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Infectious Theory of Alzheimer Disease Draws Fresh Interest

Medscape Today - 2018, November 16 - 19:09
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 - 2018, November 16 - 19:09
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 - 2018, November 16 - 19:09
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 - 2018, November 16 - 19:09
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 - 2018, November 16 - 13:08
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 - 2018, November 16 - 01:06
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 - 2018, November 16 - 01:06
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

Nothing Fishy: Triglyceride Lowering With High-Dose EPA

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 19:04
How do the findings from the REDUCE-IT trial square with prior data on triglycerides and CVD? Prof Armitage sees a pattern.
theheart.org on Medscape

AAP Updates Sport-Related Concussion Recommendations

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 19:04
Sport-related concussions remain common and present with a spectrum of severity and symptoms.
Medscape Medical News

Pharmacist-Led Intervention Improves Deprescribing

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 19:04
Pharmacists gave brochures to older patients and conferred with physicians on potentially inappropriate drugs. Teaming up patients, pharmacists, and physicians helped break inertia, experts say.
Medscape Medical News

Brain Inflammation Seen for First Time in Fibromyalgia

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 19:04
The discovery may open the door to new treatments and bring comfort to those who have been told their symptoms are imaginary.
Medscape Medical News

Suicide in Older Adults: The Risk Factor We Are Missing

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 19:04
It's critically important to ask older patients this one question.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Suicide Ideation and Attempts in Children and Teens

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 19:04
Emergency department encounters and hospital admissions for suicide ideation or attempts are increasing.
Medscape Pediatrics

'Sex Addiction' in 10% of US Men, 7% of Women?

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 13:02
Perry Wilson reviews a new JAMA study that found a surprisingly high rate of distress over compulsive sexual urges among US men and women, asking: Should they all be treated?
Medscape

Nearly Half of Patients Have Rx Longer Than Needed

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 13:02
Nearly half of primary care patients were prescribed any of three common drug types for longer than necessary, contributing to a form of inappropriate polypharmacy termed 'legacy prescribing.'
Medscape Medical News

Most, Not All, PCPs Willing to See Transgender Patients

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 13:02
Age, experience predict physicians' comfort with transgender patients; clinicians and office staff should learn sensitive ways of communicating with this population, expert says.
Medscape Medical News

Unique EEG Signal a Potential Depression, Anxiety Biomarker

Medscape Today - 2018, November 15 - 00:59
Increased communication between the amygdala and hippocampus appear to correlate with symptoms of depression and anxiety, in findings that may have treatment implications, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

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Thousands of strokes in people with common heart rhythm disorder are avoidable, says NICE

Thousands of people with the heart condition atrial fibrillation, which causes irregular or abnormally fast heart rates, could be saved from strokes, disability or death because of new guidance from NICE.

Remote control spine-straightening device for children with scoliosis gains NICE support

A device that aims to straighten and lengthen the spine of children with scoliosis ? a curvature of the spine ? is supported in new NICE guidance
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