Tests of two infant oxygen monitors sold directly to consumers have raised serious concerns about the accuracy of these devices, which are meant to keep an eye on a baby’s heart rate and oxygen levels.
The Trump administration proposes minor efficiency improvements at coal-burning plants and will permit states to ease pollution rules for plants that require upgrades, meaning they will remain open longer.
H. Gilbert Welch, MD, is a high-profile and widely published critic of a variety of medical interventions, including screening mammography, which he has called a personal ‘choice’ and not a ‘public health imperative.’ Medscape Medical News
EpiPens are still available in the U.S., but are in limited supply in certain areas due to factors such as supply disruptions and manufacturer issues, according to the FDA.
Topping the US News & World Report’s 2018-2019 annual list of best overall hospitals, the Mayo Clinic has also been named the best neurology and neurosurgery hospital for the fifth year in a row. Medscape Medical News
(Reuters Health) – Brand-name medicines that combine multiple drugs into a single pill may be more expensive than buying each drug separately, a U.S. study suggests.
Israel on Tuesday outlawed the import and sale of e-cigarettes made by Silicon Valley start-up Juul Labs, citing public health concerns given their nicotine content.
For the past decade, Parkinson’s disease researchers have relied on the experimental equivalent of using a sledgehammer to tune a guitar to test new therapies for the disease. This may be a reason clinical trials of promising neuroprotective drugs fail…
A collagen formulation mixed with pancreatic cells is the first minimally invasive therapy to successfully reverse Type 1 diabetes within 24 hours and maintain insulin independence for at least 90 days, a pre-clinical animal study shows.
Nearly six percent of urinary tract infections analyzed by a California emergency department were caused by drug-resistant bacteria in a one-year study period.
Medical researchers describe a new technique for linking samples submitted for tuberculosis testing to the individuals who provided the samples and the location from where they were submitted, in a way that can provide the continuous national surveilla…
New drug-resistant strains of the parasite that causes malaria tend to evolve in regions with lower malaria risk; in areas with high transmission rates, they get outcompeted by the more common, drug-sensitive strains inside the human host. In high-tran…
Researchers who tested two commercially available baby monitors are raising serious concerns about the accuracy of these products, which are marketed to parents, but are not regulated by the US Food & Drug Administration.
A brain-computer interface-based video gaming system improves attention in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) by rewiring abnormal brain networks. Medscape Medical News
The FDA has extended by 4 months the expiration date of specific lots of 0.3-mg EpiPen products to help ease shortages ahead of the high-demand back-to-school season. FDA Approvals
The first prevalence data on ‘phantom odors’ show the condition is common and mainly affects women, those with a lower socioeconomic status, and individuals with a history of head injury. Medscape Medical News
Currently, diagnosis of a heart attack requires multiple blood tests over several hours. Previous studies using cardiac troponin levels alone to diagnose heart attacks have yielded mixed results on safety.
Stiripentol is indicated for patients aged 2 years or older who are also taking clobazam. FDA Approvals
To doubt one’s every move as a doctor would compromise patient care but to never question it at all would be follyAfter many years of a firm and faithful association, the predictable has occurred. Her cancer has progressed, and she has gone from being …
Aleve and Tylenol are over-the-counter brands of different pain medications. People frequently use them to treat mild complaints, such as headaches and sore throats. Aleve and Tylenol are safe to take together. However, alternating between the two is m…