Tag: journals

Declining Sperm Count Tied to Chemicals in the Environment

Chemicals that pervade our modern world — plastics, pesticides, stain repellents, components of personal hygiene products — are contributing to a decades-long decline in fertility...

Doctor Killed in South Carolina Shooting

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Robert Lesslie — the South Carolina physician and author who authorities say was killed, along with three family members and a...

FDA Approves First AI Device to Detect Colon Lesions

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday announced its first-ever approval of an artificial intelligence device to help find colon lesions during colonoscopy....

Adult Separation Anxiety Raises Suicidality Risk

Separation anxiety plays a substantial role in suicidality in patients with mood and anxiety disorders, new research suggests. Results of a study that included 500...

Study IDs 3 COVID-19 Phenotypes, Could Help Guide Care

Researchers have found three distinct COVID-19 phenotypes of patients who present to the emergency department, information that could eventually guide treatment, they say. Elizabeth Lusczek,...

It May Take Decades Before Trainees Look Like the US Population

Researchers project that it may take up to a century before the percentage of Black and Hispanic medical residents reflects that of the general population....

Progesterone Effective in Speeding Recovery From TBI?

Progesterone may have a protective effect against the impact of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in female athletes when the injury takes place during the...

Novel Alzheimer’s Drug Slows Cognitive Decline in Phase 2 Trial 

Results from a phase 2 placebo-controlled trial of the investigational antiamyloid drug donanemab show that the novel agent met the primary outcome of slowing cognitive...

JAMA Editor Resigns Over Controversial Podcast

Edward H. Livingston, MD, has resigned as deputy editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) after he and the journal faced significant...

Testosterone Decline After Steroid Abuse Revealed With Biomarker

Levels of insulinlike factor 3 (INSL3) drop noticeably in men who have abused anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), even well after stoppage. The results suggest that...

More Reassurance for Certain Antiseizure Drugs in Pregnancy

Further evidence supporting the safety of two antiseizure medications in pregnancy has come from a new study. The Maternal Outcomes and Neurodevelopmental Effects of Antiepileptic...

Delay Surgery by 7 Weeks After COVID Diagnosis, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Seven weeks appears to be the ideal amount of time to...

Risdiplam Promising for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

Infants with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) showed promising signs, including an increased expression of functional survival motor neuron (SMN) protein in the blood,...

Novel Therapeutic Target for Depression Identified

An anti-seizure medication appears to reduce anhedonia in patients with depression via a novel mechanism that may offer a new therapeutic target for the disorder,...

NY Officials Altered Count of Nursing Home Deaths

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York lawmakers are calling for...

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...

COVID-19 Vaccination Linked to Less Mechanical Ventilation

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Immunization of people 70 and older with the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine...

Late-Window Stroke Thrombolysis Not Linked to Clot Migration

In patients with acute ischemic stroke, the use of thrombolysis in the late window of 4.5 to 9 hours after symptom onset was not associated...

Nystagmus From Living in the Dark Cured With Light Exposure

The development of “miners’ nystagmus” in an individual who had lived in complete darkness for at least 2 years because of migraine is believed to...

Paper Linking Nonionizing Radiation to ADHD Retracted, Replaced

A JAMA journal is retracting and replacing a 2020 paper which linked exposure to nonionizing radiation — think cellphones, Bluetooth devices and microwave ovens —...

Carotid Surgery Still Too Risky With Contralateral Occlusion

Patients selected for carotid revascularization who have a contralateral carotid occlusion are still best triaged toward stenting rather than surgery, a new registry analysis suggests....

SARS-CoV-2 Antibody Tests Most Sensitive in Men, Middle Aged

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Tests to detect antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 are most sensitive among people...

Does Cancer Care Inspire Great Writing?

Oncologists face unique emotional challenges because of the frequency of the morbidity and mortality they see, which may be unparalleled among specialists. “We see tragedy...

Medicaid Physician Fees Still Lag Medicare Payment Rates

Medicaid fees for physicians have continued to lag those paid by Medicare, a trend that may make it difficult for some patients to find care,...

Colchicine Reduces Complications in Outpatient COVID-19

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The oral, anti-inflammatory drug colchicine can prevent complications and hospitalizations in...