Tag: geriatrics (elder care)

At-Home HPV Swab Tests for Cervical Screening in UK Trial

A trial of an at-home human papillomavirus (HPV) swab test has begun in London, United Kingdom, as part of an initiative to increase uptake of...

US Nursing Home Deaths Decline Sharply

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When the U.S. coronavirus vaccination program began in December, residents and...

Contrary to Popular Belief, Insulin Can Be Stored Outside Fridge

Insulin may be more heat-stable during 28 days of use than current labeling suggests, a new study indicates. Instructions on insulin vials or pens indicate...

FDA Grants Emergency Use to Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. And then there were three. The US Food and Drug Administration...

Winter Storms Delay 6 Million COVID Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Severe winter storms in Texas and the Midwest have delayed delivery...

Massive Drop in Routine Vaccinations Among Older Adults

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. In the first week after the national COVID-19 emergency declaration of...

As Contact Tracing Struggles, Biden Looks to Boost It

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Contact tracing, a critical part of efforts to slow the spread...

Genetic Deletions Drive SARS-CoV-2 Antibody ‘Escape’

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Recurrent genetic deletions in the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein can change the...

Lifestyle Fallout From Hip Fracture Declines by Year 2

Most people recover from the depression associated with a hip fracture in about a year as they return to normal activities, researchers find. Physicians can...

Tool Predicts Severe Toxicity From Chemo in Breast Cancer

A new tool for predicting the risk of severe chemotherapy toxicity in older adults with early-stage breast cancer outperforms existing models and should help older...

Cancer Screenings Rebound After COVID Surge, but Catch-Up Needed

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Early in the pandemic, experts warned that the steep drop in...

Coronavirus Deaths Rising in 30 US States Amid Winter Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Coronavirus deaths are rising in nearly two-thirds...

Will Blue Light Glasses Help?

The COVID-19 pandemic has been good for the blue light glasses industry. As people in lockdown spend more time staring at laptops and other digital...

Independent Physicians Finally Getting Vaccine for Themselves

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Physicians unaffiliated with healthcare systems continue to have difficulties obtaining COVID-19...

First to Extend Health Coverage to Undocumented Seniors

As a nurse manager for one of Chicago’s busiest safety-net hospitals, Raquel Prendkowski has witnessed covid-19’s devastating toll on many of the city’s most vulnerable...

Early Use of High-Titer Plasma May Prevent Severe COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Administering convalescent plasma that has high levels of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2...

Not as High as Previously Reported

The risk for colorectal cancer (CRC) in young adults is actually lower than has been estimated, because previous studies did not differentiate between colorectal adenocarcinoma...

No Effect on Elective Heart Surgery Result in Seniors

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Among older adults who underwent elective coronary and aortic valve surgery during influenza seasons, “no consistent associations” were seen between...

Smart People Use a Condom to Avoid HIV

A psychology journal has retracted a 2020 paper purporting to find that smarter people are more likely to use a condom during sex to avoid...

After COVID Infection, Antibodies Highly Protective for Months

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. After infection with SARS-CoV-2, antibodies protect most healthcare workers from reinfection...

Gait Speed May Improve Treatment Decisions in Elderly With Cancer

Gait speed testing might improve decisions about treatment intensity for people 75 years or older with blood cancer, say researchers. “The additional information this simple...

Limited Supply and Uncertain Distribution as Vaccine Rolls Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. High stakes and big challenges await as the U.S. prepares to...

Low Plasma Transthyretin Linked to Risk of Heart Failure

Low plasma transthyretin, also known as prealbumin, is associated with incident heart failure in the general population, new research suggests. In two prospective, population-based studies...

In MDS, Transplant Ups Survival in Elderly and May Be Reimbursed

New results suggest that allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT), which is typically reserved for younger patients, may well be offered to older patients with advanced...

Medicare Finalizes 2021 Physician Pay Rule With E/M Changes

Medicare officials stuck with their plan to increase payments for office visits for primary care and several other specialties that focus on helping patients manage...