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FDA Panel Backs Prucalopride for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
An FDA panel unanimously recommended prucalopride oral tablets for the treatment of adults with chronic idiopathic constipation.
Medscape Medical News

Prenatal Fluoride Exposure Linked to ADHD in Kids

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
To think that water fluoridation is unsafe has long been considered a fringe belief, but recent research suggests cause for concern.
Medscape Medical News

More Than Half of Physicians and Nurses Say Obesity Is a Disease

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
A Medscape poll found physicians were more likely than nurses to say that lifestyle was the underlying cause of obesity. Diet change was the top recommendation all providers gave to patients who were obese.
Medscape Medical News

Burger Chains Earn Failing Grades for Reducing Antibiotics

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Only two of 25 U.S. burger chains surveyed earned a top rating for serving beef raised without the routine use of antibiotics, according to a new report issued by six consumer groups.
WebMD Health News

Teen Vaping Likely a 'Gateway' to Cigarette Use

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Teens who use e-cigarettes and other vaping products may be at increased risk of progressing to nicotine cigarettes, new research suggests.
Medscape Medical News

Problem Gaming, Sexual Compulsion 'Real Conditions'

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Internet gaming disorder and compulsive sexual behavior are clinically relevant conditions akin to addictions, despite their lack of inclusion in DSM-5, leading experts suggest.
Medscape Medical News

Are Oral Bisphosphonate 'Drug Holidays' Safe?

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
How should patients be monitored when taking a prolonged break from oral bisphosphonates?
Medscape Internal Medicine

'Compelling' Data: Bariatric Surgery Saves Lives

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Why are there still so many hurdles between obese patients with type 2 diabetes who would benefit from this life-saving treatment?
Medscape

Breast Tomosynthesis Better Than Mammography?

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
A simplified, single-view version of digital breast tomosynthesis may increase the detection of breast cancer over standard digital mammography, with lower radiation exposure, say Swedish scientists.
Medscape Medical News

FBT Outreach, Patient Navigation Boost CRC Screening

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
In a systematic review and meta-analysis of US randomized clinical trials, fecal blood test (FBT) outreach and patient navigation were associated with increased colorectal cancer screening rates.
Medscape Medical News

FDA Panel Oks Tegaserod for IBS-C in Women with Low CV Risk

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
The Gastrointestinal Drugs Advisory Committee of the FDA recommended reintroducing tegaserod maleate for women with irritable bowel syndrome and low cardiovascular risk.
Medscape Medical News

For Seriously Ill in US, Suffering Goes Beyond the Illness

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Health system problems leave many seriously ill Americans struggling to pay bills and feeling helpless and confused, a new study shows.
Medscape Medical News

Ketamine Dosing for Depression May Not Be 'One-Size-Fits-All'

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
A study confirms the antidepressant effects of intravenous ketamine at the standard 0.5 mg/kg dose and hints that a lower dose might also have some benefit with fewer side effects.
Medscape Medical News

FDA OKs Fluocinolone Intravitreal Implant (Yutiq) for Uveitis

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
In clinical trials, Yutiq significantly reduced recurrence rates at 6 and 12 months following treatment compared with sham treatment in patients with chronic, noninfectious posterior segment uveitis.
FDA Approvals

Congo's Ebola Outbreak Bad, but Not Global Emergency, WHO Says

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
The Democratic Republic of Congo's rising number of cases and deaths are concerning, but a committee ruled that the circumstances don't warrant an international emergency declaration.
Medscape Medical News

Cannabinoids Mildly Effective for Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Many patients with MS try cannabis products to alleviate symptoms of pain, spasticity, and bladder dysfunction. A large meta-analysis suggests that these agents are mildly efficacious.
Medscape Medical News

Antibiotic Fails to Cut Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Adjunctive minocycline failed to ease negative symptoms or inflammatory or neuropathic processes in patients with recent-onset psychosis in what is believed to be the largest trial to date.
Medscape Medical News

Several Influenza Deaths Reported in US as Flu Season Begins

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Several patients including one child have died from influenza as the first week of the 2018-19 flu season drew to a close, according to news and public health department reports.
Medscape Medical News

Have You Experienced Ageism During Your Career?

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Stereotyping due to age may be widespread in the medical profession.
Medscape Reader Polls

Schizophrenia in Youth Not a Neurodegenerative Illness

Medscape Today - 4 hours 36 min ago
Young patients with schizophrenia experience cognitive impairment prior to the onset of psychotic symptoms, but their neurodevelopmental trajectory is comparable to that of healthy control persons.
Medscape Medical News
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