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Stop Cervical Cancer Screening at 75, or 55 if HPV Test Negative

8 november, 2018 - 17:05
Women with a negative HPV test at age 55 can stop screening, but women using cytology testing should continue to age 75, authors say.
Medscape Medical News

Will AI Make Physicians Obsolete?

8 november, 2018 - 13:53
Some physicians say it will and note that artificial intelligence has already bested doctors in several areas; others say machines can't replace the empathy, courage, and responsibility of good care.
Medscape Medical News

Eyeing Conservative U.S. Top Court, Two States Pass Abortion Measures

8 november, 2018 - 00:18
Voters in Alabama and West Virginia on Tuesday passed ballot measures that could pave the way for new limits or a full ban on abortion in those states if the conservative-majority U.S. Supreme Court overturns the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion.
Reuters Health Information

Increased Mortality Tied to High and Low BMI

7 november, 2018 - 17:07
Individuals with a body mass index that falls above or below the healthy range of 21 to 25 may be cutting years off their lives, research has shown.
Medscape Medical News

Janssen Recalls Some Oral Contraceptives With Instruction Errors

6 november, 2018 - 21:10
The error on instructions for the Veridate dispenser could result in wrong order of birth control pill administration, placing women at risk for bleeding, unplanned pregnancy.
Medscape Medical News

Debate Continues Over Universal Thyroid Screening in Pregnancy

6 november, 2018 - 16:55
Majority of thyroid dysfunction cases seen in pregnancy consist of subclinical disease for which screening and treatment remain controversial.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Panel Backs Novel Treatment for Postpartum Depression

5 november, 2018 - 18:36
Vote was nearly unanimous that the benefits of brexanolone outweigh risks, but only when used within a strict Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies (REMS) program.
FDA Approvals

Physicians Can Help Inpatients Vote on Election Day

3 november, 2018 - 02:02
Helping hospitalized patients vote is a vital part of caring for their whole beings and a hospital's responsibility, two physicians argue.
Medscape Medical News

Cancer Fears Over Cell Phones, Again, but FDA Disagrees

2 november, 2018 - 20:44
The FDA steps in after a National Toxicology Program claim of 'clear evidence' of link between high exposure to radio frequency radiation used in cell phones and cancer sparks a flurry of media reports.
Medscape Medical News

Endocrine Society Experts Question FDA's Statement on BPA

2 november, 2018 - 02:21
Outdated toxicity testing strategies and other issues may explain why the regulatory agency remains convinced that the use of BPA is safe, experts said.
Medscape Medical News

Gestational Diabetes Rose Slightly in United States

2 november, 2018 - 01:49
Gestational diabetes prevalence has risen slightly, whereas pre-existing diabetes among women prior to pregnancy has remained stable.
Medscape Medical News

Medicare Plans to Phase in Changes for Office-Visit Payments

2 november, 2018 - 01:33
CMS delays the start of a controversial E&M payment change but remains committed to collapsing what's now a five-level coding system.
Medscape Medical News

Worse Survival With Minimal Invasive Surgery for Cervical Cancer

1 november, 2018 - 16:14
For patients with early cervical cancer who undergo minimally invasive radical hysterectomy, disease-free and overall survival are worse than for patients who undergo open surgery, according to two new studies.
Medscape Medical News

Four Steps to Reduce Maternal Mortality, Postpartum Care

1 november, 2018 - 00:01
Four actions could help all hospitals that provide obstetric care reduce mortality, and healthcare providers must advocate for better policies on postpartum care, the authors of two perspective articles write.
Medscape Medical News

Voters Divided on Healthcare Priorities as Midterms Near

31 oktoober, 2018 - 23:13
Study of polls finds that no single issue dominates this election, but 40% of likely voters say healthcare is an extremely important issue in their thinking on voting for a congressional candidate.
Medscape Medical News

Unexplained Infertility: Is IUI Effective?

31 oktoober, 2018 - 18:27
Compared with expectant management, does IUI with ovarian stimulation offer a better chance of pregnancy?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Shorter Interpregnancy Interval Risks Vary by Maternal Age

30 oktoober, 2018 - 20:52
An interval of fewer than 12 months between pregnancies raised maternal risk for older women and fetal/infant risks for younger women, a study has found.
Medscape Medical News

Ask Your Patients About Guns, ACP Says

30 oktoober, 2018 - 20:20
Four new position statements from the American College of Physicians address ways to stem firearm violence in the United States.
Medscape Medical News

Many Clinical Guideline Authors Have Undeclared Payments

29 oktoober, 2018 - 23:52
One quarter of clinical guideline authors had undeclared payments from pharmaceutical companies, a study found. Another study also found many undeclared payments.
Medscape Medical News

Weight Loss and Breast Cancer Risk After Menopause

25 oktoober, 2018 - 17:18
Good news for women: Even modest weight loss can reduce risk for postmenopausal breast cancer.
Medscape Ob/Gyn