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 2022-06-27 21:05 

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Monkeypox Not a Global Emergency Yet, WHO Says...

More than 3200 worldwide cases have been reported to the WHO since the beginning of May. The US has detected 201 cases, according to the latest CDC data. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-27 20:41 

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Low-Protein Nordic Diet Promotes Healthy Eating in Infants...

Infants who were introduced to a low-protein diet high in fruit, vegetables, and roots ate more fruits and vegetables at 12 and 18 months of age. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-27 20:41 

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Fit Kids More Likely to Stay Mentally Sharp With Age...

Exercise is crucial not just for a healthy body but for a healthy brain too -- and we may need to start as far back as early childhood. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-27 19:21 

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ACC/AHA Issue Clinical Lexicon for Complications of COVID-19...

The document standardizes definitions for cardiovascular and noncardiovascular com-plications and sets out a framework to capture and better understand how COVID-19 af-fects health. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-27 19:01 

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Congress Passes Bipartisan Gun Legislation...

'Our success today will never be the end of this fight, but this is a beginning,' said Rep. Lucy McBath, a Georgia Democrat whose son was killed by a gun in 2012. The bill passed 234-193 in the House. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-27 18:50 

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Lifestyle Interventions or Medication for Type 2 Diabetes?...

Data show that lifestyle modifications can help patients with diabetes lose weight and achieve remission. But experts question whether lifestyle modifications affect cardiovascular and renal events. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-27 18:01 

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Ob/Gyns on the Day That Roe v. Wade Was Overturned...

Ob/gyns from across the country share what they were thinking on the day that Roe v Wade was overturned. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-06-27 17:34 

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Doc Releases Song About Racist Attack in Buffalo, NY...

Black cardiologist and former country singer Cleveland Francis wrote and recorded a song to honor the victims of the Buffalo shooting. "It's a plea to the other side to recognize us as people," he told Medscape. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-27 16:58 

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Some US Clinics Stop Doing Abortions as Ruling Takes Hold...

"Some patients were stunned and didn't know what to say. Some patients did not understand what was happening." Associated Press...

 2022-06-27 16:48 

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Army Guard Troops Risk Dismissal as Vaccine Deadline Looms...

"We're going to give every soldier every opportunity to get vaccinated and continue their military career. Every soldier that is pending an exemption, we will continue to support them through their process." Associated Press...

 2022-06-27 16:16 

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COVID: Biosafety Legislation Gets Political...

COVID-19 has polarized conversations about lab safety. Undark...

 2022-06-27 16:07 

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Latin American Patients With Diabetes Prefer SGLT2 Inhibitors...

Findings from a recent study highlight the need for clear discussions between patients and physicians before defining a treatment strategy. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-27 15:01 

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Visceral Adiposity, Bone Density Show Significant Linkage...

Data from 9000 US residents collected in NHANES showed a significant, positive association between increased visceral adiposity and bone mineral density in the lumbar spine. First Look...

 2022-06-27 14:11 

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Canada Compares Well With Other G10 Nations in COVID Response...

Canada has had the second-lowest number of COVID-19 cases and the highest proportion of fully vaccinated citizens, as of February 2022. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-27 13:20 

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American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Adolescent Suicide Screening...

It's a myth that talking about suicide makes it more likely a person will attempt suicide. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-27 13:00 

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Another Public Health Crisis Originating From Gun Violence...

Mass shootings have become increasingly common in American society, taking countless lives and scarring communities. Mental health is another casualty of this public health epidemic. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-06-24 21:01 

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Roe v. Wade: Medical Groups React to Supreme Court Decision...

Doctors' groups were quick to respond to the ruling by the US Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 19:54 

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Scabies on the Rise in Spain...

An increase in cases began as early as 2014 and intensified during the pandemic. Sales of drugs to treat scabies have increased, but the efficacy of treatments such as permethrin may have declined. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 19:31 

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Infographic: Hospitalist Lifestyle Burnout Causes and Cures...

Hospitalists discuss the causes they link most closely with their feelings of work burnout and cite lifestyle techniques they say are effective for reducing burnout. Medscape...

 2022-06-24 19:09 

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Effective, Lasting Rhizarthrosis Treatments Are Available...

Pharmaceutical and orthotic treatments help reduce pain and restore function to the thumb. Many patients and some physicians are unaware that surgery is an effective option as well. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 18:21 

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Jun 24 2022 This Week in Cardiology...

A non-significant but wonderful trial in AF, smoking and HF, vitamins, and pre-op risk screening are the topics discussed by John Mandrola, MD, in this week's podcast. theheart.org on Medscape...

 2022-06-24 17:19 

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5 Things Most Physicians Don't Know About Radiation Oncology...

Radiation oncology is often a misunderstood subspecialty. Two radiation oncologists provide a window into the field. Medscape Oncology...

 2022-06-24 16:35 

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Pandemic Increased Burnout Among Academic Medical Faculty...

Women and early career faculty reported higher rates of burnout, more hours of work per day, and more hours spent caring for dependents. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 16:27 

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Roe Reversal May Go Well Beyond Abortion...

Experts fear that many reproductive procedures will be imperiled as states start banning pregnancy terminations. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 16:18 

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MedTwitter Responds to the Fall of Roe...

Reproductive health specialists expressed outrage at the Supreme Court's decision reversing the federal right to an abortion. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 15:00 

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Roe v. Wade Overturned, Ending 50 Years of Abortion Protections...

Abortion will likely soon be banned in more than two dozen states. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-24 13:37 

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Hypervigilance and Helplessness in Facing Death of a Patient...

A psychologist caring for healthcare providers shares a poignant story of the cost of caring. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-06-24 13:21 

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New Light on Why Some Psych Patients Don't Respond to Therapy...

Patients with psychiatric disorders who believe they don't deserve to get better are more likely to drop out of treatment and take longer to heal, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-24 12:29 

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Defusing Patient-Physician Conflict the LATTE Way...

A patient was unhappy with me after reading my medical note. I hope my LATTE approach will prevent conflict from escalating into violence. Medscape Family Medicine...

 2022-06-24 12:24 

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Melting Arctic Ice Could Have Geopolitical Implications for Shipping...

Arctic ice is melting at such a rate that new shipping routes could be opened as areas once covered in ice and snow year-round become ice free for several months. Quick Take...

 2022-06-23 23:33 

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Vaccines Prevented Nearly 20M COVID Deaths Globally in 1st Year...

However, numbers point out the inequities and challenges between high-income and low-income countries. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 22:15 

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Tofersen Linked to Slow but Positive ALS Outcomes...

An open-label extension of the phase 3 VALOR trial shows statistically significant benefits for the novel antisense oligonucleotide tofersen in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 21:04 

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Promising New Tool for Better Migraine Management in Primary Care...

A new tool for migraine management improves diagnosis and treatment at the primary care level, including lowering referrals to specialists and orders for MRI scans, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 21:03 

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Meningococcal Disease Outbreak in Florida Expands: CDC...

The number of cases in Florida has surpassed the state's 5-year average for meningitis. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-23 21:02 

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Publix Supermarkets Not Offering COVID Vaccine to Young Kids...

The company's website shows it offers other vaccinations for babies as young as 6 months. Associated Press...

 2022-06-23 20:54 

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Top Medications Most Often Linked to Headache...

In a new study launched to better understand headache as a side effect of medication use, the top five most frequently implicated meds were all treatments for autoimmune disorders. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 20:38 

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NY Leaders Vow New Gun Limits After Supreme Court Ruling...

'Our new laws are going to be looking at restrictions on sensitive locations, changing the permitting process,' Hochul said after the court's ruling. Associated Press...

 2022-06-23 20:28 

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No Role for Cuffless BP Monitoring at Present: ESH Statement...

Cuffless blood pressure measurement has considerable potential, but because its accuracy hasn't been validated, it's not suitable for clinical use for now, the European Society of Hypertension says. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 19:22 

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Study Provides Guidance on Lab Tests During Isotretinoin Therapy...

The recommendations, the authors said, "provide a framework for management of a typical, otherwise healthy patient being treated with isotretinoin for acne." Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 19:18 

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We Should Vaccinate Gay and Bisexual Men for Monkeypox Now...

The nonendemic outbreak of monkeypox among men who have sex with men (MSM) continues to spread: We have a ready intervention (the monkeypox vaccine), and it's time to mass vaccinate MSM. Medscape Blogs...

 2022-06-23 19:18 

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Sleep Tied to Objective and Subjective Cognition...

Poor objective sleep efficiency may contribute to older adults overestimating their cognitive abilities, preliminary findings from a new pilot study suggest. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 19:11 

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Tennessee GOP Leaders Urge Delay of Toddler COVID-19 Shots...

In a letter sent to the Republican governor, Tennessee House of Representatives leaders said they had too many concerns surrounding the vaccine for those under 5 years old. Associated Press...

 2022-06-23 19:07 

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Recommended Drugs for Headache Rarely Prescribed in EDs...

Although guidelines caution against it, use of diphenhydramine in EDs more than doubled over a recent 11-year period, but recommended drugs such as triptans and corticosteroids were rarely prescribed. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 18:12 

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Long COVID: A Very Big Umbrella...

Abraham Verghese talks with Stanford's Dr Linda Geng, who is studying the puzzling and poorly understood postviral phenomenon known as long COVID. Medscape...

 2022-06-23 17:50 

Medscape

FDA Orders Juul to Stop Selling E-Cigarettes...

The marketing denial order covers all the company's products in the US, which means Juul must stop distributing the products and remove everything on the market. WebMD Health News...

 2022-06-23 17:48 

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We Must End Attacks on Hospitals in Conflict Zones...

International laws meant to shield hospitals and health workers from belligerents are rarely, if ever, enforced. Undark...

 2022-06-23 17:01 

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IUD Injury Risk Rises Shortly After Women Give Birth...

A new study found that women for whom an IUD was inserted within a certain time frame after giving birth were at higher risk of the IUD puncturing the uterus. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 16:56 

Medscape

Class I Recall for Medtronic's HeartWare HVAD Batteries...

Welding defects could cause separation of the two cell battery packs used to power the system, leading to power failure; one death has been reported. News Alerts...

 2022-06-23 16:44 

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Examination, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Piriformis Syndrome...

Two specialists provide an overview of the syndrome, which is often characterized by pain in the buttocks and leg. They discuss differential diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Medscape Medical News...

 2022-06-23 15:56 

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More Holistic Approach Needed for Hyperglycemia Management...

Dr John Buse discusses the updated ADA-EASD consensus on managing hyperglycemia, including glycemic and weight management, cardiovascular risk reduction, and cardiorenal therapies or organ protection. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology...

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