A new vaccine under development provoked an immune response to 72 forms of the bacteria that’s responsible for pneumonia, sepsis and meningitis. That’s up from the 23 forms of bacteria covered by current immunizations. The new vaccine, which represents…
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Patient advocates urge transparency with medical records, but getting them isn’t always easy — or wise.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday that a Massachusetts pharmacist gambled with patients’ lives by making drugs in unsafe ways that led to a deadly 2012 fungal meningitis outbreak, but a defense lawyer said he was no murderer…
Researchers want to better understand the origins of, and possible treatments for, a badly named disorders that affects millions of Americans.
Risk of head and neck tumors tied to HPV infection jumps to 15 percent for this group, study finds
When people find out they have the infection, they’re more likely to stay off drugs
Study finds there’s no precise number of DNA changes needed to spur a tumor
Hardest-hit communities need targeted preventive measures, report suggests
Secondary AF, Heart failure statistics, DOAC bleeding rates, uncontrolled hypertension and stroke risk factors are discussed by John Mandrola in this week’s podcast. theheart.org on Medscape
NHS watchdog’s report sounds alarm that accessing care for under-18s in England takes so long, amid self-harm concernsChildren with mental health problems are waiting up to 18 months to be treated, a government ordered report will reveal next week in a…
(Reuters Health) – Kidney specialists recommend follow-up care for most patients who have experienced acute kidney injury, but only a minority of patients have been getting that care, according to a Canadian study.
Improvements in neurologic and quality-of-life endpoints were seen in patients with hereditary transthyretin amyloidosis with polyneuropathy by using the investigational drug inotersen; side effects were called ‘monitorable.’ Medscape Medical News
Paul Grover lost hundreds of thousands of pounds; now he’s at a rehab centre for gambling addicts.
Having a parent with an alcohol use disorder increases the risk for dating violence among teenagers, according to a study.
For the last century, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been a challenge for patients and the medical community in the western world. New research shows that countries outside the western world may now be facing the same pattern of increasing IBD ra…
Students, and people in general, can tend to overestimate their own abilities. But new research shows that students who overcome this tendency score better on final exams. The boost is strongest for students in the lower 25 percent of the class. By thi…
My friend Clara Malagon-Gonzalez, who has taken her own life at the age of 22, was a critical care nurse at Manchester Royal Infirmary and a kind, bright and effervescent person who brought light and joy into many people’s lives.She had qualified as a …
(Reuters) – Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday.
Psilocybin, the active compound in ‘magic mushrooms,’ has been shown to improve a variety of psychiatric conditions, including depression. A study focuses on the neurobiology underlying its effect. Medscape Medical News