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China hackers targeted NTPC infrastructure just days back: US outfit | India News

NEW DELHI: The intrusion into India’s power plant infrastructure by Chinese state-backed hacker group Red Echo continues. The last such activity was noticed as recently...

US 2019 Suicide Rate Drops, but Will Decline Last?

In 2019, the U.S. suicide rate dropped for the first time in 14 years, driven largely by a significant decline in firearm-related deaths, according to...

States Easing Virus Restrictions Despite Experts’ Warnings

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. MISSION, Kan. (AP) — With the U.S. vaccination drive picking up...

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...

Biden’s CDC Director Has Long Used Data to Save Lives

In early December, Dr. Katy Stephenson was watching TV with her family and scrolling through Twitter when she saw a tweet that made her shout. “I said...

FDA Expands Sacubitril/Valsartan Indication to Embrace Some HFpEF

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a groundbreaking expanded indication for sacubitril/valsartan (Entresto), making it the first drug in the United States...

COVID Pivot to Telepsychiatry Offers New View Into Patients’ Lives

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. When Tufts University psychiatrist Manuel Pacheco, MD, sees his patients these...

Obesity ‘Clearly’ Not Tied to Worse Survival in MBC

The relationship between obesity and overweight and breast cancer has some elements of mystery. But this is not one of them: in metastatic breast cancer...

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...

California Bypasses Tough Nurse Care Rules Amid Virus Surge

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Nerissa Black was already having a hard...

Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Efficacy Confirmed in NEJM Study

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The recently authorized COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna and the National...

PTSD, Depression Combo Tied to High Risk for Early Death in Women

Middle-aged women with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and comorbid depression have a nearly fourfold increased risk for early death from a variety of causes in...

Even More Women May Forgo Chemo for Breast Cancer

More women with early-stage breast cancer may safely forgo chemotherapy, suggests an interim analysis that had a median follow-up of 5 years of the large-scale...

PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia

Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests....

Biden’s Pick to Head CDC Welcomed by Public Health Experts

Experts in public health offered quick praise for President-elect Joe Biden’s choice of a noted HIV expert to lead the Centers for Disease Control and...

COVID-19 Fuels Surge in Overdose-Related Cardiac Arrests

There has been a sharp increase in overdose-related cardiac arrests in the US during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new analysis shows. Overall rates in 2020...

Teenage Bone Density Declines Following Sleeve Gastrectomy

Adolescents who undergo sleeve gastrectomy have lower bone density and higher bone marrow fat at 1 year following surgery, new research shows. “It’s almost paradoxical,”...

Review Shows That Pharma Payments Do Influence Prescribing

Financial payments from the pharmaceutical industry to US physicians were associated with increased prescribing of the paying manufacturer’s drug, concludes a review of 36 recent...

CBD Users May Test Positive for Marijuana on Urine Drug Screen

A new study discounts the assumption that people who use hemp-derived products will test negative for delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The small...

U.S. Tops 100,000 Coronavirus Cases in One Day

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The records keep falling as the number of U.S. coronavirus cases...

Moderna Might Seek Government OK for Vaccine in December

Pharmaceutical company Moderna has enrolled all 30,000 volunteers in its coronavirus vaccine clinical trial and might seek emergency use authorization for the vaccine as early...

New Technologies Show Promise for Treating Pigmented Lesions

Picosecond and nanosecond lasers are far more effective for treating individual lentigines, compared with other types of devices, but ultrashort pulses carry a higher risk...

Colonoscopy Patients May Get Hit With a ‘Surprise Bill’

A colonoscopy screening for colorectal cancer should be covered by commercial health insurance, but a new study reports that some patients receive a ‘surprise’ bill....

COVID Death Toll Hits 200,000 in the US

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Just over 6 months after the World Health Organization declared COVID-19...

Miami And Mass. Schools Both Assessing Changes

August 21, 2020 — As concerns grow about coronavirus cases in schools and on university campuses, administrators are responding with quarantines, virtual classes, and new...