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 2023-02-04 05:05 

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World Cancer Day: Half of Cancer Deaths Can Be Prevented...

Nearly half of cancer-related deaths are the result of tobacco, alcohol, and ultra-processed foods, and thus preventable; the Union for International Cancer Control is calling on governments to take a stand. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-03 23:19 

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Cath Ablation for AF No Less Safe, Effective in Cancer Patients...

Freedom from recurrence or reablation and safety outcome were similar at 12 months regardless of whether patients had a recent cancer diagnosis or were on anthracyclines. First Look...

 2023-02-03 21:34 

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Three Wild Health Technologies in (or Close to) Clinical Trials...

If you thought AI was remarkable, just wait until you see these. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-03 21:28 

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Long-term Depression May Hasten Brain Aging in Midlife...

Elevated depressive symptoms are associated with an additional brain age of nearly 3 years, new research suggests. MDedge News...

 2023-02-03 20:18 

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As Long-term Care Staffing Crisis Worsens, Who Can Fill the Gaps?...

The industry has long relied on immigrants to bolster its ranks, and they'll be critical to meeting future staffing needs. But as beds fill, policymakers are slow to open new pathways for foreign workers. Kaiser Health News...

 2023-02-03 20:09 

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Advice on Antibiotics For Kids During Shortages...

Prescribing antibiotics for children with viral infections has led to a shortage of the most commonly used antibiotics. Medscape Pediatrics...

 2023-02-03 19:14 

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The Loss of Letters...

"Upon my skinny, adaptable desk the other day sat a white envelope that was hand-addressed to me. It was postmarked more than 2 weeks before," Dr Jeffrey Benabio writes in his column. MDedge...

 2023-02-03 18:47 

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ChatGPT's AI Could Help Catch Alzheimer's Early...

The AI everyone's talking about identified Alzheimer's 80% of the time by analyzing people's speech. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-03 18:26 

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Feb 3 2023 This Week in Cardiology...

A possible major breakthrough in thinking about diastolic dysfunction and HFpEF, MRI scanning and cardiac devices, and AF and dementia are the topics John Mandrola, MD, covers in this week's podcast. theheart.org on Medscape...

 2023-02-03 17:54 

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'Ozempic Face': Accepting Wrinkles for Improved Health...

Some who are taking Ozempic are complaining about their faces thinning as an effect of this weight loss drug. Dr Anne Peters thinks the benefit of this new medication outweighs the risk. Medscape Diabetes & Endocrinology...

 2023-02-03 17:44 

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Preoperative Preparation for Gender-Affirming Vaginoplasty Surgery...

As the number of surgeries increases, so does the need for a standardized approach to preoperative evaluation and patient preparation. MDedge...

 2023-02-03 16:23 

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Bacterial Vaginosis Linked With Persistent HPV Infections...

Studies indicate that HPV infections persist in cases of vaginosis, resulting in the appearance of epithelial lesions. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-03 16:16 

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Commenting on Weight's Not Rude. It's Dangerous....

Making comments about a patient's weight can be seen as bias. Dr Gonsahn-Bollie gives advice on how to talk about weight with patients....

 2023-02-03 16:11 

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Docs Get Clever With ChatGPT...

Alok S. Patel, MD, discusses the use of chatbot technology in healthcare and shares examples. Medscape Hospital Medicine...

 2023-02-03 15:18 

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Boosters Reduce COVID Deaths in Patients With Multimorbidity...

Additional studies are needed for accurate booster-dose timing as new variants emerge, according to researchers. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-03 15:03 

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Longer Diabetes Duration Links With Increased Heart Failure...

Prospective data from nearly 24,000 people with diabetes showed that longer diabetes duration significantly linked with an increased heart failure incidence. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-03 14:53 

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More Data Back Guillain-Barr Risk With Janssen COVID Shot...

Observed cases of Guillain-Barr syndrome after receipt of the Janssen shot were two to three times greater than background rates within 3-6 weeks of vaccination, new US surveillance data show. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-02 21:23 

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Accelerated Pacing a Possible Strategy for HF With Preserved EF?...

A study challenges the dogma of beta-blockers for HF with preserved ejection fraction. For now, the strategy might only be for HFpEF patients already with pacemakers. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-02 20:54 

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The Future of At-Home Testing: Flu, RSV Rapid Tests Are Coming...

The FDA says it is confident that at-home rapid tests like those for COVID-19 are forthcoming for the flu and respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-02 20:43 

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Is It Time to Unionize?...

William G. Wilkoff, MD discusses whether it is appropriate to unionize to strengthen your voice and create some change. MDedge...

 2023-02-02 20:36 

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Exercise Halves T2D Risk in Adults With Obesity...

"Physical exercise combined with diet restriction has been proven to be effective in prevention of diabetes." MDedge News...

 2023-02-02 20:28 

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Now Trending on Social Media: Bad Birth Control Info...

YouTubers are ditching the pill and pushing more 'natural' contraception methods, putting impressionable young women at risk of unintended pregnancy. MDedge News...

 2023-02-02 20:08 

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Positive Test No Longer Required to Get COVID Antivirals...

The FDA announced the changes Wednesday in letters sent to the drugs' manufacturers, Pfizer and Merck. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-02 19:24 

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Pandemic Pregnancy-Linked Deaths Up 35% From 2019...

Pregnancy-associated deaths, including drug-related deaths and homicide, were up 35% in 2020, compared with prepandemic 2019, new research indicates. MDedge News...

 2023-02-02 18:35 

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Cognitive Testing for Older Drivers: Is There a Benefit?...

A mandatory cognitive screening policy targeting older drivers appeared to lower car crashes in Japan; but experts from other countries caution against ageism in designing such policies. MDedge News...

 2023-02-02 18:26 

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Decoding Endometriosis: Recent Research Fosters Hope...

Although the disease afflicts at least 1 out of every 10 women, endometriosis remains a conundrum for patients and their physicians. MDedge News...

 2023-02-02 17:51 

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Massive Rise in Drug Overdose Deaths Driven by Opioids...

The drug overdose death rate in the United States climbed nearly 400% from 2001 to 2021, with much of the increase occurring in the last 2 years, the National Center for Heath Statistics reports. MDedge News...

 2023-02-02 17:33 

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Insurance Giant's Effort to Deny Coverage to Chronically Ill Patient...

After a college student finally found a treatment that worked, the insurance giant wouldn't pay for the costly drugs. His fight to get coverage exposed the insurer's hidden procedures for rejecting claims. ProPublica...

 2023-02-02 17:28 

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'Sighing' Tops Mindfulness for Reduced Stress, Improved Mood...

Cyclic sighing, which emphasizes prolonged exhalations, is more effective at improving mood and reducing stress than mindfulness meditation, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-02 16:24 

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The New Blood Pressure Target in Primary Care...

Dr Neil Skolnik discusses the rationale for the new lower blood pressure target for adults with hypertension. Medscape Family Medicine...

 2023-02-02 16:23 

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Antidepressants Mostly Ineffective, 'Lackluster' for Chronic Pain...

In a new analysis of 26 systematic reviews, most comparisons had inconclusive evidence of the effectiveness of antidepressants compared with placebo in treating pain. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-02 16:15 

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Do Liberal State Policies Really Save Lives?...

A study looking at mortality in working-age adults finds big differences between red and blue states. Medscape...

 2023-02-02 11:52 

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FDA Approves Daprodustat, First Oral Anemia Treatment...

The US Food and Drug Administration has approved daprodustat as oral treatment for anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease and on dialysis, but not for patients who are not on dialysis. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-01 23:19 

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COVID Emergency Orders Ending: What's Next?...

It's the end of an era. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-01 20:32 

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Even Low-Level Air Pollution Ups Depression, Anxiety Risk...

Long-term exposure to multiple air pollutants, even at levels below national air quality standards, is associated with increased risk for depression and anxiety, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-01 19:21 

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Inflammation and Immunity Troubles Top Long COVID Suspect List...

'I think that it's a much more complex picture than just inflammation, or just autoimmunity, or just immune dysregulation,' said Alexander Truong, MD, of Emory University School of Medicine. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-01 19:11 

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Bacterial Outbreak Linked to EzriCare Eyedrops: CDC...

A bacterial outbreak linked to eyedrops has caused one death and sickened at least 50 people in 11 states, the CDC says. WebMD Health News...

 2023-02-01 19:00 

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Vitamin D Supplementation Linked to Fewer Suicide Attempts...

A large retrospective study of US veterans finds those receiving vitamin D2 or D3 had fewer suicide attempts or episodes of intentional self-harm than matched peers who didn't take the vitamin. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-01 17:40 

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Running Does Not Cause Lasting Cartilage Damage...

A single bout of running causes only transient and small changes to the thickness and structure of healthy cartilage in the knee. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-01 17:36 

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Ospemifene and HT Boost Vaginal Microbiome in Vulvovaginal Atrophy...

The study sheds microbiological light on the mechanisms of ospemifene and low-dose systemic hormone therapy. MDedge News...

 2023-02-01 17:03 

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Diagnosing Myositis and Myopathy: Exam and Testing...

The movie theater sign? The best way to assess muscle strength? The Curbsiders share pearls from an expert on these rare autoimmune disorders. The Curbsiders...

 2023-02-01 16:15 

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Elevated PCSK9-Psoriasis Link: A New Target for Treatment?...

The study suggests that "PCSK9 inhibition is causally associated with reduced risk of psoriasis" and has implications for prevention and possibly treatment of psoriasis, the investigators say. MDedge News...

 2023-02-01 15:14 

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Frequent Visits to Green Spaces Linked to Lower Use of Some Meds...

In a study of Finnish city dwellers, those who often visited green spaces, such as parks and community gardens, used fewer psychotropic, antihypertensive, and asthma meds than those who did not. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-02-01 14:40 

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Universal Testing for Lp(a): What Are We Waiting For?...

A retired cardiologist with a personal history with the atherogenic molecule calls for universal testing for lipoprotein (a). theheart.org on Medscape...

 2023-01-31 22:03 

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Legacy ICDs Exposed to MRI Still Shock, Pace as Needed...

Non-MRI-conditional devices need a few adjustments before imaging but still reliably deliver therapy. Referring such patients to larger centers only makes it harder for them to get required scans. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-01-31 21:40 

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Children and COVID: Weekly Cases May Have Doubled in Early January...

Although new COVID-19 cases in children, as measured by the AAP and the CHA, remained steady in recent months, data from the CDC suggest that weekly cases took a big jump in early January. Medscape Medical News...

 2023-01-31 21:19 

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Despite High Spending, US Ranks Last in Health Outcomes: Study...

'Americans are living shorter, less healthy lives because our health system is not working as well as it could be.' WebMD Health News...

 2023-01-31 20:48 

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Change Makers: Dr Valerie Montgomery Rice on Healthcare Disparities and Moving From Talk to Action...

WebMD's Chief Medical Officer, John Whyte, MD, MPH, speaks with Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD, on cultural humility in healthcare disparities. Medscape...

 2023-01-31 20:17 

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The Climb: The Power of Movement for Healing and Mental Health...

After a near-fatal accident left Melissa Strong's fingers a mangled, charred mess, the climber was told her days on the rock were over. Her story is a testament to determination in the face of grievous injury. WebMD Health News...

 2023-01-31 19:06 

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It's 'Telehealth vs No Care': Patients Could Be Left Vulnerable...

Congress' $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package included a 2-year extension of pandemic-era funding that helped telehealth services grow nationwide during the pandemic. But will that become permanent? Kaiser Health News...

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