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ACA Transgender Protections Quashed by Texas Judge

18 oktoober, 2019 - 02:31
A federal judge has vacated an Affordable Care Act rule that prohibits discrimination by healthcare professionals and insurers based on sex, gender identity, or pregnancy termination.
Medscape Medical News

Weight Cutoffs for Elective Surgeries: Bias or Economics?

18 oktoober, 2019 - 02:31
What drives weight-based cutoffs for elective surgeries? Dr Yoni Freedhoff finds that it may not be just old-fashioned weight bias.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Proton Beam Therapy Completes Step Toward Breast Cancer Use

17 oktoober, 2019 - 20:21
Phase 2 trial findings show rates of disease control and toxicity that are similar to historic standards, paving the way for randomized trials.
Medscape Medical News

Global Blood Supply Estimates Show a Significant Unmet Need

17 oktoober, 2019 - 05:17
Many countries are critically short of blood and current targets for blood collection are often inadequate to meet local needs, according to a newly published study.
Medscape Medical News

Forget Free Tuition, Application Costs Are First Barrier

17 oktoober, 2019 - 02:17
Tests, test prep fees, and interview costs may keep qualified students from even applying to medical school. But experts say there are ways to level the field.
Medscape Medical News

Does One Ectopic Pregnancy Lead to Another?

15 oktoober, 2019 - 16:53
And does a history of ectopic pregnancy affect outcomes of later intrauterine pregnancies?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Death Threats and Abuse: Doctors Brave the 'Abortion Desert'

15 oktoober, 2019 - 01:44
To safeguard their patients' reproductive rights, physicians risk personal safety to fly to places where abortion access is severely limited.
Medscape Medical News

DA Allows Marketing of First Rapid Ebola Test

11 oktoober, 2019 - 04:13
The FDA has allowed marketing of the first rapid diagnostic test (RDT) to identify Ebola virus antigens, or proteins, in certain body fluids from living and deceased individuals.
FDA Approvals

'Women on Dialysis Want to Get Pregnant'; Rates Higher Than Thought

10 oktoober, 2019 - 19:10
Women on dialysis are more likely to become pregnant than previously thought, but the rate of live births is low compared with the general population. Preconception counseling is advised.
Medscape Medical News

A Hospice Nurse Started Chemo. Then Her Employer Fired Her.

8 oktoober, 2019 - 22:43
Earlier this year, a hospice nurse was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and took time off for treatment. Three months later, the hospice fired the nurse, saying she could be rehired 'if and when' she gets better.
Medscape Medical News

Dieting Doesn't Have to Be Drastic to Reverse Type 2 Diabetes

8 oktoober, 2019 - 19:31
Study suggests a "window of opportunity" in the first few years after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes during which modest weight loss, without need for extreme calorie restriction, can lead to remission.
Medscape Medical News

Secondary Fracture Guidelines Urge Action to Stem Treatment Gap

8 oktoober, 2019 - 17:39
Older patients who suffer a hip or vertebral fracture are failing to begin treatment for osteoporosis to prevent a secondary break. The reasons are multiple; new guidance seeks to address the issues.
Medscape Medical News

Romosozumab Safe in Osteoporosis With Mild-Moderate Renal Disease

7 oktoober, 2019 - 18:28
Post-hoc analysis of the FRAME study indicates that romosozumab is effective for osteoporosis, and safe, across most stages of renal disease.
Medscape Medical News

Menopausal Hormone Therapy: Let the Women Decide

7 oktoober, 2019 - 16:52
Dr Andrew Kaunitz recommends keeping our eyes on the 'big picture' in decisions about the use of menopausal hormone therapy.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

EU Panel: Don't Use Estradiol Creams for Longer Than 4 Weeks

7 oktoober, 2019 - 15:00
A European Medicines Agency committee warns against using certain estradiol creams for longer than a single period of 4 weeks to reduce the risk for adverse health effects.
International Approvals

FDA OKs Trifarotene, First New Retinol Acne Cream in 20 Years

5 oktoober, 2019 - 02:30
Trifarotene cream 0.005% (Aklief), approved for patients aged 9 years or older, is the first topical treatment specifically studied and proven to treat acne vulgaris on both the face and trunk.
FDA Approvals

Reducing Obese Moms' Sitting Time Lowers Fat Mass in Newborns

4 oktoober, 2019 - 19:19
Reducing obese mothers' sedentary time lowered fat mass and leptin levels in their newborns, indicating more attention should be given to getting these women to limit their sitting time.
Medscape Medical News

Pathology Hints at Cause of Vaping-Linked Lung Injuries

3 oktoober, 2019 - 15:19
The recent surge of lung injuries among users of e-cigarette products appears to be caused by chemical toxicity and not from the accumulation of lipids in the lungs, researchers say.
Medscape Medical News

Ligelizumab May Improve Response in Chronic Urticaria

3 oktoober, 2019 - 14:48
Early trial results suggest the investigational humanized anti-IgE monoclonal antibody ligelizumab binds to IgE with greater affinity than FDA-approved omalizumab for refractory chronic spontaneous urticaria.
Medscape Medical News

Oral Contraceptives Tied to Psychiatric Symptoms in Teens

2 oktoober, 2019 - 22:02
Use of oral contraceptives is associated with an increased risk for depressive and other psychiatric symptoms in teenage girls, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News