CANCER PATIENTS 'DESERVE CHOICE OF MEDICALLY ASSISTED DYING'

Patient autonomy, choice and control, and the potential role of clinicians, are central to whether UK cancer patients should be allowed...

QUESTIONS REMAIN OVER THYROID MANAGEMENT IN PREGNANCY

Although 1 in 200 women with fertility issues have overt thyroid dysfunction and many more subclinical hypothyroidism, it is unclear...

 
 
 

COLCHICINE BEFORE PCI CUTS INFLAMMATORY MARKERS BUT NOT MACE

Although colchicine did not significantly reduce major adverse cardiovascular events after PCI, the researchers are encouraged by significant...

TICAGRELOR MONOTHERAPY AFFIRMED IN HIGH-RISK ACS: ISCHEMIA-ACS

The data provide important reassurance that, even in the highest-risk patients, stopping aspirin 3 months after PCI does not lead to...

 
 
 

SACUBITRIL/VALSARTAN BENEFITS EXTEND TO HF WITH MILDLY REDUCED EF

Further analysis of the PARAGON trial also suggest the benefit of the drug combination may reach higher ejection fractions in women. Medscape...

ISCHEMIA-CKD: NO GAIN FROM INITIAL INVASIVE STRATEGY

In a trial that ran parallel to its splashier sibling ISCHEMIA, an initial invasive strategy offered 'really no clinical benefit, and...

 
 
 

THE ISCHEMIA TRIAL - CARDIOLOGY CHANGES TODAY

The AHA late-breaking trial comparing an invasive vs medical strategy for patients with stable ischemic disease validates Nobel prize-winning...

ISCHEMIA: PCI, SURGERY STRIKE OUT VS MEDS

The $100 million trial signals that not every stable patient with stable, moderate-to-severe ischemic disease needs to go to the cath...

 
 
 

ORION-10: 58% REDUCTION IN LDL WITH INCLISIRAN

A second phase 3 study has shown impressive reductions in LDL on top of statins with this novel agent given just twice a year. Medscape...

AHA INVESTS BIG IN 'END THE LIES' RESEARCH TO THWART YOUTH VAPING

The AHA announced a three-pronged plan to stop teen vaping: a $20 million research initiative, a hashtag/website awareness campaign,...

 
 
 

COLCOT: COLCHICINE SHOWS PROMISE TO REDUCE EVENTS AFTER MI

A widely available anti-inflammatory agent used to treat pericarditis and gout may have value in secondary prevention after myocardial...

FAMILY HISTORY IS NEVER 'NONCONTRIBUTORY'

Dr Mark Lewis discusses how a few seemingly insignificant health details 'cast my entire family in a different light.' Medscape Oncology

 
 
 

ASTHMA PRESCRIBING CHOICE AFFECTS GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

For every 10% of metered-dose inhalers replaced with dry powder inhalers, greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced and millions of...

FDA OKS CRIZANLIZUMAB, TARGETED THERAPY FOR SICKLE CELL CRISIS

Crizanlizumab binds to P-selectin, a cell adhesion protein that plays a central role in the multicellular interactions that can lead...

 
 
 

NEW AHA/ACC PERFORMANCE AND QUALITY STATEMENT ON HYPERTENSION

Hypertension affects more than one third of US adults, but achieving adequate control remains elusive. A new document fine-tunes existing...

EMA PANEL BACKS FOSTAMATINIB FOR CHRONIC ITP

Fostamatinib, a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor, helps increase and maintain the platelet count and reduce bleeding risk in adults...

 
 
 

VIRGINIA OB-GYN ACCUSED OF 'DEEPLY DISTURBING' UNNEEDED SURGERIES

The physician is also accused of removing a woman's fallopian tubes without her knowledge. A prosecutor says 173 women have come forward...

NEW SHINGLES VACCINE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The shingles vaccine Shingrix was approved in 2017. Doctors say they are learning more about how it works, its safety risks, and how...

 
 
 

MORE ADOLESCENTS SEEK MEDICAL CARE FOR MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Hospital emergency rooms throughout California are reporting a sharp increase in adolescents and young adults seeking care for a mental...

NEW HIV CARE MODELS, APPS EMERGING AS PATIENTS AGE

Innovations include combining metabolic focus with HIV, centralizing a care team to treat patients in 90-minute appointments, and monitoring...

 
 
 



Omega-3 may Protect Against Heart Disease-related Death

Omega-3 may Protect Against Heart Disease-related Death

Consuming omega-3 supplements daily may protect against diseases, especially when it comes to heart health, reveals a new study. Read more ...

Clearing Damaged Cells Out of the Body may Help Heal Diabetics' Blood Vessels

Clearing Damaged Cells Out of the Body may Help Heal Diabetics' Blood Vessels

Ramping up one of the body's waste disposal system, called autophagy, can help heal the blood vessels of diabetics, reveals a new study. Read more ...

Intermittent Fasting Associated With Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization...

Intermittent Fasting Associated With Longevity in Cardiac Catheterization Patients

In cardiac catheterization patients, intermittent fasting increases longevity, stated new research. Read more ...

Pregnancy-associated Heart Disease: New Insights

Pregnancy-associated Heart Disease: New Insights

Early diagnosis of pregnancy-associated heart disease is linked to better outcomes, said new research. Read more ...

4 Natural ways to get rid of keto breath

4 Natural ways to get rid of keto breath

The ketogenic diet, also known as the keto diet, has surged in popularity in recent years due to its ability to help people lose weight faster. This particular diet involves... Read more ...

HIV Infection Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

HIV Infection Linked to Sudden Cardiac Death Risk

Living with HIV with detectable virus was linked to a larger effect on QT interval variation than any other cardiovascular disease risk factor included in the study, except for... Read more ...

New Way in Which Insulin Interacts With Its Receptor Discovered

New Way in Which Insulin Interacts With Its Receptor Discovered

Using a powerful technique known as cryo-electron microscopy, the researchers obtain a detailed 3D picture of the insulin receptor ectodomain bound to insulin. Read more ...

18 Healthy Meal-Prep Recipes You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

18 Healthy Meal-Prep Recipes You Can Make in Your Instant Pot

Meal prep can help keep you on track with your goals , in addition to saving you money, but if the idea of carving out hours on Sunday to cook a week's worth of meals sounds... Read more ...

Day-glo dye helps surgeons to trace the trickiest tumours

Day-glo dye helps surgeons to trace the trickiest tumours

British doctors are using the substance to help identify a type of cancer called sarcomas, which affect thousands every year. The new technique could spare some patients limb... Read more ...

Mother of premature twins claims the stronger boy saved his brothers life...

Mother of premature twins claims the stronger boy saved his brothers life with a CUDDLE

Hannah Zimunya, 28, from Wrexham, North Wales, was told to prepare for the worst when she gave birth to Dylan and Deiniol last October. She claims a cuddle from Dylan saved... Read more ...