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Omega-3s and CVD Prevention: A Promising Future?

6 november, 2019 - 19:09
Findings of a new meta-analysis of recent large-scale studies could breathe new life into the use of fish oil for CVD prevention.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

FDA OKs Fluzone High-Dose Influenza Vaccine for Older Adults

5 november, 2019 - 22:00
Sanofi will transition completely from the trivalent to quadrivalent Fluzone high-dose influenza vaccines in the US. The quadrivalent vaccine will be available for the 2020-2021 flu season.
FDA Approvals

Advisory Panel Backs New Contraceptive Patch Despite FDA Concerns

1 november, 2019 - 02:27
An FDA advisory panel believes the benefits of a combined hormonal contraceptive patch outweigh potential risks and that it gives women another birth control option, despite concerns noted by the FDA.
Medscape Medical News

EMA Updates Advice on Risk of Blood Clots With Tofacitinib

31 oktoober, 2019 - 23:25
The EMA safety committee says tofacitinib should be used with caution in all patients at high risk for blood clots.
News Alerts

Ask About Sex Life in Breast Cancer Patients on Endocrine Tx

31 oktoober, 2019 - 17:21
A new study shows that almost all postmenopausal women taking endocrine therapy to prevent breast cancer relapses report adverse effects on sexual function.
Medscape Medical News

It's OK to Use Vaginal Estradiol Cream Longer Than 4 Weeks -- Here's Why

31 oktoober, 2019 - 17:21
Recent guidance stating that women should limit their use of vaginal estradiol cream for safety reasons is not based on the evidence.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

California Fires Illuminate Trauma and Resilience

30 oktoober, 2019 - 22:58
The chaos and evacuations prompted by wind-fueled wildfire in Sonoma County pose special challenges for people in need of ongoing medical treatment.
Kaiser Health News

Biased Algorithms Affect Healthcare for Millions

29 oktoober, 2019 - 19:37
'[A] widely used algorithm, typical of this industry-wide approach and affecting millions of patients, exhibits significant racial bias,' authors say.
Medscape Medical Ethics

Stillbirths Up, Infant Deaths Down, in Years After 39-Week Rule

29 oktoober, 2019 - 19:37
Stillbirths increased but infant mortality decreased after implementation of the 39-week rule, researchers found. They stress, however, that the results should be interpreted with caution.
Medscape Medical News

Bulimia Tied to Increased CVD, Early Death Risk

28 oktoober, 2019 - 22:33
Women hospitalized with bulimia have at least four times the risk of myocardial infarction, atherosclerosis, and other cardiovascular diseases, as well as early death.
Medscape Medical News

Enemy Within Intensifying Rural Clinician Shortages?

26 oktoober, 2019 - 01:43
Clinicians may be leaving rural underserved areas because of targeted harassment and discrimination from colleagues, according to a small interview-based study.
Medscape Medical News

Mobile Health Clinic Brings Contraception to Texas' Rio Grande Valley

24 oktoober, 2019 - 19:18
Long-acting reversible contraception is strikingly effective, yet only 11 percent of women nationwide make use of it.
Undark

Bridging Language Gaps May Boost Outcomes

23 oktoober, 2019 - 00:54
Low English proficiency puts patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure and COPD at much higher risk for returning to the hospital, new data show.
Medscape Medical News

Family Care for Older Inpatients Reduces Delirium

22 oktoober, 2019 - 15:50
Family members can be critical allies when it comes to helping elderly patients avoid postoperative delirium, researchers found.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Ustekinumab (Stelara) for Moderate to Severe UC

22 oktoober, 2019 - 03:38
Ustekinumab was more effective than placebo for inducing and maintaining remission and promoting mucosal healing in a study of adults with moderately to severely active ulcerative colitis.
FDA Approvals

Suspect Lyme Carditis? Start Empiric Antibiotics

22 oktoober, 2019 - 00:36
Waiting for test results before initiating therapy for patients suspected of having Lyme carditis may result in death, data from two recent cases show.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Clears First Topical Form of Minocycline for Acne

22 oktoober, 2019 - 00:36
Minocycline topical foam (Amzeeq) is for the treatment of inflammatory lesions of nonnodular moderate to severe acne vulgaris in adults and children aged 9 years or older.
FDA Approvals

EU Panel Backs Drugs for Hypoglycemia, Osteoporosis

19 oktoober, 2019 - 02:39
After an initial no, CHMP backs romosozumab for severe osteoporosis with high fracture risk; Baqsimi is the first nasally administered treatment for severe hypoglycemia.
International Approvals

FDA Expands Xofluza to People at High-Risk for Flu Complications

18 oktoober, 2019 - 02:31
People at high risk for serious flu complications are those with conditions such as asthma, chronic lung disease, diabetes, heart disease, morbid obesity, or adults aged 65 years or older.
FDA Approvals

Knee, Hip Steroid Injections May Speed Joint Damage

18 oktoober, 2019 - 02:31
With evidence that steroid injections may speed joint destruction in some patients with osteoarthritis, experts stress the need for informed consent about potential risks and benefits of injections.
Medscape Medical News