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U.S. FDA Will Ban Flavored E-cigarettes at U.S. Convenience Stores

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced sweeping new restrictions on flavored tobacco products, including electronic cigarettes popular among teenagers, in an effort to prevent a new generation of nicotine addicts.
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Low-Carbohydrate Diets May Increase Energy Expenditure

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Study finds that people consuming a lower-carbohydrate diet following weight loss have greater energy expenditure compared with a higher-carb diet, but methodology called into question.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Panels Recommend Approval of Abuse-Deterrent IR Oxycodone

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Two FDA advisory committees voted 10-7 for recommending approval for a new abuse-deterrent formulation of immediate-release (IR) oxycodone to treat adult patients with severe pain.
Medscape Medical News

Office Visits to Primary Care Physicians Down Sharply

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
The decline in office visits to primary care physicians from 2012 to 2016 was partially offset by increases in visits to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Medscape Medical News

Long-Term Phentermine for Weight Loss Appears Safe, Effective

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Retrospective study not definitive, but lends support to extending use of the generic commonly used obesity drug beyond the short-term label indication.
Medscape Medical News

For the Good of Your Patients, Use SGLT2 Inhibitors

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Don't let mixed messages about SGLT2 inhibitors and reports of adverse effects deter you from prescribing these drugs, says Per-Henrik Groop.
Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology

Teenage Obesity & Fourfold Increase in Risk for Pancreatic Cancer

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Data linking two large Israeli databases suggest that obesity during teenage years increases the risk for adult pancreatic cancer fourfold. Being overweight increases the risk twofold.
Medscape Medical News

Stem Cell Adjunct to LVAD Trial Negative, But 'Intriguing'

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
A new study did not show overall benefit on cardiac function, but there did appear to be an improvement in patients with ischemic heart failure and a large reduction in GI bleeding.
Medscape Medical News

Downplaying Drug Toxicity in Oncology Clinical Trials

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Incomplete reporting that downplayed drug-related adverse events was identified in 43% of reports of cancer drug trials published by top medical journals.
Medscape Medical News

Should Children Be Allowed at Medical Meetings?

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
An oncologist who is a mother was recently bounced from presenting her poster at a major meeting because she brought her baby to the session. Is that okay?
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US Had Record Number of Tick-borne Diseases in 2017

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
More than 59,000 cases of tickborne diseases were reported in 2017, with many more likely going unreported, federal health officials say.
Medscape Medical News

Fecal Transplant May Resolve Immunotherapy-Related Colitis

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Colitis associated with the use of checkpoint inhibitors may be managed successfully by fecal microbiota transplant, says a team reporting results in two patients.
Medscape Medical News

Suicide Risk Doubles After Concussion

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Individuals diagnosed with concussion or mild TBI are twice as likely to die by suicide compared to their counterparts with no history of head trauma, new research shows.
Medscape Medical News

Infectious Theory of Alzheimer Disease Draws Fresh Interest

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
More and more research supports the theory that Alzheimer disease, at least in some cases, may be caused by an early-life infection.
Medscape Neurology

Exercise Program Prevents Decline Among Older Inpatients

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
A multicomponent exercise program was associated significant benefits in cognitive and functional capacity after as few as 5 days, investigators found.
Medscape Medical News

New Drug Option Fails for Rare Polio-Like Virus in Kids

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Despite initial hope, fluoxetine failed to improve outcomes in children with acute flaccid myelitis and in some cases was linked to a worsening of the disorder, which can cause permanent paralysis in children.
Medscape Medical News

Acute Flaccid Myelitis Spreads to 90 Confirmed Cases in 27 States

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
The CDC recommends clinicians expedite neurology and infectious disease consultations to discuss treatment and management considerations for all possible cases.
Medscape Medical News

USPSTF: Screen Adults, Pregnant Women for Unhealthy Alcohol Use

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends primary care-based screening and counseling of adults, but cites insufficient evidence to recommend interventions for adolescents.
Medscape Medical News

Mailed HPV Tests Help Identify Women at Risk for Cervical Cancer

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Kits to self-test for human papillomavirus (HPV) mailed to underserved women helped to identify virtually all of those with high-risk HPV oncogenic types, in a proof-of-principle study.
Medscape Medical News

High BP in Young Adults a Harbinger of Premature CVD, Death

Medscape Today - 1 hour 32 min ago
Under revised ACC/AHA blood pressure guidelines, more young people now meet criteria for being hypertensive. What does this mean regarding risk for later cardiovascular events?
Medscape Medical News
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