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Flu Vaccine Recommendations Updated by CDC

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New ACIP recommendations include an expanded age indication for one vaccine and a changed dose volume for another vaccine.
Medscape Medical News

Stage Set for Big Measles Outbreaks in Texas, Other States

21 august, 2019 - 21:00
The high — and rising — rate of nonmedical vaccine exemptions has left major metropolitan areas vulnerable to measles outbreaks; other states have similar pockets of undervaccinated schoolchildren.
Medscape Medical News

Screening Transplant Recipients for Genital Tract Dysplasia

20 august, 2019 - 23:11
In women with solid organ transplants, the risk for HPV, and thus genital tract dysplasia, is increased.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

USPSTF Recommendations on BRCA Mutation Testing

20 august, 2019 - 21:35
Women at increased risk for cancers associated with BRCA gene mutations should be assessed, and then counseled and tested if indicated.
Medscape Medical News

Thyroid Function Test Abnormalities Linked to Preterm Birth

20 august, 2019 - 18:07
Risk of very preterm birth is notably higher with isolated hypothyroxinemia and thyroid peroxidase-antibody positivity, a new analysis shows, but evidence is lacking on possible benefits of treatment.
Medscape Medical News

Gadolinium Exposure Risk Highest in Early Pregnancy

20 august, 2019 - 17:19
Pregnancy screening is key in preventing inadvertent exposure to gadolinium among women who undergo contrast-enhanced imaging procedures, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Choking Hazard: Another Reason to Skip Supplements

20 august, 2019 - 00:04
Multivitamin and calcium supplements often lodged in older adults' throats, presenting a preventable choking hazard, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

The Week That Wasn't: Vaginal Steaming, Chlamydia Vaccine, Cat Allergies

16 august, 2019 - 17:51
Three medical stories from the week that we didn't cover, explained.

Nine Hospital Nurses Pregnant at Same Time Have Given Birth

16 august, 2019 - 17:51
Nine labor and delivery nurses from Maine Medical Center in Portland who were all pregnant at the same time have all given birth to their babies.
Medscape Medical News

Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer: 5 Things to Know

16 august, 2019 - 17:51
As patients with metastatic breast cancer are living longer, clinicians should have an understanding of their needs for better quality of life. Start with these five key facts.
Medscape Oncology

Half of Patients Don't Tell Doctors Life-Threatening Details

14 august, 2019 - 21:39
Embarrassment and fear of judgment keep patients from disclosing domestic violence, survival of a sex assault, or struggles with depression or suicidal thoughts.
Medscape Medical News

Estrogen Patch a Boon for Schizophrenia in Women?

14 august, 2019 - 16:51
Adjunctive estrogen patches significantly improve positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in premenopausal women, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Experimental Ebola Drugs Reduce Mortality in Early Results

13 august, 2019 - 02:01
Regeneron EB-3 and monoclonal antibody 114 will be made available to all patients with Ebola virus disease in the region, regardless of whether they were enrolled in the trial.
Medscape Medical News

The 'Knitting Lady' Is a Surgeon and She's Paying Attention

12 august, 2019 - 18:50
A breast surgeon was scolded by a presenter at a medical conference for knitting during his talk and not paying good attention. But she, and many other healthcare professionals, say they can't pay attention during lectures unless they keep their hands busy. Science and grannies support their claim.
Medscape Medical News

ESRD: Extreme Heat Tied to Risk for Hospitalization, Death

10 august, 2019 - 02:26
For vulnerable populations, the impact of climate change can be a lot more immediate than for the general population.
Medscape Medical News

What's Behind a Cluster of Vaping-Related Severe Lung Disease?

9 august, 2019 - 00:36
With 15 confirmed cases, healthcare providers should ask about recent e-cigarette use when diagnosing unexplained respiratory illness, experts stress.
Medscape Medical News

Endometriosis Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

9 august, 2019 - 00:20
Endometriosis was associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Oral Ferric Maltol for Iron Deficiency in Adults

8 august, 2019 - 01:57
Accrufer might lessen the need for patients to progress to intravenous iron therapy, leading to a change in the current paradigm for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, the company said.
FDA Approvals

Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence

7 august, 2019 - 19:02
After this past weekend's shootings in El Paso and Dayton, psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman parses the relationship between mental illness and mass violence.
Medscape Psychiatry

Docs Get Tiny Raises While Nonprofit Healthcare CEOs Get < $10M

3 august, 2019 - 03:47
Executives at nonprofit healthcare systems receive large pay packages with double-digit increases, despite generally small salary increases for many physicians and frontline medical staff.
Medscape Medical News