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Sudden Cardiac Death in Teens: Does Screening Change Anything?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 19:03
Screening to find the few teen athletes with true cardiac disease and high risk for sudden death is like looking for a needle in a haystack, Dr William Basco argues.
Medscape Pediatrics

Access to Emergency Contraception Reduces Visits to the ED

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 12:58
Visits to the emergency department (ED) for emergency contraception decreased precipitously after levonorgestrel EC, known as the morning-after pill, became available without a prescription.
Medscape Medical News

EMA Takes Further Action in Ongoing Review of Tainted 'Sartans'

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 12:58
The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has placed Zheijiang Huahai Pharmaceuticals under increased supervision and stopped Aurobindo Pharma from supplying irbesartan to the European Union.
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Probiotics, Fecal Transplant Promising in Ulcerative Colitis

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 00:53
Probiotics and fecal microbiota transplantation are effective for clinical remission and clinical response in ulcerative colitis, a meta-analytic review suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Checkpoint Inhibitors, Wearables Among Hot Topics at ACR

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 00:53
Immunotherapy has opened up exciting options for cancer treatment, but it can also lead to significant complications, which specialists will assess at the American College of Rheumatology meeting.
Medscape Medical News

EDs See More Patients, Fewer Inpatient Admissions

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 00:53
US acute care hospitals had a marked increase in the number of patients seeking care in emergency departments (EDs) nationally but proportionally fewer hospital admissions from the ED trend, data showed.
Medscape Medical News

Two Studies May Change View of Probiotics

Medscape Today - 2018, October 18 - 00:53
Results from ground-breaking research show that fecal analysis is inadequate for studying probiotics and that probiotics may harm some patients.
Medscape Medical News

Fast Initial Weight Loss May Be Key to Diabetes Prevention

Medscape Today - 2018, October 17 - 18:50
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

Erectile Dysfunction Common in Childhood Cancer Survivors

Medscape Today - 2018, October 17 - 18:50
Of a sample of 1021 male survivors of childhood cancer, 29% reported having erectile dysfunction.
Medscape Medical News

Polio-like Virus in Children Causing Concern Around US

Medscape Today - 2018, October 17 - 18:50
The CDC has confirmed 38 cases, but health officials are reporting an increasing number of suspected cases around the country.
Medscape Medical News

Do Not Use Decongestants for Colds in Children Younger Than Age 6

Medscape Today - 2018, October 17 - 18:50
A new review finds no evidence that decongestants provide any benefit to young children and may cause harm.
Medscape Medical News

Physicians See the Need, Not the Pay for Mental Healthcare

Medscape Today - 2018, October 17 - 12:47
Frustrated physicians describe family practices overwhelmed with patients needing mental health services, and say they see no relief in sight for reimbursement reform.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs New Molecular Assay for Blood Compatibility Testing

Medscape Today - 2018, October 17 - 12:47
The ID CORE XT is the second molecular assay approved by FDA for use in transfusion medicine and the first to report genotypes as final results.
FDA Approvals

Should Breast Surgery Be Its Own Medical Specialty?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
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

New Tool Aids CT Decision-Making in Kids With Mild TBI

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
A new shared decision-making tool decreases head CT decisional conflict in parents of kids at intermediate risk for traumatic brain injuries -- and increases their trust in clinicians, research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

High-Quality Diet Linked to Better Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
A higher-quality diet and lower body mass index have been linked to improved outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Undeclared Drugs Common in OTC Supplements, FDA Data Show

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
A new study highlights the frequency with which unauthorized ingredients are found in over-the-counter dietary supplements and sheds light on the FDA's response to these findings.
Medscape Medical News

Older Women at Risk of Bone, Muscle Loss With Low-Cal Diets

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
Following a low-energy diet to lose weight could result in loss of both handgrip strength and bone mineral density, especially in older women, suggests a small substudy of the PREVIEW trial.
Medscape Medical News

CAM Popular, but Cancer Patients Unaware of Risks

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
Two studies involving sarcoma patients show that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) treatments are popular, and most patients seem to be unconcerned about risks, such as interactions.
Medscape Medical News
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