Category: Health

Vaccine hopes and economic woes as virus spreads

Credit: CC0 Public Domain President Donald Trump voiced hope Friday that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by late 2020, cushioning dire US economic news...

Negative Diagnostic Tests, Whistleblower Complaint

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Here are the coronavirus stories Medscape’s editors around the globe think...

Compression Stockings May Not Be Needed After Surgeries, Study Finds

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A new study offers reassurance that many surgery patients can safely be freed from...

COVID-19 and people with disabilities

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Dear Mayo Clinic: My father, who suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease, lives with me and my family, including three children. While...

The High Cost of Herd Immunity

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 13, 2020 — Medscape has asked top experts to weigh in on the most pressing...

Residents Help Out Graduating Med Students on Twitter

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Coronavirus news isn’t all gloom and doom. On social media this...

Drug Combo Offers Hope Against Advanced Bladder Cancer

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 14, 2020 (HealthDay News) — A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy may slow the progress of metastatic bladder cancer...

Insomnia may forecast depression, thinking problems in older people

(HealthDay)—Insomnia may significantly increase the risk that older adults will be unable to shake off depression, researchers say. For the study, the investigators analyzed data...

Protecting Thyroid Patients That Have COVID-19

This is an especially daunting and unprecedented time for all citizens across the globe. As we attempt to grapple with the unravelings of each day...

Comparing COVID-19, Flu Death Tolls ‘Extremely Dangerous’

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The number of COVID-19 deaths cannot be directly compared to the number...

ISOCOMS Telemedicine Platform Useful for Patient Care in a Biocontainment Unit

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The isolation Communication Management System (iSOCOMS) telemedicine platform developed at a Virginia hospital to manage patients during an Ebola virus...

State Texting Bans Are Saving Teen Drivers’ Lives

Latest Prevention & Wellness News By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — In a finding that illustrates how distracted...

Treating skin irritations from wearing face masks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Since many people are wearing face masks because of COVID-19 pandemic requirements, skin irritations on the face might be more prevalent....

Largest Study to Date Links Glucose Control to COVID-19 Outcomes

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The strong link between glucose control and COVID-19 outcomes has been re-affirmed...

Cases of Children With Rare Inflammatory Syndrome Spike in Italy and France

(Reuters) — Doctors in France and northern Italy, one of the areas hardest hit by the new coronavirus, have reported spikes in cases of a rare...

CDC Issues Guidelines for Reopening America

By Robin Foster and E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — As millions of Americans try to navigate a safe re-entry into...

Italy to reopen borders on June 3 to restart tourism

Italy will reopen to tourists from early June and scrap a 14-day mandatory quarantine period, the government said Saturday, as it quickened the country’s exit...

COMMENTARY: Treating Liver Disease During COVID-19: New Recommendations

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The COVID-19 pandemic presents myriad challenges to hepatologists, gastroenterologists, transplant programs, primary...

TWILIGHT Outcomes Hold Regardless of Stent Platform

A new TWILIGHT analysis shows similar efficacy among high-risk patients treated with bioabsorbable polymer and durable-polymer stents and a consistent benefit of ticagrelor (Brilinta, Brilique;...

COVID-19 Is More Severe in Smokers

FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — COVID-19 hits smokers much harder than nonsmokers, according to a new review. Researchers from the University of California,...

Continuously active surface disinfectants may provide additional barrier against the spread of viruses

A technician is pictured in 2018 applying Allied BioScience’s first generation antimicrobial coating product In the battle to slow or prevent the transmission of viruses,...

Which Specialties Are at Highest Risk for Contracting COVID-19?

What your doctor is reading on Medscape.com: MAY 14, 2020 — The doctor in China who risked his job to warn the world...

FDA Approves Chemo-Free Combo for Lung Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved the combination of nivolumab (Opdivo, Bristol-Myers Squibb) plus ipilimumab (Yervoy, Bristol-Myers Squibb) as first-line treatment for...

Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion Might Have Cut U.S. Cancer Deaths

FRIDAY, May 15, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Cancer death rates have declined more in U.S. states that expanded Medicaid after the Affordable Care Act than...

Researchers launche clinical trial to help reduce severity of COVID-19 illness in men

UCLA researchers have launched a new clinical trial that uses a hormone suppresser commonly used to treat men with prostate cancer to help improve clinical...