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Your NEJM Group Today: Rapidly Progressive Respiratory Failure / Adherence to ADHD Meds in College / Mass. Primary Care Opportunities

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
Take a gander at today's selections from NEJM Group: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Case Record: A 39-year-old woman who had a history of...
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Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk for Diabetes in Mothers

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
Mothers who lactate for at least 6 months face a lower long-term risk for diabetes than their nonlactating peers, a prospective study in JAMA...
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No Change in USPSTF's Stance on Using Nontraditional Risk Factors to Assess CV Risk

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says there is not enough evidence to make a recommendation on whether to add nontraditional risk factors — that is...
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Obesity Treatments Compared: Bariatric Surgery vs. Nonsurgical Options, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy vs. Bypass

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
Studies in JAMA's obesity issue offer additional evidence on bariatric surgery's benefits and may ease potential concerns over increasing use of laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. First...
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From the Blogs: Antibiotics for Cough, PJP vs. PCP, TB-Sniffing Rats, Raw Water, and Other Quick ID Items to Ponder

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
As we head into week 3 of 52 of this new year, Dr. Paul Sax poses some "quick questions" with an infectious disease theme...
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Flu Activity Widespread Across U.S., But Season May Have Peaked

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
The entire continental U.S. is experiencing widespread influenza activity, the CDC reported on Friday. This is the first time in at least 13 years that...
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Early Menarche, Other Reproductive Factors Tied to Higher CV Risk in Women

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
Several reproductive factors — including age at menarche — are associated with increased cardiovascular risk later in a woman's life, according to a Heart study. Researchers used...
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FDA Approves Olaparib for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer and BRCA Mutation

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The FDA has expanded the approval of olaparib (Lynparza) for patients with metastatic breast cancer who have a germline BRCA genetic mutation. Olaparib, a PARP...
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Your NEJM Group Today: MS Review / HIV PrEP for Women / Texas Medical Director Opportunity

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
Here's what we selected for you today: NEJM Clinical Practice Center: Review: A number of interventions to modify the course of multiple sclerosis have been...
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Psoriasis Improved Following Hepatitis C Treatment

Physician's First Watch - 1 hour 35 min ago
One man's psoriasis lesions cleared following treatment for chronic hepatitis C infection with direct-acting antivirals. The case report appears in the Annals of Internal...
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A new strategy proposed for drug discovery

A joint industry/academia study of a cancer target protein reveals unusual relation between binding site flexibility and drug-target lifetime.
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No adverse health impacts from long term vaping -- Study

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-01-16 21:00
(Aspect Consulting) A new peer-reviewed clinical trial to be published in the February edition of Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology shows that regular use of e-cigarettes does not have any negative health impact on smokers.
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Genetic discovery may help better identify children at risk for type 1 diabetes

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-01-16 21:00
(Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University) Six novel chromosomal regions identified by scientists leading a large, prospective study of children at risk for type 1 diabetes will enable the discovery of more genes that cause the disease and more targets for treating or even preventing it.
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New 'Buck' naked barley: Food, feed, brew

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-01-16 21:00
(American Society of Agronomy) Researchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: 'Buck' barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole grain status.
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Alzheimer's disease: Neuronal loss very limited

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-01-16 21:00
(McGill University) Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer's is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses. A joint French and Canadian study published in Scientific Reports now challenges this view.
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Nearly 25 percent of chronic ischemic heart disease patients dead or hospitalized in 6 months

EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Tue, 2018-01-16 21:00
(European Society of Cardiology) Nearly a quarter of patients with chronic ischemic cardiovascular disease are dead or hospitalized within six months, reports a European Society of Cardiology study published today in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.
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New universal flu vaccine moves to clinical trial phase and could be a reality soon

News-Medical.Net Pharmaceutical News - Tue, 2018-01-16 19:40
Alphabet’s venture arm called Google Ventures earlier is one of the supporters of a mega projects that is developing a vaccine for flu that is safe and effective. Vaccitech from United Kingdom is working towards development of the vaccine and Alphabet has shown its support by contributing $27.6 million in new funding. The funds would be used conduct clinical trials and try the new vaccine.
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Most Popular NEJM Group Feature This Week: What's Your Favorite Diagnostic Test in Infectious Diseases?

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2018-01-16 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: HIV and ID...
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Prescription Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines Restricted to Adult Use

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2018-01-16 05:00
Prescription cough and cold medications containing opioids like codeine and hydrocodone will no longer be indicated for patients under age 18, the FDA announced on...
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Meta-Analysis: Acid-Suppressing Drugs in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Asthma Risk in Offspring

Physician's First Watch - Tue, 2018-01-16 05:00
Taking acid-suppressive drugs during pregnancy is associated with elevated asthma risk among offspring, according to a meta-analysis in Pediatrics. Researchers assessed eight observational...
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