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Judge Says ACA Unconstitutional

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
A U.S. federal judge in Texas declared the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unconstitutional on Friday. The New York Times reports that people's health insurance is...
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From the Blogs: ID Doctors Are Lousy Golfers, and Time to Pick Your Favorite Cartoon Caption

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
In HIV and ID Observations, Dr. Paul Sax discusses a recent study in The BMJ about the golf skill — or lack thereof — of various medical...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Heart Failure Case / Prophylactic Salpingo-Oophorectomy & Breast Cancer / N.Y. Pulmonology Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
Have a look at today's selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Case record: A 54-year-old man presented with severe symptoms...
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Early Follow-Up Care for Heart Failure Linked to Survival Benefit

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
For patients visiting the emergency department for heart failure, receiving follow-up care within a week is associated with reduced mortality risk, a study in...
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Teen Nicotine Vaping Doubles in Single Year

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
Twice as many adolescents reported vaping nicotine in 2018 as in 2017, according to correspondence in the New England Journal of Medicine. The authors say...
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Early PT for Musculoskeletal Pain Tied to Lower Risk for Long-Term Opioid Use

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
Receiving early physical therapy for musculoskeletal pain is associated with reduced risk for long-term opioid use, according to a JAMA Network Open study. Using...
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature: Bacterial Vaginosis Review

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
Here's the most clicked-on item we featured from NEJM Group this week, in case you missed it the first time around: NEJM Primary Care...
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USPSTF Examining Evidence on Preventing Opioid Use Disorder

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force is, for the first time, examining the evidence on interventions to prevent misuse of prescription and illicit opioids — a...
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Heart Attack Risk Elevated Over Christmas and New Year's Holidays

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
Patients may ask about a widely reported study suggesting that myocardial infarctions are more likely to occur over the Christmas and New Year's holidays. The...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Pricing Drugs of Uncertain Efficacy / Drug Use-Associated Endocarditis / N.J. Primary Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - Mon, 2018-12-17 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst: Are we paying too much for new drugs before we know how well they work? An innovative...
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AHF urges the WHO to expedite approval process for vaccine effective against Ebola

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Mon, 2018-12-17 00:03
With the world's second worst Ebola outbreak in history recently spreading to a major city in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization and Merck must do more to ensure all options are on the table to fight the virus, including ensuring vaccines are available to all who need them.
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Study finds misuse of benzodiazepines to be highest among young adults

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Sun, 2018-12-16 22:51
More than one in eight U.S. adults used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than 17 percent of overall use, according to a study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance.
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Research focuses on optimization of solid lipid nanoparticle that encapsulates Vinorelbine bitartrate

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Sun, 2018-12-16 22:14
Vinorelbine Bitartrate, a semi-synthetic vinca alkaloid was approved by the FDA for breast cancer treatment, as it has been proven to be beneficial for first line of defense and subsequent therapies. But its hydrophilic and thermolabile structure causes hindrance to oral clinical translation.
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Eisai enters into agreement with Eurofarma for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:11
Eisai Co., Ltd. has entered into an agreement to grant exclusive development and marketing rights for its anti-obesity agent lorcaserin hydrochloride in Brazil to Eurofarma Laboratorios S.A. Under this agreement, Eisai will supply Eurofarma with lorcaserin. Eisai will receive a one-time contractual payment and is eligible for milestone payments for sales in Brazil.
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Study finds increasing use, and misuse, of benzodiazepines

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(American Psychiatric Association) More than one in eight US adults (12.6 percent) used benzodiazepines in the past year, up from previous reports. Misuse of the prescription drugs accounted for more than 17 percent of overall use, according to a study published online today in Psychiatric Services in Advance.
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School-based nutritional programs reduce student obesity

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Yale University) New Haven, Conn. -- In-school nutrition policies and programs that promote healthier eating habits among middle school students limit increases in body mass index (BMI), a new study led by the Yale School of Public Health finds.
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Protein police keep the immune system in check

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University) Researchers learn how a key transcription factor helps regulate the immune system and could be critical to understanding autoimmune disease and cancer immunosuppression.
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New, rapid and robust method for single cell profiling

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(University of Southern Denmark) Hope for better understanding of the inner works of cancer and other serious diseases.
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Medical emergency department visits can indicate increased suicide risk among teens and young adults

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(Elsevier) A new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine provides detailed insights on the increased risk of self-directed violence that patients aged 15-29 years visiting the emergency department (ED) for medical complaints subsequently experience. This underscores the importance of EDs in suicide prevention. The broad number of physical health conditions associated with an increased risk of self-directed violence may serve to support expanded or broader screening among teens and young adults.
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Drones can detect protected nightjar nests

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Sun, 2018-12-16 21:00
(British Ecological Society) Thermal-sensing cameras mounted on drones may offer a safer and more cost-effective way to locate nests of the elusive European nightjar in forestry work and construction areas, according to new research presented at the British Ecological Society's annual meeting in Birmingham today.
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