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Malaria Vaccine + Antimalarial = 70% Reduction in Disease, Death

A new study from Africa shows a remarkable 70% reduction in malaria if two treatments — a vaccine and an antimalarial medication — are combined...

FDA Warns Providers to Stop Using Eco-Med Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is urging healthcare providers to immediately stop use of and discard all Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions because...

J&J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recommended pause on April 13 in the rollout of the...

Researchers Detail More Cases of Clots Tied to COVID Vaccines

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. New evidence emerged today tying vaccines for COVID-19 to extremely rare...

CDC Panel Leaves J&J Pause in Place for at Least a Week

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) Advisory Committee on...

J&J Pause Magnifies Worry About COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s  Coronavirus Resource Center. The news today that states are being asked to pause administration...

How to Counsel Worried Patients About the J&J Vaccine News

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Dr Jan E. Patterson On April 13, the CDC and the...

Periodontitis Tied to Higher Blood Pressure in Otherwise Healthy Individuals

(Reuters Health) – Periodontitis is associated with significantly higher blood pressure in otherwise healthy individuals, a new study suggests. Researchers examined data on 250 adults...

BASILICA Technique Prevents TAVR-Related Coronary Obstruction

For patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), the intentional laceration technique of diseased valve leaflets called BASILICA is effective and reasonably safe for preventing...

Blood Test Predicts Organ Rejection Risk After Kidney Transplant

A functional immunologic assay that could easily be incorporated into routine laboratory work can predict which patients are at high risk for rejection of their...

Complete Blood Count Scoring Can Predict COVID-19 Severity

Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A scoring system based on 10 parameters in a complete blood count (CBC) with...

Ambulatory BP Monitoring Reliability Questioned for HTN Diagnosis

Although guidelines generally recommend ambulatory over home blood pressure (BP) monitoring for diagnosing hypertension, new research questions home BP monitoring’s role as second fiddle. One...

No Benefit From Tranexamic Acid Prophylaxis in Blood Cancers

Despite being routinely used in clinical settings, prophylactic use of tranexamic acid, an antifibrinolytic agent administered with platelet transfusions, did not reduce bleeding among patients...

Are We Close to Predicting Treatment-Free Remission in CML?

A recent study in the British Journal of Haematology by Irani and colleagues suggests that an effector-suppressor score, which is calculated using absolute natural killer (NK) cell,...

Convalescent Blood Plasma Safe, Effective for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Convalescent blood plasma is a useful and relatively safe therapy for...

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering Potentially Harmful in ICH

Intensive lowering of systolic blood pressure (SBP) for patients with intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) whose initial SBP is excessively high does not improve outcomes and is...

Depression or Anxiety? Blood Biomarkers May Tell the Tale

Metabolic alterations linked to inflammation and lipid metabolism can distinguish depression from anxiety and determine disease severity, new research suggests.  Results from a Dutch study...

NfL Blood Biomarker Captures Suboptimal Treatment Response in MS

Measuring serum levels of neurofilament light chain (NfL) is an effective way of detecting disease activity and the need to optimize treatment in patients with...

FDA Approves First Maintenance Therapy for AML

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an oral form of azacitidine (Onureg) for use as maintenance therapy for patients with acute myeloid...

REALITY Trial Supports Restrictive Transfusion in Anemic MI

A restrictive blood transfusion strategy in myocardial infarction patients with anemia proved safe, significantly less costly, and at least as effective as the standard liberal...

New Guidance to Optimize Antipsychotic Treatment

A new consensus statement recommends monitoring antipsychotic blood levels, also known as therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), to inform treatment decisions and optimize safety and efficacy....

Adding a Blood Test to Screening May Improve Cancer Detection

A minimally invasive multicancer blood test used with standard-of-care screening is safe, effective, and feasible for use in routine clinical care, according to interim findings...

FDA Authorizes Emergency Use of Remdesivir for COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today issued an emergency...

COVID-19 Lung Problems May Start in Blood Vessels

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Some COVID-19 patients have very low oxygen, but don’t seem to...

Case Counts Scrutinized, Surgeon Sings for Relief

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...