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Repeated Ketamine Infusions Linked to Rapid Relief of PTSD

Repeated intravenous infusions of ketamine provide rapid relief for patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests. In what investigators are calling the first...

Deep South Falls Behind in COVID Vaccine Drive

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Walgreens pharmacist Chris McLaurin prepares to vaccinate Lakandra McNealy, a Harmony...

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...

JAMA Network Open Retracts Its First Paper, on Heart Disease

The authors of a 2019 meta-analysis in a JAMA journal on exercise and heart disease have retracted the paper after discovering that a quarter of the studies...

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...

ACC/AHA Valvular Heart Disease Update Backs Less-Invasive Approach

The latest iteration of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) Guideline for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease emphasizes a less...

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...

Hair Shedding Surges in Low-Income Communities During COVID-19

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The incidence of telogen effluvium (TE), or hair shedding, surged more than 400% among Hispanic/Latinx impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic...

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...

Pelvic Exams on Anesthestized Patients. Why?

The practice of medical students giving unconsented pelvic exams to women patients under anesthesia seems to be continuing, although recent new laws aim to change...

Digoxin a ‘Viable Alternative’ in AF With HF: RATE-AF Published

A randomized trial shows no significant difference in the primary endpoint of quality of life at 6 months between treatment with digoxin vs the beta-blocker...

Pregnancy Does Not Increase Seizures in Women With Epilepsy

Women with epilepsy do not have an increased seizure rate during pregnancy as long as they have their medication levels carefully monitored, a new study...

Sex Differences Found in Post-CABG Mortality

A new study shows sex differences in mortality rates among patients undergoing coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). The researchers found that 7 years after a...

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...

Labor Induction at 39 Weeks May Improve Neonatal Outcomes

Labor induction at 39 weeks instead of 41 weeks may have a positive impact on neonatal outcomes, Aaron B. Caughey, MD, PhD, said at the 2020...

How You Can Save Money in Your Practice by Going Green

Ted Shieh, MD, developed a passion for environmental advocacy after an oil tanker crashed and spilled crude oil on a Taiwan beach where he had...

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...

Baricitinib Combo for COVID-19 Accelerates Recovery, Study Shows

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Among people hospitalized with COVID-19, a combination of baricitinib and remdesivir...

Biden Taps Vivek Murthy, MD, for Surgeon General

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Vivek H. Murthy, MD, MBA, to serve as the 21st surgeon general of the United States. If he is confirmed,...

COVID-19 Pneumonia Paper Earns Expression of Concern

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Researchers in China have received an expression of concern for a...

FDA, Researchers Still in the Weeds on Cannabis, CBD, and Gender

The results of the election still remain murky, but with an additional five states legalizing medicinal or recreational cannabis use last month voters have sent a...

Absolute Measures of Efficacy, Harms Still Missing From Most Clinical Trial Reports

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Absolute measures of efficacy and harms are usually missing from reports of clinical trials in high-impact medical journals, flying in...

A Reality Check on COVID-19 Risks From Air Travel

The holidays are approaching just as COVID-19 case rates nationwide are increasing at a record-breaking pace, leading to dire warnings from public health experts. The...

Liquid Oxygen Recommended for Mobile Patients With Lung Disease

People with chronic lung disease who need significant amounts of oxygen should be able to take it in liquid form when they are able to...

How Much Does a Mask Protect You? The Jury’s Still Out

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. Yes, you should still wear a mask. You may have heard...