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Anticoagulants Linked to Reduced Dementia Risk in AF

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
A new study suggests that dementia risk is increased and accelerated in seniors with atrial fibrillation, but treatment of AF with oral anticoagulants may reduce that risk.
Medscape Medical News

Gut Microbiota Signature Altered in Alzheimer's Disease

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 18:41
The composition of gut microbiota is altered in patients with Alzheimer's disease, potentially supporting the inflammatory theory of the disease's pathogenesis, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Flu Shot Reduces Hospitalization Risk for Pregnant Women

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 00:33
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

Pregnancy Rates Increasing in Women With Multiple Sclerosis

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 00:33
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

Cancer Prevention: Don't Smoke, Drink, and Keep Healthy Weight

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 00:33
Establishing policies to stop people from smoking tobacco is the number one priority in the latest report from the American Cancer Society's cancer control Blueprint series.
Medscape Medical News

Childhood Trauma May Drive Poor Outcomes in Anxious Depression

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 00:33
Childhood trauma, particularly sexual abuse, is more common in those with anxious depression and causes permanent biological changes, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

What Strategies Can We Use to Prevent Death by Suicide?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 00:33
Strategies for preventing death by suicide: Dr Peter Yellowlees discusses results from a recent meta-analysis.
Medscape Psychiatry

'Fat Grafting' as a Third Option for Breast Reconstruction

Medscape Today - 2018, October 16 - 00:33
After 5 years of follow-up, there were no more locoregional recurrence events seen in patients who underwent autologous fat transfer than in matched controls patients.
Medscape Medical News

A Low-Risk, Low-Cost Way to Slow Cognitive Decline

Medscape Today - 2018, October 13 - 17:18
Focusing on older black patients, a novel behavioral approach reduced the rate of cognitive decline.
Medscape Internal Medicine

Popular 'Club Drug' Tied to Brain, Cognitive Changes

Medscape Today - 2018, October 13 - 17:18
Gamma-hydroxybutyrate, which is widely used as a 'party drug,' causes functional brain changes, especially after drug-related comas, Dutch researchers have shown for the first time.
Medscape Medical News

Dairy Fat May Protect Against Diabetes, Says Biomarker Study

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 23:08
'We're aware that our biomarker work has limitations...but at the very least, the available evidence about dairy fat does not indicate any increased risk for...type 2 diabetes,' says lead author.
Medscape Medical News

Nursing Salaries Are Stagnant, New Survey Shows

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 23:08
Average annual nurse wages were stagnant in 2017, for the first time, according to Medscape's 2018 RN/LPN Compensation Survey. Wages were not adjusted for inflation; therefore, they may have actually fallen.
Medscape Medical News

Genetics Drive Gout Risk Far More Than Diet

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 23:08
The high serum urate levels associated with risk for gout are far more influenced by heredity than by diet, and experts suggested that recognizing this might increase the use of urate-lowering drugs.
Medscape Medical News

Ivy League Football Concussions Drop With New Kickoff Rule

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
Adjusting the line for Ivy League football kickoffs is one of the latest moves tackling the high number of player concussions. A new study reports dramatic results after the new rule was put into play.
Medscape Medical News

Eczema Drug Dupilumab Spurs Hair Regrowth in Alopecia Totalis

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
Shared immune characteristics of alopecia totalis and atopic dermatitis might explain the hair regrowth in a patient with alopecia totalis being treated with dupilumab for persistent eczema.
Medscape Medical News

Most Internists Still Report Ties to Industry

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
Almost three fourths (72%) of internal medicine physicians reported ties to drug or device manufacturers, a survey found. Specialists were more likely to report ties than nonspecialists.
Medscape Medical News

When Does Type 2 Diabetes Start? Changes Evident 20 Years Before

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
New evidence regarding the trajectory of prediabetes shows that metabolic abnormalities can start up to 20 years before diagnosis of type 2 diabetes, so tackle risk factors 'the sooner, the better.'
Medscape Medical News

Will You Get the Flu Vaccine This Year?

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
Despite a relatively severe influenza season last year, clinician vaccination rates remain flat.
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DIY Artificial Pancreas: Patients Aren't Waiting for Us

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
Are you familiar with the DIY artificial pancreas? Drs Shubrook and Rayhan Lal discuss this growing movement.
Medscape Family Medicine

Artificial Intelligence Gains Ground in Thyroid Nodule Diagnosis

Medscape Today - 2018, October 12 - 17:05
An AI system, programmed with 'deep learning' to evaluate thyroid nodule ultrasounds, shows impressive accuracy, particularly when combined with the judgment of junior physicians.
Medscape Medical News
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