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Choking Hazard: Another Reason to Skip Supplements

20 august, 2019 - 00:04
Multivitamin and calcium supplements often lodged in older adults' throats, presenting a preventable choking hazard, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

The Week That Wasn't: Vaginal Steaming, Chlamydia Vaccine, Cat Allergies

16 august, 2019 - 17:51
Three medical stories from the week that we didn't cover, explained.

Nine Hospital Nurses Pregnant at Same Time Have Given Birth

16 august, 2019 - 17:51
Nine labor and delivery nurses from Maine Medical Center in Portland who were all pregnant at the same time have all given birth to their babies.
Medscape Medical News

Living With Metastatic Breast Cancer: 5 Things to Know

16 august, 2019 - 17:51
As patients with metastatic breast cancer are living longer, clinicians should have an understanding of their needs for better quality of life. Start with these five key facts.
Medscape Oncology

Half of Patients Don't Tell Doctors Life-Threatening Details

14 august, 2019 - 21:39
Embarrassment and fear of judgment keep patients from disclosing domestic violence, survival of a sex assault, or struggles with depression or suicidal thoughts.
Medscape Medical News

Estrogen Patch a Boon for Schizophrenia in Women?

14 august, 2019 - 16:51
Adjunctive estrogen patches significantly improve positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia in premenopausal women, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Experimental Ebola Drugs Reduce Mortality in Early Results

13 august, 2019 - 02:01
Regeneron EB-3 and monoclonal antibody 114 will be made available to all patients with Ebola virus disease in the region, regardless of whether they were enrolled in the trial.
Medscape Medical News

The 'Knitting Lady' Is a Surgeon and She's Paying Attention

12 august, 2019 - 18:50
A breast surgeon was scolded by a presenter at a medical conference for knitting during his talk and not paying good attention. But she, and many other healthcare professionals, say they can't pay attention during lectures unless they keep their hands busy. Science and grannies support their claim.
Medscape Medical News

ESRD: Extreme Heat Tied to Risk for Hospitalization, Death

10 august, 2019 - 02:26
For vulnerable populations, the impact of climate change can be a lot more immediate than for the general population.
Medscape Medical News

What's Behind a Cluster of Vaping-Related Severe Lung Disease?

9 august, 2019 - 00:36
With 15 confirmed cases, healthcare providers should ask about recent e-cigarette use when diagnosing unexplained respiratory illness, experts stress.
Medscape Medical News

Endometriosis Linked to Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes

9 august, 2019 - 00:20
Endometriosis was associated with increased risk for spontaneous abortion, ectopic pregnancy, and preeclampsia, a study found.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Oral Ferric Maltol for Iron Deficiency in Adults

8 august, 2019 - 01:57
Accrufer might lessen the need for patients to progress to intravenous iron therapy, leading to a change in the current paradigm for the treatment of iron deficiency anemia, the company said.
FDA Approvals

Stop Scapegoating Mental Illness for Mass Violence

7 august, 2019 - 19:02
After this past weekend's shootings in El Paso and Dayton, psychiatrist Jeffrey Lieberman parses the relationship between mental illness and mass violence.
Medscape Psychiatry

Docs Get Tiny Raises While Nonprofit Healthcare CEOs Get < $10M

3 august, 2019 - 03:47
Executives at nonprofit healthcare systems receive large pay packages with double-digit increases, despite generally small salary increases for many physicians and frontline medical staff.
Medscape Medical News

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: 5 Things You Might Not Know

2 august, 2019 - 16:22
We should all know more about this lifelong condition that affects at least 1 in 10 women -- starting with why it's poorly named.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

ICE Facility Physician Job Posting Draws Doctors' Ire

2 august, 2019 - 12:39
A job listing for a lead physician at a US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detention facility required applicants to pass what some are calling a 'loyalty test.'
Medscape Medical News

Nutrient May Protect the Fetal Brain From Prenatal Marijuana Use

1 august, 2019 - 18:16
Marijuana use during pregnancy has a harmful impact on fetal brain development, but higher maternal levels of choline may help mitigate some of the harm.
Medscape Medical News

Antibiotics After Assisted Vaginal Births: Latest Evidence

31 juuli, 2019 - 18:18
Dr George Lundberg discusses recent findings suggesting that prophylactic antibiotics following operative vaginal births are beneficial.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Doctors' 7 Most Painful Investment Mistakes

31 juuli, 2019 - 18:02
Physicians told us how they lost money in a variety of investments. Many regret that they learned their lesson too late.
Medscape Business of Medicine

Abortion and Medical Students: Education at a Crossroads

31 juuli, 2019 - 17:46
As abortion laws continue to change, questions arise about what and how medical trainees should learn about the procedure.
Medscape Med Students