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Red Meat OK'd in New ACP Guideline But Critics Call Foul

1 oktoober, 2019 - 00:29
Systematic reviews found little adverse impact on cardiometabolic and cancer outcomes, but outside experts criticize the methods and the conclusions.
Medscape Medical News

No Bone Benefits Seen With High-Dose Vitamin D in Healthy Cohort

30 september, 2019 - 18:05
Long-term use of daily high-dose vitamin D shows no improvements in bone health or reductions in falls versus placebo, in new analyses of the VITAL trial in generally healthy middle-aged individuals.
Medscape Medical News

Exercise Alters Breast Tumor Gene Expression

26 september, 2019 - 22:30
For the first time, a study shows that exercise alters tumor gene expression in breast cancer patients in less than a month prior to surgery.
Medscape Medical News

Red Blood Cell Width Predicts Hip Fracture Risk

26 september, 2019 - 17:27
Red blood cell width, routinely available in full blood counts, is associated with likelihood of hip fracture and could offer a good way to identify high risk patients at no cost, say researchers.
Medscape Medical News

To Prevent Dementia, Focus on the Heart

26 september, 2019 - 17:27
We have the strongest evidence to date that what's bad for the heart is also bad for the brain.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

US Diet Slowly Improving, Study Suggests

25 september, 2019 - 17:12
Healthy Eating Index scores in the United States improved slightly from 1999 through 2016, with the estimated energy contribution from carbohydrates decreasing, but some problems persist.
Medscape Medical News

Make Hormonal Contraceptives Available OTC, ACOG Says

25 september, 2019 - 14:48
Updated guidance from the ACOG advocates making vaginal rings, the contraceptive patch, and depot medroxyprogesterone acetate available for purchase over the counter along with oral contraceptives.
Medscape Medical News

Anemia in Early Pregnancy Linked to Autism, ADHD in Kids

24 september, 2019 - 20:41
Iron deficiency anemia in early pregnancy is tied to an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disorders, including intellectual disability, in kids.
Medscape Medical News

Calcium in Food or Supplement Is Safe in Postmenopausal Women

24 september, 2019 - 20:09
Healthy postmenopausal women randomized to dietary or supplemental calcium show no negative effects in key vascular measures.
Medscape Medical News

IVF Associated With Higher Risk of Gestational Diabetes

24 september, 2019 - 19:21
Assisted reproduction is associated with an increased risk of gestational diabetes compared with mothers who conceive naturally, even after controlling for typical confounding factors.
Medscape Medical News

High-Intensity Surveillance Decreases CRC Risk After Adenoma

24 september, 2019 - 00:59
A modeling study predicts benefit for high-intensity surveillance in these patients; experts emphasize the need for high-quality studies to establish evidence-based surveillance policies.
Medscape Medical News

CHMP Supports Interferon-β During Pregnancy, Breastfeeding in MS

24 september, 2019 - 00:43
The EMA committee advises updating the label of approved interferon-β products to allow use during pregnancy and breastfeeding in women with relapsing multiple sclerosis.
International Approvals

Most Health Data Breaches Expose Sensitive Information

24 september, 2019 - 00:27
Most breaches compromised sensitive demographic or financial information; exposures of sensitive medical information affected 2.4 million patients during the past decade.
Medscape Medical News

Plain Water Better Than Hand Sanitizer For Influenza A

23 september, 2019 - 20:59
Handwashing with plain water was better at killing the influenza A virus than ethanol-based disinfectants, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

Big Gains With Denosumab in Osteoporosis a Risk for Later Decline

23 september, 2019 - 19:55
Post-hoc analysis of DAPS study shows those who had greatest gains in BMD on denosumab were more likely to have losses when taking a bisphosphonate thereafter.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Packaging for OTC Loperamide to Help Stem Misuse, Abuse

20 september, 2019 - 22:21
The changes to Imodium A-D, Imodium Multi-Symptom Relief, and Be Health Loperamide HCl Capsules limit each carton to no more than 48 mg of loperamide and require unit-dose blister packaging.
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Trump Executive Order Aims to Speed Flu Vaccine Development

20 september, 2019 - 21:01
The order creates a new task force charged with coming up with a 5-year plan.
Medscape Medical News

Brutal Toll of Osteoporotic Fractures Revealed in New IOF Report

20 september, 2019 - 18:37
Osteoporotic fractures are responsible for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. "The biggest surprise...is that things are worse than we thought," says one expert.
Medscape Medical News

IUD Use Linked to Reduced Risk of Ovarian Cancer

20 september, 2019 - 18:05
Women who use an intrauterine device for contraception have a reduced risk of getting ovarian cancer, according to a new meta-analysis of existing retrospective data.
Medscape Medical News

Cervical Cancer Mortality Rises as Women's Health Clinics Close

19 september, 2019 - 19:10
As women's healthcare clinics continue to close in the United States, cervical cancer screening rates have fallen, showing a trend toward diagnosis for late stage disease and a higher risk of death.
Medscape Medical News