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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Outdated toxicity testing strategies and other issues may explain why the regulatory agency remains convinced that the use of BPA is safe, experts said.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

FDA OKs Blood Test to Help Determine Menopausal Status

25 oktoober, 2018 - 02:10
The PicoAMH Elisa test measures antimüllerian hormone, a marker of ovarian function, and is meant to be used in conjunction with other clinical assessments and laboratory findings.
FDA Approvals

FDA OKs Xofluza, First New Flu Antiviral in Nearly 20 Years

24 oktoober, 2018 - 22:10
Baloxavir marboxil is for the treatment of acute uncomplicated influenza in people age 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.
FDA Approvals

Chronic Endometritis: A Factor in IVF Failure?

24 oktoober, 2018 - 19:15
Not to be confused with endometriosis, chronic endometritis is an infectious process that could be a treatable cause of repetitive implantation failure in in vitro fertilization.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

HHS Secretary Says Opioid Deaths Starting to Plateau

24 oktoober, 2018 - 01:09
Alex Azar cited interim CDC data that show a flattening trend for overdose deaths from opioids and other drugs in the first few months of 2018.
Medscape Medical News

Radiation Therapy Cuts Recurrence in 'Good Risk' DCIS

22 oktoober, 2018 - 22:46
Whole-breast radiation halved the risk for recurrence in low-risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), but treatment after surgery needs to part of a physician-patient discussion.
Medscape Medical News

The Healthcare Provider's Role in Prevention of Maternal Death

22 oktoober, 2018 - 17:58
New information shows that most maternal deaths are preventable, and tools are now available to reverse our devastating maternal mortality rates.
CDC Expert Commentary