A QUICK TOUR OF THE NEW LYME DISEASE GUIDELINE

Dr Paul Auwaerter highlights the major changes in this guideline, which was a collaboration of the IDSA, AAN, and ACR. Medscape Infectious...

EXTENDED AF MONITORING WORTH CONSIDERING AFTER EYE STROKE

Patients with central retinal artery occlusion had a high rate of AF, comparable to that in patients with cerebral ischemic stroke,...

 
 
 

FDA APPROVES 20-VALENT PNEUMOCOCCAL VACCINE

The vaccine is capable of protecting against 20 serotypes involved in most cases of invasive pneumonia and pneumococcal disease in...

IL-6 LEVELS TIED TO PROGRESSION OF DIABETIC KIDNEY DISEASE

Higher levels of interleukin-6 were associated with faster progression of proteinuric diabetic kidney disease; these levels are not...

 
 
 

FDA RECALLS MORE METFORMIN EXTENDED-RELEASE TABLETS

Two lots of metformin HCl extended-release tablets have been recalled by Viona Pharmaceuticals because unacceptable levels of nitrosodimethylamine,...

POSSIBLE 'TREATMENT' MAY CUT HFPEF RISK FROM MYOCARDIAL INJURY

A certain lifestyle intervention lessens the impact of subclinical troponin elevations on risk for preserved-EF heart failure in African...

 
 
 

AS US COVID-19 DEATH TOLL NEARS 600,000, RACIAL GAPS PERSIST

The approaching 600,000 mark, as tracked by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Baltimore or Milwaukee. Associated...

AMA: 'EXCITED DELIRIUM' NOT A LEGITIMATE MEDICAL DIAGNOSIS

A report adopted today by the AMA House of Delegates also concludes that ketamine should not be used to restrain people solely for...

 
 
 

NOVAVAX SAYS COVID VACCINE WORKS AGAINST VARIANTS

The two-dose vaccine is 90.4% effective overall, the Associated Press reported, which is similar to the efficacy rates for the Pfizer...

PSORIASIS TREATMENT WITH BIOLOGICS: 5 THINGS TO KNOW

With a number of these agents available and another pending FDA approval, determining the right drug for your patients may be challenging....

 
 
 

DEMENTIA MADE SIMPLE

From simple subtyping to ground rules for patient visits, The Curbsiders share expert tips from geriatrician Dr Josh Uy. The Curbsiders

LOCAL WARMING

A perfect storm for heat stroke Medscape Blogs

 
 
 

IN ALLEGED MONEY GRAB, HOSPITAL CHAIN CASHES IN ON TRAUMA CENTERS

HCA charges patients an "activation fee" of up to $50,000 for trauma teams at centers located in half its 179 hospitals - and they...

REVERSAL AGENTS CURB DOAC-RELATED BLEEDING BUT DEATHS STILL HIGH

The meta-analysis of more than 4000 patients also showed thrombotic events were more frequent with andexanet than with 4PCC or idarucizumab. Medscape...

 
 
 

DENGUE INFECTIONS CAN BE SHARPLY REDUCED WITH WOLBACHIA BACTERIA

A new study in the New England Journal of Medicine belies the extraordinary 77% protective efficacy reported for preventing dengue...

TOPICAL HDAC INHIBITOR REDUCED BCC SIZE IN EARLY STUDY

Surgical excision is the preferred treatment for BCC, but there is still a need for noninvasive treatment options, the investigator...

 
 
 

TWINCRETIN MEETS PRIMARY ENDPOINTS IN PIVOTAL DIABETES TRIALS

Preliminary results from five pivotal trials for Lilly's investigational once-weekly injected tirzepatide garner much enthusiasm. Medscape...

MOST US ADULTS UNFAMILIAR WITH PALLIATIVE CARE

Nine in 10 US adults may have inadequate knowledge about palliative care, particularly if they're infrequent users of health care,...

 
 
 

JUDGE TOSSES HOSPITAL STAFF SUIT OVER VACCINE MANDATE

In the ruling issued Saturday, US District Judge Lynn Hughes upheld the hospital's policy and said the vaccination requirement didn't...

WHY GETTING A COVID-19 VACCINE TO CHILDREN COULD TAKE TIME

Is COVID an emergency for kids? That's the question at the heart of an FDA debate over how to approve a vaccine for children. Medscape...

 
 
 



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Former party boss wins Labor preselection for new seat of Hawke

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From Billie to Beyonce: Why women sing the blues

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JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley chiefs signal Wall Street's pandemic boom is coming...

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Producer of Christchurch attacks movie quits amid backlash, Ardern criticism

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Study suggests no link between antiseizure drugs used in pregnancy and...

New findings suggest there is no difference in cognitive outcomes at age 2 among children of healthy women and children of women with epilepsy who took antiseizure medication... Read more ...

Stan Grant valiently attempts to unpack a cultural and political divide in...

Stan Grant's new ABC series makes a valiant effort at unpacking and diversifying the China debate. Read more ...

New wound gap closure mechanism may offer faster, better healing after...

The observation of a previously undetected biological mechanism for closing gaps in living tissue improves basic understanding of the wound-healing process and may one day... Read more ...

South African and Brazilian SARS-CoV-2 variants overtake UK variant in...

Researchers have found that the variants of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 that were initially identified in South Africa and Brazil appear to be spreading... Read more ...

Designed By Nature Voluntarily Recalls Goat's Milk, Cow's Milk and Base Milk...

DESIGNED BY NATURE of California is recalling our Goat's Milk Powder, Cow's Milk Powder and Base Milk Powder formulas with an expiration date between May 01, 2021 thru June 11... Read more ...