NEW DATA MAY SUPPORT OFF-LABEL THROMBECTOMY IN PEDIATRIC STROKE

In the absence of high-level evidence, new registry data appear to support off-label use of mechanical thrombectomy in childhood stroke. Medscape...

FDA EXPANDS XOFLUZA TO PEOPLE AT HIGH-RISK FOR FLU COMPLICATIONS

People at high risk for serious flu complications are those with conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease,...

 
 
 

ACA TRANSGENDER PROTECTIONS QUASHED BY TEXAS JUDGE

A federal judge has vacated an Affordable Care Act rule that prohibits discrimination by healthcare professionals and insurers based...

'FEAR OF FALLING': HOW HOSPITALS DO MORE HARM BY KEEPING PATIENTS IN BED

In an 'epidemic of immobility,' older hospital patients remain stuck in bed, their movements tracked by loud, ineffective bed alarms,...

 
 
 

VIOLENT DEATH RATES RISING IN CHILDREN, TEENS, YOUNG ADULTS

Suicide and homicide death rates are rising in American youth ages 10 to 24 years, according to the latest data from the Centers for...

ASPIRIN USE TIED TO LOWER RISK OF DEATH IN BILIARY TRACT CANCER

Taking aspirin might decrease the risk of death in patients with biliary tract cancer, suggests data analysis, although researchers...

 
 
 

RIVAROXABAN MISFIRES IN ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID SYNDROME

Rivaroxaban not only failed to show noninferiority to warfarin, but trended toward higher thrombosis risk in patients with APS. Medscape...

CHILD VACCINATION RATES NEAR TARGET IN US, BUT UNEVEN

Some numbers are lower in low-income, underinsured, and rural areas. In 25 states, the number of nonexempt, undervaccinated kindergarteners...

 
 
 

BIPOLAR DISORDER LINKED TO INCREASED RISK OF PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Clinicians need to be more alert for signs of Parkinson's disease in patients with a history of bipolar disorder, a new review of more...

BEYOND FOOTBALL: CONCUSSIONS OCCUR IN ALL HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS

Concussions occur in high school athletes across a wide range of contact and noncontact sports in girls as well as boys, a study found. Medscape...

 
 
 

KNEE, HIP STEROID INJECTIONS MAY SPEED JOINT DAMAGE

With evidence that steroid injections may speed joint destruction in some patients with osteoarthritis, experts stress the need for...

IMAGING EYES BEFORE DAMAGE BECOMES IRREVERSIBLE

Clinicians will catch eye diseases before cells are damaged with a noninvasive system that measures flavoprotein fluorescence, report...

 
 
 

SPORTS PARTICIPATION A BIG WIN FOR KIDS' MENTAL HEALTH

Children who play sports are less likely to experience withdrawn and depressive symptoms compared with their counterparts who do not...

NOVEL COMBINATION STRATEGY ACTIVE IN POOR-RISK AML

An induction cycle of decitabine followed by twice-weekly selinexor has significant activity in poor-risk AML but is a challenging...

 
 
 

PROTON BEAM THERAPY COMPLETES STEP TOWARD BREAST CANCER USE

Phase 2 trial findings show rates of disease control and toxicity that are similar to historic standards, paving the way for randomized...

NEW ARTIFICIAL PANCREAS STUDY: 'A STEP CLOSER TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE'

First 6-month study with control group shows investigational closed-loop insulin delivery system improves time-in-range for patients...

 
 
 

A TRIBUTE TO CARL BELL, A REBEL IN PSYCHIATRY

Dr Jeffrey Lieberman shares how irritation changed to affection for this icon in psychiatry. Medscape Psychiatry

CMS PAYMENT CHANGE FOR NONINVASIVE CARDIAC TESTS BACKFIRES

More tests are now done in hospital-based outpatient sites, leading to more testing and higher costs and adding to calls for site-neutral...

 
 
 

BROAD-SPECTRUM ANTIBIOTIC USE QUESTIONED IN INTENSIVE CARE

All patients with sepsis receive broad-spectrum antibiotics without delay in some intensive care units, but debate over whether this...

GEORGIA DECLINES IN STATE HEALTH RANKING FOR WOMEN, CHILDREN

A recent report ranks Georgia 40th among states on the health of women and children, down three spots from its 2018 ranking. Georgia...

 
 
 



Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Study: 95% of Baby Foods Contain Heavy Metals

Nearly all foods made for babies contain at least one toxic heavy metal that can harm brain development, according to a large new study that tested 13 different types of baby... Read more ...

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Your Personality as a Teen May Predict Your Risk of Dementia: Study

Being calm and mature as teen were each associated with roughly a 10% reduction in adult dementia risk. Read more ...

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

PTSD Linked to Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

Young and middle-aged adults with post-traumatic stress disorder have an increased risk of stroke, new research suggests. Read more ...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex...

Medicare for All Would Actually Be ‘Medicare for None,' HHS Secretary Alex Azar Argues at TIME 100 Health Summit

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar called Medicare for All a “utopian” and “simplistic” approach to health care that would actually become... Read more ...

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

Alarming report reveals youth suicide has risen 56% in the past decade

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report on violent deaths shows that while homicides have fallen since 2000, suicides among 10- to 24-year-olds have risen sharply. Read more ...

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

95% Of Baby Foods Tested In U.S. Contain Toxic Metals

The majority of baby food sold in the United States contains lead, arsenic, cadmium, and/or mercury According to a new report released on Thursday, October 17, 2019, the food... Read more ...

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Nicotine Addiction May Lead to Diabetes

Cigarette smoking has been proved fatal time and again, and now this notorious habit is linked to increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Read more ...

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD Doubles Infection Risk in Patients

PTSD affected people have a staggering 1.8 times the risk of having any infection compared with those without PTSD. Read more ...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking...

Daily blue light exposure from smartphones and tablets 'could be taking years off people's lives'

A new study from Oregon State University found, in research conducted on flies, that blue light emitted from smartphones damages brain neurons as well as the retina at the back... Read more ...

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Blake Lively And Ryan Reynolds Reveal Their New Baby In The Sneakiest Way

Congratulations to Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds on the arrival of their third little girl Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are notoriously private about their personal lives... Read more ...