(Reuters Health) – Pregnant women so sick with influenza that they’re admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) are more likely to have premature and underweight babies than expectant mothers with milder flu and those who don’t catch flu at all, a rece…
Endovascular therapy shouldn’t be withheld because of old age, mild symptoms, or late presentation in large-vessel strokes with salvageable brain tissue, subgroup analysis of the DEFUSE 3 trial suggests. Medscape Medical News
The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industry-wide system of after-market discounts called rebates that pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) receive from drugmakers, a practice that has been under increased scrutiny.
The buildup of plaque and tartar on the teeth can cause bad breath, tooth decay, and gum disease. However, several simple home remedies can help treat and prevent plaque and tartar. Learn more here.
The U.S. government on Thursday proposed a rule to end the industry-wide system of after-market discounts called rebates that pharmacy benefit managers receive from drugmakers, a practice that has been under scrutiny.
Starting February 28, prescribers and pharmacies must be certified in the clozapine REMS program in order to continue to prescribe or dispense the antipsychotic. Medscape Medical News
U.S. medical device maker Edwards Lifesciences narrowly topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly revenue on Thursday as it sold more heart monitors, but its outlook for March quarter earnings fell below analysts’ forecasts.
Signaling through interleukin-10 (IL-10) receptors on gut immune cells plays a critical role in protecting the gut lining and microbiota from disruption caused by whipworms, according to a new study.
A new study is the first to directly examine cells from patients whose depression doesn’t respond to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
Known for its role in relieving depression, the neurochemical serotonin may also help the brain execute instantaneous, appropriate behaviors in emergency situations, according to a new study.
More nuanced use of stroke-risk scores, percutaneous LAA occlusion, insights into AF complicating ACS, and ascendant non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants top an AHA/ACC/HRS update to 2014 AF guidelines. Medscape Medical News
(Reuters Health) – Although extremely preterm birth is no longer the death sentence it once was, the tiniest preemies still have low survival odds and are likely to have severe impairments if they live, a research review suggests.
A recent outbreak of measles has led many to blame the anti-vaxx movement.
The feet support the human body when standing, walking, running, and more. They are complex structures with 26 bones. Learn more about foot bones and foot anatomy here.
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New research from the CDC confirms the safety of the Shingrix recombinant zoster vaccine. Medscape Medical News
Canada’s Liberal government will propose a limited expansion to the country’s universal healthcare system in the spring budget to cover part of the cost of prescription drugs, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.
The study found only that a group of dementia patients had different gut microbes from dementia-free adults, one expert noted.
The dramatic increase over the last decade in US hospitalizations for stroke from injectable drug-related infective endocarditis coincides with the surge in opioid misuse, new research suggests. Medscape Medical News
Different chemotherapy drugs were associated with varying degrees of long-term risk of cardiomyopathy in survivors of childhood cancers, according to a new study.