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Coffee May Reduce Rosacea Risk

20 oktoober, 2018 - 01:04
Caffeinated coffee was associated with a significant reduction in risk of rosacea but other sources of caffeine, such as soda and tea, did not appear protective.
Medscape Medical News

EU Panel Recommends Marketing Authorization for Dengue Vaccine

19 oktoober, 2018 - 22:25
The EMA CHMP has recommended marketing authorization for a dengue tetravalent vaccine against dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3, and 4.
International Approvals

Journal to Withdraw Chronic Fatigue Review Amid Patient Activist Complaints

18 oktoober, 2018 - 20:50
The decision, described by the scientists involved as 'disproportionate and poorly justified,' is being seen as a victory for activists in a research field plagued by uncertainty and dispute over whether CFS has physical and psychological elements.
Reuters Health Information

Bariatric Surgery for Prepregnancy Weight Loss: A Safe Approach?

17 oktoober, 2018 - 17:39
Women are often advised to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant. Is bariatric surgery a safe way to do this, for both mother and baby?
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Fast Initial Weight Loss May Be Key to Diabetes Prevention

17 oktoober, 2018 - 17:07
A 2-month intensive weight loss program using meal substitutes followed by long-term diet and exercise aimed at weight loss maintenance may help keep type 2 diabetes at bay, finds PREVIEW study.
Medscape Medical News

Have You Experienced Ageism During Your Career?

17 oktoober, 2018 - 13:39
Stereotyping due to age may be widespread in the medical profession.
Medscape Reader Polls

FDA Approves Talazoparib in BRCA+ Breast Cancer

16 oktoober, 2018 - 22:27
Compared with standard chemotherapy, the PARP inhibitor extended progression-free survival for patients with advanced BCRA-positive breast cancer.
FDA Approvals

C-Sections Double Since 2000: Rich Too Many, Poor Too Few

15 oktoober, 2018 - 20:04
A new Lancet series on C-sections worldwide shows an almost doubling of rates in the past two decades; while the richest women are having too many, the poorest don't get them when needed.
Medscape Medical News

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?

12 oktoober, 2018 - 19:41
In the US, there are medical specialty boards for thoracic surgery, orthopedic surgery, head and neck surgery, colorectal surgery, and surgery for a variety of other organs/systems. But not the breast.
Medscape Medical News

Managing Depression in Perimenopausal Women

12 oktoober, 2018 - 19:41
Dr Andrew Kaunitz urges women's health practitioners to evaluate and treat perimenopausal depression, with the aid of new evidence-based guidelines.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Pregnancy Rates Increasing in Women With Multiple Sclerosis

11 oktoober, 2018 - 22:55
Pregnancy rates in women with MS are increasing, confirming the well-established 'down-up trend' for reduced relapse risk during pregnancy and the abrupt increase in relapse risk after delivery, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Are Osteoporosis Drugs Linked With Survival? Debate Casts Doubt

11 oktoober, 2018 - 22:23
The mortality benefit of osteoporosis drugs is "probably around 10%," claims one expert. However, strong evidence to support prescribing these drugs for this reason "is just not there," says another.
Medscape Medical News

Flu Shot Reduces Hospitalization Risk for Pregnant Women

11 oktoober, 2018 - 19:45
Pregnant women who were vaccinated against influenza had a 40% lower risk for hospitalization if they became ill with the infection, according to a new analysis of data from six flu seasons.
Medscape Medical News

ASRM 2018

11 oktoober, 2018 - 19:13
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASRM 2018.
Medscape Ob/Gyn

Will You Get the Flu Vaccine This Year?

10 oktoober, 2018 - 19:00
Despite a relatively severe influenza season last year, clinician vaccination rates remain flat.
Medscape Reader Polls

Breast Cancer Wariness: Half Pursued by Debt Collectors

10 oktoober, 2018 - 13:56
In a study of metastatic breast cancer patients, 49% reported contact from debt collectors, which the study authors called a 'very high level.'
Medscape Medical News

Periprosthetic Femoral Fractures Linked to Bisphosphonates

9 oktoober, 2018 - 18:14
Atypical femoral fractures (AFFs) in patients with hip or knee replacements are more similar to AFFs than to periprosthetic femoral fractures and are more likely in patients taking bisphosphonates.
Medscape Medical News

Maternal Tdap Vaccination and Neonatal Immunity, Timing Key

9 oktoober, 2018 - 18:14
Maternal Tdap vaccination provided greater neonatal immunity when administered early in the third trimester, according to a new study.
Medscape Medical News

Counting Fetal Kicks: Too Much Info?

9 oktoober, 2018 - 17:42
Perry Wilson discusses the evidence for tracking 'reduced fetal movement.' Is it beneficial in lowering fetal mortality or just anxiety-inducing in the mother?

FDA OKs Inotersen for Hereditary ATTR With Polyneuropathy

8 oktoober, 2018 - 23:52
Inotersen treatment led to improvements in neurologic and quality-of-life endpoints in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy in a pivotal phase 3 trial.
FDA Approvals