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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Police departments around the U.S. that are requiring officers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 are running up against pockets of resistance that some fear could leave law enforcement shorthanded and undermine public safety. Police unions and officers are pushing back by
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The 24-hour news cycle is just as important to medicine as it is to politics, finance, or sports. At MedPage Today, new information is posted daily, but keeping up can be a challenge. As an aid for our readers and for a little amusement, here is a 10-question quiz based on the news of the
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. American children gained a lot of weight in the last year, setting a dangerous trajectory towards metabolic disease that requires urgent policy change, according to a new report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “Our nation’s safety net is fragile, outdated,
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People with multiple sclerosis (MS) who incorporated teleneurology into their care had similar clinical outcomes as MS patients who received only in-person care, a longitudinal study suggested. Over a 1-year period, MS patients who received care both virtually and in person showed no significant differences in manual dexterity, processing speed, or walking speed over MS
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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska’s attorney general said Friday that he won’t seek disciplinary action against doctors who prescribe controversial, off-label drugs to treat and prevent coronavirus infections, as long as they get informed consent from patients and don’t engage in misconduct. The office of Attorney General Doug Peterson released a legal opinion saying it
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After going through a divorce and a six-year break from the music industry, the famous singer surprised everyone with a slimmer figure in fall of 2019. But what exactly is Adele’s weight loss diet? Here’s how the Brit singer slimmed down. Adele’s Weight Loss Transformation After going through a long hiatus, the 15-time Grammy Award winner is ready to
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With a COVID-19 booster shot available for a segment of the U.S. population, an emerging group may wonder if they really need it — those with “hybrid immunity.” These are the people who are fully vaccinated but have also recovered from a case of COVID-19. Mounting evidence is clear: a bout with the virus does
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Certain oral contraceptives were associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes and prediabetes in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), according to a retrospective, population-based study. An analysis of 64,051 women with PCOS found an approximately twofold higher risk for type 2 diabetes (adjusted HR 2.04, 95% CI 1.89-2.20, P<0.001) and dysglycemia (aHR
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New data from two phase 3 studies found that in patients with relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), the new anti-CD20 monoclonal antibody drug, ublituximab, is associated with significant improvement in the multiple sclerosis functional composite (MSFC) score, a measure of disability, compared with teriflunomide (Aubagio). The results were presented by Lawrence Steinman, MD, of
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If you train regularly or you want to become an athlete, then you’ve probably heard of workout supplements and how these can benefit you. Made especially to help athletes and people with active lifestyles, sports and workout supplements help maintain your level of performance so you can reach your fitness goals sooner. You can add muscle by simply eating right
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This is the main story in a series examining how trends in healthcare ownership are impacting physician practice. Click here for a sidebar on what physician autonomy means today, and here for a sidebar on how private equity in particular is driving employment trends. Sterling Ransone, Jr., MD, is a third-generation family physician. But even
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Untreated PD-L1 non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Patients with previously untreated, PD-L1-selected, locally advanced, unresectable, or metastatic NSCLC are sought for a phase 3 trial comparing pembrolizumab to the investigational immunotherapies ociperlimab (an anti-TIGIT antibody) and tislelizumab (an anti-PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor). Participants will be treated until death or progression of disease, whichever comes first, up
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[embedded content] They say being a doctor is great — you’ll help people, make a lot of money, and work reasonable hours. But that isn’t the case for every doctor specialty. These are the specialties to consider if you’re looking for lifestyle — high pay and low hours. The ROAD specialties, standing for radiology, ophthalmology,
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Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New data on COVID vaccination in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients has shown a reduced humoral response in patients treated with the anti-CD20 antibodies ocrelizumab or rituximab, but not in those receiving the similar product, ofatumumab. The results also show a reduced
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Sometimes, no matter how much we take care of ourselves, we still get sick out of nowhere. The same goes for our pet dogs, but unlike us, they suffer in silence as they are unable to say if something’s wrong. As dog owners, we must be aware of which conditions, illnesses and diseases are most likely to affect our beloved pets. It’s our responsibility to
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More than seven in 10 Medicare beneficiaries didn’t check or compare their health plans in 2018 for changes in drug plan pricing, Medicare Advantage plan costs, or provider networks for 2019 — leaving them vulnerable to surprising price increases and reductions in the array of doctors their plans will cover. That’s according to a new
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Countries must set ambitious national climate commitments if they are to sustain a healthy and green recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The WHO COP26 Special Report on Climate Change and Health, launched today, in the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, spells out the global health community’s prescription for
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Surgery to remove the gallbladder is a relatively late intervention. The first laparotomy was performed in 1807 in Danville, Kentucky, and surgeons like Theodor Billroth and Theodor Kocher were removing thyroids and even parts of the esophagus as early as the 1870s — the pricklish gallbladder was not completely excised until 1882. For years before,
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Adults may be suffering from “coronasomnia” — increased levels of sleeplessness, nightmares, and other sleep troubles — during the pandemic, but are children experiencing the same problems? Maybe not, according to a presenter at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) virtual meeting. Pandemic-related sleep studies in children have not shown a clear trend of insomnia,
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BALTIMORE — The use of long-stem hemiarthroplasty (LSHA) did not improve quality-of-life (QoL) or functional outcomes compared to intramedullary nailing (IMN) in treating pathological fractures of the pertrochanteric femur caused by bone metastases, a researcher reported. In the randomized controlled surgical trial, short-term outcomes (3 to 12 months) demonstrated that mean Toronto Extremity Salvage Scores
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For many children in the process of outgrowing egg allergy, the step-wise reintroduction of foods that contain eggs can be achieved at home using a nine-rung laddered approach, according to updated guidelines from the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI). Attempts to reintroduce egg into the child’s diet can start at the age
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