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Vitamin D, Omega-3s Don't Lower Risk for Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Supplementation with vitamin D or omega-3 fatty acids does not lower the risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or its progression, according to...
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The Latest in COVID-19: Week Ending Oct. 31

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This week, promising data were reported for two different monoclonal antibody treatments for outpatient COVID-19. Elsewhere, researchers demonstrated the high COVID-19 burden among...
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Head Lice Lotion Now Available Over the Counter

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The FDA has approved ivermectin 0.5% lotion as an over-the-counter treatment for head lice in people aged 6 months and older. The product...
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COVID-19: Grocery Workers / REGN-COV2 Antibody Cocktail / Personal Health Trackers

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Check out some of the latest developments in COVID-19: Grocery workers: One in five workers at a grocery store in Massachusetts tested positive for...
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Your NEJM Group Today: 2020 Election & Health Policy / Artificially Sweetened Drinks & CVD / Primary & Urgent Care Opportunities

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Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Special report: Public health experts analyze U.S. voters' views on...
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Hormone Therapy and Incident Breast Cancer: New Data Confirm the Risk

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A large observational study in The BMJ confirms the association between hormone therapy use and increased breast cancer risk. Using two U.K.-based primary care...
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COVID-19: Antibody Treatment / Autoantibodies in Severe Illness / Persistent Antibodies / Healthcare Workers

6 hours 28 min ago
See some of the latest developments in COVID-19: Antibody treatment: An investigational neutralizing antibody treatment shows some promise for outpatients with mild-to-moderate...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Next Steps for COVID-19 Vaccines / Rhinitis Guidelines / I.D. & Rheumatology Opportunities

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Check out the latest from NEJM Group: NEJM Audio Interview: Next Steps for COVID-19 Vaccines: Dr. Jason Schwartz discusses processes for both determining the...
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Fatal Shootings by Police Consistently Higher for BIPOC than Whites

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Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in the U.S. have been shot to death by police at higher rates than whites over the last...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Dismantling Racism & Inequity in Health Care / Ticagrelor vs. Clopidogrel / Onc/Hem & OB/GYN Opportunities

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Take a look at today's highlights from NEJM Group: NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery: Conversation: Dr. Karthik Sivashanker, Medical Director for Quality, Safety, and...
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Residency Training: Futility as a Cause of Burnout in Residency

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
The proposed causes of burnout in residency are broad — emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, lack of 'resilience,' inordinate workload, sleep deprivation, and lack of time for leisure...
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USPSTF Lowers Colorectal Cancer Screening Age to 45 in Draft Recommendation

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force for the first time is recommending colorectal cancer screening for asymptomatic, average-risk adults as young as age 45...
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Older Adults Living with Younger People Face Increased Risk for COVID-19 Mortality

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
Older adults who live with younger people, including those of working age, face increased risk for COVID-19 mortality, according to a study in The...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Anticoagulation in COVID-19 / Examine the Ascending Colon Twice / Palliative Care & Gastro. Opportunities

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
See what's happening around NEJM Group: NEJM Primary Care/Hospitalist Page: Clinical decisions: This interactive feature about a man hospitalized with COVID-19 whose condition...
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Evidence Lacking for Most Fibromyalgia Treatments, Meta-Analysis Finds

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
Evidence is insufficient to support most treatments for fibromyalgia, according to a meta-analysis in JAMA Internal Medicine. Researchers examined data from over 220 randomized...
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COVID-19: Guidance on Youth Behavioral & Emotional Health / Cardiac Abnormalities / Healthcare Workers

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
Have a look at some of the recent developments in COVID-19: Guidance on youth behavioral and emotional health: The American Academy of Pediatrics has...
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Pediatrics Group Issues Recommendations on Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal Syndrome

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
The American Academy of Pediatrics has issued guidelines on caring for infants with opioid exposure and neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome. Among the recommendations, published in...
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Your NEJM Group Today: Taking Back Our Voices / Harms from High-Dose SSRIs? / Nephrology & Surgery Opportunities

Wed, 2020-10-28 05:00
Here's what we chose for you from NEJM Group today: New England Journal of Medicine: Perspective: How does racism affect our patients? What traumas do...
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