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New Treatment Option for Restless Legs?

The antiplatelet medication dipyridamole reduces motor and sensory symptoms of restless legs syndrome (RLS) and improves sleep duration for treatment-naive patients, results of a small, randomized,...

High Rates of Work-Related Trauma, PTSD in Intern Physicians

Work-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is three times higher in interns than the general population, new research shows. Investigators assessed PTSD in more than 1100...

COVID-19 Death Toll Higher for International Medical Graduates

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Graduates of international medical schools died from COVID-19 in disproportionate numbers...

Blood Biomarker a ‘Promising Predictor’ of Psychosis Relapse

Copeptin, a small peptide secreted with the hormone vasopressin, appears to be one of the first promising biomarkers for predicting psychosis relapse, results of an...

Emollient Data Discouraging for Atopic Dermatitis Prevention

Emollients don’t prevent atopic dermatitis (AD), but they might have untapped potential as treatment, two new studies suggest. The results of a prevention study, in...

Motor Abnormalities a Harbinger of Serious Mental Illness?

Motor problems in children may be a harbinger of serious mental illness, new research suggests. Investigators found that motor abnormalities were twice as common among...

Multidisciplinary Approach Touted for Atopic Dermatitis

Bringing pharmacists, allergists, and dermatologists together to discuss patient care can improve outcomes for children with atopic dermatitis, researchers say. “I think we really gained...

AMA Applauds Biden’s Gun Control Directives

The American Medical Association (AMA) commended President Joe Biden on his administration’s executive actions to curb gun violence, which were announced on Thursday . AMA...

Get Vaccinated and You Can Travel

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. April 2, 2021 — People who are fully vaccinated can now...

Global Experts Weigh In on Psychedelics

In 1967, when the United Nations Convention on Drugs classified psychedelics as Schedule I substances, it effectively ended research into these agents as potential therapeutics...

Don’t Stop Osteoporosis Meds for COVID-19 Vaccines, Say Experts

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective for patients taking osteoporosis medications,...

Coronavirus ‘Most Likely’ Started in Animals: WHO

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 likely originated in animals and spread...

Physicians Face Potential Peril With Leftover Vaccine Doses

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. A Texas judge last week dismissed a theft charge against an...

Clinical Skills Test Permanently Ended

The Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) test for medical school students and graduates has been permanently canceled, cosponsors of the US Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)...

Diversification of Dermatology Workforce Takes Shape

Stephanie Flores-Pollack, MD, a dermatology resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, began considering the field of dermatology when, as part of the Latino Medical...

Harold Bornstein, Trump’s ‘Quirky’ Longtime Physician, Dies at 73

Harold Bornstein, MD, President Trump’s former physician for almost four decades, has died at age 73, according to a paid notice published Thursday in The...

Residency Report Shows New Specialty Data, USMLE Score Changes

The annual residency report from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) reveals characteristics of medical school graduates and residents, including specialty insights, test scores,...

Physician Harassment Common on Social Media, Study Suggests

Nearly one quarter of physicians who responded to an online survey reported that they had been harassed on social media, according to a study published...

Renowned Interventional Cardiologist Dies of COVID-19

The interventional cardiology community is mourning the loss of Prof Anthony “Tony” Gershlick, MBBS, who died November 20 of COVID-19. He was 69. Gershlick was...

Step 2 CS Going Remote, Virtual

The United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Step 2 Clinical Skills (CS) assessment is switching to a remote virtual format, according to an announcement detailed...

Halting Antiseizure Medication Poses No Harm in Infants

Maintaining antiseizure medication in infants who have had acute symptomatic neonatal seizures has been standard practice, but a prospective, observational, comparative effectiveness study calls that...

Success of AV Fistulas for Dialysis Varies Between Countries

The successful creation and use of arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) for vascular access for dialysis patients varies considerably between countries, despite national guidelines that uniformly recommend...

Immune System Holds Clues to Virus Reaction

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. One of COVID-19’s scariest mysteries is why some people are mildly...

How to Relieve One of the Itchiest Vulvar Conditions

A three-step approach may help relieve itch in patients with lichen simplex chronicus, “one of the itchiest conditions that we ever see on the vulva,”...

Bedtime Virtual Reality Intervention May Improve Teens’ Sleep

The combination of immersive virtual reality (VR) and slow breathing techniques helps promote bedtime relaxation and improves overall sleep quality in adolescents with and those...