CLINICIANS STILL UNAWARE OF NEED FOR GENETIC TESTING IN NSCLC

International survey finds fewer than half of patients with NSCLC get genetic testing and one third of clinicians are unaware of targeted...

GALCANEZUMAB LOOKS PROMISING FOR TREATMENT-RESISTANT MIGRAINE

The calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibody compared favorably to placebo for reducing the number of average monthly migraine...

 
 
 

PREVENTING HEART FAILURE POST-MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

Although heart failure is a common complication of myocardial infarction, prognostic tools and new therapies can help manage the condition....

PROS AND CONS OF LAA OCCLUSION DEVICES VS ANTICOAGULATION

Which is more effective at stopping cardiac emboli from forming in the left atrial appendage: the Watchman or a novel oral anticoagulant?...

 
 
 

HOW A SMALL ONCOLOGY PRACTICE HAS ADAPTED TO COVID-19

Drs David Henry and Matthew Lonergan, from different practices on opposite sides of the country, discover many similarities in how...

WHY DON'T WE HAVE A VACCINE FOR SARS OR MERS?

We don't have vaccines for SARS, MERS, or HIV. Does that spell doom for efforts to develop a vaccine for SARS-CoV-2? Medscape Internal...

 
 
 

MIXED RESULTS FOR ADUCANUMAB IN TWO PHASE 3 AD TRIALS

A human monoclonal antibody in development significantly reduced clinical decline in people with early Alzheimer's disease in one randomized,...

GAPS IN MALPRACTICE INSURANCE RISKY FOR FRONTLINE PHYSICIANS; MORE

Limited coverage working outside specialty or state; 'no mercy' for noncompliant nursing homes; doctor successfully invokes 'alternative...

 
 
 

SPIRITUALITY TIED TO BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE FOR STROKE SURVIVORS AND THEIR CAREGIVERS

Higher levels of spirituality are associated with a better quality of life for stroke survivors and the people who care for them, a...

SEEK SAFE STRATEGIES TO DIAGNOSE GESTATIONAL DIABETES DURING PANDEMIC

Professional societies in the UK, Canada, and Australia have issued guidance for modifying GDM diagnostic criteria during the pandemic...

 
 
 

ACC VIRTUAL SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS 2020: INTERVENTIONAL STRATEGIES HIGHLIGHTS

Genetic testing for clopidogrel resistance and a new strategy for atrial fibrillation ablation are among the highlights from the virtual...

RECONSTRUCTING A KNEE ONE DAY, WORKING ON COVID-19 THE NEXT

When the coronavirus pandemic overwhelmed hospitals in some regions of the United States, clinicians across the country jumped into...

 
 
 

'BOLD ACTION' URGED ON OUTPATIENT DIALYSIS FOR UNDOCUMENTED US PATIENTS

During the COVID-19 era, all 50 US states should cover standard outpatient dialysis for undocumented immigrant patients with kidney...

ORAL MASITINIB IMPROVES SEVERE ASTHMA

The small-molecule biologic reduces exacerbations in patients not responsive to steroids, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

 
 
 

ALDOSTERONE-DRIVEN HYPERTENSION FOUND WITH UNEXPECTED FREQUENCY

The finding could potentially reorient screening for aldosteronism and management for this subset of patients. Medscape Medical News

USMLE STEP 2 CS SUSPENDED FOR AT LEAST 1 MORE YEAR

Some say a crucial tool for ensuring proficiency will be sorely missed. Some say the test material is covered elsewhere and that it...

 
 
 

COVID 'IMMUNITY PASSPORT' NO MORE RELIABLE THAN A COIN FLIP

For most of us, a positive COVID-19 antibody test would correspond to a 50/50 chance that we actually have antibodies against the virus....

BELLEVUE STARTS TO REOPEN AFTER COVID PEAK

After a month that felt like years, Bellevue hospital staff are starting to reform their daily routines in a changed world. Dr Daniele...

 
 
 

LET'S STOP THE DRACONIAN VISITING RESTRICTIONS

One physician's thoughts on how to loosen visitation restrictions responsibly during the COVID-19 pandemic. Medscape Internal Medicine

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: WHERE DID WE GO WRONG WITH COVID-19?

WebMD Chief Medical Officer John Whyte talks with Dr Luciana Borio about the failures of the US response to the coronavirus pandemic...

 
 
 



Coronavirus UK: Government's contact tracing site crashes

Coronavirus UK: Government's contact tracing site crashes

Doctors and other staff reported major teething troubles as the much-trumpeted scheme finally got up and running, with some saying they had not even received passwords to start... Read more ...

Opening schools next week is 'NOT safe': 'Independent SAGE' warns

Opening schools next week is 'NOT safe': 'Independent SAGE' warns

Independent Sage, set up to challenge decisions made by ministers, said the proposal to reopen schools in England on June 1 goes against scientific advice and 'jumps the gun'. Read more ...

Twitter fact checks President Trump - but not Communist China

Twitter fact checks President Trump - but not Communist China

Recently Twitter added a “fact check” label to President Donald Trump's tweets about the concerns surrounding mail-in voting fraud, but the social media site has failed to... Read more ...

Fourteen more people have died after contracting coronavirus in Wales

Fourteen more people have died after contracting coronavirus in Wales

The number of fatalities with lab-confirmed Covid-19 has now reached 1,307 since the outbreak began in Wales Read more ...

Even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies: French study raises hope...

Even mild coronavirus illness leads to antibodies: French study raises hope of immunity

Researchers in Paris screened the blood of 160 medics who had confirmed Covid-19. They found that 99.4 per cent of the group had antibodies to the virus 13 days after their... Read more ...

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Rates of CVD

American Indians, Alaska Natives Have Higher Rates of CVD

Type 2 diabetes affects American Indians and Alaska Natives at around three times the rate of white Americans and is closely linked to the disproportionately high rates of... Read more ...

The Trailer For Netflix's Lenox Hill Is a Reminder That Healthcare Workers...

The Trailer For Netflix's Lenox Hill Is a Reminder That Healthcare Workers Were Always Heroes

The Netflix documentary Lenox Hill may have been filmed prior to the COVID-19 pandemic , but if the trailer is any indication, the series will serve as a poignant reminder that... Read more ...

Coronavirus UK: Contact tracing scheme launches TODAY

Coronavirus UK: Contact tracing scheme launches TODAY

The UK's coronavirus contact tracing programme will finally launch at 9am, but Health Secretary Matt Hancock admitted it will rely on people doing their 'civic duty', and... Read more ...

Two Anti-inflammatory Drugs Inhibit the Replication of Coronavirus

Two Anti-inflammatory Drugs Inhibit the Replication of Coronavirus

An anti-inflammatory drug for humans and another for animals inhibit a key enzyme in the replication and transcription of the COVID-19 virus The results of the work have been... Read more ...

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

Coronavirus antibody tests are wrong up to half of the time, the CDC warns

The Centers for Disease Control has updated its guidance on its website, warning that antibody tests for COVID-19 may be wrong up to half of the time in delivering a false... Read more ...