WELL-WOMAN CARE: THE EVIDENCE THAT LESS IS MORE

The times they are a-changing when it comes to screening well women for cancer and other conditions. Dr Kenny Lin reviews the current...

ST. JUDE DOCTORS CLAIM CURE FOR 'BUBBLE BOY' DISEASE

Relying on the trickery used by the AIDS virus to infect people, doctors at two medical centers say they have cured 10 infants of so-called...

 
 
 

CHILD ABUSE, RECURRENT DEPRESSION LINKED TO SIMILAR CHANGES IN BRAIN

Abuse during childhood may cause physical changes to the human brain that in turn may render adults more vulnerable to depression,...

NEW ANTIBODY MAY SUPPRESS HIV FOR UP TO 16 WEEKS WITHOUT ART

A novel antibody monotherapy may maintain human immunodeficiency virus suppression for up to 16 weeks, newly published data suggest. Medscape...

 
 
 

SURGEONS FIND POLYPS AS WELL AS ENDOSCOPISTS

Endoscopist characteristics should not influence the choice of endoscopist for colorectal cancer screening, researchers say. Medscape...

DOZENS OF DOCTORS IN APPALACHIA CHARGED IN OPIOID FRAUD BUST

Dozens of medical professionals in Appalachia, a region hard-hit by the U.S. opioid crisis, have been charged with writing hundreds...

 
 
 

AGE-APPROPRIATE CPT IMPROVES ABUSE-RELATED PTSD IN YOUNG PEOPLE

For young people with abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder , developmentally adapted cognitive processing therapy can be an...

IN SOME STATES, SEXTING COULD LAND TEENS IN JAIL FOR A LONG TIME

Sexting - the texting of sexual images - is increasingly common among teens, but in nearly half the U.S. the practice may hold an unexpected...

 
 
 

SOME DYING CANCER PATIENTS STILL RECEIVE ACTIVE THERAPIES

Some patients who died within 1 month of being diagnosed with metastatic cancer received aggressive but ineffective anticancer therapy. Medscape...

NOT EATING GOOD FOOD WORSE THAN EATING BAD FOOD

One in five deaths were tied to poor diets, researchers found; global diets need rebalancing to include more whole grains, milk, nuts,...

 
 
 

BARIATRIC EMBOLIZATION A FUTURE TREATMENT FOR SEVERE OBESITY?

The pilot study 'is a great step forward' to establish feasibility, safety, and efficacy of a weight-loss procedure designed to suppress...

MOUTHWASH CUTS MUCOSITIS PAIN, ENOUGH TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

Oral rinse containing doxepin or the combination of diphenhydramine, lidocaine, and antacid may help reduce oral mucositis-related...

 
 
 

RILUZOLE DOES NOT IMPROVE FUNCTION AFTER DEGENERATIVE DISC SURGERY

A 6-week course of riluzole did not have a significant effect on the primary outcome of change in function at 6 months beyond surgical...

RISKY AEDS STILL PRESCRIBED TO WOMEN OF CHILDBEARING AGE

Despite warnings that use of certain antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy carry significant risks for poor outcomes in children, the...

 
 
 

FINGERPRICK PSA TEST HAS IN-OFFICE RESULTS IN 12 MINUTES

Getting the results of a prostate-specific antigen test typically takes days or even weeks, but a new test gives point-of-care results...

AANS 2019

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from AANS 2019 Medscape Neurology

 
 
 

ON CAUSALITY, CONFOUNDERS, AND LOTS OF ROSÉ

Are you seeing that study through rosé-colored glasses? Dr Perry Wilson talks about confounding and how it can mess with a study's...

CAN STUDENTS BRIBE THEIR WAY INTO MEDICAL SCHOOL?

The recent college admissions scandal raises questions about medical school admissions. Medscape Reader Polls

 
 
 

HIGH CORTISOL IN HAIR INDICATES CHILD TRAUMA, POOR COGNITION

Elevated levels of cortisol in the hair of adult patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder indicate a history of childhood trauma...

AFIB PATIENTS OFTEN MISJUDGE STROKE RISK VS OAC BLEEDING RISK

But is that okay? Patients may decide to take oral anticoagulants 'without knowing the truth' about the size of their benefits and...

 
 
 



Being Bullied at School May Raise Mental Health Problems

Being Bullied at School May Raise Mental Health Problems

Being Bullied in secondary school may dramatically raise the victim's chances of mental health problems and unemployment later in life, finds a new study. Read more ...

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life'

FrankenSWINE? Scientists bring some functions in a pig's BRAIN ‘back to life'

A research team led by Yale School of Medicine obtained the pigs' brains from abattoirs and placed them in a system they created called BrainEx. Read more ...

Perfect Skin and Hair Care Tips for This Summer

Perfect Skin and Hair Care Tips for This Summer

Summer is here, and it can wreak havoc on your sensitive skin and flawless hair. So, make sure to beat the heat by following simple summer skin care and hair care tips to keep... Read more ...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness...

Japanese researchers link omega-3 intake to reduced muscle stiffness post-exercise

Supplementation of omega-3s EPA and DHA had a positive role in reducing muscle stiffness after exercise, according to new data published in the Journal of the International... Read more ...

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

Gene Therapy Restores Immunity for ‘Bubble Boys'

A team of scientists say they have treated 10 "Bubble Boy' babies born with the disease called X-linked combined severe immunodeficiency, or SCID-X1, using a combination of... Read more ...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding...

Beloved mother dies of drug-resistant superbug days after her son's wedding at her bedside

Stephanie Spoor, who first fell ill in November, died on February 11 in Chicago, days after one of her sons Zack married his fiancee Carley at her bedside in hospital gowns... Read more ...

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Zapping the brain REVERSES age-related memory loss in older people

Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois tested electrical stimulation of the hippocampus on the brains of 16 64 to 80-year-olds and found it boosted their memories. Read more ...

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

Sophie Turner Opens Up About Depression And Social Media Scrutiny

"I would cry and cry and cry over just getting changed and having to put on clothes,” the actress said. Read more ...

Gene editing could cure cystic fibrosis before birth, study suggests

Gene editing could cure cystic fibrosis before birth, study suggests

Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania successfully edited the DNA of embryonic mice just days before birth to get rid of genetic defects that cause fatal lung diseases. Read more ...

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Two hours or more of screen time makes children 'badly behaved'

Researchers at the University of Alberta studied more than 2,400 families to find more than two hours per day looking at screens as a toddler could lead to a seven times higher... Read more ...