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Your NEJM Group Today: Pulmonary Artery Aneurysm Clinical Pearls / Electric Cars & Pacemakers / Boston-Area Primary Care Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Take a look at today's offering from NEJM Group: NEJM Resident 360: Clinical Pearls: What inflammatory diseases are associated with pulmonary artery aneurysms? How are...
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OB/GYN Group Updates Guidance on "Fourth Trimester"

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
All women should have contact with an obstetric care provider — either by phone or in person — within 3 weeks after giving birth, according to new...
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U.K. Health Officials Ban Valproate During Pregnancy

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
The U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has banned use of the antiepileptic drug valproate in women of childbearing age unless they...
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USPSTF: Clinicians Should Screen Women for Intimate Partner Violence

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
In a draft recommendation statement, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force again recommends that clinicians screen women of reproductive age for intimate partner violence (grade...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Minocycline-Induced Scleral Discoloration / Steroids & Saline in the ICU / Virginia Primary Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in Clinical Medicine: A 70-year-old man who...
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Caffeine During Pregnancy Associated with Excess Weight in Preschoolers

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Pregnant women who consume at least 200 mg of caffeine daily — that is, about two cups of coffee — are more likely to give birth to...
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New MS Guidelines Stress Importance of Starting Therapies Early

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Patients newly diagnosed with multiple sclerosis should start taking disease-modifying therapies soon after their diagnosis, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of...
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Screening Sigmoidoscopy's Benefits Appear Limited to Men

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
One-time screening sigmoidoscopy cuts risks for colorectal cancer incidence and mortality in men — but not women — according to long-term findings from a Norway...
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Anti-TNF Drugs Tied to Lower Parkinson's Risk in Patients with IBD

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
Patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) who take anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) agents have reduced risk for incident Parkinson disease, according to an industry...
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From the Blogs: Some ID Stuff We're Talking About on Medical Rounds — With Bonus Andy Borowitz Podcast

Physician's First Watch - 8 hours 6 min ago
HIV and ID Observations: Dr. Paul Sax shares some of the infectious disease topics that have come up lately on medical rounds and offers a...
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Repurposing existing antiviral drugs for multiple infections

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - 12 hours 24 min ago
Zika virus. Ebola virus. Influenza. SARS and MERS corona viruses. Existing and emerging viral diseases are an increasing problem, particularly in developing countries. The World Health Organization has called for better control of viral diseases, but developing drugs for this purpose can be challenging.
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Researchers find link between pneumonia in older people and PPI prescriptions

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Tue, 2018-04-24 22:15
Researchers at the University of Exeter have found a statistical link between pneumonia in older people and a group of medicines commonly used to neutralize stomach acid in people with heartburn or stomach ulcers.
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New app could improve safety of cannabis use

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:29
Although cannabis, also known as marijuana, has been shown to impair memory, reaction time and attention, it is difficult to assess this impairment in a natural setting. Researchers have developed a prototype app called 'Am I Stoned' that could help cannabis users understand how the drug is affecting them through a series of phone-based tasks.
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Drinking baking soda could be an inexpensive, safe way to combat autoimmune disease

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say.They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College of Georgia scientists report in The Journal of Immunology.
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New uses for existing antiviral drugs

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Broad-spectrum antiviral drugs work against a range of viral diseases, but developing them can be costly and time consuming. Testing existing anti-viral drugs for their ability to combat multiple viral infections can help.
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Positive Phase 2 results of NovaDigm TX's NDV-3A vaccine published in Clinical Infectious Diseases

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(MacDougall Biomedical Communications, Inc.) NovaDigm Therapeutics, a company developing innovative immuno-therapeutics and preventative vaccines for fungal and bacterial infections, today announced the publication of data from a Phase 2a study of its NDV-3A vaccine program in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. The data demonstrate that a single dose of NDV-3A with alum adjuvant was safe, well-tolerated, immunogenic and efficacious, leading to reduced recurrences of vaginitis in patients with recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC).
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Telemedicine aided people hit by hurricanes Harvey and Irma

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(RAND Corporation) Telemedicine has been used during disasters for many years, but providing such care directly to consumers only has become viable because of the widespread growth of smartphones and the creation of services that allow consumers to directly access thousands of US physicians. A new study of the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma finds that direct-to-consumer telemedicine is a viable way to deliver medical care in the days following a natural disaster.
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Consuming protein supplements with meals may work better for weight control

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(Oxford University Press USA) A new systematic review of available evidence appearing in Nutrition Reviews indicates that consuming protein supplements with meals may be more effective at promoting weight control than consuming supplements between meals in adults following a resistance training regimen.
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Implantable islet cells come with their own oxygen supply

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Researchers at MIT and a company, Beta-O2 Technologies, have designed and tested an implantable device for treatment of Type 1 diabetes. The device furnishes islet cells with their own supply of oxygen, carried in a chamber that can be replenished every 24 hours.
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Exercise could make the heart younger

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-04-24 21:00
(Harvard University) After a heart attack, patients must create new heart muscle cells to heal. Harvard study shows that mice make more new heart muscle cells when they exercise compared to when they do not. This was true for both healthy mice and those that had experienced a heart attack. Findings demonstrate that one reason exercise is beneficial to health is that it increases the heart's capacity to regenerate.
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