Tag: side effects

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...

Several Vaccine Sites Pause Johnson & Johnson Shot After Adverse Reactions

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Several vaccine sites across the U.S. paused administration of the Johnson...

Chronic Immune-Related Adverse Events Likely Common After Anti-PD-1 Therapy for Melanoma

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Chronic immune-related adverse events (irAEs) associated with anti-programmed cell death-1 (PD-1) therapy for melanoma were more common than previously thought...

Steroids Can Be Stopped in Some Older Myeloma Patients

For select older patients, it is safe to switch to a lower dose of lenalidomide maintenance therapy and discontinue dexamethasone after 9 months. The regimen...

Another HIV Tivicay Birth Outcome: Better Infant Survival

Infants born to women with HIV who were taking dolutegravir (DTG) plus emtracitabine/tenofovir alafenamide (FTC/TAF) had significantly higher odds of surviving the first 6 months...

EMA Launches Review of Clot Risk With AstraZeneca COVID Vaccine

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee (PRAC) of the European Medicines Agency...

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,...

Certain DMTs in MS May Attenuate COVID-19 Vaccines

Dr Amit Bar-Or COVID-19 vaccines are considered safe for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurologist told colleagues, but those who are on disease-modifying therapy...

CDC Chief Signs Off on Advisory Panel’s Backing of J&J Vaccine

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

Peanut Sublingual Immunotherapy Feasible and Effective in Toddlers

Sublingual immunotherapy for the treatment of peanut allergy is safe and effective, even in children as young as age 1 year. In a double-blind, placebo-controlled,...

J&J COVID-19 Vaccine Wins Backing of FDA Panel

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. An FDA advisory panel lent their support today to a rapid...

Large Study Finds Trans Men on Testosterone at Risk for Blood Clots

Over 10% of transgender men (females transitioning to male) who take testosterone develop high hematocrit levels that could put them at greater risk for a...

Black COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Rooted in Mistrust, Fear

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Black, Hispanic, and Native American people are about 4 times more...

Patients With Early Arthritis May Need Tailored Treatments

Patients with early, undifferentiated arthritis may benefit from milder or stronger treatments, depending on the number of their risk factors for developing rheumatoid arthritis, researchers...

Metformin Tied to Longer Gestation in Women With Preeclampsia

Metformin extended gestation by nearly a week in women with preterm preeclampsia and was also linked to a shorter neonatal hospital stay, according to findings...

How Alcohol Affects Heart Failure

Asking heart failure patients about their alcohol habits is something cardiologist David Brown, MD, does every day. So he was surprised when one of them,...

How Marijuana Affects Heart Failure

Can marijuana ease heart failure symptoms, or might it make the condition worse? A growing number of U.S. states have legalized pot for medical or...

Dexamethasone Harmful in Chronic Subdural Hematoma

A commonly used treatment for chronic subdural hematoma appears to be doing more harm than good, a new randomized trial has shown. The results show...

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...

Race to Vaccinate Millions in US Off to Slow, Messy Start

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Terry Beth Hadler was so eager to...

Bringing Traditional Healing Under the Microscope in South Africa

Traditional healer and national coordinator of the Traditional Healers Organisation (THO) of South Africa, Phephisile Maseko, treats patients with a mix of cannabis and other...

Doctors Underreport Side Effects of Breast Irradiation

There is a substantial mismatch between patient and physician reports of toxicity during radiotherapy for breast cancer, according to an analysis of nearly 10,000 U.S....

Long-term APBI Cosmetic, Toxicity Data Reported

Long-term cosmetic and toxicity outcomes are good for both accelerated partial breast irradiation (APBI) delivered with 3D-conformal radiotherapy and whole-breast irradiation (WBI), with the latter...

FDA OKs First Oral Hormone Tx for Advanced Prostate Cancer

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved an oral form of androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) known as relugolix (Orgovyx) for the treatment of...