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From the Blogs: On Father's Day, a Tribute to a Father Who Isn't Allowed to Celebrate Father's Day

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
Dr. Paul Sax takes a break from his usual infectious diseases fare to honor his psychiatrist father, a man not allowed to celebrate Father's Day...
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Pharma Companies Sue Over Rule Requiring Drug Prices in TV Ads

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
U.S. drug companies on Friday filed a lawsuit against a new regulation requiring that direct-to-consumer television ads for prescription drugs disclose the price...
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Measles Update: CDC Warns on European Travel, New York State Bans Religious Exemptions to Vaccines

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
The WHO European Region saw a record number of measles cases in 2018, posing risks to U.S. (and other) travelers, CDC researchers warn in Pediatrics...
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Your NEJM Group Today: E-Cigarette Podcast / Management of Severe Hypertension in Pregnancy / Emergency Medicine & Hospitalist Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Resident 360: Podcast: Dr. Jonathan Winickoff, Director of Pediatric Research at the Tobacco Research and Treatment Center...
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Patient Dies After Receiving Fecal Transplant That Contained Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
The FDA issued a safety warning late last week about the potential risk for serious infections associated with the use of fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature: A Diagnostic Test for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group over the past week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM...
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CDC Issues Guidance on Dengue and Zika Testing in Patients at Risk for Both

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
The CDC has published recommendations on diagnostic testing for dengue and Zika virus in patients with symptoms who are at risk for both infections. They...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Situs Inversus Totalis Images / Vit D Not for Diabetes Prevention / Anesthesiology & Hospitalist Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Images in clinical medicine: A 66-year-old man presented...
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Youth with Chronic Physical Conditions More Likely to Develop Mental Illness

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
Young people with chronic physical conditions are at increased risk for developing mental health conditions, a study in Pediatrics finds. U.S. researchers examined national survey...
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Exercise Program with Activity Trackers Helps Improve Metabolic Syndrome

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 16 sec ago
A personalized exercise program incorporating technology like activity trackers may help reduce the severity of metabolic syndrome, according to a study in the Lancet Public...
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Sights are set on better understanding vision-damaging keratoconus

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2019-06-16 21:00
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) It's an eye condition where genetics and environmental factors like ultraviolet light and vigorous eye rubbing conspire to make the usual curvature of the cornea more pointy, leaving us with double vision and nearsighted.
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Harvard chemists' breakthrough in synthesis advances a potent anti-cancer agent

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2019-06-16 21:00
(Harvard University) Chemists at Harvard University and Eisai have achieved what a new paper calls a 'landmark in drug discovery' with the total synthesis of 11.5g of halichondrin. Known to be a potent anti-cancer agent in mouse studies, and found naturally in sea sponges -- though only ever in minuscule quantities -- the halichondrin class of molecule is so fiendishly complex that it had never been synthesized on a meaningful scale in the lab.
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From surfer shorts to surgical drapes

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2019-06-16 21:00
(Stockholm University) Human exposure to unnecessary and potentially harmful chemicals could be greatly reduced if manufacturers add chemicals only when they are truly essential in terms of health, safety and functioning of society. That's the conclusion of a study published today in Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.
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Innovative technique uses sensory nanoparticles to detect disease

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2019-06-16 21:00
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Like dipping a donut hole in powdered sugar, nanoparticles collect a unique coating of proteins from the blood. In a new study published in the Royal Society of Chemistry's peer-reviewed journal Nanoscale Horizons, researchers present a nanoparticle sensor array that they are developing as an early detection test for cancer and other diseases.
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Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2019-06-16 21:00
(American Heart Association) The blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning center, without affecting other brain regions among people with Alzheimer's disease.These findings indicate that the known decrease in cerebral blood flow in patients with Alzheimer's can be reversed in some regions.However, it is unclear if this translates to clinical benefits.
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Tiny probe that senses deep in the lung set to shed light on disease

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2019-06-15 21:00
(University of Edinburgh) A hair-sized probe that can measure key indicators of tissue damage deep in the lung has been developed by scientists.
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Balancing data protection and research needs in the age of the GDPR

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2019-06-15 21:00
(European Society of Human Genetics) Scientific journals and funding bodies often require researchers to deposit individual genetic data from studies in research repositories in order to increase data sharing with the aim of enabling the reproducibility of new findings, as well as facilitating new discoveries. However, the introduction of new regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) can complicate this.
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Genetic study of the causes of excess liver iron may lead to better treatment

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sat, 2019-06-15 21:00
(European Society of Human Genetics) Researchers have shown that genes regulating iron metabolism in the body are responsible for excess liver iron. High levels of iron in the liver are linked to a number of serious health conditions including cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure and cardiovascular as well as liver disease. But measuring liver iron is difficult and until recently could only be done through an invasive biopsy.
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Spending 120 Minutes a Week in Nature Tied to Better Health, Well-Being

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2019-06-15 05:00
Adults who spend at least 120 minutes out in nature each week are more likely to report good health and high life satisfaction, according to...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Safe Opioid Prescribing / Artificial Light at Night & Obesity / Mass. & Calif. Primary Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Sat, 2019-06-15 05:00
Check out today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Safely Prescribing Opioids: Dr. Deborah Dowell discusses concerns about misimplementation and misapplication of the CDC's...
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