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Novel Blood Test a Potential 'Game Changer' in Ovarian Cancer

28 november, 2018 - 16:57
Novel blood test picks up ovarian cancer at all stages of disease, including early stage, opening the door to much earlier detection and optimally increasing survival odds.
Medscape Medical News

What's Hot at SABCS 2018

28 november, 2018 - 00:47
At the world’s largest breast cancer meeting, studies on treatment duration, optimal sequencing, and novel neoadjuvant strategies are all on the agenda.
Medscape Medical News

Elective Cesarean Doubles Risk of Overweight Infant

27 november, 2018 - 17:19
Infants delivered by elective cesarean section were twice as likely to be at risk of or be overweight compared with those delivered vaginally. There was no such risk for those born by emergency cesarean section.
Medscape Medical News

Night Shifts and Unhealthy Lifestyle Combine to Up Risk of Diabetes

23 november, 2018 - 21:24
People who work nights and have an unhealthy lifestyle could be at a particularly increased risk of type 2 diabetes, warn US scientists who found the two factors had an additive effect in nurses.
Medscape Medical News

NSAIDs OK for Pain After Birth in Gestational Hypertension

22 november, 2018 - 19:16
The lack of significant differences in blood pressure or adverse outcomes when NSAIDs are given after delivery challenges current ACOG guidelines, could reduce opioid use.
Medscape Medical News

ER Doctor, Pharmacist Among Dead in Chicago Hospital Shooting

21 november, 2018 - 02:01
Doctors unite in mourning on Twitter and vent at the NRA, using #ThisIsOurLane.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians, NPs, and PAs Provide Same Quality Care

20 november, 2018 - 18:02
Patients with diabetes achieve similar intermediate disease outcomes regardless of whether their primary care provider is a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant, according to the findings of a large VA study.
Medscape Medical News

'Shocking' Results With Minimally Invasive Hysterectomy

19 november, 2018 - 21:36
The surprising results of two new studies prompt a warning from Dr Maurie Markman that minimally invasive radical hysterectomy should not be considered standard of care for early cervical cancer.
Medscape Oncology

Single-Visit Cervical Screening Strategy Picks Up Suspect Lesions

19 november, 2018 - 17:38
A single-visit cervical cancer screening strategy, trialed in a low-income setting in China, maximizes detection rates and minimizes loss to follow-up at a very low cost of $6 per test.
Medscape Medical News

Medical Treatment of Fibroids With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

19 november, 2018 - 17:38
Dr Peter Kovacs comments on a review that offers insights into the indications and mechanism of action of ulipristal acetate.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Low-Carbohydrate Diets May Increase Energy Expenditure

15 november, 2018 - 22:53
Study finds that people consuming a lower-carbohydrate diet following weight loss have greater energy expenditure compared with a higher-carb diet, but methodology called into question.
Medscape Medical News

VITAL Results for Vitamin D and Omega-3s

15 november, 2018 - 21:49
The largest prospective randomized trial of vitamin D and omega-3 supplementation provides much-needed information.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Down Sharply

15 november, 2018 - 18:39
The decline in office visits to primary care physicians from 2012 to 2016 was partially offset by increases in visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Medscape Medical News

Should Children Be Allowed at Medical Meetings?

14 november, 2018 - 23:43
An oncologist who is a mother was recently bounced from presenting her poster at a major meeting because she brought her baby to the session. Is that okay?
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USPSTF: Screen Adults, Pregnant Women for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

13 november, 2018 - 23:48
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends primary care-based screening and counseling of adults, but cites insufficient evidence to recommend interventions for adolescents.
Medscape Medical News

Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women At Risk for Cervical Cancer

13 november, 2018 - 23:16
Kits to self-test for human papillomavirus (HPV) mailed to underserved women helped to identify virtually all of those with high-risk HPV oncogenic types, in a proof-of-principle study.
Medscape Medical News

Most, Not All, PCPs Willing to See Transgender Patients

13 november, 2018 - 00:06
Age, experience predict physicians' comfort with transgender patients; clinicians and office staff should learn sensitive ways of communicating with this population, expert says.
Medscape Medical News

Simple Ovarian Cysts on Ultrasound Need No Further Monitoring

12 november, 2018 - 20:22
Simple ovarian cysts discovered on ultrasound are not associated with an increased risk for ovarian cancer and do not need further follow-up imaging, say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians to NRA: This Is Our Lane

10 november, 2018 - 00:33
Clinicians tweet their disgust at a National Rifle Association (NRA) report and tweet that attacked an ACP article aimed at reducing gun violence.
Medscape Medical News

Managing Endometriosis Pain With Hormonal Contraceptives

8 november, 2018 - 18:25
A systematic review discusses the efficacy of this approach to controlling endometriosis-related pain.
Medscape Ob/Gyn