MORE THAN 10% OF MSM ON PREP SHARE IT WITH OTHERS

More than 10% of men who have sex with men who use PrEP for HIV prevention reported sharing the medication with others, according to...

OPHTHALMIC ORGANIZATIONS REQUEST FDA RECONSIDER MOXIFLOXACIN REMOVAL FROM 503B BULK LIST

Several major ophthalmic organizations requested the FDA reconsider its intention to remove moxifloxacin from the 503B bulk drug list,...

 
 
 

POOR FAMILY FUNCTIONING DURING PREGNANCY MAY ALTER CHILD'S BRAIN, BEHAVIOR

Maternal-reported poor family functioning during pregnancy may be associated with child brain characteristics that underlie behavioral...

BISEXUAL, GAY, LESBIAN INDIVIDUALS AT HIGH RISK FOR SUBSTANCE USE, PSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

Bisexual, gay and lesbian individuals were more likely to have alcohol or tobacco use disorder and a comorbid psychiatric disorder,...

 
 
 

STUDENTS' RISK FOR ANXIETY DECREASED DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWNS, UK SURVEY FINDS

A survey of 1,047 students aged 13 to 14 years from 17 schools in the United Kingdom showed that their risk for anxiety decreased during...

FDA ACCEPTS AVACOPAN NDA FOR ANCA-ASSOCIATED VASCULITIS

The FDA has accepted a new drug application from ChemoCentryx Inc. for its orally administered small-molecule drug avacopan for the...

 
 
 

COFFEE CONSUMPTION MAY LOWER RISK FOR DEATH IN ADVANCED, METASTATIC COLORECTAL CANCER

Drinking coffee may reduce the risk for disease progression and death among patients with advanced or metastatic colorectal cancer,...

PRESCRIBING BASED ON GENETIC DIFFERENCES SHOWS BENEFIT IN CHILDREN, TEENS WITH ASTHMA

Personalized medicine with genotype-based prescribing of asthma controller medication led to improvement quality of life for young...

 
 
 

VIDEO: GROWING BODY OF LITERATURE SUPPORTS EXISTENCE OF PRODROMAL PHASE IN MS

In this video from MSVirtual2020, Helen Tremlett, PhD, professor in the department of medicine at the University of British Columbia...

GUT MICROBIOME INFLUENCES BONE REMODELING AFTER GASTRIC BYPASS

Changes in the human gut microbiome after sleeve gastrectomy contribute to the negative skeletal impact of bariatric surgery among...

 
 
 

EFFORTS TO PREVENT COVID-19 LED TO GLOBAL DECLINE IN FLU

Interventions to prevent SARS-CoV-2 transmission have led to a global decline in influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic, researchers...

BUPRENORPHINE BUCCAL FILM EFFECTIVE FOR MODERATE, SEVERE CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN

Buprenorphine buccal film treatment led to greater reductions in pain than placebo among patients with moderate or severe chronic low...

 
 
 

UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY MODEL ACCURATELY PREDICTED PROBABILITY OF PAIN AFTER SPINE SURGERY

The Calgary Postoperative Pain After Spine Surgery score may accurately predict the probability of patients experiencing poorly controlled...

SPEAKER DETAILS HOW TO GET STARTED COLLECTING PATIENT-REPORTED OUTCOME MEASURES

Global health, physical function, pain intensity, pain interference and depression are patient-reported outcome measures that should...

 
 
 

BLACK, HISPANIC COVID-19 PATIENTS LIKELY TO DEVELOP ACUTE PANCREATITIS

COVID-19 patients who were Black or Hispanic were more likely to receive a pancreatitis diagnosis after adjusting for multivariate...

CHILDHOOD ANTIBIOTIC USE LINKED WITH APPENDICITIS RISK

Use of antibiotics during childhood had a dose-dependent relationship with increased risk for appendicitis, according to study results. “Genetic...

 
 
 

TOPCON LAUNCHES MYOPIA MANAGEMENT DEVICE IN US

Topcon Healthcare introduced into the U.S. market the Aladdin-M, which measures corneal curvature, pupil dynamics and axial length...

UNITY BIOTECHNOLOGY TO FOCUS ON SENOLYTIC PROGRAMS IN OPHTHALMOLOGY, NEUROLOGY

Unity Biotechnology will restructure to focus on ophthalmology and neurology pursuits, according to a press release. “Unity is a pioneer...

 
 
 

SANTEN ACQUIRES EYEVANCE

Santen has acquired Eyevance through a share purchase agreement, according to a press release. The $225 million all-cash transaction...

COMMON HYPERTENSION DRUG LINKED TO INCREASED NEED FOR DIALYSIS IN PATIENTS WITH CKD

Use of alpha-blockers - commonly prescribed to treat hypertension - was associated with eGFR decline in patients with chronic kidney...

 
 
 



Factors Inherent to Obesity Increase Vulnerability to COVID-19: Study

Factors Inherent to Obesity Increase Vulnerability to COVID-19: Study

Factors related to obesity leave the lungs of obese patients more susceptible to COVID-19, said researchers. Read more ...

COVID-19 Could Cause Declines in Life Expectancy: Study

COVID-19 Could Cause Declines in Life Expectancy: Study

The new study provides an important first estimate of the impact of COVID-19 on life expectancy, but new developments in healthcare could also affect mortality rates and life... Read more ...

COVID Vaccines Of China Could be Ready by November

COVID Vaccines Of China Could be Ready by November

The general population in China may start getting access to the locally prepared COVID-19 vaccines from November or December. Read more ...

Curve at Shoe Tips may Lead to Weaker Muscles

Curve at Shoe Tips may Lead to Weaker Muscles

Toe spring, the curve at the tip of shoes, makes movement comfortable but causes painful foot-related problems, said study. Read more ...

US Senator introduces bill promoting internet freedom in the face of Chinese...

US Senator introduces bill promoting internet freedom in the face of Chinese censorship

Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner has introduced legislation that aims to promote internet freedom while looking to counter the increased internet censorship being imposed by the... Read more ...

COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates

COVID Prevention May Mean Record Low Flu Rates

Researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention believe the social distancing measures put into place across the country last spring kept more than the new... Read more ...

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Coffee May Slow Spread of Colon Cancer

Of the nearly 1,200 patients in the study, those who drank four or more cups of java on a daily basis had 36% higher odds of surviving during the 13-year study period. Read more ...

I'm A Homeschooling Newbie--Here's What Is Working For Us So Far

I'm A Homeschooling Newbie--Here's What Is Working For Us So Far

So I chose to homeschool during the pandemic. Great, now what? I was in the same boat with most parents this past summer: send them to school or keep them home? It sure as hell... Read more ...

Michigan reports suspected case of deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus

Michigan reports suspected case of deadly mosquito-borne EEE virus

Michigan health officials suspect a resident has contracted the rare and life-threatening disease Eastern equine encephalitis after being bitten by a mosquito, they announced... Read more ...

Death Isn't The Only Concern With COVID-19

Death Isn't The Only Concern With COVID-19

In March, when the World Health Organization officially declared that COVID-19 was a global pandemic, nobody knew what to expect. The general consensus was that the virus was... Read more ...