DISPELLING THE MYTHS ABOUT OBESITY

Is obesity a choice? Are people just lazy or suffering from 'food addiction'? Dr Akshay Jain responds to the results of a recent Medscape...

FOCUS ON LIFESTYLE CHANGES: THE INDIAN DIABETES GUIDELINES

The ABCs of the Indian Diabetes Guidelines: Dr Rucha Mehta compares these guidelines with the ADA guidelines. Medscape Family Medicine

 
 
 

EU PANEL RECOMMENDS LUXTURNA FOR INHERITED RETINAL DYSTROPHY

The EMA's CHMP has recommended marketing authorization for voretigene neparvovec for inherited retinal dystrophy caused by RPE65 gene...

EMA PANEL BACKS TWO NEW HIV DRUGS

Pifeltro contains doravirine, a new nonnucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor, and Delstrigo is a fixed-dose combination of doravirine,...

 
 
 

NEW ANTIBIOTICS FOR EUROPE: CHMP LIKES VABOMERE, EC CLEARS XERAVA

Vabomere combines meropenem and vaborbactam for treatment of complicated UTIs and other infections; Xerava is for complicated intra-abdominal...

PRIMARY LIVER TRANSPLANT MAY BEST DRAINAGE IN INFANTS WITH BILIARY ATRESIA

Primary liver transplantation is associated with better long-term survival than is biliary-enteric drainage in infants with biliary...

 
 
 

DELAYING PARENTERAL NUTRITION MAY IMPROVE OUTCOMES IN UNDERNOURISHED CRITICALLY ILL CHILDREN

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MONITORING OF SPITZ/REED NEVI IN CHILDREN QUESTIONED

Authors of a research letter question recent guidelines stating that any spitzoid-looking lesion in children under age 12 should be...

 
 
 

DECADES AFTER EXPOSURE, AIR POLLUTION LINKED TO SICK LEAVE

Exposure to air pollution can affect people more than 20 years later, which could mean that recommended limits might be too high, researchers...

FDA REAFFIRMS SAFETY OF PIMAVANSERIN IN PD PSYCHOSIS

The agency's postmarket review finds no new or unexpected safety risks associated with the antipsychotic, but some prescribing patterns...

 
 
 

HF PATIENT OUTCOMES IMPROVE AS CAREGIVER STRAIN RISES

If the caregiver reported higher burden, the patient actually had fewer events over time, says a researcher; that suggests a 'potential...

EUROPE OKS BRIGATINIB FOR ALK+NSCLC, OTHER PRODUCTS

A positive opinion was granted for brigatinib, as well as mogamulizumab, a generic version of paclitaxel, and three new biosimilar...

 
 
 

CHMP BACKS GALCANEZUMAB FOR MIGRAINE PREVENTION

The EMA committee has recommended marketing authorization for a second CGRP antagonist for migraine prevention, following its first-in-class...

ALZHEIMER'S, RELATED DEMENTIAS PREDICTED TO DOUBLE BY 2060

A new study from the CDC is the first to examine expected increases in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias in older Americans...

 
 
 

PERSONALIZED MEDICINE, COMBO TX, STOPS PROGRESSION TO DIABETES

People with prediabetes identified as being at highest risk based on oral glucose testing and treated with 'triple therapy' were less...

VALUE-BASED PAYMENT MODELS MAY HIT PROVIDERS OF SICKER PATIENTS

Risk adjustments in CMS models are limited, do not account for important patient characteristics, and may be inappropriately penalizing...

 
 
 

STRAP ON THE FITBIT: JOHN HANCOCK TO SELL ONLY INTERACTIVE LIFE INSURANCE

John Hancock, one of the oldest and largest North American life insurers, will stop underwriting traditional life insurance and instead...

MEDITERRANEAN DIET ESPECIALLY PROTECTIVE AGAINST STROKE IN WOMEN?

Greater adherence to the Mediterranean diet was associated with lower risk for stroke in a UK population, with a stronger effect in...

 
 
 

SLOAN KETTERING'S COZY DEAL WITH START-UP IGNITES A NEW UPROAR

A for-profit venture with exclusive rights to use the cancer center's vast archive of tissue slides has generated concerns among pathologists...

EU OKAYS CV BENEFIT LABELLING FOR CANAGLIFLOZIN IN DIABETES

The European label for the SGLT2 inhibitor canagliflozin for type 2 diabetes will now include positive cardiovascular benefit results...

 
 
 



It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

It doesn't matter how long you sleep, it's WHEN you go to bed

A new study on sleep patterns suggests that a regular bedtime and wake time are just as important for heart and metabolic health among older adults, Duke researchers found. Read more ...

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

More than 80% of people with cancer risk genes don't know it, study warns  

Genetic testing is cheaper and more accurate than ever, helping people to understand how their DNA raises cancer risks. But less than 20% of people with BRCA mutations know it... Read more ...

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

First HIV immunotherapy drug proves safe in phase 1 trial

The phase 1 trial is an early but significant milestone for the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which won a $20 million grant to make their ideas a... Read more ...

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months...

Context before vocabulary: New research shows babies as young as 6 months use it to integrate learning

Babies are naturally curious, and their drive to explore the world around them can help them become fast learners. A recent study has even discovered that infants as young as... Read more ...

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High Gluten Diet in Pregnancy can Increase Diabetes Risk in Children

High consumption of gluten pregnant women can increase the risk of Type-1 diabetes in children. Proteins found in foods rich in gluten such as wheat, rye, and barley can... Read more ...

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial Intelligence can Help Doctors Diagnose Lung Disease Accurately

Artificial intelligence or AI correctly interprets lung function test results and helps pulmonologists diagnose lung disease in patients. Read more ...

Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

Neuroscientist reveals the five ways you can boost your boring commute

Neuroscientist Dr Liron Jacobson works at Peak Labs in London and has shared five ways you can improve your mind during your commute. And none of them involve scrolling on... Read more ...

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Do YOU wear contact lenses? Beware of a rare infection

Moorfields Eye Hospital researchers checked medical records since 1986 to analyse and compare rates of the infection in south east England. Read more ...

New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland...

New Study Reports Poor Physical and Mental Health in Rural Borderland Communities

Poor mental and physical health is seen among American rural borderline communities due to the impact of high stress. Read more ...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated...

TINY Cancer Detection Tool Proves Effective as Kaposi Sarcoma-associated Herpesvirus Detector

New TINY cancer detection device shows promise as a Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus detector. Read more ...