hepatocellular carcinoma after the 5 years of therapy for chronic hepatitis...

 
 
 

CONCOMITANT USE OF AD MEDS TIED TO FASTER DECLINE IN TRIALS

The use of cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine must be accounted for in the design and analysis of Alzheimer's disease trial data...

STRATEGY FOR STD SURGE: TREAT PARTNERS WITHOUT A DOCTOR VISIT

In response to a nationwide surge in sexually transmitted diseases and to prevent re-infection, physicians are prescribing antibiotics...

 
 
 

U.S. FDA WILL BAN FLAVORED E-CIGARETTES AT U.S. CONVENIENCE STORES

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic...

FDA PANELS RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF ABUSE-DETERRENT IR OXYCODONE

Two FDA advisory committees voted 10-7 for recommending approval for a new abuse-deterrent formulation of immediate-release oxycodone...

 
 
 

FOR THE GOOD OF YOUR PATIENTS, USE SGLT2 INHIBITORS

Don't let mixed messages about SGLT2 inhibitors and reports of adverse effects deter you from prescribing these drugs, says Per-Henrik...

OFFICE VISITS TO PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS DOWN SHARPLY

The decline in office visits to primary care physicians from 2012 to 2016 was partially offset by increases in visits to nurse practitioners...

 
 
 

T-TIME: LOW-DOSE ALTEPLASE NO MATCH FOR MICROVASCULAR OBSTRUCTION

Microvascular obstruction, perceived as the 'final frontier' in ST-segment elevation MI, failed to yield to low-dose intracoronary...

LONG-TERM PHENTERMINE FOR WEIGHT LOSS APPEARS SAFE, EFFECTIVE

Retrospective study not definitive, but lends support to extending use of the generic commonly used obesity drug beyond the short-term...

 
 
 

TEENAGE OBESITY & FOURFOLD INCREASE IN RISK FOR PANCREATIC CANCER

Data linking two large Israeli databases suggest that obesity during teenage years increases the risk for adult pancreatic cancer fourfold....

STEM CELL ADJUNCT TO LVAD TRIAL NEGATIVE, BUT 'INTRIGUING'

A new study did not show overall benefit on cardiac function, but there did appear to be an improvement in patients with ischemic heart...

 
 
 

DOWNPLAYING DRUG TOXICITY IN ONCOLOGY CLINICAL TRIALS

Incomplete reporting that downplayed drug-related adverse events was identified in 43% of reports of cancer drug trials published by...

SGLT2 INHIBITOR AMPUTATION RISK SEEN IN REAL-WORLD DIABETES STUDY

The risk of lower limb amputations and diabetic ketoacidosis associated with use of SGLT2 inhibitors for type 2 diabetes are notable...

 
 
 



What is hyperemesis gravidarum? The extreme morning sickness that Kate...

What is hyperemesis gravidarum? The extreme morning sickness that Kate Middleton suffered from

Kate suffered from hyperemesis gravidarum with all three pregnancies and Amy Schumer said she is in hospital with the same thing Read more ...

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

FDA to Limit Flavored E-Cigarettes, Ban Menthol

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday that it will limit or ban access to flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. Read more ...

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

Tick-Borne Diseases Set U.S. Record in 2017

The 2017 increase mirrors a rise in tick-borne diseases reported in the United States. Between 2004 and 2016, the number of cases doubled, and researchers discovered seven new... Read more ...

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

FDA to crack down on menthol cigarettes, flavored vapes

About half of teens who smoke cigarettes choose menthols and flavored e-cigarettes have been blamed for a recent increase in teen vaping rates. Read more ...

Women in the arts and men in construction have the highest suicide risks...

Women in the arts and men in construction have the highest suicide risks, new CDC data show

Women who work in public-facing creative fields like entertainment and the arts and men who work in construction - where they have 'access to lethal means' are at higher... Read more ...

Patients may be getting turned away from surgery until their painful disease...

Patients may be getting turned away from surgery until their painful disease becomes bad enough to operate on

Wales' only endometriosis centre is inadequately funded and is turning complex cases away because 'it cannot cope with demand' Read more ...

If You Want to Lose Weight and Keep It Off, a New Study Suggests Going Low-Carb

If You Want to Lose Weight and Keep It Off, a New Study Suggests Going Low-Carb

Carbs seem to be so controversial: some people swear by eating them to boost energy and help them lose weight , while others eschew them almost entirely to get their body into... Read more ...

What can be done to address the number of suicides carried out with pesticides?

What can be done to address the number of suicides carried out with pesticides?

According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, roughly 45,000 Americans take their own lives every single year, making suicide the tenth leading cause of death in... Read more ...

Walking Can Help Burn Belly Fat, but Only If You Follow This Trainer's Advice

Walking Can Help Burn Belly Fat, but Only If You Follow This Trainer's Advice

If you think there's no point in exercising if you can't crush it in the gym for an hour, think again. Doing 30 minutes of aerobic activity like walking can help burn belly fat... Read more ...

Toxic chemicals are affecting aquatic ecosystems even at surprisingly low...

Toxic chemicals are affecting aquatic ecosystems even at surprisingly low concentrations, study finds

Toxic chemicals - such as fungicides and antidepressants - entering waterways and aquatic ecosystems may cause adverse behavioral changes in aquatic animals even at relatively... Read more ...