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			FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis
				Sepsis Death Common, Often Unpreventable 
				Journal Retracts MD Article for 'Racist Characterizations'
				NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults
				EU Panel Recommends Fenspiride Suspension Because of Heart Risks
				In Latest Physical, Trump Proclaimed Healthy, but Obese 
				'Leading the Charge' on Racism, Sexism, Activism in Medicine
				Hunger Hormone Protective Against MCI, Alzheimer's?
				Cancer Drug Has Money-Back Guarantee -- in China
				Physicians Call for Action on Root Causes of Drug Shortages
				One Third of Hospital Inpatients Underfed
				Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50%, Low-Severity Season: CDC
				FDA Warns Physician Over Illegal Marketing of Breast Device
				MRSA Decolonization Reduces Postdischarge Infection Risk
				Novel Radiotherapy Shows Promise in Heavily Pretreated mCRPC
				Countries Use Novel Strategies to Tackle Price of HCV Drugs
				Gap in Cancer Death Rates Narrows Between Blacks, Whites
				Should We Forgive the Virginia Governor's Youthful Bad Acts?
				Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-being
				EHR Vendors Seek More Time on Proposed Data Rules
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FDA OKs Triclabendazole for Tropical Disease Fascioliasis

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Fascioliasis (liver fluke infestation) is a waterborne and foodborne neglected tropical disease affecting an estimated 2.4 million people worldwide, with an additional 180 million at risk.
FDA Approvals

Sepsis Death Common, Often Unpreventable

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Sepsis deaths were common, but most were unpreventable and related to underlying illness; an expert urges caution when interpreting results and calls for more research to improve sepsis care.
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Journal Retracts MD Article for 'Racist Characterizations'

2019, February 17 - 17:01
After facing sharp criticism from readers, the American Academy of Neurology's flagship journal has retracted an essay about a patient encounter that it acknowledged 'contains racist characterizations.'
Medscape Medical News

NSAID Kidney Risk Underestimated in Young, Active Adults

2019, February 17 - 17:01
High doses of prescribed NSAIDS are linked to increased risk of potentially preventable cases of acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease in active young adults.
Medscape Medical News

EU Panel Recommends Fenspiride Suspension Because of Heart Risks

2019, February 17 - 17:01
The potential risk of serious heart rhythm problems associated with fenspiride prompts the EMA's safety committee to recommend suspending its use pending further review.
Medscape Medical News

In Latest Physical, Trump Proclaimed Healthy, but Obese

2019, February 17 - 17:01
The president also has upped his dose of rosuvastatin to 40 mg daily.
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'Leading the Charge' on Racism, Sexism, Activism in Medicine

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Emergency medicine doctor and 'public health guru' Esther Choo on racism, sexism, inequity, and inclusion in medicine.
Medscape

Hunger Hormone Protective Against MCI, Alzheimer's?

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Cholecystokinin, a little-studied amino acid involved in appetite regulation, specifically satiety, may protect against mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease.
Medscape Medical News

Cancer Drug Has Money-Back Guarantee -- in China

2019, February 17 - 17:01
The top-selling drug is for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians Call for Action on Root Causes of Drug Shortages

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Physicians have urged US officials to take steps to end chronic shortages of critical hospital drugs. The government and private groups are considering options to expand production of these medicines.
Medscape Medical News

One Third of Hospital Inpatients Underfed

2019, February 17 - 17:01
One in three inpatients ate a quarter of their meal or less, putting them at risk for malnutrition, a study found; the results were twice as alarming for patients who ate none of their food.
Medscape Medical News

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Under 50%, Low-Severity Season: CDC

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Interim estimates put overall adjusted vaccine effectiveness for all influenza virus infection related to medically attended acute respiratory illness at 47% so far this season, the CDC reports.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Warns Physician Over Illegal Marketing of Breast Device

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Mark Berman, MD, who was previously warned about marketing unapproved stem cell products, is now cited for marketing an unapproved device that claims to treat capsular contracture.
Medscape Medical News

MRSA Decolonization Reduces Postdischarge Infection Risk

2019, February 17 - 17:01
A new study finds that decolonization of MRSA carriers following discharge from the hospital can reduce the risk of developing an infection in the subsequent year.
Medscape Medical News

Novel Radiotherapy Shows Promise in Heavily Pretreated mCRPC

2019, February 17 - 17:01
A novel targeted radiolabeled small molecule appears to improve overall survival in men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC).
Medscape Medical News

Should We Forgive the Virginia Governor's Youthful Bad Acts?

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Remember, everything you've done in the past is discoverable in the Internet age, Art Caplan warns.
Medscape Business of Medicine

Countries Use Novel Strategies to Tackle Price of HCV Drugs

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Both Australia and Brazil have rolled out innovative strategies to lower the cost of high-priced direct-acting antivirals, with the goal of treating all patients with hepatitis C.
Medscape Medical News

Gap in Cancer Death Rates Narrows Between Blacks, Whites

2019, February 17 - 17:01
Disparities in death rates from the most common cancers are closing between African Americans and whites as blacks experience steeper declines in some cancers.
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Higher Fruit, Vegetable Consumption Tied to Well-being

2019, February 17 - 17:01
A longitudinal analysis of more than 40,000 British people has concluded that both the quantity and frequency of fruit/vegetable consumption affects mental well-being.
Medscape Medical News

EHR Vendors Seek More Time on Proposed Data Rules

2019, February 17 - 17:01
The trade association for EHR vendors said that federal proposals to open up patient data are good but need more examination by software developers.
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